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07
Dec
09

Christian Smith- CLR Podcast

Christian Smith- CLR Podcast

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1. Marascia & Dusty Kid – Wiwy (Edit 2) – Southern Fried
2. Reset Robot – NW1 – Unknown
3. Green Velvet – Destination Unkown (Wehbba’s Bootleg) – Unreleased
4. Christian Smith & Reset Robot – Air Miles (2000 and One & DJ Madskillz Remix) – 100% Pure 5. Psycatron – Directions (Matt Nordstrom & Orlando Vilegas Remix) – Tronic
6. Spektre & Matt Cooper – Cuernos Cubanos – Respekt
7. Pan-Pot – Confronted (Slam Remix) – Mobilee
8. Mescal Kid – Do You Want It – Sci-Tec
9. Christian Smith – Break It Down – Tronic
10. Volta & Salvatore Freda – Tiramisu (DJ Madskillz Remix) –
11. Wehbba – Brother – Tronic
12. Egbert – Vreugdevuur – Cocoon

Christian Smith Born in Stockholm, the DJ/producer has spent the last decade working relentlessly to bring his amalgamation of funky house and tribal techno to a global platform. Although Swedish by birth, Christian spent much of his youth in Frankfurt, Germany, and this turn fate played an unexpected role in determining his musical tastes. Moving to New York in 1989, Christian discovered that, running parallel to its high profile house community, the city that never sleeps also had a thriving techno scene. After finishing high school in 1992, Christian moved to Washington DC to study international business at university and, in his spare time started DJing. He never dreamt DJing would become his career. Indeed, Christians earliest DJing experiences also played a definitive role in his future work, as he first met regular collaborator John Selway in 1993. Selway, who was playing the same rave circuit as Christian at this time was also working in New Yorks renowned Satellite Records store. By ’97 he felt really inspired by DJing and the music that this prompted him to get working seriously with his label TRONIC. However, on completing his studies, Christian started to go to New York more frequently to collaborate with John Selway! 
Back in Stockholm later on, Smith noticed that the demand for his tightly mixed, three decks DJing had increased and was booked to play all over Europe and beyond. Tronic was one of the first tech-house labels, music that house and techno DJs could play; Christian calls his style housey techno. While there’s no doubt that Christians distinctive work injected a much-needed sense of funk back into techno, he made it accessible to a wider audience. His DJing is of an exceptionally high standard; Smiths willingness to travel to literally every country in the globe has been another determining factor in his ascendance.
While Smiths releases ensured his bookings continued to soar, the Swedish DJ/producer identifies the release of his first major mix CD, Tronic Treatment as another turning point in his career. Weighing in at twenty eight tracks and recorded live in Australia on three decks, the smooth mix moves from funky house through to dubby, rolling tech-house, into pulsating techno. In fact, as things get faster, his selection becomes more varied. Christians profile was raised by the mix. His sense of diversity and unwillingness to adhere to one dimension is an ethic Christian believes is inherent in the worlds finest DJs. Christian was most inspired by Carl Cox and Laurent Garnier. Although both DJ’s are quite different what Christian saw in Carl was the ability to mix continuously between three turntables, and create that musical fusion.

30
Nov
09

The Advent-CLR Podcast ,29.11.2009

The Advent-CLR Podcast

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The Advent Quite an appropriate name for Cisco Ferreira, a man who has played a big part in the creation and development of Techno from the very beginning of this genre’s history. Indeed, his Techno CV is the stuff of legend. Cisco was producing Techno and performing live Techno shows years before the rest of the world had even heard of the genre. 1987 Cisco began going to clubs and learning about this new thing called Acid House, which was spreading like crazy throughout London’s underground scene, culminating in the famous “Summer of Love” in 1988, the genre’s golden period. He released his first track in 1988, was a pioneer of the Live PA (or Live Public Address – performing Techno live in front of an audience using electronic music gear), and, if all that wasn’t enough, he even worked as the sound engineer on some of Derrick May’s, Adonis and Fingers Inc’s recording sessions! Around this time, a record label called, Jack Trax “One of the 1st to release Acid House, House and techno in UK” Moved in next door and began using the same studio for recording sessions, with Cisco as the engineer working with Fingers Inc, Adonis, Marshall Jefferson and Derrick May. Cisco released his first record in 1988 on Ferrari records (R&S records) Then later “Cisco Ferreira” EP on Fragile. His first big break came in 1994, when he and fellow Londonite Colin McBean (a.k.a. Mr. G) were brought on by Internal Records to help co-produce a group called Salt Tank. A record contract with Internal/FFRR soon followed, committing The Advent to 12 EP’s and 3 albums. Today, The Advent goes on just as Cisco Ferreira. While he has had a long history with tons of accomplishments to hang his hat on, he continues to make history. The Advent is fulfilling Cisco’s vision as much as ever. He is busy touring as both a DJ and a live performer, producing for numerous labels, and running his own Techno imprint, Kombination Research. As Cisco moves forward, striving to fulfill the ambitious goals he has set one can look back at his storied past and see how he has come full circle..

Sra Portogues – Andi Kohlmann remix Der Gitarrenwemser – Original Mix – Hanne & Lore Trouw – Original mix – Oscar Cuernos Cubanos – Original Mix – Spektre & Matt Cooper Siren Call – Original Mix – Andreas Henneberg De A Poco – Original Mix – Pfirter – Mi Chica Last Cigarillo – Original Mix – Mentalic – Late Night Stories Aurian – Original Mix – Edit Select – Stay Below Bare Duty – Original Mix – Touane – Studio Works Pt. 1 Relic – Original Mix – Mark Mendes & Mike Jacinto – Toolroom Knights New Bound – Original Mix – Pig & Dan – Costa Rica The Outsider – James Ruskin (Luke Slater’s ME Remix ) – Blue Print Organized Kaos – Minimal Minds Ayuhascha – The Advent & Industrialyzer – Hedgehog DANZCA – Joey Beltram remix – Signaletik

23
Nov
09

Joseph Capriati – CLR Podcast ,23-11-2009

Joseph Capriati – CLR Podcast 

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1) Alan Fitzpatrick_”Face of rejection”
2) Moh_”My space”
3) Wehbba_”That one with the disco stab”
4) Uto Karem_”Homebase” (Rino Cerrone remix)
5) Pfirter & Flug_”Blacksmoke”
6) Slam_”Variance”
7) Par Grindvik_”I’m a lot like you”
8) Nic Fanciulli_”Materia” (Jerome Sydenham remix)
9) Joey Beltram_”Slice” (Joseph Capriati remix)
10) Tiger Stripes_”Eden”
11) Virgil Enzinger_”Form of the formless” (Bas Mooy remix)

Joseph Capriati, begins to approach the world of dj-ing in 1998 at the age of 11 with the passion for house and hip-hop. From 1999 to 2004 he performs in some clubs in south Italy and plays with various international dj’s growing musically and converted to the music that will totally transform himself: the techno! In 2005, begins his interest in the music production with the desire to create their own music and to play it. He began to learn the use of music-programms in a recording studio of his friend until does not buy his first sound card and midi keybord and begins to work on their own. In 2006 becomes resident DJ of the new club “underground” of his city , “Disco Seven” where perform with some best DJ’s of techno scene and here knows the owner of the GLOBOX, who decides to release his tracks on vinyl named “Formaldehyde”. In the end of 2007 Joseph has his debut on Analytic Trail with “C’est la vie”. With this track Joseph Capriati is strongly one of the most top charts producers of the year. In 2008 his releases took a great success and the techno hit „Molotov“ was choiced by Richie Hawtin for first track in his tour set from summer to winter and played like first track too at Love Parade! In february 2009 realizes an EP for the famous label CLR of Chris Liebing with tracks “Login” and “Passworld” that confirms Joseph in the world techno scene . In 2009 too has his debut on one of the best and storic label in the world: DRUMCODE,of the techno pioneer Adam Beyer,with 2 EP’s DC 53 and 53.5…from here starts a new era and new sound influence for Joseph! Are known his performance in festivals like Awakenings (Holland),Wire (Japan),Nature One (Germany) etc and in some of the best clubs in the world. Some of his ispiration’s artists are Adam Beyer,Speedy J,Richie Hawtin,Marco Carola etc… Currently is preparing new releases for Drumcode and his first album on Analytic Trail that will be released in the beginning of 2010.

17
Nov
09

Nick Warren- Don’t stay In Mix

Nick Warren- Don’t stay In Mix 

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– John Selway “shake the snow” Beat broker melting dub -Kompakt
– Glocal “After Midnight”Hyena stomp remix -Rebirth
– Dpen and Nick Varon “In Pain” – Unknown
– Jim Rivers “Full Tilt” Wettbbu remix – Tronic
– Psycatron “Is What It Is” – R&S
– Sven Hauck “Recombinate” – Baroque
– Bent “Swollen” Ben Watt dub – Godlike & Electric
– Way Out West “Future Perfect” Henry Saiz remix – Hope
– Ultraviolet “Kites” Pete Goodings Instrumental – Magicmuz.com
– Matias Chilano “Thinking” Isaac Escamilla remix – No Smoking

You can tell when Nick Warren’s on the decks. The music emanating from the man is that perfect club mix of driving percussion and soaring musicality, bursting out of the speakers, soaking everyone in melody, drenching them in sound. On the floor, where it really matters, his crowd experience all the peaks and troughs that make his music so unique. Locking on early, you’ll hear his deeper take on house, which morphs, as the club mood changes, into harder territory, music for sweating and losing yourself to. And at that point when the light are low, when smoke fills the room and people are dancing on instinct, that’s when the melodies start to rise over the top, washing the worries and exertions of life away, completing the club experience. That’s why Nick Warren is so respected, because he knows how to truly work a club, and a crowd, delivering again and again. That’s what comes with vision and, just as importantly, experience.

Nick, a music obsessive who grew up on punk, reggae and pop was, like so many DJs turned onto the power of house music in the late 80s. Living in Bristol, he’d been playing tunes for a few years before, running his own club night, Wiggle, in the city with a friend and he took immediately to this new sound coming from America. In 1990, a new house club, Vision took the city by storm and in a perfect bit of timing, he was offered the chance to play in the upstairs room, spinning weird downbeat Balearic records and mixing house with music by The Clash and Frank Sinatra. Catching the attention of a group of guys who had their own band, he was roped in to tour with them as their DJ when they went to play America. The group was Massive Attack.

As their official DJ, he began working on music of his own. Joining up with another Bristol producer, Jody Wisternoff in 1994 to form Way Out West, they recorded the seminal ‘Ajare’ single together, a huge progressive house club hit. Three years later, and with the duo now signed to Deconstruction, it was re-released, this time breaking into the charts and finally, the nation’s consciousness. Then came ‘The Gift’. With a memorable hook line culled from an old hardcore track, its mix of ambient soundscapes and breaks won it universal plaudits, sending Nick and Jody onto Top of the Pops and catapulting Nick into the league of the superstar DJ. Their three albums, ‘Blue’ and “Intensify” and took every single one of the pair’s influences and shaped them into a groundbreaking collection of tracks that stayed in the CD players of the UK and beyond for a long, long time. Their third album “Don’t Look Now” was released in 2005, which they toured as a live band with Faithless. Album Four We Love Machine has just been released.
And yet all this history has been eclipsed by Nick’s present: a DJ career spanning a decade and a half via his lengthy residency superclub Cream and then every self respecting club on the planet. His sound, which is entirely unique, sourced by forging relationships with cutting edge producers all over the globe, most of his set still made up of unsigned new electronic talent. This is no better represented than in the continuing series of compilations. “Back to Mine”, Renaissance his eighth Global Underground album, this time from the wild environs of Lima making him the most featured artists for this huge compilation series.

He has also taken over A&R at Hope Recordings as the final link in the chain that allows him to represent the sound that he has so long championed.

Nick Warren isn’t for standing still, he loves what he’s doing too much for that, but you know that already.

17
Nov
09

Joel Mull – CLR Podcast, 16-11-2009

Joel Mull – CLR Podcast

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Stockholm, Sweden. He started travelling around the globe more than a decade ago and quickly made himself well known as “the Swedish techno soul” of the electronic music world. Joel’s passion for music really started in his early adolescence when he began attending a music school and spending all his time at the piano and keyboard.
In the early nineties the new phenomena “Rave” caught his attention and his interest for electronic music and recording own material led to large sums of money being spent on drum machines, samplers and synthesizers. Soon the first 12″ techno track was released, a collaboration between him and school friend ADAM BEYER. For over 3 years, 3 times a month, Joel was warming up, closing and playing along-side many of the important DJ’s on the national and international circuit.
Moving back to Stockholm in 1997 Joel had more time to focus on his productions and in early 1998 his own imprint INSIDE RECORDS was born. In the recent years Joel has focused on his DJ career more than ever which has led to a hectic touring schedule. His productions and releases are also getting more attention.
In 2007 we saw a string of releases and collaborations from Joel with other top artists, but the most important release was of course his artist Album “The Observer” on Harthouse. He integrateded Ableton live into his DJ set and used the mixer 3D from Allen&Heath to combine the two systems. The result was fantastic. He will definitely be known as one of the few who more than rode but created the wave of electronic dance music and he will always be mentioned regarding Swedish techno!
This year has been another great year for Joel. 
Before this years Winter Music Conference he got asked by his friend DJ/Producer Nic Fancuilli to mix a compilation with tracks from his Label Saved Records. It got featured as cover cd with the Magazine IDJ doing a WMC Special. And 30.000 units got spread around the world. 
At the moment Joel is working on a album due to be released 2010. He will also continue his residency on the Drumcode label parties that are going to go on tour next year starting in January in London at Ministry of Sound…

17
Nov
09

Nick Warren- Don’t stay In Mix

Nick Warren- Don’t stay In Mix 

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– John Selway “shake the snow” Beat broker melting dub -Kompakt
– Glocal “After Midnight”Hyena stomp remix -Rebirth
– Dpen and Nick Varon “In Pain” – Unknown
– Jim Rivers “Full Tilt” Wettbbu remix – Tronic
– Psycatron “Is What It Is” – R&S
– Sven Hauck “Recombinate” – Baroque
– Bent “Swollen” Ben Watt dub – Godlike & Electric
– Way Out West “Future Perfect” Henry Saiz remix – Hope
– Ultraviolet “Kites” Pete Goodings Instrumental – Magicmuz.com
– Matias Chilano “Thinking” Isaac Escamilla remix – No Smoking

You can tell when Nick Warren’s on the decks. The music emanating from the man is that perfect club mix of driving percussion and soaring musicality, bursting out of the speakers, soaking everyone in melody, drenching them in sound. On the floor, where it really matters, his crowd experience all the peaks and troughs that make his music so unique. Locking on early, you’ll hear his deeper take on house, which morphs, as the club mood changes, into harder territory, music for sweating and losing yourself to. And at that point when the light are low, when smoke fills the room and people are dancing on instinct, that’s when the melodies start to rise over the top, washing the worries and exertions of life away, completing the club experience. That’s why Nick Warren is so respected, because he knows how to truly work a club, and a crowd, delivering again and again. That’s what comes with vision and, just as importantly, experience.

Nick, a music obsessive who grew up on punk, reggae and pop was, like so many DJs turned onto the power of house music in the late 80s. Living in Bristol, he’d been playing tunes for a few years before, running his own club night, Wiggle, in the city with a friend and he took immediately to this new sound coming from America. In 1990, a new house club, Vision took the city by storm and in a perfect bit of timing, he was offered the chance to play in the upstairs room, spinning weird downbeat Balearic records and mixing house with music by The Clash and Frank Sinatra. Catching the attention of a group of guys who had their own band, he was roped in to tour with them as their DJ when they went to play America. The group was Massive Attack.

As their official DJ, he began working on music of his own. Joining up with another Bristol producer, Jody Wisternoff in 1994 to form Way Out West, they recorded the seminal ‘Ajare’ single together, a huge progressive house club hit. Three years later, and with the duo now signed to Deconstruction, it was re-released, this time breaking into the charts and finally, the nation’s consciousness. Then came ‘The Gift’. With a memorable hook line culled from an old hardcore track, its mix of ambient soundscapes and breaks won it universal plaudits, sending Nick and Jody onto Top of the Pops and catapulting Nick into the league of the superstar DJ. Their three albums, ‘Blue’ and “Intensify” and took every single one of the pair’s influences and shaped them into a groundbreaking collection of tracks that stayed in the CD players of the UK and beyond for a long, long time. Their third album “Don’t Look Now” was released in 2005, which they toured as a live band with Faithless. Album Four We Love Machine has just been released.
And yet all this history has been eclipsed by Nick’s present: a DJ career spanning a decade and a half via his lengthy residency superclub Cream and then every self respecting club on the planet. His sound, which is entirely unique, sourced by forging relationships with cutting edge producers all over the globe, most of his set still made up of unsigned new electronic talent. This is no better represented than in the continuing series of compilations. “Back to Mine”, Renaissance his eighth Global Underground album, this time from the wild environs of Lima making him the most featured artists for this huge compilation series.

He has also taken over A&R at Hope Recordings as the final link in the chain that allows him to represent the sound that he has so long championed.

Nick Warren isn’t for standing still, he loves what he’s doing too much for that, but you know that already.

16
Nov
09

Joel Mull – CLR Podcast, 16-11-2009

Joel Mull – CLR Podcast

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Stockholm, Sweden. He started travelling around the globe more than a decade ago and quickly made himself well known as “the Swedish techno soul” of the electronic music world. Joel’s passion for music really started in his early adolescence when he began attending a music school and spending all his time at the piano and keyboard.
In the early nineties the new phenomena “Rave” caught his attention and his interest for electronic music and recording own material led to large sums of money being spent on drum machines, samplers and synthesizers. Soon the first 12″ techno track was released, a collaboration between him and school friend ADAM BEYER. For over 3 years, 3 times a month, Joel was warming up, closing and playing along-side many of the important DJ’s on the national and international circuit.
Moving back to Stockholm in 1997 Joel had more time to focus on his productions and in early 1998 his own imprint INSIDE RECORDS was born. In the recent years Joel has focused on his DJ career more than ever which has led to a hectic touring schedule. His productions and releases are also getting more attention.
In 2007 we saw a string of releases and collaborations from Joel with other top artists, but the most important release was of course his artist Album “The Observer” on Harthouse. He integrateded Ableton live into his DJ set and used the mixer 3D from Allen&Heath to combine the two systems. The result was fantastic. He will definitely be known as one of the few who more than rode but created the wave of electronic dance music and he will always be mentioned regarding Swedish techno!
This year has been another great year for Joel. 
Before this years Winter Music Conference he got asked by his friend DJ/Producer Nic Fancuilli to mix a compilation with tracks from his Label Saved Records. It got featured as cover cd with the Magazine IDJ doing a WMC Special. And 30.000 units got spread around the world. 
At the moment Joel is working on a album due to be released 2010. He will also continue his residency on the Drumcode label parties that are going to go on tour next year starting in January in London at Ministry of Sound…