Selection Sorted TechnoPodcast 081 // Swarm Intelligence - B.Barksdale - Ryuji Takeuchi
Swarm Intelligence is quickly building up a name for habitually reducing darkened basements to ruins. Blending ambient, rhythmic noise and industrial sounds with broken rhythms, he has captured the attention of techno and noise fiends alike.
From droned-out ambience and densely layered field recordings, right through to distorted beats and industrial-edged basslines, Swarm Intelligence has honed his sound over releases on Invisible Agent, Stasis, Acroplane, Acre, Ad Noiseam, Voitax Records, where he released his latest 12″ called “The Lighthouse” and most recently on the renowned Berlin based label; Instuments of Discipline.
His live set is a fearsome mix of clattering drums, snarling, abrasive distortion and dissonant textures and has seen him perform at a wide variety of events – from the infamous Maschinenfest to Boiler Room.
Boris Barksdale is a dj & producer from Greece,an artist truly devoted to the original underground techno sound and culture,mostly influenced by early electro,synth wave,industrial,broken rhythms,fm synths and cinematic lo-fi distorted and absurd soundscapes.
After spending many years in the Uk and Serbia where he got involved with collecting records and making beats,he still follows his aspiration and vision,always in a greater musical spectrum.
B.Barksdale has appeared in clubs and venues mostly around Berlin,Athens,Belgrade, and Thessaloniki!
Soon to release a 12'' EP for Veleno Viola and a mini LP for the Lisbon based Eye For An Eye Recordings!
Ryuji Takeuchi (Local Sound Network / LSN, HueHelix) was born in Osaka, and then first contacted with Electronic Music in the early 90s. In the late 90s, he moved to the United States, where he discovered Techno, House and Electro Music. As soon as he got back, he started to DJ at several locations and eventually learned to produce at the same time. After that, he released on such labels as: LK Rec, Arms, Mastertraxx, FK Rec, Innervate, Silent Steps, Brood Audio, to name but a few.
In 2011, Ryuji started his own imprint called 'Local Sound Network / LSN' as a platform for new generation of electronic sound which following words can appropriately describe: driving, hypnotic, atmospheric, emotional, groovy, funky… and any other aspects that rock from brain to the dance floor under the following statement:
From local to global… It exists in order to inspire the world…
Also, Ryuji kicked off another brand new label called 'HueHelix / HHX' as a new platform, which discloses something new, only represented by HueHelix, together with Go Hiyama, Tomohiko Sagae and Kazuya Kawakami, in order to push quality music with global standard from where sun rises.
In 2012, Ryuji launched 'Local Sound Network Digital Solutions / LSNDS' series in need of discovering and introducing wider range of electronic music, aiming at dropping unique audio output while it’s hot. Music style varies. All top quality output from new and established producers all over the world with its bottom line as follows:
What we believe,
What we believe in…
Keep your eyes and ears open for this guy, he never stops.