Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by killer b, Oct 24, 2014.
I love reading stories like this.
Terrence Dixon is another underrated producer:
Terrence Dixon - The Fall Guy Pt1
This is the ring tone on my phone:
Model 500 - Night drive (Thru Babylon)
And there's still plenty of quality techno coming out of Detroit. This is one of the last records I bought:
Elizabeth Merrick-Jefferson - 8191
Jeff Mills could fill a thread all on his own with amazing music, from his early mixes as the Wizard, to his time in Final Cut, Underground Resistance (one of the best record labels ever), his utterly pounding Waveform Transmission releases, his Purpose Maker releases (which pretty much set the direction techno took in the late '90s) or the arty techno that he has been pouring out for the last decade.
Here's a old favourite from his Purpose Maker period:
Can't have a Detroit techno purist thread without mentioning Omar S:
The Grandson of Detroit Techno
And on Omar S' FHXE label Ob Ignitt has put out some excellent tracks:
Space Age Steppin'
Just bought this.
Aaand, on further investigation, there's a track by Shake on the flip I've known of for years
That Shake retrospective on Rush Hour is amazing. All the tracks are quality.
Spot the Steely Dan sample in this one:
Shake - Arise:
My favourite Detroit track:
Inner City- Praise (MAYDAY MIX):
Put it on loud and play it all the way through. Wait for the 'drop' and feel that euphoric dancefloor rush. Shame the only time I've heard it out is when I played it and that was only a house party.
Round the time of this every DJ played this in their mix.
All on red planet were winners. Only got about six 12s
Even Danny Rampling played that!
Fucking hell how have I missed this thread?!
'Detroit' from Detroit:
Spoiler: DJ Rolando - The Aztec Mystic
Spoiler: The Other People Place - Let Me Be
Spoiler: Juan Atkins - The Mission
Spoiler: Optic Nerve - Another World
Spoiler: Gary Martin - Ritual Fire Dance
Spoiler: Shake - Plugged In
Spoiler: Random Noise Generation - Hysteria
'Detroit' not from Detroit:
Spoiler: Stephen Brown - I Am Someone
Spoiler: Soul Designer - Detroit Sound
Spoiler: Dynarec - In Your Hand
Spoiler: Ian O'Brien - Mad Mike Disease
(loving that Ian Obrien track Fez909)
do you ever do more mixes JIM? the only ones ive seen are your seasonal ones...
Actually funny you asked as I'm just uploading a pure Detroit Techno mix from a couple of years ago as this thread reminded me about it. I'll post the link in a bit when it's done
perfect - just been enjoying the three tracks you posted here, hence the question. look forward to it
Right here's the mix which I did for a podcast a couple of years ago, all Detroit tracks. (sorry about sendspace link the original link expired) https://www.sendspace.com/file/9qase1
Reel By Real – Surkit
Model 500 – Infoworld
R-Tyme – R-Theme (Mayday Mix)
Fade II Black – Eon
Prototype – Biotic
Shake – Sonar 123
Blake Baxter – When A Thought Becomes U
Reese – Just Want Another Chance
Chez Damier – Help Myself (Reconstructed By Carl Craig)
Inner City – Do Ya (Chez D Trent Mix)
Urban Culture – The Wonders Of Wishing
A Number Of Names – Sharevari
Cybotron – Alleys Of Your Mind
Audio Tech – I’m Your Audio Tech
Model 500 – No UFOs
Rhythim Is Rhythim – Nude Photo
There's also this Drexciya mix from last year
oh yeah! got that one though
[I'm actually fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to remix one of his tunes: http://www.beatport.com/track/device-nasty-bobbys-fuck-detroit-mix/679076 ]
I've always really loved this track, don't think it's really the purest Detroit Techno, it's probably a bit too fast and not melancholic enough, but played on a good system it sounds devastating:
nice work. how did that come about?
that metroplex tune is very special too. love those busy ones
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