We’re always proud to present hand selected techno music. But this is a double whammy. Not only is ACM a local Melbourne musician, but he also plays live using analogue hardware and no computer.
He originally begun as a DJ (and still does when booked to do so), but transitioned to a hybrid DJ/Live setup after seeing the way Jeff Mills performed in 2013. Since then, he’s gone down the full analogue path for his live sets.
We normally request mixes/recordings to be done exclusively for this podcast, but with the amount of recent articles downplaying the effectiveness of live techno, we are compelled to offer a solid counter argument.
As alluded to above, this is a recording of ACM’s set at Revolver Upstairs on the 13th of March.
If you like what you hear ACM has upcoming gigs at Revolver Upstairs, The Mercat Basement and The Substation.
A run down of his setup is quoted here from his interview on whonosmusic.com:
“The heart of my live show at the moment is the Arturia Beatstep Pro – this is the main sequencer for everything. For drums I use a Vermona DRM1 and an MFB 522. The majority of my bass lines come from the Moog Slim Phatty but I like to take the Korg Volca Bass and Mochika as back up. For arpeggios, pads, leads and all sorts of other whacky stuff I use my Roland System 1 and Korg MS2000r. I’ve also got a Kaosspad in my setup for its variety of delays and reverbs. That’s everything at the moment.”
Mix mastered by D-REX.
Back Burners are a new live and production duo. Having only been producing together for 7 months and getting their live rig up and running in the last 5 months, it’s exciting to hear the quality they’re already putting out. This Bomphcast is a 100% live improvisation with a Eurorack format modular synthesizer, Moog Mother 32 and a TR8 drum machine. We can vouch for it being 100% live as we were there when they recorded it at their home studio.
Both in their productions and their live improvisations, the duo focus strongly on the development of rhythms to engage the listener and moments of melodic substance to help maintain attention.
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.
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.