In damaging news to the international techno community, it has been announced that all production of industrial techno will be moved to China later this year.
The devastating news has come as a major blow to producers all over Europe, with Berlin and Amsterdam said to be the areas worst affected by the change.
Ludovic Schmidt, an industrial techno producer based in Berlin, spoke to Wunderground earlier, “It’s just terrible, terrible news,” he told us emotionally. “Today, I feel like a broken man and there’s nothing but making organic and wholesome beats can make me feel better, I suppose I should take advantage of that while I still can.”
In what is being described as the biggest mistake in dance music since Paris Hilton was offered a residency in Ibiza, the decision to move all industrial techno to China will see the genre mass produced on a scale never seen before which is likely to saturate the market and lead to a diluted version of the genre being commercialised and becoming mainstream.
“This is truly the final nail in the coffin for the underground,” continued Schmidt. “There’s nothing left for me to do except move to London and start producing tech house. At this rate, I’ll be signed to Hot Creations and have a residency in Ibiza by this time next year. What a shame, what an awful, awful shame.”
According to Chinese sources, the decision to move industrial techno production to the Far East will be a good move for the music industry, with work already underway to build a new industrial techno hub called Modular City in the north of the country.