A page covering mostly my Discogs purchases
Legend: purchase month/year: artist - title (label cat no. - year) - price (condition)
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.