Monday, 19 May 2014
Mike Parker lives and works in Buffalo, New York. When he is not twisting analogue frequencies in the studio, he lectures Fine Art at the State University of New York, in Buffalo.
Over the years, his education in the visual arts has had a profound impact on the music he produces. His production style is as uncompromising as his DJ sets are powerful: a track is rehearsed many times, then recorded live on mostly analogue gear with no edits or overdubbing later. His DJ sets have the same spontaneous bite.
His main output has been on his own Geophone label, on which he has released to date nineteen unrelenting, throbbing techno cuts, remixed (very rarely) by the likes of Donato Dozzy & Woody McBride. Mike's other releases include recordings for Prologue Records, Orange Groove, Labyrynth & Dozzy Records. His 2013 album 'Lustrations' on Prologue was met with widespread critical acclaim from all corners of the techno world for it's minimalistic take on contemporary techno. Strong mixes, like that for mmml ssgs, have further increased the devote following to his tight and power DJ sets and have helped him perform all over the planet.
For his addition to our podcast series Mike has compiled a mix that becomes very much an other worldly experience. Right from the start waves of audible emotion begin to lap at your feet, with ever growing intensity, until eventually they completely surround and smother you in their warm, uplifting glow. Come the end you find your mind transported to somewhere very far from where your body happens to be in reality.
You can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or you can download or stream the mix from the Soundcloud player below
1) NomadsLand - Forgotton War [NomadsLand Records]
2) Kondaktor - Signal#1 (ANFS Remix) [Modal Analysis]
3) Seahawks - Midnight World [Ocean Mood]
4) Roswell Return - Same Hepox [SD Records]
5) Svreca - Recording From Konvent Cal Rosal (Berguedá) Barcelona
6) Steve Roach - Hyperpassage [Project:Archive]
7) Nuel - Aquaplano Ltd 01 (A2) [Aquaplano Ltd]
8) Kangding Ray - L'envol [Raster Noton]
9) Sparkle - Certain Creatures (Feat Ike Yard - Samuel Kerridge Remix) [Bangers & Ash]
10) Mantalk - An Infinite Loop
11) Xhin - Foreshadowed (Dadub Remix) [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
12) Sendai - Terminal Silver Box [Time To Express]
13) Brian Eno - Wind In The Lonely Fence [All Saints]
14) Reeko - Segmento 4 [Mental Disorder]
To find the rest of our mixes head over to the Podcast page on the Slash Dot Dash Website