Techno don Chris Liebing returns to Liverpool this Friday after a hefty hiatus landing at new hotspot Underground.
For dance music aficionados there are few pleasures as visceral as a techno masterclass. Whether the emotive flair of Laurent Garnier, Jeff Mills’ boundary pushing sonics, Ben Klock’s bruising Berghain sessions or the wild hedonism of Carl Cox, the genre has much to shout about.
One name who fits within that canon is German master Chris Liebing. Since the last century he has been a figure synonymous with techno at it’s most domineering, crafting gloriously intricate collages of sound that push the music to its outer sonic capabilities. He remains as committed to the technical prowess of DJing like few others, pushing the technological limitations well beyond the norm whilst never forgetting the true purpose of it all; rewarding the crowd with an effortless stomp and groove.
His record label CLR has become synonymous with techno over its near seventeen year existence, the sounds of peers such as Speedy J, Adam Beyer and Drumcell all ringing through the speakers of the world’s most famed clubs, spaces Liebing often commands with panache. One more will add their name to that prestigious list in March, when a long overdue return to Liverpool (his last set was way back in September 2011) sees him make his debut in one of the city’s most vaunted new spaces, Underground, for an extended set.
Support will come in the shape of Alex.Do, part of the Dystopian stable and one of the new generation of Berlin based artists breathing imagination into dub infused techno. He’ll be joined by Liverpool techno stalwart Tom Page, with the clubnight he runs Tribe manning the second room all night.
Underground presents Chris Liebing
Friday 17th March @ Underground, Eberle St, Liverpool
Room 2 hosted by TRiBE
£12 NUS / £13 Standard / £20 VIP