DJ Focus: Ben Fraser

Ben Fraser

Ben Fraser


To book Ben Fraser click here

Notorious for his meticulous production, uncompromising sound and punishing live performances, Ben Fraser is a new wave acid techno producer at the top of his game.

Ben launched Sabretooth Records label in 2005 as an outlet for his unique take on the underground acid techno and trance sound. His sound has now become synonymous with crisp hi-tech production, deep thundering basslines, hypnotising techno grooves and haunting effects…the whole laced with a hefty dose of acid!

11 EPs, 3 albums and countless gigs later, Ben continues to draw in followers with his deep, dark, driving sound…

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DJ Focus: Jamie C

Jamie C

Jamie C

Jamie has been Djing for a little over 16 years now, playing through a variety of styles and genres until he found acid techno. A firm lover of the Tb-303 has led him on many a journey across england and across europe even to as far as America.

Playing anywhere from private house parties, free parties and squat parties to big clubs and festivals, Jamie can usually be found having it behind the decks or on the dancefloor!

To further his dj career Jamie started to produce the music he loves, hard having it Acid Techno, influenced by people such as Dave The Drummer, Chris Liberator and the underground scene he has become involved with.

He has a couple of releases out at present on the collaboration of Stay Up Forever and Kinetec records ; London 909, with his first release Shitbag and Scumbag hitting the number one spot for downloads in the acid techno chart.

There are a couple more to come on one of the Stay Up Forever digital imprints in the very near future! (Watch this space!!)

As for the Dj side of things, Jamie is actively seeking bookings in any part of the world, his number and email address is at the bottom of this page…. He is happy to play for flights and accom and maybe a little spending money….. The main thing is to rock the party and leave everyone with a smile on their face!

For Bookings/Info: +447912137703 or email dj-jamie-c@live.co.uk

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DJ Focus: Robi S.U.S.S. Lear

Robi S.U.S.S. Lear

Robi S.U.S.S. Lear

Robi s.u.s.s aka Robert Lear is part of the S.U.S.S collective (subversion underground sound system) based in Swansea south Wales. he run’s ,promotes and is also residents of south Wales’s premier techno event Subversion underground Techno.

He got introduced to the free party and underground techno scene at a very young age regularly attending teknivals and techno events across the uk from where he picked up his taste for the free party Techno scene and it inspired him to get on the 1210’s and start mixing acid/techno .

By the age of 16 he was playing out in basements and free parties across Wales.

In 2008 he became a resident at subversion underground techno playing alongside the mighty slam ,harvey mckay, Dave the drummer,Chris Liberator ,Ant ,ddr ,mark eg just to name a few.

Soon he became popular with the local free party sound systems and promoters for his techno/hard techno and acid sets. Playing epic sets @ Subversion ,sub hard sessions, smash techno ,System feedback, s,w,a,d,e, evolve ,Reboot and Gener8r .

Recently moving in to production he has been driven by the influences of stay up for ever ,jeff mills ,a.paul ,speedy j ,alan fitzpatrik ,torsten kanzler and many other top underground dj’s and producers.

He has also had release’s on audioworx- 11,naked lunch- 190D , structures vol 22, parralell 125, filth infatuated subversion e.p plus lots of release’s up and coming for the future.

soundcloud link https://soundcloud.com/robi-s-u-s-s

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DJ Focus: Ceri S.U.S.S. Lear

Ceri S.U.S.S. Lear

Ceri S.U.S.S. Lear

Ceri Lear is part of the S.U.S.S collective (subversion underground sound system) based in Swansea south Wales. he was also a resident dj and manager of south Wales’s premier techno event Subversion underground Techno.

ceri got introduced to the free party and underground techno scene at a very young age.regularly attending teknivals and techno events across the uk from where he picked up his taste for acid /free party Techno and it inspired him to get on the 1210’s and start mixing acid/techno

By the age of 16 ceri was playing out in basements and free parties across Wales. in 2008 ceri suss became residents at subversion underground techno playing alongside the mighty Dave the drummer,Chris Liberator,Ant,ddr,geezer,mark eg a.p just to name a few

Soon he became popular with the local free party sound systems(FRU) (TOOTH DUST)bristol (SECTION 64) (UNISONAL SOUNDS) (F.O.O.F.O) and promoters for their hard techno /acid sets. Playing epic sets @system feedback reboot cardiff/ gener8r in Bristol smash techno london
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Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ceri-SUSS/404620246274854

soundcloud link https://soundcloud.com/acidjunki

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DJ & Producer Focus: Hard Bart

Hard Bart

Hard Bart

HARD BART – originally from Poland from where he moved over to U.K (London) in 1998. That’s where his passion for turntables and techno music has properly kicked in…so he got on decks. In almost no time at all he was rocking some serious London sound systems such as : Manik , Malfaiteurs , Fu.Q , Solid to name just a few and he was also one of the few DJs who originally first started now legendary Every1Sound. His name started to appear next to those biggest names in London’s underground music scene (without naming as everyone knows who they are) and he could be frequently seen in best clubs too including The Mass, The Fridge, George IV, 414, Purple Turtle, Dukes and so on (even once Heaven;)Recently he got involved in Undergound music production too and has released a couple of tunes on labels GENERATOR U.K (Digital) and POLYMERIC Records (12” vinyl)…and he’s got many projects on the way , to be released in the very nearest future….so look out because this talented DJ is technically very skilled…and turns out to be quite a banging producer too.

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Acid Techno DJ Focus: Tassid

Tassid

Tassid

To book Tassid Click here to get to acidbookings.com

Tassid comes from Portsmouth UK. He got into DJing after his early experiences at free parties and squat parties, where London Underground techno and acid techno was the main sound. He fell in love with the music in those early days and has been into that sound ever since!

His main influences are the Stay Up Forever Collective including Chris, Aaron and Julian Liberator, D.A.V.E the Drummer, Guy McAffer, Rowland the Bastard, Ant, DDR and Lawrie Immersion etc, but Tassid has also taken influence from some good Schranz producers such as Boris. s and Arkus.P.

Tassid has been making techno for fun for many years, but in 2009 he upgraded his studio and is now a full on producer in his own right.

He is the co-founder of System Rejects vinyl label, alongside Austin Corrosive, OB1, and MK 303, and he is the owner of Skuxx digital label on 909london.com. As well as his own labels, Tassid has releases on other labels such as, Corrosive Records, Cluster, Cluster 909, Stereo Chaos, Interstate One, Impact UK, and Acid Test.

In recent years Tassid had been getting back into DJing, playing all over the UK, as well as in countries such as Brazil, Poland, and Spain and is continually pushing his own style of London Underground Techno and Acid!!

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DJ\Producer Focus: Benji303

http://www.facebook.com/303alliance
Benji303 is a DJ & Producer from Manchester UK, he has played all over at various club nights, festivals and free parties,
he has releases out on vinyl and digital on labels such as FLATLIFE, INTERSTATE ONE, VCF, ACID TEST, CHASE YER TAIL AND MANY MORE…
early 2014 he formed his own vinyl label “303 ALLIANCE” first release is due out spring/summer 2014.




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DJ\Producer Focus: Woody McBride

Woody McBride aka DJ ESP

Woody McBride aka DJ ESP


For Bookings click this sentence. Just be aware Woody McBride rarely does Acid Techno these days

Woody McBride (1967 in Bismarck , North Dakota) is an American musician , producer and DJ from the techno – and Acid Techno area. He published under his real name and numerous pseudonyms such as 4D , Bird Man , DJ ESP , Earthworm , Pleasure or Voltage 9 .

McBride came in 1988 to study at Minneapolis , where he was first in the House scene took hold and Kevin Cole , the founder of the label House Nation , won as a mentor. McBride then worked in the opening act as a DJ and also designed its Flyer . After a short time, however, he turned to Cole and established club scene and from the nascent techno scene, which was then going on even outside the commercial clubs. He was also active as early promoter and organizer. As a DJ he called himself DJ ESP , inspired by the 1990 published track ESP of the House project Deee-Lite , soon joined but also under his real name in appearance to express his goes beyond pure DJing range of activities. [2] From the early 1990s years published their own publications. In 1993 he founded the label Communique Music , based in Lindstrom , Maine , on which he originally had first published his own music, but later also pieces of other artists. Especially his later repeatedly reissued Maxi-publication basketball Heroes of 1996 established the considerable reputation of the label, which soon split into several sub-labels.

2003 operating McBride eleven labels together with over 160 publications. [3] His own publications have appeared inter alia on the label White Noise (by Dave Clarke ), Ovum (by Josh Wink ), Bush (by Eric Powell ), Synewave (by Damon wild ) and Skint (from Fatboy Slim ). His oeuvre included stand 2013 50 maxi singles and EPs as well as his 2005 debut album published. Title of Woody McBride found a total of approximately 50 compilations, also several dozen of his remixes of tracks by other artists have been published. He has been on virtually every major techno festivals like Mayday or Nature One launched. In the years after 2008, he has largely withdrawn from public life to devote himself to his family with two sons, since 2011 he gets worse again in evidence.

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DJ Focus: Miss Djax

Miss Djax

Miss Djax

To Book Miss Djax Visit her site www.djax.nl

Miss Djax is the alias of Saskia Slegers. Not only an excellent deejay, but also the founder of Djax Records in 1989.

Djax (and its variety of sub-labels) must undoubtedly be considered as one of the most important dance labels in the world. At the back of the book ‘1989 – 1999 Djax Records The Power of the Underground’ James Hymann, (MTV Europe) calls it ‘one of the decade’s crucial labels’ and further ‘one of the world’s most talked about labels’. No surprise then, Djax received many awards being best record label.

The first signing of Djax Records was the hardcore rap act 24K (No Enemies 1990). A couple of months later the first techno release (Terrace – 916 Buena Avenue) followed on the famous Djax-Up-Beats label.

The year 1991 can be looked at as the starting point of the Djax succes story: Saskia visited Chicago and Detroit where she met many talented techno producers. With Djax-Up-Beats she created an European outlet for producers like DJ Rush, Mike Dearborn, Claude Young and Paul Johnson by releasing their tracks on this imprint. Music was not the only thing Saskia picked up in Detroit; draftsman Alan Oldham is responsible for Djax’s unique character with his very special drawing skills. The year 1991 had more surprises, as Saskia signed the Dutch hardcore hiphop act Osdorp Posse and with this signing she launched a complete new movement: Nederhop.

Miss Djax had her international breakthrough when she played at the notorious Mayday rave in Berlin in 1992. With her hard and uncompromising techno set she made great impression on the many promoters present and she played the mainstage at all big international parties from that day on.
In 1993 Miss Djax was declared ‘DJ of the Year’ by Frontline (nowadays Raveline) Magazine. In the years that followed her name was always in the international top 10.

For four years in a row, 1995 till 1998, the Djax Records truck took part in the Love Parade float with 1998 being the absolute highpoint when the 20 meters long red/silver Djax rocket, with 20.000 watt of techno terror on board, started at pole position! Miss Djax also played two times at the Victory Tower at Love Parade.

In 1999 Saskia celebrated the 10-year anniversary of Djax Records by publishing her amazing book ‘The Power of the Underground’. This was also the year that Saskia recieved ‘De Veer’ award for her contribution to the Dutch Music Industry.

In 2004 Miss Djax released her first mix album ‘Djax-It-Up’ to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of her successful label.
2005 saw the release of her album RAW that included floorfillers such as ‘Sick of U’ with vocal support of DJ Rush. Miss Djax promoted her RAW album with a European live tour.

2008 has been a succesful year for Miss Djax. She got an invitation to take place in the jury of the famous TV show X-Factor but decided that a TV career was not (yet) her ambition. Her new album ‘Inferno’ was very well received and the singles ‘Hell’s Bells’ and ‘Headbangin’ both became Record of The Month in Raveline Magazine. ‘Still Dominating’, a remake of the 1992 hit ‘Dominator’ from Human Resource, rocked the dancefloor all over the world. Furthermore she mixed the hardtechno album ‘Kick Down Volume 1’. Her European ‘Inferno Tour’ started August 30th at Qbase festival where she hosted her own area. The tour took her all over Europe again.

Being a true vinyl purist the artwork always has been very important to Miss Djax. She works with the best of the best, such as Ed Repka, illustrator of the great album covers for Megadeth (Peace Sells a.o.), Alan Oldham and Zender.

In 2009 Saskia celebrated the 20th anniversary of Djax Records by releasing the amazing DVD ‘Underground Nation’, which contains 90 minutes of pure underground club culture. At the Djax 20th anniversary party she received a gold award for 1.3 million records sold in 20 years of Djax. Further she received a gold award for 40.000 sales of the album Afslag Osdorp by Osdorp Posse.

In 2010 she re-launched the successful Djax it Up parties and started hosting area’s at various festivals. In the meantime she kept on producing high quality (hard)techno and acidtechno such as the floorfiller ‘Acid Storm’. She formed a collaboration with Pet Duo and together they released ‘Dance or Die’ under the name Pet Trio. In 2012 she released the album ‘Techno Crusaders’ together with Canadian DJ Patrick DSP. This pure techno album shows the roots of Miss Djax and Patrick and got great reviews. In 2013 they released ‘Techno Crusaders The Remixes’ with amazing remixes by Mark Archer, A Paul, A-Brothers, Chris Liberator and many more.

In 2014 Miss Djax reaches another milestone when she celebrates the 25th anniversary of Djax Records! Get ready for an international Djax it Up 25th Anniversary Tour, a new Miss Djax album, a new Miss Djax comic by Alan Oldham and some cool goodies. Stay tuned!

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Techno DJ Focus: Rob Acid

Rob Acid

Rob Acid

Cologne, Germany, producer Robert Babicz’s most recognized and accomplished alias, Rob Acid churned out a cycle of influential techno records in the late ’90s that established him as one of Germany’s top techno producers. Before adopting the Rob Acid moniker, Babicz released a number of dancefloor-orientated acid techno 12″s as Acid Warrior and Department of Dance on his Junkfood Records label. After putting out a few releases as Rob Acid, though, Babicz stuck with the name and attained considerable recognition, resulting in an affiliation with Europe’s largest and widest-reaching techno label, Force Inc. There, Babicz released a number of Rob Acid records, while also branching out to release more ambient and experimental recordings under his own name and also some lighter, more accessible techno as Atlon, Inc. Other Rob Acid records appeared on Internal, Labworks Germany (Colone Acid Science Trax), Important Records, and Generator Records, amongst other labels.
The Live-Act “Rob Acid” exists since 1992.

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