November 21, 2020

 

Erik Travis - Interview & DJ Mix

For this month’s show we enter the previously undiscovered dimensions of a truly unique artist and Detroit legend. The Anxious Beat had the most rare opportunity and pleasure to sit down for an interesting conversation with mind bending funk programmer and cosmic beat myth Erik Travis a.k.a. I.O.S. (Industry of Sound), Sound of Mind, Paradigm, The Other Side Of Space, and driving group member of Agency of X (Agency of Xtras), F.A.C.T. (Fantastic Acts Created Together) and Tic (short for Tico - nickname of former label head colleague Juan E. Ortiz). We get to learn about Erik’s beginnings how he started out listening to groups such as Kraftwerk, Funkadelic, Giorgio Moroder, Yellow Magic Orchestra and Slave back in the 80’s, DJing at his father’s and mother’s club called PL&M Lounge and how his creative way of recording and mixing tracks laid the foundation of his own unique style of music later on. He takes us on a generous walk through of some of his recording methods, the meaning behind some of his prior and future classic tracks, label history of F.A.C.T., BMC (Buchanan Music Company), TICO and present OTHOFACT, bootlegging awareness (Taking It All Ghetto Style) and his stance on the origin of the term techno. Erik also shares his thoughts on his experiences with the music industry both in and outside of Detroit, internet (music) companies, the amounts of confusing genre categories, future plans and much much more. We chose some of the sickest tracks from the very extensive Erik Travis catalog to accompany this 2 hour special including songs from his new bangin' and future classic double vinyl album "Legends".

 

Program schedule:

Part I - Erik Travis interview - (track selection and mix by The Anxious Beat)

Part II - All exclusive Erik Travis DJ Mix (track selection & mix by Erik Travis) 

Part I: Tracklist during Erik Travis interview (selection & mix by The Anxious Beat) 

Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - The Many Voices of Erik
Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - Running, Avoiding The Computer Virus
Erik Travis (I.O.S) -Tic Tic Boom!
Erik Travis (Sound of Mind) - Programming (original)
Erik Travis (Sound of Mind) - Give Em’ What They Want
Erik Travis (Sound of Mind)- Computer Music
Erik Travis (Sound of Mind) - Joy One Mile
Erik Travis (Sound of Mind) - It’s Material
Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - In The Mind of Erik
Erik Travis (Sound of Mind) - Direct Drive
Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - T.D.M. Tech Dance Music
Erik Travis - Techno Drivers
Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - Computer Freak
Erik Travis (I.O.S) - Time 2:25
Erik Travis - Legends
Erik Travis - Dance Work
Erik Travis - Funky Beat
Erik Travis - Dah Do Da Dah
Erik Travis - Dooms in TDM
Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - Phone Sex
Erik Travis - So Many
Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - Techno Freaks
Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - I.O.S. (Industry of Sound)
Erik Travis - Get This Bitch Off Me
Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - H20
Erik Travis (Sound of Mind) - Rollin’ Through Time
Erik Travis - Voice Play
R.Travis - F_ck All You…
Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - The Many Voices of Erik
Erik Travis - Zat Ket
R. Travis - Ride The Back Side
Erik Travis - F_ck It! (Porn Style)
Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - Attack of Space
Erik Travis - WGTO
Erik Travis - Make You Rock
Erik Travis (Agency Of X) - What I To Do To Make You Work
Erik Travis - Pass It On

Part II: Tracklist Erik Travis DJ Mix (selection & mix by Erik Travis):


Erik Travis (Sound of Mind) - Freaky Freak
Erik Travis (Paradigm) - Work That
Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - Boom Pop Bang
Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - Dance Through The Night
Erik Travis - Get On Up
Erik Travis - EKV
Erik Travis - Return To Voices
Erik Travis - Traveler
Erik Travis (I.O.S) - The Many Voices of Erik
Erik Travis - Till Daylight
Erik Travis - Rolling Through Time
Erik Travis - Rock’em Shake
Erik Travis - Get This Bitch off Me
Erik Travis - Make You Rock/
Erik Travis - Pass It On
Erik Travis -365 TDM
Erik Travis - Electro Bang'n
Erik Travis - Legends
Erik Travis - Techno Drivers
Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - TDM Tek Dance Music
Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - In The Mind of Erik
Erik Travis (Sound of Mind) - Its Material
Erik Travis (Sound of Mind) - Computer Music
Erik Travis (Agency of X) - C’mon Baby
Erik Travis (Agency of X) - Work It Babe
Erik Travis - Putcha Back In It
Erik Travis - Gimmi That
Erik Travis (Sound of Mind) - All Around The Club Freak
Erik Travis - Put Your Body On The Floor
Erik Travis - Zat Ket
Erik Travis - Dance Work
Erik Travis - Shake It