February 19, 2012

Freaks on a mission

It's been a while since my last post, so i'll try and make it up with a little exclusive: a 1999-recording by Fred Nasen @ Kasteel Beukenhof - Vichte (BE). 99% of you probably don't know this venue, that's because it's a restaurant ... in the lovely setting of a castle. 
Together with my brother and some friends we hired this venue for a one-off with some local dj's and 2 guests: Jan Van Biesen & Fred Nasen. Fred's set is a personal favorite, because it's a nice mixture between the clubby sounds of let's say H2o (where he used to be a resident) and a more tech-house kinda sound. 
If i find the time i'll try and put the Jan van Biesen-set online aswell.

O yeah, we named the party "Freakmission", and i can honestly say i have some very nice memories of that night ... a.o. closing the doors at 11pm since the place was rammed :)


November 3, 2011

Teknoville: 1995

31/3/1995 - 21.00hrs, the start of the second Teknoville "live" broadcast at Cherry Moon. If i remember well (and yes, for that kind of stuff i tend to have a good memory) this was my first night ever at Cherry Moon. How i had been looking forward to this one ... the tapes of the first edition had been on repeat for a year :)
Yves Deruyter had the honour of opening the night, followed by Zzino. As you'll hear, this is not really what you call a "warming-up set". No need to prepare, full speed to start your evening: YDR plays a typical Cherry Moon-selection, and Zzino bangs it even harder with lots of Reload-stuff. 
As the story goes, the tapes of this Teknoville-night were on repeat again within the following year, our "warming-up" when we drove back and forth to Cherry Moon in a Peugeot 205 :) 
And as the story goes further my tape got lost, but luckily i recently received an unedited copy through Soundcloud (thx "Steven Highway"). For your listening pleasure i cut out all the interviews of this StuBru-broadcast, in order to have one continuous mix without interruptions.

PS: The Sven Väth-set of that same night is also out there somewhere on the web.  

August 6, 2011

DEG NYE


And yes, here's another DEG-tape ...only took me about a year to post something new in this blog:)

Sound-quality isn't 100%, but i'm sure the tracks will make up for that.

The set was recorded from Radio 21 (and includes some comments) at NYE 95-96 => 5.30am till 6.30am, on a night like that i'd say that's peak-time :)

DJ Set Deg (Fuse, NYE 95-96 5.30am -> 6.30am) by Red Bull Elektropedia

October 15, 2010

the residents

The dj's i mean, not the band. Here's a 90 minute mix by Pierre & Deg, both residents at Fuse ever since the early days and still bangin' the floor every weekend in 2010 AD. This makes me wonder who else has had such a long residency in 1 club ... the only one i can think of is Marko at La Rocca (dunno if he's a weekly or a monthly resident there nowadays). Anyway, if you can think of someone else, drop it in the "comment"-box.

DJ-set Deg & Pierre (Fuse, April 4th 1998) by Red Bull Elektropedia

September 19, 2009

I'm back, and so is Teknoville

Over 4 months since my last post and what can i say? A new personal record? :) No seriously, i've been busy in lots of ways.

One of the things i've been contributing to is Red Bull Elektropedia, an online ever-growing archive on Belgian electronic music and nightlife. That's right, history is being written down finally, and the past looks bright!
I'd be surprised if you haven't heard about this initiative, and ifso, please check it and help them out to complete the past. If you have any rare footage, exclusive flyers, pictures, videos, or some nice memories to share ... make your contribution. As long as it concerns Belgian Electronic music, anything goes.

The part of me that lives in the past thought it was about time to put some new Teknoville-recordings online. I won't tell you again how legendary these nights were, since the info is already on this blog. About the venue ... Cherry Moon, if you're in a nostalgic mood their flyer-collection is a nice way to get started on RBE.
As for the line-up, check the flyer :)
Lift-off with Yves Deruyter and Marcello, followed by The Art of Trance/Union Jack, Speedy J and Laurent Garnier. Yep, that was the correct running-order that night.

 Teknoville at Cherry Moon: Yves Deruyter +Dj Marcello by Red Bull Elektropedia

 Teknoville at Cherry Moon: Dj Marcello & The Art of Trance/Union Jack live 


 Teknoville at Cherry Moon: Speedy J live + Laurent Garnier - May 27th 1994 by Red Bull Elektropedia

 Teknoville at Cherry Moon: Laurent Garnier pt2 - May 27th 1994 by Red Bull Elektropedia

May 6, 2009

into the Galaxie


That's right ... Galaxie, not Galaxy. A radio-station in the north of France founded in 1981.
In the early nineties they decided to start programming 100% electronic music, and this made them a great inspiration during my youth. Techno, house, trance, elektro, ambient ... 24hrs a day. Can you imagine how happy i was when i discovered them at 95.3fm? (nowadays you can join them through their livestream).


The set underneath is a random recording i did on a fridaynight in 1991. It's a continuous mix (no chit-chat whatsoever) packed with rave-jams. This 60-minute-mix is one of my personal favorite sets ever (and i have quit a few). Maybe i'll try and make a tracklist in the next few days, but for now just have a listen.

Radio Galaxie 1991 by Red Bull Elektropedia PS: i was surprised on the good sound-quality of the tape (after 18 years it's still very ok!).

6 ID's to go ... thx to those who contributed :)

00:00 t99 - anasthasia
00:20 80 aum - mind controller
02:30 tronikhouse - the savage and beyond
05:03 cj bolland - mindwar (ravesignal III)
08:02 the ambassador - communism is gone (jeltsin version)
10:00 the hypnotist - the house is mine
11:20 
2 horns - réveil trompette (radio edit)
13:11 the deadkirks - let's make some fuckin noise
15:20
16:40 plexus - cactus rhythm
20:00 interstellar overdrive - excited
22:30 fire on high - float in a dream of xtc
23:40 rj's rule - rave this nation
25:54 program 2 beltram - the omen (psycho mix)
27:50 aircut - visual attack
29:50 human resource - dominator (frank de wulf mix)
31:10 human resource - dominator (original)
33:40 la style - james brown is dead
34:23 la style - james brown is dead (een remix) ??
35:22
36:44
38:32 t.m.f. - control transmission
42:00 chimo bayo - a si me gusta a mi
44:30 set up system - fairy dust
45:00 mno - god of abraham
45:40 channel x - rave the rhythm
47:10 angel ice - n'aie pas peur
48:21
51:08 acid masters - taking a trip
53:08

May 3, 2009

Balmoral

I know it's been ages since i posted a new mix (and i also know that i say that almost every time :p) ... so here's something to end your weekend, or to kick off a new week.
A set by Kevin, recorded at Balmoral in 1996. I don't think Kevin needs any introduction (and neither does Balmoral). As a dj he always seemed to give his sets that extra touch thanks to excellent mixing skills and an extraordinary taste in music. His backspins are legendary and so are his "eighties" influences (a little hint in the video underneath).

MegaUpload: Kevin at Balmoral 1996. (sorry, no exact date)
 Dj Kevin Jee @ Balmoral 1996 by Red Bull Elektropedia