Posts Tagged ‘Rave’

Meltdown 13 / 1992

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Welcome back to the Meltdown series, this being number 13.  It is presented in honor of our upcoming ZenDaze Halloween party which we decided (under the influence of much tequila) would be a rave.  I have saved everyone the embarrassment (mine) that was Side 1 and am only posting Side 2.  The happy, piano-driven breakbeats was a short-lived moment in the Midwest rave scene, but it sure does bring back some of those more ecstatic memories.  Enjoy!

Meltdown 13

1. Third Mind – (Get Some) Beans And Barley
2. Eternal – Eternal (Up On Under Club Mix)
3. Son’z Of A Loop Da Loop Era – Far Out (Original Scratchadelic Mix)
4. Justice And Mercy – Fake Lobsters
5. Isotonic – Everywhere I Go
6. 2 Da Core – Rub A Dub
7. Nebula II – Atheama
8. House Crew – We Are Hardcore
9. Zero Zero – Zero Not Zero
10. Acen – Close Your Eyes (Optikonfusion!) (Remix I)
11. Justice & Mercy – Experience (Remix)

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10 2012

This Is The Sound Of An Invasion… / 2011

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A journey into the heart & mind of Total M…

This Is The Sound Of An Invasion…

1. Sugar Bear – Don’t Scandalize Mine
2. Twin Hype – Do It To The Crowd
3. Mantronix – Got To Have Your Love
4. Renegade Soundwave – Thunder
5. Meat Beat Manifesto – God O.D.
6. M|A|R|R|S – Pump Up The Volume
7. Mr. Lee – Rock This Place
8. West Bam – Monkey Say, Monkey Do
9. The Beatmasters – Ska Train
10. Double Trouble & The Rebel MC – Just Keep Rockin’
11. Liaisons Dangereuses – Los Niños Del Parque
12. Mike Dunn – So Let It Be House
13. Fast Eddie – Hip House
14. Frank De Wulf – Reforced
15. Kraftwerk – It’s More Fun To Compute

Ante Meridian : Post Meridian / 1992

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Here we have yet another installation of the Meltdown series, number 16 to be exact.  This mix features some darker UK breakbeat (hence Rufige Cru), and is the last of my breakbeat mixes.  It’s pretty rough, just flipped on the tape recorder and started playing records (and don’t even ask me about a playlist…).  It was never circulated widely, but I’m inspired to share this because Jimpster played our Love Tempo party here in Tokyo and this mix actually has one of his early moniker Flag tracks (we chuckled about it).  So buckle up, and get ready for a voyage into the darkside.

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09 2011

Change & Transformation / 1994

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Back in 1993, before the Detroit Electronic Music Festival and Movement there was World Party; a mega-event at the Joe Lewis arena in downtown Detroit in which the AAC collective were most lucky to participate.  It featured possibly the most legendary Detroit line-up one could ever hope for: Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Carl Craig, Richie Hawtin, Inner City live, D Wynn…  Unfortunately it was not well organized, well equipped or well attended.  But whatever energy World Party lacked, the after-party certainly made up for it (D Wynn definitely stole the show).  This entire experience, beginning to end, was resuscitated and resurrected, becoming this very mix I present before you.

For your listening pleasure, as side 1 begins with the haunting blips and bleeps of Model 500, just imagine standing in the cavernous lobby at the ‘ambient stage’ (two tables in front of some vinyl covered booths next to the soda and popcorn vendors) with Richie Hawtin on one side, Mike Huckaby on the other, and you will be instantly transported to the original Detroit Electronic Music Festival.  Enjoy!

Change & Transformation

SIDE 1
1. Model 500 – The Passage
2. …….
3. …….
4. Fugue – Interlagos
5. Tomas – Mind Song
6. …….
7. The Higher Intelligence Agency – Selenite
8. GAK – GAK 1
9. Speedy J – The FUN Equations
10. The Black Dog – Tactile
11. Kenny Larkin – Colonize
12. Paperclip People – Remake

SIDE 2
1. Kenny Larkin – Track
2. …….
3. …….
4. …….
5. Richard H. Kirk
6. …….
7. Esser’ay – Forces (Carl Craig’s Mix)
8. …….
9. Robert Hood – Rhythm
10. …….
11. The Black Dog – Erb

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05 2010

Meltdown 15 / 1992

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Delving once again into the Meltdown series, this breakbeat gem adventures heavily into the dub and reggae influenced tracks which eventually evolved into ‘jungle’.  This was when you could clearly hear the differentiation from the house/techno inspired breakbeats.  Ah, the memories…back when raves were fun.  Enjoy this little time capsule of UK rydims.

Meltdown 15

SIDE 1
1. Rhythm Section – Perfect Love 2am
2. Force Mass Motion – V.N.E.
3. 2 Bad Mice – Hold It Down (Remix)
4. Urban Shakedown – Some Justice
5. DJ Scoobie – King Basshead!
6. Nick O.D. – Jazzy Hardcore
7. Phuture Assassins – Future Sound
8. Krome & Time – Sound Is For The Underground
9. DMS – Vengeance
10. Projet 1 – Roughneck
11. Manix – Try To Love Me

SIDE 2
1. Criminal Minds – A Vision Of Dread
2. 2 Da Core – Love Thy Brother
3. 2 Bad Mice – Drumscare
4. Krome & Time – Manic Stampede
5. Phuture Assassins – Rydim Come Forward
6. Nu-Matic – It’s Strange (Dances Are Changin’)
7. Nick O.D. – Ruff Dub
8. Criminal Minds – Presence
9. Project 1 – Can’t Take The Heartbreak
10. Younghead – Bad Bad Man
11. 2 Bad Mice – Bomb Scare (Remix)

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03 2010

Tranceducer: Meltdown 17 / 1992

Rave On 1992

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Sometimes we feel like throwing our hands up in the air. Brought out from deep within the archives, here is a pre-Bliss mix from early 1992. Grab a balloon and hold on!

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10 2009

Cosmic Disco Evolution / 1993

Cosmic Disco Evolution

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Here we go boys and girls. We begin our journey once again, venturing into the sounds that fueled the land of rave out here in the Midwest back in the early 90s. As I write this I am recalling the countless hours of driving to get to the remotest warehouses, barns, farms and fields, being ever so thankful for the mix tape. It has provided the soundtrack for so many of us along our road trips in life.  This mix presents US and continental European electronica, but its focus is firmly on the new sound of the time – UK “progressive house” (there, I said it).  I sometimes can’t help but cringe when I hear mixes from this era, but alas they do bring back some unforgettable memories.  So may this give you a chuckle or two as you imagine where you were, who you were with, and most importantly what you were wearing back in 1993.  Go there…and enjoy!

Cosmic Disco Evolution

SIDE 1
1. Outer Mind – I Still Want Ya
2. X-press 2 – Musik Xpress
3. Known Chic – Carnival
4. Todd Terry presents Sound Design – Searchin’
5. Sub-Culture – Dreams
6. Dawn – Heaven
7. D.O.P. – Oh Yeah
8. Doi-ing – Chunky
9. Outrage – Drives Me Crazy
10. Mighty Dub Cats – Super Disco
11. Bobby Konders – Bad Boy Dance
12. Jump – Funkatarium
13. Instant Exposure – I Need A Little More

SIDE 2
1. First Contact – Byzantium Flow
2. Lemon Interrupt – Dirty
3. Whoosh – Sometimes
4. Jaydee – Plastic Dreams
5. Trancemasters – Trance Theme
6. Joey Beltram – The Reflex
7. E3 – E3
8. So-Low – The Hourglass
9. Leftfield – Song Of Life
10. Nico – Darkstar
11. Truth – Emotional
12. Meat Beat Manifesto – Mindstream
13. Cosmic Baby – Sweet Dreams For Kaa

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10 2009

Bliss / 1992

Bliss

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This is the mix that started it all.  1991/92 in all it’s glory.  The rave scene was just emerging in Chicago, the music was fresh and new, and the sense of Midwest community was strong.  Here we have everything from Jam ‘n’ Spoon to Future Sound Of London to (my personal favorite) Sven Van Hees.  Only 200 cassettes were produced, but it reached many a raver near and far.  Take a trip back to the early tribal/trance sound in all its remastered glory!

Bliss

SIDE 1
1. Trancesetters – Hallucinating
2. Sound Clash Republic – Not For Sale
3. Mombassa – Cry Freedom
4. Aquastep – The Flower
5. World 2 World – Greater Than Yourself
6. Kraze / Moonfou – Voodoo Sun
7. We Kill Love – Ten Men Dead
8. Future Sound Of London – Papua New Guinea
9. Acorn Arts II – Body
10. Felix – Don’t You Want Me
11. Alhambra – Pulsenation
12. Original Rockers – Push Push

SIDE 2
1. Barbarella – Barbarella
2. Brian Eno – Fractal Zoom
3. The Age of Love – The Age Of Love
4. React 2 Rhythm – Whatever You Dream
5. Earth Leakage Trip – Strange
6. Acorn Arts II – I’m Barme
7. Unity – Unity
8. P.G. Tips – Crest
9. Dance 2 Trance – Hello San Francisco
10. Shamen – Ebeneezer Goode
11. Sven Van Hees – Emotional Rehabilitation

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07 2009