No Moon is back on X-Kalay. A lot has changed in the three years since his debut on the label but Fred’s ability to turn in forward thinking and original electro definitely has not. This latest effort is the work of an exciting producer on the rise. Opening the A side “CPU Limit 99” is full of jungley skittish breaks, acid bass and off kilter rhythms. By the time we hear the voice of Agent Smith creeping out in the first break we could be forgiven for casting our minds back to Metalheadz circa 2002. Next up, “Aoe_Rushin” is the pick of the bunch for us and continues The Matrix theme, albeit less explicitly, via a full on bonkers trip of searing acid, razor sharp drums and smashed up vocals. On the flip Adam Pits switches up “Aoe_Rushin” into a pacey 4×4 club joint utilising some expansive arrangement and lovely speed garage-esque bass. Closing things out, title track “Set Phasers to Stun” winds things back and rounds up with a deep and meditative cut of melodic electro.
After almost three years, we are back in Berlin. No plans this year, we just booked some flights and let Berlin do it’s magic.
Friday we will go to Tresor and meet our fellow Romanian DJ, who moved recently to Berlin, Aleksa Alaska. She is playing in the Globus Room with Patrick Russel, Ploy and No Moon. In the basement will be a bit hectic with Makaton, Manni Dee, Hurtado and SDX.
Starting Saturday night, in Berghain is the Phase Fatale ‘Scanning Backwards’ album release party with Phase Fatale of course and SΛRIN (live), Boris, Broken English Club, Reka, Silent Servant, Unhuman and Vulkanski.
Upstairs in Panorama Bar in the line-up are Lord Of The Isles (live), Âme, Cooper Saver, Lauer, Or:la, Orson Wells, alongside residents Paramida and Tama Sumo.
No Moon returns to Craigie Knowes with another spectacular 3-track cosmic exhibition. A journey of electronic voices, strange drum patterns, complementary bass and pads that climb and fall – all executed with a beautiful uniqueness.
No Moon blends electro, breaks, acid and UK bass into a forward-thinking club EP for the 7th release from Berlin based collective, Mechatronica. Opening with ‘Sirens’, the A-side plunges straight into deep and breaky sub-domains, before sliding on to the brighter and melodic, but equally heavy workout, ‘Bathtub Dub’. On the flip, electro and UK bass come together on gloomy tool ‘Where Am I’, before ‘Acid IX’ finishes off the record with a blissful, distorted acid frenzy for the floor.
True intergalactic finery by No Moon (AKA Manchester-based producer Fred Shepherd) on the latest Craigie Knowes expedition. All three tracks are impeccably spacey and futurist in tone, with Shepherd wrapping dreamy chords and glistening electronic melodies around snappy drum machine rhythms. Three elegant electro tracks by the highly talented English up-comer.