July 25, 2013

D-Node 209: Joachim Spieth | Affin

First finding his home on Kompakt, Joachim Spieth has over the years had his tracks championed by others. From early support by John Peel and an appearance among The Orb's Back to Mine selections, to recent appearances in Scuba's Essential Mix and Martin L. Gore's Beatport chart, Spieth has shown his skills as a producer, remixer, and performing DJ. He's also a label boss, and the prolific digital Affin label is now in the 130s after launching 5 years ago, followed by the vinyl imprint Affi...

August 31, 2011

D-Node 130: John Tejada | Palette + Kompakt

LA techno stalwart John Tejada has been releasing quality techno and tech-house since the mid '90s. Even with a diverse array of collaborations and off-genre experiments his productions prove reliably excellent, and his latest LP for Kompakt, "Parabolas," is a flowing, rounded suite of delicately-treated sound, a few old-school nods brought into the near future, and dangerous hooks. Tejada's reliability extends to the decks, making him an in-demand DJ for those who recognize live talent...