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October 21, 2012, 12:58 pm
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Helmet Mix – by Will Elder

 

 

WOw..This is rare.  I have two mixes in two months that were passed on for Oursoundtracks.  Both coming from extremely excellent souls that I’ve had the pleasure to come across in funny ways that only fall into line when you live in some strange land like Japan.  Last month was from a dear soul, Moorieman in Germany, this time from my man Will in Australia.  I actually met Will at an excellent outdoor electronic music festival out here in Japan called Labyrinth last year.  We were introduced by a mutual friend who was DJing at the event.  We chatted a good few times over the weekend and he promised me a mix of some good laid back house tunes…almost a year to the day he came through.  Thanks SOO much will, it’s a pleasure putting up a splendid mix from a being such as yourself.
I believe this mix was also passed out to guests at a party they had in Australia..thus the flier above.

If you are into laid back, minimal house or house flavored techno I really think you’ll enjoy these sounds.  As an extra cherry on top the mix starts with some tasty oldies and one of my all time favorites since I was 10 years old, Depeche Mode.  Love it.   Thanks again Will.    By all means, get working on the next mix and pass it along.

1. An excerpt from Position Normal – Goodly Time
2. Mikado – Message De Noel
3. Kraftwerk – Home Computer
4. Depeche Mode – Strangelove (Blind Mix)
5. Move D – Eastman
6. DJ Sprinkles + Mark Fell – Say It Slowly (N.U.M. Mix)
7. Roger 23 – Looking For A Title But I Haven’t Found One Yet
8. Terre Thaemlitz – Rosary Novena For Gender Transitioning (Homosexual Spirits)
9. Voyectra – Fu Bong
10. Pigon – Kamm (Tobias Version)
11. Yoni – Spirit Of Adventure (Frontier Mix)
12. Air Raid Siren [from Acoustic High-End Research – Running Back
Presents Strada Professional Sound Effects]
13. Cross Fade Enter Tainment – Break It Down


LINK TO DOWNLOADABLE SOUNDCLOUD HERE

日本語版

珍しい〜 二ヶ月連続ミックスを送ってもらってアップしている。今回また外国から送ってもらった。今回は去年のLabyrinthという野外Techno Festivalで知り合ったオーストラリア人からです。共通友達がイベントでDJやっていて、紹介してくれた。その週末けっこいっぱい会話して、ミックスを作ってくれる約束をしてくれて、ちょうど一年後届きました! Willさんはものすごくいい人だったので、繋ぎができて本当に嬉しかった。そうして、やっぱりセンスがとっても良くて、さらに嬉しい〜 このミックスはオーストラリアでやったパーティにお客さんに渡したみたいので、そのイベントのflierをのせました。

音楽はminimal houseな感じで、すごい心地いい。。そうして、僕が大好きの80年代のKraftwerkやらDepeche Modeまでミックスの最初の方に入れてくれました。とっても格好いいミックスです〜
是非、聴いてみてください!

1. An excerpt from Position Normal – Goodly Time
2. Mikado – Message De Noel
3. Kraftwerk – Home Computer
4. Depeche Mode – Strangelove (Blind Mix)
5. Move D – Eastman
6. DJ Sprinkles + Mark Fell – Say It Slowly (N.U.M. Mix)
7. Roger 23 – Looking For A Title But I Haven’t Found One Yet
8. Terre Thaemlitz – Rosary Novena For Gender Transitioning (Homosexual Spirits)
9. Voyectra – Fu Bong
10. Pigon – Kamm (Tobias Version)
11. Yoni – Spirit Of Adventure (Frontier Mix)
12. Air Raid Siren [from Acoustic High-End Research – Running Back
Presents Strada Professional Sound Effects]
13. Cross Fade Enter Tainment – Break It Down

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back in the day minimal techno mix
February 4, 2012, 3:25 pm
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Low Key Techno circa 1999? Bedroom Mix – miked (oursoundtracks)


So initially I bought turntables to play techno music. This was the final mix I made while still living at my parents house – wow – so long ago. I moved out around ’99 or so so this mix must be from around then. You can tell it’s dated by the fact that it was recorded in two 45min halves in order to be put on tape. I initially played fairly aggressive stuff, but this mix marked my departure into a bit mellower realm of techno…heavy on keys. This mix probably consists of 50% or more of california artists (such as..Kit Clayton, John Tejada, Dean DeCosta), but also includes a healthy dose of others. There are quite a few tracks from Force Inc’s “Force Lab” series, some Robert Hood, Jeff Mills, Chain Reaction..etc. Side B gets a little more aggressive. As with all of my mixes on here, they were practice mixes, not intended for sharing, but so much time has passed, and I never got around to re-attempting any of them…so enjoy the good sounds along with the mistakes (like messing around with doubles for too long at the end of side B).

Side A starts with a long intro of an old Kit Clayton track that goes into a Mouse On Mars track, then back into another Kit Clayton track off the Plug Research “Lunch Box” series..before we start getting into some beats.

僕 は元々テクノを回すためにターンテーブルを買いました。 このmixはまだ実家に住んでいた頃作りましたので、たぶん 1999年のも のだと思います。 カセットに録音できるようにside A/Bに分けてあります(笑)。元々ハードテクノ回したけど、このmixからもうちょっとdeepな感じのテクノを回し始めました。 このmixは練習の たみに作ったので、ミスとかがありますが(例えばsideBの最後の方doublesで遊び過ぎとか (笑) )懐かしい〜く聴いてみてください!

LowKey Techno 1999? side A (mix by miked)

LowKey Techno 1999? side B (mix by miked)

 

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Silent Servant Sonar Passalong
September 2, 2011, 2:54 pm
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Silent Servant mix for Sonar ’11

 

Silent Servant

While reposting some older Silent Servant mixes I thought I’d pass along one of his more recent mixes made for the Sonar Festival site.  Again, J. Mendez giving us an Oh so enjoyable peak at his records and influences.  ENJOY

Sandwell District – Untitled
Horrid Red – Pink Flowers
Nine Circles – The Rose
Chrome – Animal
Collin Gorman Weiland – Price of leather
Factory Floor – Lying
Chris Carpenter – Waterfalls
Peaking Lights – All the sun that shines
Collin Gorman Wieland – Curse
Maurizio – M7
Derrick May – Relic I
Raymond Scott – Nescafe
Throbbing Gristle – Distant Dreams II
Tropic of Cancer – A Color
Various Artists – No.3 (Debit)
Svreca – Obscur
Regis – Blinding Horses
Crescent – This World Is Not Our Home

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Old Silent Servant III
August 29, 2011, 1:45 pm
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live @ re_invent

Re_Invent

Below is as written for the original post in 2008.

(Can’t remember if this mix is from THIS Re_Invent party or not.  Check here for some other fliers)

The latest great selection of old and new minimal tracks. Absolutely delicious sounds as usual coming from Silent Servant. There are some Silent Servant/Jasper tracks mixed in there as well. Keep an ear out. THANKS again Mr. Mendez.

ま〜〜、またSilent Servantのミックスです ;) 今回はイベントのライブミックス。とってもいいミニマルテクノです〜〜

live @ re_invent mix – uploaded 07/15/08



old silent servant II
August 29, 2011, 5:25 am
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**Posting some mixes I put up a long time ago, but weren’t switched over when I changed the format of this site.**
**昔アップしたミックスFormat変えてから見れなくなったので、もう一回あっぷしています~**

Silent Servant mix from a while back

j mendez

a lowkey nodding mix of some classic minimal goodies (basic channel/chain reaction/maurizio etc..)   No play list, sorry…   This mix wasn’t made for Oursoundtracks, but I think this is the only place you’ll find it.  Was passed over to me maybe about 4 or 5 years ago, not sure when it was recorded though (Uh..right, as it says on the mp3 title, was recorded in April 07).  Enjoy and spread the word!

4年前もらったSilent Servantミックスです〜〜 Oursoundtracksのために作られたミックスではないけど、ここでしか聴けないと思います!  曲名はないけど、Basic Channel, Chain Reaction, Maurizio など、ミニマルな美味しさたっぷり〜〜

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Old Silent Servant mix I
July 31, 2011, 3:47 pm
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**Posting some mixes I put up a long time ago, but weren’t switched over when I changed the format of this site.**
**昔アップしたミックスFormat変えてから見れなくなったので、もう一回あっぷしています~**

Cytrax Mix Tape – by J Mendez

Quite a long time ago I switched the format of this site to a blog format and in the process a lot of mixes that once were available haven’t been, so I’m slowly trying to put some back up.  Here’s one that Silent Servantfans should definitely check out if you didn’t hear it the last time it was up.  Also have a couple other Silent Servant mixes that have been unavailable for the same reason, stay tuned for those updates soon.

To techno/Sandwell District fans:This next mix is really coming out of the vaults. This was recorded from the original Cytraxcassette tape that must have come out around 96 or 97?  Side A Jon (Silent Servant) side B (Cytrax label co-founder) Tang.  I must say that it was J. Mendez and Tang playing stuff just like this at the SCI-Arc Halloween party, and then later this tape, that launched me headlong into a love for techno music. This tape hits hard and in all the right places – the bpms are true to the era. The sound is quite low-fi (mind your speakers on the low end), but again, it’s coming from one of the most listened to cassettes that I still have.

My tape deck isn’t functioning at the moment and I currently only have Jasper’s side in mp3 format…hope to get Tang’s side up soon.

To friends back in Southern Cal:  This is an old techno mix from a friend from the GG/Westminster hood.  SoCal never had much of a techno scene (all trance/house etc..) but this guy knew what was up with good electronic music before I was even able to not scoff at music without instruments.  We initially connected because we were both massive Smiths fans and realized we had a lot in common music wise.  However, Juan was always years ahead of me and had an insanely good record collection…so I was doing way more of the borrowing.  As I started getting into the underground dance music scene, around 95 or so, I started to realize, although the parties were a lot of fun…trance was just too cheezy and house had too much singing going on for me, and was therefore ripe to be blown away when I went to go see Juan, and Cytrax label partner Tang play at a SCI-Arc halloween party.  From that day on I jumped on Juan to show me all he knew about this minimal techno stuff.  I bought turntables and that was that (I became the lifelong closet dj that I am now).  The label they started, Cytrax, in Westminster, Orange County of all places, had an early partnership with John Tejada and later partnered up with Kit Clayton, both big names in the scene, for a whole slew of great releases that got their fair share of play and respect in Europe but was virtually unknown in the town and surrounding LA county that it came out of.  A few years ago, after a bit of a hiatus, Juan came up under a new name, Silent Servant,  and a new partnership with Regis and Function to form one of THE “hottest” labels in the minimal techno scene right now, Sandwell District (still relatively slept on stateside – as is most good techno).  A few years ago when Juan passed along some of this new stuff it woke up that love I had for minimal music that had long been asleep in me and I dusted off some of my old records and started looking around a bit at some newer stuff.  I was pleasantly surprised at the fact that there was some techno I could really dig on being made again.  Anyhow, I’m eternally grateful for all the good music Juan has shared over the years and am looking forward to what’s to come.

the Cytrax tape. Side A

 

 

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Cytrax Mix Tape 日本語版

だいぶ前にこのサイトのformatを変えました。その時から見れなくなってミックスを意外とあったのど、ぼちぼち直そうとしています。今回はminimal technoやSilent Servant好きな方におすすめです〜

1995ぐらいから私がテクノやrave パーティにはまって、初めてdjの世界に興味をもった。残念ながら、ロスのelectronic musicはだいたいHouseかTranceだった。パーティが楽しかったけど、音楽的にちょっと物足りなかった。そのとき、高校時代の友達が知らない間にminimal technoがdjしていた事が知っていて、彼のイベントを見に行った。その夜から私のテクノやdjの人生が始まった。その友達 (Jasper)がロスで友達と自分たちのラベル “Cytrax“(1996~2003?)を出した。Cytraxのメンバーがもともと四人でした:Jasper (Silent Servant), Tang, Kit Clayton, and Jon Santos.  ロスにテクノシーンが全くなかったけど、だんだん CytraxやKit Claytonの名前がEuropeや日本まで広かった。

私的にこのminimal technoが詳しい人が周りにJasperしかいなかった。同じ近所に住んでいたので、よく彼の家にいって、色んな音楽の話をして、ものすごく勉強になった。私が2001-2002年ぐらいから好きなテクノレコードだんだんみつからなくなってきて、テクノちょっと諦めた。

それで、2007ぐらいこのサイトを始まって、色んな古いテクノミックスを聴いていて、またJasperに連絡とって彼の新しいミックスやレコード聴いて、また自分の中のテクノの火が再びに表した。2006か2007ぐらいからJasperが新し名前 Silent Servantで Regis, Female, and Functionのdj/producerの仲間とSandwell Districtというレベルで再びvinylをリリスした。そのSandwell Districtが現在のテクノ世界の中でめっちゃ熱いレベルになっちゃいました。。。

今回のミックスは1996か1997のCytrax mix tapeです。Side AがJasperで、Side BがTangだけど、今私のカセットデッキが動かなくってSide Aしかmp3なってない。この時代からテクノが好きな方に大歓迎!!

 

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long lost
January 1, 2011, 5:12 pm
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:: One of the first mixes posted when I first started this site, maybe some time in 2007?  Anyways, reposting for organization sake and because it’s a good listen.::

Funky Vuelta – Untenmaa mix



here we have another deep, four-on-the-floor, soundscape mix this time brought to us by Funky Vuelta. minimal, sparse, yet soulful techno from labels such as Chain Reaction, Deepchord etc. Be sure to check out Funky Vuelta’s site for some of his own brand of dreamy breakbeats. Thanks for sharing!

Here’s the playlist:

Fluxion – Aviation [Chain Reaction]
Fluxion – Bilateral Motion [Chain Reaction]
Rhythm & Sound – Ruff Way (Version) [Burial Mix]
Deep Chord – Untitled [Deepchord]
Maurizio – M7 [Maurizio]
Quadrant – Dub I [Basic Channel]
Nick Rapaccioli – Sci Fi [Vertical Form]
Imax – Soft White (Version) [Deepchord]
Dean DeCosta – Heavy Circles [Plug Research]
Nick Rapaccioli – Grit [Vertical Form]
Project Remark – Tech hikers [Plug Research]
Nanospeed feat. Spacetank – Entwurf [Shitkatapult]
M. Von Schommer – Würfel [Deepchord]
D.F.T. – Weird Or Wired [Dubwise]
Pulse -Cariño (Silencio) [Harthouse]

untenmaa – Funky Vuelta




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