Dutch artist Ritzi Lee delivers an all-vinyl set of hard techno gems in a style that stands out from the strands explored by most DJs today. Tracklist in the post.read more
The 7th annual convention inspired event brings together forward thinking production groups Droid Behavior, Trash Audio, and Celebrate Everything to present a night of analog and digital hardware performances. Expect a variety of modular synthesizers, drum machines, control voltage and random noise generation. These activities will take place at Complex. BL__K NOISE is for industry by industry. Outside guests and appreciators of the art are welcome.
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 drummer in the hardcore punk band Discharge, recorded a guitar album for Earache Records, and worked with a number of projects before finding himself inspired by the sounds coming out of the American Midwest, followed by Europe’s own techno innovations. Today Ellesmere’s best known for releases on Kanzleramt, 100% Pure, and other labels, but it’s his most recent work as Solenoid that is nominally and aesthetically linked with our mix this week.read more