Deeply rooted in the Detroit music scene, Ernie Guerra aka Erno embodies the varied styles of music the city is known to produce. Dabbling in nothing and involved with everything, Ernie has been DJing for over 10 years but also produces. His Dj sets are like disco and classic house having a love affair with techno. His love of dance music comes through as he spans nearly 4 decades of music. The backbone is funk but is adapted to modern day dance music to create a continuous experience, psychedelic even. Ernie is a forefront member of Tour Detroit, a legendary summer party series. Also a music collector, he co-hosts a weekly straight vinyl, crate digging night called Slow Jams, which is 6 years and running.
As an artist, Uun has quickly made a name for himself in the North American underground techno scene. His deep, hard, and heady style relies both on smooth blends as well as complex layering. When DJ’ing, his style ranges from the depths of dub to the broken dystopian soundscapes linking his own sound to the greater techno audience.
Uun’s releases with labels Mekanism Records, Dark and Sonorous Recordings, Reloading Records, Dystopian Rhythm, Teggno Records, and work with producers Sutter Cane, Brian Burger, and Andrei Morant has garnered attention from the likes of Chris Liebing, Joseph Capriati, Octave, Tom Hades, Dubfire, and many more. Keep up with new music by Uun on Soundcloud.
This week we have an exclusive Blank Code podcast from Denver’s techno producer/DJ Mick Finesse. Mick has released his music on labels such as Perc Trax, Emote Music, Broken20, Broken Mind Recordings, Emetic and Prosthetic Pressings. You can follow new music by Mick Finesse on Facebook and Soundcloud.
Sebastián Veytia remains both a powerful presence and a driving force behind the underground techno scene in Guadalajara, Mexico. Since the early 1990´s, he brought the previously unknown genre to the attention of the city’s masses through several radio shows comprised of industrial music to techno. Later Sebastián co-founded Nopal Beat Records, key label responsible in bringing the work of Mexican artists and their music into the country’s limelight and reaching corners of the world from China to Venezuela.
Driven always by his passion for Dj’ing, Veytia quickly rose to prominence when he moved from behind the scenes to center stage. His vast experience and profound insight of electronic music can be heard clearly in his sets, flawless selection and uncanny flow. Follow Sebastián’s new music on Soundcloud and Facebook.
Official announcement of our upcoming release; Circle 3 EP by Mutate with remixes by Luis Flores, Mike Parker & Project 313. This will be the 9th Blank Code vinyl release and 3rd in the Circle EP series. The EP will release later this year on both vinyl and digital [mp3/wav] formats.
Los Angeles native Danny Astle, aka Template, has been an underdog role player in the techno scene for the past few years. He manages In:volve, a group of DJ’s and series of events in LA that have played host to the likes of Cell Injection, Raiz, Paul Birken, Luis Flores, Kris Wadsworth, Santiago Salazar, Black Asteroid, and Andrei Morant. He also co-operates an up and coming record label known as TXTRL, which will feature original material from label members and remixes from international artists that have a serious influence on the TXTRL sound.
Rex Sepulveda hails from Detroit and is one of D-Records original producers. His long tenure in the Detroit Electronic Music scene has enabled him to develop a consistent ability to capture the subtle elements of music being produced globally and implement them into a sound that is distinctly Detroit while at the same time having an evolutionary sound.
Rex is a consummate producer, spending most of his time behind his computer laying down amazing tracks, most of which are for use in his now epic live shows. With technology speeding up, Rex has been able to successfully integrate his DJ skills and live performance of his own music into one seamless package that always works well on the dance floor.
We are excited to have DJ Hyperactive back on the podcast series with this 3 hour set recorded live from Scene 23. The event took place on July 26th, 2014 at the Works in Downtown Detroit along side artists Angel Alanis and Deraout from Colombia. DJ Hyperactive was born and raised on Chicago’s South Side. Rocking vinyl for over 30 years and soon jumped in the studio at the start of the 90s. His early output surfaced on his own imprint, Contact Records, along with releases on pioneering labels such as Drop Bass, Communique, Sounds, Analog, UC and the list goes on. In ‘97 DJ Hyperactive headed west to kick off the opening of Higher Source Records & Gear in Huntington Beach. This move also marked the start of 4 Track Records (now 4trk). After nearly a 20 year run in Los Angeles, he decided to return to Chicago and set up camp again.
After seeing chart topping success of Len Faki’s remix of Hyperactive classic “Wide Open” on Len’s Figure label and the release of his 25HRs in A Day ep with Raiz and Markus Suckut remixes on Los Angeles based Droid Recording run by Mr. Drumcell. Hyperactive’s current focus is set on a list of remixes and the re-launch of 4trk (vinyl + dig). Recent remixes include reworking of “The Word” by Luis Flores on Detroit based Blank Code Records and remix of Impact Unit’s “Silent Steps”. Upcoming remixes list consists of Manic Brothers “Sledge Hammer” on Sian’s Octopus label, Andre Morant’s “Signals”, and co-remix of Beltway w/Submerge both to see release on 4trk!