Oliver Huntemann drops his fourth studio album Paranoia on November 2nd and if you like the sounds of his deep brooding techno, we suggest you pre-order that sh_t now. The man’s a legend. His sound has been a massive inspiration in the studio of Doom. Tracks like Dexter and Senso are immense. His delays on tricks on tracks like La Boum and Manga have formed the foundation not only of our sound but a whole breed of wonky techno pioneers. So we tip our hats to Mr Huntemann, it’s an honour to have your Desert Island Disco selection on our blog.
**Remember Kids, this is a YouTube playlist so if you want to skip to the next track, just press the forward button.
**Oliver decided to give us a selection of albums as opposed to singles so the videos represent his favourite track from each album and the descriptions beneath are about the albums.
1: Portishead – Roseland NYC Live (1998)
I can’t describe how deep Beth Gibbons’ voice touched me when I heard Portishead for the very first time. Dirty, slow beats and suicidal vocals which can’t be more suffering. I had the chance to see them couple of years ago live in Berlin. It was impressive and I just get goosebumps when I remember it – nothing more to say. For the rainy days!
2: Leftfield – Leftism (1995)
Another classic album which influenced me a lot. These sounds and beats brought me to higher spheres – legendary. This would be for helping me being patient while building the cottage!
3: Newcleus – Jam On Revenge (1984)
The first Newcleus album ‘Jam on Revenge’ was not a great sales success on its release but it was a initial spark for me and my musical way. Electro-Funk made me become a b-boy and a soon after a DJ. I still like to listen to their 808 beats and the sped-up vocals. Very unique. Might sound kind of funny nowadays but in 1984 it sounded like the future. This would be the soundtrack to my daily gymnastic exercises!
4: CéU – Ceu (2007)
The best album from the Brazilian singer-songwriter. Her songs reveal her many influences, which include Samba, Soul, R’n'B, Hip Hop, Afrobeat and Electrojazz. A very interesting and entertaining mixture. This would be for the beach!
5: Craig Armstrong – The Space Between Us (1998)
To me Craig Armstrong is one of the greatest state of the art soundtrack composers. His specialty is great string arrangements. It’s no secret that the Protection album by Massive Attack features three songs with arrangements and contributions from Craig Armstrong. All of these tracks have been revisited and newly arranged on The Space Between Us album plus a bunch of other great songs. This would be for lonely nights in the cottage!
More info: http://www.huntemann.tv/
So what does Hardcore Terchno / Gabba legend The DJ Producer have to do with a Disco Of Doom I hear you ask? Well rewind 18 years ago (Crikey, it almost hurts typing that…) and a young Disco Of Doom had just discovered rave and all that went along with it and the sounds powering the wireless (as they were called in those days) was strictly ‘Ardcore, Jungle and Techno… not that housey stuff people call Techno now I mean 140+ BPM Techno, and one of the true pioneers who inspired the ‘Doom was The DJ Producer who’s immense sets at Universe (below) are the stuff of legend. Having seen we’re sharing the bill with him at Glade 2011 we thought it was perfect time to get one of our true inspirations to do a Desert Island Disco…
Disco Of Doom: If you were stranded on a desert island and you could only take 5 pieces of music to listen too …what would they be?
The DJ Producer: That is an evil question… when you are a lover and collector of music and I have like 25 years of music in me & that just makes it a near impossible task! I will pick records that heavily influenced me in my early years otherwise we will be here all day and night!
This record is important to me in several respects. It came out at the end of my listening to Hip Hop full time (84 – 88) but it was also played a lot at some of the first acid / warehouse parties I went too which was the real start of my ‘being a DJ’ It was also made entirely out of samples of other records, which I liked as i like to cut up tunes. It also was pretty much the first track to be made mostly out of the Amen break …and I really like the Amen break!
Summer of 88… cant say more than that really… Scarred for life! The bassline is just completely roots warehouse music, the acid line is awesome! I include the Instrumental because I never liked the vocal. I could listen to this all day and it’s a permanent fixture on my mp3 player. FACT.
Forget all that pop garbage The KLF put out round 1990, they also made some amazing ambient stuff. Chill Out is in my top 3 albums of choice… ever, but as I cant include whole albums the next best is this rare and expensive 12″ 1989 Pure Trance Remix which I also love and cherish.
The most epic Techno record ever created in my opinion (…in MY opinion I said, I dont want to start a war!) Mauritzio and all the Basic Channel stuff blows my mind. It did back then as a DJ when I first started playing those tracks, and it does even more so now as a producer… just amazing. For me this is the one track that got it covered for all of that.
Last one… the only hard one… the 1st hard one…
The title says it all ‘We have arrived’ – Industrial Strength Records 001, the dawn of ugly music… very awesome. Lenny Dee released this monster by Marc Acardipane - Two legends, one legend track – a new genre is born… Hello Hardcore Techno… done!
That’s was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do… I feel guilty for every other track I didnt include. D’oh!
Big ups to the DJ Producer for taking time out to do this.. brilliant! For all those not already in… you can catch him DJ’ing at Glade Festival 10-12 June 2011
***[Legendary] Bonus Mix HERE***
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Hot off the press – Disco Of Doom deliver sick techno remix for electro act Does It Offend You Yeah! The ‘kids’ apparently wanted a Dubstep mix but we made Techno. When the ‘kids’ grow up they’ll realise Dubstep was just a meer fad they went through before they developed a proper musical taste (AKA Techno) You mark my words. Check our mix here:
In January we were lucky enough to support one of our favourite techno artists Electric Rescue at Potty Mouth Disco (FAT RAVE) ER also runs one of my favourite labels Skryptom who’s eigth release sees this absolute banger from Irish techno duo Psycatron (Planet E, Cocoon + more) . Titled ‘Lurker EP’ it’s a three-tracker and even though the title track (and remix) is great the real action (for us) drops on ‘Sync In Progress’ (above) which is such a balls-out banger of a track which funnily enough is the best way I like my techno. Balls Out.
Buy it here
Brazilian duo Iggor & Laima make up the heavyweight sound of Mixhell. Most of you will know that Iggor is the drummer of metal band Sepultura but as husband and wife team Mixhell they make block-rocking beats and deliver a killer live show with Iggor on drums and Laima on the decks. Having arrived on the electronic music scene with a bang they have recently signed their next single to BNR (definitely one of our favourite labels) As massive fans on theres we found out they supported our last single ‘Sex Face’ (thanks guys!) So we thought it would be good to catch up with them for our blog.
Disco Of Doom: Hi Guys! Thanks for agreeing to to this interview, where are you now and how is it?
Mixhell: We are in Sao Paulo where we live, enjoying a little time at home with the family and doing a lot of studio work.
DoD: OK so straight in with the obvious – Iggor, you’re longtime Sepultura drummer, what got you interested in techno / electro?
Mixhell: I was always researching for beats (Brazilian, African, etc…) through my whole career, but at one point I just felt that in rock/metal music everything was very boring and in electronic music there was a lot more people trying new things so we decided to make some beats.
DoD: Tell me the story of how you guys met and did you have a rock’n'roll wedding?
Mixhell: Our wedding was the coolest ever! It was all organized by our friends from Surface to Air Brazil and we had our dream come true with our godfathers ‘2many DJs’ playing an amazing special weding set for us and our guests!
DoD: What is the most rock’n'roll things you guys have done whilst together / on tour?
Mixhell: As I am 50% Brazilian and 50% Italian it doesn’t take much for me to turn a quiet place into total destruction… this can be very positive or negative, depending on the night or if someone disrespect me or my loved ones!
DoD; Who are your favourite producers out there right now?
DoD: You’ve just signed with Boys Noize, that is HYPE, what’s happening?
DoD: We have the same agent – Curley – any funny stories of him on tour you can tell us that he’ll find embarrassing?
Mixhell: Curley is the best agent on the planet!!! We got a lot of crazy stories on tour with Mr. Curley as they say ‘What happens on the road, stays on the road!’
DoD: Tell us via the medium of Youtube what your favourite 3 metal tracks of all time are:
DoD: …and electronic:
DoD: I love Brazil, I’ve had some amazing times there – where is your favourite place and why?
Mixhell: We love this little club called ‘Secreto’ we have mad parties there with our friends Buraka, DJ Hell and lots of Brazilian new acts!
DoD: What’s the scene like for your music – which clubs/ festivals are kicking?
Mixhell: There’s some cool music coming out of Brazil, stuff like Database, Killer on the Dancefloor, Chernobil, Fatnotronic , Sany Pitbull.
DoD: Finally, when are you next coming to Europe?
Mixhell: We are coming soon for some shows…we r doing Fabric (our favourite!!!) and a bunch of festivals this summer – see you soon!
DoD; Thanks guys! We look forward to seeing you in UK again soon!
So me and the Captain Cogan hit Berlin last week for a few days of checking the city out and meeting up with like minded types one of which was Daniel who runs Jackmode Agency who was a really nice guy. I’m a big fan of pretty much all Jackmode artists so it was a pleasure to meet the man behind us. Apart from a great cup of coffee made by his colleague Jo (who ends up knowing loads of my old friends) he gave us loads of promos from his artists, one of the being some new tracks on Luca Lozano‘s Klasse Recordings label which is delivering some killer house music. I got home and checked it out and thought I’d post some as it’s well, great!
Luca Lozano DJ Mix
Check out more on their blog here
Antoine Husson better known as Electric Rescue has been releasing some devastating techno into the world since the mid ’00′s. We came across his sound in 2009 when we heard the killer AFU release ‘Lazy Dog‘ With further releases on some of the biggest labels in the scene including Cocoon, BNR, Sci+Tec, Tronic, 1605 and of course his own excellent imprint Skryptom Antoine’s sound is deep, brooding, really twisted and great to listen to late at night. We caught up with him on a recent trip to London.
Disco Of Doom: You have had some serious releases across many major techno labels – what do you have planned for 2011?
Electric Rescue: I really put my large identity with four main label Cocoon, Boysnoize, SCI+TEC, and my own label (which is for me the major label lol), and for 2011 I want to do it again with them. It’s planed that we discuss a third release with Cocoon, Boysnoize Records also would like to release a third one too (they have already taken two tracks) and SCI+TEC for a second release and I also prepare a Skryptom release for spring. I also have a proposition in discussion with Trapez and Harthouse, and remixes for John Lord Fonda, Eric Tarlouf and Psycatron in the pipeline too. If all that projects will come out definitly it will be really interesting year and will bring others cool projects for the future.
DoD: What is the inspiration behind your music?
ER: There are many different things that influence me from the face of the people in the crowd who translate their spirit state during a night, their happiness. But it can also be cinema, or things happen in my life, or many things different as some politics attitude. I can say life inspire me everyday. I’m a big sponge and try to translate my feelings in music. Like all the artists i guess!
DoD: I read recently that Paris’ nightlife is under attack by the government, as a key member of the electronic music scene over there – is this true and if so, is it still possible to have a good night out?
ER: I did not hear this! The actual government is not the one I voted for but they don’t have it in mind. The Parisian scene is bigger and bigger each year, there is new club who try to propose electro. And the city has created a new building for digital culture which is called Gaité Lyrique in the center of Paris. The government from Paris is the other side from the president and they are more into electro music. The government have understood that now young people can help them to be elected so they try to catch them. For example Sarkozy, for his last election he proposed to Martin Solveig to do some of his political meeting and Martin went. It gave him a cool image to the young silly kids, so now they can be repressived with electro. They prefer to help and catch the young minds.
DoD: France has a strong musical heritage – do you have any recommendations for new talent to check out?
ER: For new talent who want to develop their-selves to be unique, original, courageous and to achieve all they can it’s really hard nowadays. To not sound like everyone else but use the different techniques to create their own unique style and that’s what’s working today, to propose fresh and personal talent. For those who want to listen new talent, for me there is some very interesting artist who will appear soon like Remy Maurin and Pierre Delort, Commuter, Traumer (who already worked with umek), Remain, Kreiss and GFP. They have had a few releases already but I feel something strong in all of them.
DoD: What other artists are exciting you right now?
Not so many, because these days in pure techno everybody is doing the same things, but there are some who always interest me like Julian Jeweil, Conde Cero, Danton Eeprom, Len Faki, Dusty Kid, Stephan Bodzin, Strip Steve and Das Glow, Maxime Dangles I probably forget many ones but that’s the ones I remember now.
DoD: What is planned with Skryptom this year?
After the Skryptom 7 from Maxime Dangles, will come Skryptom 8 in February from Psycatron titled ‘The Lurker” EP with a remix from me. We will follow with an EP from Remy Maurin and Pierre Delort, an EP from me and probably a second Maxime Dangles single and a release from Conde Cero later before the summer. But it’s always open to everybody, everything can move everyday we just look for fun and good music .
DoD: Thanks Antoine for taking the time to talk to us and keep up the good work man!
Check Electric Rescue mix here:
Electric Rescue Links:
Also Skryptom Records here
Sound Pellegrino have been dropping serious bombs since launching in 2009, with a definite ear for killer tunes and a strong design ethic the label has grown to become one of the leading imprints around. Recently launching the Sound Pellegrino Podcast via iTunes every Wednesday label boss Teki Latex and partner DJ Orgasmic deliver a mixture of upfront bangers and humour which have become essential listing in the Offices Of Doom.
We caught up with Teki Latex in between his hectic schedule of touring, releasing and making records, presenting his show and much more. We also found out he used to be part of French hip hop outfit TTC, well you learn something new everyday:
Disco Of Doom: Hey Teki! What made you switch from Hip Hop to more club-based music?
Teki Latex: I think it came naturally, TTC (my hiphop group) was always influenced by electronic music of all sorts, we started getting into it when we signed with Big Dada/ Ninja Tune in 1999, it was an exciting era when ‘indy’ rappers were starting to collaborate with IDM producers. Towards the beginning of the 2000′s as our taste was evolving towards more dance-able club music simultaneously in the areas of hip-hop and electronic music we started getting into dirty southern rap / crunk and genres that were kind of sitting in between, like ghettotech, grime, baltimore, early electro-tech like Dopplereffekt and things like that, and finally more straightforward techno and house. Institubes was founded in 2003 and from that moment on, dance music was a big part of my life and what I listened to.
DOD: What’s the story behind Sound Pellegrino?
Teki Latex: We fell in love with house music. Orgasmic and I wanted to have our own little outlet to share the music we loved, maybe slightly more club and DJ-oriented than the stuff that was dropping on Institubes at that time.
DOD: The French have a solid history of delivering killer dance music, is this a conscious thing amongst French artists …as in do you get together to discuss how to take over the world?
Teki Latex: I think you could say that about every country depending on the style and genre, last year there seemed to be a huge UK takeover with Night Slugs, Hessle audio, Ramp and all these guys releasing amazing hybrid tracks between garage, hiphop and house, reinventing the sound of dance music. This year maybe France is gonna step up again, or will it be Germany? it all works in cycles i think.
DOD: The label has established itself over the last few years in terms of a label to trust for quality artists and releases, what helps you decide what is a killer tack to release?
Teki Latex: We try to keep a DJ approach to it. Is it easy to play? does it sound unique while staying catchy? Does it have that “special something” that separates it from the hundreds of demos we get every month? Also it’s a little bit unconscious but we like stuff that’s not too easy to label, music that can be used as a link from one style to another in a DJ set for example. We like Sound Pellegrino releases to bring scenes and styles together.
DOD: What new producers are you currently excited about?
Teki Latex: The Club Cheval boys are obviously running things right now (Canblaster, Myd, Sam Tiba and Panteros666), also french kids like Bambounou and the Youngunz label. Bobmo’s new tracks sound incredible, his new style is very different from what he’s released so far. People like Jacques Greene, Julio Bashmore, J-Phlip, Salva, Myrryrs should have an interesting 2011. On a totally different level we are very much into Tom Trago, deep house producers like Jamie Jones, Soulclap, and Luca Lozano’s label Klasse recordings
DOD: What is the best advice you would give a new producer starting out?
Teki Latex: Take your time and don’t follow trends, don’t copy the “sound of the moment” that gets you excited (the reason why you found it exciting in the first place is because it didn’t sound like anything else, leave it at that), create at least 10 tracks before you start putting music online or giving it out to people you’re not super close to.
DOD: What’s the most annoying thing about DJ Orgasmic?
Teki Latex: His refusal to change hairstyle (i’m sometimes tempted to cut his ponytail while he sleeps in the train). Also i wish he could finish his amazing chris brown edit (and the dozens of edits/tracks/bootlegs he started recently) so we could share it/them with the world!
DOD: ..And the best thing about being Teki Latex
Teki Latex: Sleeping in dope hotels. I love discovering a new hotel room it’s like starting a new life all over again every weekend.
DOD: Dinosaurs With guns was a big release, do you have anymore Teki Latex singles planned?
Teki Latex: I’m working on an EP in collaboration with Para One, we’re almost done. 2 amazing tracks that could be described as halftime-Drexciyan-garage-funk… I’m not sure this one will drop on Sound Pellegrino because in parallel i’m working on the first proper Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team release with orgasmic, hopefully it will drop before the summer, obviously on SP. I also have collaborations with Birdy Nam Nam, L-Vis 1990 and a remix of Canblaster that should drop soon.
DOD: What’s next for both the Thermal team and Sound Pellegrino?
Teki Latex: We have huge releases by Savage Skulls, High Powered Boys and Style of Eye coming up. Our weekly Sound Pellegrino Podcasts are getting bigger and better every week, you can subscribe via iTunes, all the instructions and the tracklistings are on SoundPellegrino.net. Check them out they’re full of exclusives and fun jokes.
DOD: Thanks Teki for taking the time to answer our questions and keep up the really great work!
Check the label here
On the search for some tracks for our new mix lovely chap recommended this – what a tune! Seriously heavy vibes – check the acid line at 6’05. Epic.
It’s safe to say Mumbai Science are our new favourite. We bought ‘Ancova‘ last year and played it out whenever and have just found the follow up ‘Gold’ on their Soundcloud. These guys are way past banging.
Hi Y’all for our inaugural post on this here blog here’s our brand new single Sex Face & Engine. Available to buy now from BeatportDisco Of Doom – Engine EP – Gung Ho! by discoofdoom
Here’s a video Brodinski sent us of him smashing up a fat rave with Sex Face. What a nice chap!