It’s safe to say that Terence Fixmer’s track “Aktion Mekanik Theme”, originally released on Music Man in 2003, was as much a landmark release for techno as the whole Aktion Mekanik compilation was for EBM as a genre.
“As an artist who’s been pushing EBM sounds into the modernity of techno, it was a logical step to do the compilation back then,” Terence says. “I wanted to show my influences as a techno artist, as Detroit sounds weren’t my roots at all, but classics by Front 242, Fad Gadget, Nitzer Ebb, Crash Course In Science or Snowy Red. I met Music Man’s Stefaan Vandenberghe through Emmanuel Top in ‘93, and of course I was a fan of his label. Music Man was obviously the perfect place for this EBM project: they are from Belgium, they knew the bands, many of them were proud of this sound. So I discussed my idea of putting out a compilation with some classic and landmark tracks from the EBM direction with Stefaan, and it got made.”
While our friends at Ostgut Ton now release three new remixes of “Aktion Mekanik Theme” by Kobosil, Norman Nodge & Marcel Dettmann, we are reissueing the original version on red 12“ vinyl.
You can grab your copy here: Juno - Decks - Deejay
We made a selection of great podcasts for you:
Deetron: Rinse FM radio
Steve Rachmad: Slam Radio / Mixmag
Everyone's been pretty busy in the studio too:
Deetron: Todd Terje - Huxley
Steve Rachmad: Christian Smith
Petar Dundov: Grum - Cid Inc. & Darin Epsilon
Resident Advisor announced it to the world, there's a new Petar Dundov coming up on Music Man!
Stay tuned for more info: Facebook - Soundcloud - Twitter
Deetron studio pics
Have a look around in Deetron's studio, thanks to Music Radar!
Petar Dundov did a remix for Masaya.
Deetron on the other hand remixed The Juan Maclean, High Contrast, Headless Ghost and Alex Niggemann.
Steve Rachmad podcast
Steve Rachmad did a podcast for Trax magazine France. Check it out!
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