T I M X A V I E R
F A C E T O F A C E R E C O R D I N G S
Originating from Brooklyn, New York, Tim Xavier has called Berlin his home since 2007. Through his own productions, new label Face To Face, diverse music tastes and classic technical mixing skills, he remains on the pulse of Techno music. Setting up shop as Manmade Mastering, he also deals with all aspects of vinyl cutting to master engineering for many of the world’s top artists and labels. His Exclusive mix sums up a creative, eclectic and energetic style including artists like Lakker, Dense & Pika, Bas Mooy, Echologist, Reeko, Radio Slave and Daniel Avery…
01. LAKKER : milch [R&S]
02. LANDO & XAVIER : brick city [Tanstaafl]
03. X-PRESS 2 : smoke machine (Dense & Pika Remix) [Skint]
04. BAS MOOY : nearby sIlent horses [MORD]
05. GARY MARTIN : well (Robert Hood Remix) [Motech]
06. ECHOLOGIST : lucky bastard [MORD]
07. REEKO : heartbeat error [Soma]
08. SCUBA : family entertainment (Ø [Phase] Remix) [Hotflush]
09. PEACE DIVISION : blacklight sleaze (Radio Slave Dub Mix) [NRK]
10. ALTER EGO : lycra (Luke Slater’s Dinosour Mix) [Alter Ego]
11. PATRICK WALKER : leviathan [Soma]
12. EDUARDO DE LA CALLE : wildheit [Be As One]
13. TIM XAVIER : phantom steps [Face To Face]
14. FLUG : outside [Dark Rose]
15. SIGHA : 12 [Avian]
16. JESPER DAHLBÄCK & PHIL KIERAN : fukkr [Phil Kieren Recordings]
17. DANIEL AVERY : taste [Phantasy Sound]
Masters at Work: Behind the Scenes of Manmade Mastering Berlin
Making his third appearance for Death Techno is Rocco Caine, who’s music can be found on Adam Beyer’s Drumcode, Sutter Cane’s Driving Forces and Mike Wall’s Wall Music. Keep an eye out for his forthcoming vinyl on Heiko Laux’s Kanzleramt that’s set to be great with more high profile releases to come soon. This powerful, sporadic and ultimately fun recent Live DJ Recording includes tracks by Gary Beck, Clouds, Rebekah, Floorplan, Ø [Phase] and many more…
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STRISC. is a producer to look out for, as his second EP for Florian Meindl’s Flash Recordings is due very soon, which shows his pedigree. The mix is flowing with reems of hypnotic tension, darkness and abstract tendencies, delivered with ultimate precision and flair that is full of sonic surprises. Tracks featured here from the likes of Samuel L Session, Slam, Arnaud Le Texier, Psyk, Clouds, Perc and many more…
01. ZEITGEBER : absent minded [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
02. SAMUEL L SESSION : deserted [Affin]
03. EDIT SELECT : continuation part 1 [CLR]
04. ECHOPLEX : the glass Test [Soma]
05. SLAM : friction [Soma]
06. MAX_M : slope [Parachute]
07. ARNAUD LE TEXIER : bim bim [Children Of Tomorrow]
08. QUAIL : blunt [Soma]
09. JOHN V : option 797 [Children Of Tomorrow]
10. AMBIVALENT : chronos (Truncate Remix) [Valence]
11. KERNEL KEY : trust in you [Children Of Tomorrow]
12. PSYK : aumento [Mote Evolver]
13. PSYK : powder [Mote Evolver]
14. INIGO KENNEDY : requiem (Efdemin ‘Journey To The Stars’ Mix) [Token]
15. FARRON : equinox (Jonas Kopp Shield remix) [Shaw Cuts]
16. STRISC. : baciu [Flash]
17. MEZE : page105 [Parachute]
18. CLOUDS : duke street fleet [Soma]
19. BLEACHING AGENT : static renegade (Perc Remix) [Overlee Assembly]
20. MR. JONES & GEORGE LANHAM : collab #3 [The Public Stand]
With a history of quality music in the family, Jamaica Suk grew up in San Francisco, USA where she attended audio engineering school and now resides in Berlin after a short trip changed everything. She consistently impresses with her mix selections, obvious ear for smooth progressions and stand out tracks through her productions and DJ experience. The mix is an exploration of tough industrial to hypnotic styles that includes Tensal, Oscar Mulero, Subjected, Exium, Tadeo, Deepbass to Dustin Zahn and more…
01. INIGO KENNEDY : requiem (Dasha Rush ‘Requiem For Humanity’ Remix) [Token]
02. COLDGEIST : orion ancestors [Weekend Circuit]
03. ISOLATED LINES : obsid 
04. TENSAL : c-d1 [Tensal]
05. JOHN V : option 797 [Children of Tomorrow]
06. SLEEPARCHIVE : window-057 (Oscar Mulero Remix) [Warm Up]
07. SUBJECTED : subtile (Version 1) [Sleaze]
08. YAN COOK : hidden [Weekend Circuit]
09. EXIUM : magnetic flux [PoleGroup]
10. TADEO : 099 [Belief System]
11. EMMANUEL : cargo [Enemy]
12. SUBJECTED : deko (Deepbass Remix) [Sleaze]
13. DAX J : the 5th dimension [Arts Collective]
14. P.E.A.R.L. : cursive [Weekend Circuit]
15. PSYK : arcade [Mote Evolver]
16. DUSTIN ZAHN : bark like a dog for me [Enemy]
17. Z.I.P.P.O : orbit [Enemy]
A L E X D O L B Y
A F F E K T R E C O R D I N G S
Affekt Recordings and club owner from Italy, Alex Dolby delivers the 24th Exclusive LIVE Recording for Death Techno. A quality artist in his own right having releasing music on Sian’s Octopus, DJ Emerson’s Micro.fon, Timo Maas’ Rockets & Ponies for example. Fresh off his recent second LP called “Oman” on his own imprint Affekt, this set shows his great techno sound as he takes a trip through hypnotic to tough styles and full of killer tracks…
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A respected Berliner, who shall not be named, appears as the illusive Weitone. His new angle on productions are due to drop soon on Caduceus Records which “…is the symbol of the duality of the material and spiritual world, and the highest form in music is spirituality.” This Exclusive mix certainly takes you into a trance like and hypnotic state, bound with a slickness and freshness that not many can get near. Featured are unreleased tracks from Weitone with artists like Cassegrain, Rrose, Abdulla Rashim, Svreca, Tensal and Zenker Brothers on show too…
01. CASSEGRAIN : a study of splashes [Prologue]
02. RROSE : mirror [EAUX]
03. VOICES FROM THE LAKE : reptilicus [Geophone]
04. ABDULLA RASHIM : no god [Northern Electronics]
05. TENSAL : c-a2 [Tensal]
06. SHXCXCHCXSH : mrrrwrrrds [Avian]
07. WEITONE : touched by light [Caduceus]
08. MIKE PARKER : elliptical dissolve (Svreca Remix) [Semantica]
09. SKEE MASK : larus canus [Ilian Tape]
10. DRUMCELL : departing comfort (Planetary Assault Systems Remix) [CLR]
11. JAMES RUSKIN : solution [Blueprint]
12. TENSAL : c-b1 [Tensal]
13. YAN COOK : bell [Dynamic Reflection]
14. AD.LIB & SILVISION : greed (Joachim Spieth Remix) [Affin]
15. OBJEKT : one stitch follows another [PAN]
16. TRUNCATE : fourty four [Mote-Evolver]
17. JEFF MILLS : ticket to thrillville [Purpose Maker]
18. KIRILL MAMIN : cutting [Mistress]
19. LEVON VINCENT : double jointed sex freak (Part 1) [Novel Sound]
20. ENDIAN : finish me [Secretsundaze]
21. ZENKER BROTHERS : innef runs [Ilian Tape]
Italian duo RVDE have been ones to watch since outstanding releases on Intellighenzia Electronica and Illegal Alien Records. Having already been remixed by Jerome Sydenham and Mark Broom along with previous DT guest Ricardo Garduno, they go for quality over quantity. With a vinyl on the way for Overdraw Records that includes a Keepsakes remix and more works for Impeto, RDL47 and Drowne Records they are set for the rest of the year. Their sound now is tough and industrial, as you will hear instantly in this Exclusive set from the beginning. Expect to delve into experimentation with distorted drums and rough cut tracks by British Murder Boys, GabeeN & Dolby-D, Clouds to AnD…
01. DIAL : the dive (Exclusive Mix) [Absolute Records]
02. RVDE : adgn [Soon on… Overdraw Records]
03. KEEPSAKES : ever so merry (Paul Birken Remix) [Variance]
04. 138 : lock jaw [TXTRL]
05. RVDE : trx1 [Soon on… Impeto Records]
06. ANSOME & OSSIAN : the goose [PLS.UK]
07. BRITISH MURDER BOYS : rule by law [Counterbalance]
08. GABEEN & DOLBY-D : abiogenesis (Plukkk Remix) [Switch Off]
09. RVDE : ipnd [Unreleased]
10. KEEPSAKES : flail [Unreleased]
11. CLOUDS : male vaporum [Turbo]
12. AnD : power spectrum (O/H Remix) [Electric Deluxe]
13. PANASONIC : murto [Blast First]
14. CRISTIAN VOGEL : way of the wyrd [Magnetic North]
The 4th ever guest to Death Techno back in 2010 has returned with a new Exclusive mix for the archive. Miss Sunshine continues to progress on the international stage having great releases on Rebekah’s Decoy and Coeter’s Kaputt for example, including the forthcoming project that introduces her new alias “Insolate” on DJ Deep’s Deeply Rooted label. This atmospheric set takes you on a deep Techno journey that has enough grime and subtleties to intrigue the mind, along with some tough acid-tinged delights straight for the floor.
01. KRYPT : just below the horizon [Monolith]
02. STEPHANIE SYKES : hyper (Dasha Rush Remix) [VENT]
03. MISS SUNSHINE : moon [Unreleased]
04. NTTA11 : separation [NTTA11]
05. TENSAL : b2 [Tensal]
06. SETAOC MASS : M1 [SK_Eleven)
07. VOLSTER : overwhelming [Out Of Place]
08. SUPER UNKNOWN : super Unknown (part 2) [TH Tar Hallow]
09. ELYAS : olympian 2.3 [Olympian]
10. MISS SUNSHINE : void [Unreleased]
11. REBEKAH : distant (Sterac Remix 2) [CLR]
12. SEVDAH : shum 03 [Unreleased]
13. BLEAK : night serpent [Technorama]
14. DISRUPTED PROJECT : seeking [Unreleased]
15. MORGAN TOMAS : cast001 [CAST]
16. SHLØMO : radioactive sin [Taapion]
Q&A with Miss Sunshine
by Jack! Who? for deathtechno.com
> 01. It’s been 5 years since you featured on Death Techno as the 4th ever guest in 2010 which is achievement that we are still going strong. The mix you have created for us has a really introspective and personal feel about it. Is this the sound you are DJing now?
Wow, it’s already passed 5 years?! Time really flies by. Congrats on your continued work! About my mix, it is definitely something that you can hear in my sets, but when I record a podcast I love to go a little deeper than usual and express my current mood and feelings about music.
> 02. We still follow your work closely and it’s great to see you growing as an artist. Have you found the progression in your sound a natural thing or do you just create what you feel like at the time and enjoy experimenting not thinking too much about the end result? Can you tell us how you like to prepare for the music production process and where you find the most inspiration at present?
Of course, every year I feel like I grow and improve, with every new project I feel like I made it better then the last one. I love to experiment, I think it is very important so you can grow as an artist. My inspiration comes mostly from my travels, sometimes I am burning inside to get home to my studio and to start something I have in my head. Travels are definitely my main fuel of creativity.
> 03. You are constantly travelling and on the move, are there some places/countries that you feel really connect with the sounds you play? Where is your favourite place to visit that you love going back too? Is there anywhere you want to pin on your DJ map that you have yet to play?
I would really like to visit the rest of South America. I have really loved my visits to Colombia, having been there 4 years in a row and I feel strongly connected to the crowd there. I would love to play for the rest of the South American dance floors for sure and Japan is highly on my wish list to visit.
> 04. Croatia picked up “Dance Nation of the Year” in 2014 and you collected the award as the selected representative in Ibiza. That must of been a proud moment knowing you were seen as a pioneering artist. Do ya feel a stronger sense of paving the way for other Croatian artists now? Is there any homegrown talent in particular you would like to mention and you keep an eye on?
Yes, I had an amazing time there, it was a huge honour to stand there and receive the award on behalf of my country. This means a lot. Croatia is on fire right now with lots of things going on. The summer is completely crazy with festivals in every corner, I love it and the more the merrier! There is a lot of amazing and talented DJs, producers, labels, crews and organisers I would love to mention, they are working their butts off to keep electronic music alive in Croatia.
First as who to look out for, I need to mention my life and label partner Volster. I think his time is coming and in few months I think you will realise why I am saying this.
I would also love to mention Mateo Klaich, very talented young man from Rijeka. Also these labels/crews: Vakum, Ekstrakt, Burek, Bitchblack and of course few “old-timers”: Petar Dundov, Eddy Ramich, Ilija Rudman, Pero Fullhouse amongst others. They are all shaping the current scene in Croatia.
> 05. I am massively impressed with your tough sounding tracks under the new “Insolate” alias on DJ Deep’s Parisian label Deeply Rooted. Will it become a complete switch for you in the future?
Thank you so much, I am really happy you like it. I am very proud on that release and I worked on it for a long time. Insolate is my first ever alias and I have a strong connection to it. It will be used strictly for Deeply Rooted releases.
It is definitely my biggest project to this time and I wanted to present a new palette of sound and different moods… from mellow and moody tracks to the hard stompers ready for the dance floor.
> 06. Are you aiming for more vinyl releases rather than digital these days and do you still use wax as much as possible for your DJ sets?
If I really like some artists/labels/tracks I will make a digital release too, but to be honest more and more releases are currently on vinyl. I use wax as much as possible, almost every time I play. I do love to combine both, but in the end the most important thing for me is to feel free and uninhibited behind the decks. Sometimes if there are shaky turntables I can’t relax properly so I switch to CDJs to feel more comfortable.
> 07. Are there some forthcoming works, gigs or projects you would like to mention to look out for? Will there ever be a record label from you? It seems like only a matter of time surely?
Our record label is on the way! This Autumn! Finally! Volster and I are opening our vinyl label to be called “Out of Place.” We finally finished all the required documents, the tracks are mastered and they are going to be sent soon for pressing.
Also to note, I am releasing new EPs on Random Island and VENT, plus some new remixes duties too.
Summer is here and it is going to definitely be a hot one. In a few weeks I am playing at Rex Club together with Ben Sims and DJ Deep. The next day I will be in Spain at Lanna Club. Also, I am going back to Dimensions Festival this year and heading to Tresor in Berlin for the first time. Exciting times!
V S K
C R S – CONSUMER RECREATION SERVICE
If you like deep space explorations, you will love this Exclusive from Italian maestro VSK. Francesco spearheads CRS also known as Consumer Recreation Service along with Conrad Van Orton and VILIX. His music is anywhere from tough and industrial, freaky and electronic to deep and spacey which can be found on labels like Planet Rhythm, Genesa, to Joton’s Newrhythmic. It’s a hugely hypnotic affair with plenty of attitude when required, that will no doubt make time fly as it draws you in to the murky depths…
01. DEEPBASS : sleepwalker [Rising Label]
02. VILIX : tephra (Ness Remix) [Mental Modern]
03. VSK : 1.4 system mix (Conrad Van Orton Remix) [Complex Adaptive Systems]
04. SYNTHEK & AUDIOLOUIS : broken pad (Aubrey Remix) [Natch]
05. JOTON : the sury’s forest [Newrhythmic]
06. TAKAAKI ITOH : error polynomial [WOLS]
07. JONAS KOPP : distance [EarToGround]
08. TRUNCATE : fourty four [Mote Evolver]
09. BLUE HOUR : falling lines [Blue Hour]
10. JI@ & ANNULLED USER : 2.4 system mix (Patrick Walker Remix) [Complex Adaptive Systems]
11. VSK : commander of nowhere [Newrhythmic]
Midwest, USA native Uun aka Ryan Malony is an artist you should know about and be looking out for in the future. Having worked with Morgan Tomas’ Reloading, Dystopian Rhythm, Teggno and Eternal Drive to name but a few. He is heavily on the grind with his great productions, already picking up support from the likes of Chris Liebing, Joseph Capriati, Octave to Gary Beck. This quality live recording is a trip into his mind of smooth and immersive atmospheres with enough edge and toughness to balance out with ease. A superbly thought out set full of complementing mixes that really give your brain a work out.
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The 100th guest mix milestone is here with the soundtrack provided by the highly respected Electric Indigo from Vienna. Releasing music from 1993 and seeing it land on DJ Hell’s International Deejay Gigolos, to Kompakt, to Disko B. Having a few years living in Berlin and working at the legendary Hard Wax store, Susanne has been exposed to a wealth and unique depth of techno culture. In 1998, she founded a very important international database and network called “Female:Pressure” for female artists in electronic music and digital arts. Not only this, but she regularly lectures at educational institutions like the University of Music and Performing Arts in Austria. The mix is a wonderfully classy and well thought out masterpiece, from industrial harshness to deep and hypnotic layers. Tracks included from Dadub, Svreca, Adam X, Imugem Orihasam, Kuroi, Reeko, Monya and more…
01. KLARA LEWIS : msuic 1 [Peder Mannerfelt Produktion 01]
02. ELECTRIC INDIGO : zero (Dadub Remix) [Suicide Circus Dark Series]
03. KUROI : climate [Aconito Digital Series]
04. SVRECA : ebisu [Semantica]
05. DONOR/TRUSS : ash 2 [M_Rec Ltd Grey Series]
06. ADAM X : catenary [Sonic Groove]
07. IMUGEM ORIHASAM : load [Exhibition Design]
08. ELLE : ayahuasca 1 [Black String]
09. KUROI : composure [Aconito Digital Series]
10. DEZ WILLIAMS : all that remains [Trust XV-II]
11. MAKATON : lead you astray [Token]
12. DEAD SOUND : forced (AnD Remix) [Decoy]
13. ASCION : ulm [Black Sun]
14. PAULA TEMPLE : gegen [Noise Manifesto]
15. DONOR : menace is mine [Prosthetic Pressings]
16. SAWF : kaseta [Prosthetic Pressings]
17. REEKO : to the sun [Modularz]
18. XHIN : blade moth [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
19. SCALAMERIYA : delegator [Genesa]
20. MONYA : rebelier [Corresponding Positions]
21. VAL_EX : metacognition [Solar One Music]
Q&A with Electric Indigo
by Stuart Ingram & Jack! Who? for deathtechno.com
> 01. Can you tell us about how your forthcoming album is progressing?
As it turns out, there are always more urgent projects. Right now, I am working on a new experimental live piece “109.47 degrees” that will premiere end of December in Vienna. Together with Mieko Suzuki, I am developing a sound installation for the next JULIUS show at the Paris Fashion Week and, together with Thomas Wagensommerer, I am working on a new A/V version of MORPHEME which will premiere at CTM Festival end of January.
My plan is to work on the album tracks in February and see how they evolve. I guess if I had a deadline for the album it would proceed much faster…
> 02. What or whom has inspired you to champion equality in the music industry and set up the “Female Pressure” database?
I started it because I was/am personally affected, out of a natural sense of fairness and political awareness. And, maybe above all, I had a very practical motive: I saw the need for an easily accessible source of information about female artists in my own field of activities.
> 03. Were there particular difficulties you found in developing yourself within a male dominated arena? Do you think things have changed?
I experienced both advantages and disadvantages because I am female. The biggest problem with this is that I wish sex and gender would not matter at all… The most common preconception about women in fields that have some sort of male connotation is a significantly higher level of scepticism. To confront scepticism can be a positive challenge but it has impeding effects most of the times.
Yes, things have changed. The topic is relatively popular now and there are more women visible in the music scene who release and perform at notable festivals.
> 04. Last we heard your label Indigo Inc was sleeping, have you made plans to bring it back?
No, at the moment I don’t have much interest in reviving it.
> 05. You are known for your intelligent and experimental/improvised take on electronic sound. What are the things influencing your direction right now?
Industrial sounding, broken beats and sinister, morphing, multifaceted soundscapes.
> 06. What pursuits do you enjoy outside of music and would you say these have crossed over to your sound?
Politics, philosophy, traveling, technology, arbitrary knowledge, fine arts and food. Actually, I feel that everything my mind deals with crosses over to the music I make and I play in one way or the other. But most important to me are personal relations with other people and minds. Social interactions have a very strong influence on me.
> 07. Who have been your favourite artists (not necessarily musicians) of 2014 and who will you be looking out for in 2015?
Orphx, Dadub, Robert Henke, Angelina Yershova, Paula Temple, Thomas Wagensommerer, Mika Vainio, Holly Herndon, Adriana Lopez, Pia Palme, Aiko Okamoto, Béla Borsodi, Mieko Suzuki, Christopher Nolan, Tarik Barri.
Looking forward to all of them and to: Cio D’Or, hiT͟Hərˈto͞o, Kuroi, Lower Order Ethics, Sonae, Aleja Sanchez, Hyperactivist.
> 08. We love your sound. Have you any stand out memories of gigs in the UK or do you have any in the pipeline?!
Oh, thank you!!! No, there’s no upcoming gig in the UK. I vividly remember Sativa in Edinburgh, must have been ’93 or ’94 – they had their famous drummers who would end the night mixing in with the DJ, competing and always winning.
> 09. What is one of your favourite tunes that you must take with you when DJing?
At the moment it’s Paula Temple’s “Gegen.”
> 10. Are there any new releases or other works you would like to mention?
My new release on Suicide Circus Records – Dark Series 007
Premiere of surround sound version of Morpheme at CTM Festival on January 31: