For our first podcast of 2015, we’re excited to share this exclusive mix by Blank Code co-founder Corbin Davis. Corbin has been a permanent fixture in the Detroit electronic music scene since the mid 1990′s. He’s performed in every “Legendary” Detroit and other underground events and nightclubs across North America.
Over the years Corbin has spent countless hours in his studio composing a number of new releases and remixes. You can find his work on labels such as Detroit Underground, Hej, ASRX, Detroit Threads, Mintec Musik, Etichetta Nera and Blank Code. Keep up with new sounds by Corbin Davis on Beatport.
Next up is a live recorded mix by Anthony Jimenez on October 18th, 2014 as an opening set for Dasha Rush at the Blank Code series event SCENE 26. After founding the forward thinking platform ‘Khombat’ in Cleveland in late 2011, Anthony Jimenez relocated to Detroit to explore the birthplace of techno and to expand his artistic reach as a DJ / producer. Anthony instantly connected with the growing local scene by producing his own events and performing at Blank Code’s “SCENE” series events and Dub Monitor’s “I AM NOT TO BE TRUSTED” in Ann Arbor.
Anthony has since performed alongside artists such as Regis, Luis Flores, Developer, Silent Servant, and Dasha Rush while simultaneously crafting his debut release Time Under Tension EP for Blank Code Records released on August 25th, 2014. His signature style could be described as consistently deep and driving, lending itself to the complex looping and layering-rich performances he has become known for. Keep up with new music by Anthony at Beatport and Soundcloud.
Milkplant is Justin Pennell, He is the From 0-1 label founder and co-owner with longtime friend, Sone. Originally from the city of Milwaukee in the Midwest, he moved to Seattle in 2004 and in 2010 relocated to Oakland, California where he currently resides. Nearly 25 years of combined DJ and production experience has given him the opportunity to witness many trends in electronic music come and go, but Techno has always been number one.
Starting as a DJ at the age of 19 in 2000, he discovered Heiko Laux, Stewart Walker, Plastikman, Ben Sims, Speedy J, Fuse, and Theorem from records obtained from ‘Nice Music’ in Madison, Wisconsin at the peak of the Midwest rave scene. From then on he forged a path that led to production by 2004, and record label establishment in 2008. In the fall of 2014 he released ‘Time Dilation‘, a four track 12″ EP on From 0-1; charted by Gary Beck, and Paul Mac at #2, and #1 in their November 2014 Juno charts. Keep up with new music by Milkplant on Soundcloud and Beatport.
Drumcell - born Moe Espinosa in Los Angeles’ San Gabriel Valley. Far away from the glamour and glitter of Hollywood he cut his teeth growing up in a vibrant, diverse neighborhood and still draws inspiration from this cultural melting pot. It also remains the area where he and the Raíz brothers Vangelis and Vidal – who together founded the Droid Behavior events collective in the early 2000s – hang out and regularly plot their widely known and respected Interface warehouse events.
A classically trained musician in his youth, Moe came to circulate around the Noise, Punk and Industrial scene, playing guitar and singing in various bands until he discovered the early ’90s L.A. rave scene. He fell in love with this music and immediately dove deeper to find out how it was made. Thats was when he was introduced to the science of synthesizers that played a big part in Techno’s early years. His enthusiasm for those exciting, synthetic sounds was beyond words, and the following years he hardly left the studio of his day job to work on his own productions in a little back room at night. When he handed out his first self-produced, self-pressed vinyl’s at the Electronic Music Festival in Detroit and some of the DJs played his record the very next day on various stages, he was chuffed and ready to go all the way.
You can still hear his Industrial and Noise roots in everything he is doing. His debut album “Sleep Complex” – which was released in winter of 2013 on CLR – is characterized by a complete disregard for genre limitations and is everything but a conventional Techno album. Drumcell is a science-fiction-movies-loving technology geek with a Punk Rock soul, who has explored and discovered the analogue world as much as the digital world of music production, to finally combine them into his very own raw, suspenseful and hypnotic style. He is literarily addicted to analog synthesis and spends countless hours in his studio, ceaselessly experimenting and searching for new, mind-expanding sounds.