Back To Mine with P.A. Presents

1) Rhythm is Rhythm – Strings of life 

Strings of my life Detroit finest 

Rhythm Is Rhythm - Strings Of Life - 1987

2) Reese & Santonio – The Sound 

Stunning record blew my mind

REESE & SANTONIO - The Sound (1987 Original)

3) Afrika Bambaataa – Planet Rock

My first breakbeat record and breaks a lot on it 

4) D Train – You’re The One For Me 

Disco at its best

"D" Train - You're The One For Me (Prelude Records 1981)

5) Kraftwerk – Tour de France

All their tracks have a big influence on me


6) Zapp & Roger – More Bounce To The Ounce 

Great 9 minutes of crazy funk 

Zapp & Roger - More Bounce To The Ounce

7) Phuture – Acid Tracks 

The first and best acid for me what a trip


8) Radiohead – House of Cards 

Beautiful Psychedelic song

Radiohead - House of Cards

9) Marvin Gay – Got To Give It Up 

Great soultrain track keeps me going on and on 

Got To Give lt Up - Marvin Gaye

10) UR – The Final Frontier 

I can be emotional from music and this track in particular

Underground Resistance - The Final Frontier [HD]

P.A. Presents – Flight Acid/Salicylic Stimulator (U-TRAX)

Utrecht label U-TRAX welcomes 90s legend P.A. Presents for an enhanced re-release of his first two releases on this label, namely ‘Salicylic Acid’ and ‘Flight Simulator’. Ironically P.A. Presents aka Peter Aarsman is the only artist on U-TRAX that actually is born and bred in the city of Utrecht. Even more irony lies in the fact that he hasn’t lived in the city for 25 years and has only recently returned home. He was an early player in the hip hop and boogie scenes and long before house landed in Europe he was playing disco and Italo which helped establish him as a truly vital DJ talent. The two reissue EPs presented here marked his production debut back in 1993, both of which are hugely sought after and pricey techno records on second hand markets. In 2019 he returned to the music scene with two new EPs on U-Trax in the the form of Swirling Gas and Sax Madness and new releases are planned for 2020. The release kicks off with ‘Mesopmorph’, an effervescent, nostalgic cut with a deeply buried techno rhythm that eventually takes over in tribal style. ‘Pop’ is a brilliantly tense and dense track wired up with fizzing synths, chattering claps and haunting effects as well as pending drums, then ‘Theme’ is cosmic industrial, with powerful hits and metallic sounds married to searching laser synths. ‘Vera S’ is classic 90s techno with mad vocal sounds and frantic synth lines darting about the mix, then things grow deeper and more heady on the stripped back intergalactic journey that is ‘Flight Simulator.’ The timelessness continues on the dancing analogue drums and hi hats of the classic Detroit styled ‘Experiental’ and ‘A Gasp’ before ‘Vexillum’ brings more warm solar winds and molten techno grooves whist ‘Long Metal’ closes out with pounding kicks, skewed synths and real sense of space travel. These are essential early techno tracks that sound as fresh and relevant now as ever and come with remastering and restoration from Thee J Johanz.

Out now… P.A. Presents – Flight Acid/Salicylic Stimulator (U-TRAX) Cat. No.: 20 UTR QDM7/8/9 Format: Vinyl, CD, Cassette, Digital