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DT670 – David Gtronic


There are many techno producers whose works are devoid of the subtleties that would suggest a wider musical competence and understanding. Then there are those whose grooves are infused with painstakingly produced little details and a sense of wonderment that reaches beyond mere dancefloor functionality. Whether he’s producing thumping techno or downtempo chillout, David Gtronic’s sense of musicality always shines through.

Known for his bass-driven, percussive sound but it’s those obscured flourishes of organic elements that colour his sound which really set him apart from the pack. He’s released on labels such as Vatos Locos, Suara, Monique Musique, Kina Music, and Chelsea Hotel Records to name a few, as well as collaborations with Santos, Hector and Leon have found support from the likes of techno deities including Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Loco Dice, Dubfire among others.

David relishes the challenge of crafting techno that reveals itself gradually to the careful listener, emotions embossed into his pounding rhythms by way of subtle textures and melodies that lay deep beneath the surface. His mesmerising collaborative mini-album with Dutch producer Lilith, Lagrimas Del Sol from 2013 has demonstrated his prowess in marrying eclectic, traditional sounds to complex dancefloor grooves, with pianos, cellos and much more woven into this fascinating musical tapestry. Constantly evolving, he has from there developed a deeper, more sophisticated sound which is obvious from his recent productions.

Most recently David has been involved with the development of the brand Vatos Locos, with label boss Hector and core members Chad Andrew, Hanfry Martinez, Javier Carballo, Randall M and Sece which has lead to events all over the world and most recently the launch of the Vatos Locos Label.

Listen to it below, on Spotify or iTunes here and Click here to download it

Sum up this podcast in 10 words
Usually, when I record a podcast I love to improvise without any expectations or a direction of how it should be. For this podcast, I compiled some of the tracks that I have been collecting and playing in the last few weeks. Some of them I’ve never played before until now, that’s the beauty of it!! I can combine music that is new to me just as it is for the listener generating something spontaneous. This podcast to me sounds like a combination of dark, funky grooves that experiments with several genres from breakbeat to minimal, house and techno.

What’s your personal favorite track on it?
At the moment I’m really feeling the first one in the podcast ‘Ion Ludwig – After Ysle’ I really love the voices by Jana Sleep and Jackson Digga which go perfect with the dark groove and funky bassline.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
The combination of different styles of house and minimal music.

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Last month I played at Club Der Visionaere in Berlin, this place has always had a special place in my heart. Even though it was damaged earlier this summer due to a fire in the kitchen the club quickly recovered and reopened its doors. I frequently have a residency there every summer with my Vatos Locos crew. This time it was our last event of the summer on the 22nd of September and we got really lucky with a beautiful sunny day. We were playing from open to close with Chad Andrew, Randall M & Sece. The venue was highly active from the start, this day was a very pleasant day. It was one of my favourite recent gigs due to the fact that at Club Der Visionaere I can always play the music that I really love and I am able to create a great atmosphere and journey with my sets.

What have you got coming up?
I’ve been pretty busy the last couple of weeks finishing a new collaboration album with Guti on our brand new label ‘Personality Disorder Music’ which we recently launched on the 1st of October with the release of the first single ‘The Traveller’. During ADE we are promoting the album launch and the following week on the 23rd of October the full album will be available to download from band camp.

We have also a four-track EP scheduled for release on Dubfire’s ‘SCI+TEC’ label on the 15th of November. I will be starting a four-week tour during ADE, which starts in Amsterdam followed by London, Miami, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Brazil, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Mcallen and then back to Europe in Frankfurt so I’m quite excited for that. 

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers
Thank you for listening/reading. if you liked what you heard, stay tuned because there is lots of content coming in the next couple of weeks.

1. Ion Ludwig – After Ysle (feat. Jana Sleep & Jackson Digga
2. Arkajo – Mork Miljo
3. Alexis Cabrera – Ghost In A Rain Coat
4. Unreleased Track
5. Arkajo – Groove Ett
6. Stan Claud – 2001
7. Luckison – Vesela Shokada
8. Pluto – Indian Runner
9. Unreleased Track
10. Unreleased Track
11. Andrea Fiorito – The Biggest Love (Bvoice Edit) 12. Mark Ambrose – Proto Funk
13. Oden & Fatzo – Alpha Gorilla
14. DiSKOP – Future
15. Audio Werner – Vogel
16. Paolo Macri – Acid Tune
17. Alexis Cabrera – No More
18. Original Rockers – Stoned (Gold Seal mix)

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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