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Disco Demons Guest Mix VI : JÄGERVERB

In times of DJs surfing underage crowds on inflatable rafts, there are artists that really stand out over the never-ending flood of mediocre dance music for the masses; artists that you can always rely on to keep a constant stream of quality music coming your way. Disco Demons Guest Mix VI is brought to you by one of these artists – as always.

Based out in the UK, JÄGERVERB is without any doubt one of the most interesting artists in underground dance music to keep an eye on right now: game-changing original tracks (LadybirdsMozzarella, etc.) and remixes (Mustard Pimp, recently a big one for Roby Howler, etc.) on labels such as Dim Mak, Top Billin, and GND – and most importantly, the all amazing Phosphenes EP on Belgian imprint Electrolux, one of the most interesting releases in 2012.

Disco Demons: Sorry for the generic question, but I still have to ask: how did you come up with the name Jägerverb? Does it involve Jägermeister schnapps?

Jägerverb: There was a miniature bottle of Jägermeister on my desk while I was brainstorming ideas for a new alias a few years back, so I took the “Jäger” and stuck different random words on the end. The “verb” comes from “reverb”. The name doesn’t mean anything but it’s phonetically pleasing and I like that it doesn’t sound English. My music feels more compatible with stuff from Belgium, Germany, etc. released through labels like Lektroluv and GND, than what you’d expect from someone living in Sheffield in the largely bass-centric UK.

[Continue reading + tracklist after the jump]

Disco Demons: After some massive, electro-flavored tracks like Lady Birds earlier this year, your recent tracks and remixes are obviously aiming at funky house grooves. How come?

Jägerverb: I never normally plan a track before I start so the style and energy isn’t something I’ve deliberately gone for, it’s just evolved naturally from jams and spontaneous ideas. I do listen to a lot more techno and progressive stuff now than I used to, so I guess the focus on rolling grooves and rich percussion rather than big noisy drops is reflected in my recent tracks and DJ sets. Last year some friends booked Ivan Smagghe to play a load of strange spacey techno and disco in a warehouse in Sheffield. I hadn’t heard of him before but this deeper, subtler music suddenly made sense when I heard it in the right environment.

Disco Demons: At the moment, (underground) electronic dance music is obviously inspired more than ever by old-school sounds. What does the future of electronic dance music hold for you?

Jägerverb: The emergence of EDM and the ever-increasing commercial appeal of dance music means it’s now expanding in two directions at once; some discover this pop/dance hybrid style and go along with it while others do the opposite and dive back into the underground in the search for something fresh. It’s encouraging that artists like Julio Bashmore, Eats Everything and the guys on Dirtybird are in vogue at the moment, stripping house music back to the basic elements and nodding to its old-school origins while bringing a classic sound back into mainstream appreciation.

Disco Demons: If you could do a collaboration with one artist (musician, singer, etc.) of your choice, who would it be (dead or alive)?

Jägerverb: Tricky one. Blatta & Inesha called dibs on Bowie so I can’t just copy them. A collaboration with Tiga would be cool. The vocal in Lady Birds is basically my mate imitating his voice and me messing with the pitch a la Mind Dimension or Move My Body. Tiga has the perfect voice for infectiously catchy tongue-in-cheek lyrics, it gives tracks a really distinctive mood. I’m presuming he’d also be hilarious to do studio work with.

Disco Demons: 2012 saw releases on Dim Mak, GND, and Lektroluv. What’s next?

Jägerverb: I’ve just finished quite a disco-sounding remix for an Italian artist called Ricktronik, and I’ve got another remix coming up for Sharooz’s La Bombe imprint. After that, I’ll be working on some new originals for a second Lektroluv EP. In 2013 I want to focus on getting myself out and about as a DJ as well, pushing that side of what I do.

Disco Demons: If you could play one single song to the entire world, which one would it be?

Jägerverb: Inspector Norse by Todd Terje. It’s been my soundtrack to 2012 and I think it captures everything that’s fun about clubbing and house music. I can’t imagine anyone disliking that euphoric chord change halfway through, with those shimmering arpeggios. Gives me shivers every time I hear that bit, such powerful music.


Tracklist:

01. Bobby Champs – Steve Martin
02. Oliver $ & Sqim – Hoes
03. Jägerverb – Phosphenes
04. Tharindu – Manor
05. Tiefschwarz feat. Jaw – Hurricane (Re.You Remix)
06. Dense & Pika – Mooger Fooger
07. Maelstrom – Lux
08. Tanka – Boogie With Me
09. Sir Nenis & Roby Howler – Don’t Stop (Jägerverb Remix)
10. Jägerverb – St. Elmo’s Fire
11. Proxy – Junk

 

Disco Demons Guest Mix V : BLATTA & INESHA

Thursdays are for techno, they say, so after an extended summer break, I’m proud to finally present a new episode of the Disco Demons guest mix series. Disco Demons Guest Mix V has come all the way from Italy, from two of the most exciting producers around at the moment: countless remixes, original releases on Oh My God It’s Techno Music, Bad Life and, most importantly, the incredible Coordinates EP on Southern Fried a few days ago – BLATTA & INSHA have been on fire in 2012!

In this guest mix, the two Italians take you on an aural journey into their world of dark techno sounds, and in the accompanying interview, they’re talking about EDM, Lou Reed and the best cities in the world to get drunk in. While you’re at it, make sure to check out the brand new video (NSFW) for Dirty Knees, their collaboration with Mustard Pimp.

Disco Demons: Your sound has evolved quite a lot in the past few years, leaning more and more towards techno. Obviously this seems to be a general trend in the scene at the moment. Has techno become the new electro? ( – or is it just electro influenced by techno sounds?)

Blatta & Inesha: Dance music styles are made of cycles, every kind of sound and genre comes back in vogue every few seasons updated with current sounds. Electro in the shape we used to know has become awful with all those cheesy commercial trance breakdowns, basslines that sound all the same, and a big lack of ideas and evolution, so I guess it’s normal for some sensible producers to move to other directions… but to answer your question: to me, techno-electro is still a pretty underground phenomenon, cheesy horrible wah sidechain is definitely the sound that is still mainly influencing electro!

On our side, we never decided or said hey ok let’s do some techno from now on, we just realized that we like dark music and dark melodies better than bouncy happy music. The fact that it sounds like techno then is just a coincidence, I’m sure in 6 months it will sound totally different again, and so will the genres. We like to be ambiguous and take things not too seriously, like the whole Techno Nouveau thing we came up with. Being honest our music is not even traditional techno, the real techno scene is a boys club, very hard to get in and if you talk to some real techno integralist and you play a Blatta & Inesha track to him he will probably punch you in the face! (laughs)

[Continue reading + tracklist after the jump]

Disco Demons: What do you think about the big buzz of electronic dance music in the USA at the moment? Has dance music sold out, or is it just a quick hype?

Blatta & Inesha: It’s definitely everywhere in the US right now… it’s cool, there are big opportunities and American crowds are awesome. Its nice to see since dance music was actually born in Chicago with house music and then acid/techno in Detroit, so it’s finally coming round to be enjoyed by the people that invented it (laughs). The UK has dominated the love for the dance music scene for so long, I suppose it’s time for a change! I don’t know what the future holds though, America has always had a love/hate relationship with dance music.

Disco Demons: What does EDM mean to you?

Blatta & Inesha: Just another lazy American acronym.

Disco Demons: You guys have been quite active in 2012 so far: Consign To Oblivion together with Casino Gold, Texas TechnoF1, and Coordinates as well as lots of remixes, receiving all massive love and amazing feedback. What are the next plans for this year and the near future?

Blatta & Inesha: The remix package of Dirty Knees, a track we did with Mustard Pimp, just came out on Dim Mak. Then our album is basically done and should be out in January or February 2013 – we are still deciding which tracks will see the light and which ones will stay in our hard drive for now. Plus we are working on some cutting edge hip hop beats for some cool Italian hip hop artists and we are also both working on some solo/side projects to be announced later in the year.

Also soon we’ll take a little break studio wise because we’ll be on a mini-tour in Asia in late October and then off to the USA to tour with Autoerotique in November.

Disco Demons: If you could do a collaboration with one artist (musician, singer, etc.) of your choice, who would it be (dead or alive)?

Blatta & Inesha: Lou Reed or David Bowie.

Disco Demons: I’ve been talking to a lot of producers who said they would never listen to their own music (or dance music in general) at home – how about you? What are your favorite non-electronic artists at the moment?

Blatta & Inesha: Well after you work on a beat or a bassline for 8 hours a day probably the last thing you want to do in your free time is to listen to it again. But in general, I don’t mind listening to my own tracks, especially when I take long car drives, etc… but even then I never enjoy it cause I have a too strict approach and I can only hear the mistakes…

I also listen to a lot of dance music in general, I like to get inspiration from genres of dance music that we normally don’t play. I find the new and very underground UK scene of the tech-deep house very interesting, people like Trikk (even he’s Portuguese, though!) produce like monsters!

I listen to tons of old music too – I have more than 10.000 old vinyl records at home, mainly old rock, 70’s funk and disco, jazz, plus I have this obsession for exploitation film soundtracks, 70’s soft sex movies, stuff like Piero Umiliani, etc. I also love more chill bassy stuff like Teeth, the new EP on Sound Pellegrino is just fantastic!

Disco Demons: What’s the best city on this planet to get drunk in?

Blatta & Inesha: Bamberg, Germany for the superior quality of its locally brewed beer, Lisbon, or Berlin for their atmosphere.

Disco Demons: If you could play one single song to the entire world, which one would it be?

Blatta & Inesha: Perfect Day by Lou Reed.


Tracklist:

01. Travel & Four Quarters Boyz – K.T.S.
02. Singtank – Give It To Me (Don Rimini Remix)
03. Doc Trashz – Distorto
04. Blatta & Inesha – Parallels & Meridians
05. Tai – Steroid (Modek Remix)
06. John Roman – Monitor
07. Casino Gold – Ions
08. Mustard Pimp and Blatta & Inesha – Dirty Knees (Attaque Remix)
09. Les Tronchiennes – Riot Shield (Modern Hype Remix)
10. John Digweed & Nick Muir – Raise (Electric Rescue Purple Remix)


The Disco Demons Guest Mixes are a series of exclusive mixtapes, handcrafted by artists that I’ve blogged about a lot, artists that have influenced me as a DJ, artists whose music I simply love.

Felix Cartal: interview + exclusive blog premiere Black To White (The Loops Of Fury Remix)

After premiering a track from Felix Cartal’s album Different Faces a few weeks ago, it’s time for another exclusive: May 29 will see the release of the Black To White EP on Dim Mak Records, featuring no one less than Clockwork (check out the mixtape he did for discodemons.net while you’re at it), London-based The Loops Of Fury and Jakarta’s very own Angger Dimas on the remix front.

On that occasion I’m proud to not only present you an interview with Felix, talking about vocalists, haters, The Beatles, and of course about his new album, but also an exclusive blog premiere of The Loops Of Fury‘s take on Black To White. Fasten your seatbelts for some Domo-Esque high-pitched synth action!


Let me jump right into it: your new album is titled Different Faces – obviously not a coincidence: In a previous interview you said you “don’t want to be known just as another kid who makes bangers” – and while some tracks are still as heavy as expected, you’re clearly breaking new ground on songs like Don’t Turn On The Lightor Black To White. Where do you see Different Faces? Pop? Electro? In between?

Felix Cartal: For me, the most important thing in music is to keep moving forward. I’ve always loved vocals in music, be it from the days when I sang (albeit terribly) in my own band, or just from being able to relate to a piece of music on a lyrical level. Vocals are something very important that I have always wanted to incorporate. With Different Faces, I had a lot more of an opportunity to collaborate with some vocalists that I really admire and respect. So I think the heaviness still exists in the music on a lot of the instrumentals, but the vocal tracks are the ones that really helped push me into a direction I hadn’t been before. I hate labeling music under a certain genre, I just want people to decide if they like the music or not, and leave it at that. The genre isn’t important to me.

[ Continue reading after the jump ]

You also said one of the reasons for the diversity of Different Faces is that you’re “trying to make music that people will remember”. With electro- and dubstep-influenced songs in the billboard charts, electronic music has obviously managed to break out from the clubs – but do you think there will ever be songs that people remind for generations in electronic dance music, as there are in pop music?

Felix Cartal: Of course. I think what causes a song to be truly memorable for generations is great songwriting. I think a lot of dance music is obsessed sometimes with the actual production of the track (which actually makes sense since a lot of dance producers are just that… producers rather than musicians — [although on that note some of the best music is by people who aren’t great musicians… but that’s a whole other debate]), instead of writing a song that is amazing in its own right. I believe a truly great song can triumph over any so-called “production-flaws,” examples being, The Beatles who tracked things on a 4 track, to Crystal Castles who embrace a truly aggressive sound, to Arcade Fire who recorded their first record in their apartment… In order for a dance song to last for generations, it just needs to be a great song. I fully believe that 100%.

The new album is highly polarizing: While some old fans seem to be alienated by the new sounds, you’re on the other hand clearly reaching a lot of new fans by widening your musical horizons: In times of Facebook and Twitter, artists are closer to their fans than ever – and while lots of artists seem to have that kind of “all for the fans, fuck the haters” attitude, you actually reacted to both praise and criticism. How do you deal with feedback – do you learn from it, does it influence you?

Felix Cartal: Haters. Well I mean I’ve only recently started to get them, and I mean, I think anything that causes a strong reaction (negative or positive) means you’re doing something forward-thinking. I’ve never really understood the mentality to follow someone on Twitter to tell them how terrible they are, and I think retweeting comments like this is just my way of laughing at it, and sort of bringing people who like my music in on the fact that this is happening. But I don’t take “sellout” comments seriously or am influenced by them because I’m happy with what I’m doing… and doing what I want. To quote Henry Rollins, “Selling out is when you make the record someone else tells you to make.” I have never made a song that wasn’t something I wanted to.

With the album clearly on the pop side of things and some recent remixes standing out with heavy sounds, how does last year’s Joker / Riddler EP fit in (or vice versa)? Will there be similar EPs in the future?

Felix Cartal: I still play Joker at a lot of shows, I don’t disregard this as part of my sound, and who I am. I still love those tracks. As for making music that is the same as that EP, I can’t really speak to that, I never try and make a record that sounds like another one of mine. Sure it can be influenced by it, but if I tried to make a 2nd Joker, I guarantee the critique would be, “sounds like a shittier version of The Joker.” I don’t want to analyze and try and recreate why that song worked.

As for most electro/techno producers, the typical workflow when writing music is working on tracks in the studio – mostly alone. What was it like having to share the studio with other artists, especially vocalists for full collaborations?

Felix Cartal: Oddly enough we did all the vocal collaborations over email and Skype. I’ve been on the road so much it’s been hard not to do it any other way. So my workflow was very similar, still being alone in the studio.

Speaking of vocalists: If you could pick any artist, dead or alive, to collaborate on a song, who would be your choice?

Felix Cartal: Lead singer of Muse.

You’ve mentioned in previous interviews that your musical background is punk rock – a common phenomenon among the big names in electronic dance music: Heavy metal, indie, punk rock, – electro definitely draws a lot of influence from other genres. What non-electronic artists do you like at the moment, what music influences your work? What was the last song you listened to before we talked?

Felix Cartal: Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of different things, I’m all over the place. Beach House, The Weeknd, Colin Stetson, Fun., Paul McCartney. The last song I listened to before this interview was Practice by Drake. It all influences me in different ways.

If you could play one single song to the entire world, which one would it be?

Felix Cartal: Bitches Brew by Miles Davis. In its entirety. With my back to the crowd. While texting.

Thanks for your time man!

Felix Cartal: Thank you!


Photo credits: Jenelle Schneider

Pola Riot – Lenny Laserdisc Mixtape (The Austrian Tapes 01)

Just when everyone thought it was safe to say that electro has its home in France, a bunch of Italian artists proved everyone wrong a few years ago. Today the situation is even more fragmented, with lots of new epicenters of electronic dance music popping up all around the world – and while countries like France or Italy (or of course also Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, the UK or the States) are commonly known for having an active electronic music scene, one sometimes gets the impression that it seems to be a well-kept secret that Austria has been growing a strong, vibrant scene over the past few years.

The Austrian Tapes are a new series of monthly mixtapes on discodemons.net with the ambitious goal of showcasing the best in Austrian electronic music, featuring DJs and producers who I think are not only talented artists but are also making an active contribution to actually move and push things forward in Austria’s musical landscape. And as interesting artists tend to have interesting tales to tell, each mixtape will be accompanied by a short interview, letting the artists get a word or two about themselves and their music – but also about brostep, Falco or Skrillex’ brother.

It’s not without pride that I announce the name of the first guest: Pola-Riot, known for hosting some of the best parties in Vienna, for their excessive DJ sets and of course for a steadily growing number of successful releases, including tracks like Superpimpin and Brazza, to name just a few. Enough praise – let the music speak for itself!


[ Interview + Tracklist after the jump ]

They don’t call you Pola-Riot for anything: For the past few years, there have been lots of tracks and remixes coming from your way – all of the heavy and hard-hitting, but always different sounds and styles. What musical direction are you heading at the moment?

Pola-Riot: That’s hard to say … Basically we get bored quite quickly, so we always keep on trying out new approaches to producing. This isn’t really the easiest way as many music listeners rather prefer that one trademark sound you can easily recognize an artist by. Back when our track Superpimpin gained some kind of popularity, it would have been the most obvious thing to do more tracks of that kind – except we tried some very different things. As for the near future, I guess we’re focusing on rather techno-ish productions. But one never knows what’s next … maybe disco dubstep?

What do you think about the “future techno” movement, with lots of young producers bringing old acid techno sounds to new life again – just a quick hype or a new trend in electronic dance music?

Pola-Riot: There have been so many trends and micro trends in electronic music that we’ve stopped counting. And some of these hypes were over before many people even noticed. We really like much of the stuff associated with the so-called Future Techno, especially the guys from Bad Life as the name givers (I guess?) are doing an excellent job. Whether Future Techno is going to stay or not: it’s definitely nice to see a counter-movement to all this complex and brostep boredom that’s so annoying at the moment.

2012 has seen the release of Brazza so far, a massive tune receiving nothing but love and support from names such as Etienne de Crécy, Kissy Sell Out, or Foamo. What are your plans for this year?

Pola-Riot: We’re planning on at least one more release this year. There is some interesting stuff in our pipeline, it might even be a pop tune. We try to be very careful with our business/label decisions now as we’ve already had some rather uncool experiences regarding these things in our early days. That said we’re really thankful for all the excellent label work Mähtrasher and Etage Noir Special have done on our recent two releases.

If you could do a collaboration with one artist of your choice, dead or alive, who would you pick? Why?

Pola-Riot: We’ve heard that Skrillex‘ brother is now also producing, that might be a good guy to work with. No, just kidding. Truth is: There are simply too many outstanding musicians out there, so we don’t wanna offend anybody by not mentioning him or her. As for the already dead ones: might be most credible to say Johnny Cash or John Lennon but we’d rather go for Falco. Riot Me, Amadeus!

Besides producing and Djing, you guys are also known for hosting some of the best parties in Vienna, constantly inviting artists who are right on the edge of getting really huge. Without disclosing your next guests – what artists are you personally keeping an eye on at the moment?

Pola-Riot: Many of the artists we like nowadays can be found on this very mixtape, you should check every one of them out. In more general terms you can’t go wrong with releases form labels like Lektroluv, Bad Life, or Boys Noize Records these days.

And as it’s not all about techno: what are your favorite non-electronic artists at the moment?

Pola-Riot: We really dig the new Santigold album, which was partially produced by brilliant Mr. Switch again. Amazing tunes. HipHop-wise the Death Grips LP is quite a blast, a noisy one, however. If your ears are bleeding from that we recommend Bloom by Beach House: the perfect soundtrack for your lazy Sunday afternoon.

Tracklist:

01 Surkin feat. Ann Saunderson – Lose Yourself (Brodinski Remix) – Marble
02 Jaguar Trax – All I Dream (Hard Edit) – NON-Records
03 Shaved Monkeys – Morphosis (Shameboy Remix) – Techno Changed My Life
04 Pola-Riot – Brazza – Etage Noir Special
05 Casino Gold – Leveler (Henzel & Disco Nova Remix) – Crux
06 Mustard Pimp feat. Ze – The Amazons (Casino Gold Remix) – Dim Mak
07 autoKratz – Splinter (Modek Remix) – Bad Life
08 Clockwork – Hulk – Dim Mak
09 Zero Gravity – Haze – Plattenpussy Records
10 Destructo – Technology – BNR Trax
11 Mustard Pimp – ZHM (Pola-Riot Remix) – Dim Mak
12 Jagerverb – Mozzarella – GND Records
13 Nom De Strip & Bones – Yo! – Nitrus Records


The Austrian Tapes are a series of exclusive monthly mixtapes on discodemons.net, showcasing the best artists in Austrian electronic dance music – without sticking to any genre boundaries.

Disco Demons Guest Mix II : CLOCKWORK

February has come – and it’s colder than ever: time for another Disco Demons Guest Mix to shake off the cold! After a great start into this series of exclusive guest mixes (mainly thanks to my man Attaque) it’s time for the second episode now!

This month’s mixtape is brought to you by an artist who has been a regular name on this blog from day zero until now, an artist whose tunes I’ve been dropping regularly in my DJ sets as secret peak-time weapons: Clockwork, 20 years young, based out in Los Angeles, currently one of the fastest rising names in electronic dance music. After having been all over the music blogosphere for some years, he recently got massive attention from the likes of Steve Aoki and Felix Cartal, resulting in a mind-blowing EP soon to be out on Dim Mak Records. Most definitely one of the names to keep an eye on in 2012 – preferably from a safe distance.

[Tracklist after the jump]

1. Clockwork Intro
2. Sex, Drugs, Rock N Roll (Instrumental Mix)- Tommy Trash
3. Dutchness (Moska Remix)- Mata
4. Mr. Pink (Clockwork Edit)- Clouds
5. Dynamite (Nicky Romero Remix) (Clockwork Edit) – Sidney Samson Ft. Tara McDonald
6. Original Don (La Sape Remix)- Major Lazor
7. Traffic (Original Mix)- NT89 & Burns
8. Crush On You (GTA x LA Riots Remix) (Clockwork’s ‘Crushing’ Edit)
9. Up All Night (Botnek Remix)- Buraka Som Sistema
10. Emergency (Clockwork Remix)- Steve Aoki Ft. Chiddy Bang & Lil’ Jon
11. Be Strong (The Loops of Fury Mix)- Elite Force
12. Polis (Kid Kaio Remix)- Surfing Leons
13. Squad Up (Original Mix)- Clockwork w/ Hello (Acapella)- Martin Solveig & Dragonette
13. Ivory (Original Mix)- Congorock
14. Yo! (Original Mix)- Nom De Strip & Bones
15. XXXX- XXXXXXXXXX
16. Original Don (Flosstradamus Remix)- Major Lazer


The Disco Demons Guest Mixes are a series of exclusive mixtapes, handcrafted by artists that I’ve blogged about a lot, artists that have influenced me as a DJ, artists whose music I simply love.

Disco Demons Guest Mix IV : AEROTRONIC

A month can be a long time when waiting for a new Disco Demons guest mix to drop, but the wait is over now and I’m more than proud to present Disco Demons Guest Mix IV, compiled and mixed by two nice guys from Belgium who also happen to be one of the most interesting producers around at the moment called Jordi and Laurens – better known as AEROTRONIC!

And as if that wasn’t enough, the boys are giving away a free 320kbps download of their latest track Argus, beloved by the likes of Modek, The Oddworld, and Noize Generation!

Disco Demons: Aerotronic used to be known for much harder sounds not much more than a year ago. At what point did you decide to sort of re-invent yourselves towards techno, and why?

Aerotronic: I think it’s because of several reasons, but the main one being that we feel there is not enough innovation anymore in the rougher electronic styles. And also, we’ve been playing this kind of music for almost 3 years now and we aren’t so punk anymore. Actually come to think of it, we’ve always liked techno a lot. But especially now we are into the darker techno sounds.

[Continue reading + tracklist after the jump]

Disco Demons: 2012 has seen the release of some remixes and your Sputnik EP (featuring Gmorozov) so far. What are your next plans for this year?

Aerotronic: Next up is a release on the French label Boxon Records. This release is planned in June and it features 4 new tracks from us. I think it’ll give people a good
idea about what direction we are trying to go. In many ways that are. The first track of this EP will already be available real soon on a compilation of the label selves. After this release we have more new tracks coming up, we hope to confirm them soon!

Disco Demons: Which upcoming artists do you guys personally keep an eye on at the moment? Who are the real key tastemakers out there?

Aerotronic: That’s an easy question, Gmorozov of course. We were very glad to have a collaboration EP with him! In fact, we’ve already planned another one in the future since working with him went so smoothly. I think he is a very versatile producer, he both makes quality drum ‘n bass and very good dark techno sounds. We also like Oblast a lot, very strong debut EP from these guys. I’d say it our favorite upcoming new artist at this moment.

Disco Demons: What do you guys think about “future techno”? Just a quick hype for buzz blogs or more?

Aerotronic: Future techno has gotten a life on it’s own now. For me, it’s a mixture of many genres, from deep house to acid techno. It stands for techno anno 2012. I think it has come from very far and unlike genres as moombahton, this one has a lot of meaning to it. Slowing down a fidget track does not make you a new genre you know.

Disco Demons: If you could play one single song to the entire world, which one would it be?

Aerotronic: I think it’s one of our new tracks called XYZ. I can’t tell you much about it yet, only that Jordi and I consider this one as our baby. But so does the rest of that EP (coming soon). I think it’s our strongest work so far, so you can definitely share that with the world!

Bonus: Aerotronic – Argus (Original Mix)


Tracklist:

01. Intro
02. XXXChange – Scrying Over You
03. The Sexinvaders – Metropolis (The Sneakers Remix One)
04. Mickey Moonlight – Close To Everything (The Marvin Brothers Remix)
05. SCNTST – Highfield (Dunjinz Remix)
06. Shadow Dancer – Second City
07. Surkin Feat. Bobmo – Harry (Strip Steve Remix)
08. Costello – Solstice
09. Mumbai Science – Chemistry
10. John Lord Fonda – What’s Going On? (TWR72 Remix)
11. Crookers – Hummus (Botnek Remix)
12. Aerotronic & Gmorozov – Sputnik
13. Night Symmetry – Moon
14. Polydor Feat. Gustaph – Future Past (Monstertune Remix)
15. Destructo Feat. Oliver – LA Funky (BS1 Remix)
16. Mason – The Kickoff
17. L-Vis 1990 – Video Drone / Surkin – Piste De Ski (Acapella)
18. Oblast – Gravity
19. Aerotronic & Gmorozov – Hijack On Acid
20. Aerotronic & Gmorozov – Hijack


The Disco Demons Guest Mixes are a series of exclusive mixtapes, handcrafted by artists that I’ve blogged about a lot, artists that have influenced me as a DJ, artists whose music I simply love.