Find Me in the Dark brought Ostgut Ton’s Function, one half of the brains behind celebrated underground techno imprint Sandwell District, and his uncompromising sound so often heard at Berlin’s Berghain to the intimate space of Corsica Studios on Saturday. January 31st. Joined by Florian Kupfer, Jacko, Daze, Limo, Lock Eyes and resident Asquith, the sold out Elephant and Castle club was buzzing right through the night with two heaving dancefloors.
Find Me In The Dark clocked up a year of clubnights at the end of 2014 with a unique live acid set from Genius of Time and a hefty crowd at Corsica. The first night of 2015 showed firm signs it’s become a techno-heads favourite: when we arrived at nearly 1am there was a queue snaking out the door and, given the freezing temperatures, we knew they weren’t your casual clubber.
Function was in serious mood, dishing out a stormer from CJ Bolland then going more minimal with Lemon8
We entered to find L.I.E.S. affiliate Florian Kupfer in room one going avant garde with Polygon Window’s “If It Really Is Me” among a sketchy electronica half hour, then moved into an equally-packed room two where Transition LAB’s Jako was thumping through a live set. Lobster Theremin’s Daze followed on the decks, kicking off his set with the acid of “Invisible Symphony” by Life’s Track and keeping the energy levels high.
By the time Function stepped up to take control of room one at 3am, there was strong contingent of avid techno fans eager to hear the Berghain regular. He was in a serious mood, dishing out a stormer from CJ Bolland with “Horsepower” and then going more minimal with Lemon8’s “Model8”. The New Yorker has relocated to Berlin, and it showed – this was an unrelenting, dark techno set with only the briefest of light moments when Crystal Waters’ “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)” was heard and everyone in Corsica couldn’t resist bursting into song.
When we left at 6am, Corsica was a hive of activity and the techno was flowing – Find Me In The Dark had produced another formidable night. Next up is the Smallville Records 10th birthday on Sunday, May 3rd and one of their favourite previous guests playing all night in room one on Friday, May 22nd.