Friday 13 May
23.00-03.00 £5 (b4 12) / £7

Substance x Killekill:
Tin Man (live)
Neil Landstrumm (live)
Gavin Richardson
Velocity Funk

Berlin party-club juggernaut Killekill rolls into Edinburgh in celebration of their 25th label release and 8th club anniversary, teaming up with Substance to present a dual live headlining double bill: Vienna’s Johannes Auvinen aka Tin Man and Edinburgh’s own Neil Landstrumm.



With seven studio albums released to date over the last decade and frequent collaborations with Donato Dozzy and Cassegrain, cult experimentalist and neo-acid expert Tin Man continues to find fresh angles on one of dance music’s most favoured sub genres – ACID. Outstanding podcasts for RA and The Bunker and countless reports of amazing live sessions mean his Edinburgh is not to be missed!

“Having earned a cult following over the past decade, US dance experimentalist Tin Man is finally reaching a wider club audience, collaborating in recent years with underground producer Donato Dozzy as well as racking up his seventh LP release with 2014’s Ode. His sound is both cerebral and touchingly simplistic, calling on classic 303 sounds in order to create an acid-drenched musical landscape that is perhaps better suited to a day or two of heartbreaking rave reminiscence than an evening of dancefloor freakouts. Tellingly, Tin Man gives his tracks titles such as Depleted Serotonin and In Your System, hinting at the melancholy he coaxes out of his collection of machines. Nonetheless, there’s a warm, human pulse to his hardware experimentalism that proves surprisingly cathartic and involving on the dancefloor” – John Thorp, Guardian



Neil Landstrumm is one of the true, remaining innovators of techno. His productions span two decades and have featured on some of the most revered and well respected labels in the electronic music scene, including 12” releases on Peacefrog, Tresor and Planet MU Records. Recent releases include his tenth career LP ‘Dragon Under’ on UK label Social Sneaker Club, ‘Night Train’ EP on Killekill and “Like a Sultan” EP on Rawax. Other noteworthy collaborations have been with Optimo’s JD Twitch as Doubleheart, sugar experiment station with Tobias Schmidt and Alan ‘Hostage’ Parley, recently released on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams and Prime Numbers. Essentially a live hardware based artist since the beginning of his career, he has toured his live show for the last 20 years with regular bookings in Europe, Japan and China. After spending a few years in New York, Landstrumm is now back in Edinburgh working from his own Witness Rooms Studio. A pioneer of new electronic styles coupled with a strong, signature techno sound that has been widely copied and imitated over the years; he is one of the most well respected, accomplished and unique electronic artists in the industry.

Recognised by the authoritative Resident Advisor to be “one of Edinburgh’s most important outposts for house, techno and bass”, Substance opens its doors to all for a wide ranging night of classic and cutting edge dance music.



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