John Acquaviva ‎– Transmissions Vol. 1

Virgin Music Canada ‎– V2 7243 8 42019 2 0, IntelliNET ‎– V2 7243 8 42019 2 0
CD, Mixed

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This compilation ℗ + © 1996 Plus 8 Records Limited.
Made In Canada
Distributed by EMI Music Canada, 3109 American Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L4V 1B2
Distributed in the USA by Caroline, 104 West 29th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY, 10001

Total time: 76:30

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 2438-42019-2 0
  • Matrix / Runout (CA 1-1-1 Backwards): IFPI L043 MASTERED BY EMI MFG. CA 1-1-1 724384201920CA
  • Mould SID Code: [IFPI] 1F08
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L043

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V4-42019 John Acquaviva Transmissions Vol 1(Cass, Mixed) Virgin Music Canada V4-42019 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 42019 2 0 John Acquaviva Transmissions Vol. 1(CD, Mixed) Virgin Music Canada, IntelliNET 7243 8 42019 2 0 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 42019 4 4 John Acquaviva Transmissions Vol. 1(Cass, Mixed) Virgin Music Canada, IntelliNET 7243 8 42019 4 4 Poland 1996 Sell This Version


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October 12, 2017

I agree with Frulas [below], as this essential disc purveys techno in the purest form prior to adulteration as "tech-house" beyond 1999. At 76.5 minutes consisting of a whopping 17 tracks deftly mixed by venerable legend Acquaviva, this album still holds up well 20 years later and just keeps on giving. Overall, a great overview of classic artists from the Plus8, intellinet, Probe, Novamute, Telepathic, etc. roster; so Thanks to Virgin Canada for releasing this back in 1996.

Being a TURNING SHRINES fan since the pre-PTV days, it was the inclusion of Fred Gianelli's contribution [as track 1] that caught my eye when I encountered a bargain listing (with free shipping!) on an online auction site. I also have the LFO vs FUSE track on both vinyl and CD editions of an Intellinet compilation, so the inclusion of "Loop [Fuse Mix]" here was like encountering a welcoming old friend. The PLASTIKMAN track (the best song on this whole offering of 17 aural treats; just my opinion) towards the end is an unbeatable climax. Do yourself a BIG favor: seek this out, don't pass it up-- grip it hard and fast!


September 13, 2007

Transmissions Vol. 1 is a classic DJ mix that closely represents the era of tech-house it was released in.

Much of todays releases (2006 and 2007), including many mainstream releases, use styles and sounds derived from the late 90's tech-house era.

Although the first half of the DJ mix compilation is better - it was definately one of the best compilations of the year 1996.

John Acquaviva definately knows his music.

Buy it if you can get it.