EGG launch Uncut
Egg’s newest night, Egg Uncut, has been dreamt up by an in house team of house and techno loving experts and is sure to become the much loved club’s leading light. Making its mark with a veritable big bang on August 9th , a tasteful and top drawer line-up features Kompakt star Robag Wruhme along with Mark Reeve, Jonas Kopp, Dario Zenker, Dax J and Gareth Wild.
September 27th is then the date that EGG’s in house night uncut makes its autumn return, with three sensational headliners in the form of Kompakt boss Michael Mayer, Tronic boss Christian Smith and Kompakt duo Terranova. All three acts will sure test the boundaries of the club’s excellent Flipside system and it’s sure to be a memorable night as a result.
August 9th, Saturday
Egg Uncut: Robag Wruhme, Mark Reeve, Jonas Kopp, Dario Zenker, Dax J, Gareth Wild
Headliner and German techno and minimal star Robag will play an extra special four hour set so he can really do what he does best: go deep into his collection and thread together the sort of mystifying sets that have made him such a star. To date he has released quality EPs and LPs on labels like Kompakt, Pampa and Circus Company and is a truly captivating talent.
Next up is German talent Mark Reeve. Mark is known as a non-stop DJ and as an artist, he has now had his most important releases on cult label, Cocoon Recordings but also Soma, Bek Audio, Traumschallplatten, Trapez, Herzblut and Bedrock. His tracks are always a mixture between dancefloor moovers – including groovy rhythms – and big basslines.
Few would dispute Jonas Kopp as being one of the most prominent and exciting figures to emerge from Argentina in recent years. An accomplished producer, in-demand remixer and versatile performer, he has fast transitioned from Buenos Aires’ best-kept secret to one of contemporary house and techno’s leading lights thanks to his great releases on seminal labels like CLR, Curle and Ilian Tape.
Dario Zenker, another German techno artist with credits on labels like Esperanza, Time to Express and Vakant will also bring his hypnotic sounds to the killer Egg sound system as will London’s own Dax J and Gareth Wild.
27th September, Saturday, 11pm-10am
Egg Uncut: Michael Mayer, Christian Smith, Terranova
When headliner Michael Mayer is at the controls and expressing himself, you want to be there. As he weaves through a selection of 4/4, expect the trademark Kompakt sounds – poppy waves, avant stylings and glossy productions all mixed by the German with acute timing and a genuine narrative. In is career he has put his name to some seminal albums and perfectly constructed mix CDs that are some of the finest dance music has ever seen. His Kompakt label of course, is also one of the most revered out there working with a range of great artists from Superpitcher to Sascha Funke.
Born in Sweden but growing up in Germany, Christian Smith has combined the two countries’ revered techno blueprints into his own unique sonic palette for decades. Now Brazil based, Smith’s sound has grown from stripped back and heads down in the early days to being more melodically experimental and… darn right funky on later productions like his most recent full length, Director’s Cut. Since first emerging, the respected likes of Drumcode, Bedrock, and Renaissance are the ones to have come calling for this mans sounds, time and time again. Of course, since 1994, Smith has also steered his Tronic label through myriad big releases of his own, but also those from talents like Umek, Marc Romboy and EduImbernon.
Terranova is a decade-old project from experienced producers Fetisch and &ME which comprises a number of 12”s often released on !K7. Before now the pair’s heavily melodic, pop-infused take on electronic music has been stretched to a 13 track full length album, Hotel Amour, which came on one of the scene’s most mature labels, Kompakt. The results are equally adult, with plenty of pristine melodies, pleasant tempos and polite vocals coming together to form proper, grown-up songs