G-Man ‎– Kushti

Swim ~ ‎– Wm 9, Swim ~ ‎– wm9
CD, Mixed


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All original tracks recorded & mixed @ g–man studio, Leeds
Digital Post Production, Editing & Mixing By [...] @ Cusp Studio, New York State

Original tracks released on g–man (Vwm 9), g–man II (Vwm 14) & KUSHTI Vinyl (Vawm 9)

℗ & © Swim
Made in England
Distribution RTM

Duration: 23:47 (first mix) & 33:35 (second mix)

Catalog number: Wm 9 (disc face) wm9 (front cover)
Issued in a slim cardboard sleeve, includes a card insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 020904 036528
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5020904036528
  • Matrix / Runout: MADE IN U.K. BY PDO WM9 10412571 01 &
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L134
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0451

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VAWM09 G-Man Kushti(LP, TP, W/Lbl) Swim ~ VAWM09 UK 1996 Sell This Version
none G-Man Kushti " Unmixed " (10xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label none UK 2014
VAWM09 G-Man Kushti(LP) Swim ~ VAWM09 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Wm9, wm9, Wm 9 G-Man Kushti(CD, Album, Mixed) Swim ~, Swim ~, Swim ~ Wm9, wm9, Wm 9 Germany 1996 Sell This Version



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October 7, 2004
edited over 14 years ago

As the notes indicate, the 14 tracks on this album are separated into two mixes, the first lasting a bit over 23 minutes, the second a bit over 33 minutes.

And the two mixes are spectacular. Neither has a dull moment, and the tracks masterfully segue into one another.

The first mix, while still uptempo and danceable, is a bit more subdued and not quite as banging as the second mix. This is not a valuation, merely a statement of quality.

The second mix is 'nothing' but straight up banging minimal techno tracks, one after the other. Once it starts, it does not let up for a moment. The mix is extremely engaging, and will have your head nodding for 30 minutes straight. Any one of the tracks would work very well on the dancefloor.

Both mixes are good representations of what minimal techno sounded like in the mid '90s, and since the production is excellent, this album does not sound the least bit dated almost a decade later. In fact, I think this album sounds even better now, what with all the dross that has been produced since. If someone were to ask me to name the best techno albums of the mid '90s, this would be near the top.

Gez Varley is an acknowledged master producer of techno, and of all the albums of his I own, this is my favorite. Highly recommended!