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Interview – DESTINATION UNKNØWN

In de reeks interviews is het vandaag de beurt aan Destination Unknøwn. Destination Unknøwn heb ik ontdekt via Mike Deem (check zijn interview hier) die het album van Destination Unknøwn in zijn lijst van favoriete tracks plaatste.

How did you start  your career in music as a dj and producer?

When I was 14 years old and living in the UK, I went on holiday to my home country Portugal where I visited some clubs with my older cousins. That’s when I discovered the music scene and DJ world. I got completely absorbed by music and deejaying so I decided to leave the UK and move to Portugal. I knew I would not have access to the clubscene in the UK.  So I moved to Portugal, learned how to DJ and I got my first DJ residence as warm-up DJ when I was fifteen.

After that, I got residencies in bigger clubs like the legendary Swing Club Porto, which was at that time one of the best clubs in Europe. Those residencies gave me  access to the rave seen in the 90s.

The music production came later. I gave DJ courses at Danceplanet, a music store and party organiser. Danceplanet was a big player in the 90s dance scene and it’s currently still supporting lots of artists in Portugal. Through Danceplanet I got access to hardware synths and drumcomputers and my interest in music production started to grow more and more. I signed my first record deal around 2001 and from then my complete focus was on creating tracks. Making tracks took over my life and till today there’s nothing else that gives me the similar feeling as when I’m in a studio making  music.

How would you describe your style?

To me, I work in a space techno environment. This environment gives me the freedom to create different kinds of techno. Sometimes more towards the dancefloor, other times more mental or deep. The main focus is to make music that sounds like the future. It’s a musical translation of an inspiring sci-fi movie which plays in my head.

Can you tell me a bit about the labels on which you release?

During the years I have more than 100 releases under my real name Nuno Bessa on many labels. It was a process of experimenting and developing my music, trying to find my own sound.

At the beginning of 2016 I got a bit tired of making music. Also I didn’t really got the support from the labels I was working for. So I started to work under the Destination Unknøwn alias. Now I only work with labels who have a more professional approach to music and artists.

I released on Steve Parker label Spark Musik, Analog, Sunora Recordings, Aesir, and probably the label were I feel most at home is Kuiper Noise From Hollden which has been making a great work putting my music out there.

What are your favorite tracks of the moment?

At the moment i have been playing many things from Steve Parker, Re : Axis, Tensal, Abstract Division, Etapp Kyle.

Which artists inspire you?

Trent Reznor has an amazing mind. Plastikman & jeff mills are the visionaries. Ben Klock as being a great DJ. Colin Benders is one of the best live acts ever and  Liam Howlett for what he accomplished.

What’s your favorite place to play?

There are many good venues where I had the opportunity to play my home country Portugal and Europe. The best connection with the crowd is when I’m playing in Germany and it’s probably my favorite place to play.

What’s the best place for the readers of the blog to find out more about you and your gigs?

I have my facebook pages and my website where there’s always an updated info about new releases &  gigs. People can find me also me on Twitter and instagram

My releases can be found on Bandcamp:

Bandcamp :https://destinationunknwn.bandcamp.com/releases

Tracks by Destination Unknøwn

Destination Unknøwn Dj-set

10 Jaar Illegal Alien Records

Illegale Alien, het Mexicaanse techno label van Ricardo Garduno, Aleja Sanchez en Fixon  viert zijn tienjarige verjaardag met een vierdelige vinyl-compilatie.

Op 12 februari 2018 komt de compilatie uit met een brede waaier aan artiesten zoals Xpansul, NX1, Rebekah, Deepbass, Bas Mooy … 24 tracks die zowel op vinyl als digitaal zullen verschijnen.

Tracklist:

VVAA – Illegale Alien X Years

A1. Xpansul – A Land Called Techno Feat STEEL5000
A2. Deepbass & Ness – Multidimensionalmanalien
A3. Aleja Sanchez – Forbidden Earth
B1. Echologist – Catalepsy
B2. Fabrizio Lapiana – Absinth
C1. Rebekah – Grey Exposure
C2. Mari Mattham – Run Run Run 20
C3. Modal Bank – Pawn The Soul
D1. Stanislav Tolkachev – Febrary
D2. Cabarete Groove – Techno she Wanted Feat Josefono L Telefono
D3. Vices And Violence – Jugular Cut
E1. Dimi Angelis – Bossanova
E2. Fixon – Etapa Rara
E3. Flug – Pulckerstrs
F1. P.E.A.R.L. – Lost Basement
F2. Fixeer – Meteor
F3. Maccaaria – Ptbldpyssdmrd
G1. Bas Mooy – Mist
G2. DJ Saint Pierre – Appolllloo (V2)
G3. Isolated Lines – Wistful Chaos
H1. NX1 – IA1
H2. Ricardo Garduno – Ignore The False
H3. Dig-It – Foreign Signals
B3. Baall – Fylgja

Website: https://www.illegalalienrecs.com

Check zeker ook eens de Illegal Alien podcast: https://www.illegalalienrecs.com/ia-podcast

5 jaar Involve Records

Involve Records, het Spaanse techno label uit Madrid bestaat 5 jaar en viert

dat met een compilatie cd “5 YEARS IN LOVE WITH INVOLVE”.

Op de tracklist grote namen als Jeroen Search, Regal, Alien Rain, Cosmin TRG en vele anderen.

Tracklist:

1._Asstnt & Roll Dann – Chronicle of a Love Foretold
2.Yotam Avni – Involve
3.Alien Rain – Space Age
4.Boston 168 – 1989
5.Jeroen Search – The Regions Beneath
6.Bambounou – Tolerant Hedonism
7.FJAAK – The Tube
8.Regal – Send Nudes
9.Cosmin TRG – Zbor
10.Exilles – The Hidden Grove
11.Fabrizio Rat – Felt
12.Z.I.P.P.O – Falling

Website: https://involve-records.bandcamp.com/

 

Label showcase: 10 Jaar Coincidence Records

Coincidence Records bestaat 10 jaar. En dat moet natuurlijk gevierd worden.

De compilatie, vakkundig aan elkaar gemixt door de Gentse technotrots Seba Lecomte bevat vooral tracks van het voorbije jaar en tracks die een mijlpaal waren voor het label.

Ook Jeroen Search – Mobility (Delta Funktionen Remix) is terug te vinden op de compilatie. Een track die al zo’n 7 jaar oud is maar recentelijk een tweede leven kreeg door technofenomeen Amelie Lens.

Seba Lecomte, die de compilatie aan elkaar mocht mixen brengt ook een exclusief nummer Tangential.

TRACKLIST

Cleric – Wørnitz (Original Mix)
Looper – Amnesiac (Charlotte de Witte Remix)
Stu & Brew – Phantoms (Original Mix)
Rebekah – The Vision (Original Mix)
Riddika – Trasssh (Original Mix)
[ Wex 10 ] – Virgule (Original Mix)
Seba Lecompte – Tangential (Original Mix)
Dark Quadrant – Parallel Planet (Original Mix)
Ben Long & Jamie Bissmire – Sixx – Tianhe – A1 (Original Mix)
Riddika – Collapse (Original Mix)
Mike Hauls – Recall (Original Mix)
Lars Huismann – First Contact (Original Mix)
Noetik – Barnum (Original Mix)
Ben Long & Jamie Bissmire – Rumble Fish (Original Mix)
Anders Hellberg – Time (Original Mix)
Linear Straight – Gravity (Original Mix)
I Can’t – Subject To Change (Original Mix)
Psytox – Sara Toga (Mary Velo Remix)
Seba Lecompte – Coincidence: The Sound Of The Tenth Season (Mixed by Seba Lecompte)
Jeroen Search – Mobility (Delta Funktionen Remix)
Tahko – Kontrol (Tom Hades Remix)
Stevie P – Constant (Original Mix)
Remy-X – Drum Amazon (Original Mix)
Psytox – Lehigh Acres (Original Mix)
Twodex – Breathe (Original Mix)

Labelbaas Psytox en Seba Lecomte waren recent ook te gast op Studio Brussel in Switch om de compilatie voor te stellen met een gastmix van Seba Lecomte.