Paying homage to the innovators of inspired electronic music!
Jack Is Back – Steve Bug
Truckin’ – Darabi (Clouded Vision Remix)
Lola – Glimpse, Martin Dawson
Imperial Rockets – Itch-E & Scratch-E (Cosmonaut’s 3AM Version)
Glass – Gesaffelstein
Rimshots – Midnight Savari (Cosmonaut’s 3AM Version)
The Devil’s Paintbrush – The Deadstock 33′s (Eskimo Twins Remix)
A Pocket Full of Prose – King Roc (D-Nox & Beckers Remix)
Sermon – The Touch (Cosmonaut Remix)
Divisive – We Have Band (Carl Craig Remix)
Erroneous Monk – Cosmonaut
Opportunities – Jori Hulkkonen
Clear – Cybotron
A ‘Summer of Love’ warehouse classic originally released way back in 1989 & still as Deep and Soulful as electronic music will get, an absolute masterpiece of electronic music for mine.
The vocals of one of the hottest Soul music voices Omar reworked with the studio skills on the one and only Heinrik Schwarz. One of the finest moments in soulful electronic music of the last couple of years.
I suppose the remix of this is well known but this is the Original version out before the well known Jam & Spoon Remix which came out two years after. It is considered an electronic masterpiece and can be considered as the first techno-trance record ever. It was composed by Bruno Sanchioni, the man behind Diki ‘s best releases like Plexus, Dr. Phibes or the legendary Bazz. He released great records from the french/belgian border city of Mouscron opening the door to a whole new genre.
I was introduced to Alphatown collective many years back when the duo was warming up for Derrick May‘s & Biz-E on a Wednesday night at Gas Nightclub. From memory their set that night was very drum machine driven dance floor orientated techno. There sound in the studio and live shows have really emerged to incorporate the deeper & melodic shades of electronic music over the years & it inspirational to see quality music getting played and made so close to home.
Check out this Deep Tribal Inspired House & Techno set.
It was Friday the 13th and Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter were in alignment. In keeping with the general ‘vibe’ we combined some Vorheesian tones with a cameo appearance from Caleban, an extra-dimensional being who recently made our acquaintance. Enjoy!
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Also came accross this Nu-Disco remix; Giorgio Moroder VS Martin Brodin-The Chase 2011 (Martin Brodin Remix)
Hansjörg “Giorgio” Moroder (on record sleeves often only Giorgio) (born 26 April 1940, Gröden,
Italy) is an Italian record producer, songwriter and performer based in Los Angeles. When in Munich in the 1970s, he started his own record label called Oasis Records, which several years later became a subdivision of Casablanca Records. His work with synthesizers during the 1970s and 1980s had a significant influence on New Wave, house, techno and electronic music in general. Particularly well known for his work with Donna Summer during the era of disco (including “Love to Love You Baby” and “I Feel Love“), Moroder is the founder of the former Musicland Studios in Munich, which was used as a recording studio for artists including Electric Light Orchestra, Led Zeppelin, Queen and Elton John.
In addition to producing several hits with Donna Summer, Moroder also produced a number of electronic disco hits for The Three Degrees, two albums for Sparks, and a score of songs for a variety of others including David Bowie, Irene Cara, Madleen Kane, Melissa Manchester, Blondie, Japan, and France Joli.
Moroder made his first steps in music in Berlin, Germany by releasing a few singles under the name “Giorgio” beginning in 1966, singing in Italian (as George, to explain his German accent), Spanish, English, and German. He came to prominence in 1969, when his recording “Looky Looky”, released on Ariola Records, was awarded a gold disc in October 1970.Often collaborating with lyricist Pete Bellotte, Moroder had a number of hits in his own name including “Son of My Father” in 1972 before releasing the synthesizer-driven From Here to Eternity, a notable chartbuster in 1977, and in the following year releasing “Chase“, the theme from the film Midnight Express. These songs achieved some chart success in the UK, the U.S., and across Europe, and everywhere disco-mania was spreading. The full movie score for Midnight Express won him his first Academy Award for best film score in 1978. In 1979, Moroder released his album E=MC². Text on the album’s cover stated that it was the “first electronic live-to-digital album.” He also released three albums between 1977-1979 under the name Munich Machine.
In 1984, Moroder worked with Philip Oakey of The Human League to make the album Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder; which was a UK singles chart hit with “Together in Electric Dreams“, title track to the 1984 movie Electric Dreams. In 1986, Moroder collaborated with his protégé Harold Faltermeyer (of “Axel F.” fame) and lyricist Tom Whitlock to create the score for the film Top Gun (1986), with the most noteworthy hit being Berlin‘s “Take My Breath Away“. “Chase” was also used as an entrance theme for wrestling’s group The Midnight Express. In 1987, Moroder produced Falco‘s song “Body Next to Body”.
In 1997, Moroder and Donna Summer won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for the song “Carry On”.
On 20 September 2004 Moroder was honored at the Dance Music Hall of Fame ceremony, held in New York, when he was inducted for his many outstanding achievements and contributions as producer. In 2005, he was given the title of Commendatore by the then President of the Italian Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. On September 5, 2010 Moroder received the Great Order of Merit of the South Tyrol.
Moroder won three Academy Awards: Best Original Score for Midnight Express (1978); Best Song for “Flashdance…What a Feeling“, from the film Flashdance (1983); and Best Song for “Take My Breath Away“, from Top Gun (1986).
Moroder also won two of his three Grammy Awards for “Flashdance”: Best Album Of Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special and Best Instrumental Composition, for the track “Love Theme from Flashdance”.
In 1984, Moroder compiled a new restoration and edit of the famous silent film Metropolis and provided a contemporary soundtrack to the film. This soundtrack includes seven pop music tracks from Pat Benatar, Jon Anderson, Adam Ant, Billy Squier, Loverboy, Bonnie Tyler and Freddie Mercury. He also integrated the old-fashioned intertitles into the film as subtitles as a means of improving continuity, and he also played the film at a rate of 24 frames per second. Since the original speed was unknown this choice was controversial. Known as the “Moroder version”, it sparked debate among film buffs, with outspoken critics and supporters of the film falling into equal camps.
Derrick May talks about the influence of Kraftwerk and Yellow Magic Orchestra on the roots of techno, at RBMA Bass Camp at the Metamorphose Festival in Tokyo 2010.
Derrick May on Meeting Electricfying Mojo
Derrick May talks about passing Juan Atkins‘ music to legendary radio icon the Electrifying Mojo at RBMA Bass Camp, Metamorphose Festival, Tokyo 2010.
Cybotron was an early electro group formed in 1980 by Juan Atkins and Richard “3070″ Davis in Detroit, Michigan. Guitarist John “Jon 5″ Housley joined soon afterward. Cybotron had a number of singles now considered classics of the electro genre,particularly “Clear” and the group’s debut “Alleys Of Your Mind”, as well as “Cosmic Cars” and “R-9″.
The group was inspired by midwestern funk, especially the music of George Clinton, along with European synthesizer pioneers Kraftwerk, Japanese electro pioneers Yellow Magic Orchestra, English electropop, Italo disco, and futurist literary influences such as Alvin Toffler‘s books Future Shock and The Third Wave. The name “Cybotron”, coined by Atkins, is a portmanteau of cyborg and cyclotron. Atkins was fond of creating such “futuristic-sounding” words — the record label names “Metroplex” and “Transmat” being other examples.
Relation to techno
Although generally considered electro, Cybotron was also part of the early evolution of techno music. Cybotron was the first musical outlet of techno co-”originator” Juan Atkins, and the group’s unique combination of musical influences, boldly experimental aesthetic, and afro-futurist philosophy became the underpinnings of Detroit Techno.
 Success and breakup
Formed in 1981, Cybotron first singles were “Alleys of Your Mind” and “Cosmic Cars,” released as 7-inch disks on Atkins’ own label Deep Space Records. In total, these disks sold 15,000 copies.In 1983, the group was signed to the Berkeley, California-based Fantasy label and released its debut album, Enter.
In 1985, Atkins left the group due to artistic differences with Davis. Davis wanted the group to pursue a musical direction closer to rock, while Atkins wanted to continue in the electro-style vein of “Clear.” After the breakup, Davis carried on and released several records as Cybotron, the last in 1995. Atkins still has an active musical career. He founded Metroplex Records and continued releasing records under several names, including Model 500, Model 600, and Infiniti. Atkins also continued DJing under his own name.