I hate to make a trend out of taking extended breaks from Ilictronix - but I've been kinda busy.
Aw geez, you guys are the best.
Anyway, a few weeks ago I backed up Boys Noize's DJEDJOTRONIC at The Assembly, here in Cape town, South Africa. I've never been the biggest fan of his music, to be honest - but it was a pretty good show. Again, like Aoki, rather samey at times, but he really won me over when he dropped 'Gare Du Nord', which I love. He's also a totally nice guy, which is refreshing after finding out that A1 Bassline was a total douchebag.
Can't win 'em all I guess.
Either way, I figured I'd continue the trend of posting my set from the night, so enjoy.
Battle Beyond the Stars - Anxiety Mix [click to download]
Update: The tracklist is in the comments section.
Now, this being a real bumper edition, I figured I'd win some sympathy by letting you all know that, yes, July 21 was my birthday, and - of course - I was really, upsettingly hungover the following morning.
But, in a moment of purest philanthropy, after laying in bed and groaning for a few hours, I decided to start converting one of my more unusual finds: New Beat - A New Style of Music - an ominously titled Belgian dance record.
It has some superb tracks, including 'Acid Queen' by Major Problem, whom you might be more familiar with as Praga Khan - from Lords of Acid - or, if you happen to be insane (and a twelve year old from 1995), you might remember him better as one half of The Immortals - best known for the Mortal Kombat Theme song.
Also of particular interest are the tracks 'New Beat Mind', 'Ibiza' and 'Total Recall' - the latter featuring a fairly typical 80's Kraftwerk sample from 'The Robots'.
Anyway you look at it, it's a rare and interesting artifact from a seldom talked about genre - an unusual crossbreed of down-tempo techno and acid, Euro and Detroit.
Spectrum - Total Recall [click to download]
Major Problem - Acid Queen [click to download]
The Maxx - Cocaine [click to download]
Gang of VDP - Body Heat [click to download]
Neon - Voices Remix [click to download]
Taste of Sugar - Hmm Hmm [click to download]
Amnesia - Ibiza [click to download]
LandO - Even Now [click to download]
Public Relations - New Beat Mind [click to download]
Boytronic - Bryllyant 33 1 3 Plus 8 Remix [click to download]