Anthony moved to SF in 2018 after chasing his heart and leaving behind a great legacy in Detroit as part of the Blank Code Crew, the Detroit Techno Label and podcast which has featured a veritable “who’s who” in the game from Drumcell to Kyle Geiger, Truncate and Annie Hall, headed up by Chad Parraghi, Nick Bien and Corbin Davis. It’s through his releases on Blank Code he’s been known as a hard-hitting techno producer who’s hitting his stride and making his name on the world stage and into the record crates of the best names in the techno scene. Anthony’s recent move to SF and his teaming up with Lindsey Herbert as Alterity points to the writing on the wall that SF has recently become the new techno city (‘we hope you enjoy your stay’).
Be sure to check out Anthony’s SF Bay Area debut solo set at our next event.
Anthony Jimenez got his start as a DJ back in 2003, gaining experience playing records spanning several genres before finding his niche in techno. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, the DJ and producer was drawn to the dark and cavernous sound of techno when he moved to Detroit, going on to become a mainstay at Blank Code’s Scene parties.
Time Under Tension, his 2014 debut EP released on Blank Code, made waves in the international techno scene, receiving support and plays by the likes of Sam Paganini, Annie Hall, Brendon Moeller, Exium, DJ Hyperactive, Krenzlin, Pfirter, Rebekah and more. A tastemaker in his own right, Anthony’s own productions are a mirror representation of the hard word and tenacity he adopts in every studio session and DJ set. Driven by the raw and primal nature of techno, his DJ arrangements and original productions are characterized by broody and deep musical explorations peppered with hypnotic and rhythmic sonic experiences.
His signature sound has made him a local favorite in a city that not only gave birth to techno, but continues to push the envelope for the genre’s future progress with a selection of top-tier talent in both the producer and DJ categories.His skills have not gone unnoticed, landing Jimenez coveted spots alongside some of techno’s greatest names in the international touring circuit including Function, Matrixxman, Edit Select, Monoloc, Silent Servant, Dasha Rush, Regis. Perc, Adam X, Headless Horseman and Dustin Zahn just to name a few. In 2015 came what some describe as the coronation gig for any techno DJ in Detroit – a booking at Movement Electronic Music Festival among the world’s techno elite.