BENNY BLANCO® : BLANCODISCO music, label, podcasts, design, tech, web & life's rants. Sat, 09 Dec 2017 16:34:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 5448797 DJ Mix: Friday Throwdown with Benny Blanco® – Dec 8, 2017 Sat, 09 Dec 2017 15:50:15 +0000
I have another Friday Throwdown session held on Twitch Live streaming service.
A mix of Deep House, Techno and a few 80’s Edit Gems. Setlist below the vid.

Running Time:
1 hour 37 minutes



Num. Title Artist Release
1 JS-03R J.S.Zeiter JS-03
2 Sea Of Faces James Curd Hand Weight
3 Groove Is In The Heart [The Reflex INSTRUMENTAL] [BONUS TRACK] The Reflex FREEBIES REMASTERS 2016
4 Welcome To The Pleasure Dome (vocal mix) FGTH Welcome To The Pleasure Dome (remixes)
5 The Sun Rising (Norty’s Vocal Mix) Beloved, The The Sun Rising
6 Dirty Epic (Dirty Mix) Underworld Dirty Epic / Cowgirl
7 My Life Muzik Thee Maddkatt Courtship My Life Muzik
8 Holding You (Rhythm Track) Wahoo Holding You
9 (B1) Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless) (Basement Boys _Strip To The Bone_ Mix) Crystal Waters Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)
10 The Mental Track (the love and sex mix) Shock Wave The Mental Track
11 Swoon (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Remix) Chemical Brothers, The Swoon
12 ‘D’ Jam James Duncan Peoples Are Peoples
13 Dreams LNTG Tuff Cut 08
14 Death Is King (Soulrider’s Love Is King Remix) Douglas McCarthy Death Is King (Remixes)
15 Been Out (Beloved `Dirty Stop Out Mix´) Turner Been Out (Beloved And Simitli Remixes)
16 Snakes Crawl (PK East Village Mix) Phil Kieran & Bush Tetras Snakes Crawl
17 Master And Servant (Slavery Whip Mix) Depeche Mode Master And Servant
18 A. Make It Shine La Griffe Make it Shine 12″
27 Everybody To The Sun Josh Wink When A Banana Was Just A Banana (Album Sampler 2)
28 Version 5 Swag Drum Hydraulics EP
29 Throw Paperclip People Throw / Remake (Basic Reshape)
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DJ Mix: Friday Throwdown with Benny Blanco® Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:27:04 +0000 Another Friday Throwdown session held on Facebook Live service. A mix of House, Acid, Techno, Early 90’s Flavor and closure with Sugar Walls.

Music from:
Random Factor, Metro Area, Inland Knights, 808 State (greg wilson edit), Meat Beat Manifesto, Swag, The Untouchables, The KLF, Annie, Panash, Michoacan, Girls On Top, Roman IV, The Wise Caucasian, X-Press 2, Leftfield, The Timelords, Chemical Brothers, Booka Shade, The Orb, MC 900 Ft. Jesus, with DJ Zero, Seelenluft (Joakim Remix) and a big throwback to Sheena Easton.


Running Time:
1 hour 40 minutes

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DJ Mix: Take 3… Detroit Techno, Acid, Breaks, Industrial, New Wave and House Music with benny blanco® Sun, 06 Aug 2017 14:18:32 +0000 After some frustrating technical issues this evening with the internet connection configuration (i did some poor rewiring of things), I finally had a semi stable connection to broadcast and capture 1 solid hour of music. This is not the cleanest session/recording.. but the mixing is actually alright and the camera works was a bit more reserved this time around. Didn’t go as crazy.

I also had turn off my intended localized recording of the session for higher quality archival purposes. Instead, I was able to snag Facebook’s low res capture before they flagged the mix for ‘unauthorized’ content. Out of all the tracks I played, I only  got dinged on Nitzer Ebb’s ‘Murderous’ track… which is quite funny as I had a more mainstream track I thought with Thompson Twins ‘Lies (extended mix)’ in there closer to the end. Ahh…. algorithms.

This mix jumps around from ambient intro into a furied frenzy of Detroit Techno and Acid (an emotional direction I took stemmed from the broadcast streaming issues), but I finally settle into a decent groove for the remainder of the short set. Short for me anyway.

Music from this 1 hour session includes:
FUSE, The Martian, Luke Vibert, Teste, Morph, Fuzz Face, Hardfloor, Elektrochemie LK, Nitzer Ebb, Trans-X, The Rapture (Morgan Geist Remix), Thompson Twins, Dee Patten, Plump DJ’s (featuring Gary Numan), Felix Da Housecat (Tiga Remix), Aril Brikha, Plez, and LFO to close things out.

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DJ Mix: A Few of My Favorite Things with Benny Blanco® – Downtempo Grooves Wed, 02 Aug 2017 16:07:26 +0000 DJ Mix Set: A Few of My Favorite Things
Impromptu Tuesday evening mixing on the more downtempo BPMs.
Music from:
Toby Tobias, Tosca, Mungolian Jet Set vs. Athana, The The, Sneaker Pimps, Mudd, Dr. Packer, Simian Mobile Disco, The Charlatans UK, Jagwar Ma, Electronic and Underworld….
1 hr. 4 min runtime.
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DJ MIX SET: Some DEEEEP Techno and House from a Facebook Live Session w. benny blanco® Tue, 01 Aug 2017 16:13:26 +0000 This set was broadcast on Facebook Live July 14th, 2017.

Featuring some deep techno & housey vibes from…
Rhythm and Sound, Plastikman, Yakine, Beanfield (Ripperton Remix), Chaton & Ripperton, Arcade Fire (Ripperton Remix), Blu Mar Ten, Gerome Sportelli, DJ HMC, Mathew Jonson, Mr. G, Heiko Laux, LFO, Maxx Cavalerra, Octex, Max Brannslokker, Todd Bodine, Cherry Bomb, Kooky Scientist, Deetron, Sascha Dive, The Knife (Shinedoe Remix), Model 500 (Moritz Mix), Shinedoe & Wild Planet.

This mix clocks in a little over 2 hours…

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DJ Mix Set: Industrial… with benny blanco® Mon, 31 Jul 2017 22:19:41 +0000 Check out the Industrial Dance Floor Sounds from the 80’s and 90’s.

Aired live on the Twitch service June 30th, 2017.
1 hour 18 minutes.

Music from the likes of
Meat Beat Manifesto, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Front 242, Skinny Puppy, Renegade Soundwave, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Gruesome Twosome, Consolidated, Nitzer Ebb and Revolting Cocks.

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New Track: Eyes From The Edge (downtempo synthpop) Sat, 06 Feb 2016 20:43:38 +0000 A Downtempo Synthpop chugger with an uplifting mood where all the synthesizer parts less 1 lone pulsating TB-303 line come from the Roland JX-03 Boutique synth (Basses, Pads, Flourishes & Lead lines). Drums were a stock glitch kit from Ableton. Recorded Arranged and Mixed January 2016 @blancodisco

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The 2015 Collection Fri, 01 Jan 2016 23:15:15 +0000  

This playlist compiles 2015’s production work here @blancodisco. Went a lot more hardware based for sound sources vs. plugin’ route, although I still rely heavily on Ableton Live for sequencing, arranging and mixdown duties. I enjoyed making and will continue on creating material in the coming year.

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Dirty House Track: Time To Shut Them Down Mon, 14 Dec 2015 04:39:13 +0000 New treat from studio @blancodisco… can you guess the samples source?
A dirty deep house track with synthpop hooks.
Have a listen.


Devices used in making of this track in no particular order.
Roland JX-03, Dreadbox Erebus, Waldorf Streichfett and Legowelt’s SMACKOS CLAPERNICUS for some retro claps.



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Track: Something For My Love Wed, 11 Nov 2015 19:53:36 +0000 Moody and Bittersweet. Synths abound per usual.

Devices used in making of this track in no particular order.

Roland JX-03 – Synth Bass and 8th Note Progression Stab
Dreadbox Erebus – Deep Bassline, Arp and Klonky Melody
Waldorf Streichfett – String Pads, duh
Elektron Analog Four – 2nd Bass, Counter Melody, Deep Dub Chord and Offkilter bass at the end
Elektron Analog RYTM – All Drums except for one retro clap sound
Legowelt’s SMACKOS CLAPERNICUS for some retro clap fills

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Track: The Harvest Moon Sun, 27 Sep 2015 13:57:25 +0000 Today (09.27.15) marks this year’s harvest moon rising in north america.

Outside of the science, this is the first track I’ve produced using Elektron’s new Overbridge technology. It was a breeze to track both A4 and RYTM as a Jam session in one pass as individual tracks into Ableton Live all without a soundcard and just 2 usb cables using the Elektron supplied Control Panel and VST plugins. I’d say the quality is just fine (44.1khz 16bit for what my computer was able to handle). These were the only two instruments used in the entire track. After the long jam session, I simply edited things down, added some EQ, compression and a few return fx (reverbs, delay) to polish off the mix. I hope you enjoy the results of this simple diddy while looking up into the sky.

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Track: Electro Techno Styles… ‘Cubic Zirconia’ Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:02:56 +0000 This is my first track with the newly acquired Dreadbox Erebus monosynth, hailing from Greece of all places. The bassline and the eerie drone noises came from that machine. The lead lines came from the Elektron Analog Four. A Waldorf Streichfett takes on ‘string’ duties. Drums were a combination of Elektron RYTM (808 synthesis and Samples), Analog Four (hats and a industrial sounding kick), XBase09 (909 like sounds0 and a few drum fills came from a DMX Drum kit in Ableton. On the remix, I saved the Oberheim SEM for the outro.

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Track: Industrial Inspired, ‘I Know Of The Evil’ Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:21:19 +0000 Here we have some retro sounding preachers hating on Rock n Roll on this quasi industrial style track. You’ve probably heard some of these before. Some nice FM synthesis bass sounds and brass stabs add some funk to the groove. A simple piano line adds light melodic contrast to the more angry and aggressive  tonal palette.

Using a combination of some hardware, Elektron Analog Four for 2 sounds, the rest of the sound creation is derived from found Samples and a few VSTi PlugIns, Reaktor, FM8, CS-80 and Kontakt ran inside of course my DAW, Ableton Live.


and a few hours later… I was able to whip up this REMIX version.

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Electro Track, All The Tracking Stations Are Ready Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:25:51 +0000 Here’s my slice of a mellow Electro style jam. Dark Synth overtones and metallic drums pulse through this 105 groover.

Produced and Mixed @blancodisco, March 2015

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Ohh, 80’s inspired instrumental track Sun, 15 Mar 2015 20:13:18 +0000 This is a nu school attempt at 80’s Synthpop. A big throwback to CMI Fairlight Drums which you have heard on countless recordings and Big Epic Lush Synths with a glassy digital feel. The midtempo groove at 105 BPM rocks a steady FM bassline. There’s a 101 synth that creeps in to add some 90’s techno flavor alongside a female vocal sample that could be reminiscent of the classic Sun Electric track, ‘O Loco’. Dig In.

Everything @blancodisco Feb-March 2015

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