Richie Rich* ‎– Hardware #05

Hardware ‎– HARD004CD
2 × CD, Mixed

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1-01 Gerd Arkest's Blaze
1-02 Christian Smith & John Selway Move
1-03 Ben Sims In The Jungle
1-04 WJH* Planet 69
1-05 Millsart Step To Enchantment (Stringent)
1-06 Gaetek CNFR 005 A1
1-07 Marco Carola & Gaetano Parisio CNFR 011 A
1-08 DJ Rob Little Pulsate (HMC Remix)
Remix – HMC*
1-09 Gaetano Parisio 1999
1-10 Richie Hawtin Minus Orange
1-11 Stanny Franssen Martian Meteorite
1-12 Marco Carola & Adam Beyer Marine Blue
1-13 Lords Of The 80s 7th Gate
1-14 F.E.O.S. vs. M/S/O Ideas & Experiences
1-15 Joel Mull Eroticon 6
1-16 Johannes Heil Wings Of Fire
1-17 Jeff Mills Circus
1-18 Ben Sims Impact
2-01 UK Gold Agent Wood
2-02 Samuel L. Session* Cycle 008
2-03 Samuel L. Session* Cycle 005
2-04 Andrew McLauchlan Love Story
2-05 Access 58 & Mark Broom Dirty Bog
2-06 Johannes Heil Take Control
2-07 Samuel L. Session* Gotcha
2-08 Samuel L. Session* Shakin' Bootsy
2-09 G Flame & Mr. G Lightz
2-10 Nico Awtsventin Celcus
2-11 Chris McCormack Ascendance
2-12 Leandro Gamez Aircraft Carrier
2-13 Joel Mull Ankorthom
2-14 Question 3rd Question
2-15 Gaetek CNFR10 B
2-16 Question 5th Question
2-17 Recycled Loops Six Is Nine
2-18 Richard Harvey User 7
2-19 Richard Harvey User 2
2-20 Recycled Loops Recyclopedia Electronica




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August 28, 2001
edited over 16 years ago
I don't know much about the technical side of mixing, but I know what I like and this CD rocks. Richie Rich could have made this CD just for me. It's got some of my favourite tunes on it, including a bunch that I've never heard before but have fallen completely in love with. I'm listening to it right now for example, and I know that I LOVE track ten, but track 9 is on right now, and it's blowing me away. All right, that's the emotional stuff out of the way, so let me tell you a bit about it.

Hardware 05 is beautiful tech/tech house.

It's a 2 CD set and the first one, in my opinion, is better. There's nothing wrong with the second one, but the first one WILL move you. The track list reads like a who's who of techno: Jeff Mills, Christian Smith & John Selway, Gaetek, Richie Hawtin, Ben Sims, Marco Carola & Adam Beyer and Gaetano Parisio to name just a few, and that's just on the first disc! Standout tracks for me are Millsart's Step to Enchantment, Gaetek's A1 CRNFO5 (what the fuck?), the HMC remix of Rob Little's Pulsate, and last but not least, the stompin' Marine Blue by Marco Carola and Adam Beyer.

All I'm going to say about CD two is that it features my current world-wide favourite tech track which is Love Story by Andrew McLaughlin. I've only heard this track 3 times in Sydney, (Jeff Mills@home, Will E Tell@Moon001 and Richie Rich@Tweekin) but it's about to be re-released by Bush Records so keep an eye out for it.

According to Richie, this CD is what Hardware is all about. "I'm really happy with it", Richie said, "It's all the tunes I like."

It's not as easy as it sounds to contact all the record companies involved to get permission to use their product. I guess being in the business for as long as Richie Rich has, you learn a few short cuts and start to get the killer tracks you're after.