After kicking off the venue’s first residency with Sally C this year, Yamamori Tengu has announced its next residency will be with none-other than the Irish techno don Sunil Sharpe.
Sunil will play three shows in Tengu:
Possessing one of the most distinctive DJ styles in techno, Ireland’s Sunil Sharpe has established himself as one of the must-see record spinners on the international scene. Known primarily for his fast-moving, skilful style and dynamic selections on the decks, Sunil’s reputation as a producer of raw, individualistic techno, has also grown in tandem. He has recorded on labels such as Ellen Allien’s BPitch Control, Blawan & Pariah’s Sheworks, Rave Or Die, Black Sun Records, Mord and many more. Sunil also makes up one half of Tinfoil alongside fellow Dublin-based producer DeFeKT. Additionally, he runs the wonderfully erratic Earwiggle label that’s built up a dedicated following since its creation, releasing a range of standout releases across the techno, electro and beyond spectrum. Sunil’s application to techno and the scene in general, has pushed far beyond the standard DJ/producer mould. His background in broadcasting stretches back through various stints on community, pirate and national radio, most recently completing over 10 years as a regular contributor to RTE 2fm, for whom he produced the much-loved Quarterly Crate – a three year long video series where Sunil played and reviewed all of his latest vinyl acquisitions. In 2018 Sunil relaunched Give Us The Night as a public facing campaign in Ireland, since dedicating a significant amount of time and energy to the cause, to now affect political change. This has included the overhaul of near 200-year old licensing laws that have had a detrimental impact on the country’s nightlife. To acknowledge his contribution to electronic music in Ireland and the impact of his work with Give Us The Night, Sunil was most recently awarded the prestigious Bram Stoker Medal of Cultural Achievement at Dublin’s Trinity College.
Irish-born, Manchester-based Kerrie is a multi-disciplinary artist, incorporating live sets, DJing, producing and running her label Dark Machine Funk across her repertoire of work. Having garnered a rich musical education through working at and holding a DJ residency for one of the UK’s most respected record shops Eastern Bloc, Kerrie’s in-depth knowledge and unwavering dedication to music shines through her notable back catalogue and bolshy, unforgiving DJ and Live sets. Honing her craft for over a decade, Kerrie has played worldwide in celebrated venues such as Tresor, Berghain, fabric, FOLD, Elsewhere NYC and festivals including Freedom Medellin, Freerotation, Drift and Basilar.
First learning to mix via her brother’s turntables in the early 2000s, it wasn’t until 2009 that Kerrie invested in her own set-up and built an extensive record collection, covering everything from ambient, electronic, house, EBM, acid, electro, and her go-to genre, techno. Kerrie delivers tough moods from the turntables, as conveyed in her mixes for Reclaim Your City, Bassiani, SLAM and Crack, where she carefully blended high-energy styles of UK, Detroit, and European techno, many of which stem from the 90s and the 00s.
About Peder Mannerfelt
From obtuse angles to intense physicality, Peder Mannerfelt’s highly individual take on techno demands attention and consideration. While his many-sided body of work reaches back more than a decade, the Swedish producer’s current investigations in the field of experimental dance music are as prolific as they are unpredictable. To date he has recorded an accomplished series of albums as Roll The Dice alongside Malcolm Pardon, explored a more direct strain of techno as The Subliminal Kid and also lent his production skills to Fever Ray’s acclaimed debut album and 2017’s Plunge. It is under his own name that Mannerfelt’s sonic imprint can be most acutely felt at present. Alongside appearances on Hinge Finger, Numbers., Lazy Tapes and more, he established his own Peder Mannerfelt Produktions label to carry the bulk of his output, and that of kindred spirits like Klara Lewis, Machine Woman and Sissel Wincent. EPs such as Transmission From A Drainpipe and The 3D Printed Songbook and LPs Controlling Body and Daily Routine all feed into a distinctive abstraction of contemporary techno. It’s an approach at once engaging and challenging, rendered in even starker terms when Mannerfelt takes to the stage. Employing subtle props and working with striking visual accompaniments, Peder Mannerfelt’s live shows bring the immediacy of his art front and centre in your cerebellum. It’s the perfect mutation of music still rooted in the kinetic energy of techno even as it seeks to break down the genre’s rigid, illusory formulae. By extension, as a DJ he spans the propulsive and the crooked, the classic and the unheard, the strange and the straight-up in a limber, instinctive fashion that complements (and is equally fueled by) his own productions.