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Xhin drops raw, swinging techno on the DJ Mag Weekly Podcast

Singapore's techno don turns out a stomping mix... 

Xhin finds the perfect balance between power and swing with his irresistable offering for our DJ Mag Weekly Podcast series.

Hailing from Singapore, Xhin — pronounced 'Sheen' — has been producing for two decades now, although it was during the mid-noughties that he made his name, becoming a favourite on Lucy's Stroboscopic Artefacts imprint.

The techno stalwarts latest effort comes from Singaporean label Midnight Shift, launching limited, three-release sub-label, Shift LTD, with a four-track EP of weighty, heavily textured club productions. (Grab a copy of the vinyl from the label's Bandcamp.)

Listen out for EP tracks such as futuristic opener 'Time Spiral' and gruff squelcher 'Fading Inward' in Xhin's podcast, alongside a host of other warped-yet-swinging techno stompers.

First dance music song you loved?
"'1000 Knives' by Yellow Magic Orchestra"

First club you went to?
"Zouk Club"

First label you loved?
"R&S"

First piece of tech you bought?
"Yamaha CS1X"

First DJ you worshipped?
"Jeff Mills"

First club you played in?
"Centro Singapore"

First band you saw?
"Europe"

First vinyl shop you loved?
"Roxy Records"

First London club you loved?
"Corsica Studios"

First album you played ten times over?
"Steve Vai’s 'Flex-Able'"

Ben Hindle is DJ Mag’s Clubs Editor and co-founder of DJ Mag Bunker. Follow him on Twitter here.

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