Thursday, April 2, 2020

Terrace - City Sounds

City Sounds
2005 Eevo Lute Muzique

One of Dutchman Stefan Robbers projects that I was luckily introduced via an Eevo Lute compilation (the brilliant Agenda 23 I believe). Excellent electronic that never gets old. He’s operated Eevo Lute Muzique since 1992 which got a reboot after a break from 1998-2001 to EEVONEXT.COM. Check out his creativity over his numerous alter egos if you enjoy.
  1. Lab Practice
  2. Absense
  3. Sonic Surroundings (This Is Electronic)
  4. Flowers In The City
  5. Reject The Input
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                                                                                                                          Monday, November 11, 2019

                                                                                                                          Aim ‎– Sail

                                                                                                                          Sail (Maxi-Single)
                                                                                                                          1999 Grand Central Records

                                                                                                                          Have been enjoying revisiting Grand Central Records catalogue as of late. Aim (Andy Turner) teams up with GCR owner Mark Rae’s cousin, Kate Rogers. Sail contains samples from two classics "Swamp" by Maynard Ferguson and "It Hurts So Good" performed by Millie Jackson - Andy is a master at “trip-hoping” the old stuff! The Rae & Christian Remix is one of the best I’ve ever heard.
                                                                                                                          1. Sail (Radio Edit)
                                                                                                                          2. Sail (Rae & Christian Remix)
                                                                                                                          3. Underground Crownholders
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wednesday, August 21, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Various ‎– Hypnotic Sounds - 17 Trips In Trance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Various Artists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hypnotic Sounds 17 Trips In Trance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1996 Hypnotic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I was back in Las Vegas a few weeks ago and stopped by a local record shop and found this little compilation from Hypnotic. This sub-label of Cleopatra was pretty killer in the 90’s with electronic music giving us a mix of Trance, Goa & some Industrial. Their compilations were plentiful but hit-or-miss (I stopped collecting them because of that) and I did enjoy the lenticular cover fad they started. They had some of the big guns (FSOL, System 7, Juno Reactor) and some lesser knowns that sometimes surprised me but often felt it was all a bit vanilla. This is a pretty good one - let me know what you think.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. The Future Sound Of London - Expander (Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. System 7 - Mektoub (Youth Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. LCD - Gear Boxing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. Kraftwelt - Deranged (Überzone Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. Astralasia - Madam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6. Juno Reactor - Feel The Universe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7. Giez - Organ Gents
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8. Cathexis - Implant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9. Kinder Atom - Space Laxative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            10. Anubian Lights - Jackal And Nine (Biocosmic Energy Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11. Bypass Unit - Rare Bones
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            12. Nature™ - Yes, It's Possible
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            13. Aqualite - Wavemaker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            14. R-Escape-R - Escape
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            15. Din - Travesty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            16. Holophonia - Detritus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            17. Komakino - Outface (G60 Mix)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Monday, July 15, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Various ‎– Best Of Techno - Volume One

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Various Artists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Best Of Techno - Volume One
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1991 Profile Records

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This is the first of an epic series of four released by Profile Records highlighting the early days of Techno. All great tracks from some of the biggest at the time. Takes me back to some memorable late night warehouse hunting. Who doesn’t remember dancing in front of the speaker wall to “The Bullfrog”???
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Zone - Eternal #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Program 2 - More Energy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. G.T.O. - The Bullfrog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Voodoo Child - Voodoo Child (Brainstorm Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. G.T.O. - Listen To The Rhythm Flow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Speedy J - Evolution
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. Andromeda - Gazza
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. Rhythmatic - Take Me Back (Bass-Head Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. Trance Media - Disco Therapy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Nexus 21 - Self Hypnosis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. 9-10 Boy - Robocop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. FUSE - F.U.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday, June 26, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Various – Bar De Lune Studio Sessions

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2003 Bar De Lune

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gear change. A little Lounge-esque compilation from Bar De Lune. Mostly 12” remixes by their label roster at the time. Although “Mi Corazon (Patife X Madzoo Sessions Mix)” kinda drives me crazy, overall it’s a nice listen - Something for your next dinner party. Have to note that it’s one of my favourite packaging designs for CDs, simple top loading slip-case.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Fragile State - Every Day A Story (4 Hero Electric Fusion Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Mettle Music - Capture (Chris Lum’s Frisky Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Dust - Where You Wanna Be (Roots Manuva Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Al-Pha-X - Mi Corazon (Patife X Madzoo Sessions Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Dust - High (Gus Gus Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Radar - Running Away
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Al-Pha-X - Rain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. The Egg - Venice Beach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Fragile State - Panacea (Jimpster Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. Christophe Goze - Barcelona (Faze Action Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11. Mettle Music - Better Days (Deep Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12. The Egg - Lost At Sea
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday, May 15, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Juno Reactor – Conga Fury

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1996 Blue Room Released

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Let’s keep the Goa thing going… Ben Watkins aka Juno Reactor has worked with a multitude of artists including Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Budgie (The Creatures/Siouxsie and the Banshees), Eduardo Niebla & Traci Lords to name a few. On Conga Fury he teams up with the South African percussion act Amampondo. The result… a fast paced tribal masterpiece with killer percussion. Add on a couple tremendous remixes of tracks from the brilliant Beyond the Infinite and you got yourself a righteous single. Remember that Liu Kang VS Jade Battle?
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Magnetic (Remixed By Robert Leiner)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Feel The Universe (Remixed By Koxbox + Ian Ion)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Friday, May 3, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Eat Static – Epsylon EP

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1995 Mammoth / Planet Dog

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Spewing from the Somerset space rock band Ozric Tentacles, the duo of Merv Pepler & Joie Hinton were my first introduction to the Planet Dog label. Since then I've always thought they were the apex of Sci-Fi Goa Trance and still spin Implant on a monthly basis in the home studio. Taking their name came from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (so cool), they span many forms of dance music & showcase great energy & creativity. They also have an abundance of side projects and exclusive mixes out there for our pleasure. These days Pepler continues the Eat Static brand as a solo project after Hinton left in 2008. This US Mammoth release contains the Lost In Time single from 1993 which is brilliant.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Dionysiac
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Peeow!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. Undulattice (Uforic Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5. Lost In Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6. Gulf Breeze (Zetan Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7. The Brain
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