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The third guest mix in the podcast series is from DVS NME, an Electro producer and DJ and Post Punk enthusiast living in Colorado. He runs a daily Blog called 'Dark Science Electro' which features news, live sets, guest mixes, upcoming shows, premieres as well as a weekly show on Intergalactic FM.
The weekly radio show has aired since 2010 and currently broadcasts on Intergalactic FM every Friday at 20:00 GMT
With production techniques ranging from video games to sequencers from MPC's to software and spanning a multitude of genres he has collaborated with the likes of Franck Kartell, Das Muster, MetaComplex, Koova, Faceless Mind, Komarken Electronics and more. He is an artist representing Transient Force, Solar One Music, Fundamental Records, Blind Allies, Pulse Drift Recordings, Ukonx Recordings and more.
1 Franck Kartell - Renaissance [Bass Agenda]
2 Das Muster - Unbekannte Kräfte [Transient Force]
3 Nullptr - Sclera [Detroit Underground]
4 The Hacker - Past & Future [Zone]
5 Federico Leocata - Misidentification Syndrome [Last Known Trajectory]
6 MetaComplex - Controlled Identity [Self Released]
7 Dopplereffekt - Hayflick Limit [Leisure System]
8 Jensen Interceptor - Haze [Lone Romantic]
9 Thomas Kress - Electro Music [Tropical Underground]
10 Volsoc - Calzoni [Pretension Records]
11 Morphology - Mirror Comparator [Central Processing Unit]
12 Dez Williams - Interference Pattern [Bass Agenda]
13 DeFeKT - AI-Winter [?]
14 Hadamard - The Capitalist [Propoganda Moscow]
The night I did this mix I was asked to do 4 different hour-long podcasts in one month so decided I was going to challenge myself to do all of them in one evening. This mix was the third hour of my marathon and ended up being my favourite of the four sets. I suppose the inspiration for the set is the same as all other Dark Science Electro sets I have ever put together which is simply to get the weirdo music that I love heard by as many people as possible.
You host the excellent weekly Dark Science Electro show on Intergalactic FM along with the Post Punk Affiliated podcast series. How do you approach keeping motivated and productive?
I'm not 100% sure but I bet my upbringing had something to do with it. I have always had an unquenchable lust for music from as early I can remember. My folks brought me up on a steady audio-diet of bands like Depeche Mode, The Cure, Duran Duran, David Bowie, New Order, etc; Mostly it was music that was a little bit 'different'.
So perhaps, as a result, I'm a bit of a subculture-vulture. I can recall in 5th grade (after getting my first radio/tape player for my 11th birthday) listening to Los Angeles radio and making pause/play tapes and selling them to people at my school or giving them to friends. That was really the start of it and it only developed from there. Whether it was burning CDs, making tapes, grabbing an AUX cord at a party or making mixes under the 'Dark Science Electro' name as I have for the last 9 years. The only thing that remained the same through it all was my undying passion for proselytizing my taste in music.
What are you listening to right now?
So, so, so much. On the Electro side of things I have been really into Jensen Interceptor, Datawave, Morphology, Ashtar Lavanda, CEM3340, The Exaltics, Djedjotronic, Maelstrom, Das Muster, Sound Synthesis and really too many to list.
On the Post Punk Affiliated end of things I've been utterly obsessed with the band Part Time as well as with Los Angeles darlings Drab Majesty. Black Marble has had a lot of play in my car lately as well. I generally have to split my attention between the two genres (in order to be an effective DJ) so I don't venture too far outside of those two genres unless it is the classics.
Who or what is inspiring you musically and otherwise at the moment?
Machines. 2018 was the year I decided to take the plunge into building out my studio in a way that encouraged hardware production over DAW work. I acquired a handful of Roland Boutique models (JP-08, JU-06, TR-08, TB-03, JX-03, SH-01), a new computer and some new software (both iPad and desktop). I've had my most productive year of my life as a result. Learning how to integrate iPad apps, VSTs and hardware has been a truly thrilling experience.
Where can we see or hear your next project? Any upcoming releases or gigs?
I've kind of taken a hands-off approach to releasing music in the last few years, which is why there hasn't been many official DVS NME releases recently. Music production for me has always been about the creative process with less emphasis on hustling labels to release my music.
Naturally I have a special attachment to the songs that I write and allowing it to be released is something I don't take lightly or do with just any label.
For me I need to really believe in the label and their vision in order for me to be on board with handing my music over to them. For now I'm sitting on 100+ tracks (40 of which were written this year) that I've yet to release. I'm open to the idea but I'm not going to be actively soliciting labels at this point.
As far as gigs are concerned I don't have anything planned in the near future as I am focused on working in the studio, producing my weekly show, promoting Electro/Post Punk Affiliated music and raising my 4 year old son.
Anything else you would like to share?