DROID BLOG ARCHIVE - August, 2011

August 31, 2011

D-Node 130: John Tejada | Palette + Kompakt

LA techno stalwart John Tejada has been releasing quality techno and tech-house since the mid '90s. Even with a diverse array of collaborations and off-genre experiments his productions prove reliably excellent, and his latest LP for Kompakt, "Parabolas," is a flowing, rounded suite of delicately-treated sound, a few old-school nods brought into the near future, and dangerous hooks. Tejada's reliability extends to the decks, making him an in-demand DJ for those who recognize live talent...

August 26, 2011

VIDEO: Chris Liebing | Interface 33

On Jul 16, Droid Behavior held the 33rd installment of their legendary Interface series. CLR head honcho Chris Liebing provided a night of unforgettable and epic techno of the dark persuasion. Sharing the stage were Drumcell + Audio Injection as Cell Injection, Dean Paul, Andrew Kelley, and Oktaform on visuals. Check out the clips after the jump. Music by Black Asteroid - Engine 1 (Brian Sanhaji Remix) Pictures CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL SET ON FLICKR CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL SET ON F...

August 23, 2011

D-Node 129: Jesse Somfay | Archipel + Detund

Canadian Jesse Somfay began producing electronic music in the late 90s, and his style as a producer and DJ has been marked by a love for epic, layered tracks and sets aimed at affecting the emotions. For this edition of D-Node he leads a trip down a darker route. Download Mix -- See Other Podcasts We asked Jesse Somfay to share some of his favorite tracks with us. Here's what he had to say: Although these pieces are not within my mix, they are among my all time favourites and ...

August 15, 2011

D-Node 128: Sawf | Perc Trax

Earlier this year, Perc's mysterious Sawf released his debut album "Flaws," and a few tracks have just resurfaced as a remix EP with Radial and Moerbeck, following remixes by Marcel Fengler, DVS1 and Jerome Baker. For this edition of D-Node, the man from Athens delivers 57 minutes harder edged, industrial-leaning 4x4 and broken beat. Download Mix -- See Other Podcasts Tracklist: 1.Lsp - Skinny Deep (Sawf Version) [Freshit] 2.Kenny Larkin - Dark Disco [Rush Hour Recordings] 3....

August 2, 2011

Kero Releases Free Sample Pack – TWISTED TOOLS

Kero of Detund fame releases a unique collection of "bits and beats straight from [his] vaults" completely gratis. Music lovers, sound designers and audiophiles alike are welcome to download and use at their own discretion... free of charge. “Here is a collection of loops/samples taken from my Logic tracks that I have been working on for the past year. All samples made with Kyma Pacarana, Machinedrum, Virus TI, Monomachine, Nord3 and Monome. I hope you can make something interesting wit...

August 2, 2011

Interview: Jeff Witscher aka Rene Hell

Jeff Witscher makes electronic music. This includes ambient soundscapes, thrash, noise, layers of arpeggiated synthesizers, and much in between. Abelard Scout, Impregnable, Secret Abuse, Marble Sky, and most famously Rene Hell are a few of his monikers. His list of collaborations and groups is longer. A few weeks ago I had the chance to hear Witscher perform as Rene Hell, the name under which he's released two excellent albums (The Terminal Symphony, 2011; Porcelain Opera, 2010) on Type, a...

August 1, 2011

Droid Presents PRIME: Perc UK + Raíz vs Truncate | 8.04

CLICK HERE FOR LIMITED FREE/PRESALE TICKETS CLICK HERE FOR EVENT INFO ON FACEBOOK CLICK HERE FOR EVENT INFO ON RA Online Ticketing for Droid Behavior: Prime with Perc (Perc Trax // UK) + Raíz vs Truncate (Droid Behavior, H+V // LA) powered by Eventbrite ABOUT PRIME: Prime is the above ground series by Droid Behavior. Our aim is to provide internationally renown techno house minimal and crossover talent to the city of Los Angeles on a monthly basis. ABOUT Perc: From his earl...