Dense & Pika (LIVE)

Saturday - The Main Stage

Dense & Pika’s uncompromisingly upfront techno is made for the club. In their own words, there’s “Nothing too complicated or chin stroking, just interesting techno aimed at the dancefloor.” Although both Chris Spero and Alex Jones are respected figures in their individual guises, their hardware-wielding collaboration has resulted in quality releases on Hotflush, Hypercolour and Drumcode.

While you might think that two producers joining forces would make the music even more elaborate, with Dense & Pika there’s a sense that they push each other to keep paring it down to heavy beats, acid lines and twisted vocals. It’s music so big it takes two people to make it, and when they perform live in Boston Manor Park they’ll both be there to incite each other and the crowd.