For the first time, Ampere will be hosting a label night with the one and only Token Records, undoubtedly the most respected technolabel from Belgium aside from R&S.
The story began with label boss Kr!z who was fed up with waiting for the newest releases by his favorite techno dj’s, the Belgian dj started with his own label ‘Token’ and thanks to consistent vinyl releases and a solid reputation abroad, he has been able to set up label nights in clubs like Berghain. His Token Records label is revered all over the world by techno fans and promoters alike.
Function (Ostgut Ton, infrastructure) US
One of techno's true underground heroes, Function has been DJing and making music for over 20 years. He is a founding member of the Sandwell District collective, Berghain resident, Ostgut recording artist and owner of Infrastructure New York.
Hailing from New York, he was seduced by techno music when Jeff Mills held a residency (as well as his own) at the Limelight in the early 90s. Dave started to produce music and from the mid-90s onwards, put out music on Damon Wild's Synewave and his own Infrastructure imprint.
Together with Karl O'Connor (aka Regis) he worked as Portion Reform, putting out uncompromising music on Downwards and becoming the only non-Birmingham producer to release on the label.
In late 2007 Dave moved to Berlin and, still working with O'Connor, set up the acclaimed Sandwell District imprint which soon developing a cult following and forcing the hand of change within electronic music — with 2010's album, Feed Forward, being a particular highlight.
In 2013 he spilt from Sandwell District becoming a Berghain resident and Ostgut Ton recording artist, releasing the seminal album, Incubation.
Sigha (Our Circula Sound, hotflush) UK
Sigha is the alias of London Based techno producer, James Shaw. He has released primarily on Hotflush Recordings, Blueprint Recordings his own imprint Our Circula Sound and been commissioned to provide remixes for a wide range of labels including CLR, Mikrowave, Metalheadz, Echocord, Steadfast and Sudden Drop amongst others.
Kr!z (Token Records)
Kr!z always had a strong sympathy for the more gloomy, dark, rawer sound of techno. Artists like Jeff Mills, Surgeon & James Ruskin had a major influence on him in the 90ies. They helped to define his musical taste and develop his own identity in the techno scene. Kr!z still has a big love for hip hop, which has left it’s mark in his technical dj style: fast & tight mixing, properly dosed with cuts & scratches.
Support will be provided by FBQ, acronym for Far Beyond Quiet, one of our Ampere rising resident stars. Listen to his podcasts on our soundcloud to goo.gl/uEbuHc
and let the sound speak for itself.
Presale Tickets €12: ampere-antwerp.com/tickets