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/

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)

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

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/

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. 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

Tracklist

  1. Fr33k - Death Alley (Julliet Remix) [Login Records]
  2. Wandler - Get Together (Jonas Kopp Remix) [KumQuat]
  3. Oliver Dodd - Porter [Tulipa]
  4. Pjotr G & Dubiosity - Clangor [Gynoid]
  5. Unbalance - Unbalance#3.1 [Unbalance]
  6. Exium - DragN [PoleGroup]
  7. Bleak - Excess [Deeply Rooted House]
  8. Skat - Intolerance (Jonas Kopp Remix) [Technorama]
  9. DVS1 - Evolve [Hush]
  10. Jack Mackrel - Brown Sheet [Scope]
  11. Karenn - Sailing Solvents [Sheworks]
  12. Perc - Pure & Simple [Sleaze]
  13. Pfirter - Fractales [Mindtrip]
  14. Cubix - Rasp [unreleased]
  15. Israel Toledo - Antibiotik (Luis Flores Remix) [Strawberry Digital Made]
  16. Adam Jay - Inward [Chroma]
  17. E. Pravdica - It's Not Fair [Naked Lunch]
  18. James Ruskin & Mark Broom - Erotic Misery [Blueprint]
  19. Reeko - The Guest [Mental Disorder]
  20. A-Brothers - Basement Rocker (Audio Injection Remix) [Hybrid Confusion]
  21. Jonas Kopp - Green Fingers [Deeply Rooted House]

City

Indianapolis, IN

Affiliations

317techno / Gynoid Audio / Chroma Recordings / Slap Jaxx

How did you get into DJing?

I started DJing in 1995 and seriously producing in 2004. I am mostly concerned with melting brains and rearranging atoms. I like to think of it as confrontational techno with some funk in the trunk.

Present/Future

Right now I have a forthcoming release co-written with Adam Jay on Translucent with remixes by Mattias Fridell and Ground Loop.

My main project right now is SUBterror Radio, my weekly show at http://www.subterror-radio.com and some other radio projects in the planning stages. You can hear selected archives of the show here: http://soundcloud.com/djshiva

Lately, I've been enjoying just doing what I love best: selecting amazing music and playing it on a regular basis.

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.

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. 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.

GEGEN BERLIN

City

Berlin

How did you get into djing and producing?

Long story. To make it short, I came out from punk and found myself into promotion of big illegal rave parties in Italy and Europe. I spent all of the nineties creating contexts on where to set dance and techno free on a d.i.y. base. After 20 years I felt the desire to release the absorbtion of musics, images and thoughts into performing it. This is how i came up to dj and funnily enough this moment was convergent to my coming out.

What is your preferred method of playing

Toward digital I would say and I would love to bring the discussion out of a bipolarised dialectics between the sad tropics of an analogic warm sound's lost purism and the digital designed engineering of the information market. I'd invite to mix every source up and find your own individual way to comunicate, being it a mega set up or a simple two traktor decks in synch. Personally speaking I do not consider myself a dj but a writer bringing my rethorics to a synesthesic experience as my formation is social-anthropology and I work and teach in the queer studies and cultures of conflicts field. So it is about multiplyting languages to expand identities and life visions. It is about you as the filter and it is about the crowd as active response. It is about spaces and times crisis. It is about otherness. It is about liberation.

Present/Future

Well I am co-producing this bi-monthly event in Berlin that became an incredible expereince in one of the biggest and sexually liberating spaces in Berlin called KitKat Club. I am working with JopRec artist Fernando Poo and the label owner Konik Polny and I might start some collaboration in the future the new born techno roman label Black Sam Records.

To give you a meaning of what i think about queer spaces i'll post you some of the gegen manifesto i wrote one year ago to define the party:

☯ GEGEN MANIFESTO ☯
Against yourself. Around queer narratives.

Gegen is a complex word in German because it has two opposite meanings.

Historically speaking it means "against", signifying all the counter cultural movements since the very beginning of youth cultures but if you apply the word to time, it means "around". One meaning is closed, defined in terms of space. The other is open and undefined in terms of time. In the contemporary moment the idea of "enemy" — in which a thought and an action can be identifiable as "against" — is not there and is not clear anymore as power relationships changed through the development of post-modernism. And this gave space to markets to regenerate themselves through the queer-counter cultural movements by producing an oligopoly of empty events repeating themselves until their fast extinction and in the same time by crystallising the institutionalisation of big "queer meccas" which exercise more and more power on the scene. This process is verifiable in Berlin as the incubator of new world trends in the arts of entertainment.

This basic tension gives the spaces and the times for a new proposal to blossom from the ashes of the historical and infamous queer techno party called "SABOT°AGE BERLIN" which characterised fades of mutation in some of the wildest Friedricshain nights. The aim is playing with the solitude of the political meaning of GEGEN as a suicidal mechanism of the "self" or the sublime crisis of enemy subtraction as the aggression of dialectics. A linguistic game of pop art where the semantic putsch of "Gegen" becomes the broken mirror of its own impossibilities. The electric fear to find oneself multiple by being against oneself and unrecognisable. The dangers of being desireful in a psycho dramatic performance. The political practice of hallucinatory love to defy hate as antagonistic, identitarian mechanism.

Perceiving the idea of community as a demagogic form for bigger powers like religions, societies and markets to exercise their violence with the fake flag of politically correct partecipation, we do not wish to design a party just to give you a safe space and protection. We are not selling you the possibility to be "queer" for one night. We want to expose you to your own fears and pleasures by pushing you to understand how your own power mechanisms are produced. This is why we invite you to be GEGEN by performing your psychosis, by being the enemy of yourself, by thinking and being out of b/order and by destroying every rational thought.

www.warbear.com
www.facebook.com/iamwarbear
http://www.facebook.com/gegenbln
www.gegenberlin.com

Photo by Aghia Sophie.

Baller Beats

Tracklist

  1. Chris Liebing – Analogon (Speedy J Remix)
  2. Siskid – Speak Like a True JFK (Remode & Original)
  3. Chris Liebing & Tommy Four Seven – Bahuaus
  4. Mihalis Safras & Mark Broom – Tru Tru (Paul Ritch & Original)
  5. Badler & Dualtron – Glow (Erphun)
  6. Dubfire – I Feel Speed (Unkle)
  7. Spada & Heanry Saiz – Gloom
  8. Erphun – Katana (Loco & Jam)
  9. Worda – Sensation
  10. Eddie Amador – House Music (Pig & Dan)
  11. Matt Minimal – The Sky Was Green
  12. Erphun – Diatomic (Monoloc)
  13. Yammy Yammy Toyz – Violate (ViMacz 50 Special)
  14. Monoloc – Pumpkin
  15. Traversable Wormhole – Traverling The Asteroid Belt
  16. Chris Liebing – Analogon EP
  17. Luca Bachetti – What Your Soul Sings
  18. Erphun – Secrets
  19. Pig & Dan – The Beast
  20. Daft Punk – Rolling & Scratching
  21. Felix Krocher – Sagt
  22. Chris Liebing – Bangpop
  23. Paul Ritch – Split in the Line (Dubfire)
  24. Matt Minimal – Looper
  25. Chris Liebing – Pucklebop
  26. Pig & Dan – Got to Get Higher
  27. Alfonso Maia – Stereosaurus (Matt Minimal)
  28. Chris Liebing – Waiting for the Rain (Renato Cohen)
  29. Topspin & Matuss – I’d (Dub Makers)
  30. Felix Krocher – Hupft
  31. Matt Minimal – Funky (Dandi Ugo)
  32. Chris Liebing – Next Try (Chris McCormack)

Christian returns with the second half of his GHT mix. This one picks up pretty much on the beat where GHT001 leaves off.

Check out Dj Christian Calson's bi weekly podcast available on iTunes or at www. DjChristianCalson.com. Follow him at www.Facebook.com/DjChristianCalson or www.twitter.com/bruiserbox

SQURRRL & Rocket Collective

Tracklist

  1. Kris Wadsworth - It's Time
  2. Nick Monaco - Nick's Episode (Ardalan Remix)
  3. Franco Cinelli - Synewave
  4. Gabriel Ferreira - Sill
  5. Truncate - Concentrate
  6. Wehbba - Balance
  7. Nathan Coles, David Coker - Summer Acid
  8. Funk D'void - Shadowchaser (Alexander Kowalski Remix)
  9. Martyn - Masks
  10. Eliphino - I Played
  11. Victor Ruiz - Take a Nap (Rework)

City

San Francisco

How did you get into djing?

I got into DJ'ing about 2 years ago after I started going to school for Audio Production. The production side of things really sparked my interest in DJ'ing and mixing other tracks together.

What is your preferred method of playing?

I use Traktor with a Denon DN-MC6000LE controller, I also use Serato Scratch and/or CD's for gigs that the DJ booth has less room in. I recorded this set with Traktor and its internal mix recorder.

Present/Future

Right now my biggest focuses are: A) Graduating, B) SQURRRL and all things we are planning for the future, C) Getting Rocket Collective off the ground to help benefit Burning Man camps and attendees. I'm also releasing an album in mid March accompanied by a release party. I had a remix released on February 10th on Coconut Palm Records. Its a tech house remix of Electro Crazed's "Dark Harmonies," http://soundcloud.com/tsigler3441/dark-harmonies-tss-rmx.

Conception

Tracklist

  1. Open - Egbert
  2. Rubber Band - Marco Bailey
  3. Total Departure (Cirez D Remix) - Christian Smith, John Selway
  4. Positive Education (D'Julz Remix) - Slam
  5. London - Adam Beyer
  6. Sha! Shtil! (L-Vis 1990 Remix) - Gucci Vump
  7. Perfect Sunrise (D-Unity Remix) - Wilson, Matt Smallwood, Ingram
  8. Salt 'n' Bread (Audiojack's Bottle 'n' Spring Remix) - Falko Richtberg, Sebastian Wojkowski
  9. Love Song - Pig & Dan
  10. Templar - Deadmau5
  11. Yipyipyip - Klartraum
  12. Baked Potato - Roland M. Dill
  13. Nerve Salad - Simian Mobile Disco
  14. Milky Way - Christian Smith
  15. Break It Down (Umek Big Room Remix) - Christian Smith
  16. Oh Yeah - Bass Kleph
  17. Opulence (Sonny Wharton Remix) - X-Press 2\
  18. Eye Of Horus - Save The Robot
  19. I Said (Michael Woods Remix) - Chris Lake, Deadmau5

City

Seattle, Washington

How did you get into djing?

After years as a drummer, electronic music enthusiast and dancer, I began DJing in 2007 at a radical faerie gathering in the mountains of central Oregon.

What is your preferred method of playing?

I use Traktor Pro 2 with a Traktor S4 mixer. This mix was recorded directly within the software.

Present/Future

As resident DJ and musical director of Burning Man Camp Conception, I'm proud of the gorgeous parties we hosted this year at Burning Man: Rites of Passage 2011, with amazing artists and collaborators from across the spectrum. This live mix was from a Thursday night party called XenoConception, loosely structured around a narrative in my head about a small xenozygote wiggling its way through the cosmos looking for a mate (or three, or eight) and the adventures it had along the way, replete with chance interactions and changes of direction as with the party itself. The evening also featured DJs PG Tomasi & Tatar tag teaming from Want-It! (SF) and Bert & Chewy from Starborne (Seattle).

The Conception Artists Collective is a growing cooperative, aimed at bringing events, arts, music and spectacle both to the playa and year round in our Seattle base and partner cities up and down the west coast. You can learn more about our DJs, artists and events at: http://facebook.com/campconception, and can check my DJ page for more mixes and the like at http://facebook.com/djspaceotter.

Photo by Val Mohney, valmohney.com.

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. Thomas Krome – Shockabuku vol.1 B2 – (CORB1209)
  2. Pounding Grooves – 26 B – (PGV26)
  3. Adam Beyer – This is Code Red A1 - (CR06)
  4. Johannes Heil – Kobayashi X1 - (KOB009)
  5. The Advent – Sketch 3 – (TRESOR195)
  6. Angel Alanis & Rees Urban Pair of Jacks – Beat my Shit (TRESOR199)
  7. Ben Sims – Theoretical (TRESOR131)
  8. Thomaz & Filterheadz – Los Hijos del Sol (RAND02)
  9. Boriqua Tribez – Puta (PRMT087)
  10. Mumps – Mechanism J (PAIN021)
  11. Chris Liebing – Stigmata 9 A1 (STIGMA09)
  12. Nils Danielsson – Untitled (STHLMLTD001)
  13. Silvershower – Ice Fractions 1 (PLUS8059)
  14. Speedy J – Something for your Mind (PLUS8014)
  15. The Kooky Sciencist – Rambunctions (PLUS8056)
  16. Joey Beltram – M-Yard (TRESOR035)
  17. Thomas Krome – Bitches from The Hell (CORB001)
  18. Cybersonik – Backlash (PLUS8007)

City

Lorca

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

En la actualidad, estamos gestando un proyecto musical muy jugoso ... seguiré informando a través de http://soundcloud.com/charlimarron/http://www.facebook.com/groups/159102724166406/

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..

Tracklist

  1. Siskid – Gun Stubs (Rebolledo)
  2. Alkan – Empty Faces (Erphun & Subfractals)
  3. Monoloc – Black Pot (Jan Hendez)
  4. Meat Katie & D.Ramirez – Stop the Revlution (Dubfire)
  5. Secret Cinema – Timeless Altitude (Slam Paragraph)
  6. Alex Bau – Arctica
  7. Adam Beyer – Untitled C
  8. Viny Speed Adjust – 909 Modes
  9. Erphun – A Drink With the Devil (Alan Fitzpatrick)
  10. Monoloc – Nohouse (Xhin)
  11. Erphun – Katana
  12. Erphun – The Guards of Cyrus (Monocraft)
  13. Underworld – Dark & Long (Christian Smith)
  14. Secret Cinema – Timeless Altitude (Egbert)
  15. Siskid – Wolves
  16. Underworld – Rez
  17. Matt Minimal – The Hell
  18. Chris Liebing – American Madness
  19. Chris Liebing – Anastasia
  20. Chris Liebing – String Theory (Picotto & Ferri)
  21. Emptyset – Avichi (Monoloc)
  22. Traversable Wormhole – Superluminal (Chris Liebing)
  23. Chris Liebing – Ataraxia
  24. Spektre & Subfractal – Turista (Erphun)
  25. Matt Minimal – Backyard
  26. Traversable Wormhole – When 2d Meets 3d (Chris Liebing)
  27. Julian Jeweil – Polaroid
  28. Uberzone – Moondusted
  29. Chris Liebing – C
  30. Ummet Ozcan – Reboot
  31. Michael Andrews – Manipulated Living
  32. Traversable Wormhole – Tranducer (Brian Sanhaji)
  33. Felix Krocher – Passt
  34. Monoloc – Nohouse (BCR Boys)
  35. Matt Minimal – Nightmare
  36. Pfirter – The Dub Track (Brian Sanhaji)

City

Los Angeles

How did you get into djing?

I was  born & raised in Bucharest (Romania), and got into Djing many moons ago. My first few gigs were playing fetish parties & fashion shows in the Los Angeles area. My tech heavy setup & original mixes got lots of attention when I was worked as Butcher’s Porn, bruiserbox, & the rabbit. I had a residency at the Gold Coast bar in West Hollywood, CA where I did two nights (Wednesday & Saturday) for a year before leaving to pursue working with other clubs, parties, & filmmaking. I’ve played at Akbar, the Roosevelt, Paddy’s, MJ’s, & tons of other bars & clubs

What’s you preferred method of playing?

Traktor on 4 decks connected through Albleton Live for effects & loops. The GHT mix is filled with my all time favorite techno tracks. The GHT mix was recorded live on 2x CDJ2000s & a DJM2000.

Present & future

Check out Baller Beats (DjChristianCalson.com), podcast (iTunes, Soundcloud, & Mixcloud) & keep an eye out for my new EP & mobile app.