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Together with Laurent Garnier, Aphex Twin and Richie Hawtin, Rotterdam’s Speedy J has helped define techno since 1991, raising the genre just after it had escaped the Detroit delivery room with albums like Ginger, G Spot, Public Energy No. 1 and Loudboxer.
Since the early nineties, Speedy J has spearheaded labels like Plus 8, Novamute and Warp. After the albums G Spot (1993) and Ginger (1995), as techno developed into a dominating force on many dance floors worldwide, Jochem Paap chose to pursue other exciting avenues. On Public Energy No. 1 (1997) and A Shocking Hobby (2000) the sound wizard exchanged flowing, harmonious techno for a much more complex formula filled with colliding samples, crackling rhythms and tremendously thrilling turns. Meanwhile his boutique label, Electric Deluxe, has provided a platform for artists to explore more left-field techno projects and experiment with the ever-expanding technological possibilities of modern music making. As an extension of the label its sister event series, Electric Deluxe Presents, has turned Speedy J’s musical vision and penchant for innovation into a premier clubbing experience.
As a DJ, Speedy J is still as busy as ever, touching down in the most important venues and festivals worldwide every weekend. At the same time Electric Deluxe Presents has swelled into a globe-trotting brand with showcases scheduled for various major electronic festivals on the horizon.
You can catch his return to Manchester at Wonderlust MCR for a special extended set of hard-hitting and ruthless techno.
PSTW are Wonderlust residents and have showcased their minimal and heavy grooves at various parties throughout the UK and Europe already.
Manchester-born house and techno producer Nik Feral began thrilling audiences across Europe with his scalpel-sharp arrangements and continues to deliver intense techno productions and sets in venues throughout.