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February 22, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Christina Chatfield is a techno and house producer and live performer based out of San Francisco, California.She  is an avid user of both hardware and software in the studio, with  the use of analog synthesizers giving her music a unique, organic sound  that is her own. Her live sets have garnered near-unanimous praise,  earning her a residency with San Francisco event producer As You Like It.  Working under her own name and also the pseudonym Anitserk, she has  releases with Detroit label Beretta Grey, Klectik Records, and Racecar  Productions.

Christina Chatfield is a techno and house producer and live performer based out of San Francisco, California.

She is an avid user of both hardware and software in the studio, with the use of analog synthesizers giving her music a unique, organic sound that is her own. Her live sets have garnered near-unanimous praise, earning her a residency with San Francisco event producer As You Like It. Working under her own name and also the pseudonym Anitserk, she has releases with Detroit label Beretta Grey, Klectik Records, and Racecar Productions.

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February 22, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Moe  Espinosa aka Drumcell is the Founder of Droid Recordings and Co-Founder  of Droid Behavior along with the Vargas brothers of techno duo Raíz. Since  the mid ’90s Drumcell has been a firm believer in the power of techno  and over the past decade become one of Southern California’s greatest  champions of underground EDM. This exclusive mix for FWD.dj was recorded  live when Drumcell recently opened for Jeff Mills in LA and features  fresh cuts from Jason Emsley, Raíz, Hans Bouffmyre and Truncate. Be sure to check out the interview as well.

Moe Espinosa aka Drumcell is the Founder of Droid Recordings and Co-Founder of Droid Behavior along with the Vargas brothers of techno duo Raíz. Since the mid ’90s Drumcell has been a firm believer in the power of techno and over the past decade become one of Southern California’s greatest champions of underground EDM. This exclusive mix for FWD.dj was recorded live when Drumcell recently opened for Jeff Mills in LA and features fresh cuts from Jason Emsley, Raíz, Hans Bouffmyre and Truncate. Be sure to check out the interview as well.

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February 22, 2011 at 10:47 PM

As  You Like It is the result of a shared taste for quality electronic  music, late nights and experiences that focus on cutting-edge sounds by  today’s most driven artists, while striving for and acknowledging  timelessness. We sit down with Bay Area promoter and As You Like it Founder Jeremy Bispo.

As You Like It is the result of a shared taste for quality electronic music, late nights and experiences that focus on cutting-edge sounds by today’s most driven artists, while striving for and acknowledging timelessness. We sit down with Bay Area promoter and As You Like it Founder Jeremy Bispo.

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February 22, 2011 at 10:44 PM

By now it’s cliché that club kids lead double lives. You have to have two identities to dance that hard and still participate in society. Dettmann can boil your brainjuices, sure, but only on party night, never on laundry day. So when a track like Brandt Brauer Frick’s “Corky” comes along, clearly appropriate for the middle of a hard set but just as suitable for studying or working out, it’s a relief. You don’t have to live a double life. You can listen to that immaculate sequencer whenever it comes on, whether you’re sweating in the club or washing your shirt the next day.

By
now it’s cliché that club kids lead double lives. You have to have two
identities to dance that hard and still participate in society. Dettmann
can boil your brainjuices, sure, but only on party night, never on
laundry day. So when a track like Brandt Brauer Frick’s “Corky” comes
along, clearly appropriate for the middle of a hard set but just as
suitable for studying or working out, it’s a relief. You don’t have to
live a double life. You can listen to that immaculate sequencer whenever
it comes on, whether you’re sweating in the club or washing your shirt
the next day.

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February 22, 2011 at 10:43 PM

At this point, everything that has had to be said about this album was already said by the millions of voices on the internet nearly two months ago when it leaked. James Blake unfortunately has had to bear the weight of such monolith expectations after releasing three outstanding EP’s last year that no matter what he did, how good it was, or when it came out, everyone was already going to have their opinions formed about one of the brightest new talents to emerge in all of music. Cries spanning from genius to sell-out have all been thrown his way when in reality he is just a 22 year old kid who recorded his eponymous self-titled debut in his bedroom without the intention of making some grand statement about dubstep, pop, or whatever you want to label his music at this point. And frankly, that’s enough, because he has managed to grace us with some of the most forward thinking electronic music in the past few years.

At this point, everything that has had to be said about this album was already said by the millions of voices on the internet nearly two months ago when it leaked. James Blake unfortunately has had to bear the weight of such monolith expectations after releasing three outstanding EP’s last year that no matter what he did, how good it was, or when it came out, everyone was already going to have their opinions formed about one of the brightest new talents to emerge in all of music. Cries spanning from genius to sell-out have all been thrown his way when in reality he is just a 22 year old kid who recorded his eponymous self-titled debut in his bedroom without the intention of making some grand statement about dubstep, pop, or whatever you want to label his music at this point. And frankly, that’s enough, because he has managed to grace us with some of the most forward thinking electronic music in the past few years.

(Source: fwd.dj)

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February 22, 2011 at 10:41 PM

Rich Korach discovered  underground electronic music in 1994, finally encountering the sound  that would transform the rest of his life. Growing up just north of  Detroit, Rich witnessed performances  from some of the early pioneers of techno. Shortly after immersing  himself in the underground warehouse scene in Detroit he became an  active DJ himself. The next decade included such highlights as: being a  resident DJ for Detroit’s legendary production company Paxahau, and gigs  at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (2005 and 2008), Space  Ibiza, Berlin, and all across the U.S.

Rich Korach discovered underground electronic music in 1994, finally encountering the sound that would transform the rest of his life. Growing up just north of Detroit, Rich witnessed performances from some of the early pioneers of techno. Shortly after immersing himself in the underground warehouse scene in Detroit he became an active DJ himself. The next decade included such highlights as: being a resident DJ for Detroit’s legendary production company Paxahau, and gigs at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (2005 and 2008), Space Ibiza, Berlin, and all across the U.S.

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February 22, 2011 at 10:40 PM

Music  is greatly influenced by geography and the case of Mossmoss (Mattie  Bowen) is no different. Mattie’s world began in chilly Scotland; he now  lives and loves in beautiful San Francisco, California. Techno is a  natural extension of his creative life as he has spent many years in  close proximity to the grit of Detroit. Heavily influenced by the grimy,  sultry sounds of Detroit, Berlin and Chicago, he has taken that  influence to the Bay Area and draws on The City and its colorful  nightlife for inspiration.

Music is greatly influenced by geography and the case of Mossmoss (Mattie Bowen) is no different. Mattie’s world began in chilly Scotland; he now lives and loves in beautiful San Francisco, California. Techno is a natural extension of his creative life as he has spent many years in close proximity to the grit of Detroit. Heavily influenced by the grimy, sultry sounds of Detroit, Berlin and Chicago, he has taken that influence to the Bay Area and draws on The City and its colorful nightlife for inspiration.

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February 22, 2011 at 10:38 PM

Simple is in the vinyl market, a brave undertaking in an era where media on demand is more prolific than Christ and you can literally get any track from any artist at any time for under a buck (or nothing if you’re using less scrupulous methods of acquirement). Yet somehow they’ve made it to 50 releases, the kicker being that they’re both still in business and not knitting their stock portfolios into crude blankets to stay warm. To salute an astounding eight year track record of black polymer goodness, label manager Will Saul and his longtime partner in crime Tam Cooper are putting out a double EP entitled Hi Lo/Room in Your Heart (with each record featuring the former or latter, respectively). Sideshow, Rhodesless, Art Department and the ever-awesome Wolf + Lamb all roll out some tasty remixes of their own to sweeten the pot, so vinyl collectors should definitely start staking their claims.

Simple is in the vinyl market, a brave undertaking in an era where media on demand is more prolific than Christ and you can literally get any track from any artist at any time for under a buck (or nothing if you’re using less scrupulous methods of acquirement). Yet somehow they’ve made it to 50 releases, the kicker being that they’re both still in business and not knitting their stock portfolios into crude blankets to stay warm. To salute an astounding eight year track record of black polymer goodness, label manager Will Saul and his longtime partner in crime Tam Cooper are putting out a double EP entitled Hi Lo/Room in Your Heart (with each record featuring the former or latter, respectively). Sideshow, Rhodesless, Art Department and the ever-awesome Wolf + Lamb all roll out some tasty remixes of their own to sweeten the pot, so vinyl collectors should definitely start staking their claims.

(Source: fwd.dj)

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February 8, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Thomas Fehlmann has had an enviable, 30-year career making records. His work with The Orb, Teutonic Beats, Tresor and now Kompakt has made him one of the greats. So when I say that his new Titan One / DFM  EP is extremely disappointing, it’s with the understanding that the man has earned the right (and the fans) to do whatever he wants.

Thomas Fehlmann has had an enviable, 30-year career making records. His work with The Orb, Teutonic Beats, Tresor and now Kompakt has made him one of the greats. So when I say that his new Titan One / DFM  EP is extremely disappointing, it’s with the understanding that the man has earned the right (and the fans) to do whatever he wants.

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February 8, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Luke Abbott’s emergence in the electronic music world is a welcomed one as he is one who knows all the rhythmic tricks of a techno producer, however, isn’t simply content with pounding away at a beat for over 5 minutes. He colors his tracks with warm analog synths and colorful noise that give them a lifespan beyond the dance floor into one’s home.

Luke Abbott’s emergence in the electronic music world is a welcomed one as he is one who knows all the rhythmic tricks of a techno producer, however, isn’t simply content with pounding away at a beat for over 5 minutes. He colors his tracks with warm analog synths and colorful noise that give them a lifespan beyond the dance floor into one’s home.