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Nitetrax (Proto Techno & Beyond) - 17th January 2017

Nitetrax (Proto Techno & Beyond) - 17th January 2017

Playing tracks by

Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Liaisons Dangereuses, James Asher, The League Unlimited Orchestra and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 31st in the #techno chart.

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Manuel Zambrano, the artist behind some extraordinarily beautiful vinyl artwork and the boss of record label Citinite.

I wanted to do a mix of synthpop, new and no wave, funk, disco, electro, and avant-garde experimental music from around 1977-85 that anticipated and influenced the birth of techno. The tracks in this “proto-techno” mix give us an idea of how artists must have been excited by the influx of new electronic equipment, and it’s interesting to hear how musicians working in different genres and countries approached those new sounds and techniques. Being a young musician in the mid-80s listening to all this, how could you not feel inspired to invent techno?

Comments

Prince Jasbo

What an amazing mix and journey through electronic music and genres, loved it - thanks a lot.

Johan Inkinen

love the mix. thanks!