At Home With: Setaoc Mass

Fri 26th Mar

Techno torch-bearer, Setaoc Mass, joins us for today’s At Home With.

Setaoc Mass has crafted an electrifying brand of techno since his emergence a decade ago, releasing propulsive and experimental music on the likes of Soma Records and Len Faki's Figure. Born in Manchester, the Berlin-based producer’s absorbing and intelligently curated sets make him a regular at techno institutions such as Berghain, Fabrik and Tresor. The head of the renowned SK_eleven imprint, a breeding ground for young talent such as Yant, Border One and Phara, his influence on the scene cannot be underestimated.

Sam’s selections include David Lohlein, Rove Ranger, Reeko, Deniro and more.

A Recent Standout Mix:

David Lohlein vs Rove Ranger - Vault Sessions Podcast

The Stuttgart boys just delivered a classic mix, this will stay in my playlist for a long time, a nice diverse collection of pretty much older 90’s tracks, some harder, some more Detroit, some more groovy whilst keeping a constant energy, it just shows you the skills that these two German techno titans have, a bright future for these best friends and I wish them all the best.

Vault Sessions Collective · Vault Sessions #035 - David Löhlein X Rove Ranger

An All-Time Favourite Mix:

Shackleton - Electronic Explorations

I revisited this mix just recently, love that tribal and also creepy energy, it's like listening to a Muslimgauze album, but with Shackletons own creepy weird twist, perfection.

A Recent Release:

Deniro - Coachella

This release from Deniro just goes to show you that he is one of the most established producers for that raw machine driven sound, everything is so well crafted on hardware and much respect to him for being able to achieve this amazing sound. Real techno release here.

An All-Time Favourite Release:

Reeko - Between Ourselves

Reeko is one of the greatest producers of our times, from the very beginning his early releases were on fire. This one is an old Planet Rhythm release and I find myself playing nearly 1 of these tracks in every set, it just breaths that mental techno energy.

A Good Watch:

Ryuchi Sakamoto - CODA

I’ve been recommending this to everyone, if you didn’t see it already then you have to. Ryuchi gives me goosebumps when I just type his name right now, I love this man for what he has achieved and shared with us throughout his many years.