Techno is a well-established sound. DJs, producers and promoters, each native and up-and-comers on the worldwide circuit, all carry the desire to push the music ahead into the long run. We’re listening to quite a lot of new concepts inside the style which is thrilling. But all these new concepts got here from someplace. It’s particular when a real originator from the scenes comes and pays us a go to to offer some techno-education. Regis, aka Karl O’Connor, is considered one of these true originators.
Through his Downward Records label, co-founded between O’Connor and Peter Sutton, Regis was aside of a motion which outlined the “Birmingham Sound” of digital music, a sound that has performed an enormous half in shaping techno music at the moment. Downward’s again catalogue is stuffed with techno gems that also sound as related at the moment because it did again within the ’90s. If you take heed to Regis Complete Works 1997-1998, and Complete Works 1999-2001, you'll be able to hear the insatiable grooves, the unusual drones and soundscapes in addition to pure machine funk; parts which can be nonetheless very a lot on the coronary heart of techno.
For these in Sydney and Melbourne, you’re in luck as a result of Regis is performing this weekend. See the under dates for occasion particulars.