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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

GTA Digital Podcast #22, Mixed By Gary The Apprentice (2020)

Techno. A style I should listen to more often, but sadly I don't find the time. Nor do I find many of them on my Soundcloud timeline. And that's because I'm not actively looking for any mixes. For that, I do apologize. I should embrace Techno music a lot more, because it has shaped my youth, and made me love everything harder styles related. Techno was my first love, if truth be told. And it has given us so much over the years. A constant source of dark materials, and never changing from its source material. Techno 4 life.

So why I am I apologising, when I am about to review a Techno mix? Well, I do not know. I am full of mystery. But anyway, let's talk about the mix. This is a digital podcast series, called the GTA Digital Podcast, and the 22nd instalment has been mixed by Gary The Apprentice. What a name, never seen a DJ name like that before. Nor have I seen his name before. But I saw the tags he used for this mix, which were Hard Techno, Schranz, Industrial Techno,and of course Techno. And if you have Schranz as one of the tags on your mix, I am immediately drawn to it. I love a bit of Schranz, me.

If you are interested in these mixes, you can find them on Fnoob Techno Radio. Another thing I've never seen or heard before. My God, have I been living underneath a rock the last couple of years?

Here's the tracklist for you die hard Techno lovers!

01. Anthropophagus - Minimized

02. Boris S - Bondage

03. Kaoz - Bustenhalter

04. Matt M Maddox - Mighty Tool

05. Frank Kvitta & Robert Natus - First Contact

06. Sven Wittekind - Wrong Turn

07. Robert Natus & Arkus P - Hermoso (Hard Version)

08. Alex Calver - Hostel

09. Alex TB - Bifucacao

10. Alex Calver vs Traced & The Mexican - From The Darkside

11. Tobias Luke a.k.a. O.B.I. - Seek And Destroy

12. Sven Wittekind - Superpimp

13. Robert Natus - Kidding? No!

14. Arkus P - My Real Love

15. Teknicity - Die

16. Arkus P - Crash

17. Wortex - Braindamage Scream

18. DJ Hamy - Evil Foreboding

19. Jason Little - Posed To Death

20. Rude Awakening vs DJ Amok - Electronic Rod (Waldhaus Remix)

It's nice to see a few names in Gary's mix which I recognise. Like Boris S, Sven Wittekind, Rude Awakening, Frank Kvitta, and well, those were the names I do recognise. All the others are new to me, so this could be a nice introduction into their musical gift to the world. And boy, this 1 hour and 1 second long mix does just that.

Don't expect any soft or mellow Techno, only the finest and roughest Techno is played by Gary The Apprentice. The hour has flown by very quickly, and I've enjoyed every second of it. Of course, being a Techno lover since 1993, it has rekindled my love for the harder Techno sound, and I am now following GTA Digital on Soundcloud. I need more Techno. And I do mean it.

Towards the end of the mix it all goes even harder and rougher. I wasn't expecting that, seeing as the beginning and mid section of this mix was already hard, but it can even go faster and rougher. I really liked it. And the last record, remixed by Waldhaus, is exactly what I needed to hear right now. Why sleep, when you can hear this?

Gary The Apprentice, you've gained a fan. I really enjoyed this Hard Techno set. More of this please. MORE!

DJ: Gary The Apprentice

Genre/Style: Hard Techno, Schranz, Industrial Techno

Mix Info: GTA Digital Podcast #22

Length Mix: 01:00:01

Tracks: 20 (twenty)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN

File Size: 138 MB

File Type: mp3

Bitspeed: 320kbps

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