Tektonics

Tektonics

     
 

Billed as "a meeting of the minds between leading electronic artists and the world's greatest turntablist DJs," this fine compilation may not amount to "a manifesto denouncing all preconceptions about what music is and what it should be" (sheesh, who wrote those liner notes?), but it sure is lots of fun. The concept may seem obvious, but nobody else seems to have done… See more details below

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Billed as "a meeting of the minds between leading electronic artists and the world's greatest turntablist DJs," this fine compilation may not amount to "a manifesto denouncing all preconceptions about what music is and what it should be" (sheesh, who wrote those liner notes?), but it sure is lots of fun. The concept may seem obvious, but nobody else seems to have done it before; maybe others will, in light of the success of this particular project. The raw material for this program is an array of tunes by such established electronica names as Photek, Howie B., and Freestylers, whose work is given hip-hoppy remixes and dense, complex overlays of turntable scratching by such equally respected artists as DJ Rob Swift, DJ Apollo, and the Herbaliser. The highlights are many, including the Scratch Perverts' speed-of-light scratching over Photek's jungle composition "The Water Margin," a Propellerheads/DJ Craze collaboration entitled "Big Dog," and, especially, the updated old-school groove of Soulstice's "Superfunk 200" as interpreted by DJ Curse. Nothing here is less than compelling, and quite a bit of it is spectacular.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/07/2000
Label:
Om Records
UPC:
0600353993129
catalogNumber:
39931

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Meat Beat Manifesto   Track Performer
Howie B   Track Performer
Rob Swift   scratching
DJ Craze   scratching
Propellerheads   Track Performer
King Kooba   Track Performer
DJ Apollo   scratching
Cold Fusion   Track Performer
Soulstice   Track Performer
D.J. Curse   scratching
J-Rocc   scratching
Tony Vegas   scratching
DJ Tomkat   scratching

Technical Credits

Alex Gifford   Producer
Wagon Christ   Producer
Jack Dangers   Producer,Engineer
Photek   Producer
Freestylers   Producer
Charlie Tate   Producer
C. Smith   Producer,Remixing
Ming + FS   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Nat Gleason   Engineer
Alex Posell   Producer
Justin Boland   Producer
Cory Shaw   Art Direction
Roy Merchant   Engineer
Noel Stiers   Producer,Engineer

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