Various ‎– Sonar 123

Peacefrog Records ‎– PF014
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A1 Shake Sonar 123
Producer, Written-By – Anthony "Shake" Shakir*
A2 Nuero Polotique* Mind You Don't Trip
Producer, Written-By – Matt Cogger
B1 Reel By Real Surkit
Producer, Written-By – Martin Bonds*
B2 Infiniti Sunlight
Producer, Written-By – Juan Atkins

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A1, A2 & B1 previously released as a white label on Interface Records in 1990.

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
IP 101 Various Sampler EP Volume 1(12", EP, W/Lbl) Interface Records, Metroplex IP 101 US 1990 Sell This Version
PF014 Various Sonar 123(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Peacefrog Records PF014 UK 1993 Sell This Version
PF014 Various Sonar 123(12", Promo) Peacefrog Records PF014 UK 1993 Sell This Version
PF014XX Various Sonar 123(12", Ltd, RE, RM, Cle) Peacefrog Records PF014XX UK 2011 Sell This Version



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November 24, 2011
edited over 7 years ago

This slightly re-arranged 1993 Peacefrog version of the 4-track various artists "Sonar 123 EP" orginally released as a white label in Detroit in 1990 remains the most affordable edition (eventhought still rare) of what is arguably one of the greatest 'classic' techno EPs of all time.
We are talking here of 4 stellar, untouchable productions, which include two legendary artists at their best (Juan Atkins' "Sunlight" -replacing here the more climatic "Sundog" from the original Interface EP- and Anthony Shakir's industrial-bleepy supergroover "Sonar123" are easily in their Top5 tunes ever), backed by two lesser-known but cult artists showcasing pure magic : Neuropolitique's "Mind You Don't Trip" is still one of these defining brain-messing techno moments some 20 years after, and as for "Surkit", it is still as i am checking one of the finest, lushest, most blissful moments in the entire Detroit techno history.
Only one of these tunes present on the EP backed with average stuff would already make it a classic ; the four of them tied together for eternity turn this into an absolute strike.