Who is Teknobrat? Hailing from Montreal yet currently living in Ottawa, Teknobrat has been in the scene since 1987!
His prior musical training includes
having studied the trumpet and piano at the Musical Academy in Canterbury
High School in Ottawa.
Teknobrat has worked for 11 years at ABM Records in Ottawa, a dance music record shop selling all kinds of electronic discoteque music
and with several European techno/house distributors such as INDISC, PIAS, PRIME, CYBER and KUBIK.
At this time, he has an ever-growing
music library comprising of an astounding 5,000+ albums.
The early Detroit techno sounds is in his blood and soul as well as the early chicago acid House
and Ghetto Trax sounds from the end of the 80's early 90's.
Teknobrat can been seen weaving Hard Tribal
Techno/ Tech-House / Detroit Techno/Chicago HardHouse/
House and essential underground Disco Classics at the leading and underground parties.
Also Teknobrat recently holds a DJ residency at Mercury Lounge one of the most mythic house music venues of Canada's Nations Capital.
In addition to playing these venues,
he had his own techno house music radio show:
LA TEKNOSPHERE RADIO SHOW on CHUO 89.1 FM, Ottawa,wich air from Sept 1997 to February 2005.
Also he was the main host of the legendary techno house music radio show,
PLANET RAVE, aired on CKCU 93.1 FM Ottawa, from 1991 to 1997.
He released his first vinyl offering,
Teknobrat Trax Vol.1, on KOMATSU RECORDS(HOVE, BELGIUM) in 1997.
Significant Teknobrat releases include the summer 2004 progressive tech trance slammer
TEKNOBRAT Breaks Of Death E.P on ASCEND RECORDINGS chosen by Marco V
as one of the top 13 Bosh Anthems of the Year for 2004 in the
Mixmag Issue of January 2005 also included in the mix CD for that Issue.
Also Teknobrat’s Kosmic Tempo EP + Beat For Freaks EP on HEMISPHERE RECORDS France,
the co lab release MARCO G & PREACH vs TEKNOBRAT Candy For UR Soul EP
on the mythic MISSILE RECORDS UK Label.
Teknobrat also released in 2007 the trippy pounding acid house project Tune In Tune Out Have A Nice Trip EP on Berlin's ODREX MUSIC Net Label
+ the deep soulful tech house - electro outing Kromazine EP on Mannheim's CIRCLE MUSIC DIGITAL label.
In 2008 Teknobrat released the REBORN EP on the legendary progressive tech house label MALEC RECORDINGS in Germany and
GOLDEN FEET EP on the dutch minimal and techno label CONVOI EXCEPTIONNEL.
In 2009 Teknobrat released a track entitled TROBOSTROIC on the ACIIIEEED ! Volume 5 EP on COMMUNIQUE RECORDS Woody McBrides aka DJ ESP label from the Midwest USA.
In 2011 Teknobrat released The Motor City Diaries EP on Ottawa Canada's Sugar Daddy Records + The Lost Trax EP on Berlin's Germany ODrex Digital label.
Teknobrat's latest new releases for 2012 & 2013 include The Drunk As Funk EP on Italy's Subwoofer Records feat. remixes by Columbus USA's FBK + Ottawa, CANADA's Jay Mac, The We Are Teknobrats EP, feat. a remix by Montreal CANADA's Death By Analog on London UK's Sounds Of Juan label, The Bijlmermeer Sessions EP as REDBRAT a collab with Amsterdam NETHERLANDS Ammer Reduron on London UK's Sounds Of Juan label , plus remixes of Shadows by Sam Chorlton & Pretty by Ed Lee both on London UK's Sounds Of Juan label.
His favorite DJ's and producers of all
time include the following:DJ Hell, Marcel Dettman, Ben Klock, Jeff Mills, Derrick
Kevin Saunderson, Carl Craig, Blake Baxter, Robert Hood, Underground Resistance,
Adonis, Phuture, DJ Pierre, Marshall Jefferson, Richie Hawtin, Speedy J, Dr. Motte, Maurizio
and Laurent Garnier.
His two all-time favorite recordings are E2 E4 by Manual Gottsching and All Major Solo Recordings by Giorgio Moroder.
To name but a few, Teknobrat has played
with Chris Liebing, Alex Bau, Carl Cox, Marco V, Richie Hawtin,
John Acquaviva, Roy Davis Jr., Blake Baxter, Juan Atkins, DJ T-1000 (Alan Oldham),
DJ ESP "Woody McBride", Mike Dearborn, DJ Hyperactive, L.A. Williams, Adam X,
Mistress Barbara, Marco Carola, Gaetano Parisio, Miko, Mateo Murphy, and DJ Preach.