The analogue conseguence of BXR

A new project uses modular technology: for techno live is really crucial

Ivan aka GHOST303, Phil and 6470 have been able to record jam sessions in the studio to extrapolate sounds that will probably create a collaboration. The three musketeers say: “the BXR was, is and will remain… The Sound of the Future”. The BXR sound of the coming years will be radioactive, dirty, crude and high-tech at the same time: “Retro futuristic, minimal kind of techno with shitloads of glitching and headspace”.

“We are now putting stuff together for this new modular live techno project that is basically a collaborative concept between Davide and me, probably spiced up with audiovisual live”, say GHOST303. “As to how we will develop the project, I can not answer precisely”, says 6470: “Probably, we based on what does not fit 100 percent in today’s techno world”. GHOST303 talks: “For the techno stuff, I work a lot with analogue gear and modulars. Distortions and glitches come natural if you touch knobs and cables”. “Till today, I wonder how it has become possible to become slaves of something as stupid and simple as a drum machine”, 6470 asks himself. GHOST303 reveals: “Actually, I don’t listen to techno very much. It’s just fun doing it”.

Phil Kieser explain: “Studio sessions face to face work better sometimes. Especially in an environment like the Alps: atmosphere, nature, magic. Lots of things to get inspired by. So, in the real time we exchange with our collab pa unique things then happen more likely. We’ve learned this from BXR back in the days when Gianfranco Bortolotti and his artists were working closley together in the Media Records Studios in Roncadelle. BXR don’t have a definitive direction, but we have a vision, which is to put the label back in the spotlight of electronic music, on first planet if you will”.
Where do ideas come from, in BXR home? 6470: “From experimentation and heavy electronic manipulation of sound”. GHOST303: “We do what we love. We are slaves to the modulars and to the sound. It’s this what guides us”.
How do you dissociate techno from fashion and its sounds? 6470: “I do not mean fashion: if I see something I like, I wear it, but if I feel something I like, I do it in my own way”. GHOST303: “I don’t follow trends”. Any names to keep on target? 6470: “Mike Dehnert, Object, Dj Rum, Struction and many others from that scene”. GHOST303: “Climaxim, Continuum Series 1991-1998”.

Out next June 11th the amazing “Mediterranean Techno EP Vol. 1” on Underground

Ch'Ab - Mediterranean Techno EP Vol. 1Ch’Ab techno tracks have been influenced by mental and psychosis, psychedelic, hypnotic and experimental sounds. During the last years, Ch’Ab performed with several overseas and European artists from the underground scene (but not only) such as Len Faki, Gary Beck, Rebekah, Laura Jones, Neverdogs, Chris Liberator, Henry Cullen aka Dave the Drummer, Lawrie Immersion, Rachel Rackitt, Jerome Hill, Rob Stow, Dj Zebedee, Francesco Zappalà, Mad Alba and many others.

Ch’Ab’ Nu Techno style has been revisited through the release of three new remixes made in collaboration with the turkish Emir Hazir (“Mediterraneo”), with Nikola Carusso (“Basic Info”) and one made with Earth Control Room (“Besiktas”). This Ep will be released on the 11th of June on Underground, the techno label by Media Records.

Born in 1982, the Dj and producer is well known thanks to the track “Polymeric” (Labrynth) and has started to move his first steps in the underground world during 2009. Co-founder of the Loungesquatt Organization project, he’s been part of the best live parties in Milan and Berlin.

“My adventure with Media Records has just begun. I’m sure it will change in a very exciting challenge. I’m very happy and proud to be part of Media crew: it has been a great unexpected surprise, I never thought this could really happen”, says Ch’Ab.