The first TPS Beatport top 10 is up Read-more
In my last show at around 49.49 I played a Mike Humphries track called “Pulse Detonation Test” which sampled a kick drum taken from Dave Clarke’s red 2 (this is in fact one of the most sampled kickdrums in techno history and might be to techno what funky drummer is to hip hop, or the Amen break is to Drum n Bass). Joey Beltram for instance sampled the same kick drum lots and lots of [...]
In 2010 The Subdermic proved once again that techno is able to portray the same depth, integrity and vulnerability than any other genre with the stunning track “Electric Cabaret”. This track was heavily supported (and discovered first – credit where credit is due) by Dave Clarke who coined it his favorite radio track of 2010 on his end of year chart. Till today it was always a mystery to me where this unique piece of well orchestrated techno came from, and what the meaning behind it was. Today we know why: To keep your ground… Read-more
Dave Clarke and Mr. Jones came by The Public Stand (live every week from Studio80, Amsterdam) to have a little chat about their team up under the name Unsubscribe, celebrating the release of Radical G – Shadowdancing on The Public Stand which features a remix done by the two gentlemen. Special note: this is their first ever interview as Unsubscribe! Read-more
Mr. Jones, I cannot think of anybody who has been more productive or more effective in the studio past year than Jones. There have been instances where I would ask him for a remix, sending him the parts and receiving a relentless remix the same day. He did amazing work on the Zoom’s, the Forms, the Collabs with George Lanham and released other tracks on various labels like Gobsmacked, HeavyReel, Slapjaxx and offcourse The Public Stand. This past year he would have tracks feature in my show and Dave Clarke’s Whitenoise week after week after week.
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Dennis Fenselau also known as Komabase mastered the craft of hypnotic techno into perfection. What I like about Komabase is that he is obviously inspired by Jeff Mills Axis records and the spinoff Mission 6627 sound, but doesn’t venture into the same tools: the 909, the vintage synths. Instead he came up with a very unusual signature sound. It was his track Rec0330 I’ve heard first on Dave Clarke’s Whitenoise show that I fell in love with first. It’s a very strange track where Mr Fenselau takes your mind of the daily struggle with only one ever evolving synth sound, one bass sound and very few drum sounds. In my book you are a great producer if you can keep the listeners attention for over ten minutes with only three ingredients. In 2012 The Public Stand will release much more Komabase tracks and will wheel in all the people who are stuck into the 90′s looking for hypnotics. If you want your mind to go elsewhere Komabase is your man.
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George Lanham, I always think of him as the “Ultimate In Audio Distortion”. A little sentence that was carved into the vinyl of all time classic “Planet Earth” by Brother From Another Planet (a.k.a. Claude Young). In 2010 George Lanham came on The Public Stand’s radar with a track called “Manufacturing Descent”, however this was already signed. For this Ive had a long talk with the TPS A&R department which consists of me, myself and I. Luckily mr Lanham has a vault stacked with more amazing material so The Public Stand wouldnt be the laughing stock of the techno realm. The feedback that his release “Fear As A Tool” received was overwhelming. I hope to continue working with mr. Lanham in 2012 as well.
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Trust The Machine’s debut release was also the debut release on The Public Stand. When I decided on starting a label his track “Inside” was the one I had in mind as the first TPS release. After numerous skype calls explaining what I was up to, he finally agreed on doing the release. And I was right in signing him, as the release got support from the top dee oo gee’s in techno: Dave Clarke, The Black Dog, Psycatron, Paul Woolford, Sammuel L Session, Slam, Mr. Jones, Angel Alanis, Justin Berkovi, George Lanham and many more.
Soon after the release, U.S. label Slap Jaxx (ran by mr. Angel Alanis) A&R department woke up and signed him as well. 2011 was definitely the year where Trust The Machine showed his potential as a producer and as a remixer. Mr Carruthers I thank thee for having faith and for trusting me with your music, I look forward to the upcoming release(s?) in 2012!
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A few weeks ago I was asked by Dave Clarke to prepare a 30 minute mix for his show Whitenoise, containing purely tracks of my label The Public Stand. Needless to say I immediately agreed. The one thing I could do in return is to play “Electric Cabaret” by The Subdermic knowing it’s a firm DC favorite…
Edit: Found out that around this time, Whitenoise is on the air for five years now! Read-more