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RADIO SLAVE: Berlin’s Legendary DJ Comes To The Wave Space

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We’re e beyond excited to invite you to Radio Slave (Rekids, Ministry Of Sound, Berlin) at The Wave Space.

With Support from

  • K.A.S.H
  • Not Bobby Lee
  • FRI APR 07
  • Show Starts at 10pm.

19+ Only Show. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

No matter what sounds you profess to be your music of choice, chances are, that at some point over the last five years, you will have got your rocks off to RADIO SLAVE.

Radio Slave Live in Vancouver

As Matthew E he fashions club-based, dancefloor slayers. Under that aegis he’s updated the classic Chi-town, jackin’ sound beloved of house aficionados and layered it with fractured funk, belligerent, oddball beats and mechanical soul.

If Matthew E is all about the Saturday Night Fever, then, by contrast, Rekid is the slower, more deliberate, rhythmical funk of the mid-week mayhem. Its well-intentioned muscular intensity making it perfect soulful sustenance.

Quiet Village is something else all together. A collaboration with long-time musical sparring partner Joel Martin (a vinyl freak, like Mr Edwards, who works in esteemed auction house Christie’s pop department), it’s sample-based music which veers from drawn out disco-not-disco delirium to evocative, under-stated soundscapes.

Sea Devils – you keeping up at the back? – is undeniable electronic pop brilliance. Working with Tom from Cagedbaby, it’s the least niche of Matt’s projects and thanks to Sea Devils alluring pop dance grooves they’ll no doubt be shagging the upper reaches of the hit parade sometime soon.

Last, but by no means least etc, etc, etc, is Radio Slave. Perhaps Matt’s most instantly recognisable nom de guerre, thanks in part to his inspirational melding of Kylie’s Can’t Get You Out Of My Head to New Order’s Blue Monday, this is Matt’s DJ moniker and the guise under which he completes his incendiary remixes and re-edits.

However, before such sonic schizophrenia gets you calling for the men in white coats, just feel the quality and consider Matt’s legacy. Fired by the first wave of acid house, Matt gained his musical spurs by partying to dance music that was just that: music you danced to, irrespective of tribal factions.

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8475 Ontario Street
Vancouver, BC V5X 3E8 Canada
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  • Start Date

    April 7, 2023 @ 10:00 pm

  • End Date

    April 8, 2023 @ 4:00 am

  • Tickets

    $35 – $50

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