Function // NDRX

November 1, 2019

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Existenz, due out through Tresor, contains 17 recordings made between late 2016 to mid-2019. It comes as a four-LP or two-CD release. The album focuses on themes of religion, sexuality, trauma and healing and is said to be more "expansive and celebratory" than the Berlin-based artist's usual style of techno.

FUNCTION  One of techno's true underground heroes, Function has been DJing and making music for over 25 years. Hailing from New York, He bears the distinction of being the only non-Birmingham artist to score a release on the legendary Downwards imprint, and in recent years helped establish the Sandwell District label with Regis and Silent Servant - The crew which put the music first at a moment when the genre was becoming more and more about celebrity. From their distinctive post-punk-inspired artwork to the refreshing lack of information surrounding who did what, it was the type of operation that would’ve built a cult following regardless of the quality of its output. At the beginning of 2012, after Sandwell District was put on permanent hiatus, Sumner was invited to join the Ostgut family, releasing his debut album, the critically acclaimed, Incubation on Ostgut Ton, and becoming a Berghain resident.

NDRX  An important figure in Tbilisi’s electronic music scene, Ndrx is a resident DJ of Bassiani. He has been behind the decks for over a decade, fusing Experimental, Electro, Drum and Bass, and Techno in his sets and has played alongside the likes of Marcel Dettmann, Helena Hauff, and Aleksi Perälä, among others. He is also the founder of “11th Floor,” where he teaches an introduction to DJing class.