For the inaugural release on TILT, Faerber presents the 070717 EP, a four-track package of spiralling techno, which came out the 3 September. As a joint venture from Hamburg’s renowned PAL nightclub and Berlin-based DJ/producer Faerber, TILT will serve as a platform for a range of experimental artists to present their work without restraint.
The title of this first release – a reference to the date of the G20 summit in Hamburg last year – represents a period of instability for both the nightclub and Faerber, who is a booker and resident DJ there. Ongoing heavy police presence outside its front doors resulted in a lack of visitors; so much so that the future of the venue became uncertain.
Despite a series of obstacles linked to the highly controversial political summit, PAL continued to throw parties, eventually reaching a point of stability through sheer dedication and a focus on experimental bookings. Now, after a slight delay, they have finally released on their own imprint.
The EP is a disorienting trip through four swirling cuts, brandishing references to electro, industrial and ambient – it’s all fairly straightforward but it’s got some swagger at points particularly on Liqour GPS, the second track on the first side. No suprises on it but that’s not really the point, just straight forward four to the floor grooves.
070717 EP is out now on TILT. Pick up your copy through Juno Records.