A page covering mostly my 2nd hand purchases
Legend: purchase month/year: artist - title (label cat no. - year) - price (condition)
08/2020: Various – Grimy Edits Vol. 6 (Grimy Edits GRIME 006 – 2013) – €2.50 (VG)
A lucky find at a charitable record fair in Tallinn: I remembered Rahaan, one of the remixers, from a Stilove4music release and the red vinyl looked attractive too. Had had quick check on Discogs if it’s not a grime record and it turned out that normally quite a few bucks have to be paid for that. So I grabbed the unofficial release that features three soul and funk edits for driving the crowd mad. Over ten minutes of “I Need Help!” on the B-side is a treat.
08/2020: Rick Wade – Night Of The Living Deep (Yore Records yore-002 – 2007) – €2.50 (VG+)
Always on the lookout after Detroit artists, I picked up my second Yore release – the previous one was from Wade too – from a charitable record fair in Tallinn. The four-track EP is smooth deep house as we know from the artist, “Frosnfeathers” being my favourite track in the position B2. The price and quality ratio sounded right to make for a nice addition to my collection.
06/2020: Adapta – Adapta 1 (Brutalist Sunset Brutalsun 1 – 2011) – €5.00 (NM)
Bitstream is a well-known electro act but it was new to me that the Conner brothers have been recording under solo monikers too. In the early 2010’s, Dave (as Uexkull) and Steven (as Adapta) were also behind the label Brutalist Sunset. The first Adapta twelve is a journey on electro’s abstract trails, like a heavier take of Hidden Hawaii. Gloomy and seductive tracks, especially the B2 “Duerden Sound”.
02/2020: The Hollywood Impact – DJ Tools Volume 2 (Rawhaus Records RH0002 – 1992) – €4.50 (G+)
Got this tip from a 1993 interview of Daniel Bell in the German techno magazine Frontpage, where “DJ Tools Vol. 2” was listed in his TOP 10 of the moment. This is vocal house from the US and my favourite is the B-side’s sleazy opener “Cabeza (Head Job)”, which reminds a bit of Rosario’s “You Used To Hold Me”. I’m wondering if “Vol. 1” was ever released, but I can see on Discogs that the artist Rick “Hollywood” Pagan was busy already from the mid-1980’s on the Newark label Music Village Records.
02/2020: E.O.X. – Acid New York E.P. (Hollis Haus TEN4002 – 1995) – €8.50 (VG+)
The record came out on an offshoot of Tension Records, a nineties influential label that was run by Abe Duque. Two cuts were written by US electronic artists Dietrich Schoenemann and Taylor Deupree, both of them known for exceptional track record as sound designers. The A-side’s acid funk might have well appeared on Khan’s Temple Records in NYC, while the flip’s offbeat spanking and deformed vocals with “acid, New York” on repeat are leading thoughts to Phuture and other classic 303 acts.
01/202o: .xtrak – Multiplexor (7th City SCD 003 – 1995) – €8.50 (VG)
Out of stock when I made an order from Submerge in 1995, this original press filled with genuine minimal has finally landed in my collection. Written by Todd Sines and co-produced by the label founder Daniel “DBX” Bell, the four-track EP parades with cold jack beats. Of course the label’s most coveted releases came from Claude Young’s project Brother From Another Planet but they are going for huge money.
01/2020: Random Access – DJ Tools Vol. 2 (Relief Records RR704 – 1994) – €14.00 (VG+)
Every few months I’m indulging myself with early Relief releases, even when owning a number of them already. Random Access – not to be mixed up with Dutch acid techno act Random XS – released three installments of “DJ Tools” on the label and the second volume is the first one in my collection. The sound is on housier side, pumped up by a Green Velvet remix on the B-side.
12/2019: Panasonic – Panasonic (Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-007 – 2005) – €19.00 (NM)
I belong to the guild of Sähkö collectors and this piece was missing so far. Original first pressing is very expensive, but the 2005 reissue is fine too. “Murtaja” on the B-side is a rough ride. It’s a shame Panasonic was forced to change its name, even when it didn’t have any adverse effect on the duo’s musical output.
10/2019: Jakosuodin – Putkimies EP (Pulssi pulssi001 – 1997) – €6.00 (VG)
Finnish FM station Radiomafia played it in March 1997 when introducing new domestic releases. ‘Plumber’ (=’putkimies’) techno came with a sturdy, chord driven title track and “Epäkesko” was close to early M-Plant. Still works well.