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12.11.16 – Untertauchen mit Blake Baxter (Tresor, UR, Mix Rec.) @ Goethebunker [Essen]

 

SA. 12. Nov. 2016
UNTERTAUCHEN w/ BLAKE BAXTER

VORNE TECHNO|HOUSE
BLAKE BAXTER (Tresor, UR, Mix Records, USA)
MIKE RUI

HINTEN UK GARAGE
DOK Z (Schalltag, Cologne)

Mit Blake Baxter kommt ein Detroiter TechnoHouseHead der ersten Stunde zu einem Tauchgang in den Bunker.
Als Dj begann er in den 80igern und prägte im Laufe der Zeit insb. die Schnitt-Stelle zwischen House und Techno. Der Begriff TechHouse macht so in seinem Falle Sinn, hat aber tendenziell nicht so viel mit der Musik zu tun, die man heute gemeinhin unter diesem Markenzeichen serviert bekommt. Was ihn ganz besonders macht, sind seine an Poetry erinnernde Vocals. Daher hoffen wir natürlich, dass er am 12. November das bereit liegende Mikro benutzen wird.

2nd Room Info
Auf dem 2ten Floor gibt es einen der hiesigen Vertreter des UK-Sounds aus den 90iger/2000er Jahren zu hören. DokZ gehörte zu einer überschaubar großen Gruppe von Leuten, die damals britische Bassmusik auf unsere Tanzflächen brachten – oftmals illegal. Wir sprechen hier vor allem von DnB und UK Garage/2Step. Diese Musiken nahmen viel Einfluss auf die heutige Clubmusik und sind nach wie vor spürbar.
An diesem Abend wird DokZ neben großen UK-Garage-Klassiker auch den aktuellen UK Bassline House auf die Teller zaubern. Der 2te Raum wird damit sicher wieder gut abheben (wer sicher erinnern kann 😉

Biografie Blake Baxter
Blake Baxter a Detroit native with a reputation for steamy, deep, whispering music productions.
Blake Baxters style is Poetry and Rhythm. A kind of spoken word and poetry mixed with electronic dance music. Poetic whispering for the dancefloors!

Born in the Soul and Techno Mecca Detroit (Michigan USA)
before artists from Detroit got noticed worldwide for their electronic music sound.
As early as a teenager Blake Baxter was DJing all forms of dance music from Hip Hop and R&B, Reggae, Dancehall, Alternative Rock and Dancemusic. Also working on his own productions in studios in Detroit and Chicago eventually Blake was signed to Chicago city DJ international dance music record label. At the time Blake was not an established artist and not from Chicago he was a kid in a candy store. Blake loved the sound of Chicago house music and was influenced by its scene.

As an artist his sound for Dj international was not traditional Chicago House Music. It was a combination of industrial sounds and acid house influences before the techno name sake and sound was established in Detroit just before it’s recognition. After a year of working in studios with DJ international Blake Baxter was introduced to Kevin Saunderson who at the time was starting up his own record label called KMS records. Soon after their introduction Saundersons label KMS release an four tracks production by Blake Baxter on an EP (12″ format vinyl). This was Blake Baxters fist official release. Shortly after the KMS release DJ International release some of Blake Baxter music on their artist completions.

After KMS release then came the first Detroit techno compilation. It introduced the Detroit electronic music artists and their sound to the world. on the virgin ten records. On the compilation album Blake Baxter worked on four projects. He toured briefly in the UK with other artists from this compilation. Back at home in Detroit Blake Baxter, now called by his colleagues “The Prince Of Techno”, started releasing music on other Detroit labels such as Incognito records and Underground Resistance. UR-06 titled the prince of techno 12 inch ep. After the release of UR-06 Blake Baxter then toured in Germany and Europe with Underground Resistance member Jeff Mills.

Then the Europe Rave Scene and festivals came up. The electronic music (drums and sounds) became harder and faster. Realizing this his love for the house sound and classic dance music Blake Baxter decided to try to introduce a fusion of the two releasing techno hard edge beats with his soft vocals style and Disko samples introducing a Tech house style. At the time it was an unpopular decision to the hardcore ravers and techno fans and to the what was popular thru out Europe at that time. It surprised people.
Blake also refused a lot of festival appearances like Mayday in Germany. When asked why Blake Baxter stated: “The music seems to become to soulless sounding. I like human elements as well.”

On the Tresor label Blake started producing more tech house style like (one more time) and blue print for future projects such as on the Disko B label (our luv) and the Ghetto Brothers group project collaboration witch eventually lead to the major label projects on Logic records UK and RCA in the states. Since then Techno/Electronic Club Music has evolved into many other forms ranging like Break Beat, Drum & Bass, Jungle, Trip Hop, Trance, Electro, Dubstep, Minimal and the Tech House today. The dance floor tempo has calmed down and the tech house style combination is an necessary tool for today’s dance floor and today’s electronic music. Dj Blake Baxter is a true contributor to the 1st wave sound of techno coming from Detroit and a big part of the electronic movement sound evolution.

12.11.2016
23h | 12€
Goethebunker

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