Archive for the ‘ Dance Tracks ’ Category

Atera

Atera is a Techno House track from 2006.  Like many Biotic tracks, it features a driving, tribal beat with lots of percussion, vocal stabs and a thick bass line.  What balances is out is the gentler sound of the Rhodes keys which give it a splash of a down-tempo vibe.  The track took a while to ... Read More

Exclusive: Upstanding Citizens present Funkadelic Sexy

Unless you’re really in-the-know, it may come as a surprise that Upstanding Citizens is a project of old buddies Rus Deep (Mr. Preverted Groove himself) and Alek Biotic. But even if you were familiar with the duo and their track Cannibal Carnival featured on Rus and David Sambor’s 2003 CD Sounds Under New York, the ... Read More

Goliath (part 1)

Goliath is a tech-trance jam from 2002.   The title comes from the sample used in it, taken from the 1997 Sci-fi flick Event Horizon.  If you haven’t seen this movie and you’re into the genre I recommend it, though Sam Neill’s annoying character (and his lame lines) ruined the ending for me. I am ... Read More

Tori Amos – Iieee (Montaz remix)

Tori Amos rules.  There’s absolutely no need to mess with her work but I decided to do it anyway as an exercise and the result is this remix of her song (a favorite) Iieee, released on her 1998 album From the Choirgirl Hotel.  Working with only the original track and wanting to keep her voice ... Read More

Panic Relapse

We’re going way back to year 2000 for this one.  Its one of the very early Alek Biotic productions, in fact, its number 11.  But of well over a hundred tracks this one stands out since its the one and only progressive trance track. Since this genre wasn’t really my style this track was never ... Read More

Madness

This track was my submission for a CLR (Chris Liebing’s awesome label) remix competition.  Chris had released his Evolution LP around this time (2004) and the challenge was to remix the track American Madness.  My remix didn’t make the cut but since its completely different from the original I dropped the first word from the ... Read More

Clusterfuck

We’re going back to 2002 for this one.  Clusterfuck was (and still is) a personal favorite but it never made it out, until now.   The track is very raw and is based on a couple of rusty drum samples and a simple synth riff produced by the amazing Virus B synth.  That riff always reminded ... Read More

Alek Biotic Presents: The Hook Up Service

Updated on October 8, 2009 This post now includes the actual Ableton arrangement and the slick SoundCloud player with waveform display and clip commenting. The hook up continues. Just in time for the summer hook ups comes a fresh mix featuring 23 tracks of futro grooves.  Arranged, edited and mixed using Ableton Live, the mix ... Read More

Alek Biotic Presents: Heat Check

Here comes a minimalesque techno set mixed live using TraktorScratch.  If you are not familiar with this software, it allows you to mix digital files (usually from a laptop) using turntables and special timecode vinyl records.  One thing that (presently) separates TraktorScratch from other similar set-ups (such as Serato ScratchLive and the older FinalScratch) is ... Read More