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Re: Favourite Belgian Tech tunes are?

Post by audiohazard » Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:05 am

oz wrote:X-es vol 1


Can't get the YouTube link to work.
I love x-es vol2. Very trancey but a great 12".

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Re: Favourite Belgian Tech tunes are?

Post by eazyflow » Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:54 am

audiohazard wrote:
oz wrote:X-es vol 1


Can't get the YouTube link to work.
I love x-es vol2. Very trancey but a great 12".
QFT.

All three tracks are very good.

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Re: Favourite Belgian Tech tunes are?

Post by eazyflow » Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:59 am

Here's one of my lesser known favourites:



Love those Landlord stabs \:D/

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Re: Favourite Belgian Tech tunes are?

Post by audiohazard » Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:52 pm

Having been reading this thread and having a day off work, I did a mix in this kind of flavour

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Re: Favourite Belgian Tech tunes are?

Post by what evil lurks » Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:59 pm

eazyflow wrote:Here's one of my lesser known favourites:



Love those Landlord stabs \:D/
The so-called landlord stab sound is the real sound of that era for me, I nearly love every track wwith that sound.

I think that this belgian sound was a bit more professional, the perfect combination is a set where you alternate things like this with UK 91-92 Hardcore. Fortunately these tunes were pressed in large quantities so it's very unlikely they become as expensive as the 93 dark jungle records.

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Re: Favourite Belgian Tech tunes are?

Post by Andy J » Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:22 am

Big shout to DJ Strongforce for introducing me to this belgian banger!:


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Re: Favourite Belgian Tech tunes are?

Post by retrospect » Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:15 am

Absolutely love a bit of early 90s euro techno. Particularly like the more rave/hardcore oriented tracks that dominated 1991. For some reason belgium and holland just ruled that year.

Seems that holland gets a bit of a raw deal out of this. A lot of great music came out of belgium but the dutch also contributed a load to early 90s hardcore techno. A lot of the tunes already mentioned in this thread were by dutch artists. Hithouse Records, Lower Eastside Records, ESP Records, Mid Town Records and Go Bang! Records were all dutch labels and played a pretty big role in what we called belgian techno. Arguably the most well known 'belgian techno' track in the early 90s was Human Resources's Dominator - and it's actually by a dutch group. I think that the belgian label R&S is so iconic and symbolised this sound so much that in the UK we called it belgian techno partly because that's where R&S was based. Perhaps we should have called it Benelux techno?

Enough rambling, here's a few more tunes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRkIDlVwTY4 Time Zone - Praise God
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdJADndQGz4 The Nighttripper - Hour Of Darkness (Freestyle)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbOt18QNwno Jessie Deep - Shum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcFXGHflmqQ Meng Syndicate - Sonar System (3 a.m. mix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ysA-OhSf-A Jelly Baby - Release Your Feelings (Dub)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lHn7S1JJ8c Frequency - Where Is Your Evidence (Club Mix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSCdpWgNCgc Atomizer - Atom-B
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLwOO1y7V90 FX - Tape Path
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qioTysZ3bWE Bless The Beat - Proteus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGX2jfWrolY Photon - Doin Our Thang
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU3jqsmTv7g Miss Lie - The Point Of No Return
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjSHtuAjrvA Quazar - Red Alert
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYwfMaOQGd8 PLB System - No Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVWWNkAld7Y Frequency - Kiss The Sky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMxAlMGHH20 Radikal Buzz - Hipnotize
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1lYJ6xw7Ro Rave Busters - Mitrax (Metropolis Remix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xglSzpDMCPo Reincarnated Regulator - Mindeater (Harley Riders 3018 AD)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C38jBS7Dhfg Sub System - Sublife
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y2APZqMSFU The X - Domania
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbI3-lSDxxQ The R - Groove the Planet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dna0mAmFik4 The I.D. - Mutha (The Immortal Mix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLFbKgwgP6M Sub System - J'ai Peur
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZtlpcqCoyU Ramin - I Can't Understand
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHNVecSsP5w Oliver Adams - Free The World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjOpOKIXfqw Introsik - Heavy Atmosphere
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd9hL4jfoP8 Second Chance - In Paradise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHc_O8f2fFs Limited Edition - The Light
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aZ2sNU-pYc Lords Of Acid - Let's Get High

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Re: Favourite Belgian Tech tunes are?

Post by eazyflow » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:26 am

Some good shouts there Retrospect! Added a couple of those to the old wants list :smile:

Biggups for reminding me about this one:



Seriously frikkin dark! As sampled by DOPE on 'When I Was Young' :cool:

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Re: Favourite Belgian Tech tunes are?

Post by Traffic Cone » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:18 am

retrospect wrote: Seems that holland gets a bit of a raw deal out of this. A lot of great music came out of belgium but the dutch also contributed a load to early 90s hardcore techno. A lot of the tunes already mentioned in this thread were by dutch artists. Hithouse Records, Lower Eastside Records, ESP Records, Mid Town Records and Go Bang! Records were all dutch labels and played a pretty big role in what we called belgian techno. Arguably the most well known 'belgian techno' track in the early 90s was Human Resources's Dominator - and it's actually by a dutch group.
totally. also, Freaky Records (X-Es, Psychic Flush) and Stealth Records (Space Trax, Techno Grooves). i think there's quite a few big tunes that people know as Belgian that are Dutch. some mentioned in this thread already!

i suspect that's partly from Belgian new beat that the sound is associated so much with Belgium. and that Holland is more associated with gabber, which grew out of that sound in 92.

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Re: Favourite Belgian Tech tunes are?

Post by retrospect » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:00 pm

Traffic Cone wrote: totally. also, Freaky Records (X-Es, Psychic Flush) and Stealth Records (Space Trax, Techno Grooves). i think there's quite a few big tunes that people know as Belgian that are Dutch. some mentioned in this thread already!

i suspect that's partly from Belgian new beat that the sound is associated so much with Belgium. and that Holland is more associated with gabber, which grew out of that sound in 92.
Yeah, 80's new beat is something i think of as particularly belgian. Also worth a shout is "Reactivate Volume One: The Belgian Techno Anthems" which was a huge hit in terms of sales. I'm sure that had an effect on people associating this style of music with belgium. Four out of the ten tracks on that LP were by dutch producers.

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Re: Favourite Belgian Tech tunes are?

Post by retrospect » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:20 pm

eazyflow wrote: Biggups for reminding me about this one:



Seriously frikkin dark! As sampled by DOPE on 'When I Was Young' :cool:
Excellent track that, the intro sets the theme of darkness and the rest of the track is storming too.

Another seriously dark record, and probably just about my fave of all the belgian / euro techno tunes, is this:

(and it's another dutch track)

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