Welcome To My Crate XL is a free audio podcast focusing on dance music, cultural topics, studio/DJ tips and general tomfoolery. The long form conversation is hosted by globally active DJ/producer Chris Manik aka MANIK, alongside friends and special guests.

Episode 40 features Truncate: globally active DJ and Producer from Los Angeles. He runs his own label and is best known for his raw techno sounds. Truncate aka David Flores was also Audio Injection and started the Truncate project in 2011. With a rigorous international tour schedule, he has maintained his stake as one of the best techno artists of today. In this episode, we spoke about why he changed his artist name and some of the pros and cons, what is DJ longevity really about, whether releasing music even matters anymore, is it OK to take a break as a musician?, the secret to making his kick drums sound so good, his favorite craft beers, funny strip club stories and much more.


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– jams
Jimbo James