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 beyond the studio, and he’s been a top choice for Droid parties since the beginning. For this edition of D-Node he delivers a jacking mix of timeless techno and house tracks.
Tejada will headline PRIME in Los Angeles this September.
1. da rebels – bass lives
2. tyree – of love mystery
3. green velvet – i want to leave my body
4. dj spookie – quad
5. joey beltram – energy flash
6. dwarf – percussion electrique
7. in sync – subway route
8. rejuvination – don’t forget who you are
9. the 4th wave – touched
10. robert hood’s minimal nation – unix
11. trike – talk back
12. auto repeat – you can’t stop
13. alex cortex – phlogiston B1
14. roman flugel – pattern 14
15. panasonic – muuntaja
16. ch-signal laboratories – scale 1