Dense & Pika
Hotflush returns to London for the first time in over a year to present REFLEXION, putting two members of the core roster alongside an outstanding artist who reflects the forward-thinking philosophy of the label. On 28 March, bossman Scuba and high-flying Dense & Pika are joined by Function, the techno titan long admired by all in the Hotflush camp for his seminal work on Ostgut Ton and as part of Sandwell District.
Needing no cues, Scuba has long remained part of the fabric in London’s scene, despite residing in Berlin. Continually pushing the boundaries with events, releases and everything in between; he has spearheaded the label into being one of the most respected imprints of modern times. LWE regulars might remember the outstanding set he played in the car park at Tobacco Dock for Drumcode Halloween.
If 2013 was the year that the hype started bubbling, 2014 was the year that Dense & PIka lived up to this; becoming one of the most talked about producers in the country and beyond. Representing the new breed of techno DJs in London, Dense & PIka’s bass driven and industrial sound has allowed them to make present-day classics.
One of Techno's true underground heroes, Function has been engrossed in the music scene since the mid-90s and has refused to follow the trends ever since. This is best reflected in his album, “Incubation”; which combines ambient layers and atmospheric sounds that are routed in classic electronic traditions.
Support comes from Hotflush label manager and Berlin DJ stalwart, Jack Haighton, also the man behind sought-after digger edits series, Editions Haighton.