Feb 17, 2010

Djax-Up-Beats Full Label at I Love Techno Blog!

Djax Records was founded by Saskia Slegers (Miss Djax) in 1989. Having worked in a record shop for many years, Saskia met a large number of promising artists whose music never got released because, according to the Dutch record-companies, it was "not commercial" enough. At that point she decided that the time was right to start her own label. The first release on Djax Records was a complete album by the Eindhoven based hardcore rap band 24K (No Enemies, 1989). Only a few months later the first 12" of Terrace (916 Buena Avenue, 1990), who also lives in Eindhoven, was released on a new division of Djax: Djax-Up-Beats was born......

At least half of the releases on Djax-Up-Beats are from artists hailing from Chicago. This special contact between Saskia and Chicago has existed since the very beginning. As a techno/acid deejay Saskia kept up with all the stuff from Chicago, so it was logical that the Chicago style would fit perfectly on Djax-Up-Beats. In 1991 Saskia went to Chicago and Detroit to meet her favourite producers in person and to see with her own eyes were it all had started. In Chicago she visited the famous Warehouse club with Armando, went toTrax Records, DanceMania etc. while in Detroit she hang out with Carl Craig and Mad Mike. It was a great experience and after two weeks she went back home with a bag full of acid and techno tracks from producers like K-Alexi, Felix Da Housecat and Paul Johnson. Djax-Up-Beats became the first European platform for the producers from Chicago: a bunch of new talent like Mike Dearborn and DJ Skull as well as the old skool heroes like Steve Poindexter and DJ Rush, they all got signed to Djax. But not only artists from Chicago found their way to Eindhoven. From all over the world new fresh talent got picked up by Saskia: Luke Slater and Steve Stoll and not to forget many Dutch producers like Random XS and Like A Tim.

In 1992 Djax started a cooperation with the legendary Warehouse label from Chicago producer Armando. Some of the most sought after Chicago house classics such as Work That Mutha-Fucker and Circus Bell’s were remixed by top-producers like Edge Of Motion and Hardfloor and became a massive underground hit. Till today these records can be found in the record boxes of many of the world's top techno deejays!

For four years in a row, from 1995 to 1998, Djax proudly took part in one of the major techno happenings: the famous Berlin Loveparade. In 1998 Djax even had the honour to start at pole position nr 1! Many people will remember the 20-metres long red/silver Djax-Up-Beats rocket with 20.000 watt of techno terror on board!

Besides the worldwide respected releases on Djax-Up-Beats, Djax Records is also known for being the first company to release Dutch spoken rap-music, later called Nederhop. In 1991 Saskia discovered The Osdorp Posse that soon became the most popular rap-band of the Netherlands! In 1995 they won the Dutch Popprijs for being the most innovative Dutch band! Also ABN and Spookrijders were two of Djax’s successful nederhop bands. But there’s more, in 1997 Saskia founded two new divisions named Djax-X-Beatz and Djax-Break-Beatz. Both divisions gained success with groups like Grumpyhead, Head First and Seda who combined dance (bigbeat, drums ‘n bass, triphop) with pop and rock. With these two new divisions Djax lifted up its position at the Dutch music market and both in 1997 and 1998 Djax Records received the Dutch Award for being Best Record Label.

In January 1999 Saskia received the Dutch Award ‘De Veer’ for her effort and work for the Dutch music industry. Later that year Saskia published her 10th Anniversary book 'Djax Records The Power of The Underground'.

In 2004 Miss Djax celebrated the 15th anniversary of Djax Records by releasing her first mix album with 24 of her favourite Djax-Up-Beats tracks.

2005 saw the release of Miss Djax first artist album ‘RAW’ that included floorfillers such as ‘Sick of U’ with vocal support of DJ Rush. The album contained a new Miss Djax comic, again from the hand of Alan Oldham. Miss Djax promoted her RAW album with a European live tour.

2008 has been a succesful year for Miss Djax as both 'Hell's Bells' and 'Headbangin' became Record of The Month in Raveline Magazine and her album 'Inferno' got super reviews. 'Still Dominating' and 'Headbangin' rocked the dancefloor all over the world. Furthermore she mixed and released the hardtechno album 'Kick Down Volume 1'. Her European ‘Inferno Tour’ started August 30th at Qbase festival where she hosted her own area. The tour took her all over Europe again.

Being a true vinyl purist the artwork always has been very important to Miss Djax. The beautiful artwork on the new Miss Djax records is from the hand of Ed Repka, the same man who illustrated the great album covers for Megadeth (Peace Sells a.o.) and many more.

Its now 20 years since Miss Djax founded Djax Records. Miss Djax will celebrate this very special anniversary with the release of a DVD containing previously unreleased material from her trip to Chicago/ Detroit (1992), Love Parade (1995 to 1998), Djax 5th and 10th anniversary, gigs and much more, The DVD will mainly focus on the nineties. Stay tuned!


Hello everyone!

All the discography of the label Djax-Up-Beats, I divided into three parts, as it is very big and the whole discography in one post just would not fit :-) Catch the first chat with 122 of 160, will continue to be continued, stay with me ;-)

So start!

Feb 3, 2010

ATAK Full label at I Love Techno Blog

ATAK - is the legendary Japanese label, experimental electronic music and improvisation based musician Keiichiro Shibuya in 2002.

Label: ATAK
Format: CD
Country: Japan
Released: 2002 - 2009
Quality: All in 320kbps
Genre: Electronic
Style: Experimental, Abstract, Minimal, Glitch, Techno, Noise


[ATAK000] Keiichiro Shibuya - Untitled (2004) # DownLoad
[ATAK001] Slipped Disk - Untitled (2002) # DownLoad
[ATAK002] Keiichiro Shibuya & Yuji Takahash - Untitled (2003) # DownLoad
[ATAK003] Stilluppsteypa - Untitled (2004) # Part1 + Part2
[ATAK004] Kim Cascone, Jason Kahn, Steinbruechel - Untitled (2004) # Part1 + Part2
[ATAK005] Goem - Untitled (2004) # DownLoad
[ATAK006] Yuji Takahashi - Untitled (2006) # Part1 + Part2
[ATAK007] Yuji Takahashi, Keiichiro Shibuya & Maria - Dub Lilac (2006) # Part1 + Part2
[ATAK008] Keiichiro Shibuya + Norbert Moslang + Toshimaru Nakamura - Untitled (2006) # Part1 + Part2
[ATAK010] Keiichiro Shibuya - Filmachine Phonics (2007) # DownLoad
[ATAK011] Pan Sonic, Keiichiro Shibuya, Goem, Evala, Keiji Haino - Live DVD Atak Night 3 (2007) # Part1 + Part2 + Part3 + Part4
[ATAK012] Ø – Oleva(2009) # Part1 + Part2
[ATAK013] I8U + Tomas Phillips - Ligne (2009) # Part1 + Part2
[ATAK015] Keiichiro Shibuya - For Maria (2009) # Part1 + Part2
[ATAK none] Various - 60 sound artists protest the war (2003) # Part1 + Part2


M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade - Donut

Artist: M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade
Title: Donut
Label: Living The Dream
Cat.#: LTD001BP
Style: Tech House, Minimal Techno, Drum & Bass
Release Date: 26-Jan-2010
Quality: 320kbps
Tracks: 07
Size: ~110 Mb

1. M.A.N.D.Y. Vs Booka Shade - Donut (Original Mix) (7:19)
2. M.A.N.D.Y. Vs Booka Shade - Donut (James Talk Remix) (6:38)
3. M.A.N.D.Y. Vs Booka Shade - Donut (Gui Boratto Remix) (7:22)
4. M.A.N.D.Y. Vs Booka Shade - Donut (Ben Hoo Remix) (7:11)
5. M.A.N.D.Y. Vs Booka Shade - Donut (Boy 8 Bit Remix) (6:12)
6. M.A.N.D.Y. Vs Booka Shade - Donut (Logistics Remix) (4:36)
7. M.A.N.D.Y. Vs Booka Shade - Donut (Bearweasel's Lazy Dub) (8:53)

Download: Part 1 / Part 2

Feb 2, 2010

Topspin & Vein Litterback - Pulse

Artist: Topspin & Vein Litterback
Title: Pulse
Label: Incorrect Music
Cat.#: INC009
Style: Minimal Techno
Release Date: 06-Jan-2010
Quality: 320kbps
Tracks: 03
Size: ~43 Mb

1. Topspin & Vein Litterback - Pulse (Original Mix) (6:49)
2. Topspin & Vein Litterback - Pulse (Vincent Rio Remix) (6:24)
3. Topspin & Vein Litterback - Pulse (Max Bett Remix) (5:25)


Splatter - Spektral Connection (Lossless)

Artist: Splatter
Title: Spektral Connection
Label: Raccoon Records
Cat.#: RR008
Style: Minimal Techno
Release Date: 19-Jan-2009
Quality: Lossless
Tracks: 04
Size: ~237 Mb

1. Splatter - Spektral Connection (Original Mix) (11:15)
2. Splatter - Optimistik (Original Mix) (9:16)
3. Splatter - Taken By The Mind (Original Mix) (8:48)
4. Splatter - Voodoo Tec (Original Mix) (9:51)

Download: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3

Christian Fischer - Chiffre (Incl. Mark Broom Remix)

Artist: Christian Fischer
Title: Chiffre (Incl. Mark Broom Remix)
Label: Definition Records
Cat.#: DEFD2016
Style: Minimal Techno, Tech House
Release Date: 26-Jan-2010
Quality: 320kbps
Tracks: 03
Size: ~55 Mb

1. Christian Fischer - Chiffre (7:52)
2. Christian Fischer - Chiffre (Mark Broom Remix) (6:50)
3. Christian Fischer - Chiffre (Triple Bass Mix) (8:37)


Switchmode - 2 Face

Artist: Switchmode
Title: 2 Face
Label: Circledigital
Style: Tech House, Minimal Techno, Progressive House
Release Date: 26-Jan-2010
Quality: 320kbps
Tracks: 03
Size: ~53 Mb

1. Switchmode - Fuse (6:59)
2. Switchmode - 2 Face (8:08)
3. Switchmode - True Magic (7:48)


André Walter - The Keys Of Henoch

Artist: André Walter
Title: The Keys Of Henoch
Label: Stigmata Digital
Source: WEB
Format: Album, Unmixed
Style: Minimal Techno, Dark Techno, Ambient
Release Date: 18-Dec-2009
Quality: 320kbps
Tracks: 16
Total Time: 01h:22m:13s
Size: ~188 Mb

01. Andre Walter - Kolobos (7:04)
02. Andre Walter - The Ambush (2:20)
03. Andre Walter - Malphas (6:48)
04. Andre Walter - Doomed (2:25)
05. Andre Walter - Draconis (6:01)
06. Andre Walter - Hidden Dimension (3:00)
07. Andre Walter - Scox (6:05)
08. Andre Walter - Bilocation (3:40)
09. Andre Walter - Boggard (8:29)
10. Andre Walter - Floating (2:40)
11. Andre Walter - Fracture (6:36)
12. Andre Walter - The Cellar (1:25)
13. Andre Walter - Charun (7:44)
14. Andre Walter - The Apocryph (7:30)
15. Andre Walter - Them (6:16)
16. Andre Walter - Be Quiet (4:10)

Download: Part 1 / Part 2

Alex D'Elia vs. J & S Project - Courtkeist EP

Artist: Alex D'Elia vs. J & S Project
Title: Courtkeist EP
Label: Frequenza
Cat.#: FREQDGT022
Style: Minimal Techno, Tech House
Release Date: 25-Jan-2010
Quality: 320kbps
Tracks: 03
Size: ~48 Mb

1. Alex D'Elia & J & S Project - Courtkeist (Original Mix) (6:57)
2. Alex D'Elia & J & S Project - Spider Theo (Original Mix) (6:58)
3. Alex D'Elia & J & S Project - Orphen (Original Mix) (6:55)


Feb 1, 2010

Umek & Friends - Exit People Remixes

Artist: Umek & Friends
Title: Exit People Remixes
Label: 1605 Music Therapy
Cat.#: 1605VA002
Source: Vinyl
Style: Minimal Techno
Release Date: 23-Dec-2009
Quality: VBRkbps
Tracks: 04
Size: ~40 Mb

1. Fergie - Exit People (Umek Remix) (7:46)
2. Dyno - Tribe Waves (Miniminds Remix) (7:53)
3. Umek - Destructible Enviroment (Loco & Jam Remix) (6:42)
4. Aneuria - One Foot Army (Dyno Remix) (6:20)