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Junction 2 Artist Focus: LSD


Techno luminaries Luke Slater, Steve Bicknell & Dave Sumner (AKA Function) form live electronic music supergroup – the acronymical LSD. The project started in 2016 – born in Berlin institution Berghain – 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 dropped their first material Process, fittingly released on the Berghain-owned Ostgut Ton.

The label describes their music 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 deal. But such was the chemistry on that fateful night, shared studio-time was the next natural step. Having performed together at ADE, the trio started the year returning where their journey began, playing Berghain’s legendary 60-hour New Year’s Day marathon.

The next-stop was the UK. On Saturday 10th February LSD touched-down in London to play the cavernous depths of Tobacco Dock’s car park. They lit-up the subterranean industrial space, with many attendees united in picking them as their highlight from the J2 launch party. They made such an impact, that we quickly put measures in place to bring them back to London for the festival-proper.

After lengthily negotiations, we can now reveal they join Len Faki, Scuba, Dense & Pika and Jay Clarke in the pressure-cooker of the Warehouse, for their first-ever festival set.
Final release tickets are on sale now. Be sure to move quick to catch this exclusive LSD performance.