SwayzakGroovetechnology v1.3

Label:!K7 Records – !K7122CD, Groovetech Records – !K7122CD
Series:Groovetechnology – v1.3
2 x CD, Mixed
Style:House, Tech House, Minimal


1-1Philippe CamWestern (Salz Remix)
Written-By, ProducerPhilippe Cam
1-2PileWorld Record Holder
Written-By, ProducerPile
Written-By, ProducerAkufen
Written-By, ProducerStyro 2000*
1-5HeadgearBelievers Goodbye
Written-By, ProducerKonrad Black, March21
1-6Ellen AllienFunkenflug Der Träume
Lyrics By, VocalsEllen Allien
Written-By, ProducerEllen Allien, H. Zilske*, M. Schmidt*
1-7Basic ChannelQ1.1 (1A)
Written-ByErnestus*, Von Oswald*
1-8Safety ScissorsUntitled (Deconstructed By Sutekh)
Remix [Deconstructed By]Sutekh
Written-By [Constructed By]Safety Scissors
1-9Closer MusikCloser Dancer
Written-By, ProducerDirk Leyers, Matias Aguayo
1-10Ricardo Villalobos808 The Bass Queen (Queen Of Bass Mix)
Written-By, ProducerRicardo Villalobos
Written-By, ProducerVladislav Delay
Written-By, ProducerCiM
1-13Herbert*Back To The Start
ProducerM. Herbert*
Written-ByD. Siciliano*, M. Herbert*
2-1Colin Newman & Corrado IzzoThe Narrativ
Words ByColin Newman
Written-By, ProducerCorrado Izzo
2-2Stephan LaubnerPortside Waves
Written-By, ProducerStephan Laubner
2-3ConvextionCrawling & Hungry
Written-By, ProducerConvextion
Producer [Additional]Gerhard Behles
Written-By, ProducerRobert Henke
2-5Studio 1Lila
Written-By, ProducerWolfgang Voigt
2-6Bergheim 34Take My Soul
Written-By, ProducerA. Vortisch*, S. Neuert*
2-7M. Mayer*17 & 4
Written-By, ProducerMichael Mayer
Written-By, ProducerDave Conner
2-9Kotai / Bader*Welltick
Written-By, ProducerJochen Bader, Kotai
Written-By, ProducerSon.sine
2-11Round Four feat. TikimanFind A Way
Written-By, ProducerErnestus*, Von Oswald*

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Track 1-8 is incorrectly given as Delay 05 - Untitled. It is actually the A side of Safety Scissors & Sutekh - Delay 05.
Track 1-9 is from Closer Musik - One Two Three (No Gravity). There is a different track with the same title on Closer Musik - After Love.
Track 2-11 is incorrectly titled Found A Way.

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 30003 71222 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 730003712227
  • Label Code: LC 07306
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): SNVK7112CDA
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): ifpi T.M1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): SNVK7112CDB
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): ifpi T.M1 1
  • Price Code: [43]

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Groovetechnology v1.3 (2×LP, Compilation)!K7 Records, Groovetech RecordsK7122 LP, GTLP003UK2002
Groovetechnology v1.3 (2×CD, Mixed, Promo)!K7 Records, !K7 Records, Groovetech Records, Groovetech Records!K7122 promo cd, !K7122 CDGermany2002
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Groovetechnology v1.3 (2×12", Compilation, Promo, White Label)!K7 Records, !K7 Records!K7122 LP, !K7124 LPGermany2002



  • marek.laga's avatar
    Úžasná kompilace. Moje snad nejoblíbenější.
    S některými "pop-electro" tracky jsem zprvu bojoval, ale nakonec to vše v mé hlavě zapadlo dohromady a nic bych neměnil. Decentní mix mně taky nevadi, naopak.
    Tohle by mohlo vyjít znovu na vinylu a v kompletní sestavě.
    • MtPleasant22's avatar
      The Convextion track is getting a repress so if you plan to buy this album for that track alone, save your money. Great compilation by the way. The smooth transition from Son.Sine to Round Four is a historic minimal moment.
      • carolvorderman's avatar
        Great track selection but if you want impeccable mixing this is not the compilation for you. Not sure why the transtions are so basic on this, studio DJ mixes by 2002 were usually pretty slick.
        • 2000undergroundmusic's avatar
          Edited 2 months ago
          Swayzak were commissioned by Studio !K7 after they heard Swayzak’s ‘Set 3 of 3, Radio, 2001’ mix on Radio (this mix was rereleased on Swayzak’s SoundCloud in 2011). Subsequently they released this ‘Groovetechnology v1.3’ compilation in 2002. There were a few extra tracks on their ‘Set 3 of 3, Radio, 2001’ mix, that did not make it onto the ‘Groovetechnology v1.3’ compilation. A full tracklist for their ‘Set 3 of 3, Radio, 2001’ mix can be found on the MixesDB website.

          I would say that:

          • Andrew Weatherall (Blood Sugar mixes 1996–2001).
          • Anton Kubikov/SCSI-9 (mixes between 1998–2002).
          • m50 (Chicago) (mixes between 1999–2003).
          • Ricardo Villalobos (mixes between 1999–2002).
          • (DJs/musicians 1999–2003).
          • Swayzak (mixes between 2000–2002).
          • Paxahau (DJs/musicians 2000–2003).
          • (David Lefkowitz) (mixes between 2001–2003).
          • Deeprhythms (mixes between 2001–2003).
          • Fatcircles (mixes between 2002–2003).

          were probably some of the 1st to play the exceptional wave of music (although there are mostly likely others), to be largely focused around Germany and what was going on there at the time. However, it was certainly not all about Germany, in fact, it was very much an international scene, and there was a lot of international commissioning going on by record labels in Germany and well beyond.

          Music being made and released around the 1999–2003 era, and on this compilation has not faded so fast or been rivalled. 20 years later they are still going strong and are being rereleased on vinyl: ‘Back To The Start by Matthew Herbert’ on Accidental in 2012, ‘Upekah by Son.sine’ on Delsin in 2013, and ‘Monolith by Bitstream’ on Vinyl Underground in 2019, are classic examples.

          There are some obvious characteristics of the Groovetechnology v1.3 compilation and Swayzak’s Radio mixes from this era:

          1. The tracks played are all really good, there are no average tracks or stuff that you do not take notice of. It takes know-how about how to find, select and play good tracks. The standard and creativity of the era was very high, timeless and has stood the test of time.

          2. The way they played tracks, to me anyway, certainly does not sound random or that they just pulled records out of the box in any order, just hoping for the best. They work off each other, the next track seems to fit to or work off the previous 1, or indeed there is some kind of meaningful difference and change in momentum in the sequence of tracks, working in a very effective way.

          3. Their mixes had a life to them, an atmosphere, an environment, it is hard to describe, even travelling through 4kbps modems in the early 2000s. There was a feeling of a beginning, middle and an end, a story, and they really took the listener on a journey… It was like a highly-capable position, where they could do anything, play anything and go anywhere, but always with this running signature over-confident journey and detouring. From the 1st 3 seconds of listening to their Radio mixes, you think ‘what the hell is this’. When they start a set with ‘Hana by Asa-Chang & Junray. Leaf, UK 2002’ you keep listening!

          4. They played a wide variety of music styles and genres (deep minimal, progressive deep minimal, spoken word, reggae, electro, all sorts of electronic music, synth-pop). They did not play in 1 particular style and they were not scared to play different things.

          When you add together these 4 simple aspects, it might not sound like much, or even that this is what everyone does or is trying to do, that this is normal, and is what DJs do anyway by default… When these 4 simple aspects are done well, and as Swayzak did them, it elevated the music, to a musical experience on the highest level…

          Their Radio mixes are masterpieces… Totally way-out, diverse, highly focused and concentrated, playing unrivalled records of that era. The journeys they created, the way they sequenced the records over the length of the mixes and their tone, was something in its own right. I have never heard it since… 25 years later, I still have no idea what they are. They were totally in their element and lost themselves. Amazing mixes of the era!

          The question: what is a masterpiece and what makes a masterpiece?
          I feel that now 20+ years have gone by, it is time to explore and discuss these issues. I mean, yes it is a personal statement based on past listening history and knowledge. But there are also many other aspects with these mixes, that are hard to deny:

          • The quality of records are still very high and largely unrivalled, they still get repressed 20 years later, and to much joy for listeners.
          • There was a lot of other good underground music at that time. Many of the genres at that time were very strong and amazing. I am merely stating what I personally really know and love.
          • The range of music they played and the range of genres covered in their mixes, is hard to deny.
          • A lot of the music was coming out of, and was made towards the end of the 1990s. How can we deny the quality of the music from the 1990s? It was foundational and pioneering.
          • These times were certainly very very good for underground music, that need to be acknowledged, researched and looked back into.
          • It could take some years or even decades for it to reach such heights again (this is another masterpiece factor), or it may never do. And things have changed and will change, how they will.
          • Can a masterpiece only be a masterpiece after say 10 or 20 years? Or is it about uniqueness, sales, shared public opinion, technical wizardry, or something else?
          • What about biological and human factors that are highly subjective and near impossible to accurately measure and quantify?

          (2022 update): for more information on the ‘2000-era deep minimal and progressive deep minimal’ music they used to play on their Radio mixes, search for ‘Swayzak vs. Theorem – 020100’ released in 2002, on Discogs. Then scroll to my comment towards the end of the webpage.
          • h22o's avatar
            Edited 6 years ago
            The perfect and ideal compilation, the best of early 2000, like "Immer" from Michael Mayer!
            • Argenberg's avatar
              A definitive set of what could be described as "emerging minimal sound" of early 2000s. It's not overly consistent though, but some parts of this set are truly amazing, such as Bitstream's and Michael Mayer's songs, and of course Ricardo Villalobos' undying "808 The Bass Queen (Queen Of Bass Mix)". It's a great, definitive peace of work. One should learn history of minimal music by early 2000s pieces like this.
              • CenkAkyol's avatar
                Edited 18 years ago
                This 2 cd compilation is totally awsome if you're not looking for a perfect mixing. Each track in this one is beautiful and high quality. They chose the best tracks of Ellen Allien and Bergheim 34, put Basic Channel's one rare track then they play dark but superp Crawling & Hungry by Convextion instead of playing Convextion like some other artists put their mix compilations. Goes and goes...Definitally worth to have it. Today minimal music is still trying to be stood alive but they aren't worth listening or collection or even followin between next to the ones from that period.
                • nemetz's avatar
                  Edited 19 years ago
                  I first bought this release expecting a more electro, electro-pop oriented music and was at first disappointed. But a second listen gave me a crash course in minimal and I was hooked. This is minimal at its best with a healthy dose of funky and groovy additives. The mixing is nothing special - actually the tracks merely overlap for a few seconds. But the track selection is second to none. Terrific. 9/10. (I also strongly recomend Craig Richards' "Fabric 15" and with some reservations Akufen's "Fabric 16" release.)


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