23 Dec2008

Top Ten Mixes 2008

Posted by AIC • Dec 23, 2008

There are hundreds of mixes that pass by our ears every year. I’m sure there are loads of greats that we’ve not heard but here are ten that for one reason or another have ended up being played over and over and over again round our way.

Fre$hro Exclusive ‘Eastside Winter’ Mix

Tracklist
Soichi Terada Shinichiro Yokota Feat. Naoko Shimada – Sun Shower
King Crimson – The Sheltering Sky
Neptune – Zodiak Trax 1
Sorcerer – Surfing At Midnight
Miki Concept – La Force De La Nature
Holy Ghost – Walking On Air
The Countach – Aqua Marina
Polyrock – Your Dragging Feet
Studio – West Coast
Amanda Lear – The Sphinx
The Futures – Party Time Man

Balaeric mix of the Gods.

Anniversary – Ten Years Without X-MIX

Tracklist
01 0:00 Ron Trent – The Afterlife [Warehouse Records 1990/ X-Mix 5]
02 0:04 Laurent Garnier – Moonbeam [Fnac Music Dance Devision 1993/ X-Mix 2]
03 0:07 DJ Skull – Don’t Stop The Beat [Djax-Up-Beats 1993/ X-Mix 5]
04 0:11 Symbols & Instruments – Mood (Optimystic Mix) [KMS 1989/ X-Mix 8]
05 0:13 Chez Damier – Help Myself (reconstructed by Carl Craig) [KMS 1992/ X-Mix 4]
06 0:18 René Et Gaston – Merluche Ideale [Pssst Music 1996/ X-Mix 9]
07 0:21 Shiver – Ursa Major 7 [Shiver Records 1994/ X-Mix 3]
08 0:24 St. Vitus Dance – Mystic Vibrations [Peacefrog Records 1994/ X-Mix 4]
09 0:28 UR – The Final Frontier [Underground Resistance 1991/ X-Mix 2]
10 0:31 Sem – Phox [Electron Industries 1995/ X-Mix 7]
11 0:33 DJ Pierre – Box Energy [Trax 1988/ X-Mix 10]
12 0:35 Phuture – Can You Feel The Bass [Hot Mix 5 1988/ X-Mix 5]
13 0:38 Jark Prongo – Spadet [Pssst Music 1995/ X-Mix 9]
14 0:42 Wink – Liquid Summer [Ovum 1994/ X-Mix 4]
15 0:46 Mike Dearborn – Deviant Behaviour [Djax-Up-Beats 1993/ X-Mix 2]
16 0:49 K. Hand – Flashback [Acacia Records 1993/ X-Mix 3]
17 0:52 Trancesetters – Neurodisco [First Impression 1994/ X-Mix 9]
18 0:55 Barada – Glue [Definitive Recordings 1994/ X-Mix 3]
19 1:00 Random Noise Generation – Hysteria [430 West 1991/ X-Mix 5]
20 1:03 Scanner – Mass Observation [Ash International 1994/ X-Mix 3]
21 1:06 Tronikhouse – Smooth Groove [Incognito Records 1991/ X-Mix 5]
22 1:08 LFO vs. FUSE – Loop (FUSE Mix) [Warp 1992/ X-Mix 3]
23 1:12 Strange Attractor – Gyroscope [Phono 1996/ X-Mix 8]
24 1:14 Kenny Larkin – Soul Man [R & S Records 1995/ X-Mix 4]
25 1:17 Naughty & Tolis – Timeless Groove [Ferox Records 1995/ X-Mix 6]
26 1:19 Fretless AZM – Bumbuphone [Holistic Recordings 1995/ X-Mix 8]
27 1:21 Octave One – Night Illusion [430 West 1996/ X-Mix 9]
28 1:23 Esser’ay – Forces [KMS 1994/ X-Mix 4]
29 1:27 R-Tyme – Use Me (Carl Craigs Piano Mix) [Trance-Fusion 1993/ X-Mix 9]
30 1:30 The Innocent – Theme From Blue Cucaracha [Communique Records 1995/ X-Mix 8]
31 1:34 Lemon8 – Model8 (Lemon8 Remix) [Basic Energy 1993/ X-Mix 3]
32 1:38 Outlander – Vamp [R & S Records 1991/ X-Mix 9]
33 1:42 Bobby Konders – Let There Be House [Nu Groove Records 1990/ X-Mix 5]
34 1:45 Shake – Breathe Deeper [Frictional Recordings 1995/ X-Mix 6]
35 1:48 Guillaume La Tortue – Salinas [Music Man Records 1994/ X-Mix 2]
36 1:54 Nicole – A Small En-Trance To A Large Spectrum [Basic Energy 1993/ X-Mix 3]
37 1:59 Brian Transeau – Relativity (Carl Craig’s Urban Affair Dub) [Deep Dish Recordings 1993/ X-Mix2]
38 2:02 Flare – N.P2.2 [Reel Musiq 1995/ X-Mix 8]
39 2:06 Tata Box Inhibitors – Ribosomal (One Take Mix) [Touché 1996/ X-Mix 9]
40 2:10 Surgeon – Atol [Downwards 1995/ X-Mix 5]
41 2:12 Phuture – The Creator [Jack Trax 1988/ X-Mix 10]
42 2:15 Cosmic Baby – Heaven’s Tears [MFS 1992/ X-Mix 1]
43 2:20 Aux 88 – The DJ [Direct Beat 1995/ X-Mix 7]
44 2:22 United Future Organisation – Fool’s Paradise [Mercury 1997/ X-Mix 8]
45 2:24 Nick Holder – Erotic Illusions [DNH Records 1991/ X-Mix 5]
46 2:26 Plastikman – Spastik [Plus 8 Records 1993/ X-Mix 3/9]
47 2:29 Secret Cinema – Timeless Altitude (Extra Altitude Mix by Speedy J) [Music Man Records 1994/ X-Mix 3]
48 2:32 Kenny Larkin – Track [Warp 1994/ X-Mix 2]
49 2:34 Richard Bartz – Style Wars B1 [Kurbel 1995/ X-Mix 5]
50 2:37 Damon Wild – Avion [Synewave 1996/ X-Mix 6]
51 2:40 Sunrise Society – Northern Lights [Pacific Records 1995/ X-Mix 4]
52 2:42 Hardfloor – Bodymove [Studio !K7 1998/ X-Mix 10]
53 2:43 L.S.G. – Blueprint (Version 2) [Superstition 1994/ X-Mix 3]
54 2:47 Lockstep – I Am [Soiree Records International 19??/ X-Mix 7]
55 2:49 Carl Craig – At Les [Planet E 1996/ X-Mix 6]
56 2:53 Ghetto Brothers – Pumpin’ Bass Manoeuvres [ESP Records 1992/ X-Mix 8]
57 2:54 Sole Tech – Sole Waves [Detrechno 1994/ X-Mix 7]
58 2:56 Strand – Bloated (Juggernaut Mix) [Frictional Recordings 1996/ X-Mix 9]
59 2:59 Sleezy D – I’ve Lost Control [Trax 1986/ X-Mix 10]
60 3:03 The Electric 10 – Ex-P.R. [Rough Cut 1996/ X-Mix 9]
61 3:07 Steve Poindexter – Work That Mutha Fucka [Muzique Records 1989/ X-Mix 5]
62 3:09 Humate – Love Stimulation (Lovemix by Paul van Dyk) [MFS 1993/ X-Mix 1]
63 3:14 Frank de Wulf – Drums In A Grip [Harthouse 1996/ X-Mix 8]
64 3:16 LFO – We Are Back [Warp 1991/ X-Mix 7]
65 3:19 Teste – The Wipe [Probe Records 1992/ X-Mix 3]
66 3:21 Minimal Man – Coyote Flux [Trelik 1995/ X-Mix 6]
67 3:27 Galaxy 2 Galaxy – Journey of the Dragons [Underground Resistance 1993/ X-Mix 2]
68 3:30 Rhythim Is Rhythim – Icon [Transmat 1991/ X-Mix 2]
69 3:36 Yoshihiro Sawasaki – Magic Dome [Sublime Records 1994/ X-Mix 4]

Now that’s what I call techno! A 3-hour stellar journey dedicated to the classic X-Mix series.

Todd Terje – Summer Mix (Elvismiks)

No Tracklist

A wonderfully crafted summer mix to float around to.

The Black Dog – One Hour With Robert Hood DJ Mix

Tracklist
1. The Black Dog – Train By The Autobahn [Part 2] (8 Mile Remix by Rob Hood)
2. Robert Hood – Sauna
3. Robert Hood – Radio Active
4. Robert Hood – Needs and Wants
5. Robert Hood – And Then We Planned Our Escape
6. Robert Hood – Square Remix
7. Robert Hood – Changes Remix
8. Robert Hood – [Untitled] (Taken from Point Blank)
9. Robert Hood – Special Heat
10. Robert Hood – Agent Wood
11. Robert Hood – Strobe Light
12. Robert Hood – Side Effect
13. Robert Hood – Razr
14. Robert Hood – Omega
15. Robert Hood – Special Heat
16. Robert Hood – The Pipes
17. Robert Hood – Wrath Meditation
18. The Black Dog – Train By The Autobahn [Part 2] (DJ Remix by Rob Hood)
19. Robert Hood – Memo From Thunder
20. Robert Hood – Nightmare World
21. Robert Hood – Still Hear (Los Hermanos Remix)

Would be nicer to hear Rob Hood mash all these tunes up himself on the turntables but its nice to hear them all here anyway.

Don O’Kane – Fried Knees Please or “I did this a couple of weeks ago for mincing on the beach” Mix

Tracklist
affinity – don’t go away (runaway dub) – mango
shirley lites heat you up (instrumental)
ronnie dyson – all over your face – cotillion
b.blase – shame – many records
time bandits – live it up – columbia
evelyn smith – lost in love – j.c records
mr master – a dog in the night (vocal) – house of music
two sisters – destidub – sugarscoop
jamie jupitor – computer power – egyptian empire
c.o.d – uphill (peace of mind) (dub) – streetwave
paul hardcastle – panic – bluebird
rock squad – facts of life – tommy boy

One of a few of Don’s mixes that we’ve buzzed off this year.

Flemming Dalum – Italo Classix

Tracklist
THE CREATURES – ”Spacefly” (CGD / 1986)
DON SHELLEY – ”Dance to The Music” (Discomagic / 1986)
MC1 – ”Basic” (Crash / 1984)
MODEM – ”Valerie” (Peecker Melody / 1984)
THE CREATURES – ”Solar Eplise” (Zig Zag /1985)
XENON – ”Symphony” (Xenon / 1984)
BRIAN AUGER – ”Night Train To Nowhere” (Oak Shield / 1985)
LEE MARROW – ”Cannibals” (Discomagic / 1985)
SILVER FOSTER – ”Hookey” (Discomagic / 1982)
B.W.H. – ”Stop” (House Of Music / 1983)
GAZEBO – ”Wrap The Rock” (Baby / 1983)
KOTO – ”Chinse Revenge” (Memory / 1983)
STEEL MIND – ”Bad Passion” (Delirium / 1982)
XENON – ”Galaxi” (Xenon / 1983)
KANO – ”Ikeya Seki” (Full Time / 1983)
KOTO – ”Japanese Wargames” (Memory / 1983)
SMILES – ”N. 1,4 Magnetic Dance” (The White Dog / 1983)
GAZNEVADA – ”I.C. Love affair” (Italian / 1983)
MONO BAND – ”Ghost town” (Discomagic / 1984)
MITO – ”Unit” (Missing / 1983)
BLACKWAY – ”New Life” (Moon Records Association / 1982)
PAUL PAUL – ”Good Times” (Discomagic / 1983)
N.O.I.A. – ”Stranger In A Strange Land” (Italian / 1983)
M BASIC – ”OK Run” (DeeJay / 1983)
KEX – ”Go Go Go” (System records / 1983)
STEVE DAVIL – ”Shake Me Up” (Eyes / 1984)
B BOY – ”Try Me” (Megarecords Production / 1984)
JOE MARAN – ”Give Me Break” (Crash / 1984)
FLEXX – ”Love Theme from Flexxy-ball” (Hole / 1983)
KANO – ”Another Life” (Full Time / 1983)
BLACKWAY – ”Follow Me” (Moon Records Association / 1982)
TOM HOOKER – ”Only Love” (Heaven / 1982)
THE CREATURES – ”Digital Rebel” (Full Time / 1983)
LA BIONDA – ”I wanna Be Your Lover” (Baby / 1980)
DOCTOR’S CAT – ”Feel The Drive” (Il Discotto / 1983)
THE CREATURES – ”Believe In Yourself” (Full Time / 1983)
CAPRICORN – ”I Need Love” (Delirium / 1982)
STRADA – It’s The Monkey” (Durium / 1984)
VIVIEN VEE – ”Blue Disease” (Banana / 1983)
B.W.H. – ”Living it up” (House Of Music / 1983)
ALEXANDER ROBOTNICK – ”Troubles D’amour” (Fuzz Dance / 1983)
MY MINE – ”Hypnotic Tango” (Blow Up / 1983)
DIVIAECCHI – ”Waiting For Heaven” (Discomagic / 1985)
CHARLIE – ”Spacerwoman” (Mr. Disc Organization / 1983)
TROPHY – ”Slow Flight” (Fuzz Dance / 1982)
STYLOO – ”Pretty Face” (Hole / 1983)
GAZEBO – ”Masterpeice” (Baby / 1983)
HIPNOSIS – ”Pulstar” (Memory / 1983)
MR. FLAGIO – ”Take a Chance” (Squish / 1983)
’LECTRIC WORKERS – ”Robot is Systematic” (Discomagic / 1982)
TOMMY BOW – ”Dance tonight” (Discomagic / 1983)
RYAN PARIS – ”Dolce Vita” (Discomagic / 1983)
M & G – ”Boogie Tonight” (Sensation records / 1986)
KLEIN AND MBO – ”Wonderfull” (Phoenix / 1982)
AMIN-PECK – ”Girl On Me” (Delirium records / 1982)
AMIN-PECK – ”Coda” (Delirium records / 1982)
WIND – ”Luxury” (Emmegi records / 1983)
LOS ANGELS T. F. – ”Magical Body” (Il Discotto / 1983)
B B AND BAND – ”Hold Me Tight” (Zanza records / 1983)
KAPTO – ”Mister Game” (Durium / 1983)
ESAVU – ”Sia-Sioú (Breaking Up)” (Real Sound / 1983)
B. ROSE – “Hey D.J.” (American Disco / 1983)
MIRAGE – “Woman” (Crash / 1983)
CELLOPHANE – ”Music Colors” (DID / 1984)
CLAUDIO MINGARDI – ”Star” (Best / 1984)
CELLOPHANE – ”Gimme Love” (S.P.Q.R. / 1983)
THANYA – ”Freedom” (Il Discotto / 1982)
SCOTCH – “Penguin’s Invasion” (American Disco / 1983)
MOONBASE – “Waiting For A Train” (Il Discotto / 1983)
DOCTOR’S CAT – “Watch Out” (Il Discotto / 1983)
TORREVADO – ”Living In A Shuttle” (American Disco / 1985)
GAZEBO – ”Love In Your Eyes” (Baby / 1983)
MARZIO DANCE – ”You Can Do It” (Full Time / 1984)
STOPP – ”I’m Hungry” (Discomagic / 1983)
VALERY ALLINGTON – ”Stop” (Musix / 1983)
BO BOSS – ”Tequila” (Il Discotto / 1982)
MARZIO DANCE D.J. – ”Rap-O-Hush” (Xenon / 1983)
MARK OWEN – ”Magic Love” (BEST / 1984)
DHARMA – ”Plastic Doll” (System Music / 1982)
MODELS – ”J. R. Robot” (VBDS / 1984)
BRAND IMAGE – ”Are You Loving” (Il discotto / 1983)
SPHINX – ”Collision” (System Music / 1982)
PINK PROJECT – ”Amama” (Baby / 1982)
LAMA – ”Love On The Rocks” (Numero Uno / 1983)
NICO BAND – ”Let It Snow” (Out / 1984)
STEELY CHUCK MCDONALD – ”Dream” (Eyes / 1983)
DIANA EST – ”Le Louvre” (Dischi / 1983 )
E. S. CONNECTION – ”Don’t Take Your Time” (Hiss / 1984)
STAGE – ”Voodoo Dance” (Full Time / 1984)
S. P. CLAN – ”Get Down (On Love)” (DID / 1983)
’LECTRIC WORKERS – ”The Garden” (Discomagic / 1982)
LATF – ”Let Your Body Dance” (Proxima Centauri / 1983)
THE BREAKOUT CREW – ”Breakout Theme” (Fuori Di Testi / 1984)
FEDERICO & MARRAKECH ORCHESTRA – ”Cashbah Boogie” (Delta / 1983)
DELANUÀ – ”How Many Files” (Discomagic / 1982)
PETER RICHARD – ”Walking In The Neon” (Good Vibes / 1985)
FUTURE STATE – ”Future State” (Eyes / 1984)
EASY GOING – ”Fear” (Banana / 1979)

The definite italo ‘King of the Cut’. It seems like he has put all of his classics through a shredder and then magically churned them all back at you.

Mark Du Mosch – mix4Slabs

Tracklist
1. Ruimte Fiction – Cosmisch Bombardement
2. The Irresistible Force – Spiritual High
3. Teddy Lasry – Pulsation
4. Francois K. – Moov
5. E-Dancer – The Human Bond
6. Luke Hess – Renewal
7. L.E.B. Harmony – Feeling Love
8. Gino Soccio – Who Dunnit?
9. Captain Future – B3
10. Prana People – Pranian Man

We knew when we heard this wee mix that Mark was gonna rock our night. A short but significant 30-minute voyage, casually gliding through the genres.

Loud-E – Mixed Up In Madrid (01 05 08)

Tracklist – no chance

Over 3 hours of schpacey schtuff here. Leave the house, go do the shopping, climb a hill and come home and you’ve still not finished the mix yet you’ve still got a smile on your face. Top drawer!

RA.107 Laurent Garnier

Tracklist
01. Onur Özer & Nina Simone (unreleased bootleg)
02. Qbical – Looped Ride [Manual Music]
03. Ink & Needle – Tatoo 10 [Tatoo]
04. Marco Bailey & Tom Hades – e=mb_ [MB Electroniks]
05. Ok Corral – Sandscape [Groove++]
06. Minilogue – Doiicie A [Minilogue]
07. EC50 – Jonestown (Kool Acid Mix) [Forteana]
08. Laurent Garnier’s demo track (unreleased)
09. Pezzner – Big Roll [Freerange]
10. Silent Phase – Spirit Of Sankofa [Transmat]
11. Middlewood Sessions – Fall Back (Spiritual South Remix) [Brownswood]
12. Luisito Quintero – Music For Gong Gong – Vega

I’ve got a soft spot for Laurent (Andrew). This is hardly his best but its good to hear from him. A driving mix that is good for jogging to, there are always a couple of exclusives kicking about and it’s as tight as a duck’s arse.

Jonny5 – Future Days Mixx

Tracklist
Edward Artemiev – Train
154 – Apricot
Biosphere – Altostratus
Ø – Mojave
Cluster & Eno – Fur Luise
Conrad Schnitzler – Black Nails
X-102 – Lost Moon Of Saturn
Velvet Universe – I Can Feel The Count Down!
Murcof – Cosmos I
Michael Shrieve – Nucleotide
Kraftwerk – Mitternacht
ERP – Ephemera
Stockhausen – Kontakte
Alex Leon – Instant Grey
Keith Mansfield – Energy Fields b
Can – Future Days

Like a prolonged ketamine trip this mix is compelling, seemingly everlasting and full of surprises.

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23 Dec2008

2008 Top Ten

Posted by AIC • Dec 23, 2008

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In no particular order, here are ten new 12“s from 2008 that we reckon should be bought by all.

The Third Man – Circadian Rhythms
Ai022LP
A sci-fi electro stomper booming throughout the galaxies.

Mr. Pauli – Biersmijt E.P.
MST 009
Just squeezing into 2008, head straight for the high energy of ‘Le Crunch’. Brings back fond memories of Mr. Pauli’s drum rolls at the CBS Necroparty.

Kruton – Nitro Hassle
KRUTON 3
Twisted, bouncy techno that builds and builds all the way to the finish. A favourite off the Dissident label this year.

Muravchix / Tommy Walker 3 / Spruxxx / Casionova – Wings Of Destiny
Cyber Dance 003
The Cyber Dance label is on a roll at the moment. Four equally fine and different trips here. Plenty more where this came from in 2009 methinks.

passEnger – The Funk / The Fall
eclipse002
These soulful tracks inspired us to book passEnger to come play for us in February 2009. Also carrying the now typical mark of deep techno tunes – coloured vinyl.

Various – Jahtarian Dubbers Vol. 1
JTR 01
2008 has been a great year for the Jahtari label with worldwide recognition. This record (Jahtari’s first vinyl release) offers up a slow-mo digital mishmash unlike anything else around.

Various – Computer Incarnations For World Peace II
SK185EP
A brilliant E.P. with Maurice Fulton’s remix of ‘Rollmottle – Take a Break’ being the stand out track. Pure cosmic funk.

Wireman – Armour E.P.
PN 04
Glasgow’s Wireman launches his long overdue first release. This is heavyweight.

Larry Heard – 25 Years From Alpha
ML-2226, BLACK MARKET 002
Only just out but my word this is one smooth composition, 15 minutes of bliss.

Various – Don’t You Know? E.P.
RST-002
Four raw warehouse tracks on Buzz Goree’s label. The two charging Xenogears contributions on this are ace.

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08 Dec2008

Slabs 033 - Jack McGuire

Posted by AIC • Dec 08, 2008

This mix was originally intended to be played at a pub our friend works in as we thought the popular tunes in it might not offend the Grassmarket crowd. However it later tuned into a “get the fuck out ma boozer” mix and was subsequently only allowed for after hours listening.

DOWNLOAD HERE

Tracklist

Steve “Silk” Hurley
Kenny “Jammin” Jason & “Fast” Eddie Smith
Phortune
No Assembly Firm
Cybotron
X-Ray
Eddie “Flashin” Fowlkes
Armando
James T Cotton
No Assembly Firm
Jack Master
Sexual Harassment
Adonis
Joe Smooth
Señor Coconut
Orbital
DJ Rush
The Doubtful Guest
DJ Scotch Egg
Der Klang Der Familie

Incidently, if you’re ever in the Last Drop, Edinburgh, ask for Michael, bring up some conversation about Cowdenbeath FC, the Tour de France or ordeal cinema, and the chances are you will be rewarded with a free pint of Tennent’s and a discussion on your chosen topic.

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08 Dec2008

The Countach Holiday Season

Posted by AIC • Dec 08, 2008

Our ‘King of the Countach’ associate Andy has invited us to play at his next two all day disco terror parties.
Countach is irregular all day disco terror, kicking off at 3pm and ending when we get kicked out.

Round 1. ‘Countach Crimbo Carnage’ December 21st @ The Halt

Andy Piacentini ( Dance Dance Dance )
Nasterlie ( My Grannies Sound Machine)
BP (disco.tec)
Chris McEwan (Monkeypuzzle)
Slab Tang Clan (Slabs of the Tabernacle)

Round 2. ‘The Years ((Go By))’ January 2nd @ The Halt

Tottieheid (Nuthin Toulouse)
Bill Ambrose (Body Box)
Andy Blake (Dissident)
Spruxxx LIVE (Cyberdance)
Zardoz Bitches (Slabs of the Tabernacle)
Meschi (Dream Machine)
Michael Rimini (Newcastle)
Casionova (Cyberdance)

Plus more…

…come join us!

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