segunda-feira, 8 de outubro de 2007

Frank Kvitta

Frank Kvitta is a German Techno DJ whose predominant style in his Deejay sets and productions is Schranz. It is characterized by its high speed (often 150+ but never over 180bpm) and his DJ sets that incorporate 80's classics and other non-techno music.

Frank was born on the 13th of October 1981 in Langen, Germany. He made his first contact with driving, pumping electronic sounds in 1994. He started with rave and trance music, which brought him to hardcore. After listening to a tape labeled "Sven Väth Clubnight" he began to listen to every Clubnight on the German HR-3 XXL radiostation. Then he has started mixing.

In early 1998 a friend and dj-colleague, Markus Scholz, bought two turntables and a mixer. While Markus was steadily advancing his mix technique, Frank gave up mixing due to the fact that he didn't understand how mixing works. In the middle of 1998 another friend, Marcello Scacchiotti, also bought two turntables and a mixer. After hard practice day for day, Frank's first mixed tape was created. After a lot of parties and livesets Frank's first record was released in 2002. It was a remixed track on Tausendgroove Records of a project called "Two Men Working". so he became part of the Tausendgroove crew and was integrated in its label which is located in Darmstadt. Now he is bookable by the booking agency of Final-Groove crew. in a club called "Airport" Frank Kvitta gave a demo to dj Rush, who liked it and gave him the chance to release his first ep on "Knedeep Records". This year Frank started his own label called "Insane Records" together with ViperXXL.

DJ Amok

Inspired by visits to techno partys in his home town Frankfurt, Germany, Benjamin Arend began producing his own tracks at age 18 and uploaded them to the then popular site He quickly gained the reputation of being one of the greatest new talents, and as a result started his DJ career. From beginning on he played a very hard style, and he is regarded as one of the founding fathers of the German Hardtechno scene, which itself derived from Schranz. He has since played at many big festivals in Europe, such as I Love Techno, Awakenings, Decibel, Q-Base, Time Warp. As of 2007, he runs three record labels as well as a booking agency for Techno DJs and continues to enjoy popularity as a DJ. He currently refers to his style as "Industrial Techno"

  • 2002: Sadistic Pleasure (Giga 08)
  • 2003: Bongo Dynamics EP (KD 24)
  • 2003: Collateral Damage (Thrill 04)
  • 2003: Nightmare EP (Artillery 01)
  • 2003: World Sudden (Fright 02)
  • 2003: Darwin's Law (Artillery 03)
  • 2003: Urban Rampage (Thrill 08)
  • 2004: Nightmare 2 (Artillery 08)
  • 2004: "Spiel mal Techhouse, nicht nur Geballer"(Distorted 02)
  • 2007: Divine Ignorance (Third Movement 115) - vs. Rude Awakening

  • 2003: Tomash Gee – Trauma
  • 2003: Frank Kvitta – Titty Twister
  • 2003: Arkus P. – Amokfahrt nach Polen
  • 2003: Manuel Fuentes – Scheiß Nazis
  • 2004: OBI - Anatomie
  • 2005: DJ Minupren - Nääk Symphony

  • 2003: Arkus vs Friends – Friendly Fire Vol. 1 (Friendly Fire)
  • 2003: Art of Destruction Vol. 1 (Crowbar)
  • 2003: Combat Skill Vol. 1 (Combat Skill)
  • 2003: Bits of the Devil 1 (Bitshift)
  • 2003: Psycho Shoxx – Part 1 (Highball)
  • 2003: Psycho Shoxx – Part 2 (Produzent von Evil Concussion)
  • 2004: First Era EP (Epochworx)
  • 2005: Art of Destruction 4 (Crowbar)

Mix CDs
  • 2006: r_AW Essentials Vol. 5 (Third Movement)

DJ Rush

DJ Rush (Isaiah Major) is a successful Techno-DJ and music producer from Chicago, U.S.. He was born in January, 1970.

In the blooming house scene of Chicago DJ Rush quickly came to like electronic music. He made his first appearances as a DJ in the "Music Box", the "Powerhouse", the Stammheim, and the legendary Warehouse where he stood behind the turntables for up to ten hours. At the same he began producing his own creations in his bedroom.

In 1991 DJ Rush released his first single ("Knee Deep") on the label Trax Records. His production became increasingly minimal and heavier and he began to gain ground in London and Berlin.

In 1998 DJ Rush successfully had a Europe-wide breakthrough with the record "Motherfucking Bass". In 2001 he displaced Jeff Mills as the Reader's Choice for most popular DJ in Groove-Magazine.

As his fame and stature grew, he used his status to help up and coming techno-artists get their breakthrough, by remixing their tracks, or releasing them on his label, Kne'Deep.

DJ Rush is 6' 6" (1.98 m) tall.

Hard Techno

O Tech Techno é uma variante obscura de Hardcore techno que surgiu no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, no inicio do seculo 21. O Tech Techno se diferencia dos estilos de Hard Techno comuns por possuir elevada enfase na técnica e na performance do DJ. Ao invés de duas pickups e um mixer como um DJ de Techno utilizaria, um DJ de Tech Techno pode chegar a usar mais de 6 pickups e varios mixers, dentre outros aparelhos como batedeiras, liquidificadores, furadeiras e outros. O DJ de Tech Techno costuma executar uma tecnica conhecida como "mega poweroff" no meio do seus sets, essa técnica consiste de desligar as duas pickups vendado e continuar mantendo a rotação de ambos os discos com a mão enquanto corrige o pitch entre eles mentalmente, e fazer a mixagem mexendo os faders com um dos pés. Um elemento caracteristico do tech techno também é o uso de o som de tambores de gasolina sendo violentamentamente chutados no lugar dos pratos. o Tech techno é mais popular nos subúrbios, onde eventos underground combinam exibiçoes de DJ´s de tech techno com distribuição gratuita de alcool. O uso de bagulho pesado em tais eventos é disseminado e quase obrigatório. Os DJ´s de techtechno frequentemente são também DJ´s de Speedcore, e a influencia do genero no TechTechno é muito visivel.