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Nitetrax - Proto Techno & Beyond

London, 18.01.17

I wanted to do a mix of synthpop, new and no wave, funk, disco, electro, and avant-garde experimental music from around 1977-85 that anticipated and influenced the birth of techno. The tracks in this “proto-techno” mix give us an idea of how artists must have been excited by the influx of new electronic equipment, and it’s interesting to hear how musicians working in different genres and countries approached those new sounds and techniques. Being a young musician in the mid-80s listening to all this, how could you not feel inspired to invent techno?

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Tracklist

  • Kraftwerk
    Spacelab
  • Depeche Mode
    Just Can’t Get Enough
  • Liaisons Dangereuses
    Peut Être ... Pas
  • James Asher
    Electro Confusion
  • The League Unlimited Orchestra
    Do Or Die
  • Yellow Magic Orchestra
    Light In Darkness
  • A Number of Names
    Sharevari (Vocal)
  • Giorgio Moroder
    Utopia
  • EQUIP
    XXXO
  • Telex
    Moskow Diskow
  • Alexander Robotnick
    Dance Boy Dance
  • Tik and Tok
    Soulless Synthetic Heart-Steps Of Unconcerned Androids
  • Gary Numan
    Random
  • John Carpenter & Alan Howarth
    Chase Across The 69th Street Bridge
  • Throbbing Gristle
    Hot On The Heels Of Love
  • John Foxx
    Mr. No
  • Man Parrish
    Techno Trax
  • Blancmange
    On Our Way To?
  • George Clinton
    Atomic Dog (Instrumental)
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto
    A Wongga Dance Song
  • Plank, Moebius, Neumeier
    Pitch Control
  • Paul McCartney
    Secret Friend
  • Testpattern
    Ring Dance
  • Delia Derbyshire
    Unknown Title
  • Cluster
    Heiße Lippen
  • Vanity 6
    Make Up
  • The Normal
    T.V.O.D.
  • Visage
    Frequency 7 (Dance Mix)
  • B.E.F.
    Optimum Chant
  • The Human League
    Dancevision
  • Ike Yard
    Dancing + Slaving
  • Ultravox
    Mr. X
  • Herbie Hancock
    Nobu
  • Vicious Pink
    The Spaceship Is Over There
  • Soft Cell
    Memorabilia
  • Cybotron
    Techno City (Instrumental)