Today, Selector exclusively premieres the first single off a new EP from techno mainstay DJ T-1000 (real name Alan Oldham). “Untergang” is taken from the five-track EP, Don’t Complain, Don’t Explain, released on Oldham’s own Pure Sonik Records.
Oldham has been based in Berlin since 2005, and it’s rubbed off on him in the best way. The dark, bouncy “Untergang” merges his native Detroit techno style with hard-hitting beats typical of prime-time sets at Tresor. It’s not off base considering he released a double LP/CD for Tresor’s imprint back in 1999.
Anyone who has followed Oldham’s four-decade career knows he’s more than meets the eye. A multifaceted talent, he started out as a cartoonist, graphic designer and radio host. He put the likes of Richie Hawtin, Carl Craig and his mentor Mad Mike Banks from Underground Resistance on the Detroit airwaves.
By creating art for their releases, Alan Oldham became entrenched in the Detroit scene and eventually made his own name as DJ T-1000, producing live techno DJ sets and recordings on two proprietary labels. He simultaneously maintains a strong presence in the fine art world, showing large-scale drawings and paintings internationally to sold-out acclaim.
Don’t Complain, Don’t Explain Tracklist:
- Indonesian Girl
- Resonance (Gene Richards Jr. Remix)