Various ‎– Best Of Techno - Volume One

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Profile Records ‎– PCD-1420
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Best Of Techno – Volume One
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1 Zone Eternal #2
Producer – Trak 1Written-By – Gardner, Ellis*, Scott*
4:32
2 Program 2 More Energy
Producer – Gene LeFosse*, Victor CalderoneWritten-By – G. LeFosse*, V. Calderone*
4:43
3 G.T.O.* The Bullfrog
Producer, Mixed By – G.T.O.*Written-By – Newman*, Wells*
6:17
4 Voodoo Child Voodoo Child (Brainstorm Mix)
Producer – Richard M. HallRemix – Brainstorm (3)Written-By – R. Hall*
5:39
5 G.T.O.* Listen To The Rhythm Flow
Producer, Mixed By – G.T.O.*Vocals – AurioleWritten-By – Newman*, Wells*
7:09
6 Speedy J Evolution
Producer – Jochem PaapWritten-By – J. Paap*
6:50
7 Andromeda Gazza
Producer – AndromedaWritten-By – Nemesis (12)
5:07
8 Rhythmatic Take Me Back (Bass-Head Mix)
Producer – Leroy Crawford, Mark GambleWritten-By – M. Gamble*
6:44
9 Trance Media Disco Therapy
Producer, Performer [Musician] – Masa Imamura, Tetsu InoueWritten-By – T. Inoue*
4:28
10 Nexus 21 Self Hypnosis
Producer – Chris Peat, Mark ArcherWritten-By – C. Peat*, M. Archer*
5:09
11 9-10 Boy* Robocop
Producer – Mijk Van Dijk, TanithWritten-By – V. Dijk*, Tanith
5:54
12 FUSE* F.U.
Producer – Richie HawtinWritten-By – R. Hawtin*
7:41

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Track 4 listed without remix name or credit.
Track 7 title misspelled as "Gaza".
Track 8 listed without mix name.

Release title says Volume 1 on spine.

Executive Produced for Profile Records, Inc.
Mastered at Masterdisk, NY.
(P)(C) 1991 Profile Records, Inc.

1 - Native Music U.K. Ltd.
(P) 1991 and licensed from A Native Release, U.K.
2 - Program 2 Publishing / BMI
(P) 1991 and licensed from Program 2 Productions
3 & 5 - Warner Chappell Music Ltd. / for the USA, administered by WB Music Corp. / ASCAP
(P) 1991 and licensed from React Music Ltd., U.K.
4 - Richard M. Hall / BMI
(P) 1991 and licensed from Instinct Records
6 - +8 Music Ltd.
(P) 1991 and licensed from +8 Records Ltd., Canada
7 - Urbana Arts Inc. / ASCAP
(P) 1991 and licensed from Instinct Records
8 & 10 - Produced for Network Records, U.K.
Virgin Songs Inc. / Kool Kat Music Publishers Ltd. / BMI
(P) 1990 and licensed from Network Records, U.K.
9 - Publishing designee of Tetsu Inoue
(P) 1991 and licensed from Tetsu Inoue
11 - Publishing designee of Bash Records, Germany
(P) 1991 and licensed from Bash Records, Germany
12 - Bend 60 Music / +8 Music Ltd.
(P) 1991 and licensed from Hi-Bias Records, Inc., Canada

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 015151142028
  • Barcode (Text): 0 15151-1420-2 8
  • Matrix / Runout: 115937-D7-1361-2 DISCTRONICS USA **PCD1420**

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PRO-1420DJ Various Best Of Techno - Volume One(2xLP, Comp, Promo) Profile Records PRO-1420DJ US 1991 Sell This Version
PCT-1420 Various Best Of Techno - Volume One(Cass, Comp) Profile Records PCT-1420 US 1991 Sell This Version
PRO-1420 Various Best Of Techno - Volume One(2xLP, Comp) Profile Records PRO-1420 US 1991 Sell This Version

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jonathan_armstrong

jonathan_armstrong

December 31, 2004
edited over 15 years ago

One of the best techno compilations ever. Back during this time, this music was proceeding at a dizzying pace - the "hot" style during one six month period would almost completely mutate and change during the next six month period. And as it happens, some of these six month periods were these beautiful, ephemeral moments in time that cannot be duplicated.

The music on this disc represents one of these moments in time. Back when "hardcore" was maybe a little over 130 BPM, and there was a thin line between Detroit techno and nearly everything else.

The first track, "Eternal #2" combines a breakbeat with a simple techno riff and Rakim and Run D.M.C. samples - this would still move a crowd today. "Program 2" combines a Spock sample ("more energy") with some classic sounding techno production. I think my personal favorite track might be Voodoo Child (Moby) which is a very nice old-school ravey sort of anthem . "Gazza" by Andromeda is the only track I'll pass on - a rip-off of T99's "Anesthesia", and not a good one at that. Speedy J's "Evolution" is of course a slice of vintage Plus 8 techno; the Nexus 21 track is bleepy, nearly IDM-ish number.

What can I say, if I only had one old-school "rave" compilation on a deserted island this would be the one. The tracks are almost all great, and it perfectly captures the essence of this era, when "anything goes". And I'd take any of these tracks over the slew of generic looped tribal beats any day.