Artist of the month : Technasia

The outfit Technasia is collaboration between Amil Khan from Hong Kong and Charles Siegling from France. Having met in Hong Kong some years back, they felt it was time to put South East Asia on the world map for the production of electronic dance music. Both Amil and Charles have been exposed to a variety of electronic music from abroad and have been influenced in their works by early electronic sounds from the likes of the Yellow Magic Orchestra, Coil, Xymox, and Depeche Mode...As a label, Technasia was the first music division launched under Technorient Music foundation based in Hong Kong. Technasia has since its advent built its reputation upon quality and world acclaimed techno tracks such as "Descent", "Future Mix" and "Hydra" or more recently "Force" and "Evergreen". They garnered worldwide fame with the release of their first album "Future Mix" and cemented their position as one of the top techno artists in the world. In 2001, they won the best single "Force" , best newcomer, and best album "Future Mix" at the annual Musik und Machine electronic music awards in Berlin, at the same time Technasia with "Future Mix" entered the HMV national sales charts in Japan with a 23rd position placing amazingly beating names such as Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston....something never achieved by techno music in the country. Technasia then released a series of well respected vinyl singles that unusually crossed over to DJ and music aficionados in other fields of Electronic Dance Music (i.e Trance and House jocks).... Fast forward to 2003, Technasia this time hits the headlines in Belgium hitting the Belgian Dance charts at # 3 ! with their single "Nebula"fending off other major contenders from the commercial dance field.Today, Technasia's long awaited latest album entitled "Popsoda" once again pushes the envelope as its predecessor "Future Mix" had done back in 2001. Fusion and the collaborative process associated with it once again are the key words ingrained in the production direction of this new album. "Popsoda" is a meticulously produced album amalgamating dance floor fillers in the likes of "2 the floor" , "Ghett-o-Freak" featuring the cutting edge and fresh sounds of Detroit's filthiest Ghetto Tech producers : DJ Godfather, DJ Nasty and Flex Fletch to catchy electronic pop reminiscent of the good old past "1988" featuring Dutch maestro : Joris Voorn.Tracks such as "Life Cycles" featuring Chinese talent Faye Wang explores the joyous yet melancholic spirit that electronic dance music can bring to one's soul through language within the field of Techno, something rarely felt these days. From the start of DJ Rush's chant in "Way of Life" to the haunting cinematic chords of "Sound of Solar Oscillations" Technasia once again enables all of us to dance as well as dream into the unknown.....

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