Our latest internet radio broadcast:
The below was our last internet radio broadcast from the blissfactory loft. These have been going on for about 3-4 years now and happen more sporadically these days and happens mostly on a whim. Usually this is when there’s a lack of a party during a certain month and a need to ingest copious amounts of beer and chinese food. This one features a visit by south bay techno innovators Haptic Synapses and a stellar full moon tech house set by DJ Alixr. Also featured: an interview with Haptic Synapses by Sean Ocean.
The Last Time DEF was on KZSU Toro Toro and Disconnect headed up a jacky all vinyl set in promotion for our last event featuring Bryan Zentz. In an interview with Holt Sorenson, Sean Ocean aka Disconnect Spills the beans on his favorite Zentz tracks and his motivation for continuing to promote techno in the Bay Area.
More Audio to Follow:
Tonight, the ugly reminder that I’ve always been a proponent of unity and tireless devotion to my scene and techno has always been with me. People have always clamored wrecklessly for themselves, I have always wondered what more could we do if we all just banded together instead of thinking the other just a bit less competent than ourselves; possibly privately ridiculing one’s solid efforts at getting their ups in the scene. People now say rave is a ridiculous farce and the concept of it is gone from what it used to mean for everyone. But I ask what do the words peace, love, respect and above all unity mean to you? Could that concept ever die? Can the spirit of comradery that brought this scene together ever be with us again? I think the scene is in a really dangerous place right now. The concept of EDM has finally reached the mainstream. With that, maybe the concepts on which our scene will also implode. Maybe those concepts will be lost on a generation of people who never saw it, or dismiss it as a dead concept. I see a possible future of people who want to write their own futures so heavily that their cocaine filled noses stuck so high in the air that it says me first, ‘in the end and at the end of the day I sleep alone and how well and comfortably sleep depends on my efforts’ and ‘not relying on that relying on that weakest link in our community that could bring everything down that I, me, myself have achieved.’
In a way I understand that sovereignty, that will to be free and strike out on your own to do something you never thought possible, and maybe that too many ingredients spoil the soup, too many people who share a radical idea can render it worthless. But idk really maybe it’s not about that either since too much unity can lead to a massive corrupt influence on a scene in time. So where does that leave anybody who’s an artist, dancer, or promoter, dj or whoever in the scene? Maybe it’s the healthy understanding of both ideas. Where you be yourself so much that you cannot help but influence your scene and in turn revere your community and try not to pull the ladder up so quick behind you. Annex the fakers and the haters, the selfish and the money and power hungry cause their future isn’t ours. While it might assure a victory that can help you sleep at night, it may be hollow and eventually you will not sleep very well.