Laurent Garnier & Carl Craig ‎– The Kings Of Techno

Rapster Records ‎– RR0063CD, BBE ‎– RR0063CD
2 × CD, Mixed, Digipak

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The Detroit Perspective
1-1.1 Yusef Lateef The Plum Blossom
Composed By – Yusef Lateef
1-1.2 Dabrye Game Over
Featuring – Jay Dee, Phat KatProducer, Written-By – James Yancey, Ronald Watts, Taod Bryan Mullinix*
1-1.3 Jay Dee Beej-N-Dem Pt. 2
Producer – James YanceyWritten-By – Jay Dee
1-1.4 Aretha Franklin Rock Steady
Producer – Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, Tom DowdWritten-By – Aretha Franklin
1-1.5 Arpanet NTT DoCoMo
Written-By – Arpanet
1-1.6 BFC Galaxy
Producer, Mixed By – Carl Craig
1-1.7 Instinct (2) Just A Feeling
Producer, Written-By – B. Nell, J. Smith*
1-1.8 Carl Craig No More Words
Producer, Written-By – Carl Craig
1-1.9 MK* Burning
Written-By – Alana Simon, Marc Kinchen
1-1.10 Hamilton Bohannon Me And The Gang
Producer, Written-By – Hamilton Bohannon
1-1.11 D.I.E. (Detroit In Effect)* Get Up
Performer – Maaco*, P-DogProducer, Written-By – Odell Perry, Tameko. J. Williams*
1-1.12 ADULT. Don't Talk (Redux)
Written-By – Adam LeeMiller*, Nicola Kuperus
1-1.13 The Stooges No Fun
Producer – John CaleWritten-By – The Stooges
1-1.14 Jeff Mills Utopia
Written-By – Jeff Mills
1-1.15 Funkadelic Bettino's Bounce
Written-By – Fratangelo*
1-1.16 Alice Coltrane Journey In Satchidananda
Featuring – Pharoah SandersProducer – Ed MichelProducer, Composed By – Alice Coltrane
1-1.17 Underground Resistance Amazon (Live)
Written-By – J. Mills*, M. Banks*
The European Perspective
2-1 No Artist Intro 2:01
2-2 Art Of Noise* Beat Box
Producer, Written-By – The Art Of Noise
2-3 Capricorn (3) I Need Love (Instrumental)
Written-By – C. Simonetti*
2-4 Nitzer Ebb Join In The Chant
Composed By – Harris*, McCarthy*
2-5 Martin Circus Disco Circus
Written-By – Alain Pewzner, Gérard Blanc
2-6 Kano It's A War
Producer – Claudio DonatoWritten-By – Luciano Ninzatti, Stefano Pulga
2-7 Yellow Magic Orchestra Computer Games
Producer – Harry Hosono*Written-By – Yellow Magic Orchestra
2-8 Yello No More Words
Producer – Ursli Weber, YelloWritten-By – Boris Blank
2-9 Liaisons Dangereuses Peut Être Pas
Producer, Composed By – Beate Bartel, Chris Haas*Written-By – Krishna Goineau
2-10 Alexander Robotnick Dance Boy Dance
Producer – Arlo Bigazzi, Giampiero BigazziProducer, Written-By – Maurizio Dami
2-11 Choice Acid Eiffel
Producer, Written-By – Laurent Garnier, Shazz
2-12 The Black Dog Virtual
Producer, Written-By – Turner*, Handley*, Downie*, The Black Dog
2-13 The Flying Lizards Flesh And Steel
Producer – David CunninghamWritten-By – The Flying Lizards
2-14 Balil Nort Route
Producer, Written-By – Andrew Turner*, Ed Handley
2-15 Visage Frequency 7
Producer – VisageWritten-By – Barry Anthony Adamson*, William Currie*, Dave Formula, John McGeoch, Rusty Egan, Steve StrangeWritten-By, Producer – Midge Ure
2-16 Severed Heads The Ant Can See Legs
Written-By – Ellard*

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CD1 is not track-marked. Duration: 68:23.

On track 2-13 producer David Cunningham is credited as Chris Cunningham by mistake.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 730003906329
  • Label Code: LC 07306
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0767
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): 52028740/RR0063CD-1 21
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI LP 73
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): 52028737/RR0063CD-2 21
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI LB 45


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February 26, 2020
Also available as a 2CD jewel case version on the same barcode with same discs and booklet with additional rear cover printed for jewel case


August 16, 2014
I found the Garnier mix to be a little disappointing all the same and it's all one track which is strange. The Craig disc is superb, with great track selection, but the cartoon style of his voice-over is somewhat bizarre! I played the Craig disc a lot when I bought this package back in 2006. The standout tracks for me are 'Dance Boy Dance' by Alexander Robotnick and 'Computer Games' by Y.M.O.


September 11, 2007
Was really looking forward to this but was inevitably disapointed. Certainly not as good as the Kings of House comp by MAW.

I prefer the Laurent Garnier mix than Carl Craig's. In all fairness, I find that cd somewhat annoying. All the shouts out during the mixes etc really detract from the listening experience. Some might see them as personal touches, I see them as an annoyance.

It's a shame because the music on both cds' is very high and eclectic. Better than the average compilation but it could have been so much more.


November 17, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
This is an outstanding effort from 2 of the most important players who have shaped techno / house and dance music in general over the past 20 or so years. Both DJ's have clearly made an effort to create an identity to their mixes, as have been used in their recent mix CD's. Laurent starts opens up with "fly on the wall" brief recordings of conversation, and the set opens with blues and jazz, building to full Detroit techno, much in the style of his previous "Excess Luggage" mix compilation. Gone are the days when you would hear a full techno or house set from Laurent, his DJ sets moved well beyond this and he makes no apologies for the diversity of his track selections. You need to be open minded for this set, and in my opinion it works fantastic. This is his interpritation of the USA sound, and he's got the jazz element spot on, right back to the Motown sound. Carl Craig provides some excellent content from europe (and Japan with YMO), building from Italo disco records, french disco, slowly up to the 90's sounds, and back to cutting edge 80's. As with Laurent, he creates his own unique style much like his recent "Fabric" mix CD, with a running commentary for his tracks, and why he has chosen them. These early tracks are a nightmare to mix, evident as Carl kills the bass and talks over some mixes, but thats OK. Again, you really need an open mind for this mix, and he has done an outstanding job in digging out some obscure records. What is ironic and interesting about this mix is that if you ask any Detroit DJ about their influences during the birth of Detroit techno, a big chunk comes from european imports, mostly Italy and Germany in the late 70's and early 80's. But if you ask the european artists during the birth of the main dance scene in the mid-late 80's, their influence was definitely Chicago and Detroit. They have acheived something different and quirky, and i'd recommend it 100%.