VA – Tresor 30 (30th Anniversary Edition) [TRESOR330]

VARIOUS - TRESOR 30 (30th Anniversary Edition)

Since 1991, Tresor has provided a home for artists to germinate their ideas for advanced new sounds and broadcast them to the world. The pioneers that first traversed the Detroit-Berlin connection and were at the forefront of a new cultural movement gave to Tresor its original and continuing mission: community, resistance and reshaping the world to come. The Tresor 30 compilation represents a major land- mark in this continuing history of electronic music. This unique collection of music profiles some of the artists that gave the previous three decades of Tresor its sound and foundation, but it also casts its gaze forward. Writing new postcards from the future, this collection brings new artists who main- tain a connection to that original mission to the fore, charting ways in which this ethos can contin- ue to build bridges and break walls in the next 30 years. Bringing together 52 essential tracks – both clas- sics and exclusive commissions – each of the 12 records in this box-set charts a unique line of flight from those artists that helped define the shape of this new music to those who continue to pattern its landscape further.

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VA – Tresor 30 (30th Anniversary Edition) [TRESOR330]

Funkadelic – Reworked By Detroiters [SEW3158]

Funkadelic have created an enduring legacy, and the power of their impact is visceral in Detroit. Their records not only played with genre, but possessed a diabolical sense of humour that led to music domination by the late 70s with Parliament, Funkadelic, Parlet, Bootsy’s Rubber Band and the Brides Of Funkenstein all releasing albums the same year for two years in a row. The music itself is beyond stereotype, but equally huge is that they were a black band not allowing themselves to be limited by anyone else’s notions of who they could be, having a massive impact on the next generation of Detroit music, Detroit Techno. But more than just Techno, it is a freedom of thinking that extends beyond boxes, so we included all sorts of today’s generation of Detroit musicians and producers to show the wide range of music that was Funkadelic and how these ideas are still contemporary, they endure and inspire.

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Funkadelic – Reworked By Detroiters [SEW3158]

VA – Air Texture Volume V [AIR005]

Besides their mesmeric and inventive live sets, EPs and LPs, Juju & Jordash are also accomplished selectors. They prove that here by linking with Spacetime Continuum to curate one CD each for the ambient and down tempo series, Air Texture. Their majestic disc includes one of their own pieces, tracks made with Move D as Magic Mountain High, plus other unreleased tracks from Donato Dozzy, Gigi Masin and others. It makes for a brain soothing and escapist listening.

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VA – Air Texture Volume V [AIR005]

Skudge / Different World – Lost Archives I [AERA007.1]

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First of a four-part series focusing on unreleased material from those close to the Indigo Aera label. Skudge with a special re-version of the intro they use often in their live setup. From the start this track keeps on building. Real tension for the dancefloor. On the B-side, Claude Young & Takasi Nakajima under their Different World alias with a real emotive hi tech soul techno track.

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Skudge / Different World – Lost Archives I [AERA007.1]

Claude Young – Impolite To Refuse [ICAN009]

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Originally released in 1996, ”Impolite to Refuse” immediately inspired the future members of ICAN. It had that Detroit Techno soul with latinized bass and percussion; even before Knights of The Jaguar, Claude Young’s masterpiece had won us over. Also included on this release are two new versions of ”Impolite to Refuse”. Esteban Adame and Santiago Salazar did their homework to recreate the strings, bass and then added their own inspired twists for the ICAN Remake. Esteban Adame slows it down to 118 bpm for a latin funk jam on his Deep Mix.

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Claude Young – Impolite To Refuse [ICAN009]

Claude Young & Takasi Nakajima – Rapture EP [ART011.1 / ART011.2]

YOUNG, Claude/TAKASI NAKAJIMA - Rapture

Claude Young teams up with his Takasi Nakajima to deliver the next EP on ART. Cool no-nonsense but thoughtful future-tech, with plenty of analog modulations for the heads – and dance-floor thump for the party people. On the flip, the legendary Ian O’Brien delivers a typically deep, Detroit tinged remix with trademark warm bass and glistening top lines. On the digital release two other remixes from label owner Kirk Degiorgio and TJ Korg.

PART1 / PART2

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Claude Young & Takasi Nakajima – Rapture EP [ART011.1 / ART011.2]