This is Belgium Part Two: Cherry Moon On Valium


Posted on Radio Soulwax’s Vimeo channel, this is an audio mix taking Belgian Techno from 20 years ago and reducing the music’s tempo for contemporary tastes, and features many rave dancers demonstrating their ‘thing’:

Even though these Belgian records sound very “now”, they are actually 20 years old and were meant to be played at a much, much faster speed. At the time this was the devil’s music for us, but we have learned to listen through the claps and distorted kicks and discovered that if you slow these really dark and heavy techno records down all the way to about 115 bpm, it suddenly makes them sound less frantic, ballsier and a lot sexier. Belgium at its best when pitched down.
The covers of these records are quite generic and don’t really lend themselves to animating , so we figured we would bring you the visual aspect of this musical genre that you can’t not be fascinated by: the dance. We were very lucky to have found some people who can still do the typical moves, and with them dancing in front of the record sleeves (and sometimes inside of them) we bring you our ultimate tribute to a glorious period in our Belgian musical heritage.

Discovered via @ninjamixdump

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DJ Funeral — Nitemare

The Last Breath EP is the first release from DJ Funeral. Evil and meticulously wrought club music, the record seems to bang out from the walls of a forgotten insane asylum. Combining influences such as Tahitian drumming, bubbling, and Baltimore club with his own sensibility for the twisted and haunting, the young DJ Funeral has emerged here with a brazen, possibly cursed, record prone to send any club into a dark and hypnotic trance.

Fabio And Grooverider KISS FM 1992

Супер раритетная трехчасовая запись от Фабио и Груврайдера. Их первое шоу для радиостанции KISS FM.

So Fabio & Grooverider have been doing their show on Radio 1 for 12 years now after been poached from KISS FM by Wilbur Wilberforce. But we have a real treat for you… Recorded across 2 TDK D90s is their first ever guest show on KISS 100. Their current album “Masterpiece” is pretty good, but this 3 hours give an amazing insight in to what really made these legends tick back in the day. Loads of deep house and techno from labels like Nu Groove and KMS alongside tracks from Code 071, Manix and Bukem, and one of my all time favourite tracks “Sunship” by Sunship (Which took me a decade to track down!)

So to all you new-skoolers out there, draw the curtains for three hours and fucking educate yourselves.

Enjoy!

(Thanks to Nick from OldSkoolMixes.com for doing the rips) —via

Harmonious Thelonious: африканские одежки старого техно

Техно-проект Harmonious Thelonious, выпустивший свой дебютный альбом «Talking», обитает как раз в сфере африканской барабанной музыки. То, что имеется в виду именно миф о ее «дикой свободе», говорят и названия треков, скажем, такое: «Примитивные, убедительные, провоцирующие ударные»… — Андрей Горохов

Альбом Недели №86: Harmonious Thelonious – «Talking»

Шаклетон делает микс для Фабрики

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Рад и откровенно счастлив был, когда прочитал свежую новость на RA, в которой говорится что 6го декабря выйдет 55й выпуск в серии миксов лондонского клуба Fabric сведенный нашим с Чейнером хайли аппришиэйтед продюссером Семом Шаклетоном. Крутости в эту новость добавляет тот факт, что микс будет полностью состоять из треков самого маэстро (такое до этого в серии было два раза, если я всё правильно помню — у Виллалобоса и Omar-S).
Сам Шаклетон как бы предупреждает:

I don’t expect everyone to like it. I know it is not to everyone’s taste.