June 20, 2013

D-Node 204: JAK | SubSensory Records

Jack Coleman aka JAK has been playing and producing techno and house in the Northwest since the mid '90s. His moving sets along with his work as a producer/remixer for labels Torque (Japan), Fade, 530Techno, Subspec, KRecordings and his own imprint SubSensory have earned him a reputation as one of the most respected proponents of underground dance music in his region. He is also one of the main forces behind Portland's Closer Electronic Music Festival. Closer, which is now entering its 3r...

April 11, 2013

D-Node 195: Masa Ueda | Torque Japan

Masa Ueda got started DJing and producing in the late '90s, then lived in the U.S. Pacific Northwest where he performed in the 3-man DJ/live act Energon Cube and released a record through his own Protoculture Recordings. Ueda returned to Osaka and has recently started up Torque, to help inject new life into the Japanese club scene through music releases and label show cases. For D-Node he's shared a wired mix that fits 39 tracks into an hour, including some uptempo jackers and a recent Torqu...

June 21, 2012


The four-day festival is spread across five venues in the Pacific Northwest city, with "a distinct focus on high quality underground electronic music." The lineup will be a mix of local Portland artists and American headliners from around the country, and will focus on the experimental end of the electronic spectrum. Highlights include Monkeytown signee and San Diego resident eLan, L.A's [a]pendics.shuffle, Droid's Raíz, and Chicago's Audio Soul Project. The local factor will be rounded out...