This Sunday marks the return of First Floor to Jaded. A mental first year has seen the Brighton collective bring the debuts of Palms Trax, Anthony Parasole, Ed Davenport, Tin Man, XDB, Ryan Elliott, Lakuti, ItaloJohnson and Reflec to an emerging scene centred around new art deco hotspot, Patterns. Ahead of their room 2 takeover at Corsica Studios, we asked founders James Dodd & Charles Green to select the tracks that define their sound.
Plastikman – Elektrostatik
A classic, yet often overlooked record released by Richie Hawtin on his own Plus 8 label in the early 90’s. One highlight of our August Freerotation special was XDB spinning this track just as the party was getting going, and the dancers responding with nothing but love.
Another classic out of Detroit, this time from UR. A truly epic moment from our party with Ryan Elliot in October; him mixing this out of a Carl Craig remix of Rhythm and Sound, crowd going mental, can’t go wrong.
Rrose – The Stare
Simian Mobile Disco coming down on our 1st Birthday and laying down one of the hardest sets we’ve ever heard was fantastic, and this monster from Rrose on Stroboscopic Artefacts was a defining moment of the night.
Vril – CTO
Giegling is one of our favorite labels at the moment, everything they seem to touch turns to gold. While they put out their fair share of club orientated killers, its important to remember that it’s not always about the dance-floor, and this beautiful track from Vril is testament to their ability to release unbelievable music.
Cleric – Pattern One (Original Mix)
Cleric is a firm favourite of ours at First Floor, and generally there won’t be a set that goes by in which we don’t play at least one of his tracks. ‘Pattern One’ is a shining example of his ability to create dance floor destroying rollers with seemingly boundless energy using little more than a drum pattern and a synth with some effects.
Function – Untitled
There’s not much to be said about Function other than the fact that he is without a doubt one of the best techno producers of the past two decades. Whatever he does, weather its his solo production, or a collaborative effort with Regis as Sandwell District, is always top quality, and ‘Untitled’ is no exception to the rule. Catch him playing an extended set for us at Patterns in Brighton on Friday the 25th of March!
Tin Man – No New Violence
Tin Man performed one of the best live sets we have ever seen when he played for us along side Anthony Parasole and Ed Davenport last June, so we were more than happy to invite him back to perform live again, this time along side Simian Mobile Disco, for our birthday event in February. Ending his set with the captivating 303 line from ‘No New Violence’ is a moment we’re never going to forget.
First Floor will take over room 2 from 6am – 3pm this Sunday. You’ll find Sleeparchive playing live in room 1, backed by the forces of Rodriguez & Stanford. Get on the list and check out the full timetable here.