Impact Mechanics

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1: The electronic scene has erupted with different and new styles of techno with a wave of artist like Rebekah, Klaudia Gawlas and you f.e. Do you concur?
 
S: Something can definitely be said about a new style of techno emerging.  I for one don’t really see it as a new style, or scene. I see this more as a history lesson. Things tend to go in cycles. Techno has reverted back to its original and purest form; it’s dirty and raw again. This is so important for the new producers out there. They need to be able to understand how it was originally created. Let me explain. It helps the new generation of producers learn how to modulate and create their own original sounds and ideas. Grabbing something from a sample pack or kit is simply just lazy and uncreative. Part of “techno” If you will, is that the sounds are so much more in depth than your average other genre. You can hear and feel the difference. This is something that needed to happen a long time ago in my opinion. 
 
2: How do you feel the market will adapt to this style of sound?
 
S: Things will constantly change. I will never confine myself into one style of music. Why? You’re only limiting yourself.  I think a simple analogy I came up with was; a painter will not paint the same portrait twice. Techno is constantly changing, just like the world and Technology. Maybe this is why I work at the Art Institute of Chicago in the IT profession? For me it’s the best of both worlds. For the most part I will always have my signature sound. I will strive on experimenting and being creative. 
 
 3: What artists are at the top of your list?
 
S: That is a tough one and I think it would be unfair to name a selected few that I respect. So I will keep it simple by saying anyone who is willing to be different and creative should basically be on top. Maybe I took a politicians approach here but believing in oneself is key. 
 
 4:How did you get into this style of music being from the US? What and who influenced you? Did you have a musical childhood with playing an instrument?
 
S: I started with music, believe it or not, at the age of five. My father was a musician so instruments always surrounded me. I think in that perspective I was lucky. I am a lot like my father, as he is musically inclined and is diverse in using different instruments. He had a heavy influence on me. 
 
What led me in this musical direction is that I remember listening to a cassette tape that I stumbled upon entitled “Jams,” which had some old Italian disco and House music. My brother and I were hooked from the first time we listened. I was glued from that point to the radio on Saturday nights listening to 102.7 WBMX. 
 
Naturally my taste in music started to change and I started developing a passion for Imports. Mostly Industrial bands like Front 242, Front line assembly, Pankow, Ministry, Depeche Mode etc. That later turned into Rotterdam Techno and from there I never looked back. I did a podcast for Speedy J’s EDLX which features all of these bands.
 
Growing up in “Chicago” playing something other than House music can be a challenge for some.  However, the city has always been supportive with me and I am grateful for that. House music is close to me but my devotion is to experimental and Techno music. No layers, no samples, just pure original music.
 
5:How would you describe the differences between the US and the German techno scene? Do you enjoy the trips to Germany?
 
S: Quite honestly the US is finally catching up and has embraced the concept of EDM.  Granted, it’s not techno but we are developing a foundation and the US is starting to catch on. Now you ask me the difference between the German and the US techno scene. The US Techno scene is nowhere near close to the German scene, at least not yet. There is a deep-rooted love for techno in Europe. 
 
Germany has become a second home to me. I even have a bedroom set up for me by one of my closest pals Frank Kvitta whom I owe a debt of gratitude. I learned so much within the past few years there. 
 
My perception of German culture and understanding it is that visiting without any knowledge or history about the country is just plain ignorant. That goes for any country you visit. I have made an effort to try and learn the German language. It’s a main factor for me. I think in general, if people see you trying to make an effort to learn a culture and to speak their language, chances are people will have more respect for you. I have been told several times now, ”Orlando, you just ended up on the wrong side of the pond.”

6:Are there any other countries that you really like to play or want to play?
 
S: That is a very tough question. I really like playing in Spain. My origins stem from Spain. I also really enjoy playing in Austria. Countries I would like to play in the future would be Russia or in the Ukraine
 
 
7:Could you explain what’s behind your artist name “submerge”.?
 
S: The name I used previous to “Submerge” was Merge and stems from my childhood graffiti name. I am very much into the arts and designing murals. I decided that when I would perform I wanted a name that would stand out and stood for an underground culture, something deep. I added Sub-Merge. I thought it was catchy and meaningful. 
 
 
8:What about a solo album? Plans? In progress?
Or any other projects/releases in near future?
 
S: A solo album is in progress. I plan on doing different types of styles.
Some irregular rhythms and beats, Ambient, Chicago dance tracks etc. I will be back in Europe in July for a month. I have several releases coming out on Sleaze, Dancemania, Unknown Territory, Driving Forces, Illegal Alien, my own label Impact Mechanics. Some of these tracks are done with my good friend Ricardo Garduno. Some other big news I should share is about my new residency abroad in 2014. There will be more news channeling in from different directions. A special thanks for my new agency Dancefield.
 
Music:     www.Soundcloud.com/submerge
Site:         www.impactmechanics.net
Bookings: www.Dancefield.com
http://www.fazemag.de/fazemag-016/
https://www.facebook.com/notes/orlando-solis/faze-magazine-submerge-interview/10151673011114238
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1: The electronic scene has erupted with different and new styles of techno with a wave of artist like Rebekah, Klaudia Gawlas and you f.e. Do you concur?

 

S: Something can definitely be said about a new style of techno emerging.  I for one don’t really see it as a new style, or scene. I see this more as a history lesson. Things tend to go in cycles. Techno has reverted back to its original and purest form; it’s dirty and raw again. This is so important for the new producers out there. They need to be able to understand how it was originally created. Let me explain. It helps the new generation of producers learn how to modulate and create their own original sounds and ideas. Grabbing something from a sample pack or kit is simply just lazy and uncreative. Part of “techno” If you will, is that the sounds are so much more in depth than your average other genre. You can hear and feel the difference. This is something that needed to happen a long time ago in my opinion.

 

2: How do you feel the market will adapt to this style of sound?

 

S: Things will constantly change. I will never confine myself into one style of music. Why? You’re only limiting yourself.  I think a simple analogy I came up with was; a painter will not paint the same portrait twice. Techno is constantly changing, just like the world and Technology. Maybe this is why I work at the Art Institute of Chicago in the IT profession? For me it’s the best of both worlds. For the most part I will always have my signature sound. I will strive on experimenting and being creative.

 

 3: What artists are at the top of your list?

 

S: That is a tough one and I think it would be unfair to name a selected few that I respect. So I will keep it simple by saying anyone who is willing to be different and creative should basically be on top. Maybe I took a politicians approach here but believing in oneself is key.

 

 4:How did you get into this style of music being from the US? What and who influenced you? Did you have a musical childhood with playing an instrument?

 

S: I started with music, believe it or not, at the age of five. My father was a musician so instruments always surrounded me. I think in that perspective I was lucky. I am a lot like my father, as he is musically inclined and is diverse in using different instruments. He had a heavy influence on me.

 

What led me in this musical direction is that I remember listening to a cassette tape that I stumbled upon entitled “Jams,” which had some old Italian disco and House music. My brother and I were hooked from the first time we listened. I was glued from that point to the radio on Saturday nights listening to 102.7 WBMX.

 

Naturally my taste in music started to change and I started developing a passion for Imports. Mostly Industrial bands like Front 242, Front line assembly, Pankow, Ministry, Depeche Mode etc. That later turned into Rotterdam Techno and from there I never looked back. I did a podcast for Speedy J’s EDLX which features all of these bands.

 

Growing up in “Chicago” playing something other than House music can be a challenge for some.  However, the city has always been supportive with me and I am grateful for that. House music is close to me but my devotion is to experimental and Techno music. No layers, no samples, just pure original music.

 

5:How would you describe the differences between the US and the German techno scene? Do you enjoy the trips to Germany?

 

S: Quite honestly the US is finally catching up and has embraced the concept of EDM.  Granted, it’s not techno but we are developing a foundation and the US is starting to catch on. Now you ask me the difference between the German and the US techno scene. The US Techno scene is nowhere near close to the German scene, at least not yet. There is a deep-rooted love for techno in Europe.

 

Germany has become a second home to me. I even have a bedroom set up for me by one of my closest pals Frank Kvitta whom I owe a debt of gratitude. I learned so much within the past few years there.

 

My perception of German culture and understanding it is that visiting without any knowledge or history about the country is just plain ignorant. That goes for any country you visit. I have made an effort to try and learn the German language. It’s a main factor for me. I think in general, if people see you trying to make an effort to learn a culture and to speak their language, chances are people will have more respect for you. I have been told several times now, ”Orlando, you just ended up on the wrong side of the pond.”



6:Are there any other countries that you really like to play or want to play?

 

S: That is a very tough question. I really like playing in Spain. My origins stem from Spain. I also really enjoy playing in Austria. Countries I would like to play in the future would be Russia or in the Ukraine

 

 

7:Could you explain what’s behind your artist name “submerge”.?

 

S: The name I used previous to “Submerge” was Merge and stems from my childhood graffiti name. I am very much into the arts and designing murals. I decided that when I would perform I wanted a name that would stand out and stood for an underground culture, something deep. I added Sub-Merge. I thought it was catchy and meaningful.

 

 

8:What about a solo album? Plans? In progress?

Or any other projects/releases in near future?

 

S: A solo album is in progress. I plan on doing different types of styles.

Some irregular rhythms and beats, Ambient, Chicago dance tracks etc. I will be back in Europe in July for a month. I have several releases coming out on Sleaze, Dancemania, Unknown Territory, Driving Forces, Illegal Alien, my own label Impact Mechanics. Some of these tracks are done with my good friend Ricardo Garduno. Some other big news I should share is about my new residency abroad in 2014. There will be more news channeling in from different directions. A special thanks for my new agency Dancefield.

 

Music:     www.Soundcloud.com/submerge

Site:         www.impactmechanics.net

Bookings: www.Dancefield.com

http://www.fazemag.de/fazemag-016/

https://www.facebook.com/notes/orlando-solis/faze-magazine-submerge-interview/10151673011114238

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“As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”. As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody As I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.
As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.
As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.
As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.
As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health - food, people, things, situations, and everything the drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.
As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.
As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.
As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.
We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know “THAT IS LIFE”!” —Charlie Chaplin on his 70th birthday on April 16, 1959

“As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”. As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody As I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health - food, people, things, situations, and everything the drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know “THAT IS LIFE”!” —
Charlie Chaplin on his 70th birthday on April 16, 1959

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"DANCEFIELD" Becomes New World Wide Agent for Submerge

Some exciting news to announce:

DANCEFIELD New World Wide Agent for Submerge

First I would like to thank Enhanced-booking agency for the opportunities, professionalism and development that they have provided for me during the last few years. I have enjoyed working for the agency and appreciate the support they have provided me during my tenure with the company. I wish the agency much success and the hard work will never be forgotten. With that I am very excited to announce that I am now apart of the Dancefield roster for my bookings.

(Worldwide) 

http://dancefield.com

Excluding

North America http://www.re-konstrukt.com)

Driving Forces label nights in Vienna Austria

http://www.driving-forces.net

Some more news!

Impact Mechanics releases IM061

Ovi M Rattle Release with support from

Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Ken Ishii, Audio Injection, Gayle San, Xpansul, Luciano, Submerge, Ricardo Garduno, Material Object, Subfractal, Mike Humphries, Morgan Tomas, Axel Karakasis, Cortechs, Vegim, Ryuji Takeuchi, Adam Jay, Dela, Patrick Dsp, Spark Taberner, Gabeen, Thomas Pardo,Deh Noizer, Marc Troit, Cortech. Out Mid Feb!

http://soundcloud.com/impact-mechanics/rattlep

Next up we have Im062

The Buddah’s ear Ep by Ken Ishii! with Remixes by Ben Sims, Markantonio, Roberto Capuano

Support from

Adam Beyer, Adam Jay, Alex Bau, Audio Injection, Axel Karakasis, Brian Burger, Chris Liebing, Dave Clarke, Deh-noizer, DJ Emerson, Dj Nuke, Erphun, Frank Kvitta, Gabeen, Gary Beck,Hi-Shock,  Jonas Kopp, Joseph Capriati, Linday Green, Logotech, Luca Pagani, Luke Slater, Marc Troit, Mark Antonio, Mat The zone, Marco Bailey, Matt K, Mattias Fridell, Ovi M, Paul Mac,Pig and Dan, Ricardo Garduno, Richie Hawtin,  Roberto Capuano, Rolf Mulder, Ryuji Takeuchi, Sasha Carassi, Speedy J, Subfractal, Submerge, Sutter Cane, Spark Taberner, The Advent, Torque, Yari Greco

Submerge and Ricardo Garduno Projects.

Freitag Release

Unknown Territory 

Sleaze

Driving Forces

Impact Mechanics

Illegal Alien

Projects and Remixes

Secret Techno W/remixes Hyperactive and Luis Flores

New Tracks with Garduno and Steve Poindexter.

New Podcast on “The Public Stand” 

http://www.thepublicstand.com/shows/rolf-mulder-the-public-stand-20130207-guestmix-by-submerge

Next Podcast

Naked Lunch

DI.FM w/ Garduno

Blindspot

Linear

Youtube Video with my new collaboration with Ricardo Garduno “Almost Over” on Freitag

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi9oEnN9iH8&feature=youtu.be

New Impact Mechanics site coming soon.


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http://blindspotmusic.co.uk/podcasts/dr-hoffmann-submerge-bs169
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Blind Spot Radio Show 169 | DR HOFFMANN Interview w/ SUBMERGE

01, Charlie Chaplin final speech inThe Great Dictator
02, Submerge - Sample
03, Hyperactive, RX Tribe Len Faki dj Edit, Wide Open
04, Ricardo Garduno, Senseless, Gianni Scotto, Anthony Castaldo Tekart Remix
05, Hugo Paixo, Revenge, Spiriakos Remix
06, Motor Featuring Billie Ray Martin, Hyperlust, Pfirter sample
07, ATT series, Attemporal
08, Sven Wittenkind, Mind Conflict
09, John Mitchell, Bodhran
10, Robert Armani, Blow That Shit Out, Joey Betram Remix
11, Alexander D’niel, Klona, Truncate Remix
12, Armani Tracks part 2 
13, Submerge and Ricardo Garduno ? ?
14, Peter Scmidt, Sachsen
15, Audio Injection, Darker, Alex Bau Remix
16, Submerge and Ricardo Garduno, Aposcaua
17, Max M, Obtane, June 1980 
18, Hyper lust Pfirter Sample
19, Jeff Mills, Alarm
20, Jan Makarov and Steen, Over the Hills
21, Space Djz, AK47, The Advent and Industrialyzer
22, Thee Maddkatt Chronicles, Vengeance is Mine, Clashbackk
23, M.A.D.A, Suge
24, Dj Hell, Hot in the heels of love, Dave Clarke remix
25, Truncate, Bodega V2 
26, Pfirter, Fractales
27, Frank Kvitta and Richter, Chemtrails
28, Roberto, The Midnight Sun, Samual L Session remix
29, Technoyzer, Prototype
30, Komprezzor, Empty Cell

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