The False Prophet monthly at Kremwerk just landed its biggest booking to date: Regis, aka British techno dark magus Karl O'Connor. The producer/DJ—famous in underground-electronic circles for his intensely high-speed, heady, and banging techno-noir productions—will be playing Sunday February 8, along with Bardo:Basho, DJ Sharlese, and DJ Kate. The previous night, O'Connor will be performing at a High & Tight function in a Seattle warehouse with Silent Servant (Juan Mendez) as Sandwell District. [See an upcoming Data Breaker column for more info on that event.]
O'Connor is a master of that remorseless, pummeling mode of techno that flourished in the late '90s and early '00s, as well as the more abstract, industrial-catastrophe style (see also his releases with British Murder Boys) that's influenced a lot of today's noisier techno artists. And that latter approach makes him an ideal fit for False Prophet, which fosters dark electronic music in myriad guises.
Resident False Prophet DJ Sharlese Metcalf said in an email interview: "False Prophet has been working towards a booking of this level! We are big fans of Regis and his work and are completely honored that the High & Tight crew was willing to help support our vision to have an artist of this caliber come play for us. He’ll be playing a completely different set than the one he’s playing as Sandwell District with Silent Servant the night before. His label Downwards is about to release and EP by DVA Damas, and last year with Silent Servant he released Sandra Electronics. [See the excellent Minimal Wave LP Sessions.] We’re expecting a set perfectly geared toward the False Prophet fan and not to be missed!"