Is technology helping or hurting DJs? A new documentary by Telekom Electronic Beats looks to answer this question.
Taking the form of a round table discussion, heavyweights such as Richie Hawtin, Laurent Garnier, Ellen Allien, Steffi and Rebekah share their thoughts on a subject that has long been hotly debated.
Rebekah has praised the UK for providing a home for “faster and harder sounds” which she has faced “backlash” from fans for exploring.
“UK artists are more interesting in their choice of sounds and references to their past influences,” the 38-year-old DJ told Four Four. “It’s also a home for the faster and harder sounds to be explored.”
Rebekah Teasdale first earned her techno stripes on the dancefloor at Que Club in her home city of Birmingham in the 1990s, dancing to DJs like Dave Clarke and Richie Hawtin. She now shares a bill with jocks of this calibre, having built up her rep steadily in the preceding years. Here, she talks us through the ten tracks that have most inspired her...
Rebekah drops her debut album 'Fear Paralysis' via Slam's Soma Records this month, and we've secured a mind-blending slice of cross-pollinated electro titled 'Tell Me Your Secrets' for an exclusive first listen.
Primarily techno-focused, but built upon broken beats and psychedelic soundscapes along with pounding four-to-the-floor rhythms, 'Fear Paralysis' offers wide-ranging but cohesive, cerebral experience.
Our premiere, 'Tell Me Your Secrets', blurs the boundaries between techno and electro, setting an off-kilter beat against fluttering, twisted synthwork.
Techno DJ/producer Rebekah was born and raised in Birmingham in the Midlands region of England, and in her mid-teens she cut her clubbing teeth at Que Club in the city by going out partying to sets by Dave Clarke, Richie Hawtin and Billy Nasty. “Before that I was listening to jungle tapes from the big raves,” she tells DJ Mag. “I was a little too young to go, but I loved the freedom this music proposed to me. The music was my escape.”
Dave Clarke is headlining our party at the Brighton Music Conference (BMC) next week. The techno don, a former Brighton resident who now lives in Amsterdam, is joined by a stellar line-up on Friday 5th June.