“Listening back to this interview 13 years later, I can hear in my own voice how hard I’m trying to keep my cool and not gush over the fact that I’m meeting “Magic” Juan Atkins, the Godfather of Detroit Techno, the Originator! My favorite part is his description of driving in the dark to find his own sound. It’s actually one of the statements that stuck with me over the years. If you’re not searching for the unknown within the realm of what is supposed to be experimental music, then what is the real point? Thanks Juan!
This interview was recorded months before the first Detroit Electronic Music Festival, a full 2 years before I would move to Detroit and join Underground Resistance and nearly 9 years before I would be the opening DJ for Juan at a gig in London in November 2008. As for the DJ set, it’s got what you should expect; Kraftwerk, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Juan’s own productions, a Carl Craig remix, Robert Hood, some UK Techno and cut-up disco house tracks. It’s a multi-dimensional, diverse dancefloor set. I wish I had the complete tracklisting!
These days Juan is actively touring as Model 500 live with Underground Resistance members Mad Mike Banks, DJ Skurge and Mark Taylor forming his band. An intense show that covers early Cybotron, the Metroplex catalog and brand new tunes recently released on R&S Records. For booking Juan Atkins please contact email@example.com” – Dan “Dex” Caballero aka Nomadico (Original dublab DJ & Underground Resistance member)
Check out my latest podcast now available from my Soundcloud page! The podcast features all Los Angeles based artists and label. This is a dedication to my hometown and the talented electronic musicians that work hard to contribute to the global electronic music community.
The Unknown DJ “Basstronic” – Techno Kut Records
John Tejada & Arian Leviste “Logic Motion” – Moods & Grooves
David Alvarado “Aurora” – Rated X Records
Silent Servant “Violencia” – Sandwell District
Xavier De Enciso “Rasquache” – Unreleased
Santiago Salazar “La Minoria” – Historia y Violencia
David Alvarado “Klugh” (2011 Version) – Ovum
DJ Dex “Guanaco” – Ican Productions
Suli Belarto “Burricornio 02” – Unreleased
John Tejada & Justin Maxwell “Where’s The Cable?” – Palette
Esteban Adame “Brown Dream” – Unreleased
Silent Servant “Murder Murder” – Sandwell District
Nomadico aka DJ Dex “Living UR” – Underground Resistance
Developer “Vox Luminas” – 4 Track
Marcel Videla “The Drums That Sing” – Unreleased
Luis Flores “Excision” (Luis Flores Tool) – Droid
Raiz “Been Caught” – Droid
Esteban Adame “Blvd. Nights” – Modelhart
Santiago Salazar “Santuario” – Historia y Violencia
John Tejada “Impediment” – 7th City
DJ Dex “Nacha” – Ican Productions
David Alvarado “Dubplate #2” – Hey! Records
Dubgil “12 Minutes of Your Time” (C^stillo Shift 6 Remix) – Innerm^tter Recordings
The new “Salvadorican EP” is now available from Phonica Records, Boomkat and Piccadilly Records in the UK, Clone and RushHour in the Netherlands, Underground Gallery in Japan and many more vinyl shops worldwide!! Check out the preview video below and get your copy from any of these fine shops!
The article also includes a live DJ mix recorded in L.A. at the Secret Cinema afterhours. Check it out and enjoy!
Different World – Rapture – ART
Brandon Decarlo – Live and Learn – KMS
Nikola Gala – The Phunk – Rekids
Gerd, Burnski, Manik – You Know What It’s Like – Real Tone Records
Pezzner – Theme For Nothing- (Black Soul Edit) – Recovery Tech
Aubrey – Radiatus 40 – Komplex De Deep
Ben Sims – New Blood- (Robert Hood Mix) – Theory
Lighter Thief – Like Dat- (Kirk Degiorgio Remix) – Beard man
Francois Dubois – Back 2 Raw – Komplex De Deep
De Funk – King of Sunset- (Pezzner Mix) – Black Soul Music
DJ Dex – Barrio Bird – Ican Productions
Shake – Plugged In – Rush Hour
Mark Broom – Gap – Saved Records
D’s and C’s – The Numbers Game – Black Nation Recordings
The Fear Ratio – Mas- – Blueprint Records
Nomadico – In Your Blood – Underground Resistance
Jon Convex – Convexations – 3024
DJ Dex – Lo Que Sea – Ican Productions
Shlomi Aber – Create Balance- (Steve Lawler Remix) – Ovum
Remixes of 2011’s “Santisimo” produced with Esteban Adame and featuring vocals by Iris Cepeda are out now!
The Sin remixes are straight ahead dancefloor remixes for the world’s dark nightclubs and warehouses.
Now available on Beatport, iTunes, Amazon and Zero” shops on Ican Productions!!
2 years after pitching the idea of releasing a record in dedication to Jaime Escalante to Mad Mike, the 12″ Vinyl is a reality!!
Huge thanks to Submerge for their hardwork and determination in making this happen! Dope Jams, Piccadilly, Hardwax, Juno, Boomkat, Underground Gallery and on and on. These stores now have the 12″ vinyl in stock!!
I went ahead and made this after thinking about it for a looong time. It’s a techno remix of Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock “It Takes Two”. I chopped up the samples and added my own hi tech mutant funk to it! Please enjoy! Any feedback is welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org