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August '97 Edition 
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Hey There, Hi There, Ho There !

C'est moi, Linda Leigh/Dj L3, with the August '97 edition of ...

The TECHNOTIC TIMES!
Well, here we are, in the home stretch of the Summer season. The new releases continue to slow down in that time-honored August tradition, as lots of folkes take some personal time........so, come along, gentle reader, as I guide you 'round the humid corridors of my mind, cause when it comes to music the water's always on for tea, baby, and it's boiling!

DJ's INVADE A.C.
The 1997 version of the DJ Times DJ Expo is rapidly approaching...August 25th thru the 28th at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ...4 days and nights packed with all the stuff of Dj dreams!!!!! Jim Tremayne, editor of DJ Times, speaking about the Expo, says the ultimate goal of the confab is to 'serve the Dj on every need...to provide ideas for them to take with them into the following year.' And on that tip, there'll be lots of seminars on a wide variety of topics impacting the Dj market on all levels - from the Mobile jock to the Mix show Dj - including Internet networking and remixing workshops. There will also be the usual massive-like exhibit hall, with 150 booths loaded up with the latest and greatest gear including Pioneer (who always debut their newest secret weapons for the dance floor and beyond at the Expo).

And, if like that isn't enough for ya (aside from the fact that you can network with over 3,000 like-minded souls), there will be some most excellent parties -- and who knows better how to party hearty than Dj's (hey, we're professionals!)...What a line-up of entertainment! Slammin' live acts and Internationally known guest Djs spinnin their hearts out for ya at the nightly fun fests include: Shaggy (Virgin) performing along with Djs Glenn Friscia and Mr C (whose club "The End" in London just recently garnered another 'Best Club' award) on Tuesday, and Jackie Christie and Danny Tenaglia spinning Wednesday, with Kevin Aviance performing. I'll be there, along with (restless)Rob and you better be too...Hey, catch a whiff of the Rave panel discussion Wednesday at 2pm which I'll be part of and say Hey-Ho!

MORE GATHERINGS
Other important gatherings coming up are the CMJ Music Fest Sept 3-6 in NYC, the Amsterdam Dance Event ( http://www.amsterdam-dance.nl ) October 15-18, and I've also heard some whisperings about something good going down in Detroit. There's also 'How To Start & Run Your Own Record Label' at The New Yorker Hotel in NYC Sept 27, and after you do that then you're gonna have to start 'Building Your Team' at the A&M Chaplin Sounstage, Los Angeles, Ca. on October 14.

Orlando! Home of the New NMS? Let's start a rumor!

GOIN' COMMERCIAL WITHOUT COMPROMISE
It's not surprising that lots of people in the biz are interested in how the 2 big electronic tours, Big Top & Electric Highway, will come off. Which brings me to the topic of commercialization of the scene and respect............................... Respect! As the popularity of electronic music grows, will 'garage raves' be tolerated by the locals like their predecessors, the garage band parties? So wot is a rave, anyway? It's gathering and communing with the beats. The smiling people, the acceptance, the intrigue, the power, the scope, the talent, and the music are a force to be reckoned with. If you have ever truly given yourself up to the music, then you understand. With this in mind, I suggest that if you, or someone you know is planning one of these shin-digs, you plot out the flow of music for the night to create a wonderful tapestry of stimulation. An important facet of event planning and promotion is often overlooked when dj's and acts are placed in performance order...does the music clash or compliment the preceding and following acts or dj's? Are things set-up so that the music goes on continuously during any 'down time' for equipment/band changes? The mind set of your patron is tres importante! This stuff demands a Good Vibe be maintained!......

AROUND THE WORLD
And talking about a tapestry of stimulation and good vibes, wowza, mega cool kudos and congrats on the successful run of the music and fun-filled flotillas of the Street Parades that went off so very well in Zurich and Brighton and, of course, the massive Love Parade in Berlin, bringing thousands of people closer together.... Will we ever see something like this stateside? Well, we can remain ever hopeful!

USA REKKID NEWZ
Domestic USA releases...what is going on here? :0 :0 :) WoW! Hot production is going on all over the States, with a growing number of new talents putting out their efforts onto vinyl and CD's, and distributing it themselves. The fever is spreadin' Ma!

HOORAY 4 HARDCORE!!!!!
Man, I'm seeing it with my own eyes, people MOSHING to Hardcore/Gabber Techno!!! Well, I prefer the limb flail personally and my elbows are pointy, so you'd better be careful! I love this stuff and there's spurts of greatness out there and I've been playing it a lot more recently and it's being eaten up!!! So, if you think I'm the only one with a 'split-personality', then you had better check out Mr. Omar Santana, cause with his dual trip hop (Tricked Out) and Hardcore (H2O) personas, He's got it going on...Keep it up Omar!!! One of my Favorite labels/distributors in the whole world, PCP/PCD scoped me this triple CD package of Hardcore called 'PCP presents The Hardcore Champions'. If you want a real dose of the good stuff, do yourself a favor and reprogram your brain with this bath of bombastic beats!!!!!!!!!!! It offers '3 levels of Hardcore' and I challenge you to experience them all in 1 sitting and survive...well, you might survive but... you may never be the same again (hee hee).

HARD TECHNO (THERE IS A DIFFERENCE!)
If hardcore isn't your cup of tea, then perhaps it's that hard uncompromising driving techno that does that thing to you that feels really good and makes you go all nuts like and punch the air and cleanse your soul... Well, if that's the case, help FUTURE FRONTIER celebrate it's 1 year anniversary and 10th release by checking out the most awesome Subsounds #10 double 12" with K-Hand re-mixes of Argonics 'Force.' YoW! The Different Dance/Paradiso peeps are doin it up right with parties in Nice, France and up-coming blow outs in Luxembourg and possibly in Germany!

LATIN SOUNDZ
Ahhhh.... last Zummer, I had a sense that this Zummer would sport a strong Latin feel.... And lucky me, I wuz right, and I've been enjoying those soulful sounds all through the warm months! So, what elements can I conjure up now that I'd like to hear by next summer... Hmmmmm... think I bury my toes in the sand in Atlantic City in between the meetin 'n' greetin' and playin' those nickel slots while I'm sippin' a complimentary martini, and I'll speed my predictions to yah all in the next Technotic Times.

(September's ish is going to be phat and fat, I promise!!!!)

A HEALTHY PROGNOSIS FOR THE REKKID BIZ...
'The Record Industry Annual Survey' confirms that many of the music industry's top companies had an excellent financial year. The survey reveals that 12 of the top 20 companies posted their highest ever operating profits.

Among the companies well into the black ink were Sony Music, Virgin Records, Warner Music, BMG Entertainment UK and Ireland, HMV, Britannia Music, EUK, Disc and Vital. Well, we'll all do what we can to keep the ball rollin'!!

Music -- it's your best entertainment value!!!!!

OTHER MUSICAL NOTES...
Hey hey hey, is your record around to be played?????? There are a number of great distributors specializing in the dance markets that not only know what they're doing but have knowledgeable and friendly folkes to assist you!

Hat's off to you, keep up the great work!

And Hey, Yo! Does anyone know what the THE BOMB SQUAD is up to? You know, those guyz that produced PUBLIC ENEMY? That's a sound I liked!

Meanwhile, back at the 'TSR Ranch (91.3fm, Trenton, NJ) we've spent the month of August fine-tuning our plans for the Fall edition of These Technotic Times a/k/a The TYME Project (Sunday nights, 9p-to-12mn), where we'll be having special label spotlights, theme nights, genre wars, and a slate of guest Djs (As well as the usual antics of the Technotica posse.

We've got to be ready for those wild hordes of returning students, hungry for the best techno beats in town!!!

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TOPS OF THE PLAY for July 17-August 15, 1997

TOP TECHNO TUNES 8/97

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1. SPEEDY J - PATTERNS EP - PLUS 8

2. ARGONIC - CINOGRA - FUTURE FRONTIER 1O 3. JOEL MULL - SAFETY SESSION - CODE RED 4. FFM SHADOW ORCHESTRA - KILLING ZOO - INTERZONE/PCP 5. SIGMA - FIRST ENCOUNTER - FOCUS 6. A CRASH - CD QUALITY - HOLZPLATTEN 7. SHIT'S SIDEKICKS 3 - VOL.6 - WHITE BREAKS 8. SUBCHASER - SUBCHASED EP - MINIMALISTIX 9. DARK DESTINATION - INSANE - COOLMAN 10. UNDERWORLD - MOANER - WARNER BROS 11. TENSION MUSIC 4 - V/A - TENSION 12. N.Y. TK - PRE HMO DAYS - STATE OF MIND 13. MAURIZO - S.T - BASIC CHANNEL-cd 14. JEFF MILLS - TOMORROW EP - AXIS 15. JEFF MILLS - INNER LIFE *NEW MIX - REACT 16. WHITE LABEL - PCP 977 17. EINSTURZENDE NEUBATEN - NNAAMM - MUTE HEAVENLY HEADY STUFF 8/97

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1. SQUAREPUSHER - BIG LOADA - WARP

2. POIN - ST - ATOMIC SILENCE 3. SCANNER - HOVERCRAFT - VAGUS NERVE/DE-ORBIT BURN REMIX - BLAST FIRST/MUTE 4. MIRO - FROZEN - NARCOTIC NETWORK RECORDINGS 5. BOWERY ELECTRIC - COMING DOWN - BEGGERS BANQUET 6. ARTO LINDSAY REMIXES - HYPER CIVILIZADO - RYKO 7. PEIKKO & LASSI - PULA DUB - SAHKO 8. JIMPSTER/KOSMA - QUARTALIST - INSTINCT-AMBIENT 9. SKYLAB - BITE THIS 7" CLEAR VINYL - EYE Q 10. NNR 02 - WHITE LABEL - GERMANY FABULOUS FUNK FOR 8/97

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1. PAUL GROGAN - THE TOUCH - RAMPANT

2. KEVIN YOST - DAWN APPROACHES EP - I RECORDS 3. GENE FARRIS - SUMMER AFFAIR - CAJUAL 4. VORTEZ - GRANITE - HARD BEATS 5. MEIRA ASHER - SIDA (AIIDS) - SSR/crammed disc 6. HG - ISOLEES/LOSOUL - EYE Q 7. BUCKFUNK 3000 - IN IS IN - LANGUAGE 8. V/A - TWISTED SECRETS - TWISTED 9. 187 LOCKDOWN - GUNMAN - NU JACK 10. TRIP DO BRASIL - THE TRIPPY FLAVOR - RHYTHMIX 11. SUMMER SAMPLER - XL V/A EP - XL RECORDINGS 12. SKUNK ANANSIE - BRAZEN - WEEP ****************************************************************

I'd like to extend my sincere Thanks for all the great feedback I've been receiving on behalf of 'The Technotic Times'! You know, information IS power, and I believe in sharing it, so, send anything you may might want included in future editions on over!

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Peace,

Linda Leigh/L3

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