Shelter Anniversary: VOID Brings Underground Resistance

By Nick Taylor, Nov 27th, 2012 | In Nightlife

Five years ago this month, the Shelter opened, and the first ever party down there was with techno crew VOID, who brought over Underground Resistance's Nomadico, AKA DJ Dex. Five years on, VOID are bringing him back this Saturday to play the club's anniversary. Circle of life, man. Just like Elton John said.

For those not familiar with Underground Resistance, it's the central record label from Detroit's second generation of techno artists. It was started by Jeff Mills and "Mad" Mike Banks, who records under aliases UR, Galaxy 2 Galaxy, The Martian, X-102, Members of the House and a bunch of others. The label forged the underground, militant ethos of Detroit's glory years, releasing music by luminaries such as Rob Hood, Drexciya, Rolando, Blake Baxter, Buzz Goree, Suburban Knight and Claude Young.

Many of the artists involved with the label, including Banks, refused all publicity and shunned the mainstream media. But their sound was a huge influence on Berlin and English electronic music. Man, they're all just legends, and rightly worshipped. Look them up. History books will be written about them. Maybe. In my world.

VOID are the only people who've ever managed to book UR artists in China. This weekend's party also has a guest appearance from Sub-Culture's Drunk Monk, in what must be his first public performance of a techno set. Should be a solid night. 60rmb on the door. More gubbins here.

Tagged: The Shelter Void

psinology, Nov 27th, 2012

Gaz playing a techno set...worth 60 RMB just to witness that!
UR is legend. Forefathers of all that came after. Was sold after Jef Mills played Jaguar and then later slammed in UFO with such ferocity everyone literally went ballistic.
Good times, there with the bells on (pun very much intended).

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