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Techno innovator Tessela headlines Substance, Fri 18th Mar

17 March 2016 -

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One of the UK’s most exciting new producers, Tessela brings a DJ set to Substance this Friday 18th March.

The guy known to his mum as Ed Russell set out a bold stall when he released Hackney Parrot via his own Poly Kicks label back in 2013.  Channelling hardcore rave for a new generation, all jungle-style breakbeats, a neatly processed soul sample, swirling synths, dramatic stabs and sub-bass that’s sure to get a rasta’s pulse racing, its energy and production finesse set it apart immediately as one of the records of the year and a bit of a game-changer for the scene ever since.

B-side Helter Skelter was no less frenzied and his releases since then, via Poly Kicks and legendary Belgian imprint R&S (who snapped him up quicker than you could say Outlander, The Vamp, back in 2013) have followed a similar trajectory.  In short, if you like hardcore, rave, bass music or techno, this is for you.

Here’s a great interview Russell did with Pitchfork back in 2013.  This chat with him and his brother, Tom (alias Truss), for RBMA is equally revealing and there are unsurprisingly some great hardcore tunes assembled in this Top 5 for XLR8R.

More info/tix here.

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