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 —————- Space Age Love Song – A Flock of Seagulls Sounds Like A Melody – Alphaville Collapsing New People – Fad Gadget Elstree – The Buggles Fade To Grey – Visage Electric Blue – Icehouse Strip (Single Version) – Adam Ant No One Is To Blame – Howard Jones Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Eurythmics En algún lugar – Duncan Dhu Why Can’t This Be Love – Van Halen Africa – Toto Na Zare – Al’yans It Must Have Been Love – Roxette
Tracklist —————- Future World – Ganymed (Do You Have) The Force (Science Adventure Clean Re-Edit) – Droids Synthesist (Blondes Remix) – Harald Grosskopf Space Team (The Starkiller Remix) – Bernard Fevre Mirage – Kebekelektrik Space Operator (Vocal Mix) – 4 M International Asha Puthli – Space Talk (Leodoris Edit) – Asha Puthli Fly Robin Fly – Silver Convention Symphony – Space It’s A War – Kano Chase – Giorgio Moroder Digital World – Trans-X I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper – Sarah Brightman
Two more tracks from Motorlab feature this week: Sinuosity’s Alfanuosity and Bipolardepth’s Untitled from ML056 Soundtest. Soundtest is particularly good and cohesive, with Bipolardepth’s track being in my opinion the best on the release.
Mikron’s Ghost Node, from their album Severance on CPU Records, is my current favorite from this list. Ghost Node has a peculiar moody disco vibe, something I associate with old Legowelt or Orgue Electronique, old Bunker, Clone, or Crème. Severance is easily my favorite album of 2019, so go check it out (please).
All these tracks are good of course (I mean, I like ’em), even if the selection doesn’t quite hang together right. It was a fun and welcome distraction on a troubling Thursday evening.
I’ll be live again on the 26th with something slower; blog post to follow as usual.
Tracklist —————- Brainfreeze (Edit) – Carl Craig Gimme a Fat Blat – Digital Boy Join the Future – Tuff Little Unit Disco Action (Edit 2016) – Alexander Robotnick Q1.1/I – Basic Channel Don’t Sleep (Robert Hood Remix) – Radio Slave Dance Generator – Joey Beltram Empower (1995 original mix) – Octave One Desert Races – Planetary Assault Systems Horsepower – CJ Bolland New Beats the House (Remix) – Greyhouse Panic, Stop, Repeat – Seth Troxler Shaking Trees – Joey Beltram
Tracks 3, 9, and 10 are all from the famous netlabel Thinner. Pheek & Benfay’s Leaving Bern is my favorite of those three. Pheek‘s two releases on Thinner, Tabisuru Kokoro (thn043) and Consortium (thn076), are worth checking out if you’re into the style exemplified by Leaving Bern. Both are available at files.scene.org. Thinner’s catalog is also available at archive.org, if that’s more convenient.
The reason I assembled this mix, the track I really wanted to play, is the classic Domina by Maurizio. The particular copy featured here is from the the Tresor 3 compilation. It’s probably my favorite of the M-Series (though M-4 is also very good). Hardwax has M-3 Domina available as both 12″ and a digital download if you don’t already have it.
And that’s it. I think I’ll do some more dub techno four-on-the-floor stuff next week, but slower. Check back for that if you’re into it.