The Waveform Transmitter’s Ste Knight presents the latest in his Secret Weapons series, this time featuring some sonic warfare from one JoeFarr. See his selections, inside.
JoeFarr is one of those artists who is revered as being one of the most accomplished artists on the underground electronic music scene. Since he was first drawn into the conscious of techno fans the world over, back in 2011, his presence within the sphere of electronic sound has certainly not gone unnoticed.
Farr has plenty of releases gracing his impressive back catalogue, which he produces alongside running his own label, User Experience. Further releases have dropped via DSNT, Leisure System, and Power Vacuum.
These accolades have ensured that he has carved a niche as an artist who consistently pushes the envelope within this genre. In a live capacity, JoeFarr, likes to break free of the constraints placed upon artists by a ‘standard set’. He’s not the two-decks-and-a-mixer kind of DJ, opting instead for a hybrid or fully live method of delivering the goods.
Early October saw Farr releasing his third EP via the User Experience imprint, Keep it Simple. Speaking of the release, he says:
“Keep it Simple is anything but, the atmosphere came from an early morning field recording in the departure lounge of Milan airport, the chatter and noise comes over as something almost alien and the melody came later after an alcohol soaked evening sitting by candlelight with friends, playing the piano. Despite its multiple layers it has only one message – give trance a chance.
At Last is a more direct affair, with a classic call and response pattern, the 0-coast shouts aggressively at the Microbrute and the Microbrute responds with a howl not dissimilar to a lost whale calf calling for its mother…either that or it’s just a banger.”
Joe has kindly led us down a multitude of underground tunnels before we reach the arsenal of tracks he keeps hidden from view. Check it out, JoeFarr‘s Secret Weapons playlist. Bombs away!
Marco V – Godd (Myler Remix)
Myler makes me want to do bad things and his tracks always get people moving.
Candy Statton – You Got the Love (JoeFarr Remix)
Following on from that rave tape flex, if you don’t know this vocal then you can leave the dance floor.
JoeFarr – Keep It Simple
Me, me, and more me. Well, I am a DJ, so all the attention I can get I will take, thanks very much. This one usually goes at the end of my sets for some hand to air action.
Clouds – Overflow Ya
Such strong drums from the Clouds, they nail the groove every time and it visibly infectious.
Blawan – 993
Blawan with some super lovely deep and dirty techno, this is an anthem of the more subtle variety.
Stranger – Picklehead
Stranger doing what he does best.
Truss – Brockweir
Probably my track of the decade – Truss – if this doesn’t pick up a dying dance floor then I give up…or maybe it’s been played too much, nahhhh.
Lag – Kontrola (Bas Mooy Remix)
Bas the boss on a remix for Lag, that vocal sample is perfect.
Noneoftheabove – Hotspot
Not played this many times but at the right time it’s like nothing else. There is so much distorted techno out there, some of it is shite – these guys are nailing it.
Remco Beekwilder – Irregular Acid
Remco with a nice n heavy stripped back pounder, letting that synth do the work.