Three of the most definitive voices in modern techno – FJAAK, Schacke, and Lydo – meet at Knockdown Center on May 27. German techno duo FJAAK return to Knockdown Center following an absolute barn-burner of a set at last year’s inaugural WIRE Festival. Beloved for their careening, uninhibited productions, electrifying live sets and undeniable charm, FJAAK immediately established themselves in a crowded field. Since their first releases a decade ago, they’ve remained a vital and forward thinking presence, continuing to push heavy rave aesthetics into the future. They play alongside Schacke, the Danish artist responsible for one our modern era’s most indelible anthems: 2019’s “Kistloty People” is how many became aware of the artist, with its irresistible sugar rush vocals and euphoric trance-inflected melodies making it a certified breakout. Since then, Schacke has only pushed their sound further, fusing huge techno sonics with wild artistic flourishes and an open, exploratory approach that sets them apart. BASEMENT resident Lydo completes the lineup. They’re an undeniable presence and one of the finest DJ’s to emerge from NY’s fertile underground. By turns fluid and slamming, Lydo brings an elegant intensity to their sets that’s utterly commanding.