Commemorating 12 years in the game, the cast and crew of the latest THEM horror fest at Corsica Studios, combine for a birthday playlist that slams. THEM parties are an oozing pot of nocturnal dance terror. Everyone on this list goes bump in the night. This Friday’s bash will see a characteristically diverse lineup, drawing from the whole plethora of electronic music’s dark side, putting the dungeon to Corsica’s 2 rooms of powered sound. Dubstep pioneer Pinch is joined by the enigmatic Headless Horseman, live hardware from Ansome and weirdo electronics via Peder Mannerfelt.
So, without further ado, let’s have a look what’s keeping THEM up at night?
“Without getting soppy, thanks to everyone who has attended or played at a THEM party since we launched in July 2008. Been a great dozen years of distortion, subs and elevated heart rates. We have an EP out next week in that spirit by LA based Wheez-ie – go and buy it. This is the digital only bonus track, you can listen to the full EP here.”
Wheez-ie – Desperation (4×4 edit)
“Not everyone can drink a pint of cum”
Rod Steward – Young Turks
“This is one of my current faves. Such beautiful and eerie sound design glued together by rolling broken beats. The slow build of the atmosphere draws one quickly in to a disorienting world that feels like a trip to space being chased by demons.”
Motive Power – The Hunt
“One of my favourite Tidy Trax tunes edited by me. That’s right – E D I T E D. Or is it a remix? Or a re-edit ? I DON’T KNOW WHAT’S REAL ANYMORE. Actually – SIGNUM is REAL.”
Signum – What Ya Got For Me (JoeFarr Re-Edit)
“My favourite track of 2019. The energy on the dance floor whenever I play this is unreal. Merciless hammer of a track.”
RVDE – 90s Hammer (Perc Remix) – Perc Trax
“This is a track by UK producer Borderlandstate from a various artist compilation I’m releasing thru my own label on Friday, coinciding with the Them birthday bash! It’s got all the all the good things I look for in a proper birthday banger: bass, attitude and loads of forward thrust.”
Borderlandstate – Ideam
“This is probably even relatively ‘straight’ for Peder, but putting a fresh twist on straight ahead 4/4 techno is something that few others are doing these days. This reaches an adventurous intersection between industrial and atmospheric techno, after lots of twists and turns, that fits perfectly on Blawan and Pariah’s new label.”
Peder Mannerfelt – Black Alert (VOAM003)
Catch Altar, Ansome, Headless Horseman, JoeFarr, Manni Dee, Peder Mannerfelt, Sunil Sharpe and more at THEM’s 12th Birthday, this FRIDAY.