Various ‎– World Techno Tribe

Universe ‎– VERSE LP 1, Rising High Records ‎– VERSE LP 1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation

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A1 The Hypnotist Pioneers Of The Universe
A2 CJ Bolland Spring Yard
A3 AFX* 215061
B1 Laurent Garnier Virtual Breakdown (Mind Your Head)
B2 Resistance D Cosmic Love (Approach And Identify)
B3 Skyflyer Flying Deeper
C1 Two Thumbs Virtual Reality
C2 Illuminatae Tremora Del Terra
C3 Suburban Hell List 2
D1 Sequential Sequential (The Dune Mix)
D2 Dave Angel 1st Symphony
D3 Sven Väth Barbarella (The Irresistible Force Remix)
Remix – The Irresistible Force

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VERSE CASS1 Various World Techno Tribe(Cass, Comp, Mixed) Universe, Rising High Records VERSE CASS1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
VERSE CD1 Various World Techno Tribe(CD, Comp, Mixed) Universe, Rising High Records VERSE CD1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
SRCS 7843 Various Universe - World Techno Tribe(CD, Comp, Mixed) Sony Records SRCS 7843 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
VERSE LP 1 Various World Techno Tribe(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Num, Pic) Universe, Rising High Records VERSE LP 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
VERSE LP 1 Various World Techno Tribe(2xLP, Promo, W/Lbl, Comp) Universe, Rising High Records VERSE LP 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version


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March 19, 2017
until they revise it, the AFX track is Caustic Window, Joyrex J4 ( from the Joyrex J4 ep AND the "Compilation"


May 14, 2011
edited over 6 years ago

The personal importance of this release: Little did I know how many artists from this compilation over the next almost 20 years since picking up this as a cassette in 1993 I would follow and collect from. Dave Angel, Laurent Garnier, Resistance D, Mike Dred, The Hypnotist and CJ Bolland were all new discoveries from this one cassette. AFX, Sven Vath, mixmaster morris and Sequential I was familiar with just in the past year during 1991/1992 but of course would continue to follow as well. I do not think there is another compilation that I can pinpoint to that has that much impact at the time and ongoing.

The music: Every track is a winner and many of them classics. The Two Thumbs, Skyflyer and Illuminatae tracks were lesser known but considered underground classics thanks to this compilation even. Cosmic Love is my favorite track on the compilation. But closely followed by Mixmaster Morris' mix of Barbarella. Many of them in their own contexts are right near the top in their respected lore. What I mean by that is for example : Analogue Bubblebath 3 is represented. R&S! Fax records! Rising High!! DJAX! Music Man! Saphro! FNAC! It's like the title says. World Techno Tribe / Universe Compilation. And they did a fine job of selecting some of the best and most respected artists in electronic music hstory. Again every track is a winner.

The liner notes:

'The Universe Compilation -
-sounds of the worlds most progressive dance party organization

This is a definite introduction to tribal trance. The international artists featured on this album are the cream of a growing global network devoted to the exploration and expansion of technologically advanced dance music. You will have the opportunity to witness these acts at major universe parties worldwide in coming months - digitally mixed by mr.oz'

Pretty tall order those comments and the title have don't they? I do not know who mr.oz or Paul marlow are or what they have done after but they compiled this. How they picked this lineup and tracks to represent the world in a 'universe compilation' I would love to ask them but IMO they might have just been the Nostradamus's of the music world.

The legend: Pre internet, in Los Angeles on little known at the time Moonshine Records(even has the first moonshine logo) in Santa Monica. Long far away from where any of this music came from. How this compilation got put together in Los Angeles in late 1992 i will never quite believe. It shows you how techno was quietly spreading underground. It also has special meaning to West coast dance fans of the time seeing as it proves that good trance was around in 1993/1994. Notice they label these as tribal trance! A ode to how genres could not hold down these sounds or styles and the freedom expressed through the music was as creative as could ever be! - that was electronic music and that was rave music.

Having said all that this cd almost has a cult following for me. I have it on cassette, cd and double vinyl.

A true example of how compilations were the main driving force of electronic music in the early 90's market.