Archive for the ‘ Unreleased ’ Category

Power Trip

Power Trip is a wild tech-trance track from 2001.  Its got a weird mix of percussion and beats, vocal samples, a creamy synth bassline and a demented main riff that would earn it the name Ridiculist if only that title hadn’t already been used on a track even more ridiculous. The main synth sounds were ... Read More

Untitled

I’m being perfectly honest when I tell you that I don’t remember when this track was produced or even that it was. I came across it on an old CD of my productions and it was (and remains) unmarked. So here it is, a rare untitled track and I must say that I don’t dislike ... Read More

Exclusive: Sovereignty – Evil Mind

We’re going waaaaaay back to 1993 (if my memory serves me right) for a track by the Bronx based band Sovereignty named Evil Mind.  Formed by the guitarist/vocalist Derek Torres, Sovereignty was a speed/trash metal band influenced by the sounds of Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, and others.  Joining Derek was Eddie Moore on ... Read More

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

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

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