Alistair Wells aka Perc has delivered a harsh yet atmospheric mix of techno for the Dekmantel Podcast series. Downloads via SoundCloud are essential as this is one to listen to recurrently.
It may be February but good music is timeless and the Dub Techno Blog’s “Best Of 2016” is an exceptional summary of the years dub and ambient infused electronic music.
There’s a lot of live jams on YouTube nowadays but few do it better than Martin Stürtzer. This recently uploaded set moves away from dub into more straight up techno.
However there’s still no shortage of delay or his expert command of spacial elements. Essential viewing, with the added bonus of it being on Soundcloud too.
A techno jam recorded live one afternoon in June 2016. The Roland TR-8 is obviously providing the drums, while the Elektron Analog Four supplies the bass, lead, drone and the rasping stab that comes in for the final third part.
The Korg Volca Sample provides the one shots and vocal samples that are triggered manually. There’s an excellent trick to get more sample time, for less memory, out of the Volca Sample. Pitch the original samples up 12, 24 or 36 semitones in an audio editor before exporting and then restore back to the original pitch in the Volca by using the Speed knob.
The RE-20 Space Echo is used extensively and there’s a touch of TC Electronic’s Hall Of Fame Reverb over most channels.
Over 2 hours of Andrew Weatherall recorded last March at the DGTL Festival, a three day event held at the NDSM Docklands in Amsterdam.