Supporting Xhin at TEA's very own Melbourne show will be hAUL and TEA representatives Christian Vance (hAUL), Craig McWhinney (hAUL), Mike Callander (hAUL) and James Manning (TEA). Whilst Melbourne’s Knee Deep collective of Toby Josef, Luke Bruin and Louis McCoy will have Miss Libertine’s front room Raffles for our Singaporean occasion, alongside G-Town’s Isaac Fryar.
The Singaporean producer is already a master in the dark art of brooding, dusky techno. Even his earliest forays into production were produced with a careful hand, eliciting a controlled pummel that quickly caught the ear of established heads: Speedy J, Luke Slater and Sandwell District’s Function are all paid up members of the Xhin fan club.
Following releases on German label Meerestief, Xhin was taken under the wing of Stroboscopic Artefacts boss Lucy, the result being a label-artist combination that pushes boundaries and defies categorisation. An upcoming long player for the SA and CLR imprints slated for 2011, has hAUL and TEA giddy with anticipation.
In addition to his own productions, collaborations with the likes of Schaffhäuser, US stalwart Jerome Sydenham and LX series with Lucy has ensured his star has risen further still. Indeed, if 2010 goes down as a breakthrough year for Xhin, 2011 promises to be stratospheric.
$20 pre-sale tickets are available for hAUL & TEA's Melbourne show through RA, Moshtix and TEA.