Rediscovered _ Interview With Kiazma

Kiazma _ 4

Did you do a radio show for a while? Are you still doing it?

Yeah, that was during my first year of University for the school’s student radio station. Back then I was primarily playing deep DnB and Dubstep. It was a nice outlet for me, as I had just gotten started with both production and mixing and couldn’t find many gigs in the area for that kind of music. I stopped after a few months, as my freetime was better spent working on tracks, but it was definitely a fun thing to do.

Would you mind giving us an insight into some of the tracks that you’ve included in your mix?

This is actually the first formal mix I’ve put together since returning from my break. I primarily wanted to include some of my favourite tracks I’ve come across in the last several months as I started discovering and diving into techno. I tried to explore a bit and showcase the different sounds I really enjoy – while I dig the aggressive, industrial side of techno, I also love the hypnotic Berlin-influenced sound. There are several tracks made by Midwest producers, and some friends of mine, too – Interferon, 138, Doubt, Auscultation and FOANS. I also included a few recent unreleased tracks of my own.

Have you released much Jackson? I see you were doing some ambient stuff there a while back?

Most of it has never left my harddrive, or is hiding on my Soundcloud to be honest!

Over the last year when I was distanced from dance music, I really got into ambient, especially guys like Tim Hecker and Ben Frost. As a result I put together a few ambient tracks during last Summer, though I haven’t tried making anything similar for quite some time.

That means that some new Techno is coming down the line soon, eh? Haha!

I’ve been working on quite a bit of new material. So far most of the tracks are still staying under wraps, as I’m reaching out to labels, but a few of them are in the mix!

We’re coming to the end. Looking forward to the mix Jackson and will definitely be keeping an ear on what is coming out next for you.



Music production and history are my biggest passions in life. Though people often say that Techno is faceless and should be about the music blah, blah, blah.. I believe in the need to document the people and stories behind it. Techno is a very small world in reality and I think it needs a proper resource. I hope that everyone who is interested in Techno finds this blog accessible in terms of the way that it is written. I personally prefer to hear the artists voice as loud as the music and never enjoy synopsised and pasteurised versions of old conversation; the sort that's peppered with the occasional quote here and there.

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