reply to post by Kick Mike
Here's a bunch of good trance sets I found before I stumbled on this thread.
Interesting reading with nice videos. I'm almost 40 and before trance or anything, the only electronica and keyboards was Pink Floyd "One of these
days" 1971 and the short piece off 1973 Dark Side Of the Moon, the loopy piece before "Time". May even be one of the very first trance works. Very
innovative stuff at the time. I remember hearing it and thought, this is the most awesome thing I've ever heard. It's also not long enough.
Then there was Kraftwerk, released first album in Nov. 1970. Not trance or techno, but paved the way. The world was not used to an all electronic
band, and many hated it. Mike Oldfield and Brian Eno were experimenting as well.
King Tubby (Dub) was another over-looked innovator. Get back to your roots and search King Tubby on Youtube and listen to what they were doing in
1973. Also Disco came along and introduced the drum loops and down beat with rolling bass lines. It also introduced the "DJ". Now the birth of
electronica and dance music is made.
Again, none of these groups are trance or techno, but they are the god-fathers and helped pave the way.
Not much happening as disco died off in the late 70's and early 80's, until the German/Belgian NewBeat scene finally took us where we are today.
When I began spinning in 88 or 89, most all my vinyl was from Europe. Alot of Razormaid (they spliced recording tape using razor blades for re-mixes,
hence the name) Waxx Trax and New Zone record labels.
My first line up consisted of:
Edwards & Armani -Acid Drill
101 -Rock to the Beat
A Split Second -Colosseum Crash/Mambo Witch
Fatal Error-Fatal Error
Klangwerk -Die Kybernauten part 2
Section 25 -Looking from a Hilltop
Tragic Error -Tanzen/ Klatsche in die Hande
SA-42/Signal About 42 -Caranval Plastic Acid Mix
Taste of Sugar -Hmm Hmm
Public Relation -Eighty Eight
Konzept -Hypnautic Beats razormaid ambient 1990 mix
Tribantura -Lack of Sense razormaid mix
Plus many more. These were among the very best tracks at the time. All the above is on YouTube and I recommend you hear them all. I did prefer darker
more serious/intelligent tracks unlike Dead or Alive and the other gay bands the clubs would drop at the time. Yellow or New Order. I was ahead of my
time and nobody liked my selection, I was asked to stop on many occasions. And have been run out of places for clearing the dance floor. Nobody was
ready for my rack. Not only did people not like my music, it pissed them off. It wasn't easy then, I thought I was bringing the masses the latest in
cutting edge music, and all the above is still too much for most folks.
These days I'm into Zany and DV8 or Donkey Rollers. I'll always love good Drum and Bass. Anyone remember early 90's Jungle? Wow, that was awful.
Also look for "Hong Kong Trash-Down the River" still a great track, Temple of the dream jaguar is good too. Older, but good tracks if you never
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