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

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The CONDUIT // 022 – JAK

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// JAK //

SubSensory Recordings owner Jack Coleman aka JAK has to be one of the most colorful characters on the West Coast scene. The Portland, OR based DJ/producer straddles the line perfectly between laddish enthusiasm and studious adulthood, which gives his label’s sound a distinct measure of controlled chaos. His own productions are reminiscent of the big outdoor festival boom that was once owned by big, growling techno and has been since co-opted by weaker, more esoteric forces. Despite changing tastes out West and being stationed in the indie rock Mecca of Portland, the label remains firmly committed to all forms of techno and is a real emerging champion of the US scene.   – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Tracklisting //

1. Timo Mass – KickKick3
2. Alex Dolby – Urban Gate
3. Rino Cerrone – Simple Slide
4. Mathias Kaden – Around the Bay
5. Mark Henning – Collider
6. Felix Bernhardt – Flow Pow Pow
7. Michel De Hey, Mirko – 5th Business Day – Nic Fanculli Remix
8. Martin Buttrich – Song 6
9. Pig & Dan – Mind Cells
10. Mario Maroto – Salem Cat – Mario Miranda Remix
11. Neiderflur – Mimesis – Jonas Kopp Filtered Mind Mix
12. Sean Random – Get the Drive
13. Mihalis Safras – Jaws
14. JAK – A Thought Apart – Mario Miranda Techy Remix
15. Xircus – Rolph Harris – Ronan Portela Remix
16. Joel Mull – Danny Boy (edit)
17. SIC – Substance Abuse
18. Adam Jay – This Life’s Purpose – Raiz Remix
19. Frank Chiarello – Stabby McGee – Alland Byallo Remix
20. Bryan Zentz – Double R

// Bio //

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 techno sound — along with his work as a producer — have earned him a reputation as one of the most respected underground artists in the region. Over the past decade, JAK has 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 DJ collective, SubSensory Recordings. JAK’s breakthrough release came in 2010 with the Automatonic EP on SubSensory. Remixed by the dark techno talent Audio Injection (Droid, CLR, Impact Mechanics), the release was commended and supported by the likes of Chris Liebing, Sven Wittekind, Octave and Dr. Hoffman. In addition to his own releases on SubSensory, JAK’s original tracks and remixes have been featured on HardPlace Records, *Cutz, Backs/ash Records, Loopsfreaks Black and Aguenring Records. His latest release on SubSensory, “A Thought Apart” with Mario Miranda and Audioelectronic remixes quickly broke the top 50 on Beatport’s minimal charts. Look out for more from JAK and SubSensory in the very near future!

// Links //

http://www.djjak.com/
http://www.subsensory.com/
http://www.facebook.com/SubSensory?ref=mf#!/djjak

// Current Releases //

Nick Borsato & Flawer – Jarhead (JAK Remix) – SubSensory
JAK – A Thought Apart – SubSensory
Mario Maroto – Salem Cat (JAK Remix) – SubSensory

The CONDUIT // 009 – Audioelectronic

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// Audioelectronic //

Audioelectronic is the nom de plume of Nude Photo Music owner Gustavo Lanzas. Formerly a well-respected San Francisco DJ, producer, and promoter he now lives in Portland running one of the most consistently on-point techno labels on the West Coast. He’s comfortable in just about any style from electro to dub but seems to do best making shaded Detroit techno influenced tracks with complex melodies. His support of VinylJunkie PR has been tremendous and his intuitions and opinions are always spot-on providing a framework for me to be base my own business decisions and strategies on. We asked Audioelectronic to provide a mix of his own material as well as that of his label to provide some much needed exposure for one of our favorite labels and producers.  – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Tracklisting //

Sergio Gregori – She’s An Operator (Original Mix) – NPM10008
Sergio Gregori – She’s An Operator (Gold Code Mix) – NPM10008
Audioelectronic – Drive Me To The Brink
Audioelectronic – Pirate Sun
Audioelectronic – Active Reaction
Jobe – Deeply Agnostic (Original Mix) – NPM10011
Faith In Bass – Blau Zwischen Grau (Original Mix) – NPM10014
Audioelectronic – Rainy Nights (Original Mix) – NPM10017
Let’s Go Outside – You Make Me Struggle (Audioelectronic Mix)
Gold Code – The Day After (Original Mix) – NPM10010
Gold Code – The Day After (Audioelectronic Mix) – NPM10010
Audioelectronic – Deco Jacko – NPM09001
Chris Firenze – Pineapple Turnstile (Audioelectronic Mix)
Wesley Dysart – Exotech (Jon Gillham Mix)
Audioelectronic – Two Trains Running (Original Mix) – NPM10008
Darin Marshall – Starbase Lounge Music – NPM10001
Audioelectronic – Acid Love – NPM10001
Maurice – This Is Acid (Audioelectronic Mix)
Darin Marshall – Spear Burn
Darin Marshall – Monument (Audioelectronic Mix) – NPM10013
Jon Gillham – String Theory (Original Mix) – NPM10015

// Bio //

Audioelectronic is the alter ego of Portland-based producer and live performer Gustavo Lanzas. Originating from the San Francisco Bay Area, Gustavo has been writing and performing electronic music since 1990. A veteran producer with a deep knowledge of the dance-floor classics, Gustavo connects the roots of electronic dance music to the sound of today. His production skills have provided production/engineering assistance to artists on Ghostly, Traum, and Sentrall.

As a live performer or DJ, Gustavo has shared the stage with many electronic music luminaries – Disco D(r.i.p.), Twerk, Sutekh, Kit Clayton, Soul Oddity, Legowelt, Alan Oldham, Plaid, Broker / Dealer, TLR, Cosmic Force, John Selway, and many more.

As the head of Nude Photo Music, Gustavo now has a showcase to present his vision of dance music – from his studio, and also from talented collaborators and artists.

Coming from San Francisco’s explosive early 90′s rave scene, Gustavo began performing live electronic music as part of Protolab. Later, venturing into Jungle / Drum & Bass, Protolab is widely credited as the first Bay Area Jungle live PA.

In the late 90′s, after organizing some of the first all-electro underground parties in San Francisco, Gustavo teamed up with Jim Gourgoutis, and launched Cybrid. With releases on Belief Systems and Exact Science, Cybrid established themselves on the vanguard of the electro scene, defining what would become the sound of the San Francisco underground at that time.

In the early 00′s – residencies at long-running techno/electro club Impulse and at :Code at the DNA Lounge quickly followed. Gustavo became a regular DJ at numerous other clubs and parties in San Francisco, including Minimal Mondays, Scatter, Drum Machine Museum, and more.

Gustavo lives in Portland, Oregon, and dedicates his time to his family, music, riding bikes, and his business endeavors.

// Links //

http://www.nudephotomusic.com
http://www.myspace.com/audioelectronic

// Current Releases //

Kroman Celik – Kuandro (Audioelectronic Remix) – SubSensory
Gold Code – The Day After (Audioelectronic Remix) – Nude Photo Music
Wesley Dysart – Exotech (Audioelectronic Remix) – Steamtown Records