Upfront 043 / November 16, 2015
Blank Code — seasoned contributors to the Detroit techno community — open the safe on their most prized upcoming material. Luis Flores, DJ Hyperactive and Detroit natives like Anthony Jimenez and Joe Sousa all rep. Mixed by Project 313.
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For our next Blank Code Podcast, we’re stoked to give you this exclusive DJ mix by Detroit artist Joe Sousa. Sousa has his Debut EP on Blank Code LTD series titled Porphyria that recently released on the 9th of September of 2015. His EP features 4 original tracks and quickly gained support by artists like Brian Sanhaji, Brendon Moeller, Cio D’Or, Donor, Chris Liebing, Speedy J, Sigha, Drumcell, Truncate and many more. Joe Sousa’s Blank Code podcast will give you insight to his unique dub techno style and sound. Enjoy this exclusive mix by Joe Sousa and thanks for listening.
Praised by SPIN Magazine as bringing the “avant-garde element to Detroit techno,” 26-year old Altstadt Echo has made an immediate impact on the American techno scene in his early years. After performing at the Movement Electronic Music Festival in 2014, Altstadt launched his own experimental techno label Modern Cathedrals, announced by Resident Advisor with a front-page feature article. In addition to having his original works remixed by legendary techno artists such as Terrence Dixon, Donor, and Jeff Derringer, he’s shared the stage with notable figures such as Regis, Silent Servant, Vatican Shadow, Rodhad, Luke Slater, and more. But he hasn’t limited himself to production and performance; over the last two years, he’s organized an astounding sixteen events in the Detroit area (three of which were given the distinction of being Official Movement afterparties) featuring headliners ranging from Rrose to Shifted. Further branching out, Altstadt Echo is the founder of techno-focused web magazine Dub Monitor, which has served as a platform for interviews with artists including Speedy J, Lucy, Oscar Mulero, and more. In 2015, he looks forward to releasing two additional EPs on his own label (in vinyl and digital formats) and performing at the Great American Techno Festival in Colorado.
Greg Schappert (aka Donor) is a DJ/Producer based out of Brooklyn, NY. Having lived in cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, Tokyo and Brooklyn, where he currently resides, Greg has acquired quite a few musical inﬂuences. However, it was the mid to late 90’s sounds of cities such as Birmingham and Detroit that laid the foundation for what originally sparked Greg’s interest in electronic music and for what would later inﬂuence his production.
As a solo artist, Greg is currently working along side some of the industries most inﬂuential labels; including Stroboscopic Artefacts, Semantica Records, Perc Trax and Prosthetic Pressings.
Our next Blank Code podcast by Luis Flores (Live), was recorded at the Droid Behavior & Blank Code annual Movement Electronic Music Festival official after party ‘Interface | Scene’ on May 24th, 2015. Luis has some of his music on the Blank Code Record label including the “Rituals of Submission EP” and most recently on Mutate’s “Circle 3 (Luis Flores Remix)”. Luis has become an important artist to our label and likewise to our events in Detroit where this podcast was recorded. Download and enjoy this set by Luis Flores.