Techsound's Upcoming Gigs
Friday 23 May, 2014
Salsa n' Beat(5.0)Techsound+ Radio Berlin Party, Radio Berlin, Bogota, Colombia
Friday 30 May, 2014
Radikal Styles featuring: Axel Karakasis, Svetec, Ulterior Motive, DLR , TBA, Bogotá, Colombia
Friday 06 June, 2014
Sonico aka R.A.D. @ Speakeasy :Marco Bailey en colaboración con Techsound Bookings , Centro de Convenciones, Bogotá, Colombia
Saturday 07 June, 2014
Sonico @ Masks and Dance Marco Bailey en colaboración con Techsound Bookings , Paradise Club, Pereira, Colombia
Friday 13 June, 2014
Marco Bailey + Sonico @ GAP, TBC, GAP, Mar del Plata, Argentina
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If you say the word –Techno- in South America you should have to mention the name of Sonico.
For over 17 years unstoppable promoter, label manager, club owner and true soul techno head, has been playing, producing and promoting electronic culture in Colombia/South America through his events crew and label Techsound (www.facebook.com/techsoundcolombia, www.facebook.com/techsoundeventos ) founded in 1.999.
A political thinking, open minded tasty music formation, endless marathon turntables journeys on almost all 4/4 techno styles, mixed up with eclectic music production and sensitivity in any techno manifestation have grant him a solid reputation around the globe on several different music scenes. Sonico is in fact one of those guys who been working it out the right way for years and have never corrupted on his serious ideas regarding the techno scene, keeping low profile but high reputation status.
Techsound’s label boss is a former technician sound engineer also member of London’s 50 hz label owned by Jamie Bissmire from the infamous techno couple Space djz .Also Supported by the legendary agency Level Trauma in Europe (along such names in the industry as Lenny Dee Satronica, Crystal Distorsion, Hanno Hinkelbein, Kriek, Mahatma, Stormtrooper, Tymon, Waldhaus y Psycho Devils - www.leveltrauma.net ) he is resident for his own –TECHSOUND- events in Bogotá as annual resident for Berlin’s underground MIKZ Club.
To have played with most of the biggest electronic djs and acts who visited the country, -from Atari Teenage Riot to Infected Mushroom to Sven Vath to The Advent, just to name a few- is no coincidence as you could say Sonico is in fact the Techno Grandfather in Colombia. But is not because of this he made a career for himself, it goes deeper and deeper. He is an independence (DIY) icon directing the scene in his country to a more social sensitive side as to a more activist lifestyle that should give inspiration to new generations. He is responsible for bringing more than 150 artists from all around the globe to Colombia and produced more than 500 events in his professional career not only in his country but also South America and even Europe.
Sonico thinks of Techno as a musical platform.
- ‘Music is an extension of your soul. You reflect it all of it when you play or make music. I live in a special country that i love and that feeds me with all the emotional content needed to influence my style. I grew up listening to lots of music from punk to industrial to old school salsa to just pop and rock…..-In the whole planet we feel this growing movement with not a name yet but where lots refuse to follow the trends…In a few years no one will care if you followed the masses as chart systems are obsolete in this time and the future; no doubt independence lasts more than any fucking chart…
So since there is different styles of music going on within Techsound’s friends worldwide, we decided to start 3 series for the label wich are Extra, White and Black series: White Series is focus on experimental, down tempo and minimal music. Black Series is focus on hard vibe beats . Extra Series is more open, pure straight techno, electro and alternative sounds, right in between.
The label started 2006 and its been going slow but strong. I don’t really have all the time I would like to produce so I just do music when I feel like it. I don’t intend to be the best producer in the world, but if people like my tracks it’s very cool!!… specially when you get supported by artist like the ones today on the label like:
*White Series: Blanali, Adam Collins, Ladies on Mars, Rafael Gomez, Spieltape, Ken Hayakawa, Faktor M., Bellota, Nicholas Pianola, Maxime Chanteux, Woody Mcbride, Magdalena and Event 99, Derek Marin and more coming up.
*Extra Series: Sonico, Tim Xavier, Blanali, Statik, Coline, D.C. Input (Sonico + Andrés Plata), Pattrix, Henry Cullen aka D.A.V.E. the Drummer, R.A.D. (Sonico + Blanali), Woody Mcbride, Alex Jockey, Industria FX, Event 99, Maria Paz, Navex, Hellotrip, Digital Method, Loop Junkies, Magdalena, Blanali, Nimitz and more coming up.
*Black Series: Sonico, Ade Fenton, Space djz(Jamie Bissmire + Ben Long), Kamikaze and Mr. Eyez, HardtraX, Andre Frauenstein, D.A.V.E. the Drummer, Alex Calver and Mike Andrews, Event 99, Binary Code(Nick Grater + Andre Frauenstein), Krischmann n Klingenberg, Ganez the Terrible, Maria Paz, Alex Jockey, Theo JahLion, Satronica, Tato vs Leo Laker, Andress Conde, Acid Flux vs Reset…and more coming up.
… the label its been going from less to more, getting more interesting every time….and all this makes me happy….it motivates me to keep doing it…. ..so i think public definitely can expect more to come up from Techsound on this side of the world!! ‘-
To promote conceptual parties supporting techno to electronic to hardtechno/hardcore sounds, like Reconexión, Hardcodelia, Boycott, Trip and Bang it!!, to do the Clan Destino annual dj/producers and vjs new local talent contest since 2005, as to be part of the Bogotraxx annual festival organization as Beatcrusher to name a few highlights, have been a platform to communicate his sound and ideas all around his area, establishing a circuit in a city where you can get surprised these days, Bogotá.
Some other Sonico’s proyects comprehend: R.A.D.(elecronic, techno), and Sonicore(Hardtechno/Industrial/Hardcore)
Sonico been spreading his unique sound and way of playing all around in Colombia, Germany, Spain, CZ Republic, Italy, France, England, U.S.A., and Latin America as the only Colombian artist performing in such important venues as :
Criminal Camp Nature One (Germany)
Technomachines (Caracas, Venezuela)
Tronic Treatment(New York)
Biatchcorp (New York)
Trilogy (New York)
Bogotrax (Bogotá, Colombia) ……..among others.
*Some of the most representative artists Sonico have play with in the past are:
Sven Vath, Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins, The Advent, Umek, Chris Liebing, Octave One, Ellen Allien, Bobby Star, Marco Bailey, Cristian Varela, Deetron, Valentino Kanzyani, Ben Sims, Prozac, Camea, Agent Orange, Takaaki Itoh, Jim Masters, Woody Mcbride aka DJ ESP, Daz Sound, Dave Seaman, Dave Holland, D.A.V.E. the Drummer aka Henry Cullen, Allan Somerville, Tonio, Tom Hades, Marko Nastic, Joris Voorn, Derek Marin, James Ruskin, Cristal Distorsion, Mhonolink, Oliver Ho, Jamie Bismirre y Ben Long(Space Djz), Tim Xavier, Ade Fenton, Andreas Kramer, Bando, Andre Frauenstein, Daniel Gloomy, Buchecha, Nimitz, Allan Banford, Dj Murphy, Supersilverhese, Tony Rohr, Chris Fortier, Afternoon Coffe Boys, Noloop, Miss Ficel, JAV, Tim Rivers, Felix Krocher, Andrei Morant, Gayle San, Javi Rumi, Krak in Dub, Viper XXL, Matt Madox, Insideout, Hanno Hinkelbein, Herr Schneider, Krischmann n Klingenberg, Psy Funky, Oscar Babani, Destro, Lukas, Hardtrax, O.B.I, Acid Flux, Dean Rodell, Dj Ocram, Adrian Valera, Error, Satronica, Fernanda Martins, Lenny Dee, Cari Lekebusch, Alexi Delano, Miss Jools, Alex TB, Pet Duo, Sepromatik, O.B.I, Julyukie, Unexist, Gareth Whitehead and Billy Johnston among others.