The CONDUIT // 069 – Zach Lubin

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// Zach Lubin //

One of our favorite albums this summer has been the Psycheframe LP from Chicago artist Zach Lubin on Parity Records – a quality collection of gorgeous home listening techno. We were excited when Parity owner Antonio Caballero approached us with an exclusive mix from Lubin to promote the album and jumped at the opportunity.  – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Tracklisting //

zach lubin – quantamind – parity

tom dicicco – return to dust – run out run

svida – rain dance – klap klap

truncate – switch – 50 weapons

joel alter – no way (ed davenport remix) – bass culture

kink – hand made – rush hour

zach lubin – heuristic – parity

delano smith – constellation – sushitech

lonyo – in ayia nappa (todd edwards disco dub) – unreleased

shed – well done my son (033472 edit) – soloaction

the black dog – cctv nation (redshape analog mix) – soma

mike dehnert – pneumatic – ann aimee

benjamin damage – 010x – 50 weapons

zach lubin – sync with – parity

trus’me – somebody – prime numbers

m.ono – love pass you by – rose records

tim harper – eugene harper – relief

yellow house – jack my body – dance mania

// Bio and Info //

Zach Lubin is from Chicago and has been DJing and making electronic music since 1991. He has performed across the US, as well as Spain, Holland, and Belgium. Playing alongside acts like The Advent, Claude Young, James Ruskin, Cari Lekebusch, Joris Voorn, Terrence Parker, Jay Denham, Plastikman and Larent Garnier, Zach is known for his high intensity and funky techno sets, which often infuse a lot of hands-on tricks similar to influences Dave Clarke, Derrick May, and Jeff Mills…… yet can often dive into deep avenues of Chicago, German, and Detroit-influenced house and classic disco and funk. After taking a hiatus to finish a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Zach returned to music production, and many works are posted at his Soundcloud page. He has releases on Jeff Mills’ Axis sister-label 6277, Chicago-based Kimochi, and an upcoming album on Parity Records. For DJ sets, check out his Mixcloud page at http://www.mixcloud.com/zachlubin/.

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 // 067 – Mike Wall

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// Mike Wall //

We are very excited to present an exclusive mix from Berlin artist Mike Wall. Mike’s debut album on Hidden Recordings entitled Different Colours has been tearing up the vinyl and digital techno charts during the early part of the year. He also runs his own vinyl only label called Wall Music, still plays records when he DJs, and is constantly playing a set somewhere in the world. This mix for CONDUIT is a sampler mix comprised entirely of tracks from Different Colours to give you a little taste of the Mike Wall sound. Hope you enjoy! – Sean-Michael Yoder

 

The CONDUIT // 066 – Sean-Michael Yoder

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// Sean-Michael Yoder //

What was initially supposed to be an annual report mix has turned into a collection of tracks reflecting the not-so-static nature of our winter weather around here. Some days it has been warm and sunny with record high temperatures while other days have brought us record snowfall. With that in mind, we bring the local flavor for the 66th installment of this series.- Sean-Michael Yoder

// Tracklisting //

unknown – Grandma’s Hands (re-edit)
Tim Deluxe – Surya (Club Mix)
unknown – Consciousness
Marco Bailey – Mister Funky (Mark Reeve Remix)
Rone – Flesh (Sasha Remix)
Tom Flynn – With Flowers
Signal Deluxe – Hold You Forever (e machinery Remix)
Android Cartel – My Hypnotist (Jay Tripwire’s West Coast Mix)
Justin Baule – Once Again (Jay Tripwire Remix)
Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up (Wink Quick Tool)
Hamza – Soumba Soumba
Mihalis Safras – Stranger (Wehbba Remix)
Jeff Keenan – Sweet
Soulrack & Mikel – Funk With Me (Sheenan & Clausen with Kaschant Remix)
Daniel Mehes – Snowdrift (Mark Rogan’s Old Skool 808 Acid Flashback)
Mike Starr feat. Mama – Love Away (Douglas Greed Remix)
Tom Middleton – Hawke’s Groove
Deepchild – Riyadh (Deadbeat Remix)
Andres Gil – Railway (Lazy M Remix)
Arco – Movin’
Moodtrap – Athina
unknown – unknown
Big Al – Steps
Shades of Grey – Gonna Fight
Climbers – Hypnotic Visions
Ardalan – The Sea (Chris James Pacific State Resplash)
Colin McNeil – Deep Magenta Stars (Vince Watson Reshape)
Re – Dupre – Mad Monkey (Mattias Fridell Extinct Remix)
Roman Stange & Craig Kuna – You’ll House Me
Tone of Arc – I Know Who You Are
Cyanwave – Dilate (Complicit’s Die Later Mix)
Jaramillo – Unno feat. Lulo
Gathaspar – I Had A Dream That She Was Dying Alone
Jimpster – These Times
Christian Orlo – Another Night (23rd Dimension in Hyperspace Dub)

 

The CONDUIT // 065 – Cyanwave

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// Cyanwave //

In a recent conversation with a friend he mentioned that the West Coast had it’s own special techno sound, very dark and warehouse friendly. In some ways it reminded him of the free-for-all spirit of the legendary Midwest scene that informed his youth. We’ve been fortunate to present mixes from a whole crop of artists from out West flying that flag, the best, in our opinion, and we’ve gotten quite an education. Cyanwave offers a different look at the West Coast vibe on our 65th edition of The CONDUIT. The duo dives deeper and gets weirder, while still tapping to the essential elements of the artform – rhythm and melody. – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Tracklisting //

Claudio PRC – Echoes   [Prologue]
Cyanwave – ANX-ACC (Parallel Universes)   [Innerflight]
Donato Dozzy & Nuel – Lazar   [Wagon Repair]
For You –  ESHU   [Field Recordings]
In The Red – Trus’me *DVS1 Remix  [Prime Numbers]
Recondite – DRGN   [Hotflush Recordings]
Sequenz 31  –  Jens Zimmermann   [Treibstoff]
Dominik Eulberg – Teddy Tausendtod *Stephan Bodzin Marabu Remix   [Traum]
Rrose – 23 Lashes  [EAUX]
Terence Fixmer & Claudio PRC – Lunar Forest [Prologue]
Dark –  Mike Parker & Aubrey *Mike Parker Remix [Mowar]
Sergio Vilas – Slam_Bam *John Massey Remix   [Subsensory]
Piltdown Sound – Stiches *Cyanwave Remix [Subsensory]
Kangding Ray – Thar   [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
Two Ninety One  – Jerome Sydenham, Function & Chris Liebing *Chris Liebing Edit [CLR]
Sendai – EP20124  [Time to Express]
Cyanwave – Morphic Plate (Subspec]
Rrose – Waterfall  [Sandwell District]
Peter Van Hoesen – Raptures Coming  [Time to Express]
Ctrl Alt Dlt – With Child *Cyanwave Remix  [unreleased]
Mike Parker – FWD *Donato Dozzy Remix   [Prologue]
Sone – Thistle [Audio Autopsy]
Cyanwave – Mirage *Crown Hill Repeater’s Point Of The Arches Remix  [Innerflight]
Clime – Marcel Dettmann  [Marcel Dettmann Records]
Iketa – Bloom  [Visionary Mind Recordings]

// Links //

http://www.cyanwavemusic.com/
http://soundcloud.com/cyanwave

The CONDUIT // 064 – Complicit

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// Complicit //

Minneapolis duo Complicit recently came to our attention via a remix for Northwest duo Cyanwave. We are consistently impressed these days with the techno coming out of the western half of the US and hope to continue featuring that as part of our lengthy investigations in 2013. The husband and wife duo of Travis and Tanya Norman’s official motto is ‘keeping techno sexy’, they’ve been doing that since 2009 and really seem to be hitting their stride this year. We were pleased when Tanya responded to our request for a mix and subsequently delivered a subtle and artful mix, just the way we like it…. – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Links //

http://soundcloud.com/complicit
http://complicitmusic.com/

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 // 058 – Sone

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// 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.

// Links //

http://www.from0-1.com
http://soundcloud.com/brian-s
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sone/191079704254554

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 // 055 – ill76

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// 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

// Links //

http://soundcloud.com/ill76
http://www.facebook.com/ill76
http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/ill76