TRACK NOTES by AZARI


  1. Cybotron - “El Salvador
    Classic Juan Atkins cosmic funk off the LP enter, some real OG electro. Driving drum machine beats that make you fall into escapism, it’s sort of where Detroit techno began. I ran it through the Model H3000 Ultra Harmonizer Alien Program and accentuated the extra terrestrial sounds.

  2. Metro Area - Miura (12” Mix)
    Morgan Geist and Darshn Jesrani. Back when I owned a record store I remember buying multiple copies of this the day it came out. (4:13)

  3. Charlie - Spacer Woman
    Everything you want in a song is here. You’re floating the entire time. When you hear it on a dancefloor, you can’t control your body. The syncopated synth structures constantly pulsate, creating a levitating effect. (12:33)

  4. TR/ST - Sulk (Stem)
    Robert gave me the stems for Sulk to work on a while back and it’s always given me this transcending space elevator effect. (19:42)

  5. The Other People Place - Let Me Be Me
    An effortless bassline, I could listen to this on loop forever. (22:43)

  6. Smith N Hack - Falling Stars
    The fat arpeggiated italo-bassline, synthesized vocals and gentle pads bring you just outside of the atmosphere. It’s raving in a spaceship. Space Warrior. (28:11)

  7. LFO - LFO (Leeds Warehouse Mix)
    One day, an alien civilization will intercept this, and know that we’re worth a visit. (32:00)

  8. Model 500 - The Chase (Smooth Mix)
    1989 on Metroplex records, the sounds are so raw and almost have a subtle live feel turning them more human than machine. This was right when I was starting to get into the rave scene. Has an almost balearic vibe to it. (37:18)

  9. Fingers Inc - Can You Feel It
    Classic Larry Heard (Mr. Fingers) from 1986, I want to say he used a Yamaha DX7 (see below) and a Juno-60 polyphonic on this running with the TR-909 producing the infamous six note bassline. It’s where deep house starts, shits so deep you can cut it with a knife. When the bassline drops and you’re in a club, you have just experienced something that will change you. (42:55)

  10. Cybersonik - Cabaret 7
    Daniel Bell, John Acquaviva and Richie Hawtin, syncopated rhythmic patterns and raw warehouse sounds, all the machines are connecting. ( 48:17)

  11. Klanken - Twee
    A newer record that really shows where you can go in this day and age. Just look at a picture of the Deewee studio and you’ll understand. (51:38)

  12. An-i - Rut
    It’s just out of this world industrial electro mayhem from my good friend Lee Douglas. Let Lee know I got home safe from Corisca. It’s like if Nitzer Ebb were making techno now. (56:42)

  13. New Order - 1963
    Hitting all the right notes but still keeping a futuristic feel to it for the time while incorporating elements of pop structure and blending in the new synths just as the dawn of Midi came to be. You really started to hear orchestrated synth patterns combining together with other live elements in production after this. (1:02:26)

  14. New Order - Elegia
    Brings me back to when I was a young kid and my mom had just gotten me a walkman (I think in grade 2?) and I would steal my older sisters tapes and found this crazy long live bootleg version of the song. I would fall asleep to this night after night, this record means a lot to me. (1:08:55)