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The Technotic Times
May, 1997
This Month's Playlist
 
Hi and stuff Everyone!
Well, as that classic cut goes, "it's gettin, it's gettin, it's gettin kinda hectic!" It sure is when it comes to this 'electronica' phase 'The Biz' is buzzin about. It ain't no phase for me though! I remain serious about the quality of the music and the state of 'the scene'. Since 1991, Labor of Love (rR's & my promo name) has actively promoted events, Dj's & the music (we did Philly's 1st all ages, all night weekly party called "Liquid Love" at Club Oz). Now, as Technotica.com, I continue to spin, promote, educate, and chronicle this very special time in music history, along with my partner/producer/dancer/bodyguard/Web whiz, (restless)Rob. And, to keep the confusion to a manageable minimum, we've decided to rename the TYME report, starting with this issue, to one that is more indicative of what's goin' on with the UG Dance scene as well as Technotica.com... So, welcome to the premiere edition of These Technotic Times!!!

DjL3 on Netcast
And, in another very exciting development we now have the opportunity to share our love for this music with the world via the Internet!

Over the next few weeks, Technotica & Netcast are teaming up to unleash a series of techno/Dance/Electronica programs (Submerge -- One of Netcast's VHQ Internet Multicasting channels.

Every week, (restless)Rob & moi will be throwin' down 3 shows with 3 diff'rent flavors (and if I may crib from the show flyers):

A.T.M. [Automatic Techno Machine]
Dispensing the tastiest underground techno, from acid to trance to straight up beats to hardcore mayhem, new tracks to classics... Oh yeah, it's all good baybee!

BASSMENT BEATS
Diggin' down deep for funky breaks, hard (and just about every other kind of) house, drum 'n' bass and the dopest subterranean beats alive.

HEAD-SET
Exploring the farthest boundaries of experimental, ambient, illbient and other technotic sounds.

On many episodes of each of these programs, we're planning on doing special focus sets on important labels, artists, styles, etc.

We're really excited about the potential for reaching a global audience, and if the hits we've been getting for our RealAudio mixes on Technotica.com/music are any indication, it could be massive!

Of course, we're still documenting These TechnoticTimes on WTSR (it's kinda like our laboratory). And, the T3 Report is still chuggin' along each month (and will soon incorporate input from the L3 on Netcast shows).

WE NEED YOUR INPUT !!!
Let us know stuff that's going on - any info that you'd like to share with the world, and we'll incorporate it into our 'Technotic Tidbits' portion of each show!

SCENE AND HEARD...
Well, judging by the crowd response at East Coast clubs, Tech-House is hitting hard! We saw all kinds of folks jumpin around and having fun to the likes of Majic Alec/Wonderboy! At smaller one-off events, Hardcore is getting a lot of respect and attention...thanks in part to a number of excellent releases in the past few months from Industrial Strength (the new DJ Demigod "D-Day ep" Totally Rocks!!!), Digital Hut (omygod->Joey Jupiter& Doormouse->ARGH!!!), Hard of Hearing, and the always delightful Fischkopf label. And, talking about totally rocking, well, May 10th brought 'Matsuri' to Asbury Park, NJ, and, well, it wasn't all Goa, er, I mean Psychedelic Trance my friend, oh baby--I'm talking about Juno Reactor! Holy Malony, Rob & I saw/heard them at the '94 NMS in NYC, and they were quite trancey. Now, however, they rocked it out with mad live drumming and insane electric guitar work....How was this received you ask? Well, I personally loved it and was freakin by the front bass bins, others however were not so happy with the drums and guitar bit, saying they didn't really belong in electronic music and ruined the feeling, the impact, the vibe of it--- BT, on the other hand felt a bit weak with the acoustic guitar and female singer who seemed to get confused when to sing to the DAT and when to keep her mouth closed (there were HUGE screens showing this)...and no, I don't think it was Tori. And when it comes time for chillin there is soo much groovy stuff around and places to go maxin and relaxin with your buds, or alone and enjoy blissful beats.

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These Technotic Times
   Playlist for April 13 - May11, 1997

This month, I've divided my play list into 3 segments - Corresponding with the general stylee of each of the new Internet shows (Since These Technotic Times on 'TSR covers the broad range of electronic/dance/experimental music). ---I have also placed an asterisk next to those rekkids that listeners especially liked!..................here ya go...

A.T.M. ---------
* THOMAS KROME - EGGPLANT EP - PLANET RHYTHM
* OLIVER HO - EP PART 2 - BLUEPRINT
* MUGON - ST - ELEMENT COMM
* LOGAN CIRCLE - DISCO LIFE - SHARP
* LAURA GRABB - DUST STORM - AIR
* ESOTERIC SOCIETY - EP 3 - UMM
* DJ HELL - DIESE MOMENTE EP - SATIVA
* DJ DEMIGOD - D-DAY EP - INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH PROMO DOM
* CHIAPET - TICK TOCK - YOSHITOSHI DOM FUTURE FRONTIER - VOL. 8 - FUTURE FRONTIER
DJ SLIP - NO SATELLITES PLEASE - DROP BASS NETWORK DOM
3 DA HARDWAY - *REMIX* ORIGINAL RUDE BOYS - H2OH
ZENITH - A JOURNEY INTO MY HALLUCINATION - INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH TRANCE
* SUBHEAD - SIXES - SUBHEAD TRACKMAN - FEELING/SMOOTHING/LAUGHING - IDEAL
STEVE STOLL - TWENTY - PROPER DOM

BASSMENT BEATS --------------------------
* TWO LONE SWORDSMEN - STOCKWELL STEPPES *2X12* - EAO
* KURTIS MANTRONIX - BASS MACHINE RETURNED - OXYGEN DOM
* ECHO PARK - RAZOR KISS - LO RECORDINGS
* CHRISTIAN BAUER - LOVELY JOSEF EP - DERIVAT
* AWOKE EP - CLASSICS
SQUAREPUSHER - VIC ACID - WARP
NAIL - CONSTANCE - VELOCET
DJ INX - DARK HOUSE PROJECT 10" - SMILE DOM
D'CRUZE - THE FUNK - EAST SIDE
* RAW DEAL - THE HEADLESS HORESEMAN RIDES AGAIN - BOTCHIT & SCARPER
TWISTED ANGER - DARKER THAN DARK - PENNY BLACK

HEAD-SET --------------
* THE SINGLES BAR AQUARIUMS - 2 KOOL COMPILATION V/A *2X12*
RONNIE & CLYDE - MACRO SEPTIC - SWIM
BOYMERANG - GETTING CLOSER - LEAF
GERRY KING - SMOOTH OPERATOR - STRATUS DOM
* GODHEAD VS TRIAD - SURFACE TENSION EP - FRAGMENT
GERD - STARBIRTH - UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE
BIONAUT - WILD HORSE ANNIE - HARVEST
* A REMINISCENT DRIVE - GIVEN - F COMMUNICATIONS
* 4E - THE GENTLE KILLER EP - ROCKETT DOM
250 LBS OF BLUE - SHERWOOD FOREST - EIGHT BALL DOM
PILE - IST ALLES WAS DERBLA - PILE
* BLAME - 360 CLICK - GOOD LOOKING
PHUNKEY RHYTHM DOCTOR - UNDERGROUND - HYBRID
* IPPI TOMEE - ELECTRIC KOOL AID - MY BREATHING
* AIR LIQUIDE - HOMICIDAL DIARY - HARVEST

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Well, that's it for this month...

Enjoy your summer, and do lots of dancing!
Peace!
Linda Leigh/L3

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