DROID BLOG TAG - Torque

June 27, 2013

D-Node 205: Q’Hey | Torque Japan

A mainstay of the Japanese techno scene, Q'Hey's been a DJ since 1989. He's the primary organizer behind the fabled Reboot techno series at Maniac Love and the founder of Moon Age Recordings. In 2011 he founded BPM Japan (Be Positive Music) to benefit victims of the earthquake/tsunami. He's recently provided a remix on Jeff Mills' album "Where Light Ends" (featured in this mix), and this month he's released his new album "Core" on Japanese label Torque. The album mixes futuristic sounds a...

June 20, 2013

D-Node 204: JAK | SubSensory Records

Jack Coleman aka JAK has been playing and producing techno and house in the Northwest since the mid '90s. His moving sets along with his work as a producer/remixer for labels Torque (Japan), Fade, 530Techno, Subspec, KRecordings and his own imprint SubSensory have earned him a reputation as one of the most respected proponents of underground dance music in his region. He is also one of the main forces behind Portland's Closer Electronic Music Festival. Closer, which is now entering its 3r...

April 11, 2013

D-Node 195: Masa Ueda | Torque Japan

Masa Ueda got started DJing and producing in the late '90s, then lived in the U.S. Pacific Northwest where he performed in the 3-man DJ/live act Energon Cube and released a record through his own Protoculture Recordings. Ueda returned to Osaka and has recently started up Torque, to help inject new life into the Japanese club scene through music releases and label show cases. For D-Node he's shared a wired mix that fits 39 tracks into an hour, including some uptempo jackers and a recent Torqu...

March 13, 2013

D-Node 191: Shin Nishimura | Plus

Shin Nishimura is among the Japanese music scene's long time players. Since 2004 he has owned and operated the label Plus Records which has released music from homegrown talents (Q'hey, Takaaki Itoh) as well as their established Global counterparts (Technasia, John Tejada, Hardcell). We had the pleasure of meeting with Shin during our last tour in Tokyo / Osaka and invited him to contribute to the D-Node series. As with many other mixes, we enjoy sharing techno's influence on other parts of...