Meet BATES BELK III, aka BB3, an American producer and sound designer with a unique view on dance music. After a long spanning corporate career in New York, he made the bold move to Berlin earlier this year. A visa gives him the freedom to experiment, connect with fellow artists of various disciplines, and to work on his long anticipated debut album.
Whereas Techno is a genre that is mostly instrumental, Bates ambitions to make music with a message. He introduces a philosophical thinking to the dance floor with his approach to a philosophical Trichotomy on life featured on two new EPs entitled the Life Trichotomy EP an the Life Trichotomy Reincarnated EP. The latter contains songs from the Life Trichotomy EP that have been remixed by other artists including underground American Techno pioneer Abe Duque and American Hip Hop and Techno futurist Astrolith.
Bates: “Like many major philosophers such as Plato, Plotinus, Aquinas, Kant, Socrates, Hegel and Freud who have put forth philosophical principles in groups of three, I wanted to follow that principle with my take on Techno. Each of the two EPs contain three songs conveying life lessons from the beginning of life, the middle of life and the end of life.
The first song in the Trichotomy, entitled Inception, communicates the importance of not holding back at the beginning of life. Take chances while you’re young and don’t be timid with your choices. Don’t be afraid to fail.
The second song in the Trichotomy, entitled Transformation, communicates the importance of being in control as one moves through life. You will have positive and negative experiences throughout. Yet, you are the only one to give these a proper place.
And the third and final song in the Trichotomy, entitled Culmination, communicates the importance of letting oneself be free as one prepares for one’s next lifetime at the end of a current life. By the time I reach “Culmination” in terms of living and breathing, I want to be able to, in my head, know I took as many risks as I could, that I was advanced enough as a human to question the norm, that I could relate to as many different human lives and their journeys as much as possible, that I was able to forgive and that I was prepared for my next adventure.
I’m incredibly fortunate that I am able to leave the US, that I’m strong enough to pick up and move to a new country and environment as I continue to push myself creatively. Berlin is filled with many many many talented people that I am learning from, that I am collaborating with and that are contributing to my art. It’s a community that is filled with like-minded artists for me and I’m going to soak it in while it lasts! It’s the perfect place to finish my debut album and certainly less intense than New York. I felt I really needed that change. When the album is finished, it should feel like a futuristic film soundtrack with varying BPMs and orchestral arrangements. Ultimately I envision to having a full blown stage show for this project complete with custom visuals and a live orchestra.”
‘LIFE TRICHOTOMY’ EP IS NOW AVAILABLE ON BEATPORT
About BB3 Dynamics
Bates Belk III, i.e., BB3, is a global producer and sound designer, currently based out of Berlin, Germany, whose high energy, boundary-pushing songs and remixes have moved international audiences on dance floors in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and states side audiences in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Miami. He is also the founder of BB3 Dynamics Music Productions (www.BB3Dynamics.com). BB3 Dynamics previous music releases include OUTTASIGHT, It’s in the Mind, Bionic Power (Pushing Harder, Jumping Higher), Cosmic Kenny, Danger with a Stranger and Get Me to the Disco.
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Buuk’s Adrenaline-Fuelled EP Is Making People Move Their Feet
Echtraí is a new Techno label from electronic music collective B-Haus that is fostering an admirable presence with its first release. I’m referring in particular to Buuk‘s EP, ‘Vector’ which is already bringing all people to their feet to dance.
Besides, this adrenaline-fuelled material includes three heavy-hitting bangers, “Vector,” “Contemplate,” and “2000,” all of them unleashing driving energy.
Likewise, you can distinguish pounding rhythms designed to destroy any club’s sound system.
Just be ready to get transported into deep dark grooves and trippy tones from another realm.
Broadly speaking, its use of punchy sounds and repetition normally runs at 137 BPM. Plus, everything has been processed in a minimalistic style without the use of prominent vocal samples.
Certainly, Buuk shares his devotion to the four-to-the-floor beat on “Vector,” while delivering some peak-time Techno bomb to the masses. Also, it should be mentioned that “Contemplate” will leave you in a trance-like state, immersing yourself in a hypnotizing experience.
Perhaps, the biggest highlight is the third track which encompasses an old-school ravey approach inspired by the early 2000s.
But don’t worry too much about the differences between tracks because in an integral fashion it feels like an ecstatic journey.
What are you waiting for?… Hit the play button and enjoy.
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FOVOS Releases New 90s-Inspired Modern Techno Banger, “Pure”
New Zealanders FOVOS have made hard-hitting Techno and House tracks their namesake, and their newest release “Pure” certainly doesn’t disappoint. Upon first listen, it’s clear that the title is meant to represent pure underground sound, with driving and minimal bass lines that are meant for dark clubs and certainly aren’t for the faint of heart. As heard in their recent singles “Platia” and “Under Pressure,” FOVOS draws on inspiration from the old school raves of the 90s, bringing a dose of nostalgia with a modern twist. Whether you’re looking for your next festival anthem or after-hours banger, look no further than “Pure.”
“We’re so keen to get this dirty underground track out there. Pure takes heavy inspiration from old-school 90s raves and tries to bring that vibe into a modern techno banger. The track features a 90s-inspired vocal sample, tearing synths, and grooving bassline that’s sure to get any dancefloor moving.” — FOVOS
FOVOS began their artist adventure back in 2020 and throughout the midst of a global pandemic, have been hard at work producing music that speaks to the heart of the underground. Even early in their career, they’ve already been supported by Alok, AC Slater, Cloverdale, Dr. Fresch, Eli & Fur, Joel Corry, Kryder, Martin Ikin, and MASTERIA, to name a few. The duo has already been off to a strong start in 2022, while “Platia” continues their momentum. FOVOS have more music lined up for 2022 on the likes of Lee Foss’ Repopulate Mars, Insomniac, Barong Family, and more. Stay tuned for many more dancefloor-worthy tracks from these two.
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Techno & Electronica Producer NHOAH Shares “The Whistle”
In many cultures, whistling or making whistling noises in the morning is thought to attract good luck, good things, or good spirits. Rave sounds mixed with melodic Techno elements are the main ingredients of this banger called “The Whistle.”
Tracks by NHOAH are supported by renowned DJs such as: Who Made Who, Digitalism, Rebūke, Mark Broom, Sister Bliss / Faithless, Paco Osuna, NANCY Live, TSHA, Roger Sanchez, Nicole Moudaber, Freejak, Little Fritter, Ramiro Lopez, Paco Osuna, Auntie Flo, Olderic, John Digweed, Kryder, Danny Rampling, Roger Sanchez, Tocadisco, Dan Hayes, Motez, Generik, Franco De Mulero, VONDA7, Sugarstarr, and Henry Saiz.
NHOAH has made his name as a producer, composer, DJ, mixing engineer, and record label owner. To his core, NHOAH is devoted to creative culture and its inhabitants. He was the cover feature at MIXMAG BR and also drew recognition from leading music publications such as Resident Advisor, Quietus, TRAX Mag, Clash Magazine, PopMatters, Magnetic Magazine, Data Transmission, The Arts Desk, MTV London and Electronic Groove as well as airplay on BBC 6 Nemone’s Electric Ladyland. He performed a live video on a suspended glass stairway on the Dachstein Glacier called ‘ Stairway To Nothingness – Glacier Concert’ as well as a ‘ Live Set In A Storm In A Wall-less Skyscraper’, both of
which premiered via BE-AT TV and has racked up over a million views across streaming platforms to date.
NHOAH has worked alongside the producers of The Eurythmics, Depeche Mode, and Bronski Beat’s Larry Steinbachek, and his album Tangowerk was nominated for the German Record Critics’ Award Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik.