Rotterdam has taken over the role of a serious and creative underdog in the Dutch techno landscape. In the rough port and workers' city in the South of the Netherlands the heritage of Italo disco, Detroit techno and electro is managed with a no bullshit attitude. Furthermore, the city serves as the birth place of gabber. The fact that a techno label like Mord hails from Rotterdam is therefore no surprise.
Bas Mooy founded the imprint six years ago and since then has become one of the most important techno institutions of our time. A militant, heavy sound by artists like Ansome, Charlton, Kamikaze Space Programme and UVB who all perform at Berghain tonight.
Another program point is New York’s Antenes. She is not only a DJ and producer but also runs a laboratory for self-made sequencers and synthesizers built on the base of old electric devices.
At Panorama Bar, there is an eight-hour b2b2b2b set by the four DJs and good friends Peach, Saoirse, Moxie and Shanti Celeste all experienced in this format. They all run their own shows at Rinse FM or NTS and are characterized by an extremely dynamic approach to DJing not limited by any genre boundaries.