Channel One ‎– Technicolor

Label:
Metroplex ‎– M-003
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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Tracklist

A1 Technicolor (Radio Mix) 4:25
A2 Color Dubbing 3:23
B Technicolor (Long Mix) 6:46

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Credits

Notes

A similar pressing exists (release/1078339) also with large stamper ring/depression around spindle hole but featuring taller/stretched font and more defined spaces between credits on both labels.
(The later represses have the smaller stamper ring/depression around spindle hole, amongst other differences.)

Recorded at Metroplex Sound Labs/Detroit. Mixed at Studio A, Dearborn Hts.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side run-out): METROPLEX 003-A | NSC
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side run-out): METROPLEX 003-B | NSC
  • Other: NSC is circled both sides

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
M-003 Channel One Technicolor(12") Metroplex M-003 US 1986 Sell This Version
M-003 Channel One Technicolor(12", RP) Metroplex M-003 US Unknown Sell This Version
M-003 Channel One Technicolor(12", RP) Metroplex M-003 US Unknown Sell This Version
M-003 Channel One Technicolor(12", RP) Metroplex M-003 US Unknown Sell This Version
M-003 Channel One Technicolor(12") Metroplex M-003 US 1986 Sell This Version

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StrangelySatisfying

StrangelySatisfying

June 21, 2017
Has been in my crate since 1987. Detroit radio had all this on full rotation for years. Usually played at 45 by the jocks.
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

December 8, 2016
Words by Juan Atkins from an interview I did with him circa 2005: "Technicolor was a collaboration with a guy here in Detroit; it was more fun than politically driven, just about the colors and combination spread from colors."
crazy_ace808

crazy_ace808

June 23, 2011
it always sounded like a spin-off of "Clear" to me!!
Joju

Joju

October 31, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
Technicolor is very percussive electro, with Magic Juan getting very carried away with vocal samples (t-t-t-t-technicor!) old-skool orchestral stabs, a very detroit bassline, and a sequencer riff lifted from Kraftwerk's It's More Fun To Compute. It's a rich mix, but he gets away with it.
z99

z99

April 27, 2005
edited over 7 years ago

This track is a special one for me. First heard it ~1990 before really knowing what techno is, loved it back then and surprisingly rediscovered recently again: an organically-robotic tune standing the test of time, dynamically broken into stiff chunks while retaining moving funkyness hidden within bassline, teh-ni-ka-la!
ne-plus-ultra

ne-plus-ultra

September 4, 2003

Originally came out as a PROMO.Quality early Electro/Techno from the master himself,and co-written by Doug Craig (Carl Craig's cousin.)This is on the same sort of lines as R9 (CYBOTRON)with the trademark bassline that he's used so often in his early material.