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The seventh guest mix in the podcast series is from iNFO, hailing from Sheffield UK who some still class as the beating heart of UK Techno iNFO feeds off his influences in the world of techno and electro.. The co-promoter of a regular night exploring the fringes of electronica in Sheffield called LOOP. along with the companion mix series : Quality Electronics..
iNFO has put together some excellent mixes of material from esteemed labels Firescope & Central Processing Unit along with an excellent 25 years of Artificial Intelligence (A tribute to Warp Records) a recent personal fav here at Rec Therapy! which are all well worth a listen.
On this mix he takes us on a mighty ride exploring different shades of dancefloor electro.
1. Oskar Teleman - Anruf Aus Dem Western [brokntoys]
2. Plant43 - Lo res Dreams [Central Processing Unit]
3. The Jaffa Kid - Intergalactic war trials [brokntoys]
4. The Adapt - Rambling [Urban Connections]
5. Dusko Janevski - 091 [Urban Connections]
6. Jensen Interceptor & Assembler Code - 5050 [Cultivated Electronics]
7. X-truder- Foreign Intelligence [Urban Connections]
8. Maelstrom- letter from M [Central Processing Unit]
9. Morphology- Information Paradox [Cultivated Electronics]
10. Manipulated Matter - Versalife [brokntoys]
11. Tharsis Shelter Unit- Start transmission [brokntoys]
12. Monotoxine- Positive Thinking [brokntoys]
13. Dexter - 66 [Dolly Deluxe]
14. Randomer- Smokin [LIES]
15. Special Request- Adel Crag Microdot [Houndstooth]
Looking back my first musical influences were most definitely rap and electro and the whole hip hop scene in general. At around 14 (1988) I was exposed to the early bleep sound coming out of Yorkshire through the pirate radio stations I listened to. then I discovered Warp Records and my love for techno began. From 88 onwards I was obsessed with the rave scene but never strayed to far from the love of hip hop.
My love for techno and electro are still strong and every day I’m blown away by the quality of music that is being produced.
What was the inspiration for this mix?
I’ve gone full on electro in this Mix and kept it pretty up tempo to be honest I just hit record and just let it take me where it wanted. It’s more of a live set than a studio mix.
Sheffield has been an important city for electronic music and music in general in the past but also with some excellent labels in recent times like Central Processing Unit as one example. How do you find the current music scene?
Sheffield is doing things at the moment more so than ever in my opinion. Lots of youngsters who really know their music are putting on events all over catering for every taste we have some great clubs like Southbank Warehouse, Hope Works, TNK, I still feel we are behind Manchester though.
Who or what is inspiring you musically and otherwise at the moment?
I’m really fortunate to be inspired by my mates who are all super talented. Chris who runs CPU, John Shima who is one of the most in demand techno artists at the Moment, Steven Rutter who is part of B12 and runs Firescope, Jamie Exalt who runs Exalt Records, Lee and Antonio who have just set up Magnonic Signals, lots of my friends inspire me daily.
Musically the likes of Morphology, Plant43, Dexterous Numerics, Reedale Rise, 96back and loads more to many to mention.
Where can we see or hear your next project? Any upcoming releases or gigs?
I’ve been dabbling with production but I’m very much in my infancy and I have a lot to learn but it’s great fun and it helps to clear my messy mind. Gig wise they are very few and far between these days for an old codger like me. I get to play at our event called LOOP which focuses on Melodic techno and Electro and we try to have a live artist at every event.
Our next one will hopefully be bringing Nullptr and Spin Fidelity to Sheffield we are just in the process of sorting out a new space to host the event more often.
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