Kapital and the Caves, Edinburgh, Sat 1 Mar
This article is from 2008.
Kapital’s headliner at this Border Community (James Holden’s rather fantastic record label) special is none other than Nathan Fake, a 25-year-old producer who makes stripped down techno tracks bathed in luxuriant melodic glory. He’s remixed the likes of Tiefschwarz, DJ Remy and Shocking Pinks as well as releasing his own singles and an artist album on the aforementioned label.
His debut, Drowning in a Sea of Love, was an accomplished effort which saw Fake moving away from the dance floor into more ambient territory proving an ability to write complete works of music rather than just banging club tracks, although the album does include the single ‘The Sky is Pink’, a huge hit thanks to a stunning remix by label boss Holden. Obviously he’ll also want you to come down to his gig at Kapital where he’ll be performing live through what he describes as ‘a laptop with some controllers and shit’.
His Swedish label mate Petter is also on the bill with a DJ set of intricate beeps and bleeps all of which is taking place at the Caves, one of Scotland’s most unusual venues, although Fake is no stranger to mixing it up in strange places. ‘I once played in an Italian restaurant in Japan which was pretty bizarre. I also played in a Church in Milan which wasn’t so strange, but the act after me was a chef,’ he laughs.