Tuesday, Aug 26 2014 | 11:57

Daniel AveryUK’s online music magazine FACT summed it up perfectly: “There’s no gimmick with Daniel Avery, no hook. He is, as his Discogs page puts it, a “DJ and producer from England.” And really, that should be the only hook you need. Since focusing on making music under his real name in the early ’10s (though he was DJing and producing for several years before then), the one-time studio assistant of Andrew Weatherall has been steadily developing from record to record, combining house and techno structures with dynamics that betray his love of oddball guitar music and ’90s alt-rock. Like Weatherall, and like Downwards’ Regis, Avery recognises the limitless potential to hypnotise by getting as weird as possible over a 4×4 pulse, and on his debut album Drone Logic (the clue’s in the name), he uses 4×4 as a canvas to paint Bosch-esque visions of disembodied voices, tripped-out rabbit-holes and more.”

Of course, it also bangs when it has to – Avery’s no floor-clearer. In fact, he’s become one of the UK’s most celebrated DJs of recent years, contributing to the BBC Essential Mix series and releasing a mix CD for Fabric.

“fabric is my home and I’m proud to be a resident. The club has been with me from the beginning so starting my own night there feels right. Divided Love (Daniel Avery’s new residency at fabric) will be about presenting acts are doing something special … sonic souls, faith affirmers, music for the mind …”

The night can be seen as a direct extension of Avery’s monthly radio show on another of the capital’s underground mainstays, Rinse FM. A chance to push mind-expanding sounds from a myriad of places beyond straightforward club music, the show has also featured guest mixes from the likes of James Holden, Simian Mobile Disco, Miss Kittin, Richard Fearless, Barnt, Gonno and Marcus Worgull.

“The electronic underground is incredibly exciting at the moment; it feels natural to bring all these acts together. You could say that the music has a common anchor in techno but it goes way beyond that. Something is happening.”


Daniel Avery Top 10 August 2014:

01. Daniel Avery – Platform Zero (Volte-Face remix) (Phantasy Sound)
02. Conforce – Depth Over Distance (Delsin)
03. Tripeo – Anipintiros #2 (Tripeo)
04. Roots Panorama – Mars (Ripperton Roots Version) (Character)
05. Daniel Avery – All I Need (Roman Flügel remix) (Phantasy Sound)
06. Daze – Untitled (Lobster Theremin)
07. Liit – Lungo (Lack Records)
08. Richard Fearless – Gamma Ray (Drone)
09. Luke Hess & Omar S – Automatic Night (DeepLabs)
10. Trevino – Mesmerise (-)

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