Archive for September, 2009

Steady Tremor

Steady Tremor is a relatively recent track (given my studio drought of the last few years).  It was produced in January of 2005, a time of year (fall/winter) when I am generally most productive in the studio.  (I not a fan of sitting in a studio during the hot summer, and air-conditioners tend to interfere ... Read More

New Predicament

New Predicament is a smooth acid flavored track from 2001.  While a straight forward track, it does have a breaky West Coast feel which makes it fun to play.  Aside from the percussion and airy samples, most of the sounds were produced by the mighty Virus synth, some sampled and morphed further in the DAW, ... Read More

Carbon Face

Carbon Face is a funky track that was picked up by the Netherlands-based Work Hard Play Hard label and released in 2006 on a self titled 3 track EP.  The track was inspired by the techno-house sound of the early 2000′s pioneered by Italian producers like Marco Carola, Rino Cerrone, Gaetano Parisio and others, and is essentially ... Read More

Imogen Heap’s "Hide and Seek" in Time

If you are familiar with the track Hide And Seek, you know that its a voice-only track, vocoded and layered to perfection by the one and only Imogen Heap.  This little missy just released her new album Ellipse and while I’m still trying to get into it, I remembered that a while ago I tried ... Read More

Decoy

In the short list of my most favorite techno labels has to be Luxus, a short lived German imprint known for intelligent arrangements built on crispy, groovy beats and superbly put together.  A few records by Plasmatics and Lower Level released on this label were frequently heard in my mixes, as well as of other New ... Read More

Fake House

Fake House is a rare house track of the bunch.  It sort of caught me by surprise and took all of about 4 hours to arrange.  It has a very raw, sample-based vibe which makes it a fun track to play (and play with) in an early or late set. The creamy bass line was played ... Read More

Exclusive: Battery

Another exclusive already? Word. Produced 6 years ago (almost to the day), Battery is an alternate version of Alkaline, a track released in 2003 on one of New York’s premier techno labels: Gotham Grooves. Alkaline was a B-side on the Funk Matter EP, which featured remixes of the title track by Agent Orange and Valentino Kanzyani ... Read More

Alek Biotic Presents: Funkin

We’re going way back to 1999 for one of the first Alek Biotic live mixes: Funkin.  A disco house set, Funkin features a few classics from the period, most notably Knights of The Jaguar by Aztec Mystic (aka DJ Rolando).  A flurry of remixes followed the release of Jaguar, but Funkin features the original which I’m ... Read More

Ghost

Produced almost a decade ago, Ghost is the first officially signed Alek Biotic track! It appeared on the German label Bazooka 10‘s first release, oddly titled Erectional Thoughts. A sublabel of Hadshot (one of the first and most respected psy-trance labels), Bazooka 10 offered a different sound and to kick things off the label’s founder, Israeli ... Read More