WHO: Manchester duo Sean Canty and Miles Whittaker
STYLE: fractured house, jungle beats, dark techno
LATEST: Wonderland (2016)
LABELS: Modern Love
MUTEKs: Montreal (2010), Mexico (2012)
Coming out from Modern Love’s tremendous catalogue of experimental acts, Demdike Stare takes on a more intimate, inward approach to the signature sound that made the Manchester label so iconic. The duo’s take on structures and build-up tension on their latest album Wonderland was the best unexpected surprise of last year’s releases. Their spreads of ambient music balanced by notes of dub and techno draw inspirations as far as the horizon can go, from the drone woodlands of the scandinavian north to some persian, african and arabic soundscapes.