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Artist Focus: LSD


Techno luminaries Luke Slater, Steve Bicknell & Dave Sumner (AKA Function) have formed a live electronic music supergroup – the acronymical LSD. The project – born in Berlin institution Berghain in 2016 – aims to explore the psychedelic properties of electronic music, taking inspiration from the hallucinogenic drug of the same name. After months of speculation the trio have dropped their first material Process, fittingly released on the Berghain-owned Ostgut Ton.

The label describes the material as “interpretation of stroboscopic intensity on the summit of psychedelic experiences – permeated with moments of hypnotic and atonal melodies, as impelling as enchanting. Promising to accentuate hallucinatory and shapeshifting sonic elements.” Needless to say, the premise sounds boldly ambitious and creative, as we’ve come to expect from all three producers’ solo work.

You can listen to all three cuts from the EP below – all of which are out now and available from all good download stores.

The collaboration was originally intended to only be a one-time thing. But such was the chemistry on that fateful night, shared studio-time was the next natural step. Having performed together at ADE, the trio will start the year by returning to where their journey began, playing Berghain’s legendary 60-hour New Year’s Day marathon. But we’re most excited about their long-awaited debut on UK soil: Junction 2 Presents at Tobacco Dock on Saturday 10th February 2018.

They join Nina Kraviz, Modeselektor, Mind Against and more as J2 goes on the road ahead of their third edition.
Third release tickets are on sale now. Be sure to move quick to catch this exclusive LSD performance.