MARIEU (Restoration/Appointment/Livejam records/Sabotage rec.) and LUCRETIO (Mixworks / Restoration /Appointment / Livejam records / Sabotage rec. / DeepMoves) a.k.a. THE ANALOGUE COPS are the founder members of the RESTORATION assault unit, one of the last independent underground labels on the planet.
They are true defenders of vinyls and the worst enemies of digital downloads; from 4 years they have been resisting in Berlin, where they had already imposed their message made of pure analogue Techno. Techno that comes from Chicago House music, from Larry Levan´s disco, from George Clinton´s funk, from Miles Davis´s jazz; in a few words, uptempo danceable R&B music.
Deeply inspired by Jeff Mills and Theo Parrish, they use their analogue sound to bring the order into the confused dancefloor of the world.
They use only hardware analogue gear in their live shows, raw and funky in the traditional Techno style. They believe that music is a form of comunication and education for all the people in the world, Actually LUCRETIO and MARIEU are pledged in a more dub and deep house oriented project, but always deeply influenced by their passion for american music. Their productions are appreciated and played by djs such as James Pennington, Alan Oldham, dj Buzz Goree, Ame, Santiago Salazar, Steffi, Tama Sumo, Prosumer, Radioslave, Dor, Eddie Flashin´ Fowkles, Rick Wade, Pacou, Mad Max, Patrice Scott and Marcel Dettmann.
John Heckle has produced records for Mathematics Recordings, Tabernacle Records, Crème Organization, Lunar Disko, RSB and more. His releases include three studio albums. Life on Titan, his first EP for Mathematics, earned him a Qwartz Electronic Music Award.
In 2014, Heckle anonymously produced 9 EP’s for Tabernacle sub-label Head Front Panel, and debuted a Live PA of the Head Front Panel material at Tresor Berlin.
Eclectic but techno-focused DJ sets have made him a household name on numerous festivals and parties across the region. Also, more than 15 vinyl releases for prestigious labels under his belt imply that studio is also his natural habitat. The idea of taking a few pieces from his hardware-based studio and taking them for a ride was present for a while, but only as a concept. Until Moondance Festival 2015, to be precise. Booking for a debut live performance on the main night of the festival and sharing the stage with Octave One and The Analogue Cops was based on no more than a blind trust only a good friend can have.
To cut the long story short, that particular night was all it took to realize that live performance is the most direct way of presenting your music. There’s not a lot in between you and the audience, just a few machines and what exactly can you do with them in the moment. A successful string of subsequent live dates all over the region only strengthened the fact that Ivan’s as comfortable with his machines as when they’re in the studio, but judging by the interest coming from all sides it looks like they’re gonna be spending a lot more time on the stage.