UR – Quadrasonic
This is a classic collaboration between Mad Mike and Jeff Mills. Slamming 909 with gated reverbs, incredible
An early plus 8 records that
Classic example of the Detroit techno influence on the London street beat vibes coming out of the Uk in 91. With its deep synth chords and squelchy bass this is an awesome head journey not to be missed.
AFX – Analog Bubble Bath
My first introduction to Aphex Twin. I first heard this on a unlabelled tape in the early nineties and was totally mesmorized by its melancholy melodies and awesome analog synthesis. It sounds just as fresh today as it did then. A truely timeless masterpiece!
Aphrohead – In the dark we live(Dave Clarke remix)
This is a Chicago style workout that demonstrates how a slow groove can work on the dancefloor.with jt punchy drums and flagging hats. Aphroheads vocals are nice and deep and Dave is all over it with his hip hop techno fusion. Serious speaker damaging material.
Florence – A Touch of Heaven
In the early nineties Djax-up-Beats and Terrace were at the forefront of the emotive yet raw 909 techno sound and this track on Eevolute out of Holland is definitely one of the finest moments in that golden era. With its haunting portamento melody and subby bottom end it really is a touch of heaven.
Insync – The Calling
Classic early Detroit release on Transmat’s sub label Fragile. This is Jay Denham on the controls and is superb example of the German influence in Detroit techno. Moody but with a tuff robotic swing. The “Calling” always caught my attention and I love how at the very end of it a beautiful melody kicks in only to never to be heard as the track fades. I wonder how Derrick felt when he first heard the demos of this.
Bobby Konders – The Poem
The definitive end of a big night chill out number. This classic Nu-Groove cut with its haunting flute solo and bassline takes the listener on a journey to the origins of house music and beyond and is pure magic. Timeless!
F.U.S.E- From Our Minds To Yours
This track signalled to the world that Richie Hawtin was not just about great music but also about a unique techno style of branding. His slogan ”From our minds to yours” was at the centre of this and this track with its futuristic sounds and lush female spoken word was a clear message that techno was and is the future.
Calix – Plethora
I have to admit there is a bit of self promotion going on here but for all the right reasons. I wrote this track back in 97 and recorded it straight to dat. I then released it on the “Cheeba Delight” ep via Cliq in 2001 under my Calix alias. It is a deep soul drenched number that I wrote during a turbulent time in my life.
Biz – Set Me Free (Transmat Records)
Biz’s lifelong musical mission has been to connect the people of his native Australia with some of the most important
Biz – Set Me Free (Transmat Records) Release: 16th September 2019 Cat No: MS086 Format: vinyl, digital