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‘Herrensauna stalwart MCMLXXXV joins us for Bassiani Podcast 74. Tribal sounds, foreboding bleeps, robotic vocal samples and a hint of electroclash nostalgia define the hour and provide a hypnotic soundtrack for dancing youth.’

‘Haruka’s patient and exploratory approach to sound sets him apart as one of the finest Tokyo DJs currently on offer. For Bassiani Podcast 75 he deftly mixes droning, reverb-heavy, stamina-fuelled techno for two and a half hours of intelligent play.’

‘If the memory of marathon warehouse nights feels a little distant, Bassiani Podcast 76 might be just what you were looking for. This instalment is a seamless dose of bouncy, transcendent rave brought to you by Spielraum resident and rising Dutch star Ki/Ki.’

‘Initial Berlin label boss Julian Muller charts a steady course through sombre urban panoramas, breaks and 90s hardcore for Bassiani Podcast 77. The vinyl-loving DJ provides a fresh take on blockbuster genres in this hour of frenetic peak-time beats.’

‘Move to the beat of Cashu’s marching drum with Bassiani Podcast 78. Back in São Paulo, her politically flavoured gatherings have been gathering momentum and the influence shows. Riffing on Brazilian rhythms and spooky synths, Carolina Schutzer’s sound is the soundtrack for a new age.’

‘The third in a triptychon of mixes by Resom is a nod to her times at the club. In her own words dedicated to freedom and the wish to ‘travel freely’ in her own space. Bassiani Podcast 79 is a meditative work that begins in chaos and ends in escape.’

‘Unlike so many of his peers, Northern Electronics founder Anthony Linell is no flashy DJ. His MO is subtle: let the techno do the talking. Bassiani Podcast 80 sits somewhere between mysterious assembly line and dystopian anthem. Slick and unrelenting.’

‘Bassiani resident Kvanchi starts the next in our mix series with a Blade Runner sample and a track that sounds like the beating of a replicant heart. An hour long score of dubby rhythms and immersive sounds to feed your sci-fi fantasies.’

‘Far from the dancefloor, Helena Hauff’s soaring techno remains strikingly physical. Industrial/EBM references lend her sets a sport-like flair and her audiences usually follow the cue. 82 is a sweaty, fast-tempo addition to the Bassiani mix roster.’

‘Fast Forward residents and Endurance and Mala Junta creators Ezy and DJ TOOL deliver an 80 minute mix of growling, percussive yet ambient sounds for Bassiani 83. This is a high-speed trip through Danish techno spanning 1997 to present recorded at BunkerBauer Studios in Copenhagen.’

‘Bassiani 84 starts off low on BPM count but quickly resumes pace. For this instalment, Tbilisi’s very own Nebbieri weaves together an astute selection of recognisable and lesser known tracks, resulting in a laid back, warm and brooding hour and twenty mix by the young Georgian talent. Your winter soundtrack has just arrived.’

‘A veritable tour de force on Paris’ vibrant Techno scene, Anetha’s success shows no signs of abating. A surfeit of collaborations and the founding of her own label under the Mama Told Ya moniker serve as proof of her unstoppable rise. Bassiani 85 is a frenzied ode to rave by the prolific young producer.’

‘Founder of Copenhagen’s Vortex events series and Vid Siden Af resident Neri J is here with Bassiani Podcast 86. If music is a mirror to our current climate this mix should be no surprise. DIY and trance leaning, Nerija Janickaite’s perky techno is brimming with the kind of 90s energy we need right now. It’s no panacea for more tangible problems but a measure of optimistic rave might just be the next best thing.’

‘Brought to fame by a 90s radio show he started called ‘Virus’, Freddy K’s 2020 broadcast ’Krzrzrz’ is an aptly named return to his roots. The restless ‘techno activist’ aims to keep the spirit of exchange alive in a time of nightlife hibernation and brings his singular magic to Bassiani 87; a clean, rhythmic and hard-hitting hour of no bullshit Techno.’

‘Homegrown Georgian producer Kancheli returns with a thundering and unabated Podcast #88. The Bassiani resident dexterously fuses metallic beats, acid and melody in this visceral hour of techno fit for the hardiest ravers.’

‘Rotterdam based DJ stranger is here with a dance-ready Bassiani Podcast 89. The loop techno fanatic opens with Link’s cult anthem ‘Amenity’ then pushes forward on an untiring path through jittery tracks in this playful hour and twenty mix. His busy club schedule might be on pause but unsurprising to anyone following this young talent, Stranger still brings energy in spades.’

‘Ilian Tape‘s standard bearing siblings join us for the latest in our Bassiani Podcast series. Largely spartan in melody, Dario and Marco’s early influences are self-evident here: the brothers’ roots in dub and even rap meander through techno and the result is every bit as laid back and cool as their own label’s output. 90 is a fun and vigorous offering by the dynamic Bavarian duo.’

‘Ambling through a catalogue of references as broad as trance and IDM, Berlin-based High Future borrows from the past to feed her resolute vision of the future. And it is bright. 91 is an ethereal, pulsating and upbeat journey, a feasible bellwether for times to come. Dancing guaranteed, strobe lights not included.’

‘Rene Wise has only been in the game a short time though his network and output hint differently. A drummer from the age of seven, his intuitive ear naturally turned digital and has been catching the attention of industry heads for the past few years. Bassiani Podcast 92 is a perfect exemplar for his sound: primal, anarchic and groovy, the fluent brand of techno with which the fresh-faced Brightonian has rightfully earned his stripes.’

‘When talking about the Dutch club circuit, Dimi Angélis is widely considered part of the furniture. With a career stretching back several decades, losing touch with changing tastes is the elephant in the room for many. Not so for Angélis, his versatility and passion for the genre have only served to keep his sound fresh. For Bassiani Podcast 93 he evokes the archetypal warehouse spaces of suburban Amsterdam: cavernous, sweaty and hedonic.’

‘Since 2015, Viennese producer Alpha Tracks has used Cheap’s Morbid offshoot as fertile ground for his own (as well as his peers’) work. His sound straddles the space between 90s rave and ambient, two defining genres of the era, with relative ease and irrespective of ephemeral trends. Flavoured with this buoyant nostalgia, Bassiani 94 is an apposite blend of furious, superlative techno and euphoric dance bound to make you move.’

‘Famed for his marathon sets, Leipziger Vincent Neumann is here with an XL format Bassiani podcast 95. Psychotherapist by day, DJ by night, this erudite vigilante of the electronic music scene delivers a three hour odyssey packed with cerebral beats for your listening pleasure.’

‘For our latest podcast we return to home turf with an immersive, spatial recording by Givi Gelashvili. A change of tone and pace from recent episodes, Gelashvili crafts a dubby, deep and mesmerising hour of warm and soulful beats. A fusion of machinelike rhythms and human touch.’

‘Hailing from Russia via Denmark, Culture Box affiliate Anastasia Kristensen is next up in our mix series with a red-blooded hour of dancefloor beats. Kristensen’s unexpected selection when DJing is well documented and not altogether surprising given her unorthodox initiation into the world of Techno. Podcast 97 is an archetype for her curious philosophy, from pokerfaced Techno bangers to trip hop leaning interludes to bouncy French Touch this mix doesn’t stop in any one place for too long. Fun and unexpected, her signature formula for those with nimble soles.’

‘Bassiani Podcast 98 is a no holds barred sonic assault by Neukölln native Somewhen. Packed with looping baselines, racing hi-hats and industrial flair, this cyborg clarion call from the SANA label boss is brazen, unadulterated techno for a post-pandemic future.’

‘Héctor Oaks needs little introduction, the acclaimed techno wunderkind and friend of Bassiani has taken the club scene by storm in recent years with his unflinching and witty sounds. Not for nothing either, few DJs deliver such Herculean sets without so much as a dip in momentum. For the hundredth instalment of our Podcast series we’re releasing a very special recording of a set at Horoom’s NYE 2018 party played under his Cadency alias. We’re no stranger to parties but this one sticks out in our memory, one of the best, if not the best.’

‘Co-founder of grassroots rave collective Fast Forward Productions, Sugar drops four-track EP ‘Everything Changes’ with Bassiani Records: a confident rallying cry fitting for the future his Danish crew is fervently building. Intro ‘Dismal Supper’ is a layered beast with a bellicose bassline cut with sinister whale song. The EP’s namesake a looping, metallic and agile production while its successor, ‘May the Colours Make You Fearful’, mixes Vangelis-style synths and assertive rhythm to strange industrial effect. Fast-Forward’s very own Schacke accelerates the EP’s opening track and lends it an atmospheric touch for closing. ‘Everything Changes’ is a pulsating release which spans moods yet holds true to Sugar’s signature dancefloor sound. Out – September 17.’

‘Far from the Techno capitals of Europe, Azim Fathi (@azim_fathi ) has been carving out a niche for electronic music in his Iranian homeland for years. His love of sound has given birth to Paraffin, a record label and event series pioneering the very best of Persian talent. Faced with a raft of government restrictions and foreign sanctions which would make many a promoter balk, passion is fuel to Fathi’s mission to bring people together. For Podcast 101, he gives us a glimpse into Tehran’s electronic underground: stripped down, contemplative and dreamy.’

‘Half of Berlin label Unterwegs, Camila Milieme’s path has taken her from Rio to the German capital by way of the UK and Holland. This wealth of contact with foreign cultures makes her sound a unique blend of techno that has taken her from club to club, where she’ll play a strictly vinyl regimen. Bassiani Podcast 102 is a riotous, unstoppable mix of passionate beats and warehouse mayhem signed off by the inimitable Lady Machine.’

‘Alongside his founding of Vodkast Records, Tbilisi based Vakho also has a shop under the same name as well as monthly events at Horoom. Prolific as he is, he’s found a moment to put together this fun selection of ebullient house for Bassiani Podcast 103. Summer‘s days are numbered but this one will have you dancing out those last moments with style.’

‘DJ firebrand Takaaki Itoh has come a long way since his early days of Detroit-influenced techno and parties in northern Japan; without compromising anything in the way of quality his appeal has grown exponentially. Like a musical surgeon, his approach relies less on sweeping gestures and more on small millimetric cuts and tweaks that slowly ramp up the mood and leave the listener with sound that is at turns growling, mystical and amorphous. Bassiani Podcast 105 is a monolithic, trance-inducing opus from the land of the rising sun.’

‘Roza Terenzi brings the bush doof to your sound system for the next episode in our Podcast series. Her trippy fusion of extra-terrestrial bleeps, astral house and breakbeat rhythms has taken her from her homeland down under, around the world and to dimensions beyond. With an alias lent by pioneering astrophysicist/musician Fiorella, Roza has kept her gaze transfixed upon the stars and feet firmly on the dancefloor. Bassiani Podcast 106 is now boarding all passengers, destination: infinite space.’

‘Claire Morgan’s daytime hustle as a composer for film and TV (as well as a lifetime of musical study) has lent her output a level of technical finesse that’s usually hard to come by. Her first techno track was made for a film’s nightclub scene, and in a satisfying twist of fate she has mastered her craft and forged a sound that now sparks excitement on real-world dancefloors from Berlin to Sydney. Like her renowned ten-hour sets, Bassiani 107 is patient and skilful; a journey whose shifting palette seamlessly morphs from blunt-spoken Techno to saccharine euphoria and all the shades in between.’

‘Sometimes one and one are greater than the sum of their parts: Abstract Division is glaring proof. The long-running Techno project is the symbiotic collaboration of artists Paul Boex and Dave Miller, who having met through a serendipitous booking, are now a b2b force to be reckoned with. Responsible for a spate of electronic gems in recent years, they’re also at the helm of Dynamic Reflection and The Nursery, with their DECODE party series currently on ice. Here, the spirit of their Rotterdam parties lives on with Bassiani 108: a brooding, mystical and labyrinthine mix of gritty, razor-sharp sounds.’

‘SPFDJ’s fleet movement behind the decks could have you wondering whether she’s the DJ or a dancer in the crowd. Her impressive bouts of energy and hell-bent focus matched by an instantly recognisable Techno: the seductive thud of a kick drum endlessly inciting clubbers to move. For Bassiani 109, the Intrepid Skin founder invokes both forest rave and brutalist panorama with her full-throttle hour of snaking and implacable beats. It’s Lina Jonsson’s rave, we’re just dancing in it.’

‘After many months of closure, fate smiled upon us this past New Year’s when Paquita Gordon (Italian vinyl-cognoscente and Terraforma resident) paid us a visit to dust off the cobwebs at Horoom. An avid explorer, in her travels as much as her bringing together of like-minded musicians for experimentations in sound, there’s a freedom in her craft. For this, the last hour of her set, she channels this libertine energy with the type of fun, high-octane amalgam of sounds she’s come to be known for. Move your body to the beat and forget your woes with Bassiani 110.’

‘Don’t let his lofty nom de guerre fool you, Kaiser knows how to connect with a crowd of people. Puglia native and neophyte label boss, Ginaluca Caiti has been spreading his gospel via hypnotic sets and his K S R imprint for a few years now. For Bassiani 111 the message comes as a signature mix of primal rhythms, oscillating whirs, snaking clicks and a whole lot of groove. If you aren’t yet a convert, you might find yourself hoisting the Kaiser flag soon.’

‘Parallel to his regular duties at Bassiani Records, Georgian maestro Aksed joined us twice on the dancefloor last month for an experience like no other. We recorded the latter performance at our monthly queer party @horoomnights, Podcast 112 is the result. The self-professed gamer dispatches a two-hour mix of RPG and ghettotech-leaning beats, a twitchy catalyser primed for the sweaty raver.’

‘Deniro, real name Reynier, has been working his way onto the collective radar of late with a raft of releases under Tape Records and more recently Nina Kraviz’s трип. You’ll find traces of him everywhere from your favourite DJ’s set to the name ‘Dekmantel’ (he came up with it). His praxis takes dubby and high-tempo form, something analogous to 90s Detroit, conjuring up a flurry of cascading kicks and phantom beeps now second nature. Here, Reynier weaves together hallmark tracks and as yet unreleased works for Bassiani 113, a spellbinding two-hour mix by one of Holland’s finest acts.’

‘Where past episodes have screamed, this one whispers. Albeit based in Berlin, Claudio PRC’s sound recalls the heavily meditative braindance so abundantly exported from his Italian homeland this past decade. Call it something in the air, or water, the current is there; his particular brand of italo-techno though, borrows from early influences in Detroit and Musique Concrète to intelligently craft a mesh of textures, vibrations and sparing melody that frequently darts through the abyss and across the fourth wall. Need proof? Bassiani 114 is it. And for those whose curiosity for his work doesn’t end here, check out his output via 012, his collaborative platform for experimentations in art and sound.’