Balance: // James Ruskin // Volvox b2b Juana // Justin Cudmore b2b Hiroko Yamamura

July 2, 2022

Justin Cudmore’s Balance parties have become a home for no-nonsense, classic techno done right. Who could fit the bill better than James Ruskin? The Blueprint Records founder is one of the UK’s most esteemed producers and DJs. His solo recordings, released on his own label or on essential imprints like Tresor, traverse wide swaths, moving from stark-yet-nimble industrial minimalism to IDM-inflected precision. He’s collaborated with Regis as O/V/R, with Mark Broom as The Fear Ratio and logged countless hours behind the decks. He regularly appears on some of the world’s most venerated stages. Juana and Volvox take over in a rare b2b. The Unter residents bring a level of reckless abandon: wild, paranoid vortexes and acid drenched jack tracks are just the start. Justin Cudmore’s deep knowledge and irrepressible flair for the dramatic make him a collaborator’s dream; he’ll find a perfect match in a b2b with Hiroko Yamamura. The Chicago-based artist represents her hometown with a jacking, hard-edged funk. Whether in her mixes for Spybar or on releases for the seminal Trax Records, Yamamura is a force.