DROID BLOG ARCHIVE - December, 2013

December 25, 2013

D-Node 229: Noah Pred | Thoughtless Music

Canada's Noah Pred has gained attention in recent years for his diverse Thoughtless imprint and ever-deepening sound. Now residing in Berlin, he's recently given birth to a slew of collaboration projects - and his latest full-length, Third Culture, released in November on Thoughtless. However, what many who discover Pred through his deeper productions may not realize is that he cut his teeth as a techno DJ over ten years ago in Vancouver's late night underground - before eventually relocatin...

December 23, 2013

Out Now: Raíz | Cored | VRV001

Raíz - Cored Artist: Raíz - Cored Title: Cored Format: Vinyl/Digital Cat. No.: VRV001 Release Date:December 2013 Decks-Records | Beatport | Boomkat | Hardwax | Juno Tracks: A1. Raíz - Cored 1 A2. Raíz - Cored 2 B1. Raíz - Cored 3 B2. Raíz - Cored 4 OVERVIEW: VRV is the new Droid Behavior label headed by Raíz and Subversive. Cored is the label's first release. At the center of anything lies its core. Whether mechanical, organic, global, o...

December 18, 2013

D-Node 228: Jeroen Search | Figure

Jeroen Search began releasing techno two decades ago as DJ Groovehead on X-Trax Records. Since then he's continued to push the genre forward with cutting-edge developments on labels like Traut, Coincidence Records, his own Search, A&S which he runs with Dimi Angeles, and Jeff Mills' prestigious Axis division 6277. These past years he's been increasingly prolific, with numerous 12" releases, a live showcase, and DJ sets. This week's mix calls on an aesthetic that looks toward the future wh...

December 12, 2013

D-Node 227: Solenoid | Graphene

Paired with Solenoid's Colony release on young label Graphene is a spaced-out characterization of Solenoid as "the narrator/observor of a planet controlled and afflicted" in "a future prophecy world, where the stark realization of armageddon is foretold." This type of imagery informs a specific way of hearing and relating to the sounds out of the release and in subsequent mixes, but it masks the more interesting background of the man behind the project, Dave Ellesmere. Ellesmere began as a d...

December 5, 2013

D-Node 226: Ray Kajioka | Kanzleramt + 1:53.2

Named after Ray Charles, Ray Kajioka's early affinity for the piano/keyboard led him to realize he could produce his own tracks, and soon after his DJ career began in the mid '90s. Originally focused on Wittenberg's electronic music scene, Kajioka went on to DJ in Dessau and came to be based in the new techno capital of Berlin. Kajioka is best known for his releases Sparks and Thrill on Kanzleramt, as well as “Never Ending” on Cocoon. He now has a residency at Berns in Stockholm. His mix ...