DROID BLOG: Artists / Team, Droid Behavior, Droid Recordings, Media





DROID Behavior has stood at the center of the West Coast techno community for nearly a decade, and If you have lived in Los Angeles for any amount of time and like techno, you know who DROID Behavior is. Chances are at this point, if you don’t live in LA and like techno, you know who they are as they have expanded their roles as local techno champions in the City of Angels to an internationally recognized record label and roster of in-demand artists and live acts under their various monikers.

Dirty Epic would like to give our local boys a night in front of the hometown crowd, while showcasing one of our favorite artists to have released on DROID Recordings: Kyle Geiger. He will be accompanied by Audio Injection, Raíz and our very own Whipnotiq.

DROID Recordings continues to explore the many faces of dance floor techno. With releases from residents Audio Injection and Raíz, and singles and remixes from Kyle Geiger, it’s clear to see why this is an easy choice for a showcase in the town where it all started for them.



Kyle Geiger
Droid///Perc Trax///Cubera///Drumcode///Cocoon///

Kyle Geiger is no stranger to the international techno arena, with releases on heavy hitter labels such as Drumcode, Cocoon, Soma, Sleaze, Perc Trax, and Droid. Kyle continues to push the boundaries of his sound through the creation of his own label known as Cubera. Kyle is not a producer first, DJ second, but chooses to look at both aspects of DJ and production as a whole; one is not complete without the other. Still loving the energy and power of the more straight forward side of techno while embracing the genre’s changes, Kyle has refined his productions and DJ sets into what very well may be a new breed of soundscapes that pushes things forward for the next generation of techno to come.


Audio Injection
Droid Recordings///50 Weapons///CLR

Since being introduced to electronic music back in the early 90’s, Audio Injection has been hooked. At the early age of 15 he started Djing and playing out at local underground events and raves around the Southern California area. You would find him spinning various styles from house, acid, & techno to hardcore techno.

After years of DJing he then decided to learn to produce his own music, which landed him his first releases on labels such as Monoid, Stimulus, 4 Track & local label Droid Recordings. Since being associated with local event production group Droid Behavior in 2003, you can find him as a resident at the infamous Interface warehouse events as well as a regular producer for Droid Recordings. Over the years his music has gained worldwide attention and onto the playlists of many big players which eventually led him to gigs at some of the worlds biggest clubs including Berghain in Berlin and Fabric in London. He is also now regularly touring all over the world in Australia, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Central & South America, all throughout Europe and the U.S.A.

In early 2011 he started a project called ‘Truncate’ which focuses on the deeper, and more raw side of techno. His Truncate releases have been gain support from big players such as, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Chris Liebing, Speedy J, DVS1, Luke Slater, Ben Sims and many more.

With his heavy remix, production and touring schedule there is no slowing down in the near future for David as he continues to shape his own sound, putting Droid Behavior and Los Angeles on the techno map.

Droid Recordings///VRV///Electric Deluxe///Historia y Violencia

Producers and label owners Vangelis and Vidal Vargas have performed worldwide from North America to Europe to Japan. Through their connection with Drumcell they developed the label, production group and music collective Droid Behavior. Aside from curating forward thinking events such as Interface, Raíz have released affective music on labels including Electric Deluxe, Historia Y Violencia, Droid Recordings and their own label VRV. As performers, Raíz fully harness the capabilities of technology to create a thick blend of Detroit-influenced techno and hard, gritty house. Years of production experience inform their Live PA / Digital DJ hybrid approach, as they layer each track’s core essentials and live improvisation to craft sets into a unique and narrative arch. Their releases follow suit, drawing from their musical training and diverse influences, to shape conceptual tracks of substance.

Dirty Epic///Selective Thrusts

Whipnotiq’s passion for electronic music sparked at an early age. Miranda favors techno and plays a range of sounds from acid to minimal. Whipnotiq has had the honor of sharing the bill with producers such as Function, Rrose, Cio D’Or, Lucy, Voices from the Lake, Daniel Bell, Pittsburgh Track Authority, Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir, Mike Servito, Carlos Souffront, Lena Dean, Ed Vertov, Plastic Love, Martin Fazekas, and Lights Over LA. She has DJ’d at shows thrown by Dirty Epic, Incognito, Housewerk, Native Alien, and Tropical. Whipnotiq’s latest project is a monthly techno & house podcast entitled Selective Thrusts. Listen to the podcast on her Soundcloud today and stay close for guest DJs each month!

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