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Guests are encouraged to explore a bit further into their collections with an opportunity to step away from the dance floor if they desire.
We welcome Code618 for the thirty second edition of the podcast and as the area code implies hails from Tarntanya / Adelaide, Australia. He has been passionate about dance music for the last 30 years and more recently DJing at events and carefully crafting mixes for Avenue Red, Always Sometimes, TTMS, GreenFingers Collective, Healing House, Esencia, Yax Invites, and the Visitors Podcast among others.
Code618 provides an expert blend of some of the deeper shades of dance music carefully weaving textures of Ambient, Deep House, Acid and the softer more introspective side of techno perfect for soundtracking a lazy Saturday or Sunday winter afternoon as it is in the Southern Hemisphere at the moment.
Turn it on kick back and enjoy the vibe, this is a special blend for sure.
1 The Long Stare - Leonid [Lunar Disko Records]
2 Shade (Long Mix) - Tim Jackiw [Offworld Records]
3 Ancient Love - Spin Fidelity [NightFlight Records]
4 Ylem - Gilbert 
5 Evolutionary Entities - Ballet Mechanique [Delsin]
6 Epicus - De Sluwe Vos [Who’s Susan]
7 Jaded (Scuba Mix) - Recondite [Acid Test]
8 Slow Float - Dircsen [Reflections of Yesterday]
9 Invisible Beings In Space - Al Bradley [We’re Going Deep]
10 Subsurface Nature - Planet People [Planet People]
11 Nocturnalism - Reedale Rise [Subwax]
12 Barbary Coast - Reedale Rise [Ornate Music]
13 Split Second - Biz [Cliq]
14 Cube Loop (Morgan Geist Mix) - Reflection [Clear Records]
15 Computer Groove - Dimension 5 [Delsin]
16 Freeze - Electro Nation [A.F.U.]
17 Source - JC Freaks [wandering – 3rd journey]
18 Sunset - OHM & Octal Industries [Luck of Access]
19 Expansion (Steven Tang Remix) - Trinity [Nightime Drama]
20 Shifting - Mihail P [Common Dreams]
First I wanted to say, thanks for putting together this mix for RecThera mix series.
Thanks Adrian, really happy to contribute to the series, I’ve enjoyed the RecThera podcasts thus far as a listener too.
What was the inspiration for this mix?
I had a bit of an idea given the scope to move a little away from a dancefloor angle but that kind of went out the window as I started pulling out a few more energetic tracks as the mix went on.
I record all of my mixes one take/all vinyl, and sometimes things evolve based on the mood rather than the plan. Having said that, there were several tracks that I set aside as ‘must include’ for the Rec Thera brief including some by talented Australian producers. In terms of inspiration, I actually listened to a great mix that producer/DJ Mihail P sent me a day or so earlier which was really deep and emotive and that was definitely resonating still when I recorded this one. I find inspiration can be both immediate and cumulative.
How do you find the music scene in Adelaide? I know it was a hotbed of techno and electronic music artists and releases in the past.
I’m certainly not the best person to ask re the current scene as there are so many local contributors that are significantly more active than I can manage (maybe that’s the accumulating years!). There are a lot of pretty serious diggers here with some deep knowledge, some very talented DJs and a number of world class producers.
Some relatively new crews are putting regular events on which is great to see so there’s always something to go to if you’re keen. I would say the scene is a little more ‘fragmented’ than when I first discovered this music (around 91/92). Perhaps that’s a byproduct of so many different genres these days and sub groups into more particular sounds….
That aside, Adelaide has a very rich history (eg. Juice Records, Dirty House, Undefined Recordings), particularly in the formative years of techno when it was arguably the ‘capital’ from a Southern Hemisphere perspective. (I’ll prep for fierce interstate debate now!). Adelaide did host most of the techno royalty from Detroit and Europe in a pretty action packed few years in the 90’s.
Overall it’s a pretty tight knit community and a lot of fun to be involved with in some way, even at my low key level.
What has been influential for you musically in the past, and also more recently?
A good link to the last question. I enjoy a wide variety of musical genres however the electronic music obsession came (like many at the time) from late night radio in the early 90’s. A few specialty radio shows like Club Escape, The Vanishing Point and Dreaming Daisies were all really influential.
Along with underground clubs or DJ mixes on cassette, radio was the only way to hear new music before heading to the record store to either seek out what inspired you, often with only a sample or acid line to ID what you were after. Early Detroit techno (eg. Transmat, Metroplex, Planet E, Retroactive), UK labels like B12, Peacefrog, Clear and Warp and Dutch labels such as DJax Up Beats, Eevolute and 100% Pure were huge influences through this period.
Adelaide label Juice Records, which to this day remains an integral part of the Adelaide history and a true ‘techno’ label in both output and ethos, was a huge influence for me as well. It was a privilege and great fun to attend many of the record launch parties the Juice crew put on in the 90’s.
More recently I’ve been influenced by fellow DJ’s who constantly expose me to music I’ve overlooked or missed as there’s simply so much output across multiple mediums (despite my stubborn ‘vinyl only’ approach to DJing). I’ve also done a few B2B sessions over the last year or so with a variety of other DJ’s which I hadn’t really done before which have been super fun and a big driver to dig deeper.
What are you listening to right now?
Quite a bit of what I’d term ‘deeper’ techno and electro tunes. Artists like Reedale Rise, ReKaB, Viewfinder, Inkipak, Cignol, Featherstone, Mihail P, Tim Jackiw and pretty much anything that’s released on the We’re Going Deep label. Also been digging some of the more breakbeat styled releases by artists like BufoBufo, MOY and Zobol.
Who or what is inspiring you musically and otherwise?
After a long period of inactivity in terms of DJing out I’ve had the privilege of spinning at a number of the local ‘Visitors’ events which has been a big inspiration to dig deeper and seek out new sounds to meld with the old in my collection.
I’ve also been dabbling in some music production (predominantly DAWless hardware jams) and sending and receiving unreleased music with others both in Australia and across the world has been amazing and is a completely different outlet to DJing. The willingness to share not only original music but honest feedback, suggestions and ideas demonstrates what a fantastic community there is in the electronic music scene.
Where can we see or hear your next project?
I have a couple of other Podcast series mixes coming soon (via Soundcloud) and at some time in the future I’d like to evolve my home studio noodlings into something good enough for public airing. Still a lot to learn on this front.
Anything else you would like to share?
If you enjoy the mix and want to hear more of my vinyl mixes, some live radio recordings or other podcast appearances you can head to my Soundcloud or follow me on Instagram
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