Acid Scout ‎– Balance



Balance 6:50
+++ Acid 7:00
Asymtote Des Schlafes 7:30

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
db 22 Acid Scout Balance(12") Disko B db 22 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
db 22 Acid Scout Balance(12", Blu) Disko B db 22 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
DB 22 Acid Scout Balance(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Disko B DB 22 Germany 1994 Sell This Version


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April 26, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Balance, 12", db 22

"Balance" is a killer track and all time classic by one of the top notch producers from Germany,
who always kept a special "live feeling" to his productions, without sounding unstructured.

"Balance" has so much energy combined with a trancey atmosphere (in a positive meaning),
but is really, really fast with around 160 bpm, which was (quite) okay back then, but makes it
nearly useless today, even if pitched down to -8 (yes, it's one of the older models ;))

And yes, like Mr_Dia-Tribe_73 said, don't forget about the B-side, which is a kind of cool down.
B1 with warm acid lines and a driving, bouncing beat, "fingersnaps", filtered hi-hats...
B2 is a dark downtempo chill out/ambient track.


February 27, 2018
referencing Balance, 12", db 22
What happened to real techno like this? Two words: Top Quality


January 30, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Balance, 12", db 22

I first heard this on a mix by Chris Parker on the Colin Faver show KISS 100 FM. It took me years to track this down but thanks to Ollie (wink wink) I finally got the I.D.! This is one serious journey. It lifts, shifts, pounds and gets more intense as the ride finally reaches its destination! Beautifully intense both at the same time. Ps don't forget the two other tracks. +++ Acid sounds like something Mr. Ceephax Andy Jenkinson may have been influenced by? And Asymtote Des Schlafes is very much worthy of a listen! ;)



August 9, 2010
referencing Balance, 12", db 22

I remember laurent garnier playing "balance" in a set in 1994 between a clementine-track by luke slater and joey beltram´s "drone". never heard something like that before. this was my first techno-record.


April 14, 2003
referencing Balance, 12", db 22
When Colin Dale spun this out of Cyan's Peacekeeper at Eurobeat back in 1993 I was blown away. No one had really heard this sort of thing before. Could it really be techno? It was fast (150+ bpm) but tuneful and 'intelligent'. The intro is long and melodic, just like 4 degrees only harder, and then in sweeps this monstrous bassline with a multitude of finely tweaked layers .... I still play it today and nothing sounds the same. Total quality.