Never thought I would be reccomending a purchase of mixmag, but last month's issue had a top mix cd by Hawtin on it. The tracklisting is as follows:
|1||2000 & One||Leaf 2|
|2||Cosmic Sandwich||Man In A Box (André Kraml Remix)|
|Remix - André Kraml|
|4||Shane Berry||For A Moment|
|6||Heartz4||Intimacy Girl (Someone Else Remix)|
|Remix - Someone Else (2)|
|8||Troy Pierce||25 Bitches (Gaiser's Too Many Bitches Makeover)|
|Remix - Gaiser|
|9||Fraktion||This Fever Works|
|10||Marc Lansley & Falko Brocksieper||Popa Wheely|
|12||Alex Under||El Encuentro|
|13||LocoDice||Seeing Through Shadows|
Its a great mix for the cost of the magazine and it has a nice continuity to it. After hearing the last few mixes by Hawtin I expected something more fractured and intellectual but this is a great mix for just dancing to, without any particularly weighty intellectual thought process behind it. Is techno becoming more hedonistic? Perhaps the crossovers that have been happening betwee house/techno/electro have born more fruit than simply new songs. Maybe the respective mindsets have expanded? Next thing you know Basic Channel are going to release a straight up jacking track. We shall see.
I particularly liked the 25 Bitches remix on this mix and the last three tracks. Alex Under has been killing it recently. The Untitled track on Multiplicaciones is awesome as well. In fact what the hell, lets start the week off with some techno.
Alex Under - Untitled