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The Teknoist

A hurricane, a trainwreck, a tank: Miike Teknoist’s take on the underground hardcore scene has always been a stormy and massive one. Here is an artist who confronts his music head-on and who gathers influences in a whirlwind of breaks, beats and bass. Jumping on the scene with renowned DJ sets, influenced by veterans of the hardcore sound such as Hellfish and The DJ Producer, The Teknoist was quick to make the jump from the decks to the studio, coming up with varied, powerful pieces of audio dynamite. Those initial tracks exploded on the scene, no matter how beat-up the equipment was that they were written on, no matter how young their author was, they soon found themselves released on high profiles imprints such as Planet Mu and Deathchant.

More tracks, more shows (from Brazil to Russia, from Manchester to Berlin), more records (on Peace Off, Nekrolog1K or Rebelscum and more): once it had started, The Teknoist’s storm didn’t know any respite. Gaining experience, he refined and sharpened his own style of meticulously shattered breakcore, of melodic yet monstrous hardcore and of harmonic violence. The Teknoist’s zombies go for the jugular, they do it in style and know exactly when to strike.

This talent for hardcore design led him to his first full length album, 2008’s Ad Noiseam release “…Like a Hurricane Made of Zombies”, which confirmed that he had become a main actor of the scene. This status was confirmed by the peer accolades of “Trainwreck Magnetism” (Ad Noiseam, 2011), featuring collaborations with µ-ziq, Hecq, Drumcorps and “End.User Shares Needles with The Teknoist” (Ad Noiseam, 2012) with End.User and Needle Sharing. In 2014, he manned the “Tank Alligator” (on Industrial Strength Records), a merciless combination of some of the hardest beats around with the most punk, ever changing attitude.

It seems impossible to get Miike Teknoist out of the studio. When he’s not writing his own tracks or practising for his sets, he runs the Ninja Columbo label (as well as its Our Fucking Jungle, Samurai Brylkreem and Fire Hammer sub labels), a house for not only his own music but also for material from Dolphin, Scheme Boy and countless other core legends and scene breakers.

There is a lot to discover in The Teknoist: hard beats, sudden breaks, crisp samples, a huge bass and most of all, an unequalled amount of energy. “A big fuck-off rave” is how this man’s music has been described, and it might just be the shortest, most of point way to introduce The Teknoist. We’re all invited. – Words by Nicolas Cheveraux

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In exactly 4 weeks time my new(ish) album is gonna drop on Japan's Murder Channel Records. It has re-mastered tracks by me that have been released on my Ninja Columbo record label from over the past 11 years. Classics to forgotten tracks that even I forgot existed until I was putting this album together. It celebrates Ninja Columbo, and me turning everything up to 11 for over a decade. ... See MoreSee Less

In exactly 4 weeks time my new(ish) album is gonna drop on Japan's Murder Channel Records. It has re-mastered tracks by me that have been released on my Ninja Columbo record label from over the past 11 years. Classics to forgotten tracks that even I forgot existed until I was putting this album together. It celebrates Ninja Columbo, and me turning everything up to 11 for over a decade. ... See MoreSee Less

Forever falling through pigeon holes can more often than not work against you in the music industry. Where it helps though is when it comes to the variety of styles i can play in DJ sets. I can play across the board electronic music from Grime through to Speedcore all in one set and people are more likely to accept it than if a straight DnB DJ did it. It also means I can play at different nights that cover specific genres.

This Saturday I'm playing a touch earlier than usual at my Drum and Bass home away from home, Relapse Manchester. Last time I played an amen only set, this time I feel like playing as many elements of the Drum and Bass sound I can fit in. This freedom is the best part of being an awkward twat that can never settle on one sound. See you there. x

TONIGHT!!! / Relapse Vs Therapy Sessions - Audio, The Panacea, The Teknoist / Room 2 = Relapse VS Masters of D&B - Upgrade, Rowney & Propz
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