Annie Hall is recognized internationally as one of the most elite Spanish producers of her time. At her production level, the technique developed into authentic mental journeys, advanced electronics, exciting and expressive, fit for the dance floor or to listen at home. Annie’s productions have seen the light in the catalogs of Semántica records, Minuendo, Miga, Software records, D1 Recordings, Icon of Desire, Micron Audio, Blank Code & Detroit Underground label where she currently works.
This mix was recorded from our recent Official Movement pre party at The Works in Detroit on January 11th, 2014. Annie’s set was the opening set for Ostgut Ton’s Function. In recent years she has performed at many of the best festivals and clubs all over Europe, USA and Canada, festival-Sonar (Barcelona) (festival-DEAF (Dublin), JMM club (Turin, Italy), Bleep 43 – (London), LAUNCHMEAT-festival (Prague), Cyneart-Dressden festival (Germany), Baazar-(Porto) – Friendly Integration (Los Angeles, California) – Blank Code (Detroit), Movement Electronic Music Festival Detroit, and many more.
The next mix on the Blank Code Podcast comes to us from Blank Code artist Joel Morgan live at Scene 18. Joel is a native of Detroit 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. Enjoy this live recorded set by Joel Morgan.
Measure Divide is the new project of music producer Fahad Ahmad who is better known to us as one half of techno powerhouse duo Subfractal. After working for more than five years pushing the envelope of Techno under the Subfractal moniker, he decided to start a new platform for his own expression.
His commitment to finding new and innovative techniques to produce groundbreaking techno led him to start this project. After hearing the first few productions it comes without a doubt that Measure Divide is his channel to satisfy his thirst for earth shattering deeper, harder and darker techno. The distorted sound design, rumbling low-end and big fluxes of synths are essential to his sound and are showcased in his productions.
Augustus Williams, aka Gusto is best defined by his pure Detroit sound, while incorporating funky house brought on by the memories of his childhood. At an early age Gusto discovered a love for the Motown sound, but the music that captured him first was Hip Hop and the genuine style and funk infusions. Through a new breed of Detroit promotions, the popular Detroit promoters ‘Nightsneak‘ would later become Gusto’s outlet to the Detroit scene soon becoming a local favorite.
Gusto began to direct his energy through drum machines and sequencers, often combining those efforts for a no less than impressive show. Playing mostly live shows for the better part of the last 11 years, people often forget he started out as a DJ. In the studio his tracks are made with the DJ and the dance floor in mind, and with this production thought he has developed the sound that defines him as a truly unique artist. The rest is not history, but the future for this talented die hard as he continues to this day to kill dance floors with intense bass and funky hooks on that legendary Detroit sound he is known for. Keep up with Gusto on Soundcloud and Beatport!
For our 142nd consecutive podcast, we are happy to give you another mix from Blank Code originators ‘Project 313‘ recorded live at our recent event ‘Scene 17‘. The event was held at the Works in Detroit on December 14th, 2013. Their 90 minute mix was an opening set before Mike Gervais and Luis Flores.
The Detroit duo has a hefty North American tour scheduled for the Movement Electronic Music Festival with stops in Vancouver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Dallas, El Paso and 2 appearances in Detroit already announced with more on the way. Keep up with Project 313′s upcoming performances, news and new music on Facebook and Beatport.
Our next podcast from Detroit techno artist Anthony Jimenez, recorded live at the Blank Code series event SCENE 17 on December 14th, 2013. This set opened up the night for Project 313, Mike Gervais and Luis Flores. Anthony Jimenez has smashed his way into the Detroit techno underground with his steady dose of dark driving techno. Using an all-digital platform, Anthony loops and layers different elements during his sets to create a totally unique performance every time he plays.
Anthony is also hard at work as a producer. Keep an eye out for his upcoming debut EP to be released on Blank Code in the near future. Keep up with Anthony’s upcoming events and new music on Facebook and Soundcloud.
The next podcast was recorded live at our recent Blank Code series event, Mike Gervais at Scene 17 on December 14th, 2014. Mike Gervais hails from the old guard of Minneapolis. With an ear for technical proficiency and a musical rhythm that spans wide and deep, Gervais has been pushing his sound through production, performances, and event promoting for the past 15 years.
In the 90’s Gervais started like most of his generation by stumbling onto a small underground techno scene. The following years Gervais would produce events with global talent, perform all across North America, and start the label Timefog. In 2012 Gervais launched his latest project SYSTEM and quickly established the event series as a top tier US techno circuit stop. Gervais is now developing the launch of SYSTEM records, slated to begin releasing in early 2014.
With dedication and experience, Gervais has earned his reputation as a hardworking Midwest artist committed to delivering his sounds and ideas to audiences everywhere. Follow Mike’s new music on Beatport and Soundcloud.