Sunil Sharpe [Sheworks, Earwiggle, Mord Records| Dublin]
Casper Hastings [Obscuur Records, TXTRL| Dublin]
Gonzo MDF [Counterweight, Rote Sonne | Munich]
Marco H [Counterweight, Rote Sonne | Munich]
In 2016 Sunil already showed us his amazing skills on the turntables, so it was an easy decision for us to bring him back to Munich once again.
Sunil Sharpe is one of Europe's most renowned and well-loved techno DJs. Gaining an enviable reputation for his DJing in the early '00s, he was soon invited to play at Berlin's Tresor Club, marking the start of an intensive involvement in the techno scene. Sunil has played extensively around Europe at the likes of Berghain, Fabric, Concrete, Sub Club, Glastonbury Festival and much more. He was also DJ of choice on the first two Karenn European tours, the last of which was marked by his now classic Boiler Room set in London.
Known primarily for his fast-moving, skillful style on the decks, Sunil's reputation as a producer of raw, individualistic techno, has grown in tandem with his reputation as a DJ. To date he has appeared on labels such as Works The Long Nights (aka Sheworks), Black Sun Records, Rave Or Die, Trensmat, Mord, Inner Surface Music, Violet Poison and many more. Sunil also recently setup On The Hoof, a label dedicated specifically to his own productions and collaborations with friends.
Sunil's application to techno and the scene in general, pushes far beyond the standard DJ/producer mould. Enjoying a long stint in pirate radio from his early days of active DJing, Sunil joined national station RTÉ 2fm in 2007, where he has since offered up a monthly mix of new music. The show has also been characterized by in-depth interviews with the likes of Jeff Mills, Surgeon, Blawan and many others.
Casper Hastings is an artist from Ireland, producing techno since many years now. With appearances on great labels as TXTRL, B55, OBSCUUR and more, this guy does not fuck about !
His tracks are relentless in their execution, with unforgiving basslines coupled with harsh riffs, Casper Hastings is a prime example of the heavy hitting players coming out of the Irish techno scene right now.
Besides the Irish guys, the Counterweight residents Marco H and Gonzo MDF will take care to get the dancefloor soaked with sweat right from the start till the very last record.