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.
Today’s podcast comes to us from Vancouver’s JGarrett. JGarrett is the main musical project of Subspec label boss Josh Garrett. Born in Ann Arbor, MI Josh grew up with the nutrient rich musical environment found on Detroit radio in the ’80s when Talking Heads, Prince, The Police, and Kraftwerk shared space with Front 242, Cybotron, and Cajmere. Later on Josh was involved in the Detroit Techno scene during the pivotal years in the 1990s as the second wave of Detroit labels and artists reached critical mass.
JGarrett’s music is strongly rooted in the influences of his days in the Detroit Techno scene. JGarrett specializes in pure Techno and heavy grooving TechHouse shot through with Acid and Dub influences that ride on a platform of solid, funk-inflected Motor City sensibilities.
Josh has been producing and performing electronic music since 1995. He has had many releases under a variety of aliases (including Xyn, Linoleum Head, Countered) across a number of labels (such as From 0-1, Super 6, Component and his own Subspec). His releases have consistently received DJ and radio support, charting on the CMJ dance charts as well as garnering solid reviews.
This week we are showcasing Colombian techno DJ/ producer Deraout. Not only is he a huge part of the Colombian techno scene, he’s the Native Instruments representative in his region of South America. His involvement with underground techno spans over a decade and his hard work has him overseeing and booking multiple clubs and festivals in multiple locations around South America.
Deraout has appeared on many labels including Loose Records, LCR Records, Tanz Factory Records, Analogikko Records, Sleaze Records (UK), Attary Records and Road Trip Recordings. We’re excited that he’ll be making his US debut in Detroit on July 26th in Detroit at our next Blank Code series event “SCENE 23” at the Works along side DJ Hyperactive and Angel Alanis. Follow new music and mixes by Deraout on Beatport and Soundcloud.
It’s Monday, June 30th, and we are excited to have this Blank Code exclusive podcast by Phil Kieran to share with you. Using Belfast as his base, Kieran plays his DJ trade in the best clubs worldwide, over the past decade, Phil has gained his reputation as one of the finest club DJs in the world. He brings the same drive, conscientiousness and desire for each set to be the very best to his DJing.
Phil has released on various labels including; Skint Records, Soma Records, Cocoon Recordings, novamute, Electric Deluxe, Snork Enterprises, and his own Phil Kieran Recordings along with many more. Phil has recorded three full length albums, firstly with his now defunked industrial punk techno outfit Alloy Mental in 2007, 2009′s Sssh which came out on Sven Vath’s Label Cocoon, and 2013′s Le Carrousell, with his new live act Le Carrousell. Follow Phil Kieran on Twitter, Facebook & Soundcloud.
Today’s podcast comes to us from Blank Code label artist Altstadt Echo. This recording was taken from his debut performance at the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit on the Underground stage Saturday, May 24th, 2014.
Altstadt Echo is currently based out of Detroit. His sound can be described as abstract, minimalist techno of the deep, ambient, and droning varieties. He released his “Rail Yard” EP on Blank Code in December, 2013 and is set to release two more EPs later this year. Keep up with new sounds from Altstadt Echo on Beatport and Soundcloud.
Since his debut “Luciernagas” EP in 2007 on Igloo-rec he has released and collaborated with labels like Woods N Bass, Wall Music, Par Wax, Labrynth, Silent Steps, Translucent among others. His latest tracks has been played and supported by Surgeon, Chris Liebing, Rebekah, Monoloc, Mattias Fridell, Uzb, Flug, Advance Human, Jeroen Search, Patrick Krieger, Miss Sunshine, Synthek and more.
During the last years Mekas has played in diverses citys and clubs such as Raw Temple (Berlin / Ger), Morlox (Berlin / Ger), Plux (Hamburg / Ger), Plastik! (Hamburg / Ger), Subspace Partys (Hamburg / Ger), Touch Club (Köln / Ger), Arma17 (Moscow / Russia), Ohm10 (Biel-Berne / Switzerland), Metaphore Collective (Marseille / France), CLFT (Lyon / France), Smarties Bar (Niza / France), Faktura (Odessa / Ukraine), Tapas Club (Sao Pablo – Brazil), Move (Medellin – Colombia), Garden Underground Club (Pereira / Colombia), Crobar (Buenos Aires / Arg), Cocoliche (Buenos Aires / Arg), Bahrein (Buenos Aires / Arg), Under Club (Haedo / Arg), Bing Bang Groove (Neuquen / Arg), Osa Club (Mendoza / Arg), Diamond Club (Bahía Blanca /Arg) and many more.
Today he is focus in on Aula Magna Records, the label he has created with Seph, Pablo Denegri and Qik which will feature their own techno sound. Also developing his live act, working on his tracks and remixes for future releases.