Midnight Shift X Label Showcase: John Heckle & Tapirus // Supported by Lily’s Rose & Haan



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Saturday night’s techno for breakfast welcomes home label Midnight Shift presenting its ‘X’ Series release artists: John Heckle and Tapirus (aka Charlton) together with label founders Lily’s Rose and Haan.

Visuals by Burrows


DJ, Producer and Live Performer from Merseyside, UK, John Heckle has produced records for Mathematics Recordings, Tabernacle Records and Crème Organization, amongst others. His releases include two full length studio albums, The Second Son and Desolate Figures (as well as The LasMagic Maker mini-album), plus multiple singles, remixes and EPs. Life on Titan, his debut for Mathematics, picked up a Qwartz Electronic Music Award.

Beginning with residencies in Liverpool from the age of fifteen, John built up a reputation for fast paced mixing and an affinity for hardware; soon performing across the UK using 3 turntables and various drum machines. Full live shows would follow, using a set up comprised entirely of assorted hardware; a show which is constantly evolving but always maintains the same high energy of his DJ sets. John has now performed in over twenty countries, and continues to do so using ever-varying vinyl and hardware selections.


A mystical creature arises where the mountains meet under the misty moonlight. Having endured through uncertain, deep and dark times over the ages, Tapirus emerges renewed and rejuvenated, and a stronger definition of his former self.

He conjures with a powerful force fantastical creations from the depths of his being. On one hand, tough with a bite - to reflect the rough, acidic terrains he had to traverse and overcome to arrive at the here and now. And on the other, ethereal, andd of flight and fantasy, to represent the transcendence of character that was necessary to take place.

His deeply musical and sophisticated manifestations speak of transformation and elevation. If you ever chance upon an encounter with the mystical Tapirus, hold still, hush and listen to his stories.