Tracklist —————- Kraftwerk – Intermission/News/The Voice of Energy Kraftwerk – Metropolis-Giuseppe Mereu Remix Kraftwerk – Tour de France (Taber Remix) Kraftwerk – Radioactivity (The Freakazoids Re Rub) Kraftwerk – Sex Object (DJ SJOK REMIX) Kraftwerk – The Robots (AudioBotz Remix) Kraftwerk – Trans Europe Express (RUR Remix) Kraftwerk – It’s More Fun To Compute (BUSY P Remix) Kraftwerk – Das Model (DJ Lucky Remix – New Version) Kraftwerk – Autobahn (Breaks Hash Up) Kraftwerk – Numbers (Ponyplay Remix) Kraftwerk – Remix #2 – Numbers + Metal on Metal Kraftwerk – Radioaktivität (Pampsee Industrial Remix) Kraftwerk – Musique Non Stop (SIZE M* Remix)
About half of this mix is a tour through free dub techno netlabels – Deepindub (track 7), Dewtone (tracks 9 and 15), Energostatic (tracks 3 and 4), Recycled Plastics (track 2), and Thinner (track 8) all feature here. My favorites of those are the two from Energostatic Records: Stereotype by Iwata and III by Brk. Dewtone and Recycled Plastics appear to be the only active labels from that list.
Track 6 Remake (Basic Reshape) by Paperclip People (AKA Carl Craig) is of course a Basic Channel remix. The copy played here is from the Basic Reshape 12″, Basic Channel catalog number BC-BR. I believe I bought my copy at Platinum Records a few years after its release. I’ve linked to Hardwax in the tracklist above, where that same release is still available both vinyl and digital.
Tracklist —————- Lo-res Dreams – Central Processing Unit Are Friends Electric (Lokier Remix) – Djedjotronic Der Sichere Weg – Schwefelgelb Radioactivity (The Freakazoids Re Rub) – Kraftwerk LSD – Djedjotronic Robot Aggression – Blastromen Hacker (Video Edit) – Anthony Rother Bela Lugosi’s Dead – Godhead Hack 1/Charlie X – Information Society Plastik Fantastik – Felix da Housecat Frau – Boys Noize The Robots (AudioBots Remix) – Kraftwerk Wave Slave – Jensen Interceptor Electric Soul X2 – Mr Dé
Tracklist —————- Imperial Brothers – We Come To Rock (Club Version) Captain Rapp – Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It) (Greg Wilson Edit) Pocket Radio – Aux 88 Space Cowboy – Jonzun Crew Salsa Smurph (Remastered 12″ Vocal Version) – Special Request Trans Europe Express – Kraftwerk Jazzy Sensation (Remastered) – Afrika Bambaataa & The Jazzy 5 Imperial March (Remix) – The Brothers of Tyranny Dance Transformer – M.C. A.D.E. Al-Naafyish (The Soul) – Hashim Mantronix – King of the Beats The Party Has Begun – Freestyle Don’t Stop The Rock – Freestyle
Tracklist —————- The Mighty Machine – Dynamik Bass Sytem Armageddon – ALTERN 8 Lords Of Motion (Breakbeat Mix) – Aquasky Out of Space (Techno Underworld Remix) – Prodigy Lush 3-5 (C.J. Bolland) – Orbital Gi-Ni-Tik – E.M.S. Raw – Technotronic Go (Emperatron Remix) – Moby Move Your Body – ALTERN 8 Drum Track – Jackmaster Hater Bounce Your Body To the Box – Reese and Santonio Acid House – Cajmere & Wayne Williams I’m Strong – Robert Owens & Fingers Inc. Mr Kirk’s Nightmare – 4Hero
Tracks 12, 13, and 14 are all from releases on CPU Records. I’m still working through a recent large purchase of music from their shop, and they continue to be excellent. Tracks 8, 9, and 16 are taken from Solar One Music‘s second and third compilation. Solar One recently celebrated their 50th release, a sweet electro-techno collaboration between The Exaltics and Paris The Black Fu called We Exist.
My current favorite here is Recall (Live) by スムー, from the TUMA 3.0 compilation. I love the interplay between the drums (kick on 14, snare on 22) and the high ringing synth. The whole comp is interesting, and it’s listed as name-your-price, so check it out.
I’ve got my regular show with Megaphysics at the arcade next week, so expect something low-energy (and low-effort) next show. Thanks all for listening, and be sure to check the tracklist links above if you’re interested in the music played here.
The most recent track here is Close The Brain by Scape One from his January 2020 release Click Click Drone. I absolutely love this album, and can’t recommend it enough. 8 new spare stripped-down throwback electro tracks by the prolific Mr. Baggaley. So prolific, in fact, he already has a new album out called Cosmic Trax, the first song of which sounds like a Jive Rhythm Trax tribute. Automatic thumbs-up for that, will have to pick it up.
There’s a lot of old favorites in this hour. Ectomorph, I-F’s Theme From PACK, Umwelt‘s Secret Of A Black World. New favorites too, particularly N-ter’s remix of Maar by Ivna Ji. And now I’m out of things to say. I think I’ll do something slower next show, more from Adam Jay’s new LP, more from Scape One’s Click Click Drone. Thanks all for listening, and If you like these tunes then please support the artists through the links above. Catch you next time.
The first new track in this mix is Fragmented Simulation by Adam Jay, from his album Inoperable Data on Detroit Underground. If electro is some combination of techno and hiphop, then Inoperable Data is tilted more to the techno end. It reminds me of The Advent’s electro tracks on Kombination Research, but much brighter. I like it; I’ll be playing more from it in the coming weeks, once I’ve had time to absorb the tracks.
Aloka’s Concave, Convex is also a relatively new-to-me. It’s the first release on the forward-thinking Typeless Records, famous for their two Phalanx compilations. I’ve seen people talking about XT3 by Aloka recently; if you like that track, check out Concave, Convex.
That’s it for notes. Next show will be lower tempo. Maybe something suitably icy, given my local weather.
Tracklist —————- First Transmission From Mir – Air Liquide Stella (Video Radio Mix) – Jam and Spoon Confession – M.R.E.U.X. Wire to the Ear – The Horrorist Respect – Biochip Atma – Prototype 909 Mental Bodybuilding – Air Liquide Bionic Control – Bruno Binary Space Trader – Blastromen Shake It Baby – Mr Dé Earth 2 (Mix No. 2) – DJ Freddy Coloured City – Laurent Garnier Amyl Nitrate (The Hacker Remix) – Adriano Canzian Dirty Harry – Gorillaz Kone – Pan Sonic Play It Backwards (Single Cell Orchestra Mix) – Bass Kittens
Tracklist —————- Break Dance (Electric Boogie) – West Street Mob Get Wet – C-Bank Are You Ready – Break Machine Fresh – Tyrone Brunson OLLIE AND JERRY – THERE’S NO STOPPING US (THE QUIET STORM BREAKIN’ CUT’S) Play At Your Own Risk – Planet Patrol Electric Kingdom – Twilight 22 Planet E (E-Mix) – The Egyptian Lover Atomic Energy – Dynamix II Electro Boogie Encounter – Jonzun Crew You’ve Gotta Believe (Vocal) – The Fever Funk Upon A Time – Mandroid The Pure – Captain Rock We’re Gonna Need A Little Scratch – The Cold Crush Brothers