The article was written because an early autumn techno festival in Csepel. The backbone of the list of performers was provided by a number of new and domestic DJs at home and abroad. I found it sad that these names no longer say anything to my friends, no matter who I mentioned them to. I’ve noticed that the generation gap is widening, older people don’t even really understand what’s going on in abandoned factories these days. More than 10 years ago, the problem was that techno music slowed down. Today, opposing processes take place, the hardtechno and the industrial are loved. We set out to try to make things right. We have collected 10 Hungarian techno DJs who have been in the limelight in the last 1-2 years. Some of them have already started to break up their careers after the pandemic, yet some of them have been invited abroad several times since.

ROT

Where does your artist name come from?

I have always been preoccupied with the parallels between the beautiful and the disgusting things. The new creation with passing away and the beauty of the things that turn the stomach, from this came the ROT, ie rot translated into Hungarian. But to this day, almost all of my music’s titles are related to this topic.

How did your relationship with techno begin?

Growing up on metal, I’ve always loved metallic things that sound harder. After I moved to Budapest, the first stronger party I went was Brvtal with Niki Istrefi and I immediately fell in love with the sound, the people and the scene itself.
Who are your favorite foreign musicians and role models?

Ayarcana has long been my favorite performer in the electronic music genre but there are a few more. Just to name a couple: Scalameriya, Hel.IV, Rorganic, The Empire Line, Öspiel, etc. And since I don’t just like electronic music, It’s not even in the first place. I describe a few others from other genres: Post-Hardcore / Emo: La dispute post-rock: Explosion in the sky / Mogwai / 65daysofstatic Deathcore: Thy Art Is Murder / Infant Annihilator / Angel Maker etc.

In what projects are you in it, where can we hear music?

My own producer / dj stuff called ROT. I do the Pure Hate party series / record label. We are currently working on a new series of events with one of my best friends who has also been organizing events in Budapest for years, and soon the goal will be to bring a little more broken beat/ broken rhythm and slower sound into the nightlife as there are already enough 4 × 4 parties .

What is your goal for the future? Is there a dream venue where you would perform?

I don’t really know what my goal is with my own career, but I do know that Pure Hate’s goal from the beginning is to bring people together in a community where everyone can be themselves and help emerging artists.

Your top 3 current music?

Scalameriya – Juggernaut
Hel.IV – Fin D’un Monde
Rorganic – Vodka in my blood

ПАРАЛИЧ [Paralich]

Where does your artist name come from?

Primarily, ПАРАЛИЧ (Paralich) means Paralysis (Paralics pronounced). I have always been influenced by my immediate environment, during which I mean my friends and family the most. When I chose this artist name, an awful lot of my family members and friends told me they had sleep paralysis lately. Fortunately, I was left out of this circle, I can’t imagine how negative it could be. So I was sitting at home and I already had a certain idea. Most Dj / Producers use English artist names or their own names. That’s exactly what I wanted to avoid. I wanted to come up with a more complicated, interesting, visual artist name. That’s when the Cyrillic alphabet came to mind. After that, it only took a little thought and I found ПАРАЛИЧ just right.

How did your relationship with techno begin?

I remember I got a few bad words from my dad at a very young age that he didn’t understand how I could listen to music all this time all the time (let’s just say that back then Justin Bieber and Hannah Montana and Jonas Brothers were my techno), haha. I was still in dance school back then, living my love for music there, then somehow I grew up, started going to art school (photography), and met a couple of great people who took me to techno parties. But I always felt that something is missing, maybe I found the music too slow? I don’t know, I haven’t figured it out since. But I remember the first time I stated that I wanted to learn to play so I could represent a different kind of sound world at home. After that, unfortunately, a year or two passed, I won’t lie, I didn’t have money for a DJ equipment. I went to school, I took exams, and of course I went to techno parties, punk concerts, etc. I obviously didn’t have time to work full time, and then I finally managed to raise enough money (in 1-2 years) to buy myself a – not the most professional, even – DJ desk that I could use to start my career.

Who are your favorite foreign role models?

I would honestly not say that I have an explicit role model, but rather people who inspire me. For example, whose work and music encouraged me to start on this path as well: VII Circle, Echoes Of October, Trym. I have already invited two of them, and I have not been disappointed in them either as a person or as a musician. These are terribly kind and wonderful people! 😊 This is why it worths to do all this because of such people, experiences.

In what projects are you in it, where can we hear music?

In the summer of 2020, I started a party series called DEAD END, a publisher and management that I run and manage all alone (except for the logos made by Christopher Németh!). I usually perform here, I organize a party once a month, within the framework of the Arsenal, for which I am extremely grateful, because honestly I could not imagine any other venue for these parties than this dusty industrial, factory building.

In addition, I get a couple of more invitations, for example, I have been able to visit Győr twice thanks to Sikztah, which I also thank very much! 🙂 Luckily there is always a place to perform, of course I can’t take everything, given that there are weekends unfortunately when somehow everyone organizes for each other and I get 4-5 invitations for the same day.

Abroad, I recently became a member of the management of the French publisher Demain Kollectiv, and Erotic Sentimentalism of Colombia also invited me to join and manage, and these are huge steps forward for me! 😊

What is your goal for the future? Is there a dream venue where you would perform?

Wow. My main goal is to get my music to as many people as possible, and I mean my own songs and mixes. I am indescribably grateful to the people who see an opportunity in me and feel that I am doing what I do not just out of fashion, but with all my heart and passion. Luckily, every day I get closer to what I want, considering I start November in Bordeaux via Lille and close in Moscow and celebrate my Christmas in Italy with a performance. It means an awful lot to me that they want to hear and have party with my music at more and more foreign venues, and that I have been able to get this far in a year and a half, of which a year has been spent in quarantine. I try to develop and move up, to create better.
Of course, the dream venue will always be, no matter how trite, Berghain, Tresor – but I would love to perform anywhere in Berlin. Also, even Possession parties are very inviting. I hope that sooner or later these will happen too! 🙂

Your top 3 current music?

My top three current music is not Techno at all, but I would still list it

Funkadelic – Maggot Brain
Randez Vous – Euroshima
Amyl and The Sniffers – Guided by Angels

TAMAS SZABO

Where does your artist name come from?

I thought if Thomas Sabo could run into the world of jewelers… Aside from joking, my first performance arrived sooner than I could have think about an artist name, so it seemed obvious. I thought that if it will be necessary, then you would change it over time in the future, but I didn’t feel the urge to do that yet. I try to devote more energy and time to musical work out of my hands than to formalities.

How did your relationship with techno begin?

It all started 2.5 years ago, I remember the date exactly, it was February 8, 2019, Matador was playing in the Main Hall of the Akvárium. It was the first event of its kind in my life, I will never forget, for me, nightlife showed a whole new face of fun. After that, I soon got to know the performers who had a significant impact on my current world of sound as well.
As far as the music career is concerned, in the summer of 2019, it first occurred to me how could it feels to control those who want to have fun, while you identify with them, and then came a message – I will never forget – in which my friend Gábor Gőgh offered the first date, September 19, to the Secret Room in Budapest. From here, too, I would like to express my gratitude and gratitude to you!

Who are your favorite foreign musicians and role models?

Of the foreigners, Dax J is the absolute role model for me, and if we look at the domestic scene, I see Sikztah as a role model.

In what projects are you in it, where can we hear music?

Most often in my “home,” the Secret Room, I go to Purple Noise and Requiem events. I recently took part in The Etiket series in Győr, in the Dinamo Event Hall, and if everything is true, we will meet there as well in the future! If we stay in Budapest, you can meet me at the Arzenál, Aether and Octopus program boards – for sure, we have a few more surprises in store for you with a few organizers, including those with whom we have not yet worked together in the past. My current sound world is less suitable in many places where I’ve played before, so some new, “underground” place will come to the fore in the future.

What is your goal for the future? Is there a dream venue where you would perform?

I want to reach the highest level I can get out of myself with the right humility, patience and perseverance. I always try to surpass the previous one with every set, to show something new, to give as much as possible of myself to the audience.

Your top 3 current music?

Burden – Rotten Skin
D.A.V.E. The Drummer – Hydraulix 13.5A
and these days I got an unreleased track from KEYO, “Kick Into Your Ass,” it’s worth following its release, for me It”s absolutely # 1

Indirect Movement

Where does your artist name come from?

The artist name is personal, only those closest to me know where it came from.
How did your relationship with techno begin?

One of my acquaintances taught me how to play, but they had old players (cdj-1000) that only worked with cds and the cds had only techno. That’s where the love started.

Who are your favorite foreign musicians and role models?

Currently, maybe D.Dan, of course the eternal favorite Oscar Mulero and perhaps my biggest personal favorite is Stanislav Tolkachev.

In what projects are you in it, where can we hear music?

I do Abstract Collectiva, which is a series organized in Flashback, you can hear me most often here, and you can still catch me sometimes in Dinamo in Győr.

What is your goal for the future? Is there a dream venue where you would perform?

For me, my goal is a bit commonplace, I want to move to Berlin in 5 years as a DJ and producer. However, the only real goal is to be able to work within the music industry, it’s really the only thing that makes me to live. There may not be a dream venue, there are a lot of places where I would like to play music, of course Berghain is among them. Also, as an organizer at home, I have a lot of plans, now I’m going to post a schedule for the first half of 2022 soon, I’m getting a lot of good stuff done.

Your top 3 current music?

It’s a very catchy question, I don’t even know how to give an exact answer to this, but I say three, which are in my sets these days.

Kessell – Impulse Noise
Olga Joseph – Monikin Rizek
Oscar Mulero – Generator

dtnb.

Where does your artist name come from?

In 2019 I was invited to play at an event, but I had no artist name yet. I asked one of my former colleagues during work whether he had any ideas. He picked 4 letters of my full name, told me to mix them up, so I put them backwards and searched Google to see whether there was another DJ/producer called ‘dtnb’. I haven’t found anyone, also I liked this format so I kept it since then.

How did your relationship with techno begin?

I hadn’t heard of this genre for a long time, but I was always interested in music and curious about what’s out there. I used to ask people I met what they were listening to​ and someone sent me the track Milk from Moderat. I was amazed how it could trigger emotions without any vocals or drastic changes; how monotonous, yet not boring it is, even though I couldn’t tell what was actually happening in it. So I became pretty obsessed with finding music like that. I remember browsing events in Budapest, searching the artists on Youtube, but I was always stuck in a loop by the algorithm of the recommendations every time. Later my sister’s friends (the INDIVIDUUM team) taught me a lot and they showed me tracks and artists I still love, which I am very grateful for. Then I started going out more, even if I had to go by myself. One time I went out to see LAU, who played in a way that was new and fascinating to me, and this feeling made me go to one of her DJ workshops. After that she recommended many more interesting events, so thanks to her I could broaden my horizons.

Who are your favorite foreign musicians and role models?

First of all I’d like to mention Nikita Zabelin. He is a great producer, a label head and radio show curator as well. He is always featuring amazing and not exclusively famous, but even lesser-known artists I could get to know because of him. Also his mixes are versatile, genrefluid and have a great flow every time; I usually relisten to them many times.

Currently my favourite DJ is Etapp Kyle, because his musical style is very close to mine and he mixes with such advanced techniques that make me watch all of his mixes available on Youtube – at least once. Also I have learnt a lot from DJRUM, Daria Kolosova, The Lady Machine, Helena Hauff, Bjarki, François X, Dagga, JASSS, VEL, DJ Spit, Newa, Nene H, Bambounou, DJ Pete about how to mix smoothly.

There are a lot of producers I look up to and who have only released music that I love: Cratan / Developer, Clouds, Luke Slater, Blawan, DVS1, James Ruskin, Anthony Tring, CRAVO, RONY, Lowchord, Rene Wise, VIL, Leiras, Casual Treatment, Omon Breaker, Destroy, Tremor, Stef Mendesidis, Freddy K, Thanos Hana, Werfol, Roteker, Keta Caviar, Tino, Johannes Astrup, Dax J, LDS, Lag, Stranger / Tafkamp, ​​Alarico, Temudo, Tensal, Marcal, Vladimir Dubyshkin, CPSL, D.Dan, Deniro, Rove Ranger, Otone, Öspiel, Surgeon, Arkan, Locked Club, Ryan James Ford.

In what projects are you in it, where can we hear music?

We started the nice collective with manü more than a year ago, we organise events and manage a label. Since January 2020 we are sharing mixes and live acts on our Soundcloud channel every month, and our first VA came out in May, making me extremely proud to be connected to such music, and the same applies in connection to our next VA, which will be released very soon.

Recently I got the opportunity to start my own event series at Központ ‘Eclectic Therapy’, which I am very happy for. I can invite my own guests or play by myself all night long, which both I always really enjoy at such a place I always loved.

Your top 3 current music?

(hardest question of them all for sure)

Axeev

Where does your artist name come from?

As early as the age of 13, my foster father and I tried to remix his song ‘Martin Garrix – Animals’ because I didn’t agree with that certain door-knocking Big Room sound that went often at the time. We made or rather he made the remix, then the question arose as to what the title should be. My father snapped, ” “Axeev Remix!”!” he probably combined this from my name, Alexeev Alex, all of a sudden, but I found it embarrassing when I was little. Years later, when the naming took place, only that one name popped in as an option, I immediately liked it! That’s how Axeev became my artist name.

How did your relationship with techno begin?

From the beginning, so to speak, from my childhood, electronic music attracted me, so I always had a kind of tingling in the techno half. The first big hit came at a (Tilos rádió) event back in 2018, which set off an avalanche and we started going to techno parties on a regular basis. We enthusiastically analyzed each DJ set, we wanted to figure out exactly what makes techno techno. I’ve got closer and closer to deciphering it to this day.

Who are your favorite foreign musicians and role models?

It’s not a question for me, PERC! We once saw that there would be a party at Dürer where 2 foreign performers were also invited, we checked it out at home, we liked both. We thought we’d check, but we didn’t expect anything extra. In the middle of the party we already felt that it was worth coming, but then came Perc… I remember half way home as we looked at each other without a word and only asked each other on the tram, “what was that?” It was then that it became clear to me that this was the direction I was looking for. He has been my number one role model ever since. I talked to him on Instagram, he explained how his setup is built and how he does it, later I also based the structure of my own set on this.

In what projects are you in it, where can we hear music?

You may have met me at the first event of the Trinity series recently, I’m sure you can count on me later on there. In September, I was invited to join the newly formed Disorder team, and we regularly pump the pace up. What is your goal for the future? Is there a dream venue where you would perform? I have a great desire to appear at Perc Trax and perform at the Awakenings Festival.

Your top 3 current music?

Ax-Mama I’ve been thinking a lot about what the casual theme might be that would be in people’s minds on a regular basis and meanwhile have an interesting effect at a party. That’s how “Mama” jumped in, which I think might be interesting for many to hear back while dancing. Believe it or not, this music was inspired by Bjarki – I Wanna Go Bang.

Axeev – Süss fel nap… When I remembered this folk song, I knew I had to remix it so I could play(spin) it in the morning.

Axeev – BULI! – EP I made this track half a day before a performance, basically in trances style, but I felt I had to make a techno version of it, so the two versions were created. I got into this project in a similar way to “Nape Dalok”, but I started this to be completely serious and not just for Hungarians.


aestetik

Where does your artist name come from?

In 2016, it inspired me to start writing music and the word ‘aesthetic’ was around everywhere. This became the aestetik. How did your relationship with techno begin? In 2019, I went to an illegal rave and I liked it so much that I felt I must deal with it.

Who are your favorite foreign musicians and role models?

Chlär, Bours ?, Shlømo

In what projects are you in it, where can we hear music?

I am a one of the main members of RÉV.zrt, an EP will be released in December, 4 tracks from 5 great producers. And in January, there will be a VA with plenty of performers. And my own musics constantly appear.

What is your goal for the future? Is there a dream venue where you would perform?

As many foreign performances as possible, I will be playing outside of Hungary in Munich for the first time in December. And the dream locations; Possession, Berghain.

Your top 3 current music?

Alignment – 1992
The Chronics – Lady Red
4000HZ – Gun Fingers


Kamafaka

Where does your artist name come from?

Kamafaka comes from my name, Kamilla. It was my username on several platforms, before i started to play on decks. So when I started djing, it was already clear that I was using this because a lot of people already knew it.
How did your relationship with techno begin?

I went through a lot of music genres as a kid, alternative rock, hip hop, dnb, dubstep then came techno. Of course, I also found the lighter variety first, and then as I got more and more into it and got to more and more parties, it developed pretty slowly what I really like. But that is constantly changing. I play a whole different thing than I did a year ago when I started.

Who are your favorite foreign musicians and role models?

Krtm’s music was one of my biggest inspirations when he came to Budapest I think 2 years ago, I felt for the first time that once I start, that’s exactly what I want to play. Since then, I have met a lot of performers, i like each of them for different reasons and they each motivates me for different reasons, a few examples: Rikhter, ØRGIE, Cassie Raptor, Rorganic, Neagles, Cltx, Caravel, Métaraph, my friends are Rot, and aesztetik but I often follow not performers but publishers.

In what projects are you in it, where can we hear music?

I’ve had the good fortune to work with a lot of fantastic teams lately, the last date was Sunday (31st) at KINK. Wonderful audience and atmosphere, photos and videos banned so everyone enjoyed the moment🙂 My own projects are the NoFear parties, where you are sure to always find it! Our small team was formed more than half a year ago, the inspiration came from Technokool, he came to me and Akác with the idea.

What is your goal for the future? Is there a dream venue where you would perform?

My goal is mostly self-realization and to find myself 100%. Looking back on how much everything has changed in just this 1 year, I can’t wait to see what happens next. But, for example, on a floating stage somewhere near the Canary Islands or perhaps in a ruined abandoned castle i would love to play. I would say that a specific goal would be to make my own music but in the future a HÖR Berlin would not be bad either. it depends on the work and the energy, they always has its fruits!

Your top 3 current music?

Rorganic-I Take Possession Of You
KØZLØV- She Wants You To Go
Harder Bollmann- Prime Nexus
and +1 for too many favorites: Sugababes-Push The Button (DJ G2G EDIT)


IPAR

Where does your artist name come from?

The IPAR came about 2 years ago, before that I printed under a different name, which I think is better for everyone to have forgotten. One of my buddies posted an industrial / hardcore mix called hogy ipari techno és kemény mag podcast (industrial techno and hard core podcast). I looked at it and was so sure I didn’t even understand why no one else had used it so far.
How did your relationship with techno begin?

Before techno, I was more in drum and bass feeling, I didn’t really listen to techno, I found it boring, but I have say I never really dig myself into it. Then an acquaintance of mine showed me an acid track which I really liked. The funny thing is that at first I listened to hardters, acidcoret, mentalcoret and such 180+ bpm things, only after that I found the kind of technora I still like.

Who are your favorite foreign musicians and role models?

Jaëss, TRBL, Alignment and Julian Muller. It’s the more emotional, yet meanwhile hard sound world that’s what I want to achieve once, too.

In what projects are you in it, where can we hear music?

What I think is the most significant is RÉV.zrt. The publisher is currently being done by three of us, Aesztetik,, Ezer and me. Various artists ’albums and EPs also come out with us on a regular basis, and now we’ve become quite popular, my track from the latest VA for my suprise was bought by ØTTA, but we’ve also received support from Paula Temple in recent weeks. Now we will have a couple of collabs and our own event after a few months of skipping, it will be worth watching, you will surely find me on these.

What is your goal for the future? Is there a dream venue where you would perform?

There are a couple of publishers where I would really like my music to appear sooner or later, such as. RAW and Hardest Soft. I would also like to put together a live set and switch the “cdjs” to turntables, this is already underway, but still the music of the future. And among the clubs are Fuse in Brussels and Bassiani in Georgia, which I would be very happy to take one day.

Your top 3 current music?

From TRBL is Dream Sine, from Clair is U&I and from Valura is Lyte which I have been listening to relly much in the last few weeks, and I plan to play as well.

Korcs

Where does your artist name come from?

It arrived quite spontaneously, I have already given this to some places as a username before. On the other hand, I am sure that they called me this in the early years of primary school.

How did your relationship with techno begin?

I have been producing for 4 years, at first only on a hobby level, make it for fun, otherwise I didn’t like electronic music at all before. And my relationship with techno has been around for about 2 years, I really tried to make a techno track out of curiosity, and I realized that so far I can put the most energy into music through this genre, and it’s the easiest to build on.

Who are your favorite foreign musicians and role models?

I get inspirations relatively mixed and without limits, so I don’t get stuck with a person either. If I have to say somebody then: Clausthome, Corpo-Mente Annanan, Aphex Twin is quite inspiring. At an even younger age, I showed great and closed interest in extreme musical trends.

In what projects are you in it, where can we hear music?

I’ve been wanting to release an EP on Soundcloudon for a long time, it’s been planned for a while. Anyway, I keep working on tracks, I have a lot of unfinished business, I often just do it as spending time without a momentary goal, later of course I use loops or other parts from them. In addition, I work on projects related to my profession, which is graphics, I try to reconcile the two somehow.

What is your goal for the future? Is there a dream venue where you would perform?

My specific goal has not yet been established, I would like to continue my studies at university for the time being, and what I have just mentioned, I am trying to bring music and visual art together in the future. And I don’t have a specific dream location either, in fact, anything can come where the acoustics are good, I like the brutalist construction style, rooms, cellars, I like to play in such places.

Your top 3 current music?

Easter – The Heat
Buzi Kisfiúk – Kinyírom magam & Goodbye cruel world
Micro Colossal – Ones And Zeros