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VariousStatic Tracks Volume One

Label:Outland Records – TRIPCD 1601
Series:Static Tracks – 1
Format:
CD, Compilation, Mixed
Country:Netherlands
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:House, Techno

Tracklist

1The Black DogVirtual (Gods In Space)2:37
2Double DeeParty Time (Rochetta Street Version)
Mixed ByMoz-Art
2:22
3The DicemanQuad (Data Mix)3:58
4Klubzone 1Boom Ahh! (1st Boom "Origizone")2:57
5Neal HowardPerpetual Motion (Saunderson Mix)
RemixSaunderson*
1:38
6Fingers Inc.I'm Strong (Instrumental)2:00
7Club MCMClub M.C.M. (K.A. Happy Mixx)
RemixK.A.*
2:43
8In-Sync*Storm3:21
9Love RootHold Me Right (Dub Me Right Mix)1:44
10RagsAbstract3:15
11YvettePump Me (Mayday Mix)
RemixMayday
2:32
12The Black DogGlossolalia4:13
13Given Flowers4U (Beautiful Gesture Work)6:51
14Wladimir M.*Evil2:23
15Fuck The Industry And Motherfuck Radio, Man!This Is Bug (Original WestBam Mix)
RemixWestBam
2:14
16Set Up SystemFactory (Parallax Mix)2:00
17Guaranteed RawGet A Load Of This (Instrumental)2:59
18Le MystereOpus 3034:17
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Credits

Notes

Mixed & Compiled for Outland Compilations.

℗ & © 1992 INDISC/Outland
Made in Belgium

Sleeve tracklisting is not numbered, contains errors, shows the wrong order and omits track 15. Here is what the sleeve notes show for tracklisting:
Black Dog, The - Virtual (God's In Space)
Love Root - Hold Me Right (Dub Me Right Mix)
Double Dee - Party Time (Rochetta Street Version)
Diceman, The - Quad (Data Mix)
Klubzone 1 - The Exchange (008-A Mix)
Neal Howard - Perpetual Motion (Saunderson Mix)
Fingers Inc. - I'm Strong (Instrumental)
Club MCM - Club M.C.M. (K.A. Happy Mix)
Black Dog, The - Glossolalia
Given Flowers - 4U (Beautiful Gesture Work)
Paradise - Abstract
Yvette - Pump Me (Mayday Mix)
In-Sync - Storm
Wladimir M. - Evil
Set Up System - Factory (Parallax Mix)
Guaranteed Raw - Get A Load Of This (Instrumental)
Le Mystere On The Beat - Opus 303

Correct tracklisting is shown above.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: EOD ARC 1601 01 $
  • Rights Society: SABAM

Reviews

  • GoodNF's avatar
    GoodNF
    Here is some background to show you how abso-frickin'-lutely groundbreaking this mix was.
    Groundbreaking in the sense of "there is an era before it, and an era after it".

    1. Dimitri selected the tracks himself.
    Lex van Coeverden mixed this one in 1987: 12 All-Time Greatest Hits. However, this was a mix Lex made for Rams Horn. So to say: a mixed version of the unmixed double vinyl. The track selection was already done for him.

    2. Dimitri requested a record company to license the tracks.
    We had Turn Up The Bass Megamix 1990 by Koen & Addy. House Party - The Ultimate Megamix by TCM. They were both limited to what Arcade could license. Ben Liebrand did not have these limitations for his Grandmixes, but these contained tracks by Madonna, Michael Jackson and Prince that could not be licensed for a commercial release. Dimitri throws this principle upside down.

    3. Dimitri made this mix in one take.
    All mixes I just mentioned contained some studio trickery, such as added drum patterns, heavy editing, reshaped transitions. Dimitri's mix was just two (three?) turntables, a mixer and a recorder. That's it.

    4. Dimitri made a new composition out of existing music.
    Some months before , Various - Natural Elements was released. That one is also continuous, but only mixed together in the very end, and as such, a string of tracks. In Dimitri's mix, you cannot hear where one track ends and the next begins.

    5. Dimitri puts the deejay in foreground as the performing artist.
    This is the embodiment of David Bowie's statement: I am a DJ, I am what I play.

    Simply said: without Static Tracks, there would be no Fresh Fruit Cocktail #1, no First Works, no iT - The Album, no Strictly DJ Jean, no DJ Tiësto In Search Of Sunrise.
    • BlakerPete's avatar
      BlakerPete
      One take mix. Not pre recorded in Ableton. Just a one take. Think about that. For a moment.
      • cinemaroyale's avatar
        cinemaroyale
        Edited 5 years ago
        One of Dimitri's finest moments and a milestone in DJ mixing compilations. The mix offers an incredible voyage and diversity in moods with all tracks making perfectly sense, done in his typical artistic way, set to inspire the mind and mesmerize the body and dance floor. His selection gives an interesting insight of the music that was played back then at the Amsterdam based RoXY, combining Detroit Techno, Chicago House, Dutch, Italian and English electronic gems and Belgium Ambient. If you take a closer look at the individual tracks many became sought after classics and underline his artistry and understanding of innovative electronic music in a time without internet and downloads. Personal favorites are In Sync “Storm", Wladimir M’s “Evil” and “Opus 303” by Le Mystere.

        Including the (intentionally) messed up track listing, the one take feel of the mix and the psychedelic artwork this mix definitely deserves a repress, because of it's beauty and the fact it was one of the first official DJ mix CD's ever released, at least in The Netherlands. An essential and timeless piece in the history of Electronic Music.
        • Heinrich5's avatar
          Heinrich5
          A very rare, but awesome (mix)compilation by "good old" Dimitri Kneppers. Contains eclectic, timeless tracks which even nowadays proof to be timeless as they were meant to be. A classic album!
          • SvenStork's avatar
            SvenStork
            very rare CD, mixed by famous dutch DJ Dimitri. only 1000 copies released by indisc. Still today a fine example of timeless music.

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