does anyone have any basic channel recordings of live sets or radio shows etc from early 1990s? do they even exist?
there’s one or two pics of mark and moritz standing behind live gear on discogs, so i assume they were playing records at that time. and i’d love to hear it. to hear how those records and tracks were used at the time.
i guess other recordings with BC stuff in it from early 1990s also welcome, but don’t want to get too off topic here.
any help with sourcing this sort of stuff greatly appreciated.
Recent randomness… A few months back my partner told me he had hired a young woman to work for him. A few weeks into her employment while they were walking to the train station, she was carrying a Hard Wax tote bag. He mentioned it to her and she said, “Oh yeah, my Dad owns the place” I asked her last name… Ernestus.
She didn’t last long, he had to let her go for not showing up to work haha.
the last couple times I’ve seen Mark and tikiman play here in Berlin were hilarious, they just did a kind of live dub radio show format thing, free style with wild echo and delay on the announcements
*I think Moritz had a stroke a while back? or some type of severe health thing, the few projects Ive heard him play with here were full ambient orchestral modern classical shows
Yeah, i know theyve both gone in different directilms now, and still play out, ive seen moritz twice, but im really interested in the much harder earlwir techno stuff, or even the chain reaction experimental side too, as ita quite hard to come across anything that situates that at the time it was made, what it was played alongside, mixed into etc.
Basic Channel / Rhythm & Sound essentially invented and perfected dub techno at the same time. Sure, there’s a lot of very nice dub techno around but they pretty much rendered it redundant before anyone else made another record.
This sounds great - new club in Germany which Mark has helped design. Om Unit is playing this weekend:
Open Ground strives for a great sound-system music experience - in an inclusive, respectful club environment. Committed to originality, independence and expanding horizons.
A team of locals and internationals around Markus Riedel, consulting with Mark Ernestus, music producer and founder of Hard Wax. Markus was core staff at Hard Wax in Berlin from the beginning until 2008, when he moved back to his native town Wuppertal.
Six meters underground in a converted bunker right in front of the main train station in Wuppertal – a formerly industrial city of 350.000 in the heart of NRW (North Rhine-Westphalia), Germany’s most populated region with 18 million people, and with Brussels, Amsterdam or Frankfurt within 250 km.
Max. capacity 1.200.
Two rooms – both acoustically designed for free field simulation allowing the massive 32-inch-bass Funktion One sound systems to unfold their potential:
• A spacious, acoustically treated central lobby with the main bar and an adjoining outside area.
• A backstage area with two private dressing rooms, shared catering space and convenient load-in access.
• 24/7 license.
• Food available right outside.
• Hotel, parking, train and bus stations right across the street.
• Airport distance: Düsseldorf (DUS) 41 km, Dortmund (DTM) 49 km, Köln (CGN) 58 km.