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Sanctum 1.3: Umwelt (2am)

  • Cobalt Studios 10-16 Boyd Street, Ernest Cafe, Shieldfield Newcastle upon Tyne United Kingdom (map)


An all-vinyl showcase.


An artist we’ve been dreaming of bringing to Newcastle since time immemorial. A musician and activist since the first appearance of raves, Umwelt has never stopped to propagate a fierce, raw and analog sound supported by a voracious passion for electronic music.

Founder of Rave or Die and of the New Flesh Records imprint, Umwelt boasts over forty releases to date, which place him among the most prolific French electronic producers. In 2016, after a long spell off the radar, this expert in ferocious distortions tinted with sweet melancholy delivered his second album, entitled Days of Dissent and released on Boidae. The opus was highly acclaimed by the public and the press, which proclaimed it an electro referent.

Letting instinct guide him in his path, the Lyon-based artist, a vinyl and analogue freak, continues the work of early pioneers with a wild and straight-to-the-dancefloor mode of transport, while progressively leading the listener into dark and melancholic mental atmospheres where he alone has total control over the side effects.

+ Support from Simon - a staple in the Newcastle scene, Backdrop and Slink founder, expect nothing short of a masterclass in vinyl DJ’ing.