20 Minutes of Hell (2002)

What was originally created as a promotional requirement for a small gig in Budapest became one of my more talked about mixes during the hard techno years. I don’t play like this anymore, but I can still appreciate the insanity.

In 2002, I wrote:
“this little promotional mini mix CD was given to the first 100 entrants into the coldwar party in budapest, hungary on december 14, 2002. it’s unsettlingly hard.”

recorded at tetanus studio, december 2002 – brooklyn

AeoX – Nuclear Winter – Null
Boss – Jahoda – Palica Vonzvreca
Andreas Kremer – Rock Them (DJ Boss rmx) – Lifeform
Dylan Drazen – Baba – Remains
Simon Krach – Current Value – Null
Polytechnique – Free Mind – Salpeter
Next Level feat. Dylan Drazen – Doch – Unreleased
Henrik B – Seven A – Illgo Rhythm

Blazin (2002)

In 2002, I wrote:

“67 minute techno mix originally recorded for dj dionysos’s show on uk based pirate radio, broadcasted on 08.22.02. this is a spontaneous mix patched through the effects returns of my studio’s mixing console, which gave the signal a strange compressed feeling.”

recorded at tetanus studio, 08.07.2002 – brooklyn

Rob Acid – Mars – Shot Tools
Mr. G – Mine U Bassbins – Duty Free
Soultek – Chapter One – Kompute
Smooky – Super Ugly – Electronik Weed Crew
Mateo Murphy – Love Express (Umek rmx) – Turbo
Hertz & Johan Bacto – Hektadrone – Zync Grooves
Stanny Franssen – Object/Scene – Genetic
Pounding Grooves – 26A – Pounding Grooves
DJ Misjah – B2 – Mankind 15
Invexis – Chrysanthemum – Kazumi
Fabio MC – Prisma – BXR
Mauro Picotto – We’re Back – Sacrifice
Fabio MC – Tortured – BXR
Mario Piu’ – Sensation – BXR
Axel Martsch & Asem Shama – Drumfiles 2.0 – Spiel-Zeug Schallplatten
Component – Memory Loss – Konsequent
DJ Bold – Rooftop Views – Symbolism
Component – Losing It – Konsequent
Peter Dundov – Feelings – Musicman
Component – Who Cares? – Konsequent
Echomen – Truth (Weekend World rmx) – Hooj Choons

Serius (2001)

This was a rare studio trancey techno mix that I felt like doing at the time. A lot of my live sets those days were infused with these “rolling” kind of sounds, fueled mostly by my hero at the time Guy McAffer, the man behind the Raw and No Entry labels, and Geezer.

In 2001, I wrote:

“cd length tech-trance mix. something a little different for the kids.”

recorded at tetanus studios, 09.03.01 – brooklyn

Ian Wilkie – Guten Morgen – Polyester
Tomaz vs. Filterheadz – More House – Traction
Zzino vs. Filterheadz – Corrador – Traction
Dave the Drummer – untitled – Hydraulix 6
Geezer – Buff & Shine – Smitten
Geezer – You’ve Just Fucked Up – Smitten
Ice Pack – Ha-Ha – Cluster
McAffer/Wightman – Nice Tits, Luverly Arse – Raw 007
Trash Compactor – Put The Ham In – No Entry
McAffer/Wightman – The Turnip That Loved Me – Raw 007
Geezer – Shut Up – Smitten
Andreas Krämer & Thomas Poradl – Lecker Mädche – Construct Rhythm
Guy Geezer McAffer – Process Yellow – Minimum Maximum
Max Graham – Shoreline – Hope
S.O.L.I.S. – Dolphins – Alien
Photon Project – The Inside – Black Hole

Trance ’95 (1995)

In 1995 I was quite taken with trance. This is one of my very first attempts at making a mixtape. I believe it was recorded before dd01, just as trance was fully taking hold of our scene in the US. The audio is encoded off a cassette, but I did my best to remaster it back to life. I gave this mix to very few people. There is no track listing.