POD + 515 Presents
DAVE CLARKE + Alan Fitzpatrick (Drumcode)
Fri 26th nov @ Tripod
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Clarke has a well-deserved reputation as one of the best techno and electro DJs in the world but he’s always been an outsider, from his stormy childhood in the 1980s to his tempestuous relationship with the media today.
Clarke’s reputation was sealed at the start of the 1990s when he produced a series of EPs with the collective name Red. Signed to de-Construction he received rave reviews for his 1996 debut album Archive 1 which dabbled in breakbeat and electronica, a novelty for the puritanical techno scene of the time. Clarke, then as now, has no time for techno purism.
By the millennium many first generation techno DJs had fallen by the wayside, drifting off up blind allies and sub-genres, but Clarke’s sets, his extraordinary mixing skills mashing up techno, electro, ghetto-tek, hip hop and even 1980s new wave numbers have remained in constant demand to this date.
2009 was Alan Fitzpatrick’s year. Having enjoyed a rapid ascent from new kid on the techno block to a highly respected and in-demand producer, the last half of 2009 saw Alan go from strength to strength with critical acclaim for his productions and demand for his DJing coming from all corners of the globe. Currently locked away in the studio writing his debut album for Adam Beyer’s Drumcode label, this highly anticipated long-player marks the culmination of a run of hot productions that led to him being publically namechecked as a one of the most exciting producers in techno by Adam Beyer, Dubfire and Carl Cox and a BBC Radio 1 Essential New Tune for his anthemic Reflections single on Bedrock. Such was his dominance that at one point in September Alan had an amazing eight tracks in Beatport’s techno Top 100.