Compilation 3.0 drops

Welcome to the 3.0 version of the Gays Hate Techno compilation. This compilation was born out of our diverse online GHT community; created and produced by our members. We are DJ’s, artists, aficionados, and fans with a common musical obsession. The contributing group of musicians featured on GHT 3.0 hail from all over the United States (Chicago, New York, Portland, San Francisco, D.C., Memphis, Boston, and Pittsburgh) as well as London, Berlin, and Caserta, Italy. Our original music reflects our current interpretation and understanding of an ever-evolving genre loosely defined as techno.

These tracks are all originals produced by group members.

We are not a record label, so all rights are held by the individual artists.

A full 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this compilation go back to the artists, with the intention of building and supporting work and an audience for often-marginalized voices on the international techno scene.

Preview all the tracks in our latest podcast, a megamix by Ariel Zetina which features every track from the release in a seamless mix. goo.gl/HbJEuC

credits
released May 10, 2018

Mastering by Elio Cavazzuti (except where noted with*)
album artwork by Vera Rubin
graphic/web design/digital content support by J. Simpson
Produced by Benjamin B. Orphan Eksouzian
Created by Matt Fisher

GHT042 Ariel Zetina GHT 3.0 Compilation Megamix


To celebrate the third installment of the Gays Hate Techno compilation we asked Ariel if she would be willing to showcase her mad DJ skills around a diverse and somewhat complex array of 27 tracks that make up GHT3.0

We think the results are stunning and give you, our most valued listener, the inside-scoop on this white-hot, perhaps, hott-er than white slacks and pumps at an easter brunch-techno release.

Tracklisting-
1. RGL-Gifted with Pride
2. Dial F-“Adult Club From A Teenage Cyberpunk Dream”
3. Tom Ass-Undetectable
4. The Prey-The Pad Track
5. StrikeStone-ドラゴンボール
6. FALSE WITNESS-Los Sures
7. E. Hernandez-Xochitl
8. z72.52-Bars
9. NLP-State of The Union
10. DJ No Requests- Cylon Warning
11. Ariel Ztna ft. Pollination Tech-Dog
12. orphanraver-La boca del presidente es la más horrible mierda en el mundo (the bad acid mix)
13. jacksonick-Turn
14. New Dad-alongshortly
15. “Sylvia Rivera”
16. rShade-Live at Soundwave Studios
17. Erica-Orchid Bite
18. Mr. Miles- In Capricorn
19. HURTR-Ratios
20. elle excess-Blue Dream
21. Mark O’Brien-Hayes Gate
22. Sensual Circuitry-Sensual Solace
23. Jay Fields-Gone Lately
24. Marvina-7-Hoodville Track
25. spookymotion-Step Inside
26. DJ Dreamcast-South Van Ness
27. vincent carpentier-092017
28. Eleven DImensions-Symmetry Breaking

Current City

Chicago

Affiliations

Smartbar

How did you get into djing?

In 2013 I started producing music for a performance art group I was in and stat led into djing.

What is your preferred method of playing?

Three CDJs!

Present & future

Playing two Movement after parties in Detroit: Smart Bar BBQ at TV Lounge on Fri 5/25 and the Discwoman party on Sat 5/26 at El Club. Set to release a remix collection for Addy ft. London Jade that was on my Cyst EP ; recent release with Femme Culture, set to release on Trash Cult as well as remixes for FIRE TOOLZ and Boy Pussy; and some secret upcoming projects 🙂

photo Erik Michael Kommer

Ariel Zetina is a Chicago based club music DJ/producer/performance artist/poet. She is a 2018 resident at Smartbar; runs the club nights Rosebud at Berlin Nightclub & Ariel’s Party at Hideout & is one of the residents of Rumors. Her debut EP ‘Cyst’ was released on Boukan Records in September. Other releases on Club Chai, SHXME, Femme Culture, Pedicure Records (with performance group WITCH HAZEL), & with club personality Imp Queen. Her plays have been produced in NYC, Chicago, and LA. www.soundcloud.com/arielzetina

Queer techno collective Gays Hate Techno release their third compilation on Thursday May 10th!
gayshatetechno.bandcamp.com/

GHT041Lady Fingers GHT Compilation 2.0 Mega Mix

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This is a very special edition of the GHT podcast. With the release of our second compilation on August 19th, 2016 we tasked  Lady Fingers with a very tall order. Taking all 21 somewhat eclectic and stylistically varied tracks and massage them info a cohesive mix. The results frame the creative works of all 21 artists without sacrificing the function-to dance.

City

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Affiliations

Chordial Recordings (Chapel Hill)

Activ-Analog (Charlotte) (7”)

Alma Soul (Madrid)

Friends With Benefits (San Francisco/Portland)

Trax (Chicago)

Label (Detroit)

Sound Warrior (Jersey City/Berlin) (Upcoming 12″)

Tracklist

  1. alexis icon – twelve
  2. Baronhawk Poitier – Rejsen(GHT dub)
  3. Bocaj – Marta
  4. Trevor Sigler – Who Can Never Be Sure?
  5. Lady Fingers – What It Takes
  6. Bil Todd – Ordinary Dub
  7. orphan – DRK NRG
  8. Oread (Charley Ten & Jon Doss) – Echo
  9. vincent carpentier – untitled (lafeeelectrictieedit)
  10. NLP – NLP
  11. StrikeStone! – Detune Lucy
  12. Da Bassbreaker – Dripped
  13. Chirality – Entourage Effect
  14. Synthezman – Kaleidoscope
  15. Muon – Jude
  16. Nackt – Tread Lightly
  17. David Sylvester – Moon
  18. DJ Shiva – Goodnight Red
  19. Marc Manning – Jupiter
  20. únava materiálu – za cestu dáš kilo
  21. BELLONA – Tjackballe

What’s your preferred method of playing?

My preferred method of spinning is Serato with control records since I have a very slim record collection left sad to say. I enjoy CDJ’s also but will play on anything that will allow me to share my love of music with the people on the dance floor.

How did you get into djing?

I started making IDMish/house tracks in the early/mid 90’s after seeing mods in action. I bought a used Korg Poly-800 early on and later borrowed a friend’s Nord Lead and a K2000 hooked up to the original version of Logic Audio before Apple bought it out – the version that came with a dongle to ensure against piracy. The word dongle always made me chuckle.

As for DJing, I messed around with the turntables at my college’s radio station. My friends accused me of trading them (my friends) out for records. I started really DJing when I lived in New Orleans about 6 years ago. It never dawned on me to spin the music that I loved until then.

Present & future

I created Pegasus, a queer dance party in Chapel Hill, NC housed in one of the first gay bars in the nation in the 60’s and plan to bring back some variation of this in the future.

Otherwise I gig fairly regularly in random spots around the NC Triangle such as the Nightlight, Pinhook, and Arcana as Lady Fingers or as half of the duo Holy Tribady and Sir Elton Jane.

via-2015.com/pittsburgh/a/lady-fingers/

soundcloud.com/lady-fingers

facebook.com/LadyFingersinControl/

Find my latest 7″ out on Activ-Analog:

themixtapeshop.com/product/so-schrick-schwade-mr-jones-me/

Also Juno.co.uk should have more copies soon!

GHT040 Jussi Eskelinen

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City

Helsinki, Finland.

Affiliations

Homotekno

Tracklist

  1. Ø – Mojave [Sähkö]
  2. Gunnar Haslam – Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom [Mister Saturday Night]
  3. Xhin – Curtain Cloud [Semantica]
  4. #.4.26 – Morfon [Frozen Border]
  5. Juho Kahilainen – Rotko [M_REC Ltd]
  6. Etapp Kyle – Drama [Klockworks]
  7. Dario Zenker – WM2 [Trilogy Tapes]
  8. Unbalance – A (Unbalance #3) [Unbalance]
  9. Fango – Tei [Degustibus]
  10. Mary Velo – Detune [Frozen Border]
  11. Coefficient – Scale Invariant Spectrum [M_REC Ltd]
  12. Yan Cook – Nylon [Ann Aimee]
  13. Terence Fixmer (feat. Cormac) – Lovesick (Monoloc Rmx 0.0.2) [CLR]
  14. Kitkatone – Oppressor [Etherwerks]
  15. Patricia – Plural [Opal Tapes]

What’s your preferred method of playing?

I recorded the set at home with two vinyl turntables and a mixer. I thought the first take was appropriately rough.

Recording a podcast is difficult for me, because when I’m by myself I usually feel like I have nothing more to say after having played five records. About 70% of the tracklist was more or less finished for many many months, but I just couldn’t find the missing pieces. In the end the mix became quite personal, so I’m happy with it.

How did you get into djing?

I visited Berlin for the first time in 2009 and discovered that the gay scene there is significantly more fun than what Helsinki has to offer. After coming home I bought my first techno mp3s, started going to raves, and a year later I started buying vinyl.

I got into DJing in 2010 when me and my queer university friends founded the Homotekno collective, which was directly influenced by my experiences in Berlin. Inspired by squat parties and Finnish student culture, we decided to go for the non-profit DIY approach. We built up the soundsystem, lights and decorations from scratch for every party. There was a total of nine Homotekno parties in the span of four years, and I guess we’re still recovering from the burnout.

Present & future

In the future I intend to focus more on production and live sets. My small home studio is almost ready, I just need some patience to learn the gear.

GHT039 Carlos Sendra

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Tracklist

  1. Tiefschwarz – Issst (Nathan Fake remix) (FOR 9370015)
  2. Jack Addicts – Stalker (Nathan Fake remix) (DB 017)
  3. James Holden – Come to me (LOAD 105)
  4. Nathan Fake – Outhouse (02 BC)
  5. Nasty & Tresher – The well served event (TERM052-6)
  6. Adam Beyer – Stereotypes (COR12)
  7. Alexander Kowalsky – Delicious (KA55)
  8. Octave One – Meridian (4W 300)
  9. The Youngsters – Illogique (F144)
  10. Dj Gilb-R – Pressure (VER 005)
  11. The Youngsters – Spanish Harlem (F144)
  12. Surgeon – Intro (Version II) (TRESOR 085)

City

Puerto Lumbrera

How did you get into djing?

DJ español, fanático de la música electrónica desde que tenía 15 años de edad. Influenciado por los sonidos oscuros y contundentes de sellos como Tresor, UR, Warm up o Plus8. Empecé a pinchar música electrónica en un pequeño pub de mi ciudad natal, donde nadie entendía el techno, pero fue bienvenido. Entonces, el círculo comenzó a crecer y se creó el colectivo “Scorefreq”. A partir de ese momento comenzé a participar en varios clubs y festivales de España como el orgullo gay de Madrid, Metro Dance Club o el festival Explum, donde compartí el escenario con artistas como Angel Molina, Alexander Kowalski y Oliver Huntemann.

What’s you preferred method of playing?

Mi método preferido para pinchar es con cds o Traktor.

Present & future

http://soundcloud.com/charlimarron/

GHT038 Matt Tecson

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West Coast Juke Squad (for footwork)
Ecology Benefit Society (for a green earth)
currently unaffiliated for techno, looking 4 techno crew

Tracklist

  1. EOD – Moon
  2. Lucy – The Illusion of Choice
  3. Answer Code Request – Field Depth
  4. Mirrorpress – Red Wires
  5. Clark – Superscope
  6. Xhin – She’s the Disease
  7. Regis – Blood Witness
  8. Lucy – Why Don’t You Change
  9. British Murder Boys – Father Loves Us
  10. Female – Looking Through The Eyes of Love
  11. Sigha – 352 Lashes (Ideal)
  12. Mpia3 – Your Orders
  13. Miami Bass Warriors – Going Back to Calle 8

City

Vancouver, BC, Canada

How did you get into DJing?

As a child growing up in the 1990’s I was naturally surrounded in electronic music, mainly from video games. I was never really interested in DJing until around late 2011 when I replayed games I grew up playing and noticed how awesome the soundtracks were. I’ve always been into playing music, however, playing in various bands in my youth. My affinity for noise, metal, and industrial music definitely influences my techno selections, but I also have a passion for juke, jungle, and garage. I’ve been deeply listening to electronic music since my early teens, first diving into the UK dubstep and techno scenes. All of the sounds that I’ve grown up listening to are currently what influence my djing.

What is your preferred method of playing?

I prefer to use Traktor, with a very modular setup. I connect my laptop to the mixer in external mixing mode, and use either turntables, cdjs, controllers, or a mapped keyboard depending on what is available at the venue. On occasion, I like to spin vinyl, although my beatmatching on vinyl is somewhat spotty due to lack of practice. My vinyl selection is mostly faster techno at around 140bpm.

Present/Future

I have a show coming up, called Togetherism: Hollow.
The venue will be announced the night before, due to the city of Vancouver’s willingness to shut down raves that they find on facebook.
If you are interested, click “attending” on the event page.

https://www.facebook.com/events/576181329169683/

http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?604167

and check out the poster for it that i designed!!! it’s beautiful!!!

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GHT037 Wes Baggaley

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Tracklist

  1. DAT OVEN – ICY LAKE (ORIGINAL ARENA MIX)
  2. YOUANDME PRESENTS YOUANDTHE MACHINE – PERCEPTION (XDB REMIX)
  3. RADIO SLAVE – WORK-A-PELLA
  4. INNERSHADES – NINA (KOWTON REMIX)
  5. JOHN HECKLE – DDT
  6. AARDVARCK – PLUS DET
  7. MARQUIS HAWKES – LIKE DAT
  8. MMM – JACK 7
  9. DOC DANEEKA – TREPTOW
  10. REDSHAPE – DOGZ
  11. VICTOR SHAN – HOW YOU WANT IT (TUFF CITY KIDS REMIX)
  12. RADIO SLAVE – DON’T STOP NO SLEEP
  13. D’MARC CANTU – ACID TEST
  14. MARCO BERNADI – FLOATING
  15. CHEMOTEX – SCHRADE KNIVES
  16. JOE FARR – F O
  17. ROBERT HOOD – UNTITLED (TAKEN FROM MOVEABLE PARTS – 1 – MARK BROOM EDIT)
  18. DEVELOPER – 1975 A
  19. JOSH WINK – ARE YOU THERE (BEN KLOCK REMIX)
  20. PERC – TAKE YOUR BODY OFF (TESSELA REMIX)
  21. SIGHA – MY BLOOD IS GOLD
  22. CTRLS – CHARGE
  23. TRUNCATE – JACK (MARK BROOM REMIX)
  24. DIEGO HOSTETTLER – MIND DETERGET (ROBERT HOOD MIX 2)
  25. DJ BONE – WE CONTROL THE BEAT
  26. PITTSBURGH TRACK AUTHORITY – STRENF
  27. DONA – 8TH POINT (D’MARC CANTU REMIX)
  28. ANSWER CODE REQUEST – ZENITH
  29. MARTYN & FOUR TET – GLASSBEAD GAMES (8 HOURS AT FABRIC DUB)

GHT036 DJ Collin Bass

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I throw a party called Deep Inside, among others, with my nasty-girl Roncha crew in Austin.

Tracklist

  1. Die Form – In a Tea Room
  2. Alien Alien – One By One (Rodion Remix)
  3. Bill Converse – Joy
  4. Shake – Sonar 123
  5. Disco Nihilist – House Rent Boogie
  6. Djaimin – Give You (Hype Groove Mix)
  7. Pearson Sound – Power Drumsss
  8. Marcel Fengler – Jaz
  9. Da Posse – It’s My Life (Aluh Mix)
  10. Rod – Hux
  11. Head High – It’s a Love Thing (Piano Invasion)
  12. Factory Floor – Turn It Up (Laurel Halo Remix)
  13. Dane Chadwick – 1
  14. Ynfynyt Scroll – Drone Warfare
  15. Tx Connect – Ghetto 972
  16. Anthony Shakir – Live For Friction
  17. Fix – Flash

City

Austin, Texas

How did you get into DJing?

I started DJing parties in college around 2006. That’s about the time I stopped studying music (because practicing is lame), switched majors, and started playing records out (because partying is awesome). It was all downhill from there. It’s also worth mentioning I had a lot of exposure to house and techno from growing up in Dallas (and several of the producers on this mix are from Texas).

What is your preferred method of playing?

If there are two turntables on a flat surface with ample separation from drunk-bro, I’m gonna get down with the vinyl. Otherwise, CDJ CD/USB penetrations are lovely, and mixing externally from Traktor works great too. But for this mix, she just beamed music directly into the Internet with her mind. And unicorn magic.

Present/Future

I have a pretty intense month coming up with an official SXSW showcase and other gigs. I’m also playing some great parties later this spring and summer, including Sqrrrl in L.A. next month.

Check out my SoundCloud page here: DJ Collin Bass

GHT035 Caley

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sonic:torsion, ultrawizardsword, Proton Radio

Tracklist

  1. Off World Colony Intro
  2. Phrasis Veteris – Sundaymoon [Red Panda Records]
  3. SIT – Mazuka [Naural]
  4. Holdie Gawn – Distinc [Sylphe]
  5. Nu Zau – Angajat de mai [Æternum Music]
  6. Leo Pol – Bonsoir mich mich (Clep remix) [Minimalaysia]
  7. Zefzeed – Sessss [BodyParts Records]
  8. Bratias – La gazelle [Kvadrat]
  9. Libe – Onimaticay [Unsigned]
  10. Hedonist – Aprig [Unsigned]
  11. MP – Unees [RORA]
  12. Pit Spector – Moune [Minibar Music]
  13. Christian Farias and Luigi Gori – Smoking on the rhythm (Medu remix) [Tip Tap]
  14. Guerrilla Soul – Black dahlia [Concrete Music]
  15. iPca – Andrii popa [HDR Limit]
  16. Arapu – Meditatia [Gua Limited]
  17. Skatbard – Sgnelkab [Digitalo]
  18. Dave the Hustler and Evil C – Get up [Paparazzi Records]
  19. Le Chien Perdu – Row’s garden [Catwash Records]
  20. Vakula – In my head [Firecracker Recordings]
  21. Off World Colony Outro

City

San Jose, CA

How did you get into DJing?

I suppose one could say that my love affair with music began at an early age. Much to my chagrin, my mother thought it was beneficial to enroll me for piano lessons. Those lasted about 8 years before I decided to call it quits and move on to greener pastures. Ironically, it was during that time the transition from classical music to electronic music organically unfolded. Sometime in 2000 I began experimenting with blending music on my computer, with disastrous results… this was a time devoid of software sync. In the fall of 2001 I graduated to a pair of turntables and began my journey in collecting vinyl and honing my technical skills. I recall the first few months of practicing being quite frustrating as there was no one to turn to for advice and none of my friends were into DJing… but magically after about 3 months in, something just clicked inside of my head. The rest is, as they say, history. Musically, I’ve always leaned toward the deeper, weirder more abstract sounds, so my mainstay throughout the years has been a blend between quirky strange house and groovy stripped down techno. Thanks Mom, those piano lessons sure paid off.

What is your preferred method of playing?

My preferred method of playing consists of a harmonious marriage between Serato Scratch Live and vinyl from my record collection. I’m not one to use many effects, if at all, but if I am feeling especially mischievous I’ll hook up my iPad mini in order to use Serato Remote to launch samples, loops, etc.

Present/Future

2013 ended on a rather high note, musically speaking (pun intended). I was fortunate to play several fun parties over the last few months; Hot Mass in Pittsburgh (Thanks Aaron Clark/Humanaut) and Beretta Music Halloween party in San Diego (Thanks Charley and Michael)… rounding off with two live shows on ultrawizardsword.net. 2014 so far has kept the momentum moving. I recently played an outstanding gig at the EndUp in SF, with a very up for it crowd on a late Sunday evening. I think something on the regular will be brewing with those guys. Looking forward, I have a few new podcasts coming up; MCast Sessions on Proton Radio in February, Honcho podcast in March and an All Things Minimal podcast whenever I get my lazy ass in gear. I also have another ultrawizardsword show planned for the end of April. Gig wise, I believe that I have some interesting things lined up for this year, but, I’m going to keep that pussy in the bag for now. However, I will say, one of my personal goals for 2014 is to play out more, go out more and put a face to the name that my atrocious Facebook wall has made for myself. I am definitely excited to see how 2014 unfolds.

GHT034 Matt Miville

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Kumatek Collective

Tracklist

  1. Neue Reisen – Shapednoise
  2. Doll – Ryogo Yamamori
  3. The Raven – Mørbeck
  4. Biosh – Exium
  5. Fuego – Developer
  6. Trinket Pusher – Toise
  7. Message – Truncate (Developer Remix v1)
  8. Decal – Nick Höppner
  9. Drama – Etapp Kyle
  10. Idiosynkrasia – Francesco Tristano (Ben Klock Remix)
  11. Walker – Repitch
  12. Tar – Bleaching Agent
  13. Waterfall – Rrose (Lucy Remix)
  14. Forage – Mick Finesse
  15. SG8 – Endless
  16. Comprehend – Abstract Division
  17. Transients – Truncate (Drumcell Remix)
  18. Alpha Connection – Alex Bau
  19. Hypnosis – Hans Bouffmyhre
  20. Ancient Propaganda – Ascion
  21. Maya – Deepbass
  22. Shame – Jeff Derringer
  23. Emperical Science – Reeko
  24. Falling Down – Ade Fenton (Hi-Shock Remix)
  25. LDWGWTT – SHXCXCHCXSH

City

Worcester, MA

How did you get into DJing?

I’ve been going out and dancing to techno for years but only recently felt inspired to start mixing. I finally met a couple of very cool homos with similar passions for techno and we completely hit it off. After having an amazing time in Detroit this year, I came home really excited about music. I picked up Traktor, a new mixer, and started messing around; haven’t been able to focus on much else since.

What is your preferred method of playing?

I’m having fun with loops in Traktor. I’d like to add a little more complexity at some point; add two more decks to the Traktor set up and repair my turntables so I can learn how to actually mix my vinyl.

Present/Future

At the moment, I’m having fun playing and recording sets for myself. In the future, I’d be interested in playing for some people, but right now it’s more about me still learning to string together the music I’ve been hoarding.

GHT033 Exillon

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Jacktone Records (SF), Katabatik (Oakland), Record Label Records (Oakland) are the main crews I work with. Releases on Detroit Underground (MI) Frigio Records (Madrid), The Centrifuge (UK), Ad Noiseam (Berlin), Terminal Dusk (US), Component (CT), Puzzling (Liège), Zod Records (Milwaukee)

Tracklist

  1. Exillon – Unreleased
  2. Lego Feet – Side B Track 1 – Skam
  3. The Minister – Untitled 1 – Creme Organization
  4. 2AM/FM – Deadly Dawn – Spectral Sound
  5. Rude 66 – Hotrods – Creme Organization
  6. Abandoned Footwear – Unreleased part 1
  7. Abandoned Footwear – Unreleased part 2
  8. The Exaltics – Creep Over – Bunker Records
  9. Levon Vincent – Air Raid – Ovum Recordings
  10. MPIA3 – Acid Badger – R&S
  11. Legowelt – Zomby Land – Creme Organization
  12. MPIA3 – Acid Badger – R&S
  13. Marcel Dettmann – Viscous – Ostgut Ton
  14. Death Abyss – Seek Happiness in Victory, but Never in Peace (Inigo Kennedy Remix)
  15. JTC – The Controller (Mick Wills Remix) – MinimalRome
  16. JTC – Nothings The Same – 030303 Recordings
  17. Levon Vincent – Love Technique – Ovum Recordings
  18. Untold – Motion The Dance – Hemlock Recordings
  19. The Exaltics meets Elec Pt. 1 – Drei Chinesen Mit Dem Acidbass
  20. Neil Landstrumm – Kids Wake Up – Planet Mu
  21. D’Marc Cantu – The Lights Brighter – Creme Organization
  22. Basic Soul Unit – Jak’d Freq (A Made Up Sound – Puur Natuur Mix) – Creme Organization
  23. Exillon – 130 acid test – Unreleased
  24. The Future Sound of London – Papa New Guinea
  25. Lory D – Acix9999 – Numbers
  26. D’Marc Cantu – Try Me – M_O_S Recordings
  27. LFO – Blown – Warp Records
  28. Exillon – Chapi Chopo – Sunwarped Records
  29. Silf – Shadows on White Limestone Monuments – Farbwechsel
  30. Silf – Satellite Phone Blinks Red Light – Farbwechsel
  31. Silent Servant – Utopian Disaster (End) (Extended 12″ Mix) – Hospital Productions
  32. S Olbricht – S_tdr (Tape 3) – Farbwechsel
  33. Chymera – Swim Away (Steve Moore Remix)
  34. Untold – Luminous – Hemlock Recordings

City

San Francisco, Oakland, some random warehouse, out in the woods, etc…

How did you get into DJing?

I grew up obsessed with music, either tinkering with drum machines like the Yamaha DD-5, mid-range Casio keyboards and small boomboxes as recording devices or penning the lyrics to Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd albums as a kid. Later on, I played saxophone in school, drums and guitar with friends in our parents garages on weekends, inspired by Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Melvins and eventually bands like Mahavishnu Orchestra, Tony Williams, Weather Report. Hearing Plug/Luke Vibert, Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Bogdan, Ovuca, Mike Dred (Universal Indicator) and all those folks on the Nothing Records sampler CD and seeing Come To Daddy on MTV as a teenager shifted things for me into the electronic space. Some friends of mine in High School turned me onto Impulse Tracker, Cool Edit Pro, ModPlug and AudioMulch and I just stuck with it. I liked doing everything myself and running with whatever vibe/feeling I felt at the time. Slowly, learning more software and eventually getting back into hardware and combining everything together while simultaneously learning more about the history of electronic music and dance/rave culture. After High School, I went to Ex’pressions in Emeryville (class# 8!) and School of Audio Engineering in Nashville – this gave me a good foundation for audio, I quickly realized I wasn’t interested in recording shitty bands all day, hearing the drummer make the same mistakes over and over so I moved on, but that foundation is still applied every time I work on my own music. These days I’m more excited about working with other people who make music I like and creating something unique to us as a team. Abandoned Footwear (https://soundcloud.com/abandoned-footwear) is a project that Jynx (Nommo Ogo, Identity Theft, Seacrypt) and I started a year or so ago. Jynx prefers to stay all analog, whereas I tend to bring in more digital/software sources – so we’ve ended up with a super tight system combining everything together. Yes, there is a laptop involved but it’s not handling audio, all the machines have their own voice but we are able to utilize some of the more modern features that software and digital machines bring to the table, while getting the warm, gritty, noisey, smooth, harsh and sometimes random sounds and textures from the analog machines.

What is your preferred method of playing?

Usually, when I play out it’s a “live” set with Ableton and machines or sometimes just one machine like the Machinedrum. This time around I did a “DJ set” of tracks I like with a few of my own thrown in. I say “DJ set”, but it’s more of a sequencing and editing of other people’s songs, strewn together to tell a story – sort of like assembling an album or collage. I’m not a real DJ, I can’t beatmatch two records to save my life, I don’t read the crowd and I don’t practice or follow the DJ discipline at all, really. I just like to layer stuff and (would like to think) I have a good ear for frequency and musical balance. This set was assembled with Ableton and effects and contains tracks I’d like to hear on a loud system or on headphones.

Present/Future

1) I started a label with Dabecy & Doc Sleep, please buy a copy of our first 12″!: We are about to release a compilation, more info soon – Jacktone Records – http://jacktonerecords.com/

2) Abandoned Footwear (me + Jynx) are playing a live, all hardware set at Monarch on July 12th with [a]pendics.shuffle, Dr. Rek & Antacid – https://www.facebook.com/events/183793405106801/

3) The 4th annual Katabatik Summer Solstice campout is coming up June 21-23rd and is the highlight event of the summer for me. They’re my family of weirdo’s who play great music out in the woods, always something new, old, forgotten and memorable – http://katabatik.org/2013/05/katabatik-summer-solstice-campout-2013/

4) I have a new 12″ out on Frigio Records, it’s a neat variation of tracks that I’m proud of
US – http://www.crosstalkintl.com/node/40078
UK/EU – http://boomkat.com/vinyl/686344-exillon-mind-techno-control-ep
Digital – http://frigiorecords.bandcamp.com/album/mind-techno-control-ep

5) There’s some live sets here, including the Boiler Room LA set and a couple gigs that Dabecy and I did together, plus my older releases: http://nollixe.com/

GHT032 Orphan

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Sweat Equity Recordings

Tracklist

  1. Alexi Delano/Mr Barth-Above the Skyline
  2. Reel People & Omar-Otta Love (feat Alix Alvarez)Matthew Bandy’s Dub beat edit 
  3. Raiz/Truncate-Rhythm 
  4. DJ Le Roi- I Loved You First (Nikola Gala Remix) 
  5. Daniel Avery-Movement 
  6. M28 truncate remix 
  7. John Tejada-Mono on Mono 
  8. Monty Luke-Bomb on Bomb 
  9. Nina Kraviz-Ghetto Kraviz (Alex Kid edit) 
  10. Tapesh-Time after Time 
  11. Masa Ueda-Sprecher (Truncate Remix) 
  12. Adrianna Lopez-Estructura 
  13. Truncate-Diffration (Jonas Kopp remix) 
  14. Trina-Look Back At Me (DMS edit) 
  15. Benny Rodriguez-Funky Drummer 
  16. Trevor Siegler-Doot 
  17. Todd Terry-Break It Down (skateboard kings mix) 
  18. Dubfound-Suprise 
  19. Truncate-Modify 
  20. Maan-Jackin’ 
  21. Truncate-Dial 
  22. Raiz/Truncate-Flux 
  23. Chris Moody-Work It To The Bone (mindskap remix) 
  24. Cajmere-Percolator (Jamie jones vault remix) 
  25. F.U.S.E.-FU 
  26. Mark Broom/Dustin Zahn-WEASEL DUST-09 edit 
  27. Bleak-Fun 
  28. Slam-positive education (Jerome Sydenham remix)

City

San Leandro, CA

How did you get into DJing?

Grew up playing music/singing in church and at home. In high School/College played in punk, rock, and jam/funk bands. In 1993 on Thanksgiving night I candy-flipped at a warehouse on Harrison St. in San Francisco. I have been in love with dance music ever since. Technically my first experience was in the parking lot of the Oakland Coliseum sucking down nitrous balloons at DJ Garth’s Disco Bus but I digress…I started buying records and trying my hand at DJing in 1996-1997. In 1999 I started producing my own tracks. In 2004 I pressed 200+ copies of a white label of 4 of my tracks. I am more in love with this music than ever before. I live to be in my basement making tracks or on the dance floor shakin’ my ass. Truth be told…I am a dancer. That’s why I am here still a part of this scene. I just love dancing! Oh yeah…and I am an unapologetic raver that still sees the positive possibilities with the human race.

What is your preferred method of playing?

I DJ in Abelton Live with an AKAI APC40 controller. I generally will add some drum sounds and sometimes loops of tracks I am working on to add texture to the mix. I live for the extended mix of 2-3 tracks with added percussion. The way I like to mix is greatly influenced by the old Richie Hawtin set up 3 turntables and a 909. It s not uncommon for me to keep 2 or more tracks playing together for well over a minute.

Present/Future

You can find my white label here.
Most of my music can be found here.

GHT031 James Demon

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Tracklist

  1. Intro – Neon Maniacs
  2. Slok – My Should (Adam Shelton Remix)
  3. Crowdpleaser – Schakal
  4. Randal M – Rewind
  5. Alex Ground – Jim 1970
  6. Matheo Velez – Silver
  7. Laverne Radix – Dick Control
  8. Smallpeople – Black Ice
  9. Oshana – The Principles
  10. Luv Jam – Mature Oak
  11. David Moran – Amsterdamage (Julien Fuentes Remix)
  12. Alex Ground – After Years Of Defeats
  13. Subb-an, Adam Shelton – It’s Time
  14. S-ampel – East Coast
  15. Thomas Muller – City Of Lost Souls
  16. Ultrasone – Meetin Again
  17. Ennio – Hiphouse Eddie
  18. G-Spice – Ghetto Soul (Jay Tripwire Remix)
  19. Luke Black, Milla K – It’s Just Us
  20. Ricardo Villalobos -Dexter

City

San Francisco

Ed.

This is James Demon’s second outing for the podcast. Read more about him here.

GHT030 Dj Athome

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Tracklist

  1. Gay! You are Gay!
  2. Emeralds – does it look like I’m here (Daphni Mix 1) (2012 Jiaolong)
  3. Philip Bader, Andrea Oliva – Animales (2012 Dantze)
  4. Halo Varga – Future (2000 Hooj Choons)
  5. Eddie Fowlkes – Track 2 (1994 City Boy)
  6. Sano – Chupa! (Feat Naty) (2012 Cómeme)
  7. Djs Pareja – De La Cabeza (Original Mix) (2012 Cómeme)
  8. Steve Pointdexter – Computer Madness (Function vs. Jerome Sydenham Remix) (2012 Thema)
  9. Dimitri From Paris & DJ Rocca – Pretty Baby feat. Hard Ton (Dim & Rocca Sound Factory Rub) (2012 ITH Records)
  10. Longsy D’s House Sound – This is Ska (Skacid Mix) (1989 Big One)
  11. Curtis Mc Claine and On The House – Let’s Get Busy (Dub Mix) (1988 Trax)
  12. Adonis – We’re Rocking Down The House (1986 Trax)
  13. The Barking Dogs – Linked In (Altz Darty Dub) (2012 Gomma)
  14. Rodion & Mammarella – Escape From Kyoto (Alien Alien Remix) (2012 Slowmotion)
  15. Matthew Dekay & Lee Burridge – Lost in Moment (2012 Innervisions)

City

Brussels & Rome

How did you get into DJing?

When I was a kid I listened often in my bedroom a radio show called Dj Mix on a Italian FM Radio, i used to recorded in tapes every session of the show. It was in 1984 and I played those tapes for years over and over before starting to buy those vinyls I was listening in my walkman. It was Acid House! At the same time I discovered the New Sound of Belgium called New Beat!
Some years later my vinyl collection were growing up more and more, collecting early house, italo disco, new wave, acid house, experimental music, rocksteady, minimal synth…
In the early nineties I played in Switzerland (Geneve) for the first time in a famous place called L’Usine, the sensation making and seeing people dancing started me as DJ until nowdays.
When I moved to Brussels in 1996 I started my radio show on an independant radio called Radio Panik (www.radiopanik.org). In 1999, with some friends we created our label called Pneu (www.pneu.org) and we start to run some parties. In 2005 I met some italian djs and I started to collaborate with them (Discolooser, Subwoofer, Cockette,…)

Preferred method of playing

I mostly use vinyls but also cds. When I travel I use as well Serato Scratch.

Present/Future

I’m still running my radio show each wednesday from 8.30 to 10 pm on Radio Panik 105.4 FM Brussels
We recently released on Pneu Records the LP Palais Chalet: a compilation with some bands that played at our party during the last years.
Out soon my remix of Sambaca of ALIEN ALIEN on Roccodisco (featuring as well remixes by GM POP and Fabrizio Mammarella).. more remixes are coming.
Currently working with Hugo Sanchez & Rodion on a new project
.. Surprise soon!

GHT029 Dr. Sleep

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Tracklist

  1. symmetry – speedy j (warp)
  2. fungees – the same (infine)
  3. brutalga square – dj koze (kompakt)
  4. beat of the drum – happa (church)
  5. duty – beneath (tectonic)
  6. variant (angel alanis variant remix) – dj shiva (slap jaxx)
  7. cavity – rrose (eaux)
  8. vessel – skudge (nonplus)
  9. 40004 a – wax (wax)
  10. pandora (box mix) – john daly (one track records)
  11. art of speech – mary velo (labrynth)
  12. no one is happy – exillon (jacktone)
  13. bad ink – dense & pika (dense & pika)
  14. umgangston – mike dehnert (delsin)
  15. labbit – glimpse (hypercolour)
  16. motor city – robert hood (music man)
  17. swim away (steve moore remix) – chymera (connaisseur)

Affiliations

Jacktone Records
Dial Up
Dots and Loops Radio

City

San Francisco

How did you get into DJing?

I got into DJing around 2003, after years of music hoarding, playing in bands and writing about music for some alt weeklies and rags in SF and Minneapolis. After forcing one too many mixtapes on a friend, she suggested I channel that NRG into DJing, and then got me my first gig (thanks, Campbell!). I also started composing film scores with that same friend using vintage synths, processed guitars and drum machines around that time. I moved back to the Midwest in 2008, and, re-fell in love with house and techno, and started taking the actual craft of DJing seriously. I came back to San Francisco in 2010 and started playing that stuff out, and, also recently started making music again.

Preferred method of playing

When I started getting back into house & techno, I also started re-buying dance records and reconnecting with music I loved when I first started clurrrbbing. DJing those genres is still fairly new for me, so, playing and mixing with records and high quality coasters…I mean burned CDs, provides a really interesting challenge that I can’t see myself getting tired of anytime soon. The fact that I now can mix the records I used to obsessively listen to in my little apartment in Minneapolis has been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. With that said, I also think Serato is perfect for events where I have to hop from one disparate genre to another, and, I use it when the need arises. I have always loved buying records, but, I also now enjoy the digital hunt and instant gratification it provides. Since it’s the year 2013 and we do not appear to be moving backwards in time, I’ll most likely continue to buy both.

Present/Future

I recently started a record label with two friends – dabecy and Exillon – called Jacktone, and, we just released our first 12” (jacktonerecords.com). I’m also trying to find the perfect home for my radio show/podcast I co-host called Dots and Loops. I’m venue shopping in SF and Oakland for a new residency, and gigging around town/everywhere as often as I can. I’m excited to focus more on production this year and am chomping at the bit to travel to new spots, meet some like-minded music jerks, and, continue to absorb everything I can about DJing and production. I feel like I learn 100 new things about music everyday and I hope that never changes. I’m truly grateful for all the opportunities I’ve been given so far by my pals and they never cease to amaze and inspire me. It feels great to be part of such a supportive music community, so, thanks for letting me submit this mix!

www.soundcloud.com/dr-sleep

GHT028Live Two Dudes in Love

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City

San Francisco

How did you get into DJing?

Mat dos Santos and David Sternesky are Two Dudes in Love. We each have long histories of production, DJing, and promoting. Now we are sharing our love for each other and our love of music with the world.

What is your preferred method of playing?

We use whichever medium gives us the appropriate kind of creative expression depending on the situation. For this recording we used Serato Itch and an Allen & Heath Xone DX controller.

This live set is from a party we produced at Burning Man for Comfort & Joy on August 28, 2012. The party was called The Mechanization of Fertility. The party began as an celebration of human sensuality with groovy, soulful house music setting the vibe – but that’s not what you’ll hear in this recording.

At midnight, when this recording begins, the music abruptly changed to mechanistic, driving techno as bright strobe lights suddenly filled the tent. The garden of earthly delights was invaded by a procession of interstellar robot sex workers. The mechanical hustlers presented a mating dance to the human natives to awaken their sexual desires. Human fertility was usurped by mechanical fertility, and the human citizens willfully gave themselves over to robotic pleasure. Man and machine danced vertically and horizontally until the early hours of the morning (when the power source failed and the recording got cut off).

Present/Future

We are currently building out our studio and preparing a variety of production projects. Follow us at http://www.facebook.com/twodudesinlove for original songs, remixes, DJ mixes, and more.