Doogatron Release Debut Album

. October 19, 2018.

Doogatron are inventive disciples of techno and house, creating textured synth-prog jams that blend machine-like precision with the human touch of improvisation.

These 21st century torchbearers of Detroit’s electronic music fuse the old-school analog synthesizers with new-school digital technology. Their debut album comes out November 2nd…

Doogatron Album Release
Nov 2nd @ Ziggy’s
with Jason Hogans (aka brownstudy)
Sleezy Hamilton, and Sean Brocash
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I know I’ve used the words “electronic music,” but this is not “EDM!” In fact, a lot of it is refreshingly strange! The spontaneity that birthed the project continues to guide them, with that adventurousness drawing them towards eccentric tones, experimental distortion, trance-like percussion and psychedelic atmospheres. Classic early 80’s techno had a bit of a darkness to it, a feverdream-like aura of exploring abandoned factories where the machines are coming to life, or the evocation of entering abandoned elevator shafts and discovering they’re actually teleportation gates. Doogatron captures that! Because they’re explorers…and if it gets weird? Then it gets weird!  Or, as they call it (and I can’t resist): “…machine-funk and synth freakouts.”

Stevie and Kyle were doing improvisational electronic music happenings several years ago, with the former playing bass and the latter mixing samples over sequenced beats. They eventually added Michael on lead/pad synths and started putting up singles throughout 2017. They’ve shared their most exciting creations for this album, though…throwing in additional textures, samples and occasional vocals.

 

This album was “…written, arranged, recorded, produced, mixed and against all advice mastered by Doogatron…” as they say on their Bandcamp page… “…in various basements, bedrooms and living rooms of our homes…” You can pre-order the album here.

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