California’s techno scene has been growing steadily in the last decade, with a healthy warehouse party scene and home to Truncate and Drumcell. A newer name on the circuit, Selective Response has been making music for well over a decade, a project focused on industrial, EMB and the faster paced techno world. Support has come for his earliest releases on Bandcamp from Dax J, Perc and Amelie Lens, which lead him to start his own label ‘Crisis Of Man’ in 2019. Releasing all his own material, his tracks have been picked up since by Cleric, Ansome, Remco Beekwilder and I Hate Models who he has played with in LA. Keeping his head down and finding new ways of gaining inspiration, he has been steadily producing throughout lockdown and we can expect a new release towards the end of this year, as well as a new name to grace the label.
SELECTIVE RESPONSE INTERVIEW WITH FRANKIE SALT
Where are you from?
I’m from Orange County in Southern California
How can you best describe your sound?
Hard hitting techno hammers
Who are your biggest musical influences?
DJs like Perc, Dax J, Ansome etc. Bands like Trapped Under Ice, Terror, Depeche Mode
If someone was visiting your hometown for the first time, where should they check out?
I live 5 blocks from the ocean, so definitely the beach
Beach Club, sweaty rave or acoustic night?
That depends on the line-up, but I’d say sweaty rave > beach club > acoustic night
What have you been doing in lockdown to stay creative?
Surfing, training, meditating, reading, and journaling. I also started a new mindfulness podcast.
What and where have you been releasing in 2020?
I’ve been releasing two-track EPs via my own imprint Crisis Of Man
Dream collaboration or label?
Jeff Mills or Laurent Garnier
Tell us about your label Crisis Of Man, why start your own?
I was sitting on tons of music that was getting heavy support, but it didn’t fit any particular label. So instead of letting it go to waste, I decided to take my career and future into my own hands and start my own imprint. It was going to happen at some point anyway, but ended up happening much sooner than initially thought.