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The Technotic Times
June, 1997
This Month's Playlist
HiYa Everybody !
   -or-
Hey There, Hi There, Techno There!

It’s me, Linda Leigh/L3, and it’s that time again...hope yer ready for another installment of the online report that (restless)Rob has called indispensable... (of course he is my assistant). And, speaking of time, The T.Y.M.E. Report is gettin’ a brand spankin’ new name this month... Welcome to the first edition of THE TECHNOTIC TIMES!!! We’re also changing the name of the T.Y.M.E. Project (91.3fm WTSR TCNJ Sundays 9p-12mn) to ‘These Technotic Times.’ “Why?” you ask. Well, we think it will better reflect what we’re all about, since we play a wide variety of electronic music -- from the most experimental and spacey ambient to the purest techno, the deepest jungle to crazy speedcore gabber!!!

And these are some Truly Technotic Times we’re living in right now, aren’t they? Just the fact that I’m able to send this report to folks around the globe with just a few clicks of the mouse is testimony to just how ‘Technotic’ life is becoming in and of itself! Another reason we’re changing the name is because ‘These Technotic Times’ on ‘TSR is kind of like our electronic audio playground, a secret experimental lab, where I can cook up killer mixes for those internet radio shows I’ve been telling y’all about in the previous months....

DJ L3 ON NETCAST’S SUBMERGE CHANNEL
Speaking of which, I’m very happy to say that the initial test broadcast of the first L3 on Netcast show was a great success! We are premiering with a ‘Head Set’ show, tenatively scheduled for broadcast Thursday the 19th at 12mn Eastern US Time (Hmmn, with this kwazy global community we’re all helping to build, we’re going to have to figure out how to give listings for every time zone in the world!

Here’s the rundown again on what these shows are all about... Every week, (restless)Rob & moi will be throwin' down 3 shows with 3 diff'rent flavors:

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 labels, artists, styles, etc. And, so far, I’ve been getting a tremendous response from the labels, and would like to thank everyone for not only the tunes, but the personal responses and support! Remember! We need your input! Let us know what’s going on in your corner of the world so we can add tidbits to our shows! :)

Please make sure to check the > http://www.technotica.com/music < site for the latest info on the airing of the internet shows...we will probably be running 2 different shows a week for the duration of the Summer, and with a big promo push slated for the Fall, we will be able to offer all 3 of the programs weekly, which will be repeated at a favorable time for overseas listeners.

The playlists for all the shows will be available during and after the broadcasts on the technotica.com website.

MUSIC TRENDS
The East Coast is a great place to check out what’s developing in the dance scene since it’s a huge rock ‘n’ roll stronghold....There’s been greater acceptance of progressive house and trance....the girls still want something they can sing along with!! Yeppers, Garage is knock knock knocking on Jungle’s door, ‘it’s easier to dance to’, say many. It’ll be interesting to see how the current crop of UK Garage melds with the ‘traditional’ east coast variety. Techno’s many flavors are flowing and growing strong ... going to a ‘rave’ seems to be ‘the in thing’ to do, but sadly, many who are there are there only because of that. Thusly, for Techno to survive and grow the leaders in the scene need to foster a sense of history and meaning for the ‘newbies’ to develop a true appreciation of the music itself and the scene which supports it...and Most importantly, as this scene becomes more commercialized (i.e. popular culture), the makers and distributers of new music must keep pushing the boundries of style and substance, to ensure that the art of creativity, freedom of expression, and a special uniqueness are fostered with an open mind looking towards the future. The ‘Lounge’ concept is also picking up momentum. Smaller, more intimate enviornments where more experimental tunage is appreciated, running the gammut of blissful ambience, world music, soul and jazz, trip-hop and funk. It’s here that people experience music that can also be enjoyed easily at home...the labels that do a good job with this stuff are World Domination (who also now release the UK’s ‘Swim’ label domestically!), F Communications, Thrill Jockey, and as always - Rephlex.

Linda Leigh/L3

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Top Technotic Tunes played 5/16/97 thru 6/15/97

This month, I have divided the playlist into 2 separate sections - one for the Funkier stuff, and the other for the Technoey stuff.......They are all excellent, and the ones that are marked **** are extra special :-) Compilations/full length projects are listed after those.

Funky/House/Progressive/Drum&Bass, Jungle, Trip-Hop
(corresponds to what will be played on the 'Bassment Beats’ shows on Netcast's Submerge Internet radio broadcasts)

- ALTERNATIVE FREQUENCIES - THE VINYL - WORM INTERFACE(Groovy abstract D+B)
- APHROHEAD - 10 - CLASHBACK(He’s back in fine form!)
- BENDER BOYS - LOW BLOW - PLUMPHOUSE**** (Hard House, Woo!)
- BIONIC SKANK - BIONIC OCCUPATION - PHARMA(What a ca-ra-zy label :)
- BUCKFUNK 3000 - SYSTEMATIC - LANGUAGE****(Hard, innovative funky houser)
- CHRIS NAZUKA - SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE DISTANCE & THE IMPOSSIBLE - CLASSIC****(Hard, trippy house)
- DAMON - DREAMERS - DIRTY LOOP (funky shee-it baybee!)
- DELERIUM - EUPHORIA (FIREFLY) - NETTWERK(Dancey Funk - repressing)
- DJ CHRISTIAN SCOTT - BE WHO YOU ARE - HOUSE WITHOUT A HOME****(groovy)
- DJ SNEAK - YOU CAN’T HIDE FROM YOUR BUD - CLASSIC(Sneak attack!)
- DREAM TEAM - CLEAR MY THROAT - JOKER(Excellent, fun jungle)
- FANTOM - FAITHFUL - SOURCELAB(Daftesque house)
- FAZE ACTION - PLANS & DESIGNS - NUPHONIC****(cool musical variety)
- FREAKS - THIS IS (THE HOUSE) - CLASSIC PLASTIC(Deep ‘n ruff funky house)
- HEADTRIP - BOOM BASS ACID EP - PMS RECORDS(Bassy breaks from Hell)
- HOT LIZARD - 165 DROP *2X12* - PACIFIC(progressive house groove)
- HOUSE OF 909 - DEEP DISTRACTION EP - PAGAN(Rockin funk!)
- IAN POOLEY - THE CALYPSO EP - NRK(Fun!)
- JASON BRUNTON - RELATIVITY - SIRKUS(Deep strong futuristic)
- JEREMIAH - ALPHABET - GROW(Silky smooth deep house)
- LEE VAN CLEEF - WEEDMANS EP - DUST 2 DUST(chill and fine)
- LUNATIC CALM - METROPOL - UNIVERSAL MUSIC(A mind journey)
- MAXWELL HOUSE - SOUND LIKE ME - LABWORKS****(This is Labworks?!)
- MR SCRUFF - MR SCRUFF 2XLP - PLEASURE(very cool)
- NEO - PROVIDER - FLEX(deep dark D+B)
- OMNI TRIO - MYSTIC STEPPER - MOVING SHADOW****(Wow, cool!)
- PURPLE PENGUIN - MEMPHIS 2X12 - CUP OF TEA(Breezy smiling chill trip-hop)
- SEASIDE CAPERS - SAMPLER EP - TRUE PERSPECTIVES(Funky and chill with melancholy vocals)
- SYMPATHY - SYMPATHY - promo (Rockin breakbeat with funky female vocals)
- THE STARSEEDS - PARALLEL LIFE - MILLENIUM(Whispery chill downbeat funk)
- TILLY LILLY - ROLLER COASTER - SMILE(Breakbeat fun)

Techno/Electronica/Hardcore
(the kind of stuff that will be on the A.T.M. Submerge on Netcast show)

- ANONYMOUS EMISSIONS - VOL 2 - ALGORITHME****(Deep mental techno)
- ANTFACTOR - METH EP - ANALOG****(Excellent deep and varied)
- AS ONE - IN WITH THEIR ARPS & MOOGS - CLEAR(Out there as always :)
- BLACK NOISE - NATURE OF THE BEAST - METROPLEZ(Deep Detroit)
- BRYAN NEVER - DARK ROOMS EP - PSYCHOACTICE(Darkish electro based grooves)
- CHEAP KNOB GAGS - VOLUME 5 (From Tech-House, to Jazzy, to Minimal!)
- CLAUDE YOUNG & BOK - ELECTRONIC DISCUSSION - MULLER(Deep moving trippy)
- COMRADES FROM COLOGNE FEAT BRIXTON&A.CRASH - EMF(Tech-house-trance)
- CRIMSON - FEEL THE RUSH - MAJESTY(Bangin, pure Techno)
- D’ARCHANGEL0 - D’ARCHANGELO EP - REPHLEX (Strong feelings and rhythms)
- DEADLY BUDA - EVERYONE DO THE HULK - DEADLY SYSTEMS****(Woo! Funny stuff)
- FUTURE GALACTIC - THREE - FUTURE GALACTIC****(Bangin!)
- GROUND - SACRED GROUND - GROUND (4TH ONE)(Wild, trippy, hypnotic)
- HOLY GHOST - ELECTRE SPECTRE - TRESOR****(Tuff Techno insanity)
- JOEY JUPITER VS DOORMOUSE - BODY PARTZ - DIGITAL HUT SOUNDS****(Amazing)
- LAND OF THE LOST/PAUL BIRKEN - SPEAKER FREAKIN’ EP - COMMUNIQUE (Bangin, squeeky minimalism)
- NEUROPOL 1 - V/A - NEUROPOL****(Bangin deep Techno variety)
- ROBERT HOOD - ALL DAY LONG - M PLANT****(Thick, mad twirling)
- S MODE - SCI -FI STRESS - COUNTRY & WESTERN(Detroit stylings)
- SARIN ASSAULT - DARK SIDE OF THE CORE - DEAD END(Supa-Dupa hard and fast)
- SAVAS PASCADILIS - SUGARLAND EXPRESS - KURBEL****(WooHoo!)
- SEIGE & MENACE - OVERRIDE THE NEGATIVE EP - INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH(Yea,sure)
- SELWAY - ROCK THEM OUT - SERATONIN(Funky electro grooves)
- SWIVEL - MEMBROUS - BELEIF SYSTEMS****(Deep dark and primal)
- THIS IS SPITE - V/A - SPITE(This is scarey!)
- UMEK - KRKA EP - PLANET RHYTHM ****(Interesting and slamming!)
- VARIOUS ARTISTS EP - KICKSTART - PROPER(Bangin Techno fun)
- VINCE WATSON - TUFF TRAX VOL 1 - CLUB CRAFT****(Urgent percussive excellence)
- VONN TRAP FAMILY - ELECTRIC UNDERGROUND VOL 3 - ACRUACREE(Big bad techno!)

Most Excellent Compilations & Full Length Releases

ELECTRIC LADYLAND - VOL 4 V/A - 2XLP - MILLE PLATEAUX****
MEGASOFT OFFICE ‘97 - V/A - F COMMUNICATIONS
UMEK - AUDIO - ZET ****
BIONIC HARMONIC - I’D LOVE TO TURN YOU ON - WHOLE TONE****
TRANCESPOTTING - V/A - HYPNOTIC
IN TO THE MIX - V/A - HYPNOTIC
LOOP GURU - CATALOGUE OF DESIRES VOL 3, the clear white variation - WORLD DOMINATION
GOD’S EYE - V/A 3XLP’S - BIG-FISH EGG CORP
CHRISTIAN VOGEL - ALL MUSIC HAS COME TO AN END - TRESOR
V/A - 21st CENTURY SOUL - TALKIN’ LOUD

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