Tomorow the second Unmute us demonstration will take place across the whole country. In many big cities in the Netherlands are event organizers and workers in the industry standing up for their rights after they seem totally forgotten by the gouvernment following the releases of the Covid restrictions. This harms the industry unnecesairy. We go off from the riverside and ride with a couple of trucks through the centre of the city to end finally at the infamous Vasim (especially for industrial, gneh). It feels as a honor to be part of this. Together with Dave Dope I’m doing the closing set on the truck with the harder styles. Hope to see you there!
A while ago I got asked to do a remix of a new track of Jan Liefhebber. Ofcourse I wanted to do that. Jan is known for his acid style. For me it was the first time to handle the freaky TB 303 sounds, because by some reason I avoided the bassline synthesizer in my productions. I think that is because I am more of a Moog guy. Matter of taste. It was a great honor to do a remix for Jan and a big pleasure to work with this style. I put the well known RAM IO ingredients in it, blended it all together and delivered a 7 minute hard industrial version of the track. Dave DB, another artist from the hardcore scene and doing more and more on techno was also invited to do a remix. That was cool. Dave and I get more and more involved in projects together. Thats because we have bothe the same hardcore background beside our love for techno I gues.
The release is on the 24th of september and is brought to you by Prescribed Trax from Los Angeles!
To celebrate this memorable drum machine day I’ve put a free samplepack online with over 120 different 808 kicks original recorded from hardware. And both original and processed through SSL hardware in combination with software clipping and distortions.
One of Nijmegen finest in the some harder style in techno has joined our label with his EP Running up that hill. The EP contains three tracks. Slightly moving from straigt forward banging to deeper atmospheres in an introspective rippling flow.
Mecanik Records has recently been given a new look. In-house designer of the record label Suzanne Marije has gone creatively and developed a style that better matches with what we want to convey. Simplicity, raw, industrial. At this moment the last refinements are still taking place, but it is possible to take a look already: