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What's This All About, Then?


This here e-mail contains the most recent playlists from the Internet broadcast, "These Technotic Times". Our format is underground electronic music - ground-breaking new stuff in the genres of Techno, Electro, House, Funk, Chill-Out, Experimental, IDM, Jungle/D&B, Trance, Acid, and other unclassifiable stuff that catches our finely-tuned ears! These lists are reported in the weekly CMJ (College Music Journal) in the 'Internet Broadcast' section, and appear frequently in many other major & independent magazines, zines & e-zines.

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Discussion Topic--Techno Music: Soundtrack of the Internet?
Let's examine the somewhat coincidental, but critical convergence of music and communications technology, which, during the 1990s, led to the development of 'global rave culture' and the wide range of electronically produced techno music at roughly the same time as the nascent Internet became a worldwide force of intercommunication between people for textual, visual and audio-based content. 

First, there is the phenomenon of an increasingly intertwined ethos of both technologies. The roots of this synthesis of two technology-based cultures may simply be that they matured at the same place at the same time, but the causes may go deeper... Why did many of those who were early adopters of the Internet and, later, the World Wide Web tend to be the ravers, as evidenced by the early appearance of Net mail lists like NE Raves and proto web portals like Hyperreal? Is it because a large contingent of those who populated early 'rave' culture were suburban 'gen X'ers who had computers, and that the nature of Net subculture was informed by those who had access...cyber-savvy Technoheads who used the new electronic medium to share their enthusiasm for electronic music with others around the world, unconstrained by borders or distance? Is the bottom line that, since a disproportionate percentage of ravers and Techno music enthusiasts tended to have computers it naturally followed that online raving became a highly influential sub-set of emerging Internet culture? And, was it the Net's enabling of communication outside of the the communal rave gathering, where, typically you couldn't talk to one another because the music was simply too loud, that the interesting cultural symbiosis between non-textual/verbal music appreciation (Raving) and (at the time) strictly text based electronic communication ('V-raving') developed?

Well, what say you? Send your insights to us and we'll post them! E-mail to: howl@technotica.com

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PLAYLIST FOR THESE TECHNOTIC TIMES NET SHOW 
EPISODE #43 - REMORSELESSLY  UNCANNY

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-WEVIE STONDER - EAT YOUR OWN EARS - QUESTIONABLE - SKAM ===weird, perhaps even a tad horrifyingly grating in places, but do as the tile suggests…not literally!, but play again and see…

-TEAM DOYOBI - PIDGEON MAN - FAT CAT===how many times do I have to proclaim my admiration for this labels output? See the last entry on this list for the flipside.

-NYGEL AND GHOS T - EXPECTATIONS - COCAINE - INVASION===with all the ups and downs of it's namesake, the title track is something else you have to re-vist several times, then you're hooked!

-IVAN - SIXELEVEN - CONTACT===horny rollin percussive waves of acid affected bamgin technoid elegance. Extremely mixable and enjoyable.

-BLACK SUN - CLOSER TO THE SOURCE EP - CARNIVAL - SALVATION===big, fine, rollin minimal stompers that are dark, yet blessed with the grace of vibe…very nice percussion and coolly filtered instrumentation…kinda funky.

-FRED GIANNELLI - CELINE SOLUTION - SECOND ARRAY V/A - TEKTITE===love this v/a things! What delights they hold…el kooky one gets deep here…very deep, check this heart-felt bass and sinister subliminal confabulations. J  Nice selection on these v/a samplers on this good label.

-FRANKIE BONES - THE WAY YOU LIKE IT - I DO FORGIVE YOU - BELLBOY===more bad to the Bones bangers from the well-respected producer/DJ/mentor the the rave scene in  NYC and beyond/all around good guy on an interesting choice of label. The title track here is a winner…dark, with voice and mood imbued with restrained anger amist a rollicking beat.

-CHRIS MCCORMACK - CRAZY LEGS CRANE - B1 - EMBRYO===Chris is crazy! And that's good for us! 4 demented twirling dervish tracks guaranteed to set the night alight!

-CARI LELEBUSCH & MULL - SUDDEN SCENE EP - BI - TORTURED===keep the vibe going and going…energize the senses with these minimal percussion tracks that use a well padded bottom to soften the blow.

-MARCO CAROLA - FRAGILE EP - FRAGILE - ZENIT=== This slice of techno heaven is so well put together from all 3 major aspects - the packaging, the pressing and the tunes all rate highly…worthy of being a showpiece showcase for Carola. 'Confusion' is afoot with a majorly blown out bass that's promptly trounced on by a smackin hard one. Percussions aplenty keep appearing and mutating, rising and falling, searching for a direction that's only way can be up, up, and out! 'Butterfly' sure may help make yer feet float like one as you dance, but it's got a big'ole' stompin beat sting!'fragile' takes rollin toms and sets them against abangin beat as hats vie for attention in this delicate balanced web of percussion accented by deeply pulsing head sounds. 'eclipse' may be so titled due to how it's storming beats are slowly and subtly taken over by the other elements as it progresses thu it's paces…the beats take a beating yet ultimately prevail.

-NUCELE VS H -NERVE HAMMER - RED SEAL===2 great names (the Black + White Label releases by H are worth seeking out!) on a label well known for some of the harder mental techno out there. A scraping hard, beat down that knows when to pull back just enough.

older-HENRY NOVELO & MARK VERBOS - 45 OPTIMAL - ROCKET - CONTRAST===bleepy 'n bangin acidic jaunts with complex and ever changing dynamics.

older-DJ FLIP SKRAPITCH - TUSAK EP  - A - MARS ELECTRIC===big and bold, for takeover transitions and really big spaces…does your mind qualify as a big space?

older-SIRAM & DJ MOE - CARPENTER'S BENCH - SHAPER - STUB===clattering down the track at breakneck speed, and you like it, don't you? A study in hi-hat technology.

older-CITY NORD - BROKEN GLASS - CRITICAL EDGE===kinda exotic feeling, kinda trancy, kinda trippy, kinda ravey.

-REINHARD VOIGHT PRASENTIERT ROBSON PONTE - B1 - KOMPAKT=== minimalist wonders from a highly regarded producer on a collectable label. Ruff, deep, thinker's steppers. A side more minimal and abstract, B side has a moody Germanic edge with a slightly sarcastic vox loop, "life's a party".

-PROJEKT 69 - WAGONS FOUR - i220===4 mixes on a theme. 'Wagons One' is a kinda dark rolling percussive stepper that knocks 'n brushes along an atmosphere of a starry night with an ever changing lanscape of bass for a foreboding, yet lovely effect.'Two' has a twirling, hypnotic sound, very nice! Great steady big beats that aren't too fast help this tune achive a lost, wandering feel that's very chill.'Three' is stronger, bigger, more assertive with thick rollin beats that make a get away!'Four' is coming on strong with a very layered sound and huge thick, distinctive beats that are coming on strong, staking a claim and comin to talk with ya about it….got a problem with that buddy? 

-JOHANNES HEIL & FRANK LORBER - PROJEKT 69 - THE GHOST TRAIN EP - WAGONS TWO - i220===see above

-SASSE THE BETTER WEEKEND - HOT TOOL - REMIXED BY M.CAROLA - i220==='3ways'(remixed C.Izzo/M.Carola)is a massive fog-filled rave tune…you know, it's 4am and the vibe and the music is a thick syrup…this one will keep it mental and deep while bringing the collective up for a bit of air getting them ready for the energy. 'Hot Tool'(remixed by M.Carola) is a stompin percussive whirl that sweeps ya up and flings you about! The original of'Hot Tool' (Klas Lindblad) reminds me some very late nights spent dancing to acid house in the late 80's…that 's the vibe that's created by the looping layers of sounds…I LOVE this track!!!!! Big marching doubled beats guide you expertly and seductively into a haze of spinning swirling synths that'll will have yer head on every which way! A multi-dimensional portal of hypnotic sound develops a wonderful synergy between synths, beats bass and you.

-QUERIDA - QUERIDA #1 - TREACHERY - DETA===stompin mental loopy percussive workouts that are made for foolin around with the EQ to..a head trip!

-SLOBODAN - K-CRANE EP - MY REGION - ORIGINAL MIX - SUBSOUNDS===This one is most certainly primed for truly massive headbangin hysteria! On the A-side, first up is the original version of  'My Region' that is a real 'sound in motion' piece! A deep, long low blowing bass hum pulses - you can really feel this one in the chest! Knocking and brushed percussion, a scary deep subliminal vox - trippy elements galore. Next up, it's the *'Fatchildren Remix'. It's deeper, not as big (but it does flex some considerable muscle in the second half with an attention grabbing marching drum bits)…it's more on the tribally, primal, hypnotic ravey tip.  Wonderful percussion and some good use of filtering help this low runnin sneak attack get to you!  On the B-side, 'Penetration' has super massive beats that have an amazing feel! Mental runnings and tickings, deep heady horns and dark gurblings are so clear and precisely aimed - you can't help but get pulled into it! This one is great for mixin it up. *'Secam' has big blowin 'n steppin beats keep you moving whist lots 'n lots of shakity trails of percussion are woven throughout with echoes of Detroit and German influences….a very nice track!

-STEVE RACHMAD PRESENTS IGNACIO - SIDRA - MUSIC MAN===hypnotic 'n moving, smooth deep hit 'n beat 'n twirl 'n brush…'Abduction' on the flip is a very drummy and wind whipped version.

older-SECRET CINEMA - STOP MY LOVE - EC RECORDS===smoothly taking it down and it feels good…lots of upfront percussive layers that advance and retreat set along housey keyboards 

-REQ - DNOP A NI SELPPIR - FAT CAT===from ambient/experimental, to techno and beyond…Fat Cat will have it….these are some cool deep sounds here…the flip side was the intro for the show.

-WEVIE STONDER - EAT YOUR OWN EARS - GYPSY CHIMP - SKAM===very silly song, kinda thing you might hear from 'They Might Be Giants".

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PLAYLIST FOR EPISODE #44 FUNKY JUNK 'N ROLLLL

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-JOHN KLEIN/SID RAMIN - THE THIRD MAN THEME - FROM SPACE AGE POP VOL. 1 - RCA

-RINOCEROSE - LE MOBILIER -TRUXTON REMIX  - V2===funky, jazzy dancefloor groovers with le accent Francais.

-HEAD NODDING SOCIETY - THE TRIO EP - NUDGE UP  - PAPER RECORDINGS===smooth grooves for smooth people who like to do smooth things.

-THE RURALS - MODULATING SPEAKERS - WEST COAST SAMPLER - PENG==when you're living the rural life, the stars are so bright, the night so deep. The other tracks keep the mood.

-WEEKENDER - LIMITED SAMPLER - CHANNEL CHECK - TOKO===lovely stuff here all around…come glide with me.

-CIRCULATION - LIME===this series continues to delight the gentler senses and keeps things interesting for da feet.

-ISOLEE - I OWE YOU = MUSIC - PLAYHOUSE===I love Isolee, and I love this label….an intimate feel with cool beats and melodies on the technoid electro trippy sl. experimental tip take you deeper…this cut has a vox rep, 'music keeps me alive '…yep.

-KRAFTWERK - EXPO2000 - EXPO2000 KLING KLANG MIX 2002 - EMI===still doing that thing

-ECTOMORPH - DESTROY YOUR POWERCENTERS - SUBVERSION - INTERDIMENSIONAL TRANSMISSIONS===awww yeah…powerfully assertive electro…abstract takes on a classic sound.

-PERSPECTS - DESIRE & EFFENCIENCY - AGGRESSIVE TRADING - ERSATZ == the essence of Electro applied generously to a futuristic landscape.

-JAPANESE TELECOM - JAPANESE ANIMATION - INTUIT SOLAR===ooh-er! Classic Electro themes run thru the school of inventive soundtracks…fun for all ages.

-MR. VELCRO FASTENER FEATURING LASER SQUAD - WHICH SCENARIO? - SPECIAL EDITION - CYBER HOARDS - TIE ENTERTAINMENT===the sticky one himself teaming up to present a united front of strong tasting and fast acting Electro to help you keep hoppin 'n boppin thru the night. 

-ATWIL - TERRA -FORM - VIRS RECORDS===stealthy synths, deceptive beats…twisting the Electro concept to suit themselves, and you…if you'd like something deeper, funkier, sexier, more out there. The flip is a different artist more on the Techno tip.

-J.HEIL - AMERIKA MIXES - D.SCHOENEMANN'S HIDDEN AGENDA MIX - PAROTIC MUSIC===the track that keeps comin at 'cha…these remixes suit many occasions… potent and effective.

-MR. VELCRO FASTENER PRESENTS THE TIE ENTERTAINERS - MR. VELCRO FASTENER - PHLEGMATIC - TIE=== Laser Squad turns on 'Electric Appliances', a classic Kraftwerkian stylee jam with a funkier approach. Mesak does' Totani', a quirky, brushy, cool, deep, funked up thing that's not too obviously Electro, good to go deeper into the breaks. Mr. Velcro Fastener coughs up 'Phlegmatic', a deep, dark, trippy arpeggiated synthy seductive flowing Electro piece with a great vox!

-G.D. LUXXE - RED - FROM THE V/A 12" ORAL-OLIO:A HISTORY OF TOMMORROW - ERSATZ AUDIO===this track has a real sinister feel to it complemented by a highly treated vox…G.D himself has been getting a lot of interest (check his excellent release on Interdimensional Transmission). Here's a sample of his stuff along with a coupla other gems from the great Ersatz label.

-JON ST.JAMES - TENSION MUSIC - FIVE - SYNTHECIDE===This Disko B related label is always worth seeking out. This edition features 4 very different style tracks…ranging from jazz to techno, to electro/synth…this particular track really grabbed me with it's 80's New Order like moody feel - rolling percussive looping and a very cool female song make this one too good to pass on.

-NOISE SPECTRUM - WASP EP - PULSAR - TIME===combo of strong electro flavors and techno sensibilities with trancy overtones…4 very useful tracks to get some nice spice of variety goin on.

-C.LEKEBUSCH/G.HUNT - AUDIO MEKANICKS EP - BROADCAST - HYBRID===a test message leads intro some rather excellently blended percussive tunage that builds up and maintains …a tribally techno feel that works that groove.

-ABSTRACT SOUL - ADDICTED TO RYTHYM  - SHATTER - CONVEX===verrry funky, deep head 'n body vehicles…blended not shaken.

-BOB THOMPSON, HIS CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA - DIGA DIGA DOO - FROM SPACE AGE POP VOL. 1 - RCA

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PLAYLIST FOR EPISODE  # 45 --  ACID LACED MEMORIES
This episode was a tribute to acid tunes from a few years ago…WoW! What a trippy sound these tunes posses!

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- DRAX LTD II - OS

-DRAX LTD.II - AMPHETAMINE - THE REMIX - MIKE INK REMIX - ZYX

-ACID JUNKIES - PARANOID EXPERIENCE - THEME FROM THE ACID JUNKIES - DJAX UP BEATS

-ACID JUNKIES - PARANOID EXPERIENCE - 303 VS 101 (BATTLE AT HIGH SPEED ON THE INTERGALLACTIC HIGHWAY - DJAX UP BEATS

-GENE HUNT - ACID MAN - PAIN IN THE AZZZZ - DJAX UP BEATS

-PURPLE PLEGADE - REALMS OF HUMAN UNCONSCIOUS - REALMS - DJAX UP BEATS

-SPECTRAL EMOTIONS - CHAPTER TWO - CLOSER - LABWORKS GERMANY

-DELIKAT - ANAL LOGIC - E CHILD

-DANNY CASSEAU - PURE TRAX VOL.1 - THE END - PURE DANCE

-DANIJEL ALPHA - LE GRAND PRICKS - A - HYBRID

-MATTHIAS ROEINGH & SVEN ROHRIG - DREAM MACHINE - DIRECTOR'S CUTS - EL DORADO

-BLACK LABS - TORSION - TROPE

-KORD - GYMNAST I SOCKIPLAST - ON KENTH - BORFT

-DOM - FACKELN IM STURM - AUFTRIEB MIX - HARVEST===ok, this is a fairly new tune, but it works so well, not really acid, but a mood and a great vocal.

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MORE MORE MORE REVIEWS!

SPEAKER PIMPS - OCTAGON/*MELO'S LATE - SMITTEN…This A side is a deep, serious stomper that's restrained yet rollin with compelling percussion, bangin beats, amazin acid. The B is deep and dark…claps and grinds with neats sounds abounding…bangin with los of drama…let it talk to you as it makes you crave the acid, it surely delivers! 

VIBE BAR REJECTS - *BROWN NUN/HARRY'S DELAY - SMITTEN…The A side is totally electric! Very strong acid-laced rolling banger that grows and grows with such intensity! Ka-Boom!!On the B, drive along for this whirly, twirly stomper with echoed remains of voices…it's kinda sublte, but the groove is there! 

IMPLANT - *ACID TECHNO IS ALIVE MIX(DAVE THE DRUMMER)/ANT'S Y2K MIX(ANT) - SMITTEN…First track gets ya with rollicking beats, menacing acid, slithering percussion and urgent pulses that call out…the second half of this really gets up a nice head of steam! The second mix here is a beautiful mixing tool, keep it in da box! A deep mental stomper with tricky percussions, a worming synth and horny pulsating acid with a very rhythmic feel. 

APOLLO 440 - STOP THE ROCK - SONY…4 mixes of this tune. The *'@440 Extended Mix' is rockin and infectious…Beach Boys 2000! 'Mint Royale Mix' is ok, more Planet Rock'ish. 'Gigolo 'Stop The Jocks' Remix' has great acid and stomp-off beats, with euro-ish synths. *'T-Total Remix' has a stompin beat and is very mixable crossing electro-techno-dance-rock borders. WWW.APOLLO440.COM 

THE VOLTAGE CLUB - NO ESCAPES - TOXIC…Take a rhythm line from 'James Brown is Dead", make it all scrapey and loop it, add a host of other cool sounds and a big-ass stompy beat and you got yerself a sure fire floor shaker! A blend of old and new this slab o' wax gets da feet movin and the grins and good vibes flowin. There are 4 versions of the track rangin from straight up, to straight out, to messin around, to bubbling over! Check the 'No Escape from Horzfaller' mix for a very cool take on dancefloor music that triggers many delicious sense-memories. 

SWITCH - PERSONALITY DISORDER - RESOURCE RECORDS…At first glance, these tunes may seem a bit too odd, like as if you can't quite nail the play speed….but listen again, with an open mind and on a real quality system that can handle it, and it will slowly dawn on you as your head nods in time and your mind expands taking in some seriously fucked up sounds and scads of sub-bass.* 'Dedicated' is deep and dark with quirky bleeps 'n beats that pull slowly with malicious intent as an odd, kinda frightening vox cuts and loops. 'Translator' is neat! Great elastic 'n ticking sounds against big, serious beats and deft electronics. 'Bumpy Ride' comes thru loud and clear! Great sounds clash 'n crash, bleep 'n scrape about low slung stretchy fluffed and stuffed beats…Fun!*'Incomplete Control' rises like a sneaky, skakety snake keeping a wary watchful eye before striking out full on…big ass beats are scraped and bonked and treated to a multitude of percussive techniques in a Chinese water torture of a track. www.resourcerecords.com 

THE ACCOMPLICE - UNDERCOVER - RESOURCE RECORDS…Funky Techno with an experimental, mind-expanding edge. 'Make 'em Jerk' is a kinda chill, percussive, bassy field trip. 'Electratech' has a massively warped and deeply hard hitting marching beats, brushy percussion trails, and a mind salad of both familiar and exotic sounds.*'Critical' digs a bit deeper, with a slow dark sparse track that uses the percussion in a spacious way that separates each element yet they maintain a filling feel. A vocal echoes and reverbs through parts adding a really trippy feel for this electro inspired dub track. 'Undercover' has a huge attitude filled 4x4 beat against scattered, light percussive elements and pulsing bleeps and beeps. 

JURGEN PAAPE - BELLEVILLE - GADGETS…*A side is the original, a subtle, deep, minimal builder with very neat sounds that bubble, boil, pop, squeep and scrape. The B side is louder, more assertive. A treated male vox loepes through the maze of sharper percussion and dimly lit hallways of sound. Very nice 10" to pull into the mix when you need a bit more mysticism goin on. www.zenitmedien.com 

MARCO CAROLA/GAETANO PARISIO - COINCIDENCE - CONFORM…2 tracks, no titles. A side tune makes me want to set up a new category of music, "Bang 'n Roll".It just keeps getting bigger and badder as it progresses…it's merits as a big tune are enchanced by intricate percussion manipulations.B side is a real keeper! If you're looking for something to keep the energy up yet maintain a deep, hard vibe, then this puppy will do the trick! Percussive, banging, twirling, scraping deeply…defiantly one that will talk to you. 

ROK - KEY EXTERNAL EP - MULLER…Funky percussive slammin Techno with thick sounds all around. 'Sharks!' is the big cut here…a fullout assault that's flippin out with a huge sound that morphs along as it goes and gets a'screamin! On the flip are 2 moodier pieces that use percussion so skillfully that it feels organic. 'Cycle Sluts' is flowin thick 'n steppin deep in it with a mellow, serious vibe, 'Commodore' drives smoothly along rails of horny synths and circling keys for a real feeling sound that's both old and new…classic.

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Ok, well, that's it for this one…stay tuned for more fabu doings & Thanks for your time J

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