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    Welcome to the CLR Podcast 060 with Function in the mix! Enjoy...

    September 09, 2010

    Function, aka David Sumner, should be a familiar name to anyone who's been paying attention to techno in New York City for the past 15+ years. Heavily influence by the early New York rave scene (Limelight, NASA, Storm, etc), Dave dove into production with a string of releases and collaborations on Damon Wild's seminal Synewave label in the mid-90s. From the late 90s to the early 00s, Function put out many productions on his own label, Infrastructure. In the process he made a strong artistic connection with Regis and Female from the UK, and formed Portion Reform with Regis, releasing a handful of 12"s and an album on the cult, UK Midlands based imprint, Downwards. This connection remains strong to this day. In 2008, Dave moved to Berlin and began to strongly focus on the Sandwell District label, which was undoubtedly one of the breakout labels that year. The label was launched in 2002, and has only put out 15 releases since then, each one well worth owning. In 2010, the techno spotlight is shining brightly on Sumner and Sandwell. He has a residency at Berghain, and appears regularly at other huge clubs around Europe, and from all reports, his performance was the best set at the Labyrinth Festival in Japan this year. And now with Sandwell District being slated to close the main stage at Sonar this June, 2 new groundbreaking V/A Promo 12"s in the pipeline set to come out in May/June 2010, which will precede a full length Sandwell District album and 2 new collaborative projects with Jerome Sydenham for CLR and Ibadan, the future really couldn't be much brighter.

    Function - SDSMP01 A1 - Sandwell District
    Silent Servant - SDSMP02 A1 (Edit) - Sandwell District
    Silent Servant (Regis Mix) - SDSMP01 B1 - Sandwell District
    Function vs. Jerome Sydenham - Two Ninety One - CLR
    Xhin - Blade Moth - Meerestief
    Xhin - Plexus - Meerestief
    Robert Hood - Alpha - M-Plant
    JPLS - Displacement - Minus
    Martyn - Is This Insanity? (Ben Klock Remix) - 3024
    Cybersonic - Technarchy (Marcel Dettmann Remix) - Plus 8
    JPLS - X Pulse - Minus
    Mark Broom and James Ruskin - No Time Soon - Blueprint
    Speedy J - Armstrong - CLR
    Xhin - Fixing The Error - Stroboscopic Artefacts
    Xhin - Link - Stroboscopic Artefacts
    Function - SDSMP01 A2 - Sandwell District
    Function - Unreleased Live Edit
    Mark Broom and James Ruskin - The Metal Man - Blueprint
    Robert Hood - Omega - M-Plant
    Robert Hood - Superman - Music Man
    Cari Lekebusch - Spindizzy (Luke Slater's L.B. Dub Corp Remix) - Mote Evolver
    Equalized 03 - A - Equalized
    Jeff Mills - Black Is The Number - Axis
    Lionrock - Packet Of Peace (Jeff Mills Deep House Mix) - Deconstruction
    Function vs. Jerome Sydenham - Illusion - Ibadan
    Phase - Fragmenta - Token
    Milton Bradley - Hypnagogic - Do Not Resist The Beat
    Delta Funktionen - Silhouette (Marcel Dettmann Remix) - Delsin
    Silent Servant - SDSMP02 A1 - Sandwell District
    Silent Servant - SDSMP02 B1 - Sandwell District
    Female - SDSMP02 B2 - Sandwell District
    Female - SDSMP02 A2 - Sandwell District