DOWNWARDS records is a legendary twenty years old british industrial techno label with edge to post-punk and dark experimental music.
Led by Karl O’Connor aka REGIS, the founding member of the great Sandwell District, as well as British Murder Boys, Sandra Plays Electronics etc.
Samuel Kerridge has quickly made a name for himself, responsible for one of 2012′s most remarkable and self assured debuts ‘Auris Interna’ on the ultra-picky Horizontal Ground. This didn’t go unnoticed by Karl O’Connor, and Samuel followed with two incredible critically acclaimed EP’s on Downwards.
Samuel Kerridge | A Shadow Cast
Kerridge has found a perfect home for his highly original productions of unfettered sonic exploration, re-defining the relationship between rhythm and sound design with decimating kick drums and feedback, and unearthly amounts of distortion until you’re left with a dripping, toxic style of techno.
OAKE is a Berlin based duo, signed to Downwards Records. From the off, OAKE are all about building and executing a sense of tension; the first two tracks of their first EP on Downwards seem them slither in the direction of your senses, not necessarily driven forward but creeping none the less.
Oake | Drenba Nih Sendaut
Scraping textures act as the rhythmic base and low groaning vocals meld with dissonant, rumbling tones. Final track “Nihnin Ned Bargund” is the closest thing to techno, commencing in dramatic fashion with a gong like singular kick drum sucking you in before a rising crescendo of reverberant metallic textures and psychosis inducing strings pull you into a nightmarish dimension.
This event is highly recommended by Digital in Berlin! We are giving away 2 x 2 tickets. Just send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Refraktion pres. Downwards” as the subject.
Refraktion presents Downwards w/ Samuel Kerridge & Oake LIVE
Thursday, 21 November 2013 | 20:00 CET
Berghain Kantine | Am Wriezener Bahnhof | 10243 Berlin/Friedrichshain