Darkwave Disko Details
The Echo & Part Time Punks Present
with Guest DJ Xian (Malediction Society/Disko.Nekro/Otherside)
When Dark Wave Disco cofounder and resident DJ Mark Gertz sought out another selector to materialize his vision of a crossover electro/indie party, he happened to bump into Miguel Martin, aka Trancid, a twenty-plus-year veteran behind the decks who wields considerable skills to match a discerning electro-musical palate. The party was a success and quickly metamorphosed from a Tuesday night slot to prime weekend real estate at Sonotheque, along with co-productions at bigger clubs alongside the likes of Justice and Tommie Sunshine.
As bloggers and electronic press veered away from more traditional house and techno coverage, DWD’s crossover lineups became an industry institution, with Trancid as its most visible figure. His precision cuts and crowd-pleasing selections are the culmination of his entire career. Strong 1980s new wave/industrial/EBM influences punctuate the latest/greatest new electro/rock thing, adding gravity to his sets in the ever-fickle half-life of trendy club fare.