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 (fourteen years ago) link

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

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

Excellent idea. Both ideas are excellent.

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

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

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

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

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

In my defense, I'm only 19.

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

Akufen tunes on force tracks are belters.

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

He's apparently putting out an album this year!

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

second one is m4a btw

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

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

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

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

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

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

totally awesome

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

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

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

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPVj74B2bjc

Cascade - Schöne Frau Von Vorne (1997)

open air vibes from Vincenzo und Duffer Swift

saer, Thursday, 15 September 2022 11:42 (two months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q003zDgI7vE

Scient'Sim ‎– Change In Dub (2013)

seasick times at the fairground

saer, Thursday, 15 September 2022 16:28 (two months ago) link

I was dancing to this last night, very joyful

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnEzbNR-97o

Future Freak - Chewy Rubs

corrs unplugged, Sunday, 18 September 2022 16:22 (two months ago) link

This Appleblim x Second Storey LP from 2015 is sounding fantastic

https://secondstoreyappleblim.bandcamp.com/album/also

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 29 September 2022 18:16 (two months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rapsYd3KDvc

D. Dastardley & P. Perfect ‎– Party Time (1997)

Victorian crime caper

saer, Monday, 3 October 2022 21:20 (two months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5La9w7H8vsg

Christopher Just - Jeff After Four Roses

This came up in conversation at the weekend. I'd forgotten how much I used to like it (pitched down a bit). The Jeff in question is Jeff Mills. The story goes that he was playing in Vienna and (very uncharacteristically) drank a whole load of Four Roses bourbon and started acting (very uncharacteristically) crazy. The track was Christopher Just's attempt to sonically replicate Jeff Mills being very, very drunk.

stirmonster, Monday, 3 October 2022 21:45 (two months ago) link

D. Dastardley & P. Perfect ‎– Party Time (1997)

excellent, I assume this is the same people behind those amazing Anthill Mob releases too

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 16:01 (two months ago) link

Turns out its jungle producer Potential Bad Boy, but same label as Anthill

saer, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 16:59 (two months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXXYnieZAx0

Peter Parker ‎– Wow & Flutter (Part 1) (1994)

Another full of beans recent discovery

saer, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 17:26 (two months ago) link

I have finally become unblocked and now can’t stop listening to this type of stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyg9mO6yxls

broccoli rabe thomas (the table is the table), Tuesday, 4 October 2022 21:47 (two months ago) link

haha that's very nice

what do u call it?

corrs unplugged, Monday, 10 October 2022 13:05 (one month ago) link

On a more mellow note…

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

ed.b, Monday, 10 October 2022 15:27 (one month ago) link

that’s great. very fred p, at least the earlier iteration. his new “private society” stuff is cool but more upfront tribal house style … still pretty deep but the old stuff is straight up subterranean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6ZQFeBBuRk

no idea why they never pressed this one (soul life connection from 2012) on vinyl, i think most of the cd eventually got pressed but not the title track ???

the late great, Monday, 10 October 2022 18:05 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9fsMjR7cdQ

Fizz - Living Daylights (1999)

very taken with this ephemeral Finnish delight from Turku

saer, Monday, 10 October 2022 18:55 (one month ago) link

somehow hadn't heard this herbert dub of 'forever more'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5kXixeOxt4

ꙮ (map), Thursday, 13 October 2022 15:18 (one month ago) link

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

Life Project - What Would U Do? (2003)

autumn bonhomie

saer, Friday, 14 October 2022 00:08 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQn6Hsfx2WQ

BRS - You Know Why (2002)

More autumnal sounds from Great Britain

saer, Sunday, 16 October 2022 22:06 (one month ago) link

i don’t often follow up on exaltics releases, i know gerald donald (dopplereffekt) is a big fan, but the dude puts out so much stuff, and most of it gritty heads-down dancefloor electro-techno … just too bleak, not colorful enough to catch my attention. he’s a bit like early 00s anthony rother in that respect.

he just put out his second best-of comp, and this remix from 2011 is on it. to me it’s a “zeta reticula ep 2” level banger and reminds me that when he gets going on the gothy 303 vibe he’s pretty much the only current producer that can step to gesloten cirkel

the exaltics - the hunch (annihilate the planet remix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrEnw2kLHN8

the late great, Tuesday, 18 October 2022 06:07 (one month ago) link

speaking of gesloten cirkel …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upibm9_Ibv8

the late great, Tuesday, 18 October 2022 06:14 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBqK9jGELaw

Dj Guy - Don't fuck with me (2008)

shades of yaya breezing through!

saer, Tuesday, 18 October 2022 09:02 (one month ago) link

accelerated funk!

the late great, Tuesday, 18 October 2022 12:19 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTMoR0dRsxM

50% ‎- Tight Up (Slam Mix) (1993)

Came across this Italian delight recently, textbook delivery, good mood 3 bad mood 0

saer, Wednesday, 19 October 2022 07:37 (one month ago) link

nice one! been enjoying this mbg production (i like all of them). just got reissued, the other mixes are a bit much (particularly the club vocal) but this one is real good

mbg presents new latin age ft mikaela - italian voice (mbg underground mix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjzBtqLJq4c

the late great, Wednesday, 19 October 2022 15:12 (one month ago) link

clearly chasing that “plastic dreams” dollar

the late great, Wednesday, 19 October 2022 15:14 (one month ago) link

I LOVE the vocal mix of Italian Voice!

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

presuming you mean the new club style?

saer, Saturday, 22 October 2022 05:53 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QEgGg-kkKM

Zip playing it here, at Closer in Kyiv I think 2019, was just looking for this.

Something of a strange watch, but they've kept open - and had foreign guests playing last weekend making the 24+ hour journey by land to play

saer, Saturday, 22 October 2022 07:04 (one month ago) link

yeah that’s the one! not for me

the late great, Saturday, 22 October 2022 17:54 (one month ago) link

i like the old club style, which i guess you already know

the late great, Saturday, 22 October 2022 17:56 (one month ago) link

Be REALLY digging everything on Ken Oath Records lately.

Evan, Wednesday, 26 October 2022 15:14 (one month ago) link

https://kenoathrecords.bandcamp.com/music

Evan, Wednesday, 26 October 2022 15:15 (one month ago) link

wow thank you. i love it. i feel like there’s something very… japanese about the chill broken beat vibe in some of this stuff. not that it’s all like that. and i love the artwork.

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 26 October 2022 17:31 (one month ago) link

wobbling throbulators

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 26 October 2022 17:36 (one month ago) link

Been* (just noticed)

Anyway, you're welcome! I've had that Andy Rantzen 12" for a while and absolutely love it (highly recommend) but have been sleeping on the rest on this label. So I'm finally making my way through and everything is killer. The Low Flung Coastal Garden 7" is really good, the Breathing Space comp is excellent ambient, and all of the other 12" releases here are jams.

Evan, Wednesday, 26 October 2022 19:12 (one month ago) link

F.Y.T. - Urban Window

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

ed.b, Thursday, 27 October 2022 03:40 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L1gJ2BOXqk

Blindsiders - Smoking Barrels (Horticulturalist Mix) (1999)

if the milk turns out to be sour...

saer, Friday, 28 October 2022 16:26 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8BsQchMmEY

memphis - "deep core"

i'm late to the party with this one, but it's been reissued and a friend played it last night. i've definitely heard it somewhere else thoough- maybe in a Zip set..? anyway- deep, warm, and magical track!

one time gaffled 'em up (one time), Friday, 28 October 2022 16:53 (one month ago) link

and thirding that andy rantzen 12"- great record!

one time gaffled 'em up (one time), Friday, 28 October 2022 16:53 (one month ago) link

That Memphis record is great, I recognise it for sure but didn't know what it was (or where I know it from)

saer, Sunday, 30 October 2022 23:11 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK3Ll4_vHJI

Fade 2 End - Sundance (1996)

cruising

saer, Sunday, 30 October 2022 23:15 (one month ago) link

oh that's just wonderful

corrs unplugged, Monday, 31 October 2022 08:05 (one month ago) link

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

Chris Grabher - Easy Atmosphere

Swiss piano house from 1995

saer, Friday, 4 November 2022 15:03 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkEx4mvUzIE

Oris Jay & D. Ramsey - They Don't Know (2002)

languid afternoon vibe

saer, Wednesday, 9 November 2022 15:13 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t8w7o-LYu0

Daniel Paul & Audio Werner – Tocker (2013)

autumnal morning run

saer, Thursday, 10 November 2022 07:32 (four weeks ago) link

Chris Grabher - Easy Atmosphere

Swiss piano house from 1995

excellent friday vibes

corrs unplugged, Friday, 11 November 2022 08:35 (four weeks ago) link

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

JMF - Point To Yourself (2014)

On DC based label Silence In Metropolis, which I'd never come across before,

saer, Sunday, 13 November 2022 07:19 (three weeks ago) link

hi i heard someone was having a house party

Miguel Pose & Cesar Del Val - “Gloov”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbLwCA1pTc4

Tracer Hand, Monday, 14 November 2022 13:34 (three weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw38Jl6OeAc

Krylon Kings - I Start Rockin' (2001)

Toxteth chicanery la

saer, Wednesday, 23 November 2022 16:24 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT1XdNPCH0Q

Zoran Simjanović - Dvije Polovine Srca (1982)

breeezy

saer, Friday, 25 November 2022 16:49 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ztib__eAaU

From an altogether quality EP I put on this morning - I got through 3 of its 4 tracks before heading out to spend the day with my niece and fam. Tonight, back home alone, I listened to the last track and decided it was the one to post here, only then noticing the uncannily accurate title. Uncle’s Lonely Nights by Mac and Rudedog. I can confirm that it makes great music for uncles on lonely nights.

ed.b, Monday, 28 November 2022 02:51 (one week ago) link

one of thee greatest records of the 90s. 100% E-music, finally being reissued.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea3c83VQAzA

stirmonster, Thursday, 8 December 2022 18:31 (yesterday) link


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