Thursday, August 07, 2014
Aiken is a Spanish artist born in the mid 80's influenced by different sources such as Detroit techno / Berlin or music manufactured in the UK.
As a DJ, his sets cover a wide variety of sounds that can range from the more pure techno to the deepest or electro and IDM.
In his work on the study, and in his role as a DJ, Aiken is open to multiple styles. His debut came in 2010 with the EP "Lost Origins" on the label Suspiria Digital, owned by 50% of Exium techno duo. This release has been followed by other labels such as Semantica, M_REC LTD or Lycaon among others.
New Pod 039 by RYBA!
Ryba (Kate Lyasheva) has started her professional career working in the Moscow advertising agency "Back-up production". Organizing events and tours of foreign artists in Russia soon retreated to the third seat to DJing and cooperation with well-known Russian musical project SCSI-9 (Kompakt, Pro-Tez). Also at the same time she hoked up with Yapacc for a "White Blue Fire" on German Nuetonmusic Label.
Another project was born in 2008 called "RYBALOVE" as result of long time friendship with talented musician out of Saint-Petersburg - Korablove. Performing live together their shows are filled with energy and amazing groove. Their releases found way to KGBeats out of Chicago, Night Drive music and others.
Since 2009, under the name D:redmoon Ryba independently producing tracks and working on its own sound.
Her sets are carefully crafted with intelligent layer of electronic dance music, Dub, Techno, House and everything in between.
Born 1987 in Sardinia, Italy. Claudio PRC is a techno/experimental dj and producer who releases music on several labels like Prologue and Stroboscopic Artefacts. Co-founder of TGP (The Gods Planet) label with Ness, he worked in different projects with artists like Svart1 and Terence Fixmer. In 2012 he presented his debut album "Inner State" on Prologue. The long-player builds on the Claudio's reputations for droning, atmospheric and high calibre dark techno. During the years Claudio has performed in clubs and festivals all over the world, to name a few: Tresor and Berghain (Berlin), Eleven and Seco (Tokyo), Cocoricò (Riccione), Corsica Studios (London), Batofar (Paris), Gare Porto (Porto), Moog (Barcelona), The Wall (Taipei), rural and Freedommune festivals (Japan), Boom festival (Portugal), Supynes (Lithuania).
Cassegrain originated via a chance meeting at the Red Bull music Academy in Barcelona. The project explores the ground between dark, raw techno and UK influenced sounds. For the A side of their debut 12" on Mikrowave, the pair worked with dubstep luminary Benga, who provided his vocals for the first time. Cassegrain's second 12" ('Dropa' EP) is out now on one of the most essential labels operating within techno, Prologue, and has been gaining support across the board from the likes of Speedy J, Lucy, Cio D'Or, Edit Select, Peter Van Hoesen, Terence Fixmer and many more.
Submerged in both rhythm and mystery, Abdulla Rashim's shadowy aesthetic floats in balance with his uncompromising work. Wholly dedicated to his ideas and sound, Rashim's quest for renewal and the importance of his craft has reflected well both internationally and locally, where he is praised alike. A listening ear and pure emotion is what his rhythms demand and what keeps him on top of his mission.
Outis Podcast Series 004
Welcome to the fourth episode of this podcast series in which I have the pleasure of hosting a Scottish friend “Tony Scott a.k.a Edit Select”with whom I'm sharing some projects including the next Outis release “Mnemosyne EP” which will be released on 16/ 05/ 2014.
To lighten these days of waiting I was able to convince Tony to delight us with a mix and it seems that it has succeeded well with him.
"This hybrid DJ / Live Set was recorded in a yurt structure at the Freerotation Festival in Wales. This time my idea for the set was to take us all much further out, much deeper inside than the set from last year. A more disembodied experience.
As I had done last year, I sat on the floor in front of the speakers to perform instead of behind them as a DJ normally does. This greatly enhanced my feeling of experiencing the set with the audience, dissolving the usual performer / audience divide. Below is the list of tracks that I played in addition to live improvisation using a eurorack modular system.
Many thanks to Steevio, the whole Freerotation crew and everyone who experienced it there with me." [SURGEON]
Abstract Division is a young and exciting collaboration between two veteran techno artists; Paul Boex and Dave Miller. Paul is label-boss of the respected Dynamic Reflection imprint, experienced DJ and producer, and the driving force behind the series of succesful Mental Evolution events in the Netherlands. Dave has earned his stripes through his longstanding career of (vinyl-only) DJ-sets, productions with Damian Keane and as part of the Audiosculpture collective. Combining their love of and keen ear for techno that stands out from the gray majority, Abstract Division knows how to surprise, teach and get people dancing their faces off all at once.
"Before I got into this music I wanted to be an originator ; I wanted to be original”.
Robert Hood needs little introduction. Founding member of the legendary group Underground Resistance as a 'Minister Of Information' with ‘Mad’ Mike Banks & Jeff Mills, his seminal works on Jeff Mill's Axis and his very own M-Plant imprint paved the way for a wave of stripped-down dancefloor minimalism that directed much of techno's path throughout the late Nineties. Robert Hood makes minimal Detroit techno with an emphasis on soul and experimentation over flash and popularity.
Having recorded for Metroplex, Jeff Mills' Axis label, as well as Patrick Pulsingers 'Cheap' label, Peacefrog, and more recently Music Man, Hood also owns and operates the M-Plant imprint, through which he's released the bulk of his solo material. He has only released 2 ever CD mixes one for French label Logistic, and a mix for the club 'Fabric' mix series
"Growing up in Detroit, I grew up with Motown in the house - a lot of Motown and Philadelphia soul, artists like Marvin Gaye of course and Curtis Mayfield. I remember Isaac Hayes, the soundtrack from ‘Shaft’ had come out. My father was a jazz musician; he played piano, trumpet and drums. My mother was in an R’n’B group.
We listened to a lot of Motown - in fact, my grandfather’s first cousin is Berry Gordy.
"I was influenced by my father - I wanted to play trumpet like he did."
Robert's father tragically died when he was just 6. The photo of Robert siting down holding a trumpet is his fathers.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
"The dark side of Techno"The owners 'Repitch Recordings'[http://www.repitch.org], one of the most innovative and advanced techno labels, together in a set that takes us into the depths of the industrial techno sounds!
The project Dubit ranges from Techno to Experimental Electronic Music. Is the free expression for a free interpretation, telling a story upsetting the canons trying to translate in the clearest way possible emotions and themes in sound. The creation of it has no limits: from hardware to software, from analog to environment recordings.
Always involved in Djing, in new Productions and Collaborations in the electronic music scene and audio/video sphere, founder of Several Reasons Recordings [www.severalreasons.net] and Soluxion Records [www.soluxionrecords.net] he lives in Berlin and is active Performing in Europe and not only.
Treating Sound Engineering, Psychoacoustics and Post Production, he founded Soluxion Lab a project studio based in Berlin and in growth and in expansion [www.soluxionlab.wordpress.com].
Orlando Solis also known as Submerge is an American electronic music producer and DJ from Chicago, and son of successful musician Jose Luis Napoleon Solis. The techno aficionado can now be found playing some of the world’s most renowned places such as Berlin’s Berghain, Spain’s Fabrik, Vienna’s Camera Club, Nature One, and Def-Con 1 festival. Known for running the label Impact Mechanics, Orlando Solis own productions can also be found on the pristine label Mote Evolver, After successfully touring Europe several times in 2010, his appearance has been in demand each and every year. Submerge’s technical knowledge has landed him an endorsement by the respectable company Allen and Heath and his knowledge of IT has also landed him work at the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Orlando also performs live under the alias Impact Mechanics and his music is being played by some of the biggest acts.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Xhin (pronounced as "sheen") has been crafting ominous cuts of cutting-edge electronic music since 1997. Building a forte in sound design, he is best described as a sound futurist. His identical rhythmic structure and compositional techniques which incorporate elements of techno, tight sub bass, ambient and IDM delivers a hint of chaotic soundscape amidst artistry. A Singaporean by birth and residence, he independently released "Xycle", a self-promotional ep that made the industry to stand up to take notice, in early 2003. He then followed with his debut album, "Supersonicstate" the following year.
Shifted is a producer with many faces. In just a few years since his first release on Luke Slater’s Mote-Evolver imprint, the UK artist successfully managed to develop his own distinctive voice within the constantly evolving techno genre. Soon after his 2011 debut he set up the Avian imprint together with fellow UK producer Ventress – an outlet bringing focus to a more stripped back and textured side of British techno. Releases on Sigha’s Our Circula Sound imprint and the Frozen Border sub-label Naked Index soon followed, as well as a one-off self-released EP for his more dance floor focussed project Pacific Blue.
2012 saw Shifted not only making his move from the UK to Berlin, but also releasing his extremely well received debut LP on Mote-Evolver: “A stunning debut album in Crossed Paths, which shows Shifted making the final move from newcomer soundalike towards a respected name with a fierce sensibility for unique sound design.” (Resident Advisor)
In addition he set up the Avian sub-label Mira to explore the more esoteric and experimental side of techno, drone, noise and industrial. Taking this turn in his own productions as well, he started the Covered in Sand project, which debuted on Mira in 2013 and was included in FACT magazine’s greatest 10’’ records of all time.
The same year saw him unveil two further projects: a low-key LP for Kiran Sande’s Blackest Ever Black label under the alias Alexander Lewis, stated by Juno Download as “...one of the most striking debuts in the field of industrial electronics we've heard in some time“, and a collaboration with Sigha as A Model Authority. As the year drew to a close, there followed the announcement of the acclaimed new Shifted LP ‘Under A Single Banner’ on Vatican Shadow’s Bed Of Nails imprint – a sub-label for the highly influential Hospital Productions. The album was described by The Quietus as “a highly literate and highly listenable full-length, where the sources of inspiration - whether obvious or not - have been synthesised into a whole greater than the sum of its parts.“
2014 sees Shifted continuing to develop these many strands of his musical output, while the multiple labels under his stewardship continue to give an outlet to talent from across the duskier side of the electronic music spectrum.
Scott Monteith is a Canadian musician, sound artist, and music technology educator best known for his work under the stage name Deadbeat. Having launched the project in 1999, his work over 9 solo albums for labels such as ~scape, wagon repair and his own BLKRTZ imprint, countless singles and remixes, and a genre defining DJ mix (Radio Rothko) have solidified his position as one of modern dub music's greatest champions. Having met with consistent critical acclaim from the industry's leading publications, his live performances and DJ sets have also drawn multiple invitations from electronic music's most globally recognized festivals including Montreal's Mutek, Barcelona's Sonar, and Berlin's Transmediale. His abilities as an educational speaker and workshop leader have also drawn invitations from the world renowned Red Bull Music Academy, as well as technology leaders such as Microsoft and Ableton among others.
Whether crafting undefinable noise and sound scapes, kaleidoscopic house and techno, or new approximations of the the timeless forms of reggae dub and dancehall laid down by his Jamaican musical forefathers, Scott has established himself as an unique, ever evolving, and visionary musical voice in an increasingly crowded field.
Scott lives and works in Berlin.
Semantica is one of the few truly underground techno labels.
At a time when the idea of imprints acting as filters for great music becomes increasingly redundant thanks to the immeasurable number of labels spewing out digital releases, it has bucked the trend. Synonymous with a DiY culture that is rare nowadays, its owner’s A&R skills means that it has achieved buy on sight status. From ERP’s widescreen electro to Developer’s big room techno via Orphx’s abrasive industrial and Andy Stott’s deep, dreamy dub, the Madrid label’s approach is the direct opposite of 99 per cent of labels that slavishly follow a pre-ordained micro-genre.
His style is always deep, powerful and melancholic - from dubtechno to techno and back to house.
A technological society, a mechanist present, an industrial era... long and dark nights, warehouses, cogeneration plants, noise.
Which kind of music matches the rhythm of Western civilization better than Rødhåds music?!
Berlin based Dj and Producer, label owner of Natch Records and actual resident of Tresor. Synthek releases are supported by many great artists of the international techno scene: DVS1, Inigo Kennedy, Dasha Rush, Marcel Fengler, Jeroen Search, Jonas Kopp to name a few. Always delivering strong and powerful sets, Synthek is characterised by solid mixing skills sharpened through many years of experience behind the decks. After several months of hard work in studio, he completed the first album which will be released in May.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Detroit Techno Militia presents THE GRID - 04.03.2014
Originally broadcast on www.burstradio.net
Featuring DJ sets by DJ Psycho [Detroit Techno Militia] & T.Linder [Detroit Techno Militia]