Hello and welcome to Construct Techno Scene News, your source for the latest underground techno music news. In this newsletter, we will talk about some of the most exciting developments and events in the techno music industry. Whether you are a fan, a producer, or a DJ, you will find something interesting and useful here.
Let’s first talk about some of the upcoming releases from some of the most influential techno labels. On April 1st, Berlin-based Ostgut Ton will release a new EP from Marcel Dettmann, one of the residents of the legendary Berghain club. The EP, titled “MDR 29”, features four tracks of raw and hypnotic techno that showcase Dettmann’s signature sound. On April 15th, London-based Perc Trax will release a new album from Ansome, one of the rising stars of industrial techno. The album, titled “Hounds of the Harbour”, is a brutal and uncompromising journey through distorted beats and noisy textures that will appeal to fans of hard and heavy techno.
On April 8th, Amsterdam-based Reaktor will host a night of acid techno at Warehouse Elementenstraat, featuring live sets from 999999999, Boston 168, and Regal, as well as DJ sets from Dax J, Randomer, and Anetha. On April 22nd, Barcelona-based HEX will host a night of dark techno at Razzmatazz, featuring live sets from Ancient Methods, Phase Fatale, and SNTS, as well as DJ sets from Pøli & Lorenzo Raganzini, Joton, and NX1.
Ultra Music Festival 2023
Ultra Music Festival took place last weekend in Miami. Ultra is one of the biggest and most popular electronic music festivals in the world, but it is also known for its Resistance stage, which showcases some of the best underground techno acts. This year, the Resistance stage was bigger and better than ever, featuring legends like Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Maceo Plex, and Michael Bibi, as well as rising stars like Charlotte de Witte, Amelie Lens, and Enrico Sangiuliano. The Resistance stage was packed with tens of thousands of fans who enjoyed the dark and hypnotic sounds of techno for three days straight. Some of the highlights were Maceo Plex and Michael Bibi’s back-to-back set, which blended their distinctive styles of melodic and groovy techno; Charlotte de Witte’s closing set on Sunday, which was a relentless and powerful display of hard techno; and Carl Cox’s surprise appearance on the mainstage on Saturday night, where he played a classic techno set that contrasted with the more mainstream EDM acts. Ultra Music Festival 2023 proved that underground techno is not only alive and well, but also growing in popularity and influence.
Latest Techno Trends
One of the most interesting trends is the emergence of modular synthesizers as a tool for live performance and production. Modular synthesizers are electronic instruments that consist of various modules that can be connected in different ways to create complex sounds and sequences. Many techno artists have embraced modular synthesizers as a way to explore new sonic possibilities and to create unique and dynamic live shows. Some of the most notable examples are Blawan, Surgeon, Karenn, Rrose, and Varg.
Algoraves: Coded Techno
What about algoraves? a new phenomenon that combines live coding with rave culture. Algoraves are events where performers use programming languages to create electronic music on the spot, while projecting their code on a screen for the audience to see. The music is usually influenced by techno, trance, ambient, or even classical genres, but it is also unpredictable and experimental, as it depends on the code written by the performers. Algoraves are not only a form of musical expression, but also a way of exploring the possibilities and limitations of technology and algorithms. Algoraves have been happening around the world for a few years now, but they have recently gained more attention and popularity in Brooklyn, where a group of live coders called Algorave NYC have been organizing regular events at venues like Trans-Pecos and Market Hotel. Algoraves are attracting a diverse crowd of curious and open-minded people who are looking for something different and challenging in their nightlife experience.
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