Last month saw a new series of events kick off in Leeds, which involves select acts performing for the duration of a whole night in the intimate confines of Wire’s subterranean basement. In this day and age a club performance would usually span over a maximum of two or maybe three hours if you’re lucky. One Night With… however are giving the clubbers of Leeds a chance to see a selection of unique DJ’s pushed to explore their own musical limits as they play all night long.
Last month, the first edition of One Night With… saw German DJ Roman Flügel perform a marathon set of space infected disco that lead to heavier synth lead house and techno. The performance was received greatly, which proved the ethos of the night was something Leeds has needed and most definitely want more of.
Next month on 16th May, legendary German techno imprint Ostgut Ton will be the hosts of the evening, with a double headline slot from Berliners Nick Höppner and Steffi, who again will be taking us on a musical journey lasting from the beginning until the very end.
Ostgut Ton is among the most elite techno brands in the world, owned by the infamous Berlin club, Berghain. As well as having a selection of the most prosperous residents in the scene including Marcel Dettman, Ben Klock and Cassy, Berghain is famed for is debauchery and excessive parties, which usually last the duration of an entire weekend. Looking at the label’s releases, it is a who’s who of harder industrial sounds, with releases from the likes of Len Faki, Marcel Fengler, Prosumer, Shed, Rolando and tobias.
Hailing from the Netherlands, but residing in Berlin, Steffi has been a resident of Panorama Bar (Berghain’s second room) for 7 years, which has allowed her relationship with the club and Ostgut Ton to grow strong. In 2013 she mixed the ‘Panorama Bar 05’ mix that was a blend of celestial grooves and thumping drums, including tracks from Fred P, Trevino and Dexter. Her own releases on Ostgut Ton like the Schraper EP proved her as an intuitive, forward thinking artist and as a DJ, she is stunning.
Nick Höppner is also a regular at Berghain’s weekly events Klubnacht and Finest Friday, where his choice of music usually extends over a large spectrum of styles. Uplifting house can be stirred with raw, tougher techno, evolving and directing you on an adventure you will happily stomp through. As an Ostgut Ton artist, he has four solo EP’s on the label that again fabricate a wonderful mix of sounds. His ability to endure though epic extended sets gives us a spur of excitement, especially when we have the treat of both himself and Steffi to take us through the evening.
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Words by Josh Plews
Images courtesy of Windish Agency and Wire