The CONDUIT // 068 – Oilpanic

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// Oilpanic //

It’s been awhile since we’ve presented a podcast but we got one in this month from our favorite local producer Oilpanic. Hjalmar Hake is a good friend and someone we get to see perform and play records on a semi-regular basis so it’s taken for granted the transformative power a good DJ mix has when it is presented to be shared with others. It doesn’t have to be from distant spot on the other side of the globe, either, especially when you have producers in your own backyard who are every bit as good. We’re glad this finally came together and we get a great opportunity to showcase the quality of the local music to the world. – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Tracklisting //

Chaos In The CBD- Pale Moonlight – Youngunz

Mak- Cameo – Car Crash Set

A Made Up Sound – Malfunction – 50 Weapons

Jak&LilRoy – Juncture (Oilpanic remix) – 530Techno

Four Tet – Jupiters (Happa Remix) – Text

Take you there – Syphon (Ribbon Tweeter Worship Remix) – 530Techno

Manare- Silk-Youngunz

Tony Quattro – Back Swipe – Bad Taste UK

Bambounou – Nappy Head (Art Nouveau remix) – IDOL

The Oliverwho factory – Jealousy – Planet E

Dark Sky – Ruk – Monkey Town Germany

Justin Martin – Riding Spaceships – Dirtybird

The Town – Pulse – Clek Clek Boom

Untold – U-29 – R&S

Daily – Take Out – Level 01 Recordings

My Nu Leng – The Grid – 877

Bambounou – Off The Motion – 50 Weapons

My Nu Leng – Hips and Thights-877

Dark Sky – Zoom – BlackAce

Pariah – The Slump – R&S

The CONDUIT // 062 – Hermans

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// Hermans //

The Toronto techno duo the Hermans has really taken off in the past year with releases on UK imprint Extended Play, NYC’s Subtrak and our very own 530Techno. Hermans’ members Max the Fax and Dick Diamonds have also been active as solo artists with work for Thoughtless Music, Zoo:Technique, and Runnin Wild with more releases on the way. They are also founders of the popular blog: thedeepnorth.ca, as well as Late & Deep Events, and even manage to find a little time to DJ. We are excited to bring these busy cats to the series with this exclusive mix!  – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Tracklisting //

Dirt Urchins (Original Mix) – Hermans
Riyadh (original Mix) – Deepchild
Sample Di Poison – Lady Blacktronika
Mindstorm – Basic Soul Unit
Octopus – James T Cotton
The Curiosity Box – Greyhawk
RazKaz – Marcel Fengler
Trance Me Up (I Wanna Go Higher) (Skudge Remix) – Achterbahn D’amour
Sfs – Tuff City Kids
Boontown – BOOK
Heatstroke – Sean Roman & Dick Diamonds
Equilibrium – Hot Natured
Blonde On Blonde – West Norwood Cassette Library
Energy Flash (Dean Newton & Huggy Mix) – Joey Beltram
Flexibility – Miss Kitten & The Hacker
Lost Battlleships (re edit) – Siopis
El Duelo (Joyce Muniz Dejando Remix) – Maurice Aymard feat. Yetta
RDMN – Psyk
Piano Houze – The MD Connection
Untitled 2 – Midland & Pariah
Whew! – The Bucket Heads
Tears Of Joy – Felix Da Housecat

// Links //

http://soundcloud.com/the-hermans
http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/hermans

The CONDUIT // 057 – LilRoj

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// 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.

// Links //

http://soundcloud.com/lilroj
http://www.subsensory.com
http://www.530techno.com

The CONDUIT // 039 – NYE Special Part 1 – Symbio

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// Part 1 – Symbio  //

When we first started this podcast the idea was to scout out cool music around North America and share it with our community here in far Northern California. The idea has grown considerably since then and we’ve developed a small but loyal following. At the suggestion of our number one fan, we’ve decided to make two 2-hr mixes of the music we like and share it with our community (Episodes 038/039). Thanks for all the support!

// Tracklisting //

Ron Trent – Manifesto (AYBEE’s Blak Space Federation Slap) – Deepblak
Deepchild – Gnade Und Vergessen (Echologist Dub Mix) – Affin
Chris Fortier – Round Turn Life – Fade Records
Pointbender – Semicircle – 530Techno
Truncate – Truncate Dub – Truncate
Centrikal – Elephants (Piltdown Sound Dub) – SubSensory
Cosmin TRG – Plaisir Interdit – Delsin
Alejandro Trebor – Quemadura del sol (Raiz Remix) – Hidden
Xhin – Vent – Stroboscopic Artefacts
JAK & LilRoj – Boozit (Angel Alanis Acid Trix Remix) – 530Techno
Lucy – Eon – Stroboscopic Artefacts
Cosmin TRG – Izolat – 50Weapons
Blawan – What You Do With What You Have – R&S
XXXY – You Gotta Do You – ORCA
Model 500 – Huesca – R&S
Ribbon Tweeter Worship – Blacktop Beauty (Oilpanic Remix) – 530Techno
Kris Wadsworth – Connection – Get Physical

The CONDUIT // 038 – Part 2 – Symbio

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// Part 2 – Symbio  //

When we first started this podcast the idea was to scout out cool music around North America and share it with our community here in far Northern California. The idea has grown considerably since then and we’ve developed a small but loyal following. At the suggestion of our number one fan, we’ve decided to make two 2-hr mixes of the music we like and share it with our community (Episodes 038/039). Thanks for all the support!

// Tracklisting //

Murr – My Best Dress feat. Rosina
Noah Pred – Closer To Home
Tom Lown – Love Potion (Jay Tripwire’s Revenge Of The Juno 106 Mix)
Gregorythme – Too Big Too Fail
Signal Deluxe – Massive Star (2011 Remix)
Sepehr – Jingo Jango
Dana Ruh – Ramaria Flava
Armando – Don’t Take It (Johnny Fiasco Remix)
Edu Imbernon, Coyu – La Coincidencia (John Selway Remix)
Jesper Dahlback – Nyhus Part 2
Walt J – Reborn 1 (DJ Qu’s Journey Towards Birth Remix)
Basic Soul Unit – Night Heat (Fred P Reshape)
Vahagn – Relapse (Dana Ruh Remix)
Steffi – Yours feat. Virginia
Pointbender – Remote Locations (Jay Tripwire Remix)
Lee Foss – Your Turn Girl (Shonky & Dyed Soundorom Remix)

The CONDUIT // 034 – Syphon

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// Syphon //

Syphon hails from Illinois and runs the Parity label – an imprint featuring congruent techno sounds and also operates as Antonio Caballero, head of the house label Panama Red. We hope to feature music from Antonio in the near future but for now we offer you some of his congruent techno sounds. We like Parity because they offer a challenging take on the Detroit techno sound that demands your attention and this mix explores many of those elements – from the dance floor to the fringes. – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Tracklistings //

Paperclip People – Untitled- Planet E
Gustavo Lamas – Calles- Parity Records
Paul B Davis – Pretty – Beige Records
Slam – Mode Celestial – Spiritual Life Music
DJ Wally- Japaneez Wine- Liquid Sky Music
Textural Being – Articulate – Unreleased
Dj Wally – At War – Liquid Sky Music
Digital=Divine – Premonition 36 – Unreleased
Satoshi Tomiie – Darkness – Acapella
Gadgets – String Tonic II – Gadgets
Wirik – Revolver – Parity Records
Antonio Caballero – White Blotter – Soul Shift Music
L.A Williams – Old School Track – Kumba Records
JAK & LilRoj – Boozit (Syphon Remix) – 530Techno
Syphon – Dixieland – Forthcoming on 530Techno
Akin Kahn – Memorie Plant – Soleil Records

// Bio //

Antonio Caballero has found himself thrust into a creative life of music making. It was a copy of Santana’s Abraxas that lit the spark, inspiring Antonio to pursue a musical calling. As that album’s diverse mix of cultural influences spoke to Antonio’s Latin American heritage, now deeply embedded in the USA, a combination of genres and styles would later define his own amalgamation of sound. An introduction to the vibrant rave scene in Chicago and several inspirational sets by various house legends coincided with a roommate’s purchase of a Roland synthesizer, and Antonio realized that electronic dance music was the path to follow to reach his musical mission. A style he cheekily refers to as “Posh Latin Moods” and “Congruent Techno” was developed, triggering dance floor reactions through intricate percussion, building melodies, and a decidedly dark ambiance.After much recorded trial-and-error, Antonio finally felt confident enough to send his initial tracks to a handful of labels that he respected and would hope to be aligned with. To his surprise the label that first took interest was DJ legend Francois K’s renowned Wave Music. The result was the The Snowtr_ck EP released under Antonio’s artist pseudonym Syphon. Issued on 12″ vinyl in 2002 this EP of dark tech-house energy marked a promising start for Antonio Caballero, giving him the push he needed to further refine his sound and form his own label, Panama Red Records. As Antonio’s musical dreams developed so did an ambition to launch his own label, and Panama Red has become the major outlet for his prolific output. He’s had a string of well-received singles on the label including “Divina”, “The Pajaro Loko”, and “Next Up” that have established him as a potent force in the US house music scene.In 2010, Antonio launched the sublabel Parity because, as he puts it, “I started listening to old vinyl and tunes on the Internet. I ran into Digital=Divine tunes on the Internet. I listened. The tunes took a hold of me. [It] took me back to that ominous place that I discovered while writing “Trapped”.  Between listening to Digital=Divine’s music and listening to my old techno and ambient records I decided that I would like to pursue launching a music label that would capture some of these feelings. Somewhere in between Chicago, Detroit, and ambiance.  Sounds to ponder, too.”Since then the label has featured tracks from Gustavo Lamas, Random A, and El Pierro that capture the elements of Chicago, Detroit, and ambiance so crucial to the Parity sound. It has also given Antonio the chance to move away from the uplifting, soulful house sounds of his Panama Red label and explore dark, moody textural spaces as Syphon.“The “unbound” feeling the music leaves coupled with the warm feeling of “art acceptance” is what I lost when I put art on hold. I yearned for it. Now it consumes me.” Things are only just getting started for Antonio Caballero and the future looks very bright for him, his music, and his label.

// Links //

http://soundcloud.com/panama-red-records/
http://www.facebook.com/PanamaRedRecords

// Current Releases //

JAK & LilRoj – Boozit (Syphon Dub) – 530Techno
Random A – Oscillations Basse Frequence (Syphon Dub) – Parity
Elpierro – Traralgon (Syphon Dub) – Parity