VariousTechno! (The New Dance Sound Of Detroit)

Label:10 Records – DIXG 75
Series:Techno (3)
2 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Style:Techno, House


A1Rythim Is Rythim*It Is What It Is
Edited By [Edits]Juan*
Written-By, Producer, Mixed ByMayday
A2Blake BaxterForever And A Day
Mixed ByMaster Reese*
ProducerBlake Baxter
A3Eddie "Flashin'" Fowkes*Time To Express
Mixed ByMagic Juan*
Producer, Mixed ByEddie "Flashin'" Fowkes*
A4K.S. ExperienceElectronic Dance
Mixed ByMaster Reese*
ProducerKevin Saunderson
B1Members Of The HouseShare This House (Radio Mix)
EngineerRufus Harris
Mixed By, Edited ByThe Cutting Board Inc.
ProducerDon Davis (2)
Written-ByBanus*, Merriweather*, Harris*, Weatherspoon*
B2A Tongue & D GrooveFeel Surreal
Edited By [Edits]Stoney
Mixed ByMayday
ProducerA Tongue, D Groove
Written-ByTongue*, Groove*
B3Mia HesterleySpark
Mixed ByMaster Reese*
ProducerKevin Saunderson
Written-ByBaxter*, Saunderson*
B4Juan*Techno Music
Mixed ByMagic Juan*
ProducerJuan Atkins
C1Inner-City* Featuring Kevin SaundersonBig Fun
Mixed ByMagic Juan*
Producer, FeaturingKevin Saunderson
Written-ByForest*, Pennington*, Saunderson*
C2Blake BaxterRide Em Boy
Edited By [Edits]Juan*
Mixed ByMayday
ProducerBlake Baxter
C3Shakir*Sequence 10
Mixed ByA Tongue, Shakir*
ProducerAnthony Shakir
C4Idol MakingUn, Deux, Trois
Mixed ByMaster Reese*
VocalsBlake Baxter
Written-ByBaxter*, Mayday
DVariousDetroit Is Jacking (The Techno! Megamix)
DJ Mix [Megamix]Magic Juan*, Mayday

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© 1988 10 Records Ltd. ℗ 1988 10 Records Ltd.

Track A1 has a duration of 5:36 stated on the label. Actual duration noted.
Track D is made up of 12 tracks from the compilation. LP only, not featured on CD.

Title is displayed as 'Techno' (without exclamation) on front,and 'Techno!' on the spine.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5012982507519
  • Barcode (Text): 5 012982 507519
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): DIX 75 A-1U-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): DIX 75 B-1U-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): DIX 75 C-1U-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): DIX 75 D-1U-1-1

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Techno · The New Dance Sound Of Detroit (2×LP, Compilation)10 Records, Virgin303 322-406Europe1988
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Techno! The New Dance Sound Of Detroit (CD, Compilation, Stereo)10 RecordsDIXCD 75UK1988
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Techno! The New Dance Sound Of Detroit (Cassette, Compilation)10 RecordsCDIXG 75UK1988
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Techno! The New Dance Sound Of Detroit (2×LP, Compilation, White Label)10 RecordsDIX G 75UK1988



  • jancito303's avatar
    Arguably this is the most important electronic music compilation ever.
    • MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73's avatar
      Does anyone have Neil Rushtons phone number or email address lmao.
      This needs a REPRESS on lp as well as 2 x 12" versions with maybe rare unreleased versions or even instrumentals where needed BUT no crappy remix projects..
      That also goes for the second lp from 1990.
      Plus a 12" sized booklet with rare photos and maybe slipmats and t shirts , car stickers, posters and maybe some bubble gum etc etc.

      Rushton 10 Records where the f... are you at?
      • eazyflow's avatar
        The year is 2022 and somehow I am only just hearing this album for the first time, and my mind is being blown. How in the name of all that is good and holy did Juan 'Techno Music' not qualify for its own release!? It's like the perfect marriage of Kraftwerk and Techno...
        • 8892sales's avatar
          It's a shame that after all these years; K.S. Experience - Electronic Dance, A Tongue & D Groove - Feel Surreal, Mia Hesterley - Spark, Juan - Techno Music, Blake Baxter - Ride Em Boy, Shakir - Sequence 10, Idol Making - Un, Deux, Trois have ended up staying exclusive to this compilation. They deserved their own individual releases in my opinion. With nice loud pressings. I'll keep dreaming.

          Firstly. I've always preferred the version of Feel Surreal on here compared to the 12" version under the Rhythim Is Rhythim moniker, even though that's a classic in it's own right and I still love it. The other version might be slightly more straightforward to mix, but this one has even more atmosphere. Chilling mind expanding stuff. Underground DJs during '88/'89 must've played some of the exclusive tunes from this release (as well as the standalone Rhythim Is Rhythim 12") because I remember the Tongue & D-Groove version played on more than one occasion due to hearing the spine tingling intro.

          Juan - Techno Music is a bonafide, ever recognisable and typically Juan Atkins in style and another personal favourite of mine and desperately needs to be released.

          Also. Un, Deux, Trois defies the times by at least a couple of years. Abstract, trippy, futuristic, rhythmic, funk fuelled. Even a bit underrated perhaps?

          UK summers of 1988/89? ''It Is What It Is'' must be the the one which brings things all back for me :-)
          • rhythmboxmusic's avatar
            Another thing to point out is the mix of 'Rythim Is Rythim - It Is What It Is' is unique to this compilation as it's slighty different to the actual 12 inch release, and better in my opinion. I think I read somewhere that it was just thrown on there as a filler because there wasn't enough tracks for the compilation!
            • Groovah's avatar
              Edited 4 years ago
              A genre defining compilation at the time, which helped to shape a lot of people musically, including me. Some of you slating tracks from it, were you even around and hearing them in the clubs & party’s or just spouting your ‘opinion’ based on nothing but your ‘taste’ some 30 years later? Every single one of the tracks on this album played it’s part, nobody cares about your opinion. 👊🏼💥😂
              • funk_wid_it's avatar
                Edited 2 years ago
                The only weak side to this compilation is Members Of The House - 'Share This House'. IMHO, it really shouldn't have been included on this compilation.
                • MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73's avatar
                  Edited 6 years ago
                  Of course Inner-City* Featuring Kevin Saunderson Big Fun is a classic...

                  Back then and now..

                  But then came this comp!

                  Thanks Neil Rushton

                  Our faves were...

                  Rythim Is Rythim* It Is What It Is.. Ambient and head chilling!
                  Blake Baxter Forever And A Day... Those strings or whatever they were...More please of them!
                  Blake Baxter Ride Em Boy.. A cold pumping tune!
                  A Tongue & D Groove Feel Surreal.... Sounds that made you forget what you were doing !
                  Idol Making Un, Deux, Trois... This used to weird us out in a good way!... Stark!
                  Juan* Techno Music..... Something else! A very something else...

                  And so so many more shaped my then little knowledge of what on earth was going on!
                  The pills helped too!
                  But that was later in 89!
                  Back in 88 it was one beer and many spliffs between us 3 teenagers from a tiny bedroom that was more like a space ship than mere sleeping quarters!

                  The world is flat?
                  Hmmmm maybe maybe not... ---- ....()....

                  It is what it is!

                  Either way music shapes it! And us....
                  Either way it helps us does it not?

                  We're having BIG FUN! ;)


                  • mixit313's avatar
                    Purchase at Buyrite in Detroit when it first hit the shelves. This LP changed my life. Will always be one of my favorite records.
                    • antjai
                      It is important to get this compilation in context. It is an indulgence on anybody's part to assume Niel Rushton was at all claiming a 'discovery' or 'branding' of the genre 'Techno'. He was and still is a reveered Producer, Journalist, DJ and knowledgable ambassador for music, period.... And it was his immense passion and connections in Detriot from his years of playing and importing as A&R/Liason man of Rare Northern Soul Records that Detriot Techno (Of which Motown shared the same home) was naturally baught to his attention in the 80's in it's early incarnation by the music community who he knew intimately over years. It is true the terminology of 'Techno' and it's elements (as all nearly electronic music) originated in those early european clubs but 'Detroit - Techno' had deffinative unique elements of that 'Motown-Jazz Funk Fusion' sounds that are added to the pure electro sounds of the european influence, of which, was and is a huge influence on the ears of Juan Atkins, Eddie Fawlkes etc....... This is just one man's love of the music evolving and coinciding within the the same city of which he has been an ambassador for more than many of us can remember....PEACE!


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