From Milan to Berlin, Tale Of Us is the pan European project of duo Carmine Conte & Matteo Milleri. Their distinct brand of techno with overtures of melody is manifested in their label and party series, Afterlife – the brand’s falling man already iconic. The Italians bring their A-game whenever they play in London. From their appearance at LEAF in 2015, to their atmospheric lantern-lit soirées at Village Underground. If bigger means better, then few shows reach the scale of their Afterlife showcase during Issue 002 at Printworks. Inviting a full host of artists from their label, including Mind Against, Vaal & Woo York; it was left down to Carmine & Matteo’s own epic closing set which gave us a highlight of the series.

But it was at J2 last summer, where we witnessed first-hand what the Tale Of Us experience is all about. Their ethereal soundscapes felt right at home under the urban decay of the M4 flyover. It could quite easily have been the set of a post-apocalyptic sci-fi yarn. TOU’s signature sound felt so at home in this unique inner city setting, we had to invite them back for a second roll of the dice in 2018.