The most hallowed evening of the year would not be complete without a Flux outing in the dark and sinister confines of The Beaver Works! On 31st October we will be returning for our annual Halloween extravaganza. Joining us in the Main Room will be the legendary German star Roman Flügel and Flux favourite Desert Sound Colony. In the basement we have Parisian Correspondant boss Jennifer Cardini and infamous selector Fort Romeau to complete the line up.
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Roman Flügel (Dial, Germany)
Desert Sound Colony (Holding Hands, UK)
Jennifer Cardini (Correspondant, France)
Fort Romeau (Running Back, UK)
New Room - Hosted by Rubik
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One of the biggest names in the German electronic music scene. Active since the early 1990's, Flugel is a chameleon visiting many styles from ambient/idm to house, techno, electro and leftfield. Innocently given to him by his elder brother as a present (“he probably had no idea what he was about to unleash and just wanted to give me some new music”), the dazzle of unrefined and feverish dance music, furnished with just a few drum machines and inexpensive synthesizers, turned the whole world upside down for the cultivated music pupil from Darmstadt. After several evenings at Sven Väth’s renowned Omen club, few kilometres further up north, and his mind was made up. Memories of the atmosphere at the legendary Warp or Underground Resistance label nights has put a smile on Flügel’s delicate face ever since – a man who would also make a fine figure as a literature lecturer, poet or thinker. It didn’t take long before the well-trained ear tried out more than just classical melodies. Be it his sets at Offenbach’s Robert-Johnson, Amnesia on Ibiza or Berlin’s Tollhaus Berghain/Panorama Bar: instead of disappearing in trivial and meaningless elevator clicks, he prefers to make his way through 20 years of “rave”. Contemporary music that includes bleeping house or quirky techno meets futuristic italo-disco and electronica devoid of all provenance. There was a time when you’d call that kind of sound acid house, released cheaper by the dozen on compilations. It all turns full circle again.
After more than a decade spent building an enviable reputation for herself in the clubs of Paris, Jennifer Cardini has become an international concern. Her infectious charisma and versatility behind the decks has led to invitations to play at such famed nightspots as Panorama Bar, Nitsa, and Fabric, and with her creative platform and label Correspondant very much on the ascent, her standing as a tastemaker is as prominent as ever. With teenage years spent savouring the lo-fi box jams of late ‘70s new wave, it was actually the immersive grooves and smooth, stripped-back drum patterns of another emerging genre–minimal–with which she first made a name for herself, perfecting a downtempo, cinematic mixing style that has become Cardini’s calling card. If her exquisite sets as a resident for Rex Club showed her honing in on a notably sophisticated approach, it was her weekday slot at avant-garde spot Le Pulp that brought her ability to ignite any party to the fore, presenting experimental techno, narcotic acid cuts, and saturated nu-disco with an energy that has made her an icon in electronic music culture. A move from Paris to Cologne would only enhance her international standing after a mutual respect between herself and iconic local label Kompakt blossomed, spawning the now-seminal mix CD ‘Feeling Strange’ that still stands, alongside many others from her catalogue, as a testament to her ability to source on-the-pulse sounds.
Michael Greene aka Fort Romeau has been busy since his 2012 debut “Kingdoms”, releasing EPs on labels such as Running Back and Live At Robert Johnson as well as having tracks featured on compilations from Rush Hour, Cocoon and Mule Musiq. His sophomoric 2015 LP “Insides” released by Ghostly International was inspired by an eclectic mixture of house, kraut, ambient and techno, and showed a further development of his unique take on dance floor music. His love for music and record collecting goes back much further. As a child he would join his father, an avid vinyl collector on journeys to record fairs and jumble sales, digging every weekend from the age of 8 years old. And so it was quite natural that the collector became the DJ and the listener became the musician. The past few years have seen him play all over the world, from Mexico’s beaches to Tokyo and regularly at some of Europe’s most revered club spaces. 2015 saw him set up his own label “Cin Cin” releasing split EPs from established names and newcomers alike, with a diverse musical policy that reflects the DJ/producer’s open minded and inquisitive approach.
Created in the isolation of the British countryside, Desert Sound Colony is inspired by faintly remembered sounds and almost forgotten memories. The thread running through the melodic, visceral tracks touch on a sense of melancholy present within us all. Occupying a space somewhere between ‘60s Psychedelia and the pulsating sounds of future-clubs, Desert Sound Colony is both infectious and ethereal, shrouding the listener in a gentle, rhythmical canopy. The project’s debut EP, 'The Way I Began', was released on New York’s Scissor &Thread, the first release on the label from an artist not based in NYC. Their follow-up ‘The Furnace’ on Holding Hands, was released in 2017 to significant critical acclaim.
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