From 0-1 Studio Sessions Vol 108 – Nancy Dru

From 0-1 Studio Sessions Vol 108 - Nancy Dru


Situated pleasantly on the more unconventional end of music and sound, Vancouverite Jen P aka Nancy Dru has a kind of important message embedded throughout her style. Engaging in her sets is like sitting with her at a card table while the chaos of the casino persists in the periphery: glances of determination alongside a type of stoicism about fun are passed around, undermining your confidence of the game, questioning your initial goal to win, diffusing what you thought it meant to win at anything.

Known internationally during the IDM days as The Square Root of Evil, Jen now delivers dense, driven techno, as solid as urban pavement. Nancy Dru is where Jen’s personal and deep comprehension of sound marches through each corner and transition of her set. Rendering her work more potent is its vocal aridness. Though this style is alive with language, it is an idiosyncratic, non-verbal kind, accessible to all who are at least level two versed in techno.

Having shared the stage with the likes of Steffi, Voices From the Lake, Carl Craig, Headless Horseman, Shed, Hodge, Dasha Rush, Rødhåd, Erika, Kangding Ray, Andy Stott, Annie Hall, Matrixxman and many more, as well as playing celebrated sets at Basscoast, Mutek, Soundwave, and Communikey, Jen has gained a laudable reputation as not only an artist with a severe approach to music, but also as a techno advocate with an esoteric, tenacious language, argot required for propelling the global dance community forward into its unknown, tremendous future.


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01  Jesper Dahlback, Nima Khak, Swedish Naan Boys – Infinite [Sand]
02  Markus Suckut – Watching the Sunset III [Be As One]
03  Johannes Volk – Emerald Tunnel (Efdemin Remix)
04  Butch – Ice Cream (Adam Port X &ME Remix)
05  Etapp Kyle – Autem
06  Kessell – Neektar
07  Alex Randal – Convergence
08  Seph – Rom (Cosmic TRG Remix)
09  Zadig – The Hadron’s Trail DUB
10  Cassegrain – Caracal [Arcing Seas]
11  Tadeo – S07
12  Jeff Rushin – Decline into the Chaos
13  Alderaan – Parallax
14  SHDW & Obscure Shape – Wenn de Masken fallen (Rødhåd Version) [From Another Mind]
15  Kloves – Dimensions [Arts Digital]
16  Steevio – Nocturnia [Mindtours Records]
17  Rebekah – Distant (Sterac Remix 2) [CLR]
18  Notzing – Vigilia II
19  Neel – Souls on the Run
20  Boston 168 – Orbit [Enemy Records]
21  ShlØmo – Escape from the Void [Delsin Records]
22  Function – Disaffected [Sandwell District]
23  Developer – Chain of Life [Failsafe Records]