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    Yeah, it's monday again... 30th of May 2011! Welcome to the CLR Podcast 118 with a dj set from Raíz! Enjoy...

    May 30, 2011

    Los Angeles born and bred, Vangelis and Vidal Vargas were raised in the ’80s on a steady diet of Latin freestyle, electro, and new wave that pervaded their urban environment. Their father also exposed them to cutting edge progressive acts Vangelis, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk, planting early seeds for aural exploration. By the mid ’90s they were sampling LA’s underground club scene and heavily researching electronic music’s roots. After years of influence they began to express their musical vision through their own recordings and performances. Vidal and Vangelis eventually found common ground with producer / performer Drumcell, and in 2002 they formed the Droid Behavior event production group and record label out of frustration with the city’s lack of knowledge, acceptance, and understanding for Midwest-bred techno and house music and their European counterparts. As producers Vangelis and Vidal have released and licensed original music and remixes under various aliases (most notably Acid Circus and Raíz) on the Droid Recordings imprint as well as respected labels Historia y Violencia, Tora Tora Tora, DJMag, Music Man, Resident Advisor, Enemy Rec, Gynoid, Reloading, Micro.Fon and Timefog. Their music has been charted, played and supported by Speedy J, Chris Liebing, Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, DVS1, Levon Vincent, Jonas Kopp, etc. Their intense and inspiring performances have placed them alongside major players Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Derrick May, Dan Bell, Surgeon, Sandwell District, Robag Whrume, Paco Osuna, Pan Pot, Marco Carola, Detroit Grand Pubahs, and Ostgut residents at undergrounds, festivals, after hours, and club nights all over the Americas, and Europe including Berghain in Berlin. The members or Raiz not only produce for Droid recordings but also help manage the label as well over see all event production, bookings, the droid podcast, and blog site.


    01. Raíz - Keep Secrets intro
    02. Raíz - Valk<-----released this season
    03. Raíz - untitled
    04. Developer - Centuria
    05 Raíz - untitled
    06. DJ Misjah - The After world
    07. Truncate - Focus (Raíz remix)<-----released this season
    08. Advanced Human - Air (Raíz Remix)<-----released this season
    09. Raíz - untitled
    10. Raíz - untitled
    11. Truncate - Focus Dub
    12. Truncate - Focus
    13. Raíz - untitled
    14. Marcel Dettmann - Let's Do It
    15. Raíz - untitled
    16. Wicked Wipe - Rok Da House (Ian Pooley Mix)
    17. Raíz - Tool
    18. Raíz - Been Caught
    19. Raíz - untitled
    20. Mark Morris - Kata (Raíz remix)
    21. Jonas Kopp - Alkitran
    22. Rok + Jonzon - Slap Whack Thump
    23. Anthony Shakir - The Floorfiller (Skudge remix)
    24. Raíz - untitled
    25. Truncate - 15

    upcoming gigs:

    June 16 residency at PRIME by Droid w/ Function of Sandwell District / LA July 16 residency at Interface 33 by Droid w/ special guest Chris Liebing + Cell Injection / LA or if cant announce that Mid July residency at Scion Detroit Techno Series w/ guest TBA past guests Carl Craig, Mills, Moodymann, etc. / LA