“there is no ying without yang, no night without day, and, more importantly, no light without dark. And thus, into the dark we go”
Last Friday, Avant Garde vibrated the walls of Oval Space to the thumping track selection of Mørbeck, Function, ø [Phase] and Kr!z b2b Pfirter; seasoned professionals of the darker, industrial side of techno.
The night signified the beginning of an impressive Autumn/Winter season from Avant Garde awaiting techno-lovers of London, with Bankside Vaults opening their doors to it’s new resident on the 14th October. The hand-picked line-ups are sure to bring an array of spectacular live performances to the capital.
Mørbeck kicked off the evening with an impressive performance of progressive, hard-line techno that led nicely into Function’s set that included tracks from Dax-J and Christian Wunsch.
Inspired by the likes of Jeff Mill’s in the 90s, Function displayed a segment of his ever-expanding techno-warped music library; a library that has no doubt inspired his input into the Sandwell District Collective as well as his residency at Berghain.
By the end of Function’s set, ø [Phase] was standing prepped and ready beside Function, itching for his 2-hour slot which would bare presence to some of his own releases such as “The Chasedown”.
Kr!z and Pfirter were in charge of the b2b sunrise slot, thrusting the audience into daylight with the sounds of “Adam Beyer – Remainings III (Jesper Dahlback Remastered Remix)”. The Argentinian and Belgian duo played a relentless set that oozed decades of experience to a dedicated crowd that showed no sign of fading towards the exit. Kr!z and Pfirter as the masterminds behind Token and MindTrip Music paved way for an impressive closing set to an all-round perfectly picked line-up for a night to represent Avant Garde’s exploration into the Raum of techno.