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.
Web – http://www.bb3dynamics.com
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Instagram – http://instagram.com/bb3dynamics
SoundCloud – http://soundcloud.com/bb3-dynamics
Italian Techno DJ Recovering After Being Stabbed By His Own Father
Italian Techno DJ Joseph Capriati recovers from a stab wound to the chest after a heated argument with his father. Fortunately, the injuries didn’t cause a perforation in his lungs. The confusing incident occurred last Friday at his parents’ home. It is not our business to delve into the family/private problems of artists, however, it is a painful fact not to have the support of a loved one. Of course, this is offset by the infinite love of his millions of loyal followers.
Capriati’s team recently confirmed his rapid recovery in a hospital near the city of Naples.
The Italian Techno DJ who resides in Spain, traveled to his hometown for the holidays to visit his family. Sadly, his reception was steamed with blood. So far, it is known that his father (a 61-year-old retired police officer) has been arrested for attempted murder. Justice will have the last word to clarify this unprecedented event.
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New Music Producer From London, AINT Captivates With Downtempo Techno
AINT is a promising new producer from London. He shares with us one of his recent Downtempo Techno cuts, entitled “Site.” From start to end, I would dare to say it is smoothly captivating. Without question, it has been designed to sonically transport you to a parallel dimension.
Its dreamy aspect entices listeners due to the minimal hypnotic sounds on repeat. Furthermore, you can expect a fusion of tranquil oriental-style Ambient music and futuristic soundscapes reminiscent of Vangelis. On top of everything, the artist also has a deep love for Hard Techno and Electro. This means he is on a constant musical expedition and beyond his experimental approach, variety always offers more advantages.
His influences range from Umwelt, James Shinra, Helena Hauff to SAAH, and High Future. AINT may not be on the underground music world’s radar yet, but soon he will bring more surprises to the table. Get more updates on his socials below.
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This Is Damn Hypnotic! “Nu Acid” By HURTR Will Make Your Head Bang
Hurtr has been working their way up in the underground scene since 2010. The music production duo from Portland, Oregon just released “Nu Acid”, and as you can imagine, the title says it all. The seductive vocals from Heidi Hull merge with acid synths and pulsating beats in a hypnotic way. Consequently, this tune could transport you into another realm for just three minutes.
Evoking a sheer sense of joy with its progressive soundscape is the cherry on top. Likewise, “Nu Acid” aims to bring energy wherever it’s heard. Literally, if it doesn’t make your head bang, then nothing will. Throughout its dark and nostalgic rave vibes, these creative artists will leave you captivated. For this reason, all I can say is long live Techno! Take a listen right here.
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