INLAND [INFRASTRUCTURE NEW YORK]
Firmly settled in his adopted hometown of Berlin, 29 year-old Brit Ed Davenport has slowly yet surely carved out a niche of his own. He runs his own label, Counterchange Recordings, co-runs the historic Infrastructure New York imprint with Function, and also releases music under his Inland guise.
The launch of the Counterchange label in 2013, and his co-management of the recently relaunched Infrastructure New York label alongside Function, both represent the constant development of Davenport as an artist concerned with doing things his own way. Driven by a sense of the timelessness of great music, Ed continues to hone a sound that is at once emotional, engaging, and expansive.
Having cut his teeth on the London scene and released a handful of well-received 12s, it was his move to Berlin in 2008 that afforded Ed the creative space to fully develop his potential. Davenport quickly landed himself regular gigs in the German capital, playing the first of many sets at Panorama Bar in September that same year. After a period of deep research and development, often being called in to play 8 hour closing sets at the famed venue, Davenport began a closer relationship with the Techno stylings of Berghain. Since the start of 2013 Ed appeared at least 6 times a year at the club, holding up a regular slot that has seen his fan-base grow hugely, both in Berlin and internationally.
In May 2014 Ed unveiled a new chapter in his artistic development, as he teamed up with Function as ‘Function/Inland’ for the first release on the newly re-launched Infrastructure label. Their ‘Odeon/Rhyl’ EP met critical acclaim and Ed now co-runs the label with the respected American techno-mainstay. The pair play selected shows together presenting their Function/Inland DJ sets and Live show. Proving to be a fruitful partnership both in the studio and behind the decks, Infrastructure is set to release more material from Function/Inland in early 2015. It’s clear Ed Davenport’s mission to represent quality, timeless music is only just beginning.
HIVER | GUEST RESIDENT |
Hiver [français] (er se prononce ère) n. m. XIe siècle, iver.
The project is the result of an encounter between two minds: a sound designer and a sound engineer. Giuseppe and Sergio were born in the same town divided by only a few hundred meters, but they only met each other when they both moved to Milan. They started working on music together and from the many nights spent creating their sound the tracks produced started being noticed by various European labels. From then on, they understood that their productions could have an interesting sound and a unique importance. Their first release was signed by Vidab Records (a well-know German label). They then went on to remix a track for Oliver Deutschmann – on his Out of the Dark album remixes. The success of these two works gave them the opportunity to play all around Europe in the following months. In a short time they have fine tuned their sound and achieved another goal of releasing an EP on Curle Recordings which includes a remix by Tobias. They now have a residency at the Dude Club in Milan and their sets are made up of a precise merger of techno, house, dub and mental sounds. Nothing is left to chance in their productions and everything has a clear structure that is studied in every single detail.
Silent like winter. The project is the result of a careful research that is always in evolution. The musical form is characterized by a well-defined plot of echoing melodies and hypnotic and haunting rhythms. Thought becomes the instrument through which the sounds are formed. The musical spectrum contains dark and distant elements that slowly evolve giving space to more defined and linear rhythms. The sound research is influenced by sonorities related to their beliefs. They follow the construction of their set,nothing is left to chance.
MEYER SOUND | SOUND SYSTEM