Welcome to the new 530Techno

530Techno started out in 2003 as the brainchild of Stephen Holland-Chang (aka symbio) for the purposes of revitalizing and unifiying the local northern california valley EDM scene. After running for several years as a community directory, blog, regional podcast and event hub for all types of edm, it was decided to re-birth the brand in 2010 as a record label, blog and new podcast series with a focus on strictly underground techno/house/electronics.

530Techno’s Digital Music Label launching early 2011 will present unconventional techno+house+electronica from international artists. In addition to its activities as a digital record label, 530Techno curates its own podcast, partners with VinyljunkiePR on The CONDUIT // Podcast and produces northern california based events. Although based in rural northern california, we are looking for artists to add to our roster of lateral producers/djs who want to push the sound forward. Techno/house began as an urban phenomena, from early Detroit to modern Berlin and across the big cities of the world. Labels like 530Techno prove that there is a sound coming from the global underground, which although influenced by the sounds of the big city, has a unique voice born from small / rural communities like ours.

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2 Responses to Welcome to the new 530Techno

  1. Brandon says:

    Hello there..I am not sure if this is the right place to leave a comment of this sort, but I will give it a shot…

    I was born and partially raised in Butte Co, and I remember going to GREAT parties in the area around 2000. I had moved away to Reno, NV and then Austin, TX and have recently moved back to the area. I also have been spinning records for 5+ years. I am just wondering how is the scene here now, and is anyone throwing local parties? I have looked all over google and can not find much of anything happening in the Chico area. Thanks for your help and have a great new years!


  2. symbio says:

    hey brandon. Welcome back to the area. The scene is fairly diverse now with a couple different crews doing parties off and on. Depending on what type of music you are into. We throw parties every once in a while, expect a new monthly to come up sometime in Chico in a month or so mostly catering to the techno/house heads with some indie/disco worked in there. For the most regular event going on now checkout Beta downtown @ Lost on main (http://www.facebook.com/#!/betaisfun), which is perfect if you are into the current club electro house and bass scene. They have some out of town talent every other show and always have a good crowd. Check Facebook as most things are up there. Triple Tree also puts on events more dnb/dubstep action http://www.facebook.com/#!/tripletree

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