After our Berlin debut at About Blank and the follow up in Athens with Ancient Methods we return to Temple Athens bringing for the very first time in Greece the enigmatic SHXCXCHCXSH on Saturday the 20th of April 2019. The duo from Sweden has became synonymous to haunting and abstract experimental techno. With the intricate balance between light and dark as well as the realms of drone, noise and techno their productions must be described as versatile and broad. The line up is completed by the founder of Unstabile Signal (whose a new and different live set is going to be presented during the night) MBasix who has released his music on labels such as EMI, Warner music, Advanced, Distrophonix, Pegasus Records, Anazitisi Records etc. and the Pi Electronics residents DΛS and KATRA. Always updated DΛS is coming from the early days of the label, a very experienced and well known artist who recently had a release on Pi Electronics and KATRA the new face of the label and very promising DJ with many gigs in the last year and a great closing set at About Blank in Berlin a month ago.
The once industrial city of Norrköping in eastern Sweden may not be the techno mecca of the world but it's a hometown of two members of SHXCXCHCXSH, who considers it a perfect place to focus on music. After releasing on Semantica and Subsist, SHXCXCHCXSH found a home in Avian, a thought-after label of contemporary techno. Following the series of EPs that captured the curiosity and attention of techno world, came in June 2013 was “STRGTHS”, their debut album that successfully etched their unpronounceable name onto the audiences’ minds. In 2014 the duo unveiled their second full-length album "Linear S Decoded” that showed an entirely different side of SHXCXCHCXSH by perfecting the intricate balance between light and and dark and further expanding the breadth and depth of their world with incredible complexity and sensibility without compromising the powerful mind-blowing techno that truly stands out from the crowd.
In June 2016 the duo released “SsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSs," their 3rd full-length album composed with the soundscape and atmosphere that meant to provide a deeper level of sonic connection , which was partially inspired by SHXCXCHCXSH’s new A/V project with Pedro Maia. Their statement is described as 'an unbound, rolling matrix of white noise & wrought iron percussion, replete with disembodied choirs that pan uncomfortably in and out of the sonic hinterland.’
2017 they opened their own imprint, Rösten by releasing two EPs of their own music. In 2018 they also released music by SSTROM and Stanislav Tolkachev.
MBasix (M_Basix) a.k.a. Michalis Vassiliou has proven to be a versatile artist, dealing with different music styles throughout his long music career.After a signifigant presence in the underground Greek rock and Jazz scene with some of the most important groups as a musician, he dived into Electronic music in the early 90’s. As an Electronic music producer and a dj, his song ” Dancin’ ” reached No1 of the U.S.A. (Miami) Maemeeti Techno Dance Charts and stayed there for seven weeks, from the 1st of August 2009. He also did some gigs in Greece, Germany and other European countries in order to support his releases. He has released his music on labels such as EMI, Warner Music, Advanced, Distrophonix, Pegasus Records, Anazitisi Records etc. After all this, it was the right time to start a new project, launching a record label called Unstable Signal with the goal of taking Electronic music to the next level.
DΛS comes from the mid-00s Athenian scene. Resident DJ and active crew member of π, his sound can vary from industrial leaning techno to classic 90s rave music and beyond. He is from the early days of Pi Electronics, a very experienced and well known artist who recently had his first release on the label.
KATRA is based in Athens. During the early 00s he started collecting Vinyls with a strong preference towards African Music, Nowadays his musical phasma spreads across hypnotic Techno, deep percussion and experimental explorations.
Recent member of Pi Electronics very promising DJ with many gigs in the last year and a great closing set at About Blank in Berlin a month ago.