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.