Featured in the new Poppunt Mag 66

The people from Poppunt and Fuzz wrote a short story about my mix submission I did for them. To be honost, this is the first time my name is in a magazine so I’m pretty honored for this.
Thank you all for making these things happen! See you soon on stage!

This mag contains a lot info about Peter Decuypere, founding father of the I LOVE TECHNO events in Belgium. They talk about his book “We love events” and what to do with it.
A great interview with Raving George gave me the guts to keep on doing what I’m trying to do.

Five techno orientated intro tracks

5introtracks1We all search new tracks every week or month, and sometimes that search can be a little bit dissapointing. Last week I had my jump into the jungle on beatport, and discovered a couple nice intro tracks, and peak hour techno tracks as well. Have a great time when you check out this collection. All selected with one idea in mind, techno.

 

Here we go!

 


Oli Furness delivers us a breakbeat orientated track, and I think the title Jungle Book was a great choice!


Big up to spires for this one. very energetic breaks and four to the floor beats. Calm inspiring start for a set with a twisted groove in it.


With it’s repetitive pattern from the synth this killer is easy to play with when you take over from another DJ or Live set. No big intros needed. Just a steady beat to get things going.


The same as the previous one… 🙂


Every played a techno set on a sunny field with a bit of air rushing trough your hair? Well I think this is a nice opener for such an occasion. Adapted to the sun.

Everybody comes up with their own opener tracks, and some are very interesting as we all want to catch the audience from the first beats.
Do you have other opening tracks you want to share with us? Comment below to help out other colleagues.

Dark Bouncer on the Red bull Elektropedia Chart

11150777_10153021149738002_4694049723252862363_nI’m very happy to announce that Red Bull Elektropedia shared my track on their monthly “As heard in Belgium” chart. I contacted them a while ago about a track I launched at bunk3r r3cords and they shared that track right away together with a very kind message in my inbox. The people at Elektropedia are all very polite and they know what they are doing as well. Try it out for yourself in case you are a Belgian producer.

Here’s the full playlist, have fun!

 

If you want to showcase some of your music then don’t hesitate, post a link in the comment section.

Dark Bouncer, a new Techno preview is out!

Lot’s of things are going on in the techno scene in Belgium. Last weekend you had XOBE, where a dozen international techno artists performed from noon till night and beyond. We’ve been there and thought it was good! Got back home with lots of inspiration and went straight to my laptop and opened up Ableton Live.
This is the result of the first festival I’ve been to. I present to you, Dark Bouncer!

More new stuff will be added soon, but first I need to work and practice a bit more with my Live Set. First gig will be on the 11th of June: 2 Years Unleach

See you soon for more info!

Michel van Dinteren – Lost EP and remixes out soon!

Michel Van Dinteren Ben SolarA new techno release on Bunk3r r3cords will appear soon with with remixes from spectacular artists such as Go!Diva, Techmell and Twist3d.
Lately a Ben Solar remix is added to the roster as well. I think I’m sure I would play all tracks from this amazing release.

Release 54 is for German Techno artist, Michel van Dinteren…know for his massive live sets.

Release date: 11-05-2015

Note: Don’t forget to check out my Materia Oscura Podcast seriess for more banging techno. They will be soon available on Itunes podcasts as well.

 

  1. Michel Van Dinteren – Lost (Original Mix): Lost is a bass heavy Techno stomper that evolves to a psychedelic trip with a big atmospherical undertone !!! You’ll definitely get lost in this one !!!
  2. Michel Van Dinteren – Lost (Ben Solar Remix): Belgian prodigy, Ben Solar known for his crispy live performances makes a deep version with a driving hi hat groove while keeping the overall groove high !!!
  3. Michel van Dinteren – Lost (GO!DIVA Remix): Dutch Techno lady and good friend, GO!DIVA finally had the time to work for us and gives us a huge Techno banger that will burn the dance floors !!!
  4. Michel Van Dinteren – Lost (Techmell Remix): German female artist, Techmell gives us a more groovy edit of Lost and gives it a dark vibe !!
  5. Michel van Dinteren – Lost (TWIST3D Space Remix): Label head makes another bass heavy banger with stereo effects on the synth sounds and drives the track to a higher level !!

Materia Oscura #07 is launched today!

Materia-Oscura-07Have fun listening folks!
Here’s a recording I made at “I ♡ Scorcio.” Actually the first time I played on a newer model of the Behringer mixer family. In my opinion this was a 4 channel rubbish! 🙂

In fact I never seen such annoying kill switch buttons on the right of the EQ knobs. Bad illumination from the leds definitely made it much worse. But we had a HELL of a night! Energised by all you fistpumpers it made my birthday into a real amusing party. Thank you and thanks to Scorcio!

Feel free to listen & download. Play it loud!

× Tracklist included for all information!
× Enjoy and don’t forget to ♡ and share!

× Download: http://goo.gl/Is5fwq

Materia Oscura 7 @ I ♡ Scorcio 17-04-2015 – Underground Techno podcasts by Ben Solar / Techno, Tech-House on Mixcloud

× More info:
• www.facebook.com/benslr

Geothermal EP – Remix Decks

Traktor Remix decks

I would like to share this remix deck with you.
This deck is made by all samples extracted from my tracks on the Geothermal EP.

Feel free to use these in any sets, but I still recommend techno. 🙂

Here's the "LINK" to the files

How to install and use:

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To import these files all you have to do is right click on the Track collection bar at the top of your navigation in Traktor.

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To load these files into a new remix deck you have to right click on the first file of the remix deck and select load in remix deck C or D.

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Make sure you turn the sync on for the remix decks!

If you have any problems installing these files then please let me know by email or comment in the section below.

Giveaway! Geothermal EP for free

Hey listeners,

I want to give you a present to celebrate 2015. I hope this will be a wonderful year for all of you!
To be honest, this EP would be ready before NYE, but I had one track that could use a bit more mixing.
But! I’m very glad with the result.

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Go to Bandcamp to download this EP