Our next podcast comes to us from our good friends and North American techno duo Raíz. Los Angeles born and bred, Vangelis and Vidal Vargas were raised in the ’80s on a steady diet of Latin freestyle, electro, and new wave that pervaded their urban environment. By the mid ’90s they were sampling LA’s underground club scene and heavily researching electronic music’s roots. After years of influence they began to express their musical vision through their own recordings and performances. Vidal and Vangelis eventually found common ground with producer / performer Drumcell, and in 2002 they formed the Droid Behavior event production group and record label.
As producers Vangelis and Vidal have released and licensed original music and remixes under various aliases (most notably Acid Circus and Raíz) on the Droid Recordings imprint as well as respected labels Historia y Violencia, Tora Tora Tora, DJMag, Music Man, Resident Advisor, Enemy Records, Gynoid Audio, Reloading Records, Micro.Fon and Timefog. Their music has been charted, played and supported by Speedy J, Chris Liebing, Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, DVS1, Levon Vincent, and Jonas Kopp to name a few.
Raíz along with Luke Slater, Silent Servant, Luis Flores, Rødhåd, Andrei Morant, Project 313 and many more will be performing in Detroit at our annual Movement Electronic Music Festival official after party, Interface 42 l Scene 10. The event will happen on Sunday May 26th at the Works, 1846 Michigan Ave.
This week’s podcast was recorded live by Audio Injection at our Official Movement Pre-Party in Detroit at The Works on April 6th, 2013. The event also featured Dustin Zahn, Chuck Flask B2B Mr. Joshooa, Asher Perkins, Joel Morgan and AvA. Audio Injection will be playing as his other alias “Truncate” on Monday, May 27th on the Underground Stage at Movement Electronic Music Festival in Downtown Detroit. Keep up with new music by Audio Injection on Soundcloud and Beatport.
This week we are pleased to give you an exclusive Blank Code podcast by Cincinnati techno producer Henneke. Present day electronic music has seen more than its fair share of tacky sub-genres. Henneke single-handedly maintains the true techno sound that lurks within the Queen City. His performances consist of midi controllers and turntables, where both technology and old-school mixing play happily together.
Along with his partner Pat Blaze, Cincinnati’s techno scene has been pumping along over the years with their Hisabisa and Recess events. Their parties emphasize passion and grit, with the best names in techno to push the campaign. Henneke’s latest endeavors have landed him in his home studio, with recent releases featured on such labels as Mintec Musik, LW Recordings and upcoming in 2013 on Racecar Productions.
For our 102nd consecutive Blank Code podcast we are happy to have Minneapolis techno innovator, Aaron Litschke. Having launched his career from the trenches of the mid-90s rave scene, Aaron Litschke became a veteran behind the decks at a young age. That experience has helped shape his unique style and deep track collection, blending classic tracks with new, and unreleased beaters that heads will surely appreciate. His layered blend of techno, house and acid has kept feet moving across America from Chicago to Portland, and San Diego to Detroit.
Aaron is not only a DJ, he is also a producer. He has released his work on labels such as Naked Lunch, Assassin Soldier Recordings, and Parallel 125. When he’s not making beats or mixing them, along with friend and partner Mike Gervais, Aaron makes up one-half of Minneapolis promotional duo called SYSTEM. SYSTEM hosts of a successful weekly Friday night at The Bolt Underground in downtown Minneapolis, bringing in techno heavy hitters from the all 4 corners of the world. Keep up with Aaron’s music on Beatport & Soundcloud.
Dinamite is placed and recognized in the underground scene of Madrid, Spain. Currently residing in Berlin, Dinamite has been made her place on the Spanish scene as a DJ and producer representing a unique electro-techno sound. Her skill to the decks and her musical proposal make her sets dark and forceful with a retro touch.
Anita has residencies at two of the most popular clubs in Madrid at Stardust Club and Trax. She also regularly plays festivals such as Klubbersday (Editions: 2008, 2010, 2011 & 2012), Goa Electronic Parties (Editions: 2008 & 2010), Space of Sound Festival 2010, Rec Madrid 2010, & Electrosonic 2005. Since January 2012, she has her own radio show (UFO), at the most popular electronic radio in Shanghai, China – Udancecn. Enjoy this exclusive Blank Code podcast by Dinamite.
We are excited to give you our 100th podcast with a live recorded mix by Blank Code artists Project 313 live @ CLR Detroit 23-02-2013! We give thanks to all the artists that contributed their time and effort submitting their mixes and big thanks to our podcast subscribers! We are looking forward to our next 100!
Our next podcast comes from Kyle Geiger, recorded live from Tresor Berlin on 03-02-13. Hailing from a region known for its basketball and corn, the emergence of an artist from Indiana such as Kyle Geiger is marked as seldom at best. He certainly is no stranger to the international techno arena, with releases on heavy hitter labels such as Drumcode, Soma, Perc Trax, and Droid. Refusing to rest on his laurels, Kyle continues to push the boundaries of his sound through the creation of his own label known as Cubera.
Being his brainchild, Kyle has been able to push new musical concepts free of any outside limitations with the end objective being to create a more moody and memorable collection of productions. Originally inspired by the harder, percussive stylings the techno sound featured on seminal labels from the late 90′s, Kyle has witnessed the evolution of the genre as it morphed into a more accessible, groove based sound. Still loving the energy and power of the more straight forward side of techno while embracing the genre’s changes, Kyle has refined his productions and DJ sets into what very well may be a new breed of soundscapes that pushes things forward for the next generation of techno to come.
This week’s guest is Mintec Musik recording artist, Subtractive. Hailing from Kalamazoo, Michigan, Subtractive has been mastering his craft for the past 8 years. Dark surrealism is an ongoing theme, but a strong sense of euphoric discovery remains in his original music and DJ sets.
This week we are pleased to give you an exclusive Blank Code podcast by Seattle techno producer John Massey. In the years since John has stayed close to the underground, while making appearances at events such as Seattle’s Decibel Festival, SubSensory’s monthly STATIC in Portland, and frequent club and after hour gigs around the Pacific Northwest. John is the kind of unassuming artists that earns respect rather than demands it; keeping his head down and focusing on his craft, trusting his instincts to keep the dance floor moving. His current set consists of a live/dj hybrid that enables John to creatively blend a wide variety of techno, minimal and experimental sounds.
As a producer John tackles a variety of sounds ranging from his previous hip hop efforts under Dysposable Heroes, to his techno projects under his own name and previously as Indispensable Villains. He’s affiliated with Seattle’s From 0-1, a conceptual label which he represents in his various endeavors. He’s released on various labels such as HardSignal, Bleepsequence, From 0-1, Subsensory, Droid and his own Sound Rehab Recordings. Keep up with John on Beatport and Soundcloud.