Steffi vocalist and Panorama Bar resident Virginia will debut proper on Ostgut Ton with the Loch & Hill EP.
Although still fundamentally a niche area, it feels like the idea of raw, analogue house and techno has never been more in vogue. Whether it’s a reaction against the corporate homogeneity of “EDM”, the proliferation of Traktor and Serato in DJ booths, increased use of integrated hardware and software systems like Maschine or simply a desire to create electronic music in a way that tweaking parameters inside software cannot match, we seem to be in the midst of a reaction against computers and a desire to re-engage with old fashioned processes. At the forefront of the house and techno arm of this trend is the Restoration imprint, run by Berlin-based Italian duo The Analogue Cops, who, through their own productions, some high-profile collaborations with Blawan, and their Third Side project with Panorama Bar resident Steffi, have turned themselves into almost militant defenders of the hardware-only approach.
Full details have emerged of the forthcoming album from Third Side, the collaborative project of Panorama Bar resident Steffi and the Analogue Cops.
Could it have been a Don Corleone-esque “I’m gonna make them an offer they can’t refuse,” mumble from Third Side aka Lucretio, Marieu and Steffi that lead to the recent disbanding of the Swedish House Mafia? Regardless, Third Side and the Restoration family have always reigned supreme in the underworld of analogue house music.
The Analogue Cops (pictured above) and Steffi will further cement their working relationship as Third Side with the release of Unified Fields, an album due out later this year.