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For nearly two decades, Indianapolis-based DJ Shiva has brought a multitude of techno flavors to dancefloors far and wide. From the deepest to the darkest techno, she is a purveyor of variety in both music and technique. Her technical skills on the decks are highly respected, but her truest talent lies in her knack for contrast and composition. No stranger to production, her releases on labels like Dystopian Rhythm, 611 Records, Different Is Different, Translucent, Gynoid Audio, and Chroma are known for their drive and grit; each of them slices of machine funk with a layer of dirt thrown on top. For the last two years, she has hosted her internet show SUBterror Radio, where she can be found crate-digging for quality tunes and airing guest mixes from techno talent the world over. You can reach her on Facebook, SoundCloud and @djshiva on Twitter.
When you spend a lot of time going through modern techno music, you find a lot of stuff that sounds big and polished and clean, but lacks any sort of real energy, inspiration or musical variation. Ease of access...
If you are ever tasked with writing about Techno tunes, it's really important to remember the context in which so much of it is meant to be heard. Sure, you could sit and listen to each song intently in...
One of the fundamental issues with modern dancefloor-oriented techno is that, in catering to the needs of DJs, what gets lost is the idea of finding one's own sound and creating something that allows for mixability, while simultaneously sounding...
Of all things retro that are coming back in style, the one I welcome most is DJs being given more time and more room to breathe within their sets. As someone who learned her craft in Ye Old Midwest...

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