SFM Select 5 feat. Michael Claus

MC: "Hey what’s up. My name is Michael Claus, I’m a Bay Area based musician / DJ and the founder of SutroFM.net and Silva Electronics.  I’ve gotten together a list of my 5 favorite tracks that I have recently been playing out and listening to at home.  Hope you enjoy!”


1. Donato Dozzy - Vetta Reprise

Embedded content: https://youtu.be/dIOb0jO4_Y4 MC: “I’ve been playing Donato Dozzy’s 'Filo Loves The Acid’ album pretty much constantly since it came out on Tresor Records in early August.  If you’re into the harder and ravey-er side of acid techno, then this album is definitely for you.  It’s tough to pick a favorite because the entire album is incredible, but I think I like Vetta Reprise best.”

2. Monolake - Cyan 1

Embedded content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cwaEWVat2Y MC:  “I recently discovered this one even though it was original released on Basic Channel’s “Chain Reaction” label back in 1996.  Monolake consists of Robert Henke and Gerhard Behles.  They created Ableton Live and are major pioneers of forward thinking music technology.  Huge inspirations!  Henke talks about how he and Behles made this track during his recent Red Bull Music Academy talk in Berlin.  Apparently they made the bass line by pitching down a recording they took of a mosquito buzzing.  Pretty dope!  I highly recommend checking out their RBMA talk, it’s super interesting.”  Click here to check it out.

3. Caldera - Old Hands

Embedded content: https://soundcloud.com/orbmag/premiere-caldera-old-hands MC: “I first met Caldera a couple years back through a compilation that we both had tracks on for the label Neo Violence (Prague).  He’s an incredibly talented producer with a unique style I’d describe as a sort of a tripped out take of the broken beats genre mixed with some seriously hazy house and techno elements, but better.  ‘Old Hands’ is my favorite track from his new 12″ titled ‘13 17′ on BoogieBox Records.  The entire record is awesome and highly recommended.  I also released some of his music on my label Silva Electronics, so while you’re at it check out that release too.”

4. Garrett - Gotta Get Thru It

Embedded content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqhMufdMM_I MC: “I first heard this track on Vinyl Dreams Radio with Infinite Jess on SutroFM and was immediately hooked.  I mean listen to it, seriously how could you not be down?  This track is off Garrett’s ‘Private Life II” album which was released in the past couple months of this year (not sure the exact date) on Music From Memory.  I think Vinyl Dreams still has a few copies, so if you’re in SF pick up a copy from their shop on Haight St.”

5. Russell E.L. Butler  - These Seeds

Embedded content: https://lefthandpathwax.bandcamp.com/track/these-seeds

MC: “On this one, Russell does a fantastic job of layering some seriously heady synth work over a slowed down drum machine that keeps the track chugging along.  Total madness and an awesome listening experience!  It’s off their latest album ‘The Home I'd Build For Myself And All My Friends’ on the Bay Area based Left Hand Path Records.  Go out and cop the 12″ while you still can.  The entire release is cohesive, beautifully introspective at points and completely banging all around! I promise you it will sell out.”


Michael Claus is a Bay Area based musician with releases on Left Hand Path, Jacktone Records, Silva Electronics and more...  Follow him on SoundCloud