Tom Hades started to discover and experiment with electronic music when listening to DAF, Kraftwerk, Front 242, … At the age of 15, he bought his first keyboard, the famous Casio CZ-101 and transformed his game-computer, Amiga 500, into his first DAW. Quickly he got experienced with MIDI-integration and sampling functions, which gave him even more urge for buying/selling new material as addition to his current setup. During the same period, his old schoolfriend, RedHead, was co-producing with Marco Bailey. He got in contact with Marco too which led them in 2000 to their first co-release. And this was the start of a big period of releases, included the anthem of \”I Love Techno\” in 2001. Have a look at the discography for the complete overview … In the same year as I Love Techno, Tom started to do live performances. He got more & more experienced and started to play all over the world. His live performance was fully appreciated in countries like Spain, Colombia, Brazil, France, Poland, Sweden, Mexico, Japan, Austria, Italy, Norway, Ireland, … and on many known festivals like Nature One, I Love Techno, City Parade, … In the first period of 2002, Tom also produced his first solo release. In the next 3-4 years he continued to produce tracks on his own as well as his co-production with Marco on respected labels like MB Elektronics, Pornographic Recordings, Rhythm Convert, Northwest Dynamics, Invasion, Fine Audio, Patterns, Lupp, … In 2004, they decided it was time to take the next step, start a label. And so Rhythm Convert was born. Initially, the purpose of the label was to give an opportunity to new talents to release their stuff. Guys like Axel Karakasis, Spiros Kaloumenos, Veztax, … did a very good job to show the people what is was all about. Nowadays, the label is more aimed to produce electro-techno tracks and less oriented towards loopy techno sounds. End 2004, they released their full album, Rude Boy, caused a stirr all over the world. The best proof was their live performance during Nature One @ Pydna were they literally \”blew the place to kingdom come\” ! His current releases on labels like MB Elektronics & Rhythm Convert are oriented in the same way his musical taste changes, more melodic and even sometimes more dramatic music with flavors of techno, minimal, tekhouse and electro. Nowadays, Tom is busy at concentrating in his next step, to develop his \”dj-career\”. In the near future, you can expect dj-sets with dedication and filled with energy, as known from his live-sets, to give his fans the pleasure of clubbing ! But as every self-respected artist, he will never forget his roots, so live-sets will still be part of his main occupation ! In the means of productions, future releases will certainly be done, as well as a second album together with Marco. So keep your eyes open on some new productions, because they will certainly surprise lots of people !!!
Artist: Tom Hades Tiitle: Rhythm Convert(ed) Podcast #067 Rls date: 20.09.2012 Genre: Techno Release/catalogue number: RCP067Source: WEB Type: Set Tracklist: 01. Justin Berkovi – Godspeed [Trapez] 02. Justin Berkovi – Mondrian [Trapez] 03. Francys – Crossing The White Line (Gorge Interpretation) [Highway Recordings] 04. Nic Fanciulli & Gary Beck – Hear Me Out (Nikola Gala Remix) [Saved] 05. Pig & Dan – Mooshi [Suara] 06. Adam Beyer & Ida Engberg – Lovecraft [Drumcode] 07. Psyk – Distane [Mote Evolver] 08. Raffaele Rizzi – Mr Flytek [MKT] 09. Tom Laws – Sacrastrofy [Respekt] 10. Redhead – False Colors [MB Elektronics] 11. Uto Karem – Green Pulse (Drum Mix)  12. Miniminds – Logistical Entry (Axel Karakasis Remix) [Akoom] 13. Tom Hades – Weasel [Unsigned] 14. Ry & Frank Wiedemann – Howling (Ame Remix) [Innervisions] Listen & Download:
Something about Jon Rundell: A DJ since ‘96, beginning his career at many of the UK’s major dance events (at clubs such as The End, Magna and Camden Palace) and one of the original Mixmag ‘Future Hero’s, Jon has been a regular at some of the most exciting clubs and events of the era. Fusing Techno, House, Breakbeat and pumping Progressive House together, Jon’s unique and diverse blend of sounds has won him many admirers globally, by subtly pushing new music onto people whilst keeping them firmly on the dance floor. 2006 saw things really take off for this rising talent, having played at many of the major dance festivals across Europe including Dance Valley, Global Gathering and Sonar to name but a few, as well as regular dates across the UK.
In 2006 Jon accepted the position of running the world renowned Intec Records on behalf of Carl Cox, taking the label into new musical directions and expanding on what the label had already built. While running Intec, Jon’s DJing schedule continued but being in this position helped Jon expand on what has been a success in A&R within the label as well as work on his own productions.
By night, Jon works in his studio, his production outputs are many and as in-demand as he is as a DJ. Jon has remixed tracks for Cox’s latest artist album ‘Second Sign’ in both Electro House and Drum n Bass styles as well as being responsible for one of the freshest techno tracks on Intec ‘Dirty Disco’. His releases have been supported heavily by the likes (amongst others) of DJs Paul Van Dyk, Danny Tenaglia, John Digweed and Ben Sims. In 2007 Jon released an EP on Trevor Rockcliffe’s Mentor label, being the first artist other than Rockliffe to ever appear on the label. A huge Rundell remix of Bad Clock by Sébastien Leger has been hammered by Van Dyk (DJ Mag Top10 track, Essential Mix plays, regular on his Soundgarten show) Jon’s remix of Get What You Paid 4! By Carl Cox featuring Saffron from Republica on vocals was commercially released and charted highly in America’s Billboard charts. Jon\’s latest release ‘The London EP’, including tracks ‘Rock’ and ‘Nemesis’ have been in the playlists of many. Heavy support from Van Dyk saw him play no less than two tracks from this EP and 4 others in his recent essential mix (August 2007). Jon continues to balance work, with Djing and is working on some really exciting forthcoming productions. Keep your ear to the ground!
Gig highlights of 2007 really show how far Jon has come over the last year. They have included The Gallery in London, a stop off gig in Jakarta followed by a massive tour at the Future Music Festivals across Australia during March; taking in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Auckland and Sydney and often playing to no less than 20,000 between DJs such as Ferry Corsten, Felix da Housecat and Carl Cox. August 2007 saw Jon play at Live at Loch Lomond Festival in Scotland as well as gracing the decks of the new terrace at Space in Ibiza, for the busiest ever Carl Cox ‘King of Clubs’ night, Mondaybar in Stockholm and warming things up for Danny Tenaglia on the inside terrace at Dannys’ exclusive ‘Ace of Clubs’ night at Space in Ibiza for a second time in 07.
Things are looking good for Jon, DJ and production wise. On route to Australia in early 2008 Jon will visit the Far East. Jon will then be joining Carl Cox again on tour across Australia, this time for the Big Day Out festivals. First stop is Auckland in NZ, finishing in Perth via the Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Jon then plans to concentrate on more production work by getting into the studio with Carl as well as fitting in other DJ bookings across Aus, before flying out to Miami to make his presence at the annual Winter Music Conference.
Artist: Umek & Jon Rundell
Tittle: Behind The Iron Curtain Rls date: 06.07.2012 Genre: Techno Source: WEB Type: set
01. Ant Brooks – Get Down [Deeperfect] 02. Kernel Key – Pathei Mathos [Rusted] 03. Markus Lauc – Groove Shaker Em [Soundcloud] 04. Marco Bailey & Redhead – Firestone [Mbe] 05. Pleasurekraft Feat. Green Velvet – Skeleton Key [Great Stuff] 06. Roy Rosenfeld – I\’m Fat Let\’s Party  07. Wyrus & Ivica Petak – Made For Dancing [Neptuun City] 08. Stefano Noferini – Marss [Promo] 09. The Ultimate Seduction – House Nation [Mid-town]
01. Andres Solano – Emantic (Alex Sibley Remix) [Spundae Black] 02. The Junkies – Give It All [Tronic] 03. Nic Fanciulli & Gary Beck – Hear Me Out (Nikola Gala Remix) [Balance] 04. Jim Rivers – Dusted [White] 05. Christian Smith – House This House [Plus 8] 06. Michael Knop – Fab [Clap Your Hands]
At this point it is difficult for us to sum up the multi-faceted career and personality of Tony Rohr. He is Brooklyn\’s bang mixed with Mid-Western politeness, and is easily one of the most original and well-liked artists in the industry. His sought-after Live PA, matched with a discography and release schedule that aspiring artists would kill for, keeps him consistently in high demand. He has turned up the heat in recent years, burning miles across the globe and sharing his enthusiasm for music and life via Macbook, Machinedrum and two Korg\’s.
Tony\’s lengthy journey from a College scratch DJ in Effingham, IL, to Brooklyn live artist and International superstar has been driven by his love and fascination for innovative musical ideas. His range of inspiration fuels his indefinable sound, gathering ideas through early Hip-Hop, House, Industrial and finally Techno. Channeling these expressions through his performances has earned him center stage at places like I Love Techno, Nature One, Awakenings, Tresor, Berghain, Chris Liebing\’s Spinclub, Kozzmozz, Fuse, and even the closing of the famous La Real in Spain.
In 2005 Tony met Tim Xavier and Camea in Brooklyn, and they began releasing together on Clink Recordings. He has contributed to five of their releases as a solo artist, and collaboratively with Tim as the Afternoon Coffee Boys. He ignited the label\’s popularity with his biggest record of 2007, Kreuzberg Krunk. Tony also works with Alexi Delano, Dietrich Schoenemann and Dave Shokh (Dirka Dirka) on numerous projects and his work has been featured on top labels such as Cocoon, Weave, Plus 8, Drumcode, Podium and Frankie Records.
Artist: Tony Rohr Tittle: Elektronic Force 062 Rls date: 16-02-2012 Genre: Techno Source: WEB Type: Set
01 Phil Kieran – Juicy (Jesper Dahlback Remix) 02 Alexi Delano – Brooklyn Formula 03 Terence Fixmer – A Journey To Uncharted Destinations 04 Alex Caytas & Aleks Patz – Are U Afraid 05 Mike Wall – Expecting Different (Splatter Remix) 06 Steve Parker – Body Trade 07 Nikola Gala – Dope Beat 08 Dustin Zahn – Breaking The Cycle 09 Audio Injection – Condition (Tex-Rex Remix) 10 Tim Xavier – Speeding Around The Universe (Tony Rohr Freaksound Remix) 11 Hans Bouffmyhre – Easy Meat 12 Dapayk Solo – Spektakel (No Strings Version) 13 Phil Kieran – Strobe Light 14 Steve Mensink – Moro Lasso
A bad ass behind the decks, and in the studio since 1998…his productions ended up on some bigger techno labels as well as more obscure imprints. Along with Ian Lehman, he forged the well-received “Attack People” live performance…bringing his show across the US, to South America, and Europe as well. When he’s not on tour with his DJ sets or supercharged live pa sessions, he co-promotes some of Minneapolis’s biggest techno parties. In addition, he also manages his labels Abiotic Recordings and Enemy Records, which both receive wide support from the techno community.
Dustin Zahn – \”An excerpt from my set at the recent Communion closing party. I play a bit different than I normally play at Communion so don\’t expect a lot of heavy techno. It was a fun night with a great vibe and a very nice way to end the summer. I didn\’t realize I played so many older tracks but who cares, it was a good time.\”
Artist: Dustin Zahn Tittle: @ Communion Closing Party Rls date: 04-09-2011 Source: WEB Type: Set Genre: Techno
01 Lucien N Luciano – Behind My Soul 02 6th Borough Project – Planets (TheRevenge Lost Groove) 03 Butch – The Drummers Drama 04 Levi Verspeek – Hurken 05 Alex Dolby – Eturia 06 Spektre and Matt Cooper – Cuernos Cubanos (Castro Tool) 07 Robert Hood – Interior Suspect 08 Underground Resistance – Transition (acapella) 09 Christian Smith, Reset Robot – Elixir – Gary Beck Remix 10 Blaze – To My Beat (Acapella) 11 Michel De Hey Vs Grooveyard – Compound 12 Christian Malloni – Agua Ardiente 13 Nikola Gala – The Beginning 14 Blaze – Lovelee Dae – Eight Miles High Remix 15 Destination – Definition Of Love (G-Flame and Mr G Remix) 16 Loco Dice – Definition (Nic Fanciulli remix)
Oliver Klein knows what he is talking about. His dynamic and energizing sets are notoriously famous all over the world. Techno fans from everywhere admire the charismatic German guy from Dortmund, who is dedicated and enthousiastic in every single minute of his performance. In his sets he would experiment with fresh sounds, always searching for the ultimate beat, that makes people go crazy. And he seems to find it blindfolded. Whoever gets to enjoy one of Oliver’s gigs cannot help but be fascinated by this DJ, be stunned by his trademark sound and be mesmerized by hypnotic beats. With his incredible presence, his intriguing cocktail of techno and house, and his unmistakable mixture of latest tracks and unique classics he easily casts a spell over them.
It was in the mid-Eighties at the age of 16 when Oliver Klein was himself thrilled by a DJ first. It was at the “Rollerhome” in Dortmund where he had first-hand experience of the power of the right track at the right moment . Both fascinated by mixing and music he began spinning the wheels of steel. First he confined himself to funk and soul, but when in 1989 Oliver was attending his first illegal techno party, he got immediately blown away by the sound and the community spirit of the scene , thus finally devoting himself to this new way of music. Initial residencies, e. g. at the “Orpheum” in Dortmund, where he played the nights away for Mario de Bellis, were followed in 1994 by a residency at the newly opened “Poison Club” in Düsseldorf. It is from there that he took the techno scene by storm becoming the undisputed figurehead of the most renowned after-hour club in Germany.
In 1999 he went to the studio with his friend and label partner Jürgen Driessen, and they hatched their first release “Virus” and “Impfung”. To this end, the duo founded the label Mutekki, which has meanwhile become huge among other successful independant techno imprints. Mission impossible accomplished with Mutekki01 being completely sold out within three days. Literally overrun and reassured by response from all over the world, they decided to continue working together.
Artist: Oliver Klein Tittle: Gallery Mix Rls date: 17.08.2011 Source: WEB Genre: Techno Type: Set
01 – Martinez – Solaris (Christian Burkhardt Unix Remix) – Moon Harbour 02 – F.E.O.S & Schneider – Unterwasser – Level Non Zero 03 – Oliver Klein – Hey Baby – Kling Klong 04 – Nikola Gala – Dope Beat – Rekids 05 – Diego – Crucificado – Treibstoff 06 – Abby J – Calante (Namito Remix) – Amazing Records 07 – Slam – Crowded Room – Drumcode 08 – Steve Slight – Bangkok – Alea Music 09 – Slam – The Tritone – Paragraph 10 – Gary Beck – Egoist – BEK 11 – Simina Grigoriu – Boondocks – Frequenza