Name: Dan Ostroff
DJ Alias: dan deliverance
City: New Market, MD (roughly equidistant from Washington DC and Baltimore)
Years behind the decks: 20 years
What was the first record you purchased?
It was definitely Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” (looking back that was 1982, damn), still have that dusty thing, amazing album. The first dance record I ran around trying to find was Wink’s “Don’t Laugh” that I heard Junior Vasquez play at the Sound Factory (NYC) in 1994. I was really excited to finally track that down once it finally came out.
What drew you to the type of dance music that you play?
My first exposure to the dance scene was New York City in 1994, so house music was big for me initially. Eventually finding my way into the rave scene, I was drawn to music that had more depth and allowed my mind to wander. Music that has a contrast of organic and synthetic elements, has abstract unexpected twists and turns, and no rules…techno is all of that for me.
What type of platform do you prefer to perform on?
Turntables with vinyl and now using Serato. I still bring a bag of vinyl to gigs.
Describe your connection to Kansas City when you played here in the late 90′s.
It was my wife’s fault. She was pursuing a graduate degree in Maryland and decided a change of schools was necessary. Told her to find the best landing spot, we’d get married and then head wherever that may be. I never expected to hear her say Kansas. We got married in July of 1998, loaded up the moving truck and found ourselves in Emporia shortly thereafter. And yes, I was that fool who on a sunny afternoon the day after we rolled into town, upon hearing tornado sirens going off, ran around like a maniac fearing death…I know now they were just testing the sirens, thank you.
I initially didn’t know what to expect out of the scene in KC, but thankfully I met Jason12 (amazing video mixer who graced many a party those days) before the move and he had great things to say about it. I quickly came to love it, having had the opportunity to play all over and meet many lifelong friends. It was a very memorable two and a half years.
When was your last visit to play Kansas City? Any particular memory?
Its been awhile! The last time I was in the Midwest was 2007 at a night Aaron Lee ran in Omaha and then a show with Sydeburnz down in Topeka. As always a great time. It wasn’t often I got to play in Kansas City proper, it always seemed to be outside of KC like Lawrence or Topeka.
What do you think can be done to get the under 30 crowd in the US interested in house and techno?
It’s going to take passionate DJs, producers, and promoters who are willing to take chances, challenge the norm, and educate the younger generation of house and techno’s history. Techno and house have remained a constant through the years amongst all of the styles and fads that have come and gone. There’s something to be said for music that stands the test of time.
Favorite DJ / Live Act to see perform?
Robert Hood has hit the spot for me many times. If Boards of Canada ever gets back to performing live, I will be there.
Besides music, what else do you collect, if anything?
I used to have a beloved comic book collection (X-Men the favorite), still miss those books.
What do you order at the bar?
Red Bull and vodka
Aired on Feb 22nd on The Secret Techno Show hosted by Komprezzor.
1. Obstruct – Arcin (Original) [Rheostatus]
2. Gruener Starr – Draw (Octave Remix) [Fanciful]
3. J-T Kyrke – Baal (Original) [Chroma Recordings]
4. Sasha Carassi – Sarria’s Mind (A. Mochi & Takaaki Itoh Remix) [Phobiq]
5. Obstruct – Unstable (Original) [Unreleased]
6. Komprezzor – The Hidden Script (Luis Flores Remix) [Secret Techno]
7. Andres Gil, Dezzet – Modulated Thing (Andrei Morant Remix) [Android Muziq]
8. Octave – Hacked (Original) [Silent Steps]
9. Komprezzor – Random Alteration of States (Original) [Impact Mechanics]
10. Planetary Assault Systems – No Exit (Original) [Mote Evolver]
11. Felix Lorusso – Obey (Luis Flores Remix) [Cirque Du Minimaliste]
12. Obstruct – Arcin (Obstruct’s Blotter Edit) [Rheostatus]
13. Exploit – Neuromantic (Original) [Mutex Recordings]
14. Truncate – Ratio (Luis Flores Remix) [Truncate]
Live recording from the Uptown Arts Bar in Kansas City on February 28th, 2014 for the kansascitytechno.com monthly jux·ta·pose 1 year anniversary party.
“Here is my live set from Juxtapose. This was a pretty special occasion bringing DJ Shiva to town, so I played a set of all upcoming original material. Since it is all my own, much of it being unreleased, there is no tracklist. Hope you enjoy hearing what I have been up to in the studio!” – Uun
Photo Credit – Jeremy Cranfill Photography
March 6th, 2014 8:00PM
The Rose Bar
111 SW Ash St, Portland, OR 97204
TYREL WILLIAMS (Acid Test / Housepitality, SF/ Chi)
Tyrel has been a mainstay of Chicago’s underground House scene for years. He began mixing records in 1999. Soon later he landed a job at Gramaphone Records where he spent many years building his collection of dance records. He spent 2008-2011 building his Acid Test residency at Smart Bar, which is an all vinyl House / Techno party. Guests have included Derrick Carter, Traxx, Justin Long, Convextion, Dave Aju, and Tevo Howard. Tyrel has recently moved to San Francisco where he is a resident DJ for Housepitality, Bionic, and has also started his Acid Test party with Bryan Bai-ee, Miguel Solari and Luke Nasaw incorporating all live analog sets.
ANDREW BOIE – kansascitytechno.com, FMPDX
SIMON HOWLETT – FOLDING|SPACE
EL RESIDENTE – FOLDING|SPACE
Poncho Warwick, Wally Callerio- Who Will Comfort Me (Guti Summer Loving Remix) [DFTD]
David Mayer- Sunhole [Keinemusik]
DJ Rame, Francesco Bonora- Pressures (Brendon Moeller Remix) [Abstract Theory]
Chris Rusu- Sill There (Original Mix) [Unreleased]
Larry Peters & Collective Machine- Tobacco Area (Ellroy Remix) [Aula Records]
Ron Costa- Litcue [Potobolo Records]
Mod21- Ionization [Prologue]
Pagalve- Frozen Tears (Oliver Deutschmann Dub) [Shaded Music]
Taster Peter- Year Zero (Dubspeeka Remix) [Phobiq]
Quantum Entanglement- The Effects Can Last Forever (Heads) (Original Mix) [Vakant]