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/
Svarog hails from Ukraine and brings with him hypnotic and dark sound. His latest release, the Hypnotic Eye EP, is a presentation of dark ambiances with inflections of trance styled etherial harmonies and resonant delayed percussive synths. This vibe is in keeping with his love of ancient mythology, from which is name spawned. If the Ents from Lord Of The Rings had to stomp around to one flavour of techno, it would probably be this.
His mix for Bomphcast continues in this vein. It incorporates spacial soundscapes and atmospheres coupled with thumping low end grooves. This kind of music is the type that puts your in an introspective trance.
Give 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)
Piecey is a young man from Sydney, Australia. He plays both live with software & controllers as well as DJs. His productions are considered and crafted with razor sharp intent; a standard of work that is the result of studying music composition at the Sydney Conservatorium. As of this year, he’s embarked on his Masters of music composition where his focus is on complex structures in electro-acoustic music.
Piecey’s appreciation and understanding of music is considerably broad and, as he relayed to us, he’s taken the opportunity to have fun with that in his mix for us.
You can catch Piecey [2 hour melodic techno] as well as Sweetland [3 hour plunge to the depths techno] at the Stoney Roads Melbourne party at Sub Club this Saturday. There are still some tickets left. Grab one. It will be quality.
Tomo Hachiga calls himself a “dark minimalist” and focuses his sound on the dark side of industrial dance music, something that is less heard of from Japanese producers.
Based in Tokyo, Hachiga’s been involved with music since 1997. He learn’t his skill set in a music studio environment and since his DJ debut in 1998, he has pleased large crowds all around the nation of Japan. The natural progression following this for Hachiga was to start organising events around Tokyo, the results being the birth of Fusion in 2003 and in 2008, No Borders, which was held in one of Tokyo’s legendary clubs, Warehouse 702.
Aside from DJ’ing and event promotion, Hachiga has been active in the studio, having released a vast catalogue of music since 2011 on labels such as Darknet, Hypnotic Room, Mental Records and more.
SFBM is a local Melbournian who has a taste for hard, industrial and mechanical techno music. He’s an active constructor and participator in the local Melbourne techno scene as witnessed through Node, his weekly show on TRNSMT.tv, a website where local DJ’s/live acts have the opportunity to perform over a live stream straight to your computer or mobile device.
Node has recently undergone the transition into a techno collective as well. With the strength of participation that SFBM has in the local techno scene, the Node Techno Collective is definitely one to keep up to date with as it’s constantly got the goods on offer.
SFBM is also one half of the duo, Smoke, who have also done a Bomphcast for us. Listen here.
02. Richard Bartz – Subway Pt.1 (Mark Broom Remix)
03. Lewis Fautzi & Nuklear Default – Turn (Original Mix)
04. Dax J – Rebirth (Original Mix)
05. Lenson – Sigma
06. Pacou – Robot M
07. DJ Boss – Hydromorf (Radial Remix)
08. SNTS – S9
09. CNCPT – 000.1
10. Pfirter – Equilatero
11. Tensal – PGB5A
12. Petrou – Une
13. Etapp Kyle – Eon (Original Mix)
14. Discogs – Real Love EQ Italy (Donato & Giorgio Gigli Version)
15. Reeko – Startling Idea
16. Xhin – Vent (Pfirter Remix)
17. Regis – Thirst
18. Unknown Artist – Untitled A1 [PAPERS 003]
PWD (Public Works Department) is a regular name in Melbourne and for good reason. His surgical approach to blending tracks along with a very calm demeanor allow for his mixes to flow very nicely as you will bare witness to with his Bompchast.
If you’re wanting to catch PWD in a proper aural environment, you can him at Tresor’s 25th Anniversary show in Melbourne (if you can get a resale ticket) or at Technoir’s Queens Birthday Eve event.
Swedish born Sandra Sundelin and now local Melbournite is a strong contributer to the Melbourne techno scene. She regularly plays at respectable venues and events, supporting names like KiNK, Stimming, Robert Babicz and other tasty creations.
On top of her musical contributions, she’s also the Melbourne director of Whono’s Music, a comprehensive music news source covering a wide array of genres and topics.
If you’re liking her Bomphcast, make sure to consider heading to New Guernica next week on the 6th where she’ll be spinning.
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.
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.”
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]
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]
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 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?
Trinity is a Sydney local who performs as a live act as well as DJ’s. She runs her own night called 4our and is a regular in the circuit of Berlin and greater Germany playing at venues such as Harry Klein, Studio R and Tresor.
Her style resides primarily within a circle made up of Detroit techno, minimal, house and ambient music. This mix is a blend between ambient and down tempo techno, a tasty combination. Make sure to hit up her website to check out her latest news such as her upcoming vinyl release on Coincidence Records, titled Orchard.
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.
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.
• No Soundcloud as of yet. Fresh new techno.
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?
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.
“The conquest of space is an investment in the future of mankind… and if we persevere, we will receive the greatest reward: none less than a universe..” – Pacius Elter
Prepare your body and mind for a full deep-space voyage to the outermost rings of your subconscious. Coming from one of the most revered nations of techno, Belgium based Pacius Elter shall warp your perception of ambient and spacial techno with his contribution to the Bomphcast series.
Your ears shall be subjected to the lashing of Pacius’ own material amongst other tracks as he explores differing rhythms and soundscapes of techno. It’s like a journey through a wormhole. You’ll come out a worm, but two-step wriggling with delight.
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 hear is of the quality that we at Bomphcast thrive on.
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.
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.
Sly Faux is a hybrid DJ/live sleuth. Using MIDI controllers, samplers and Live, Sly Faux develops interesting and effective progressions with an element of groove that is quite tasty.
His Soundcloud is very active with his own releases, reposts and has recently seen the revitalization of his very own fortnightly podcast titled ‘On The Sly’.
Sly Faux is currently signed to Gain Records, Rhythm Converted and One4SevenOne Records with forthcoming releases to be anticipated.
His ‘Doves’ EP charted in the top 20 of Beatport’s Techno Chart and ‘Dancing Wasps’ hit number 4 on DJTunes Techno Top 100, so these new releases will be something to look out for.
To keep updated on his operation head to these places:
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.
No track list was provided.
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 at 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.
• 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