basic channel/maurizio/chain reaction, s&d

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OCP (OCP), Tuesday, 6 January 2004 02:49 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

oh shit!
as far as i can tell, all the maurizio 12"s are great. there is also a cd compiling some of them. i havent heard all of the BC singles, but I like the Subtance 12" a lot. as for CR, i dont have any 12"s (yet!!!) but I like "Hong Kong" by Monolake, "Decay Product" by Various Artists, and the Porter Ricks album. Also, check "Showcase" by Rhythm and Sound on Burial Mix (I think).

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Tuesday, 6 January 2004 02:59 (fifteen years ago) Permalink


"1.2" by resilient
"no. 8" by various artists
"m6" by maurizio
"lantau/macao" by monolake
any of the early porter ricks 12"s, but especially the "redundance" double pack
the basic channel collection cd
and the scion "arrange and process basic channel" cd

fiddo centington (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 6 January 2004 03:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Obviously search for both Basic Channel cds.
plus: Phylyps Trak II and The Basic Reshape of 'The Climax'

The second self-titled Rhythm & Sound cd (esp. 'Trace' and 'Roll Off')

The Maurizio cd is also excellent (M7 is my favorite track). Must get the Ploy 12" one of these days, seems it has been rereleased along with all BC 12"s.

and those CR albums Aaron mentions + 'Relish' by Substance and 'Elevation' by Vainqueur.

Omar (Omar), Tuesday, 6 January 2004 15:36 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Check almost any, but they range from more ambient washed out numbers to harder techno w/ trademark washed out synth stuff... Phylyps Track II is a staple for dj's of many genres (even detroit booty djs play it on 45)

All are considered classics by many - personal fav's are M3, M5, M6, M7

Chain Reaction:
Havent heard all but most are nice, a continuation of BC with increasingly refined production and newer talent added to the roster.. Personal favorite releases from the ones I know: Substance - "Relish", Pelon - "No Stunts", Porter Ricks - "Port of Nuba", Vladislav Delay - "Huone", Fluxion - "Largo" 2x12".

pete from the street, Tuesday, 6 January 2004 16:10 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i had no idea basic channel had remixed the climax - what do they do to it?

phylyps seconded, plus king of the empire and faith by r&s.

nebbesh (nebbesh), Tuesday, 6 January 2004 16:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink


nebbesh (nebbesh), Tuesday, 6 January 2004 16:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

bc's climax is pretty washed out ambient dub-tech, the beat is way down in the mix. most traces of carl craig are gone- but beautiful in its own right.. worth checking, appears on some of the planet e re-issues of the single.

pete from the street, Tuesday, 6 January 2004 16:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

vainquer - lyot (maurizio mix)


gareth (gareth), Tuesday, 6 January 2004 16:23 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Search -the Vainquer Metal box, Rythm and Sound w/ Tikiman and w/the artists. I dont like the Porter Ricks metal box but i tried.

jed_ (jed), Tuesday, 6 January 2004 17:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

scary to think that some of these tracks are 10 years old now.

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Tuesday, 6 January 2004 18:53 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ah yes Various Artists i completlely forgot about that CD and it could be the best of the lot.

jed_ (jed), Tuesday, 6 January 2004 19:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

what i have been wondering ... since i got the big wireless laptop / broadband combo in the stocking this year ... is it worth d/l all the basic channel / maurizio tracks that i have on comps?

lots of the web reviews say things like "of course you can't FULLY experience the deepness of the M tracks unless you hear them in their full 19 minute unedited versions". i've been considering tracking down the nonedits and making a 6cd comp of all the M/BC stuff but i'm not sure it's entirely worth it.

vahid (vahid), Tuesday, 6 January 2004 19:08 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

furthermore, don't believe the hype on dissing the "main street" tracks. if you ever find this comp you MUST buy it.

there's "I'm Your Brother", which finds Rhythm&Sound succumbing to their most deeply closeted gay house tendencies. then a Ron Trent remix that's incredible woozy bliss in a non-dubhouse style, followed by an amazing basic channel dub of the same track that sends it into deep outerspace.

there's Tikiman's "Find A Way", which is 9 minutes of astounding roots vocals over what sounds like the warmest, trad-housiest maurizio track ever. there's the "Na Fe Throw It" version, which is this totally nocturnal crawlspace between faint static and fat bass tones.

i can't believe biba kopf called this "uninspired mainstream house" or some nonsense like that.

vahid (vahid), Tuesday, 6 January 2004 19:14 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

These folk always fear Mainstream House, as if all of House musics myriad variations had sprung up fully formed bypassing traditional house completely. Its one of the things that pissed me off about The Wire.

jed_ (jed), Tuesday, 6 January 2004 19:28 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i've been considering tracking down the nonedits and making a 6cd comp of all the M/BC stuff

I was actually thinking of doing the same thing but after awhile I lost interest. I'm filling the gaps of the Basic Channel cd by buying the BC-1, BC-7 and maybe BC-9 reissues.

But now it seems I have to go and seek that Main Street cd.

Omar (Omar), Tuesday, 6 January 2004 20:19 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Infiniti - Think Quick (Remodelled By Moritz Von Oswald)[metroplex 12"]
Domina - Maurizio mix [m 12"]
Basic Channel - Octaedre/Octagon [basic channel 12"]
Substance - Plate Element 3 from Substance Session Elements Metal Box [chain reaction CD]
Quadrant - Infinition [basic channel 12"]
Round One feat Andy Caine - I'm Your Brother (Quadrant Dub) [main st 12"]
Round Two - New Day (Club Vocal Mix) [main st 12"]
Rhythm & Sound with Tikiman - Music a Fe Rule Part1 & Part 2 [rhythm & sound 12"]
Rhythm & Sound with Tikiman - What a Mistry/Dub [burial mix 12"]
Rhythm & Sound - Mango Drive from rhythm & sound - mango walk [burial mix 12"]
Cyrus - Enforcement (Recall) [basic channel 12"]
Monolake - Gobi the Desert EP [Monolake / Imbalance Computer Music CD]

bakhtin, Wednesday, 7 January 2004 08:03 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

if you ever find this comp you MUST buy it.

...and find it I did. Thanks vahid, for...well...making such a good case for this cd, because it is pretty amazing, not at all what you would expect.

Omar (Omar), Thursday, 8 January 2004 17:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
so how great is eleye??

a name means a lot just by itself (lfam), Sunday, 12 November 2006 19:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Search Monolake "Magenta I/II"!

A Viking of Some Note (Andrew Thames), Monday, 13 November 2006 07:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

search: round two 'new day'

H2-H4 (H2-H4), Monday, 13 November 2006 10:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

new substance + vainqueur 12" is fantastic.

a (rslvd), Monday, 13 November 2006 10:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yeah i'm dying to hear that.

jed_ (jed), Monday, 13 November 2006 19:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

been listening to a LOT of Hallucinator recently. chain reaction is such a treasure trove.

the table is the table, Saturday, 2 June 2007 00:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

anyone have any particular hallucinator recommendations?

also, anyone know of good online vendors who sell a lot of this stuff? (records/cds, not mp3s)

Mark Clemente, Tuesday, 25 September 2007 20:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Forced Exposure's pretty good on BC/CR stuff. The stuff that's in print anyway.

Alex in SF, Tuesday, 25 September 2007 20:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Magenta" still floors me every time I hear it. And def search Rhythm & Sound's "Trace/Imprint" 12" as well

President Evil, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 03:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

and jesus, get all the quadrant stuff. fuckin sick.

the table is the table, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 03:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

mark you'd be wanting this:

haitch, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 04:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Ah get all of it! It all sounds the same anyway! But if you see the above, etc.

President Evil, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 04:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

these guys just had a showcase on this stuff

Jena, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 04:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

s: basic channel t-shirt

haitch, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 04:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink


I know, right?, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 10:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

s: basic channel t-shirt

-- haitch, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 05:23

if i saw someone in a basic channel t shirt, i'd give them a little nod and then maybe they'd nod back or grin like "'sup".

max r, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 10:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

is that site giving away entire EPs (indeed, practically entire catalogues)? if so, that's pretty fucked.

pshrbrn, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 12:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

they're sort of working off the same idea as Discogs Report, but with even more downloads of more stuff.

which is pretty fucked.

also pretty fucked: i was going to do a little thing on the basic channel family on my blog. now i have to stick to chain reaction stuff.

the table is the table, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 14:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i'm all in favour of music blogs posting up some digitized old vinyl that's been out of print for 10 years or whatever but this is all still available to buy, isn't it?

and given that the only way to download all that is to give rapidshare some money this is like, illegal x100000 - also i hate rapidshare, have i mentioned that?

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 15:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink


moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 16:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i be like damn

moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 16:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

new model 500! cool!

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 16:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

that deepchord album (coldest season) is probably the best electronic lp from this year

tricky, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 19:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but the echospace stuff like vahid linked above pisses me off with it's extremely limited availability. I haven't been able to get any of them yet and I've wanted them all. Still haven't even heard a rip of the CV313 and I need to!

matt2, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 20:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Well I guess I should've looked at the blog Jena linked above. They're all there. But I still want the vinyl! And I agree with the others, giving away readily available releases in their entirety just pisses me off.

matt2, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 20:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

next time you feel stupid for wasting time arguing on ILX, consider that some people address their need for attention by stealing music and posting it on the internet

moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 20:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

wow i just clicked over to that blog! a mint original pressing of the quadrant ep on r&s is going for 50 euros on discogs..

i have slowly been collecting all of the basic channel releases from hardwax (on fat colored vinyl even)

tricky, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 20:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

hong kong by monolake is going for 100 euros in the metal tin

moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 20:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

someone paid $30 for *JUST THE CD* on ebay last month

moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 20:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink


am0n, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 20:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I feel bad for posting that link now :/ I've got about 15-20 of blogs like this in my bookmarks, and I'm not even really looking.

Jena, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 20:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the dude who sold "just the CD" = first case of the metal tin breaking the metal tin

moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 20:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Through some anonymous Hardwax-distributed/connected producer:

This shit sounds smokin' hot.

Bill in Chicago, Thursday, 19 June 2008 17:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

monolake 'hong kong' reissued

am0n, Sunday, 29 June 2008 15:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

BASIC CHANNEL: Basic Channel 2 CD (BCD 002CD) 17.00
The first CD compilation of Basic Channel releases from 1995 became one of the quintessential electronic music compilations of all time. Now, in a total surprise move, a companion CD, Basic Channel 2, has been released -- featuring full-length versions of six of the label's landmark club tracks released on vinyl between 1993 and 1995. From today's perspective, you can see and hear much of the later Rhythm & Sound style, with its echo-heavy atmospheric density, already laid out to perfection here. Basic Channel is the minimal techno production team and record label, composed of Moritz Von Oswald and Mark Ernestus, that originated in Berlin, Germany in 1993. They released a classic series of 9 iconic 12" records in the mid-'90s, and this CD compilation of material is taken from those 12"s. Featured here, on CD for the first time, are some of the most legendary electronic music tracks of all time: "Enforcement," "Phylyps Trak," "Inversion," "Octagon," "Octaedre," and "Phylyps Trak II/II." Stylistically, Basic Channel creates their own sub-genre of Detroit techno; slowly developing pulsations and abstractions with a heavy emphasis on post-dub processed crackles, blips and hiss -- the word "seminal" was invented for moments just like this.

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Sunday, 6 July 2008 03:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

Please just do a complete set of full-length BC 12"s and the Basic Reshape tracks on CDs.

brg30, Monday, 7 July 2008 14:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

you can download the complete BC 12" discog from Other Music, etc.

sexyDancer, Monday, 7 July 2008 15:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

anyone know much about the moritz van oswald trio?

oh, pregnantpaws (haitch), Monday, 27 April 2009 03:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

just picked up the main street comp, completely brilliant and I dont know how ive managed to be a BC fan for so long and managed to miss it. I was kind of hoping it would all be fruity garage numbers but the whole package slays

straightola, Monday, 27 April 2009 14:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

anticipating the Moritz von Oswald Trio

Dr. Phil, Monday, 27 April 2009 14:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

xp: aye. for more Fruity Von Owswald numbers, check his collaborations with Blake Baxter

Fox Force Five Punchline (sexyDancer), Monday, 27 April 2009 15:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

the A2 and B3 on the new demdike stare album sample from "biokinetics" and "hongkong"

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 3 September 2010 07:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

anybody heard this yet?

Ward Fowler, Friday, 3 September 2010 07:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

yes, it's really, really good

sisilafami, Friday, 3 September 2010 15:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

so much love for this:

elan, Sunday, 13 February 2011 02:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

For lack of a better place to put this:

Type records has reissued the Porter Ricks s/t on vinyl, to be on CD shortly. I was trying to not buy any new vinyl early this year, but this is selling out fast :/

mh, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 01:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

It's nowhere near as good as Biokinetics if that helps!

the box cutter killer from the calcutta gutter (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 05:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

S/T essential for "spoiled" at least

river, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 06:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

I may have confused it with Biokinetics! You are correct.

mh, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 13:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

I had a double point of confusion: it is Biokinetics that is reissued. Which is good.

mh, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

is there a legit place to PURCHASE the full length tunes from BC and M-series in a lossless file format? Hardwax doesnt f/w selling digital files, afaict (wouldn't necessarily expect them too anyway, to some extent.
the files i see elsewhere at boomkat and such,.. I am concerned they are all from needledrops or something equally dubious.

(((not super interested in getting into strawman debates with real techno headz about *format* but i'd give it a go)))

brimstead, Monday, 6 May 2013 20:51 (six years ago) Permalink

hardwax DOES sell digital

click "show downloads"

mh, Monday, 6 May 2013 21:02 (six years ago) Permalink

oh shi

the display names will fall like rain (Matt P), Monday, 6 May 2013 21:07 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh wow thank u, mh!!

brimstead, Monday, 6 May 2013 21:23 (six years ago) Permalink

no download of lyot, wonder why ... does tresor have rights to that one?

the late great, Monday, 6 May 2013 21:40 (six years ago) Permalink

remembered I have the "arrange and process" mix on my phone. it is still the best thing.

mh, Tuesday, 7 May 2013 15:08 (six years ago) Permalink

otm, that comp is what made me realize that this stuff is best heard mixed

clouds, Tuesday, 7 May 2013 21:24 (six years ago) Permalink

that comp never really clicked with me, had the same issues with it that i did w/ hawtin's decks fx 909 mixes ... not bad per se, but a bit bland compared to the originals

the late great, Tuesday, 7 May 2013 21:27 (six years ago) Permalink

the originals are just such monoliths, the seamless ableton mixing kind of digests them down into much mushier fare

the late great, Tuesday, 7 May 2013 21:27 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah but it plays like three of them at once and it's like a swirling intenseness

mh, Tuesday, 7 May 2013 21:42 (six years ago) Permalink

i enjoy the mix and the monoliths. the individual tracks are what got me into basic channel, though

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 8 May 2013 22:29 (six years ago) Permalink


mh, Wednesday, 8 May 2013 23:22 (six years ago) Permalink

just using tlg's lingo

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 9 May 2013 00:29 (six years ago) Permalink

sometimes i just gotta soak my brain in this

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Friday, 10 May 2013 23:43 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
three months pass...

There's a new BC 12", with some old, unreleased (and pretty amazing) tracks on it

Q-Loop (Full length)

neilasimpson, Friday, 26 September 2014 11:16 (four years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
one month passes...

new porter ricks is good

clouds, Thursday, 1 December 2016 14:46 (two years ago) Permalink

Fluxion's "Vibrant Forms III" sounds exactly like I and II, listening to it is like being stuck in a time warp where the clock never strikes Jan 1, 2001.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 2 December 2016 07:39 (two years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

no metal box no credibility.

― jed_, Saturday, May 24, 2008 10:13 AM (eight years ago)

the late great, Sunday, 12 March 2017 03:45 (two years ago) Permalink

lol. i remember seeing those in shops and snootily dismissing them. who on earth would buy a COMPACT DISC of such music

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 12 March 2017 10:37 (two years ago) Permalink

My Maurizio metal box rusted and warped, cracking the cd center :( Luckily I managed to digitize the thing.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 12 March 2017 17:09 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

my dudes

the late great, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 18:42 (one year ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

considering challenging conventional wisdom and doing a poll of the chain reaction compact disc releases

mh, Thursday, 6 December 2018 18:09 (five months ago) Permalink

why not?

the late great, Thursday, 6 December 2018 20:56 (five months ago) Permalink

do it up

marcos, Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:38 (five months ago) Permalink

chain reaction, a sublabel of basic channel: best compact disc release


mh, Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:05 (five months ago) Permalink

Someone left a copy of their screenplay at the record store?????????

— karina unleashed (@karinasoni) November 18, 2018

Would definitely watch this film

paolo, Friday, 7 December 2018 16:59 (five months ago) Permalink

I screamed reading the entire thing. The main villian in the story is someone who goes by the online username “aphextriplet85”

— karina unleashed (@karinasoni) November 18, 2018

I couldn't resist

aphextriplet85 (mh), Friday, 7 December 2018 17:15 (five months ago) Permalink


macropuente (map), Friday, 7 December 2018 20:30 (five months ago) Permalink

ha amazing

marcos, Friday, 7 December 2018 20:45 (five months ago) Permalink

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