From funk-laced Detroit techno to piledriving industrial, we’re back with another slamming selection of picks to get you moving, dancing and grooving. Today’s At Home With blog features the likes of Umfang, Derrick May, Amelie Lens, Ansome, Huey Mnemonic, Ellen Allien and Matrixxman.
Discwoman co-founder and one of the key figures of New York’s vibrant underground scene, Umfang recently dropped off a speedy, stripped back, sweaty techno workout for Slam Radio. A tasty glimpse into the coveted record bag of the admired selector.
⅓ of Detroit’s legendary Belleville Three, Derrick May has razzled, dazzled and mesmerised dancefloors for well over 3 decades. Often quoted as the man who inspired many of today’s biggest stars, this epic recording from 1996 is what convinced Joris Voorn to become a DJ. A true feel good voyage through jacking techno, grooving disco and funky deep house.
Belgian techno rocket, Amelie Lens is back with her much anticipated first EP of 2020. Featuring 2 full throttle face melters from herself as well as a remix from techno bad boys, FJAAK, Higher EP sees the Lenske boss return to her heavy hitting best.
Techno renegade, Ansome burst onto the scene back in the mid 2010s with a string of raw-edged, intense, industrial cuts for the likes of Mord, THEM and South London Analogue Material. With a production style that tends to drag you through a meat grinder before spewing you out onto a dystopian warzone, Tin remains one of his most iconic hits to date.
Drawing on the energy of the early Detroit pioneers, Huey Mnemonic is the latest phenom carrying forth the city’s rich lineage of electronic music culture. Beatport dive deep into the key influences behind Huey’s unique sonic footprint.
When two greats come together there is always an overwhelming expectation for magic to happen that unfortunately is not always able to be ignited. With Ellen Allien and Matrixxman, however, we witnessed exactly what can happen when the spark catches fire and the two are in complete tune with each other. A fluid, cohesive, free-flowing masterclass from two of techno’s finest.