Posts Tagged ‘Tribal’

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 its tribal/trance glory. The rave scene was just emerging in Chicago, the sound was fresh and new, and the sense of community was strong all across the Midwest. Only 200 cassettes were produced, but it somehow reached many a raver near and far. I owe much to my time on the West Coast for the music and inspiration on here. This wouldn’t exist without the help of Sasha, Barry Weaver, Mark E Quark, Derrick Carter, Mark Farina and Josh Werner for recommending/supplying many of these musical gems!

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