Saturday 26th March sees James Ruskin’s reinvigorated Blueprint Records take over South London’s Cable club for an all night session of bare boned techno to rattle the senses.
Having galvanised the labels reputation in the mid-nineties with releases from Ruskin, Surgeon and fellow Londoners Oliver Ho and Richard Polson, Blueprint’s austere approach to its music remains one of this countries great techno success stories, as the unflinching attitude of its label boss steered it through one great release after another (most notably Mark Broom’s ‘Hostage’ and Oliver Ho’s ‘Awakening The Sentient’). A hiatus of sorts from the early noughties saw Ruskin produce a number of well received albums on Berlin’s legendary Tresor imprint, before reopening Blueprint’s account in 2009.
The 26th boasts a line-up that features Surgeon, Luke Slater, Nick Dunton and Ruskin’s own partnership with Sandwell District’s Regis, O/V/R in Room 1, plus Hot Flush signing and rapidly developing London producer Sigha back-to-back with Shifted heading up Room 2, and Geiom, Spatial and MB & CB in support.
We have 2 tickets to the show, plus Ben Klock and Robert Hood’s remixes of O/V/R’s debut EP ‘Post-Traumatic Son’ on 12″ vinyl to giveaway to one lucky winner who can answer the below question:
What was the name of James Ruskin’s debut album on Blueprint?