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Cysxe – Cabron

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Jay Zoney – Limitless (James Kelley’s Against the Clock Remix)

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JAK & Seqwenzer “Super Oxide” Video

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JGarrett – Fuel Core Recovery (Sean Deason Remix)

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So long 2014!

So we bid adieu to 2014 and what a year!

February saw the release of Subspec’s very first vinyl 12”, featuring Hardfloor’s stellar remix of Jay Zoney’s ‘The Meltdown’ on the A-side with B-side support from Symplx ‘Back To Dat’ and Countered ‘Telegraph.’ The record came out to quite a bit of coverage and support from some serious heavy hitters in the Techno world. This year the rest of the release line up continued to be tighter than ever with a total of nine digital releases from Vancouver locals Jay Zoney, Tomas Jirku as well as Portland’s JAK & Seqwenzer, and Cysxe who joins us from somewhere outside our solar system (or possibly Belgium) as well as my own JGarrett and Countered projects.

Subspec continued on its mission of delivering quality tracks from across the spectrum of Techno, from Acid to Dub and even left field work like Tomas Jirku’s “The Perpetual Mind” EP which pays tribute to Vancouver Industrial heavyweights Skinny Puppy.

In 2014 we had some phenomenal remixes come in from Brendon Moeller, Sean Deason, James Kelley, Uun, LilRoj, and Thegn, who brought awesome, new perspectives to the originals. We’re incredibly honored to be able to release the music we get from artists who hit us up and the remixers who lend their talents to put their spin on our artists’ material.

A huge thanks to the many artists who have spun and charted Subspec releases this year, we’re humbled to see so many artists that we really respect and admire sharing enthusiasm and kind words for what we’re doing.

On the event front we kept things a little quieter this year than the previous couple of years, but we hosted two Movement pre-parties in Vancouver in March and May with Drumcell, Project 313, and Raíz. All the acts blew the roof off of the venues. Big thanks to the headliners who killed it at those shows as well as DJ Noah (in a versus set with JGarrett) and Sleepwalker who helped hold down the opening slots. In October we threw a more intimate event with Minneapolis Techno duo Complicit, who shook Pub 340 to the rafters. On Halloween we collaborated with Body Politic to throw ‘It Came from the Underground: Techno Terror’ which was a ton of fun… most of the acts on the bill were doing double-duty as DJs and Live PA that night, which kind of kept everyone on their toes.

In May Jay Zoney and I played a special one-off back-to-back Live PA set at The Works in Detroit at Droid and Blank Code’s Interface/Scene official Movement after party… following Kyle Geiger and Dustin Zahn. To be booked that bill along with Regis, Cell Injection, Project 313, John Templeton, Pinion, Joel Morgan and other great artists was incredible. It was a magical moment in a weekend of incredible music. Movement always feels like a family reunion and the love we felt that weekend was second to none.

In 2014, Jay Zoney, Subspec’s Events Manager, launched his new imprint Eternal Drive Recordings. He has already put out several really strong EPs featuring great original material and strong remixes. I highly recommend checking it out… including my own ’Monochrome Pusher’ EP with remixes from Luis Flores and Jay. The Luis Flores remix is hot enough to warp steel.

2015 is shaping up to another strong year for Subspec. In March we’ll be releasing our second vinyl release via a split 12” with Rennie Foster’s RFMusic label along with a great EP from Italy’s Bosh featuring remixes from Brendon Moeller, DJ ESP/Woody McBride and JGarrett. New releases from John Massey and Todd Normandy are also in the works. Look for these and other releases and news from Subspec in the coming months.

Thanks to the international and local Techno communities for the support and helping provide the fuel to keep the fire burning.

There are so many crews and individuals to call out and thank that I’d be sitting here for a week. Know that you’re in our thoughts and we’re sending good vibes for 2015.

Here’s to some solid Peace, Love, Techno, and House in 2015!

Josh Garrett
Subspec Music

New videos posted

We’ve just posted five new full length, high-quality video track previews on the Subspec YouTube channel.

  • JGarrett – Fuel Core Recovery (Sean Deason Remix)
  • JGarrett – Ten Hour Horizon
  • Tomas Jirku – The Perpetual Mind
  • Countered – Kikkit (Part A)
  • Cyste – Cabron
  • Jay Zoney – Limitless (James Kelley’s Against the Clock Remix)

Check out Jay Zoney’s latest videos on his channel as well:

Jay Zoney on YouTube.



Jay Zoney – Analog is out!

Jay Zoney’s latest EP is out now! With support from Alex Einz, Benoit/Tsugi, Fury Division, JAK, Justin Schumacher, Raíz, Rennie Foster, Sean Deason, Tomi Chair, and more. Some selected feedback:

Sean Deason – Bangin’, funky, and bangin’ again! This is an excellent bangin’ release! Did I mention that it’s BANGIN’?

Raíz – that dirty groove on filtered Out hits !

Justin Schumacher – ill tunes….Analog is spacious and tripped out, Filtered Out is just disgusting. Great release!!!!

JAK – Analog is a great tune. Def one of my fav tracks by Jay to date.

Alex Einz – Analog is great,support!

Rennie Foster – This is dope. I will def be playing.

Jay has carved out a reputation with peak our roof burners, but ‘Analog’ takes a different approach. His signature methods of morphing grooves is applied to a more minimal template. At their core Analog and Filtered Out are raw jacking, tracky workouts. Both tracks are stripped down to their vital components… that classic sound of TR 808 and TR-909 drum machines and simple, repetitive analog grooves combine to create tracks that are infectious and compelling, but meaty enough to keep the heads interested too. ‘Analog’ works a wriggling analog line over a simple bass line all secured to a solid 808 anchor. ‘Filtered Out’ is no compromise, deep in darkness Techno. These are high-iron, high-fibre supplements for discerning DJ crates.


The Subspec Shop is back!

The Subspec Shop is back online and open for business! We’ve just relaunched it with our first 12″ ‘The Power of Hydrogen’ featuring Jay Zoney ‘The Meltdown (Hardfloor Remix),’ Symplx ‘Back To Date’ and Countered ‘Telegraph (Vinyl Edit)’ now available directly from Subspec. And we’ve got Subspec logo t-shirts to help keep you warm and modest as we head into the Fall!


JGarrett’s Extrasolar is out now!

JGarrett’s latest EP Extrasolar is out now at Beatport, What People Play, Juno Download, TrackItDown, iTunes, and many other stores!

Previews and feedback can be found on the release page.

The EP features four original tracks of heavy, sic-fi Techno that have earned support from: Aaron Nesbit, Alex Einz, Andreas-Tek, Angel Molina, The Automatic Message, benoit/tsugi, BLACKsmith, Blank Code, Bobby Dowell, Brendon Moeller, Bruno Ledesma, Bryan Zentz, Chris Page, Dance Floor Mayhem, Daniel Yanov, Noprofit, Dave Ellesmere, DJ Gr:uwe, DJ Manos, Dr Hoffmann, Drumcell, Dubit, Electrorites, Eomac, Evan Toutz, Flug, Forest People, Frank Savio, Fury Division, Gary Beck, Ged Lever, Gruener Starr, Ixel, JAK, Jan Underwood, John Massey, Justin Schumacher, Kelvin On, Ketch, Let’s Go Outside, Loso, Mattias Fridell, Michael Tyralla, Milkplant, Miss Innocent, The Noise Gate, Orde Meikle (Slam), Paul Nazca, Pedro Delgardo, Rennie Foster, Revy, Robin Banks, Ryuji Takeuchi, Samuli Kemppi, Sean Deason, Sone, Speedy J, Tomas Jirku, Tommy Four Seven, Trysh Alexander, Uun, Van Czar, Vegim, W Daniels, XHEI

Select feedback:

Alex Einz – Ten Hour Horizon is very good work

Brendon Moeller – J in top form here. extrasolar and ten hour horizon are spectacular

Bryan Zentz – really nice. extrasolar for the pounder, ten hour horizon for the headybizness. thanks!

Tommy Four Seven – Feeling Extrasolar, thanks

Angel Molina – “nice timeless techno tracks, ‘Ten Hour Horizon’ does for me at 1st listening, very into this mental stuff. thanks.”

Drumcell – ten hour is bad ass

Gary Beck – hey guys nice one on the fuel core track!