Archive for Andres
We Love Detroit takes a look at one of the protagonists of the story of the birth of techno “the innovator” Derrick May. Examining the journey of techno from conception, its explosion onto the international scene and back to its rediscovery by a new generation inspired by the groundbreaking journey of their hometown predecessors.
We see how almost twenty years later Jimmy Edgar and his contemporaries have taken inspiration from the City and the people who created an entire subculture and they have expanded on, making their own interpretations and once more putting Detroit on the map as one of the most important cities in the electronic music world.
Derrick May’s selection throws light on pivotal moments in techno’s formation. Tracing contemporaries that wore into the landscape to classics from masters that are still as relevant today (Carl Craig and KiNK), his Detroit is bursting with energy and desperate for change. In contrast, Edgar uncovers a new dawn for the city. His chosen tracks are still potent and raw but also majorly as yet unheard.
Label: We Love Recordings
Cat no: WLR02
Released: Monday December 3rd, 2012
- John Beltran – Synaptic Transmission
- Yotam Avni – Pentimento
- Petar Dundov – Distant Shores
- KiNK – Hand Made (Dub mix)
- Kai Alce – Power Thru Pt 3 (Mush’s Sax Dub)
- Deep’A & Biri – Hova
- Carl Craig – Sandstorms
- Federico Grazzini – Nova
- Benny Rodrigues – It’s A Spiritual Thing
- Andres – New For U
- Jimmy Edgar – Let Yrself Be
- Lando Kai – Clockin’
- Jimmy Edgar – Semierotic
- Magda – Late Night Woodward
- Kyle Hall & Kero- Zug Island
- Coyote Clean Up – Mount Babe Bricks
- Noel Jackson – That You Love Me
- Darling Farah – Body
- Magic Touch feat. N Dawson – Niks Groove
- Kris Wadsworth – Connection
- Axiom Crux – When Summer Doesn’t Come
HOW IT BEGAN
Detroit became known as the birthplace of techno in the 80´s, the catalyst for this futuristic music came in the unlikely form of the schoolboy friendships of Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May or The Belleville Three as they faithfully became known, adopting the namesake of the suburban high school where they met. What separated them from their contemporaries was their view of music. To them it was a serious philosophy rather than a simple form of entertainment.
Atkins made the first leaps in production, writing some seminal early electro tracks under his Cybotron collaboration with Rick Davies. Saunderson would go onto international commercial success with his Innercity outfit. But it was Derrick May´s mix of early Detroit electro and Chicago house beats that would become the blueprint for techno as many of us will recognize it today. After a short burst of production as Rhythim Is Rhythim between ´87 – ´89 tracks like “Nude Photo” and “Strings of Life” put May on the international map. And though his release schedule all but halted during the 1990s, he continued DJing around the world and honed Transmat into one of the most respected techno labels in the world.
Detroit as a city fell into steady decline after the collapse of the auto industry, as Detroit experienced heavy economic downfall, many of the middle-class white families fled to the suburbs in what is called the “white flight” of the early 70s while middle-class black families were displaced by the de-gentrification of once securely middle-class black districts. Detroit Techno as a genre created a newfound, integrated club scene in Detroit that had not been felt in a general sense after the Motown label moved to Los Angeles.
THE NEW GENERATION
Fast-forward into the 21st century and we find a young Jimmy Edgar playing drums in various Detroit bands, like most of his teenage friends he is into rock music. Contrary to common Europe belief, techno is not omnipresent in Detroit, the scene is incredibly niche and tight knit. If the opportunity hadn´t presented itself in the form of Jimmy stealing a pair of turntables when he was 15 things could have turned out very differently.
The young Edgar ended up playing at parties a friend of his older brother was organizing in Detroit, playing alongside Atkins and May, who Jimmy thought at the time were just local cats on the scene. Although he respected and looked up to them, it wasn´t until later on he realized how pivotal these people were in the creation of a sound that was entirely Detroit inspired.
Celebrating its 7th edition, Movement Music Festival, the Italian cousin of the world renowned Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) is back in force for 2012. Continuing on its path of exponential growth, this year an extra date in Rome is added on 31st October, ahead of round-the-clock activities for eight days in Turin. Movement once again brings original performances from the pinnacle of electronic talent and explores the depths and boundaries of the contemporary electronic music culture with the likes of Detroit exports Derrick May, Chris Liebing, Dubfire, Seth Troxler and 2 Many DJs.
From October 27th Movement Festival will once again take control of Torino’s nightlife, leaving a lasting effect on everyone lucky enough to witness it’s whirlwind of excitement before the grand finale on November 3rd. The week long cultural festival returns with some inspirational venues, taking in a selection of institutional and academic buildings whilst exploring the full realms of the electronic sonic realm. To further bind the musical education daytime lectures, workshops, forums and business networking platforms, take place at various venues around the Italian city.
In addition to the main Torino event, Movement are also hosting a one-night only affair in Rome on October 31st where guests of honour will beDerrick May & Kevin Saunderson will be staging HiTeckSoul, an Italy exclusive, alongside The Martinez Brothers. The event will be hosted in the Salone Delle Fontane, the capital’s 1930’s congress district and will be transformed into a magical music arena hosting some of the world’s finest DJ’s.
PROGRAM & ARTISTS
31st October: Main Event
with: Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Martinez Brothers, Tanzmann
Location: Salone delle Fontane
27th October Opening Circo Loco Party with: Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers, Sossa, Réne
at Lumiq (extraordinary venue: 1st Movie Studios of Italy www.lumiq.com)
28th October Superga 101 Bday Party
with: San Propper live (NL), Andrés (Detroit, USA), RedRob, Tsusa
Location: The National Automobile Museum
30th October Cultural Event
with: Brandt Brauer Frick In Concert
Location: Conservatorio “G.Verdi”
“presented by Red Bull Music Academy”
31st October: Main Event
with: Chris Liebing, 2manyDJs, Dubfire, Davide Squillace, Tale of Us, Shaun Reeves, Cobblestone Jazz live
Location: Torino Expo pavillon 5 (2 stages)
Trax Morning Party: warm up by Misty Rabbit (Trax magazine)
with: Dixon & friends
Location: Jam Club, Murazzi, Torino
2nd November: Detroit Party
with: Marcellus Pittman, John Heckle live
3rd November Closing Party
with: Apollonia, Derrick May, resident DJs
Location: Jam Club, Murazzi, Torino
Kassem Mosse frankly blows us away with his FACT mix 190.
The German DJ/producer, real name Gunnar Wendel, has been behind some of the most curious and invigorating house and techno records of the past four years, first coming to our attention with his rugged, syrup-slow contribution to part three of Workshop’s 12″ series. His Aqueous Haze (The World Disappeared Into An) EP followed soon after, and its B-side ’578′ was given a new lease of life this year when Omar-S remixed it and released two versions on his FXHE label.
It’s testament to the Wendel’s versatility and worth as a producer that he’s in not just with the serious heads from Berlin and Detroit, but those from London as well. A Kassem Mosse remix is forthcoming on Joy Orbison’s Doldrums label, and he recently released two tracks, including the grotty beatdown stomper ‘We Speak To Those, on Nonplus Records, the imprint operated by d’n’b emigres Instra:mental and home also to releases by ASC, Skream, dBridge and Actress. Oh, and Mosse has just contributed to the star-studded Commix remix album alongside the likes of Pangaea, Burial and Holland’s 2562.
The Kassem Mosse FACT mix reflects the breadth of Wendel’s production output, but firmly anchors itself in crunchy Detroit fare from Urban Tribe, Andres, Moodymann Theo Parrish and Leron Carson. Put together with a real mastery of groove across different rhythms and tempos, it’s simply one of the most absorbing and addictive FACT mixes we’ve issued all year.
Download: FACT mix 190 – Kassem Mosse
(Available for three weeks)
1. System 360 – Ph-optik (lowtec)
2. Theo Parrish – Dance Of The Drunken Drums
3. Appointment – B2
4. Baby Ford – Grand Central
5. Theo Parrish – Dance Of The Drunken Drums
6. Appointment – B2
7. Baby Ford – Grand Central
8. XDB – Anilem
9. Horizontal Ground – Ghosts On Acid
10. System 360 – Real Raw (Marvin Dash & Ty Frazier)
11. Nike.bordom – Substitute
12. Robert Hood – Electric Nigger pt.1
13. Andres – change my mind
14. Walt & Dave – Nupontywalt & dave – nuponty
15. âˆ†T – after image (the wayfarer dogs line)
16.Urban Tribe – Programm 12
17. Leron Carson – China II
18. Joy Orbison – The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow (Actress’ Neu Haus Slo-Glo Mix)
19. Moodymann – Silence In The Secret Garde
20. Saint Etienne – Heart Failed In The Back Of The Taxi (All Is Not Well For Otto and Ulli) (Bridge & Tunnel mix)