Les Rythmes Digitales ‎– Darkdancer

Astralwerks ‎– ASW 6280-2, Wall Of Sound ‎– 0 17046 6280 2 0
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1 Dreamin' 3:34
2 Music Makes You Lose Control 3:47
3 Soft Machine 3:37
4 Hypnotise 4:52
5 (Hey You) What's That Sound?
Written-By – Stephen Stills
6 Take A Little Time
Featuring, Written-By – ShannonRecorded By [Vocal] – Matt Hathaway
7 From: Disco To: Disco
Engineer – Rene Tinner*Producer – Whirlpool ProductionsRemix, Producer [Additional Producer] – Jacques Lu ContWritten-By – Eric D. Clark, Hans Nieswandt, Justus Köhncke
8 Brothers 4:08
9 MDC Vendredi 6:38
10 Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat) 3:30
11 About Funk 5:43
12 Sometimes
Featuring – Nik KershawWritten-By – Kershaw*
13 Damaged People 6:39

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Manufactured and marketed by Astralwerks Records.
Made in the U.S.A. ℗+© 1999 Astralwerks.

All tracks published by Warnel Chappell except 'Soft Machine' and 'Damaged People' published by Warner Chappell / Copyright Control. 'Sometimes' published by Warner Chappell / Zomba Music. 'Take A Little Time' published by Warner Chappell / Deconstruction Songs / BMG. Recorded at Quad Studios, New York. 'From: Disco To: Disco' produced at Planet Whirpool & Can Studio, Weilerswist. Published by Goldmusik Verlag. Licensed from Multiply Records and by courtesy of Motor Music GmbH Hamburg.

Thomas Ribero appears courtesy of Hot Lava Music.
Nik Kershaw appears courtesy of Eagle Records.
Shannon appears courtesy of Big Management.
Les Rythmes Digitales are represented by ETC Management.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 17046 62802 0
  • Matrix / Runout: ASW06280 MASTERED BY EMI MFG.
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L043
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 165B

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WALLCD021, 7243 8475812 7 Les Rythmes Digitales Darkdancer(CD, Album) Wall Of Sound, Virgin WALLCD021, 7243 8475812 7 UK 1999 Sell This Version
WALLCD021XPR Les Rythmes Digitales Darkdancer(2xCDr, Album, Enh, Promo) Wall Of Sound WALLCD021XPR UK Unknown Sell This Version
WALLCD012D, 7243 8475842 4 Les Rythmes Digitales Darkdancer(CD, Album) Wall Of Sound, Wall Of Sound WALLCD012D, 7243 8475842 4 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
WALLCD021D Les Rythmes Digitales Darkdancer(CD, Album, Dig) Wall Of Sound WALLCD021D UK 1999 Sell This Version
WALL CD 021X, 677.5021.024 Les Rythmes Digitales Darkdancer(CD, Album + CD, Comp, Enh) Wall Of Sound, [PIAS] WALL CD 021X, 677.5021.024 Russia 2006 Sell This Version


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January 28, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
Les Rythmes Digitales's Darkdancer album was way ahead of it's time so people didn't know what to do with this excellent release from 1999 when it came out. Most anyone who was into electronica back when this was released they were either dancing to the euphoric beats of trance or chilling to a downbeat track in the backroom of a club.

As I listen to this album today it still sounds very fresh. Every track is very nicely produced by Stuart Price aka Les Rythmes Digitales, aka Thin White Duke, aka Zoot Woman. He even brings on Shannon of Let The Musi Play fame and the Wouldn't It Be Good musician Nik Kershaw on a couple of the tracks. The album sounds like the early 1980s dance music with the added electronic elements of today. None of these tracks sound tired at all. And when you listen Take A Little Time with Shannon on vocals it takes you back not to 1999 but to 1984 when Shannon had the big hit with Let The Music Play. Or the Nik Kershaw sung track Sometimes sounds like New Wave all over again.

Darkdancer still sounds good today and it has many excellent tracks like Hypnotise, Dreamin', (Hey You) What's That Sound?, Brothers, Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat), Music Makes You Lose Control and About Funk. So get it if you don't have it already as it's a masterpiece.