[En] ITW with Shifted (mote-evolver / syndrome z / avian)

Shifted is an anonymous project from an artist who has been involved into the UK electronic scene (but not really related to techno) during the past few years. Since January 2011, the busy boy has released nothing less than three eps and a remix on Mote-Evolver, Szare’s Syndrome Z… and on his own imprint Avian. Close to the berghain-techno genre (Sandwell District, Stroboscopic Artefacts, Frozen Border…), Shifted doesn’t claim to be original, but does the job in a pretty good and proper way. Check out more about him here : Continue reading

[En] Interview : Jason Fine (kontra musik / FXHE)

I found on my old computer a mini-interview I did with Jason Fine few months ago (and never published), when he was releasing his second album Future thought on the Swedish quality label Kontra Musik. I think it’s the right moment to upload it to know a bit more about this secret artist, with the output March 17th of the Future thought remixed ep by Ben Klock and the amazing Oni Ayhun. Continue reading

[Fr] Interview : Pierre-Nicolas (Boing Poum Tchak!)

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A l’occasion de la Nuit Electro au Grand Palais à Paris, organisée par un opérateur de téléphonie mobile, j’ai été interviewé cet été par le journaliste Jean-Yves Leloup, qui me demandait pour le compte de leur site, mon opinion sur la scène électronique actuelle. L’interview publiée sous l’accroche “Pierre-Nicolas Mader, blogueur en colère” (!) est disponible ici (si vous disposez d’un accès) en version tronquée. Je souhaitais tout de même vous faire part sur Boing Poum Tchak! des réponses qui n’ont pas été retranscrites et qui intéresseront peut-être certains d’entre vous. Continue reading

[En] Interview : Vakula (Uzuri / Quintessentials / Meakusma / Firecracker)

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Who could imagine that one of the best innovative house / detroit-house sound of the moment comes from East-Europe ? After Russian Anton Zap, let me introduce you Vakula, Ukrainian electronic artist who has signed some experimental warm & groovy underground-house tracks on Uzuri, then Quintessentials, Meakusma, before releasing a record on Firecracker in 2009. Find out more about him, his thoughts on electronic music in Ukraine while listening the mix he did for Boing Poum Tchak! with only unreleased material from him. Vashe zdo´rovye ! Continue reading

[En] Interview : Roger23 (Playhouse / 240 volts / Swayzak Soundsystem / Meakusma)

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Pure underground dj, music lover, and vinyl addict, Roger Reuter aka Roger23 is the first guest to play at our Party launched in Paris this month. Close friend of Swayzak (he travel a lot around the world with them), former record-shop co-owner, composer who has released eps for Playhouse, 240 volts, Meakusma, it’s a pleasure to introduce him if you don’t know this artist yet. Continue reading

[En] Tactile Soul [bptchk! 008] + Interview

Tactile Soul

After a long time of very little inspiration, I believe that there is some great records being made at the moment, a lot of them are reminiscent of old detroit techno, which is the style that first caught my attention a long time ago. I think it is a very healthy time for techno production, so buying records is getting easier again.

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[En] Interview : Arne Weinberg

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Arne Weinberg is that kind of artists who prefer developing their own melodic retro-techno sound, rather than following any trends. Since 2001, he has released his music on labels like Styrax, Matrix, Echocord Colour, Down Low Music, and AW, his own label. Here, he explains the philosophy of his music, why he decided to move from Germany to Glasgow, and if one day, neo-detroit techno could become the next hype. Continue reading

[En] Interview : Marcel Dettmann (berghain club / ostgut töntrager / mdr / berlin)

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You can’t speak about the Techno sound of 2008 without mentioning berliner Marcel Dettmann and his purist, strong and open-minded approach. Dj, producer, remixer for Ellen Allien, Deetron, Len Faki, Modeselektor, seller in the famous Hardwax record-shop, he has released a modern, solid and fresh techno mix on the OstGut Ton label, related with the Berghain club where he’s resident since its openning in 2004. With no doubt, one of the most important personality of the scene this year. Continue reading

[En] Interview : Break SL (philpot)

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2 is a good number for german newcomer Sebastian Lohse aka Break SL. He’s only 22, and has released 2 12″ on Philpot, which have both received nice reviews and feedbacks. Sebastian is also Dj, and after having cooked a delicious slow deep&groovy house mix for Boing Poum Tchak!, it’s time to know a bit more about him and his debut album planned in 2009. Continue reading

[En] Interview : Quarion (drumpoet community)

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One day before listening the exclusive mix swiss Quarion made for Boing Poum Tchak! let’s try to know more about one of most interesting artists of the new deep-house scene. After sweet remixes for Jamie Lloyd (“May I ?”), Agnès and some Ep’s for Drumpoet Community, he’s simultaneously releasing a new 12″ entitled “The workout” and a remix on Four:Twenty. And it’s just the beginning… Continue reading