detroit s keith tucker is a man of many names, the man behind aux-88, alien fm, dj k-1, optic nerve and more. if you have even a vague interest in the motor city s electronic output of the last 20+ years his name will be instantly recognisable as someone who turns out the highest calibre electro and techno jams, the type of records that look towards the future for inspiration, existing in the subterranea and sharing the same artistic vision of artists like juan atkins drexciya, erik travis, shake, dj stingray and many more. originally released on scottish imprint seventh sign recordings in 2005 detroit saved my soul is a modern classic. it features all the hallmarks of classic 313 techno and electro which is to be expected with tucker behind the boards. first cut it s a mood (detroit saved my soul) is minimalism done right - stripped back drums with minor synth stabs punctuating flurries of vocoders and kt s voice describing the d as he sees it to us via the medium of music. killer stuff. elektronik is up next, almost classically a-u-x sounding, pure electro beats for the heads. fast paced machine funk from 50 years time beamed back to 2017 to tell us what s really up. oh, watch that bassline, you could get into trouble. finishing the ep we are treated to my mental state , a slower paced, psychedelic electro cut with killer drums and rim-shots featuring, again, kt s vox weaving in and out of the mix asking where are you, what are you doing? . absolutely essential tracks from a modern day techno legend. essential stuff. detroit saved my soul has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement of keith tucker / seventh sign recordings for 2017 and remastered by london s curve pusher from the original sources especially for mint condition. 100% legit, licensed and released. dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at your new favourite reissue label - mint condition!
already support by marcel dettmann, marcel fengler, steve rachmad, objekt, deetron, len faki, voiski, sebo k, dj deep, bleak, tripeo, jonas kopp, slam, electric indigo, the exaltics, stephen brown, jeroen search, xhin, dexter, dimi angelis,…
intense, deep,raw and dirty tracks by marco bernardi. his first release on clone records in a while and what a record! two tracks build around unpolished rhythms and open beginning that dont reveal immediately where its going. quiet unpredictable is the a-side that slowly opens up with a sultry string and then completely bursts open with a shiny melody that is in beautiful contrast with the raw percussion. broken silence is another deep track founded on a basic rhythm and metallic detroit bass line. topped with spoken words (by keith tucker from aux88) and bleepy melodies, underlaid with a deeper sexy bassline. a track rooted in the best traditions of techno... weve played this one over and over! machine music by men!
after 3 years of his success on electrix records - max is back to collaborate with keith tucker… this time on a groovy but hard track >electrotech<. you can feel detroit 4/4 floor beats with cold robot synths and the hot voice of the aux 88 front man
ultra dry elektrobombs, phat vocal parts!!! / some reactions >>: dj rolando: digital system is slamming, tiga: a killer old school techno jam..electro hit!, the hacker: i love it ,theres nothing more to say for us, biggest electrix release to date! further support from phil kieran, cari lekebusch & laurent garnier !!!
marco bernardi marks his second outing on the dirty planet imprint with a 4 track ep bursting with emotion and originality. >i feel the lies< has a more laid back approach with deep and trippy grooves and evolving acidy stabs which are complimented with the unassuming and neatly placed vocal of detroit legend and aux88 founder keith tucker, making it one of those truly >special< tracks. second track >giro< (exium remix) is directed more towards the harder techno fans keeping the arrangement simple and the kick big and bold, this excellent remix has seen early support from surgeon with him choosing to feature it on the recently released fabric53 mix cd. flipping the record over sees two tracks exploring different sounds and moods. >msry< builds pace surrounded by an array of atmosphere, hissing percussion and lush detroit sounding synths where as killer track >giro< is a raw, off beat, electro monster laced with acid sequences and dirty bass.
taken from the tiefschwarz mix compilation - 3 really special tracks on vinyl as teaser. a side drama society 'crying hero' (tiga mix) , b1. code 6 'second chapter' , b2. max durante & keith tucker 'digital system',