I will be touring Thailand’s beautiful island Koh Tao after exact one year to have 3 gigs in 5 days. Come by if you will be around to experience proper techno in Thailand.
Happy to announce my debut on Berlin’s Elektrotribe label with 4 tracker 23:59 EP.
Can’t wait for 9th of February and my debut in Vientiane, Laos. It’s a part of my 2019 plans; that travelling around Asia, bringing techno sounds and making new connections through the region for even bigger opportunities.
That’s why I am so stoked for my show in Laos’s only underground venue, ATMO. If you are around Vientiane this Saturday, come and say hi. It will be a 7 hours extended set till early morning.
My biggest production till today, three tracker Aberrations EP is out now on Beatport. All three tracks are recorded in studio and it took almost 3 months from start to finish.
EP starts with title track ‘Aberrations’, deep-driving techno banger with immersive Moog basslines, outer worldly synth rides and rising tension with classic 909 percussions.
Beats keep rolling with the second track, Juice. Juice is a Detroit style floor filler with hypnotic beats and non stop energy. This track also premieres my signature sound for 2019.
Three tracker EP does the closing with No Rhapsody. Classic after-hour techno tune with repetitive vocal samples and cosmic, unnatural instruments.
First release of 2019, Dis-connect EP is out now on Rebellious Records. This two tracker EP promises deep, analog sounds with heavy, after hour tunes.
I stopped producing after my latest release of the last year ‘The Great Blue Sky’ and focused on musical improvement. Such as discovering my hardwares, learning the softwares and searching for my ‘signature’ sound. Then I came up with Dis-connect EP.
Title name track, Dis-connect has uniquely sampled old-school hip-hop vocal rides, deep-spaced kicks and hypnotic bass-lines while synth lines keep raising the tension beat by beat.
Following track Silenced is classic after-hour techno tune with deep, soul-touching sounds.
Happy to announce two upcoming releases. Aberrations (Bach Music, 3 tracks) and Dis-connect (Rebellious Records, 2 tracks).
Dis-connect will be on Beatport at 07.01.19 and release date for Aberration is 14.01.19.
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Who: From Istanbul, Turkey, Öncel Cebeci, or Hexer, grew up with metal and punk music, having played bass guitar in a punk band, before being exposed to the world of electronic music sometime in the mid-2000's, through acid and hard techno as well as trance. It was then where he kick started his path to becoming a DJ, first performing in Turkey in 2008.
Story: Relocating to Bangkok in 2016, he quickly established himself within the scene, becoming active by performing at small-scale underground venues weekly. In addition to DJing, he decided to produce his own techno tracks as he believes that there aren't many producers in Thailand, only DJs. "What I realize is that Bangkok only has DJs, even though they have production knowledge and skills, they don't seem to produce much," says Hexer.
His music has been described as 'dark' and 'hard-edged', providing a heavy yet groovy sound. Hexer has been an active producer for two years and his debut EP, The Rave Method, was released on Rebellious Records in April.
Two more EPs were also released in June, Between Spaces and the old-school psy-techno inspired The Great Blue Sky. Hexer's productions show no signs of stopping and his busy schedule shows that.
Why should you care: Because there is no other person who brings this dark sound, which some have dubbed "Detroit techno", Hexer has been performing, his name gaining traction and support from other like-minded individual artists and DJs.
All of his EPs and latest releases can be streamed through Spotify and Soundcloud. Hexer describes his signature sounds as "kick that must slap your face while basslines are tripping in your body". If that doesn't sound hard, I don't know what will.
Thoughts on the scene: Hexer definitely believes the Bangkok underground scene is growing. "It's changing, the mentality of the club owners, DJs, artists, the audience too," says Hexer.
"The audience seems to be getting bored with the same old music that has been playing in town for many years such as commercialized dance music."
He wishes that there is more collaboration among DJs within the community. "I would like more collaborations among artists so that we are more unified. Everyone is scattered around." He also wishes club hours close much later, as he feels like it ends too early but one can dream in this country.
Official music video for my latest track ‘Spark’s is on!
Director: Reen Chireen