Frankie Bones ‎– Call It Techno

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Call It Techno (House Mix) 6:48
Call It Techno (Technopella) 4:36
Call It Techno (Technocolor Dub) 4:50
Call It Techno (Bonesbreak Dub) 5:32

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DestOne

DestOne

July 28, 2013
referencing Call It Techno, 12", BBR-400
Definitely a favorite 12" in my collection. The vocoder action throughout the song is mean. With hints of "We're Rocking the Planet" & "Clear" and not to mention Eddie Murphy's Trading Places tribal laugh. This 12" is a must for any fan of electro/ house.
Moer

Moer

June 14, 2007
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Call It Techno, 12", BBR-400

What a great track this is. I actually like all the versions on this record. Technopella and the House mix are my favorites I think. I can't really desrcibe what makes this track so special. but I'll try. The sinister obscure atmosphere in combination with the vocals (useful lyrics by the way) share a great dynamic. This is one for the ages. I just heard this record being played in a club once, that's a shame.

Classic record, absolute must have!
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

August 30, 2004
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Call It Techno, 12", BBR-400
'Call it Techno' will remain as one of the timeless classics of the underground dance music of the end of the eighties that combinates Detroit techno bass lines, obscure & distorted vocal samples (influenced by 'Phuture - We are Phuture') in an MC conception, and the typical dark structure of the american electro, like 'Hashim - Al Naafish'. The frequencies collision caused by the phazer results in a much more sinister ambiance. This excellent reagents could only result in a magnificent track, impossible to label. At the end, it doesn't matter if it's a breakbeat, a hip house, a techno house or whatever: it's a marvellous tune.
djfrankiebones

djfrankiebones

June 6, 2004
referencing Call It Techno, 12", BBR-400
Let me rewind fifteen years (15 years) to the date of June 6, 1989. It was 15 years ago that I created this song named "Call It Techno". It was a juxtapose position, sitting aligned between hip-house and techno.
The track itself was a structured song with verse, bridge & chorus, which is nearly unheard of in techno music. It told the story of Techno, Its Detroit Heritage and payed homage to Juan Atkins via the bassline of Seduction (Clivilles & Cole). Of the many records I produced in the late 80's, this track was not considered to be a memorable track as history goes. It did get licensed by BMG/Deconstruction in the U.K. but just kind of stayed underground before get overshadowed by Bonesbreaks & Looney Tunes. But as production goes for something that old, I am proud of the fact that it still sounds good even 15 years later. A good moment for me nevertheless, and a shining moment in my own history.