Thursday, August 07, 2014
Aiken is a Spanish artist born in the mid 80's influenced by different sources such as Detroit techno / Berlin or music manufactured in the UK.
As a DJ, his sets cover a wide variety of sounds that can range from the more pure techno to the deepest or electro and IDM.
In his work on the study, and in his role as a DJ, Aiken is open to multiple styles. His debut came in 2010 with the EP "Lost Origins" on the label Suspiria Digital, owned by 50% of Exium techno duo. This release has been followed by other labels such as Semantica, M_REC LTD or Lycaon among others.
New Pod 039 by RYBA!
Ryba (Kate Lyasheva) has started her professional career working in the Moscow advertising agency "Back-up production". Organizing events and tours of foreign artists in Russia soon retreated to the third seat to DJing and cooperation with well-known Russian musical project SCSI-9 (Kompakt, Pro-Tez). Also at the same time she hoked up with Yapacc for a "White Blue Fire" on German Nuetonmusic Label.
Another project was born in 2008 called "RYBALOVE" as result of long time friendship with talented musician out of Saint-Petersburg - Korablove. Performing live together their shows are filled with energy and amazing groove. Their releases found way to KGBeats out of Chicago, Night Drive music and others.
Since 2009, under the name D:redmoon Ryba independently producing tracks and working on its own sound.
Her sets are carefully crafted with intelligent layer of electronic dance music, Dub, Techno, House and everything in between.
Born 1987 in Sardinia, Italy. Claudio PRC is a techno/experimental dj and producer who releases music on several labels like Prologue and Stroboscopic Artefacts. Co-founder of TGP (The Gods Planet) label with Ness, he worked in different projects with artists like Svart1 and Terence Fixmer. In 2012 he presented his debut album "Inner State" on Prologue. The long-player builds on the Claudio's reputations for droning, atmospheric and high calibre dark techno. During the years Claudio has performed in clubs and festivals all over the world, to name a few: Tresor and Berghain (Berlin), Eleven and Seco (Tokyo), Cocoricò (Riccione), Corsica Studios (London), Batofar (Paris), Gare Porto (Porto), Moog (Barcelona), The Wall (Taipei), rural and Freedommune festivals (Japan), Boom festival (Portugal), Supynes (Lithuania).
Cassegrain originated via a chance meeting at the Red Bull music Academy in Barcelona. The project explores the ground between dark, raw techno and UK influenced sounds. For the A side of their debut 12" on Mikrowave, the pair worked with dubstep luminary Benga, who provided his vocals for the first time. Cassegrain's second 12" ('Dropa' EP) is out now on one of the most essential labels operating within techno, Prologue, and has been gaining support across the board from the likes of Speedy J, Lucy, Cio D'Or, Edit Select, Peter Van Hoesen, Terence Fixmer and many more.
Submerged in both rhythm and mystery, Abdulla Rashim's shadowy aesthetic floats in balance with his uncompromising work. Wholly dedicated to his ideas and sound, Rashim's quest for renewal and the importance of his craft has reflected well both internationally and locally, where he is praised alike. A listening ear and pure emotion is what his rhythms demand and what keeps him on top of his mission.
Outis Podcast Series 004
Welcome to the fourth episode of this podcast series in which I have the pleasure of hosting a Scottish friend “Tony Scott a.k.a Edit Select”with whom I'm sharing some projects including the next Outis release “Mnemosyne EP” which will be released on 16/ 05/ 2014.
To lighten these days of waiting I was able to convince Tony to delight us with a mix and it seems that it has succeeded well with him.
"This hybrid DJ / Live Set was recorded in a yurt structure at the Freerotation Festival in Wales. This time my idea for the set was to take us all much further out, much deeper inside than the set from last year. A more disembodied experience.
As I had done last year, I sat on the floor in front of the speakers to perform instead of behind them as a DJ normally does. This greatly enhanced my feeling of experiencing the set with the audience, dissolving the usual performer / audience divide. Below is the list of tracks that I played in addition to live improvisation using a eurorack modular system.
Many thanks to Steevio, the whole Freerotation crew and everyone who experienced it there with me." [SURGEON]
Abstract Division is a young and exciting collaboration between two veteran techno artists; Paul Boex and Dave Miller. Paul is label-boss of the respected Dynamic Reflection imprint, experienced DJ and producer, and the driving force behind the series of succesful Mental Evolution events in the Netherlands. Dave has earned his stripes through his longstanding career of (vinyl-only) DJ-sets, productions with Damian Keane and as part of the Audiosculpture collective. Combining their love of and keen ear for techno that stands out from the gray majority, Abstract Division knows how to surprise, teach and get people dancing their faces off all at once.
"Before I got into this music I wanted to be an originator ; I wanted to be original”.
Robert Hood needs little introduction. Founding member of the legendary group Underground Resistance as a 'Minister Of Information' with ‘Mad’ Mike Banks & Jeff Mills, his seminal works on Jeff Mill's Axis and his very own M-Plant imprint paved the way for a wave of stripped-down dancefloor minimalism that directed much of techno's path throughout the late Nineties. Robert Hood makes minimal Detroit techno with an emphasis on soul and experimentation over flash and popularity.
Having recorded for Metroplex, Jeff Mills' Axis label, as well as Patrick Pulsingers 'Cheap' label, Peacefrog, and more recently Music Man, Hood also owns and operates the M-Plant imprint, through which he's released the bulk of his solo material. He has only released 2 ever CD mixes one for French label Logistic, and a mix for the club 'Fabric' mix series
"Growing up in Detroit, I grew up with Motown in the house - a lot of Motown and Philadelphia soul, artists like Marvin Gaye of course and Curtis Mayfield. I remember Isaac Hayes, the soundtrack from ‘Shaft’ had come out. My father was a jazz musician; he played piano, trumpet and drums. My mother was in an R’n’B group.
We listened to a lot of Motown - in fact, my grandfather’s first cousin is Berry Gordy.
"I was influenced by my father - I wanted to play trumpet like he did."
Robert's father tragically died when he was just 6. The photo of Robert siting down holding a trumpet is his fathers.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
"The dark side of Techno"The owners 'Repitch Recordings'[http://www.repitch.org], one of the most innovative and advanced techno labels, together in a set that takes us into the depths of the industrial techno sounds!
The project Dubit ranges from Techno to Experimental Electronic Music. Is the free expression for a free interpretation, telling a story upsetting the canons trying to translate in the clearest way possible emotions and themes in sound. The creation of it has no limits: from hardware to software, from analog to environment recordings.
Always involved in Djing, in new Productions and Collaborations in the electronic music scene and audio/video sphere, founder of Several Reasons Recordings [www.severalreasons.net] and Soluxion Records [www.soluxionrecords.net] he lives in Berlin and is active Performing in Europe and not only.
Treating Sound Engineering, Psychoacoustics and Post Production, he founded Soluxion Lab a project studio based in Berlin and in growth and in expansion [www.soluxionlab.wordpress.com].
Orlando Solis also known as Submerge is an American electronic music producer and DJ from Chicago, and son of successful musician Jose Luis Napoleon Solis. The techno aficionado can now be found playing some of the world’s most renowned places such as Berlin’s Berghain, Spain’s Fabrik, Vienna’s Camera Club, Nature One, and Def-Con 1 festival. Known for running the label Impact Mechanics, Orlando Solis own productions can also be found on the pristine label Mote Evolver, After successfully touring Europe several times in 2010, his appearance has been in demand each and every year. Submerge’s technical knowledge has landed him an endorsement by the respectable company Allen and Heath and his knowledge of IT has also landed him work at the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Orlando also performs live under the alias Impact Mechanics and his music is being played by some of the biggest acts.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Xhin (pronounced as "sheen") has been crafting ominous cuts of cutting-edge electronic music since 1997. Building a forte in sound design, he is best described as a sound futurist. His identical rhythmic structure and compositional techniques which incorporate elements of techno, tight sub bass, ambient and IDM delivers a hint of chaotic soundscape amidst artistry. A Singaporean by birth and residence, he independently released "Xycle", a self-promotional ep that made the industry to stand up to take notice, in early 2003. He then followed with his debut album, "Supersonicstate" the following year.
Shifted is a producer with many faces. In just a few years since his first release on Luke Slater’s Mote-Evolver imprint, the UK artist successfully managed to develop his own distinctive voice within the constantly evolving techno genre. Soon after his 2011 debut he set up the Avian imprint together with fellow UK producer Ventress – an outlet bringing focus to a more stripped back and textured side of British techno. Releases on Sigha’s Our Circula Sound imprint and the Frozen Border sub-label Naked Index soon followed, as well as a one-off self-released EP for his more dance floor focussed project Pacific Blue.
2012 saw Shifted not only making his move from the UK to Berlin, but also releasing his extremely well received debut LP on Mote-Evolver: “A stunning debut album in Crossed Paths, which shows Shifted making the final move from newcomer soundalike towards a respected name with a fierce sensibility for unique sound design.” (Resident Advisor)
In addition he set up the Avian sub-label Mira to explore the more esoteric and experimental side of techno, drone, noise and industrial. Taking this turn in his own productions as well, he started the Covered in Sand project, which debuted on Mira in 2013 and was included in FACT magazine’s greatest 10’’ records of all time.
The same year saw him unveil two further projects: a low-key LP for Kiran Sande’s Blackest Ever Black label under the alias Alexander Lewis, stated by Juno Download as “...one of the most striking debuts in the field of industrial electronics we've heard in some time“, and a collaboration with Sigha as A Model Authority. As the year drew to a close, there followed the announcement of the acclaimed new Shifted LP ‘Under A Single Banner’ on Vatican Shadow’s Bed Of Nails imprint – a sub-label for the highly influential Hospital Productions. The album was described by The Quietus as “a highly literate and highly listenable full-length, where the sources of inspiration - whether obvious or not - have been synthesised into a whole greater than the sum of its parts.“
2014 sees Shifted continuing to develop these many strands of his musical output, while the multiple labels under his stewardship continue to give an outlet to talent from across the duskier side of the electronic music spectrum.
Scott Monteith is a Canadian musician, sound artist, and music technology educator best known for his work under the stage name Deadbeat. Having launched the project in 1999, his work over 9 solo albums for labels such as ~scape, wagon repair and his own BLKRTZ imprint, countless singles and remixes, and a genre defining DJ mix (Radio Rothko) have solidified his position as one of modern dub music's greatest champions. Having met with consistent critical acclaim from the industry's leading publications, his live performances and DJ sets have also drawn multiple invitations from electronic music's most globally recognized festivals including Montreal's Mutek, Barcelona's Sonar, and Berlin's Transmediale. His abilities as an educational speaker and workshop leader have also drawn invitations from the world renowned Red Bull Music Academy, as well as technology leaders such as Microsoft and Ableton among others.
Whether crafting undefinable noise and sound scapes, kaleidoscopic house and techno, or new approximations of the the timeless forms of reggae dub and dancehall laid down by his Jamaican musical forefathers, Scott has established himself as an unique, ever evolving, and visionary musical voice in an increasingly crowded field.
Scott lives and works in Berlin.
Semantica is one of the few truly underground techno labels.
At a time when the idea of imprints acting as filters for great music becomes increasingly redundant thanks to the immeasurable number of labels spewing out digital releases, it has bucked the trend. Synonymous with a DiY culture that is rare nowadays, its owner’s A&R skills means that it has achieved buy on sight status. From ERP’s widescreen electro to Developer’s big room techno via Orphx’s abrasive industrial and Andy Stott’s deep, dreamy dub, the Madrid label’s approach is the direct opposite of 99 per cent of labels that slavishly follow a pre-ordained micro-genre.
His style is always deep, powerful and melancholic - from dubtechno to techno and back to house.
A technological society, a mechanist present, an industrial era... long and dark nights, warehouses, cogeneration plants, noise.
Which kind of music matches the rhythm of Western civilization better than Rødhåds music?!
Berlin based Dj and Producer, label owner of Natch Records and actual resident of Tresor. Synthek releases are supported by many great artists of the international techno scene: DVS1, Inigo Kennedy, Dasha Rush, Marcel Fengler, Jeroen Search, Jonas Kopp to name a few. Always delivering strong and powerful sets, Synthek is characterised by solid mixing skills sharpened through many years of experience behind the decks. After several months of hard work in studio, he completed the first album which will be released in May.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Detroit Techno Militia presents THE GRID - 04.03.2014
Originally broadcast on www.burstradio.net
Featuring DJ sets by DJ Psycho [Detroit Techno Militia] & T.Linder [Detroit Techno Militia]
Deepbass was introduced to the scene in 2009 his music is best described as deep, dark, atmospherical techno.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland. His passion for electronic music started from a young age where he would spend his weekends in record stores searching for music, he discovered artists like Speedy J and Jeff Mills who really opened his eyes to the world of techno.
He started producing music in 2008 and from there his sound evolved, always minimalistic, elements of ambient, hypnotic rhythms and deep rolling bassline's. In 2010 he launched his label Informa Records as a platform to express himself and to explore further into his brand of deep techno.
The label is going strong has now had to opportunity to work with artists such as Modern Heads, Cio D'Or, Mark Broom, Edit Select Echologist, Ness, Hironori Takahashi, nAX_Acid and many more high quality artists.
Deepbass has had a string of releases on some great labels such as Dynamic Reflection, Aconito Records and Shapeless Records. He has a number of live shows and Informa showcases under his belt which have taken him to Tresor - Berlin, Studio 80 - Amsterdam, Moog - Barcelona, Plunk - Moscow and a number of other clubs in city's across Europe.
UK based techno producer, Mastering engineer and on/off artwork designer Ashley Burchett, better known as Ø [Phase] joins in the mix on Slam Radio with a crafty blend of deep dancefloor devistation. www.facebook.com/ashleyphase
Born in Palermo in 1981, fascinated by house music and vinyl, Gabriele Mancino buys his first Turntable in 1999. In the same period he starts to working into his best friend’s record shop where he can discover many types of new musical genres wich will be fondamental for the creation of his dj set, spacing from deep-house and nu-funk to tecno-Detroit.
From there he starts his first experiences as Dj in gigs as: Zwischenraum festival (Berlin), Sottomarino giallo (Mi), Binario 1 (Mi), Motorshow festival (Bo), Vola (Ct), Zo (Ct), Native (Me), Movid@ (Pa), Pascia’ (Tp), Grog (Cl), Black out (Cl), Wintercase festival(Pa). In 2002 spins the vinyls in the after-party of Jamiroquai’s concert in Catania and in 2010 is selected for the national event Elettrowave challenge.
He starts to work as producer in 2008 for the italian label Recline under the name “MAH!” also remixed by Francesco Farfa. At the moment he works with differents indipendent labels like Sincopat, Sleep is commercial, Multi Vitamins, Caramella, Yulia. and for some projects with Ricky Montanari, Uglh and Avenir.
Friday, June 20, 2014
With this post we want to celebrate one of the Dj/Producer that has indelibly marked the techno scene in Detroit.
ROLAND ROCHA AKA ROLANDO 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.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
An artist whose music productions in techno are nothing but extraordinary, much of his musical influences stem from the EBM, Industrial and Synthpop genres from the 70s and 80s. This 1-hour mix is a heartfelt tribute to the electronic soundtrack of that era (as well as to Roger’s youth). With a tracklist that spans more than 30 years of history across these genres, this is a collection of time.
Conrad Van Orton born in Rome in 1985. His real name is Andrea Zanchetta, and his aka is a Fincher's "The Game" tribute, and a tribute is also the one that gives the name to the label he opens with his partner VSK aka Francesco Visconti: the Consumer Recreation Services Recordings. Since he was just a boy, CVO always been interested in djing, focusing on scratch, and for this reason he follows both the electro music and the Italian rap evolution in the later 90's.
In 2000, when he's fifteen he totally goes clubbing, which he anyway followed since Daft Punk's "Homework" album and the purchase of the first Technics' turntables. After some arrangement year between several kind of electronic club-oriented music as House, Italian Progressive and Elcectro House, he identifies in Techno and Minimal Techno his real music personality, also thanks to the rising friendship with VSK.
In 2006 they starts to work together in a studio but job, issues and "life stuff" obstructs the project finalization.
At the beginning of 2010 some law issue, after a short period in jail, forces CVO to stay several months locked in his house. Here he starts to work on a lot of project, improving his producing technics and focusing all the blue mood, the rage and frustration in the music he creates.
The anger, the will to evade (literally), the growing sense of heaviness raised just from the chance to make music every time he wants and all the obstacles he finds on the way to freedom will become his life thread and "main topic" of his sound. Soon his touch becomes darker, industrial and with a definite negative mood. The absence from live clubbing allows him to start an introspection and self oriented path regarding the music he picks for the dj-sets he records in his room, that will be his personal prison until November 2012.
ESHU Records' founder Roger Gerressen has been an active member of the Dutch scene for quite a while now, participating in group projects like ARC#, Dilated Pupils, A.L.M.A. and, ofcourse, ESHU itself. He recently started a new alter ego called Gasometric Run, trying to create intricate beats for the dancefloor as well as the mind. A double 12" by Gasometric Run will be out shortly and more new projects and collaborations will be announced soon.
Chicago original and skilled DJ since the late 80s, Hyperactive has pushed an evolving sound across the borders of house and techno and has 2 decades of smashing releases and remixes to his name on a host of influential labels such as 4TRK, Droid, Figure, Truncate, Missile, Plus 8, Contact, Planet of Drums, and the list continues.
Since the late 90s he’s run 4 Track Records out of Los Angeles, with the likes of releases such as Music Box coupled with re-edits of Missile famed track, Wide Open by label owner and Berghain resident Len Faki on his Figure imprint.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Phon.o who this spring has dropped a pair of fresh EP's on his home label and who has also recorded this club focussed mix to show us what we can expect from his DJ set at the weekend. You can listen to that in the player below while we also have a quick catch up with evolving producer as we discover how Cracking Space Pts 1 & 2 marks a desire to set out Phon.o's true sound and finally work in a lifetimes worth of musical influences along the way.
Read the interview here: www.fabriclondon.com/blog/
A movement that wants change by sonic revolution. We urge you to join the resistance and help us combat the mediocre audio and visual programming that is being fed to the inhabitants of Earth, this programming is stagnating the minds of the people; building a wall between races and preventing world peace. It is this wall we are going to smash. By using the untapped energy potential of sound we are going to destroy this wall much the same as certain frequencies shatter glass. Techno is a music based in experimentation; it is music for the future of the human race. Without this music there will be no peace, no love, no vision. By simply communicating through sound, techno has brought people of all different nationalities together under one roof to enjoy themselves. Isn"t it obvious that music and dance are the keys to the universe? So called primitive animals and tribal humans have known this for thousands of years! We urge all brothers and sisters of the underground to create and transmit their tones and frequencies no matter how so called primitive their equipment may be. Transmit these tones and wreak havoc on the programmers!
Monday, June 16, 2014
Nicola Belligoli aka MTD was born in Mantua in 1986, after several years of interest in electronic music, particularly in techno, and after experiencing the production world, he decides to open his own label together with its historic partner Tracy.
In the winter between 2010 and 2011 Sonntag Morgen comes to life, initially only with digital releases and then also on wax. Now in its third year it counts more than 30 releases on digital and 4 on vinyl. With the launch of the label MTD finds room to exhibit the best of his idea of Techno. Hypnotic and rough sounds influenced by dub and experimental moods. This will eventually lead him to collaborate with many Italian and international labels.
Today in his discography we can find a large variety of works supported by numerous artists of the international music scene.
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. In 2011 Underground Resistance advertised for new dj's so I applied and was successfull I was then given the number 040.
The type of music I play is mostly house, techno, or electro from the 90's to now with an emphasis 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.
Born in NYC, Craft bought his technics 1200's & Vestax mixer at age 14 with his own life savings in 1994. He taught himself the skill of beat matching and studied the art of blending tracks smoothly to perfection with persistence. He began producing music in 1999 under the name "Craft". He performs regularly in the NYC underground techno scene for his established "Twice as Proper" techno events and international showcase events and festivals. He evolved from the Vinyl-only days to CDj’s of all types, and now often performs with live layers of effects with his controllers.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Nessuna playlist, nessun brano, solo pura improvvisazione: così il podcast di Max Durante si presenta alle nostre orecchie. Ripetizioni cicliche, ipnotiche, sequenze che vogliono raccontare o meglio illustrare come fossero delle fotografie sonore la storia di un paese al capolinea: l’Italia.
| ENGLISH VERSION |
There is no tracklist for this special podcast signed by Max Durante: a unique improvised live session. An endless sequence of hypnotic loops and rude sounds which want to convey the decline and fall of Italy.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
[pic captured by Sonia Marazia - Matera, 2013]RYC Podcast 075 | Dadub (Berlin)
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-man project.
Erfunden | a project unites music and art as a conceptual whole. different view of the work aimed at is to show the other side of the various musicians and artists, to give an opportunity to show their alter ego. erfunden is something mystical and mysterious. each podcast as a kind of story, which is based on the hidden meaning and soul of the creator...
[Cyclo Sound][re_work Loop Consortium]is a musical project created by Ashh Ist.
In this project, bringing together the signposting label and the best avant-garde artists of the electronic scene.
IDM as Inteligent Dance Music!!
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Dez aka Davide Rovito, is a veteran of electronic scene since 1990. he developes his attitude with “Passaggi E Mutazioni Di Fine Millennio” 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 e M. Luciano and in '96 comes the first release on Marco Carola's Design Music 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” http://www.discogs.com/label/Informale, http://www.discogs.com/label/De+Styl+Recordings, and later on participated in another minimal techno project with Mario Masullo, Ilic and Terrae launching “Defrag” http://www.discogs.com/label/Defrag+Sound+Processing, 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, http://www.discogs.com/label/Etichetta+Nera,and relaunching Defrag.
Ancient Methods: a mythical creature found near the dark core of techno.
With just seven 12-inches released since first sightings back in 2007, Ancient Methods has become so closely intertwined with the Berlin (and European) techno scene that it’s almost surprising they haven’t been around much longer. This week they visited FluxFM‘s studios for our Electronic Beats on Air radio show and recorded a mix that, although always close to the four-to-the-floor kickdrum, also explores electronica territories with Raster Noton or the ambient minimalism of Voices from the Lake. However, with names like Joey Beltram, Lucy and Sleeparchive on the tracklist, you can be quite sure to get the full Ancient Methods ‘pitch black techno war funk’ dosage here—a term coined by Boomkat in 2007 that is still as fitting as ever.
The authors of the mix are Andrew Bowen and Dimitri Ploumpidis, publicly known as AnD, electronic music producers, sound designers and Djs based in Manchester. Bowen is originally from Belfast and Ploumpidis is from Thesaloniki but they both have distinct temperaments matured by their completely different social and cultural environments. While one is very impatient, the other one is extremely calm and relaxed. However, this kind of situation adds more color and sensation into their unexpectedly harmonious collaboration. Bowen started collecting records and went to various “raves” in the late 90s and this was probably the essential turning point in his career that indirectly lead him to meet Ploumpidis, who had a great interest in D.I.Y. electronic instruments as he is a certificated designer of electronic circuits. The duo’s paths crossed when they were studying music production at the School of Sound Recording. Step by step they have developed their unique moving sound, permeated with industrial music motives and quickly immersed into intense world of techno. The last 5 years were enormously productive for the duo, they have released numerous records on such conceptual and constantly growing labels as Electric Deluxe, Modal Analysis, Geoff Presha’s Samurai Horo, Black Sun Records, Repitch Recordings, Horizontal Ground and others. Recently they have opened Inner Surface Music, a 100% vinyl imprint to release other artists’ promising recordings.
Truncate is an alias/record label started by Audio Injection in early 2011 focusing more on deep, raw techno and house. 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 landed him his first releases on labels such as Monoid, Stimulus, 4 Track & 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. Over the years his music has gained worldwide attention and onto the playlists of many big players which eventually led him to gigs at some of the worlds biggest clubs including Berghain in Berlin and Fabric in London. He is also now regularly touring all over the world in Australia, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Central & South America, all throughout Europe and the U.S.A. In early 2011 he started a project called 'Truncate' which focuses on the deeper, and more raw side of techno. His Truncate releases have been gain support from big players such as, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Chris Liebing, Speedy J, DVS1, Luke Slater, Ben Sims and many more. With his heavy remix, production and touring schedule there is no slowing down in the near future for David as he continues to shape his own sound, putting Droid Behavior and Los Angeles on the techno map.
Kobosil‘s first vinyl release, his remix for Barker & Baumecker‘s "Silo", released on Ostgut Ton at the beginning of 2013, impressed with it‘s punishing drive, subtle, hypnotic synth sounds, escalating hi-hats and crystal clear production and spawned all kinds of speculation who might be behind the previously unknown Kobosil name. Then his debut 12“ emerged just a few months after the "Silo" remix. With influences ranging from stark, raw machine techno, dark, purist, pumping acid, noise and distortion, the 4 bold tracks on this EP made a whole range of djs pick and play different titles from the 12“ and stand out productions "Emil" and "Think & Think" made their mark on techno dance floors way beyond Berlin. Another 4-track 12" on Ostgut Ton's sister label Unterton soon followed and the track "Osmium" from this EP was licensed for the FABRICLIVE 73 CD mixed by Panagea. Simultaneously Kobosil introduced his dj sets as clubs started booking him on the strength of his first two releases alone and reports of fresh, no bars techno, informed by a whole range of electronic music styles, skilled mixing and well constructed sets followed. Kobosil had arrived and it wasn't long before he made his debut on the Berghain Klubnacht floor. Hailing from Neukölln, Berlin, the only 22 year old Kobosil combines his talent with trained instruction, just about to finish a BA in audio production, which he studies since 2010, this young producer knows his stuff. An avid vinyl collector, he has an almost nostalgic, passionate approach to music, combined with a truly futuristic outlook on where techno is heading. Deeply rooted in classic origins but reinvigorated and pushing sound frontiers and limits.
Monday, June 09, 2014
Rotterdam home-based dj/producer Bas Mooy (1976) has been active on many fronts in the techno scene since 1999. Heavily influenced by a city that breaths industrial strength twenty-four-seven, he gradually found his way into creating an unique dark sound, which lead him to the forefront of the European techno scene. In 2002 he kickstarted the already legendary Audio Assault record label with label partner Jeroen Liebregts aka Radial, which resulted in the birth of sublabel Arms one year later. Since then the Audio Assault family built a strong and constantly growing fan-base worldwide, showcasing an impressive catalogue with a constant output of stand out twelve inches, setting the standard for today’s quality dark techno. For many years he has been a member of the Rotterdam underground collective ‘Strictly Techno’, creators of over a hundred legendary parties since 1996. Bas has played at many ‘top of the bill’ clubs and festivals around the globe and is a regular guest at the highly respected Awakenings parties in Holland. Over the years Bas has been a hard working and devoted producer, spending many hours in the studio and putting out music on respected labels such as Mote Evolver, Perc Trax, Gynoid, Planet Rhythm, Blank Records and of course his own imprints Audio Assault and Arms. With the start of his new label 'Mord' Bas shows no sign of slowing down in 2013!
Born in 1976 in 1990 he began a passion for Techno,Dub Techno,Minimal,Electro,Deep his style was created by various artists such as Pink Floyd,Kraftwerk,Jeff Mills,etc. Big fan of vinyl the vinyl is part of his nature as a DJ lived in different cities of Italy and Switzerland,France! In 2001 it's time to take his style as a producer begins to compose his music with machines groovebox from Roland and Korg. In 2007 he moved to his native Sardinia,trying to find his own style as novation begin the first productions in digital format its first production in 2011 is on CD is his first vinyl in limited release. Journey Universe EP comes out in 2012 with the remix of Hironori Takahashi for the label Mono Records. In 2012 comes up with Parallel Clouds EP with a remix by Jeroen Search is produced by the label Cannibald of Leo Anibaldi techno pioneer made Italy. In 2013 comes up with Elliptic EP with a remix by David Hausdorf is produced by the label Etichetta Nera. In 2014 released on limited vinyl Sorting II Etichetta Nera with remixes of Dez, Quail,Gez Varley aka G-Man (former LFO) Always in 2014 Roberto Figus deals with two remixes by G-Man. Comes out in 2014 Clouds II EP digital format with 3 original tracks + remixes by David Hausdorf and Stardice for the label Evasion Room Records. Roberto Figus collaborates with several labels looking to extend his style
After recently celebrating PaceFrog records 20th anniversary, they thought that it was about time shared this mix of Marco's favourite Peacefrog tracks taken from PaceFrog extensive catalogue. We hope that you rediscover some classic gems that you may have forgotten and that it brings back some pleasant memories.
In nine albums and over fifty releases that span a 25-year career, A Guy Called Gerald has built a genre busting body of work that stands out for consistent innovation, excellence and refusal to compromise.
Ryo Murakami - Untitled [Depth Of Decay]
Norm Talley - Deep Consciousness (Ness Unconscious Rework) [Phorma]
Function - Modifier [Ostgut Ton]
Ness & Rasmus Hedlund - Verso Pohjois (Deepbass Remix) [Informa]
George Paar & Giorgio Gigli - Life Is Not Dead Yet (Giorgio Gigli Variation) [Par Recordings]
Ness - RK First Stage [M_Rec Ltd Grey Series]
Donato Dozzy & Brando Lupi - Liquid [Orange Groove]
Obtane & Giorgio Gigli - Chemistry Of Human Life [Zooloft]
Claudio PRC - Kar [Prologue]
Iori - Calx [Prologue]
Peter Van Hoesen - Attribute One [Time To Express]
Sigha - Suspension [Hotflush]
Godzilla and Chinchilla teamed up with Portuguese/German Record Label Con+ainer Music for this interview with DVS1 for Gare Porto. It's close, personal and interesting: DVS1 shares his opinions on the state of electronic music, how he views it's industrialization, how difficult it is to manage his personal life while touring for months, his past challenges and future goals.