Sunday, January 11, 2009

Test sets vol 2 : Dan McElligott - Black Box Testing

Back in 2005, when Test was a very small club based in the small bunker like bar of Viva on South William street, a young chap who goes by the name of Dan Mc Elligott horsed a CD in my face and ordered me to listen to it. As it would turn out this mix CD lead to him playing at his first gig at Test and from there he has never looked back. Over the years he has earned a lengthy residency with the premium techno club in Dublin such as Electric city and Test. Dan is no stranger to bringing the buzz to the floor and has meandered his way through various high powered support slots, supporting the likes of Tractile, Marc Houle, Magda, Sleeparchive, Redshape, Efdemin, Phonic, Cassy, Paco Osuna & Donnacha Costello.
Dan will be whackin out the tunes at Test in Febuary playing supporting to the Advent.

Moody Techno and Electro. Mixed on the serato buzz with a DD6, RV5 and a SoundBITE XL
21tracks - 67mins

ERH - Siren Strings SBRMX2 (Intro)
Funzion - Random Mood Girl [Butane Remix] (alphahouse)
Peter F. Spiess - Malfunction (Klang Elektronik)
Carl A. Finlow - Texture Map (Meuse Muzique Records)
Betrieb - Große Landschaft Mit Kuh (Klang Elektronik)
Lowfish - The Bite That Bleeds (Noise Factory Records)
Benfay - Rheas Blues (Thinner)
Stratos - To The Moon (Preset)
GraGee - The Carrier (H. Productions)
Osborne - Bout Ready To Jak [Ryan Elliott Rmx] (Spectral Sound)
Shaolin - The Clear Soap (Soapsud City)
Andrea Parker - Invasion (Touchin’ Bass)
Butane - Kitty Heaven (Dumb-Unit)
Annie Hall - Comienzo (D1 Recordings)
C-34 - Watch Yourself [Mick Wills Remix] (MinimalRome)
Ben Klock - Subzero (Ostgut Tonträger)
Steve Rachmad & Joel Mull - Mechanophobia (Music Man Records)
Female - Cally (Sandwell District)
Anthony Rother - Red Light District (Elektrolux)
Ectomorph - Dada (Interdimensional Transmissions)
Pathic - Broken Branch (Pyramid Transmissions)

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Hi everyone,

Test makes its first appearance in 2009 with a highly anticipated gig
from Swiss DJ Deetron on Friday January 23rd at the Underground,

Known to his nearest and dearest as Sami Geiser, this Alpine techno
rocket has been throwing his weight and considerable talent behind the
decks since the mid 90s and is one of Europe's most talented DJs.

While he moved many mountains with his fresh take on loopy/tribal
techno at the start of this decade - check 'Alien Entertainment',
'Vertigo' and 'Muchachos Ritmicos' - for labels like Music Man, SLS,
Hardgroove and Rotation, it's behind the decks that Deetron really

His 2002 'In The Mix' selection for Music Man united European and US
techno and house new and old in a uniquely frenetic style, bearing
more 18-carat treasures than a Zurich bank vault, while his latest mix
for Fuse provides an equally compelling house/techno tracklisting and
three-deck mixing that's smoother than virgin snow.

Sami has diversified in recent years, releasing an artist album,
'Twisted', for Music Man and even working with vocalists on tracks
like 'Let's Get Over It', but we're looking forward to him rocking
down the house in his inimitable way.

Test's own Deetron lookalike Richard Brophy and Paudi Ahern start the
Swiss roll with some Chicago, Dutch and Detroit sounds early on.

Admission €15/€10 before midnight
Venue: The Underground, 31-2 Westland Row
Doors @ 2230

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Upcoming TEST events

February 27th

The Advent LIVE (Drumcode - Lisbon)
Rory St John LIVE (Man Trap)
Dan Mc Elligott (TEST)