Archive for the ‘ Techno ’ Category

Woodchuck

What started out as a simple percussive beat became a two-track release, titled Woodchuck. Centered around organic woody hits and deep, rolling synth, the Original Mix is layered with a dubby soundscape. The Acid mix takes a different direction, with driving basslines taking things over. The latter also features a sample from a friend’s presentation ... Read More

Opek

I recently updated my studio setup and even found some time to produce some music. Producing on an iMac for the first time ever has been pretty sweet. After using Nuendo for years I’ve also made the switch to Ableton Live for composition and arranging. UAD-1 became a UAD-2, and I’m trying out some of ... Read More

A New Foursome From Joe Bond

Our friend Joe Bond has been very busy in the studio recently, busting out a foursome of new mixes. Each equally smooth and elegant, the rhythms reveal Joe’s focus and flavor. His old-school progressive house roots come through on The Darkness brought to present day with a cutting edge sound. Breathe, our favorite, begs for ... Read More

Brand New Alek Biotic Production: a double dose of Eezvor

After years of hibernation I finally managed to piece together just enough time to complete a brand new dance track titled Eezvor, coming your way in two mix variations. While less percussive than some prior Alek Biotic works, Eezvor’s minimal techno influence is heard while its driving bass and synth lines provide enough energy for ... Read More

Exclusive: DJ Surv – MNML Funk

Already established in Malta, Surv is becoming a presence in the New York minimal techno scene with new residencies and tight dj sets. But I was happy to learn that he’s also actively producing new material. In this exclusive we present a fresh Surv production. Enjoy. DJ Surv – MNML Funk by DJ Surv... Read More

Nastee Stuff

Nastee Stuff is a funky techno jam with a thick bass line, a quality it shares with a few previously covered tracks including Overtone.  About 4 minutes into the track the bass riff is stripped down but the beat is augmented with lots of percussion.  I’ve contemplated making that break more dominant in the track since ... Read More

Mantra

Released in 2002, Mantra appeared on one of the first Made On Earth compilations released by Bush Records.  As Bush was one of my favorite labels at the time having the track picked up by Eric Powell (label owner) was a real treat.  Alongside Mantra were productions by Sean Colt and DJ Kruze, another bonus. ... Read More

Exclusive: Balkan Express

Balkan Express is a 2002 effort with a driving groove which earns it its name. The track has a very clean, unprocessed quality and would probably benefit from either further post-production or just plain old loudness(!), so keep that in mind when listening. High quality wav is once again available.  Enjoy. [Audio clip: view full ... Read More

Stack Trace Common Ground

Due to a mixup with the label, the title of this track on the record is Common Ground, instead of its actual name: Stack Trace. (Common Ground is a different track, now titled Stack Trace, which I’ll cover here in the future.) Common Ground appears on the Kazumi label’s 39th release, titled Afterglow. A focused ... Read More

Exclusive: Blasted

Its time for another exclusive! Blasted is a hard track with all of the ingredients I like in my techno.  Groovy kicks, crispy hats, dark metalic samples and vocal stabs.  If you remember the track Dirty Yellow (covered here a few weeks ago) the shuffled hi-hat should sound familiar, very likely since its was sampled ... Read More