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Monday 11 January 2010 at 8pm GMT/12pm SLT
Simultaneous live broadcast of Sheffield Bleep show on
Future Music, special 2 hour Network Records Megamix, a tribute to a seminal label,
taking you right from post acid to early jungle!
Wednesday 13 January 2010 at 8pm GMT/12pm SLT
Frederick Heberle with a selection of electro, bango tribal clash, dub, baile and dutch house.
Thursday 14 January 2010 at 8pm GMT/12pm SLT
Ursula Frequency & special live VDJ set by Priest Ziplon
Saturday 31 October 2009 - 12pm GMT/7pm SLT
The Drome 2 year party!
y2d The Line Up.....
Sunday 18 October 2009 - All Day from 12pm GMT/2am SLT
Simultaneous live broadcast syndicated to The Drome in collaboration with Fnoob Radio showcasing both Second Life and fnoob DJs including RED, Mayzee and Kane 44 who are streaming live from Bar Fly in London.
Saturday 17 October 2009 - 8pm GMT/12pm SLT
Stefan & Martino's Bit Serial.
Friday 16 October 2009 at 6pm GMT/10am SLT
Simultaneous live broadcast of MANTIS show on
SWU Radio, showcasing this week OG.
Tuesday 6 October 2009 at 9pm GMT/1pm SLT
Fnoob Radio at the Drome with
11pmGMT/3pm SLT - Subfractal.
Sunday 4 October 2009 at 7pm GMT/11am SLT
Fnoob Radio at The Drome with tech/house/breaks in the lineup
7pm GMT/11am SLT - Soak with Mayzee
9pmGMT/1pm SLT - Kane 44
Saturday 3 October 2009 11pm GMT /3pm SLT
Thursday 1 October 2009 at 8pm GMT/12pm SLT
Italo with Olaf Quintessa
"It's electro before there was electro, and it's disco after disco was dead.."
Spaceship boogie music, with robot selectors Pussy Milneaux and Olaf Quintessa.
Friday 25 September 2009 at 5.30pm GMT/9.30am SLT
Sunday 20 September 2009 at 7pm GMT/11am SLT
Denard Henry and Jana Clemen are dj/producers from opposite sides of the Atlantic who have joined forces to develop a fusion of techno, ebm, electro and industrial dance music. Their Sonic Warriors United (SWU) project is a group of producers and djs who are actively exploring and deploying this fusion, and features artists such as Marita Schreck, C-Dex, Floppy and Reade Truth. Their recent tour of Germany and the US included shows at Tresor, Berlin, and Sommerstart Festival.
Originally from New Jersey in the USA but now based in Germany, Denard Henry aka Sonic Architect is a dj/producer of vivid, textural electronica and techno. The broad and heady range of influences he pours into his music blend into evocative dancefloor slices of alternative electronic worlds and he has released music on labels such as Broque, Monoid and Feis, as well as his own Cipher Records. His DJ and live acts have taken him to many many clubs around Europe and the US, including Ultraschall and SO36 in Germany, plus Limelight and Save the Robots in New York.
Jana Clemen aka Abstract Soul is dj/producer from Germany and has released music on labels such as Hybrid, Planet Rhythm and Phont, as well as her own label Convex Productions. Jana’s music follows many lines, taking minimal techno to an industrial scale and shaking irresistible grooves out of warped electro and house. She has djed extensively around Europe, with appearances at Tresor, Neue Heimat and Ultraschall in Germany, the Loft in Lausanne, and many other clubs around France, Poland, Sweden and elsewhere.
Episodes of Sonic Warriors United "Nocturnal Brightness" podcast are available here - Well worth checking out for an fix of techno, electro and industrial fusion!
Denard is returning for his second show at the Drome, after a storming debut at Fresh Static in May.
Jana will be making her Second Life DJing debut.
Wednesday 9 September 2009 at 5.09pm GMT/9.09amSLT
Celebrating 25 years and the influence the TR-909 has had on electronic music The Drome has put together a special event, which follows the successful TR-808 event - 909 Day @ Drome - 9 DJs with 9 hours music.
Friday 21 August 2009 at 6pm GMT/10am SLT
Simultaneous live broadcast of MANTIS show on
Born in 1976, ZLK’s music education began at home thanks to his father who was a microelectronics engineer and a pirate radio fanatic and at theage of eight years old he started sampling on his dad’s multitrack reeltapes and C64 using SID synthesis, making weird noise tracks.
During his teens and working at a local electronics shop he bought his first SL1200’s and began DJing and organising parties together with a group of friends. ZLK kept a very broad and versatile interest in all forms of electronic music and incorporated a computer and music software into his analog setup.
Sunday 23 August 2009 - 7pm GMT/11am SLT
Techno - Wonky, Detroit, acid, jackin' and the kitchen sink.
DJs: Trevor Wilkes (Bleep Radio) + guest tba
Saturday 15 August 2009 - 8pm GMT/12pm SLT
The Side Rooms at Drome - Stefan & Martino's Bit Serial
Friday 14 August 2009 - 8pm GMT/12pm SLT
Bowyer Hawks presents:- LAW Recordings
Being part of the collective ‘Noxgenus‘, ZLK and the rest of the crew kept their music freely available for everyone by distributing it on cassettes, minidiscs, CDs and eventually on the internet. Releases on commercial vinyl and CD’s are rare, but some material has been exclusively released on FingersLTD, N.E.W., Kommando 6 and Simulacron.
Friday 7 August 2009 at 6pm SLT/10am SLT
Simultaneous live broadcast of MANTIS show on
Phonocake mostly releases introspective relaxing deep music, but the artists have a diverse interest in music. Which Parmon, label owner, hopes you hear in this, his showcase mix.
In 2003, four guys, who had never met before, but emailed just twice, started to brainstorm about bringing out the fantastic music being produced by their friends. They decided that a netlabel was the best way to do it.
The musicians they wanted to sign to the label were giving away CDrs locally in mini pressings of about 40/50. Most of the artists were based in Dresden, East Germany, which back in the 90s was called the Detroit of Germany by Underground Resistance’s Mad Mike Banks. About 2 years ago Phonocake opened up to sign artists from beyond Dresden.
Pushing their artists creatively Parmon says:
Some of the Phonocake artists also have releases on ‘hardmedia’ labels like Drop Bass Networks, Suburban Trash, Goldtears and so on, but of course also on other netlabels, like Kahvi, binkcrsh, Nishi, Elpa, No Response
Phonocake also aimed to combine the virtual world where their music was with the offline-world, and from that they began to provide workshops and music events. Through their activities as a label and collective they’ve motivated others to start their own netlabels, including Jahtari, pumplane and XLR.
Friday 24 July 2009 at 6pm GMT/10am SLT
Simultaneous live broadcast of MANTIS show on
SWU Radio, showcasing this week Black Hoe Recordings
Returning to civilization after the rather excellent Glade Festival and MANTIS is straight back to broadcast. This time from the prolific label, Black Hoe Recordings and label owner Migu.
Back in 1996, Migu began to latch onto the musical world as an enthusiastic listener; hardcore techno, German speedcore and the Prodigy. 1999 and he begins to develop a vinyl habit, which takes over by 2001. From there he gets into running his own Lucidum Intervallum parties, pushing the drum’n'bass scene in Budapest.
Two Hungarian DJ friends (Samulkow and Kozy) join him and together they forge the group Black Hoe in September 2004. Performances and radio shows see Migu and his friends perform along the likes of Technical Itch, Dylan, Robyn Chaos, Limewax, The Panacea, Cooh, Dom & Roland, Audio, Spl, The Sect, Evol Intent, B-Key, Current Value, Donny, DJ Hidden, Eye-D, Counterstrike, Kryptic Minds, Sunchase, Black Sun Empire, Bad Company, Twisted Individual, Lee, Lenny D, Ophidian, The Rapist, Jason Forrest aka Donna Summer, Drumcorps, Judg’Ann and Pedro Zazn.
By 2005, Black Hoe is more than just a DJ collective, it’s now a net label with the aim to present less know, but talented and skilled producers to the world. Bringing the work of producers like Mystification, Unabomber, Numek and Dashcraft from Hungary, the Romanian Core Corp, Hemoglobin, Gasmask 71, Reemo, Eye and Noize Punishment from Czech Republic, the Belgian Antichristus, Lorcscyric and Cytech from Germany and the American Company Truck up to the plate.
2008 is also the year that Migu awakened to the idea of producing music, and with Volko he formed V8, bringing heavy, but completely different industrial drum n bass music to the foreground.
Wednesday 22 July 2009 at 8pm GMT/12pm SLT
Larry Cavelle and The Coldsisters
Breaks & Minimal -V- Detroit Techno
Friday 10 July 2009 at 6pm GMT / 10am SLT
Simultaneous live broadcast of MANTIS radio on
Starting out making parody rave tracks and sparse 8bit industrial loops on an Amiga 500 back in the mid 90s, Deadman DJ soon constructed a home-made recording setup using a customised HH amplifier, two tape recorders, an FX unit, mic, guitar and the trusty Amiga with which to record lo-fi oddball songs about computer systems.
Soon, playing in bands took precedence and a number of years were spent gigging as the bass player for Godcone and Koresh. After a brief stint with Honey Ride Me A Goat, Deadman returned to electronic music production and DJing around 2002/3.
Soon afterwards Deadman set up the Virus B-23 netlabel with long-time friend Henryoid and around the same time became a resident at the Breakism night in Kent playing alongside many great DJs such including Distance, SOTEG & Carbon Community and Stormfield.
Sunday 7 June 2009 at 7pm GMT / 11am SLT
Finnish musician Acidizer aka J. Raninen played classical piano as a kid, but was more interested in rhythms like those he heard in the electronic music on the radio or from computer games. He ditched the piano and picked up tracker software and begun to compose. Sometime in the mid 90s, inspired by HardfloorHealium, with T. Kesäniemi. Their first record came out in ‘99 on Skeletor Records and they began to tour around Finland. Which they’ve been doing ever since.
He bought a 303 and formed a band called Healium which is currently releasing material on Communiqué records. Following their signing with Skeletor Records, label manager Kalle Karvanen introduced K. Karm to Healium and they began to do special guest star gigs with him. This later developed into the K.Larm & J.Raninen project also releasing on Communiqué.
Occasionally Acidizer produces solo material and it’s this that got MANTIS Machine Cut Grooves on the Noise Network blew me away. So much so, I had to get him on interested. His track Stretch on the excellent net label release of the showcase.
Fresh Static with MetroBoy (Brap.FM) + Stefan Chrousch
Metroboy aka Ben Ervine is a producer/DJ from the southwest of England, and forms one half of award-winning breakbeat duo Ben and Lex. Metroboy's music is a crunchy, hard-bleep style of minimal and tech house, with unflinching grooves and uplifting tones sure to lock in any dancefloor. His remix of Benjamin Vial's "The Bass and the Monkey" was released on Plasma.Digital in Feb 2009. Further remixes for Ape and VIM records are in the pipeline.
Since Sept 2007 MetroBoy has hosted a bi-monthly tech house, minimal and techno show on Brap.FM featuring the latest sounds from Minus, Get Physical and Berlin as well as many other quality modern tech producers. A full archive of the show in podcast format is available on the MetroBoy blog - Well worth exploring for some awesome mixage from tech jazz and deep house to crunchy techno.
On the breakbeat tip, Ben and Lex have released numerous records on the Functional Breaks and Silo Recordings labels, as well as their own APE Music imprint which has been running since 2006. The DJ duo have rocked many a dancefloor around the UK and the world, from their 10 year residency at the legendary Beats & Bobz in Exeter, to the Miami Winter Music Conference and a crowd of 10,000 at the Break Nation festival in Seville. They have played alongside Renne Pilgrem, Freq Nasty, Wu Tang and Afrika Bambaata, to name just a few, as well as making many festival appearances at Glastonbury and The Glade. This year they were voted 'Best Breaks DJ' at the South West Drum & Bass / Breaks Awards. Channel some of that irrepressible vibe into minimal techno and you can see what makes MetroBoy's grooves so irresistable!
Thursday 4 June 2009 at 9pm GMT/1pm SLT
Wednesday 3 June 2009 at 8pm GMT/12pm SLT
Up and coming Detroit Techno/Electronica DJ and
Producer from the UK. Part of the Alta Ego collective.
Larry has performed with artists from all over the
globe, including Samuel L Session, Radioactive Man,
DJ Stingray, Juan Atkins, Bass Junkie and Dexorcist.
Monday 1 June 2009 - 9pm GMT/1pm SLT
Sunday 24 May 2009 - 6pm GMT/10am SLT
Electro Special at The Drome, with special guests Smashback (Bass Gun Records), Teutonic Kaboom (Bass Gun, Data-Trace) + DVNT
Smashback is a producer/DJ of bass-heavy, rave-ready electro and techno based in Manchester, UK. He has released music on labels such as Data-Trace, Militant Science and WIDE, as well as Bass Gun records which he co-runs with Paul Blackford. Smashback is also one of the resident DJs at Electrode in Manchester, the city's leading night for a dose of "off-centre techno, warped electro and bass-fuelled breakbeats". His DJ and live acts have taken him to many clubs around the UK and Europe, such as Blip (Leeds), Substance (Edinburgh), the mighty Bloc festival, and the legendary Atomic Jam in Birmingham.
Smashback recently released his first full album City Parks on Bass Gun records, which was reviewed as ".. an impressive debut album (4/5)" in DJ Mag.
Check out the fortnightly video podcast Brave New World on Elektek TV to see Smashback and his cohort Glover in action with plenty of rollin bass-heavy electro, techno and dub-step.
Also well worth a listen is Smashback's latest mix "Identity Card" for a taste of bass-fuelled mayhem from wonky electro to breakbeat and jungle! Awesome and a half!
Teutonic Kaboom is another Electrode resident, and has taken her live/DJ act to many a club around the UK such as Atomic Jam, Subvert (Sheffield) and Sequence (Manchester). Her music consists of stripped down electro-step beats underpinned by rude amounts of wob-wob bass, and has been released on labels such as Bass Gun, Data-Trace, Digital Distortions and WIDE.
"Once again, Shrewsbury's Teutonic Kaboom stands out for her ability to find the common factors in dubstep, booty bass, electro and even gabba, and to create a track in 'Rich Creamy Butter', which manages to combine all the above with a gallumphing groove all its own" (Wire Magazine).
Listen to a heady sample of Teutonic Kaboom's music on her Facebook page here.
Also check out Teutonic Kaboom's excellent "Road to Atomic Jam mix" for a hit of wobbly energy and dubstep-flanged electro mayhem!
Thursday 21 May 2009 - 8pm GMT/12pm SLT
RED - Japhy, Jim Bull & Marley Cole
Denard Henry, aka Sonic Architect, is a producer/DJ of vivid, textural electronica and techno. He has been producing and mixing for 15 years, and has released music on labels such as Broque, Monoid and Feis, as well as his own Cipher Records. Denard's influences range from Psychic TV, Coil and Scorn to UR, Carl Craig and Surgeon - A broad and heady range of styles that blend to make his music sound like evocative dancefloor slices of alternative electronic worlds. His DJ and live acts have taken him to many many clubs around Europe and the US, including Ultraschall, Ostgut and SO36 in Germany, plus Limelight and Save the Robots in New York.
Alongside Jana Clemen, Denard is currently touring Germany and the USA as part of the Sonic Warriors United project, pursuing a distinctive sound which aims to reactivate "something that was almost forgotten, the fusion of techno, ebm, electro and industrial dance music".
Sunday 3 May 2009 - 7pm GMT/11am SLT
Fresh Static with special guest DVNT (MANTIS radio, Brap.FM)
MANTIS radio kicked off with DVNT at the helm in May 2007, and in the last two years has seen DVNT develop the distinctive DJ sound best described as darkfloor electronica. DVNT's sets combine elements of techno, electro, breaks, dubstep, glitch and ambient into a fresh and irresistable flow, with leanings towards the darker and deeper textures of electronic music.
Each MANTIS radio show has also featured guest showcases from established or up and coming producers. Previous guests have included Galaxian, Gunjack, Horror Brawl, Paul Blackford and Si Begg. DVNT's extensive archive of past radio shows is well worth checking out for some storming darkfloor electronica action - High quality audio transmissions, right on the button.
DVNT aka Mike Samaras started DJing in 2003, and is currently based in London, UK. He has held residencies at T-Dance, Greenpeace Lincoln, and Eclectic Beats, as well as weekly residencies at The Attic and Bar Ingo in Lincoln. He has guested on the Butane Pick & Mix show on the award-winning nuskoolbreaks web radio station, and in the Summer of 2007 played at his first festival, Hamswell Festival, just outside of Bath.
Alongside DJing, DVNT helps manage the midnightminustwo (mmii) record label - A digital offshoot of Midnight Recordings. Mmii "drops everything from ill to chill", with a roster of artists which includes James Jox, OG and Paul Holmes. Free and not-free releases are available on the website.
Highly recommended, because it's bloody great - Check out DVNT's April promo mix "MPB731" for a taster of his darkfloor electronica style, featuring tracks from John Tejada, Paul Blackford, Silicon Scally, Si Begg, Phil Kieran and Marco Rane.MANTIS radio airs fortnightly Saturdays, 18:00-20:00 GMT on SWU.
Wednesday 29 April 2009 at 8pm GMT/12pm SLT
Robot Recreant [Coefficient]
Audio and Video streamed event