23–03 Saturday

Worse #3:
Blush Response
Jim Hate


The intention behind blush response is to always push the limits of sound, structure, and perception, creating a modern version of what he perceives industrial music to be: brutal, inventive, uncompromising and always innovative. Throbbing Gristle, Surgeon or Front 242 have left audible traces in his sound, and his goal is to recapture the core spirit of these originators and then to evolve it even further. Performing on hardware synthesizers is a big part of the essence of Blush Response. His approach is very ‘hands on’ and thus 90% of the changes you hear on his sounds are done by hand without any automation. Blush believes in performative gestures over cut and paste editing, and strives to explore the limits of human-machine interactions. His live performances are 100% improvised and mostly unplanned which includes mistakes and happy accidents, and this philosophy is also reflected in his studio work.

Blush Response’s music is characterized by a heavy approach to sound design, combining rough, glitch-heavy beats with thick, distorted synths. Pounding, head-tripping kick drums intermix with abrasive, dark sequences generating huge walls of cavernous sonics. A pulsating slice of straightforward noise-filtered techno with a good dose of industrial and EBM influences while blush’s improvising skills enable a sound that blurs the lines between these genres. A barely tamed beast, biting and piercing holes in eardrums and somehow magically managing to make your feet tap along or, at considerable volume, rave.


Based in Berlin since 2011 & hailing from Hamburg, Viscerale found her passion for the dancefloor and in selecting music for the right moment since her early teens. Driven by strong emotions and moved by fast, hypnotic & disturbing sounds, her sets can vary in noisy experimental/industrial/emotional Techno and transform into early 90’s Gabber and Hard Trance. 140 bpm upwards is definitely her comfort zone!

Wrong is Prague-based DJ/promoters collective and label focused on various styles of hard contemporary club sound (techno/EBM/industrial/noise/hardcore/weird).