Category Techno

Nextup: Jet Lag – Kalden Bess

Kalden Bess is a young (in the game) producer from Canada who seems to have his feet firmly rooted in the underground. He recently dropped a three track EP on the Organism label, which included two remixes to round off the package. Organism is one of those beautifully understated labels with a backcatalogue of around […]

Nextup: Roberto Capuano – Obsessed

What I love about Drumcode is its consistency – releases are always undeniably well produced. Many Drumcode releases follow a similar structure of bass heavy belters that are most likely to be found ‘in the rave’. Similarly to a lot of Dense and Pika‘s back catalogue, Drumcode tracks end up everywhere, from Beatport’s top 100 to that house […]

Interview: Hudd Traxx

Manchester-based label Hudd Traxx celebrate their tenth year in the business this weekend with an anniversary party at the Whiskey Jar in Manchester. Since 2005, the label has released music from the likes of Matthew Herbert, DJ Sneak, Rolando, Rick Wade, Iz & Diz, and JT Donaldson. Ahead of the night, label boss, producer and DJ […]

Nextups and throwbacks: Hold Tight

Hold Tight is a new club night aimed at offering an innovative clubbing experience. The night was inspired by boutique festivals which offer great music but combine this with visuals and art installations. This emphasis on ‘not just music’ is something that Hold Tight aims to bring to Manchester’s clubbing scene. The Hold Tight Collective, comprising of artists, […]

Manchester rising: NT3 – Zak Shehata

The third in our monthly podcast series comes courtesy of Zak Shehata, a closet music geek and future doctor. He began DJing when he moved to Manchester back in 2011, honing his talents between trips to the hospital, regularly guesting at house parties across Manchester’s Southern hemisphere. His journey into the field of vinyl started a […]

Nextups and throwbacks: CULT

Booking one of our favourite producers to play in manchester is always a sure-fire way to feature on the site. Step forward CULT, which has booked Max Graef to appear at Primrose St later this month… “CULT represents the underground subculture of electronic dance music. It’s secretive and mysterious. It’s not something that will ever grace […]

Nextup: Hans Bouffmyhre – Down the Drain

Hans Bouffmyhre is at it again, the guy is only 25 and he’s already charted a bunch of releases on esteemed techno labels and runs Sleaze Records, one of my favourite UK based techno outfits, at the same time. This latest release sees him dropping a two track EP on Decoy which includes a tantalizingly good […]