We love the sound of tech-house: from the origins of today's music in the US West Coast house of Hipp-e & Halo and the London party scene of Mr. C, Terry Francis et al., through to the Iberican groove of Chus & Ceballos and big-time DJs like Nic Fanciulli & Matthias Tanzmann.
There seemed a point a couple of years ago where the hype around tech had got a little silly and, with that, there was an explosion in lowest common denominator tracks. People were saying that tech-house was dead.
The thing is, at the right point in the night, nothing sounds better than a heavy-ass chunk groove, and so it has never gone away. Thankfully now we are seeing less copycat producers, and the sound is moving on with the likes of Blackchild & Unknown7 taking up a funky toughness that we love.
Spanish producer, David Herrero, is one of the kings of the Iberican/Stereo sound. Here he shows us where tech is at for him a groove straight out of Tenaglia's lights-off-strobe-on playbook.
Upfront DJ support from: Claptone, Earth n Days, Deepshakerz , Freiboitar, Mat.Joe, Joe T. Vanelli, Piem, Phonique, Alaia & Gallo, Hollen, Simone Liberali, Marco Anzalone, Yvette Lindquist, Vanilla Ace, Lexlay, Robert Owens, Sinner & James, Tom Breu, Roog, Philip Z, Adapter, Greg Fenton, Simone Vitullo, Mauro Venti.