Another chapter of our beloved Living Techno Interview series is out, this time with an exclusive featuring DJ T-1000.

DJ T-1000 a.k.a Alan Oldham is a central figure in techno history. Detroit born and based in Berlin, he began his career in the early 90s with Underground Resistance, and is a prolific producer whose music has appeared on many labels including BPitch and Tresor. Behind the scenes, he runs legendary Detroit labels like Generator, Pure Sonik and Detroitrocketscience, and also works as a graphic artist and illustrator, producing iconic cover and merch artworks for Djax-Up-Beats, +8, Transmat and many more.

For this interview, among other things, Alan tells us a little about his long artistic and professional career, as well as he describes his latest release ‚ÄėThe Dirrty Underground EP‚Äô for Ellen Allien’s label, Bpitch. The EP was released on July 16, 2021 and you can get the digital release via Bandcamp. Full interview below.

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Last month¬† (May 21, 2021),¬†Tresor¬†announced the first in a series of digital releases to celebrate the label’s 30th anniversary and the next generation to come. First release of the series was a powerful 6-track EP titled ‘Dualism’ by Fireground.

Fireground is the collaboration of Angela and Daniele, who are predominantly known for their output of Techno and Electro via their own label R12 Records. With ‘Dualism’, the Napolitan duo delivered a timeless release that’s expertly connecting classic Birmingham sound of the 90s and early 2000s – think Surgeon‚Äôs Tresor trilogy – with current research in Techno.¬† The EP was released the past¬†May 21, 2021 and you can get the digital release in Bandcamp.

We had the chance to get an exclusive interview with Angela and Daniele, in which we talked, among other interesting things, about their EP signed with Tresor, about the production process of the tracks, and a little about how they formed the duo Fireground. you can find the full interview below.

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Mattia Trani¬†is considered one of the most talented young artists of the techno music landscape of recent years. In 2012, by founding his own label Pushmaster Discs, Mattia managed to score important collaborations with artists like Ben Sims, Juan Atkins, DJ Hyperactive, Ilario Alicante, Rolando, Skudge, DJ Stingray and many others. Today his platform represents a small ‚Äúmusical universe‚ÄĚ and his work is supported by many American music heroes like Jeff Mills and Robert Hood, but also European artists like Laurent Garnier and Ben Klock, with Amelie Lens and Nina Kraviz as self-proclaimed fans.
 
Bringing the listeners from sordid 90‚Äôs warehouses to blazing next-millennium cyberpunk sceneries, from drum‚Äôn‚Äôbass flavours to techno or intricate ambient works;¬†Mattia Trani announced his new triple LP entitled ‘Scenery‘. The 15-track album is going to be out via¬†Pushmaster Discs¬†on¬†May 28th, 2021¬†in Vinyl and digital formats. (Pre order Triple LP:¬†Bandcamp)
 
Taking advantage of the announcement of the release of Mattia Trani\’s new album, we had the honor of having an exclusive interview with him, in which he tells us a little more about his new triple LP ‘Scenery’, a little detail about its production, meanings and more. He also tells us a bit about his life and how he is going at the moment.¬†
 
Read what he has to say below.
 

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As always, we are excited to present a new episode of the Living Techno Interview series, again collaborating with Freakquency Productions In Guatemala. These guys have arranged an exclusive interview and mix with the Dj and Producer from Hamburg, Lampé.

This outstanding artist describes his music as “something in between techno, minimal or deep tunes… he is experienced in subharmonics, cooking emotions and surprises he brings groove and energy to the tunes’. Having released music in Alula Tunes, Mirror, Phobos, Ballroom, Music4Aliens or Techgnosis Records, every track is one of a kind with his typical signature.

Listen below to Lamp√©’s exclusive set for Freakquency Transmissions Volume 10:

 

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Today is a special day, in a collaboration with the guys of Freakquency Productions from Guatemala (a music collective, event promoter and most of all, a group of friends, Djs and Producers that is aiming to start a deep culture of techno music in Guatemala), we bring you a very interesting and exclusive interview with an extremely talented Dj and Producer, a techno magician with a lot of knowledge in music production. 

With this post, we welcome Ignacio Arfeli to be a part of the Living Techno files. Read more about him and his exclusive interview with us below.

Hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina and based in Berlin, 2019 was a breakout year for Ignacio. Although he\’s a relative newcomer, the young artist has already created a space for himself with raw sounds, textures and dark percussions. Crossing the line between underground and more commercial productions, he‚Äôs landed himself on some of the most respected labels in the world, like AnalyticTrail, Suara, Octopus Recordings, We Are The Brave, Odd Recordings and Noir Music.

Charlotte De Witte has frequently opened festivals with tracks from him, and many other giants in the scene drop his music on their touring playlists like Alan Fitzpatrick, Eric Pryzd, Dense & Pika, Sian, Sam Paganini, Noir, Coyu, Pan Pot and many more… But that\’s not a surprise, especially after listening to Ignacio Artefi\’s DJset recorded exclusively for Freakquency Transmissions podcast. (Listen below)

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We could not be more than pleased and happy to do another collaboration with our friends from Delusional Guatemala.
 
They recently released a new episode of their infamous and powerful Bad Habits Podcast, the number nineteen, which featured an outstanding 1 hour mix by none other than Kaiserdisco, a duo born and raised in Hamburg, Germany. 
 
In the podcast, you can expect to listen to Kaiserdisco’s current favorite tracks and an exclusive preview of their next EP which will be out in the beginning of 2021. Listen below:

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Delusional¬†Bad Habits podcast it\’s reaching their episode number 018 featuring nothing more and nothing less than the young talented Dj and Producer based in France, [ Wex 10 ],¬†who \’prepared a techno mix with a captive atmosphere,¬†strong and dark techno with deep vibes and hard kick drums\’ for the occasion.¬†

 

 
Influenced by New Beat and everything related to the underground, [Wex 10] installs a captivating atmosphere during his dj-sets, something that have drove him to play at prestigious venues like Nature One Festival and the Lehmann Club in Stuttgart.
 
In his productions, music labels such as Combine Audio, Odd Recordings or the Sam Paganini’s label called Jam gave him the chance to share all his talent and his imagination. Several of his tracks are ranked in the Beatport top 100 and are played by artists like Amelie Lens, Adam Beyer or Pan pot in festivals world wide such as Tomorrowland, Love Family Park or Awakenings.
 
Without a doubt, Guatemala based Delusional crew is very proud to present a guest of this caliber for the 18th installment of their outstanding podcast, and of course, we are happy to do a collab with them to lead out a exclusive and very pleasant interview with a great artist and person. (Read below)
 
Enjoy the podcast below, as well as our exclusive interview with [ Wex 10 ].
 
 

 

 
 
Interview with [Wex 10]
 
Hi, firstable we want to say thank you for taking the time to chat with us today, we hope you\’re good, safe and healthy these days.¬†

 

 

 

Q. We are going to start this interview asking you from where your artist name [Wex 10] comes from, and if it does have any story behind it?

 

 

 

Thanks a lot for taking time for me. I\’m good, safe and my family is healthy, which is the most important.¬†

 

 

 

About my artist name,[Wex 10], is a phonetic nickname of my last name. 

 

 

 

Q. In what part of the world are you answering this interview? 

 

 

 

I\’m living in the north of France, near Belgium\’s border so I\’m answering from my private flat.¬†

 

 

 

Q. Is that the same place where you spent the last few months? 2020 is definitely a bizarre year for almost everyone in the entire world. How was that experience for you, and how did you keep busy and motivated? 

 

 

 

Yes, I\’ve stayed here since March when the quarantine was installed. In fact, the situation was very strange. Get out was strictly prohibited. Only to buy food. Impossible to see my mom, my family. So, I spend my entire time at home, doing nothing honestly. I was totally disappointed because I\’ve had many shows booked all around the world. 2019 was a very good year for my producing stuff and was on my way to take a big step in this industry.¬†

 

 

 

Q. Do you feel the lockdown has slowed your progress as an artist, or do you find some positives in all this situation? 

 

 

 

You\’ve to be mindly strong to not lose your trust, your confidence because lockdown has slowed my progress like many artists.¬†

 

 

 

Q. What other hobbies or passions do you have or do besides producing top underground techno music?

 

 

 

I\’m interested in personal development, so I\’m reading some books and watching videos on YouTube. I\’m not passionate, but I\’m very curious about anything : nature, politics, economy. And most of all, I love watching football but in the lockdown, there is no sport on TV hahaha ūüėČ !¬†

 

 

 

Q. Besides techno, do you like to play or produce music of other genres?

 

 

 

Not yet but I would like to make some tracks of US Rap, working on dark and strong beat. 

 

 

 

Q. If you could pick any other artist to do a studio session with, who would it be and why?

 

 

 

Without any hesitation, Jennifer Lopez ! No, I\’m joking hahaha ūüėČ Honestly, good question. Actually, I pretty much like : Marco Faraone , Slam , Pfirter , Radio Slave…

 

 

 

Q. Who did you listen to when growing up and do they influence your productions at all today?

 

 

 

Every day i listen to many kinds of music.When I\’m in the studio, I spend a lot of time listening to some old classic tracks. I try to bring a creative work with an old school touch.

 

 

 

Q. What do you miss the most about being at the parties and touring?

 

 

 

First, meet new people. I love to discuss and discover many things with new people and it\’s better when they come from other countries, other cultures.¬†

 

 

 

And I love airport life, watching planes in their atmosphere, looking at people traveling. 

 

 

 

Q. Speaking about your podcast recorded exclusively for the Delusional crew in Guatemala, How would you describe your Dj set, and what can the listeners expect from it?

 

 

 

I\’ve prepared a techno mix with a captive atmosphere like any set. I like strong and dark techno with deep vibes and hard kick drums. I try to take listeners on this trip.¬†

 

 

 

Q. Have you ever listened to anything regarding raves in Guatemala or heard someone talk about the country?

 

 

 

Yes, last year I was approached to make a South America tour with a show in Guatemala City.

 

 

 

Q. Last but not least, are you working right now in some project(s) that you can talk a little about? And what news can we expect from you? 

 

 

 

Yes, I\’ve many projects in progress because during the lockdown, I was not very productive. Since August, I\’m inspirate and I\’m working on a new EP and remix. I feel free now to make different styles, sometimes harder, hypnotic or melancholic but always with a big kick drum.¬†

 

 
 

 

Thanks again. [ Wex 10 ].