The German dub techno duo are releasing their first album in seventeen years
In the world of techno Thomas Köner and Andy Mellwig, also known as Porter Ricks, are probably best known for their connection with Chain Reaction, a sub label of Moritz Von Oswald and Mark Ernestus's Basic Channel imprint. The producers, along with others such as Monolake and Vainqueur, were part of a new dub techno sound bolstered by these labels and the Hardwax shop in Kreuzberg, Berlin. Anguilla Electrica, meaning electric eel, appears more than twenty years after their first CD was released on Chain Reaction, and will be available on 23 June via Tresor.
You can read Kodwo Eshun's cover interview with Porter Ricks in issue 169 of The Wire, and read Ken Hollings's review of Anguilla Electrica in issue 401. Subscribers can access these via the online archive.