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Counterbalance ‎– CBXCD1
CD, Mixed


1 CBX 001.3 3:20
2 CBX 001.2 1:54
3 CBX 001.1 2:30
4 CBX 002.1 4:17
5 CBX 002.2 2:37
6 CBX 003.1 4:03
7 CBX 004.1 5:43
8 CBX 003.2 1:25
9 CBX 002.3 3:49
10 CBX 003.3 3:34
11 CBX 005.1 3:06
12 CBX 005.1 3:13
13 CBX 005.3 4:53
14 CBX 005.2 5:00
15 CBX 004.3 4:03
16 CBX 004.2 5:31

Companies, etc.



Constructed from:

Diametric EP
La Real
Waiting For Me
Midnight Club Tracks I
Midnight Club Tracks II

Total running time: 59:07

Worldwide distribution:
Integralemuzique Ltd.
Exclusive distribution in Spain:
Exclusive distribution in Germany:

℗ 2001 Counterbalance © 2001 Copyright Control.
Manufactured in EU by MPO
Made in UK

The CD leaflet gives a chart referencing the tracks that went into the mix, which is listed in the below tracklisting:

Track 1 is Diametric EP - B2
Track 2 is Diametric EP - B1
Track 3 is Diametric EP - A1
Track 4 is La Real - A1
Track 5 is La Real - B1
Track 6 is Waiting For Me - A1
Track 7 is Midnight Club Tracks I - A1
Track 8 is Waiting For Me - B1
Track 9 is La Real - B2
Track 10 is Waiting For Me - B2
Track 11 is Midnight Club Tracks II - A1
Track 12 is Midnight Club Tracks II - A1
Track 13 is Midnight Club Tracks II - B2
Track 14 is Midnight Club Tracks II - B1
Track 15 is Midnight Club Tracks I - B2
Track 16 is Midnight Club Tracks I - B1

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 037140 002637
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5037140002637


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November 7, 2011
Right now im listening to it for maybe the 3rd time all the way thru. Each track is worth studying, from a production standpoint. I feel that a lof work went into these EPs. Last trak is so dirty. Also check his dj mixes on his blog, his new album or, if ur a visual learner, his amsterdam youtube vids. Peace.


September 22, 2003
Using just five records to create an hour-long mix sounds like a bad idea. But not when the five records are produced by the U.K.'s leading hard techno engineer, Tony Childs. Utilizing every individual track on five releases from his own Balance label, Childs shows that he not only believes in never wasting a single vinyl groove, but that he possesses a style that is distinctly his own, yet complex and varied enough to create a mix with many subtle moods and emotions — a usually impossible feat when a mix features only one label's catalog, let alone one artist's. Most listeners only get to hear Childs' music within a dense cauldron of other hard techno tracks. And yes, several of the cuts here are easily recognizable from other various DJ mixes. And while he has two excellent artist albums — Force Vs. Form and ????? — they are both tempered with his more experimental side, blending a few floor-filler cuts with sonic ambience tracks. Only in the unique format found on this CD does Childs' sheer dancefloor brilliance shine. The perfectly overdriven drum sounds are a given, a referential marker from Childs' youthful obsession with industrial antagonist Coil. And yes, he does have a fetish for the reverse bar that can become overused. But subtler sounds begin to peel through the layers, revealing a much broader palette of musical influences. A funky synth bass here, a jackin' acid house vocal stutter there. Even a slight Latin sequence at one point shows that Childs fully understands the archetypical components that make up dance music. Though intentionally abrasive on the surface, this disc is an unconventional idea that gives Childs' tracks the full spotlight, and they prove to be completely deserving.