Started off as a young-un listening to the sounds my old man was playing, Led-Zep, Rainbow, Wishbone Ash, Dylan, Creme, Yardbirds etc, until in 1979 i bought my first single, Pink Floyds "another brick in the wall"... 1979 was a good year, Floyd, Blondie, the Police, Rainbow, the Jam, Peter Gabriel to name a few that i remember. The 80's was, well, it was the 80's. Lots of electronic music. In the mid 80's i started to listen to punk, metal, industrial stuff, but really looking for sounds with a stomping rythym... I found Ministry, Front242, Frontline Assembly, Alien Sex Fiend, Sleeping Dogs Wake, Skinny Puppy, then in the early/mid 90's i started going to Raves. At first, just blinded by the whole scene (yeah, the drugs were pretty cool..!) i liked it all, but around '94ish, i found the sound i'd been searching for. Relentless, mechanical, dark, tribal. Yeah, I'd found Techno. And a wee dabble in Jungle, DnB, and funky House aside, I've been Techno ever since. Now, going back a bit, my involvement in music began in the late 80's. I experimented with guitars, drum machines and keyboards, played (badly) in a goth/punk band for a while. Then went on to mess about with sound modules and sequencers, mashin' out some industrial stuff. Then nothing til about '93, when i got into the same setup, this time making odd acid sounding stuff. Then i learned to play the dij. But all this time, i never learned to mix (as in mixing two records together). All that was to change with the internet, Mp3s, Virtual DJ and Hercules DJ products. Did my first mix back in early 2010 (it was shit and removed from soundcloud), but the bait was taken. I was hooked... I do most of my mixes in one take, going with it, riding the beats, and occasionally fuck things up a wee bit... But i don't crash, i sort it out and keep on a-riding... Hopefully I'm improving. If i'm not, well, who cares. I 've always made my music for me, but if you like it, then thats ok too...Techno, and that's that...
(also on mixcloud http://www.mixcloud.com/wrongjon/ )
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Jonnie Därko’s tracks