Archive for Techno

17 May 2010

in the mix 003: Thomas Dockx

5 Comments 02 mix, Deep House, Interview, Minimal, Tech House, Techno

It’s time for a new exclusive mix. This time from a local techno hero Thomas Dockx. He’s quite a young talent from around Antwerp deejaying his way to the top. Currently he’s very busy organizing his dance event project “Kazzino”. So I was lucky to get him to do an exclusive phase02 mix and make some time for a quick interview.

phase02: Hi Thomas! How are you doing? Tell a little more about yourself and how you started as a dj/producer?

Thomas: Hi Tim, I’m fine, just a little bit tired after a long weekend.. I am now seventeen years old and I’m playing music for almost six years. It all started very small at my room. I played a lot of different styles and there was no structure in my sets. A few months later I discovered the online music store Beatport. Thanks to beatport, I learned a lot of new dance music. My love for techno and minimal was born.

phase02: You’ve played at some quite amazing party events and clubnights. You’ve finished your 4th track. Ever considered to join a label?

Thomas: Maybe in the future .. Today I still prefer deejaying. The songs that I’ve made now are not finished yet. I have to add and modify details.

phase02: I’d describe your music choice and production as a subtle and simplistic part of the tech-house and techno genre? How would you describe your music?

Thomas: Yes indeed, I play deep house to techno, depending on my mood and the place where I’m playing. The search for new good music takes a lot of my time.

phase02: You’re also spinning with your friend Nicolas under the alias Flat Fish. How’s that project going? Do you prefer playing alone or with two? Is your track choice any different?

Thomas: The project is going well. Nicolas is one of my best friends, we’ve already been through a lot together. It’s fun playing together and have someone to fall back on. But I also enjoy playing alone. Usually I play slower and deeper.

phase02: Nice to hear that! How do you see yourself (or flat fish) as dj/producer in a couple years? Do you have any big plans?

Thomas: No big plans.. We are organizing parties in and around Antwerp. In a few weeks our concept Kazzino will take place in Cafe D’Anvers.

phase02: What’s your opinion on the today’s electronic music scene in general? Do you like the way the mainstream evolves?

Thomas: I don’t really know what to think about the music these days. Many people of my age listen to dubstep and electro. I don’t know why, but that music has never touched me.

Okay Thomas! Thanks a lot for this interview and most importantly the amazing dj set you’ve recorded for us.

Now enjoy Thomas Dockx’ exclusive phase02 mix presenting some of the best techno, minimal, tech and deep house in the scene. These 55minutes  is a must-have recording for everyone who appreciate some warm, deep and relaxing beats. Not to mention Thomas’ smooth mix style that finishing of this lovely mix.

Thomas Dockx – Phase02 In The Mix 003 (54:55) (myspace) (soundcloud)
Download here (mediafire)

03 May 2010


6 Comments Drum n Bass, Dubstep, Minimal, Tech House, Techno

This chart is on me. Tony is bit busy with other stuff at the moment. He’ll be back active soon. Meanwhile I’ll try to keep up with Tony’s amazing charts. The following tracks are my personal favourites of last month. I highly recommend to check out Tretmühle if you love good techno and tech-house. They’ve assembled the best underground productions in several amazing releases so far.

Before you enjoy these tracks, I’d like to make our phase02 readers warm for a huge update coming up. You may have noticed a lack of activity lately. Don’t worry. Phase02 will soon be more vivid than ever.

Also thanks to everyone who entered our poll. It seems we’re doing a pretty good job providing original tracks and producers. That’s what I’m aiming for with this post. Let me know if I succeeded. Now enjoy!

Leeks – The Guy Had A Gun (Original Mix) / The Guy Had A Gun / FHD

Ruckspin – Get Naked (Orignal Mix) / Jibber / Ranking Records

Gino, Snake – Metro Area (Original Mix) / Analogue Tapes / Tretmuehle

Wedge, Aesoteric – A Night On The Wonk (Gemmy Remix) / A Night On The Wonk / If Symptoms Persist

datA, Kingsin – Baggage (Original Mix) / The Visitor / Deep Soul Music

Norman – Moms (Original Mix) / Connected Volume 3 / Tretmühle

James Harcourt – Unpleasant Surprise (Original mix) / Unpleasant Surprise / Form

26 Apr 2010

Ivar Oh!

1 Comment House, Techno

Boston “The Big Picture

You remember Unofficial Records? They’ve released a killing Ep a couple weeks back. I know I’m a little late with this, but the Swedish techno producer Ivar Oh! released his Sticky Ep around the end of March. Apparently he’s been experimenting with music from the incredible young age of 12. I’m not sure if this got anything to do with his top quality tracks. That Sticky is a must-have release for all techno lovers who appreciate some house influences, is a fact.

Ivar Oh - Up North.mp3

Sticky available on Beatport.

Ivar Oh – Up North.mp3Ivar Oh – Up North.mp3
05 Apr 2010


5 Comments Brokenbeat, Dubstep, Experimental, Techno

A few of these tracks are off some albums that have come out recently. I like to feature just one track, or at most two; but really, I recommend grabbing the full albums from Brekage, Pacou, and Fluxion especially. The thought crossed my mind that I should also have some Autechre and Kyle Hall in here but, I think I’m going to review the Autechre album separately. Ramadanman also has a new album out but I haven’t had a listen yet. Too much good music, not enough time.

Lost Trax – The Sequel (Original Mix) / Lost Trax 2 / Scsi-Av
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Dare & Haste – Sinister Transmission (2006 Version) / Sinister Remixes / Advanced
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Fluxion – Waves (Original Mix) / Perfused / Echochord
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Cardopusher – It’s Yesterday Already (Original Mix) / Schematic Blocks / On The Edge
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SBTRKT – Soundboy Shift (Original Mix) / Soundboy Shift bw Rundown / Young Turks
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The Parallel – Abyss (Original Mix) / The Parallel / Komisch
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Pacou – LL004 Part 3 / Acid Tracks / Cache
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Ortin Cam & Charles Bells – Pyramid (Original Mix) / Black / Roots Records
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Breakage ft. Burial – Vial / Foundation / Digital Soundboy
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Apathesis – Wake Up (Original Mix)
/ Begin / Urban Scrumping
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04 Apr 2010

Motorlab: new releases

1 Comment Experimental, Minimal, Techno

Do you remember Motorlab? The Russian techno net-label releasing amazing stuff all for free. It’s truly insane what they’re doing. Couple days back I received a message from them on Facebook, telling me I should check out their live streaming. They were playing dubstep and it was really good. But I couldn’t resist to check out their website again … I was astonished by the quantity and quality of the new free releases.

In this post I want to feature their 12th and latest release Ecomotion by Hybridnetika. As I said before you can download all the releases for free on I suggest you bookmark that one. They deserve so much more attention.

Hybridnetika – Recuperation (Regenerative)

Download Ecomotion Ep

I suggest you head over to Motorlab to download the whole Ep if you like this track.

03 Apr 2010

in the mix 002: Timic

6 Comments 02 mix, Tech House, Techno

artwork ‘The Blackout’ by Frederik Melby

I know! I don’t want to ruin our exclusive mix collection with putting my own mix in it. But I’m doing it anyway. Hopefully not ruining it though. Anyway I’m leaving for Spain for 10 days next Monday. Before I leave you guys with Tony and … who knows maybe a new writer, I just want to share my own phase02 mix. I’m not a super skilled mixer, but I hope my track selection can compensate that part. Just give it a shot. Who knows… you might discover some new names in there.

I added the download or purchase link with every track in case you really like it.

Timic – Phase02 In The Mix 002
Grab it: Mediafire

Dennis Price – Charming Ghosts (Slew Remix) – djdownload
Craig Heneveld – Ion (ReDub) – free download
Nic Fanciulli – Lazio (Mumzoo Remix) – free download
System7 – Space Bird (Dubfire Deep Space Remix) – beatport
Scalameriya – Prana – beatport
Noob & Brodinski – Peanuts Club (Eye Whiteley’s Albert II Remix) – free download
Idiotproof – Wrong – beatport
2Raumwohnung – Rette Mich Spater (Blake Baxter Remix) – beatport
Enzo Canale – Concorde - beatport
Marvul – Nano - free download
Format:B – Hot Rod – beatport
Splatter – Berlin Am Nacht – beatport
Mundyke, Persica – Check This Out – beatport

Next mix will be from a real music artist again. All I can say is, that he’s a young, incredibly talented Belgian techno producer. You don’t wanna miss that one.

30 Mar 2010


3 Comments Minimal, Techno

animated image by davidope.

Get ready for first class progressive techno from Spain. Unusual Sound Records has released Mumzoo‘s  Eleven Ep the 24th. It’s available on Junodownload and DjDownload so far. Tomorrow it’ll be available on iTunes, TrackItDown and a lot more online mp3 stores. I suggest you head over there and get this Ep right away. Unusual Sound, as some of you may remember, is a brand new label, obviously kicking of with some amazing releases. This is the second time I discover a new incredible artist on this label. Very nice Ep with wonderful remixes. Thumbs up for Remy-M, Isaak Lozano, Kassandra and LeFrenk for making this release a banger with their remixes. Enjoy this free 320 of his Nic Fanciulli remix if you’re still not convinced.

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Nic Fanciulli – Lazio (Mumzoo Remix)