Monday, 18 August 2014

Slash Dot Dash Podcast 031: Tripeo


A soundtrack for dark cellars and strobe filled clubs, moulded from a pure and uncut techno template. That's what Darko Esser's Tripeo alter ego is only and all about. His 'Frist Trip' debut at the end of 2012 took the techno scene by storm and received massive support from key figures around the globe. Now that the dust has started to settle down, it has become clear that Tripeo is here to stay.

2013 saw him unleash a relentless schedule including releases & remixes on Theory, BALANS, Pole Group, Deep Sound Channel as well as 4 new vinyl only Trips on his self titled imprint, and 2013 has been blessed with the launch of the first Tripeo album, 'Anipintiros' which has been really well received amongst techno circles and beyond. This podcast features a number of tracks from the LP. Tripeo is a force to be reckoned with on stage as well, as he proved in his machine funk driven live shows as well as tireless hypnotic DJ sets in some of the finest clubs and festivals around.

We're delighted to welcome Tripeo to our podcast family with this tremendous live set. Having witnessed the show n the flesh, we know just how impressive an experience it is, and one you should definitely make a point of capturing for yourself. Till then, sit back and enjoy the ride and by the time it's finished, we know you'll be checking out his upcoming gigs.

You can subscribe to the podcast series in iTunes or you can stream or download the mix from the Soundcloud player below.


For more info on Tripeo please head over to his Facebook Fan Page. For the rest of our mixes please check out the Podcast Page on the Slash Dot Dash Website

Monday, 14 July 2014

Slash Dot Dash Podcast 030: Dimi Angelis


When considering his status as a beloved and respected member of the contemporary Amsterdam techno scene, it's sometimes easy to forget Dimi Angelis was among the founding members of the very culture that helped shape it. Promoting illegal raves and warehouse parties and puting his first needle on a record back when 'underground' was still a definable term. Dimi now holds well over a decade of international DJ-ing experience. I shouldn't come as a surprise then that this is directly reflected by his record collection, musical knowledge and technical ability which all easily match, and in most cases, surpass that of many.

Such an extensive frame of reference enables Dimi to look at 'techno' through a unique and highly personal lens. Well aware of the genres fluid boundaries, ever changing trends and the impact of continually developing technology, Dimi is able to elegantly step outside of the pre-determined fabric and in a sense mould it's essential elements into something that feels familiar but upon more careful observation, or rather listening, is actually quite special.

Putting personality and outspoken taste first, his DJ sets are always remarkable and at no point predictable, more so because he does not believe in easy pleasing/ Strongly opinionated and unafraid to speak on his thoughts, the records and flow incorporated in a Dimi Angelis set are equally straightforward and honest. What you see is in Dimi's case really what you get, but it always comes wrapped in something appropriately unexpected.

In 2003 he joined forces with good friend Jeroen Search and together they have since launched multiple successful projects including outstanding live acts 'Counterpart' and 'Dimi Angelis and Jeroen Search' as well as their own newly founded vinyl only imprint, 'A&S'. Under the first mentioned guise of Counterpart they are responsible for lauded EP's such as 'Ion' 01 and 02 on the sub-label of Rachmad's Scorp of the same name, 'Oxygenating; and 'The Next Level' on Audiosculpture and 'The Martian Mystique' on Jeff Mills' Mission (6277/Axis). More recently they have put out characteristic quality techno on their own A&S label, Balans, Stockholm Ltd, Smallville, Figure SPC and Traut as simply Dimi Angelis and Jeroen Search. 2014 sees the launch of ANGLS, Dimi's first imprint, to release his own material. With the first EP dropping in the next few weeks, this will act as the platform where he can represent the throbbing, hypnotic sound of Dimi Angelis.

Dimi's list of played clubs and festivals is nothing short of respectably long and includes Awakenings, Kozzmozz, Tresor, Rex, Berghain, Doornroosje, Paradiso, Dekmantel, Welcome To The Future, Free Your Mind, Rockit, Mysteryland, Club One, Stubnitz and even the late Innercity. Clearly deeming this list to be far from long enough however, Dimi's set on doing in the future what he's always done and still does best, play great techno, make you move your feet until they're sore and give you a little something to smilingly contemplate.

Naturally we say this about all our podcasts, but this addition from Dimi really is something a little but special. When searching through some old boxes he discovered a bunch of old CDs, on of which contained a recording, from 9 years ago, of Dimi Performing on he infamous East German transport vessel come nightclub, the MS Stubnitz. This power house of a mix just goes to show how long Dimi has been at the forefront of the techno sound that he helped develop in his home country. And even though it was captured in 2005 it still sounds just as forward thinking and fresh now as it undoubtedly did then.

You can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or stream or download the mix from the Soundcloud player below



For more info on Dimi Angelis please head over to his Facebook Fan Page. For the rest of the mixes in our series check out our Podcast Page on the Slash Dot Dash Website

Monday, 19 May 2014

Slash Dot Dash Podcast 029: Mike Parker


Mike Parker lives and works in Buffalo, New York. When he is not twisting analogue frequencies in the studio, he lectures Fine Art at the State University of New York, in Buffalo.

Over the years, his education in the visual arts has had a profound impact on the music he produces. His production style is as uncompromising as his DJ sets are powerful: a track is rehearsed many times, then recorded live on mostly analogue gear with no edits or overdubbing later. His DJ sets have the same spontaneous bite.

His main output has been on his own Geophone label, on which he has released to date nineteen unrelenting, throbbing techno cuts, remixed (very rarely) by the likes of Donato Dozzy & Woody McBride. Mike's other releases include recordings for Prologue Records, Orange Groove, Labyrynth & Dozzy Records. His 2013 album 'Lustrations' on Prologue was met with widespread critical acclaim from all corners of the techno world for it's minimalistic take on contemporary techno. Strong mixes, like that for mmml ssgs, have further increased the devote following to his tight and power DJ sets and have helped him perform all over the planet.

For his addition to our podcast series Mike has compiled a mix that becomes very much an other worldly experience. Right from the start waves of audible emotion begin to lap at your feet, with ever growing intensity, until eventually they completely surround and smother you in their warm, uplifting glow. Come the end you find your mind transported to somewhere very far from where your body happens to be in reality.

You can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or you can download or stream the mix from the Soundcloud player below


Tracklisting

1) NomadsLand - Forgotton War [NomadsLand Records]
2) Kondaktor - Signal#1 (ANFS Remix) [Modal Analysis]
3) Seahawks - Midnight World [Ocean Mood]
4) Roswell Return - Same Hepox [SD Records]
5) Svreca - Recording From Konvent Cal Rosal (Berguedá) Barcelona
6) Steve Roach - Hyperpassage [Project:Archive]
7) Nuel - Aquaplano Ltd 01 (A2) [Aquaplano Ltd]
8) Kangding Ray - L'envol [Raster Noton]
9) Sparkle - Certain Creatures (Feat Ike Yard - Samuel Kerridge Remix) [Bangers & Ash]
10) Mantalk - An Infinite Loop
11) Xhin - Foreshadowed (Dadub Remix) [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
12) Sendai - Terminal Silver Box [Time To Express]
13) Brian Eno - Wind In The Lonely Fence [All Saints]
14) Reeko - Segmento 4 [Mental Disorder]

To find the rest of our mixes head over to the Podcast page on the Slash Dot Dash Website

Monday, 14 April 2014

Slash Dot Dash Podcast 028: Mary Velo


Originally from Toronto, Canada, Mary Velo got involved in music at an early age. It wasn't till the 80's where she discovered Depeche Mode and got attracted to deep & moody sounds. In 2007, Mary Velo moved to Berlin where she got strongly influenced in the Deep House & Techno scene.

With a creditable discography which includes releases on labels such as Frozen Border, Semantica, Gynoid Audio and Coincidence, Mary has proven that hard work gets you somewhere.

Mary Velo's releases have gotten rave reviews from sites and magazines such as Resident Advisor, Groove, Fabric, FACT, Little White Earbuds, De:Bug, Juno & Boomkat. Her tracks have also been played and charted by Silent Servant, Function, James Ruskin, Ben Sims, Rebekah, Brendon Moeller, Edit Select, Dominik Eulberg, Toby Tobias & ROD, which has brought Mary to the list of new upcoming techno talents. Her track "Detune" (out on Frozen Border Minutes In Ice comp) was also featured in Sandwell District's fabric 69 mix cd.

Mary Velo has played in highly respected events & clubs such as Berghain, Tresor & Tomorrowland 2013 doing both Live sets and DJ sets.

Mary's been on our radar for quite some time now and we're delighted that she wanted to be part of our podcast family. After the alternative home listening of the last podcast from Pär Grindvik, it's back to business as usual as Mary puts together an intense excursion into hypnotic rhythms, hard hitting beats and spacial atmospherics to set the toes tapping, head nodding and heart racing.

You can subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or you can download or stream the mix from the Soundcloud player below




Tracklisting

1) Rrose - Ammonia [EAUX]
2) Hector Oaks - The Life I Choose [Sonntag Morgen]
3) Alex Bau - Mechanic (Audio Injection Remix) [Sleaze Records]
4) Dasha Rush - Ocean Sharp [Deep Sound Channel]
5) Setaoc Mass - Latch Machine
6) Answer Code Request - The 4th Verdict [Ostgut Ton]
7) Woo York - Contact Point [Planet Rhythm UK]
8) DJ Sodeyama - Underwater (Jonas Kopp Remix) [ECI Korea]
9) The Plant Worker - Delta Cut 002 [Ressort Imprint]
10) Robert Hood - Alarm [M-Plant]
11) MTD - Basement (Mørbeck Remix) [Sonntag Morgen]
12) Sawlin & Subjected - Texture 1.1 [Electric Deluxe]
13) Lewis Fautzi - Binary (Oscar Mulero Remix) [Soma]
14) Joe Cocherell - Commerce Above All Else [Frozen Border]
15) Aiken - Gathered [Semantica]
16) Rrose - Pentagons [EAUX]
17) Kwartz - Hole [Newrhythmic]
18) Mary Velo - Dynasty [Gynoid Audio]


More info on Mary can be found via her Facebook Fan Page. If you want to catch her live, she'll be in Sweden on Thursday 17th April at Norbergfestival and back in Berlin the following weekend at Tresor on the 25th April. For the rest of the mixes in our series, head over to the Podcast Page on our website

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Slash Dot Dash Podcast 027: Pär Grindvik


Pär Grindvik, or his pseudonym The Hollow, has been a core person of the Swedish electronic scene since the nineties as a record-store owner (Illegal Stockholm), label manager and producer. He is a well established artist and has been touring for many years and releases on big name labels like Drumcode, Spectral Sound, Saved Records and his own label Stockholm Ltd, which he created and founded in 2002.

Stockholm Ltd began as an outlet for singles and Eps from Swedish electronic artists with a focus on releasing timeless electronic music. Nowadays it's much more, as each release tells it's own story. Pär also founded the sub label Islands & Islets in 2008. Every inch of Pär's work, including the labels, artwork, release info and music, is wrapped with heart and emotion, which keeps the sparkle and curiosity alive within the ever changing adaptations of the artists world.

Thus, Pär Grindvik is one of the most promising names around today and one of the most respected producers out there! With this in mind, Pär was an artist that we felt had to be part of the Slash Dot Dash Podcast family. He asked us the brief and we simply told him "do what you feel". And what resulted is a rare downtempo home listening mix from the Swede.

All the heart and emotion, that's the benchmark of everything he does, is present in this glorious 70 minute excursion into landscapes of sound, that touch you on the deepest of levels. So sit back and immerse yourself in this expansive mix that traverses from ambient textures to late night head nodders and bass heavy sonic attacks to raw hip hop beats in the most elegant of fashions.

You can subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or you can download or stream the mix from the Soundcloud Player below


More info on Pär can be found on his Facebook Fan Page. For the rest of our Podcasts please head over to the Podcast Page on our website. If you want to catch Pär live, and happen to be in Berlin, you can see him at the legendary Tresor next weekend (11th April) alongside Svreca and Developer in the legendary basement. Full details can be found on the Resident Advisor Event Page.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Mix Of The Day: Samuel Kerridge fabric 20 Minute Live Set


Samuel Kerridge is a man who's risen to prominence in experimental circles in just the last 2 years. Firstly through his 'Auris Interna' release on Horizontal Ground, which lead to him being picked up by Regis for his legendary Downwards label. Two EPs followed, 'From The Shadows That Melt The Flesh' and 'Waiting For Love', before the end of 2013 saw the UK producer's debut album, 'The Fallen Empire'.

His gritty, distorted, slow pulsating rhythms perfectly encapsulate the modern Downwards sound. Full of eerie atmospherics and thunderous basslines, it's almost impossible to experience Kerridge's music without sporting an involuntary gurn slapped all over your face. We caught his live set at this years CTM Festival and it was one of the stand out moments (of many incredible moments) of the whole extended weekend.

After performing in many of Europe's top clubs, like Berlin's Berghain and The Rex Club in Paris, as well as Womb in Tokyo, this weekend he'll finally be making his debut outing in London's infamous fabric Room 2. To mark the occasion (as they generally do) Samuel has provided a 20 min mini live set for the club's blog. You can check out the accompanying interview on the fabric website and have a listen to mix on the Soundcloud player below. Also his Boiler Room London set is well worth checking out




As we previously mentioned, Kerridge can be found performing live in Room 2 at fabric. He'll be following on from the ever present Terry Francis and before Mr techno himself, Marcel Dettmann. Tickets are available through the fabric website

Monday, 2 December 2013

Slash Dot Dash Podcast 026: Felix K


After the huge success of our celebratory 25th edition, we're not ones to rest on our laurels. So naturally following 25 comes 26. We stay in the same city as we move from a British ex-pat now living in Berlin to a Berlin native in the shape of Felix K.

Felix K is a DJ and Producer from Berlin and the visionary behind the labels '0000', 'Hidden Hawaii', 'Gilga', 'QNS', 'Sub' and 'Solaris Series'. His DJ career goes all the way back to 1997, when he started as a DnB DJ. 2007 turned out to be the year he stopped collecting DnB records in favour of Techno and House.

Although you can certainly recognise an immense inter text of inspirations that spans from music and movies to art and architecture, Felix's production output is hard to pinpoint to any specific musical genre. When listening to his music, out's hard not to appreciate the way he filters his inspirational input into unique moody and dubby music.

In 2012 he joined of the most exciting collectives of recent times, as he became part of the now infamous Dystopian booking agency. He's since performed at the likes of Berghain and Corsica Studios as well as a small tour of Japan last month. In 2013 his debut album, 'Flowers Of Destruction' was released though his Hidden Hawaii label and met with worldwide critical acclaim. Spanning the realms of techno, DnB and ambient experimentalism, the whole piece was a homage to Felix's wealth of highly varied inspiration.

Felix's abilities as a producer, and the aspects that make his music of such interest, transpose directly into his DJ sets. All the subtle intricacies, the attention to detail and the full force of deep hypnotic techno are there to be absorbed and admired, as he transports you into an intense world of encapsulating rhythms, removing you from a place of cease and comfort and dropping you into a sparse slowly evolving landscape. Unable to break the lock it has over your attention, you have no choice but to allow it to consume you and, come the end, you feel nothing but reward for doing so.

You can subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or you can download or stream the mix from the soundcloud player below.


More info on Felix K can be found via his Facebook Fan Page. For the rest of the podcasts please head over to the podcast page on our Website.