Archive for the ‘ Techno ’ Category

Barrel Bottom

Barrel Bottom is a fun track that took a while to get to sound right, and I’m still not totally happy with the final cut. However, the groovy beat and catchy synth riff earned it a spot on an Alek Biotic record released on the French ExtraBall label and featuring three other tracks including the title track: ... Read More

Dirty Yellow

Dirty Yellow was released on the German imprint PlanetNatus in 2004.  The label, run by Robert Natus features a collection of “Favorite Tools” records, with this track appearing on the first such release along with tracks by Bjorn Bommersheim, DJ Mahatma as well as Robert himself.  A well-rounded hard techno release, Favorite Tools is available ... Read More

Middleman

Middleman appeared on Bazooka10 label’s first EP, along with the title track: G-Lock.  If this label sounds familiar, its because another Biotic track (Ghost, covered here already) appeared on a Bazooka10 compilation as well. The track itself is a pretty early work (#21 in fact) and was produced in 2001. While the raw production shows ... Read More

Overtone

This just might be the biggest Dopevector release yet(!), and I’m thrilled to make it available in source format.  Overtone is a remix of a track by the same name, but since I like it so much better than the original, it basically won over the title.  The track was scheduled for release on the ... Read More

The Culprit

Wow, I can’t believe this track is already 7 years old.  The Culprit is a loopy, funky techno jam inspired by the sounds of Joey Beltram and DJ CZR.  A few labels nearly picked this one up, but at the time I had no other productions which would make good record companions, so for that ... Read More

Alek Biotic Delivers a Brand New Live Mix: Present Day

In case you haven’t noticed, for the first time on trak.fm the Production and Posted On dates on this release are the same. That can mean only one thing. A brand, spankin’ new release! That’s right. Read on and check it out. Compiling, mixing and recording sets can be a long and exhaustive process. But as ... Read More

Triage

Triage is a techno track from ’04.  If my memory serves me right, the bass line was played using the sweet Imposcar synth.  And since I’m a little short on time today, I’m going to leave it at that.  Wave download is included.  Enjoy. Download: Triage (mp3) Download: Triage (wav)... Read More

Anathema

Anathema was released on Gotham Grooves in 2005 on the Various Villains: Volume 2 record, which also featured tracks by Agent Orange, Adam Jay and Noah Pred.  As mentioned in the previous post on Sativa, the two tracks are closely related and follow a similar sound pattern.  The second of the two, Anathema is the ... Read More

Sativa

I’ve always loved the unique sound and versatility of the ride cymbal. Its distinct sound can be disguised and blended into a variety of genres while remaining very common and bare. I bring this up because Sativa is a track based on a sampled beat with a driving ride cymbal which marked a new direction ... Read More

Exclusive: Preston Space presents Time4Machine

My old friend Matt contacted me the other day asking if I had a copy of Preston Space’s Time4Machine. (We haven’t heard from Preston in years and I haven’t listened to this, his first official mix in almost as long.) So I dug into the “archives” and was thrilled to find it. I even found ... Read More