Category dub techno

Throwback: Hidden Hawaii

Whilst Felix K’s mix for mnml ssgs in 2010 displayed his techno chops, his 2013 album, ‘Flowers of Destruction’, on his own cult Berlin label Hidden Hawaii is undeniably a drum and bass record label. However, it’s a distinctly Berlin drum and bass; soundscape-y, glacial, infused with a minimal techno aesthetic now firmly rooted in […]

The rise of… dub techno

Deadbeat, Scott Montieth to the civil authorities, hails from Kitchener Ontario, a part of the world perhaps less associated with the Jamaican diaspora than Berlin. However, sometime after singing in a youth choir as part of his protestant minister father’s church, and then finding punk rock as a teenage bassist, Montieth got the reggae bug. […]

The birth of… dub techno

Jamaica’s influence on the evolution of modern dance music is immense.  The reggae sound system diaspora in New York and London helped birth hip-hop, jungle and dubstep, along with a host of other sub-genres. But, surprisingly, it was in Berlin that dub collided with minimal techno and profoundly changed things. Mark Ernestus and Moritz Von […]