Premiere: ASTRYD – Numbing (Machine Woman Rework)


The Dialogue co-founders enlist friends and favourites to rework their debut EP.

Tears stained her cheeks, her eyes puffy and sore from lack of sleep. This room had become her sanctuary, the only place she felt safe and secure, the only four walls she’d known for weeks. From beneath her duvet she cast aside reality, the outside world now a distant memory. What had once felt like endless pain had become something altogether different — she no longer felt anything, only numbness.


Queer-friendly techno party Dialogue have long established themselves in Bristol as a space for forward-thinking music, hosting exciting artists like Loraine James, object blue and Batu over the years. Last March, the minds behind the party, ASTRYD, stepped out of the shadows and into the spotlight with their debut release ‘Blind Summit’. 

As a follow up to the EP, the pair have invited friends and favourites to offer up their own takes on the originals, namely artists who’ve played at their parties or are part of the Bristol scene in general. Among those tasked with breathing new life into the tracks are Pressure Dome and Lapsus Records alumni Delay Grounds, photographer, musician and writer El Hardwick, Dialogue co-founder Memory Play and our pick from the inimitable Machine Woman.