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 // 022 – JAK


// 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 //!/djjak

// Current Releases //

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