Texas Recordings Underground made its mark this Spring with the well-received techno/electro Cyber_Tex EP that featured electro wizard Cygnus and E.R.P. aka Gerard Hanson. Not to rest on his laurels, TX Connectï¿½s Gavin Guthrie is following that up with the 2nd release on the label by Austinï¿½s man-of-the-moment Bill Converse.
themes.Bill has been known to local Austinites for years as one of Texasï¿½ bet DJs and recently released a mix for Resident Advisor highlighting those skills. But itï¿½s now his productions that are really starting to show his talents. Iconic label Dark Entries has thought enough of his work to release the seminal double album Meditations/Industry as well as the follow-up 12ï¿½ Warehouse Invocation. His debut on T.R.U. contains 2 deep excursions with 7 of 9 and Ahead, both tech house masterworks that mix elements of Chicago and Detroit with a Texas flair that keeps it definitively Bill Converse. Ahead in particular brings Ron Trentï¿½s Altered States to mind as well as some of Boo Williamsï¿½ premier work with its synths swirling around the metallic 909 percussion