Resident Advisor Podcast 177: Sandwell District

Resident Advisor Podcast 177 Sandwell DistrictNach dem kleinen Teaser vom Morgen kommt jetzt der Sound of Berghain als Sandwell District Mix im Resident Advisor Podcast 177 von  Regis und Function. Regis kennen wir von diversen Techno Killern auf Downwards und Function kommt von Synewave New York. Beide haben inzwischen auf dem von Female in Birmingham gegründeten Techno Label Sandwell District veröffentlicht und wem das alles nichts sagt, dem reicht auch: Tolle Technoplatten die manchmal im Berghain laufen – an dieser Stelle klasse im Podcast zusammen gemischt.


HG – 02A – Horizontal Ground
Sweet Exorcist – Testfour – Warp Records
FB – 04A – Frozen Border
Ben Klock – Check For Pulse – Ostgut Ton
Ø – Sähkörausku – Sähkö Recordings
Function – Variance (Marcel Dettmann Edit) – Sandwell District
Silent Servant – Discipline – Sandwell District
Choice – Acid Eiffel – Fragile Recordings
Moritz von Oswald – Watamu Beach Rework – Desolat
Peter Van Hoesen – Face Of Smoke – Komisch
The Vision – A-472.0 – Hardwax
DVS1 – Running – Klockworks
DBX – Losing Control – Accelerate
G-Man – K.6 – G-Man Records
Marcel Fengler – Twisted Bleach – Ostgut Ton
Function – Disaffected (Ben Klock Remix) – Sandwell District
Function – Variance – Sandwell District
Daniel Stefanik – Effervescing Elephant – Freude Am Tanzen
Tadeo – IO (Cassy Movingonmix) – Apnea
Ben Klock – Subzero (Function-Regis Remix) – Ostgut Ton
DJ Slip – Every Time Takes a While – Creation Rebel
Lil‘ Louis – Frequency – Dance Mania
Ø – Atomit – Sähkö Recordings
T++ – Audio 1995 #8 – Apple Pips
Shed – Estrange – Ostgut Ton
John Carpenter – Police State / Romero And The President – Milan

Patrice Scott Interview @ Resident Advisor

patrice scott interviewPatrice Scott hat Resident Advisor ein Interview gegeben. Irgendwie war das überfällig, oder?

If you’ve had your eye on the new blood coming out of the Motor City’s electronic music scene over the last few years, then you’ll almost certainly have heard Patrice Scott’s name uttered more than a few times. But while fellow new faces such as Kyle Hall and Kris Wadsworth are still learning how to shave, Scott witnessed the first waves of Detroit house and techno, becoming known on the local DJ scene and holding down residencies in both his native city and just across the border in Toronto. It wasn’t until 2006, though, that he entered the world of recorded music, releasing the melodically rich deep house of the Atmospheric Emotions EP on his own Sistrum Recordings. And it’s been difficult to ignore him since.

Unlike many of his contemporaries, Scott has shied away from making Sistrum Recordings a Detroit-specific imprint, picking up producers from Italy (Ksoul and Ra.H), Ireland (Leonid), Germany (XDB) and Los Angeles (Mike Edge) to further the label’s vision of deep house and techno. However, it’s Scott’s raw and emotionally charged cuts that manage to stand out from his impeccably selected roster, with tracks like „Raw Fusion“ and „Motions“ already becoming modern classics for Detroit aficionados worldwide. With DJ gigs all over Europe and a semi-regular slot at Fabric (including a main room set before Ricardo Villalobos and Raresh last weekend), Scott is slowly and deservedly rising through the ranks of the DJ elite.

There’s quite an emphasis on melody and musicality to your tracks. Did you ever have any musical training?

When I was younger I took some piano and guitar lessons, but I’m nowhere near a musician, so most of it I picked up along the way. My parents used to play music around the house all the time though—Marvin Gaye, Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Roy Ayers—stuff like that.
What was your introduction to electronic music?

The first time that I was turned on to electronic music was when I was about 13 or 14, when I went to this party down in some backyard down the street from where my grandmother used to live. It was a local Detroit group who called themselves Sharevari, and the DJs at the party were a local Detroit crew called Direct Drive. That was my first real experience with… I don’t know if it was really considered electronic music back then; I think it was so-called „progressive“ music. A lot of the music that they were playing—and this was around 1984—it was music with instruments and things like that, but it was still dance music. Music that was generally derivative of disco, but they called it „progressive dance music.“

From that point on, I had already wanted to be a DJ, but I was DJing more regular music. I say regular music but it was more popular music—things that were being played on the radio like Kraftwerk, Afrika Bambaataa, Soul Sonic Force and things like that. The Sharevari party definitely changed me and got me into playing a different kind of music, the more progressive style of stuff.

What really set me off was a friend who gave me some mix tapes from Chicago. His cousin would send him recordings of the shows on WGCI and WBMX. Of course, I’d be listening to Charles Johnson—The Electrifying Mojo—every night at 10 PM as well. I was DJing somewhat up until the mid ’90s, and from that point on I was in and out of the DJing game. I went to college, I was doing other things, and then in about 1997 I think, I got my hands on some equipment and I started to make tracks but I didn’t really go too far with it because I’d just started a job and I was working long hours, so it kind of kept me from going further with the production thing…

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Resident Advisor Podcast: RA.153 Intrusion

ra153-intrusionDiese Woche gibt’s auf Resident Advisor einen neuen Mix von Intrusion aka Soultek oder auch Stephen Hitchell. Hitchell ist einer der fleißigsten  Akteure im letzten Dub Techno Hype und zusammen mit Rod Modell war er verantwortlich für diese stets streng limitierten Echospace-Releases, die anfangs in Dub Techno-Kreisen noch schwer gefeiert wurden, sich aber schon bald erste Anzeichen des Überdrusses bemerkbar machten. Bald war es nur noch die Wiederholung der Wiederholung und Marketing. Obwohl es inzwischen um Dub Techno, Echochord und Co sehr viel stiller geworden ist, zeigt doch dieser Mix, dass Dub und Techno immer wieder funktioniert und sich eventuell schneller vom Hype erholt, als ich das noch vor ein paar Monaten gedacht hätte. Und die Rhythm & Sound, Maurizio, Moritz von Oswald und Convextion Tracks sind ganz einfach Killer Tunes!


Linkwood Family – Miles Away (Intrusion Sunrise Dub) – Firecracker
Tony Allen – Ole (A Remix By Moritz Von Oswald) – Honest Jon’s
Rhythm & Sound – Mango Drive – Rhythm & Sound / Wackies
Loops & Samples from Deepchord – Electro Magnetic Dowsing – Step 2 – S Y N T H
Intrusion – Tswana Dub – Echospace
Rhythm & Sound – See Mi Yah (Basic Reshape) – Burial Mix
Rhythm & Sound w/Paul St. Hilaire – Free For All – Burial Mix
Echospace – Empyrean – Modern Love
Maurizio – M5 – Maurizio
Rhythm & Sound w/Cornell Campbell – King In My Empire – Burial Mix
Maurizio – M5 – Maurizio
Luke Hess – Reel Life (cv313’s Dimensional Space Mix) – Echocord
cv313 – Space – Echospace
Deepchord – Vantage Isle (DC Mix I) – Echospace
Model 500 – Starlight (Echospace Unreleased Mix) – Echospace
cv313 – Starsailing (Intrusion Dub) – Echospace
Precession – Sandcastle (Mike Huckaby Remix) – Ferox
Atheus – Deploy – Styrax
Substance and Vainqueur – Libration – Scion Versions
XDB – Descap (Live Mix) – Metrolux / Wave Music
Son’s Of The Dragon – The Journey Of Qui Niu (SQX Mix) – Echospace
Convextion – Miranda – Matrix Detroit

Resident Advisor Podcast: RA.146 Culoe De Song

ra146 culoe de song resident advisor podcastResident Advisor hat diese Woche schon wieder einen schönen Mix auf Lager. Passend zum Frühlingsanfang mit einer afrikanischen Musikauswahl. Wo sind eigentlich meine Amampondo Tracks? Die hab ich seit dem letzten Frühlingsbeginn auch nicht mehr gehört.

Culolethu “Culoe De Song” Zulu came to RA’s attention at last year’s Red Bull Music Academy. Armed with a list of “artists to watch,” the young South African DJ/producer was the one that stole our correspondent’s heart after a sterling DJ set of deep, Afro-inclined house at Barcelona’s Macarena club on a Sunday night.

It was the first time that Culoe had stepped outside of his home country, but it certainly won’t be the last. Since the Academy, DJs and producers around the world have started to ring up the teenager: He’s working on a remix of Reggie Dokes, has a single lined up for Innervisions and plenty of DJ performances set for later in the year in Europe.


Osunlade – Stomp – Yoruba
Ezel feat. Freddy Massamba – His Presence – Offering Recordings
Reggie Dokes feat. Athenai & Sage Monk – Let Me Go (Culoe De Song Zulu Spirit Mix) – Offering Recordings
Henrik Schwarz & Amampondo – Abantu Abadala – Innervisions
Yacoub – Da Na Ma (Manoo Remix) – Offering Recordings
Mzee feat. Candy Nurse – Mahuwelele (Black Coffee Remix) – Unreleased
Abicah Soul – Fei Kayio – Habitat Records
Culoe De Song – Ambush – Unreleased
Culoe De Song – The Bright Forest – Innervisions

On the spot: Omar-S

omar sIn den letzten Wochen war Omar S nahezu in allen Blogs, Mags und so. Zeit, das alles mal zusammen zu fassen. Als erstes wäre da sein aktuelles Release auf Theo Parrishs Sound Signature Label. Blown Valvetrane ist mal wieder einer dieser knöchernen Houstracks, die mit einem Groove und minimaler Ausstattung auskommen. Omar-S schraubt an den Effekten, entwickelt einen Spannungsbogen und hat am Ende doch alle auf seine Art gekriegt. Mein heimlicher Favorit ist B2 – Deep Valve Cover mit dieser warmen, weichen Bassline und dem oldschool Percussion-Groove. Bei Resident Advisor konnten wir dann ein Interview mit Ihm lesen. Ich lernte: It’s all about the Namegame. Die Stifte, mit denen er einst seine Platten auf FXHE beschriftet hat, die hat er von der Arbeit mitgenommen und das Beste am Fabric und der Panorama Bar ist die Technik. Aber was ist denn mit dem Dancefloor?

Am 16. März erscheint seine Mix CD Fabric 45. Sie enthält nur Omar-S Tracks, die zum Teil auch noch nicht veröffentlicht wurden. Ich finde das wirklich klasse. In seinen DJ-Sets legt er auch gerne mal einen dieser Vocaltracks auf, die mir dann persönlich manchmal ein bisschen auf meine Technonerven gehen. Bei seinen eigenen Tracks hält er sich ja mit Vocals immer zurück. Bodytonic hat freundlicher Weise vorab eine 30-Minuten Aufnahme eines Live-Sets veröffentlicht, damit das Warten nicht so lange dauert. Beim FACT magazine hab ich eben noch ein weiteres Interview mit Ihm gefunden.. Alle Links hier:

  • Bodytonic Podcast