Posts Tagged ‘ alek biotic ’

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

Ghost re-released in 2009. Twice.

I recently signed up for Spotify and couldn’t help ‘spotifying’ myself. A search for “Kill By Inches” revealed a few releases, including Down to 3hree released in 1999 with yours truly on guitars. I’m not exactly sure who gets paid for streaming that record – certainly not me or other band members – yet, I’m ... 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

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

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 Video Set: Alek Biotic and PS11 Live at DownShift Radio

DJ Eleven and Preston Space, aka the acid techno tag team PS11 had a weekly Sunday School show on DownShiftRadio.com – the original NYC dance music podcast! I was fortunate enough to join them on a couple of occasions and will now subject you to the video recording of the first of those.  Apologies for ... 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