Bakk-Heia w/Tolouse Low Trax (Salon Des Amateurs)

The White Hotel, Salford

Saturday, 17 Nov 2018 – Sunday, 18 Nov 2018

23:50 – 08:00

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For November’s Bakk-Heia serving, we are going the full freak mode. 8 hours in The White Hotel with a line up we’ve been meticulously planning for months, headlined by Salon Des Amateurs resident DJ and founder, Tolouse Low Trax, straight out of Düsseldorf, Germany.

Toulouse Low Trax the solo project of Detlef Weinrich has a body of work that is very much a continuation of Düsseldorf’s, long and much hailed relationship with experimental and avant garde electronic music. The city which gave birth to Kraftwerk, Neu!, Die Krupps & later DAF, has certainly influenced Detlef’s output, which started in the mid 90s with Kreidler, a band that joins the dots between Krautrock, Ambient and Art Rock.

During the early days of Kreidler, Detlef was also DJing locally, heavily influenced by the trans-dimensional stylings of Daniele Baldelli’s Cosmic mixtapes, drawing a cohesive line between low slung, experimental musics of all descriptions and consciously pushing the boundaries of what is acceptable 'club music’. This ethos is very much echoed in the highly revered Salon Des Amateurs. A venue which has gained some serious global attention over the last few years, having nurtured and given a home to the likes of Lena Wilikens, Jan Schulte and Vladimir Ivkovic. Artists and DJs which have arguably altered the global musical landscape, opting to challenge the dance floor, with a darker and more psychedelic twist on ‘eclecticism’.

As a producer, Detlef has released some highly revered 12”s on Zaltan’s Antinote and Düsseldorf’s Themes For Great Cities. More recently though, Detlef has produced 2 absolutely outstanding releases as Toresch, collaborating with Viktoria Wehrmeister and Jan Wagner to produce sluggish, industrial tracks topped by Wehrmeister’s unmistakable wails and screams in broken English and Spanish. These releases finding a home on Vladimir Ivkovic’s Offen Music.

We cannot wait to see what an extended DJ set will coax out of Detlef as we welcome him to our own centre for madness, The White Hotel.

Karl D’Silva - Live (Drunk In Hell)

Next on the bill is multi instrumentalist Karl D’Silva. We saw Karl play at a strange gig in a warehouse next to a Casino in Deansgate a few months back and were physically moved by the experience. His unaccompanied alto saxophone improvisations utilise circular breathing to perform continuous transcendental drones, using the instrument in an entirely unique and in our opinion, innovative way. When not composing and playing sax, Karl also plays with Middlesborough mischief makers Drunk In Hell (alongside Bish of Opal Tapes), and has worked with avant garde luminaries such as Cabaret Voltaire’s Stephan Mallinder, Damo Sazuki and Thurston Moore. Having more recently worked with Death of Rave signing Rian Treanor. Trust us this guy is on another level.


Bitzer Maloney (Bakk-Heia)

Bakk-Heia’s founder and resident will be filling in the gaps and providing moments of darkness and joy in equal measure.


The White Hotel , Dickinson Street , Salford