Posts Tagged ‘Techno’

MixMag March 2009

March 14, 2009

Another great issue from the best magazine for all the best electronic music. Like last month, the free mix is a great selection on Techno, this time courtesy of the German legend Timo Maas. Timo’s mix is heavier than Pete Tong’s mix last week but is just as fantastic. The mix is worth the £4.20 alone! Both Timo and Pete understand that it looks as if Techno will play an important role in the near future of electronic music.

Well worth £4.20.

Well worth £4.20.


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Mihalis Safras & Kimono – Cable EP

February 26, 2009

Minimal Techno and acid house producer, Mihalis Safras teams up with Swedish artist Kimono to deliver this fantastic ep filled with groove and techno.  It the latest release from Trapez Ltd sub-label of German minimal techno label  Traum Schallplatten.  Listen to the absolute tune ‘Divine’ below, you won’t be disappointed!

Cable


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Bryan Zentz – Midnight Teeth EP

February 19, 2009

Plus 8 were adversting this EP from their latest recruit on their homepage and I’ve been waiting eagerly for the day it was available for download.  I haven’t been disappointed, well worth the waiting and the £3 something to download it.  Bryan Zentz has been an unsung pioneer of US techno who has been releasing music under many different aliases since 1994.  I’ve hosted the opening track from the EP, Lokjaw, for your listening pleasure.  Go to http://www.m-nus.com/ if you’re interested in getting the EP.  It’s available in 12″, mp3 and wav formats.  Hope you enjoy!

Midnight Teeth


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MixMag February 2009

February 17, 2009

This month’s MixMag came with a particularly sweet CD mixed by Pete Tong. I wasn’t too excited by this but when I stuck it on my laptop I was more than pleasantly surprised. It’s 66 minutes of Techno brilliance and exactly what I’m into at the moment. As much as I like Dubstep and Electro, it’s a shame that Techno and Minimal are quite hard to find in clubs along the south coast.

Last weekend I took a trip up to Glasgow to see a couple of my mates, one being a huge Techno-head and he kept telling about this place he loves called Sub Club. So on the Saturday we headed to Sub Club and I had high expectations. I certainly wasn’t let down, it was a small, underground, initimate club, which is not unlike a lot of the clubs in Brighton, and was pumping Techno for the entire set. It was AWESOME. When I got back to Brighton I went straight to Audio with my housemates and it was back to Dubstep and DnB. I enjoyed the Dubstep set a lot but was bored by the time the DnB started so we left. All Brighton needs is some Techno and Minimal! Do not be surprised if this blog has a stronger emphasis on Techno, as I end up having to search the interent for my Minimal fix.

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Get your copy before the end of the month.

Another interesting article in this month’s MixMag was about a relatively new piece of gear called the Monome. What interested me so much about this articile is it answered a question that had puzzled me for a while. Last September or October, I went to see a Ninja Tune night in Concorde 2. The last guy to come on was called Daedelus and I had never heard of him before. So he comes on stage in a formal suit, and starts his set with only a laptop and some crazy wooden box with a grid of flashing buttons. The set was awesome and I’ve been a fan of his since. I had no clue what the crazy flashing box was until I saw it in this article. And apparently all a Monome is is a grid of LED-lit buttons which can be assigned with any task you want to perform, but are especially effective for looping. It’s aim is to make electronic music more interesting to perform live, like an electronic prop. There are loads of videos of geeks using it just to make cool light patterns with no sound at all!


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Hello!

February 17, 2009

I’m an 18 year old, Digital Media student at the University of Brighton. I have started this blog as part of a university assignment but hope to keep it going afterwards! I love most kinds of music, apart from r’n’b, ranging from hardcore punk to hiphop to electronica. This blog will focus on my love for Techno and Minimal but I’ll also have lots to say about Electro House, Dubstep or anything else related to electronic music. I’ll try to post as many new great tunes, mixs, podcasts, links, articles or just my general thoughts and opinions I may have as I can. Please post your comments too and tell me anything you have to say!


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