DROID BLOG TAG - Chicago

April 16, 2014

D-Node 242: Submerge Live at Tresor

Submerge, AKA Orlando Solis, is a DJ/producer from Chicago who also runs the Impact Mechanics label, a name he also uses for live performance. His releases on the harder side of techno have come out on Impact Mechanics, Nachtstrom Schallplatten, and Mote Evolver, among other labels. Submerge's mix this week comes through supporter Allen & Heath's Xone:DB4 mixer, recorded at Tresor Berlin. The use of the mixer would have to be the set's technical highlight, as he cuts through mixes and pushes...

May 23, 2013

D-Node 201: Angel Alanis | Slap Jaxx

This week we present a set from Angel Alanis, who's been putting out techno and house tracks, mixes, and remixes since the mid '90s, on too many quality labels to list here. A DJ since the age of 14, he's collaborated with DJ Pierre as Afro-Acid and Steve Parker on the D-Form Recordings label, among other projects. He's steeped in techno history but up-to-date with the latest sounds, a great DJ for those who know and a discovery for any who didn't. SoundCloud | Beatport | Twitter ...

January 24, 2013

D-Node 187: Komprezzor Live in Minneapolis

Droid is pleased to present a live set from an emerging name in techno, Komprezzor. Based in Chicago, Komprezzor focuses on dark, dirty techno, and has been holed up in the studio churning out original material to drive his intense live set. 2013 is set to be a big year for Komprezzor, with about 10 tracks coming out in the next few months, including a release on his own SecreTechno imprint and The Thin Line EP for Sienna Obscure. This week's recording was made live at a New Year's Eve pa...

August 2, 2012

D-Node 167: Jeff Derringer Live at Interface 36 (Detroit) | Oktave

Jeff Derringer is a producer and performer based in Chicago. He is the resident and creative director of the Oktave project, which puts on events in both Chicago and New York. Jeff's first EP came out on New York's Subtrak label in the summer of 2010. He has since released three EPs on renowned UK label Perc Trax, as well as the forthcoming 'Deception' EP on Electric Deluxe, a collaboration with Droid Behavior's Raíz. To date, Jeff's music has been remixed by Claro Intelecto, Edit Select...

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,...

May 16, 2012

Droid Behavior presents PRIME: DJ Slugo | 5.17

Ghetto night is back. This rare Droid affiliated party of wildly raucous dirty house, roots techno and beating Chicago trax returns this Thursday with a debut performance by active Ghetto House Don DJ Slugo. Droid favorite, Stan Min will blow the dust off his Relief and Dance Mania back catalog, while new Low End Theory addition, Taurus Scott provides the new school juke sounds. Urban dancer Zulu Nasty provides the floor work and provocative atmosphere. Nike... Just do it. CLICK HERE FOR...

December 28, 2010

D-Node 112: DJ Hyperactive | 4track

A Chicago original and skilled DJ since the late 80s, Hyperactive has pushed an evolving sound across the borders of house and techno and has nearly 2 decades of smashing releases to his name. Since the late 90s he's run 4 Track Records out of Los Angeles. He's put together this excellent mix of 4 Track's latest, some of the year's techno gems, and a few classics that will never die. Download Mix -- See Other Podcasts We asked Hyperactive to highlight a few tracks from his mi...