DLaurent's Techno Top 100

IdleRich

IdleRich
9) X-103 - Thera

There's a Derrick May quote about drugs, probably more folklore than an actual quote, about how he came to the UK and didn't like how his Detroit music was being used for drug fuelled parties.
Just another of those strange British things I guess....
 

DLaurent

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Post your own tracks by all means. I claim no expertise, these are just random oddities I've found and tracks I've played to myself a bit and take inspiration from rather than anthems. Although on making the list I do end up going a bit slow as I start dancing round my room to Steps To Enchantment and Star Dancer again. I can see the list going either that way or into relative obscurity and mediocrity.

11) User 001 - A1

I had Decks, EFX & 909 on CD and so did my mate back in our hedonistic days. I don't think we realised what the different tracks were given the seamless blend of the mix and User tracks being untitled and mysterious like that wouldn't have given us much of a clue anyway. I've since listened to Dean Coles discography and can pick out a few tracks I like not on the RH mix. Also realised he's from Birmingham which gives extra kudos to me. I'm not even sure this track is labelled right on YouTube or can remember if it's in the RH mix. YouTube comments seem to suggest it is, either way, it's crispy, tribal and also labelled 001 A1.

 
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DLaurent

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12) DJ Hell - So Regen...

I know as little about German Techno as I do DJ Hell. This EP is from 1997 though and is very Blade Runner. If there's more techno or DJ Hell music like this I want to know because I think this is ace. I think it's the B Side from the EP and the better of the two tracks for me as the Blade Runner synths really come through.

 

DLaurent

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13) Funk D'Void - Bad Coffee

I use to read Disception forum when it was still active. It was something to do with the crew that ran Bleep43 and it was one of their members that put together the list of top 20 UK Techno records for Fact. This was a track mentioned at some point on that forum that became a regular play for me. Quirky enough to make my top 100.

 

thirdform

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13) Funk D'Void - Bad Coffee

I use to read Disception forum when it was still active. It was something to do with the crew that ran Bleep43 and it was one of their members that put together the list of top 20 UK Techno records for Fact. This was a track mentioned at some point on that forum that became a regular play for me. Quirky enough to make my top 100.


lol, toby frith.

Nick Craddock on there was the man with the crates. Pipecock was just pipecock, hilarious as always.
 

DLaurent

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Those are the ones. When I got into Omar S I found pipecock to be a legend in his own right.

14) Clementine - Silent Voices

There's a load of track on Djax and by Luke Slater that could end up on this list and there stands a good chance they probably will given the undeniable quality. But I want to try and keep the list as interesting as I can manage. So here's an early Luke Slater track that's a B2 side on a Djax EP. As well as the pads/strings and vocal that come in at 3.10, it has a playful arrangement similar to hardcore tracks of the same year of 1992.

 

DLaurent

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15) Traktor - Traktor Mood

This producer is a mate of Monolake according to Discogs and has released a few tracks under a handful of aliases, including a few releases on Chain Reaction. If like me you love the lofi dirt sound of Chain Reaction then you might like this. I don't know why a lot of new dub techno I hear doesn't go for the grit sound, just a personal thing I like to hear, as it's nice and easy to do with the right bit crusher. This being my favourite joint on the EP.

 

DLaurent

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16) Eddie 'Flashin' Fowlkes - Warwick

Bit of a diversion back to an old school Detroit favourite. I love the town and county of Warwickshire. Though I'm fairly certain this is going to be pronounced War-Wick as in Dionne. Strings and bleeps combine to give an up beat feel worthy of the civic pride nice place like Warwick or even Detroit can induce.

 

DLaurent

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18) Wild Planet - Transmitter

The faster I go with this list the more 'mistakes' I'll make. But I might as well crack on with tracks while I'm in the mood. I love reese basslines and might get round to posting some of the Kevin Saunderson tracks later. Wild Planet had a few cracking tunes and this is one of them for me. Great record label 430 West formed by the Burden brothers.

 

DLaurent

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19) Neil Landstrumm - Field Preaching

I could fill the list with Peacefrog tracks quite easily, but this is one of the more off kilter and bleepy offerings from Neil Landstrumm.

 

DLaurent

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20) Dave Angel - Timeless

There's a saying that Dave Angel is about as nice as Techno gets. This track... is it techno, is it house, it broken beat? Whatever it is goes down nice with the 8.6% beer I've got on tap at home. Always wanted a synth with Chord Memory if I'm hearing it right.

 
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