With last year's festivities still firmly engraved on the minds of the alternative-music fraternity, it would have taken quite an impressive line-up to make 2013 equally impressive. Resistanz 2012 saw the UK's own Surgyn mercilessly thumping their way on to their serrated, goth soaked pedestals, whilst Icon of Coil took a different tact and amazed us all just by being fully in control of what they do best and doing it well. Frozen Plasma, Straftanz and electronic veterans Ultraviolence gave us all a taste of the delectable side of the electronic music world and laid bare the intelligence that comes with quality, alternative acts.
As Resistanz 2013 closes in on us, we take a look at some of the blistering acts on offer at the hot electro fest…
Daniel Graves’ ethos of just going where his music takes him has made the American a unique success story. With a number of successful EU and UK tours under his belt since the release of 2008's ‘A Violent Emotion’ as well as 2011's ‘All Beauty Destroyed’ and a penchant to ensuring the tiniest details are pushed to full effect, Aesthetic Perfection's multi-faceted set will be one to ensure your place in the madding crowd for.
American virtuoso artist Klayon Scott has pushed Celldweller so subtly under the noses of the over-diluted mainstream that cinema screens, advertisements and video games frequently scream out with various articles from his often eclectic back catalogue. Often cited as a genius in his own right and part of the backbone of synthetic creation everywhere, his influence has come about more often than is documented. This – partnered with the fact that Klayton has never reached these shores before – should make Celldweller’s DJ set something to experience. Don’t miss out; who knows when he'll be back again.
When it comes to Noisuf-X's musically-schizophrenic creator Jan L, he is a man that has become well known for pushing even the most experienced, electronic namesakes in the right direction. With Noisuf-X forming the EBM-riddled ying to other project's X-Fusion's industrial-fused yang, Noisuf-X will be a unrelenting and merciless experience which will no doubt see the addition of quite a few dancefloor favourites.
Being the band that could very well have achieved the title of Best Of Show last year, it was an obvious choice to get the Scottish duet back in to the fray. Up until 2011, these gents were pretty much nobodies but with a trail of burst eardrums and sizzling glamour behind them, Surgyn have fast become an act at the forefront of everyone's minds.
Alter der Ruine
Previewed by Rhys Heal