Altstadt Echo interviews Jeff Derringer, following a recent show at TV Lounge in Detroit.
One of our favorite artists, Brendon Moeller, recently made a stop by Detroit to play alongside Jeff Derringer. After the release of his album “Works” on Electric Deluxe, Brendon has been touring around the world under the auspices of that fine label. We were lucky enough to grab his email address and get a few words from him.
Recently, Resident Advisor (whom I have a healthy level of respect for, especially given that I’ve started contributing articles) posted a rather scathing review of Monoloc’s new album Drift, accompanied by a disheartening 2.5 star review. I felt that this album deserved more credit, and so I thought I’d rant on that topic for a quick second.
Excerpt from Altstadt Echo’s (surprisingly controversial) review of the Tommy Four Seven / Rrose event put on by Blank Code.
Originally posted on Resident Advisor. Arguably some of the most notable contemporary purveyors of deep and strange techno, German label Prologue and its respective artists have no fear of stumbling down some of the most …
The eponymous single from this EP is defined by its grooving bassline. For DJs, this driving foundation will make this track a go-to for building energy levels. Crisp, clean sound design gives the track a machined feel, with synthetic acid-and-helicopter “accent noises” dispersed throughout. Overall, I’d say this track gives off a “taking acid at a sweaty warehouse rave” sort of vibe that’s all the fun, without the cliches.
Overall I was very pleased with this release from Modularz. It’s timeless, functional techno with no gimmicks or other distractions. Simple put, it’s both tasteful and useful.
Over the last five years, Perc has solidified himself as an icon of hard and minimal techno. Not shying away from “negative beauty,” he has come to embrace the use of noise and drones in his recent productions, reminding us of Birmingham techno from the last couple of decades. His upcoming release “A New Brutality” exhibits his mastery of this style, and is due out on Perc Trax on June 29th, 2012.
“Circle 1″ is the first release by the new Detroit-based label Blank Code. Responsible for some incredible events around the city (including the mind-blowing Interface 36 DEMF afterparty featuring DVS1, Audio Injection, and Drumcell), Blank Code’s first cuts arrive with a high amount of anticipation.
“Black Propaganda” is an album which begs no contextualization. Rather, it requires forty-three minutes of your time and the entirety of your imagination. Get ready for a restless night.