Thursday, May 30, 2013

Stefano Infusino at Svarionipremeditati Podcast #23





we have the big pleasure to present one of the most interesting producers of the italian techno scene on Svarionipremeditati Podcast Series - Stefano Infusino. For our podcast series Stefano give us a first step of a new experimental liveset with edits, loops and cuts from

Shebuzzz - Silver Moon [DimbiDeep Music]
Ideal Flow - Serum (Unevenratio Remix) [Android Muziq]
Matteo Melillo - Amarat [Crunch Control]
Extra Dry & Kevin Wesp - A2 (Reiva Remix) [Forte Techno]
Stefano Infusino - SI 0.1 [Heaven to Hell Records]
Voidloss - Continuum Mechanics [Cicuta]
A. Picon - Secret (Deepbass Remix) [Reaktivate]
M. Weber - Dialekt (Ground Loop Remix) [Cromosom]
Donato Dozzy & Dj Say - Your Eyes [Attic Music]
Juliett,Yo Montero-It's Nice To Know [HEX]
DavidChristoph - I Love My World (M.A.D.A. Remix) [We Call It Hard Records]
Oliver Kucera - Stand Your Ground [Cicuta]
Andres Gil - Railway (MdS Remix) [Refluxed Records]
Positive Merge - Winding Road [Sienna Obscure]
Unam Zetineb - OTV [Glider]
Gabeen - Oblivion (MicRoCheep & Mollo Intro Remix) [Crunch Control]
The Thinker - World Revolution [Cicuta]
Krenzlin - Changes (L.A.W. Remix) [Propellant Music]
JAK & LilRoj - Juncture (Voidloss Laugh As You Burn Mix) [530Techno]
Eduardo De La Calle - Dynamic Arrangements [Dynamic Reflection]
Julixo - Last Chamber (Stefano Infusino Remix) [Reaktivate]
Armando Martins - Ostrich (U.F.O & James Bacon Remix) [Audiokraft Records]


Rrose, Laura Jones, Brendon Moeller, Mike Parker, Daniel Bell at Movement Festival Detroit - Hart Plaza [27.05.2013] Day Three





Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Juho Kusti - Invite's Choice Podcast #114




Started playing records as a DJ in 2001 and producing music in 2012. I manage a label called Deep Space Helsinki and host a weekly radioshow by the same name with Samuli Kemppi every Tuesday at Bassoradio 102.4 FM. I also promote Deep Space Helsinki events at Kuudes Linja in Helsinki. Before djing I played drums and guitar in local bands so besides electronic music I'm also influenced by the likes of Sonic Youth, John Coltrane, Glenn Branca, Steve Albini and Einstuerzende Neubauten just to give you an idea of where I'm coming from.


Yuka at Smoke Machine Podcast 083






Yuka is a female DJ now based in Moscow (where she has lived since 1998), but who began her career in distant Bratsk, Siberia. The town - a local industrial center - is probably more famous for what it dumps than what it makes; in the recent past it was listed as one of the thirty most polluted cities in the world. It wouldn't take much persuasion for someone to move on... Yuka's preparation for a shift to the capital's nightclubs was lengthy, however, since music had played an important role in her life since the age of 6. Over time, her passions moved in the direction of painting, sculpture, and design - activities she continues to this day. That initial school-day enthusiasm at the piano would eventually win out, though, and dictate her choice of higher education. Her musical training thus led to a degree from the Irkutsk Arts Institute, where she no doubt studied under her real name, Irina Solbutova. Now that she's fully ensconced in Moscow, her music appears regularly through the outlets of three labels: Fullpanda, Pro-Tez.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Xhin at Secret Thirteen Mix #72





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. He joined Berlin's then new techno label, Stroboscopic Artefacts to release his dark, intense and experimental side of things. From the results of his new releases for the label, he has done it again. Heavy rotation from the big boys like Speedy J, Luke Slater, Ben Klock and many more to mention. This will be yet again the beginning of an old new direction for him to explore and experiment sounds even deeper for his future releases. So what's new and exciting coming out of his bag? A long awaited 3rd album since his 2nd one entitled Greyscale for Meerestief is set to be released on Stroboscopic Artefacts some time in late 2011.

Dany Angelelli at Muzak Club, Roma *** Claudio Spectrum 44Bday [25.05.2013]





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. Only in 2010 began collaborating with various labels: Submoover Records, Luminar Records for last Trivmvirate Records under the pseudonym Alchemist.

Friday, May 24, 2013

[Video] Brando Lupi / Neel at Dommune



Producer, musician, DJ, photographer, Brando Lupi’s influences range anywhere from post industrial-rock, experimental electronic to modern classical. The Italian native has had a history working alongside a number of talented artists. Brando’s releases have been picked up by the likes of Orange Groove , Kompakt , Samuvar , Dewtone Recordings , Mental Groove , Detune Records and Elettronica Romana. He has recently composed a score for the movie “La Solitudine Dei Numeri Primi”, distributed by Medusa,with the soundtrack signed by Mike Patton ,leader of Faith No More,and presented at the 67th Venice Film Festival. He currently resides in Rome, spreading experimental spiritual frequencies across the world.





Giuseppe Tillieci, aka Neel, grew up in Curinga, southern Italy. Neel has always been fascinated by electronic music and the technical aspects behind it. Pushing his curiosity a notch further, he built his first mixer at the age of 13. He developed his own personal taste for experimental sounds at the University of Music in Rome and subsequently in Rotterdam.
In that period Neel found his obvious fulfillment in obscure, deep and underground electronics. His set is deep house-techno going though ambient atmospheres and melting with the performance situation. The man has always had a strong flair for music production, which produced the collaboration with Prologue Music and, in 2011, the first “Voices From the Lake” EP release on Prologue. The Voices From The Lake project – Neel’s collaboration with Donato Dozzy – grew from both their professional and social history. It’s the result of a long, hot summer in the studio, working side by side. The VFTL project already has an album scheduled for early 2012 as well as an intense live tour focused on the interaction between digital and analogue. Neel’s solo album will be released in 2012 on Canadian label Silent Season in addition to other peaces on Prologue.




[Video] Girgio Gigli liveset at Dommune





After a deep exploration of several kinds of electronic dance music, in a broad evolutionary path, Giorgio Gigli's music has assumed an intense and personal form of communication.
The modules emerging from his compositions run across a process where moods are transformed into waves, layers and substrates that are ready to catch and overwhelm the listener without changing original content. His skill is to transmit an accurate signal using undiscovered frequencies inspired by desolate and noir tinged landscapes.
Giorgio transforms his material. Voids, pitfalls, drones and dilated melodies become intricate, sophisticated, and hypnotic rhythmic equipment that runs the risk of constantly changing classicist techno aesthetics in a conceptual derivation close to his soul. Giorgio loves ambient music that dues to its descriptive power allows him to analyze and render every vibration and vision, both during production and his long dj sets, where he explores empty rooms that are filled with vintage recordings, ethereal drones and field sonority. This particular working method is also reflected in his harder sets, where rhythm increases tension while it is moving forward unchallenged through industrial echoes, robotic tricks and building grooves that produce shaped variations of his meaning. Substance thickens to provide a thoughtful and reflexive listening experience. All these elements are poured into his project "Zooloft Records", a platform in constant update and in constant assimilation between old-school ethics (strongly linked to vinyl usage) and futuristic sounds which owe much to the futurist aesthetics of sixties sci-fi movies. Zooloft is the materialization of a precise idea through a precise message: We Still Try !

Thursday, May 23, 2013

George K at BTE Podcast Series Episode 317




George K, dj & producer, born in 1981, based in Milan. His first steps in music date back a long time, when he began taking an interest in mixing and scratching techniques. His roots are hip hop and reggae, but in a short time thanks to breakbeat (Rockit - Herbie Hancock) he abandoned that sound for experimentations in electronic music: Techno was love at first listen, Detroit and Acid above all.

With the passing of time he has begun to dedicate himself as much as possible to productions using synth and drum machine. Now he has begun his new venture as owner/manager of his label FU.ME where he will focus his work on promoting new and old sounds -without forgetting his roots- offering “bad and dirty”sounds .

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

Reig at Italiansgroove Radio Show #23





Emilio 'Reig' Carrara was born in Rome in 1978. In 1993 he began to attend illegal rave scene and this gave to him a new birth, a passion for Techno music. He began composing electronic music at an amateur level with software such as Impulse Tracker. From 1999 he began to buy vinyl and playing in the underground scene Capitoline. Since 2005 he undertook with his partner Ed the production process at a professional level, culminating with the recording experience with Leo Anibaldi owner of Cannibald Rec.  Involved for years in the Oil & Gas industry, his name found marked on numerous electrical and electronical dismissed equipments in various plants around the globe, the Reig mark was first seen in Rome during the early 90's on subway trains, buses, trash cans and electrical panels – and then it spread in industrial plants, train stations and other intense power receptor in Europe and the Middle East.
During the last clashes of the Arabian Spring in Cairo on Feb.2011, huge shadows on the desert made clearly visible from the sky the Reig trademark, inscribed in a triangular shape across the Pyramids. Now Reig is involved in a new project, Trivmvirate Records

AnD at DSNT Podcast 25





Manchester based duo, AnD, is a faceless and covert production team that has taken the techno community by storm. Releasing on labels such as Horizontal Ground, Black Sun Records and Frozen Border, AnD showcases a diverse range of styles stemming from spaced out sonic textured beats to complex driving bass lines laced with bold and aggressive percussions. Last year they launched their very own vinyl imprint, Inner Surface Music. Their focusing on like-minded artists and producers that represent nothing but the highest quality underground music.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Robert Hood at Solar Weekend Festival [04.08.2012]



Robert Hood makes minimal Detroit techno with an emphasis on soul and experimentation over flash and popularity. Having recorded for Metroplex as well as the Austrian Cheap label, the French label Logistic and Jeff Mills' Axis label, Hood also owns and operates the M-Plant imprint, through which he's released the bulk of his solo material. Hood was a founding member, along with Jeff Mills and Mike Banks, of the Underground Resistance label, whose influential releases throughout the early and mid '90s helped change the face of modern Detroit techno and sparked a creative renaissance. Infusing elements of acid and industrial into a potent blend of Chicago house and Detroit techno, UR's aesthetic project and militant business philosophy were (and remain) singular commitments in underground techno. Hood left Detroit (and UR) with Jeff Mills in 1992, setting up shop in New York and recording a series of 12-inch EPs . Through the mid '90s, Hood has focused on his solo work, setting up M-Plant in 1994 and releasing singles such as "Internal Empire," "Music Data," and "Moveable Parts." Although his desire to remain underground has been replaced by an urge to reach a wider audience, Hood remains fiercely critical of artistic and economic movements destructive to inner-city communities and has combined his musical enterprises with outreach and social activist ends. His debut album “Wire to Wire“ took Hood's hypnotic minimalism to entirely new depths and territories, whilst his latest album 'Molecule' under the nickname “Monobox“ released on Logistic takes his productions onto new levels of musicality and sophistication within the world of electronic music.


Legowelt - Celestial Science Dj Mix



Legowelt aka Danny Wolfers is a Dutch electronic musician who describes his musical style as "a hybrid form of slam jack combined with deep Chicago house, romantic ghetto technofunk and EuroHorror Soundtrack."
Already a few years in the business Legowelt has released a dozen or so projects on various formats, most of them on vinyl released on Bunker records, an electronic music label based in The Hague. He has had some mainstream exposure with 'Disco Rout', originally released on a Ghostly International compilation but licensed by Cocoon Recordings for a full vinyl release, and subsequently voted track of the year 2002 by the German music magazine, Groove. Legowelt began producing music when in the early 1990s after he came in contact with the sounds of Detroit's Underground Resistance, Model 500, Blake Baxter (probably his all-time favourite producer) and Chicago heroes such as Farley Jackmaster Funk, Armando Gallop and Mr. Fingers. Later on this palette of influences grew with early µ-Ziq, Aphex Twin, Drexciya, various releases from the Irdial Discs label.

Warlock - 91-95 Classic Techno mix




A DJ and producer refusing to be sucked into any one genre, a typical Warlock set is a new experience every time. A spontaneous mash up of all things dark and bass heavy but above all, big tunes. Expect anything from the contemporary flavas of dubstep, mutant bassline, fidget, funky and tropical, and of course the odd old skool rarity. Warlock, together with Noyeahno, runs the uncompromising Rag & Bone label which aside from their own releases has seen cult material being unleashed by such luminaries as Drop The Lime, King Cannibal, Kanji Kinetic, Aaron Spectre, Starkey, Excision and Stagga.
Cutting his teeth at the likes of Helter Skelter, Labrynth and Spiral Tribe, he has recently been gracing the decks at Glade, Fabric, Bloc, Plex, Yardcore, Toxic Dancehall, Coin Operated, Uglyfunk, Wang and Z-Shed to name but a few. As well as playing around Europe, he has also been rocking clubs from Tokyo to Kiev.


Robert Armani at Cherry Moon 2004




Born on Chicago’s southside 1970, Robert Armani has an expansive Musical career that started at the age of 14 with Djing and remixing from the age of 18. In his cellar Robert started organising parties that became very popular in his neigbourhood. Some of the diehard visitors of Robert besement parties were inspired by him and became also DJs, amongst them was DJ Rush others became Rapstars like R Kelly. Robert was going to become a police officer up untill he spun abroad in Italy and realized his true passion. It was actually in Italy where his female fans named him Armani because of his designer clothes he loved to wear. Robert’s Influences include Armando, Mike Dunn and Frankie Knuckles. He sees his music sticking with old styles and doing “whatever comes to mind”. Producing with labels including Dance Mania, Pushpac, AVC, BML, High Octane and many more Armani has captured the ears of fans and promotors all over the world . He has played many international parties givig people his hard Techno fell. You name the place Armani has played there from Chicago to Japan.

Dj Say - Skeletons in the closet




Alessandro Ferranti aka Dj Say is a Disc Jockey since ’91 and Producer since ’93.
Say DJ mixes Ambient, Deep Techno, Electro and Acid.. a roman Braindance he likes to define as “electronic ritual dance”. He was active since the start of the underground scene in Italy and played in the first Rave parties of the 90s back to back with artists like Lory D, Luca Cucchetti, Paolo Zerla, Eugenio Passalacqua, Leo Anibaldi as well as others. He's been guest DJ in clubs located in Brighton, London, Winterthur, Rome and all over Italy.

Shifted 60 at Boiler Room






2011 has seen Shifted rise swiftly from the murky shadows of UK Techno. Little is known of who the cryptic producer is, but rest assured of his credentials. ‘Drained’, his first of two EPs on Luke Slater’s esteemed Mote Evolver imprint instantly grabbed the attention of the Techno fraternity. A heavy, muscular and stripped sound was born from what was to become one of 2011’s most exciting Techno artists. Releases under the pseudonyms Pacific Blue and Relay soon followed, continuing along Shifted’s Techno lines, but built on a deeper, more understated sound.
Appearing on a limited blue vinyl, ‘Industry Part 1 & 2’ was the opening release on the Pacific Blue 12” series, with remixes following from Sandwell District artists Rrose and Silent Servant at the tail of 2011. Shifted’s growing demand as a remixer himself led to reworks of UK Techno legends The Black Dog as well as peers Sigha and Cio D’Or amongst others. Several ‘secret’ white labels were also released with which no name was attributed.
2011 also saw the launch of his Avian imprint. Confirming the calibre of Shifted’s productions, the début (vinyl only) release ‘AVN #001’ struck a chord with its thudding drums and deep, pulsating stabs. The EP received weekly plays from Techno’s top players and became a record that didn’t leave the bag. The equally illusive London-based producer, Ventress, laid down the follow-up release cementing the Avian label as ‘one to watch’ in 2012. With these productions and remixes gaining warranted attention on the dancefloor, Shifted’s gig diary matured accordingly, DJing at some of the world’s best clubs including the fabled Berghain (Berlin) and Fabric (London).
Looking forward, Shifted continues on from his second Mote Evolver 12”, ‘Control’, with his début album being released on the label in March 2012. Shifted has found home from home on the illustrious label and fits perfectly into its tough, hypnotic and often experimental style of Techno. On top of the Mote Evolver LP, 2012 will bring another solo production under the Pacific Blue alias, a remix for Planetary Assault Systems and undisclosed activity on his own Avian imprint.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Ashh Ist [Organic podcast series] || Artefakt




Sgobba Giacomo aka JEMB aka Ashh Ist starts his experience as a DJ in Bologna in the early 90's through the radio experience of 'K Centrale Radio' and format KONTAINER (http://www.radioforpeace.info/kontainer.htm)
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. Thanks to these strong relationships, JEMB brings in the studios of 'K Centrale Radio' International Djs such as Norm Talley (Beatdownsound rec.), Khan (matador rec - playhouse rec.), Daniel Meteo (Meteo Sound), dj K Rock (Rephlex rec), Vladimir Ivkovic (Important rec), Amon Tobin (ninja tune), dj Food(ninja tune), Bad Company( B.C. Rec), Usual Suspect feat Mc.Verse (Hardware Renegade rec.), Cause 4 Concerne (C4C rec), Danilo Vigorito (orion), Wang Inc (sonig rec), Panacea (position Crome rec.) just to mention some. In addition to to these experience, Jemb worked closely with the LINK (http://www.link.bo.it/), historical multicultural center of Bologna, where he enriched his musical training. Encouraged by Mauro Borella (H_uge), jemb in collaboration with Alessandro Merola(IRMA records), gave birth to the COOLER project. After this experiences, Jemb returns to his hometown, and thanks to the friendship of Vito Arpino (Arpino) and fabrizio Ippolito aka Doraemon, JEMB joins the collaborative project LAB080, active in the production of events and communication and dissemination of cross-cultural scene in South Italy.

Today JEMB,in collaboration with Gennaro Tosto aka Vonboot, works at the blog "Svarioni Premeditati”, a Bari/Italy based blog. Together they share their point of view about electronic music plugging mixes, livesets, podcasts and radioshows.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Andrew Red Hand at Radio UR


A self-taught DJ, producer and promoter, uncompromising warrior of the underground, Andrew Red Hand has always tried to avoid the obvious trends and hype, an attitude that made none other than Aaron-Carl name him ''the romanian Underground Resistance himself''.From playing with the reel to reel tape recorder as a child, to trying to ''mix'' using the pause button of his first twin tape cassette player, to the first professional dj gear ... he knew exactly what his main passion was : music. Being exposed to a lot of music genres over the years, he has discovered in the early 90's the sound of Chicago house and Detroit techno which caught his attention : '' It was something very different and intelligent than all the electronic music that I heard and still maintaining the emotion that I was used to feel in the music I grew up with. I found myself into that .''
Deeply inspired by Underground Resistance, he had the honor of finally meeting them in 2008, a night he remembers as '' the greatest and the most inspiring experience.''
Born in Iasi, second largest city in Romania, he's one of the first generation of djs in town and he was there at the beginning of the underground scene in 1997 at Vip club, one of the very few clubs in the country that promoted electronic music at that time, where he learned the art of mixing and played occasionally. In the years that followed he and the main local djs have supported the underground movement in clubs such as 39 and Karaoke.
In 2002 he made the first ever broadcasted, live techno mix at a local radio. In 2003 he started to organize the first weekly techno parties in town, at the best local club XS, where he got a residence and opened a new era in the local underground scene under the ''Saund Engineerz'' party brand. In the following years he organized countless events with guests across the country in different clubs, such as club Imperium where he got a residence, fighting with the power of sound against the new trends that flooded Romania. In 2007 he joined the 8311 Music label with a techno remix of the bulgarian techno pioneer DeepImpulser; in the same year he made the first indoor techno live-act event in his town, the 8311 Music Label Night. In 2009 Andrew Red Hand had the honor to get signed to one of Detroit's legendary label, DJ Godfather's Twilight 76 Records, where he released the electro/techno bass EP '' Iasi To Detroit '' and became the first and still the only one romanian producer who got signed to a label straight from the techno capital of the world. In 2010 he joined Body Mechanic's Detroit Techno Records, his live made acid-electro/techno remix of DJ Spade:Tha Specialist '' This Illuminati '' was included on the '' Illuminati '' project alongside artists from The Motor City such as: Ray 7 (UR,Los Hermanos...), Body Mechanic, DJ Spade:Tha Specialist, Lego The Cook, Gogeta, 207737 and Gt. 

MDT at Reaktor Podcast 010




Nicola Belligoli borns in Mantova in 1986. His name MTD derive from the words "method", as he wants to express with the style of one's own, his music method, his idea of techno. Constantly researching new sonorities to integrate in his productions and always devoted to experimental world. His "career" is marked to the launch of the label "Sonntag Morgen" together with Tracy (partner and friend since the youth), that permit him to introduce his music in the techno scene, in Italy and foreign. In reality, he starts some years before, with dates in his city and in some club of north Italy. Immediately after, he approaches with programs and instrumentations that join him in the productions world. Another important step was the inclusion of "Sonntag Morgen" in a label management that nowadays boasts notable consideration in the european techno scene, K1971. His production are rigorously techno, with dub, experimental and dark influences. His dj set is composed by four channel mixing, sometimes by loops
integrated with additional sounds with Maschine, so that he can further on personalize it every time. Although he is in favour of digital world, one of his biggest passions is and always will be the vinyl. In fact, still now his vinyls collection is increasing. At the moment, MTD is collaborating with a lot of labels well-known in the european techno scene.

Ritzi Lee at Naked Lunch Podcast #048



Ritzi’s style of spinning and choice of records has a wide range. He likes to play funky techno but he has no problem whatsoever with putting the needle on deep, harsh and dark records. Whether he is scheduled as opener, primetime or closer of the night makes no difference either, his versatility makes him as complete as they come. fluently mixing downtempo records or rocking the working tools that only work when handled by a DJ with turntable skills makes no difference to Ritzi, he loves it all just the same.
After four years of producing the Underground Liberation label came to live with the release of the bitter Sweet EP, worldwide distributed with help of Jamie bissmire, who took care of some tracks himself. In the past year several tracks from Ritzi appeared on top 10 charts of artists in the likes of Dave Clarke, ben Sims, Oscar Mulero, Luke Slater, and are played on many impressive festivals around the globe. Ritzi also remixed several tracks from legends like Orlando Voorn and Juan Atkins. After years Underground Liberation is still growing with already 12 releases on the catalogue. A new chapter in his musical career will be written. It is obvious, if you try hard enough, eventually you will succeed!

Surgeon at Rinse FM [08.05.2013]



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.
More recent additions to his repertoire include releases on his Counterbalance imprint as well as collaborations with Regis as British Murder Boys, resulting in tracks which take a tone far darker, denser, and more industrial than those from his Tresor years.
Equally influenced by early electro-pop innovators like Tomita and YMO, experimental groups like Can, Faust, and Suicide, and the tough grit of American electro and techno (Robert Hood, Hashim), Surgeon's mash-up is both straightforward and subtly experimental. Further influences from Coil, Psychic TV, and Whitehouse in recent works and DJ appearences do not go unnoticed.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ben Sims at Rinse Podcasts [11.05.2013]



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.
Sims has put his name to more than 50 releases in the last two decades. During those years, there has also been a steady stream of high profile remixes of scene heavyweights, including Jeff Mills, Adam Beyer, Kevin Saunderson and Chris Liebing, on labels du jour like AXIS, KMS, CLR and Drumcode, all of which have won as much critical praise as they have crossover success.
Despite his veteran status in the scene, Sims has always been keen to evolve. Alongside Kirk Degiorgio, he is co-founder & curator of Machine - a clubnight which focuses on new, unreleased, & upfront music; it’s primary home in London, but with editions all across Europe each year. Ben also hosts Sims & Friends events and stages at top clubs and festivals across Europe. Such shows incorporate Killa Productions sets with long time associate Paul Mac and feature regular appearances from like-minded talents such as Surgeon and others.

DVS1 at Movement Detroit Radio




Zak aka DVS1(devious one), is one of the most prominent figures in the Midwest/US dance music landscape today. A local DJ favorite since the mid nineties, DVS1 continues to move floors with a combination of deep musical knowledge, unparalleled enthusiasm, and a vinyl collection of well over 10,000 records. As a promoter he has been responsible for putting together some of the most memorable lineups and successful events of the past 2 decades, and his advanced understanding of sound design/architecture has built a reputation of unqualified excellence for his promotion company, Hush. Zak’s deep roots and his bold and uncompromising nature have won him great respect as a passionate and outspoken defender and promoter of quality music!
DVS1's range and emotional focus explains why as a DJ, Zak has garnered unique respect locally, around the Midwest and now worldwide. A consummate performer, Zak never maps out his sets ahead of time, opting to craft sets spontaneously from within the context they are intended for. He does this the old-fashioned way—with bags of wax carefully assembled from his massive record collection. This improvisational element makes each of his sets a one-of-a-kind personal expression, never again to be repeated, in which the audience’s mood and energy level always plays a notable role.
As a producer, DVS1 makes music that is simple, effective and captures the feeling of the moment. His first release was charted by almost all of the heavyweights in modern techno and was described as… “stripped down & raw to the bone, the sounds DVS1 creates are that of purism & clarity, everything you need in a techno record is present. Hypnotizing electronic structures, mind bending chords and soul!”
DVS1’s first release, on Ben Klocks label Klockworks (kw05) was released in Early august 2009 and has already been charted by Derrick May, Samuel Sessions, Luke Slater, James Ruskin, Stephan Goldman, Funktion, Dj Deep, Tamo Sumo, Martin Landsky, Efdemin, Dustin Zahn, Dario Zenker, Ryan Elliot, Jonass kopp, Par Grindvik, Marcel Fengler, Kevin Gormann, Tobi Neumann and Ben klock!!. There’s no slowing down with future releases for the Legendary label Transmat (Love Under Pressure EP) and another release on the horizon with Klock.

Dany Angelelli at Ephestival / Rome [20.04.2013]



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. Only in 2010 began collaborating with various labels: Submoover Records, Luminar Records for last Trivmvirate Records under the pseudonym Alchemist.

Dave the silent ssg - Silent SSG




"As I'm assuming is the case for most music fans, I often find myself fluctuating between moments of admiration and slight frustration with the state of new music. Admiration at new sounds I hear then, at times, frustration that sounds I want to hear aren't available. This unavailability can be due to stagnation within particular scenes or scenes just simply heading in different directions to what I'd prefer. That doesn't mean that the available music is substandard... nor does it mean I'm left bitter or unhappy either. Far from it, actually. However, it does often lead me to explore music from the past in an attempt to envision what these non-existent futures would sound like. This is a process I've done several times in the past and I often end this process by creating a "discofuture" mix in an attempt to create this imagined future... to have the past masquerading as the future. These mixes have been made for personal use in the past but Blowing Up the Workshop has been kind enough to let me share this one with you. I hope you enjoy it." Dave the silent ssg


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Attemporal - Invite's Choice Podcast 111





Attemporal is the unión of Salva Cotanda & David Sierra.

“Attemporal is maybe the most “in shape” Spanish formation of the actual techno scene.
Since their label ATT Series, and the releases in renowned labels like Synewave, they warns us a very promising future.


Legowelt - Midnite Relics Dj mix 2013




Legowelt aka Danny Wolfers is a Dutch electronic musician who describes his musical style as "a hybrid form of slam jack combined with deep Chicago house, romantic ghetto technofunk and EuroHorror Soundtrack." Already a few years in the business Legowelt has released a dozen or so projects on various formats, most of them on vinyl released on Bunker records, an electronic music label based in The Hague. He has had some mainstream exposure with 'Disco Rout', originally released on a Ghostly International compilation but licensed by Cocoon Recordings for a full vinyl release, and subsequently voted track of the year 2002 by the German music magazine, Groove. Legowelt began producing music when in the early 1990s after he came in contact with the sounds of Detroit's Underground Resistance, Model 500, Blake Baxter (probably his all-time favourite producer) and Chicago heroes such as Farley Jackmaster Funk, Armando Gallop and Mr. Fingers. Later on this palette of influences grew with early µ-Ziq, Aphex Twin, Drexciya, various releases from the Irdial Discs label. In 1998 Bunker released Legowelt's first vinyl album, Pimpshifter, a 6-track which became an instant cult hit with tracks such as "Sturmvogel" and "Total Pussy Control". Apart from producing, Legowelt has been playing live all over the world for the last 5 years. A lot of time together with Orgue Electronique and the infamous Bunker Team. Some aliases and side-projects he has are Catnip (with Luke Eargoggle), The Chicago Shags (with Orgue Electronique), Gladio, Smackos, Smackulator (with Speculator), Squadra Blanco, Salamandos, Raheem Hershel and Venom 18. Most music of Danny Wolfers is published by Clone Publishing from Rotterdam. Clone also co-released Legowelt's greatest hits album together with Bunker records. In 2006 Legowelt started his own label called Strange life records.


Unborn Gear at Altromondo Music [10.05.2013]




Unborn Gear is an experimental techno concept duo composed by Husky and Esmè.

Carlo Bruni aka Husky is an audio engineer degreeded at SAE Institute Milan in 2008. His passion for electronic music starts from early '90 with the british electronic movement headed by The Prodigy. He starts to approach producing electronic with digital instruments with his friend Danfunk in 2005, and starts studying Audio engineering in Milan. Now he works in music Engineering in a local recording studio and also as audio technician in cinema sets, documentaries, form productions and shootings to mixing, sound designing, and making of video soundtracks with the Green Light Studio video productions.

Esmè is the brainchild of Anna Fadda, who wanted to condense more than 10 years of clubbing his musical passions through the invention of a musically eclectic character which expresses itself as one of the few female DJ in Puglia. Mixer, vinyl and a selection of music ranging from house underground old school 90s to the modern techno sound that evolves continuously. Constant research and evolution, makes his artistic figure to always' avant-garde in his performances in clubs in Puglia, warehouse party and after party.


Stacey Pullen at Cadenza Podcast | 064 [Cycle]





Stacey Pullen is the Kosmik Messenger. An innovator from the Second Wave of Detroit techno, he grew up under the mentorship of Detroit's legendary three: Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson. Still continuing to produce his characteristic atmosphere laden electronic sound, Stacey Pullen compounds his reputation as a producer with that of being one of the world's most in demand DJs, playing weekly across the globe year in, year out. With a font of passion for music and performance that never dries up, Stacey Pullen still plays every gig from the heart seeking to surprise and engage, to provide an unforgettable experience, to offer up his unique catalogue without predictability - defying expectation. Above all, from his earliest attempts to the current day Stacey Pullen has stayed true to his one goal: to become and to always be an Innovator.
His first DJing gig came in May 1985. It was also his first high school party and his first ever drink of beer. Stacey doesn't remember much about the music, but he certainly does remember the experience: “It was that gig that let me know how tough it was to be a DJ. We set up the whole thing, brought the sound system, rented the hall, loaded in, loaded out and went home with 20 bucks a piece in our pocket. But it was more than money, to have that outlet - to have that power and make people respond to the music that we played.”
Almost living at the Music Institute, Stacey quickly got to know the leading lights of Detroit's underground: Alton Miller, Chez Damier, Derrick May. Alton was living in the same building as the club, and showed Stacey a lot of the background activity, including watching Derrick May making his tapes for his weekly radio show. Stacey approached Derrick, and told him that he made music - Derrick invited him to play some to him. From here, Stacey started hanging out at the Transmat studios and became friends with Jay Denham, who was recording on Transmat sub label Fragile as 'Fade to Black'. Jay was the main studio engineer for Transmat, and had full access while Derrick May was away. Stacey watched Jay work, and absorbed a lot of knowledge. Stacey started putting more sophisticated beats together, making his first real tracks. He played some to Derrick who told him “ it's cool but you need to work harder”. This pushed Stacey to become more thorough, to understand music better.