Game Over turns 5.
Our first event will be on the 30th January at Liquid Club – We are proud to confirm a live set by one of France’s most treasured protagonists in the techno scene – Terence Fixmer alongside the Parisian artist who is at the fore-front of the French techno scene – Antigone
Terence Fixmer Live [Planete Rouge // Paris]
Terence Fixmer is one of France’s most treasured protagonists. Respected by his peers and adored by his fans, he is equally at ease in both club and festival settings, capable of traversing the gamut of electronic genres from electro, industrial and EBM to techno in its purest form.
Since debuting on DJ Hell’s now seminal International Deejay Gigolo Records back in 1998, Fixmer has consistently explored and redefined the boundaries of modern techno, developing a distinct and fiercely original style along the way. His first album for Gigolo, ‘Muscle Machine’ (1999), lit the way for a new take on more dancefloor-focused EBM music, coined “techno body music”, which he would continue to explore on follow-up records for Gigolo as well as Novamute, Datapunk, Music Man and Dave Clarke’s label White Noise.
In 2003 he teamed up with Nitzer Ebb vocalist, Douglas McCarthy, to form Fixmer / McCarthy. A partnership that has resulted in two full-length albums, ‘Between The Devil’ (2004) and ‘Into The Night’ (2008) on Synthetic Symphony, and a series of EPs for his own Planete Rouge Records. The duo have performed their energetic live sets at renowned clubs and festivals all across the globe, simultaneously mining the brutality of techno body music and the sensuality of pop to create truly pioneering sound fusions.
Whilst Planete Rouge functioned primarily as an outlet for Fixmer / McCarthy works, in 2011 Fixmer reactivated the label with a string of EPs from Emmanuel Top. Newcomers Alexey Volkov and Hubot have since graced the label, with further releases pegged from Emmanuel Top and Fixmer himself to come. But it is with Speedy J’s Electric Deluxe stable that Fixmer has lately been reinventing himself once again.
Landing on the label early on with ‘Machine’ at that start of 2009, he has since put out a series of diverse EPs, moving away from his EMB heritage to explore deep and dubbier climes. In 2010 he released his fourth LP, ‘Comedy of Menace’, a true techno album composed from dark atmospheres and hypnotic energy, received to critical acclaim. Releases on Prologue, Turbo, and CLR have since followed, proving Fixmer’s continued relevance and restless aversion to a singular sound. Meanwhile his records have featured on many notable mixes, including Agoria’s Fabric 57 CD and Ben Klock’s latest compilation for the London institution, as well as podcast from luminaries like Juan Atkins, Laurent Garnier and Jon Hopkins.
With a fifth full length in the pipeline, Fixmer is showing no signs of slowing down. He is a true innovator who shall remain at the forefront, and a firm favourite of producers, DJs and music lovers from all generations
Antigone [Token / Construct Re-Form / Concrete Music / Indigo Aera // Paris]
Antigone is a young Parisian artist at the fore-front of the French techno scene.
His entry into the world of electronic music has been highly acclaimed. With his initial EP Forbidden Works published by Construct Re-form.
Antigone followed his debut with the Menace of Species release on Concrete Music, an offering warmly welcomed by the techno scene.
Up next, Antigone successfully collaborated with his friend Francois X for Dement3d as well as the first edition of Reclaim Your City, alongside Subjected, Blind Observatory and Zadig.
Tracks like “As I walk to you” for Construct Reform, his EP “The Day the Sky Fell” (for Indigo Aera) and more recently the 2xEp TOKEN 53 illustrate the hypnotic, melodic and melancholic style of his productions.
This very personal electronic style has guided Antigone through the doors of clubs such as Fuse, Trouw, Corsica Studios, Rex, Tresor, Berghain and awarded him a residency at Concrete.
His meteoric ascent and the warm reception to all his productions make Antigone an emblematic player in the French Techno scene.
Venue: Liquid Club
Doors Open: 22:00
Supported By: Manthrax
Tickets are available from the following outlets:
Junction (Valletta & Sliema)
Royal Impact (Tarxien)
Mr. Signs (Gozo)