Radio Slave @ Vision Nightclub

Quite often it seems producers need only a few powerful singles on well-rated labels to have their name uttered in adoring tones. Matt Edwards, on the other hand, has not been one to rest on his laurels for even a moment. Since forming Radio Slave in 2001 with Serge Santiágo (who quit in 2002), the British producer has maintained a chained-to-the-synthesizers prolific release schedule. Edwards is perhaps best known for his seemingly endless vault of wall-crashing remixes of his techno peers (including Trentemoller, M.A.N.D.Y. and Audion) and pop stars (such as Kylie Minogue and Elton John) which have kept him in high demand. And he’s no slouch on his own productions either, as evinced by his twisted electro-house banger, “My Bleep,” and “Made in Menorca” album.

Although Edwards adopts new monikers for subsequent projects and also makes up half of the beardo-disco duo, Quiet Village Project, the sounds he emits often return to the same principles: dark, nearly subterranean atmospherics, dense arrangements, tidal-wave riffs and extended-track lengths. Edwards is also doing his part to hold up the UK dance market with his label, Rekids, which has released tracks by up-and-comers Spencer Parker, Toby Tobias and Matt O’Brien. Chicago is the last stop on his first full-fledged North American tour; and if his tune “Next Stop Chicago” is any indication, he’s got nothing but love for our fair city and might well pull out all the stops.

Radio Slave performs with Monologic (live) and Hac Le at Vision, 632 North Dearborn, on Saturday, October 20, at 10 p.m. $15, $10 before 11 p.m. with RSVP at


4 comments so far

  1. beat on

    Matt Edwards is one of the most disappointing DJs I can remember seeing, unfortunately.

  2. littlewhiteearbuds on

    I decided to skip the event for a jaunt down to see my boyfriend, so I’ll have to count on second hand info about his Chicago performance.


  3. JBH on

    Have to disagree with Mr beat ive seen him twice once on NYE and once in paris on both occasions he was superb mainly playing his own stuff. His set in paris was similar to his r1 essential mix which is still one of the best this year he turned the air blue with dark techno cuts and proper deepness never losing the dancefloor. worth going to see.

  4. Scott on

    Yeah, I’m with Joe, the last time I saw him play, his set completely blew me away!*! Each to their own I suppose!*!

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