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With an illustrious and prolific career as a techno outsider, Nathan Fake has refined his craft whilst touring with the likes of Orbital and Four Tet, remixing Radiohead and Jon Hopkins and collaborating with labels such as Warp Records and Ninja Tune. It’s quite the glowing CV for someone with such an utterly unique approach to the form.

Fake is heading to The Cluny 2 on Saturday 18th September off the heels of last year’s marvellous LP Blizzards, which is a sprawling and frenetic collision of sound, and a phenomenal introduction to Fake’s approach to dance music. Instead of playing it safe, Fake is unafraid to take the classic ingredients of techno and turn them upside down and inside out; rich melodies fight against waves of clattering percussion and filthy sub-bass on blistering tracks such as Pentiamonds and Vectra. Support comes from local dance experimentalist Dextro, whose recent LP An Hour Is A Sea offered a masterclass in how far the artform of dance music can be pushed to new sonic territories via a two-part suite of ferociously abrasive melodies and pounding beats, serving as a brilliant complement to Fake’s leftfield dance music.

Nathan Fake and Dextro play The Cluny 2, Newcastle on Saturday 18th September

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