Basic Channel

Basic Channel

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Name = Basic Channel

Img_capt = Rhythm & Sound performing at MUTEK in 2007
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Alias = Rhythm & Sound, Maurizio, Round One-Round Five
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Years_active = 1993 - present
Label = Basic Channel, Basic Replay, Chain Reaction, Rhythm & Sound, Main Street, M Records
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Current_members = Moritz Von Oswald, Mark Ernestus
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Basic Channel is a minimal techno production team and record label, composed of Moritz Von Oswald and Mark Ernestus, that originated in Berlin, Germany in 1993. [ allmusic ((( Basic Channel > Biography ))) ] ] The duo released a number of vinyl-only tracks under various aliases, each of which employed their signature brand of dissonant dub techno. The nine original releases were each primarily identified as Basic Channel productions by their catalogue numbers, as the Basic Channel logo on the label became more distorted and unreadable with each subsequent release. The Basic Channel record label released only a single CD, a self-titled compilation of edited versions of their extended vinyl tracks, which exemplified their seminal brand of dub informed Detroit techno. All Basic Channel CDs were released in recognisable aluminum packaging which notoriously cracked the CDs when they were removed [ [ :: Sutemos ] ] .

The duo set up a studio in Berlin on Paul-Lincke-Ufer, in a building which was eventually to house Mark Ernestus’ distributing company and shop Hard Wax, and the label's mastering studio Dubplates & Mastering, set up to ensure a desired dynamic quality for the vinyl [ [ The Wire: Adventures in Modern Music: Article ] ] .

The Basic Channel imprint ceased business in 1995 (apart from two releases almost a decade later that were originally issued on Carl Craig's Planet E label), but were followed by a string of similar labels. Among the most important were Chain Reaction, which released non-Von Oswald/Ernestus productions and helped launch the careers of dub-influenced minimal techno producers such as Monolake and Porter Ricks; Basic Replay, which specialises in reggae and dancehall re-issues; Main Street, for house-related releases; and Burial Mix and Rhythm & Sound, which saw the duo's sound move away from the Detroit blueprint and closer to vocal-lead dub and reggae. Their "With The Artists" album, released as Rhythm & Sound and featuring celebrated reggae and dancehall vocalists such as Sugar Minott, featured in the top 50 records of the year for 2003 in "The Wire" magazine.

Basic Channel also run a comprehensive programme of re-issues for the American reggae label Wackies.


Basic Channel

* Cyrus "Enforcement" (BC-01, 1993)
* Phylyps "Trak" (BC-02, 1993)
* Vainqueur "Lyot (Reshape)" (BC-03, 1993)
* Quadrant "Q 1.1" (BC-04, 1993)
* Cyrus "Inversion" (BC-05, 1994)
* Quadrant "Dub" (BC-06, 1994)
* Basic Channel "Octagon / Octaedre" (BC-07, 1994)
* Radiance "I / II / III" (BC-08, 1994)
* Phylyps "Trak II" (BC-09, 1994)
* Basic Channel "BCD" (BCD, 1995)
* Basic Channel "Basic Reshape" (BCBR, 2004)
* Quadrant "Infinition/Hyperism" (BCQD, 2004)
* Basic Channel "BCD-2" (BCD-2, 2008)

elected Burial Mix Releases

* Rhythm & Sound w/ Paul St. Hilaire "Showcase" CD (BMD-1, 1996)
* Rhythm & Sound w/ The Artists "Rhythm & Sound w/ The Artists" CD (BMD-2, 2003)
* Rhythm & Sound "The Versions" CD (BMD-2, 2003)
* Rhythm & Sound "See Mi Ya" 7" box set (BMD-14-20, 2005)
* Rhythm & Sound "See Mi Ya" CD (BMD-4, 2005)
* Rhythm & Sound "See Mi Ya Remixes" CD (BMXD-1, 2006)

Other Related CD Albums

* Various "...Compiled" (Chain Reaction, CRD-06, 1998)
* Round One - Round Five "1993-99 Main Street Records" (Main Street Records, MSD-01, 1999)
* Rhythm & Sound "Rhythm & Sound" (Rhythm & Sound, RSD-01, 2001)
* Scion "Scion Arrange And Process Basic Channel Tracks" (Tresor, Tresor 200, 2002)
* Maurizio "M Series" (Maurizio, MCD, 2003)
* Various "Basic Replay" (Basic Replay, BR-1, 2007)

Paul St. Hilaire

Paul St. Hilaire (aka Tikiman) is a reggae vocalist from the island of Dominica in the Caribbean, and was the first vocalist to collaborate with Von Oswald and Ernestus, steering their sounds away from 4/4 techno. In 2003 he set up the Basic Channel subsidiary False Tuned. His vocals have appeared on many electronic releases, including those by pioneers Modeselektor and Stereotyp. Two self-produced CDs have been released by him - "Unspecified" and "Adsom".


External links

* [ Basic Channel] -- official homepage.
* [ Basic Channel] (artist) / [ Basic Channel] (label) discographies at Discogs.
* [ "The Wire": Basic Channel] .
* [ "Stylus": Basic Channel] .
* [ "dig": Basic Channel] .

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