Murr – Yellow Tape feat. Rosina // 530D013 – OUT NOW

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Rising Toronto producer Murr (New Kanada, DNH) delivers his first EP for 530Techno after several previous remixes. On “Yellow Tape” he works with long time vocal collaborator Rosina Kazi for a strong original that conjures visions of the blippier, more romantic side of techno.

Remixes come courtesy of Vancouver techno and visual arts duo The Automatic Message, Seattle electro artist 214, and the on fire Toronto duo Hermans for a release that really brings the dark, underground heat to the summertime dance floor.

The original contains a mysterious, almost impenetrably cool sheen capped with a sub rattling bass line to shake the floor.  Rosina’s vocals float in on gossamer waves of ethereal bliss that gives the track a very distant, emotional tint. The haunting string melodies on top are gorgeous in both deepness and somberness, lending themselves to a soulful but melancholic feel overall.

The Automatic Message (From 0-1, Kalimari) cranks the original to eleven and turns it in to a full-bore Sheffield-style chunk of techno. This is peak hour starkness for techno DJs who like to bring the big heat.  The duo deftly ties together the cinematic leanings of the visual work with a blistering industrial influence that is impossible to ignore

Seattle artist 214 (Hypercolour, Fortified Audio) creates post-modern electro beats for his remix. It’s a nice blend of the modern Detroit sound with tasty analog vibes and the retro soulful template disseminated by the genre’s forefathers. 214 taps in to that age-old spirit but avoids the retro pitfalls with futuristic sound collage melodies that are simply twisted.

Toronto duo the Hermans (Extended Play, The Deep North) provide a wicked b-side blast of oft-kilter, bass line heavy tech-house for the final remix. An undulating, driving pulse anchors this track as it syncopates the beats and mixes up the rhythms to keep things fresh and lively. Other elements here are muted and dubby for a radical retake of the original that is provides a suitable conclusion for a genre busting EP.

Selected DJ Support

Andrew Grant (Circo Loco, DC10 / Ibiza)
“The Original is some bass bumping futuristic jam 5/5!”

Luciano (Cadenza)
“The Original Mix is great, thanks!”

Lee Curtiss (Visionquest, Wolf + Lamb / Detroit)
“Nice Work!”

Audio Injection (Droid/ Los Angeles)
“Very nice remix from automatic message!!”

Lars Behrenroth (Deeper Shades/ Los Angeles)
“Hermans remix is very intriguing .. 4/5!”

Deepchild (Trapez / Opossum Records / Berlin)
“Hammertime is the right time. For making love with the machines of tomorrow – TODAY! Hermans Remix!”

Milkplant (From 0-1 / San Francisco)
“Nice avant-garde release. The remixes will all be useful but The Automatic Message’s mix is particularly good.”

Nihad Tule (Drumcode / Sweden)
“Automatic message mix for me, great stuff!”

Marcus Barnes (Resident Advisor, i-D, The Independent / UK)
“RUGGED!”

Paco Osuna (Plus 8 , Zenit / Spain)
“The Automatic Message remix for me.”

Jeff Roll (Gradient Magazine)
“Excellent! 5/5”

Pointbender (Thoughtless, Harmonious Discord, 530Techno / Austin)
“Love the swung low dirty vibe of the 214 remix”

Louk (Compulzion / Q-Dance / Hindsight / Atmosphere)
“Very trippy, like the Hermans mix best to play out, the 214 to listen to but like the other two as well. Herman’s mix for me !”

SLAM / Orde Meikle (Glasgow, UK)
“Will spin this – thanx guys!”

Toni Rios (Cocoon Club / Frankfurt)
“Original mix is my fav. great for my set. thanx.”

Kane Roth ( / Berlin)
“I like this deep and fresh stuff, thanks :)”

DJ Rob Warner (Ibiza Voice / New Zealand)
“The original mix is sick.. super deep and dark!”

LilRoj (Subsensory Recordings / Portland)
“Liking the broken beats on the 214 mix.”

Dick Diamonds (The Deep North / Toronto)
“Love MURR, strong release all around – – as usual from 530Techno, and I am super happy to have been a part of this release!!”

Merlyn Martin (Subdivisions Global Radio Show / USA)
“Really digging the Automatic Message Remix,, thx! ;)”

Signal Deluxe (Get The Curse, Blaq, Hidden / Mexico)
“214 remix is amazing!! 5/5”

Sone (From0-1 / Seattle)
“The Automatic Message brings the heat on this one! So sick, will def play. 214’s mix is also some nice sexy electro. Well done on this one :)”

Pack Up And Dance (Groove Armada / UK)
“Full Support!”

Marty G (Sassafras / San Francisco)
“Really diggin the 214 and hermans remixes!! solid work here. the original is quite nice as well. the deepness is palpable… will get played out for sure.”

Tony Rodriguez (Brothers VIBE)
“Great project – Thanks! Hermans Remix for me.”

Logan 5 (KZFR 90.1 / Chico)
“The 214 mix is some subwoofer soul food. Definitely supporting this.”

DJ Tronic (KBOO FM / Techno.FM / Portland)
“LOVE the original version. Amazing song. Will be playing it a lot.”

Paul Corey (Cacophonous Bling / UK)
“Nice release that, while keeping things deep, keeps the tempo varied as well.”

Additional support from: Andrea Ferlin, Noah Pred, Dru Deep, Lucas Rodenbush, Paul Corey, Dillon, Monocraft, Audiowomb, Dsan Powell.

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VA: Lateral Excursions 01 // 530D012 – Out Now

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D.I.Y. record labels have transformed and multiplied into something far cooler, less bottom line driven; more like a curated tour through the label founder’s mind. Sometimes these excursions are dull, unfocused, or even worse – hopelessly pandering to a commercial audience that doesn’t even exist. Others seem to understand the artform and have driven it to new heights, so while some may talk of pop stars choking out the little guy in America’s suddenly very lucrative dance music market, it’s been these countless unsung heroes from the underground who have built the backbone of this much larger success.

One of the more exciting stories rising up from these depths in the past year has been that of 530Techno, the tenacious little upstart label of Northern California DJ/producer Symbio. Divorced from all influences other than those from so afar they seem foggy and nearly inscrutable and those nearby, a mish-mash of the juvenile radio-friendly pabulum and past tense musics that foreigners are constantly berating the US dance music scene for in one media diatribe after another these days.

To stand alone is a difficult thing, no safety in numbers, just self-reliance and a will to survive and prosper no matter what. In the face of such adversity, 530Techno has not only survived but thrived with crucial tracks and remixes from a broad stroke of well-known talents all over the world and even back home in the remote 530 (area code). Many of the top international DJs have supported the label at one time or another with DJ charts, radio mixes, and podcasts – the love has definitely been there since day one for the little label that could – it’s been a humbling experience, to say the least, and now one worthy of a little celebration.

Lateral Excursions 01 explores the philosophical aspect of the label – the Zen koan – lateral thought. There is a sense of “knowing”, both body and mind, that is expressed between these grooves on this compilation. These tracks are all unreleased, alternate remixes culled from the labels biggest releases of the past year – Angel Alanis. Chris Fortier, Ivan Dbri & Wirik, JAK & LilRoj, Jon McMillon, Pointbender, and Sishi Rösch all representing the established, Local artists are also well-represented in the likes Daxophonics, Lady Blacktronika, Oilpanic, Stunp, Symbio, and the enigmatic Ribbon Tweeter Worship. There is even a lone newcomer from Poland, REP-CAK, who is about as lateral thought as an artist can get.

This is a gift, a thanks for your support, and the perfect way to kick off year two for such an exciting label.

DJ Support

Paul Corey (Resident Advisor / Ibiza Voice)
“Nice compilation which while very accessible, doesn’t take the easy route”

Audio Injection (Droid / Los Angeles)
“i’m liking alanis’s mix thanks”

Xpansul (Ovum / Spain)
“Great package with really fresh sounds. Thanks!”

Nihad Tule (Drumcode)
“Leadwave is my pick, great track!”

Milkplant (From 0-1 / San Francisco)
“Chris Fortier’s mixes take the cake in this comp. The Symbio remix is cool too. Thanks!”

S!lk (Plastic City / Ibiza)
“Great release ! I Love It ! Angel Alanis Acid Trix is my Fav Here. Support”

DJ Rob Warner (Ready Mix/ New Zealand)
“Good Traxx is dope. Weird but dope.”

Lee Softley
“very interesting collection of tracks. I like the acid influenced the most and will give those a try.”

Marques Wyatt (OM / Los Angeles)
“Dope!”

Pointbender (Thoughtless, Harmonious Discord, 530Techno / Austin)
“The Daxophonics remix is just silly good! Jak and Lilroj remix gets heavy as well, I love it”

Louk
“Leadwave dub for me, deep and building!! Fortier’s on form!”

Vazik (Sound of Earth)
“Daxophonics & Jak w/ LilRoj mixes stand out for me, thx.”

SLAM / Orde Meikle (Glasgow, UK)
“will road test these – thanx”

Toni Rios (Cocoon Club / Frankfurt)
“good traxx sounds interesting. will test it. thanx.”

Sean Danke (Affin)
“Symbio remix is the one for me on this one.”

Noah Pred (Thoughtless Music / Berlin)
“Some quality stuff in here… thanks!”

Jay Riordan (PowerFM / Dublin)
“wurl – jak &Liroj is cool really like boozit also YWL2 sounds great & semi circle is so nice i’m gonna have to d/l and listen to the compilation it’s great thanks for sending”

Brien Ferguson
“Hella interesting listening, bookended with seriously weird floor fillers.”

Dick Diamonds (The Deep North / Toronto)
“Nice release here from 530Techno, most are quite solid releases, but I think the remixes of Lady Black are strongest. Love the McMillion one! ”

Arjun Vagale (Ostwind / India)
“really stunning release.”

David Scuba (SuperFREQ / Los Angeles)
“Wow.. Good Traxx…, and the remix of Wurl…. nailed it.. ”

Spin Diva (Clubbers Guide / NYC)
“Lovely work…”

Audiowomb (The Netherlands)
“Angel alanis and Leadwave dub are cool!”

Sone (From0-1 / Seattle)
“Symbio remix is the pick for me!”

Logan 5 (KZFR 90.1 / Chico)
“A tremendous showcase of the diverse output and vibrant input of tech sounds from the North State and beyond. Will be played proudly on the dancefloor and radio waves that blanket our corner of the universe. JAK and LilRoj’s imprint on Wurl is a barnstormer.”

 Riyaz Khan (Diversions / Toronto)
“sounds ace…especially like the trippy Jon McMillion P-Bass Mix!”

Stefano Infusino
“Very nice package! i will try some of these!”

Merlyn Martin (Subdivisions Global Radio Show / USA)
“Really dig the deep vibed Good Traxx – Thx!”

LilRoj (Subsensory Recordings / Portland)
“Great release. Good variety of sounds. Loving the Semicircle remix from Symbio.”

Additional support from: Kernel Key, DJ Meri (Rulers of the Deep), Andrew Grant, Richie Hawtin, Sam Paganini, Omid 16B, DJ Tronic, Behrouz, Signal Deluxe, Moodymanc, Yamil Colucci, and many more.

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Oilpanic – CIMMN EP // 530D011 – OUT NOW

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Northern California based dj/producer Hjalmar Hake (aka OILPANIC) returns with his second EP for 530Techno entitled CIMMN (Carl Is My Middle Name).

Lush, big room vibes and summer psych rhythms pervade both original tracks neither of which fall easily within commercial genres of dance music.  Always pushing the boundaries, Hjalmar’s music is a good mirror of his personal character, being at once original, warm and rooted in nature as well as cosmic and visionary. No other sound has been so influential in crafting the 530Techno imprint as Oilpanic’s lateral thinking take on electro, techno and house. For this very special EP, we enlisted two of our heroes of electronic music to provide remixes for Carl Is My Middle Name.

Brendon Moeller (aka Beat Pharmacy, Echologist) kicks out the big room jam with a conjuring of Ozric/CAN vibes over block rocking beats and analog sounds. Perfectly suited for the summer festival circuit, Brendon’s Acid Dub reminds us, the future is now!

J Hunsberger (Cynosure, Mule Electronic, Audiomatique) strips CIMMN down to its essentials and turns in a beautiful reconfiguration of the CIMMN synths while keeping the spacey vibe of the original. Impeccable production and an appreciation for fine detail, J Hunsberger’s Hawaiian Island Re-Rub feels like ocean waves lapping up at you on a warm summer day.

DJ Support

RUB N TUG (NYC)
“Wow! love TT72. Ace beat. super original. nice surprise to find in my mailbox. thanks. will play this one for a while . . . Thomas”

Nick Warren (Hope / UK)
“Wonderful techno, love the original mixes!”

Laurent Garnier (ItIsWhatItIs / Paris)
“Really like the J Hunsberger remix of the Carl Is My Middle Name!”

Luke Solomon (Classic / UK)
“Not usually the kind of thing I normally play, but I like this loads!!”

Plankton (Hidden Recordings / France)
“Awesome Brendon Moeller Remix!”

Tedd Patterson (Cielo / New York)
“Time Travel is a BOMB!”

Deepchild (Trapez / Opossum Records / Berlin)
“Super-nice, chuggy, bang-on techno from the core of the earth, right here. Proper decent!”

Tyler Stadius (Proton & Dinamo FM / Vancouver)
“Great Production!”

Christian Martin (Dirtybird / San Francisco)
“Cool groove in time travel 72!”

Pointbender (Thoughtless, Harmonious Discord, 530Techno / Austin)
“I am loving all these cuts so much. 530 has an uncanny ability to shatter norms and peak my interest. The upright bass in Time travel KILLS, that one will get heavy rotation!!!”

Q-Burns Abstract Message (Eighth Dimension / Invisible
Airwaves Radio Show)

“Time Travel 72 … massive tune!”

Fine Cut Bodies (CHi / MR2 / Tilos / Faculty)
“Lovin’ Hunsberger’s mix! great sound design there!”

SLAM / Orde Meikle (Glasgow, UK)
“Will spin this – thanx guys!”

Toni Rios (Cocoon Club / Frankfurt)
“Time Travel 72 is my fav. great for my set. thanx.”

Brothers Vibe / Tony Rodriguez (BV Black, Jersey Underground, Mixx, Som Underground / NYC)
“Good Release!”

Noah Pred (Thoughtless Music / Toronto)
“Welcome back, J! Time Travel is my jam though: proper electro-techno.”

Jay Riordan (PowerFM/Dublin)
“Wish i could heart them all! Really nice package! Could see them all working well in the right environment thanks for sending”

Jonra Babiracki (Designforms / Los Angeles)
“I love this release … will play all tracks .. . props 530 crew doing it right again! Carl is my middle name and Time travel originals are the ones for me”

Dick Diamonds (The Deep North / Toronto)
“Feeling both tunes on this release for sure!! the original mixes are fantastic, as are both remixes – – altough I think that Hunsberger’s takes the cake of the two!!! Will def play out this release!!” – Review on The Deep North

Mitch Davis (Beats & Beyond / Electric Sheep)
“Loving this ep…two originals are superb and both remixes are excellent.”

David Scuba (SuperFREQ / Los Angeles)
“Full Support!”

Spin Diva (Clubbers Guide / NYC)
“Love these tracks! Brendon can do no wrong in the mix!”

Audiowomb (The Netherlands)
“Nice spacey EP!”

Sone (From0-1 / Seattle)
“Cool release. Will end playing Time Travel the most but the Brendon Moeller remix is awesome too! Will def support.”

Logan 5 (KZFR 90.1 / Chico)
“The Hunsburger mix balances the squelchy funk and surfs-up-saw-waves for my party sets, while Time Travel 72 is the kind of electro fuel I need to burn the midnight airwaves. Another bomb release!” – J Hunsberger Remix Featured on The After After Party

Android Cartel (Fade / Rawthentic / Riff Raff / Los Angeles)
“Hard to choose a favorite, will use in our dance spirit sets!”

Attemporal (Valencia)
“Really love Carl Is My Middle Name. Will play it in our deepest sets. Thanks!”

Merlyn Martin (Subdivisions Global Radio Show / USA)
“Good Stuff!” – Featured on Subdivisions Global Radio

LilRoj (Subsensory Recordings / Portland)
“Time Travel is my jam. Thank you, will support!”

Additional support from: Seth Troxler, Sander Kleinenberg, Dubfire, Ritchie Hawtin, Claude VonStroke, Sebastian Ingrosso, Dj Tronic, Tini Tun, Marco Asoleda, Roman Kramer and Yamil Colucci.

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pod:011 – lilroj

Download 530Techno // pod:011 – mixed by lilroj

about lilroj //  The musical career of Roger Vellion aka LilRoj began in Louisiana, where at the age of 15 he began experimenting with turntables and electronic music. In 1994, at the age of 18 he broke into the nightclub scene, and two years later the New Orleans Rave scene. Early gigs included Freebass Society events at the State Palace Theatre, known as the epicenter of music and culture in New Orleans, as well as many large mid 90′s warehouse parties in major cities like Houston and Memphis. He continued to be a staple in the Southern scene up until 2002, when he moved to Portland, Oregon. In Portland, Roj established himself as a top local talent and began to refine his sound, focusing on funky, bass-heavy techno and minimal. He also began expanding his passion for electronic music production. In 2008 Roj began working with fellow Portland artist JAK, becoming a key remixer and producer for the SubSensory label. Roj now helps manage the label as well as SubSensory’s monthly event: STATIC.   web / facebook / soundcloud

Historical Influences

1.  Joey Beltram – Psycho Bass
2.  The Overlords – God’s Eye (Heavy Duty Lion Rock Vibe)
3.  Progression – Reach Further
4.  CJ Bolland – Horse Power
5.  M to the Third Power – Brainwaves
6.  Speedy J  – Pepper

Current DJ Mix

1.   Marc Romboy, Stephan Bodzin – Telesto (Original Mix)
2.   Nicolas Masseyeff – Mugen (Original Mix)
3.   LilRoj – Chuckle (Mario Maroto Remix)
4.   Reset Robot – Moozboosh (Original Mix)
5.   Luigi Madonna – Fuencarral (Original Mix)
6.   Gabriela Penn – Radioactive Elephants From Mars (Original Mix)
7.   Sante – Ce Una (Carlo Lio Remix)
8.   Taster Peter – The Clipping Track (Original Mix)
9.   Luigi Rocca, Pleasurekraft – Nostromo (Original Mix)
10. LilRoj – Free Air (Original Mix)
11. Scuba – M.A.R.S (DJ-Kicks) (Unmixed)
12. Katsuhiko – Elemind – DJ Mourad (W.A.R.M.T.H. 313 Remix)

Current Influences

1.  Nightmares On Wax – Passion (Original Mix)
2.  In Credo – Siesta Del Sol (Laid Back Summer Cut)
3.  Nicolas Jaar – Wouh (Original Mix)
4.  Nor Elle – At Close Quaters (Original Mix)
5.  Sun Control Species – Scalar Fields (Original Mix)
6.  Nor Elle – Desert Storm

compiled and mixed by lilroj

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Syphon – Dixieland EP // 530D010 – Out Now

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Detroit style robot funk infused with cold crystalline tech from American Midwest congruent techno producer, Syphon (Wave Records, Parity).  Tribal rhythmic structures merge with detroit soul providing the foundation for Syphon’s creative composition and use of original samples.

Lateral northern California producers, Ribbon Tweeter Worship, drop a spring time electro bomb for their remix of Take You There. Smooth 90’s deep house keys fuse with tweaked out acid to bring you a track unlike anything out there right now. Crafted for full dance floor mayhem.

Toronto’s Murr (New Kanada, LAL Forest), returns to 530Techno with a futuristic piece of lateral minimal house. His remix of Dixieland is crafted perfectly for the late + deep crowd, expansive and mesmerizing.

DJ Support

Noah Pred (Thoughtless Music / Toronto)
“Murr Remix for me. Toronto in the building!”

SLAM / Orde Meikle (Glasgow, UK)
“Will spin Take you There!”

Chris Fortier (Fade Records / NYC)
“Original versions of both for me!”

Tedd Patterson (Cielo / New York)
” This is Cool!!”

Signal Deluxe (Hidden, BLAQ, Thoughtless, Fade / Mexico City)
“Very nice release will play out for sure! thanks!!”

Andrew Grant (Circoloco, DC-10 / Barraca, Ibiza)
“NASTY!!!”

Andrea Ferlin (Sleep Is Commercial / Berlin)
“5/5 Murr remix for me!”

Pointbender (Thoughtless, Harmonious Discord, 530Techno / Austin)
“Murr remix is killer! Also digging the ribbon tweeter old school synths.”

Tronic (Dancefloor Mayhem, KBOO FM, Techno.fm / Portland)
“Take You There is a great mind bending techno track!”

Derek Marin (Subtrak, Faucet/ NYC)
“Take You There & Dixieland (Murr Remix). Liking them i am!”

Tini Tun (We Are Here Records / Mexico City)
“Solid Tracks! Dixieland Original for me.”

LilRoj (Subsensory Recordings / Portland)
Feeling the Dixieland Murr Remix above the rest. Smooth groove. Thanks.

Sean-Michael Yoder (Ibiza-Voice, Vinyljunkie PR)
“Love this release, challenging sounds and sick remixes!”

Greg Fenton (i-Dj, MagazineSixty / UK)
“Good remixes.”

Hjalmar Hake (KZFR Chico, Black Market Disco / USA)
“This is great! Will play Dixieland and Ribbon Tweeter Worship remix for sure! Slammer!”

Riyaz Khan (CHRY 105.5FM / Toronto)
“Diggin’ both original cuts especially the frantically melodic rhythms of Dixieland”

Isreal Vich (Designforms / Peru)
“Thank you, good work!”

Giannis Chrysogonou  (Weekender Mix / Greece)
“I like Dixieland a lot!”

Merlyn Martin (Subdivisions Global Radio Show / USA)
“Murr Remix is very cool!”

Fine Cut Bodies (CHi / MR2 / Tilos / Faculty)
“Nice deep stuff guys!”

Philogresz (The Netherlands)
“Feeling murr remix of dixieland – interesting sounddesign.”

POLE Folder (Reworck / Belgium)
“Murr Remix is really interesting. Thanks!”

Analog Effect (Amsterdam)
“Murr Remix for me!!”

Tetsuo Zaragoza (mixside.com / Barcelona)
“This is great !! Thanks !!!”

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Ivan Dbri & Wirik – Ibossim EP // 530D009 – Out Now

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Beautiful, melodic and dubbed out electronics are rooted in deep grooves perfect for warming winter dance floors.  We welcome two wonderfully creative producers from Calgary, Ivan Dbri & Wirik, who open 2012 for us with their Ibossim EP.

Ibossim and Hypnose E Thanatos both capture a dynamic landscape of digital technique and analog aesthetics. Balancing influences from tribal house, dub techno, post-classical and latin jazz, Dbri & Wirik create mesmerizing and highly musical dance floor arrangements rarely heard in main stream electronica.

Los Angeles duo, Android Cartel (NeuroTraxx Deluxe, Rawthentic, Sketchbook, NOICE!) are enlisted to remix and catapult Ibossim into a big room tech-house groover awash with huge reverbs, android dub stylings and top notch production.

Riding the basic channel style strings from the original, Oilpanic remixes Hypnose E Thanatos into a deep late night shuffling slab of groovy techno.

DJ Support

Jay Tripwire (Poker Flat, Nordic Trax, Seasons / Vancouver)
” Android in the place. This remix is reminiscent to the time they took me to Castle Greyskull and we tormented Evil Lynn by poking her in the brown star with Skeletors ramstaff..Hot jam for sure!!”

Lee Curtiss (Wolf+Lamb, Visionquest, Get Physical / Detroit)
“Awesome EP!”

Audio Injection (Droid, CLR / Los Angeles)
“Great Deep Tunes!”

Dubfire (SCI+Tec / Washington D.C.)
“5/5”

Noah Pred (Thoughtless Music / Toronto)
“Ibossim is a really gorgeous track and the Cartel remix is bomb. Will play. Thanks!”

SLAM / Orde Meikle (Glasgow, UK)
“Playing this – thanx guys!”

Tedd Patterson (Cielo / New York)
” Ibossim is really cool. Great sound. Also Hypnose E Thanatos is really great.”

Stryke (Circle Music, Droid, Ovum / Miami)
“Very cool EP. Will try out this weekend. Digging thelaid back yet funky vibe!”

Andrew Grant (Circoloco, DC-10 / Barraca, Ibiza)
” Android Cartel mix and Hypnose E are dope.”

Luis Flores (Nopal Beat, Droid / Mexico)
“Deep techno warmth. Both Hypnose stand out.”

Marques Wyatt (Vanguard, Deep-La.com / Hollywood)
“Im diggin this.”

Alexi Delano (Plus8, Clink, Drumcode / NYC)
“Ibossim and Hypnose!!!”

John Selway (Ovum, Tronic / NYC)
“Android Cartel Remix is spacey, kinda nice … Will test it out! ”

Andrea Ferlin (Sleep Is Commercial / Berlin)
“Android Cartel remix for me!”

Dj Rob Warner (Ibiza Voice / New Zealand / Asia)
” The Oilpanic remix especially is dope.”

Billy Disciple (Bar13 / Love NYC / Undulate / NYC)
“Nice one, boys. Android Cartel remix is nice, but I’m really digging Oilpanic’s take on this. Full support.”

Dave Seaman (Renaissance/ UK)
“Very Nice Remixes!”

Omid 16b (SexOnWax / ALOLA / Matter / MOS / UK)
“Great package!”

Brien Ferguson (Ibiza Voice, HotHouse / US)
“Top notch release, full of spacious atmospheres and understated robot funk. Brings to mind fashionable spies and hazy, equatorial adventures.”

Brothers Vibe / Tony Rodriguez (BV Black, Jersey Underground, Mixx, Som Underground / NYC)
“Hypnose is fav!!”

Tini Tun (We Are Here Records / Mexico City)
“Great release, I like the Hypnose (Olipanic Remix) and the Ibossim (Android Cartel). Thanks!”

Pointbender (Thoughtless, Harmonious Discord, 530Techno / Austin)
“Funked out space music, total homerun! Oilpanic nailed it!!!!”

Gunther Sabbagh (B018 , Beirut)
“Great Release!!”

Giannis Chrysogonou  (Weekender Mix / Greece)
“Great deep & melodic release, thanks!”

Merlyn Martin (Subdivisions Global Radio Show / USA)
“Both versions of Ibossim are dope!”

JAK (Subsensory Recordings / Portland)
“Quality release from the 530 fam. I’ll give all of these a try. Hard to choose a fav :)”

Derek Marin (Subtrak, Faucet/ NYC)
“Great release. Every track is up my alley & the Oilpanic Remix is top notch.”

Jonty Skrufff (BLN.FM, Judgement Sunday / Berlin)
“Lovely dark vibe; Full Skrufff.com support on the way ;)”

Hjalmar Hake (KZFR Chico, Black Market Disco / USA)
“Top Notch as Always!”

Benji Candelario (Rhythm Mix / Mexico City)
“Good Tune!!!!”

LilRoj (Subsensory Recordings / Portland)
Nice and deep soundscapes. I’m really into the chord work on the Hypnose E Thanatos original. Excellent release. 🙂

Jonra Babiraki (Designforms, BLAQ / Los Angeles)
“Nice groovy dance floor techno nice atmosphere will drop the Ibossim!”

Sean-Michael Yoder (Ibiza-Voice, Vinyljunkie PR)
“Beautiful release. Android Cartel remix for me but it’s a really tough choice here.”

Sasha Carassi (Globox, Phobiq/ Italy)
“Android Cartel Remix for me!”

Vazik (Sounds of Earth / Mexico)
“Some really good mixes over here, loving the Olipanic & Android Cartel´s re-works. Support, thx.”

Tyler Stadius (Proton & Dinamo FM / Vancouver)
“Tripped out cool tracks here. Thanks!”

Greg Fenton (i-Dj, MagazineSixty / UK)
“Good remixes.”

Isreal Vich (Designforms / Peru)
“Android cartel remix, thnx!”

Marc LaCasse (Bar Italia/UMFM 101.5 / Canada)
“Alot of deep mellow cuts … I see the profound nature of Hypnose E Thanatos creeping into the minds of minimalists!”

Sone (From 0-1/ Seattle)
“Nice and sexy release! Liking the Oilpanic remix the best here but will def play the Android Cartel rmx too. Thanks!”

Stefano Infusino (Amazone, MachineBox / Italy)
“Great release! I will play Hypnose E Thanatos original and Oilpanic remix! thx”

Riyaz Khan (CHRY 105.5FM / Toronto)
“Release sounds terrific, especially love the Oilpanic remix !”

Tronic (Dancefloor Mayhem, KBOO FM, Techno.fm / Portland)
“Amazing tracks! Full support. Will be playing and charting this release.”

Additional support from: Seth Troxler, Sandra Collins, Dubfire, Ritchie Hawtin, Claude VonStroke, Sebastian Ingrosso, Roman Kramer and Yamil Colucci.

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pod:010 – jak

Download 530Techno // pod:010 – mixed by jak

about jak // Portland, Oregon-based dj/producer Jack Coleman aka JAK has been spinning techno and house music in the NW United States for 14 years. His precise mixing, moving DJ sets and singular dedication to the full spectrum of techno sounds — along with his work as a producer — has earned him a reputation as one of the most respected underground artists in the region. Over the past decade, JAK headlined events up and down the West Coast, as well as throughout Chile.   //   He’s also the founder of the Portland-Oregon based label and artist collective, SubSensory Recordings. Now approaching 50 releases, including a variety of JAK’s own productions and contributions from some of techno music’s leading artists like Adam Jay, Audio Injection and Spark Taberner to name a few, the label continues to represent Portland’s intimate and growing techno scene and link it to the broader global electronic music community. SubSensory’s bi-monthly club night STATIC, after nearly two years of continually packed dance floors, has proven to be one of the most loved techno club nights in Portland’s edm history.   //  In addition to his own releases on SubSensory, JAK’s original tracks and remixes have been featured on Nude Photo Music, HardPlace Records, *Cutz, Backs/ash Records, Loopsfreaks Black and Aguenring Records and soon on HardDrive Records.  //  In early 2011, JAK’s release “A Thought Apart” with Mario Miranda and Audioelectronic remixes broke the top 50 Beatport.com’s minimal charts. In late 2011, his “The Botch” release on SubSensory hit high in the top 100 charts on Beatport, TrackItDown and Dj Download. Look for more from JAK in the very near future!  web / facebook / soundcloud

Part 1 – Techno Influences

When I thought back to songs that have most influenced me, it wasn’t difficult to recall these six.

Richie Hawtin – Call it What You Want – Plus 8 (1995)
This is one of my favorite “acid” records ever. The unforgettable 303s and immense Roland percussion of Call it What You Want sound absolutely amazing to this day.

Planetary Assault Systems – In from the Night – Peacefrog (1994)
The raw sound of Luke Slater’s project “Planetary Assault Systems” was simply unstoppable, and somehow he continues to release groundbreaking music 15 years later.

X- Connection (DJ Misjah & DJ Groovehead) – Funky Drive – X-Trax (1995)
To this day, the Dutch continue to produce some of the world’s best techno. I really loved how Dj Misja’s X-Trax label bridged the divide between acid and funky techno. This is a great example of Misja and co.’s massive work.

Technasia – Future Mix – The Declamation EP (1998)
This is from 1998 but I probably first heard The Declamation EP in 2000. Charles Siegling’s production quality and unique soundscape just blew me away and I wouldn’t hesitate to play this record today.

Luke Slater – Body Freefall, Electronic Inform – J. Carrier’s Highrise Mix – Novamute (2000)
Here’s Luke Slater a few years later with another masterfully produced hit. I think this exemplifies a period when electro and techno were merging in a really cool way.

Remainings III – DK Remix 2 – Drumcode (2000)
For me, this remains one of the most memorable techno tracks ever released. I couldn’t get enough of this and the other mixes of the track back then, and it still rocks like no other.

Part 2 – Current DJ Mix

For the current mix I picked out 10 newer dubby or dark techno tracks from all over the globe. I wanted to keep it kind of spaced out and trippy, as befits the 530Techno imprint 😉

  1. Centrikal – Elephants – Piltdown Sound Dub – SubSensory Recordings
  2. Nathan Coles, David Coker – Summer Acid (Original Mix)
  3. Dembowski – Federmappe (Felix Bernhardt Remix)
  4. JAK,_LilRoj – Boozit – Original Mix – 530Techno
  5. Black Asteroid – Engine 1 (Brian Sanhaji Remix (Another Version)) – CLR
  6. Mr. Jones – Machine Civilization (Tony Montana Remix) – Slap Jaxx
  7. Tom Laws – Stranger With My Face (Original Mix) – Sleaze
  8. Asio (aka R-Play) – Speak (Original Mix)
  9. Cari Lekebusch, Joseph Capriati, Napoli 4am (Original Mix) – Drumcode
  10. Troy Pierce – I Need A Guide (Original Mix) – Items and Things

Part 3 – Current Influences

To be honest, I don’t collect much music outside of the genres I use as a DJ. And outside of techno and house, my version of “current” could be up to 10 years old. Regardless, when I sat down to do this podcast there were a few songs that came to mind which are more in the chill spectrum and share some similar qualities.

Emika – Drop the Other
There’s not much I can say on this one other than this song is just kinda gangsta. Emika’s voice is sooo damn HOT!

The Knife – Lasagna – Original Mix (edit)
Unfortunately I was only clued in to The Knife a few years ago. Their work really stands out to me for its unique vocals, electronic beats and thematic vibes.

Swarms – Flickr of Ur Eyes (edit)
Portland-based label LoDubs released this gem earlier in 2011 on the excellent Swarms – Old Raves End album. It’s got to be one of my favorite chill tracks of the past few years.

WasabiOne – Crucial Dub
I thought I’d close it out with a track I co-produced a few years ago with Higrade1, a long-time friend who’s provided design and creative direction on my music projects for 15 years. We created WasabiOne project as an outlet for our dub-inspired moments.

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Pointbender – Remote Locations EP // 530D008 – Out Today

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530Techno, the boutique record label based in rural Northern California, closes out 2011 with the seminal Remote Locations EP from Austin, Texas based Pointbender (Thoughtless Music, Harmonious Discord).

Deep, warm analog electronics fully expose the soul in the machine throughout this dynamic EP with remixes from legendary west-coast house producer, Jay Tripwire (Poker Flat, Nordic Trax, Seasons) and soul-tech super hero, The Munk Machine.

Semicircle, is a dubbed out journey dripping with the humid vibes of a torrential rain storm. Epic and beautiful, Pointbender’s artistry here is in his ability to  capture a feeling and sense of place in his music.  Pointbender’s trademark keys, and deep, bumpin tech-house beats keep the groove locked for both original tracks.  Remote Locations, takes us into funkier territory with an irresistibly bumpin bass line. As the track progresses with his excellent use of live electronics, it expresses both the anticipation, excitement and the sorrow of being away from home.

On remix duties, Jay Tripwire summons the cosmic funk with his signature brand of trippy west-coast tech-house on Remote Locations. Bumpin up the acid in the bassline and adding some eargasmic three-dimensional lasers into the mix, he adds immense depth and spatialization to the track. Play this at 4 am on a sweaty dance floor of underground house heads and watch the impending freakdom.

Fast forward to Alpha City 2144 and soul-tech super hero, The Munk Machine transforms Semicircle into a futuristic monster of minimal grooving techno. Keeping the deep vibe and atmosphere of the original track but catapulting us into a synthetic Blade Runner-eque landscape of circuits and bass, The Munk Machine remix is the go to track for the main room.

DJ Support

Mikael Stavöstrand (Adjunct Audio / Stockholm / Los Angeles)
” The Munk Machine Remix is awesome ! .. thanks”

Christian Martin (Dirtybird / San Francisco)
“Great to hear new stuff from Jay Tripwire!”

Tyler Stadius (Proton / Dinamo FM / Vancouver)
“Heavy tracks here. Serious vibe to them. Great Remix from Jay. Thanks!”

Audiojack (Gruuv / 20:20 Vision / UK)
“Jay Tripwire puts a really nice spin on the original, support!

Arthur Oskan (Thoughtless, Beretta / Toronto)
“Nice pack! Title cut and Jay’s remix is golden as usual. Thanks!”

Chris Fortier (Fade Records / NYC)
” All the way Jay!”

Justin Harris (Music For Freaks / UK)
” Really feeling jay’s mix here…!”

Jody Wisternoff (Way Out West / UK)
“The Munk Machine mix is pretty dark man ! Will give a spin for sure, thanks :)”

David Scuba (Superfreq/ Los Angeles)
“Semicircle. Great late night track….Nailed it!!!!!”

Noah Pred (Thoughtless Music / Toronto)
” Nice work boys – support!!!!”

SLAM / Orde Meikle (Glasgow, UK)
“Will spin Jay Tripwire’s Remix, Thanks guys!”

Andrew Grant (DC-10 / Barraca, Ibiza)
” Tripwire remix for me!”

Android Cartel (ViVa MUSiC / Noice! / Los Angeles)
” Dope release guys. Jay did an amazing remix as well!”

Brothers Vibe / Tony Rodriguez (BV Black, Jersey Underground, Mixx, Som Underground / NYC)
” Good mixes!”

Roger Sanchez (Stealth Records / Ibiza)
“Will try out The Munk Machine Remix.”

Marc LaCasse (Bar Italia/UMFM 101.5 / Canada)
” JT always brings the fire. straight up tech with a deeper side of house to augment the listeners stance, nto into the wobbley acid later but i know folks will dig it ”

Andrea Ferlin (Sleep Is Commercial / Berlin)
“Jay’s remix for me thanks!”

Signal Deluxe (Blaq, Trenton, Fade / Mexico City)
“Big fans of Point bender’s music!! lovin this release plus Jay’s remix!!! phatt combo!! full support!! from Mexico!”

Rulers Of The Deep (Tallinn Express)
” Semicircle will get radio play from me”

Dj Rob Warner (Ibiza Voice / New Zealand / Asia)
” Wicked EP. Loving the Jay Tripwire mix!” – Review will be featured in Ibiza-Voice.com

Karraskilla (Biatchcorp/ NYC)
” Great release, I see people closing the eyes while dancing in the middle of the dance floor, . Thanks”

Billy Disciple (Bar13 / Love NYC / Undulate / NYC)
” Nice work boys! Jay Tripwire remix in the bag!!”

Benji Candelario (Rhythm Mix / Mexico City)
” Funky Tune!!”

Greg Fenton (i-Dj, MagazineSixty / UK)
“Really dig Remote Locations and the munk machine remix. will be reviewing for Magazine Sixty.”

Gunther Sabbagh (B018 , Beirut)
“Great Release!!”

Andrew Duke (Cognition Radioworks / Canada)
” Jay Tripwire remix is sweet! Thanks.”

Hjalmar Hake (KZFR Chico, Black Market Disco / USA)
“Yet another great 530 release! Big fan of The Munk Machine remix!!”

Merlyn Martin (Subdivisions Global Radio Show / USA)
” The originals are solid.. Will get Radio play from me!”

Isreal Vich (Designforms / Peru)
“Remote Locations  Tripwire Remix is cool , Original is good also thnx”

Pole FOLDER (Reworck / Belgium)
” Nice EP. Jay Tripwire remix for me.”

Light IDR (Infradig / Mexico)
” For me Jay Tripwire rmx. thanks!”

JAK (Subsensory Recordings / Portland)
” Semicircle for those late night sets. Thanks!”

Yamil (Sounds of Earth / Argentina)
” Remote Locations (Jay Tripwire Remix) is my fav!”

Jubilee (Hidden Records / Washington D.C.)
” Remote locations is for me !!”

Brien Ferguson (Ibiza Voice, HotHouse / US)
” The Munk Machine slays! Love the angular funk and woozy deep tech vibe. Both takes on “Remote Locations” also very superfly. Top notch release.”

Federico Epis (Uraguay)
” Good job. Semicircle (Original Mix)”

LilRoj (Subsensory Recordings / Portland)
” Digging Semicircle original. Solid grooves, thank you!”

Giannis Chrysogonou  (Weekender Mix / Greece)
“Good Stuff !! Jay remix works for me”

Eric Davenport (Geisha House Music / Los Angeles)
” I did the rhythms on Semicircle. Herky jerky stuff.”

Vazik (Sounds of Earth / Mexico)
” Semicircle is my fav, thx.!”

Jevne Miller (One Thirty Recordings, ssradiouk / UK)
“Really like the OG Semicircle mix!”

Lucas Rodenbush (E.B.E. / Los Angeles)
“Really nice music, here right in time for the clock’s turn!”

Gil Kuruneri (NOSI Music / NYC)
“GO MUNK MACHINE!! ”

Omid 16b (SexOnWax / ALOLA / Matter / MOS / UK)
“Full Support for Jay Tripwire Remix from Omid 16B! ”

Dave Seaman (Rennaissance, Audio Therapy / UK)
“Tripwire mix is cool!”

Paul Corey (Cacophonous Bling / Resident Advisor / UK)
“Great EP. Druggy, moody stuff, just how I like it.”

Additional support from: Seth Troxler, Dubfire, Ritchie Hawtin, Claude VonStroke, Sebastian Ingrosso

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pod:009 – david javate

Download 530Techno // pod:009 – mixed by david javate

David Javate is one of the key djs who have been furthering the techno / electronic music scene in San Francisco for many years. We are proud to share this amazingly elegant and far-reaching mix David exclusively created for 530Techno. It showscases his classic techno influences, a current mix of intelligent and impeccably produced techno and tech-house, as well as some of his favorite chillout tracks. Enjoy!

about david javate // David Javate (pronounced ha-VA-tay) is a San Francisco based DJ and producer.   Brought up on new wave, industrial and acid house, David has always been interested in exploring the grey area between organic and synthetic sounds. As a veteran DJ from Washington DC, David explores deeper genres with a style which acknowledges house and techno’s pioneers while also welcoming today’s innovators.  What results is a unique style which strives to be forward thinking yet exposing the timeliness of electronic dance music.  Showing the diversity of being able to play during different moods of the night, David always aims to take the listener on a journey and make an audio collage which moves the mind and body. Over the years, David has shared the decks with DJs such as Derrick May, Tim Xavier, Stacey Pullen, Ken Ishii, John Tejada, Mark Henning, Mike Huckaby, and Kenny Larkin, to name a few.  David holds residency at Killswitch, an event focusing on underground techno and house, and has recently played at San Francisco’s techno standard, [KONTROL], in addition to  Portland’s Closer Electronic Music Festival.  When not DJ-ing, David is in the studio working on solo projects and collaborating with a number of San Francisco producers, such as Nude Photo Music artist Gold Code, and Fedora’s Mike Perry.   web / facebook / soundcloud

Tracklisting
Influences
Dave Angel- Endless Eotions- R & S
Dan Morgan- Flowerchild – Geometric
The Nighttripper- Tone Exploitation- ESP Records
Vainqueur -Lyot- (Maurizio remix)- Maurizio
Man Made- Space Wreck- Fragile
Nico – Darkstar- ESP Records
Lisa Stansfield – The Line (Ian O’brien remix) – Arista
Current DJ Mix
Klartraum – Atem – Aenaria Music
Gonno – ACDise #2 (Skudge feels it version) – International Feel
Papol – Limon (Jorge Savoretti remix) – Savor Music
Mattias Fridell – Provide -M_Grey
Cio D’Or – Organza (Samuli Kemppi remix) – Prologue
Mike Dehnert – WH1 Part 2- Fachwerk
Forward Strategy Remix- Code #01 (Donor & Truss remix)- Perc Trax
Reeko – Untitled -Mental Disorder
Arnaud Le Texier- Ingredients – Children of Tomorrow
Myk Derill – Why – M_Grey
RedLed- Angst -M_Grey
Arthur Oskan – Wants & Needs – Beretta Grey
Faith In Bass -Blau Zwischen Grau  (Gold Code Remix)- Nude Photo Music
Influences
Ian O’Brien – Midday Sun – Logic
Placid Angles – Beauty of Life – Dot
Musicology – Telefone 529 – B12
Aphex Twin – We are the music makers – Apollo
Bullitnuts – Schism – Dot
Coldcut – More Beats & Pieces (John McEntire Tortoise Mix)- Ninja Tune
LA Synthesis – Agraphobia – Plink Plonk
George Duke – North Beach – MPS Records

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JAK & LilRoj – Boozit // 530D-007 – OUT NOW

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Intoxicating main-room fire power from Portland, Oregon based artists, JAK & LilRoj. Boozit is a dark low-end bangin slab of tech-house with a killer vocal sample and a hands in the air breakdown perfect for taking your danceflloor up a notch. With such a big track we invited 3 lateral thinking remixers to share their unique vision.

Our favorite don of the 303, Chicago’s Angel Alanis (Afro Acid, Slap Jaxx), turns in a huge jackin piece of lateral thinking acid house. Angel’s Acid lib remix bridges the old school acid trax sound with some other worldly cosmic techno funk.  Next up, another artist from the midwest, Syphon (Wave Records, Parity), ups the energy level by throwin down some heavy tribal percussion into the mix. Syphon’s Dub wouldnt be out of place moving several thousand dancers following a DJ float, getting down in the streets of Berlin.  Stripping things back and adding his signature analog keys, Austin, Texas based dj/producer Pointbender (Thoughtless, Harmonious Discord)  guides us through the come down with a wonderful slab of deep house.

DJ Support & Feedback

Danny Tenaglia (Tommy Boy / NYC)
“Syphon Dub!”

Deepchild  (Trapez, Resopal Schallware / Berlin)
“Uber-dope shit here. All tough, warm and proper. Top marks!”

Anthony Pappa (GU, Renaissance / London / Australia)
“Cool EP. Best track here is Boozit Original Mix. Thanks!”

Noah Pred  (Thoughtless / Berlin)
“Original works best for me – solid groove!”

Brendon Moeller  (Beat Pharmacy, Echologist / NYC)
“Syphon and Pointbender remixes doing it for me. thx!”

Lars Wickinger (Traum, Liebe*Detail / Berlin)
“Nice!”

Brien Fergeson (Ibiza Voice / Straylight Productions)
“Pointbender’s rich, after party head fuck is a sure fire winner.”

Isreal Vich  (Lima / Peru)
“Excellent!!!!!! Original mix is Bliss!!”

Tetsuo Zaragoza (mixside.com / Barcelona)
“Good Stuff !!! Thanks !!!”

David Scuba  (Superfreq / Los Angeles)
“Boozit original mix ….. is working for me”

Android Cartel (ViVa MUSiC / Mija / Railyard Recordings / Los Angeles)
“Diggin the pointbender bear hug”

Fine Cut Bodies (CHi / MR2 / Tilos / Faculty / Budapest)
“Groovy techno pack!”

Vince Watson  (Planet E / Tresor / Delsin)
“Syphon dub for me on this!”

Pointbender (Thoughtless Music, Harmonious Discord / Austin)
“Loving all mixes, Syphon dub is heavy!”

Tyler Stadius (Proton & Dinamo FM / Vancouver)
“Nice acid dub!”

Merlyn Martin  (Subdivisions Global Radio)
“Original Minimal Groovin!”

Someone Else  (Foundsound Records / Mexico)
“Syphon Dub is Nice!”

Signal Deluxe (Blaq Records / Mexico)
“Boozit Original and Angel’s rmx for us!! txs!”

Gunther Sabbagh (B018 , Beirut)
“Downloading Pointbender’s. Thx!”

Sean-Michael Yoder  (Ibiza Voice)
“Great release, original vers for me.”

Additional Support from: Claude VonStroke, Seth Troxler, SLAM, Ritchie Hawtin, Sebastian Ingrosso, Giannis Chrysogonou, Jalebee Cartel

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