Los Angeles' Droid Behavior celebrates its 15th anniversary with a two-part release from its principal artists. Over the last 15 years, Droid Behavior constructed, developed and institutionalized the West Coast techno scene with their lauded event series Interface. The label Droid Recordings fol- lowed with the launch of its first release Negative 01, a compilation of L.A. producers showcasing new perspectives from North American techno. The forthcoming compilation Negative 02 explores the label's vision from the voices that have laid its foundation, from the dark and strange, to the slightly experimental, to streamlined dance floor tools.
Part 1 of the compilation delivers 4 tracks from L.A. techno stalwarts, leading with label head Drumcell. With releases on CLR, Dystopian, Detroit Underground and his own experimental label BL__K NOISE, Drumcells channels his diverse sound into a pitch-black banger in "Dividing" a thick chugging track with an undercurrent of hypnotic stabs, Pads and vocals.. The second track features one of the techno's most celebrated artists - Truncate. Also known as Audio Injection, David Flores turns in the ultimate DJ tool with Down," a mastery of sequence subtlety layered on this introspectiveproduction. Droid cofounders and VRV label heads Raíz contribute the most entrancing arrangement for Negative 02 - "Ephemeral Beings which warns of social decay and encourages positive change via this and dark and beautiful composition. Longtime Droid resident Viktor Carrillo offers his debut release for the label with Coma Walk an ingenious application of the goa sound in conjunction with clever FM Synthesis which makes for highly effective mix addition. A second release will follow to celebrate this anniversary, featuring more from the Droid family including Luis Flores, Hyperactive, Subversive and Aaron Litchke.