Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tyler Smith - Waiting for spring



Back in the Day, Tyler Smith aka ‘Black Smith Craft’ discovered the unique sound of acid house and was immediately captured by the hypnotic vibe that emanated from the music during the end of the 1980’s.
He found himself seduced & consumed by this wave of electronic music and fell in love with the German melodic trance style labels such as Eye-Q, Platipus and Superstition, as many of us did…
Having followed dance music in all its forms throughout the 1990’s he started DJ’ing and by the turn of the millennium he started to develop a taste for the more underground techno sound which was coming out of England, Germany & especially the Detroit sound of the time…
Tyler Smith had always wanted to be involved with radio broadcasts and this ambition kicked off in earnest when he started playing regularly on the ‘Tuesday Session’ show, broadcast on the very popular Campus FM (Villeneuve d’Ascq/France), which was run by Dmitri Pike of Mirage/Matrix/Subject Detroit fame.
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 Livesets.com, 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 Livesets.com, Emergence FM (Limoges/France), and Techno.fm

In 2006 Tyler’s finally realized the goal of having his debut vinyl release which was in collaboration with Bionic on French label ‘Audiocrash’. This was quickly followed by several upstanding digital releases. Over the years Tyler’s side to the music has become darker & more industrial, which in turn has led to the birth of his most acclaimed project: Black Smith Craft… With music released already on distinct labels from the scene and more on the way for labels including Grovsjopa’s mighty ‘Pohjola’, Leeds finest ‘Limetree’, UTCH rec. & Rednox’ superb free net-label ‘Ante-Rasa’, the future is looking very bright…
Since 2008, Tyler has played across Europe alongside artists like Kr!z, the 65d mavericks, Bas Mooy, DJ Toki, DJ Boss, Bionic, Dimitri Pike, Arrestar, Sean Matters, Systemic, Victor Martinez…
More recently, he has created the ‘Technotherapy’ group on Soundcloud to keep the real techno spirit alive and promote both established and up and coming techno artists from around the world. He’s now hosting Ben Sims’ “Funk you” mix series in his radio shows every month through a partnership with the artist himself.


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Makam - Lion King
Alex Magno & Antonio del Prete - Forever young 
Tale of us - Another earth
Daze Maxim - Farbfilm
Headless ghost - Basik fire
Roberto Capuano - Vertigo
Midland - Trace
Ben Sims - Something (Truncate remix)
Jonas Kopp - Desire
Four Tet - For these times
Radio slave - Tantakatan (Mr. G's nightwatch dub)
Sidney Charles - Jack on the rocks
Bicep - Rise
Subb-an & Tom Trago feat. Seth Troxler - Time
Alison Marks - Descendance
Minilogue - Existensberättigande
Warm hall - Hidden notes
Rusk - Suicide bunny
Heron - Retro strike
Jim Rivers - False heart

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1 comment:

Tyler Smith said...

WOW ! Thanks a lot for the support and for spreading the word !!! Really appreciated !