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    Welcome to the CLR Podcast 088 with Function in the mix! Enjoy...

    November 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.


    Tracklisting

    1 FEMALE - WE ARE THE SAVAGE IN SILENCE (LIVE EXTRACT) - SANDWELL DISTRICT
    2 DECIMAL - MELODY ATTACK (SANDWELL DISTRICT REMIX) - SOMA
    3 FUNCTION - BURN - SANDWELL DISTRICT
    4 SANDWELL DISTRICT - IMMOLARE (UNRELEASED LIVE EDIT) - SANDWELL DISTRICT
    5 BERNARD BADIE - I CAN FEEL IT - NIGHT CLUB RECORDS
    6 RAIZ - KEEP SECRETS (FUNCTION VS. SYDENHAM REMIX) - DROID
    7 JACK MASTER - BANG THE BOX - JACK 1
    8 SHED - ESTRANGE - OSTGUT TON
    9 PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS - ENTER ACTION - OSTGUT TON
    10 MARCEL FENGLER - THWACK - MOTE EVOLVER
    11 SPEEDY J - THREE O' THREE - PLUS 8
    12 DAVE CLARKE - WISDOM TO THE WISE (RED 2) (ROB HOOD REMIX)
    13 REALITY OR NOTHING - UNTITLED (FEMALE MIX) - RSB
    14 LB DUBCORP - IT'S WHAT YOU FEEL - OSTGUT TON
    15 REALITY OR NOTHING - UNTITLED (FUNCTION MIX) - RSB
    16 LEMON 8 - MODEL 8 - PLUS 8
    17 JOHN TEJADA FEAT QZEN - SUCRE - PALETTE
    18 PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEM - GT (P.A.S. DRONE SECTOR REMIX)
    19 CARL CRAIG - AT LES (CHRISTIAN SMITH'S HYPONOTICA REMIX) - TRONIC
    20 MATHEW JONSON - MARIONETTE - WAGON REPAIR
    21 PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS - BOOSTER - PEACEFOG
    22 PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS - GT (FUNCTION VS. SYDENHAM REMIX) - MOTE EVOLVER
    23 SANDWELL DISTRICT - FALLING THE SAME WAY - SANDWELL DISTRICT