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Category Archives: Techno

Truncate – Pseudo V1

Some new, tough Techno for the purists out there.

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Nev – Log N

Tim Prezzano; from Rochester, New York; delivered some deep, soulful, Detroit-style Techno under the name Nev. His output was, alas, minimal. This is from the excellent 1994 EP ‘My Plasma Block’

Function Presents: Sandwell District Continuous DJ Mix (2009)

Heavy, dark, fantastic Techno from the Sandwell District label; delivered by Function.

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Mark Broom – Gira

Is it named after the Swans frontman? We don’t know, but we do know that this slice of spectral, stalking UK Techno from 1995 is off of Broom’s ‘Time’ EP.

F.U.S.E – Another Time (Revisited)

Richie Hawtin with some Windsor Techno from back in 1992. Classic, classic stuff that stands proudly next to the motor city sound.

LFO – Simon From Sydney

Crisp, cubic Electro from the Leeds Techno duo’s absolute classic album, 1991’s ‘Frequencies’. Stunning stuff from 2 guys and their hardware from back in the day.

Aphex Twin – On

Pretty electronica, back from when the “home listening Techno experience”, or, “IDM”*, was new and astounded indie-kind (and was loved by true Techno heads too, it’s safe to add). Even the fart bass doesn’t take anything away from the aching beauty of this. Richard D James as a mere slip of a lad, and from his 1993 EP of the same name. The fantastic stop-motion video was made by Martin Wallace and, the one and only, Jarvis Cocker.

*Also called “Ambient Techno” back in those days.

Dark Energy/Suburban Knight – Midnight Sunshine

Classic Detroit Techno from UR man James Penningtom a.k.a Suburban Knight. This was originally released under the Suburban Knight moniker on a UR EP from 1994 called ‘Dark Energy’. It has been re-released on a collection of tracks from Pennington under the guise of Dark Energy titled ‘Collided Energy’, released in 2007. This track is in keeping with the classic Motor City sound; lush, warm, yet driving and pulsing Techno. The story behind the title of the track was revealed by Pennington  in an interview with Kodwo Eshun.
His grandfather was fighting as a GI in Germany in the second world war. One night the German shot flares into the sky which he stated lit up like a midnight sun.

Repeat – Hurricane Felix

Primo UK Techno from the “supergroup” Repeat; made up of the two guys from Plaid, Dave Hill, and Mark Broom. All of these guys collaborated to varying degree’s with other monikers for Baby Ford’s ifach label, and the lo-fi, minimal sound that dominated that label is present on this track from the band’s 1995 album ‘Repeats’.

Porter Ricks – Anguilla Electrica

Like floating through dayglo static, or a multicoloured lightening storm; this opening track from Porter Ricks’ latest on Tresor, also titled ‘Anguilla Electrica’, sets the listener up for a stunning chunk of Dub Techno.

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