About the concept:
Here is the seventy-sixth instalment of our series “abc plays xyz”.
The idea behind it is to ask some DJs/mixing artists if they have an artist or label in mind that they love and would like to use for a mix.
So the approach of each mix is clear: the choosen DJ/mixing artist makes a selection of tracks produced by one artist (and her/his monikers) or released on a label (and its sublabels) and creates a nice mix from it.
Find links to all instalments at our overview. Today we present you Epi Centrum’s mix of tracks released on Synewave.
About Epi Centrum:
Warsaw’s analog techno maverick Jurek Przeździecki (b.1973) is one of the more powerful and uncompromising voices in former Eastern Bloc electronic music music scene. Bred throughout the 90s on a varied diet of first wave techno, new beat and post-industrial mutants like SPK or Psychic TV, he developed his own vision of highly intricate and detailed yet definitely danceable, funked-up techno for connoisseurs of the genre. Actively involved in producing music for 2 decades plus, he started his career in world-touring Bigwigs, later to release his solo and collaborative stuff on such labels as Cocoon, Whirlpoolsex, Synewave, Recognition, Nachtstrom Schallplatten or Affin. His productions were appraised and played out by numerous DJ/producer heavyweights including Laurent Garnier, Oliver Ho, Joey Beltram and DJ Hell, while Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore included Jurek’s track in band’s tour DJ set. Currently, he recorded two quite successful EPs with Jacek Sienkiewicz as a duo Tumult Hands. He’s been also quite busy focusing on his longrunning Epi Centrum project whose LP will be out on Damon Wild’s Synewave Records soon. He devotes most of his time to studying arcanes of deep composition and researching the possibilities of various legendary studio gears, such as Buchla’s modular Morton Subotnick-designed System 200e. Lives and works in Warsaw.
Synewave is the New York techno label founded by Damon Wild in the mid-nineties. He decided to make his own label to do his own underground thing and that’s where ‘Synewave’ came in. The label was a complete success and the first ep, Morph – Stormwatch, which was produced with Dennis Ferrer, was a strong start. Following with Ausgang and then “Bang The Acid”, which really fired off the label. Then “Avion” was also followed and it was heavily supported by Jeff Mils, Laurant Garnier, Luke Slater, and many others around the globe. ‘Synewave’ has had many prolific talented artists like Dennis Ferrer, The Advent, Joey Beltram, Mark Bell, Steve Stoll, DJ ESP, Function, Blue Maxx, Voyager 8, Tim Taylor and Ausgang. ‘Synewave’ gave the start to many important artists of today like Epi Centrum.
Listen & Download:
“Epi Centrum plays Synewave” (download coming soon)
Epi Centrum About His Choice:
I have always loved the noisy, dark side of Synewave, even before I started DJing. The label boss Joachim Spieth, Arnaud Le Texier, Ness and the other artists were a true inspiration for me.
The hypnotic and spirited rythms of the tracks always hit the crowd from the deepest chamber of their hearts. No matter what the context is, I try everytime to drop an Synewave track in my every set.
I would like to thank all the artists those who have contributed to the construction of the modern sound of Synewave.
01. Cyan – Doorways
02. Damon Wild – Subways
03. Damon Wild – Unconditional (Loudon Kleer Remix 2)
04. Clint Foster – Indium
05. Function – F3
06. Damon Wild & Tim Taylor – Bang The Acid
07. Damon Wild – Halflife
08. Function – Behavior
09. Damon Wild – Space Time
10. Chris Sattinger – Rough Seduction
11. Unit 3 – Breathe
12. Produkt – Snatch
13. Damon Wild – Crankpot
14. Damon Wild – Sparse
15. Damon Wild – Avion (Terence Fixmer Remix)
16. S.Linzatti aka Doc Odine – 1986
17. Lazer Worshippers – Reprise
Epi Centrum’s “Excrescence” on Synewave Records
C&C Booking for Epi Centrum