Erklärbärvideo in Sachen Dub Techno, das für Auskenner wenig Neues zu vermitteln hat, für andere, die da nicht ganz tief sind, aber ein schöner Exkurs durch die Geschichte des Hybriden aus Dub und Techno.
This video is intended for those who are curious about the roots of the dub techno genre, but not sure how to trace a path from its start to the present day. Some of the information contained is common knowledge, while other bits are the result of original “primary source” research by me. Unfortunately short YouTube videos aren’t a format that is conducive to being entirely comprehensive, but this should be enough to get you started on your own path researching the style.
The first topic covered is the influence of dub music, which contributed the heavy use of delay and reverb (aka echo) to the dub techno genre, as well as ideas like live mixing and versions. Next the role of Detroit techno and its importation into the German dance music scene is discussed. This brings us to the true starting point of dub techno in Berlin with Moritz von Oswald and Mark Ernestus, forming Basic Channel, Maurizio, and other projects. We’ll also of course discuss their labels, such as Chain Reaction, Rhythm & Sound, and Burial mix. Dub techno after the 90’s is also covered, including labels like Echocord and Silent Season. We’ll briefly touch on gear, such as the Roland RE-201 Space Echo and the Echoplex, as well as the similarities and differences between dub techno and dubstep. Finally we’ll talk about the future of dub techno – the need for greater diversity and moving on from nostalgia towards another wave of innovation.