Talla 2XLC dj_s.type

July 11, 2020
Talla "Darren Porter" 2XLC

Talla 2XLC DJ_Choonz

December 21, 2020
edited 2 months ago
What an insult to Talla 2XLC!! He's been around way longer than Porter and is way more talented.
How about giving true and proper credit to such a fine artist/producer without making such a lame association. Pftt!

Talla 2XLC krusty242

November 4, 2015
Hey guys, Talla never claimed that he has created "technomusic" or "electronicmusic" ;-) That belongs to Kraftwerk and other early german electronic artists long before anyone in detroit or chicago thought of it. The only thing he said, that he used the term "techno" first to categorize electronic dance music at one genre department together in a recordstore in frankfurt germany in the beginning of 1982. So, your guys in detroit might have produced electronic styles in 1981, but haven´t used the term "techno" by that time. That was used later on. Secondly Talla had started the first weekly club in club event named "technoclub" in 1984. These two things he claims. not more not less. cheers. ;-)

Talla 2XLC lhasa67

December 24, 2016
i associate the first use of the term 'techno' with the band ymo 'technodelic' from 1981 , were it discribed a link between electronic music defined
by the constructive minimalists of the 1930s like malevich , communism , labor , kandinsky, so the japanese making affordable minimalist
synths from the late 1970s /80s in conjunction with bands like ymo / sakamoto's b2 unit are the first to coin the term.

Talla 2XLC jancito303

December 25, 2015
You are missing a few points here. For starters don't mix Chicago here, because for that matter Chicago was mostly influenced by gospel/soul/disco and that predates Kraftwerk. We can play this game all day long if you want.

So what you say is nice and dandy, but I don't think that's what is actually being argued here. The question is, when/where do most experts and critics agree what we NOW consider techno got started in more ir less its current form? (not some proto-form and not what back in 1985 somebody else also happened to have called "techno"). Unless you live under a rock, or like to be contrarian by sport, virtually everybody agrees it came from Motor City. What about its influences? Sure, Kraftwerk is there. So is funk/electro and other genres. I has once been said (can't remember who) that the sound of Derrick May and co is as if George Clinton and Kraftwerk got stuck in an elevator.

Did Kraftwerk predate Detroit? Of course! Was it electronic? Of course! But it's not ground zero for today's techno. Because if we go down that route then why stop there? Let's go back to Stockhausen for that matter!

Also, I don't think anybody says Talla himself claims anything. The comments are mostly directed at that fella that keeps flooding any Talla related discussions with this nonsense about him being the creator of this or that.

Talla 2XLC jancito303

February 11, 2015
Interesting thread here. I find myself a bit in the middle because the music from Technodrome International influenced me a lot. That's when I started DJing. I remember Confusion, Robotiko Rejecto and other hammer hits. I was also a big fan of Frontpage magazine before it became all commercialized.
On the other hand some of you here need to re-read your music history a bit.

Let's start with Cybotron (Juan Atkins): Alley's of your mind is from 1981. Nobody in their right mind doubts that Detroit came first, if we are going to compare dates. Also, there is little doubt that what Talla was doing back then wasn't what we now consider techno, but more industrial. Unfortunately for the right or wrong reasons, it is Talla who is only a footnote in techno history and all the credit seems to go to Detroit. Like it or not.

If anything we can start arguing the finer details whether techno started with A Number of Names or with Cybotron (personally I think Sharivari is more Italo, so credit goes to Juan Atkins), but both are from the same area and did their thing years before Talla even started producing, so there no real disagreement among critics and music connoisseurs: techno originated in Detroit around 1981 and House in Chicago around 1984.

Talla 2XLC aesiphron

October 4, 2020
"Alleys of Your Mind" hasn't anything to do with Techno as we know it today. It's SynthPop/Funk with samples of Human League. Even Throbbing Gristle's "Hot on the Heels of Love" from 1979 has more in common with the Techno defintion of the mid-/late '80s. And they were an Industrial group.

Talla 2XLC jcasnape

February 22, 2014
No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Juan Atkins Derrick may and Kevin Saunderson were the creators and brainchildren of techno don't get it twisted talks is a good dj but not a founding member of any genre techno music came from black people who came from Detroit.

Talla 2XLC gerasoulis94

April 1, 2010
Talla 2XlC (ANDREAS TOMALLA) the "FATHER OF TECHNO" the true creator of this music genre has rightfully earned his place in history. Before Atkins there was surely Talla who was the creator of "Moskwa TV (with tracks like "Tekno talk" in 1987), Robotiko Rejekto (which released "Rejekto" in 1987, a FULL YEAR before Techno! The new dance sound of detroit), Bigod 20 and many more projects. Talla not only created a club called "Techno club" in 1984 he also coined the word "Techno" as style of music much earlier than Juan Atkins had supposedly done it. Talla also had a say in the creation of the very first Techno label under ZYX records- "Techno Drome International" in 1987. Robotiko Rejekto was one of the very first records to be released in the same year. While Techno! The new sound of detroit will barely be a footnote in history. Talla on the other hand is the ONE who made History. "Techno" did not exist before he put it on the map.

Talla 2XLC as reviewed by mancini

June 2, 2004
Recognised or not as one of the best german trance producers , what it is certain is that Talla's sound is one of the most distinctive and unique between all the trance and even the techno scene , with his thick and heartpounding basslines , complex arrangements and dense sound , he has a unconfusable trademark