Inland / Ed Davenport

A-TON | Counterchange | Maeve | Based in Berlin Germany

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BIOGRAPHY

Inland (real name Ed Davenport) is a British producer, DJ and founder of Counterchange Recordings based in Berlin. Known for his detailed and explorative techno releases on Counterchange, Infrastructure, Naïf and more, Inland’s debut LP on Ostgut Ton sub-label A-TON will be released in September 2018.

A collaboration with conceptual artist Julian Charrière, ‘An Invitation To Disappear’ translates Davenport’s soundtrack for Charrière’s gallery-based video installation into eight tracks of rhythmically intricate electronics and spectral techno. Tracking through a palm oil plantation toward a totemic soundsystem on full blast, the LP and Film will debut live at Berghain in September.

A passion for timeless, cerebral and hypnotic strains of electronic music led to the release of Davenport’s first wave of productions in 2006, characterised by a deeper strain of minimal house earlier on (records on German labels Gumption and Liebe*Detail) to a moody, broken-beat techno hybrid that peaked with key releases such as ‘More Red Lights’ on classic UK label NRK in 2011 and his ‘Counterchange’ LP the following year. His modernist, minimal-music indepted releases as Ed Davenport on Mano Le Tough, Baikal and The Drifter’s Maeve label (‘Silver Walks’ EP, 2015, ‘Mendocino’, 2018) champion a unique skill for storytelling.

As Inland today his busy output stands for purist and inherently progressive rhythmic work; grounded in the romantic traditions of early Techno yet driven by a constant search for new ground, textures and studio-techniques. Working closely alongside US artist Function between 2014 and 2017, the pair released the comeback record for Function’s classic Infrastucture label, with their critically acclaimed ‘Odeon / Rhyl’ EP and went on to compile the heavyweight ‘Facticity’ compilation, also teaming up with the timeless ‘Colwyn Bay’ in 2016. Simultaneously, since 2013, Davenport’s own Counterchange label has notched up over 10 releases – the idiosyncratic ‘Solstice’ EP (2013) a blueprint for the Inland sound. Primarily a home for his own productions, the label also put out music from his contemporaries including Boddika, BNJMN, Cassegrain & Tin Man, Distant Echoes and Pharaoh & Yogg.

In recent years Davenport has gravitated more and more towards the contemporary art world, finding inspiration in the fruitful cross-pollination happening in Berlin’s art and music scenes. Earlier sound design collaborations with Charrière have been exhibited in institutions in Lausanne (‘Somewhere’, 2014), Vienna (‘Iroojrilik’, 2017) and Mainz (‘An Invitation To Disappear’, 2018) while Davenport also made a soundtrack for duo Wermke / Leinkauf’s ‘4. Halbzeit’ video installation – part of the prestigious Berliner Herbstsalon at the Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin 2017.

SELECTED PRODUCTIONS

Inland

Inland & Julian Charrière – ‘An Invitation To Disappear’ LP – A-TON (Forthcoming Sept 2018)

Inland – Sherpa – (Curle / naïf)

Inland – R-13 EP – (Out-er)

Inland – Metatlantic EP – (Black Crow)

Inland – Coriolis EP – (Counterchange)

Function/Inland – Colwyn Bay – (Infrastructure New York)

Inland – Acidalia – (Infrastructure New York)

Inland – Footstone / Sinker EP – (Counterchange)

Inland – Sca Fell – (Ostgut Ton) (Berghain 07 Part II)

Function/Inland – Odeon/Rhyl EP – (Infrastructure New York)

Inland – Solstice EP – (Counterchange)

Inland – Nightfall EP – (Figure SPC)

Inland – Inland EP – (Falkplatz 007)

Ed Davenport

Ed Davenport – Mendocino (Maeve)

Ed Davenport – Festnetz EP (Siamese)

Ed Davenport – Silver Walks EP (Maeve)

Ed Davenport – Counter005 EP (Counterchange)

Ed Davenport – Bloodchild EP (Mosaic Split Series)

Ed Davenport – Counterchange LP (NRK)

Ed Davenport – New Yorkshire EP (NRK)

Ed Davenport – More Red Lights EP (NRK)

Ed Davenport – Take Heart / Weird Organ EP (Figure SPC)

Ed Davenport – Verdantin / Siebzehn EP (Falkplatz)

Ed Davenport – Eyespeak (liebe*detail)

Ed Davenport – Diminuendo / Yanderling EP (Gumption Recordings)

NEWS

Inland’s debut LP on Ostgut Ton sub-label A-TON will be released in September 2018.

A collaboration with conceptual artist Julian Charrière, ‘An Invitation To Disappear’ translates Davenport’s soundtrack for Charrière’s gallery-based video installation into eight tracks of rhythmically intricate electronics and spectral techno. Tracking through a palm oil plantation toward a totemic soundsystem on full blast, the LP and A/V show will debut live at Berghain in 26.09.18.

DATES

31 Dec Paradigm, Groningen
21 Dec Artheater, Cologne
15 Dec Doornroosje, Nijmegen
08 Dec BLITZ, Munich
30 Nov Six Dogs, Athens
24 Nov Aus Berlin Festival, Tilburg
16 Nov Nitsa, Barcelona
10 Nov Distillery, Leipzig
31 Oct Dude, Milan
26 Oct The Block,Tel Aviv
13 Oct Vurt, Seoul
12 Oct Nyctophilia at Arcan Saigon
06 Oct Golden Pudel, Hamburg
05 Oct Mi Casa Su Casa, Bristol
28 Sep Luna, Kiel
26 Sep Berghain, Berlin
14 Sep LaBecque, Vevey
08 Sep Electric Lounge at Forum, Bielefeld
31 Aug Ankali, Prague
18 Aug NACHT, Toronto
17 Aug Aphotic, NYC
11 Aug Berghain, Berlin
11 Aug Pornceptual at Alte Münze, Berlin
23 Jul Liasti, Mykonos
21 Jul Afro Banana Republic, Cyprus
14 Jul PAL, Hamburg
13 Jul Fico d’India, Salento
07 Jul Index, Dublin
23 Jun HQ, Singapore
22 Jun Elysium, Kuala Lumpur
16 Jun Arena, Berlin
25 May Griessmühle, Berlin
19 May Maeve at Funkhaus, Berlin
12 May Disco Zwei, Mannheim
11 May The Block, Tel Aviv
27 Apr City Club, Augsburg
14 Apr Panorama Bar, Berlin
12 Apr Spacehall In-Store, Berlin
31 Mar Heimatlos, São Paulo
10 Mar Counterchnage x Away at About Blank, Berlin
04 Mar Jaded at Corsica Studios, London
17 Feb La Graviere, Geneva
10 Feb Minimum at Modul, Moscow
04 Feb Beach Road Hotel, Sydney
03 Feb Xe54, Melbourne
02 Feb Club 77, Sydney
21 Jan Berghain, Berlin
19 Jan Le Zoo, Geneva
12 Jan The Block, Tel Aviv
05 Jan Six Dogs Athens

2017

23 Dec De Marktkantine, Amsterdam
16 Dec Meet Club, Cervia
15 Dec ELECTROCHOXX, Stockholm
02 Dec Bassiani, Tbilisi
01 Dec Deep Fried at About Blank, Berlin
03 Nov WERk at About Blank, Berlin
20 Oct Low Res NY at Secret Location, New York
23 Sep Counterchange at Nitsa, Barcelona
16 Sep Maeve at BLITZ, Munich
03 Sep Berghain, Berlin
31 Aug Maeve at The Block, Tel Aviv
05 Aug Sequence, Asuncion
03 Aug D-Edge, São Paulo
29 Jul Ruse x Dirty Epic, Los Angeles
22 Jul Gem Fest, Anaklia
15 Jul Veto Social Club, Ibiza
16 Jun Griessmühle, Berlin
25 May The Block, Tel Aviv
12 May The Block at Village Underground, London
21 Apr Wilden Renate, Berlin
14 Apr Synoid @ Griessmühle, Berlin
12 Apr La Graviere, Geneva
25 Mar Maeve x Village Underground, London
24 Mar Haus33, Nürnberg
18 Mar Tresor, Berlin
11 Mar Vurt, Seoul
10 Mar Korner, Taipai
04 Feb Fabric, London
28 Jan Sweat Lodge x Village Underground, London
21 Jan Romy S, Stuttgart
20 Jan Sweat Lodge x About Blank, Berlin
08 Jan Panorama Bar, Berlin

2016

OFF UNTIL END OF JAN
25 Nov The Block, Tel Aviv
18 Nov Berghain, Berlin
29 Oct Studio 76, Madrid
21 Oct Just This ADE, Amsterdam
20 Oct Arena, Berlin
15 Oct Tivoli, Dublin
05 Oct Boiler Room, Berlin
01 Oct Volt, Milan
24 Sep Counterchange at Village Underground, London
18 Sep Berghain, Berlin
17 Sep Goethebunker, Essen
15 Sep Sweat Lodge x The Block, Tel Aviv
13 Sep Bolier Room, Berlin
03 Sep Kyp Singapore
02 Sep Under9, Kaula Lampur
27 Aug Zukunft, Zurich
14 Aug About Blank, Berlin
27 Jul Tresor, Berlin
23 Jul Rebel Rebel, Rome
16 Jul Melt Festival, Gräfenhainchen
15 Jul Nitsa, Barcelona
09 Jul Dot, St. Petersburg
25 Jun Sugar Factory, Amsterdam
02 Jun Infrastructure NY in-store at Spacehall, Berlin
29 May Panorama Bar, Berlin
21 May Fabric, London
23 Apr Heidegluhen, Berlin
16 Apr BO18, Beirut
15 Apr Nitsa, Barcelona
09 Apr Bassiani, Tbilisi
08 Apr Indigo, Istanbul
02 Apr Gloss, Milan
17 Mar The Block, Tel Aviv
11 Mar Das Lokal, Wrocław
05 Mar Reaktor, Amsterdam
26 Feb Stereo, Montreal
13 Feb Die Rakete, Nürnberg
12 Feb Decadance, Gent
06 Feb Hangar, Pietrasanta
28 Jan The Block, Tel Aviv
24 Jan Berghain, Berlin
09 Jan Bunker, New York
01 Jan F8, San Fransisco

2105

31 Dec KGB Gallery, Los Angeles
18 Dec Tresor, Berlin
12 Dec Drom, Paris
06 Dec Contort at OHM, Berlin
21 Nov Meet Club, Cervia
20 Nov Meetfactory ,Prague
07 Nov Signals at Musiktheater Bad, Hannover
01 Nov Berghain, Berlin
31 Oct Serum @ Skatehall, Osnabrück
14 Oct Out-ER at THT Workshop ADE, Amsterdam
03 Oct Rebel Rebel at Lanificio, Rome
26 Sep Torre Regina, Brindisi
05 Sep About Blank, Berlin
04 Sep Corsica Studios, London
22 Aug Afro Banana Festival, Cyprus
15 Aug District 8, Dublin
18 Jul Vurt, Seoul
17 Jul Heart Beat @ The Observatory, Ho Chi Minh City
15 Jul Koh, Bali
11 Jul Kyo, Singapore
09 Jul The Block, Tel Aviv
03 Jul PAL, Hamburg
20 Jun Coconut Bar, Barcelona
19 Jun BASIS, Utrecht
16 Jun Under Club, Barcelona
13 Jun Patterns, Brighton
23 May Liquid Club, Malta
21 May Experimental Live Set at OHM, Berlin
16 May Berghain, Berlin
10 Apr Institut fuer Zukunft, Leipzig
05 Apr Panorama Bar, Berlin
14 Mar Bloc, Minehead
27 Feb About Blank, Berlin
21 Feb Affekt Club, Frosinone
20 Feb Harry Klein, Munich
14 Feb Baalsaal, Hamburg
12 Feb Propoganda, Moscow
06 Feb Uberhaus, Beirut
24 Jan Berghain, Berlin
23 Jan Village Underground, London
03 Jan Berghain, Berlin
02 Jan Bootleg, Tel Aviv (night)
02 Jan Hansen House, Jerusalem (day)