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

fuck yeah

as heard on dj hell's x mix

the late great, Sunday, 2 April 2017 07:23 (two months ago) Permalink

this side I mean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0bCnLW9A8o

the late great, Sunday, 2 April 2017 07:24 (two months ago) Permalink

i love that oracy track - that was always one of my faves of his.

this is a bit cheesy maybe, having said that i prob get goosebumps if i listen to it in full. it used to absolutely slay in a club.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwPZlBvDFN0

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Sunday, 2 April 2017 07:59 (two months ago) Permalink

i think i bought that badie for 50p in london a couple of years ago, but all my vinyl is in a friend's house so i can't confirm.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Sunday, 2 April 2017 08:04 (two months ago) Permalink

jazzy lads on day release

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kub9yB3PiI8

There's a touch of recognition here, the record it samples is obvious and I'm sure I have it but it escapes me like money escapes my pocket

saer, Friday, 7 April 2017 10:19 (two months ago) Permalink

this is very reminiscent of something else, which also lives in the memory void

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9XCpU7X1fA

saer, Monday, 10 April 2017 04:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Bank holiday seafront dust ups rozzers en route

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_J9ysFNjwQ

saer, Friday, 14 April 2017 12:29 (two months ago) Permalink

serene and calming music from the deep

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQZESJ2Pga8

saer, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 12:56 (two months ago) Permalink

Don't argue with the bus driver, and take your shoes off when you come in the house, its one for the Rhyl boys!

Martin Venetjoki, never heard of him before for some reason, quite a back catalogue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDHWWpIgrSo

saer, Friday, 21 April 2017 05:01 (two months ago) Permalink

mates watch your deckchairs its bank holiday bill and the surround sound vibes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPDvI0D46Qo

saer, Friday, 21 April 2017 05:11 (two months ago) Permalink

Forever I always played the other side of this, and then it hit me today, this is the one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ftP3NsmOI8

sorcery that, la

saer, Saturday, 22 April 2017 18:16 (two months ago) Permalink

Underpass exercises in the meat pie realm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11Ft8B_2nco

saer, Monday, 24 April 2017 18:03 (two months ago) Permalink

xp niall is a wizard

the late great, Monday, 24 April 2017 19:56 (two months ago) Permalink

oh whoops i meant neil not niall

the late great, Monday, 24 April 2017 19:57 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbx-X1sycZE

the late great, Monday, 24 April 2017 19:58 (two months ago) Permalink

never gets old that one. east midlands belter

saer, Monday, 24 April 2017 20:07 (two months ago) Permalink

Proof that gems hide in the unlikeliest of places, and that potentially everyone has one good record in them

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vug3RMWRAPE

saer, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 10:05 (two months ago) Permalink

This has been one of my favourites for a long time but I could never remember it or find it in my collection, it was jus a memory (and of course its played in lots of mixes)

Then i realized i never owned it and didn't even know what it was. Maybe i did once! Lets never forget again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOtVdms8rRo

saer, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:47 (two months ago) Permalink

a midnight cowboy sample?

west coast nonsense, i'll take it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLxQ-IBGkTE

saer, Thursday, 27 April 2017 10:47 (two months ago) Permalink

straight ahead. such a sucker for this one. when he hits "put yr hands in the air" it's so perfect. part ice pick tenor, part butter knife.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j-vxu-lRT0

andrew m., Thursday, 27 April 2017 15:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Another villager! I thought they had closed the old coach road.

Nice record, I didn't know this one. Disagree about the vocal but its not too intrusive:)

saer, Thursday, 27 April 2017 16:06 (two months ago) Permalink

now if mr. booker t had included even one more lick of the vocal, i'd be with you there. but i like the stab-in-get-out on this one. not too intrusive as you say.

andrew m., Thursday, 27 April 2017 21:55 (two months ago) Permalink

big fan of that Booker T remix but I prefer it as a vocal number. It's so shameless and I love the interplay between those sinister bleeps and the generic vocal. It's on this compilation which is my favourite snapshot of UK garage at its peak.

boxedjoy, Thursday, 27 April 2017 23:41 (two months ago) Permalink

I was really into Exist Dance in college, loved the original three Tranquility Bass "ambient" tracks (Cantamilla, Mya Yadana and They Come in Peace)

put psychic dreaming on this mix:

http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/new-music/dan-selzer-a-heavenly-imposition-mix

dan selzer, Saturday, 29 April 2017 03:53 (one month ago) Permalink

thanks dan i will have a listen of that

10 High Lonesome Sound System, “Psychic Dreaming”
11 Janet Jackson, “Miss You Much (Oh I Like That Mix)”

love the following record too, interested for that transition:)

saer, Monday, 1 May 2017 04:58 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF2J79RK1nc

I came across this spindly dark lad in a charity shop in Chorley and took a chance on it!

saer, Monday, 1 May 2017 05:00 (one month ago) Permalink

great album

dan selzer, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 03:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Textbook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khDRvmyyHZ0

saer, Saturday, 6 May 2017 21:06 (one month ago) Permalink

shameless and cheesy, i know, but i never knew this was a thing and i think it's kind of beautiful
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDbXRFpmj3g

austinb, Saturday, 6 May 2017 23:11 (one month ago) Permalink

Back o board the 844 to charnock richard vibe central

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaUlvpB2pn0

saer, Sunday, 7 May 2017 12:45 (one month ago) Permalink

Clean air for all, broadcast it over you tannoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=615_ErtQsY4

saer, Saturday, 13 May 2017 10:50 (one month ago) Permalink

careful, a crime is happening

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIdaEm_PEYU

saer, Sunday, 14 May 2017 08:28 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBgztBW01jg

Ability II - Pressure (Dub) - this was recently reissued with a Luca Lozano remix but the original dub is the stand-out for me. It's so obviously a rip-off of "LFO" but those delayed vocal snatches really make it.

boxedjoy, Sunday, 14 May 2017 22:07 (one month ago) Permalink

nice homage to Mad Mike, I hadn't come across this one before!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDTwUwNpE7k

saer, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 19:48 (one month ago) Permalink

and this one even more so!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jezw84V3jog

saer, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 19:50 (one month ago) Permalink

a bit rough on the old sound quality, but the keeper was helpless as this one flew past

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2uy_9vzqik

saer, Thursday, 18 May 2017 12:41 (one month ago) Permalink

"i think you know what to do. do"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usNNNPrZEvs

saer, Friday, 19 May 2017 09:45 (one month ago) Permalink

return to new mills central

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmtEk9HkinQ

saer, Tuesday, 23 May 2017 15:38 (one month ago) Permalink

one of my favourites that i had forgotten about till it came on in the asda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfmB-G0yNko

saer, Tuesday, 23 May 2017 16:25 (one month ago) Permalink

from the rainy city

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxRR4G29JRc

saer, Thursday, 25 May 2017 12:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Never!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNdHBs_S5bk

elan, Friday, 26 May 2017 08:13 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

this is great, sleek and tense as hell. brinkmann & nicolai , 2002, perlon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7QPcnVCv4A

brimstead, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 23:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Picked up a score of about twenty records from 90s UK house label Vice Versa today in a cheap bin. Pick of the bunch perhaps this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRdPMLSJThQ

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 13:08 (yesterday) Permalink

That's a new one on me. Good find. I found the following by trawling Amazon mktplace:

mmmm, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 14:02 (yesterday) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWyXLZtEHOA

mmmm, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 14:03 (yesterday) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHPL9DDcT80

mmmm, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 14:04 (yesterday) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttGqB9BIiDY

mmmm, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 14:06 (yesterday) Permalink

These were all around £5 each. Not bad when the standard postage is 1.25 or something. The Blue Maxx one is being reissued I see.

mmmm, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 14:08 (yesterday) Permalink

New one to me also, though I have a city high record on that label

A favourite of late, pretty expensive these days tho!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcf77QfjInc

saer, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 14:40 (yesterday) Permalink

I always forget about Amazon. Some great finds there!

There was a Metamatics reissue earlier this year, so maybe that one will get a reissue soon.

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 08:36 (twelve hours ago) Permalink


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