Wehbba ‘Square Two’

From solid upbeat techno to deep electro influenced beats, our man in Brazil presents an exceptionally enjoyable record of two halves.

Around the world in 80 labels: Tronic – Christian Smith

European techno stalwart Christian Smith expounds on running Tronic for nearly two decades, working with John Selway, and re-releasing the likes of Carl Craig.

One world under a groove: An interview with Christian Smith

International house and techno DJ, Tronic bossman, and the producer who remixed Underworld’s Dark & Long. Christian Smith expounds on a life lived globally.

Underworld ‘Dark and Long (Christian Smith remixes)’

Tronic bossman and European techno hero has his way with the Underworld cut from 1994, bringing the progressive house anthem up to date without ruining it.

Dosem ‘Origin b/w Freed’

Tronic welcomes the man we fell in love with after his recent album, Dosem, who delivers a slice of big room, synth heavy techno and dark, ethereal and brooding progressive house.

Christian Smith to remix classic Underworld cut

The techno don will deliver an update on the classic 1994 cut with two new treatments available on Tronic, just in time for the last Bank Holiday of summer. How’s that for timing?

Guest Chart – Stacey Pullen

Do we really need to provide an introduction here? Innovator of Second Wave Detroit, pupil of Messrs Saunderson, May and Atkins, all round solid but soulful record spinner with exceptional taste… cutting to the chase, here’s some recommendations from Stacey Pullen.

Wehbba ‘Full Circle Remixes’

Brazil’s Rudolfo Wehba allows a few friends from Christian Smith’s Tronic imprint to re-work his Full Circle album of last year, with the label boss, 2000 and One, Psycatron, Samuel L. Session, Joseph Capriati, Peter Horrevort and more on remix duties.

Sebrok & Tassilo ‘Maschine (& Sian Rmx)’

So this is Tresor resident Sebrok and Tassilo Ippenberger of Pan Pot appearing on Christian Smith’s Tronic imprint. If you can imagine what that sounds like, you’re probably not too far off the mark: dark techno driving with some urgency.

Marc Romboy ‘Overture’

It’s with something of a death synth that the latest from this German techno producer turned dance music A&R builds out of Christian Smith’s Tronic stable. And we really do mean build.