Because of popular demand another disco-themed mix. This one features a lot of amazing tracks from remix kings like Todd Terje, Gigamesh and Aeroplane. It starts off with a track from Pye Corner Audio’s “Black Mill Tapes Vol. 3″, one of the best electronic music albums of 2012. For the rest of the mix I tried to find a balance between italo- and spacedisco bangers, discopop remixes and electro-disco. At the peak of all this glitter madness there are two epic Dutch remixes of classic disco tracks: Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” by Steve Rachmad and the 90′s hit “Disco To Disco”, remixed by San Proper and Melon. After that a gradual comedown with mellow tracks by Tornado Wallace, Todd Terje and Siriusmo. There we go:
Some deeper techno tunes this time. The mix starts with some great minimal by Coma, Dominik Eulberg, Ryan Davis and Pantha Du Prince, and then slowly builds up to a deep, melodic technojourney with tracks by Edomite, Jerome Sydenham, Phil Kieran and a classic by Steve Rachmad from his recently reissued breakthrough album. And this “dj” ain’t afraid to play a long version of a m$%&(*@cking record, so hang in there. After about 60 minutes the mix slowly comes down again with tracks by Luke Hess, Maetrik, Stephan Barnem, Redshape and Pitto.
Steve Rachmad is one of the true Dutch techno legends. His breakthrough album Secret Life Of Machines was released 17 years ago. For that occasion, a remix album is going to be released in June.
As promotion for that album and to honor Steve Rachmad, who is one of the best Dutch producers of the last two decades and maybe also the coolest, most laidback dj, this mini-documentary was made. Almost the entire techno nobility (Ricardo Villalobos, Dave Clarke, DJ Rush, Richie Hawtin, Chris Liebing, and local heroes like Dimitri, 2000 and One and Joris Voorn) pays respect to him:
Listen to snippets from the new Secret Life Of Machines:
And here’s a couple of classics from the original album. Check out Astronotes and Satyricon, pure industrial, spacey techno with a classic 808 sound: