The CONDUIT // 059 – James Patrick


// James Patrick //

James Patrick is a well-respected music production teacher and hails from Minneapolis. On his mix for the CONDUIT series he brings into sharp focus the close connections between various artists in the North American scene. Patrick has a recent EP out on Guadalajara label Nonpop so this mix was an excellent opportunity to showcase a US artist involved with the Catalogo MX project out of Mexico and tie all of the connections together.  – Sean-Michael Yoder

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The CONDUIT // 058 – Sone


// Sone //

Seattle artist Sone gives us a heartfelt locals only mix, the collects the best tracks from the artists closest to him for a little more intimate affair than we normally get. This is West Coast techno at its finest from our friends at From 0-1.  – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Tracklisting //

01 S_W_Z_K – Meatpacking Memories [Tresor]
02 Truncate – Transients (V1) [Truncate]
03 Mutate – Circle 1 (Bas Mooy Remix) [Blank Code]
04 Peter Van Hoesen – Last One at 1080 [Ann Aimee]
05 Lost In The Machine – DJPG [unreleased]
06 Octave – Rumble [Reloading Records]
07 Sone – Black Island [unreleased]
08 John Massey – Brutal Shores (Kyle Geiger Remix) [From 0-1]
09 Hans Bouffmyhre – Hypnosis [Electric Deluxe]
10 Spark Taberner – Modern Family [Hidden Recordings]
11 Dreek Sol – Thrill a Minute (Sone Remix) [Audio Autopsy]
12 Mark Reeve – Planet Green [Cocoon]
13 Cyanwave & The Automatic Message – The Walls [Bleepsequence]
14 John Massey – Patchwork (Sone Remix) [Subspec]
15 Tiari – Novus (Mike Wall Remix) [Hex]
16 Milkplant – Disco [From 0-1]

// Bio //

Sone is Seattle based DJ & Producer Brian Sonnleitner. His first exploits into music was drumming in various punk and ska bands growing up in Wisconsin. Then late one August evening, after witnessing Chris Liberator melt his mind, Brian shifted gears into pursuing his passion for techno full time. Now a DJ of over a decade, his sets push towards intense builds and disorientating breakdowns all while being stuffed full of tension, but always maintaining the all-important element of the dance floor.

In 2008 Brian moved into the realm of production with his tracks exploring the bigger and darker side of techno. Sone’s remix contest for his track “Recovery Mode”, released off From 0-1, received far reaching interest and support with submissions coming in from all over North America, the UK, and Hungary. Brian is also the co-owner of From 0-1 and the Logistics Manager for the label. One of Seattle’s brightest up-and-comers, the years ahead will surely see his impact on the Northwest and beyond.

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The CONDUIT // 057 – LilRoj


// LilRoj //

We return to Portland and to the home of all things big room techno – SubSensory, a label we very much like here at The CONDUIT. We were also completely blown away by the mix that SubSensory artist LilRoj submitted for the 530Techno podcast and finally got around to making that connection and getting a killer all techno, no filler mix for our own series. This is what weekend music is all about, LilRoj has a fantastic understanding of how to make the party go boom and exactly what gets us excited about techno music.  – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Tracklisting //

LilRoj – Pulse Intro

LilRoj – Pulse Probe

JAK – The Botch (Kala Remix)

Art of Hot – Spice Melange (LilRoj Southern Spice)

LilRoj – Westside Connect

Ramon Tapia – Run Time (Original Mix)

David Herrero – Twisted Green (Original Mix)

Sean Random – Transporter (Original Mix)

Kaiserdisco – Salamanca (Original Mix)

JAK, LilRoj – Yeh

Stunp & Symbio – Wurl (JAK & LilRoj Remix)

Pig & Dan – On Edge (Original Mix)

Sian, Luigi Madonna – Royal Oak (Original Mix)

Hermanez – Drone Deal (Original Mix)

Lutzenkirchen – HIGHer (Original Mix)

LilRoj – May the Fonk

// Bio //

Southern raised, Northwest-based DJ and producer Roger Veillon, known as LilRoj to some, is at the front of the new generation of techno, crafting his trademark with funky deep and uncompromising sounds. Learning to beatmatch in the early 90’s, by the time Roj reached the age of 18, he had already developed his own profound blend of progressive techno and breakbeats and began making appearances in some of Louisiana’s top nightclubs and bars. Music production came natural as he began to gain studio access and resources in 2002. By 2008, he gained momentum with his debut remix of JAK’s “Relax,” on SubSensory Recordings, and is now a key producer and remixer for the label. These days, Roger’s sounds in the studio and on the decks are considered to be deep and engaging, characterized by funky atmospheres with plenty of low end emissions, and slightly more free-spirited and experimental than most common house and techno. In addition to a variety of remixes, Roger has since released three well-received original EPs on SubSensory as well as tracks and remixes on labels including Special Recordings and 530Techno.

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The CONDUIT // 056 – FM


// FM//

FM stands for Freak Magnet and this is the latest project from Santiago Rodriguez & Jorge Garcia. These two Mexican techno renegades hold the underground flag real high – Sixties psychedelic, funked up downtempo, indie dance with a techno edge, and a housey groove all over it.  – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Tracklisting //

FM -Some guys point of view
Dj Spooky – Time out of Joint
Demian – Just a While
Aphex Twin – Z Twig
Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto – Duoon
Kid Koala_Moon River
Thomas Knak_Motorplate
Joseph Arthur_Track 19
XXXXX_Going Uncunscios
FM_On The Rise
The High Lamas_Homespin Rerun
Brian Eno_Three Variations on the Canon in D Major by Johann Pachelbel

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The CONDUIT // 055 – ill76


// ill76 //

ill76 brings his tough Texas techno sound for the 55th installment of our series. He’s been around for as long as anyone can remember and even worked with Maetrik as a production partner at one point in his lengthy career. Here he rips through a crate of old and new vinyl for a warm, rich mix that is comprised of many moods. This mix also represents the best our series has to offer – a nuanced journey through new and old sounds presented with both enthusiasm and clinical precision – and we’re quite pleased to present it.  – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Tracklisting //

1. Eduardo De La Calle – Conwax 1 – Conwax
2. Exium – Trashflow*Jeroen Search Rmx* – Nheoma
3. Function – Obsessed – Echochord
4. Vector Lovers – Futures in Plastic *Claro Intelecto Rmx* – Soma
5. Marco M. Bernd – Nightrain – Ehrenfels
6. youANDme – Transition – Deeplabs Select
7. Andrea Belluzzi – Groover Platz 002 – Groover Platz
8. Marco Carola – 5th Question – Question
9. Pfirter & Grindvik – Untitled 1 *Skudge Rmxs* – STHLM LTD
10 . Deepchord – Electro Magnetic Dowsing – Synth
11. Imugem Orihasam – Mirage – Sistrum
12. Roberto Bosco – I was Lonely – Figure SPC

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The CONDUIT // 054 – Man Cor


// Man Cor //

Man Cor is co-owner of Greenbeat Records based in Mexico City and is part of the CatalogoMX project. He has deep tech house style that has a unique Mexican flare. He’s a relatively new artist on the scene so we’re excited to give him a little exposure for CONDUIT 054. – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Bio //

Man Cor Born in Mexico City in 1987, his love for music let him to take classes at his20 years of classical and contemporary music as musical production, and throughout his studies was thus creating their own productions of electronic music. In their tracks can listen to different genres and the way in which they were intertwined gently by the artist, playing with different emotions so created and to transmit them to other people and co-owner of Greenbeat Records.

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The CONDUIT // 053 – John Massey


// John Massey //

Seattle producer John Massey just blew our mind with his recent Brutal Shores EP for the ultrahip techno imprint From 0-1. We love repping West Coast techno, it’s the sound of home and a chance to share something we love with the rest of the world. Here John explores his own records, those of friends, and also of other Seattle artists for a mix that feels very family oriented. Massey’s techno work is unparalleled but we also find ourselves engaged by his futuristic hip-hop collaborations with the immensely talented glitch hop producer DJ Zero One as well. Is there anything this guy can’t do? – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Tracklisting //

Lambertia Formosa – Konketsu & The Automatic Message – Bleepsequence

PantyControl Cyanwave Rmx – Milkplant – From 0-1

Life Form – Zero Tone – From 0-1

House Party – Milkplant – From 0-1

PatchWork – John Massey – Subspec Recordings

1970 – Alberto Pascual – Plus 8

Warlocks/Harvey Mckay Rmx – Tom Hades – Sleaze Recordings

Cynical Memories – John Massey – From 0-1

Moyonga/The Automatic Message Rmx – Dj Sodeyama – From 0-1

Brutal Shores/Mike Gervais Rmx – John Massey – From 0-1

PatchWork/Sone Rmx – John Massey – Subspec Recordings

Quinault Assault – John Massey – From 0-1

Aqua Carre – Klein & Meister – Aqua Care

Brothers Keeper – John Massey – From 0-1

Bunker/John Massey Drumtool – Sone – From 0-1

T4 – MarkAntonio & Roberto Cupano – Melting Process

Hypnosis – Ben Sims – Drumcode

Work It – Ignition Technician – Notorious North

The Meltdown/John Massey Drumtool – Jay Zoey – Subspec Recordings

Party, Party/Harvey Mckay Rmx – Oliver Klein & Kolombo – Party, Party

Tropico De Cancer – Lineas De Nazca – Eintakt

// Bio //

Brooklyn native John Massey has been attempting to damage eardrums for almost 14 years. A child of the 80s, John transplanted to Los Angeles as a teen. There he discovered an emerging underground dance scene and was infected with an interest in electronic music. John soon founded Sound Rehab Productions, connected with influential local promoters and artists such as Omar Ojeda (Darius Aleksander), Robin Porter, Drumcell, Ron-D-Core, Raiz (Acid Circus) and began coordinating techno events and working the dj circuit throughout the southern California area. Today John resides in Seattle.

In the years since John has stayed close to the underground, while making appearances at events such as Seattle’s Decibel Festival, SubSensory’s monthly STATIC in Portland, and frequent club and afterhour gigs around the Pacific Northwest. John is the kind of unassuming artists that earns respect rather than demands it; keeping his head down and focusing on his craft, trusting his instincts to keep the dancefloor moving. His current set consists of a live/dj hybrid that enables John to creatively blend a wide variety of techno, minimal and experimental sounds.

As a producer John tackles a variety of sounds ranging from his previous hip hop efforts under Dysposable Heroes, to his techno projects under his own name and previously as Indispenable Villains. He’s affiliated with Seattle’s From 0-1, a conceptual label which he represents in his various endeavors. He’s released on various labels such as HardSignal, Bleepsequence, From 0-1, Subsensory, Droid and his own Sound Rehab Recordings.  No matter the genre he has always enjoyed working with various artists giving him the opportunity to make new friends and take in new influences.

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The CONDUIT // 052 – Nalé Garcia


// Nalé Garcia //

We’ve been getting a ton of requests for an electro podcast, not electro house or the UR-friendly Detroit booty version either. We’re talking straight Eighties style electro with hints of synth pop melody, EBM toughness, and a little smidge of New Beat to keep things edgy. Nalé Garcia calls Mexico City home as an audio engineer doing mastering and is tapped in to the ongoing Eighties revivalism that has made a permanent home in Mexico. We are seriously loving this mix because in the US it simply can’t be done without a smirk and a lot of irony. Sometimes we just want to get down and party without an ounce of pretense, lucky for us Garcia understands.  – Sean-Michael Yoder

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The CONDUIT // 051 – Jack’s Son


// Jack’s Son //

Our sights turn to Guadalajara. MX for our latest installment of The CONDUIT series. Mexico is the midst of a turbulent election season and in the spirit of these uncertain times, a good chunk of Mexico’s underground dance music artists from all over the country have united for a monster compilation and ongoing project called CatalogoMX. The idea is to bring unity through diversity in music to create a parallel reality in such troubling times. Living in a poor and politically corrupt place ourselves, we could relate to the uncertainty the youth of Mexico are facing right now (on a much smaller scale, of course) and were also completely blown away by Jack’s son’s debut album for Blaq earlier this year – To Clear. The mix of bass, sound sculpture, dub, and experimental sounds was what we expect from Blaq but Jack’s son took the sound to a different level that we’re still reeling from, which is apparently what his Abolipop label is all about. So we’re excited to get an exclusive mix from him and also to kick off an ongoing series of CONDUIT podcasts celebrating the diversity of electronic music from Mexico.  – Sean-Michael Yoder

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The CONDUIT // 050 – Jaramillo


// Jaramillo //

Our listeners have fallen in love with the artist of the Shake Collective out of Cuenca, Ecuador. We’ve already featured Nicolas Lopez and Christian Cooper aka Repook this year and fans keep asking us for more from these guys. Luckily, Nicolas Lopez introduced us to Daniel Jaramillo aka Jaramillo who gave us this fantastic mix right away and also promises that we’ll have something in the near future from final Shake Collective member Santiago Ordóñez to complete the series. We couldn’t be more pleased. For now, sit back and enjoy the groovy deep house sounds of Jaramillo for our 50th installment of The CONDUIT.  – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Tracklisting //

1. Kassian Troyer – Stills

2. Bunte Bummler – High upon the line

3. Oskar Offermann – U can you to me say

4. Milton Jackson – Dsi

5. Marco Effe & James Mile – Slicked and sliced

6. Freak Seven – We bring the music(Jimpster dub)

7. London Fm – Practical bass

8. Onno – Paragroove(Dyed Soundorom mix)

9. Louis McGuire – Essence detail

10. Beesmunt Soundsystem – & Found

11. Larsson – Just the beat

12. Recondite – Decamp

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