After successfully launching last year, Re-Textured has returned with an ambitious vision for 2020. Encouraging attendees to “Be bold, be challenged, be open”, Re-Textured has moved to Tobacco Dock for its sophomore edition. In turn, it has set its sights on becoming the UK’s most comprehensive indoor techno festival.
Already confirmed was a core of underground heavyweights, including evergreen acid head Donato Dozzy, Warp stable Clark, B.Traits’ jungle and IDM alias Baby T, Regis and Surgeon double-act British Murder Boys and a hybrid show from Rebekah. Other acts include J2 weekend resident Avalon Emerson, curators krankbrother and a live A/V spectacular from Actress.
Personally, we thought it already had the hallmarks of a classic, but organisers have just released a tantalising second wave.
Performing her most personal material to date, Afrodeutsche is set to lead the dancefloor through the story of her being in a new A/V show. Letting down her barriers, the set will expose her vulnerabilities and fears. Amt Der Seele translates to “office of soul” and recounts Afrodeutsche’s search for her heritage and self-identity. These are not new themes for the expressive artist, but might be her most raw and melancholic project to date. Revisiting her classical training, Amt Der Seele will merge traditional compositions with the futurism of Detroit electro and techno. The 14-track story follows Afrodeutsche making sense of her existence. It sounds epic from the outset alone.
More big news is that Dystopian head Rødhåd is returning to Tobacco Dock. The techno viking last played at the Wapping venue in late 2018, where he was paired off with Âme for a B2B. This time around, Rødhåd will not be DJing, but playing a rare live set. This will come as particularly good news to fans of the red-haired one, as he hasn’t released any new material since 2017 album Anxious.
Finally, the last addition is one that is sure to raise eyebrows. Noise Manifesto’s Paula Temple is already a DJ who brings more to her set than her average peer. The UK artist’s manipulation of a midi controller is a visceral, as well as aural delight, blurring the lines between mixing and performance. How could you better what is already a salivating prospect? By injecting dark lord SNTS into the equation. The duo form an unlikely B2B partnership, sure to explore the darkest and eeriest realms of techno and adding further credibility to an already phenomenal line-up.
First release Early Entry and Black Pass and third release General Admission tickets are on sale now.