What does Techno means to you? 🤔

The other day I saw on Twitter a post which was like,

“Today we’re thankful for techno: it has given us countless special moments and it has brought us together, introducing us to some of the most special people in our lives.”

I was kind of disappointed with it…

Techno was for me a turning point. After years listening to the same hard sounds, Techno was for me freedom. That Hardcore/Jump-style scene was also not friendly at all. Only bad-boys and neo-Nazis were actively supporting it.

On my first Techno party (2007) I was honored to be able to see acts like Plastikman, Oscar Mulero and Derrick May.

m2-2007

At that party I met also, by coincidence, a person who would be my best friend and a really special person in my life.

That experience of freedom… of not being important who you were, how you were, what you were… completely changed my way of seeing the world. I’m not exaggerating.

For the first time in my life I found a place where I was feeling totally comfortable.

Since then, I started making trips to Florida135, what for me will be the best Club I’ve ever been. In my opinion, it is even over Berghain. It was just real and you did not have that excess or posing. The feel of freedom was much purer. There were no other elements distorting the music.

In the beginning, everything was like Wonderland because I was really naive and young. I did not really realize about the drug consume at those events. I was always anti-drugs because I related it always with people from the slums with little or no education at all.

After some years attending to parties and meeting a lot of people, I realized that there were really few worthwhile people. Everyone is friends with each other, till the Party ends or the drug’s effects slowly fade. Then you mean nothing. The music, neither.

I never really took care of that kind of people, but after some years I started getting frustrated. The music and the human relationships were almost always on a second level. The main thing was the Party, almost always together with the drugs.

I started wondering if I deceived myself during all these past years attending Techno events.

Some of those party Best-friends started ignoring me just because of not doing drugs on a regular basis. I got tired of that…

The reasons?

  1. Pointless drug consume.
  2. The sectarian feeling of the group.
  3. Stupid as hell and empty conversations.
  4. Where the fuck was that freedom and that music which I loved?

Be that as it may, now I’m somehow proud of myself for having taken a difficult decision. The decision to miss gig opportunities for parties. The decision to lose the chance to meet other Djs. The decision of being almost alone, but keeping those people who are really important for me.

These last years It was like a personal cleanup. I have attended some electronic music events which have given me hope again. I have to mention some Cruise nights at Blitz and Paral·lel festival. Anyway there were many other events which almost made me to give up.

My conclusion could be that neither trends nor Techno itself were the keys, but music together with real friendships in special environment conditions.

Because of this, all will be possible on my future Releases and Dj Sets.

I’m still evolving, and the music with me. That’s the most beautiful thing.

New Album “We will never be so cool” 🚀

Today my new album has been released by Degenerate Trifecta, available both on CD and digitally.

We will never be so cool CD

The album consists of 10 Tracks where you will find a variety of sounds, vibes and styles.

Here is the promo text which defines it really really good,

Beautifully melodic, yet hard and stomping, iZueL_’s breakthrough album of German club techno, “We Will Never Be So Cool” is sure to make some waves. From the opening notes of “pt5-2” to the closing beats of “I Hope I Will Never See You On The Dancefloor Where I Am Playing (Brekhno)”, you’ll be treated to a plethora of sounds and rhythms which will infect your every muscle. Degenerate Trifecta is proud to present “We Will Never Be So Cool” by iZueL_. Don’t be afraid to dance, wherever you may be. 🙂

You can listen to it here,

About the photo of the cover, it was taken by FSS. You can find that “Cyborg Fabrik” if you walk around the river Isar, in Munich.

Maybe you find the title a little “cheesy”. I decided to use because I did not want to forget a situation experienced almost one year ago, while I was at Tresor with one of my best friends, Diana.

I hope you will enjoy it 😃 (sharing is caring!)

Thanks a lot Mrs Dink for trusting me ❤️

My Label Bombo Records 🥁

Maybe you already know it, or maybe not, but I have a Music Label too and it’s called Bombo Records 🥁

Bombo Records Logo

Maybe you are asking yourself right now “but what the fuck means “Bombo”?!

“Bombo” means drum/kick in Spanish. Because normally what I like best on a Track is the Kick, I decided that I had to tho something related with it. So my idea was to start with an only digital Label where all Tracks would be Kicks driven by. It has to be digital because I give a fuck about this planet. I don’t want to generate more harmful plastic. The second reason is that of the lengths of the Tracks are quite long. The third reason is that of money.

Because of money, I decided to master the Tracks by myself. After reading thousands of forums and watching YouTube Tutorials, I found my personal way to do it. And it was also nice because it forced me and I learned a lot (I have no technical sound studies). This doesn’t mean that I’ll never use professional mastering for other releases. From my point of view, I have spent/invested enough money in music without getting almost a €/$ back 😅

The characteristic sound of the label is raw hard-hitting loopy grooves, intended for Djs and the dancefloor. The Track’s duration is longer than normal on purpose. So if you play them, you don’t have to struggle with the Track mixing so much. Yes, I know that nowadays there are many options to make loops, but when I’m djing I prefer to have long Tracks.

You can find the Releases on the Bandcamp Site 👇 or in YouTube (use the search!)

bomborecords.xyz

Till now all the releases in this label were made by me. This will change soon. A Remixes Release will see the light beginning of next year 😉

If you like, feel free to share and to play!

PS. The colors of the Artworks are not random.

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