Let The Children Techno
“Admit it, deep inside you’ve always thought of BUSY P as Santa Claus to Ed Banger’s North Pole. And you knew DJ MEHDI was kind of the African cousin to the Whipping Father. Well, guess what? This winter they gathered their favourite newcomers, added a couple of old-timers, mixed them together and cooked the best holiday electronic dish. A brand new compilation of all fresh and unreleased music, down and up-tempo, love and dub-step, warm and cold-beats, and more international than Jesus. Just like the season.”
- Pedro Winter [http://busyp.coolcats.fr/2011/01/let-the-children-techno-4/]
Compilation CDs tend to be one of the following: a mix of tracks that cater solely to the tastes of the person that created it (though sometimes, just sometimes, proving to flow better than expected), or plain bad. Why not listen to your own playlist? You can finally figure out how to work iTunes DJ for Christ’s sake.
Let The Children Techno does none of the above. This twenty track CD, compiled and mixed by Busy P and Dj Mehdi of Ed Banger Records, is actually worth the listen. And by that I mean worth taking the time to try a million passwords before you can sign into your old MySpace account to stream the mix. And not be disappointed. The compilation is made up entirely of new, unreleased music from artists such as Siriusmo, Brodinski and Tony Senghore, L-Vis 1990, Flying Lotus, Mr. Oizo, SebastiAn, Breakbot, Feadz, Cassius, Skream, Gesaffelstein, Para One & Tacteel, Zombie Nation, Discodeine, Bobmo, Riton, Dumont, Mattie Safer, Duke Dumont, and Djedjotronic.
Needless to say, for any techno-electro fan, this is like the birthday party of the millennium that you desperately want to be invited to. The crew from Ed Banger Records was able to gather friends and family and rally – to take time off of their own individual projects and each create something fresh.
As Pedro Winter aka Busy P, creator of Ed Banger Records, says himself, there’s down, up, warm, cold, love, and dub – a little bit of something for everyone, and a whole lot of goodness all around. The workings of each track are particular to the artist who made the contribution, and if anything have you listening closer to see what each really wanted to bring to the plate on the all star mix. Breakbot gets you moving with a hand clapping “Shades of Black,” Gesaffelstein’s “The Voice” gives you chills like a Michael Jackson “Thriller,” Feadz does 80s synths like a pro on “Far From Home,” Flying Lotus’s “Caravan of Delight” is beyond entrancing, and SebastiAn and Cassius bring it on home with “Enio” and “Shark Simple.” Oh, and it’s safe to say that DJ Mehdi’s “Tragicomehdi” and Busy P’s “Procrastinator” alone could have you pulling out that credit card and making an online purchase of the whole compilation.
Bravo Ed Banger!
Available for purchase at coolcats.fr.
1 Mr Oizo – Let The Children Techno
2 Busy P – Procrastinator
3 Duke Dumont - Hipgnosis
4 Siriusmo – Idiot
5 Para One & Tacteel – Infinity Riser
6 Breakbot – Shades of Black
7 SebastiAn – Enio
8 Mattie Safer – Is that your girl ?
9 Gesaffelstein – The Voice
10 Cassius – Shark Simple (L-VIS 1990 & The Neon Dreams remix)
11 Djedjotronic – The Invisible Landscape
12 Discodeine – Grace
13 Feadz – Far From Home
14 Brodinski & Tony Senghore – Anagogue
15 Bobmo – Control
16 Zombie Nation – Relax
17 Riton – One Night Stand
18 Skream – Boart Party
19 DJ Mehdi – TragicoMehdi
20 Flying Lotus – Caravan of Delight
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