house and techno are bad

woops

is not like other people
Fantastic, this is the rolling house and techno thread now?
I've been through the whole thread and listened to people's recommendations, but Sharivari and Stryder's World are the only ones I've listened to more than once.
 

dd528

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Cheers for the suggestions guys. Ancient Methods is pretty much the only name there I'm familiar with at all. I can sense some heavy listening sessions coming up :)
 

hopper

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seldom felt label is well worth checking out for analogue sounding techno. Each release is quality as well. Think 4 might appeal most to people on here. New Jeff Mills that just dropped on boomkat sounds quality as well
 

grave

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There are enough good techno nights in London to keep you busy. I've been going to Bleep43 for years and I'd say that's the best night in the capital. Surgeon and DJ Pete b2b for 6+ hours in December 08 was incredible.
 

Richard Carnage

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any bristol peeps able to recommend house/techno nights i'm all ears

You're a bit late on that train, I'm afraid, Mr Corpsey. Me and Chris from Rooted used to do a night called TAPE which mixed up house, techno, dubstep, funky and whatever else, but we sacked it off after one too many nights of losing cash. under_score were the remaining bastion of quality 4/4 music, and they've sadly finished things up as well earlier this year.

That said, there's a new bunch of young'uns who seem to have some good ideas, booking Claro Intelecto for their first party. The night's called Headrush and is based at Timbuk2, so maybe keep your eyes out for future events. Dojo is generally the best club for house and techno (as well as being open until 7 most weekends), but there seems to be a large contingent of Bristol's DJs - naming no names - who are more than happy to just play the Beatport top 20. A shame, really.

You coming to the inaugural Idle Hands night at Crash Mansions on June 11th? Should be a fair bit of techno being dropped there, but not the whole night, obviously. Kowton, October, EFA and Chris from Rooted who runs the label are all playing. Should be a good one!
 
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shaolinsoul

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why cant techno dj's get booked to play along side other dubstep or funky/wonky whatever dj's. Is there absolutely no invested interest in techno what so ever in london?? Are there no techno dj's either?


A lot of Dubstep dj's are dropping/making 140 bpm techno style beats people like Ramadanman, Martyn and 2562. Hell somebody book me in London so I could bring the bassy dark techno goodness just pay for my business class ticket from LA and were good to go!
 

FairiesWearBoots

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it seems like more heads are interested in the house/dubstep crossover at the moment?
some of the tracks that are coming out now have more energy and excitement than the techno/dubstep tracks of a few years ago - well, I know I would rather dance to some of this
'FWD House' than some of the minimal/berlin/dubstep sound, lol
 

franz

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spotted this one in an old bruk set last august. naturally Elgato spins it slower than the youtube clip.
it's been a favourite lately.
 

Dusty

Tone deaf
oh and i would put the VAST majority, perhaps all, of releases on labels like Creme and Bunker and Clone in the stupid music for mindless sheeple category

Not sure how you can make that statement about Clone, the label that gave us the Lab Rat XL album, as well as Der Zyklus ad Drexciya cuts... the Alden Tyrell album and so on. In fact if you look at the Clone discography you will notice it is a mix of electro, acid, techno and that the label has been very selective in what it releases. It has hardly been flooding the market with endless pap that all sounds the same, a criticism you could level at Kompakt.

I think you could say the same about Bunker although I only have a couple of their compilations so I'm not so familiar with them. But I'd hardly describe Unit Moebius and Legowelt as mindless music for sheeple.
 

grave

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why cant techno dj's get booked to play along side other dubstep or funky/wonky whatever dj's. Is there absolutely no invested interest in techno what so ever in london?? Are there no techno dj's either?


A lot of Dubstep dj's are dropping/making 140 bpm techno style beats people like Ramadanman, Martyn and 2562. Hell somebody book me in London so I could bring the bassy dark techno goodness just pay for my business class ticket from LA and were good to go!

This does happen in London and has done for a couple of years.
 

zhao

there are no accidents
Not sure how you can make that statement about Clone, the label that gave us the Lab Rat XL album, as well as Der Zyklus ad Drexciya cuts... the Alden Tyrell album and so on. In fact if you look at the Clone discography you will notice it is a mix of electro, acid, techno and that the label has been very selective in what it releases. It has hardly been flooding the market with endless pap that all sounds the same, a criticism you could level at Kompakt.

I think you could say the same about Bunker although I only have a couple of their compilations so I'm not so familiar with them. But I'd hardly describe Unit Moebius and Legowelt as mindless music for sheeple.

yeah ok fair enough. creme is not so bad. bunker is pretty shit though. disagree about kompakt. could be just subjective... true legowelt is alright.
 

Tomas

Active member
It's a bit dismal right now. The best 'pure' techno nights (as much as I hate that word) of the last few years don't seem to be on anymore. Steve Bicknell's Lost events have basically stopped. He's got Spacebase running every other saturday at Plastic People but it's only partially techno and things often move onto house and disco. 'Closer' used to be a great night but that's stopped too. And then there's the Acid squat party scene and the occasional legit club night put on the Liberator etc people. The Hydraulix crew put on a good night at Crosica but it's only every 6 months or so.

It seems the only way to enjoy techno on a regular basis is to spot a name on a lineup for one of those ubiquitious 'house-electro-techno' nights at fabric or something but please someone prove me wrong.


There's also Colony, who do alternate monthly nights at the Russian Bar and the Rhythm Factory www.myspace.com/colonyparty. Not pure techno, but they've had several of the Modern Love lot down, The Black Dog, plus people like Sigha and Pangaea
 

Dusty

Tone deaf
Don't get my wrong, I love loads of Kompakt releases, but a lot of it blurs into one in my memory - I have trouble distinguishing who released what. Same goes for Tresor. My use of the word 'pap' was probably overly harsh.
 

hopper

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what would you guys say is a good starting point for Jeff Mills? Only really heard the recent something in the sky bits properly and the exhibitionist mix cd (which was very impressive).
 

grizzleb

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