Friday, April 4, 2008
Café Capital, Antwerpen | Doors open at 11pm | €7 in advance
- WILL O’BRIEN
SUB-SCAPE presents MLZ aka Miles Whittaker, one half of Pendle Coven and Modern Love luminary, whose Detroit inspired and vintage Warp tinged productions have established the label’s reputation for deep, sparse, emotional output and played a pivotal role in Manchester’s recent renaissance as a hotbed of cutting edge underground club music.
Whether flying solo or as part of Pendle Coven, MLZ is a purveyor of fine funk and hypnotic grooves, laying down fierce squashed basslines with layered slabs of percolating dub chords on top of crisp, future-retro rhythms, fusing influences from Sheffield, Chicago, Detroit and Berlin.
Modern Love’s in-house DJ, MLZ’s skills have become renowned on the underground club circuit of Manchester and beyond.
Anyone who has witnessed him DJ will tell you that he’s quite simply a one-off, blending a wide range of styles into the deepest kind of dancefloor devastation imaginable ! One of his legendary DJ sets at Sonar was described by Wire magazine as the unexpected highlight of the entire festival and every time he plays out he employs his incredible box of delights in unexpected ways, mixing classic cuts with upfront white labels in maverick fashion.
There can be little doubt that MLZ’s deep love and thirst for music from all ends of the spectrum seems to be bringing to life something quite special indeed.