Preview // SKIN :: 002 // The Crescent, York // 4.11.2017
The SKIN crew return with their first booking, Finnish DJ-producer Gremino, and are set to take over the back room of The Crescent Community Venue this Saturday. Having initially started making experimental breaks on labels such as DC’s Car Crash Set and LA’s Fade to Mind, Gremino has more recently started working on old school inspired techno and electro. The team have an acute awareness of how euro-centric styles such as trance and jungle can trace their roots to Detroit and Chicago sounds.
SKIN will be providing supporting Kommanche who will present a set of glitchy Latin rhythms, while Vaccuum Systems and Matt King will contrast with their respective sounds in a tense yet fluid b2b. Jameela and Chris will be directly supporting Gremino with driving techno and bass sets either side.
The SKIN crew was initially formed from a group of DJs hailing from the Wirral, based in various locations around the north of England. Over time, it steadily developed in to the diverse group of DJs and producers that it is now composed of. With a focus on artistry and original works by the crew members, SKIN aims to be a night that pushes past the boundaries of a “functional” club night and instead focuses on experimental set formats, immersive aesthetics and a unique blend of sound textures.