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Mixed in Berlin, July 2015
(57:24, 132 MB, 320 kbps MP3)
Style: New school acid house/techno – all post-2000!
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01. Legowelt – Wayfaring Stranger (Unknown to the Unknown)
02. Frankie Bones – Ecstasy Express (Aciiieeed!)
03. 101 Force – Ray Tracing (Breakin’ Records)
04. Drvg Cvltvre – Horned Be The Hunter (Rave Or Die)
05. Lost Trax – Hidden Agenda (175 Southbound Mix) (Tabernacle)
06. Jared Wilson – Last Two (7777)
07. Fatjack – Acid Flash (Acidicted)
08. Jerome Hill – Dustbin Acid (Super Rhythm Trax)
09. Jerome Hill – Controlled (I Love Acid)
10. Jared Wilson – We Who Are (7777)
11. Neil Landstrumm – Brutality (Don’t)
12. Blawan – What You Do With What You Have feat KDJ (R&S)
13. Damon Wild & Tim Taylor – Bang The Acid (Rebanged By Skudge) (Missile)
14. Wink – 516 Acid (Ovum)
15. Andreas Gehm – HKX (Solar One Music)
16. Alien Rain – Alienated 3A (Alien Rain)
17. Vogelspeed – Vogelspeed 03B (Vogelspeed)
18. Secret Hero – Jack Me (Stay Up Forever)
I’m not going to lie, I’ve gotten pretty slack at updating this blog over the last few months.
No excuses, it’s just happened.
But the mixes have kept coming! It’s pretty straightforward to just put a little time aside and just bang out a mix, no muss, no fuss.
So now I find myself in a situation where on the blog I am a grand total of four mixes behind myself on Soundcloud. And I need to catch up!
First things first, then, I will start from where I left off with Post-Millennial Acid Frenzy, my little journey into 303 sounds made after 2000. I have always been a fan of themes to my mixes, and sometimes the more arbitrary the better. I mean, let’s be honest here, “acid records made after 2000” is pretty fucking arbitrary. It’s not like most of these tunes sound all that different from acid house or acid techno records made in the 1980’s or 1990’s – which in my opinion is a feature, not a bug. If something is not broken, why change it? There will always be something intensely pleasurable to me about a kick drum and a 303 pattern squealing away on top.
As far as this mix is concerned, then, the idea was to do something with the new school acid records that I found to be increasingly in my possession. Over the years I have done a number of acid mixes – The Waveform Cult, Beyond The Valley of The Acid Vixens, Slaves to the Silver Box – that have mostly (but not exclusively) focused on acid sounds from the 1990’s, really digging into vintage sounds from American and European artists like Hardfloor, Underground Resistance, Josh Wink, DJ Misjah, and more. Although these mixes did feature the odd newer tune, they were mostly oriented around older sounds, and so I thought it might be a fun little exercise to just focus on stuff that was released after 2000.
When it came to constructing this mix there was no real question as to how I would build it – start slower, end faster. I mean, come on, this is not in question – I have done literally dozens of mixes in that format. And I still enjoy it! So this mix therefore starts out on more of an acid house tip before building up to all guns blazing acid techno. Along the way I have tried to incorporate tracks from a variety of artists, from old school legends like Philly’s Josh Wink and Brooklyn’s Frankie Bones to London’s freestyle master Jerome Hill (who I bought records off religiously when I was a teenager and he worked behind the counter at Camden’s Dragon Discs) to German dudes I know literally nothing about, like Alien Rain and Vogelspeed, to new school producers like Blawan and Jared Wilson.
I think the end result is pretty cool, but then again, I am biased in this matter.
And of course the whole thing is mixed 100% on vinyl. Sure, I do own cd decks, and they are fine, in fact kind of cool, but I simply don’t get the same enjoyment out of mixing on cd as I do on vinyl. There’s no need for me to rehash my reasons why, it’s just a feeling I have. I have no animus against digital dj’s – in fact I recognize that a sync button is probably pretty practical – I just prefer to go my own way as far as this goes.
So that’s all there is to say, really. This is Post-Millennial Acid Frenzy, and I hope you enjoy it.