For this installment of the Blank Code Podcast, we are pleased to feature Nick Bien, co-founder of Blank Code and one half of the duo Project 313. In this mix, Bien showcases his diverse range and takes listeners on an explorative journey through the expansive world of techno and it’s complex rhythms. He skillfully brings together a variety of tracks, demonstrating not only his deep understanding of the genre but also his ability to keenly engage with the audience. As a respected figure in the Detroit techno scene, Bien’s contribution to this episode subtly yet effectively reflects the unique qualities of his style, further cementing his status as a dedicated and influential artist in the techno world.
Hailing from the Windy City, DJ Hyperactive is a true pioneer of the techno movement. With a career spanning decades, his relentless energy and unparalleled mixing skills have left an indelible mark on the global techno landscape. Prepare for a sonic assault of driving beats and mind-bending rhythms as he takes us deep into the heart of the underground.
In this highly anticipated episode of Blank Code Podcast, DJ Hyperactive will be unveiling a hypnotic and immersive mix that is sure to transport you to a parallel dimension where the dance floor is your sanctuary.
San Francisco’s techno maestro, Max Gardner, delves beyond surface chatter, navigating the intricate world of sonic abstraction. Get ready to experience his 4-hour opening set for DVS1 in SF at the iconic F8 nightclub from May 2023, exclusively on the Blank Code Podcast. This set not only showcased his mastery but set the stage for his meteoric rise. Max’s releases on Blank Code, Occultists, and other acclaimed labels firmly establish his presence in the techno scene. A passionate collaborator, he founded Peer to amplify emerging talent alongside established artists, fostering a sense of unity and growth. Max Gardner’s sonic journey transcends beats, embodying the very essence of techno’s layered magic. Tune in and immerse yourself in a symphony of sound. Enjoy the mix and thank you for joining us on this sonic adventure.
Today, we have a very special treat for you—a mix recorded live at The Great Beyond Festival in 2022 by the incredibly talented San Francisco based artist, JX-216. Known for his unique sound and captivating performances, JX-216 has been a staple in the underground techno community. With his influences ranging from the raw energy of Detroit to the hypnotic sounds of Berlin, JX-216’s mix is a sonic journey that will transport you to new realms. Get ready to lose yourself in pounding beats, mesmerizing rhythms, and ethereal melodies as JX-216 takes you on an unforgettable techno experience. Brace yourselves for an hour of pure musical magic from the one and only JX-216.
Lindsey Herbert is a talented techno DJ and producer who has become a recognized name in San Francisco and beyond thanks to her unique sets that blend dark, deep, and heavy textures with psychedelic elements and ethereal melodies. She has gained residencies with Robot Ears and Direct to Earth and played gigs in various international venues. Lindsey has released multiple tracks and remixes on various labels, including her debut solo EP on Ascetic Limited and a remix of Nate Manic’s ‘You Will Not Ruin Me’ on vinyl and her first solo vinyl EP in September 2022. Lindsey Herbert is an artist to keep an eye on in the techno scene.
Rebecca Goldberg is a producer, live performer, DJ and graphic designer from Detroit. Since her debut EP release, 313 Acid Queen, she has been affiliated with the multidisciplinary arts collective, Detroit Underground. Rebecca is a seasoned radio DJ having mixed for FM and internet-radio shows hosted across the globe.
Goldberg has self-released music and multimedia projects ranging from Detroit techno to experimental/avant-garde electronic music. She tours internationally as a DJ and live performer and has been featured at notable events from Movement Electronic Music Festival to Tresor in Berlin. Unconfined by genre, Rebecca has written original scores for classic films, “Le Voyage Dans La Lune” and “Gojira,” which included live performances at Silencio, David Lynch’s members-only club in Paris, and Armageddon Beachparty in Detroit.
In 2022 the New BBC Radiophonic Workshop released a selection of field recordings she took throughout her native Michigan for their Travel Agency project. For her live performance she focuses on sound design and the unpredictable capabilities of working with electronic instruments. In early 2023 she produced a live show called Upphljómun to showcase live performances from herself and Icelandic electronic artists during the Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival. Her most recent EP on Detroit Underground, TROIS CENT TROIS, was featured on Bandcamp’s “New and Notable” releases and is available to order worldwide. To keep up on Rebecca’s projects please visit: bit.ly/rebecca__goldberg
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Straight from the 1990’s Japanese underground scene, Takaaki Itoh is one of the most influential artists in the modern labyrinthic sound approach. Raw waves and repetitive tunes create obscure masterpieces. We’re excited to share his masterful presentation from the Blank Code event Sector 007 in Detroit on October 22nd, 2022. The set was recorded live at the legendary Leland City Club. The 120 minute podcast marks Itoh’s debut performance in the Motor City and most definitely will not be his last.