Jackhammer BBQ with Ben Sims set for Edinburgh date
- Alex Caslano
- 6 August 2014
Techno crew welcome The Machine for their 2014 annual meats-and-beats fest at the Liquid Room
Described as a veteran of the scene, and certainly someone who has devoted much of his career to playing and producing quality techno, Ben Sims is celebrating a special milestone this summer. From his early days on pirate radio to the launch of his highly respected label Theory in 1997, he’s achieved almost cult status amongst both fans and peers; but this September he welcomes the next phase as Theory issues its 50th and final release. ‘It just feels like the right time’ he says, speaking of the label’s culmination. ‘Musically it's at its strongest, I've achieved far more than I ever thought I would and I’m happy to finish on a high and move on to new projects.’
Featuring eight new tracks as well as exclusive remixes from the likes of Surgeon and DVS1, the 50th release is a triple vinyl collection aptly titled The Theory of Completion, and certainly represents what Sims has always strived to promote: forward thinking and distinctive techno. ‘The final release has a bit of everything that I've wanted on the label, from raw loop based club tracks to darker and heady grooves. I've also managed to get four of my favourite producers involved to help me finish the label with a bang.’
Playing the annual Jackhammer BBQ alongside Scottish veterans Slam, much-hyped trio Skymas and River Of Slime, ‘The Machine’, as he’s fondly become known, will no doubt be firing on all cylinders.
Liquid Room, 225 2564, 9 Aug, 10pm, £10.