Let us start the weekend with some good news: You can soon expect yet another free dark hardtekkno EP! After collaborations with Dave Demon and Aspartam which have been recently released, I am proud to announce one more darktekkno co-operation with a very talented producer.
Rob a.k.a. Satyriasis is a hardtekkno & D’n'B DJ from Melbourne/Australia and he produces some sick hardtekkno-tunes too. This was a good reason to join forces with him in order to create our new soon-to-be-released EP entitled “On The Floor”, containing a track with the very same name in different versions ranging from dark hardtekkno to industrial hardcore (yes, you read well – there is an industrial hardcore version too!).
I could go on writing about the German-Australian collaboration Rob and I have started, but why the heck should I? Listening to one of the tracks included says more than a thousand words, so you can get an idea for yourself with this preview of the original version:
Once again the Datablender-collective invites you to one of their events from the Datablender Label Techno Night party-series, and this time you have yet another good reason to show up, as the hardtekkno scene’s first live-performing duo ever is coming to London (oh yeah, that’s us – HardtraX vs. Jackhamma!).
Watch the new video-trailer for the event and have a look at the line-up:
HardtraX vs. Jackhamma (Dark Force Recordings/Plug’n'Play)
Leo Laker aka Switchblade (Tresor Records/ Knee Deep Records)
Scott Kemix aka Orifice (Giveway Records/Glitch Records)
DJ Greg Notill (Beatboost/FAT TM Records)
You want to see official infos about the event on Facebook? Click here! See you at the Electrowerkz Club in London!
This month’s charts show that it can be worthwhile to browse through the thousands of tunes available on SoundCloud. The number two in my list of current favourites is even downloadable for free and if you are into acid tekkno, then you should download that one really quick. A review of the full EP on Cluster Records that includes the A.P. & Josh Inc. track on the fourth spot should be expected to come to Hardtechno.lt very soon.
Note: As usual you can find a lot of older tracks in my current top 10-list besides some more recent productions.
These days quite a lot supporters of dark hardtekkno-music are contacting me via e-mail messages (see my contact to the left), SoundCloud, various forums and other sites (thanks to all of you!). Another way to get in touch with me has been added. Now you can also find me on Ask.fm! Through my profile at http://ask.fm/HardtraX people can ask me any question they wish (even anonymously) and I can choose to answer (or not, haha). If there is anything you always wanted to know about myself, my productions, mixes, past vinyl-releases, Dark Force Recordings or the HardtraX vs. Jackhamma live-PA, then do not hesitate to drop a question!
The depths of the world wide web hold a vast amount of amazing free VST-effects and instruments ideal for electronic music-creation, and being the curious producer that I am, I have tested a few of them so I can share my personal favourites with you.
Here is a selection of three effects and three instruments that you should not miss. Let’s start with some fine instruments worth donating money for (not sorted by order of preference, as each of them works for a different purpose):