Arnaud Le Texier
+ Mathëw Symes
PRE-PARTY Upstairs in Stereo, Cafe Bar from 8:30pm till 11:00 pm with Burn The Elastic (Reece Duncan) and PROP (Conor Carden)
Techno innovator - Underworld originator - Underwater and Detone label boss - Darren Emerson has remained at the forefront of electronica, techno and house across the last three decades for good reason.
Solidly consistent productions, inspiring DJ performances and an unquenchable thirst for the new and interesting everywhere it can be found is an irresistible and intoxicating brew.
A true pioneer, Darren is one of the most influential figures in dance music, having collaborated with artists as diverse as Sasha, Depeche Mode, Bjork and The Chemical Brothers, from rocking Glastonbury with Underworld and the perenial classic "Born Slippy" to topping the UK charts with his own label Underwater. Indeed from the age of 18 he was already on his way to creating platinum million selling albums and singles with Underworld followed by some of the most successful DJ mix compilations of all time with Global Underground, Cream, Underwater and more.
Twenty years since the release of the seminal “Dubnobasswithmyheadman” 2014 see Darren return with two of his latest projects The White Lamp and Huffa. Following a series of well received but mysterious uncredited slo-mo disco single releases on Hotflush, Sonar Kollektive and Futureboogie the stage is set for live dates showcasing collaborations with some amazingly talented musicians and vocalists.
Meanwhile off the back of acclaimed recent tech house and techno releases “FeelIt” (Bedrock) and “Vamos” (Octopus) Darren has lined up a series of productions due out over the coming months on his Detone imprint and is once more back in the studio working on collaborations with some of his all time favourite producers and musicians over the coming months.
Arnaud Le Texier:
Techno Dj / Producer & Children Of Tomorrow label head. Based in London, UK. Arnaud is also producing with Antonio De Angelis under Detect Audio's alias.
Arnaud’s career dates back to 1990 when he first began managing record shops and building what is now a huge archive of knowledge, taste and musical dedication to his name. His five years residency at Paris’s Queen and memorable sets around Europe over the years that followed perfected Arnaud’s djing skills, earning him his spot in the worldwide scene where he continues to this day to be a prominent dj and production figure.
In 2000 at a Miami gig, Arnaud met British dj James Warren, the pair shared a vision and love of expressing deep and constructed minimal and techno sounds. The two artists decided to launch the UK based labels: Atcha Recordings and Kailash Records.
5 years later, Safari Electronique was born. Arnaud decided to launch this new label because he wanted something different and where he could sign all styles of electronic music. A label a bit more experimental and personal, which concentrates on techno and minimal sounds, sensuality and dance-floor grooves has since gone on to collaborate with best known and highly respected artists. Safari Electronique made his name by often being the first to discover who was about to become a big talent. This tells a lot about label owner Arnaud Le Texier's DJ Set. Through his focus on music quality and originality, as well as his performances on an International level, Arnaud Le Texier became one of the leaders in electronic sound.
At the beginning of 2006 Arnaud decided to move to London where he played in different clubs or parties such as Half Baked, Secret Sundaze, Melt, Paradox, Onemore, Bread & Butter, Multi Vitamins, Wiggles, Kubicle, T Bar, etc … and he is a regular Dj at Fabric since 8 years.
In 2008 Children Of Tomorrow was born. A label created by Emmanuel Ternois. Arnaud decided to join this project in 2011 and to focus on the techno side. For over more than 20 years they have both shared their passion for timeless techno Music. Raw and timeless are the main elements of the label. Arnaud is releasing his own music and confirmed talents such as : Terrence Dixon, ROD, Jonas Kopp, Ryan Elliott, Samuli Kemppi, Zadig, Antigone, Antonio De Angelis, Birth Of Frequency and many more have been involved with releases or remixes. Almost all the releases have been played or charted by huge artists such has Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, DVS1, Ben Sims, Rodhad, DJ Deep, Chris Liebing, Dave Clarke and many more.
Since 2013 Arnaud is also producing with Antonio De Angelis under Detect Audio's alias.
In 2014 label boss Arnaud Le Texier together with his partners and colleagues decided to start a series of Children Of Tomorrow parties in London that focus on talented Techno producers.
Arnaud produced different EP's & remixes for Affin, Bass Culture, Cocoon, Children of Tomorrow, Syncrophone, Safari Electronique, etc... to name few since 1999 when he started to write his own music. He is a perfect blend of natural talent and raw flare with very distinctive music.