Posts Tagged ‘techno’

UR-3000 – Transition (audio)

Friday, May 13th, 2011


Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Chaos “Afrogermanic”
from the “Crime Report” Underground Resistance EP (and the “Interstellar Fugitives” LP)

UR “Talking To Z”
from the “Crime Report” Underground Resistance EP

Crimereport UR 021 – 1996
There have been reports of a UR special operations sonic insertion team code named I.S.F. (Interstellar Fugitives) in your zone. An imminent “LP” attack is expected any moment. Beware you have been warned!!

Taken From “Interstellar Fugitives” LP
Mastered at National Sound Corporation (NSC), Detroit

Underground Resistance is probably the most militantly political outcropping of modern urban American techno. Combining a grubby, four-track aesthetic, an almost strictly DIY business philosophy, and an oppositional, militaristic ethos similar to Public Enemy without the drama (or the familiarity; the members refuse to be photographed without bandanas obscuring their identities), UR have redirected their portion of the Detroit techno legacy to social activist ends, trading mainstream popularity and financial success for independence and self-determination. Begun in the early ’90s by Detroit second-wave trinity Mike Banks, Robert Hood & Jeff Mills, UR adapted the flavor and kick of early Detroit techno to the complex social, political, and economic circumstances in the wake of Reagan-era accelerated inner-city decline, and was formed as an outlet for uncompromising music geared toward awareness and change.

The early UR catalog is defined by a typically Detroit combination of Motown and Chicago soul, and ruthless, at times caustic lo-fi techno, acid, and electro (Mills’ background is in, among other things, Chicago industrial and EBM-style electro-techno, with Banks and Hood both coming from a solid house and techno base). Much of the label’s early output was the product of various permutations of Banks, Mills, and Hood, both solo and in combination, before Mills and Hood left UR in 1992 to pursue (and achieve) international success. Banks continued to operate UR in the wake of the split, releasing EPs such as “Return of Acid Rain,” “Message to the Majors,” and “Galaxy to Galaxy” under the UR banner, as well as 12-inches by increasingly renowned artists such as Drexciya, Suburban Knight and Scan 7. The first actual full-length credited to Underground Resistance was 1998’s Interstellar Fugitives. When the UR and Submerge Recordings Headquarters moved from 2030 Grand River to 3000 E Grand Blvd., the UR ‘family’ transformed again by assigning new members such as DJ 3000, S², Aquanauts, The, Buzz Goree and most notably the live band Los Hermanos.
Andre Holland, Bileebob, Chuck Gibson, Cornelius Harris, Dan Caballero, DJ Buzz Goree, Drexciya, Frankie Fultz, Galaxy 2 Galaxy, Gerald Mitchell, Ghetto Tech, ISH, James Pennington, Jeff Mills***, Marc Floyd, Mark Taylor, Mike Banks, Mike Clark, Milton Baldwin, Raphael Merriweathers Jr., Robert Hood***, Rolando Rocha***, Santiago Salazar, Timeline.

other tracks from the “Interstellar Fugitives” LP:

Perception “Mirage”

Underground Resistance “Negative Evolution”

UR website —

Bileebob “Get A Phone”

UR live a Roma

Underground resistance – Negative evolution

Derrick May – intervista

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

“When i first started i was a deejay. I had no idea i would make music. I used to be with Juan, Jaun Atkins, we were kids man, but i’ve learned more of the things fundamentals that stayed with me all my life. When i watched him i was able to understand how to “feel” the air, how not just to breathe the air, but “feel” the air. I learned the philosophy of how to make records speak to each other, how to make records sing to each other, how to make records talk to each other, how to make music out of music. And that philosophy of making music with music, with records, was something i’ve carried over into my idea of making music as well.”
Derrick May
(citazione dal film documentario francese del 1996 Universal Techno)

Derrick May intervista a Tomorrowland

Derrick May @ Gradska Plazha (Sofia, Macedonia) 27-06-2010


1. Designer Music – Good Girls
2. Cesar Maravillas – Chocopop Jazz
3. Gavin Herlihy – Back Burner
5. Manoo – Kodjo
6. Michel Cleis – La Tortuga
7. Oliver Ho – Sing
8. Nelski – Body Pop (Radio Slave Remix)
9. Dennis Ferrer Feat. Mia Tuttavilla – Transitions (Sasse Edit)
10. Itamar Sagi – One Million Oaks
11. ATFC – The Conversation (ATFC’s Heated Conversation)
13. The Martian – Stardancer
16. Submission – Woman Beat Their Men (Cevin’s peak hour dub)
17. DJ Sneak – Love (Sneak’s Lovely 2010 Remix)
19. Salvatore Freda – Bruschetta
21. Itamar Sagi – Agnes Blue
23. Killa Productions – Jingo
24. Greg Gow – Twilight Soul
27. Matthias Meyer – Infinity
28. Kapuchon & Benny Rodriguez – Reel
30. Inner City – Praise (Mayday Mix)
31. Julien Jabre – War
32. Sven Tasnadi & Juno 6 – Take Eleven
33. Basti Grub – Lina
34. Sven Tasnadi & Juno 6 – Poundcake


Derrick May & Hi-Tek Soul —

High Tech Soul documentary —

long interview —

dedicato ad Athos (R.I.P.)

Gabriel Ananda + Marcel Janovsky @ anfiteatro delle cascine (FI) 3.6.2010

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

tonight (3 june 2010) in Firenze at the MUV Festival – – anfiteatro delle Cascine:

Marcel Janovsky (h 00.00) 


artist image
He is definitely one of the primary rocks among Cologne’s Techno scene.
The way he uses his broad experience and combines it with the pulse and
zeitgeisty sounds makes MARCEL JANOVSKY not only an outstanding DJ, but
also a successful label owner of TREIBSTOFF, producer and organiser. It
all started in the 1980s when 14-years-old Marcel listened to
Kraftwerk’s “Boing Boum Tschak”. The electronic music fever caught him
almost immediately and he decided to exchanged his drums for a proper
drum machine. And from this moment on, Marcel has been dedicating his
life to the beat and the dance floor.

For a DJ, the main objective is to combine your very own style with
the Zeitgeist and the tools available. And you will only succeed if you
constantly nourish your passion and variety of activities from a wealth
of experience: Marcel Janovsky was the first who came up with the
early, hot Chicago records at school parties. Later, in the early
1990s, he scratched in one of the first German Hip Hop bands. And he
vividly experienced the Big Bang of German Techno music when the Berlin
wall came down. Thanks to this unique, authentic style pool, Marcel’s
DJ sets are always precise as well as courageous;

he combines the past and the future of state-of-the-art dance music
thus creating a presence full of perfect rhythms and sensuality. Since
he founded his own label TREIBSTOFF together with René Breitbarth in
1997, Marcel Janovsky actually is one of the most dynamic key figures
among Cologne’s Techno scene: his own productions as well as the
intense label work in the last couple of years prove Marcel to be a
highly competent and pleasant promoter of both, unknown as well as
famous acts. And the party crowd adores him for being a great
organiser, booker and resident DJ of Treibstoff events taking place at
one of the best underground locations in Cologne.

Marcel Janovsky knows a vast number of DJs and live acts from his
own DJ gigs at the best clubs all over the world (for example South
America, Australia, Russia). And there is hardly any other protagonist
in the world of Techno music who can do the splits between the
international and local stage in such a perfect, smooth and
laid-backway as Marcel Janovsky does it. But in fact, the one would not
be possible without the other. 


Gabriel Ananda (h 01.30)

source: wikipedia 

Gabriel Ananda is an electronic music artist and DJ from Cologne, Germany. He is known for his diversity of sound in which he melds a mixture of techno, house, electro, and Dub music into his DJ sets and musical productions.

Ananda was weaned on classical music before listening to rock bands such as Nirvana as a teenager, as well as minimalist electronic artists like Steve Reich. His musical career path was set after a young Gabriel saw (a now much documented) Sven Vath DJ set in 1995. Two years after that, Ananda released his first 12" single for German label Horspielmusik. He has gone on to release over twenty DJ singles, many on Karmarouge Records, as well as other famed minimal and techno labels like Tanzbar Records, Trapez, Treibstoff Recordings, and Ladomat 2000. 

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