BASEMENT: SPFDJ / Schacke / Jek
STUDIO: Newa / fka.m4a
Intrepid Skin founder and Herrensauna resident SFPDJ makes her BASEMENT debut. In a landscape of fast-and-furious up-and-comers, SPFDJ leaves a remarkable impression. Her unyielding mixes set the standard for ruthless, nasty techno tooled for skull-cracking impact. Her rapid ascent is matched by the quality of her performances, which land with a sneering ferocity cut with occasional moments of snickering cheek. There’s a joy to be found in the bludgeoning. Schacke returns to BASEMENT for a solo set. Their track “Kisloty People,” voted by RA to be the best track of 2019, made them a household name, but since then they have more than proven their staying power. A techno firebrand with a sense of impish play, Schacke’s recent NY sets closing Wire Festival and at BASEMENT’s Fast Forward nights have shown an artist who embraces the bleeding edge and reshapes techno to their own desires. NY’s Jek is one of NY’s emerging new voices. Known for their flawless selection and unfussed flow, Jek’s sets are transportive cruises and effervescent dives.
Newa is back following her November appearance alongside Dax J, this time in her first appearance at STUDIO. The Georgian DJ is a regular at Bassiani and a steady presence on the international circuit, where she’s honed her tough, spacious sound. Building off the soulful, nervy profiles of the US midwest and blending that with coursing European linearity, Newa is a natural fit for the club. fka.m4a brings an explosion of fizzy club color and licentious naughtiness to their sets. A breakout success, the London-born, Berlin-based artist is beloved for their unstoppable energy and willingness to swerve between genres with joyous abandon.
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