Orlando Voorn – Diligence Pt.2 [ABPLP002]

Dutch Techno master Orlando Voorn has opened up his archive for the first of what will be an ongoing artist focused series brought to you by new imprint Above Board Projects. The compilation will be spread across 2 double 12″ volumes and will feature tracks from many of Voorn’s pseudonyms including; Fix, Baruka, The Ghetto Brothers, Mute & many more. Part 2 opens with the minimalistic bladerunner Techno of Voorn & Juan Atkins’ Infiniti classic ‘Game One’, a true modern classic, also featured is the rolling, paranoia inducing late night groove of ‘Dream World’ from one of Voorn’s more obscure projects Complex, all showcasing a wide variety of styles and sounds. Flawless selections from the early 90’s sitting alongside later productions only go to show how diverse and talented an artist Voorn is and how fresh and vital his music still is today. An essential collection for any serious techno lover.

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Orlando Voorn – Diligence Pt.2 [ABPLP002]

Orlando Voorn – Diligence Pt.1 [ABPLP001]

Dutch Techno master Orlando Voorn has opened up his archive for the first of what will be an ongoing artist focused series brought to you by new imprint Above Board Projects. The compilation will be spread across 2 double 12″ volumes and will feature tracks from many of Voorn’s pseudonyms including; Fix, Baruka, The Ghetto Brothers, Mute & many more. This is the first of a 2-part archival collection entitled ‘Diligence’. Each track featured on the compilation has been carefully selected and programmed in conjunction with Orlando Voorn and the Above Board Projects team. Voorn has an extremely long and storied career in making music and is severely underrated as a producer. His DJ skills are, of course, legendary, with him winning the prestigious DMC mixing championships in 1986 in his native Holland and making a career as one of the country’s leading Hip-Hop DJ’s. As a producer he has long been linked to numerous legendary producers and releases, counting labels such as Fragile, Metroplex and more as homes for his output. His association and collaborations with Detroit have been the stuff of legend since day one and some of the music contained within these compilations celebrate that while showcasing some of the more overlooked tracks from the man’s more than extensive catalogue. Part 1 includes some serious rarities and some straight up, futurist Techno heat, take the majestic technoid melodies of comp opener ‘Diligent’ from one of Voorn’s most well loved alias’ FIX for example, completely worlds apart from the jacking and sparse Funk of Baruka’s killer ‘Technision’. Flawless selections from the early 90’s sitting alongside later productions only go to show how diverse and talented an artist Voorn is and how fresh and vital his music still is today. An essential collection for any serious techno lover.

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Orlando Voorn – Diligence Pt.1 [ABPLP001]

VA – Various [USR011]

The various EP opens with V9843 from Heath Brunner aka Silicon, previously released on the “There Was a Day” white label on V-max records and is a driving melodic techno classic. Next up there’s Manic (Maana Mix) by Erotek, doing what he does best with a ghetto electro beat. On the flipside there’s “Paradox”, an old archival track by Orland Voorn reminiscent of his earlier techno works from the 90s. Eoism close the EP with “Floaters”, a mellow electro track in the vein of the artists previous output on our label.

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VA – Various [USR011]

Orlando Voorn Presents The Stalker – Electrocute EP [CEL001]

New dutch imprint presents Orlando Voorn aka The Stalker on the first release. Orlando shows once again his talent to deliver great music in all genres. This time it’s an superb Electro 4 racker!

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Orlando Voorn Presents The Stalker – Electrocute EP [CEL001]

Frequency vs Atkins – Mind Merge LP [OUTA005]

One day back in end of the Eighties, a pair of friends began sharing a deep love for music, the music we have been supporting, playing and now, able to put it out for your listening pleasure: ‘Mind Merge LP’ is a beautiful quintessence of Detroit electro, funk and techno, partially blending with contemporary electronic contaminations and we believe it’ll be as timeless as many of their records before.

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Frequency vs Atkins – Mind Merge LP [OUTA005]

Orlando Voorn – Collected Ep #2 [MPD003]

Second Ep (of four) announcing the forthcoming Orlando Voorn Collected double CD that will showcase the best from the Dutch producer in his early days. This EP focuses on the early ’91 rave side of Orlando Voorn and gather on one slice of wax 4 sureshot thrilling techno classic and moving warehouse tracks for the most hardcore djs.

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Orlando Voorn – Collected Ep #2 [MPD003]

VA – Comp For Andreas Gehm

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This benefit compilation for Andreas Gehm is being split into 5 parts. You can buy each part for 7 Euro or the full combo package (with all 5 parts – 129 tracks in total) just for 14 Euro (10.64 GBP, $15.56 USD, $20.27 CDN, $21.66 AUD); you can pay more if you want;
All donations go directly to Andreas Gehm to assist with financial stresses due to ongoing health issues (the “Buy” button sends your contribution to Andreas’ PayPal account).
Comp For Andreas Gehm features unreleased and exclusive material.

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VA – Comp For Andreas Gehm

Orlando Voorn – Gain Upwards (Remixes) [OUT015]

Gain Upwards from Orlando Voorn, part of Black Diamond double LP. From the twelve gems Voorn created for Out-ER, Gain Upwards is the cut we selected to be reinterpreted by Voorn’s long-standing friend Juan Atkins, dutch heavyweight ROD, Ostgut-Ton magician Efdemin and Inkblots and Raw Waxes label owner Haiku

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Orlando Voorn – Gain Upwards (Remixes) [OUT015]

Simone Gatto – Moss EP [VOSNOS003]

Vosnos third release features Simone Gatto along with a remix from the dutch artist Orlando Voorn. On his Moss EP he opens up with The way of life a realy nice off beat dub techno track, which with its subtleness, brings a punch to any techno set be it a starter, mid session or end track. Moss gives you an opportunity to explore minimal house at its best. Simone invited Orlando Voorn to interpret The way of life and good on him for doing so! Orlando stays true to the original, which we praise here at Vosnos, and brings it that anthem feel without getting to obvious.

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Simone Gatto – Moss EP [VOSNOS003]

Rick Wilhite – Vibes 2 [RHM010CD]

As a DJ and promoter Rick Wilhite has been holding it down for over twenty years. His ‘Vibes New & Rare music’ record store has been a main source for soulful electronic music in Detroit until its closure a few years back. The ‘Vibes New & Rare music’ compilation only features material that Rick Wilhite truly believes to represent the artists. After releasing Volume 1 in 2010, Wilhite now delivers the sequel, featuring pioneers and new talents alike from New York, Chicago and Detroit.

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Rick Wilhite – Vibes 2 [RHM010CD]

Hipodrome’s 2013 Review (Part 3 of 3)

Here is the third and final part of my 2013 review, featuring my favorite albums released last year. In the first part of the review, the preferences of hipodrome followers are shown, according to the number of click and stars. In the second part, I presented some of my favorite events and performances from last year.

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Now here it comes the serious business. Because there are so many good albums and different genders, I took the same approach as in the 2012’s review.

The list is covering all the genders that I like and post on The Hipodrome Of Music, so I came up with no more than 20 gender lists, going from house to techno, disco and funk to electro and new wave …

Here we go.

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Hipodrome’s 2013 Review (Part 3 of 3)

VA – EPM Selected Vol.2 [EPM032]

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Now a fully-fledged music label with over 30 releases to its name, EPM counts albums from Paul Mac, Carl Taylor, Kristian Heikkila, Lee J. Malcolm, Luis Martinez and The Third Man to its ever-expanding roster. ‘EPM Selected Vol 2’ is the second label snapshot, focussing on the techno side of the label’s output so far (with a couple of rare exclusives* thrown in for good measure).

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VA – EPM Selected Vol.2 [EPM032]