1 – Gregor Tresher – Neon – GTO recording
GTO marks a new chapter in the career of one of modern techno’s most prolific producers in the form of a new record label: Gregor Tresher Originals. He’s one of our oldest resident artist at BTRAX Night Rex club since 2008.
2 – Laurent Garnier – The sound of the Big Baboo – F com
One of the leading lights in dance music, a multi-faceted artist and a pioneer DJ, Laurent Garnier spread his message across the planet. He helped us when, with my brother we opened our first record shop in Paris – 1996 to sell second hand promo copies, releases.
3 – Steve Rachmad – Moog On Acid – Music Man Records
After more than a quarter of a century involved in electronic music, it’s not an exaggeration to say that Steve Rachmad has been integral to the development of the scene in his native Netherlands. Most often associated with Detroit techno, its warm pad. Also one of oldest artist invited to our BTRAX Night at famous REX club.
4 – Ben Men – The Journey – Btrax Records
My partner in crime, my brother Ben Men. French electronic music scene activist since the early 1990’s, he is a multifaceted artist, both Dj, records dealer, producer and party promoter. Since 2001, our BTRAX parties are hosted at legendary REX Club with major french and international artists Co-founder of the label “BTRAX records”, we produced Scan 7 from Detroit, Vince Watson, SCAN X, Julian Jeweil, Mr C, Terrence Parker, Orlando Voorn, Traumer… We also were co-founder and manager of record stores Statik and Basement Trax from 1996 to 2002.
5 – Traumer – Hoodlum – Desolat
Straight from the Paris underground comes Traumer, an artist who has an innate ability to weave subtle narratives and deeply nuanced rhythms into his mesmerising music. We did an EP with him and were one of first promoters to book him in Paris.
6 – Orlando Voorn – Fix Flash – KMS records
He is one of the first Dutch musicians to establish a vital connection between Detroit and Amsterdam in the early 90’s. Orlando Voorn has long been recognized as one of the Netherland’s most original and ingenious producers in the world of electronic dance music. This track is a must hav for every electronic music lover ! He will play for us at Rex club March 2019, did a remix for my new techno project Robben on BTRAX records (release date : February 2019). We also produced his EP « Marching through the underground » on BTRAX records for next year.
7 – Ron Costa – Can Stop (Original Mix) – Tronic
Growing up in Paris, Ron Costa has developed a sound that breathes the atmosphere of a big capital city. Since 2007, he has also been running his own successful imprint Potobolo Records, which is the embodiment of Ron’s present day electronic music taste and sensibility. He did a remix on my forthcoming EP « Deviance » on Electropical records (ER029 release date : Nov, 19th), already supported by Laurent Garnier, Nicole Moudaber, Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, Damian Lazarus, Claude VonStroke, Marco Carola…
8 – Chris Liebing – Turbular Bell – CLR
Chris Liebing is one of the artists in the steadily and rapidly growing world of electronic music who has faithfully dedicated the past 25 years of his life to the performance, production, distribution and broadcasting of Techno on a global level. He played several times for our BTRAX Night at REX Club, we did one of the first all night long Dj set with him in Paris 10 years ago.
9 – Kevin Saunderson – E-Dancer – React
His influence runs deep, through both adopted hometown of Detroit, and music culture as a whole: as one of the Belleville Three, the high school trio which also includes Juan Atkins and Derrick May, he irreparably changed the face of electronic music; with Inner City, he gave it some of its most memorable tunes.
10 – Alix Roy – Club you (Scan X remix) – Btrax
Stéphane Dri, aka Scan X, is one of the original pioneers of the French Techno scene. His career began in 1993 when he released his first two EPs on the now legendary FNAC MUSIC imprint. In 1994, another milestone was reached when Scan X released a series of EPs on Laurent Garnier and Eric Morand’s label F Communications. Many of these tracks are now considered classics. He will play live for our next BTRAX Night at REX Club alongside Sterac, Nov 23th. He also produced a remix for my new techno project Robben on BTRAX records (release date : February 2019)
Rob Malone – Deviance (Electropical Record)
Electropical Record welcome long time French innovator Rob Malone for two new tracks that come with on point remixes by Ron Costa and Jerome Caproni.
Malone runs the BTRAX label and record shop, and since 1996 has been turning out a brand of house that takes cues from Chicago and Detroit. He’s long been laying down sets at Paris’s famous Rex Club, and this year has been as productive as ever. These latest missives are some of his strongest yet.
First here he offers the enthralling ‘Deviance’, a dark and driving mid-tempo tech house tune. It has rugged drums and frazzled, arresting synths bringing texture and atmosphere to the groove. With plenty of big breakdowns, it’s a dramatic track filled with real adventure.
First to remix is Ron Costa, the Parisian who has long run his own Potobolo Records and has a sound that breathes the atmosphere of his home city. Always going at things from a musician’s perspective, he flips ‘Deviance’ into a taught and dubbed out bit of warehouse techno with melodic bass. It’s a robust cut but one with real personality and warmth.
Then comes a brilliant remix from Jérome Caproni, an explorer of organic techno and lover of analogue and digital techniques. He releases on labels like Kassian Records and Tic Tac Toe and nails a heavy and foreboding version here. Searching synths slowly spray across the face of the huge rolling drums, and the whole thing has a dystopian feeling that is perfect for darkened dance floors.
Malone then finishes things off with ‘Raw’, a slick techno cut that will get the floor on its toes with icy hi hats and soulful, forward looking pads. It’s a big track that will make a big impact.
Rob Malone – Deviance (Electropical Record) Release: 19/11/18 Beatport, 03/12/18 worldwide Cat No: ER029