Simona Castricum’s ‘Solid Techno Bangers’

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The ever fantastic SIMONA CASTRICUM is due to play a set at Good Manners this weekend, in celebration of the industrial rave she brings with her 2016 album release #triggerwarning40.

In preparation for the show she has put together a playlist of ‘Solid Techno Bangers’ to get everyone warmed up and ready for action.


Underworld – Juanita / Kiteless / To Dream Of Love

“Best start to a techno-pop album ever – Second Toughest In The Infants.”
Club – Redheads, Sth Melbourne ’96

Jeff Mills – Java
“Best drummer in the world. Best DJ in the world.”
Rave – Apollo Festival, Docklands ’98

Luke Slater – Body Freefall, Electronic Inform
“Big track from his 1999’s Wireless album – defined brutal moody techno for me. It became a soundtrack to my 3D architectural design modelling days at university.”
University – RMIT Lv 7 Architecture Computer Lab, Melb ’99

Richie Hawtin – Minus/Orange 1
“How he got this out of one bar of a Yello song is genius”
Rave – Two Tribes, Docklands ’99

Green Velvet – Flash
“Best snare drum roll in history, perfect for the car on the way to the doof”
Road Trip – Geelong Freeway ’97

Puetino Latino – Takes U’ There
“Bring the rave – Hardware rave classic”
Rave – Planet Hardware, Docklands ’98

Monika Kruse – Wavez
“First techno femme I saw with my own eyes.”
Venue – Kryal Castle, Ballarat, 01

HMC – 6AM
“Fucken banger from the undisputed God of Australian Techno.”
Club – Savage ’98

Der Dritte Raum – Hale Bopp
“Apparently this is trance – but nobody told me until last year.”
Club – Prince Bandroom ’98

The Astec Mystic – The Knights of the Jaguar
“Latino Tech in the late 90s was awesome and Dj Rolando created this masterpiece.”
Club – Chevron – ’00

Derrick Carter – People
“Nobody does jackin’ house and techno like DC. Nobody.”
Rave – TransAtlantic, Palace – ’98

Miss Yeti – Ganz Nah
“Nights at Pony with DJ Toupee taught me everything about EBM – old skool and new.”
Club – Meccanoid – ’03

Dj Sprinkles – Grand Central Part I
“And then I understood that transfemmes also make techno, and I thought – so can I.”
Club – First Floor – ’13

Carlos Perron – Breakin’ In
“I was late to this – but just in time all the same to find it on a Belgian New Beat mix by Theman called ‘Tribute To Boccacio’ with a sample from Warriors.”
Gym – Brunswick YMCA – ’09

Simona will take the stage at Good Manners Weekly this Friday the 22nd along with Alice Ivy and Cassettes for Kids

Words by Cailey Moroney

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