Ah, Friday evening, time for some smart, ear-bleeding (ish) German techno ….
Listening to this tonight, Hell’s “This Is For You” sounds like the blueprint for what was perfected by LCD Soundsystem seven years later in 2005!
I’d been a fan of, ahem, “Mr” Hell since 1995 when I bought his “Original Street Techno” 12″ single after hearing a track on the much missed John Peel Show. In those days, he was trading under the moniker of DJ Hell but he apparently lost the DJ vibe sometime over the next 36 months.
No matter, this is classic German techno from the seminal Disko B label out of Munich. The spoken word vocals from Melissa Logan from Chicks On Speed elevates the song to the pantheon of the bestmusicofalltime!
What’s not to like?
Into my third (and last …) week on holiday and reacquainting myself with the genius of minimal techno on the Basic Channel and Chain Reaction labels from the mid 1990s. Trawling through my CDs and vinyl, I stumbled upon this superb, relentless and unforgiving example of the Chain Reaction genre.
For the trainspotters out there, Vainqueur is the alter ego of Rene Lowe but, frankly, this adds nothing of use to the diagnosis or appreciation of this track. Once underway, it never stops.
Hypnotic and perfect techno. Play very very loud.