Event: Shapes 6th Birthday
Date: Saturday 11th November, 22:00 – 06:00
Genre: Techno, Tech-House, House
Price: £18.98 (inc. Booking Fee)
Key Artists: Tale Of Us, Mind Against, George FitzGerald, Or:la
If You Like: Techno, Hotflush Recordings, DJs that can take you on a journey?
The ever-impressive Shapes are celebrating their 6th Birthday in style.
The main room plays host to the heavyweight acts, but there will be quality music all night in every room.
Berlin-based producers Tale Of Us, who headlined Shapes’ first ever Motion night, top the bill.
When they are not busy running their Afterlife events and producing moving, emotional music, they are playing sets that take their listeners on an electronic journey.
This will be a set that should not be missed.
Support for Tale of Us comes in the form of Mind Against.
The duo embodies a sound that they say is “difficult to describe”, with influences from IDM and clear roots in house and techno.
Room 1 also plays host to Matthew Dear performing as Audion, Disco Halal head honcho Moscoman, and Closet Freak, who recently held down Room 2 all night long at In:Motion Presents - An Evening With Rodhad.
Over in the 2nd room at Shapes, George Fitzgerald will be playing all night long.
Some Motion events seem to be concerned about getting as many big names into one line up as possible, so it is rare to see one DJ play in a room for an entire night.
Long sets give DJs the opportunity to dig deep into their crates and take you on a musical journey; this is a special opportunity to see a world-renowned producer do just that.
His productions in the last year have been fantastic; from the more techno-oriented ‘Eyes of Mine’ releases to his recent album Update released on Hotflush Recordings.
At least part of your night should be dedicated to seeing his set.
Finally, Room 3 is hosted by the Shapes Residents, and headlined by Shapes favourite Or:la.
It is a blessing to have her playing in the tunnel, which can be the most atmospheric of all the rooms in Motion.
Her ability behind the decks means she probably should be somewhere high up on the main room line-up.
Having never seen her DJ live before, this is the one set I will definitely not be missing.
Check out her recent production ‘Find’.
You definitely don’t want to underestimate the Shapes residents supporting Or:la in Room 3 either.
After six years promoting and playing alongside some of the finest names in house and techno, these guys know a hell of a lot of music and know how to throw a party.
Written by Jamie Mitchell - Underground Writer