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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

mehlt, Sunday, 2 March 2008 17:22 (thirteen years ago) link

Excellent idea. Both ideas are excellent.

Ned Trifle II, Sunday, 2 March 2008 20:59 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

mmmm, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 22:32 (thirteen years ago) link

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

blueski, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 22:33 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

jesus.

or something, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 00:45 (thirteen years ago) link

In my defense, I'm only 19.

mehlt, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 01:13 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

Akufen tunes on force tracks are belters.

straight, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 11:21 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

He's apparently putting out an album this year!

mehlt, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 14:22 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

second one is m4a btw

blueski, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 22:45 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

r1o natsume, Sunday, 16 March 2008 19:13 (thirteen years ago) link

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

Kaliova, Sunday, 16 March 2008 19:57 (thirteen years ago) link

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

Bodrick III, Sunday, 16 March 2008 22:56 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

elan, Monday, 17 March 2008 19:10 (thirteen years ago) link

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

elan, Monday, 17 March 2008 19:11 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

totally awesome

elan, Monday, 17 March 2008 21:09 (thirteen years ago) link

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

elan, Monday, 17 March 2008 21:36 (thirteen years ago) link

"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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

"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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

matt2, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 20:33 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

"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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

Flagged for violent homophobia.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Sunday, 22 November 2020 16:49 (five months ago) link

Oops, good point!

saer, Monday, 23 November 2020 08:26 (five months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZZ_e17nIas

back on high ground with Sly Paul - My Mind, 1997

saer, Monday, 23 November 2020 16:24 (five months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvJT36jabJQ

Futers Mackin' on 777, from 2016. Touch of handball but they all count

saer, Friday, 27 November 2020 19:38 (five months ago) link

I made a mix of some of my old nineties breakbeat records:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeA9ZZcECO4

DJI, Saturday, 28 November 2020 17:26 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=877qxaJ5Ag4

TD5 - Wild Turkey (1998)

Genial outdoor bbq vibes from Melbourne

saer, Saturday, 12 December 2020 21:02 (four months ago) link

This one came on in the car today, feeling it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEWGRwFrjD8

"Bi" Dong A Ban He Try (the table is the table), Sunday, 13 December 2020 02:30 (four months ago) link

weren't we just talking about how counterbalance surgeon was the best surgeon?!

the late great, Sunday, 13 December 2020 04:21 (four months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CTIYxGUkcc

Shaun Ward - Nu Shoes (2005)

One for all the cyclists out there

saer, Sunday, 13 December 2020 14:32 (four months ago) link

Shawn Ward, not Shaun. Its rough out there!

saer, Sunday, 13 December 2020 14:33 (four months ago) link

I love nu shoes

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Sunday, 13 December 2020 16:04 (four months ago) link

weren't we just talking about how counterbalance surgeon was the best surgeon?!

― the late great, Saturday, December 12, 2020 8:21 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Indeed, we were! I like most Surgeon, even the loop-based hard minimal stuff, but the Counterbalance stuff is the best.

"Bi" Dong A Ban He Try (the table is the table), Sunday, 13 December 2020 18:04 (four months ago) link

speaking of cycling, this is getting a fresh repress in january

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

the late great, Monday, 14 December 2020 18:58 (four months ago) link

andy vaz - bicycle love

the late great, Monday, 14 December 2020 18:59 (four months ago) link

still glad i picked this up back in 2002

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TJCWUIMta4

davey, Monday, 21 December 2020 19:06 (four months ago) link

so punchy!

DJI, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 18:18 (four months ago) link

All time big biscuit in the tea

saer, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 19:03 (four months ago) link

yeah that's good!

"Bi" Dong A Ban He Try (the table is the table), Saturday, 26 December 2020 00:13 (four months ago) link

Crayon / Mark Ambrose stuff is definitely something I'm looking out for these days.

Some other highlights I've been enjoying in the last year or recently bought:

Mion - Miori pt 1 (late-90s pad-driven techno jam, firm but smooth flavour with notes of Octave 1 and early Transmat)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3dm11G1yek

Function - F3 (from Function's first release in 1996, same description as above).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz1-uzUYrV8

BRS ‎– Barbados Stalker (repress of tasteful late-90s UK t**h-house, the vein that's had a second wind in the last few years).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiuKeWYzxtQ

Gavin Froome - Mobile Villager (1998 techno/house from Vancouver)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yacRV68IokU

Big Strick - Hayday (extremely pleasant laid-back house, 2013)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHCbtoeZJro

Seafoam - Deaf Child (Repress from 2002. What I imagine the music in this scenario is like).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAX8MkmD234

Eric Cloutier - Balsamacious (atmospheric techno, 2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDHwMSAoCNU

Mystic Bill - The Future Beholds Tranquility (I sure hope so - serotonin soaked house from 1995)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3bZW6mkHVg

Stereofuse (repress of the early 00s hooky microhouse I so love).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyK6Peh2HlI

ed.b, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 15:44 (four months ago) link

That Mion record! Wondered what that was for quite a while but never knew:) Opening the windows right now, waving at the goats on the other side of the canal

saer, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 15:57 (four months ago) link

nice list ed b.

Pere Legume (the table is the table), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 22:33 (four months ago) link

was lookin for this one for a while

big ron - let the freak (timo maas mix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzSn6kAvlA0

davey, Thursday, 14 January 2021 16:18 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfMmzGo7P7E

RIP Phil Asher

mmmm, Saturday, 23 January 2021 11:49 (three months ago) link

PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS

yesterday i chanced upon this in my archive (hidden on Archives 2), but had to keep the volume down due to home schooling.
this evening however, no such limits apply.
absolutely insane track, all 10 mins of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63E2cbj315Q

mark e, Thursday, 28 January 2021 19:08 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCCRI1Kf6Bk

DJ Krush and Toshinori Kondo - Fu-Yu

saer, Saturday, 30 January 2021 22:25 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKcNAnJFDm4

xzanfar, Saturday, 30 January 2021 23:58 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FFM5bT8tjw

Johnny Clarke vs Mala - Sinners (2009), off licence vibes

saer, Tuesday, 2 February 2021 08:47 (three months ago) link

Worth noting that this dropped today, and it's Bandcamp Friday: https://3chairsdetroit.bandcamp.com/

The return of our beloved potatoes (the table is the table), Saturday, 6 February 2021 00:19 (three months ago) link

whoa! Is that spectrum + the self titled + 12s or is there unreleased stuff in there?

brimstead, Saturday, 6 February 2021 03:17 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Pi6Gt38RZs

Big Bud - New Vision, shoplifter cheeky in the mid section

saer, Saturday, 13 February 2021 10:07 (two months ago) link

johnny cash - i see a darkness (acid pauli remix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOzmcajy6HQ

acid pauli got a C&D order for this, or so i heard

davey, Sunday, 14 February 2021 10:42 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1tEJheh6_o

Martialling the monday morning yards with Koda, on Lucky Spin.

saer, Monday, 8 March 2021 09:34 (one month ago) link

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

Rheji Burrell APT. 3A (1989)

saer, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 20:19 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V3NU3lIOEc

xzanfar, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 02:45 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKTEXhc6IyY

xzanfar, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 02:47 (one month ago) link

now that warp is on bandcamp i've been (re)discovering some old gems from their catalogue:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KxvoGM6LUI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHRv1uezzuw

scanner darkly, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 18:41 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXe6y1qjSZQ

Essence - Moments In House (Strictly Rhythm)

recovering internet addict/shitposter (viborg), Thursday, 25 March 2021 21:44 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7c45E0OZ_Y

Wee Papa Girl Rappers - Heat It Up (Acid House Remix)

recovering internet addict/shitposter (viborg), Friday, 26 March 2021 01:36 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

^Snap! - Ooops Up (Stonehouse Mix)

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Friday, 16 April 2021 20:26 (three weeks ago) link

hell yes

donna rouge, Friday, 16 April 2021 21:19 (three weeks ago) link

Was perusing through an old mix recently and this one came on. Still like Eulberg tbh.

Picks up A LOT toward the middle, though the plodding mnml of the beginning is what makes it pay off so nicely

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbor8bbZfg4

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Wednesday, 21 April 2021 20:52 (two weeks ago) link

Eulberg is cool, loved his vibe back in the mid 00s. weird deep propulsion, sounds whizzing by. There was a sweet Flora & Fauna desktop wallpaper on the traum site that I used for awhile.

Always kind of grouped him with Gabriel ananda, “Harzer roller”’zoooms...

brimstead, Friday, 23 April 2021 02:35 (two weeks ago) link

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

Cloud 9 - The Dreamer (Cloud 9 Nightmare Mix)

Rolling deep house friday afternoon bacon butty from man like asda

saer, Friday, 23 April 2021 16:51 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-QxbJR4VR8

Scott Grooves - It Doesn't All Have To Be Techy (2008)

saer, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 19:55 (one week ago) link

scott grooves is underrated

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 19:57 (one week ago) link

Depeche Mode - Surrender (FC Catalan Out of Reach Mix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M24XHhY6CQI

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Saturday, 1 May 2021 22:24 (six days ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACgZCZFD6nY

Ian Pooley - What's Your Number (Jazzanova Renumber)

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 16:38 (three days ago) link

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

Priku's remix of Depeche Mode Little 15, from around 2013 I think

saer, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 17:11 (three days ago) link


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