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!
The next Blank Code podcast comes from Guadalajara, Mexico based artist and Bar Americas resident DJ Arturo Mendoza aka Format. Arturo’s music ranges from minimal, to peak hour techno and house depending on the night club or venue he’s playing. Format consistently shares the stage with artists from Carl Craig to Tommy Four Seven to Troy Pierce only name a few. This gives him the hands on experience as an artist to develop this unique skill, and to control the dance floor from start to finish. We look forward to much more from Arturo in the future, but for now enjoy this week’s exclusive podcast by Format!
Today’s podcast comes to us from Canadian based DJ/producer Catacomb. Catacomb is a local artist based in Toronto. His inspiration in techno draws upon UK, German and early Detroit influences featuring hard-edged, dark and organic sounds. Catacomb got his start in early 2011 working with Zero-Percent, an independent event organizer. More than a resident he had a hand in organizing the events and booking the talent. Zero-Percent was successful in bringing international techno acts to Toronto such as Sasha Carassi, Erphun and Subfractal.
Catacomb founded Opaque Shift in early 2013. Under the name, he has worked as a journalist interviewing the likes of Perc, Luis Flores, Orphx, Mick Finesse and more. Opaque Shift has organized their own events and had a hand in promoting others as well, which have included acts such as Adam X, Luis Flores, Altstadt Echo and Joel Morgan. The group also releases a podcast, which is hosted by Catacomb.
Enjoy this week’s Blank Code Podcast by Catacomb.
Maria Goetz is a newcomer from the Midwestern United States influenced by dark, funky and obscure techno. She began playing and producing music after graduating college in 2012, and has since been featured on labels such as Japan’s Torque, Illegal Alien Records, Chicago Jaxxx, Format Recordings, Klientele, 611 Records, and Heaven To Hell Records, and has already played at numerous places from Berlin’s Tresor to Tokyo’s club AIR.
Maria has a full studio schedule this year with upcoming remixes on Elmart and Chicago Jaxxx, and collaborative remixes with partner-in-crime Angel Alanis, including a Diarmaid O Meara remix on Nachstrom Schallplatten, Krenzlin & Drumcomplex remix on Complexed Records, and Andre Ramos remix on Dystopian Rhythm. Keep up with all of Maria’s work on Soundcloud and Beatport.
Our next podcast is from accomplished Spanish dj / producer Joton. Joton has grown to publish his work on international labels such as Fabric , Dynamic Reflection , Naked Lunch , Mastertraxx , Psychoskunk , Injected Poison, Consumer Recreation Services , Parallel 125 , Ketra , Mono Basic, and Less N´ Less. His work has included collaborations with world-renowned producers such as Ben Sims , Oscar Mulero , Pacou , Paul Mac , Samuli Kemppi , Ben Gibson, Grovskopa , A. Paul , Radial , Bas Mooy , Christian Wünsch , Jeroen Search. Joton is indisputably a professional dj and producer. Follow new music by Joton on Soundcloud and Facebook.
Our next podcast comes from artist Pinion. Pinion is the alias of Bobby Dowell who is best known for his variety of industrial / experimental techno. Bobby has released his music as both his name Bobby Dowell and Pinion on record labels such as Perc Trax, Electric Deluxe, Droid Records, Soma Records, Driving Forces and Racecar. His most recent work as Pinion appears as a remix of ‘Metal‘ by Black Asteroid on EDLX036. You can follow new music by Pinion on Facebook at Soundcloud.
Emmanuel has been grafting away at his own productions for the best part of a decade and the last couple of years have started paying off in the form of releases on Monique Musique, Enemy Records and earlier this year on the world renowned Deeply Rooted with his ‘Deeply Involved’ EP. As well as releasing on a host of successful labels, Emmanuel runs and releases on his own label ARTS which has seen several strong releases this year with more from him to come in the next few months.
Having played hard hitting sets in many of the top venues in 2014 including the legendary Berghain and Tresor in Berlin, he is now carving himself a corner of the scene that looks to flourish for many years to come. Enjoy this week’s Blank Code Podcast from Emmanuel.
For our 166th podcast, we are happy to present Blank Code founders and label artists Project 313. Project 313 is the creative collaboration of Detroit based techno producers, Chad Parraghi and Nick Bien. This recording was taken from thier 2014 performance at the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit on the Underground stage Saturday, May 24th, 2014. The Detroit duo is set to play an opening mix for label mate DJ Hyperactive on Saturday 26th of July at SCENE 23. Follow Project 313 on Facebook and Soundcloud.