Jeff Derringer is a producer and performer based in Chicago, and a resident at the city’s most notorious nightclub, Smartbar. Over the course of the last five years, Jeff has established himself as an emerging figure in the techno underground. With releases on Speedy J’s Electric Deluxe label, as well as Perc Trax, M_Rec LTD and the infamous Soma in Glasgow, Jeff’s reputation as a producer and DJ continues to rise internationally. Live, Jeff weaves a combination of Ableton and Maschine to concoct a hybrid set known for its abstract intensity and pounding rhythms. Audiences across America and into Europe (at Berlin’s Berghain and Amsterdam’s Ruigoord) have all raved about his sound.
As the creator and curator of the Oktave event series, Jeff brings techno’s most innovative artists to Smartbar, Chicago’s premiere dance club. Started in 2009 in New York, Oktave has become one of the world’s most recognizable techno events, known for its relentless pursuit of the finest sounds in the genre. Since moving the event to Smartbar in 2010, Oktave has hosted the Chicago debuts of Donato Dozzy, Silent Servant, Cio D’or, Peter Van Hoesen, Black Asteroid, Tommy Four Seven and dozens more.
Joel Morgan is a native of Detroit, Michigan and is part of its ever-present music scene. He has cultivated his roots in this community, and continually sharpens his skills as a DJ and producer. He diligently experiments and creates his music with genuine love and talent. Joel is a down-to-earth and no-nonsense kind of guy. His personality, in combination with his background as a life-long drummer gives rise to a compositional sound that is raw, gritty, rugged, and rhythmically-gridlocked—no fluff or excess, yet still dynamic.
Joel’s passion is fueled by the richness of Detroit’s techno scene, in which he plays an active role as a producer with Blank Code Records and is a frequent performer at Blank Code events year round. He’s an artist who intentionally and enthusiastically weaves what has become a nourishing network of fans and fellow DJ’s. His work as an artist has steadily matured since starting his music career and many have watched it continue to unfold as Joel has consistently pushes himself to develop a sound that’s like no other.
Blank Code Podcast 190 [BCP190] features a live recorded mix by Blank Code label heads Project 313 at Scene 29. The podcast features the first hour of their 2 hour set during the label’s 29th series event which was also their 1st annual Movement Electronic Music Fesitval official pre-party. The event was hosted as a collaboration with Blank Code Records and the Great American Techno Festival [GATF] in Denver, Colorado on the 17th of January, 2015.
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For our first podcast of 2015, we’re excited to share this exclusive mix by Blank Code co-founder Corbin Davis. Corbin has been a permanent fixture in the Detroit electronic music scene since the mid 1990′s. He’s performed in every “Legendary” Detroit and other underground events and nightclubs across North America.
Over the years Corbin has spent countless hours in his studio composing a number of new releases and remixes. You can find his work on labels such as Detroit Underground, Hej, ASRX, Detroit Threads, Mintec Musik, Etichetta Nera and Blank Code. Keep up with new sounds by Corbin Davis on Beatport.
Next up is a live recorded mix by Anthony Jimenez on October 18th, 2014 as an opening set for Dasha Rush at the Blank Code series event SCENE 26. After founding the forward thinking platform ‘Khombat’ in Cleveland in late 2011, Anthony Jimenez relocated to Detroit to explore the birthplace of techno and to expand his artistic reach as a DJ / producer. Anthony instantly connected with the growing local scene by producing his own events and performing at Blank Code’s “SCENE” series events and Dub Monitor’s “I AM NOT TO BE TRUSTED” in Ann Arbor.
Anthony has since performed alongside artists such as Regis, Luis Flores, Developer, Silent Servant, and Dasha Rush while simultaneously crafting his debut release Time Under Tension EP for Blank Code Records released on August 25th, 2014. His signature style could be described as consistently deep and driving, lending itself to the complex looping and layering-rich performances he has become known for. Keep up with new music by Anthony at Beatport and Soundcloud.