VariousTechno 2: The Next Generation

Label:10 Records – DIX 89, 10 Records – 210 506
Series:Techno (3) – 2
Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation, Stereo
Style:Techno, House


A1Area 10Love Takes Me Over
Mixed ByMarc Kinchin*, Scott Kinchin*
ProducerMarc Kinchin*
Written ByKinchin/Amos
Written-ByAmos*, Kinchin*
A2Reel By RealAftermath
ProducerJuan Atkins, Martin Bonds*
A3KGB (2)Stark
ProducerTimothy Brown
A4MK*Mirror, Mirror
ProducerMark Kinchin*
Written-ByMarc Kinchen
B1Octave One Featuring Lisa NewberryI Believe
FeaturingLisa Newberry
Mixed ByAnthony Shakir
Producer, Written-ByShakir*, Burden*, Burden*, Burden*
Written ByBurden/Burden/Burden/Shakir
B2InfinitiTechno Por Favor
Mixed By [Mix], Edited By [Edits]Eddie "Flashin'" Fowlkes*
Written ByAtkins/Pennington/Durrant
Written-ByDurrant, Pennington*, Atkins*
Edited By [Edits]Anthony Shakir
ProducerCarl Craig
Mixed By [Mix], Edited By [Edits]Anthony Shakir
ProducerJay Denham

Companies, etc.



A1, A3, A4: Drive-On Music/Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd
A KMS Recording, licensed from Kool Kat Records
A2: Kool Kat Music/Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd
A Metroplex Recording, licensed from Metroplex (centre label)
A Metroplex Recording, Licensed from Kool Kat Records (rear of sleeve)
B1, B3, B4: Transmat/Mayday/Zomba Music
A Transmat Recording, licensed from Kool Kat Records
B2: Electrogroove Music/Copyright Control
A KMS Recording, licensed from Kool Kat Records (centre label)
A Metroplex Recording, Licensed from Kool Kat Records (rear of sleeve)

The copyright in this recording is owned by 10 Records Ltd
℗ 1990 10 Records Ltd
© 1990 10 Records Ltd
Marketed by AVL.
Manufactured in the UK

Centre labels:
Manufactured & Distributed by Virgin Records Ltd.

Rear of sleeve:
Distributed by Virgin
This Album compiled by Neil Rushton
Licensed from Kool Kat/ZTSE toTen Records.
Detroit from space. A Landsat image from, NASA Views of Earth by Robin Kerrod
Design and Art Direction by Icon London and Los Angeles

"TOWNHOUSE DMM." is etched, all other information is stamped.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 012982 008917
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5012982008917
  • Price Code (D): 630
  • Price Code (F): PM 262
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A): DIX 89 A-1U-1- TOWNHOUSE DMM. D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B): DIX 89 B-1U-1-2 TOWNHOUSE DMM. D

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Techno 2: The Next Generation (CD, Compilation)10 Records, 10 RecordsDIXCD 89, 260 506UK1990
Techno 2: The Next Generation (Cassette, Compilation)10 Records, 10 RecordsCDIX 89, 410 506UK1990
Techno 2: The Next Generation (LP, Compilation)10 Records210 506Europe1990
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Techno 2: The Next Generation (LP, Compilation)10 RecordsDIX 89Italy1990



  • Numanoid's avatar
    Edited 11 months ago
    Released early in the year 1990, an oustanding timeless compilation that still is a bluerprint for all things techno. Octave One's "I Believe" is about as good as music can get: past, present and future.
    The only track not making the cut is Area 10's freestyle middle-of-the road "Love Takes Me Over" which I find a complete misfit in this company. So skip that track, and start listening from track 2 is my advice.
    • Alain_Patrick's avatar
      What can we say about Stark? A deep, exquisite Techno piece, seriously underrated; this masterpiece should get a lot more credit, first of all because it was of a kind, and also for its aesthetic and futuristic atmosphere (remember we were in 1990).
      • MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73's avatar
        Edited 6 years ago
        Best tracks on this LP is....

        Area 10 Love Takes Me Over 7:05
        –Reel By Real Aftermath 5:13
        –KGB (2) Stark 6:33
        –MK* Mirror, Mirror 6:24
        –Octave One Featuring Lisa Newberry I Believe 5:33
        –Infiniti Techno Por Favor 5:10
        –Psyche Elements 6:50
        –Vice Ritual 5:48

        Oh that's all of them...

        Sign of a great comp then!

        Musica is the language!


        P.s. If I had to pick 3 of these it would be back to back Octave One Featuring Lisa Newberry I Believe ... KGB (2) Stark (For years I thought this was Ritchie Hawtin) .... Infiniti Techno Por Favor
        • iljin1's avatar
          This is just such a good compilation. Takes you to another world. KGB-Stark is awesome. Very dark. Best track on this compilation followed by Techno Por Favor wich is another great techno piece. But this said, the other pieces are just so good as well. You just gotta feel this compilation.
          • docus's avatar
            Stark by KGB...

            This is the stand-out track of the album for me, one of my all-time favourite Detroit techno tracks. It's a stripped, dark, bubbling, acid-tinged monster with a really deep, rolling, off-kilter vibe. Droning synth-lines float up and merge with eerie snippets of vocals, while dark, gritty breakbeats drive the whole thing along, underpinned by a muscular, surging bassline that coils around all the elements like a sea-sepent. Relentless...

            True techno. A masterpiece.

            (With apologies for the purple prose.)


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