Friday, March 30, 2012

K1971 Focus on Podcast with Fabrizio Lapiana

Born in Rome in 1975, he grew up listening to disco and new wave vinyl records bought by his father. He subsequently developed a passion for house music, acid and rap.
In 1991 he accidentally discovered techno music, listening to a local radio show that used to broadcast expecially vinyls from Detroit. This first contact with the Motor city cutting-edge music was an intense experience that pushed him to start to play records.
His career as a DJ began in the mid-90s when he started to play in many underground parties across the capital. Essential to his growth was the opportunity to be in contact with many important roman artists, which made history of italian techno scene and influenced him greatly.
The decision to start producing music only came in 2008 when he launched his personal label “Attic Music”, characterized by deep and dark techno sounds. Within a few years Attic Music has already become one of the most interesting underground projects. In 2012, Fabrizio launched another label called “Sustain”, mainly focused on dub sounds. Fabrizio’s dj performances reflect his consolidated experience as a fine and tasteful artist, providing a deep techno journey into unexplored soundscapes. Actually He is also a monthly resident at Alchemy, one of the most underground and classy party in Rome.

The Black Dog - Dark Wave Vol.07

The Black Dog are universally respected, not least for their classic Bytes, Spanners and Radio Scarecrow albums, which literally created new fields of music. With new personnel added to the line up, we now see output that is stronger and darker.  They form new links in the chain of ideas and rhythm between dance music and older forms. The Black Dog‘s innovation is grounded in previous generations of artists and musicians, to the beats, the Bohemians, and further back. Yet their music appeals to a huge spectrum of people. Famously reticent of the press and other apparatus of the industry, The Black Dog on record evoke a curious bitter sweetness, at once tender and distant, while delivering incredible rhythmic inventiveness. Some call it "intelligent", and it is, but the word denies the music‘s visceral, overpowering sensuousness.The Black Dog have been ripping it up with their live and with the DJ sets for the last 4 years, from Sonar to Glastonbury and just about every club across europe - this dog bites!

Milton Bradley @ Field Recording 037

Back in the late 80ies, the upcoming of Acidhouse marked the beginning  of his passion for this kind of music. First he was a record collector but in the end of 1991 he has started spinning records and since 1994  he played in different clubs. After years of DJ-ing all around Germany he started, together with the Berlin DJ Zeal, the independent label DO NOT RESIST THE BEAT! to release own material.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Dj Say - I woke from the dream

Alessandro Ferranti is DJ since ’91 and Producer since ’93.  Acting with the pseudonym of Say DJ, he keeps playing Deep Techno and Electro: a Braindance of clear roman matrix that he likes to define as “electronic ritual dance”.  He was active since the starting of the underground electronic music scene in Rome and in Italy, and partecipied to a lot of Rave parties of the historical period (first ones in Italy), back to back with artists Lory D (Rephlex / Sounds Never Seen / Wireblock), Luca Cucchetti, Paolo Zerla and Eugenio Passalacqua. He played also in United Kingdom (Brighton, London) and in Switzerland along with E.S.T. Crew, producing tracks included on rare 12" like Say DJ - Sinchronic Alterated Impulse.  Since ’99 to nowdays he keeps playing in console, and in italian electronic music festivals like Live Performers Meeting - Multimedia and Visual Arts Festival of Rome, but also played at D-Side nights at the Neo Club (Rome) and Technicism at Rashomon Club (Rome) along with Cylob (Rephlex). 

Kr!z at TEA Podcast #20

Kr!z' story with electronic music started in 1997. Coming from a strong hip hop background, his dj style is highly technical with cutting, scratching, juggling. This is only one aspect of his energetic dj sets.
The other aspect is a strong sympathy for the more gloomy, dark, rawer sound of techno. Influences from Jeff Mills, Surgeon & James Ruskin defined his musical style and still play a big part in his performances today.  After being one of the most prolific techno dj’s in Belgium for the last decade and being a part of Belgium’s nr 1 techno concept ‘Kozzmozz’, the last years his dj-schedule gets him all over the world, playing gigs in UK, Spain, China, Germany, France…  In 2007, Kr!z felt there was too much good music around from his favorite artists that didn’t get a proper release, so he started up his own label ‘Token’. After releasing tracks by Inigo Kennedy, Phase, James Ruskin, Surgeon & Oscar Mulero amongst others, Kr!z rapidly established the label as a fixed value in the techno scene of today.

Inigo Kennedy @ Erratic Podcast 20

Born in North London 1972, I was playing with a Fisher Price turntable by the age of two and spent the majority of my early years taking anything electronic, computerised or robotic apart - progressively things around me turned into a laboratory. During the late 80s I took more than a passing interest in the first wave of hip hop as it developed into a more experimental and electronic format. Mantronix 'Bassline' remains an all time favourite. Inspired by the sound Paul Hardcastle's '19', first heard on the Radio One hip hop show and seeming to defy categorisation, there unfolded an extended period of experimenting with tape dubbing, manual and labour-intensive editing and the misuse of cheap guitar effects pedals.  Next came the energy of acid house and break-beat hardcore which was for me a natural progression and firmly planted the seeds of what was to later become a great passion for techno. Throughout this time I was equally fanatical for all kinds of obscure alternative, industrial and electronic music and spent much of my time trawling through record fairs for unusual material. Listening to John Peel's shows on Radio One became a regular source of inspiration and this has come full circle more recently with John Peel regularly playing my material on his shows. The beginnings of my studio, the acquisition of a Roland D-50 and Casio FZ-1 in 1994 and the assembly of a rudimentary home made mixer and filter unit lead to the start of techno production in earnest - and a seriously deep knowledge of how these machines could be used and misused. This period of production culminated in winning of the 1996 Fosters Ice Breaker for Techno on John Berry's Techno Show on Kiss 102 in Manchester, UK. Winning the Fosters Ice Breaker lead to my first release 'The Bond EP' in June 1996. A bright orange record that some people in Manchester at the time may have remembered appearing in their hands outside a few club nights. Throughout this period, early in 1997, several pseudonyms sprang into existence to support a number of different projects - from the harsh industrial sounds of Tomito Satori on Exhibit and Helki Torsnum on Sheer to my increasingly experimental loop based output as Reducer on Instillation. In their own right, these alter egos have received much praise and continue to develop. 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dany Angelelli at Vinyl Session Progression Vol. 29 // Theory of Structures of Mind

Born into a family of musicians, he approaches the world of DJing at the age of 13 years and after several years of hard work to define his mixing technique, Dany has playes for first time in a rave in 1992. Dany has gone through many experiences in the Roman scene… Insanity, Arisottontreno, Hypnosis, Bresaola, Kill the Rose, Global Event..  In 2006, dany plays as warm up for Lory D every saturday night, stay on safe keep moving around the Roman underground scene in subsequent years. In 2010 Dany began a collaboration with the label Ibicencan / Spanish Submoover Records and released the Alchemy of Technology Ep.. In 2011 Dany released a new Single Ep for Luminar Records – The Pilot

SCHUBKRAFT at "the flying techno club" / WhatIsTechno?

Shapednoise @ Svarionipremeditati Podcast #13 [08.02.2012]

we have the big pleasure to present one of the youngest and most interesting producer of the italian techno scene on Svarionipremeditati Podcast Series

Shapednoise [Mindtrip Music - Labrynth - Key Vinyl - Repitch recordings]

Born in Palermo, now Shapednoise is based in Berlin, fully living the “Repitch recordings” project in collaboration with Ascion and Davide Carbone. 

His productions for label such as Mindtrip Music, Labrynth, Key Vinyl and Repitch recordings, are really Contemporary and out of ordinary; his dark and aseptic sound with unusual techno futuristic beat, industrial elements and synthesizersis, is well-characterized and involves listeners into a really mind trip at edge of reality.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

[Video] Terrence Parker live on / Forans-Detroit 18.03.2012 - DTV

Detroit has been credited as one of the Soul Music capitals of the world, spawning legendary artists like The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross just to name a few. In the mid 1980s, Detroit's Underground Music Movement has brought rise to artists such as Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, Blake Baxter, Eddie "Flashin" Fowlkes, UR, Jeff Mills, and a host of others. But unlike the aforesaid names, Terrence Parker has established himself as a producer, remixer and DJ of the classic sound of Detroit House Music, and is known as the pioneer of the music genre known as “Gospel/Inspirational House Music”!  As a DJ, Terrence Parker (known to many as "TP") has become legendary for his quite uncommon yet skillful turntablism style of playing House Music. TP has also become widely admired because he uses an actual telephone handset as headphones; causing some to give him the nick name, "Telephone Man". TP has performed as a DJ in hundreds of cities in more than 25 countries throughout the world. These events range from night clubs (large and small) to music festivals with more that 100,000 people.  Since 1988, TP has released more than 100 recordings on various labels, and has had top 20 hits with his songs "Love's Got Me High", "The Question" and albums like "Detroit After Dark" in the U.K., The Netherlands, Germany, and France. Terrence's high quality of music productions, remixes, and DJ skill has been recognized by organizations such as the Detroit Historical Museum's History of Techno International Exhibit, and Indiana State University's Department Of African American Music And Culture. TP's collective musical works and pioneering efforts have been recognized as a valuable contribution to Detroit's music history, as well as the International History Dance Music.   TP's incredible DJing talents have been features on major FM radio stations such as Channel 955 FM’s "The Pulse" (Detroit's No # 1 Pop FM Radio Station), FM 98 WJLB's "Club Insomnia" Mix Show (Detroit's No # 1 Urban/Hip Hop Radio Station) and Detroit FM powerhouse 107.5 FM WGPR. TP produces his own popular DJ mix shows podcast which can be heard at as well as guest mixes on FM, Internet, and Satellite/Digital Radio stations in various parts of Europe and Asia.  

Luke Slater @ Drumcode Heroes Guest Mix - Drumcode Radio #85

Luke Slater (born 12 June 1968, Reading, Berkshire, England) is an English electronic musician, DJ and record producer, who has concentrated on techno since the beginning of the 1990s. Born in Reading and raised in Horley, Slater's early sound dalliances with his father's reel to reel tape recorder and his drumming stints led to work in local record shops, including Jelly Jam in Brighton. By 1988, Slater was immersed in the embryonic acid house scene, DJing in London's Heaven nightclub.  Slater began releasing original tracks under various monikers, and his single debut came in 1989 with "Momentary Vision". Releases followed on DJax as Clementine, on General Production Recordings as 7th Plain, and as Morganistic (with Alan Sage), and especially on Peacefrog Records, with nearly a dozen of releases as The X-Tront and as Planetary Assault Systems. After releasing four albums on Peacefrog, he issued 1997's Freek Funk and Wireless two years later. 

Juan Atkins - Blast From The Past 20.03.2012

A major electronic music pioneer from Detroit, Juan appeared behind aliases such as Cybotron, Model 500, and Infiniti releasing many classics of Detroit techno. The 1982 electro track "Clear", recorded by Atkins and Rick Davis as Cybotron, is often considered the first proto-techno track. Continuing to the experimentation by fusing the extra-terrestrial funk of Parliament Funkadelic with the futuristic rhythms and hard math of Kraftwerk and the progressive dance theorems proposed by Giorgio Moroder, the Model 500 12"s on his own label Metroplex laid the blueprint for Detroit techno. Along with the tracks made by two schoolmates from the grade below, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson, Detroit techno quickly made its way across the atlantic and immediately sparked the emerging rave culture and soon after the entire global dance community. Moving through the later 1980's as Model 500, Atkins continued as one of the most prolific and sought after producers of electronic music throughout the 1990's, culminating in the use of an Atkins' original as the musical bed for the 2000 launch of the Ford Focus 'Detroit Techno' automobile. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Neil V at Blank Code Podcast 043

Born in Detroit, influenced by Detroit. With over 10 years of working his ass off in Detroit, Neil has emerged as one of the top upcoming talent to rise from the city that started it all. Coming from the city that established the signature melodic techno sound, he put a staple in the Detroit hard techno circuit. As time went by, his sound also matured to a more of a driving minimal and melodic sound. With precise tight mixing along with his quick technical skills has given him the opportunity to headline at clubs and events throughout North America. Neil has played along side with some of the biggest techno acts from around the globe. He has shared the bill with artist such as Kevin Saunderson, Robert Hood , Adam Beyer, Marco Carola, Ben Sims , Joel Mull, Adam Jay, and many more…

Xhin @ Addicted Podcast #5

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.  In 2006, his talent has been discovered by a German independent record label Meerestief. With a remix that he has done for Dublin's Five Green Circle's track entitled Ronan's BBQ has created a storm over Europe. Praised, supported and charted by heavy weights from the world of electronic music. Then in 2009, Xhin has found a new home. 

Audio Injection @ I'm Podcast #037

Since being introduced to electronic music back in the early 90's, Audio Injection has been hooked. At the early age of 15 he started Djing and playing out at local underground events and raves around the Southern California area. You would find him spinning various styles from house, acid, & techno to hardcore techno. After years of Djing he then decided to learn to produce his own music, which la...nded him releases on techno labels such as Monoid, Stimulus, & local label Droid Recordings. Since being associated with local event production group Droid Behavior in 2003, you can find him as a resident at the infamous Interface warehouse events as well as a regular producer for Droid Recordings along with Drumcell (Co-Founder of Droid Behavior). He has also played together with Drumcell at Berghain, Berlin in 2010 & 2011 as well as playing gigs in Athens, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Cologne, Wales, and various gigs throughout the U.S. and Mexico.  In early 2011 Audio Injection started a project called 'Truncate' which focuses on the deeper, darker, and more raw side of techno. His Truncate releases have been getting support from big players such as, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Jonas Kopp, Chris Liebing, Speedy J, Dvs1, Luke Slater, Ben Sims, Silent Servant, Technasia, and many more. With releases & remixes on labels such as Droid, CLR, Electric Deluxe, Sleaze, BluFin, Enemy, Impact Mechanics, Ground Factory and many more, Audio Injection continues to shape his own sound as well as collaborate with Drumcell to release more mind bending techno, putting Los Angeles & Droid Recordings on the techno map.

Black Smith Craft liveset at Resonance [02.03.2012]

Spurred on by the development of increased exposure through radio he started honing his skills in music production and the ‘Alphaground’ website was born. This brought about more exposure for his music mission and by 2004 Tyler was performing on a number of key profile dance music stations in France and Holland. During 2006 he launched ‘Interstate 94’ show with Erell Ranson & Pedro Cali for, which was dedicated to the sound of Detroit. This was quickly followed by the aptly named ‘B-Side Show’ which showcased the darker, offbeat & industrial sounds. Currently the main man is managing different shows playing classics from way back, Detroit & Birmingham tunes on, Emergence FM (Limoges/France), and

Submerge // Liveset 3

When you think of techno in the millennium you think of a handful of artist; Submerge being one of them. It's no surprise that he has been one of the most talked about act in 2011. After his performance at Nature one, Camera Club, Fabrik, and Berghain, Submerge has become one of the most demanded act in techno. His music can be heard from some of the biggest acts in the business, including Dave Clarke, Adam beyer, Chris Leibing, Richie Hawtin, Submerge is producing for artist such as Japanese Star Ken Ishii, Luke Slater, The Advent and Alan Fitzpatrick. His MOte Evolver release for Luke Slater ranked top techno seller on Beatport over the past summer. Expect to see more of him this year

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Peter van Hoesen liveset at Berghain [05.02.2011]

When it comes down to combining the best of many musical worlds, Peter Van Hoesen can say he's been doing it for a while now. Deeply rooted in the Brussels electronic music scene as DJ and producer since 1993, he's considered by many as a man with multiple musical talents: from straight-up dancefloor jackin' techno to advanced abstract electronica. His music has been released on his own labels Time To Express and Foton as well as through Exone, Komisch, Lan Muzic, Curle, Meakusma and Morse. He's active as a DJ, producer, sound designer and composer for contemporary dance and theatre. Peter currently lives in Berlin.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dj 3000 - 10 Years of Motech // Fabric mix

It’s been 10 years now that DJ3000, aka Franki Juncaj, has been running his Motech Records imprint from his home town of Detroit. With him being part of the internationally revered Underground Resistance crew, the influence of his parent’s Albanian roots were also a big part of what was to become the techno-funk fuelled Motech sound. Balkan basslines intersperse with wide berth synths across a body of work that always resonated on this side of the big pond with artists like Ben Sims, Dave Clark and Chris Finke – the latter of whom will join 3000 in Room Two a week on Saturday. Finke will join 3000, Aril Brikha and Ken Ishii who will actually be performing in our club for the first time in his career. In anticipation for this Room Two takeover, 3000 has put together a special mix that chronicles his personal highlights from Motech’s discography to date as well as a taste of what’s still to come from the decade old label. 

Svreca at CS Podcast 039

This young Madrid-born DJ combines the coolest and most sophisticated electronica with the most abstract and complex techno, and sometimes his experimentation leads him towards the most unusual textures and rhythms for the dancefloor. In 2006 started his own label, Semantica Records.

Max_M @ Invite's Choice Podcast 045

Max M is a dj/producer and graphic designer; born in Rome but lives in Milan and has been part of the techno/electronic scene since the early 90s. His cultural and artistic background comes from both the Detroit Techno (in the lights of Underground Resistance, Jeff Mills, Robert Hood) and the British scene (see James Ruskin, Regis, Surgeon…) By going and working through clubs and raves around Europe, Max M grew a personal and uncompromising style without being compromised, a “maximalist” and radical techno way of life which can be heard through his record label M Rec Ltd and the sub-labels M_Rec Digital, M_Grey, with the 12” vinyl being THE format that helped Max M getting his name through the most prestigious and important charts, sets, magazines, digital radios. . Without any shadow of a doubt Max M is a radical artist and a true representative of the real techno in its style and culture

SP-X @ Smoke Machine Podcast 044

Monday, March 12, 2012

Joey Beltram @ Kinetic // Mix [10.02.2012]

Joey Beltram is a techno pioneer, heralded as one of the scene's biggest stars. In 2009 alone Beltram had a Beatport top 10 with his remix of Oliver Huntemann's Shanghai Spinner. Then there was his huge vinyl releases like the Scorpion on Drumcode, Shaking Trees on Harthouse (a Raveline track of the month), and a killer remix of Abe Duque's Let's Take It Back that had rave reactions across the board including MANDY, Dave Clarke and Hell. There was also his run of headline slots at festivals, which in 08/09 has included Coachella, both of Italy's Play the Music Festivals, BLOC in the UK, Hungary's Bonusz, Awakenings, Planetlove Ireland and Rockit Open Air in the Netherlands, plus club gigs from Berghain to the 10,000 capacity Fabrik in Madrid to Fabric UK's sister club matter, Ministry of Sound and numerous appearances in Germany, the US, Spain, Holland, Canada, Malta and more.  What’s his secret? Continued experimentation and an unparalleled run of influential tracks. 

Surgeon liveset @ Berghain [04.03.2012]

Birmingham techno artist Anthony Child has rapidly built a solid and, to a certain extent, innovative catalog of minimal dancefloor techno since his Surgeon releases began appearing in 1991. Compared favorably with Detroit original Jeff Mills from his earliest Downwards singles on forward, Child's tracks have been a mainstay in the popular Motor City DJ's sets. Although Surgeon releases have worked an increasing affectation for acid and trance, an economy of sound and basic hardness combine his and Mills' sound.
A noted and increasingly popular DJ himself, Child grokked his skills from hip-hop and electro jocks ("Tour de France" is a mainstay of his DJ sets), filling out his style with a driving toughness and appreciation for rapid cutting and flipping. Surgeon's entry into production was also noteworthy; urged on by producer Mick Harris (Child is a fan of Harris' Scorn project), the former Napalm Death drummer locked Child in his tiny studio, imploring him to "go mad." The result, the self-titled debut EP, was released on Downwards, and was instantly hailed as some of the highest quality U.K. techno of its time. Releases for Soma, Blueprint, Ideal Trax, and the ultra-exclusive Tresor label followed, with the debut LP, Basic Tonal Vocabulary, appearing on Tresor in 1997. Balance followed in 1998, as did Force & Form in 1999. 

Dopplereffekt liveset at SyntekLAB [04.12.2010]

Dopplereffekt is an electronic music act which has been active since at least 1995 (year of first release). It is named after the German word for the Doppler effect. While the musical style and the act's image changed radically during a non-release period from 1999 to 2003, two steady characteristics are the display of a thematic affiliation with science and the obvious use of pseudonyms and the hence rumoured but unconfirmed identities of the members. The main member during all periods has probably been producer/ artist Gerald Donald alias "Rudolf Klorzeiger". Donald is generally accepted to be also the author of the acts Heinrich Müller/ Der Zyklus, Japanese Telecom and Arpanet as well as one half of the band Drexciya (with James Stinson). During that period the sound of these two acts showed strong similarities, in their detroit electro sound that took influences from industrial, new wave, electro-pop and others, reforming them in a style which is musically complex, often using jazzy modal sequences, and alongside other Detroit based acts on the labels Underground Resistance and direct beat they were highly influential in the 90s' revival of electro. The 1999 compilation of all Dopplereffekt releases from this period, Gesamtkunstwerk, depicted Donald with a new member, "To Nhan Le Thi", who most likely had not been involved with the old material but was given credit anyway and who has been a steady and visible member since, giving occasional live performances. 

Kirk Degiorgio @ Cinematic podcast #004

Almost as if to try and throw his fans off the scent, Degiorgio has used As One, Elegy, Esoterik, Critical Phase, and Future/Past as recording aliases. In 1992 Degiorgio recorded his first release on B12 Records and shortly after founded the ART label (Applied Rythmic Technology) releasing early material by seminal artists such as Carl Craig, Aphex Twin, Stasis, and The Black Dog. Degiorgio went on to record material for ART, Planet E and R&S before signing As One to New Electronica for the albums Reflections and Celestial Soul, which both made the Muzik Top 30 albums for 1994/5. Further albums for Clear (UK), Mo Wax, Ubiquity, Versatile and Neroli cemented Kirk's reputation as a seriously heavyweight producer with a unique, individual sound, beautifully combining elements of jazz, soul, techno and funk into electronic tracks.  For the past 3 years Kirk has focused on his mainstream pop band The Beauty Room whose debut album was released to critical acclaim in 2006 on the Peacefrog label. The follow up album - recorded in L.A. and London is due in the summer of 2009.  Kirk's DJ career started at local breakdance events in 1983. He is credited with being the first 'professionally known' DJ to use Ableton Live for his DJ sets. A tour of Japan 2002 saw him use Live exclusively which he has now done ever since in venues worldwide.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Dj Wyndell Long - NSLPDJ 046 / technomixMarch

A devoted music fiend since the age of 7, Wyndell grew up on black radio during the P/Funk era in Chicago. A move to the Suburbs changed his listening perspective to a much wider spectrum of music. Prince, Streisand, Rolling Stones, My Bloody Valentine, any body who made a song he liked was purchased no matter what genre it was. He was also lucky enough to catch the Chicago / Detroit house-techno movement with the legendary labels such as Trax, Transmat and Dance Mania in raw form. DJing and beatmaking were a hobby until he ran out of college money. Wyndell decided to pursue music full time. He had primarily Hip Hop and alternative music in mind because at the time the House / Techno scene was dead in Chicago due to bad business practices. A DJ friend he met up with at NIU College, Mike Dearborn, had been releasing records with DJAX in the Netherlands. He brought some records he was spinning over to his place and let him listen to them for a couple days. That's when things changed and he channeled his energies in the pursuit of Techno and Chicago House. The music he thought was dead was alive and well. 

Rolando's (back in the D) mix

Roland Rocha was born in 1970’s southwest Detroit. He grew up in the mainly Hispanic district of the city, which to this day is dominated by Mexican migrants looking for work in the heavily industrial city.  From an early age he was influenced by his musical culture with it’s roots in Latin American rhythms and percussion. He was greatly encouraged by his enthusiastic father, also a well known local musician and as a young teenager he pursued his own interest in music and became a well known and respected dj within his own right. It was in the mid eighties that he was so inspired when he heard Jeff Mills spin (at the time he was known as “the wizard”) that he quickly unearthed the new radical and ground breaking sounds of techno. then by chance, through a mutual friend Ruben Gonzalez, he was introduced to the formidable “mad”mike banks and was promptly (to his delight) asked to become a member of the infamous and enigmatic underground resistance crew.
Soon afterwards came his first ever opportunity to cross the Atlantic and wow audiences worldwide with his mild manner and now infamous speedy turntable proficiency; skilfully meandering from funky house, gut vibrating electro, the great techno classics and new soulful melodic techno - earning him respect and notoriety within the industry as a whole.  Jaguar broke the ice critically although not Rolando’s first release on ur, it turned archaic perceptions of techno on their head. it broke through into all other genres of dance music and became a classic in the boxes of many noteworthy dj’s; such as Kevorkian, Garnier, Morillo, Tenaglia - even Oakenfold and Giles Peterson. 

Ness live at Seco, Tokyo [21.01.2012]

Ness aka Andrea Deplano, became interested in electronic music in the late 90's. Few years later he started djing, taking inspiration from various genres going from trance to pure experimentation. The interest in music led him to attend various courses as audio engineer or the conservatory of his hometown in Italy for some years. The need to express himself through music led him to experiment and research, the result in recent years that reflects better his music is increasingly focused on the atmosphere that is intertwined with a hypnotic rhythm.Since 2009 he founded his own label Mono Records that take the name from his own record store where he used to work since 2007 with his friend Bettosun; and releases music in labels such as Prologue, Synewave, Sonata and Varianz. The experience gained through the years leads to define his DJ sets that are characterized by a strong array of Techno and House at the same time.

716 Exclusive Mix with Duplex / Different Wavelengths Mixxx

Duplex are John Matze & Chris Callahan and Hailing from Rotterdam.  Duplex started making soulful deep techno music ‘together apart’ in 1997. Since then, their music has been spread into the world through Dutch quality labels such as Clone Records, Frantic Flowers, Klakson, Dub Recordings and Harbour City Sorrow.  Duplex issued their debut album Late Night Driving in 2006 on Clone. Their sound combines elements of Detroit Techno, Electro and Deep House.  Late 2010 they are back on track and more productive then ever before.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Vector Commander live at Audio Confusion / Shouted FM [06.03.2012]

Vector Commander is the main project of the brasilian techno producer and dj Alex Strunz. It consists of techno music without borders with influences of many other styles. His Live P.A. follows an analogical line inside techno Music. Merging Electro, Industrial, EBM without following rules and formules, making live interventions the hot spot of the performances.  He always use valved devices (electronic drums, e-fx units and vocoders for live voice recording ,sampling and distortion). Using the analogic machinery power along with modern controllers, is the key to show that criativity between softwares and hardwares has no limits.

Ben Sims presents....Funk You! 007 (To Be Continued.....)

From early formative days earning his stripes spinning hip hop, house and rave on pirate radio, and at parties around Essex and East London, through the 90’s as an ever more in demand DJ, and on into the new millennium as a label boss, producer and internationally recognised techno legend in his own right, Ben Sims has spent all his conscious life exploring all facets of underground dance music  Throughout that time, the man has honed his reputation as a tight, energetic mixer who skilfully weaves together his own distinctive blend of tough funk and hardgrooves, often using three-deck wizardry and plenty of dexterity. Be it at clubs like Fabric London, Atomic Jam, Berghain, Florida 135, or any number of festivals around the world, Sims’ sets are powerful, memorable, and unique, while constantly pushing the boundaries of a DJ set – utilising a mesmerizing blend of vinyl, CDs, and software. As well as carving a reputation as one of the world’s leading techno DJs, Ben has curated many of his own revered labels over the years. Chief amongst them is Theory – an imprint this year celebrating it’s 40th release, that counts amongst it’s supporters contemporary connoisseurs like Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, and the old guard of Dave Clarke, Robert Hood, Rolando and more - proof, then, that Sims is on the form of his life production wise.

Jemb @ Background Techno Experience Podcast #251

Sgobba Giacomo aka JEMB starts his experience as a DJ in Bologna in the early 90's through the radio experience of 'K Centrale Radio' and format KONTAINER The radio becomes an important professional experience for JemB, where he matures and refines his djing technique . The radio also became an important meeting point where JEMB can deal with a lot of djs, producers, promoters and where important collaborations and friendships were born. Jemb gained his experience working together with labels such as Mixtophonico lab, [LED] Link Electronic Department, Italian Bassline rec., Afun rec and Tz records. He also shared the microphone with the Unzip Project (shape / Cocoricò club) and who will also attend the Street Rave in 2003 in Bologna.   

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Forward Strategy Group @ Prosthetic Pressings Podcast #13

The beating heart of the group is its corporate family: Smear, Patrick Walker and new member Adrian Ross. They have recorded individually and together to produce music not only on their own imprints but also a number of international labels such as Zooloft, MNX, PERC Trax, Yb70, Kompakt Digital, Mash Up and more under a range of ever growing pseudonyms and styles.
Not only have their records been supported by key players such as Surgeon, Peter Van Hoesen, Marcel Dettmann, Norman Nodge, Marcel Heese, Inigo Kennedy, Mike Parker, Rob Hall and Donato Dozzy, but Smear and Walker’s live shows have been causing a storm at UK clubs such as Plex, Detatched, Noise Pollution, Substance and Krucht earning them a powerful reputation both in the studio and live on stage.

Fabrizio Lapiana - Smoke Machine Podcast 021

Born in Rome in 1975, since young has a particular taste for new music trends such as house music and rap, discover techno music listening "Mentasm" and "Energy Flash" by Joey Beltram, two records that since then preserves with care. In the early 90s began to play as a Dj at the first partys in the city, until get to participate in some of the biggest events and clubs not only in the italian capital. His djsets are eclectic and difficult to classifiable, ranging from deep, Dub and Detroit techno. In 2008, finally comes the choice to base its own records label, Attic Music, that in less than a year has been able to gather supports among many world-renowned djs and producers as Laurent Garnier, Len Faki, Alexi Delano, Dozzy, Francesco Farfa and Angel Molina. A new label project is starting up in this period together with his friend Claudio Fabrianesi: Cruel Intentions

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Dj T-1000 w/ Deadly Buda @ Upside Down [1994]

Dj T-1000 aka Alan Oldham
A lifelong cartoonist and graphic designer, a young Oldham published his own indie comic book "Johnny Gambit" in 1987 to local notoriety. Hired that same year by his childhood friend Derrick May to illustrate several memorable pieces for his new Transmat label, this led to Oldham's very first involvement in the fledgling techno scene. More art requests quickly followed, most famously from the Djax-Up-Beats label (NL), where his art took center stage for many years (the lone EP that Oldham produced for Djax, under the name Signal To Noise Ratio, brought home a 1991 Detroit Metro Times Music Award for best single in "Detroit Is Burning"). At the same time, college-student Oldham was hired at local radio station WDET, hosting Detroit's first-ever all-electronic radio program, "Fast Forward," introducing artists like UR, Richie Hawtin and Carl Craig to local airwaves.
Five years later, Oldham found himself under the tutelage of UR's Mad Mike Banks. Initially hired as UR's "Minister of Information," working side-by-side with Rob Hood and others in the office, Oldham was eventually tapped to replace his departing friend Jeff Mills as DJ on UR's world tour (quitting WDET in the process), and DJ T-1000 (and his label Generator, distributed by Submerge) was born. Big shoes to fill, but he was up to the task. For a year afterwards, Oldham toured with Banks in the UR techno boot camp. Since those long-ago days, a solo Oldham continues to rock crowds in Berlin (with an unofficial residency at Tresor), Milan, Barcelona (unofficial residency at Moog), Madrid, London, Tel Aviv, Tokyo and all points in between with his own no-nonsense brand of bangin', funky-ass techno. When DJ T-1000 is on the flyer, fans know he's bringing the ruckus.