4x4x4x4 presents: Joachim Spieth (Affin/DE)
Affin is a famous Techno label in Germany, with names like Arnaud Le Texier, Edit-Select, Reggy Van Oers, Keith Carnal, and Alex Bau all being on the roster. The founder, Joachim Spieth, is now bringing Affin to a new level with his spiritual techno music.
This is Speiths first Asian tour, where is he perform his new album “IRRADIANCE” just in time for Halloween!
4x4x4x4 electronic music party plant was established in 2013 and has promoted pure electronic dance music culture in Shanghai for years, with the music style characterized by Minimal, House, and Techno. They do not only dedicate to promoting local outstanding electronic musicians, but also keep good relationships with international electronic music party labels, and have artists from China and abroad. So far,we have successfully invited a series of international musicians such as Arnoud Le Texier/Barnt/ ShinNishimura/ Deepbass/ Freddie Glitch/ Drunken Kong /Audiohell/James What/Basti Grub/Marco Effe/Ron Costa/DoomWork/Yoshi Horino/Elvis.T.
Joachim Spieth is a long time DJ, producer and label boss of Affin. Whether through the music he produces himself, or the productions he releases on his own imprint, the sounds always operate in their own little pockets away from the norm. It all started with ‘Abi 99’ – one of the earliest 12”s Cologne stable Kompakt ever released.At the time it was supported by legendary UK radio DJ John Peel and, in turn, was followed up with more huge early success in the form of ‘Under Pressure’, a split single EP on Speicher with Michael Mayer.
In the years since, there have been tracks licensed to The Orb’s Back to Mine compilation, appearances on labels like Traum Schallplatten and Paso Music and a steady stream of remixes for the likes of Michael Mayer, Einmusik and Maxime Dangles all of which have blurred the lines between techno and house music in the producers own unique way. Chief amongst Spieth’s achievements are those of his wide- ranging label, Affin.
His vinyl EP release ‘Sensual’ might just be his greatest to date, with the likes of Scuba playing it in his Essential Mix, Depeche Mode’s Martin L Gore (a pop hero for Spieth) charting it on Beatport, Juan Atkins dropping it during his live Beatport stream and many other accolades across the board.As well as that, Joachim released ‘Dark Matter’ 12“ with remixes from G-Man aka Gez Varley (ex-LFO) and D. Diggler followed by ‘Aidan’ vinyl EP in spring 2014. After a decade in the game, then, Joachim Spieth is a true pillar of the electronic community.
Max Shen was born in Shanghai. He runs Arkham club and set up electronic music group 4*4*4*4. He carrys out the development of house/ techno dance in China and introduces current electronic music artists exchanges and acts as the DJ of Asians Vibes for Asia techno vanguard group. He is also regular visitor of current art-multimedia activities for interdisciplinary performance artist Tian ZhuoChen, Zhang Ding’s series of “Enter the Dragon”, 021 Art Fair and Madeln etc and music festival for “Strawberry” “Modernsky” “Intro” “Boiler Room China“etc. He will sign Italian music label Digital Traffik and star his new journey in Europe.
Early on, Max was deeply affected by Sasha & John Digweed. He began to show as DJ in 2000 and got crush on British avant-garde of the day for John Digweed’s bedrock label company, Dave Seamman and Steve Lawler etc. Minimalism influnced the music trend of world and Max Shen in 2007 through time and change. He has insisted on the house/Techno music of Germany and Middle Europe combining dark and deep Bass Line and voice of technology into stage from Drity House to Dub Techno for ten years.
Japanese DJ based in Shanghai since 2003. Founder of Asian Vibes. His sets are meant to be effective to techno crowds, they work like a charm, but expect the flawlessly unexpected. Started project “China Debut Series” in 2013, invited many international artists to Shanghai for their debut performance, while keep exploring the Chinese underground electronic scene with local djs.
It all started around 2002 when Tom was introduced to the sounds of breaks and techno. A new passion for electronic music was ignited and DJing was soon to follow.
From throwing parties in his hometown of Hong Kong during the mid 2000s to more recetly collborating with many of the worlds biggest brands across Asia it’s been an interesting journey to say the least.
Success in the corporate sphere hasn’t made Tom lose sight of his underground roots though, as he continues to deliver the house and techno goods, on time and always on point.
«Date: Friday ,27TH OCT
«Address: Ju lu Road No 168( Found 158) Shanghai
«Entrance: Pre:80RMB/Door Entrance:120RMB（includes 1 shot）