|The only techno set you'll ever need.|
My first introduction to techno was Ivan Smagghe's Suck My Deck album which is the greatest techno album ever made. Ever. Eeeeeeevaaaaaaaarrrrrr. It is one of the only techno albums I can listen to all the way through and enjoy. I think it is fair to say that Smagghe is the master and although I haven't found anything by him that I like as much, I recognize that that is a great album.
I had a chance to see Smagghe play in Dublin's Bodytonic and I wasn't going to pass it up. I made arrangements to travel to Dublin for a boys night out only to find once I arrived that Smagghe had cancelled due to a family emergency. I was disappointed, but not completely gutted because I had actually seen him before. You may wonder why I'd bother to list this as one of the greatest shows that I didn't get to see if I had, in fact, already seen him. Good question.
You see, I 'saw' him, but it was on my stag night, in London, at Fabric. If you know Fabric, you'll know what I mean when I say the details are a little hazy. If not, just assume I was really drunk and can't remember much. Either way though I was in the room whilst he was playing I really wanted to see him at a smaller venue a little less, um, under the influence.
|How can you reach for the lasers when you're too wasted to see them?|
Like them and want more? Please buy the album from whatever source you can find. He isn't exactly a big-time artist- support independent music!
And for any die-hard techno fans out there, here is the Dublin set I missed- Smagghe came back a few months later and played that same club- damn him!
http://soundcloud.com/r_co/ivan-smagghe-michael-mayer-back-2-back-live-the-underground-dublin-ireland-05-12-2009 by R_co
Happy Friday everyone!