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Gerard Hanson was born in 1972. He hails from the unlikely environments of Dallas, Texas USA. Little is known about this producer who seems to have Scandinavian roots. His productions have reflections with Basic Channel/Chain Reaction sound. His main inspirations are Juan Atkins and Derrick May. His music also has influences from Stefan Robbers, Red Planet and Carl Craig. He found a way where everything came together: Deepness, Minimalism and Soul, the Detroit-Berlin connection. In 1994 Gerard Hanson and Dan Kurzius started ‘Hardsync’, a Magazine dedicated to electronic music reviews and artist interviews. It has been defunct since 1996 as a result of a computer crash. Hard Sync was an outlet for several Texas-based electronic music enthusiasts to reach out to others around the world that shared similar musical interests. He released his first 12” in 1995. Ever since his debut 12” on Matrix in 1995. From 1995-1997, he released 5 ep’s, and then only 2 more in the next 6 years until 2005. The reason he produced so infrequently was because when his first releases came out, the tracks were licensed to some big releasers and he did not get paid for them. After that some other labels approached him but just wanted more of the same and didn’t really seem to understand his sound. They just wanted more of the same sounds. After that he stopped releasing music and produced only for his personal usage. After a couple of years the label Down Low convinced him to pick up his producing again. He is very careful about sharing his music with the rest of the world.

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  • mushin_no_shin

    well said, george. amen.

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • bugsonglass

    True master. His live sets are to be studied. His vinyls are gospel.

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • sarvam_dukha

    haha, i noticed that myself

    16 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Varagine

    wherever I go, bugs, you've been there already. It's good to know I'm in safe territory √

    13 Feb 2013 Reply
  • mushin_no_shin

    :)

    2 Feb 2013 Reply
  • mcvth001

    New mix. http://soundcloud.com/subsekt/convextion-e-r-p-mix-www

    2 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Murvin01

    Crawling And Hungry is perfect too!

    9 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Murvin01

    Oil On Metal!

    4 Jun 2012 Reply
  • adamcooleyisdea

    I'm in love.

    22 Feb 2011 Reply
  • reaktionpool

    +1 Detroit is the mecca of where this sound originally came from, his music has a lot more to do with Juan Atkins than it does Basic Channel and by my count Juan was producing 10 years before they were, did I mention he coined the term Techno and is widely considered the inventor of it? Convextion's music radiates Detroit Techno people, why are so many trying to classify him in the Basic Channel school of music when he isn't.

    4 Jul 2010 Reply
  • theStarry

    Basic Channel? hmm. I think folks want to get themselves a flight across the Atlantic visit a little place called 'Detroit' and start their comparisons from there.

    4 Apr 2010 Reply
  • DJ_Pathfinder

    you must listen to his erd alias . prefer that then the convextion. but bouth good

    11 Feb 2010 Reply
  • rodanside

    You: 1, Me: 0, but Basic Channel did release their first records in 1993 and the music has been around since a year before that. Still, I should have reserved the term for the acts that have come much later. Don't get me wrong, I love this music, and like Basic Channel it doesn't seem to have a shelf life.

    23 Jan 2010 Reply
  • reaktionpool

    That is almost funny. Convextion put out his first record in early 1995 and I heard there were promo's of it around in 1994, which would mean he released music the same time Basic Channel did, I wouldn't call his music a spin off of anything, its just Convextion. Juan Atkins and Derrick May still play that record in just about every set I've heard from them even today, Convextion made some timeless music in which he influenced others not the other way around.

    12 Jan 2010 Reply
  • rodanside

    One of the better Basic Channel spin-offs

    3 Jan 2010 Reply
  • bufo_alvarius

    Ii had no idea about this project..... Im impressed about the sound of the selftitled album. Its like... bassic channel sound with a touch of monolake ambiences and..something more... Im glad i found this. just GREAT.

    28 Oct 2009 Reply
  • mallemma

    grandmaster.

    6 Oct 2009 Reply
  • reaktionpool

    "Crawling & Hungry" mindblowing.. Legendary works from the early 90's and beyond.

    14 Sep 2009 Reply
  • loop12

    eh mn

    6 Jul 2009 Reply
  • beefcakeyamato

    spice tea is still one of my favorites

    9 Jun 2009 Reply
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