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Tag Archives: Techno

Theo Parrish – Space Ghosts

Sublime stuff from Detroit’s Theo Parrish. is it House? Is it Techno? This is classic Parrish material, where the destination isn’t clear cut. The beats keep the tune propulsive, whilst the string samples give a hesitant, paranoid edge to proceedings. The title is apt, and this is a wonderful slice of Psychedelic machine soul. From his 2000 album ‘Parallel Dimensions’.

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Ken Ishi – Extra

Lively, joyous Japanese Techno from Ishi’s 1995 album ‘Jelly Jones’.

Transllusion – Disrupted Neural Gateway

Bouncy, Electro-infected Techno from the late, great ┬áJames Stinson. This is from his 2001 EP ‘Mind Over Positive And Negative Dimensional Matter’.

In Sync – Storm

In Sync is Lee Purkis, one of the founding owners of the legendary and influential shop Fat Cat Records. Lee was also known for travelling to Chicago and Detroit in the late 80’s to grab those rarities. This is the 12 minute version of his 1992 track ‘Storm’, which ended up being released on the 1995 compilation ‘There Are Too Many Fools Following Too Many Rules’. This is minimal, restrained UK dance music heavily influenced by Jackin’ House and Detroit Techno.

Damon Wild – Avion

New Orleans man Damon Wild with some truly spectacular Techno from 1996. The New York based producer was always a class act, and this track from his ‘Avion’ EP is solid evidence for the case made.

Steve Bicknell – The Moment I Stopped

Tough, heavy, yet groovy Techno (the best kind) from Lost man and UK Techno stalwart Steve Bicknell. 2016.

LFO – Track 4

Some lovely UK Techno from 1990. Yes, the one and only LFO rockin’ the dance floor yet again.

Dan Curtin – Spliffed

The Detroit sound as imagined by Cleveland. This is from 1994, and was released on Peacefrog.

Derrick May – Strings of the Stings of Life

This is May’s remix of his classic 1987 track ‘Strings of Life’. This remix was released in 1996, and one can guess it was done anywhere between 93 and 96. The original is a classic which had a huge impact on the scene, yet this version sounds a lot less dated, as dance music was moving so quickly back then. This still has Detroit worn on its sleeve in bold letters, and is a really beautiful piece of Hi Tech Soul music.

B12 – Hall of Mirrors

Detroit-inspired UK Techno, with that classic early 90’s Warp sound. From the acts 1993 album ‘Electro-Soma’.

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