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Roberto Ingram `Late Spring Mix` Decisive Podcast Series.
June 15, 2016 12:47 PM PDT
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Hello Everyone,
Here is another podcast by your host Roberto Q. Ingram and this one is all about nice tantalizing house music to listen and enjoy.

Are you feeling good about the spring and summer? If your on a long drive, chilling intimately with your partner, at work, lying in the sun or even getting ready to go out to a club. Then this vibe is definitely for you.

Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy the music.
Roberto Q. Ingram

Roberto Ingram Decisive Podcast Series May 11, 2016
May 10, 2016 01:48 PM PDT
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Hello Peeps,
Yeah I know what your thinking, Damn dude its been a while since your last underground music mix! Funny because I was thinking the same but I will not feed you a bunch of excuses cause hey good things come to those that wait.
So with out ranting and raving about what was lets get it on with whats going on now and here is the answer "Solar Eclipse", my new dj mix.

I decided that although its spring time I will go against the grain on this one and go straight forward like a bat out of hell, take no prisoners, cuts no corners, no shake and bake but my goal is to mystify you with a little more than 60 minutes of 100% pure Techno.
To those who are open minded "Warning this musical content you are about to hear is highly addictive" So with further due lets get it on ya`ll.

Keep it Real, Roberto Ingram

Deep Down Dave - Decisive Podcast Series Munich Exclusive.
February 04, 2016 05:46 AM PST
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Hello Everyone,
Welcome back to The Decisive Podcast Series, Decisive Podcast Series Munich Exclusive, Decisive Podcast Series Special.

I hope the New Year has begun in great fashion thus far. This is the first show this year with many more to come and as we begin i want you to know that I will continue to present a variety of quality underground music and the artists that live this sound nearly everyday despite the controversy that surrounds our non contemporary life style.

As we move forward in 2016, my aim is to build socially with like minded communities and initiates. With that said lets get the music moving your body, mind and soul.

I am your host Roberto Q. Ingram Introducing:
Deep Down Dave and his INSPIRATION:SOUL mix.

Podcast Playlist:
01. Alvin Aronson - Fog City (White Material)
02. The Wake (Unknown)
03. Delano Smith - Untitled_3 (Sushitech)
04. Trinity - Free.fall (OOC Records)
05. Parallel 9 - Dominus (Music Man Records)
06. The Persuader - Snödroppar (Tardis)
07. Alvin Aronson - Extension (White Material)
08. Steve Rachmad - Parallel Shopping (Life and Death)
09. Steven Cock - Kickomat (Made of Concrete)
10. Ednic - Pets / G-Man Remix (Soul Research)
11. Viers - SMS (Naked Naked)
12. Schatrax - A Question of Timing (Schatrax)
13. Leon Vynehall - Brother (Aus Music)

Sam Watson Decisive Podcast Series Guest Mix
October 22, 2015 08:32 AM PDT
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Hello Everyone,
You are listening to another Decisive Podcast Series Guest Mix hosted by Roberto Q. Ingram.

Please welcome Mr. Sam Watson resident dj at Freerotation festival in Whales UK. He delivers a powerful techno mix and holds back no punches.

Sam Watson Full Interview

01. Where were you born and raised?

Snowdonia, Mid Wales, United Kingdom.

02. I first met you at Freerotation festival in Wales, How long have you been djing? 

It all started for me at the height of the free party scene in Wales. was hosting parties up in the mountains where I live. I would have a play on friends decks whenever I could, and started playing on sound-systems before I even had decks at home around 1996.

03. Are you still a resident Dj at Freerotation festival ? How did that come about? 

Yes very much honored to still be a resident. A small crew of local friends who where Dj'ing and producing (Tom Ellis,Joe Ellis,Leif, Grimes, Ducket, Tom De Mac) had regular parties at Steevio and Suzy B's house (Freerotation Founders) and friends like Alex Downey and Suade (also residents) who would venture down from afar to play. So it just developed from there with the amazing opportunity to use Baskerville Hall as a venue for the festival and Steevio and Suzy B's amazing commitment and organization and a ever growing and strong crew.

04. Have you had any musical influences in your upbringing ?

My parents would always have music playing at home or in the car, and my Dad Guy was always building speakers or amplifiers to achieve the perfect hi fi sound. A variety of influences in my childhood including David Bowie, Jimmy Hendrix, Laurie Anderson, The B 52's. Then through my teens was a mixture of bands like Nirvana, Happy Mondays, Charletons and also early British rave stuff like 808 State, Klf, Shamen and The Orb as-well as a strong hip hop influence from Cypress Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, Nwa and Pharsyde.

03. Are you producing music? What is your motivation?

Yes I have been producing since around 99, my aim is to produce tracks that can easily be played alongside my favorite artists, but without ever trying to sound like anyone else. I always use individual samples to create my own loops and patterns and never use the same samples twice. My motivation comes from my surroundings here in Snowdonia, and the pleasure of playing new material out in my sets and seeing how they work on the dancefloor.   
04. What do you enjoy when your not making music?

I am a keen downhill and enduro mountain biker, guide and coach and design and build my own mountain bike trails. I was a chef for 20 years and still very much enjoy experimenting with recipe's.

05. Does Wales, care for electronic music?

There was a very strong rave scene in Wales through the 90's, which continued into clubs and festivals more recently and Freerotation Festival is based just on the Welsh border to England and has a lot of Welsh people attending.

06. Do you consider yourself more of a musician or Dj?

I think that the combination of playing my own music in my sets, and using 3 decks is essentially using the turntables and mixer as an instrument. So somewhere between the two.

07. Do you have another profession?

I work for Red Bull and Atherton Racing building mountain bike trails for extreme sports events, I'm a mountain bike guide and coach.

08. What are your plans musically for 2015?

After a very very good start to the year production wise, and an amazing response from a recent set I now have gigs all over the Uk for the rest of the year, and have recently joined Guaranteed Connection Artists agency alongside artists such as Aubrey, Mark Forshaw, Leah Floeurs, Alex Downey and Grimes.

09.Can you name 5 of your favorite inspirational tunes?

Surgeon. Compliance Momentum.
Johannes Heil. Paranoid Dancer.
Advent. Mad Dog. 
Jay Denham. Lights Out.
Steve Stoll. Metropolis.

10. When your djing, what should people expect to hear in your sets?

I would depend on where I'm playing. I would usually plan my sets around what time I'm playing, and how intense/hard I need to go. I usually start with a clean slate, and gradually build my set to create a building journey edging further into harder and more intense music.

11. I understand you are a bit shy, how can that be when your not only a performer but also a sports enthusiast always in the public eye?

When it comes to playing out I'm far from shy, my sets are so well planned that I never get nervous and thrive on the challenge of playing alongside my favorite artists. I guess I get a bit annoyed with Dj's who constantly post, spam on social media. I try to find more of a medium where I can keep people interested without coming across as egotistical or big headed. Often my gigs are generated from people coming to hear me play, or listening to a recording of a set played out. And for my its not about my image as a Dj, but about my music and the effect it has on people.  

Thank you,

Tracklisting :

01. Reeko. Ella. Episodio III.
02. Casual Violence. Acceptance of the fact at hand. Sect.
03. Darko Esser. Myriad. A.r.t.less.
04. Unknown whitelabel.
05. Abdulla Rashim & Axel Hallqvist. Mark. (Claudio prc remix.)
06. Stanislav Tolcachev. Simple as a miracle. Semantica.
07. Santiago Salazar. Historia y Valencia III. Sandwell District.
08. Planetary Assault Systems. The Eye's Themselves. Mote Evolver.
09. Surgeon. Sleep (Ultra Violet). Dynamic Tension.
10. Pearl. Unknown.
11. Jeroen Search and Markus Suckut. Figure spc k.
12. Reeko. Saturn Sequences. Modularz.
13. Exium. Mass Control. Detroit Underground.
14. Floorplan. Ritual. Epm.
15. Surgeon. Thx -1139. Srx005.
16. Rich Oddie.Bloodstream. Surface.
17. Inigo Kennedy. Unknown.
18. Jeroen Search. The Future is ours. Figure Spc.
19. Function. Synewave Reissues part1: 1995-97. (Shift F1 Inland Edit)
20. Stanislav Tolcachev. Yes,today. Pohjola.
21. Stefan Vincent. I would give anything to feel nothing. Stockholm Ltd.
22. Israel Vines. WWKD (Silent Servant remix) Eye Teeth. 

Thanks a lot for listening and you support,
Roberto Ingram

Move D - Decisive Podcast Series Special #7
September 16, 2015 04:54 AM PDT
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I am excited to have my friend David Moufang Aka Move D" on The Decisive Podcast Series Special Guest feature #7. with your Decisive podcast host Roberto Ingram. The Decisive Special #7 begins today September 16th, 2015 at 18:00 CET with an extended Real Talk audio interview recorded via skype as we listen to David`s dj set recorded recently at "About Blank Berlin".

Then for your listening pleasure on friday September 18, 2015 the podcast will posted with a link to the entire dj set without the interview, on my soundcloud page here: https://soundcloud.com/roberto-q-ingr…/sets/decisive-podcast. Stay Tuned Peeps, House music in full effect.

The show has no written interview do to the live take and the track list will be posted at a later date.

German Version:
Ich freue mich meinen Freund David Moufang Aka Move D" bei The Decisive Podcast Series Special Guest Funktion # 7 Podcast dem von mir, Roberto Ingram, initiierten Podcast begrüßen zu dürfen. Der Podcast wird heute, Mittwoch, 16. September, um 18:00 Uhr MEZ mit einem ausführlichen Real Talk-Interview über Skype aufgenommen und zur gleichen Zeit wie David`s dj set "About Blank Berlin" zu hören sein. https://soundcloud.com/roberto-q-ingr…/sets/decisive-podcast: Nach dem Podcast werde ich für euch einen Link über das gesamte DJ-Set, ohne das Interview, auf meiner Soundcloud-Seite posten. Bleibt dabei Leute , Housemusic in Full Effekt !

Danke Roberto Q. Ingram

FBK Decisive Podcast Series Special #6
July 31, 2015 09:10 AM PDT
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July 31st 2015

FBK Aka Kevin Kennedy Decisive Podcast Special #6
Everyone and yeah that means all of you smiley

Today you can expect great music, a captivating interview and a whole lot of love for quality music across the board. Thanks to Kevin M. Kennedy and you for being a part this very important project of mine. You read about him and the track list below.

Kevin Kennedy - Full Interview     
01. Where were you born and raised?
I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio.  I have spent time living in North Carolina and Illinois, but I currently reside back in Columbus.  3.5 hours south of Detroit (which I call my 'spiritual home,' mainly because of the strong connections I've made over the years with several people-and the fact I can drive the city without a GPS)!

02. Have you had strong musical influences in your upbringing ?
Absolutely.  My mother and father were both artistically and musically inclined (My mother played piano and my father was a singer and dancer).  There was always music in my home from as early as I remember, from disco to soul and even classical music.   I picked up playing music and performing at around age 8.  So yes, it's been a lifetime commitment!

03. How long have you been producing? What is your motivation to continue?
I started making music of my own in the late 80s-early 1990, when I met Eric Weaver, who convinced me to take my love of hip-hop and my poetry writing to a beat.  I became a member of the Poets of Heresy in 1990 where I rapped, played guitar and and later played keyboards and sang.  During that time, I began assembling some instruments to attempt to build a studio for making hip-hop beats...I failed miserably at that....my first synths were a DX 100 and a Casio CZ-101...I started making experimental tunes, learning how to program.  Then I got a drum machine and an Emu Emax sampler.  In 1994, I started making danceable music...I've never really looked back since.
 My motivation to continue?  I have tried on a few occasions to 'retire,' but I've always come back to creating music...some of the darkest times in my life have been those times when I've fought my creativity and my need to express myself through art.  So, as apocalyptic as it may sound-I cannot stop because I will die if I do.  It's the only way I know. 

04. I have been listening to your works for years now, tell me where does Mr. Kennedy get his inspiration musically?
I tend to get my inspiration from the world around me, whether it be from people I meet, the sound of the cicadas in the summer night, the sounds of machinery, love, success, disappointment...good times and bad.  My music encompasses a range of human emotion, and I try to let that feeling and my own self be intertwined in my work.  Also, I get inspired by my brother James Johnson (Metroplex artist Plural, and the other half of our group-The Fallen), because both of us work separately in our studios in the same house...and when he starts working-I feel the need to do so as well!

05. I understand you are fascinated with engineering and rebuilding your studio machines. Why is that?
As a younger man, I studied electronics in school, and learned to solder and build circuits.  I passed the state electronics test and was in the top 1% of all who took the test that year (which included college-age students).  I have a passion for making things work and I love building things with my own hands (but I'm horrible at car mechanic work...haha).  As time passes, there are several machines that are now 'vintage,' and it is important to me to keep some of those items in working order-if not for myself, but for others.  That, and when you're broke, you learn quickly that being able to do it yourself will save you time and money.  And in some cases, you can use those same skills to build things that few others possess-like Mutable Instruments fine (but now discontinued) Shruthi-1.  Shout out to Olivier Gillet!

06. Do you consider yourself more of a musician/artist first or Dj?
I don't consider myself much more than a glorified computer programmer who happens to be a stage performer.  I've been DJing since around 1988, I've been a 'professional' musician since 1990, and a dance music producer since 1994 or so.  I am an artist, but I love to entertain more than anything else...so hopefully when I'm performing live or DJing, I'm entertainingsmiley  

07.  I noticed that you caught the attention of the MDR label owner Marcel Dettmann and release due on the label. How did this come about?
I was fortunate to have Mr. Dettmann ask to license one of my tunes for his 'Conducted' mix CD (a track I did called Nanomal, on Arne Weinberg's fine Diametric. imprint), and I later tracked him down to say 'thank you' personally while he was playing in Detroit during the Movement festival.  I was shocked that he had my first couple of records and knew my work.  We began exchanging emails and I started sending him tunes on a regular basis.  He is very particular and discerning when it comes to music, and it was great to be pushed by someone who is at the level he is in the industry.  I seem to have a knack for working with those who have very discriminating tastes-as Arne, Anthony 'Shake' Shakir, and Marcel all fall into this category.  In short-my career is a study in persistence.

08. Does Columbus, Ohio care for electronic music?
Yes.  Very much so.  There are several events happening every weekend here in town, and at last count about 40 different promotional crews active and throwing diverse events-from EDM shows to 'underground'  all night dance parties, to club nights and even some art-type of events with international acts performing in non-traditional settings.  TiTonTon Duvante and Todd Sines both are/were local to Columbus and instrumental in the scene in the early 90s, and influences on me to try my hand. My good friend Seth Dedikate (Musicality Records) now lives in Detroit and was a great part of the city.  Currently, there are people like Jed James and Tony Fairchild (the Contrast Music crew) throwing a rather sizeable monthly called Midwest Fresh, along with Kevin Schuyler (who also does a great monthly event called Future Maudit)...and there are some really good up-and-coming producers like 9Star and Krahel, and also Dr. Zapata (who I done some remix work for) who many should be on the lookout for.  Some great DJs here as well like Mike Amerine, Aaron Beckett and Aaron Austen (I know I'm leaving quite a few people out here)...Basilio Santiago...there are a ton of talented DJs here...and now some great visual artists/VJs like my friend Joey (VJ Vendetta) who are making the events not only an audio experience-but a great visual one as well.  

09. What are your plans musically for 2015?
Currently, I have been working on the first vinyl release for The Fallen, which is the live improvised techno act I do with James Johnson (which I'm very excited by the results so far), I have about 3 releases coming later this year (BARBA and a few others that I cannot speak on quite yet), I'm looking to perform more live shows as FBK, DJ and also more live shows with The Fallen.  If you're interested in it and reading this-HIT ME UP!

10. Do you have another profession?
When I'm not making noise, I'm making food.  I am a chef...cooking is my other passion in life.  Good music and good food seem to go hand in hand.  And when you cook for others, it's a lot like being on stage!

11.  When your performing live or djing, what should people expect to hear?
When I perform live, you'll usually find my set to be an evolving, hypnotic sound that can pull you in and make you dance.  A delight to the ears?  When I perform with The Fallen, it is an all out assault that my homey Terrence Dixon says is "the best live performance he's seen."  (his words, not mine!)  When I DJ (as I did for the podcast), expect a fun mix of primarily my own works, with lots of things thrown into the mix that you won't expect.  And to have a great time.  I like to give people an experience that goes all over the map but remains fun, funky and dance-inducing. 

And I thank you very much Roberto for the opportunity to do this mix for your podcast!  It is an honor!

Thank you,

Rennie Foster Decisive Podcast Series Special #5
July 03, 2015 11:51 AM PDT
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Today we have another Decisive Podcast Series Special. Please welcome from Vancouver British Canada Mr. Rennie Foster, with your host Roberto Ingram. Tune in as our guest saturates your ears with a deep, emotional and relaxed sound for easy listening.

Rennie Foster Decisive Podcats Series Special # 5


01. Where were you born and raised?
I was born and raised in Victoria, BC, Canada.

02. Have you had strong musical influences in your upbringing ?

When I was very young my parents owned and lead an all girls, drum corps. A big marching band, called the "Canadian Maple Leafs" (or Leaves?). My earliest memories are of travelling around the USA going to parades and competitions. It was the 70s, they did a lot of disco, Star Wars theme, Stayin' Alive, stuff like that. I especially loved the glockenspiel. However my musical awakening happened in 1983 and breakdancing fever. My mom, single by that time, enrolled me in breakdance lessons at a community centre and my instructor was a very hip DJ, Rod Mack, who gave me some mix
tapes to practice with. My life was never the same after I heard those and I basically started a love affair with dance music that has never subsided, even now.

03. Can you recall any particular moment which sparked your interest to be in the music business?

I think it's interesting that even from my earliest experiments with music, making pause button mixes in the early 80s, and recording weird jams with our family electric organ, I always made an artist name, like a made up band, and made the cassettes like a package, with a cover. I was in a rap group in the early 90s, called "Sound Advice", and we put out some tapes, just in our city, and later, into the 90s, I put out a series of 5 tapes, just in my city, called "Underground Confusion" that was tons of crazy music. Hip Hop, complete with my rapping, house music, weird techno, anything I was
making and liked, I just put out. I am all about putting music out there. I draw and create art as well as music, and I used to make comic books and magazines and "sell" them to my Grandmother. Later, I got really into graffiti and my work has
been talked about in at least 2 books I know of, I was arrested a lot for it as well. The whole creative process is a communicative process for me. It's communication. I make it to communicate to people. I'm not sure why I do it that way.

04. Do you have another profession?

Yup, full time single dad. I have had sole custody of my beautiful daughters, Dahlia and Mariko, since they were very little. They are now 15 and super cool people. Lights of my life and the inspiration for a lot of my music. Music and my family are what I do.

05. Do you have any professional music training?

Well, I have no music training, but I have definitely been schooled by some serious pros.

06. Are there any DJ's, musicians or bands that inspire you?

Sure, tons. Too many to name. I get inspired and influenced, musically, from all kinds of things. I am inspired a lot from people I know in the music game, at all levels. There are artists, like Underground Resistance, or Rakim, or The Cure, that have been a present and consistent inspiration for long amounts of time, and there are newer artists, like The Fallen and many other new techno artists, or some of the new underground rappers from Atlanta that are blowing my mind, or all sorts of things I have my ears on. Some of the artists I am really inspired by right now are teenagers, like Spooky Black who is featured in the podcast mix. I am only into the raw creators though, not the hordes of genre followers some of these young scenes create. For example, I love Yung Lean and Sad Boys/Gravity Boys, but I don't like "Cloud Rap" as
a thing. But yeah, lots of inspiration out there if you are interested in looking for it.

07. You’re a resident in Vancouver British Columbia. If I am not mistaken you lived in Japan. How did this decision to live in Japan come about?

Well I had been to Japan a few times previously, starting with an excursion working at a hot springs hotel in the mountains in 1993. I later went there as a DJ, and always vibes with Japanese culture for some reason, as some people do. My children, born in Canada, are half-Japanese and I thought at one point their mother and I might be able to work it out, so I went there. Even when it proved fruitless in that regard, I decided to stay in Tokyo with my kids and make a go of the club scene there and bring my label at the time "Futago Traxx" to the game. We stayed there nearly 9 years. Full of amazing ups and some pretty rough downs, but we made it out alive. I love Tokyo with all my heart and get really homesick sometimes.

08. Your music productions includes a diverse approach. Can you tell why this is so important to you?

I am not into rules and boxes. I didn't get into art to follow rules and regulations, in fact I ran to art to escape that. I am into subcultural movements, not "genres". Hip Hop is who I am, Punk is how I think, House is my religion and Techno is a language I speak somewhat fluently and understand like it was my native language, just ask any of my homies from Detroit. I see connections between subculture, not just differences. I love the culture of the underground, I am into everything

09. How do win over a crowd when you DJ?

By being myself 100% and showing them it is OK to be yourself. I watch body language, I try to feel what the room feels like and give them something that challenges them in the right way, or let's them know that I am not "above" them, just part of what we all came together to do.

10. What are you favourite production tools?

Well, I have used Reason regularly since version 1, so I guess you could say I like it. I also use a lot of other tools though, both software and hardware, that are always changing. Right now I really love the Roland AIRA series, and I have the first
4 pieces in my studio. I use them all, even the VT-1. I am just starting an all AIRA collaboration with my friend Hiroshi Watanabe, aka Kaito, so we will see what is born from that in the near future.

11.What are your plans musically for 2015?

I will release a track with Soiree at some point for sure, also an EP with aDepth Audio and a couple of other things I can't say yet. I have quite a bit of remixes coming out as well for artists like Justin Berkovi, J Garrett, DJ Spiltmilk, also a remix of Alex Agore coming out alongside a Terrence Parker remix on Santonio Echols' "D" label, that's really exciting to me. Also, I have a 7" coming out with rapper Moka Only on Vancouver's MSLX label, and a release on East Van Digital with rapper Birdapres.
I have some new stuff, and some re-releases coming out on my RF digital label, releasing "Down By Law" on vinyl and a 10" featuring Detroit artist J Garcia through a new project "RF Ltd.". But the most exciting thing for me is the launch of my new label "RF Trax", releasing both vinyl and digital, which will launch in the Fall with a remix series featuring Samuel Session, Claude Young, Butane, Nubian Mindz, Stephen Brown, Sean Deason, Mark Archer of Altern 8 / Nexus 21, and many others. Some very, very, very, hot remixes IMO, these guys really came through.

Track List for Decisive Podcast Series Special #5.

01. Marcelus - It’s Out There
02. Spooky Black - Reason
03. Unknown - JTW Warehouse RMX
04. Tyon - Flaw 18
05. Juxta Position - Mercy
06. Claude Young - Sacrifices
07. Sean Tate - Peaceofmine (My Turn)
08. Marshall Applewhite - Burn
09. Cloudmaster Weed - No Revolution Without Violence
10. Rennie Foster - Listen 2 Malcolm
11. Vincent Floyd - Lunar Moods
12. Pal Joey - Partytime
13. K’ Alexi Shelby - Street Boy
14. Barbara Ford - Frostbite
15. Spin Fidelity - That Sound
16. Bageera - Life Without Shapes (Rennie Foster vs Rhythm Droid Remix)

Ivan Komlinovic Decisive Podcast Series Special #4
May 13, 2015 11:00 AM PDT
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Ivan Komlinovic Decisive Podcast Series Special #4

Full Interview for the website

Born and raised?

Zagreb, Croatia. Raised in mid class suburbia.

When did you start djing?

late 1993. first mix tapes were out in 1994, and 2 years later I got my first chance to do a warm up set before DJ Frajman at legendary club Aquarius.

What Artists is an inspiration to you?

It is extremely difficult to answer that question. After 20 years of DJing and searching for my own sound I had at least 20 artists that had strong impact to my musical and technical evolution. In general I always had special place for non predictable artists with "balls" to experiment and attitude. My roll models were few local talents, but probably Derrick May was a DJ who's set in 1996 made me re think about what I am doing, and open few extra channels in my head. After hearing Derrick, I never played same way.

As a DJ, I probably learned how to think about music from underground icons such as laurent garnier, Dj Bone, Jeff Mills, Derrick May, but as a producer and writer, my influences go beyond boundaries of electronic music. Music producers I admire can be anyone who's approach to writing, sound designing and producing I find original. I am just crazy about stripped down music without any intention to be liked, but still addictive, and makes you want to hear some more..

Are you producing and Planned releases?

I am producing music constantly. No plans, releases are for me just a good moment between artists work and label. I have 1 upcoming release for local Decoded label, and some finished tracks I would prefer to have released on vinyl labels, for obvious reason; It is the only way I could also play my music...You see, I have pretty unique way of thinking about my own music production; I just play and have great time with my instruments, every second available. I really have no big expectations from my music production, but good things just happen when right publishers feel and detect elements of art and science in my work.

Favorite label?

it changes all the time. If I really need to pick only one all time favorite label, it would probably be 430 West, Metroplex or Underground Resistance, but nowadays I prefer small independent labels I never heard of before. If release is "vinyl only", it is small part of exclusivity most of DJs do not have access to. I love all Chronicle releases, most of 50 Weapons releases, Token, Acid Worx, Vakum, M Plant, MFD, Burek, Dekmantel, TTT, R-Zone....

What do you think about the Zagreb Underground Club Scene?

Zagreb is extremely active at the moment. Lots of independent underground crews doing there best to keep vibe alive and to educate new generations. There are 3-4 underground clubs in Zagreb, and few really interesting crews that keep spirit Alive. A living icon for underground music in Zagreb is Jan Kincl Zero. Most talented DJ I have ever heard, passionate music digger and host of the most important radio show ever in Croatia. He is a good spirit of underground music world in Zagreb, and his energy keeps things alive.

What can the Croatian club & event providers do better for underground dance music as a culture in the region?

First off they need to do lots of research to get an objective picture of how many regular party goers are out there. Then, they need to educate, themselves and there target crowd about the music presenting. Today, lots of active promotors organizations don't have a clue about music and culture they are only in it for the money. As a result we have empty or just bad partys...Lucky for us, most of the active promotors really know what they are doing and are prepared to learn and adapt...

Favorite club you have played?

Dr Slump - Spain, Masters- Zagreb, Metropolis - Split, K4 - Ljubljana.. Looks like I really prefer small places.

What can your fans expect to hear in your Dj sets?

My fans can always expect real underground vibe. Sometimes very unpredictable. I love deep, repetitive hypnotic moments in clubs, so I guess it is what I tend to deliver to crowd.

What is your primary source to play music (vinyl,digital,USB, cd)?

Vinyl. I had 3 years of digital DJing period, but I just did not enjoyed..

Decisive Special #4 Track list and why you chose the tracks?
Impellizzeri & Stupia: “All Fat” (MIDIMOOD REC)
Disrupted Project: “Mramorni2” (VAKUM)
The Third Man: “ Double Dawn” – Claro Intelecto rmx (EPM Music)
Bratha: “OUIP” (VAKUM)
MFD “B3.2” (MFD REC)
Gerstaffelen: “The Old Villagers” (MOS DEEP)
Mike Dehnert: “ Refillable” (DELSIN)
Acidworx 3: “B1” (ACIDWORX)
Anthony Naples: “Busy Signal” (TTT)
Arnaud le Texier: “Batch” (CHILDREN OF TOMORROW))
Ben Gibson: “Parallax” (CHRONICLE)
KiNK: “Source Of Uncertainty” (MACRO)
Acidworx 2: “B1” (ACIDWORX)
Staffan Linzatti. “System Down” (CHRONICLE)
Aiken: “Singularity” (CHRONICLE)

One thing is for sure; I pick random records from the case. Thing is: I buy vinyls and at the buying stage, I am extremely selective. When I want to represent my vision of underground techno music, I take 15 minutes to search thru my records. Put some new stuff, some old that fits the whole story, and go crazy. Prepared sets are not my cup of tea. Same in clubs and demo mixes.

Whole idea of DJ tapes is to represent DJs ability to develop a flow by improvising. I strongly believe in the art of DJs. Mixing technique is very important to me, so when computer does that for you, your mix has lost some of its personality. A DJs abilities to mix a record selection and "dance floor radar" defines a unique sound of every one of us. All elements are connected. If you lost just one factor from the equation, you have lost your unique sound.

Jay Denham Decisive Podcast Series Special #3
May 05, 2015 07:54 AM PDT
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Hello Decisive Listeners and Music lovers, Next Up today in the mix at CET 18:00 on Decisive Podcast Series Special #3 Black Nation Records label owner, dj, musician and recording artist Mr. Jay Denham, with your host Roberto Ingram with a full interview on the man behind the music.

Jay Denham (Full Interview)

01. Where were you born and raised?

I was born and raised in a small city in Michigan, half way between Detroit and Chicago, the original home to Gibson guitars, also famous for its first outdoor Mall, craft beer, Western Michigan University - city of Kalamazoo. Remember that song by Glenn Miller?

02. Have you had strong musical influences in your upbringing ?

Oh yes! My grandfather managed a club in Detroit in the 50s. My grandmother was one of the first women to have her own band where she was the lead. My father played saxophone in a band and my mother had a music collection out of this world. Since my childhood I would hang out with all the top musicians in town just trying to learn from them.

03. Can you recall any particular moment that made you feel you wanted to be a musician/artist?

I've always had an artistic vibe. I loved drawing, designing.. At some point I decided to become an architect. I guess I wanted to express myself through a craft that would combine the art and technical skills. But music runs in my veins. In my teens when I hit the strings of a bass guitar (a Gibson, of course), I truly understood that it was my predilection - to be a musician.. I just fell in love with the first chords.

04. Were there more than just musicians surrounding you when you grew up?

I was an athlete, football player, so I spent some time in the sport environment. I also was a big skateboard fan. My friends and I used to practice our flips and spins listening to the new wave and punk music.

05. What was Detroit like for electronic music?

Detroit in the late 80s/early 90s had this magic atmosphere. That was a special period of my life and will remain so forever. The energy in Detroit at that time was off the charts! I was lucky to work with Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins, Shake, Martin Bonds, Mad Mike, the Octave One brothers, Fragile Records, KMS Records, Metroplex Records and 430 West... That was a very creative city with some of the most talented people I have ever met in my life!

06. Do you consider yourself more of a musician/artist first or Dj?

I think I'm all them - I'm an artistic musician that happens to be one hell of a DJ!

07. You’re now a resident in France, when did you make the decision to come and live in Europe?

I love to travel and discover new horizons, to get inspired. From the start I chose to follow my dream and go to Europe where everything was happening for the techno. Europe has always been the place to be for dance music.

08. Your repertoire of music includes message content of black cultural awareness. Can you tell why this is so important to you?

Well first of all, black culture is a part of my heritage. And the heritage of mankind. Unfortunately today we still suffer from the racial prejudice. I feel this need to make a contribution, for people do not forget and remember the history. So I have been in a mindset of trying to bring some kind of attention to our brothers and sisters' unfortunate situation and somehow make a change for good with my music.

09. You have been in a restructuring faze the last 4 years or so. Why?

I just took some time to retool and find inspiration to be able to elevate my music to the next level.

10. What are your plans musically for 2015?

I have my Fade II Black Podcast every third Wednesday at 20:00 on Framed FM. I plan to make my rounds on the Dj circuit coming in 2015. Also I'm working on a whole lot of music for my label and others. So look out for my new music I'm very proud of. As for my label - Black Nation Records will be releasing some very strong music that I think will put us up there with the top labels.

The Decisive Podcast Series - Special #3
Track list

01. Harvey Mckay -killswitch
02. UVL-Destiny
03. Andres Gil-Arena
04. Ronny Vargara-Pharmatak (Skober Remix)
05. Adrian Hour-Again (Albero Ruiz Remix)
06. Dosem-Message
07. Enrico Sangiuliano-Restlessness
08. Dosem-Message (Coyu Remix)
09. Sheef Lentzki- Slave
07. Sam Paganini- Another chance
Carlo Ruetz-Sol (Stefano Noferini Re-Edit)
11. Enrico Sangiuliano-Capernoited (Jewel Kid Rework)
12. Benn Egger Piskor (Dj Entwan Remix)
13. Terrence Parker-Pentecost (Traumer Remix)
14. Sinisa Tamamovic-Mood
15. Seq9-Worms (Phuture Traxx Remix)
16. Terranova- Tourette (David Mayer Remix)
17. Skober-Back to life
18. Madben-My mad strings (Psycatron Remix)
19. Agoria-Make it real
20. Frankyeffe/Enrico Sangiuliano-Infinity
21. Roxx Cherry-Black lips (Simone De Biasio Remix)
22. Madban & Yann- Connected
23. Frankyeffe/Enrico Sangiuliano-Regular
24. Dani Sbert-Frontline
25. Feyser Metal City (Anthony Hypster Remix)
26. Alcatraz-Giv Me Luv (Nicole Moudaber Remix)
27. Mark Knight-Get Down
28. Funkbrainer- Lyacid
29. Olivier Giacomott-Heratless (Nick Curly Remix)
30. Traumer-Underlying (Madben Remix)
31. Fade II Black-In-Sync (Billy Johnston &Gennaro Remix)

Thanks to Roberto for having me on the show. And thanks to all my fans out there for their support and fidelity. Let's continue our journey in the galaxy of Techno!

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Roberto Q. Ingram Decisive Podcast #10 Munich Exclusive
April 28, 2015 01:58 PM PDT
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Hello My Peoples,
Its Tuesday April 28th 2015
My Name is Wayne Darren filling In for your host Roberto Q. Ingram.

Welcome to Decisive Podcast Series Music Exclusive featuring guest Dj`s from Munich & around the world. Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy our show today.

Interview Questions

01. Born and raised?
Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in south California/Los Angeles.

02. When did you start djing? What brought you to professional Djing?
Early 80’s after seeing Herbie Hancock live performance on Soultrain with DJ DSL scratching

03. How did you develop as a professional Dj?

I bought vinyls and 2 turntables and mixer and stayed in my room hours to practice. Then I started to mix at weddings, then, parties, clubs and festivals, in the US first and then Europe too.

04. Why is music so culturally important to you?

All meaningful musics are inspired by things that are happening in the world and personal experiences. For me, it has always been about positive and negative things: traveling, love, loss… Music reflects our society, the events, the lessons that we learn. To put these into music, it is an art and the challenge to do so is endless. Music will always be culturally relevant.

05. Your Music Style? What can your fans expect to hear in your Dj sets?

I guess I can answer both question here. Well I try to keep myself grounded in quality music with very little boundaries. If I
need to give a discription i would say I prefer a deep influenced sound that takes the listener or party goer on a journey that encourages them to dance and challenges their imagination at the same time. Music that is percussive rhythm based, melodic, funky, groovy, with strong instrumentation & of course interesting.

06. Favorite club you have played? Why?

Although every place I play I treat it like its my last gig but there have been quite a few events where everything went perfect. I will go back in time a bit to events like Freerotation Festival July 22-25 2011, Mayday Love Parade 2000 and Celebration of Life Event in 2010. The one that rings my bell is The Valkana Beach Festival in 2002.

I remember my 6 hour detroit techno set in Disco Club Cult, it was the 4th day (the closing party) of the Valkana beach festival in 2002. It was insane, everything went perfect: energy, vibe, music, people, not to forget the daytime event where it rained on heavy hitting djs like Stacey Pullen, Sven Vath, Kenny Larkin, Doc Martin, the Croatian locals plus more and the vibe was just as intense.

07. What is the source of inspiration to do what you do?
First I love music but I can get inspiration from Anything!
life experiences, when I travel, my two trips to Africa, being by the sea, listening to other types of music ( latin & african jazz, soul, gospel, disco, funky breaks or old school hip hop). It is hard for me to say which artists inspire me because I enjoy so many. At the moment I will only name a few: The Last Poets, Osunlade, Theo Parrish, Dj Qu, Tama Sumo, Anthony Shake Shakir, Moodymann and Surgeon.

08. Have you ever received negative critics about your music? How do you respond to these?

Of course it is important that I try to do my best to have as many people to enjoy my music taste, yet I am my worst critic. I accept that people may or may not like my music but in most cases its a matter of taste that separates us. Music is more than a job to me, it is a passion, a form of expression and those expressions change constantly. It helps me to meditate and take a break from all the challenges of life.

09. Are you producing or any planned releases?

I been invited to do a collaboration with Arttu Snellman featuring the a side track "feel soul real ft Roberto Q. Inqram" that was released this month on Chiwax and Ihave a number of unreleased music ready and unfinished stuff and collaborations with Jay Denham, Arttu, Alex Flatner, Michel Baumann Aka Soulphiction and Sandra Gold I hope to be released late 2015.

10. What is your primary source to play music (vinyl,digital,USB,cd)?

I am balancing between vinyl and traktor. I feel that with vinyls sets are a bit more raw in with more a analog sound. And traktor gives me the opportunity to do things that are not technically possible and I have more access to different genres of music and gives you more options to manipulate the music.

11. What can Munich club & event providers do better for dance music as a culture in the region?

Its good that the Munich scene of clubs and bars is on high with a tremendous amount of options to choose from. I do think that there is room for improvement in the patronage department. I noticed that most of the venus are one way in one way out with the dance floor connected to the bar with people coming and out. This to me disrupts the dancers and party makers space and top of the line sound systems is a must.

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