A double CD compiling the bulk of DJ Sprinkles' remix work produced between 2006 and 2013. Sprinkles' subjects include woozy Real Estate offshoot Ducktails, Leftroom boss Matt Tolfrey, Berlin-based Acid House practitioner June and Japanese producer Kuniyuki. Of the 14 tracks on the disc, four are previously unreleased, whereas the remainder have cropped up on labels ranging from Simple Recordings to Ojo De Apolo. The double CD edition also features additional exclusive remixes of Chicago producer Area and French DJ Hardrock Striker.
By the time mainstream pop music really became electronically based in terms of synthesizer/sampler instrumentation and editing (first with R&B and hip-hop, then mainstream pop), the techno-pop synth sound would be utterly abandoned by both pop and underground electronic cultures (techno, house, etc.). In this sense, techno-pop constitutes an isolated and rarely discussed 'lost weekend' from standard pop practices. Techno-pop is most often dismissed as a shade of new romanticism, punk or electro. However, I believe its strict emphasis on electronics and critical rejection of rock culture (at least in the beginning) make techno-pop in and of itself one of the most important, albeit short-lived, genres of the last century. Then again, my views are admittedly warped by an upbringing in the rural Midwestern US, where electronic music was not only scarce, but phobically abhored by most people.
NOW IN STOCK: Terre was digging in her closet and found 20 copies of this rare, cassette-only album by Chugga, released by The Tapeworm. These copies are part of a limited edition of 250 tapes that have long been sold out everywhere else! This is Chugga's full-length album produced in 1996, from which the two tracks featured on their sexily titled 7-inch vinyl, "A Big 7-Inch," released in 2003 by Klanggalerie (limited to 200 copies, of which we still have 10 or so copies available through our shop as well). For anyone who has that vinyl and wanted more, this is your (probably last ever) chance! 2b1af7f3a8