Unapologetic Techno: Marcel Dettmann’s “Bad Manners” Residency at Phonox London

Amidst the ever-evolving nightlife of London, Brixton’s Phonox is somewhat of a staple. Priding itself on its intimate dancefloor, state-of-the-art sound system and esteemed residencies, Phonox is a magnet for seasoned techno aficionados and adventurous clubbers alike.

Long celebrated for its diverse and forward-thinking musical programming, Phonox’s newly-revealed Autumn/Winter 2023 lineup does not disappoint. This autumn, Phonox regulars such as Hunee, Antal and Conducta will be making a reappearance while Bashkka, Gesloten Cirkel and Mama Snake are set to debut at the club.

An undoubtable highlight amidst this bustling lineup is Marcel Dettmann’s “Bad Manners” residency. Starting from September 29th Dettmann will take over the highly-anticipated residency for four Fridays as part of the "4 Fridays at Phonox" series.

A familiar face behind Berghain’s fabled decks since 1999, Dettmann has emerged as an international ambassador for this Berlin brand of techno. Gritty, unapologetic and ruggedly dystopian, Dettmann’s sound has left a distinctive imprint on electronic music. He masters a hypnotic yet minimalist style, which honours the raw energy of electronic counterculture and seamlessly integrates visual art.

Born in Pössneck, Germany, Dettmann honed his craft as a young DJ in the vibrant Berlin scene. Having acquired his legendary status first as a resident DJ at OstGut and later at its successor Berghain, the uncompromising dynamism and hybrid influences of the German underground scene have left an indelible mark on Dettmann’s music. Expect to be immersed in the techno vortex as the iconic producer curates a musical journey through charged beats, gravelly bass and steely industrial synths. 

The "Bad Manners” residency promises a groundbreaking exploration of the genre, a true masterclass in sound and a timeless demonstration of techno etiquette. 

Check out the full lineup for the Autumn/Winter season on the Phonox website

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