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The fifth guest mix in the podcast series is from Devil Girl a veteran DJ and producer from Minneapolis.
Devil Girl spent the 1990’s playing techno in empty warehouses, derelict roller rinks, abandoned strip malls and seedy disco dens all over the midwest, south, east coast, and Canada. After a lengthy and ultimately futile flirtation with respectability, the lure of the kick drum grew far too great to ignore.
A staple of the 90s Midwest rave scene, Devil Girl is known for her take-no-prisoners techno sets and her shows, Devil Cake Techno, broadcast on Fnoob Techno Radio. along with Android Assassins on Threads* (second stream) Radio .
Her style is wide-ranging, from hard, dark, off-kilter and industrial techno mixed with Chicago and Detroit classics to incorporating full-on techno bass and electro into her DJ sets.
1. I Like the Way You Focus - Replicants - (Earwiggle)
2. Detropolis (Detroit Vocal Mental Mix)- Optic Nerve - (Puzzlebox)
3. Spectral - Carlos Sicrock - (Crobot Musik)
4. Liver-Noise (Dynamik Bass System Remix) - T.Linder - (Detroit Techno Militia)
5. Basic Codes - Charging Systems - (Electro Music Coalition)
6. Eamiq - VIELD - (Mechatronica)
7. Intruder - Dexter - (Klakson)
8. XL Crisps - Wee DJs - (This Machine is Broken)
9. Ghost of Detroit - DVS NME (Self Released)
10. Machine Heart Beat - AE35 - (Anti Gravity Device)
11. Star Clique - BPMF - (Bass Agenda)
12. Bad Machine - Tekhnekratos - (Planet Robotics)
13. EXTRPOLATE - Zeta Reticula - (Bass Agenda)
14. The Growler (Original Mix) - MMT - (Cultivated Electronics)
15. Remote View- Dibu-Z - (Dominance Electricity)
16. Follow The Bass - PL_anet - (Planet Robotics)
17. Tesseract - Synthezman - (Electro Music Coalition)
I remember hearing Donna Summer, Blondie, Joan Jett as a kid, and just loving them for their fearlessness. As far as the actual music inspiration, I can say that the Chicago jackin techno/house sound has always inspired me.
I love the swing of it, and the energy. I also love nasty distorted kicks. That is my favourite thing in the whole world.
What was the inspiration for this mix?
For this mix, I dug into some of the less “bombastic” electro I have for interesting things to combine. I usually play hard techno, so mixing electro for me is a fun and different kind of challenge.
With electro, paying attention to musical phrasing and key changes is a must. It’s like making your own little musical medley. I like to use hot cues and loops a lot in order to have maximum control while still mixing live.
How long have you been DJing and making music now?
I started as a radio dj on my university’s 10 watt station in 1992. That’s when I was also introduced to the rave scene and a dancehall DJ taught me how to beat match.
I had about a 13 year hiatus after my son was born in 2002. Since he became a teenager, I was able to get back into the scene. I’ve recently taken up production, and hope to have some interesting things to share soon.
What are you listening to right now?
Right this minute, the spooky sounds the Cassini probe recorded from Saturn.
Who or what is inspiring you musically and otherwise at the moment?
Minneapolis is a hotbed electronic music creativity, and has been for a while now. Seeing people make space in their lives for the music that they love is always inspiring.
Where can we see or hear your next project? Any upcoming releases or gigs?
Next gig is March 30th with Noncompliant in Minneapolis
Next Devil Cake Techno will be out on March 27th
Working on a down-tempo remix and a few surprises down the road later this year, including a live P.A.
Anything else you would like to share?
August 8th-12th is Drop Bass Network’s Even Furthur.
It is always a good time...