Posts Tagged ‘Techno’

Vital Radio 191: Hour 1 – Spencer Parker

| September 27th, 2013 | No Comments »

Spencer Parker is one of Europe’s leading djs, his unique style of house and techno is in demand the world over and with his productions, remixes and re-edits being supported by names such as Ryan Elliot, Dinky, Ricardo Villalobos, Radio Slave, Dixon, DJ Deep, Gerd Jansson and Zip, the future looks to be even brigher.


Vital Radio 189 – Hour 1: Reznik

| February 18th, 2013 | No Comments »

You know how every House- and Techno-DJ is raving about the passion for the music. Sounds good in the first place, but when you look closer, it mostly comes down to spinning mediocre Techhouse-standards all day every day in the living room and throwing some pills on weekends, being stuck in a weekly party-routine and gradually losing grip on style and ideas and creativity and life itself. Reznik knows about this kind, it lives next door to his place. Keeping in mind how annoying a continuous pumped up, Altbau-wall-filtered Bassdrum can be (did anybody say torture?), you can imagine how strong HIS passion for House and Techno must be.

And it’s not only strong, it’s elaborate and diverse at the same time. (Quite fittingly, writing about music and culture in general is his main occupation.) You can be sure, that he holds a Kevin Saunderson record as dear as a Bauhaus-, Human League- or John Coltrane-record. Grown up with Metal, Punk and Hardcore, he soon discovered the thrills of exploring new territories rather than embracing the familiar ones to its entirety. He began collecting Postpunk-records, got interested in Rap and R’n’B and Popmusic, found inspiration in early minimalists, in experimental music, in Drone and Noise, got into Electro and vintage Disco-Sounds and at some point realized the, in both ways, emotionally and physically moving potential of Techno- and Housemusic.

In 2009 Reznik found some like-minded comrades-in-arms with the keinemusik-clique. Until now he successfully avoided to produce anything that is genuinely his own work, but who knows how long he will live up to this refusal. Right now, his DJ-sets speak for themselves anyway. They can be deep, they can be accessible, they can be hard, but they are always classy. Maybe just trust Alec Empire in this case, who once stated: “Berlin has about a handful of DJ’s with talent and integrity. Reznik is one of them. Just forget the other douchebags and support this fella.” We agree.


Vital Radio 187 – NYE 2012 Special – Mahan M2J Javadi and Fonzarelli

| January 12th, 2013 | No Comments »

Mahan Javadi always brings something new to the table. Holding no musical boundaries, M2J spins a wide range of Electronic Music ranging from Techno to House, Breaks and more. The intent is to always keep crowds excited and guessing. Flowing from style to style, his DJ sets revolves around music, rather than specific genres. Listeners experience something new each time with music that evokes strong emotional responses though experimentation in sound, noise & rhythm.

Fonzarelli is an artist who needs no introduction. His 2005 single “Moonlight Party” charted in the Netherlands, Finland, and Australia. Fonzerelli has also remixed for various artists and labels including top 5 UK acts and most notably “Now You’re Gone” and “All I Ever Wanted”, featuring on Basshunter’s Platinum selling Now You’re Gone – The Album. He also had more of his own productions and remixes played on Saturday nights on BBC Radio 1 than any other artist in both 2006 and 2007, because DJ Judge Jules was such a massive supporter of his tracks on his UK Saturday warmup show.

Mahan Javadi – Top Tracks of 2012:

1. Claptone – Cream (Original Mix)
2. Amine Edge, Dance – Going To Heaven With The Goodie-Goodies (Original Mix)
3. Speedboats & Big Explosions ft. Nicole Faye – Dreamer 2012 (Original Mix)
4. Jorge Montia & Albert Aponte – Mar De Leva (Original Mix)
5. Steve Aoki ft. Wynter Gordon – Ladi Dadi (Tommy Trash Remix Instrumental)
6. Bassjackers & Angger Dimas – RIA (Original Mix)
7. Torro Torro & 2 Edit – Datsun Tropicalia (Torro Torro Remix)
8. Congorock – Ivory (Original Mix)
9. Knife Party – Internet Friends (Original Mix)
10. Big Chocolate – Blue Milk (Original Mix)
11. TC – Do You Rock? (Original Mix)


Vital Radio 185 – Hour 1: Adam Port

| December 13th, 2012 | No Comments »

Techno’s biggest flaw is its self-referencial tendency. You know the deal, the common contemporary DJ/Producer steals an Underground Resistance-Record from his older brother at the age of 16 (biographical details may vary, not to impair the facts, though), thus presuming to have found the holy grail (what, of course, nobody is claiming to deny).

His world is shrinking down to Detroit, Chicago, New York and Berlin within the following years, he’ll equip himself with records and turntables and not look over the rim of his MKII ever again. Adam Ports biography is different. Adam was Hardcore, when he was 16. No, not Rotterdam-Hardcore. We’re talking New York-, Boston- and Washington D.C.-Hardcore here. It’s a past that he still lives up to, cultivating it in his vegetarian-straight-edge-lifestyle.

After that there was HipHop. He got in touch with turntablism, discovered his love for vinyl and evolved to be a skilled DJ for the first time. Then, finally came Techno. This way of tracing down spaces, giving one the best possible chance of self-development, is the essential reason for Ports presence being so unique. There’s no scene-dictated tunnel view in his activities, there is only a pointed emphasis on style, on groove and sophistication. An emphasis, that, because it’s informed by Dub, Danchall, Rap, Soul or even Psychedelic Rock, is advanced enough to always shine through the inflationary characteristic of the genre as notably original. That applies to both, his productions and his DJ-sets.

What Adam Port is laying his hands on might have its place within the parameters of House and Techno, but it’s always more than that. It’s his style.


Vital Radio 185 – Hour 2: Rampa

| December 13th, 2012 | No Comments »

It’s been quite a ride for Rampa over the last couple of years. When it comes to DJing, he never really cared about the diehard dedication to the four to the floor-aesthetic, one can find among most Technoheads. He preferred to be diehard dedicated to a whole lot more, be it Punkrock, be it HipHop, be it any other suitable outlet for his genuine passion for music.

And when it comes to his status as a contemporary producer, some of those influences will always shine through. Don’t get the wrong idea, most of his works meet all stylistic requirements of the current Techhouse agenda, but still, his attitude and openness will easily define them as outstanding pieces.
From 2009 on, Rampa made a name of himself through Keinemusik, his own little d.i.y.-cosmos, being not only label, but also crew of likeminded Djs, producers and friends. The teamwork within this realm has seen a serious number of premier productions and collaborations, particularly with fellow producer &ME, not to forget the rest of the bunch, Adam Port, David Mayer, Reznik and Monja.

Besides, he’s got some other collaborations under his belt. He produced an album with Nomi of Hercules & Love Affair- and Jessica 6 fame. And he’s got the Rampa & Re.You Thing going on, a joint venture with likeminded producer Re.You, which is not only their live-moniker, but also a prolific pairing in production. They released various remixes plus tracks on Keinemusik, Souvenir, Gigolo and Strictly Rhythm.

So, if he’s not spitting out new material, be it solo or in collabos, Rampa is likely to be found behind some turntables between Berlin and New York, representing his own definition of Techno and House, bridging the gap between deepness and elation. Never taking things too seriously, apart from those serious grooves he’s got in his pockets.


Vital Radio 179 – Hour 1: Tim Penner

| August 15th, 2012 | No Comments »

Tim Penner has been working in electronic music for over a decade. His experience has taken him on a journey through every beautiful corner of the industry. His productions have graced the track lists of the world’s leading artists and have geared him up towards a huge year in 2012. Tim seamlessly blends ideas, twists sound, and manipulates frequencies to create a mind bending style that stems from Techno, House, and Trance. To classify his work into a specific genre can be a challenge.

Tim’s track, “Misuto” was picked up by Arnej Music in September 2011 for a massive global compilation CD called “Musical Evolution”. This opportunity unleashed a whirlwind of originals and remixes in 2011. Since this release, Tim has signed on with Stripped Recordings, Replug, Blockhead Records, Fine Grind, and Hyped Music to name just a few. This explosion of music will hit shelves from November 2011 and into the new year.

Tim says: “We’re in an era beyond simply mixing songs. We’re venturing into a brand new world of true audio manipulation. Music is made of layers of frequencies that create the soundtrack to our lives. If you can harness this concept, you can innovate rather than imitate.”

01 DNYO & Tim Penner – From North (Tim Penner Remix) [Replug]
02 Mescis – Lately (Tim Penner Remix) [Hype Muzik]
03 Paula Pedroza – Eita! (Tim Penner’s Peak Time Performance Mix) [Stripped Digital]
04 Stevic – End Time [Fine Grind Audio]
05 Tim Penner – Sanctuary [Stripped Digital]
06 Tim Penner – I’m Sorry (Original) [TBA]
07 Tim Penner ft. Amber Long – Forgive Me [99Percent Recordings]
08 Paula Pedroza – Eita! (Tim Penner’s Tech Rub Mix)
09 DNYO – We Are All Here (Tim Penner Remix) [Konstrukt]
10 DNYO – Fringe (Tim Penner Remix) [Indigo Records]


Vital Radio 179 – Hour 2: Electric Rescue

| August 15th, 2012 | No Comments »

A few french electronic music artists combine experience, avant-gardism and guaranteed success on dance floors as Electric Rescue does. Fastly noticed by references as Laurent Garnier, he is nowadays signed on the most impressive labels : Cocoon Recordings, Boys Noize Records, Sci + Tech, AFU limited, Communiqué, Subject, etc.

This artist coming from the first french raves is able to rock any party with his ultra dynamic Techno and sensual flights of tunes. Promoting his own labels Calme Records and Skryptöm (Popof, Umek, Laurent Garnier, Mark Broom, Scan X, Woody Mc Bride, Thomas P Heckmann, Danton Eeprom, Maxime Dangles, etc.), Electric Rescue is a real passionate, flushing out big tubes and new talents (Julian Jeweil, Commuter…). His reputation is done in France. Resident at the Rex Club (Skryptöm parties) and organising «Play» rave parties in Paris, he invited and played with the most famous international Dj’s.

Globetrotter, Electric Rescue travels all over stages, playing dj sets or proposing his new live impressively efficient according to all Electro generations. Acclamed by the public as by professionals, he got the opportunities to produce himself on flagship clubs and events as Club Tresor (Berlin), Air Club (Tokyo), Moog (Barcelona), Herr Zimmerman (Rotterdam), Decadence (Gent), The Egg and East Village Club (London), Amsterdam Dance Event, Astropolis Festival (Fr), Nordik Impakt festival (Fr).

01 – S_W_Z_k – end of the line old boy – tresor
02 – multiple mono – go fish – minus 12
03 – spitzer – sergen – infine
04 – phil kieran, burglar tom & bush tetras – snakes crawl – PK recordings
05 – rework – touch yourself – remain remix – meant records
06 – oliver huntemann – tasmanian tiger – ideal audio recording
07 – max cooper & jeet – fisted – herzblut recordings
08 – roland m dill – tacit blue – herzblut recording
09 – mark reeve – planet green – cocoon recording
10 – alberto pascual – last train to party – plus 8 recording
11 – cosmin TRG – vertigo – 50 weapons
12 – nathan fake – sense head – border community
13 – pierre delort & remy maurin – KOPAD – skryptom demo
14 – Traumer – Night Moves – Skryptom 12
15 – Electric Rescue – Dope (2012 Rework) – Bedrock Records


Vital Radio 177 – Hour 2: Maxime Dangles

| July 21st, 2012 | No Comments »

Still young but already a member of the famous Kompakt label team, from Cologne, Maxime Dangles is considered as one of the main leader of the French electronic “avant- garde” scene.

Born in 1985, Maxime discovered very young, at 15, the world of nightclubbing. He quickly became a very good dj but he also learnt how to create his own music on computer programs.

In 2004, he started to work on remixes and edits projects before developing his own musical imprint.
In 2006, he decided to send some of his works to the famous label Kompakt. The answer came back to Maxime a few days later: his first EP, called « Noémie » was going to be released in September on Speicher!
Since then he has been releasing various EP’s, on labels such as Speicher, K2, Scandium, etc. In 2009, he joined the Skryptöm team and signed a remix for Scan X, along with Laurent Garnier and Julian Jewel. The year 2009 is also bringing big remixes, one for Miss Kittin & The Hacker, on their last duet LP “Two”. He also made official remixes for very famous pop artists: Simian Mobile Disco, Röyksopp, Moby, etc.

Lately, one of his tracks, «dysnoptik» was included on the annual compilation “Kompakt total 11”.
Very hard worker, innovative and creative artist, founder of 2 new projects (WIP with Kony & Danzca with Paul Nazca), developing big live shows, Maxime’s passion, colour and personnal influences will necessary make him rising up in the International electronic scene.



Vital Radio 176 – Hour 2: Omid 16B

| June 22nd, 2012 | No Comments »

Omid Nourizadeh is better known as Omid 16B – a DJ whose passion for cutting edge dance music is unrivalled. As a DJ and producer, songwriter, musician and label boss, Omid has forged a unique and prolific career as one of the world’s most talented and respected musicians.

As a DJ, Omid maintains an a busy international schedule and has recently toured extensively throughout Europe, the U.S. and Asia laying down his intelligent and enchanting sets that blend together everything from sexy deep house through to dark yet soulfully emotive techno and electronica. Omid aims to develop a real connection with his audience during his sets and this connection that inspires the performance and brings out the best reaction on the dance floors. Sponsored by industry giants such as Pioneer, Ableton, Focusrite, Roland and Native Instruments he has all the tools to make this happen and as a form of expression, Omid’s DJ sets are emotive and passionate. He is a true showman!!

With his undeniable ability and impeccable pedigree, considered alongside his impressive discography and esteemed reputation, Omid 16B is a formidable talent and a true pioneer on the international dance circuit.


Vital Radio 174 – Hour 2: Electric Rescue

| May 28th, 2012 | No Comments »

Few French electronic music artists combine experience, avant-gardism and guaranteed success on dance floors as Electric Rescue (aka Antoine Husson) does. Having previously released tracks on Sven Vath’s Cocoon Recordings, Boys Noize Records, Sci + Tech, AFU limited, Communiqué, Subject and Sign Industry, he first unleashed his distinctive brand of ultra dynamic techno and sensuality on John Digweed’s Bedrock label at the tail end of 2011.

“Dope” (BEDDIGI13) was a huge tune for Laurent Garnier, Sasha, Secret Cinema, Guy J, Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren and Dave Seaman, amongst a plethora of diverse DJs worldwide. Now Electric Rescue returns to Bedrock with the super-strong “Lili EP”, featuring three killer tunes.
“Lili” has all the ingredients to be a massive tune all summer long. Combining melodic techno attitude with a big room mentality, it has all the right ingredients. Already a huge tune in John Digweed’s sets, this is going to explode to anthem status worldwide over the coming months. With the equally exciting “Opened Hands” and “Science” revealing an experimental and diverse side to the Electric Rescue musical palette, this is a very exciting EP package indeed.

Electric Rescue’s reputation is already flying high in France through his residency at the Rex Club (Skryptöm parties) and organising the “Play” rave parties in Paris, Antoine Husson is most definitely a man to watch in 2012.

01. Underground Resistance – Words From Atlantis – UR
02. Dj Hell – Action – Gigolo
03. A. Balter & Eitan Reiter – Irich (Andreas Henneberg Remix)
04. Rework – Touch Yourself (Remain Remix) – Meant Records
05. Matador – Lamana – Minus
06. Sebastien Thibault – Land Of Venus (Electric Rescue Remix) – Woh Lab Records
07. Qlons – Étrnage Lundi (Eric Tarlouf Remix) – Difu Records
08. Traumer – Dark Riegierung – Skryptom Records
09. Electric Rescue – Open Fire – Bedrock
10. Uto Karem – Take Control – Plus 8 Records
11. Electric Rescue – Science – Bedrock
12. Psyk – First Trail – Figure
13. Mark Broom – Satellite – Beard Man
14. Samklang – Micropuls – Snork Enterprises
15. Electric Rescue – Lili – Bedrock