Michelle Herrmann, better known to the masses as Punisher, began her music career back when mix tapes were still popular. She is a Detroit native with over 28 years of experience behind the turntables, synthesizers and drum machines. Michelle was drawn to music and the creative side of life from the very beginning. She was fortunate to find her way into the early 90’s Detroit techno scene when the energy was simply awe inspiring, from that moment forward Punisher emerged. As a record aficionado, her preference behind the decks is playing vinyl and her knowledge of records is vast. Her studio tracks are devoted to hardware, analog gear and spontaneous live mix downs. A strong understanding of machines and midi programming allows her to perform powerful, dance floor igniting, live PA sets that take you on a journey through hypnotic, cerebral soundscapes. Michelle released her first two records in 1997 on Detroit label Matrix Records and has since appeared on over 40 different releases on internationally recognized labels including Denied Music, Detroit Underground, Synewave and her own imprint Hej Records. While mainly focused on techno and house, Michelle has the ability to play across multiple genres. Punisher has performed at clubs and festivals all over the globe, alongside world renowned acts such as Sebastian Mulleart, DJ Minx, Magda, Richie Hawtin and The Orb. Most recently she was brought on as a resident at the globally recognized “Make it New” event in Cambridge, where she also hosted some legendary events. Michelle will continue to travel where the music takes her in pursuit of musical enlightenment.
Microdot (I Heart Techno, Chicago)
Microdot is Inspired and driven from his experience with the 90s rave scene, he has infused a movement: “Chicago Techno” a movement he continues to spread with his performances and production.
Not only is he producing and playing many shows, he’s also behind creating some of the biggest underground parties in the midwest.
Much of Microdot’s production has been heavily influenced by electronic music pioneers and legends such as DJ Hyperactive, Mike Dearborn, Paul Johnson, Green Velvet, and musical composer Anthony Rother.
HotJams Records, Ghetto Division, Chicago Jaxx, Krunch, WE JACK, DRON3 Recordings, & Raves Stabs, Arritmia records.
Augustus Williams (Techno Snob)
Early 2003 Augustus Williams started to learn how to DJ with Jesse James Wood in Hamtramck Mi. From there he will go on to play his first party. Cloud 9 that featured DJ Godfather and Frankie bones. Those series of parties come know as Shazam parties from 2006 until 2016. From where he Will go on set his first release on Antwon Faulkner hijack Detroit record He Would go on to do three more single tracks on that label.After that AUGUSTUS worker go on to release a slew of digital releases on record labels such as subdivision label and many more.Doing live and hybrid Dj set Is what sets apart from others in the city it’s forward thinking of techno music has captured the ears of the people of Detroit and he’s been on a steady climb for sure not to disappoint
AZA (Techno Snob)
Originally a classical vocalist and film student AZA quickly turned her focus into an electronic music obsession. AZA aka The SoundBeing is a Techno/House DJ and Producer : California bred , midwest transplant. Since debuting one year ago as a DJ/producer in Cincinnati, Ohio AZA has unleashed an undeniable energy behind the decks and onto the dance floor.
AZA’s original compositions and choice track selections continue to rock dance floors that she has met with so far. Her first international release, “Seiglu” signed on S6A Music, of Catania, Italy dropped this June 2019 and continues to be an editors pick on Beatport via the deep house section. Recently “Seiglu” has been signed to two more labels which will be announced shortly. Expect more from AZA
Dj FIXED (Techno Snob)
Accomplished underground DJ & Producer DJ Fixed has 20 years behind the decks spinning up beat Techno, Hard Techno and Minimal – he has proven to be beast on the turntables. DJ Fixed has played alongside some of the best in the business. Including Angel Alanis, DJ assault, House Connection and Frankie Bones just to name a few. Having played Fnoob Radio, Quest London Radio, 89.3WHFR Detroit and The Basemen. Fixed has performed all over Michigan as well as North Carolina. He also had the opportunity to play a sunrise set on the fabulous “Electric Ship”. A Bahamas cruise ship catering to a weekend adventure of non stop Techno and House!
As co-owner of Techno Snob in Detroit, Michigan, a Techno Merchandising and Event Planning company, DJ Fixed is helping to provide a platform that gives up and coming artists a place to be heard by way of the TechnoSnobCast on SoundCloud. He takes pride in seeking out new artists and working with them to get their start in the music industry. He believes that helping pave the way for the next generation is key to the success of future Techno music.
It is DJ Fixed’s mission to live by Techno Snob’s trademark motto
“Good Music Good Vibes Good People”
INDSCY4 (Techno Snob)
Aaron McKay, or INDSCY4, started programming electronic music in 1999, collaborating with Ju5+1n6.7 for a project named Dialisis. Several tracks were produced with a sound reminecint of older Wumpscut and Nine Inch Nails. Shortly after, INDSCY4 became a resident DJ at Labyrinth Detroit, which he spun a weekly industrial set for about a year. He released several CD’s, Industro,Industron, and Technopolis V1 and V2. During that time, he got heavy into hard techno. This lead to playing live at a lot of raves, club nights, and afterparties for the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (Movement). In 2006, INDSCY4 joined Ju5+1n6.7’s industrial group, Process42, as a DJ, remixing the live electronics and adding FX. While DJ’ing for Process42, he produced his own Hard Techno solo project in april of 2009. Where he found his sound combining his industrial roots with the techno he produced.
Dj Disc…Detroit (Techno Snob)
Dj Disc…Detroit is a Veteran Underground Vinyl Dj. His funky Techno sets put him on top of Detroit’s most sought after artists lists. With more than 20 years in the game! Dj Disc…Detroit is also the founder of the prominent Detroit based label Detroit Deep Sessions. Disc has played his funky vinyl Techno with some of the best in the industry and also mentors up and coming DJ’s from around the city.. DJ Disc…Detroit is a local underground legend and always keeps the dance floor moving.