tante techno’s tea time – dj set december 2021.

tante techno's tea time - dj set december Dezember 2021.

Söder gave it, Söder took it. In Bavaria, the dance floors are once again empty. Empty as a bachelor’s fridge. Empty like the canteen of the power plant in Chernobyl. Empty as a freshly dug grave. But Aunt Techno is not dead. She continues to play in the underground, in secrecy. Here is her last set. Have fun.

dj set tracklist

Violet Sky – Oliver Lieb
Enchanted Mystery (The Reactivitz Remix) – Dok & Martin
Medossa (Madtales Remix) – Soolver
Under the Lights – Raffaele Rizzi
Heyday – Skober
In the Reds – Cirez D
Renegade – Dominik Gehringer
Somebody Tonight (Steve Mulder Remix) – Costantino Nappi & DJ Micky Da Funk
Planet X – Space 92 & The YellowHeads
Got Me (Original Mix) – Teenage Mutants, Soolver
Real – Teenage Mutants
Strange (Original Mix) – Konrad (Italy)
Cycloops – Alen Milivojevic
Wings of Desire – SAMA
Black Sun – Alessandro Spaiani
Set Back – Harvey McKay
Terra Firma – Alan Fitzpatrick
Deep in Love – Raffaele Rizzi

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The Track or Album of the Week, Number 16: Deepfunk & Guy Manzur/The Mind Palace.

Album der Woche Album of the Week: Deepfunk & Guy Manzur/The Mind Palace.

An old album. In 2013 it flew to me while I was hunting and collecting. It was immediately very trusting and wanted to build its nest in my collection. Why not? It was warmly welcomed. Perfect warm-up tracks (both versions) and they are long enough to go to the bathroom during the DJ set.

Have fun listening to the album of the week:

The Mind Palace: https://youtu.be/MHD42zPdNsY

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A visit to the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion

A Visit to the Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Museums attract me magically, at least most of them. Therefore, it was quite clear that I will pay an extensive visit to the archaeological museum in Heraklion during a beach-and-sun-break. What can you find there?

“The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the oldest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most famous museums in Europe. It houses representative artifacts from all periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman times. The Heraklion Archaeological Museum prides itself for its unique Minoan collection, which includes the masterpieces of Minoan art. It is rightly considered as the Museum of Minoan Culture par excellence. “

https://heraklionmuseum.gr/?page_id=1718&lang=en, accessed 11/1/2021

I rummaged a bit in my photo box and compiled the most interesting objects in my opinion in the following gallery. All subjective. Let’s start with my number one. In the video you can see the clay model of a Minoan house.

The clay model of a minoan house.

I was particularly excited not only by the well-known exhibits (the dolphins, the snake goddess, the lily prince and the bull sculptures) but also by those with surprising artistic elements, which can be seen in the first 3 photos: a clay bowl depicting a shepherd with his dogs and his flock of sheep, a clay vessel in the shape of a sitting woman and a clay vessel in the shape of a sea snail.

Enjoy looking at the photos. Stay tuned.

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house altar – dj set october 2021.

House Altar - Oktober October 2021 DJ Set

The pandemic is attacking our dance floors again. It wants to destroy our joy of partying, crush it and trample it in the dirt. But we won’t let it get us down and we will make a sacrifice on the House Altar. We will not sacrifice our dreams but start the Dopamine Machine and dance until our feet fall off. Have fun listening.

Setlist

I Feel the Dream – Giaky Lucky & Inve
Insomnia – Andrew Meller
We Work so Good (Extended Mix) – Ben Remember
Can’t Stop Crying (Brokenears Extended Remix) – Angelo Ferreri
No Victim Song (feat. Hannah Williams) – ATFC
The Number – Rescue & DJ Mes
Bang Bang – Bohemien, Raf Parola & HouseBreakers
Hold On – Gaby & Moodymann
Dopamine Machine (Club Mix) – CamelPhat & Ali Love
I Will Pray – Alaia & Gallo & DJ Rae
Shut Your Mouth – Supernova
It’s the Feeling – Demarkus & Lewis
Honey – Eats Everything
Dancin’ (Original Mix) – Peter Brown
Hooked (Extended) – Martin Ikin
Alors on Danse – Oscar L
Dance Baby Dance – Simon Adams & Max Millan
Bigger Than Prince (Siege Remix) – Green Velvet

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The Track or Album of the Week, Number 15: Joseph Capriati/The Gallery.

Album der Woche, Album of the Week Joseph Capriati/The Gallery.

Once upon a time, a very long time ago. The first festival of a not-so-young upcoming DJ. It was late at night and the dance floor was relatively empty. Up to that point, the program included a strange mix of reggae house and hip-hop. The frustration on the part of the up-and-coming DJ was quite high. So he thought, forget about the prepared set and let it rumble. And against all expectations the dance floor filled up. Shortly before the end of his set he played this track. The sound system was great, the bass was gigantic and the dance floor was full again. All’s well that ends well.

Have fun listening to the album of the week:

The Gallery: https://youtu.be/SqLXjChy6Lc

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An afternoon in Knossos

An afternoon in Knossos, Crete.

In Knossos are the remains of the largest Minoan palace on Crete. The place was already inhabited in the 7th millennium BC. It is an extremely exciting and interesting site, where the archaeologist Evans wanted to give the visitor an impression of the original palace through his own interpretations. His approach was certainly inspired by good intentions, but unfortunately he destroyed the original state of the excavation site. Still worth a visit.

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The Track or Album of the Week, Number 14: Bob Marley/Babylon by Bus.

Das Album der Woche. The Album of the Week, Number 14: Bob Marley/Babylon by Bus.

An old love, lost and then found again. Immediately before I fell in love musically with punk music, I was an enthusiastic reggae fan. At that time my hair was still long and my shoes not yet pointy. A highlight from that time is Bob Marley’s live album, Babylon by Bus.

I believe I once owned this record, but sold it as part of the musical purge of my record collection (a punk doesn’t listen to reggae). Somewhere in the last 15 years I got the idea to dive back into my musical past. The result of this dive was the insight that I still love reggae, so I bought this album as a CD again.

In my opinion, better than all the studio albums, because on stage Bob Marley could really let off steam and transport the energy of his music in an ideal way.

Have fun listening to the album of the week:

Positive Vibration: https://youtu.be/lmaAp0K9W-o
Exodus: https://youtu.be/43cfPgZ8cU8

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The Track or Album of the Week, Number 13: Adam Beyer/No Defeat, No Retreat.

Der Track/das Album der Woche, Ausgabe 13; One Track or Album per Week, Number 13: Adam Beyer/No Defeat, No Retreat.

There are many people who generally reject everything that comes from Drumcode (https://drumcode.se). The reasons are manifold: not enough underground, 08/15 techno, unimaginative. I would tend to agree with that, but there are really good exceptions to the rule, including this mini-album by Adam Beyer.

2 really great tracks. No Defeat, No Retreat is an intelligently produced, interesting track. But the smash hit is Park People. A remake of an ancient track from Liaisons Dangereuses – Los Niños Del Parque. In retrospect, you could almost say that this track was close to being techno, even though at the time (1981) the genre hadn’t even been properly invented yet. At the time, I celebrated it with enthusiasm. Adam Beyer has respectfully edited it, sped it up quite a bit (from 115 ppm to 130 ppm) and added some interesting musical add ons.

Have fun listening to the track / the album of the week:

No Defeat, No Retreat: https://youtu.be/CF02HZ3iblU
Park People: https://youtu.be/ju7hePNRfng

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tante techno’s tea time – dj set october 2021.

tante techno's tea time - dj set october 2021.

A ray of hope in Corona times. On the first of October, the dance floors reopened. What a glorious step towards normality. Now Tante Techno invites you to the monthly tea time again, with a more quiet set. Appropriate for the beginning of autumn. Have fun listening to it.

Tracks

Homesickness – Carlos Almazan
Move Around (Beico & MT93 Remix) – Krafteck
Eons (Original Mix) – Steam Shape
Chocolate – Sam Paganini
Pyxis – The YellowHeads
Tribe – Alan Fitzpatrick
Astral Projection – Enrico Sangiuliano
Before the Storm – Horisone
Distortion Manufacture – Metodi Hristov
Into the Dark – The Saunderson Brothers
My Beat (Gabriel D’Or & Bordoy Remix) – Frankyeffe
Bicycle Wheel – Gary Beck
Ultimate Seduction – Rudosa
Ascension – Transcode
Resolution (Roberto Corso, Acki Remix) – Skober
Octaves – Jay Lumen & Roberto Capuano
Crisi Vagale – Mario Giordano
Suki – Dense & Pika

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Personal Branding for DJs.

Personal Branding for DJs

Last week on Saturday came a very special gift from the professional association Discjockey e.V. A few copies of the current DJ magazine, packed with interesting articles. Of course, I was especially pleased to see the publication of my article on personal branding for DJs. Based on my study (https://christianzich.com/category/personal-branding/), I worked out many tips and suggestions during the summer on how to market yourself better as a DJ. More will not be revealed, reading it yourself is more fun.

Stay tuned, more stuff is on the way.

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