Posts Tagged ‘Breakbeat’

Uncontrollable Falling Down / 1995

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Uncontrollable Falling Down

1. Deepside – II
2. Onionz & Master D – Never Ending Journey
3. Rockes Hi Fi – Hash Recall
4. K-Life / DJ Booman – Puff Alotta Weed
5. Skylab – Exotika (Remix)
6. La Funk Mob – Motor Bass Gets Phunked Up (Electrofunk Remix)
7. David Caron – Fantasy On A Fantasy (Mark Broom Remix)
8. The Black Dog – Squelch
9. Beta Test – Reach
10. Bam Bam – Street Beat
11. DJ Mink Featuring The K.I.D. & Carruthers – Hey! Hey! Can U Relate
12. Bass Kittens – Get A Grip
13. Space Children – Let’s Go Disco

1. Jedi Knights – May The Funk Be With You
2. Underworld – Born Slippy .TELEMATIC
3. Beach Flea – Green Bananas
4. Leon Roberts, Chris Reynolds & Tom Wainwright – Everything’s Alright
5. Nature Boy – Trackin
6. Repo – So Get
7. R.B.M. Featuring “El Barrio Bob” – Yo Shorty
8. …??
9. Take Aim – Praise Dance Revisited
10. Sweet Exorcist – Feel Your Hands
11. A Man Called Adam – Barefoot In The Head


11 2012

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)


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.


09 2011

Can You Feel The Beat / 2011

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DJ Total M is at it again.  It’s a little bit sweet, a little bit street.  Another 80s ‘extended mix’ inspired collection to rock your box.  Happy Valentine’s Day!


1. Shannon – Let The Music Play (Remix)
2. Company B – Fascinated (Club Mix)
3. Starpoint – Object Of My Desire (12″ Mix)
4. The Cover Girls – Show Me (The Nest Mix)
5. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force – I Wonder If I Take You Home
6. Jody Watley – Don’t You Want Me (Dance Remix)
7. Pebbles – Mercedes Boy (Extended Mix)
8. Timex Social Club – Rumors
9. Pretty Poison – Catch Me I’m Falling (Vocal Remix)
10. Cherrelle – I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On
11. Janet Jackson – What Have You Done For Me Lately (Extended Mix)
12. New Kids On The Block – You’ve Got It (The Right Stuff) (12″ Version)
13. Samantha Fox – Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) (Ultimix)
14. Expose – Come Go With Me (Extended Mix)
15. Seduction – Two To Make It Right
16. Paula Abdul – Cold Hearted
17. Regina – Baby Love (Extended Version)
18. Alexander O’Neal – What’s Missing (Remix)
19. Princess – I’ll Keep On Loving You (Extended Mix)
20. The Human League – Love Is All That Matters (Extended Version)
21. Sylvester – Rock The Box
22. The Jets – Crush On You (Extended Version)
23. Nu Shooz – Point Of No Return (Extended Remix)
24. Wish featuring Fonda Rae – Touch Me (All Night Long)

Kiku / 1997

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Here’s my one and only adventure into the world of drum & bass.  I’m a fan of breakbeat, and at the time this was a well needed diversion from a long stint of house mixes.  Whenever I listen to this, I’m transported back to good old Deep Grooves in St. Louis where I acquired most of these records.  And I have to give that city props for providing me with some of my most unforgettable rave memories.  So from me to you, enjoy Kiku.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!


12 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

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

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)


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!


10 2009

Bliss / 1992


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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!


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

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


07 2009

Nightshade / 2003


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Here’s a CD mix which is part two to the cassette mix Sunshower (2000).  It was also released as a Smartbar X-mas giveaway CD in 2003, limited to 150 copies.  I’ve included the artwork which never made it to print.


1. Purveyors of Fine Funk – Stigmata Jackson/Russ Gabriel mix (Out of the Loop)
2. Ballistic Brothers – Soul Catcher (Soundboy)
3. Afro-Mystik – Natural (Om)
4. Mark de Clive-Lowe – Move On Up/Seiji mix (Bittasweet)
5. Ski Oakenfull – Tress Cun Deo La/King Britt mix (Om)
6. i:cube – Adore/Chris Brann mix (Versatile)
7. Dom um Romao – Lake of Perseverance/Opaque mix (Head to Toe)
8. Grupo Batuque – Between the Lines (Far Out)
9. Jazzanova – Mwela, Mwela (Here I Am)/Bugz in the Attic mix (JCR)
10. Kuni – Kids Breath (Life Line)
11. Roy Ayers – Our Time Is Coming/Jazzanova mix (MAW)
12. Soulstice – Fall In To You/ (Om)
13. Terry Callier – Love Theme from Spartacus/Roy Davis Jr. mix (Talkin’ Loud)


05 2009