Sunday, 25 July 2010

DJEDJOTRONIC Show Report Back, Birthdays, apologies and more!


I hate to make a trend out of taking extended breaks from Ilictronix - but I've been kinda busy.

Forgive me?


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]



Anonymous said...

Summer 1988 - Ibiza scene really starting to really kick off - radio in Sevilla playing Taste of Sugar " you wanna suck my*bleep* & Amnesia "Eeveessaa" bringing the tunes back to UK to impress friends :-)Happy Times - thank you!

Colour said...

Whats the track playing at the 7:00 minute mark in your mix? Nice job by the way.

Mr. Brown said...

Oh yeah, I was thinking about posting something like this for ages. (It is the only musical genre my country has ever produced after all). I grew up listening to these beats. Thanx for the nostalgia!

Phil said...

Ah! I forgot the Tracklist!

1. Sickness - Yoko Kanno
2. The End (Disco Version) - John Carpenter
3. Odessa Theme - Alden Tyrell
4. Blade Runner Blues - Vangelis
5. Theme from Palermo Disko Machine - Palermo Disko Machine
6. O Superman (For Massenet) - Laurie Anderson
7. Technologic - Daft Punk
8. Glittering Night - Hannulelauri
9. Yearning - Black Van
10. Radio Controlled - Zombie Nation
11. La Vie Modern - Logo
12. Men of the Future - Moonbootica
13. Baby I'm Yours (Aeroplane Remix) - Breakbot
14. Positif - Mr. Oizo
15. Gare Du Nord - Carte Blanche
16. Love Juice (Danger Remix) - Symbol One
17. Easily Impressed (Calling in Sick Remix) - Cullen
18. The Worm (Erol Alkan Extended Rework) - ZZT
19. Love (Club Edit) - Visitor
20. Yes We Can - Effin and Blinden
21. Famous - Housemeister
22. See the Sea (Red) - Vitalic
23. NY Excuse (Justice Remix) - Soulwax
24. Cold - Battle Beyond the Stars
25. O Superman (For Massenet) - Laurie Anderson (Reprise)
26. Bliss - Mix Chopin

Happy, Colour? ; )

Champiness said...

Nice post! Also, I loved your last mix. Seeing about this one right now :)

Colour said...

Alden Tyrell - Odessa Theme! Cheers Phil.

ramon@dotdotdot said...

I just accidentally found your site and am totally impressed with your taste in music. I hope to hear more from you.