The 229th instalment of The Local Selection Mix comes from Influence Resident’s NAT TYPE & FOCKER who provide a live recording from their set at Dublin’s Cellar. The Dubliners join forces for a full-throttle industrial techno affair that is not for the faint of heart.
We feature a live recording from Influence’s new event series ‘Influence Invites’ where they aim to give local, upcoming artists a platform to showcase their talent. For the first addition of this show back in October Influence’s very own NAT TYPE & FOCKER went B2B to close out this show after their first B2B closing at Fuinneamh Festival 2023.
The pair’s extensive understanding of contemporary hard techno power is shaped by the overdriven sounds of Belgium and the Netherlands’ hard dance scenes. The pair’s love for hard-as-nails techno is channelled into Influence where they’ve been bringing hard techno to the forefront of the Irish scene, bringing over the likes of AnD, Azyr, Cera Khin, Dyen, Funk Tribu, DJ Hyperdrive and more.
The pair show no qualms in reaching the upper echelons of the BPM scale, as they brazenly begin their set in the 150bpm region. The two rising DJs expertly dip in and out of rave-soaked anthems, heads-down industrial stompers and glitchy hardstyle punishers. The pairing complements each other greatly, each pushing different sounds, but gelled together with sharp mixing skills.