Techno/House Bobbins of the past

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I felt ILM needed a place to freely discuss techno and house without limiting to just new releases. So it can date back to Edison's recitation of the alphabet for all I care, but if you hear a great record from 5 years ago and want to discuss, then heres a place for it.

Also, I personally feel really burned out after following as much new music as I have over however long, and need to cut down, take a break, or even stop, and start listening to music without the pressure of progress. Personally, I've been fairly nostalgic for a lot of early 00's microhouse, which my dance music self grew up on (no, I'm not very old), which probably just goes to show that I've become pretty jaded.

mehlt, Sunday, 2 March 2008 21:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh for fuck's sake, Can a moderator move this to ILM.

mehlt, Sunday, 2 March 2008 17:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

Excellent idea. Both ideas are excellent.

Ned Trifle II, Sunday, 2 March 2008 20:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

i've recently picked up some 12"s on the old forcetracks label. this one in particular is pretty good. any recommendations for other forcetracks stuff (besides luomo)?

one time, Sunday, 2 March 2008 21:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm quite enjoying John Beltran lately, that very mid-90's Detroity ambient techno sound.

Also, Agaric - Virke (liebe Detail 10 from 2006) is killing me right now.

mehlt, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 22:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

which John Beltran are you listening too? Placid Angles is awesome.

mmmm, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 22:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

love 'Decembers Tragedy' by Beltran, mehlt's description being the reason

blueski, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 22:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think Decembers Tragedy was used in the HBO series Six Feet Under.. It was cool hearing as a soundtrack.

mmmm, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 22:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

Dub Taylor had a couple good/great LP's + 12"s on Force Tracks.

also check the label Raum...Musik for other pre-bobbins sounds.

Beltran's Ten Days of Blue LP on Peacefrog is classic from the first sound to the last.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 22:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

In terms of Force Tracks MRI's All That Glitters is one I come back to cos it's pure pop. "Tied to the 80's" is from a an 80's TV theme and the dub Aaliyah cover is soo cool.

mmmm, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 23:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

Heh, I was playing All That Glitters a moment ago - first Vinyl I ever owned.

I've been listening to the Beltran Stuff of Stryax Leaves, which is a really great label by the way, which are rereleases from older stuff. 'Anticipation' is wonderful, and "vienna" is beautiful little piece of classical string sampling.

mehlt, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 00:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

Heh, I was playing All That Glitters a moment ago - first Vinyl I ever owned.

jesus.

or something, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 00:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

In my defense, I'm only 19.

mehlt, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 01:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

All That Glitters, I still come back to that one too. Esp. side 1 and YEA the aaliyah tribute!

Speaking of Force, I want to rep for the Star You Star Me album (esp. "Perfect Day" and "Sweet Things", which are mighty swoonful).

winston, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 01:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

Akufen tunes on force tracks are belters.

straight, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 11:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

Akufen! That guy disappeared off the grid for the last couple years as far as releases have gone, right?

mh, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 13:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

He's apparently putting out an album this year!

mehlt, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 14:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

I don't know why, but I found the MRI album to be really irritating with a few exceptions. I still need to hear the Mathias Schaffhäuser and Crank AK stuff on FT.

littlewhiteearbuds, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 15:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

In my defense, I'm only 19.

heh i wasn't zinging , you just made me feel old and useless. i have and love the 'all that glitters' double vinyl btw, esp the title track.

or something, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 17:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

Tied To The 80s is a gorgeous track - I heard it via gareth via spencer chow but I'm not sure I heard any other MRI.

blueski, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 17:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

Crane A.K.'s Pink Eyed Pony seems fairly typical of the Force Tracks roster to me. Deep, dubby, bouncy, clicky. More minimal than Dub Taylor, a bit too polite?

mmmm, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 21:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

a couple of v old classics i recently encountered:

Jesse Saunders - On And On
good electro-boogie/house crossover but you could make a good case for this as first house track ever maybe (released in 84 but maybe first recorded in 83)

Farley Jackmaster Funk - Jackin The Trax
to hear it you'd believe hercules & love affair have been basing much of their sound on this one track. great house with that macabre synth hook seemingly taking its cue from italo and electro from a few years earlier.

blueski, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 22:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

second one is m4a btw

blueski, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 22:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

i also put this on the prescription thread: http://www.sendspace.com/file/85v4yg

romanthony - the wanderer (journeyman thump)

elan, Thursday, 13 March 2008 00:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

I saw the Ladomat 100 compilation in a charity shop today, listening to it now the pre-Kompakt quirkyness seems so great. I think I should hunt down more of this stuff.

mmmm, Sunday, 16 March 2008 01:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

the only thing on Ladomat 2000 i've heard is this, which i like. what else is worth checking for?

one time, Sunday, 16 March 2008 02:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

this is all-time top 10 luv 4eva material: http://www.discogs.com/release/49178

r1o natsume, Sunday, 16 March 2008 19:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

This Ladomat 2000 is all-time top 10 too - http://www.discogs.com/release/17353

Kaliova, Sunday, 16 March 2008 19:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

Bobbins galore: http://www.youtube.com/user/HouseMasterz

Bodrick III, Sunday, 16 March 2008 22:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

hardwax appears to have copies of moodymann's ultra-classic 'dem young sconies' 12". a repress, perhaps?? in any case, can't rate this one highly enough.

haitch, Monday, 17 March 2008 01:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

I would be real surprised if Dem Young Sconies was an OP. That record makes you wonder what would have happened if KDJ had decided to concentrate on techno. That record hasn't left my crate in years.

Display Name, Monday, 17 March 2008 01:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

Model 500 'Starlight' is still a favorite of mine. Play doubles of that late at night. The recent Echospace/Deepchord remixes are alright, but the original holds up just fine. Others I still love, Ken Iishi 'Overlap (Mark Broom mix)', Joey Beltram 'Energy Flash', Burger/Ink 'Las Vegas', Axis' lp on Guidance, Moodyman 'Forevermore', Jay Dee 'Plastic Dreams' must still be making them money, i see new remixes of that every year. Then, play Irresistable Force's 'Flying High' over some djax to kick out the jams.

U-Haul, Monday, 17 March 2008 15:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah that's weird about "Dem Young Sconies" appearing at Hardwax. Do they sell bootleg stuff? I mean there is always the chance that Planet E re-pressed it I suppose, but I would think they would've used one of the Planet E Classics labels or something rather than the original label like they're showing on the Hardwax site.

matt2, Monday, 17 March 2008 17:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

hardwax sold the sharevari repress, which was rumored to be a bootleg, so who knows?

elan, Monday, 17 March 2008 19:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

i'm all for bootlegs of shit that never gets repressed, though (like sharevari).

elan, Monday, 17 March 2008 19:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

True and the "Sharevari" boot just feels very different from a bootleg of an active label that has even been re-pressing some of it's "Classics." No judgement in these statements (I got both the "Sharevari" and "U Can Dance If U Want 2" bootlegs) just wondering.

matt2, Monday, 17 March 2008 20:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

i didn't know there was a bootleg of "u can dance"

totally awesome

elan, Monday, 17 March 2008 21:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

but i'm still waiting for the "moody trax" boot

elan, Monday, 17 March 2008 21:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

"Yeah that's weird about "Dem Young Sconies" appearing at Hardwax. Do they sell bootleg stuff? I mean there is always the chance that Planet E re-pressed it I suppose, but I would think they would've used one of the Planet E Classics labels or something rather than the original label like they're showing on the Hardwax site.

-- matt2"

a bunch of DYS 12" appeared at the Planet E booth at DEMF 06 (i think it was) along with the original Designer Music 4 track EP. DYS was $5, DM was $15. i got em both as each was amongst my most wanted Planet E's.....

pipecock, Monday, 17 March 2008 23:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

All the more proof that it's really unacceptable that I've never made it to DEMF. I keep trying to convince my wife that it would be a great vacation.

matt2, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 14:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

is this the right place to ask about forever sweet-- namely, is anything else they did as perfect as "bleed"? does other ladomat stuff sound similar?

W i l l, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 16:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

"All the more proof that it's really unacceptable that I've never made it to DEMF. I keep trying to convince my wife that it would be a great vacation.

-- matt2"

it is a great vacation. i bring my wife and my younger sister with me every year. at least 20 of my friends go up every year from pittsburgh as well, not even counting all the people i know from around the world who show up. its as good of a time as you can have if you like dance music.

pipecock, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 19:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

That'd be the problem. Wifey loves dancing but doesn't like "dance music." It only takes about 30 seconds of any synthetic beat of the thump-thump-thump-thump-this-is-going-to-be-a-dance-song variety and my wife gets extreme anxiety. She loves Depeche Mode and plenty of early 90's poppier house stuff but can't stomach a moment of "true" techno, even something as gorgeous as "R-Theme" or "Dominas." I know, it doesn't make sense to me either.

matt2, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 20:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

My bf and I went for the first time last year and hope to make it a tradition. He is not into dance music/music in general as much as I am, but he's willing to indulge me and has family in Michigan so it works out. It is our one chance each year to hear this music in its "proper" setting (i.e. not between a pair of headphones or blasting from my car).

lou, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 20:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'm pretty much asked to keep the beats in my headphones.

matt2, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 20:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

I really, really want to go to DEMF again this year but it overlaps with a 2 week Germany trip. I guess that balances out.

littlewhiteearbuds, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 15:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

Just got this one yesterday: http://www.discogs.com/release/4982

The locked groove on the A side is perfect. I let it play for 10 or 15 minutes yesterday.

matt2, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 20:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

"That'd be the problem. Wifey loves dancing but doesn't like "dance music." It only takes about 30 seconds of any synthetic beat of the thump-thump-thump-thump-this-is-going-to-be-a-dance-song variety and my wife gets extreme anxiety. She loves Depeche Mode and plenty of early 90's poppier house stuff but can't stomach a moment of "true" techno, even something as gorgeous as "R-Theme" or "Dominas." I know, it doesn't make sense to me either.

-- matt2"

man, that sucks. get her some good drugs and take her there, maybe she'll have a religious experience and you can all live happily ever after ;)

on the other hand, you could just go by yourself! there are lots of friendly techno nerds there.....

pipecock, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 23:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

got a few things today. soul center III which is pretty cool, very unique sounding.

also got this psi performer remixes and am just listening to it now. has anyone heard the album?

one time, Friday, 21 March 2008 06:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

and should i go back to the shop and pick up Sten - Leaving The Frantic for $6?

one time, Friday, 21 March 2008 07:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

gosh!

saer, Thursday, 9 February 2017 15:38 (one month ago) Permalink

Charles Webster is underrated. So many good songs across various aliases and remixes for others.

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 9 February 2017 15:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Definitely, especially currently probably as things take a moodier turn. great producer!

saer, Thursday, 9 February 2017 15:48 (one month ago) Permalink

and i had forgotten that lo:rise just posted above was him too

saer, Thursday, 9 February 2017 15:50 (one month ago) Permalink

found this dusty old banger at the bottom of a bin today

having only known him from his tracks on workshop i had no idea that marvin dash had been around so long!

the late great, Saturday, 11 February 2017 23:20 (one month ago) Permalink

also found this dj q remix i'd never heard before (not the ineffable dj q, the other one)

http://soundcloud.com/mightyatomrecordings/lovejuice-k-town-jazz-dj-qs

i didn't pick it up because it was 2002 but maybe i should go back tomorrow and grab it, seems like a good tool to have

the late great, Saturday, 11 February 2017 23:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Ahh, Marvin Dash. I got this jam for a few dollars back in my first few, largely naive, years of DJing. Glad I held onto it long enough to appreciate.

ed.b, Sunday, 12 February 2017 02:19 (one month ago) Permalink

hi five!

the late great, Sunday, 12 February 2017 02:23 (one month ago) Permalink

loved this marvin dash tune back in the day, i played it everywhere i djed for a long, long time. still sounds good!

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Sunday, 12 February 2017 23:06 (one month ago) Permalink

10 years old. jesus.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Sunday, 12 February 2017 23:08 (one month ago) Permalink

My favourite is red sparrow - dont remember anything else off that record though, should dig it out

saer, Sunday, 12 February 2017 23:17 (one month ago) Permalink

hi fives all around

the late great, Monday, 13 February 2017 03:22 (one month ago) Permalink

to all the people with the hundred dollar bills

https://www.instagram.com/p/BIe4IxGjTP9/

saer, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 12:51 (one month ago) Permalink

got a couple of free records from the buyer at the local shop, the vinyl is in relatively good shape but he thought the sleeves were too busted to charge $$$ for

the late great, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 21:44 (one month ago) Permalink

he also found disc 1 of the jedi knights 2LP "new school science", just the vinyl, no sleeve ... it's got "one for MAW" on one side and "may the funk be with you" on the other B-)

the late great, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 21:52 (one month ago) Permalink

life is for living there now

pointless rock guitar (Michael B), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 22:37 (one month ago) Permalink

yes that is a sick track

i don't have the original but i just picked up the prescription box this week and it's on there!

http://www.rushhour.nl/distribution_detailed.php?item=85747

the late great, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 04:35 (one month ago) Permalink

space ridims:)

saer, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 12:44 (one month ago) Permalink

sadly, it appears that my copy of relics is a bootleg. panic in detroit seems legit though

the late great, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 19:39 (one month ago) Permalink

my favourite lucas record isnt playable anywhere on line and is ludicrously expensive when it ever appears on discogs

so this will do in the meantime. nowhere near as good but it least you can hear it

saer, Friday, 17 February 2017 23:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Bit more recent from 2013, but I never realized there was an original of this from 2005, before the Pheek remix

saer, Friday, 17 February 2017 23:16 (one month ago) Permalink

Cabaret Voltaire, this mixes really well with cab drivers, always hear them together in my head

saer, Saturday, 18 February 2017 17:33 (one month ago) Permalink

50p well spent on this florida steamer

saer, Saturday, 18 February 2017 22:11 (one month ago) Permalink

wait, is that Method Man on there?

saer, Saturday, 18 February 2017 22:22 (one month ago) Permalink

I only just realiized

saer, Saturday, 18 February 2017 22:23 (one month ago) Permalink

chunky like a joint of bacon

pointless rock guitar (Michael B), Saturday, 18 February 2017 23:06 (one month ago) Permalink

love all the Callisto records!

The Brett Dancer track is why this one is more pricey these days (and why I bought it), but the Jordan Fields track is worth it too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=0bBcyFLP-0k

saer, Sunday, 19 February 2017 17:48 (one month ago) Permalink

oh not this again!

saer, Sunday, 19 February 2017 17:50 (one month ago) Permalink

I don't know who Clyde is/was but there's something very familiar about this one

saer, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 12:37 (one month ago) Permalink

this was a big hit at the time.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 14:27 (one month ago) Permalink

like maybe not mad popular but v acclaimed.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 14:27 (one month ago) Permalink

I recognize the sleeve, and know the record from somewhere, but no recollection of where from

It seems he is Atjazz related

saer, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 21:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Me mam used to play this one down t'pit

saer, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 21:47 (one month ago) Permalink

reflecting on the concept of the great outdoors

saer, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 23:51 (one month ago) Permalink

^^ love it

this ones for you, saer

pointless rock guitar (Michael B), Thursday, 23 February 2017 00:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Look at the price of this, damn

saer, Tuesday, 28 February 2017 23:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

alright lads stop making all the records so expensive

saer, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 00:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

of all the people, that they dont have their own thread

let us hide in the undergrowth

saer, Thursday, 2 March 2017 00:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

this ones for you, saer

I didnt know that one before, last couple of minutes are really good, reminds me of something else a lot, can't place it. its got that pint in a field in an unknown county feeling that so often happens

saer, Thursday, 2 March 2017 00:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

it sounds Scottish

saer, Thursday, 2 March 2017 00:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://soundcloud.com/jamietiller/stamp-the-wax-diggers-directory-2017

anyone know the tune at 43 mins? kind of detroit-sounding electrofunk...

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 10:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't know it, but its good!

sounds like it should be findable, I will ask around next time im at the asda

saer, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 14:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Is this a record that people know about? So many percussive gems on here.

Bob Moses + Billy Martin -- DrummingBirds ('87)

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 10 March 2017 16:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It says that video is not playable in my country, I will look out for it though

Queen Latifah!

saer, Saturday, 11 March 2017 21:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

this is not very old but anyway

the late great, Saturday, 11 March 2017 23:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Heard this at a secretsundaze party at Southbank last summer. It was fun.

ed.b, Thursday, 16 March 2017 01:37 (one week ago) Permalink

another lost classic from the boundary park days, stick it in your hat!

saer, Friday, 17 March 2017 00:22 (one week ago) Permalink

this one is still as cheap as chips and the right timbre for the tannoy

saer, Friday, 17 March 2017 09:24 (one week ago) Permalink

I never bothered checking out any of the myriad of Arovane records before. His first record is fantastic!

saer, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 12:42 (four days ago) Permalink

its actually a Dynamo track, Arovane is remix

saer, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 12:49 (four days ago) Permalink


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