Matt Radovich [053]

This fortnight we present another local Melbourne lord that needs to be on your radar: Matt Radovich (but he also tends to like Mike Hunt).  An incredibly impressive outline of achievements can be found in the bio of his Soundcloud page where he briefly mentions supporting a vast range of acts from Aphex Twin to Wu Tang Clan as well as being invited by Detroit Techno Militia to play at the Bang Tech 12 Anniversary Party in Detroit.
So instead of writing it all again here, we thought it would be more fitting to include the context with which this mix was made, written by Matt himself.

Every May, I head to the US, to spend some time with great mates in Detroit, during memorial day weekend. During that long weekend the city holds a 3 day electronic music festival called Movement.
In 2013, I made my first trip over and I have been hooked ever since.  This year will be my 5th year heading to Detroit, and since this mix was due around the same time as when I leave for Detroit, it seemed kind of fitting to do a Detroit mix.

This mix was done using most the records I have purchased in Detroit over the last 4 years, plus maybe one or two I have had in my collection for a little while. It covers all kinds of music from Detroit, not just TECHNO.  I hope you enjoy it, it’s not the most perfect mix, in terms of it’s production (there are a few mistakes), but I think the music is top notch!

Thanks again for having me do this mix, I had a lot of fun putting it together.

Matt’s:
Website
Soundcloud
RA

Matt Radovich [053]
Simon Slieker [047]

This 47th Bomphcast perfectly exemplifies one of our core goals, presenting the Melbourne techno scene. Simon Slieker is co-manager of one of the most respectable Australian techno labels, Machine, and also carries a wealth of history with regards to personally adding to Melbourne’s scene. Since the early 90’s Simon has most notably been a vital contributor at the Every Picture Tells a Story parties in the early 90’s, Centriphugal, Revolver and Escape as well as serving 8 years with Teriyaki Anarki Saki and 10 years with Technoir.

You only need to listen to the beginning 15 minutes of this mix to realize that Simon approaches techno with a strong case of contemplation, purpose and stark technical proficiency. The tribalistic sounds at the beginning carry unflinchingly through the entire mix, regardless of its gradual progression into a modern soundscape and this is due to the authenticity in his approach. ‘Tribalism’ can be a bit of a buzz word associated with techno and isn’t often conveyed that effectively, which depreciates the value of the concept, so we are pleased to present to you a mix of severe technical quality as well as a glaring example of true modern tribalism.

Simon, a tasty selection of the Machine Label crew and other hot Melbourne selectors are playing at My Aeon this Saturday. Get down.
Event Link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/756091224541489/

Simon’s:
Soundcloud
Machine Label Website
Machine Label Facebook

Simon Slieker [047]
Tred [040]

Tred BomphcastGive greetings to Tred, a Perth dweller who’s done the thing most of us want to do: moved to Berlin to spin and make tracks.

His mix for you is a representation of this recent move as he recorded it in Berlin and used a majority of vinyl bought in the city.

Operations in Australia included the co-managing of Perth based party organizer Polyrhythmic (which still continues in his absence) and a the beginning of an ongoing exploration into ambient mixes, one of which can be heard here.

Despite his move to Berlin, you need not fear, Tred will be coming back to Aus momentarily to play a series of shows all over the country:
•Dance Technique Nov 17th (Melb)
•Charades x Something Else with Eric Cloutier Dec 16th (Syd)
•Polyrhythmic Dec 17th (Perth)
•Subtrakt January 14th (Bris)

Tred’s:
Soundcloud
Facebook

Tred [040]
Phuriphonics [027]

Phuriphonics is a mix machine. 32 mixes in March alone says that quite clearly. The content of his mixes can range anywhere from a favorite film from the 80’s to ambient music, so definitely check out his Soundcloud, website or Youtube for an eclectic selection of music, all mixed very well.Phuriphonics

For his Bomphcast mix, he took conceptual inspiration from Jeff Mills’ Live at the Liquid Room set in that it was broken down into 3 segments with different musical focus.
He has broken his set into two segments; Initiative and Reactive:

“I wanted to put the listener into a DJ kind of frame of mind thus initiative is a reflection of me using my instinct and feelings to work out the (imaginary) crowd/dancers, testing the waters as it were.
The reactive segment is simply to provoke a reaction. That is to dance like a lunatic. I have many fond memories of nights that played out like this.
Anyway, I hope it works.”

Phuriphonics’:
Soundcloud
Website
Youtube

Initiative Segment:

 

1. Coil – Triple Sun Introduction [Threshold House, 2005]
2. The Modeller – Putty [Descent, 1998]
3. Photek – Under the Palms [Science, Virgin, 2000]
4. Robert Fripp and Brian Eno – Gasp [DGMLive.com, 2006]
5. Sunn 0))) – Sin Nanna [Southern Lord, 2005]
6. Mike Parker – Hiss [Dozzy Records, 2005]
7. Rødhåd – Mines of Mars [Dystopian, 2014]
8. Plastikman – Contain [NovaMute, 1998]
9. Rrose – Waterfall [Sandwell District, 2011]
10. System 7 – Alphawave (Plastikman’s Acid House remix) [Butterfly Records, 1996]
11. Samuli Kemppi – Resonant Object [Children of Tomorrow, 2014]
12. DVS1 – Running [Klockworks, 2009]
13. Arnaud Le Texier – Define [Affin LTD, 2014]
14. Mike Parker – Gumma Forest (The Ride mix) [Geophone, 2015]
15. Mental Resonance – Man From Earth 4 [MindTrip Music, 2015]
16. Xhin – Dark Tiled Landscape [Token, 2013]
17. Surgeon – Sleep (Ultra Violet) [Dynamic Tension Records, 2000]
18. Kellener and Marla Singer – Fonction 2 (Developer remix) [Nachtstrom Schallplatten, 2015]
19. Kazuya Kawakami – Concerted Action [HueHelix, 2011]
20. Makaton – 4 Point Suspension [Blueprint, 2015]
21. Dustin Zahn – Lost in Rapture (Steve Bicknell remix) [Enemy Records, 2015]
22. Deuce – Twerp Wiz [Ostgut Ton, 2009]
23. Max Duley – Lapsed [Unknown]
24. Kaelan – Legacy [Persistence, 2015]
25. Joey Beltram – Ball Park (Steve Bicknell remix) [Tresor, 1998]
26. Twerk – Humantics [Force Inc. Music Works, 2000]
27. Severed Heads – Dead Eyes Opened (Extended mix) [Nettwerk, 1998]

 

Reactive Segment:

 

28. Demdike Stare – Black Sun [Modern Love, 2011]
29. Pan Sonic – Johdin [Blast First, 2011]
30. Pete Namlook – Trip 4 [Ambient World, 1994]
31. Popol Vuh – Aguirre 1 [Kosmische Musik, 1982]
32. Haxan Cloak – Archaic Device/dialogue from Kill List [Aurora Borealis, 2011]
33. Ade Fenton – Broken (Chris McCormack remix) [Materials, 2008]
34. Regis – Fragment 2 [Downwards, 2014]
35. Takaaki Itoh – Hear Nothing [MB Selektions, 2005]
36. Ryuji Takeuchi – 10.2 [Limited G, 2015]
37.

Phuriphonics [027]
TWR72 [026]

To mark our first anniversary as a podcast, we have the pleasure of bringing you some prime cuts of techno from one of Amsterdam’s most promising techno duo’s, TWR72.twr72 Bomphcast

TWR72 represents tough, stripped back and intricate pulsing rhythms with a big emphasis on groove. The duo hold the element of groove in utmost importance, and is one of the key elements that steers their label, Float Records.

The notion of groove is evident in their Bomphcast mix. It’s an hour of no nonsense serious techno that makes you move very easily, whether it be a bob of the head, a full blown stomp out or a bowel movement in happiness, something will move within you.
From the Bomphcast crew, thanks for the support over our first year. We appreciate it greatly and will continue to provide you with quality techno every fortnight for as long as we can.

– Fergus, Tillman, Liam and Patrick.

Q: You two have known each other since your childhood. Would you say having known each other for song long helps with communicating with each other when you produce/perform?
R: It is definitely a big plus because we can trust each other blindly. But there are always 2 sides on the medal. And because we’re really close friends for such a long time it can be difficult sometimes to also be business partners. But so far I can handle Tom pretty good.
T: We have the same kind of humor (although I don’t like the joke he just made) which comes in useful if you hang out a lot. We perform together for almost ten years so there aren’t any big surprises anymore. But every time it’s exciting again because I never know exactly which tracks Roger has up his sleeve.

Q: When did you two both begin to listen and experience electronic music?
R: I believe I was around 14 years old when I first got to a huge techno venue. That was actually with our close friend Merijn (Float Records designer). Tom was in his Death Metal period at that time. I already had some experience with listening to electronic music as I was practicing my DJ skills in my bedroom, but to hear such bombastic music at a big venue was really intense. Although the most intense part was waiting in the line and hoping to get in.
T: Another joke I wouldn’t make, maybe you can rewrite the part that we have the same kind of humor. I grew up in the 90’s and was a big fan of the hiphop sound which was the kind of music I intended to play on my brand new turntables (which cost a lot of saving at that time). But like Roger said, the first time I entered a big house/techno club in Rotterdam (Now & Wow) I was sold. Especially Benny Rodrigues was a big inspiration.
Q: 2016 started out very strong for you lads with your debut gig at Berghain. How was this experience for you and what did you take away from it?

TWR72 [026]
Shine (Torque) [014]

Shine (Torque) has been setting a strong scene of Techno in Japan for the last few years. He’s played at many of premiere clubs around the globe that have also held names like Carl Cox, Darren Emerson, Luke Slater, Derrick May. Shine’s game isn’t only behind the decks though. In 2008 he established the Lunar Club in Osaka, which is now one of the most prominent venues for Techno in Japan.
Labels such as Techno Therapy (UK) and Neptuun City (NY) have sported his releases and with his latest gigs being throughout London, Moscow, Mongolia, Slovakia, Amsterdam, Spain, and of course Japan, we can all be sure that the mix you’re about to Shine-Profilehear is of the quality that we at Bomphcast thrive on.

Shine’s:
Soundcloud
Facebook
Mixcloud

  • The Welderz – Gateb (Original Mix) – FLASH
  • Robert S (PT) – Matinal (Original Mix) – Sleaze Records (UK)
  • Sleeparchive – window-092 (Oscar Mulero remix) – Warm Up Recordings
  • Ricardo Garduno – Secuencias (Original Mix) – Nachtstrom Schallplatten
  • Lewis Fautzi – Bound (Original Mix) – Tsunami Records
  • Sian – Micropore (Original Mix) – Octopus Records
  • Flug – Drones (Original Mix) – FORMAT Records
  • Inland – Sca Fell (Original Mix) – Ostgut Ton
  • Cleric – Distant Cry (Original Mix) – Clergy
  • Tin Man, Cassegrain – Oxide (Original Mix) – Ostgut Ton
  • Cotton Crown – Purrrfume (Mark Broom Edit 1) – Beard Man
  • Robert S (PT) – Halluzinationen (Original Mix) – Sleaze Records (UK)
  • D_Func. & Mario Berger – Shifting Frames (NX1 Remix) – Torque
  • Charles Fenckler – District Two (Original Mix) – Soma Records
  • Alex Bau – Into Your Head (Brian Sanhaji Remix) – City Noises
  • Brendon Moeller – Stealth Mode (Original Mix) – Echocord Colour
  • Drumcell – Departing Comfort (Planetary Assault Systems Remix) – CLR
  • Unam Zetineb – Silence (Sleeparchive Remix) – 030
  • Antigone – Prime Mover (Original Mix) – Token
  • Cleric – Equinox (Original Mix) – Arts
  • Flug, Salvador Roibon – Archive 1 (Original Mix) – Micro.Fon
  • Cleric – Avoid The Subject (Original Mix) – Figure
  • Slam – Factory Music (Planetary Assault Systems Remix) – Soma Records
  • Terence Fixmer – Aktion Mekanik Theme (44 Version) – Ostgut Ton
  • Robert S (PT) – Controls (Original Mix) – Robert Limited
  • Electric Rescue – Track Race (Original Mix) – Sleaze Records (UK)
  • Lewis Fautzi – Sick (Original Mix) – Soma Records
  • MUUI – Silk (Alexander Kowalski & Mario Berger Remix) – Paranoid Dancer
  • Shine – Broken The Fan (Original Mix) – Promo
  • Oscar Mulero – Transversal (Sleeparchive Remix) – Modularz
  • Shine – 750 Micro (Original Mix) – Promo
  • Jonas Kopp – Go! (_Unsubscribe_ Remix) – Torque
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    Shine (Torque) [014]
    Batton [012]

    Originally from Glasgow and now residing in Melbourne is the DJ and label owner, David Keane (Batton). In terms of nocturnal life, he’s made numerous appearances at the super crispy Bunker parties here in Melbourne as well as playing along side DJ’s such as Rebekah and Clouds. During the daylight hours he operates his label, One4sevenone, a label that’s aimed at allowing up and comers to have their music heard.
    Check the Q&A below the mix for a further insight into Batton.

    Batton’s:
    Facebook
    Soundcloud
    RA

     

    How would you describe the differences between the Melbourne nightlife/Techno culture and the culture in Glasgow?

    I think both cities are pretty similar in relation to their respective techno scenes. Due to the geographical location, club nights in Glasgow tend to have several international artists playing each week, and sometimes on the same night. Slam’s club night – Pressure for example usually has between 4 – 6 well established artists playing on the one night. My last Pressure (March 2013) before coming to Melbourne had Len Faki, Nic Fanciulli, Nina Kraviz, Paul Ritch, Slam and Silicone Soul all playing on the one night. In Glasgow, clubs will close at 3am unless on a rare occasion a late license is applied for and the club will close at either 4am or 5am.
    As a result of packed line-ups and 3am closing times, I don’t think local artists are given the opportunity to play at these types of nights in Glasgow. This in itself is a massive contrast to Melbourne’s scene as bigger nights will have one or maybe two internationals playing, and clubs don’t have that ridiculous 3am license. This opens up opportunities for local talent to play at these events, and in turn support some of their favourite artists in the scene. I myself have been given the opportunity to support Rebekah, Clouds and more recently Answer Code Request … Which has been an extremely rewarding experience.

     

    How have you noticed the local scene in Melbourne grow since you first came to the city?

    When I first arrived I was immediately aware of the established promoters such as Stable Music, Melbourne Techno Collective and Novel. But I quickly became aware of the newer crews such as Bunker, Stranger, The Public Works Department and Pleasure Planet.

    I can’t really comment on the scene pre-2013, but seeing these newer collectives bring international artists to Melbourne is really exciting. I’ve been closely associated with the Bunker crew and have had the pleasure of seeing them grow each month and booking internationals like Xhin, Mary Velo, Developer and Norman Nodge, the fellas are going from strength to strength. Quick mention on the work of PWD of The Public Works Department, bringing the likes of Rrose, Milton Bradley and Kr!z to Melbourne as well as being involved in various other nights across the city.

    The newer collectives are breaking the norm and offering Melbourne an exciting alternative to their clubbing experience.

     

    What made you decide to move to Melbourne?

    Batton [012]
    Andrew Boie [008]

    Since 1999 Andrew Boie has been spinning vinyls to the thoughtful nods of techno druids. Under their watchful gaze, he begun fueling the ovens with operations like his kansascitytechno.com as well as regular enamel tearing Andrew Boiesets on Closer PDX.
    We shot him some questions so as to get more of an idea of who he is and his insight is into the techno scene, read on below.

    A mention should also be given to the detail in the track list provided. In this age where music sales don’t exist anymore, it’s humbling that credit is provided in such detail.

    Andrew Boie:
    Facebook
    Soundcloud

     

    You’ve been playing techno and house since 1999. What drew you to the electronic sounds and made you want to get started dj’ing?

    I caught the so-called ‘electronica’ thing that was going on around then. I was in the military at the time and made some friends who were into watching MTV’s Amp, Astralwerks, drum ‘n bass, Prodigy, Orbital, big beat…I was listening to all kinds of stuff but I remember 2 mix cds really got me: Josh Wink’s “Profound Sounds Vol. 1” and Richie Hawtin’s “Decks, EFX, & 909”. Those pushed me towards techno, it was only a year or so later before I was buying Cari Lekebusch and The Advent records. I was very hard-techno focused for a while but eventually branched out and started getting interested in various house sounds as well.

    How is the techno culture the Midwest of the USA now compared to back when you started out in the scene?

    When I first started in the late 90s in Kansas City it was crazy. There was a very strong house scene. There was decent warehouse party every weekend, if not two of them, often with multiple rooms. I remember going to shows in Omaha with 5 rooms. Techno was welcome too, this was when most techno DJs were playing super intense drummy records at 135bpm or faster, I miss sets like that sometimes. Around 2002 the RAVE act pretty much shut all that down very quickly. Nowadays in Kansas City the kansascitytechno.com crew and other people have been working hard to bring techno into the bars and clubs but it’s a bit of an uphill battle. Other places in the Midwest I think it varies, I see a lot of cool stuff going on in St. Louis, Iowa City, and Minneapolis. Since about 5 years ago I relocated to the Pacific Northwest, there’s all kinds of parties here especially in Seattle.

    Having observed the evolution of techno over the last decade and a half, what are your thoughts on how electronic music has progressed over such a long time? What is important in a good techno beat these days?

    This is a tough one to answer! Looking back the late 90’s I think people got a little too much into the fast drumtrax/schranz sound, and the mid-00’s weren’t that great either with the whole Minimal craze.

    Andrew Boie [008]
    Sarantis [006]

    Joey and Yanni Sarantis are two brothers who live and breathe the night-afterlife. Functioning as DJ’s both individually and as a duo, the two can be witnessed at many premier party places around Melbourne.Serantis
    A list of recent outings includes playing at the
    Green Fetish Records‘ Parties, Adrian Bell’s Bunker Parties, Revolver and regular sets at Power Station.

    Joey’s style is more disco influenced while Yanni’s is more underground techno inspired.
    When the two join together their different tastes create immersive mixes utilizing recordings from many different genres in order to create deep journeys through Sarantis territory.

    Sarantis’ Soundcloud.
    Joey’s Soundcloud.
    Yanni’s Soundcloud and officially authenticated and credited fanpage.

    Sarantis [006]
    Stefan Rein [004]

    From a small town named Schwerin in Germany with super tasty breads and beer that puts the rest of the world to shame, comes Stefan Rein. Stefan is a vinyl DJ who at first wasn’t a huge fan of the core burning style of techno he now entertains. It was due to the opening of a techno club named ‘GERBEREI’ that set him on his path, and 21 years later, he’s still doing it and doing it well.Stefan-Rein

    Along the way, Stefan has involved himself in the business side of techno as well. Initially working as the co-operator of the EASYTRAXX-Recordstore as well as the GERBEREI, his catalyst techno club.

    In the present day, he performs as a DJ and runs his own record label named ‘PURE TRAXX’, a place where only limited editions and vinyl are available.
    So, click through the links and discover the man from Schwerin while you watch your core dismantle and crumble to the ground.

     

     

    No track list was provided.

    soundcloud.com/stefanrein
    facebook.com/dj.stefan.rein
    discogs.com/artist/3595961-Stefan-Rein
    instagram.com/stefan_rein_
    residentadvisor.net/dj/stefanrein
    facebook.com/pure.traxx.label

    Stefan Rein [004]
    Adrian Bell [003]

    For the third edition of Bomphcast, we’re very happy  to present and exclusive mix from local Melbournian heavyweight, Adrian Bell.

    Adrian has been an integral part of  the Melbourne techno scene with his  ideology of dark, intricate and pumping techno. Operating through his collective, Bunker, Adrian has introduced us to top quality producers such as Developer, and after the recent 2nd birthday of the collective, it’s clear that Adrian is already charging the frontlines of techno culture in Melbourne. A pace that we here at Bomphcast love.Adrian-Bell

    His kinship with electronic music can be traced back to the likes of Daft Punk, Justice and the Ed Banger crew, but through cranial evolution and a visit to the Berhain in 2012, he has arrived at the shores of Techno.

    This mix makes it as clear as the azure sky of deepest summer, that Adrian Bell is a DJ that will have a deep impact on techno in Melbourne over the coming years.

    Adrian has purposely shrouded this mix in mystery by keeping the track list to himself. The purpose of this no doubt being to allow the listener to concentrate on the mix as a whole, rather than on a sectional basis.…

    Adrian Bell [003]
    Sweetland [001]

    For the very first podcast we thought we’d keep it as local as it gets. Sweetland (co-founder of Bomphcast) is a producer out of Melbourne, Australia who has been gathering momentum in the scene. Semi-recently signed to Stoney Roads, Sweetland’s had his schedule pounded hard with regular gigs at Tramp and Can’t Say as well as bookings atFerg-Profile Listen Out, The Sound You Need and more to come in the near future.

    He started with nu-disco but as age and wisdom came, he departed in the direction of minimal tech, the sound only the gods of Olympus can defy.

    To hear more of Sweetland and to keep in the loop, visit his Soundcloud and Facebook page.

    • Segmento 4 – Reeko
    • Another One – Truncate
    • Stripped – Len Faki
    • Plant 1 – 2000 And One
    • Venrnacular – Cosmin TRG
    • Stupid Things I Do (New School Mix) – Ransomer
    • Walfisch – Roman Poncet
    • Deform – TWR72
    • The Melody – Antigone
    • Man On Wire (Marcel Dettmann Low Key Version) – Skudge
    • Interlock (Jonas Kopp Remix) – Savas Pascalidis
    • Departing Comfort (Planetary Assault Systems Remix) – Drumcell
    • The Politics Of Dying (James Ruskin Remix) – Sigha
    • Callout – Kaelan
    • SC1 – Rumah & Progression
    • Cerate (Truncate Remix) – Roman Poncet
    • Segmento 3 – Reeko

     

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    Sweetland [001]