Underground culture based in Los Angeles focused on the art of Industrial/Hard/Rave/Hypnotic Techno.
James Sanchez aka Amuck_Indstrl is a Mexican American who grew up with a passion for art and drawing. He started with drawing anime, and later discovered graffiti in his teenage years. Graffiti art eventually became a problem when he started joining crews and began affiliating himself with gang members. After a few years of getting in trouble with the law, James decided to redirect his love for art into music
James has now been producing and playing Techno under the name Amuck since 2013. AMUCK based in Los Angeles; style ranges from 135-160 bpm,mostly in the form of Hard Industrial Techno but will sometimes incorporate hypnotic and dark harmonic melodic elements.
AMUCK’s first release, a remix with Chemtrailz of Ayako mori – “Gegen Dungeon” on Physical Techno Records, was played by Charlotte De Witte on her livestream celebrating her No. 1 spot for the second year in a row for DJ Mag 100 on October 27, 2021.
AMUCK also recently won the “Upcoming DJ” competition for RE/FORM, which is an event collaborated by 6AM, SYNTHETIKMINDS, and DIRTY EPIC, 3 of LAs biggest collectives.The set he submitted included 4 original unreleased ID tracks and was chosen as the winner by all three collectives unanimously.
Marco Synthetik:"You understood the assignment. Didn’t just bang it out. Good track selection, told a story and mixed well”
Besides following his passion for DJing/Producing as AMUCK, James also does videography/photography under the name INDSTRL, where he focuses on the LA techno scene,the community as a whole, and capturing momentson video/photo to share with the world.
So far INDSTRL has recorded for WORK, a collaboration between 6AM + SYNTHETIKMINDS,two of the biggest collectives in the underground scene in LA.INDSTRL was booked to film one of their bigger events featuring I HATE MODELS, SELECTIVE RESPONSE and ERIC SEDANO B2B PROPAGANDA.
James has shared the stage either doing videography as INDSTRL or DJing as AMUCK with big names in the scene including: METARAPH and COMMON POETRY, WNDRLST, VII CIRCLE, SARAH STRANDBERG, DEMEK, AAHAN, MARIO MALKE, LENNY DEE, FLAP JACK, ABSNTMNDED, RON D CORE, LETHAL ONE, EAS, AXKAN and more.
James is available for bookings for both DJing and/or Videography