Formed as an abstract concept from the mind of two people who do not feel the need to define it, 999999999 (pronounced “nine times nine”) is a spontaneous, random and unlimited project officially started in 2016. Recognised as a live act through-and-through whether performing or stage or in the studio, the duo deliver consistently raw and bold techno sets, pushing some of the most intricate acid basslines and quaking kicks imaginable. A formidable act, they are a force to be reckoned with and anyone who has seen them live will almost certainly agree.
Whilst regualary performing across the globe, the duo also head up their Nine Times Nine record label which focusses on releasing high quality techno cuts from a range of producers. In the studio the Italian pair have also delivered some exhilarating records including their popular “Rave 4 love” single and 2020 series of self-released singles from “000000005” to “000000008”. Check them out.
1. Acid Warrior – Acid Bites
German producer Robert Babicz’s most recognised and accomplished alias, Rob Acid, churned out a cycle of influential techno records in the late 90’s that established him as one of Germany’s top techno producers. After putting out a few releases as Rob Acid, Babicz stuck with the name and released a plethora of acid-induced records including this acidic gem “Acid Bites”.
2. Plastikman – Krakpot
Plastikman is Richie Hawtin’s main recording identity. Since his debut as States of Mind and FUSE in 1990 to the launch of Plastikman in 1993, his sound has developed through early connotations of acidic techno and extreme levels of energy to sonic experiments in futuristic-rhythms and off-world ambience. Perhaps one of his most recognised tracks alongside “Spastik” was this acidic masterpiece.
3. Miss Djax – LSD
Miss Djax is the alias of Saskia Sloggers, not only an excellent DJ but also the founder of Djax records, a label recognised as one of the most important dance imprints around and is fully immersed within techno, acid and hardcore. Having released consistent material over the years, Djax has built up a reputation that has placed her firmly on the electronic map. Check out this heater.
4. Gustav:S – Pleasant compulsive madness
Recognised as one of the most exciting melodic industrial and punch techno producers in the scene right now, Gustav:S consistently releases high energy, rave warehouse techno. The Brazilian has released records on a number of imprints such as Suara, Kobayashi Records and COUP to name a few, as well as receiving support from heavyweights Richie Hawtin, Regal, SNTS and Joseph Capriati.
Mainmise Records boss YÅ is well known for his consistent style of productions and his preserving support for the techno scene. In 2017 he joined the industrial French techno collective “Rearguard” and released on several labels such as Eradys Records, Trouble and more. Rooted to genres such as Gabber and Hardcore, the young DJ is a force to be reckoned with demonstrated by this huge belter.