PLO Man, Knopha, Jiaming
Following killer events with Mood Hut, 77 Karat Gold and MNDSGN, Xiamen label Beatween brings in Berlin-based Vancouverite PLO man. He does virtually no press and no marketing, but despite that has blown up in underground circles on the strength of his releases and especially his DJ sets. Unsound and Sustain-Release festivals, Robert Johnson and Rex club, Panorama Bar and Griessmuehle are among the dancefloors he's driven ecstatic, playing alongside DJs like Intergalactic Gary, Objekt and the Sex Tags crew. He runs the Acting Press label - coming out of nowhere in 2015 with three great records that combined Mood Hut’s dreamy house template with the trippy rainforest techno of the SUED label. His PLO Radio show on BCR is a highlight of the station’s many gems, and his debut 12” of ambient yet thumping club tracks proved that “breakbeat” doesn’t have to be a dirty word when it comes to house music.
"From the shifting decay on the sub-bass to the proliferating fauna in the ambient bed, PLO Man's every move sounds deliberate but not overwrought, confident but not self-congratulatory." - RA review of 'Stations of the Elevated'
"My new favorite DJ" - a lot of our favorite DJs