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1. Dekmantel Podcast 149 - Shawn Rudiman

  • Published: 2017-11-20T10:53:24Z
  • By dekmantel
Dekmantel Podcast 149 - Shawn Rudiman

Despite having a discography that dates back to the last millennium, Pittsburgh’s Shawn Rudiman has never quite enjoyed the spotlight he deserves. His often analog electro and techno manages to be tough but not austere, and it has come under his own name as well as in the duo THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) on a range of boutique labels. He’s a prolific artist who this month looks back on his career with a two disc retrospective, Timespan on Pittsburgh Tracks, that offers largely brand new tracks which “go from base-level warehouse to more cerebral sophistication”. That versatility shows when he lays down one of his mesmeric live shows, as he has done for us in this exclusive new set. It’s just 45 minutes long but packs a lot in, from soul infused Detroit techno to elastic house. Passages of serenity are often followed by a heavily percussive wake-up call or serrated acid line, but never do things feel forced. From dark to light, visceral to beautiful, it has many different moods and is a great reminder of the talents of one of techno’s lesser known stars.

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2. Shawn Rudiman - Live 2 hour set from Mother's Finest Weekender - Berlin 2018

Shawn Rudiman - Live 2 hour set from Mother's Finest Weekender - Berlin 2018

Live recording of an off the cuff-impromtu live set from the MF WEEKENDER 2018 at Griessmuehle in Berlin. right off the mackie cr1604. 2 hours , of midwest mayhem, polluted funk and industrial abrasives. i dont use computers or shit like that, so its raw, ruff and ready.i live wildy, and in the moment with the crowd. we share the fun. ranging from banging acid tracks to weirder minimalistic (almost) house, chordy and groovey hammers, techno funk and detroit-chicago mutations.

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3. SIMPLEXITY

SIMPLEXITY

made only using the roland TR8S only. nothing else. deep, rhythmic .. but light and etheral. more of a state of mind than a track. enjoy.

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4. When The Stars Burn Out

When The Stars Burn Out

an old song i never knew what to do with. i have no idea where this little futuristic, deep, robotic, and spacey love song fits in the musical genres. maybe pop music in 30 years? who knows.. or even cares...enjoy,

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5. wait... don't stop that groove!

wait... don't stop that groove!

not your average techno track. more of a proto techno, synth dance track from the mid to late 80's. mixed like pop track, dance edt. just another infuence of where techno comes from for me. it was extra fun to do. hooks hooks hooks! machines: matrix 6, sp12t, hr 16 with vintage korg set of eproms, ambika, se-1and sequential pro-one. enjoy!

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6. After the shoot

After the shoot

I did this track along time ago now with my friend Lucas Owens. its still amazes me that we actually did it. its one of the favourite things ive ever made or had a hand in making. it almost sounds perfect for use in a film somehow to me. another vault find that i randomly stumbled upon... enjoy. or not.

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7. TECHNOIR AUDIO 10 B inside cut- shawn rudiman "we are electric."

TECHNOIR AUDIO 10 B inside cut- shawn rudiman

seems like this guy isnt on the internet anywhere that i could find.. so i thought i put it on soundcloud. all drums are programmed with no quantize. (played in real time into the mpc3000). all synth lines are also unquantized and played in real time. the guitar parts were played by Luke Mitchell and he killed it! i played the bass and made it a bass loop sample on the mpc, since im not that good of a bass player. it was originally just meant to be a fun test.. but it evolved into a full funk song. ala "dirty mind" era of Prince. i was trying to see if i could get that sound and feel. the strings are a crumar performer. and the vocoding was done via a roland svc350. the hi hats were the hardest thing. it took 3 layers of open and closed hats to get a real feel to the sound. and to get just the right shimmery/slicey timbre to it. not too much rock/not too much funk. right on the border. My Friend Luke Mitchell did all the guitar work. he fucking killed it. i just didnt want this to be left out of the interwebs.:) you can prolly still find this on vinyl .. people slept on this whole record. and especially this song.

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8. GP5YR - Shawn Rudiman [LIVE]

GP5YR - Shawn Rudiman [LIVE]

recorded live @ GP5YR - 4.21.2018

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9. PREMIERE : Shawn Rudiman - Erotique Feedback

PREMIERE : Shawn Rudiman - Erotique Feedback

Pittsburgh resident Shawn Rudiman releases his debut EP on Tresor Records. Titled Autonomic Pilot, it features shifting tables of subliminally orchestral synths and rich drum textures that spawn new voyages. "Erotique Feedback" shows Rudiman honing his focus into what will no doubt be a regular in clubs – a 303-oriented electro trip, a synaptic drive into glittering acid bliss. The studio is Rudiman’s vehicle, the weapon and the balm. From synthetic wonders to dark-warehouse drum missives, "Autonomic Pilot" proves once again Rudiman as a master of his craft. Tresor Records is proud to welcome his new work into the world.

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10. Shawn Rudiman - Clear Visions (TNA-012 AA2)

Shawn Rudiman - Clear Visions (TNA-012 AA2)

Forthcoming from the 2010 "Dark Message" 4-track Vinyl EP, Limited Promos at DEMF

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11. Signals Vol. 4 Sassmouth B2B Shawn Rudiman [ God Particle | 7th City ] CHI / PITT LIVE

Signals Vol. 4 Sassmouth B2B Shawn Rudiman [ God Particle | 7th City ] CHI / PITT LIVE

Signals Vol. 4 Sassmouth B2B Shawn Ruidman [God Particle/7th City I CHI I PITT] - Recorded Live 1/28/17 @ Signal > Noise V. 3.0 Aaron Clark, Sassmouth B2B Shawn Rudiman. Q and A: http://signalnoise585.com/signals/signals-vol-4-sassmouth-shawn-rudiman/

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12. Shawn Rudiman - Dark Message (TNA-012 A1)

Shawn Rudiman - Dark Message (TNA-012 A1)

Forthcoming from the 2010 "Dark Message" 4-track Vinyl EP, Limited Promos at DEMF

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13. BP000 PREVIEW - B2 - Shawn Rudiman & Relative Q - Temporal Displacement

BP000 PREVIEW - B2 - Shawn Rudiman & Relative Q - Temporal Displacement

Preview of Broken Planet cat. no. BP000. Coming soon to wherever fine vinyl records are sold.

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14. Shawn Rudiman - Artificial Soul (TNA-010 A1)

Shawn Rudiman - Artificial Soul (TNA-010 A1)

From the "No Hope, No Fear" EP, Technoir Audio, TNA-010 Limited Hand-Stamped Vinyl

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15. Shawn Rudiman - Too Far Gone (taken from "Autonomic Pilot" - Tresor.311)

Shawn Rudiman - Too Far Gone (taken from

Pittsburgh resident Shawn Rudiman releases his debut EP on Tresor Records. Titled Autonomic Pilot, it features shifting tables of subliminally orchestral synths and rich drum textures that spawn new voyages. A bold approach underlines ‘KNSR’, where saturated acid manipulates the cinematic intent of the brassy synth strokes. Too Far Gone goes for the interstellar, featuring insistent, playful percussion amidst widescreen resonances before resolving into a cerebral workout of Rudiman’s trademark machine funk. ‘Erotique Feedback’ shows Rudiman honing his focus into what will no doubt be a regular in clubs - a 303-oriented electro trip, a synaptic drive into glittering acid bliss. On the B-side, the mind magic of ‘Past The Edge’ shifts outside, bringing a sunrise for those who reinvent the possibilities of the day. ‘Eyes Forward’ is a techno banger, forcefully pointing in the direction of travel and shutting the door behind. Ascending effortlessly, Rudiman motors into essential repetition. ‘Backwards Tomarrows’ brings an industrial feel, almost obscuring melodies and cadences that recalls the galactic innovations of the Detroit sound. The studio is Rudiman’s vehicle, the weapon and the balm. From synthetic wonders to dark-warehouse drum missives, Autonomic Pilot proves once again Rudiman as a master of his craft. Tresor Records is proud to welcome his new work into the world. Tresor.311 releases July 5th on 180g. vinyl and digital.

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16. Shawn Rudiman - Erotique Feedback

Shawn Rudiman - Erotique Feedback

Pittsburgh resident Shawn Rudiman releases his debut EP on Tresor Records. Titled Autonomic Pilot, it features shifting tables of subliminally orchestral synths and rich drum textures that spawn new voyages. A bold approach underlines ‘KNSR’, where saturated acid manipulates the cinematic intent of the brassy synth strokes. Too Far Gone goes for the interstellar, featuring insistent, playful percussion amidst widescreen resonances before resolving into a cerebral workout of Rudiman’s trademark machine funk. ‘Erotique Feedback’ shows Rudiman honing his focus into what will no doubt be a regular in clubs - a 303-oriented electro trip, a synaptic drive into glittering acid bliss. On the B-side, the mind magic of ‘Past The Edge’ shifts outside, bringing a sunrise for those who reinvent the possibilities of the day. ‘Eyes Forward’ is a techno banger, forcefully pointing in the direction of travel and shutting the door behind. Ascending effortlessly, Rudiman motors into essential repetition. ‘Backwards Tomarrows’ brings an industrial feel, almost obscuring melodies and cadences that recalls the galactic innovations of the Detroit sound. The studio is Rudiman’s vehicle, the weapon and the balm. From synthetic wonders to dark-warehouse drum missives, Autonomic Pilot proves once again Rudiman as a master of his craft. Tresor Records is proud to welcome his new work into the world.

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17. Shawn Rudiman - Eyes Foreward

Shawn Rudiman - Eyes Foreward

Pittsburgh resident Shawn Rudiman releases his debut EP on Tresor Records. Titled Autonomic Pilot, it features shifting tables of subliminally orchestral synths and rich drum textures that spawn new voyages. A bold approach underlines ‘KNSR’, where saturated acid manipulates the cinematic intent of the brassy synth strokes. Too Far Gone goes for the interstellar, featuring insistent, playful percussion amidst widescreen resonances before resolving into a cerebral workout of Rudiman’s trademark machine funk. ‘Erotique Feedback’ shows Rudiman honing his focus into what will no doubt be a regular in clubs - a 303-oriented electro trip, a synaptic drive into glittering acid bliss. On the B-side, the mind magic of ‘Past The Edge’ shifts outside, bringing a sunrise for those who reinvent the possibilities of the day. ‘Eyes Forward’ is a techno banger, forcefully pointing in the direction of travel and shutting the door behind. Ascending effortlessly, Rudiman motors into essential repetition. ‘Backwards Tomarrows’ brings an industrial feel, almost obscuring melodies and cadences that recalls the galactic innovations of the Detroit sound. The studio is Rudiman’s vehicle, the weapon and the balm. From synthetic wonders to dark-warehouse drum missives, Autonomic Pilot proves once again Rudiman as a master of his craft. Tresor Records is proud to welcome his new work into the world.

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18. Shawn Rudiman - KNSR

Shawn Rudiman - KNSR

Pittsburgh resident Shawn Rudiman releases his debut EP on Tresor Records. Titled Autonomic Pilot, it features shifting tables of subliminally orchestral synths and rich drum textures that spawn new voyages. A bold approach underlines ‘KNSR’, where saturated acid manipulates the cinematic intent of the brassy synth strokes. Too Far Gone goes for the interstellar, featuring insistent, playful percussion amidst widescreen resonances before resolving into a cerebral workout of Rudiman’s trademark machine funk. ‘Erotique Feedback’ shows Rudiman honing his focus into what will no doubt be a regular in clubs - a 303-oriented electro trip, a synaptic drive into glittering acid bliss. On the B-side, the mind magic of ‘Past The Edge’ shifts outside, bringing a sunrise for those who reinvent the possibilities of the day. ‘Eyes Forward’ is a techno banger, forcefully pointing in the direction of travel and shutting the door behind. Ascending effortlessly, Rudiman motors into essential repetition. ‘Backwards Tomarrows’ brings an industrial feel, almost obscuring melodies and cadences that recalls the galactic innovations of the Detroit sound. The studio is Rudiman’s vehicle, the weapon and the balm. From synthetic wonders to dark-warehouse drum missives, Autonomic Pilot proves once again Rudiman as a master of his craft. Tresor Records is proud to welcome his new work into the world.

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