Best 90s electronic music duo (non knob-twiddlers edition)

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no pre-95 it was exactly as you describe but it's tricky because one bleeds into the other when you look at people like hawtin and dan bell

Yeah, but that was the exact reason I asked whether the Basic Channel tracks were influential when they originally came out, since that was in the early 90s.

Tuomas, Thursday, 5 April 2012 07:35 (five years ago) Permalink

My introduction to Basic Channel, Chain Reaction, Maurizio etc. was with their feature in The Wire which I think was Aug '96. It was at that point I saw them as superior in terms of sound design to a lot of German and European techno that preceded that time. They release the iconic metal boxed CDs around that time also I think. I remember people who I admired like Carl Craig were bigging them up in interviews. This was obviously a few years after they had released the first 12"s.

mmmm, Thursday, 5 April 2012 12:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 8 April 2012 00:01 (five years ago) Permalink

the very first promo pile that arrived @ ireallylovemusic hq happened to be the back catalogue of eat static.
while the odd track was fun for 10 minutes, have to admit i never got to the end of an album.
same goes for the secret knowledge album to be honest .. /

my vote may be boring, but it has to be the orb.

mark e, Sunday, 8 April 2012 00:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Lamb without any hesitation.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 8 April 2012 03:12 (five years ago) Permalink

basic channel v. lfo v. mouse on mars for me

mouse on mars fell off pretty hard, but god, i love their glam/instrumentals period so much.

basic channel 'radiance' also extremely beautiful.

all the lfo lps are quite good too. even have a lot of love for 'sheath'.

tough call.

original bgm, Sunday, 8 April 2012 05:42 (five years ago) Permalink

Where's 2 Bad Mice?

gawagai, Sunday, 8 April 2012 15:19 (five years ago) Permalink

Whether to vote Burger/Ink for one perfect album or Mouse on Mars for at least five near-perfect ones...

instant coffee happening between us (a passing spacecadet), Sunday, 8 April 2012 20:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Alter Ego
Basic Channel
Masters At Work
Mouse On Mars
Shut Up & Dance

I think I'll go for Shut Up & Dance... never fails to get me going...

mmmm, Sunday, 8 April 2012 20:19 (five years ago) Permalink

Burger/Ink are restyled as Mohn with a new album out very soon..!!

mmmm, Sunday, 8 April 2012 20:20 (five years ago) Permalink

4hero, for Parallel Universe alone.

ablaeser, Sunday, 8 April 2012 23:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Finally got around to voting, decided on MAW just shading Basic Channel and Drexciya.

Chewshabadoo, Sunday, 8 April 2012 23:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 9 April 2012 00:01 (five years ago) Permalink

photo finish.

Boo-Yaa Too Rough International Boo-Yaa Empire (Merdeyeux), Monday, 9 April 2012 00:07 (five years ago) Permalink


the late great, Monday, 9 April 2012 02:22 (five years ago) Permalink

basic channel records were massive on the underground when they came out, those 12"s had a huge mystique iirc in terms of sound design and even the pressings themselves. dave clarke would routinely award them five dancing men in his Mixmag Update reviews.

second only to popcorn (or something), Monday, 9 April 2012 04:01 (five years ago) Permalink

i would have voted for MAW tho, tbh.

second only to popcorn (or something), Monday, 9 April 2012 04:01 (five years ago) Permalink

"The slammer" ices the rest of this boring egghead shit

neutral sequence for flute (blank), Monday, 9 April 2012 04:15 (five years ago) Permalink

Where's 2 Bad Mice?

I thought of including them, but apparently they had three members, despite the name.

Interesting that Moloko got only one vote, I thought they might win. I guess people don't listen tho them that much anymore, especially since Roisin Murphy has had such a strong solo career?

Tuomas, Monday, 9 April 2012 09:03 (five years ago) Permalink

i like Moloko fine but vote for them over BC or Drexciya??? fucking mentalism

red is hungry green is jawless (Noodle Vague), Monday, 9 April 2012 09:09 (five years ago) Permalink

Non, non, non, non-non-non, knob!
Non non, non-non-non, knob!

beachville, Monday, 9 April 2012 13:52 (five years ago) Permalink

Best 90 electronic music duo: THE FINAL BATTLE

Tuomas, Monday, 9 April 2012 17:51 (five years ago) Permalink

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