Techno is a well-established sound. DJs, producers and promoters, each native and up-and-comers on the worldwide circuit, all carry the need to push the music ahead into the longer term. We’re listening to lots of new concepts throughout the style which is thrilling. But all these new concepts got here from someplace. It’s particular when a real originator from the scenes comes and pays us a go to to offer some techno-education. Regis, aka Karl O’Connor, is considered one of these true originators.
Through his Downward Records label, co-founded between O’Connor and Peter Sutton, Regis was aside of a motion which outlined the “Birmingham Sound” of digital music, a sound that has performed a giant half in shaping techno music right this moment. Downward’s again catalogue is stuffed with techno gems that also sound as related right this moment because it did again within the ’90s. If you hearken to Regis Complete Works 1997-1998, and Complete Works 1999-2001, you possibly can hear the insatiable grooves, the unusual drones and soundscapes in addition to pure machine funk; parts which can be nonetheless very a lot on the coronary heart of techno.
For these in Sydney and Melbourne, you’re in luck as a result of Regis is performing this weekend. See the under dates for occasion particulars.