It seems like only yesterday that Compakt kicked off but what a blast we’ve had along the way. To help us celebrate 4 years of some of the best techno in the capital we’re throwing an epic party in our new home, The Annexe.
To help us we have one of our favourite guests of the past, Gary Beck launching his album.
Gary Beck is regarded as one of the most prolific and inventive producers in the current electronic music scene. Renowned for his own unique sound, he is currently in high demand all over the world playing at some of the most respected clubs. He can count on support from many of the biggest names in techno, including Dubfire, Chris Liebing, Len Faki, Nic Fanciulli and Richie Hawtin. His style can be heard on labels such as Saved, Soma, Electric Deluxe, Drumcode and his own imprint Bek Audio.
This show is part of a tour to promote his début album ‘Bring a Friend’ which has the great honour of being the 100th release on the legendary Soma.
Support as ever from residents, DD and Bruno FK.
Tickets now available online only from www.wegottickets.com
After a short Hiatus, Compakt is rested and ready to go. Things change though and we have a new home in Edinburgh’s hottest new club, The Annexe. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to bringing you the best in quality techno and tech house. Nestling below the Liquid Rooms this new spot has become a beacon for those looking for real, underground music. To kick things off at our house warming we are honoured to play host to Harvey McKay.
From his breakthrough track ‘Nightwalker’ on Soma Records, Harvey has built a reputation for one-off originals, killer remixes with DJ sets that travel from deep driving house to powerful techno but always with a dark energetic party signature sound. Although he is never one to be pigeonholed by genre, his very unique driving sound is there throughout all his productions. From the jacking tech house sound of summer hit ‘Show Face’ on Saved Records, to the deep powerful techno of ‘Supercell’ on Drumcode and his house tracks on Soma Records – Harvey is never afraid to vary the style and vibe of his productions, always experimenting sonically.
Support comes, as ever, from our relocated residents, DD and Bruno FK.
Pulse Edinburgh 10.00 – 10.50
Evolve Edinburgh 10.50 – 11.40
Compakt Edinburgh 11.40 – 12.30
Semaj Ruobrab(Zuni) 12.30 – 01.20
Mike Anderson(Nomad) 01.20 – 02.10
Jakn Edinburgh 02.10 – Close!!
Doors open @ 10pm — £6.00
Student drinks deals for ALL!
You can catch Compakt at the Easter Sunday Six night @ Silk, Edinburgh with a bunch of other top nights involved it’s looking to be a good one!
Friday 23rd December 2011, 2300-0500 (5am license confirmed!)
Cabaret Voltaire, Blair Street, Edinburgh
Free before 12, £5 after
Main room, techno and tech house:
Clutch Slip (ClutchTrax.co.uk)
Neil Templar (Dogma/Split)
Nick Dow (Animal Hospital)
with support from
Bruno FK and DD
Back room, electro, bassline and dubstep:
Stereo Vandals (Lock Stock)
With support from
Clutch Slip (aka Twandy and Leon Watson) have been writing music together since November 2010. After promoting events together for around 7 years they finally found themselves on the same page musically and decided to commit to trying to put a string of releases together. After spending a few weeks holed up in ‘The Techno Kitchen’ they had the first of their tracks finished. Since then they have had releases on Unter Null, Midimal Recordings and Gobsmacked. The next step on the ladder is the imminent launch of their record label ‘Clutch Trax’.
Neil Templar is a mainstay of the Edinburgh techno scene and was resident/founder/promoter at Edinburgh’s legendary DOGMA, during which time he played alongside many techno legends such as Speedy J, Surgeon, Green Velvet,Chris Liebing, The Horrorist, the list goes on… You can expect dark, raw, minimal moodiness with attitude. Main room support from our irreplaceable residents Bruno FK and DD.
The second room will be a haven for all manner of dirty bassline and electro. Providing the heavy beats will be Maestro, resident at Dirt. We’ll also have Glasgow production/DJ duo Stereo Vandals. Support comes from the illustrious DJ Phrase.
It all began 3 years ago when Compakt had their first party and a new era in Edinburgh’s techno scene began. Since then they have played host to some of the world’s top techno DJs including Joey Beltram, Phil Kieran, Robert Babicz, Dustin Zahn and Gary Beck.
In that time one of the most impressive acts we had was Perc and it was therefore with great pleasure that he was invited back for another turn behind the decks at Cab Vol. From his earliest demos to his current position as a key figure in the global techno scene, Perc (aka Ali Wells) has taken the established forms of the music he loves and twisted them into something new and fresh. Building up successful relationships with scene-leading labels such as Drumcode, Ovum, Kompakt and CLR whilst unleashing a strong run of releases on his own, Perc’s Trax label has seen his influence and support grow even further. With each release, his sonic experimentation has taken another leap forward without losing sight of the dance floor.Support in the main room comes from DD and Bruno FK.
In the second room expect a mash up of D’n’B, dubstep and electro from Compakt resident DJ Phrase. To compliment his skills we are honoured to welcome drum’n’bass don Special Ed. As he is the promoter and resident of Homegrown and owner of Special Records, expect nothing but the freshest dubplates.
The Speakeasy will be hosted by the Edinburgh University Dance Music Society. Their resident DJs Tami, Frizza Fraze and Jack & Dunx will be spinning energetic house and electro tunes.
As we’re in the celebratory mood, it’ll be a bargain £0 (yes, free!) before 12am, and a staggering £5 after. So no excuses to come help us celebrate!
See you on the dancefloor,
Sleaze Records Showcase with Hans Bouffmyhre & BCR Boys
+ support from Bruno FK (Compakt)
DD & Phrase (Compakt)