DROID BLOG ARCHIVE - June, 2012

June 28, 2012

D-Node 163: Israel Vines | Borrowed Language

Currently based in Los Angeles but a Midwesterner at heart, Borrowed Language label owner Israel Vines discovered techno music as so many growing up in Michigan did: via the sounds of the Belleville Three and Underground Resistance. He started DJing soon thereafter, and was later instrumental in throwing the ‘Real-ism’ event in Lansing, which would feature Jay Denham, Robert Hood, and Dan Bell. Moves between Chicago and Detroit followed, and included a three-year stint at Gramaphone Records,...

June 21, 2012

D-Node 162: Bill Youngman Live PA | Killekill

Bill Youngman emerged onto the techno scene in the mid '90s with "Electrostep" on NYC label Serotonin. He's since released a steady stream of idiosyncratic tracks reimaging the popular techno blueprint through a more experimental lens, including a series of EPs with Neil Landstrumm. Now he's affiliated with Berlin label Killekill, having recently put out the Shadent 12", an edit of which is in the mix below. For D-Node 162, Bill has delivered a unique live PA wherein you will find him constr...

June 21, 2012

RAÍZ AT CLOSER FESTIVAL PDX 2012 | 6.22

The four-day festival is spread across five venues in the Pacific Northwest city, with "a distinct focus on high quality underground electronic music." The lineup will be a mix of local Portland artists and American headliners from around the country, and will focus on the experimental end of the electronic spectrum. Highlights include Monkeytown signee and San Diego resident eLan, L.A's [a]pendics.shuffle, Droid's Raíz, and Chicago's Audio Soul Project. The local factor will be rounded out ...

June 13, 2012

D-Node 161: Claude Young Live at PRIME

Detroit native Claude Young's been releasing excellent techno music since the early 90s on some of the best labels, and he's been DJing even longer. Behind the decks he showcases an aggressive Detroit style, fearlessly manipulating tracks and transitions. Recorded live at our PRIME event in November, this mix is no exception: an unpredictable 81 minute ride through Detroit techno, disco loops, Michael Jackson, undeniable house, contemporary techno, and a Placebo track for good measure. There...

June 8, 2012

D-Node 160: Mikael Jonasson | Stockholm

Swedish talent Mikael Jonasson has released impressive number of records in recent years on on Figure, Harthouse, Koba, and Driving Forces. Through these releases he's gradually refining his own sound and finding himself alongside Europe's techno greats. We're pleased to present this mix showcasing his sound with mostly his own original productions and remixes. Download | See Other Podcasts Mikael Jonasson on SoundCloud Tracklist 1. Alex Bau – Darkhearts (Mono Mix) – Drivin...

June 5, 2012

Droid Behavior at EDC Week Las Vegas | 6.7 thru 6.10

Droid Behavior has signed on to co host Insomniac's techno related after hours during EDC week in Las Vegas. Special guests will include Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice and Carl Cox. Several events will take place all over Vegas through out the week where Droid residents Drumcell and Raíz will compliment headlining talent at Club Drai's on various nights. BPM.net as well as other organizations have also been announced as sponsors. Check after the jump for full info and details. Richie Hawtin Th...

June 4, 2012

Droid Behavior presents PRIME: Perc Trax Tour | 6.07

"Perc will head to the US to play a weekend of parties, beginning in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 7th. A veteran DJ and producer with a penchant for industrialized, broken beat techno, Perc has made tracks for numerous labels like CLR, Stroboscopic Artefacts and Electric Deluxe, where he's collaborated with Giorgio Gigli under the alias Endless. Of course, he's just as well known for Perc Trax, the label he founded in 2004 which has put out similarly tough and experimental sounds from ASC, ...