The CONDUIT // 021 – Ben Goodwin

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// Ben Goodwin //

We’ve never met Ben, but as the founder of Fwd.dj he’s certainly grabbed our attention. Add to that the guy runs a specialty food co-op and you’ve also pretty much described the 530Techno gang – techno hippies. That’s Northern California life and probably the main reason we all live here, to be close to the land, but unlike many of the other earthen folks ’round here who have long since given in to all things drum and/or step, Goodwin and his publication have remained staunchly committed to dance music – including excellent recent focuses on the key players  of the L.A. based techno collective Droid Behavior back in February that really put a nice spin on the West Coast scene.   – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Links //

http://www.fwd.dj
facebook
http://www.myspace.com/bengoodwinmusic

The CONDUIT // 019 – Sam Allman

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// Sam Allman //

For the next installments of The CONDUIT, we head down the I-5 South, over the Grapevine into the Los Angeles Basin, a second home to me and still a spot for great music of all stripes.

Fwd.dj has to be the electronic music  publication I read the most, and not because it’s the most wide spanning in coverage, but because it speaks in a familiar voice. These guys are Californians, like me, seeing the world of techno through a keen West Coast eye. I met Sam Allman, the mag’s content editor, during the promotion of Jay Haze’s album and found him to be a sensible guy with a keen sense of how music and criticism work. Then I started listening to his mixes on Soundcloud and realized he also has a good ear for tracks and how to program them. It was only natural to approach him for a mix for The CONDUIT and now we proudly present it you.  – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Tracklisting //

Hironori Takahashi – Outgass (nAX_Acid Edit)
Resoe – Minus & Plus (Sigha Remix)
Jobody – Same Same (Truss Remix)
Museum – Buried at Sea
Tr nch & IORI – Barreleye
Shackleton – Deadman
Om Unit – Prawn Cocktail
Blawan – Lavender
Lucy – Lav (Peter Van Hoesen Remix)
G-Man – Sparticus
Traversable Wormhole – Relativistic Time Dilation (Kevin Gorman Remix)
George FitzGerald – Don’t You (SCB Edit)
Forward Strategy Group – Inside the Shadows (Dadub Metropolis Remix)
Lucy – Bein (James Ruskin Remix)

// Links //

http://www.fwd.dj
http://soundcloud.com/techno-sam
http://www.youtube.com/user/FWDdotdj
http://www.linkedin.com/in/samallman87