Awakenings, one of Hollands premier techno festivals, recently invited Truss to DJ B2B with long standing affiliate, Perc, as part of their fully sold-out UK special. The evening was closed by Scottish duo Clouds. Both sets were recorded in HD by be-at.tv and are available to watch in full, on demand, below.
Littlebig (in cooperation with THESE GUYS) contribute to the 2013 edition of ADE Festival with an imposing line-up that will take place at Rhone Warehouse on October 19th running from 10pm-8am.
The showcase features a headline DJ slot from rising star Jimmy Edgar alongside blistering sets from Truss & Tessla aka TR\\ER live , Objekt b2b Call Super (6 hour set), Clouds & locals.
Following his set at Life Festival back in May, Red Bull have uploaded Truss’ mix for the evening. The UK techno lynchpin throws down his warehouse aesthetic and pulverising rudeboy swing to cast some darkness onto the weekend.
Have a listen below.
R&S, Avian, Electronic Explorations, Juno+, Our Circula Sound and Perc Trax have all provided a home for the trademark sounds created by Tom Russell under his various aliases. Next up on the list is Resident Advisor, who recently introduced him to the ranks of their podcast series. Download the mix and check out the interview by clicking the picture below. Alongside this, RA’s recent feature entitled ‘The Industrial Techno Revolution” covers the trodden ground of Truss and his contemporaries (including Surgeon, Perc & Karenn). Read it HERE.
Straight off the back of his inaugural EP for R&S, Tom Russell provides Rob Booth an exclusive mix for his prolific ‘Electronic Explorations’ mix series. The mix is the second in the ‘Warehouse Series’, which as the name suggests, focuses on the fracturing reflections of dance music in industrial environments. Tom has captured the vibe with a rough and ready mix of heavyweight sounds, have a listen HERE.
LFO will play a special London show at XOYO on Jan 11th as part of a Red Bull series of events.
Lucky punters will be treated the full LED live show experience last seen in London at the ATP Japan tribute event alongside Fuck Buttons & Squarepusher on 21st april 2011. Controlling the mind melting visuals are the Flat-E collective, you can get the idea here >
Press Release >
RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY PRESENTS
LFO (FULL LIVE SHOW)
TRUSS / MPIA3
Friday 11th January
XOYO | 9pm-3am
Now over 20 years since the release of the timeless rave debut ‘Frequencies’, LFO isn’t just a
throwback to a by-gone acid era. With his influence outreaching to dancefloors globally his enduring
force on club culture can still be felt. Credited for not only putting Warp Records on the map but the
UK techno sound too: LFO is an undoubted dance music legend.
Now solo, Mark Bell’s iconic tracks (check ‘Freak’ and ‘What Is House’) remain ever relevant. We
could not be more excited to announce LFO’s live show at XOYO. Performing in front of an original
club crowd the live show will feature mindmelting LED visuals by Flat-E – it’s not one to sleep on.
R&S signee MPIA3 (the production alias of Truss) sits in support sure to bring his classic techno ideals
to the night. London femme-producer Nightwave and beat-breaker Loops Haunt also join the billing.
XOYO AND RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY PRESENTS LFO (LIVE)
DATE: FRIDAY 11TH JANUARY
LINE UP: LFO (LIVE), TRUSS/MPIA3, NIGHTWAVE, LOOPS HAUNT
ADDRESS: 32-37 COWPER STREET, SHOREDITCH, EC2A 4AP
FB EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/553500378000730/
TICKET LINK: https://xoyo.ticketabc.com/events/rbma-presents-lfo-li/
PHONE: 020 7354 9993
Forthcoming December 03.
R&S welcome new signing MPIA3 to the label with a doublepack of uncompromising techno. MPIA3 is a production alias of Truss (Perc Trax) who has just the two EP’s preceding this on Shifted’s Avian label. ‘Your Orders’ see him continue down the path of raw, industrial, seriously funky, acid techno. His signature overdriven kicks recall classic Robert Armani and his sound harks back to the days of Mike Dearbourn and DJax Up Beats, and the classic UK techno of Ben Sims and James Ruskin but the tracks on ‘Your Orders’ could have only been made in 2012.
This is heavyweight music built for proper soundsystems and dark rooms. The six tracks on the EP straddle different tempos with some slick drum programming, but are tied together with some razor sharp synths and a healthy dose of acid.