With just half a dozen 12” releases since their inception back in 2007, Ancient Methods (the label and act) have already placed a significant stamp on the picture of techno today. Using his long running experience as a resident DJ at Tresor Club Berlin, Ancient Methods began to produce in 2005, forging a sound that some have described as ‘pitch black techno war funk’. While not an anonymous project, like some may believe, Ancient Methods feel comfortable to be viewed just through their music, rather than through any additional data or manifesto that is often expected in today’s information hungry world.
I first discovered Ancient Methods music via live shows by Regis & Surgeon. Ancient Methods have worked closely with one of my favourite music blogs, known for it’s love of techno.
Boomkat’s description of ancient methods’ music perfectly sums up what you can expect from their ELECTRONIC EXPLORATIONS mix:
‘pitch black techno war funk’
Just a warning. this mix is pretty fucking brutal. so be prepared, you have been warned… for me and I’m assuming the guys over at MNML SSGS, this is techno at its very best – raw and powerful, without sacrificing quality or care (in the words of MNML SSGS themselves).