Thursday, November 14, 2013

metal dance

while we're on this industrial-techno / Eurohardcore continuum tip (i.e. Gesaffelstein, Horrorist, Soulwax's Belgcore 'n' gabber slowed-down mix), one of my fave archaeologies of 2013 was  Trevor Jackson's Metal Dance:  Volume 2

like the first volume, an exploration of the hinterland between postpunk and techno-rave -- EBM, second-wave industrial, dancefloor-oriented Goth

like the first volume, a lot of this stuff I'd probably have shunned as past-its-avantfunk-moment in the actual mid-Eighties, when I was listening to Husker Du and Schooly D, but which now sounds really fresh

here's the tracklist:

01. Tuxedomoon - 59 To 1
02. Logic System - Unit
03. Psyche - The Saint Became A Lush
04. Skinny Puppy - Deadlines (400 Blows Remix)
05. Propaganda - (The Echo Of) Frozen Faces
06. Visage - Der Amboss (Instrumental)
07. Rusty Egan - The Twilight Zone (Trevor Jackson Edit)
08. Material - Secret Life
09. Rene Bandaly Family - Tanki Tanki (Rabih Beaini Edit)
10. Experimental Products - Work That Beat
11. Crash Course In Science - Jump Over Barrels
12. Liaisons Dangereuses - Etre Assis Ou Danset
13. Esplendor Geometrico - Necrosis En La Poya

01. Ministry - Over The Shoulder (12-inch Version)
02. Test Dept - The Unacceptable Face Of Freedom: Face 3
03. Mile High Club - Walking Backwards
04. CHBB - Ima Iki-Mashoo
05. Front 242 - Body 2 Body (2trax)
06. Vice Versa - Riot Squad
07. Chris & Cosey - Driving Blind
08. Doris Norton - Personal Computer
09. Plus Instruments - Vom Ertrunkenen Mädchen
10. Conrad Schnitzler - Das Tier
11. Neon - Lobotomy
12. Arthur Brown And Craig Leon - The Conversation
13. Haruomi Hosono - Platonic
14. Godley & Creme - Babies

Here's Trevor Jackson talking about the compilation at Resident Advisor

Here's a promo minimix TJ did

Here's a video mix, official or unofficial i knownot

 And finally some of my fave tunes from the compilation

1 comment:

Unknown said...

These tracks/mixes focus on a rather forgotten era of indeed the "euro"-continuum regarding dance music. Unfortunately, almost no original mixtapes of that era/style seem to have survived and/or uploaded to youtube and such. I am too young to actually have experienced this era spawning from lets say 1984 to 1988 - the time when Italo-Disco (which was huge in european Clubs) and Hi NRG dried out a bit and when around End of 1987/1988 the Acid eplosion drew dancing to electornic music to public awareness. You get glimpses of those Metal Dance mid80s in ads for 12 inch record dealers advertising in music mags like Germany's "Spex" which would advertise EBM/goth Dance together with Electro and first Proto house tracks just under the umbrella "Dance". Another important aspect comes into play here if you look at a couple of (mostly German) big name DJs of the 1990s like WestBam or Sven Väth, who started their DJ careers playing exact such selections of mainly "Euro" sounds, but also thrown in a few electro records for the fun of it.

SPK started out as an industrial band which you probably know. Anyways, hope you enjoy this 12 inch extended version as much as I do.