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Background Techno Experience – Techno • Industrial • Dub Techno • Electronic
Category: Techno
Location: Miami
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Michael Vitucci aka Mike Heron, was born in southern Italy, DJ / Musician, music researcher, Demos Selector and Promoter multip...

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July 09, 2014 07:16 AM PDT

People believe that in the fields of deep research that one is ready to drill to the core of a matter; of course there are also those like Freund der Familie that demonstrate how far you can go. The ability to probe from the surface is in this discipline a remarkable quality.

Behind the "Freund der Familie" (including the house and yard) is Klaus Rakete and the Mirko Hunger, who originally from the most varied genre patronage have drawn their inspiration. Overcome by the musical chemistry of their fellowship, the two decided with a hive-mind ethos to share the benefits with each other. Since 2007 the upkeep of the house and cultivation of the yard has happened at the same address (label & project); this is their priority.

Independent from the prefabricated sound-type, the duo studied both with the label marker and the production process the various methods of the power of deepness. The means for the sonic vividness come from a cosmos of euphoria, spirituality, half-light and melancholic positivity. The characteristic polymorph-concoctions are designed with a cornucopia of deconstructive and fringe elements as gestures of contemplation with a selection of endless echo-craters, massive delays, swinging bass, melodic outlines, tradition-aware creeping rhythms and low-pressure techno deepness.

Anything seems possible in this exploration of genuine music-for-the-heart for both body and soul. The listener/dancer dives into a reality of disembodied music made from organic ornaments, lead through an order of things without limit.

26.07.14 DRAUSSEN , X (DEU)


June 20, 2014 06:28 AM PDT

Composer / Musician / Producer / DJ

Despite his young age, Weisemann has been DJing since 1997. His musical influences ranges from Classic, Soundtracks, Soul and Jazz, Deep House and Dub to his beloved Detroit Techno and US House. As a producer, his music draws deeply on the legacy of Chicago and Detroit, yet somehow manages to end up sounding as fresh as a daisy - records such as 'Vibe' and 'Slices' are house music that is half atmosphere and half beats, and not afraid to take its sweet time to lull the floor with their charms.

A self-taught musician who plays piano, acoustic guitar and percussion, Weisemann also composes jazz and soundtracks - traditions which also inform his house records no doubt, many of which you can find on Meanwhile, House Café Music, Apple Pips, Kann, a.r.t.less, Wandering, Liebe*Detail, Real Soon, Styrax Leaves, Essays, Freund Der Familie, Fauxpas Musik, Echocord, Delsin, Telrae, Just Another Beat and especially Mojuba, where Weisemann's music slots together with friends Nick Solé and Oracy to form a distinct, and highly collectible, label sound.

Several pseudonyms are in circulation.



June 06, 2014 12:35 AM PDT

Since 2012 88UW is resident DJ at legendary club Tresor in Berlin where he ́s hosting “New Faces” ones a month presenting talents from all over the world and of course permanent featured at the weekends playing alongside DJ Rush, Damon Wild only to name a few. In autumn 2013 his own label Unlimited Whatever Rec will see the light of the day and it ́s promising to show the full versatility of 88UW.
88uw has rapidly gainded attention as a worldclass producer with a modern take on dark driving techno – remarkably he’s only been releasing music since 2010 but his impressive discography already includes releases on Synewave NYC, Gynoid Audio, Backwater Community Recordings, Naked Lunch and more. His love of techno has been cultured from years before making a name for himself DJing accross Germany and especially in his hometown Hamburg, where his own OpenAir party series “Grenzgaenger” has found great popularity with his persistent sets in the morning hours often continuing until noon and beyond. But of course his dark, driving sets are also pefectly at home at night in a club or warehouse.

Record label founded in 2014 by 88UW to represent his versatile view on electronic music. Inclined to convey his different moods between the calm moments full of thoughts and the wild times on the dance-floor. His passionate love in electronic music for more than 20 years is perceptible in every tone.

01. Jeff Mills - Self-Portrait
02. Gi Napoletano - Ripley
03. Temporal Transmission - Executed By An Interpreter
04. JoyB - Rubik´s Geometry
05. Coefficient - Subsurface
06. Angel Alanis - Dichotomy
07. Alessio Pili - Last Osiride´s Trip
08. Epi Centrum - Raw (Function Remix)
09. NX1 - RL1 (Jonas Kopp Interplanetary Remix)
10. Decibel Flekx - Gravity Wave
11. PAT|RYK - Lost (Subjected Remix)
12. Lee Holman - Operative
13. Scalameriya - Drowning
14. Oliver Kucera - A11-69
15. Chance Mcdermott - End Of Law
16. Mono.xID - Tactics
17. Drugstore - Sekhem
18. Acidulant - Evil Threesome


May 31, 2014 12:29 AM PDT

Michele Vitucci aka Mike Heron, was born in Bari in Southern Italy, DJ/Producer, Researcher music, and Promoters for many labels, Owner of BTE Records and BTE Podcast ( BACKGROUND TECHNO EXPERIENCE ), currently one of the first and best of techno music podcast in the world.
Mike Heron is a shadowy figure, an alias given birth from the dark recesses of the imagination of Michele Vitucci. The DJ set by Michele Vitucci are characterized by playing a unique sound to a global audience. Instead, the sound of Mike Heron is due to a sophisticated, song -based approach, characterized by elaborate micro- rhythms, thick bassline with music, from complex arrangements, from the haunting tonal melodies and dark, and introspective atmospheres. Influenced by the Techno movement in the 90s' is an expert in techno and electronic music and all its derivations.
He has conducted research for all musical film by renowned filmmaker Alessandro Piva, and for some films of Sergio Rubini, he has produced music for several short films and video advertising.
He shared the console in almost 20 years in business with the best Italian and international DJs like Ralf, Flavio Vecchi, Ricky Montanari, Kenny Dope, Tom Stephan, Barbara Tucker, Ost & Kjex, Luke Hess, Bas Mooy, Blawan, Skudge, Francesco Farfa, Mike Dehnert, Perc, Sigha, Truncate, DVS1, Silent Servant, Shifted, Adam X, Developer, James Ruskin, Inigo Kennedy, Darren Quail, Deadbeat, Abstract Division, Redshape, Rodhad, Truss, Regis, Jeff Mills, Ben Sims, Dasha Rush, Etapp Kyle ...... and many more !
Founder and Resident DJ of the now historic FARFLY Festival in Puglia.
In January of 2015 will be released the 04 of Mike Heron release of BTE Records.

After a few years of waiting on the heels of acclaim and received countless feedback on artistic choices start with BTE Podcast , was born BTE Records. The excellent statistics have made a podcast niche podcasts BTE what was said in a podcast recorded at the global level over one million and two hundred thousand plays over the five years of life.
Supported in full by hundreds of visiting artists who are the true lifeblood of the project, it was decided to give life to this label , which is the natural extension of a musical journey that has finally found its way .
BTE Records is an endless journey into the lands of that revolution sound called techno, sensory experience , a neutral background on which to track milestones , cults and dark areas , living in the techno thousand different variations .
BTE Records produces music inspired by an industrial sound , with sturdy bass line , from basic arrangements , with shades of dub - techno, and introspective atmospheres.

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May 23, 2014 01:16 AM PDT

Ness began his electronic music journey in the late 90's and his evolving interest and passion soon encouraged him to start a dj career experimenting with various genres – from trance to pure experimental. With a background in sound engineering and many years of research and fine-tuning, he gradually developed a distinct personal style with a strong focus on atmosphere combined with hypnotic vibes. In 2007 he opened his own record store in his hometown in Sardinia (Italy) and 2 years later he founded his first label - Mono Records.

Acknowledged for his individual style, Ness has worked with labels like Phorma (Sweden), Synewave (USA), Dynamic Reflection (The Netherlands), M_Rec Ltd. (Italy), Informa (UK), Prologue (Germany), etc. and collaborated with artists like Claudio PRC, Deepbass, Attemporal, Rasmus Hedlund, etc.

Currently he is running Frames of Thought - a new independent platform for releasing conceptual techno music together with Scam. and Alessio Pili.

Ness music and dj sets are well accepted and defined as an exploration of wide range of deep and hypnotic techno and ambient soundscapes.



May 17, 2014 01:11 AM PDT

Coefficient is one of the most interesting techno artists of the british scene. After numerous releases on Labrynth, Duality and M_REC Ltd, Coefficient has perfected a heavy and uniquely innovative style. In his productions you can hear the influence of his knowledge of the roots of techno, but especially his experience as a sound engineer. His techno incorporates an experimental aesthetic with a strong emphasis on tonal atmospheres, FM synthesis and electronic drones. The evolution of the Coefficient project has brought his music to the attention of the whole world techno scene.

Labels: M_REC Ltd [Italy]
Duality [UK]
Labrynth [Portugal]

The Journey EP - Labrynth [LABD001]
Disorder EP - Profound Music [PMR002]
Omega EP - Labrynth [LABD011]
Timelike EP - Labrynth [LABD034]
Transformations - Duality [002D]
Expansion EP - Labrynth [LABD077]
Field Transitions EP - M_REC Ltd [MRLTD07]
Curvature - Duality [007D]
Perception - Labrynth [LABD140]
Blood Red EP - M_REC Ltd [MRLTD20]

Ground Loop - Arc (Coefficient Mix) - Labrynth [LABD085]
Sebastian Bayne - Contorted Self (Coefficient Remix) - IF? Records [IF?LTD003]
Deepbass - Black Art (Coefficient Remix) - UTCH Records [UTCHEP0012]
Bonesnake - BS100 (Coefficient Remix) [Release TBC]
Kill Ref - Blow Your Mind (Coefficient Remix) [Release TBC]

Coefficient tracks appear on:
Wanderer EP - Mike Parker/ michaelangelo/ Coefficient - Labrynth [LABD004]
Metamorphosis - michaelangelo/ Coefficient - Labrynth [LABD016]
Random EP - Coefficient/ Photon69 - Labrynth [LABD067]
The Earth Chronicles EP - Coefficient/ Filip Xavi/ Luis Ruiz/ Mattias Fridell - Subsequent [SSR024]
Strange Matter EP - Coefficient/ Elektrabel/ C-System/ Po - Prototypes [PRO004]
Reconcile LP - Various Artists - Duality [009D]
Coherence - Gesitform/Coefficient - Duality [DUALITY012]

Time Traveller EP - Grovskopa/ michaelangelo/ Telesthesia - [LAB11]
Space Time Continuum EP - Exium/ michaelangelo/ Telesthesia [LAB13]


Tomohiko Sagae - Dead End (Orphx remix) [Raw Waxes]
Astronomical Telegram - Tool Pt.3 [Authentic Pew]
Roman Lindau - Beast [Countercharge]
Jonas Kopp - Drummo [CLR]
Aerts - 5.2 [Authentic Pew]
Donato Dozzy - Sotto Ma Sotto [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
michaelangelo - Dimensional Wormhole (James Ruskin remix) [Labrynth]
Donato Dozzy & Nuel - Aqua 3 [Spectrum Spools]
Marcus Suckut - Rays [Figure SPC]
Sawlin - Kontraktion [Ann Aimee]
Sigha - My Blood Is Gold [Our Circular Sound]
Telesthesia - 010010101001 [Labrynth]
DJ Shufflemaster - Experience (Surgeon remix) [Tresor]
Synus0006 - Dist Black [B4CK6ROUNDNO1SE]
Staffan Linzatti - The Slight But Dramatic Difference [Chronicle]
Regis - Untitled [D/N]
Robert Hood - One Touch (Mark Broom Edit) [M-Plant]
D Func - Revalism (Dirt Mix) [Suicide Circus]
Coefficient - Blood Red [M_Rec Ltd]
Device Control - You And Others (The Plant Worker remix) [Device Control]
Hector Oaks - No One Tale [Key]
Simulacra - Involuntary Memory [Subsist]
Pär Grindvik - Mould, Damp, Love [Semantica]
Coefficient - Temporal Drift (Samuli Kemppi remix) [Duality]
Kwartz - Hole [Newrhythmic]
Shifted - Unveiled [Our Circular Sound]
Analogical Bubbles - Fhase [Djax-Up-Beats]

May 09, 2014 05:25 AM PDT

Young Italian boy born in 1995. Lives near Bari always interested in electronic music. He began attending nightclubs from the already aged 15 where he was able to listen so many kind of music, until listening to a DJ set by Silent Servent and was enchanted by the techno decided to stabilize this kind. The techno reality of the area is “IL SUONO”: attending these parties he has the fortune to hear live DJ sets from artists such as Adam X, Perc, DVS1, Sigha, Shifted, NX1, Truss and Dasha Rush. Slowly he matures the need to express himself through music and and he has the opportunity to perform with artists likes of Abstract Division, Iori, Rødhåd, Etapp Kyle and Truncate. Influenced by labels such as Delsin and Prologue in his DJ sets he always tries to play what they like but at the same time he makes people dance!

1. Mike Parker - Hiss
2. Giorgio Gigli & Obtane – The Dreamers (KC1 Variation)
3. Philip Row -
4. Etapp Kyle - Paradigm
5. PVS – Black Paranoid 10
6. Kwartz - Hole
7. Joton - Sings
8. Killawat – Habits (Killawatt version)
9. Myler – Cake Wall (Interferon Remix)
10. Tomohiko Sagae – Postganum Depression (Victor Martinez Remix)
11. Sawlin - Kontraktion
12. Rraph - Dystrykt
13. Philippe Petit – Stars
14. Sawlin - Alpra
15. Rødhåd - Rising
16. Optimist – Distance
17. Agaric – Berlin Methods

May 02, 2014 03:31 AM PDT

Truncate aka Audio Injection
Dj set registered from IL SUONO at Guendalina club Italy.
Labels: Droid, Truncate, 50 Weapons, CLR, and many more...
Since being introduced to electronic music back in the early 90's, Audio Injection has been hooked. At the early age of 15 he started Djing and playing out at local underground events and raves around the Southern California area. You would find him spinning various styles from house, acid, & techno to hardcore techno.

After years of DJing he then decided to learn to produce his own music, which landed him his first releases on labels such as Monoid, Stimulus, 4 Track & local label Droid Recordings. Since being associated with local event production group Droid Behavior in 2003, you can find him as a resident at the infamous Interface warehouse events as well as a regular producer for Droid Recordings. Over the years his music has gained worldwide attention and onto the playlists of many big players which eventually led him to gigs at some of the worlds biggest clubs including Berghain in Berlin and Fabric in London. He is also now regularly touring all over the world in Australia, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Central & South America, all throughout Europe and the U.S.A.

In early 2011 he started a project called 'Truncate' which focuses on the deeper, and more raw side of techno. His Truncate releases have been gain support from big players such as, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Chris Liebing, Speedy J, DVS1, Luke Slater, Ben Sims and many more.

With his heavy remix, production and touring schedule there is no slowing down in the near future for David as he continues to shape his own sound, putting Droid Behavior and Los Angeles on the techno map.

Contrasts - 2011
Pad Mode - 2011
Jack - 2011
21 - 2011
Transients - 2012
Eight - 2012
Modify - 2012
Parallel Series 4 - 2013
Ratios - 2013
Message - 2013
Pressurize EP - 2014


April 26, 2014 12:14 AM PDT

Victor Martinez is the owner of Psychoskunk Recordings, Producer, DJ and sound engineer, but also a reference in northern Spain about techno music, getting to play in several European cities like London, Leeds, Barcelona, Madrid etc..
With a career that spans over a decade Victor has developed a unique and personal style and can be seen in particular dj sets that venture through the many subgeneres of electronic music.
Victor has worked for foreign labels: Sect records (London-UK), Pohjola (Sweden), Shapeless (Italy) Etichetta Nera (Italy) Subsequent (Argentina), UTCH (Chile), D-Reflection (Netherlands), Pole Group (Spain) Lycaon (Spain) and various national Net-Labels..
Being faithful to his style and philosophy, Victor is in a continuous evolution betting for new sounds and new dimensions in the techno scene and bound to evolve in various fields of contemporary creation, as the soundtrack for the documentary (Thaidina música en el desierto) or several short films, trailers, commercials making off etc
His records and productions are regularly charted and played the likes of: Oscar Mulero, Claude Young, Luke Slater, Marcel Dettmann, Chris Liebing, DVS1, Xhin and many more...
Nowadays, he explores a new project with the a.k.a "Error Etica" which has the essence on the deeper side of life. Experimental, deep and dark sounds, departure from the hard rhythmic on behalf of way of understanding techno now a days, a sound carefully crafted and skillfully developed.
A guy far from fads and trends that often exposes deep, dark, rawness and energy, lots of energy.

Tracklist Podcast

1. Truncate - Control V1.
2. Markus Suckut - Remains.
3. Reggy Van Oers - TRC01.
4. Giorgio Gigli & Obtane_-_Industrial_Assaults_(Rrose_Remix).
5. Xhin-Else.
6. Arcing Seas -Gautlet
7. Tensal -A2.
8. Etapp Kyle-Paradigm
9. Woo York - Smoke Signal
10. Marcel Flenger - Trespass (Aubrey remix).
11. Phase - Dirtro II (Robert Hood redeemed mix).
12. Woo York - Solar Diet.
13. Arcing Seas - Ophidian.
14. Takaaki Itoh -Hiatus.
15. Tomohiko Sagae - Postgamum_Depression (VictorMartinez RMX).
16. Sigha - HardLinesSoftSkin.
17. Container - Slush.

Datos Y Vicio (12″) | Psychoskunk Recordings | 2003
Requiem For The E-Scene (12″) | Psychoskunk Recordings | 2005
Advanced Logic Evolution (The Album & Remixes) (CD) | Psychoskunk Recordings | 2007
Northern District (12″) | Psychoskunk Recordings | 2007
Neljäs Runo (12″) | Pohjola | 2008
The Black Infiltration | The infiltrator (Oscar Mulero Rmx)| Psychoskunk | 2010
Lessons on Emptiness (12″) | Sect records | 2011
Dav to Dub (12") | Sect records | 2012
Error Etica - The Axiom Of Coherent States - (CD-Wav-Flac) PSK005 2012
Error Etica - The Axiom Of Coherent States reworks Pt1 (12″) PSK06 2012
Error Etica - The Axiom Of Coherent States reworks Pt2 (12″) PSK07 2013
Víctor Martínez & Exium | Cider & Wine | (10″Clear) Psychoskunk | 2014

Diffuse Remixes (2xFile, MP3) | Diffuse (Victor Martinez remix) | Delusions | 2008
Mattias Fridell - "Endohedral Fullerenes" (Victor Martinez remix) (WAV,Mp3) | Subsequent | 2010
Agony Forces – Traditions (Victor Martinez remix) (WAV,Mp3) | Lycaon | 2011
Mario Massaro - What I Play - (Victor Martinez Remix) Shapeless 2012
NX1-DR (VictorMartinezRmx) Dinamic Reflection 2012
Tunnel - Ritual (Victor Martinez Rework) (12″) Etichetta nera 2013


April 17, 2014 10:37 PM PDT

Santander 1985. The work of this artist is characterized by broken rhythms and deep sounds, showing industrial influences.
Following British trends in his productions, this Cantabrian man is one of the better known young values in the spanish peninsula and in 2012 he moved to Berlin.

He is currently co-owner of Lycaon Records, that has played live concerts in the most important clubs and festivals in Spain, as Moog, Fabrik, Pagoa or Aquasella Festival, among others and outside Spain at Tresor (Berlin) and Detached (Leeds).
He has published on labels like Tsunami Records, Audio Assault and Subsist among many others.

His restless and innovative nature often leads him to look for sounds far beyond the dance club, bringing him closer to the most electronic and experimental projects. Also he has released in 2011, as his other aka Basqiam, a mini LP on Detroit Underground.


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