Various ‎– Nu Electro Volume 1

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Street Sounds ‎– SSNELP 001
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Limited to 500 copies.

℗ 2009 Street Sounds
© 2009 Street Sounds

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  • Barcode (Printed): 5 050693 233112
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A Etched): SSNELP 001 A MPO Kr SST
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B Etched): SSNELP 001 B MPO Kr SST
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C Etched): SSNELP 001 C MPO Kr SST
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D Etched): SSNELP 001 D MPO Kr SST

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StrangelySatisfying

StrangelySatisfying

June 21, 2017
Odd phenomena as electronic music aged it became a parody of itself. This compilation proves that. Same goes with most music movements. 500 copies makes this valuable (scarcity) not due to the originality. Did all these cats get rid of all their original gear ? Is that why releases like this sound vapid? Or is their hearts not in the mode it once was? Sometimes the drugs a person was on or other habits, living situations influence the sound they make so that could be a component as well.
GROOVE-E

GROOVE-E

July 4, 2009

This is the album the old skool b boys and b girls have been waiting for, getting this double vinyl lp through the door gave me goose pimples, i havent been this exited about a new release for ages.
Upon opening i was delighted with the overall look & feel, its what you expect from street sounds, quality, pure & simple!

Next, onto the 1210 it goes, and straight away the robot vocoders start with the b boys "you know we rock" with old skool style raps, beats and basslines.
The egyptian lover also makes a welcomed return to the "electro" albums with the amazing track "do u wanna get down" 808's and melodic synth lines a plenty & of course the vocoder.
I could go through the whole track list, but there is just no point, all tracks are excellent & the 2 Mastermixes at the end by Freddy Fresh feat The Bladerunners & Diplomat are pure and simply ear candy, with excellent mixing & editing (which reminded me of the old Mantronix mega mixes)

This is a must buy for collectors of the old electro lps & for anybody who wants to know how we rocked back in the day.
(Vinyl is lmt to 500 copies so be fast)

This is quite simply the sound we have craved for and missed, (Brand new) old skool Electro, pure & simple.
Now then, whens vol 2 out

DJ SKYE
Globalfunker

Globalfunker

June 25, 2009
I agree with Frankie Bones :)

Absolute, pants, the mixing on Freddie Fresh mix is poor, compared to Herbie on the old electro Series.

Most of the tracks are little more than Hard German Techno, Not Electro. The Newcleus is indeed like Cher, and the Debonaire track weak for Miami Bass Styles, Perhaps bring back the original series on CD that would make more sense, this could have been so much better.

A cynical cash in, on a scene that simply does not exist how it did!

BC
stevealoha

stevealoha

June 20, 2009
I agree with Frankie's review above - when I first saw this release I was hooked, I ordered from the Streetsounds website and it's a great price, so I'm not too bothered as the Streetsounds stuff of old was always on the mark.

But, as Frankie says it's just not as hyper good as the 'Electro' albums used to be. Technically I think the mixing is fine and the majority of the tracks are good, but when you compare them to say, Electro 8 or Electro Crucial they're in a different league.

I suppose it's just how music is these days... if Streetsounds could re-license all those old albums and re-release them on CD now, that would be a great idea!
djfrankiebones

djfrankiebones

June 19, 2009
You can't help getting excited by this release. It's 25 years in the making, or so it seems. You drop the needle in anticipation only to realize you are expecting more. You first start questioning yourself. Maybe you just got old. But you listen to it again. Nope. Not me. Just a really good idea using so great producers who all somehow either gave them filler tracks laying around, or have not seen many studios in the past decade to have the ability to drop the necessary beats to make this Nu Electro album rock like the original epic series. Don't get me wrong, there are moments here. Freddy Fresh gave Bladerunners a shot at the edit block which matches their furious Night At The Edit Block from 1987. But Newcleus, Egyptian Lover, Aux 88 & The B Boys just seem to float off into a place where funk lingers like a bottle of Dom P. left out in the sun too long. Aux 88's cut is not bad at all, just misplaced if you will? Newcleus was just not what I expected. I hoped for an Automan update, I got a remix of Cher "Believe" IMO...That Autotune vocal sh*t needs to stop, guys for real. The rappers on this LP sound like B-Rate dudes from 1984. Debonaire wasn't what I expected either...I have a lot of respect for that early Florida stuff, here I just seemed to be short-changed. Buyers beware on this, listen before you drop it like it's hot...It's luke warm at best.
cutpurseboy

cutpurseboy

May 31, 2009

Excellent return to the Electro world Street Sounds... Monster of an album. My only drawback is that some of the tracks on the CD release I would've liked on the album as unmixed dj friendly versions. Seems a shame having to buy the CD and the LP to get all the tracks. A 4 x LP boxset would really have been the pinnacle for a collectors item.

Another thing I would've liked is when you order the album you get an email telling you what number it is, but when the album arrives it doesn't have the edition number. So what seperates this as value or is it so there is no 001 and all the limited edition presses have the same value?