Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Viktoria Rebeka - Erratic Podcast 52





Viktoria Rebeka is expressing herself thru electronic music. Her production and dj sets reflect her unique point of view and approach to sound. Often deep and groovy, but also dark and twisted, her techno is decribed as raw, accompanied with sensual and fine atmosphere.
Releasing for LDNwht, Affin or Manege, her tracks are played by elite techno artists such as Shifted, Ben Klock or Sigha. You can most frequently enjoy her sound in Stattbad, where she is regularly supporting the Stattnacht series together with Pär Grindvik, Mike Dehnert, Jonas Kopp, Subjected, Moerbeck...
Constantly pushing boundaries in order to develop new perspectives on electronic music, her love for techno can be described as a fade away into another dimension of reality, creating space for imagination and freedom.
Touring for almost a decade, she had the pleasure to visit 20 countries and performed numerous sessions in: Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, Kosovo, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Tunisia, Mauritius, France & Colombia...


Surgeon at Rinse FM [14.08.2013]



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.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Sejon * Roberto Figus * Quail at Etichetta Nera Label Night / Italiansgroove Radio Show #27 * Strom:kraft Radio [05.09.2013]




Founded in April 2010 and born from one of the most influencial vinyl distribution, Electronix Network, Etichetta Nera will bring you hot tunes produced by the best underground affirmed and newcomer international artists ranging from Techno, Detroit & Minimal. The label is managed by Mirko Mola, manager of the vinyl department at electronix Network and active in the Neapolitan techno scene since early 90's Top players that already released on Etichetta Nera : Mike Dearborn, Chance Mcdermott, Steve Stoll, Alejandro Vivanco, Samuli Kemppi, Himan, Francesco Bonora, Fanon Flowers, Greg Gow, Quail, Victor Maretinez just to name a few.


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sandro Galli at Svarionipremeditati Podcast Series #27





Sandro Galli is one of the greatest exponents of Techno European scene. His style, always original, involves across techno acid and techno old school. Also know as "uomo bassline", Sandro Galli starts his career, in the middle of 90th, with a single Ep for Hot Trax and in 1995 with a release (2x12) for One of the first experimental-techno labels to emerge from Rome - ACV [Alternative Current]. Subsequent productions are well characterized basically by dark tonalities with cutting-edge techno acid groove; his underground approach about techno music gave him the chance to playat most important rave party across europe. In 2008 he start a new collaboration with a great Techno label from France - Minimum syndycat and in 2011 he start his own label called Luminar Records.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Detroit Techno Militia - The Grid - Episode 13/14







Detroit Techno Militia is a record label and a street level DJ/Producer collective dedicated to preserving the legacy of true Detroit electronic music and its proliferation around the world. They take pride in contributing to a tradition that has deeply inspired electronic music aficionados the world over. Detroit Techno Militia soldiers work to maintain and preserve the significance of techno made in their native city, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The collective started as a group of like-minded individuals who have similar inspirations and beliefs regarding to Detroit Techno; where it comes from, where it is, and where it is going in the future. There are currently two united factions of elite DJs, Producers, and Live Performers. The DTM Home Team is made up of performers currently residing in the Detroit Metropolitan Area: T.Linder, Darkcube, DJ Seoul, Neil V., DJ Psycho, and Annix. DTM Recon:313 is made up of Techno Militia members residing in locales across the globe: The Mercenary (Belgium), Doc (New York, NY), Loner.9 (Charlotte, NC), Maxx T (France), Dimitri Pike (Germany), and Shawn Rudiman (Pittsburgh, PA).

In early 2007 Detroit Techno Militia formally launched their record label in a partnership with Cratesavers Muzik. After three very successful 12" vinyl EP releases, DTM001, DTM002, and DTM003, they amicably split with Cratesavers and took all of the responsibilities in-house. Their next two 12" vinyl EPs, DTM004, and DTM005 were independently released and distributed. Many of these releases have been charted and played by some of the biggest international names in techno music. DTM's music is regularly featured by legendary DJ, Dave Clarke on his radio show "White Noise" on the Dutch national radio station, 3VOOR12. Today, the Detroit Techno Militia continues to release music on their own vinyl label, their digital label: "DTM Digital", and other internationally distributed record labels.

"It's a battle for the soul of the music"

Leo Anibaldi liveset at Free Field Fest [09.08.2013]





Born in 1972, Leo Anibaldi discovers his passion for electronic music at the age of 15. Thanks to the advent of early personal computers such as the Commodore Vic 20 and 64, he begins to create his first loops. After one year, Anibaldi starts to play in clubs under the pseudonym DJ Mc, when it was impossibile to find any trace of electronic beat in Rome. He became an enthusiastic analog synth collector and he decided to spend his daily life on the creation of beats and grooves. In 1990, Anibaldi begins his recordings career at ACV Records, where he will make more than 20 albums such as: Attack Random, Riders of the Future, Noise Generation, Muta, Cannibald and Aeon. In 1991, Anibaldi meets Lory D, and from a small garage located in the north of Rome, they start the alternative music movement soon known as The Sound of Rome, which spread techno music in Rome and the whole of Italy. In those years, Anibaldi concentrated in bringing his analog live set around the world, appearing at large events such as one of the first Love Parade editions in Berlin. In 1995, he decides to sever ties with ACV Records and moves to Rephlex, which released the album Void. 2008. Cannibald records was born, Leo’s personal record label and he is back with a new Ep and two albums, Leo Anibaldi's Classics '90-'95 (2009) and 2000 Cuts (2010). Cannibald records is the sublimation of twenty years of experience in the world of electronic music by a veteran dj/producer. Cannibald Records is devoted to the search and experimentation of new sounds and original grooves,in order to offer an always actual and timeless sound: from freaky house to weird electronica to the darkest techno tunes.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Takaaki Itoh liveset at Tittytwister - Tsuruoka, Japan [15.09.2013]




Techno hit Japan hard in the early 1990s. Surprised, Takaaki Itoh was quickly impressed and intrigued with this new sound. The unique style of beats revealed the gateway to a new world of underground music in Japan - something he had never heard before. Surprise slowly gave way to addiction when Takaaki Itoh was exposed to the sounds of such artists and labels as Underground Resistance, Derrick May, Jeff Mills, Hardfloor, Sven V?, Harthouse, Warp and Rising High. This was his sound, and deciding he just couldn't get enough of it, in 1994 Takaaki began to organize his own techno parties in his home of northern Japan. By providing a fantastic lineup, his parties quickly became a success.
In 1996, having decided that it was time to start making his own tracks, Takaaki Itoh emerged to purchase the vital instruments to begin production. After sending out three finished projects to various labels, Electracom UK was fortunate enough to put Takaaki?s first material out. This moment was something he will never forget, as he was finally able to hear his own music on vinyl. Several releases followed with Electracom as his tracks began to appear in magazine DJ charts in well known DJs from around the world. In 2000, Takaaki Itoh made his European debut in Slovakia. People recognized that he had his own style. His Japanese style of techno was pure, unique and underground - nothing that had been heard before in Europe. His reputation and popularity quickly spread all over the continent. He was becoming recognized as Japan's most underground and respected techno DJ.

Dj Bone at SlamRadio - 051






DJ Bone is one of Detroit's most coveted underground vinyl technicians. This very talented and highly sought after artist plays events and clubs worldwide, has held a residency at four of Detroit's top clubs and produces music inspired by the city in which he hales from, Detroit. His record label Subject Detroit is futuristic and unearthly while still displaying the true essence of Detroit's Techno Soul.
Bone's observation of the trend to book producers to spin, as opposed to actual DJs, prompted him to go against the grain and establish himself as a DJ first and foremost. He believes that an individual's talent should speak for itself and not be overshadowed or misconstrued by hype.
DJ Bone describes himself as "an uncompromising, hype hating, 100% independent, real Detroit native come auditory striker and soul controller that cannot be bought".
"If the gig is set-up with the music as the main focus (as it should be), then I have total control over the vibe. That's my duty. I'm not worried about having a Hollywood production going on or special effects with video images, smoke, etc. Just playing the best possible music as well as I can. I feel the need to constantly progress skill-wise and I feel my 3 deck sets are truly unique. Many DJs have 3 decks in front of them but how often do they actually have 3 records playing all at once (with the levels up)?” – DJ BONE


Marvin-UR040 * Detroit Mix 24





My name is David Peacock, my dj name is Marvin-UR040 I first got into dance music as a clubber in the early 90's going to Raves up and down the country and spending alot of time in clubs in the North East of England. In 1995 I became interested in djing and started buying records, soon after I bought some dj equipment and started learning how to mix. It was 1999 when I decided to enter one of my techno mixtapes in the Bedroom Bedlam competion of Muzik Magazine, the tape won and I was featured in the magazine. In the time between winning Bedroom Bedlam in 1999 and 2005 I continued entering competions as well as playing in bars and clubs, in 2001 a tech house cd came second in the Reader mixes section of IDJ magazine, then in 2003 a techno cd came 5th again in IDJ magazine which I then won in 2005 now called Raw Talent. The type of music I play is mostly house or techno from the 90's to now with an enphasis on Detroit, I also play a slower minimal set but since being given the number 040 (Underground Resistance) I try and play Detroit influenced music.

Stingrays - Manifest Podcast 048




Stingrays first encounter with electronic music in 1986 in Singapore and started his DJ career in 1989 and currently based in Taiwan, the land of formosa. Over the years, Stingrays experimented with different music styles alongside house and techno, deejayed and played live at many venues in Asia and Europe. Stingrays have headlined and played along with respected artists like Alec Empire, Jan Langer, Toky, Dalo, Oscar Mulero, Angel Molina, Paul Damage, etc. and has deejayed at many clubs where top-name talent performs regularly. Stingrays deejay with integrated trickery and fast paced mixing to accentuate the right energy and atmosphere. Atmosphere is a crucial aspect of music. Stingrays is quite ambitious to expose quality music to the dance floor through his own form of expression, and is always improvising 100%.
Stingrays is fascinated with technology, art, acquiring knowledge and the application of it, and the omnipresent forces of nature and emotion. He strives for the ultimate fusion of all of these. As a producer and a former techno rebellion of sheep/zet/integrale uk, he has began his underground music movement producing techno music in all shades and colors, from hard to experimental to leftfield stuff and beyond. Apart from releasing on numerous other labels, he later founded his own label, Fluid-Mix, that Stingrays came into his signature sound.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Future Underground Show With Stefano Infusino and Markus Bohm



Stefano Infusino is an italian producer of the new techno generation. He loves to experiment new and different sounds often dark and deep without forgetting the groove that is characteristic of his productions. He works with labels such as Machine Box Recordings, Gynoid Audio, Amazone Records, Heaven To Hell Records, Parallel 125, Frucht, Shout Records.

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Markus Bohm, is an avid music listener, since always he listens to music at 360 degrees from Techno to Hip Hop from House to Funky, Pop, For Markus it means to get rich of new contamination sound. Lover and curious of Nature , Markus feels the essence and describes his current sound through tribal notes and the emulation of the language of animals.
Bohm makes of all his knowledge a musical background that allows him today to have a certain artist profile and to be able to impose himself on the world stage with a lot of perseverance and firmness.......and hence its motto: WORK HARD and PLAY HARDER.  The goal of the music of Markus is to transform the dancefloor in a unique setting, in a kind of parallel universe in which the public can be himself and have fun without thinking about anything but Psycho physical journey that only the notes can give.


Dez - Σεπ. Cloudcast 2013





Dez aka Davide Rovito, is a veteran of electronic scene since 1990. he developes his attitude with “passaggi e mutazioni” a multimedial performance focalized on the social meaning of art in the underground culture. after that he lives for two years in london where plays and collaborates with “the institute of goa”, few years later starts the random/noize project with ilic and in '96 comes the first release on marco carola's design label. from '96 to '98 he is a “!livello 57”'s resident dj in bologna, where davide and ilic begin to perform their liveset.
After Bologna's period he opened with random/noize two techno-oriented labels: “informale” and “de styl”, and later on participated in another minimal techno project with mario masullo, ilic and terrae launching “defrag”, label & booking. In 2008 Dez move from Napoli to Milano where he lives till 2011, working with with Electronix Network Distribution.... now is back in Napoli collaborating with label such as Etichetta Nera and relaunching Defrag.


Saturday, September 07, 2013

Dany Angelelli at Svarionipremeditati Podcast Series #26








Born into a family of musicians, recording studios and musical instruments, is approaching the world of DJing in 1989 at age 13, influenced by DMC videotapes. After several years of hard work to refine his technique of mixing, is able to perform as a resident in legendary clubs in the region of Lazio, all Sundays in the afternoon, (Clemalù - Canneto - Coliseum-La Zanzara-Boca-Doing). Arriving early '90s, and with the advent of musical influences from Detroit and England, Dany participates in what might be considered the first Rave in Italy "The Magic Eyes" on Canneto - Borgo Sabotino. It is immediately fascinated by this new sound called "Techno", very different from disco-house proposal at that time, very melodic with vocals. The change is immediate, Dany still very young flies to London, home of the Sound and Rave to buy techno vinyls to play at rave in Rome.  Participate at his first rave in 1992 as a disc jockey at "Rave Chamomile". In 1993 he was resident at the "06 Disco Winter " with Lory D, representing the main importer and creator of techno and electronic scene Roman and Italian. This last, along with Leo Anibaldi and a handful of other artists, gave life and body, to the Sound of Rome. Musical and artistic movement born spontaneously as well as in Detroit and other cities were born cultural movements and subcultural.These were the artists who influenced totally Dany, outlining what is its true matrix. In 10 years Dany playing in over 200 festivals, rave parties and disco clubs. Play with major artists of the capital, remember Mauro Tannino (R.I.P.), Leo Anibaldi, Luca Cucchetti, Walter One (R.I.P.), Francesco Zappalà, Robert Armani and much more.  In the second wave of techno - Roman Movement Virus created by Freddy K. In 1999, Dany has decided to leave the public stage as no longer in line with the new sound offered by other artists. The art of DJ'ing continues without leaving the vinyl, and participates in minor parties and illegal raves, some in Austria and in Switzerland where he moved for a long time. Produced over the years numerous tracks in alternative circuits, but without any commercial purposes. Only in 2010 began collaborating with various labels in the mainstream: Submoover Records, Luminar Records and more label. In DJ sets, that Dany sees as a form of spiritual message, consisting of substrates that evolve in continuous change and progression. A trip to 360 degrees which is found in products, which are designed in different styles and genres explored and known in more than 20 years of experience.

Dadub - Electronic Explorations Podcast 271 * Liveset






Dadub is a meeting of two minds, Daniele Antezza and Giovanni Conti, a duo whose output is underpinned by a mutual curiosity. The result? Startling electronic music productions, one of the best live acts in the scene and the innovative Artefacts Mastering studio.
The collaboration started not in their native Italy, but in Berlin. Daniele arrived in Berlin with the kernel of Dadub, a project he'd begun in 2008 with a release on the label A Quite Bump. Daniele came via Rome where he'd plunged himself into production, studying electronic music. Giovanni had been drawn to Berlin to work on interactive digital arts projects, honing his knowledge of hardware and software. Once they met it was only a matter of time before Dadub became a two-men project.
Twinned by a fascination of process, and a love of Lee Scratch Perry's mix board experiments, they take dub and push it into the deepest corners of techno and out to the ambient fringes. Frustrated by identikit sounds in electronic music they set about pouring their technical knowledge together in search of innovation.
They describe their approach in the studio as 'like making scent'. Dadub take sound and process it to extract depth and expose human warmth. With this studio outlook it was natural for Dadub to move into mastering. They delved in and Artefacts Mastering emerged: mastering that involves no presets and a policy of adjusting every track entirely from scratch. It's exactly this type of discipline, their use of open strategies instead of formulas that also makes Dadub so dynamic live. Live they layer dubbing and synthesis, they take Dadub material and deconstruct or reconstruct it spontaneously. Their sets are seriously deep and have been showcased internationally at Barcelona's Sonar festival, Germany's Melt! festival and in clubs from Berlin to Moscow and New York.
There's something alchemical about Dadub whether live, on record or when commanding the studio. And when considering their mixes for CLR or Electric Deluxe and Electronic Explorations, it's clear that when given space and length they're ambitious. This adds anticipation for the forthcoming Dadub productions, particularly their first album, which they are currently synthesizing into existence.

Ness at Invite's Choice Podcast 131





Ness became interested in electronic music in the late 90's. In 2004 he started djing, taking inspiration from various genres going from trance to pure experimentation. The interest in music led him to attend various courses and audio engineer for some years and the conservatory of his hometown.The need to express his emotions through music led him to experiment and research in recent years that better reflect his sound.Since 2009 he founded his own label Mono Records with his friend Bettosun, and releases music in labels such as Prologue, Sonata and Varianz.The experience gained over the years leads to define his DJ sets that are characterized by a strong array of techno and house at the same time.

Alhek ** Herbst Podcast





ALHEK is Alessandro Sisti, a producer, sound designer and mastering engineer from Italy. His first approach to electronic music production was in the early 2000. For few years he left the production, but in 2008 he returned and attended a course in sound engineering in Rome to improve his professional skills.
After working as sound engineer in various projects, he decided to come back to electronic music production, getting to work with some labels and producers from all around the world. At the begin of 2012 he released his first solo album as"ALHEK" called "Work One" produced by Neurotraxx Recordings. Afterwards he get contacts with important records label such "Genesa Records" and "Soluxion Records" where he released several works, both original and remixes, also in collaboration with Dubit.

Marvin-UR040 ** Detroit Mix 23 / Interstellar Fugitives




My name is David Peacock, my dj name is Marvin-UR040 I first got into dance music as a clubber in the early 90's going to Raves up and down the country and spending alot of time in clubs in the North East of England. In 1995 I became interested in djing and started buying records, soon after I bought some dj equipment and started learning how to mix. It was 1999 when I decided to enter one of my techno mixtapes in the Bedroom Bedlam competion of Muzik Magazine, the tape won and I was featured in the magazine. In the time between winning Bedroom Bedlam in 1999 and 2005 I continued entering competions as well as playing in bars and clubs, in 2001 a tech house cd came second in the Reader mixes section of IDJ magazine, then in 2003 a techno cd came 5th again in IDJ magazine which I then won in 2005 now called Raw Talent. The type of music I play is mostly house or techno from the 90's to now with an enphasis on Detroit, I also play a slower minimal set but since being given the number 040 (Underground Resistance) I try and play Detroit influenced music.