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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Tracklist

  1. Segmento 5 - Reeko
  2. Hypnotic Regression (Edit-Select Remix) - Mark Broom
  3. The Surgeon General (No Child Left Behind) - Rrose
  4. Sliotar (Silent Servent Remix) - Edit-Select
  5. Punto kokous (Edit Select Remix) - Ness & Rasmus Hedlund
  6. White Lines - Fabrizio Lapiana
  7. Diagnostic Imaging - Ness
  8. Orion - Deepbass
  9. Asayita 2 - Abdulla Rashim
  10. Hagagatan - Svreca
  11. Nil (Schermate Remix) - Deepbass
  12. Cilindro (Ness Hypno Rework) - George Paar
  13. Segmento 1 - Reeko

City

the Ribble Valley (British countryside)

How did you get into DJing?

I've always loved music especially from around the age of 17 when I started going to good clubs here in the UK like Gatecrasher, Sankeys, The Attic, The Music Box and Back to Basics.

I always wanted some decks at that age but could never afford them at the time. My friend got a pair of Technics for his 21st birthday, this was the first time I ever had a go at trying to mix but nothing serious. It wasn't until 3 years ago I got some turntables of my own at which stage I was really into the Deep House sound and that's what I started mixing with.

What is your preferred method of playing?

Personally I use Technics MK5 1210 turntables & Traktor Scratch Pro and I like both vinyl and digital formats. With so much good music out right now it's easier on the wallet to buy my music digitally.

Present/Future

I spend a lot of time searching for new music but DJ'ing is just a hobby, I've only ever done one gig before and that was last year for a mates birthday. Sadly I don't get much time to practice because of the neighbours. In the future I'd like to get more time behind the decks, maybe start a night of my own and dabble in some production.

Tracklist

  1. George Fitzgerald - Child
  2. Atnarko, Sam Mollison - Thinking Of You (Pezzner's Remix / Fred Everything Re-Dub)
  3. Chaos In The CBD - Dusty Sundays (Jack Dixon Remix)
  4. Joel Alter - Early Birds
  5. Jichael Mackson - Gedons
  6. Ramiro Lopez - Brunch in Guadalmar (Evans & Waterfall remix)
  7. Pablo Bolivar - Magnum (Tigerskin Remix)
  8. Rainer - 8000 Feet Up (Shaun Reeves & Tale of Us Edit)
  9. Guy Gerber, Varoslav, dOP - The Fire Within
  10. Round Two - New Day feat. Andy Caine (Club Vocal Mix)

City

San Francisco

How did you get into DJing?

I got into producing about 2 years ago with Ableton Suite.

Some of the best moments of my entire life, times where I have felt to be at the pinnacle of my existance, have been dancing with my friends to this kind of music, particularily deeper minimal/house. Having so much bass in this kind of music enables a very rare and intimate form of collective joy with those around you, because you're all simultaneously moving together while not just hearing the music, but (more importantly IMO) you're also feeling it together. That's been my experience with it, and being as touched as I am, and because of musics over all capabilities for my personal growth, I feel the need to contribute. I feel the need for others to have these feelings that music makes me have when I'm dancing with those dear to me. So I bought Ableton.

What is your preferred method of playing?

I've only ever DJ'd with Ableton + APC 40. As I just mentioned, I got into Ableton for producing, I'm much more interested in producing than I am in DJing, but I certainly love to DJ. I'm still pretty new with production and everyone can hear it, but over all I improve in leaps and bounds with every new track I make. They're all on my soundcloud page, soundcloud.com/tisdale

That being said, after learning production basics in Ableton, I just kind of inherently knew how to DJ based on everything I had already learned, so why not put it to use? Oh, also I made this mix "live" in my room in one shot with said software/hardware.

Present/Future

I've recently begun my most exciting musical venture called "WHAT?" with Trevor Sigler, Joe Pickett, and Dima, which is every wednesday at 222 hyde from 7 to midnight. I'm enjoying DJing but am even more passionate about making music and learning. I would love a mentor who's well versed in production that might want to take on a n00b 🙂 Also if you like my mix and want me to DJ for you, just ask, I'd love that!

Ed.Ward

Tracklist

  1. waruban ghost - taron-trekka
  2. when you play - sascha rydell
  3. montage - mike dehnert
  4. cctv nation (slam mix) - slam vs. the black dog
  5. clean slate (dvs1 remix) - darko esser
  6. sphinx - marcel fengler
  7. a test (kink remix) - owain k
  8. strange things are afoot (conforce remix) - chymera
  9. native dub - l.b. dub corp
  10. sensual - joachim spieth
  11. innerstate - steve parker
  12. m10 - mike dehnert
  13. boom room - shed
  14. soulspeak (shed remix) - basic soul unit
  15. mojave - kangding ray
  16. futureproofing - actress

Affilitations

dj at honey soundsystem (released music on hnytrx, ecstasy records, mr. intl records and untitled & after)

City

San Francisco

How did you get into DJing?

i started buying techno and house 12"around 1994 being inspired by the dj's i was seeing at the underground parties taking place in detroit. that insatiable desire to hunt down music hasn't diminished 18 years later. only the means to to do so has evolved.

What is your preferred method of playing?

i still lug around bags of vinyl to gigs but also play cd's. the one thing that hasn't changed is a tendency for being over prepared for a gig.

Present/Future

i currently dj around san francisco and beyond and help throw a weekly sunday night party with the honey soundsystem crew. on the side i continue to hone my production skills. coming up very shortly i've got a remix being put out collaboratively on 12" between honey soundsystem & cocktail d'amore. it's a song called "face love anew" by stereogamous featuring the vocal talents of shaun j wright. definitely check it out!

Tracklist

  1. Atom - Interferenz 1
  2. Brendon Moeller - Welcome
  3. 
Margaret Dygas - 37 Min To 7
  4. 
Horror Inc - The Vanishing
  5. Squad - Laboratory (Original Mix)
  6. 
Mara Trax - Murphy's Laugh
  7. 
Glitterbug - Abyss
  8. Portable - Life Magically Is
  9. Deepbass - Orion (Ness Nebula Remix)
  10. Brendon Moeller - Far Out
  11. 
Ascion - Repitch 000.1- Untitled 1
  12. Brendon Moeller - Wanderer
  13. 
The Analog Roland Orchestra - Memoryman

City

Madrid

How did you get into DJing?

Desde niño me sentía atraído por los sonidos electrónicos y fui creciendo interesándome por todo lo que conlleva la electrónica, rodeándome siempre de gente que entiende el concepto de la música electrónica como arte. Siempre suelo estar mas en la pista de baile que trabajando como Dj , adquiriendo conocimientos y asistiendo siempre a todo tipo de festivales como "Sonar" , clubs como "Florida 135" ademas de Raves y conciertos. Siempre he tratado y he conseguido relacionarme con profesionales , de los cuales he aprendido a jugar, y actuar como Dj en alguna ocasión. Desde hace dos años participo una vez al mes en una emisora de radio de Belgica " Radio Panik" donde emiten mis Sets. para mi siempre ha sido muy importante el concepto de un set, tratando de crear historias y sentimientos . es lo que me gusta ofrecer . He tenido la ocasión de jugar en festivales independientes de moda "MIDE" y en algún que otro evento cultural.

Since childhood I was attracted by electronic sounds and I grew up being interested in everything that involves electronics, always around me people who understand the concept of electronic music as art. Whenever I'm usually more on the dance floor than working as a DJ, gaining knowledge and always attending to all kinds of festivals such as "Sonar" clubs as "Florida 135" in addition to Raves and concerts. I have always tried and I got to interact with professionals, of which I learned to play, and act as a DJ on occasion. Participated for two years once a month on a Belgian radio station "Radio Panik" where my issue Sets. for me has always been very important to the concept of a set, trying to create stories and feelings. is what I like to offer. I had the chance to play in independent fashion festivals "MIDE" and the odd cultural event.

What is your preferred methid of playing?

Tuve la suerte de tener maestros de la vieja escuela que pinchaban con vinilos y aprendí a jugar con ellos, aunque actualmente uso el traktor pro 2

I use Traktor Pro 2 with a Traktor S4 mixer.

Tracklist

  1. Obey Your Aul - Jay Shepheard, Martin Dawson
  2. Sepia Tones - Nik Frattaroli
  3. Innocent - Samu.l
  4. Shakes (Haikvah Remix) - Nadja Lind
  5. Amicdhala (Piek Remix - Affkt & Samuel Dan
  6. OClock (Gerd's Deep Mix) - Okain
  7. Butter Face - Liex
  8. Matters - &Me
  9. Hope - Mri & Reig
  10. Far Away (Mike Shannon In A Galaxy Far Far Away Remix) - Re.you
  11. Need Electric - Daniel Avery

City

San Francisco

Present and Future

I recently graduated from art school with a Bachelor Of Science Degree in Audio Production. I have been DJ'ing for about 2 1/2 years and producing for 3 1/2. I like to make jokes and funny faces. I also love living in San Francisco. I think as far as music goes, the city as a whole is pretty spoiled with options. I like to exploit those options.

For this mix I chose a darker (subjective) selection then I would normally choose, but they are all still true to my sound. I hope you guys enjoy what this mix has to offer! Please feel free to send me feedback.

Editor's note

Trevor kinda neglected to plug his album, so I will. Check out & buy the album from Trevor's Bandcamp page.

Tracklist

  1. Tom Ellis - Specific Threat
  2. Adam Marshall - For Melvin
  3. Canary Fontaine and Zippy - Clothes Horses
  4. Daze Maxim - Orbiting Closely
  5. Taron Trekka - Krass Und Zick
  6. Jonas Kopp - Dangerous
  7. Marcello Napoletano - Lazz del sottopassagio
  8. I Love Hugh - Awanto 3
  9. Lucretio - Where You
  10. Oliver Deutschmann - Gimme Some Love
  11. Mr. G - Pulsez
  12. marsmatic 700 - prespun
  13. Crystal Bois (Sex Tags Mania) - Can You Handle The Acid!
  14. Fast Eddie - Git On Up (The Tyree Cooper Mix)
  15. Special Request - Deflowered (Kassem Mosse & Mix Mup Remix)
  16. Ordinary Folk - Out Of The Darkness
  17. Slammode - Virtual Reality 124!!!
  18. Weed People - Spirit Drum II
  19. Marcelus - Sulfuric
  20. Armando - Radikal Bitch (London Fierce Pussy Mix)
  21. Redshape - On Da Floor
  22. C.L.A.W.S. - Glass Monkey
  23. Italojohnson - Untitled (ITJ005)
  24. Omar S and Kai Alce - Not Phazed

City

Oxford, CT

How did you get into djing?

I started playing around with production when I was 11 or 12 with a software called DM2 I believe. Haven't stopped ever since. I started out playing off a laptop but I've taken up playing vinyl exclusively instead. I occasionally bring some CD's out as well. The recording set up was very basic (it's all we can get in the forest) Two turntables. 1 CD player, a Behringer mixer and my Abelton Live to capture the audio.

Present/Future

I am simply floating around these days, occasionally playing parties in Brooklyn a few times a year for the Sunrise Over Monitor kids. Looking forward to playing for some fresh faces before the end of the year and generally I'm just looking to have lots of fun!

BerettaMusic/OpenBordersLounge (Detroit/Telepresent)

Tracklist

  1. quantec - easing of tension
  2. sterac - the secret lives of machines (dub 2)
  3. niro - agachoo - fred p reshape
  4. pulshar - kms - pablo bolivar space edit
  5. white label
  6. matams - the hills - stefan weise remix
  7. pete moss - late night up north (wink interpretation)
  8. lori asano - bloom
  9. white label - Untitled
  10. luke hess - slow to speak
  11. oliver huntemann - melbourne
  12. steven weise - dualism)
  13. harvey mckay - the message
  14. moodymanc - omlette (dplay remix)

How did you get into djing?

I am an intermedia artist who has been utilizing dj sets for over a decade to lure listeners into a sensorial state of deep rhythmic and melodic abandon. I'm thoroughly obsessed with collecting and playing with all the different types of deep sounds that the universe has to offer.

After a hearty career of fledgling undergrounding, I got involved with various crews throwing parties in Los Angeles in 1998 and by the year 2000 I had already amassed a sizable collection of deep wax. After finishing fashion school, I got a job with Ovum Recordings from 2003-2005 in marketing and promotions. It was really great experience getting to help out with Ovum shows around the states and especially at WMC. In mid 2004 I met one of the founders of BerettaMusic, Ryski, as we were constantly running into each other at gigs in Southern California. 2005 was the first year I attended DEMF, and became great friends with the rest of the Beretta Crew. I have been integrally involved with the label ever since. I started the deep podcast "Distance Over Time" (http://feeds.feedburner.com/distance_over_time) in March of 2009 which serves as a broader musical framework for Beretta artists to contextualize their work within and also as a gourmet supplement to their personal musical visions.

What is your preferred method of playing?

My ideal setup employs vinyl and serato scratch live with a kontrol x-1 on technics and all routed through a xone mixer - this is setup I created my GaysHateTechno mix with.

www.charleyten.com
www.berettamusic.com
www.openborderslounge.com
http://feeds.feedburner.com/distance_over_time
http://soundcloud.com/distance-over-time-pod
http://www.urbnnsnnds.com

Tracklist

  1. Object - 113
  2. Mika Vainio - Ensimmäinen Valo
  3. Claudio PRC - Horizon
  4. Shifted - More Static
  5. Unam Zetineb 12" (Marco Piovesan Remix)
  6. AnD - b1
  7. Polar Inertia - Sole Star
  8. Battles - Inchworm (Silent Servant Remix)
  9. Tom Dicicco - Night Erosion (Original Mix)
  10. Deepbass & Ness - Proximity
  11. Framework - Flatland (Luis Flores Remix)
  12. Perc - Submit
  13. Brian Sanhaji & Drumcell - Split (Dub Version)
  14. Perc - Gonkle (Bitten By The Black Dog)
  15. Mark Broom - M28 (Truncate Remix)
  16. Subjected - 008 B V1
  17. Gianluca Angelini - Nemesis (Conrad Van Orton Rebuilding)

City

Brooklyn, NY

How did you get into djing?

I've been making mixes for people for about 8 years. Traktor just makes it stupidly easy to fool around with music and whether you're playing with techno or ambient music, there's always something rewarding about looping and stacking sounds on top of each other. I understand method is everything in art, so I will avoid saying I'm a "dj" to save myself from the stale conversation around the definition of "dj labor". I just love these records. I'm not making a dime pressing these buttons.

I was a music writer for a magazine called Blow Up for many years and for most of those years I thought I'd always be on the listening side of the spectrum, never really getting my hands dirty. Attending techno stuff in NYC and in Berlin last year has inspired this anti-midlife-crisis phase where I have an itch to actually put stuff out there. We'll see how it develops.

What is your preferred method of playing?

It's all Traktor. Like a real poser.

Present/Future

I'm making podcast stuff for other friends running sites/parties. That's about it.

BerettaMusic/OpenBordersLounge (Detroit/Telepresent)

Tracklist

  1. Sunkiss - Lesson Du Vox
  2. Conforce - Digital Affair
  3. Lemon Tree - Upwellings
  4. white label - untitled
  5. Lowtek Soundsystem - Stella Polaris
  6. Pablo Bolivar - Vibration
  7. Mihai Popoviciu - View From The Outside
  8. Arthur Oskan - Sentimental (feat. Jesse Somfay)
  9. white label - Untitled
  10. H.O.S.H. - Steppenwolf (Jerome Sydenham's Blacktro Dub)
  11. Marc Romboy & Stephan Bodzin - Oberon (Ribn Remix)
  12. Monty Luke - Futura (Luke Hess Remix)
  13. Duke - Regen
  14. white label - untitled
  15. white label - untitled

How did you get into djing?

I am an intermedia artist who has been utilizing dj sets for over a decade to lure listeners into a sensorial state of deep rhythmic and melodic abandon. I'm thoroughly obsessed with collecting and playing with all the different types of deep sounds that the universe has to offer.

After a hearty career of fledgling undergrounding, I got involved with various crews throwing parties in Los Angeles in 1998 and by the year 2000 I had already amassed a sizable collection of deep wax. After finishing fashion school, I got a job with Ovum Recordings from 2003-2005 in marketing and promotions. It was really great experience getting to help out with Ovum shows around the states and especially at WMC. In mid 2004 I met one of the founders of BerettaMusic, Ryski, as we were constantly running into each other at gigs in Southern California. 2005 was the first year I attended DEMF, and became great friends with the rest of the Beretta Crew. I have been integrally involved with the label ever since. I started the deep podcast "Distance Over Time" (http://feeds.feedburner.com/distance_over_time) in March of 2009 which serves as a broader musical framework for Beretta artists to contextualize their work within and also as a gourmet supplement to their personal musical visions.

What is your preferred method of playing?

My ideal setup employs vinyl and serato scratch live with a kontrol x-1 on technics and all routed through a xone mixer - this is setup I created my GaysHateTechno mix with.

Present/Future

This year (2012) at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, BerettaMusic is proud to present their 10th birthday party which is bound to be legendary. Please feel free to check out all of my current and past projects at:
www.charleyten.com
www.berettamusic.com 
www.openborderslounge.com
http://feeds.feedburner.com/distance_over_time
http://soundcloud.com/distance-over-time-pod

Pneumatic Records, Sycorax

Tracklist

  1. Skudge - Convulsion
  2. DBX - losing Control
  3. EQD - Equalized 001
  4. Vril - VU 
  5. Mark Broom - Stag
  6. Planetary Assault System - Rip The Cut
  7. Jeff Mills - The Good Robot
  8. DVS1 - Floating
  9. Christian Bloch - Displace
  10. Robert Hood - The Family
  11. Fanon Flowers - Mode 15
  12. Regis - Cold Water
  13. Joris Voorn - Incident
  14. Derrick May - A Relic
  15. Levon Vincent - Medium Is The Message
  16. Convextion - Miranda
  17. Vainqueur - Emerge 1
  18. Marcel Dettmann -  Kernel
  19. Moritz Von Oswald - Wamatu Beach
  20. Chasing Voices - Acid Bathory
  21. Rhythm & Sound The Love Joys - Best Friend

City

Brooklyn

How did you get into djing and producing?

Djing: I've always been into making mixtapes. i remember sitting by the radio as a kid taping songs off the radio and putting it together as a mixtape(first few seconds cut off of songs) , and then in the 90's trading tapes with friends, and i've been told that I make legendary mixtapes so yea……
I've been collecting records since my early teens, and then in my late teens early 20's friends of mine would ask me to play records at their house parties...and that's basically how it started. I didn't start to mix or really take it seriously till i started going out to parties in nyc around 2001-02.. I held my first residency and cut my teeth as a disco dj back in 2003 at a party called "Main Ingredients", and since then i've been fortunate enough to have played at: apt, santos party house, passerby, club 205, club love, tribeca grand, and le bain at the standard, 
Producing: I played the drums as a kid, and studied music production/audio engineer in college, but it was daft punk that made me want to produce dance music! " teachers" is my template! 

What is your preferred method of playing?

vinyl, and a few cd's

Present/Future

In January 2012 I started a record label with my creative partner Daniel Helmer, and in February we put out our first record: Sycorax “Scrapped & Buttered” ep. It's currently in stores, and is available to order through our website, or through downtown 304, and it hits shops in the uk/germany next week!
http://pneumaticrecords.com/
You can follow me on Tumblr, and Twitter:
http://djbenguin.tumblr.com/
https://twitter.com/#!/benmanzone
We have a second release planned for the spring, which will have two original Sycorax tracks and remixes by Terekke (L.I.E.S) and Steve Summers (Clone, L.I.E.S)
I also have a Sycorax live PA debut show planned for may 5th at Shea Stadium in Bushwick, Brooklyn..powered by the infamous Bakery Soundsystem…

east coast underground, A/Vclub

Tracklist

  1. Cosmin TRG— Amor Y Otros
  2. Oliver Lieb — Non Binary
  3. Ness, Attemporal— Signal On
  4. Hertz — In My Mind
  5. DJ Pierre, Green Velvet, Phuture — Acid Trax 2011
  6. Miro Pajic — Glue
  7. [a]pendics.shuffle — Move On It
  8. Gaiser — Nasty Girl
  9. Simian Mobile Disco — A Skin Cracker
  10. Mihai Popoviciu — If There Is?
  11. Wehbba — The Speech (Samuel L. Session Remix)
  12. Internullo — Taifai (Alex Cellar Dub)
  13. Extrawelt — My Stupid (Edit/ Dub Mix)
  14. Dieter Krause, Deepak Sharma — Wolkenrise (DJ QU Remix)
  15. Daypak — Tyffaniecell
  16. Gaiser — New Dust
  17. Booka Shade — Charolette (Dubfire Remix)
  18. Adam Beyer — No Rain (Radio Slave's Berlin Summer remix)
  19. Audiofly X — Don't Panic Till I Said So

City

Portland, ME

How did you get into djing?

I got into djing because I had to. It was the natural progression of things. I had been dancing and listening for SO long, the music is a part of me. I was collecting music and mixing it in my head. Djing was the next obvious step. It still hasn't been that long, but I am truly loving this new outlet. Really submersing myself in it. It's been a healthy addition to my life. I always have a project going on or thinking about what to do next. Still collecting lots of great tracks and building my library. I've been to some AMAZING parties with some fantastic dj's. That has set the standard pretty high... .I know what I think is good..... Well, don't we all?

What is your preferred method of playing?

I Use Traktor Pro, Vestax VCI-100, M-Audio FastTrack Pro, and my Dell Laptop

Present/Future

I host and dj a party every first friday called LOVE, located at Flask Lounge in Portland, ME.
I'm almost half way through my second year and it's going strong.
Other than that I usually do one or two other local gigs per month.
Check some other mixes out @ http://www.mixcloud.com/jamieosullivan/

Dancing Demons

Tracklist

  1. Ferenc - France
  2. Stewart Walker - Blasse
  3. Paul Kalkbrenner - Der Berserker (Paul Kalkbrenner Remix)
  4. Jori Hulkkonen - Science (Jesper Dahlback Remix)
  5. Joel Mull - Red Light Of Dawn
  6. Expander - The Waggler (Tadeo Remix)
  7. Rework - Like Me
  8. Mymy - Serpentine
  9. Matt John - The Blue Storm
  10. Midnight Caller - Caller's Theme
  11. Audio Werner - Zwrtshak Drive
  12. Dinky - This Is Your Heart
  13. Olibusta - La Pazz
  14. Aril Brikha - Tundra
  15. Gorge - Watching Spring - Bioground's freckled Mix
  16. Los Escorpiones - El Underground
  17. Silicone Soul - 3am (Maetrik Jazzersize Remix)
  18. Flux - True Feelings
  19. Lee Van Dowski - Little Doll Chaos Pounce Upon Assault Reverbaration
  20. Ian Simmonds - The Esel (Dave Aju Remix)
  21. Mr Statik - Ganymedes
  22. Ellen Allien & Apparat - Jet
  23. Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise If You Can See (Dave Aju Remix)

City

San Francisco, Miami, Las Vegas

How did you get into djing?

I had always had a love for music at a young age. I never even considered DJing until I was still in high school when I started going to raves. I  started buying my first vinyl records shortly after that.  My first gigs and residencies were in Las Vegas the city that I grew up in. After too many years of sin city I decided to pack my bags and head off to cities with more of a Techno following. This brought me to Miami after only one short year in Miami I packed my bags again and headed to San Francisco to follow my techno dreams.

What is your preferred method of playing?

2 Technic 1200 MK5, Serato, Timecoded Vinyl, Vinyl, and a good attitude 😉

Present/Future

Right now I'm finishing up school in Music Business and am on the lookout for talented girls, gays, and gay friendly artists in Techno who share the same vision as me. That vision is to create a quality Techno brand with a diverse spectrum of music and a uniqueness that makes each artist special 🙂  I'm also ready to get into the studio soon to work on some original James Demon material.

Photo by Christine H. Wetzel

Spacebullfighters

Tracklist

  1. 001 Donato Dozzy – Untitled
  2. 002 Conforce – Ominous
  3. 003 Isodyne - Answer To No One
  4. 004 Mike Dehnert – Pneumatic
  5. 005 Delta Funktionen – Torpor
  6. 006 Milton Bradley - Sequence #1
  7. 007 Emptyset – Avichi
  8. 008 Cosmin TRG – Izolat
  9. 009 Marcelus – 24-7
  10. 010 Sawf - Ninio (Subjected Remix)
  11. 011 Marcel Dettmann - Translation Two
  12. 012 Planetary Assault Systems - Om The Def
  13. 013 Perc - Gonkle (Bitten By The Black Dog)

City

Berlin

How did you get into djing?

I started producing in 1998 some techno tracks with a really basic program but with nice results into techno sounds. As a dj i did on 2000 playing on privates parties and some expos. Since 2002 i started in some small clubs, openings and bars as FEM Madrid, Museo Chicote, Stars café, Suite, etc.. playing more ambient, techno and dubtechno in Madrid. Sometiomes i played tech-house and electro.I was the guest dj in Cassette Club openning in 2006 and I've played there two times more.

In 2009 i stopped djing and focus on producing music for websites, advertisements and some art videos. This music was experimental and more into electronic style. Also i made my own postrock project which is stopped until i can create my own band and i started playing drums. There was when SPACEBULLFIGHTERS born as a self project which i hope it will be my own record label soon. Also i still making techno... it's in my blood!!!

Present & future

In 2011 i decided to move to Berlin cause i want to breathe the techno ambience is his natural being. Now a new project begin, Deerbeat. It's basicly a techno, dub techno and electronic sounds project. Hope than soon you can hear it.

Soon i will release an EP in T3R Records and will start to move my own project, Spacebullfighters with some friends.

Tracklist

  1. Drexciya - Interstellar Crime Report
  2. The Black Dog - The Death Ov The Black Sun
  3. Time Light Curve - Acidlab
  4. Scape One - Substorm
  5. Time Light Curve - Magnetite
  6. Tommy Four Seven - Sevals (Terence Fixmer's Mental Drive Mix)
  7. 2 Dollar Egg - Lego Pet
  8. The Black Dog - Dada Mindstab
  9. Morphology - Uranias Mirror
  10. The Infiltrator - They Will Never Know
  11. Ronny & Renzo - Heartbreak Theme (C2 cinermx by Carl Craig)
  12. Phil Kieran - Le Carrousel (Wesley Matsell's hypervertical remix)

City

Budapest

How did you get into djing?

I started DJ-ing when I was 16, I was a big techno fan that times, that was the genre I started with.. mostly the european scene. bpitch control, etc..

Present & future

Not sure about the future, I'm doing it because it's a vital part of my life. I'm also getting deeper and deeper into production, on my way to find the best environment and tools I can work with..

Humanaut / VIA

Tracklist

  1. Shawn Rudiman - In Light - In Darkness
  2. Nuel - Mentalism
  3. Pittsburgh Track Authority - Monongahela Rainforest
  4. Jenifa Myanga - Dark Matter
  5. Conforce - Lonely Run
  6. Kollektiv Turmstrasse - Uneins (Aril Brikha Remix)
  7. Deepchord - Sofitel
  8. Lions of Judah - Rhythmatism (19.454.18.5.25.5.18 Reduced)
  9. Ripperton - Farraway
  10. Cottam - Deep Deep Down
  11. Stewart Walker - Fragile Chemistry (Touane Remix)
  12. Sigha - Finding Myself
  13. Delta Funktionen - Intruder
  14. Kevin Yost - Just Want
  15. DJ W!ld & Chris Carrier - Pep A Cat Up
  16. D'Marc Cantu - How Are We Doing?
  17. Mondo - Work Me (Rootstrax Version)
  18. STL - All Night Long
  19. Crowdpleaser - My Grandmother Could Tell You That (Daniel Maloso Mix)
  20. Hans Thalau - 007.1
  21. Pittsburgh Track Authority - Untitled

 

City

Pittsburgh

How did you get into djing?

I got hooked in middle school when Napster came around. I'd hear a lot of mainstream electronic music in the background of commercials, do a search for what the music was, and then download it. Over time I got to know the more underground producers because of the remixes they did of those tracks, and I just slowly went further down the rabbit hole into where I'm at now. Pretty early in I made the connection that this music had a party culture to go with it, and the minute I turned 18 I was dragging my high school friends with me to the Ohio clubs where I grew up. First time there that was that – I was hooked. Looking back on it, it was kind of weird the route I took into the music. Most of my friends entered into it through raves when they were younger, I came in from the opposite direction.

What’s you preferred method of playing?

I really don't have a personal preference in method of playing. I love vinyl, I love CDJs, and I just fell in love with my buddy's Traktor S4 this past weekend (oh no!). My perfect setup will always include Tech 1200s no matter how advanced stuff gets.

Present & future

Humanaut is my original baby out of the projects I have my hands in. That has been around in some form since 2004, and our goal with that one is to focus strictly on house and techno parties — the serious business. We just started a monthly called 'Out of Order' at a shitty punk club. Super dingy and dark — it's perfect. As of right now we have Kirk Degiorgio, Tin Man & Reference lined up to carry us into the summer. The other time suck for me is the VIA Festival, which we launched in October of 2010. It's an experimental A/V festival in the vein of Mutek, but with a bit broader range of music to it. It's not so techno oriented, although that is part of the programming as well. For the techno day of the 2011 version we had the Underground Resistance live band play, followed by a Humanaut afterparty with Sutekh, Donato Dozzy & Nuel. Edgar Um (from GHT) is also one of the main music curators for it. I've also been in the process of setting up a booking agency called Eightyº with Claude Young, Kirk Degiorgio and some really solid Pittsburgh locals like Shawn Rudiman and Pittsburgh Track Authority. I'm not getting much free time these days.