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    Crazy education going on here Thanks all.

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    Thanks, for posting that link - that's just what I was hoping someone would do. Great site as well.

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    I agree with this, there is a difference between techstep and what has been called neurofunk (don't like the name, but I guess it describes what's going on, think it comes from reynolds?) Ed Rush and Optical really changed the whole direction of the music with the early virus releases and the wormhole lp. Pretty soon the scene was filled with copycats and then Bad Company came along, the funk and groove got lost and harder than thou macho attitude with plenty of midrange action took over.

    not a big techstep head myself (got into dnb through wormhole mainly) but would recommend all the no u turn stuff and saigon the sublabel, a lot of technical itch and dom & roland on moving shadow from around 95-97, some of the emotif/sour stuff from that time and the early renegade hardware stuff (right up to and perhaps including the quantum mechanics compilation)

    as for neurofunk the first two ed rush and optical lps, wormhole and creeps, and pretty much everything they did together up until that point. The first matrix lp, Sleepwalk, is awesome, one of my favourite dnb lp's and there is alot of good stuff on his label Metro. the Clockwork lp by Stakka and Skynet, and maybe the early bad company stuff and the armageddon compilation on renegade hardware.
    After listening to a few artists and that mix hucks posted I think I see this distinction more clearly now. Things really became much more upfront (to the detriment of the minimal sound) after 99 and went down hill into that dark age around 2000-2001 where everything was boring (generalisation).

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfons View Post
    then Bad Company came along, the funk and groove got lost and harder than thou macho attitude with plenty of midrange action took over.
    The first Bad Company LP was quality, tho'.

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    Default I've Seen Thing You People Wouldn't Believe

    I'm mildly embarrassed to admit this, but there's a strain of mid 90s
    techstep which I LOVE 2 THE MAX 4 EVER!!!

    More melancholic than angry, and almost never heard in public,
    these little-adored pieces of spacy, oom-CHAK sad sounded every
    bit the way you might imagine Derrick May's old stuff might,
    had you only read his interviews and never actually listened
    to an EP.

    An ex of mine called it gothstep.

    She also believed ghost children followed her everyplace and
    had a fear of kittens.

    Here are several good songs:

    DJ Krust-True Stories
    Matrix vs. Dilemma-Springbox remix
    Fortran-The End pts. 1 and 2
    Dom and Roland-Elektra
    Makai-Behind the Mask
    Optical-Raging Calm
    Paradox - All You 2 Step Bastards Leave Our Planet
    4 Hero - We Who Are Not As Others (Solar Circle RMX)
    Arcon 2 - Zorak
    Cybernet vs. Genetix - Cyborg One / Program Two

    While I don't DJ much at all any longer, I'm still constantly on the lookout
    for unheard tunes along these lines, and not long ago purchased a new pair of
    turntables, just so I can mix the stuff on occasions when sensations akin
    to those expressed Roy Batty's Blade Runner soliloquy overwhelm me and shit.

    Which is to say, OFTEN.

    If you're at all interested, you can hear a old ass live PA of mine,
    consisting of similar material, here:

    http://www.mediafire.com/?fkm2tgyxcik
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    Nice one Lissajou... Exocet - Demon Seed is a classic in that vein.

    The Nico remix of Bill Laswell's Oscillations slew me in the same way Mothership or Mad Different Methods did. Magic bass line.

    Trace - Cells / Copies

    Stuff...

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    there's fierce's no u turn mix from 99 (or somethin) which is pretty easy to find, has most of the biggest tunes from trace/ed/nico
    what you know about ips, we are the top boys in ips

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    Quote Originally Posted by lissajou View Post
    If you're at all interested, you can hear a old ass live PA of mine,
    consisting of similar material, here...
    v. cool, thanks. have a track list?

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    the early moving shadow compilations.
    99.1 is excellent.
    sparse rolling twisted and mechanical,
    rife with those lush pads, syncopated stabs squelches and growls.

    oh check out stakka and skynet, vastly underated, (clockwork album?)
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    hey, if you BUY a link from this ebayer for only 3 you can d/l all the drum and bass mixes you like! but hurry - only 99 left!

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=230221602724

    but keep it safe as this is a rare site which took me ages to find ok.

    TAKE A LOOK BELOW FOR A PREVIEW.

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    THIS IS JUST A SAMPLE OF WHAT YOU WILL BE GETTING ACCESS TO MY FRIENDS

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    this one's a bit sick http://www.discogs.com/release/13371

    anyone spotted the little sample burial used? the b-side is stupendous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lissajou View Post
    If you're at all interested, you can hear a old ass live PA of mine,
    consisting of similar material, here...[/url]
    am i imagining things are is there some recent stuff on here too? sounds like some new shackleton at the beginning and ikonika toward the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    am i imagining things are is there some recent stuff on here too? sounds like some new shackleton at the beginning and ikonika toward the end.
    WOW! Sadly, no. It's all me, recorded live at a Jacksonville coffeehouse in the Summer of 2005. Awesome to be mistaken for Shackleton, however! Thanks a billion trillion for listening!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lissajou View Post
    WOW! Sadly, no. It's all me, recorded live at a Jacksonville coffeehouse in the Summer of 2005. Awesome to be mistaken for Shackleton, however! Thanks a billion trillion for listening!
    oops!...went back to the files and realized i had actually been listening to paul autonomic's "autonomic computing- mutantextures" mix that he just posted, which does in fact include some new shackleton and ikonika. BUT i have since listened to your live PA and totally dig it, so it's all good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    oops!...went back to the files and realized i had actually been listening to paul autonomic's "autonomic computing- mutantextures" mix that he just posted, which does in fact include some new shackleton and ikonika. BUT i have since listened to your live PA and totally dig it, so it's all good!
    haha, shouldn't have said anything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lissajou View Post
    Paradox - All You 2 Step Bastards Leave Our Planet
    excellent title. lol.

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