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    Question Acid tekno

    Any recommendations? I suspect this might be the sort of thing I would like, but I have been known to be wrong about these things.
    Also - it is kind of the standard to spell it with a k, right? I'm not just looking like a poseur?

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    the way I always thought of it.. acid tekno with a K refers to loopy, mindless shit like chris liberator, and acid techno with a "ch" is stuff like mike dearborn.

    maybe I'm talking out of my ass. I just really don't like liberator and pals.

    this is a good 'un: http://www.discogs.com/Woody-McBride...e/release/2622
    stripped down acid: http://www.discogs.com/Random-XS-Giv...y/release/1208

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    Levon Vincent is one of my fave new acidists:

    Air Raid

    The flip is even better... track called Love Technique. He's also done an amazing remix of a track by Jori Hulkonnen and a sweet rework of Looking For A New Love by Jody Watley.

    ERP remix of The Life We Choose by Hardfloor (deep!):


    Some oldies:

    Armando - Land of Confusion


    Tyree - Acid Over


    Suburban Knight - Art of Stalking


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    I'm acid for 2009... time to get back into something raw and real.

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    Cheers folks.
    Pimp - checking those vids as I type, sounds good - already familiar with the Suburban Knight track actually, it's a bit of a cracker. Nowadays I can't help but associate the name Tyree with that episode of Chapelle's Show.
    Ory - Oh right, ta, thanks for the terminological clarification. Would have to say though, mindless and loopy is often the sort of thing that can appeal to me, so won't write off Liberator and his ilk just yet. Will look up those links in a bit.

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    A few more...

    One of my fave bits of pretty sounding techno from last year, the Rocco Vision mix of Dust by Agoria. More of a sunrise type tune...


    Marc Romboy & Blake Baxter - Freakin'


    Felix & Diddy - I'll Jack U - MSTRKRFT remix


    Paul Woolford - Erotic Discourse


    No 303 type sounds in the last two... but they fit within my definition of acid at least. The dynamics in the Jack U mix are really great - the way he employs classic technique like simply morphing the sound of the kick, and cuts from the rolling groove to the screamy or drumroll bits. Also I LOVE Diddy's vocal at the intro. Erotic Discourse, bit of a classic, you're not going to find a track more simple and trippy than that.

    UR - The Final Frontier


    Amazing tone in that one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ PIMP View Post
    Felix & Diddy - I'll Jack U - MSTRKRFT remix
    Intro is ace!!! Not suttin I would play, vocal is WAY to loud (& not pitch shifted!) but when the reverbed kicks drop in = very cool!

    I like the alternate take on acid sounds in that one & the 'Erotic Discource' as well, the latter using AM/FM rather than filter sweeps is sick! I've managed to make a few 'acidy filtery' sounds by cross modding 3 VCOs in the past, where twisting the tune knob on one the oscillators has the same overall effect of sweeping filters, good fun!

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    a question..

    I remember once reading something about Germany having their own style of electronic dance music called 'Tekno', with the "k", that existed before or during the first wave of Detroit Techno, but was it's own unrelated thing (maybe more of an industrial thing or something)...

    Is there any truth to this?... and if so, is there anything recalling it (and maybe include some of the stuff on this thread)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    a question..

    I remember once reading something about Germany having their own style of electronic dance music called 'Tekno', with the "k", that existed before or during the first wave of Detroit Techno, but was it's own unrelated thing (maybe more of an industrial thing or something)...

    Is there any truth to this?... and if so, is there anything recalling it (and maybe include some of the stuff on this thread)?
    Well, it's right except for the thing about the "k"-spelling. Some of the artist indeed did spell it with a k, but "techno" was the more common name for it. Maybe you read about it in Dan Sickos "Techno Rebels" book? My guess is that Sicko didn't really know how to deal with the fact that techno actually wasn't the isolated detroit creation he thought is was, and therefore he stresses the k thing as a way to make it something differet. (And of course it's differet from detroit techno, but the global techno development of the early nineties owned at the very least as much to the german roots as it did to detroit)

    It was a kind of umbrella term for a mix of ebm, synth pop and electro, probably with some italo disco thrown in too, and acid/house and new beat when that arriwed. It was centered around a club called "Techno Club" in Frankfurt, established in 1984. In the last years of the eighties and the first of the nineties there was a massive german techno wave, with countless singles and compilation albums, and it was built on the ebm/electro/new beat lineage, and not on detroit at all. Like much of the belgian stuff to, actually.

    Anyway, to stay remotely on topic, some of the artist making early nineties german techno tracks eventually began making a lot of acid later, such as Ingmar Koch (aka Walker of Air Liquide fame), Martin Damm (Biochip C) and Mike Ink.

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    check some unit moebius stuff
    tracks like popcorn or overload

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamarplazt View Post
    Maybe you read about it in Dan Sickos "Techno Rebels" book? My guess is that Sicko didn't really know how to deal with the fact that techno actually wasn't the isolated detroit creation he thought is was, and therefore he stresses the k thing as a way to make it something differet.

    that was it... ok. Yeah, read that book years ago, but this explains why I couldn't find any more info on German "tekno". Thanks, I've been wondering about that elusive scene for years.

    That's interesting that what you're describing as the influential makeup of that early scene at times continued to define a lot of elements in German techno, I guess giving them a good way to make an excuse that this wasn't just a Detroit-based thing, but their roots as well (or at least their own personal combination of influences, which, coincidentally, were pretty identical to Detroit's minus the funk).

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    not acid, but a storming release nevertheless from Hardwax cru.

    http://hardwax.com/54396/

    B1 is daaaark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    That's interesting that what you're describing as the influential makeup of that early scene at times continued to define a lot of elements in German techno, I guess giving them a good way to make an excuse that this wasn't just a Detroit-based thing, but their roots as well (or at least their own personal combination of influences, which, coincidentally, were pretty identical to Detroit's minus the funk).
    Yeah, a lot of the same stuff went into both scenes. The main difference is the role house played I think. Detroit was so close to chicago that they were almost part of that scene. Actually, until they decided to set themself apart in 1987, you could argue that they basically were part of that scene - and even now, listening to the first detroit compilation, most of it sounds like house, sometimes abstract house (like derrick may) but still clearly recogniseable as house. It's only because we've been told to think of it as something different that it seems so.

    If anything, the germans really should be much more aware of their roots than they are. If there had never been detroit techno and only acid/house/new beat, the german techno scene would have happened pretty much the same way, but like everybody else they've become trapped by the rewriting of history that have been going on ever since detroit startet to be seen as the tasteful, authentic and proper alternative to mindless popular rave music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaolinsoul View Post
    not acid, but a storming release nevertheless from Hardwax cru.

    http://hardwax.com/54396/

    B1 is daaaark.
    good spot. kind of like The Mover for the mnml generation, in a way.

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    Raw straight-up club shit, Abe Duque & Blake Baxter - Acid:


    This is my jam! Acid has to be one of the most enduring traditions in techno. Never quite goes away - always bubbling along somewhere.

    I fucking love it.

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