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 (twelve years ago) link

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

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

Excellent idea. Both ideas are excellent.

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

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

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

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

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

In my defense, I'm only 19.

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

Akufen tunes on force tracks are belters.

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

He's apparently putting out an album this year!

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

second one is m4a btw

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

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

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

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

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

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

totally awesome

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

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

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

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

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

HTML crew dropping science thanks lads

saer, Friday, 14 August 2020 14:28 (one month ago) link

I'm on a roll lets try one more, Italian classic from Vienna its had a reissue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9O8Ido_nno

saer, Friday, 14 August 2020 14:31 (one month ago) link

Posted elsewhere but works here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX4jmNVntIw

Off and Gone's first release, on Exist Dance - still finding gems on this label not heard before!

saer, Saturday, 15 August 2020 09:33 (one month ago) link

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

Terrence Parker mix of Index 968 - Secret Fantasy.

One of his best, only came across it a couple of weeks ago!

saer, Sunday, 16 August 2020 19:30 (one month ago) link

Man, saer, you would have had a great time in San Francisco in the nineties!

DJI, Monday, 17 August 2020 16:19 (one month ago) link

I hear the canals were genial and the chippy opened late?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG5P_elM-Cg

I thought I had the good T-Polar record but it turns out there is another one, the first one, from 2002. Maybe there are more!

saer, Monday, 17 August 2020 16:38 (one month ago) link

This video ❤️

Theo Parrish. The underground trance mix of Brighter Days. On vinyl. With record skips n all. HOUSE is a feeling ✊🏼 pic.twitter.com/AUL7JOBGsI

— Faith Fanzine (@FaithFanzine) August 18, 2020

chonky floof (groovypanda), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 08:45 (one month ago) link

jfc, that actually made me a little weepy. really nice, thanks!

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 17:52 (one month ago) link

and that, kids, is how to properly eq with a rotary mixer and isolator

yes thank you groovy and theo for brightening the day :)

the late great, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 18:23 (one month ago) link

full video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_DEmybI1ag

the late great, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 18:28 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MdEfOQmM4E

The Deviants, on Luxury Service from 1996. Its an obvious sample but I've forgotten what its from!

saer, Thursday, 20 August 2020 09:05 (one month ago) link

wrong year, 97!

saer, Thursday, 20 August 2020 09:08 (one month ago) link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=ehcuGmPW8eU

and mixes well with this from Dubtil (2016 is the past but I can't get a feel whether the recent-ish past belongs here or not!)

saer, Thursday, 20 August 2020 09:12 (one month ago) link

oh no not this again!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehcuGmPW8eU

saer, Thursday, 20 August 2020 09:13 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9b2fI5Qg2o

Bstep, Friday, 21 August 2020 03:06 (four weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfIEMST5Rao

Came across this via the antique cash register collector's play-a-long a bongo session, never heard of this before - magic!

saer, Monday, 24 August 2020 17:52 (three weeks ago) link

Other side of this isn't bad either

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

saer, Friday, 28 August 2020 22:21 (three weeks ago) link

this has been on repeat and still sounds so fresh 25 years later:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZJfr0AWAlo

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Friday, 28 August 2020 22:26 (three weeks ago) link

yeah i got mo'wax excursions 12 of that

so fresh, evergreen fresh, sounded good since the day it came out

the late great, Friday, 28 August 2020 22:50 (three weeks ago) link

remember when kdj dropped it on french radio? no?

https://youtu.be/iNLR-EMugb4

the late great, Friday, 28 August 2020 22:55 (three weeks ago) link

I don't but thanks for that link.

sounded good since the day it came out

exactly what I said about it elsewhere, recently. I have the excursions 12 too. I'd say that it seems that Pulsinger tracks are having a revival but that circumstantial evidence is based on my own flat.

Further evidence:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn_1QvK0L2E

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Friday, 28 August 2020 23:03 (three weeks ago) link

plus Dear Trevor, of course.

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Friday, 28 August 2020 23:06 (three weeks ago) link

re: the KDJ set, does anyone know what the Geraldine Hunt sampling track ten minutes in is?

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Friday, 28 August 2020 23:16 (three weeks ago) link

ha, the very one that Claire mixes into. Enjoying this.

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Friday, 28 August 2020 23:20 (three weeks ago) link

i thought you might!

01 Marvin Gaye – Distant Lover
02 Moodymann – I Can’t Kick This Feelin When It Hits
03 Moodymann – Yesterdays
04 iO – Claire
05 House Of Jazz – Lose My Mind
06 Moodymann – Midnights
07 Sade – Surrender Your Love (Kenny Larkin & Stacey Pullen Remix)
08 House To House – Taste My Love
09 House Of Jazz – Hold Your Head Up
10 Jump Cutz – Welcome To The Disco
11 Blue Boy – Sandman
12 Theo Parrish – Lake Shore Drive
13 Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up
14 Moodymann – I Can’t Kick This Feelin When It Hits (Outro)

the late great, Friday, 28 August 2020 23:51 (three weeks ago) link

Thanks!

It's fucking flawless, this mix.

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Friday, 28 August 2020 23:53 (three weeks ago) link

every time i think i'm finally bored of dub techno ... it turns out i'm not

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiAyUHKIwi0

the late great, Sunday, 30 August 2020 18:15 (three weeks ago) link

dennis mcdennison
3 years ago
Man.... this tune.... Man do I rate this tune.... Its like you wake up after a night out yeah.... And your memory is a bit foggy.... But you know you've danced the night away.... Like proper groovin.... And the ladies might have seen, might have danced with you.... But thats not important... The important part was the energy.... The beautiful, beautiful energy.... You roll over.... You check your phone.... No notifications, no worries.. You walk downstairs and your mate Kevin is cooking up some bacon.... Upon further inspection he is making eggs too.... "Oi geeza spare a strip of bacon?"..... Kev doesn't mind.... You've just scored yourself some bacon..... Great start to the day... You glance outside.... The sun is shining... Your little neoghbor Johno is kicking a ball about..... Pure bliss.... This tune is pure bliss.

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Sunday, 30 August 2020 18:34 (three weeks ago) link

you know, i feel like this tune maybe already got posted on this thread?

the late great, Sunday, 30 August 2020 19:17 (three weeks ago) link

game Croatian lads Zvukbroda from 2004

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JnmcghdWyA

holds back before turning on the charm

saer, Sunday, 30 August 2020 20:26 (three weeks ago) link

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

DJ Pi Ge from 2012 on the short lived Pan label

saer, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 19:41 (two weeks ago) link

That’s great

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 20:06 (two weeks ago) link

ephemeral!

saer, Thursday, 3 September 2020 05:32 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6Zai5lYSMk

Flip on Xspheremental Concepts from 2000, though its labeled as being a different release here (though it may have been released as this too)

saer, Thursday, 3 September 2020 05:33 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwgiveQ6KOc

Bass Cube's Ode to Billy Jive from Miami 1993. Haven't checked out the rest of the album yet

saer, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 03:13 (one week ago) link

Found out that Pascal Dardoufas passed away earlier this year when blasting this the other day. Both in collab and solo, he put out some massive records!

http://www.youtube.com/WhFhi-6YtE4

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Thursday, 10 September 2020 14:36 (one week ago) link

ugh, sorry, it's impossible to link properly from the phone, so went to the laptop to post this banger.

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

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Thursday, 10 September 2020 14:41 (one week ago) link

to link YouTubes properly from your phone, “all” you have to do is insert “watch?v=“ between the forward slash and the code

so http://www.youtube.com/WhFhi-6YtE4
becomes h**p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhFhi-6YtE4

it’s easy if you try!

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Thursday, 10 September 2020 16:16 (one week ago) link

Thanks, I know that there's a workaround, it's just easier to jump on the laptop.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Thursday, 10 September 2020 17:47 (one week ago) link

“jump on the laptop” would be a great terrible title for a compilation of early 00s bobbins

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Thursday, 10 September 2020 19:18 (one week ago) link

Lol yes tombot

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Thursday, 10 September 2020 20:23 (one week ago) link

4-CD box set with booklet

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Friday, 11 September 2020 02:19 (one week ago) link

Five versions of "So weit wie noch nie" to kick it off.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 11 September 2020 18:04 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njovQkYMOZ8

From Buenos Aires, Leonel Castillo's Vibraphonistix. A lot breezier than his well known track which I forget the name of, have to dig that one out

saer, Friday, 11 September 2020 19:28 (one week ago) link

the vocal fragment feels lifted from something more well known!

saer, Friday, 11 September 2020 19:31 (one week ago) link

I got distracted, what I actually meant to post was James Zeiter's JS-01

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajNlZj3Zmso

saer, Friday, 11 September 2020 19:41 (one week ago) link

I sold JS-02 for quite a bit a few years ago.

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Friday, 11 September 2020 19:56 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI6ZgMM_vfs

Bert Dunk from 2000, backyard bbq connections

saer, Sunday, 13 September 2020 03:23 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijrTRHL2rYI

Jamie J Morgan's Why...there's a few good versions of this, think this mix is Tenaglia.

Features recent Bernie convert Peter Daou on keyboards!

saer, Sunday, 13 September 2020 15:18 (one week ago) link

It appears Morgan co-write Neneh Cherry's Buffalo Stance!

saer, Monday, 14 September 2020 09:03 (six days ago) link


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