Smoke [022]

Smoke is a newly formed techno duo delivering an onslaught of bass driven, reverb heavy, dark and choleric techno by SFBM and Alter Mind. This Bomphcast is mixed on Traktor, however the duo also perform using hardware setups and produce in the studio as well.

SFBM

SFBM

Alter Mind

Alter Mind

As well as citing Oscar Mulero, Shifted, Regis, SHXCXCHCXSH, Developer, Ancient Methods and Headless Horseman as their major influences, they also draw inspiration “from the wider concepts of science, engineering and technology” for the productions and vibe towards techno music in general.

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Samuel Kerridge – Waiting for Love 3
Ontal – Output
Truncate – 21
Wire – Distance
Milton Bradley – Assembled
Audio Injection – Disfunction
Audio Injection – Darker (Shifted Remix)
Lucindo – Act 133
AnD – ADBF
Flug – Visceral (A. Mochi, DJ Shufflemaster Main Remix)
Terence Fixmer – Aktion Mekanik Theme (Kobosil 44 Version)
Alberto Pascual – Doer
Hans Bouffmhyre – Increase (Mark Reeve Remix)
Alex Cortex – Huyendo Part 2
Boston 168 – Black Hole
2000 And One – Kawasaki
Kevin Wesp – Destroyed System (Gleis 5 Remix)
Octave – Cracked (Deh-Noizer Remix)
Hans Bouffmhyre – Shine
A001 – Gyno
Drumcell – Disturbance (Tommy Four Seven Remix)
Fusky, Dolgener – Framework
Xhin – Vent (Pfirter Remix)
Flug – Consequences
Flug & Hans Bouffmhyre – Common Interests
Cleric – Restore
Developer – Space And Concrete
Luis Flores – New Flesh (Drumcell Remix)
Paula Temple – Colonized (Perc Metal Mix)
Secluded – Delusional
Jonas Kopp – Alkitran
Norman Nodge – Body to Body
Woo York – I Am Against (Phase Remix)
Pfirter – Iteration
Sleeparchive – 3
British Murder Boys – Don’t Give Way To Fear Pt. 1
Ontal, Dronelock – Relation In Time
Kerridge – MPH

Q: Smoke are pushing for the harsher and darker styles of techno. You describe it as choleric. What attracts you to dark industrial sounds?

SFBM:

With our productions and mixes for Smoke both Aydan and myself strive to create the most industrial and dark soundscapes we can possibly manage. Whilst some of our work can, and does, stray over to the more experimental, noisy, and even ambient areas – we mostly try to maintain a good amount of raw and pounding techno intensity. ‘Choleric’ is a term in psychology that relates to different types of personality. Taken from wikipedia: “Choleric people may be excitable, impulsive, and restless, with reserves of aggression, energy, and/or passion, and try to instill that in others. They can be ambitious, strong-willed and like to be in charge. They appreciate receiving respect and esteem for their work”.
This extract really describes both our personalities, production methods, DJing style and musical tastes quite well. Although our music may be quite confronting and dark, I think that Aydan and I are really laid back guys when it comes down to it. In fact, most of the time when making these harsh, raw and gritty techno tracks we are just hanging out in my studio or chilling in my backyard with our Macbooks whilst chain smoking, haha.

Smoke [022]
Lag [021]

Serbian producer/DJ Lag shows us his way of creating a dark, thought provoking mix that carries an intensity all of its own. Included in this mix are a tasteful balance of ambiance,Lag intriguing spoken word samples and shattering techno.

Lag is a frequent artist on Bas Mooy’s label, Mord. With a name like that (meaning Death), you can start to create a picture of what to expect.
With that suggestion of future listening as well as this charring mix, we bid you farewell until next fortnight.

Lag [021]
Don Blaster [019]

Hidden identities and non-existent internet presence will either aid or hinder a producer. This is because the music becomes the one offering that’s relied upon to bring audiences back, instead of  being assisted by overactive social media feeds pluging gig and mix announcements. Don Blaster is an example of someone who’s from the anonymity path and doing it well.

Back-Burners

Don Blaster (left) & Catalyst from Back Burners

He comes from the Melbourne based duo, Back Burners, who are predominantly a live act and production team. However, he also has a lust for spinning tunes. If you were to only know Don Blaster from the Back Burners operation, you wouldn’t pick that he’s not only a slayer of the TR-8, but also a heat bringer behind the decks as you will hear with this two hour mix.

Don Blaster can only be reached through Back Burners.
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The Suburbs – Antigone
Auster – Cosmin TRG
Don’t Stop No Sleep – Radio Slave
Track 2 – Kaelan
Trow (Sterac Remix) – Maan
Sc1 – Rumah & Progression
Silenced Part 2 – Mark Broom
Chicken Understood (Truncate Remix) – Heiko Laux & Diego Hostettler
Contrane – Emmanuel
Presence – Tadeo
Untitled – Back Burners
Untitled – Back Burners
Untitled – Back Burners
Untitled – Back Burners
Untitled – Back Burners
Motion The Dance – Untold
Pad Mode – Truncate
Camberwell – Elyas
Discharge – S100
Untitled – Back Burners
Matrix 1.1 – IXM
Plain – Marcel Dettmann
Vultura – DNGLS
Phloem – Back Burners
Untitled – Back Burners
No Exit – Planetary Assault Systems
Pericycle – Back Burners
SCTR – Regal
Mentally Induced Action – Oscar Mulero
Lidya Birkett – Ryan James Ford
Odeon – Function
Untitled – Back Burners
Primary Xylem – Back Burners
MR2 – NX1

Q: Smoke are pushing for the harsher and darker styles of techno. You describe it as choleric. What attracts you to dark industrial sounds?

SFBM:

With our productions and mixes for Smoke both Aydan and myself strive to create the most industrial and dark soundscapes we can possibly manage. Whilst some of our work can, and does, stray over to the more experimental, noisy, and even ambient areas – we mostly try to maintain a good amount of raw and pounding techno intensity. ‘Choleric’ is a term in psychology that relates to different types of personality. Taken from wikipedia: “Choleric people may be excitable, impulsive, and restless, with reserves of aggression, energy, and/or passion, and try to instill that in others. They can be ambitious, strong-willed and like to be in charge. They appreciate receiving respect and esteem for their work”.
This extract really describes both our personalities, production methods, DJing style and musical tastes quite well. Although our music may be quite confronting and dark, I think that Aydan and I are really laid back guys when it comes down to it. In fact, most of the time when making these harsh, raw and gritty techno tracks we are just hanging out in my studio or chilling in my backyard with our Macbooks whilst chain smoking, haha.

Don Blaster [019]
Mickey Nox [018]

Since his beginning in 2007, Mickey Nox has been on the quest to develop his own techno sound. This sound currently revolves around heavily effected industrial noises and pounding rhythms, as you will hear both in his releases and in his Bomphcast.

Mickey Nox has played at many quality establishments and events such as DV1 in Lyon and Earthcore in Australia. It’s moments like 23:43 in his Bomphcast that demonstrate a creativity behind the decks and contribute to the reason for his rise through the Melbourne scene and to further lands.

Apart from producing a spinning tunes, Mickey Nox also runs Green Fetish Records, a record label “bringing you the dark, Mickey Noxdifferent and odd forms of music”. Check through the releases there for some more dendrite severing techno.

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Mickey Nox [018]
Advanced Human [017]

The pace slows down a little this fortnight, but the vibe remains high with a selection of premium tracks expertly stitched together.advancedhuman
Advanced Human began his career in the early 90’s during the rave era in Australia under the name of DJ Hi-Shock. Now, he focuses more on producing and running his label,
Elektrax.

Head to the artists page of the Elektrax website and feast on the massive amount of names. It’s an immediate beginning to discovering many new sounds from all over the world.
Reminds me a lot of ubu.com, essentially a data base for weird stuff (and sometimes not so weird).

This is a definite mix to download for car trips where you don’t want to be going 100km/hour. So maybe flick over to it when you’re driving through school zones.

Kristian Heikkila Feat. Petra Valej – The Killing
Jordan Louis – Binkie’s Jam
Tarbeat – Synoptic
Coeter – 98
SERi – Unknown Pressure 1
Mattias Fridell – Bengal
Advanced Human – Charisma
Tarbeat – Winter Noise
Pjotr G & Dubiosity – Closure
Antonio De Angelis – Singular Dream
Coeter – 148
Tarbeat – Synoptic (JC Laurent Remix)
Salvador Roibon – Master of Distraction
Micol Danieli – Disclosure
Pjotr G & Dubiosity – Anxiety
JC Laurent – Mighty Wind
Pjotr G & Dubiosity – The Fixer (Mary Velo Remix)

Q: Smoke are pushing for the harsher and darker styles of techno. You describe it as choleric. What attracts you to dark industrial sounds?

SFBM:

With our productions and mixes for Smoke both Aydan and myself strive to create the most industrial and dark soundscapes we can possibly manage. Whilst some of our work can, and does, stray over to the more experimental, noisy, and even ambient areas – we mostly try to maintain a good amount of raw and pounding techno intensity. ‘Choleric’ is a term in psychology that relates to different types of personality. Taken from wikipedia: “Choleric people may be excitable, impulsive, and restless, with reserves of aggression, energy, and/or passion, and try to instill that in others. They can be ambitious, strong-willed and like to be in charge. They appreciate receiving respect and esteem for their work”.
This extract really describes both our personalities, production methods, DJing style and musical tastes quite well. Although our music may be quite confronting and dark, I think that Aydan and I are really laid back guys when it comes down to it. In fact, most of the time when making these harsh, raw and gritty techno tracks we are just hanging out in my studio or chilling in my backyard with our Macbooks whilst chain smoking, haha. For me, there’s just something inherently addictive to the darker, heavier sounds. I never really get bored of dark techno – it has this deep and reaching hypnotic depth to it that pulls me back to it every time. This sense of primal urgency and veraciousness that digs in beneath your skin. I’ll never get tired of that.

Advanced Human [017]
Lateral [016]

Lateral is a Melbourne local who steps away from the rhythmic conventions of straight 4/4 kick drums. Something which is heard less and less as Techno evolves.
On top of producing top quality tracks, he is a proficient DJ and has many mixes online to treat your ears to.

Make sure to check out his latest EP here named Piece By Piece. He’s very active on Facebook and Twitter, uploading little snippets and video’s of work in progress. Lateral
As well as this, his label’s website is also a great place to go for news, releases as well as more quality techno. D-REX our 9th Bomphcaster is also represented there.

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Do you feel like there’s a trend in any particular direction in terms of the sound of Techno
coming out of Melbourne?

Melbourne seems to have a few varied sections of the techno sound within different
groups of people pushing and promoting their style of techno. I have been to many
events that range from the more house based techno all the way to the crazy, “sizzled”
sounds as ranked on the “Bomph meter.”

In terms of “direction” I cannot be too sure myself. It definitely seems to be dependent on
which style of techno you are into. People see techno as an expression. So the guys and
girls that throw these parties usually have a direction that they want to go down, which
isn’t necessarily the same direction another crew would go with. I guess what I’m trying
to say is that there are so many different branches and sub­genres of Techno that there
can’t really be a “trend.” I tend to think that techno lovers see themselves as more
individualist rather than trend follower… but hey… I could be wrong 😉

What are a few favorite tools of yours for production?

Lately it has been some steady use of parallel distortion/compression through
send/returns. But not just using it as a clean method to make tracks shine… instead, i
push the distortion plugs or compressors to their limits and dial small amounts back into
the original track. I don’t think i’ve created a track without it in the last year or so. Many
articles on the web will give readers an insight on the particulars of said method.
Other than that, the tools are just a few new synths and drum machines. The new analog
Rytm by Elektron is beautiful. The same goes for the Sub 37 by Moog. These two
machines can push some crazy sounds. I think I will be using them a lot in upcoming
productions.

Do you have any favorite venues?

My Aeon for the “Machine” nights which run once a month (usually last weekend of the
month). Andrew TIll and Simon Slieker are the nicest guys in my world of techno. They
are not only good blokes, but are extremely professional and always keep the quality of
their events as high as possible. I don’t think i’ve ever been let down there with the
music.

Lateral [016]
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.

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  • 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]
    Luigi Tozzi [013]

    The Italian peninsula is known for its output of powerful, atmospheric and emotive techno, and Luigi Tozzi is just one supreme example of this type of sound. Hailing from Rome, Tozzi is a young producer and DJ who’s Luigi-Tozziinfluenced by the deep and atmospheric sounds that are coming from the capital city and whose contributions to techno have piqued the interests of Edit Select, Claudio PRC and Deepbass; producers who Tozzi has featured with on the Outis Music imprint. Tozzi has also released on Dynamic Reflection and swedish label Hypnus Records.

    We really enjoy the vibe of this mix, as it takes you on a deeply introspective journey of the mind while allowing yourself to feel like you’re floating out in the cosmos.
    There is no Q&A this round as Tozzie would like “the music to do the talking”. And it does it well.

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    Luigi Tozzi [013]
    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.

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    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]
    Kris Wadsworth [011]

    Kris Wadsworth is a name synonymous with original sounding techno, in both meanings of the word. Growing up and absorbing the electronic music culture in Detroit set Kris on a path that would lead him to becoming one of Kris-Wadswroththe Techno Titans of our generation, a stature consolidated by his recent signing to Jimmy Edgar’s Ultramajic label.
    Kris is strictly a vinyl only DJ because, as he says in his interview with Bomphcast (below), he sees “vinyl as the cornerstone of [techno] music’s identity”. We at Bomphcast couldn’t agree more. Vinyl DJ’s will by default consistently bring a party with deeper dimensions, as the skill involved in mixing records commemorates the DJ’s appreciation for the music and therefore the appreciation of a heaving crowd. His sets are no different.

    Read more of the insightful and wide spanning interview below the mix.

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    I first heard your record Uranus 333b from an Andy Hart podcast for Heist Recordings and it blew me away. Immediately after I had a listen to the other works of URANUS and began to wonder if there was an overarching direction/concept that the tracks were following and are to follow? Is this label a constant stream of consciousness and the tracks resulting from it? Or do you selectively produce and pick tracks to be on this label?

    If you look into the astrological meaning of the planet Uranus, you may notice similarities in some of the things I have done with the label. Uranus inflicted a generational influence on human beings here on Earth. While my little label is not remotely as significant, the planet’s influence is without question. URANUS tracks are places I travel inwardly, where I really touch a nerve, which hopefully translates to others through the music outwardly. That is the feeling. It feels right or it does not. Only I know and I cannot describe it.

    Also, it is strictly vinyl-only because I am still a vinyl-only DJ. Culturally, as a DJ and producer of electronic music for over 16 years, I see vinyl as the cornerstone of this music’s identity. Without vinyl records, there would be no model for CDJs, there would be no USB technology, and the acronym “DJ,” by definition, would not exist. It is the master medium for this music and always will be.

    Aside from URANUS, you have a second record label called BREED. What differentiates the two labels from one another?

    I think it’s important to release other people’s music. So after releasing my own music on URANUS without any association with nearly any other label for a period of years, I wanted to perhaps “give back,” and take on the responsibility many others have with my music in the past. URANUS is me. BREED is where I release stuff from people I know and will more than likely release specific things of my own.

    Also, I recently signed with one of my oldest friends, Jimmy Edgar, for his label Ultramajic.

    Kris Wadsworth [011]
    Jordan Peters [010]

    Breaking into the double digits of Bomphcast’s hall of techno is the vinyl junkie, Jordan Peters.
    Initially Jordan began with DJing, finding an affinity with vinyl, but he now indulges producing as well. This upbringing behind the decks has inset a strong sense of what makes a great track and this influence can be heard in his productions.Jordan-Peters

    As a DJ, he’s supported Marcel Dettmann, Truncate, Jonas Kopp and Ø [Phase] as well as playing at the Subsonic Music Festival. He also hosts parties in Sydney via his event organization called Anomaly Events.

    Jordan’s:
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    You run a series of parties in Sydney called Anomaly. What’s the concept behind Anomaly and what do you think these parties bring to the table that is unique in Sydney?

    Anomaly was started with my mate Gareth Psaltis originally as a space for our friends to play, and evolved into a series of parties touring some of our favourite artists. I guess a unique element of Anomaly could be the sound you can hear at our parties – the main musical style is deep and trippy, where you can get lost in the music on the dancefloor. I’ve definitely found myself completely lost in the music at our parties seeing artists such as Rabih Beaini blending Gregorian chants, middle eastern vibes and pounding techno, or seeing Dino Sabatini transport a whole warehouse to somewhere deep in space with his multi-layered psychedelic techno.

     

    What made you decide it was the right time to start running parties around the city? What have you learnt from putting these parties on?

    Our first parties were illegal raves in forests on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, the logistics were crazy and after a big party got shut down early into the night we transitioned into predominantly club gigs in the city. After putting on parties in a number of different venues and spaces, you learn how all of the different elements of a night combine to make the party – location, sound, lights, visuals, artists running order, they’re all important elements to consider in creating the right flow and vibe for a night.

     

    Where do you see Anomaly in a few years time and what have you got planned for the immediate future?
    Anomaly will keep touring artists we love and bringing new faces to Australia. We’re working on some parties for the remainder of the year, nothing has been announced yet so keep your ears to the ground (aka www.facebook.com/AnomalyEvents).
    What is your take on the techno scene in Sydney and how have the lock out laws affected it? Is there something that gets under your skin about the music scene in the city?

    The lock out laws have affected not just techno, but every music scene in Sydney. The positive from this is there are enough passionate promoters / DJs / producers / punters that will continue bringing the music. I think whatever government restrictions are imposed there will always be a way around it to keep the music going; start parties earlier, move outside the lockout zones, find new spaces… We can hope the lockout laws will be abolished, but for now there are still great techno parties week in and out.

    Jordan Peters [010]
    D-Rex [009]

    D-Rex is a Melbourne local who destroys craniums. He’s been the first to break into our charred category and has won himself a round of thunderous applause from Anhur, the Egyptian god of war.
    With recent signings to management company,
    The Public Works Department, and featured remixes on releases like Disconnect it’s easy to see that D-Rex will be a major part of the driving force of techno in Melbourne. D-Rex
    If you’re liking the heat of this mix and are heading down to Earthcore this year, you’ll be able to catch him at the GFR Stage.

    But, as he can speak better about himself that we can, below is a Q & A with D-Rex himself.

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    D-Rex’s Anniversary Mix – 07/07/2016

    D-Rex’s Debut Bomphcast – 09/07/2015

     

    Your Bomphcast mix is pushing the upper limits of charred. What’s drawn you to this harder side of techno and what emotion does it evoke in you?

    Hi, so i suppose the reason i’m drawn to the hard side of techno is because i grew up listening to metal and hardcore, distorted sounds and high energy are characteristics i like in my music. This style of techno makes me want to cut loose and dance my feet off, it’s a release of all sorts of emotions.

     

    How would you describe the Melbourne techno scene at the moment and which direction do you think it needs to take? Where does it sit in the Australian music culture?

    I love Melbourne’s techno scene at the moment, it’s thriving on both internationals and quality local artists and DJs. There’s always so many parties happening every weekend, it’s really great. I just want to see it keep growing and to see some of the local producers start to build international profiles.

     

    Club culture goes hand in hand with the techno scene, yet the two are very distinct things. Whats your comments on the current Melbourne nightlife and club scene? Is there something that Melbourne is missing in its club scene?

    Melbourne hasn’t exactly got a weekly techno night which is something I’d love to see. I don’t really go clubbing, I only really go to techno events wherever they may be, a weekly techno party would be great though.

     

    You run a hybrid live set when you play. What’s the inner workings of your set and what’s the concept behind it?

    The hybrid set was inspired by Chris Liebing and Surgeon. Currently I run 4 decks on Traktor controlled by a Xone K2, which I have synced to my modular synth via an Arturia Beatstep. I layer up tracks in Traktor in a similar way to Liebing and then improvise additional sounds with the modular similar to how Surgeon played at Dekmantel last year. The set gives me the creativity of a live set and the flexibility of a DJ set, I felt myself becoming a bit of a one trick pony playing my straight up live set.

    D-Rex [009]
    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.

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    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]
    Bulaklak [007]

    BulaklakBulaklak is a producer/DJ from Naples, Italy sporting the most labels to his name than we’ve ever seen. Comade Music, Consumed Records, Deepperfect Records, DTD Records, Frequenza Records, Hypnotic Frames Records, Hysterical, Kinetika Records, Little Helpers, Monique Musique, Moveubabe Records, Natura Viva, SUB Records and Theatre Records = 14.

    He specializes in dark minimal techno with a natural focus on simplicity and quality. His mix is just this, but with a lingering sense of darkness being provided via spoken word samples.

    His recent ventures include his Curly EP, a 21’st spot on Beatport’s Top 100 minimal tracks as well as heaps of remixes and original releases.

    Bulaklak’s:
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    Bulaklak [007]
    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.

     

     

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    soundcloud.com/stefanrein
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    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]