530Techno, Harmonious Discord & The Deep North
AN EXCLUSIVE LABEL SHOWCASE IN TORONTO FEATURING ARTISTS FROM TWO STRONG AMERICAN TECHNO/HOUSE LABELS - - 530TECHNO [California, USA] & HARMONIOUS DISCORD [Texas, USA] - - AND FEATURING A LIVE SET NEVER BEFORE HEARD IN TORONTO BY HARMONIOUS LABEL HEAD POINTBENDER.
530Techno strives to release timeless and unconventional techno+house+electronica by international artists. Although based in rural northern california, we curate relationships with global artists as part of our community of lateral producers/djs who want to push the boundaries of the genre but retain a keen respect and understanding for the history. Techno + house began as an urban phenomena, from early Detroit to modern Berlin and across the cosmopolitan cities of the world. 530Techno expresses a sound coming from the global underground, which although influenced by modern urban culture, has a unique voice born from small communities. 530Techno supports unknown artists by getting their music out to the world and in the hands of skilled djs to weave creatively into their sets. By networking with our heroes we collaborate and support them through remixes.
In addition to its activities as a music imprint, 530Techno curates its own podcast, partners with VinyljunkiePR on The CONDUIT // Podcast and produces northern california based events.
Artists include: Brendon Moeller, Derek Marin, Deepchild, Hermans, Murr, Pointbender, Lady Blacktronika, Sischi Rosch, Jay Tripwire, Diego Moreno, JAK, LilRoj & More
Harmonious Discord Recordings has been the purveyor of offbeat melodies for DJ’s and producers “in-the-know” for over 7 years. Founded in 2001 by Moon Magnet productions front men Sean Anderson, Brad Denton, and David Brown; HD’s aim has been to provide a musical outlet for artists that continue to defy convention at every opportunity. Harmonious Discord’s name was devised to represent a collective rebellion against the sea of mediocre and brainless music polluting the airwaves. Its motto “Cacophony at its Finest” displays the contrast of what some view as noise (or cacophony) and what others view as music. The beauty of music is that it is subjective and the brilliance lies with the listener. We have strived in our 7 year run to combine the innovative and legendary sounds of Jazz and the new and basic sounds of the tech revolution, which is represented in our logo (a martini glass w/ sprocket).
Originally a vinyl only media Harmonious Discord released its first vinyl record in January of 2002 with a premier release by two of Harmonious Discords home-based artists; Ahman (David Brown) and newly added artist Litex (Eric Reeves). The project received warm regards but did not make a huge splash in the electronic music community. It wasn’t till their second release, a techy offbeat two tracker by Austin native Merrick Brown, that HD was written into the books of dance music history. The second release was canned by DJ notables from all over the world and quickly rose to the top of the balance chart. In 2003 we saw another huge hit with the release of Grey’s first HD release titled “Naughty Glances” and the floor filling remix by Seattle’s own Jacob London. The vinyl only production continued until 2007 when Harmonious Discord decided to embrace the digital revolution and joined forces with Beatport, the industries leader in digital distribution.
Many years later our family has grown to encompass artists including:
Grey Music Project