dd23: No Carrier (2002)

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More incredible tracks from techno’s renaissance period of 2001. It’s a trick, get an axe!

Performed January 2002 at Tetanus Studio, Brooklyn

Byron Bogues – This Place Is Everything – Choke
Byron Bogues – Hydra – Eruptive
Tobias Knobloch – Goodmorning – Episode
Rexxx – S.O.S. – D Records
Coming Soon – Ozonic – EC Records
Paul Mac – Elvis Beats (Ben Sims edit) – Stimulus
Deetron – Robotics – Phont
Regis – White Stains – Downwards
Si Begg – Welcome (Gayle San rmx) – Compressed
Greg Gow – Project 004 – Default
Electronic Home Entertainment – 24.24 – Federation of Drums
Dylan Drazen – Engine – Remains
Subhead – Q Hey (Shufflemaster rmx) – Subhead
Zank + g/b – Health Meter – Housedust
Immersion – Nose Tikkla – Routemaster
Sutramat – Rythmic Assault – Automat
Pistoloco – Ghost Copy – No Entry
Mark Tyler – Craka Wacka – No Entry
Dylan Drazen – Baba – Remains
Switchblade – Hard – 4x4x10
Diego – Execution Manual – Do Something
Switchblade – Deep – 4x4x10
Rhythms of Nature – Spirit Catcher – Fullspectdrum
Sharpside – Wave Cruising – Rotation

Serius (2001)


This was a rare studio trancey techno mix that I felt like doing at the time. A lot of my live sets those days were infused with these “rolling” kind of sounds, fueled mostly by my hero at the time Guy McAffer, the man behind the Raw and No Entry labels, and Geezer.

In 2001, I wrote:

“cd length tech-trance mix. something a little different for the kids.”

recorded at tetanus studios, 09.03.01 – brooklyn

Ian Wilkie – Guten Morgen – Polyester
Tomaz vs. Filterheadz – More House – Traction
Zzino vs. Filterheadz – Corrador – Traction
Dave the Drummer – untitled – Hydraulix 6
Geezer – Buff & Shine – Smitten
Geezer – You’ve Just Fucked Up – Smitten
Ice Pack – Ha-Ha – Cluster
McAffer/Wightman – Nice Tits, Luverly Arse – Raw 007
Trash Compactor – Put The Ham In – No Entry
McAffer/Wightman – The Turnip That Loved Me – Raw 007
Geezer – Shut Up – Smitten
Andreas Krämer & Thomas Poradl – Lecker Mädche – Construct Rhythm
Guy Geezer McAffer – Process Yellow – Minimum Maximum
Max Graham – Shoreline – Hope
S.O.L.I.S. – Dolphins – Alien
Photon Project – The Inside – Black Hole

dd21: High Heel Techno (2001)

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This mix is in a tie with “No Carrier” for my favorite techno mixes. I believe 2001 was the renaissance period for European hard techno. From the original description:

“With clubbier styled sounds fused together with the harder elements lately, the title “high heel techno” seemed apt, as my techno roots are firmly planted from watching the drag-queens do their thing on the Limelight club’s dance floor in NYC. Back and forth, these thin, muscle-bound monsters would show each other who could strut their shit the best in 1992.”

Performed January 2001 at Tetanus Studio, Brooklyn

Trace Element – Falling Logs – Elestik
Frankie Vega – The End, a Means and False Imspirations – Remains
Paul Nazca & Ultracolor – Loom – Scandium
The Reaver – Potion No.6 – Glyph
Do you like the way you feel when you shake? – A Squared
Rino Cerrone – Optical Way – Relentless
Signal Electrique & Noise Builder – A2 – OG
Genie – Night Walker – Convolute
DJ Ze Mig-L – Happy Tribe – Djax
Dylan Drazen – Beacon – Remains
Elastik Trikery – Beatbox – Insert
Basic Implant – Brain Circle – Søk
G-Man – 70-4 – Fieber
Métier – Body Electric (James Ruskin mix) – Coda
Gecko – Flugmaschiene – Delirium Red
Rob Stow – Curve Pusher – Hydraulix
Tuttle – EG Decay – Anlx
Tekno Résistants – Cataclysme – Resistance3
Michael Forshaw – Nerve Hammer – Red Seal
Alex K. Katz – Seek + Destroy – Jerk
G. McAffer & D. Preece – RAW 004
Ural 13 Diktators – Chernobyl Reaction – Lazer Attack

dd20: Live In Spain (2000)


Pretty cool that dd20 was recorded within the first two weeks of 2000. This was my biggest gig to date and I was super excited. My description at the time is hilarious:

“Live in Spain. dd20 is fulfilled the first month of 2000. On the quiet countryside of southern Spain lies a massive club called La Industrial Copera. 15 days into y2k dealt forth blows of hard FU beats toward the angst ridden happy receivers as the sound system received a lashing it handled beautifully. If you listen closely during breakdowns you can hear screams of the crowd come through the stylus.”

Performed January 2000 at La Industrial Copera, Granada, Spain

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Dylan Drazen – Lucky Dawg – Remains 03
Andreas Krämer vs. Kay D. Schmidt – 40.000 Miles to Hell – Jerk
Pounding Grooves – B1 – Tortured
Headroom – Kobol – Compound
Mike Väth – Herschen Den Zeit – Macrolon
Chester Beatty – Lights Flicker – Speaker Attack
Okayama – Gin – Frisbee
Rotary Outputs – 001 – Refill
DisX3 – Nato – unGleich
WJH – Planet 69 – Planet Vision
Bassoon – The Clones – Delerium Red
WJH – Forbidden – Planet Vision
Branco.Sandell.Cullen – Clanking – 4x4x4
Visco Space – Part 1 – Konsequent

side b

16C+ – Fruit Punch – Low Sense
Humphries.Wilson – Aural Exciter – Punish
Chris McCormack – Crazy Legs Crane – Embryo
Sikora – Bridge Builder – Klang
Red Frame – A1 – Red Frame 04
Olaf Noetzel – Patch Bay – Atomic Silence
Random Logic – A1 – Kial 04
Darkman – True Stories – Proper
Mark Verbos – Only A Danger To Myself – Simple Answer
Inigo Kennedy – Landcross Road – Red Seal
Inigo Kennedy – The Secondary – Aesimetrik
Mike Scabinger – Link – Holzplatten
Paul Damage – Travelling Hard – HOG
Olga + Josef – A2 – OJ 004
Multiple Orgasm – Raw Sex – Synchronicity
Gecko – Lunarcity – Planet Vision

dd19: The Matrix (1999)


Things were getting hot and heavy in Spain, and the music was getting relentless.

Performed April 1999 in The Cervix, Brooklyn

side a

Martial – Meteorite Wave – Taka
Oxia – Fresh – GoodLife
Grain – B2 – Fat Cat
Sapiano and the Partycrashers – Body Parts – Klang
Punisher – Extinction – Seismic
Chris Jackson – Make ‘Em Work – Resource
Visco Space – Part 3 – Konsequent
Pitch Invasion – In The Box – Core
Petter Fripp – Structural Pump
South Operations – Draining Faces – Evil Deception
Cari Lekebusch – This Way – Access 58
Olga + Josef – A1 – OJ 002
M. Lloyd – The Jump – Sub Octave
Clemens Neufeld – Impact – POD 10
Smith & Selway – Thunder – Primate
Raoul Delgardo – Steelworks – Sheep

side b

Alba Patera – Tog – Monoïd
Umek – Halcion – XS
Inigo Kennedy – Preliminary Statements – Aesimetrik
Cio – Talkin’ With Juanito – Ongaku
Oszillator5 – S8084#02 – Planet Pump
VCO – Mind Test – Thrust
Stanlee – Klangphase – Planet Pump
Icepack – Schwama – Solid
P. Leroy – Outlast – Gelstat
Tomito Satori – Manalive – Exhibit
Olga + Josef – A2 – OJ 002
Clemens Neufeld – Inappropriate Relations – Spiel-Zeug Schallplatten
Musicolor – Violet – Musicolor
Photonic – Impact – Universal Prime Breaks

dd17: Level 2 (1998)


Performed December 1998 in The Cervix, Brooklyn

side a

Semblance Factor – The Force of the Factor – State of Mind
PartyCrashers – Short and Sweet – Klang
Paul Brtschitsch (one vowel?!) / André Galluzzi – Klick-Klack – Taksi
Paul Mac – Filtered – Stimulus
Soul Mate – Playmate – Phont
Li Ve Su – Basewalk – Subsounds
Cherry Bomb – A Drift – Music Man
Levantine – Prong – Monoïd
DJ La Monde – A – Søk 11
DJ Rush – Spitball – Prox
Dylan Drazen – It Hz – Tektite
Stanny Franssen – Between The Lines – Conform
Virtualian – Progress – Thrust
Miro – Frequence Man – Adrenacrome
The Anxious – After the Storm – Embryo

side b

Fenton & Thomas – Ultra – Advanced
Visco Space – Part 1 – Konsequent
Reducer – User Killer – Instillation
Nuca – Mass-Production – Spiel-Zeug Schallplatten
Tomito Satori – Monochrome.. – Exhibit
Fumiya Tanaka – Phase – Torema
Marco Carola – 2nd:B1 – Question
Groof – Turbo Sex – Fieber
Structure – A2 – Surface 8
Pounding Grooves – AA – Pounding Grooves 04
Filter – Rechteck/Sägezahn – Auftrieb
Gnork – Nama Rupa – Braintist
AB/CL – A2 – Code Red 06
Icarus – Summertime – Jericho
Smoked – Polis – Jerk
Fumiya Tanaka – Move – Torema
Dylan Drazen – outro.

dd15: I Am Focused (1998)


Techno mix from 1998 performed in my first apartment in Brooklyn, a fresh life awaiting me.

Performed June 1998 in the Cervix, Brooklyn

side a

Apathism – 3.B – Apathism
District 1 – The Hub – Auk
Christian Borée – Callture – Propaganda
Fanon Flowers – Mode 05 – Exalt
Cari Lekebusch – Sterkommen – Hybrid
Circle Sun – Re-Course – Construct Rhythm
Joel Mull – 5.A2 – Code Red
DJ Tuttle – Exciter Element – Universal Music Floor
District 1 – Absolute Music – Auk
Peaky Pounder – Pyyteettakin – Upstruct
Prototype – Junction – Monoïd
4th Level – No Doubts – Auk
DJ Tuttle – 1.B1 – Red Connexion
The Hacker – Freeze_ – Doug Dunner

side b

Mindtours – Yellow – Torque
Nuccle vs Tracer – B1 – Red Seal
Andreas Krämer vs Torsten Kissler – Acrob@tic – Construct Rhythm
Hermetic Unity – Lysergic Ovni – Choice
P. Leroy – VCA Boost – Gelstat
DJ Tuttle – 1.B2 – Red Connexion
Breizh Sound System – 808 Breizh – Red Fish
A. Paul – Amanita Muscaria – onh.cet
Parkinson – 5.A1 – Tint
Tobias von Hofsten – Baby You’re A Pizza – Dark Disko
Joel Mull – Infected – Inside
Sigma – Moving Shadows – Focus

dd13: Level 1 (1997)


Getting relentless with techno, gearing up for some years of fun..

Performed December 1997 on The Serpentine, NYC

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Sphere – Aurora – Focus
Joel Mull – B2 – Code Red 02
User – Urgionomics – Organised Noise
Tony Montana – Cocoroach – !K7
Reproach – Reconstruct – Jerk
C&G South System – B1 – Drumcode 11
Andreas Krämer – Treibjagd – Construct Rhythm
Succion – Man Pocket – Element Communications
Anorak 3 – Precautions – Absense
Electronic Home Entertainment – Hitchcock – Delerium Red
40 Ft Puma – Jaguars Breath – Planet Rhythm
Clemens Neufeld – Death Thrills – Missile
Brother’s Yard – Kumarika – PV
Surgeon – Krautrock Version III- Tresor
Ben Long – Expressing Possibility – Potential
Chris Liebing – A – Audio 07

side b

Reck – 7th Year Cycle – Eukatech
20 Eyes – Down The Train – Labworks
Chance McDermott – Dark Clouds – Sativae
David Caretta – Moon Walking – Thrust
The Entity – Aphridite – Construct Rhythm
Crusty Mills – 01 – Techno Slut
Recapture – Tones & E-Facts – Construct Rhythm
40 Ft Puma – Stalking – Planet Rhythm
Subjective – Tremmer – Rotation
The Vectif – Octan – Spectron
Mass Retain – Hammer Drill – Subjective
Virtualian – Looped – Thrust
Tomito Satori – Futureperfect – Exhibit
Obscurum – Seaborn – Element Communications
C&G South System – A1 – Drumcode 11
Aura Exiter – Metalik – FTSound
Sphere – Atmosphere – Primate

dd12: Perils of Wisdom (1997)


The mixtape that started it all in Spain.

Performed July 1997 on The Serpentine, NYC

side a

Torsion – People of One-O-Seven – Reload Ambient
Subhead – Built of Glass – Subhead
Oliver Ho – Chasm – Drumcode
Andreas Kraemer – Raigras – Construct Rhythm
Section 8 – Rogue Trooper – Radius
Analog Confusion – Out – Tritone
Jeremdam – B2 – Absense
8-Bit Science – Resoultion – Trope
Mugon – Obscurum (Dom Theory) – Element Communications
Outline – Feeling – Ideal
Deadline – Flattery – Fieber
a.b – B2 – Drumcode
Andreas Kraemer – Tonkunst – Construct Rhythm
Brother’s Yard – Radiona – Expire
Heiko Laux – There Is No End – UTurn
Markus Schneider – Nu Phonic – Construct Rhythm
Umek – B1 – Expire
Mugon – Pub E Como – Element Communications

side b

Brother’s Yard – Lourinya – Absense
Advent – Armegeden – FFRR (eek)
Da Mother Ship – Funktion – Ozone
Umek – Glysine – Communique
Epsylon 9 – Full Power – Forbidden Planet
Future Frontier – 007 – PDS
Static Drum – Insector – Logistic
Future Frontier – 008 – PDS
a.b – B2 – Drumcode
03 – Wankelmotorbass – Auftrieb
Oliver Ho – After – Surface
Beast Tamer – B1 – Drumcode
Crazy ERG – Our Game – Jerk

dd10: Conscious of the Moment (1997)


Mixtapes were the thing back when I was in college. I was pumping them out as fast as I could acquire all this new music.

side a

Cari Lekebusch – Straffbas – Drumcode
Mould Impression – 6 Hours – Primate
Dristrict 1 – Pipe – Auk
Al Varis vs. The Pagemaster – Galatea – Jerk
J. Dahlback – Nice Weather Over King’s Island – Svek
Monorella – Replace – Zet
Cuts – Made in Brighton – Solid
District 1 – Inside Out – Auk
Cari Lekebusch – Brakstake – Drumcode
Wyndell Long – Head Games – Club Craft
Cuts – Made in Brighton – Solid
Skyways – ed2 – Scandinavia
Subhead – Weird Hair – Subhead
Regis – Translation – Downwards
Female – Untitled – Downwards
Regis – Cold Water – Downwards

side b

Moving Forward – Over Powered – Design
Al Faris vs. The Pagemaster – Synkope – Jerk
District 1 – The Lick – Auk
Spinning Atoms – Your Flexible Friend – Reload
Subsounds – 001 – PDS
Encephaloid Disturbance – Clone – Head in the Clouds
Subsounds – 004 – PDS
Future Frontier – 005 – PDS
Monorella – Report – Zet
Moving Forward – Scania – Design
Obscurum – Dom – Element Communications
Applied Language – Live in Chicago – Downwards
Future Frontier – 002 – PDS
Steve Bicknell – The Evader – Cosmic
Total Planet Refreshment – Ratfry – Trigger