a Darkroom Dubs Label Night with Silicone Soul & Nadja Lind
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Darkroom Dubs first unleashed its uniquely idiosyncratic take on house music in 2003. Charged with the purest distillation of the edgy early hours spirit from which house music was originally forged, Darkroom Dubs has become renowned for Silicone Soul’s walks on the dark side and for showcasing likeminded producers, drawn to mining the deepest substratas with a freedom to explore in; the ultimate bastion of deep electronic dance music.
“One of my favourite labels!” – Sasha
“This label never fails!” – Carl Cox
“Always great moody, late night tracks!” – Laurent Garnier
Silicone Soul – Biography
Since first appearing on Scotland’s seminal Soma label in 1998, DJ-production duo Craig Morrison and Graeme Reedie, aka Silicone Soul, have occupied a special place in the over-crowded field of electronic dance music, mainly through the depth and quality of their recordings plus innate understanding of music‘s grand heritage and its constant development.Silicone Soul is the perfect name to describe the way they cajole then sculpt every sonic ingredient from their machines with maximum care and emotion. They’ve always turned their heads away from vacuous trends to follow their passion and instincts, famously turning down Top Of The Pops for their 2001 top ten hit ‘Right On’ but happy in the knowledge that every single they release kicks off in the underground clubs; esoteric, melodically-textured and underpinned by a compulsive, euphoric throb harking back to the earliest days of disco. Over the course of four albums, the pair have turned the often tricky task of making a substantial electronic dance album into an art form, partly by remembering what made classic albums happen and last in the first place.
Craig and Graeme met at school but didn’t just rise from the rave, instead cutting their musical teeth on original punk ructions by The Stooges and MC5, while recognising the groundbreaking innovations of the Rolling Stones and soul pioneers such as Isaac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield (whose ‘Right On For The Darkness’ provided a blueprint for their ‘Right On 4 Tha Darkness’). In the late 80s-early 90s the duo became justifiably addicted to the interstellar, drugged-out soul of Primal Scream’s Screamadelica and its attendant Andrew Weatherall remixes. When they heard Slam’s Orde and Stuart venting such at the first night of their Soma club at Glasgow’s Arches, the potential and euphoria of electronic dance music drenched their musical ambitions, leading to them setting up their own independent record label called Depth Perception in late 1996 (which included an early song called ‘Silicone Soul’). These releases caught the ears of Soma supreme Dave Clarke and Slam, who had started Soma at the start of the decade and, even then were counted among the top UK dance labels with a formidable roster. An underlying punk ethic has always been at the heart of Slam and Soma, which was enough to convince Craig and Graeme that this was the right label for them.
Early on, each release became an event; guaranteed carnage at sweaty clubs and while the albums made headily compulsive home listening as panoramic visions in their own right. Their tracks could be deep and exotic or roof raising in wild pitch style, while the sense of infinite space betrayed their fixation with Temptations producer Norman Whitfield.
There’s an emotional depth and subtle cinematic mischief running through Silicone Soul’s music of a sort rarely glimpsed in electronic dance music. They’ve never copied the afore-mentioned musical heroes, but that same indefinable spirit which drove them seems to have taken root in their creative juice dispenser, alive and knocking on house heaven’s door.
Nadja Lind – Biography
When it comes to describing Nadja Lind, a dispassionate third person box ticking exercise doesn’t really cut it. Sure, she has the credentials: a DJing career that kicked off on New Years Eve 2003 and has spawned a typically globetrotting calendar, a production career that has seen several works as either a solo artist or with Klartraum production partner Helmut Ebritsch, and the dizzying heights of being co-owner of the Lucidflow imprint with Helmut, a record label which has seriously started to rack up quality releases and remixes, seeing the likes of John Digweed and Hernan Cattaneo pluck from the catalogue, a seal of quality like no other.
Tick, tick, tick … the facts are all there.
What this doesn’t get across is the sheer warmth of personality that Nadja brings to your world once invited in. As barmy as a bag of cats, you can guarantee that there is one person at the gig that will be jumping harder than all the rest, and that is the lady in charge of the buttons herself. It’s true; I’ve seen it on YouTube. Beaming smiles and effervescent personality, this shines through in her music: the serious tropes of Dub and Deep Tech House are drawn upon and spun through a web of energy, a jolt from the defibrillators to the weary heart of the House music scene.
Her ceaseless energy is now spreading through into her performances; not content to just spin other people’s tracks one after another, Klartraum have branched out into live performances featuring their own tracks and live jams. Also, since the start of 2012, Nadja’s sets (barring her marathon 6 hour Audio Olympian excursions) are now populated purely with her own hand crafted distinctive sound, thanks to a back catalogue that is pretty much humungous. Venues such as the world renowned Fabric and infamous Kazantip festival have been treated to this unique vision.
There are no laurels to be rested on; a new dark and technoid project, named Luci-fer, is being crafted alongside Klartraum studio partner Helmut Ebritsch is germinating nicely. Continents and countries such as Australia, India , South Africa, North and South America are going to be treated to the Nadja touch. A cheeky partnership with those fans of dark rooms and dubs, Silicone Soul, is blooming into some exclusive DJ mix and label collaboration parties.
Plus the eternal draw of a bulging production catalogue that will continue to deliver a spectrum from Dub and Chill Out to the straight up Techno of Luci-fer, working solo and with illustrious names such as Brendon Moeller, Grünbox, Omar Salgado and Paul Loraine. Rumour has it Nadja is working on a machine that can slow down time while letting her operate at double speed because, quite obviously, there is so much happening in the Lind world.
So there we have it; the past, present and future of Nadja Lind, all boxes ticked, facts present and correct. As will all good things, she is much more than the sum of her already fantastic parts.