Event: Loop Presents B12, John Shima @ Dina, Sheffield – 1st April 2017

Alright troops. I don’t often carry event listing these days seeing as how I rarely leave the house and tend to forget there is a larger world out there, and I rarely stray far from Glasgow when I do but, seeing as there has been a wee bit of Sheffield – Glasgow traffic over the years I thought I’d get this one out there.

It’s not the Weegie connection which is important here, but the chance to hear legendary techno and electronica outfit B12 playing their seminal album Electro Soma in a live environment.

Released on Warp in 1993, Electro Soma remains a seminal moment in both early British techno and the burgeoning IDM scene. Even after all these years it’s more than still up there with the likes of Autechre’s Amber, and Black Dog’s Spanners, and is still a high water mark on Warp’s catalogue. Time to get reacquainted and get yourself down. It’s a true stunner.

Also on duty is John Shima who we’ve covered here once or twice and is currently out there as part of the Emerald City EP on Verdant along side Plant 43, Leigh Dickson, and Mihail P. The boy’s a good ‘un, and his deep, travelling, Detroit influenced sound should be a great counterpoint to B12’s cosmic explorations.

Support from local jocks Info And Neil Martin rounds off what looks like a proper treat of a night. Converge on Dina @ 32 Cambridge Street, Sheffield S1 4HP (handily behind Lewis’) on Saturday night for the answer to all your techno dreams. Early kick aff at 8pm through to 3AM. Tickets a ten spot in advance or 12 on the door, But I’d get them early. I can’t see many being left behind for this one. Advance tickets can be had from HERE so get on it before it’s too late. Lovely.