It’s somehow satisfying when scenes collide. Dutch producer Remy Verheijen made everything from driving trance to quirky rock during the ’90s, but settled on a sound—electro—and a name—Dexter—at the turn of the millennium. Looking back to his early releases on Clone and Klakson, the label he ran alongside Ostgut’s Steffi, it’s easy to hear why bass music figures such as Boddika and Bok Bok are still playing his music. There’s something about Dexter’s elastic basslines and sense of funk that dovetails neatly with what’s going on in the UK these days. Or it could simply be the timeless nature of electro itself. Who knows? Dexter appeared to return the nod from the UK earlier this year with the release of “Great Northern Diver,” a track that through its warp-speed vocals and hyper-kinetic rhythms felt decidedly south London circa-2011.
As he explains below, though, the man himself just sees this as the continuation of a sound he’s been pushing for over ten years. Plenty of UK names make it on to his mix for us, along with fellow electro adopters from his homeland and original innovators from Detroit.
Hudson Mohawke - Cbat Untitled - Shake It Massshhh Lone - Moon Beam Harp A Made Up Sound - Rear Window Dexter - Space Booty Boddika - You Tell Me Martyn - Viper (London Arches edit) Kode9 - You Don’t Wash (dub) Geeeman - Bang’t! Dexter - 1992 (vocal version) Blawan - Melting Flesh Untold- Little Things Like That Steve Rachmad - Boogie Moogie Gerd - Palm Leaves (Serge & Tyrell Dub) CosminTRG - Form Over Function Instra:mental - Vicodin (Skudge warehouse remix) Dopplereffekt - Sterilization The Clone Machine - Clone Machine Untold - Stereo Freeze Drexciya - The Plankton Organization Drexciya - Species of the Pod The Other People Place - Let Me Be Dexter - Bo-Dyned Martyn - Distortions Dexter - Great Northern Diver Bok Bok - Look (dub) Hudson Mohawke - All Your Love
Selected mid 90s acid / techno favorites, for your listening pleasure. Enjoy.
01 - agent orange - more acid (loop records 008) (1995) 02 - trax-x - mind warp (re-load records 952107) (1995) 03 - beltram - time warp (trax records tx5022) (1993) 04 - joey beltram - judgement (volume tex 3 dj) (1994) 05 - blake baxter - pursuit of happiness (volume ta 2 dj) (1995) 06 - love inc. - how deep is your love (force inc. music works 096) (1995) 07 - air liquide - mandragora (blue 015) (1993) 08 - ultrahigh - silurian sea part 2 (force inc. music works 054) (1994) 09 - hardfloor - reverberate opinion (harthouse 010) (1994) 10 - drax - mindspawn (trope 008) (1994) 11 - atom heart - globescanner (delirium 008-93) (1993) 12 - mike dearborn - razorsharp (303 mix) (djax-up-beats 230) (1995) 13 - mike ink - ring my bell (force inc. music works 1-013) (1994) 14 - plastikman - slinky (minus 99) (2010) 15 - unknown artist - acid rain (force inc. music works 1-002) (1992)
Hans Bouffmyhre is back on the Sleaze Podcast after recording the very first episode for us last year! With many gigs lined up before the end of the year including his debut at the infamous Berghain in November, Hans shows us how much his sound has progressed over the past year. Enjoy!
1. Phil Kieran & Jochem Paap - Wood and Organics dept. (Dub Mix) [Electric Deluxe] 2. Luis Flores - The Devil’s Tool [Micro.Fon] 3. Skudge - Surplus [Echochord Colour] 4. Hans Bouffmyhre - Paranoid [Unsigned] 5. Secluded - Provoke [Promo] 6. James Ruskin & Mark Broom - No Time Soon [Blueprint] 7. Hans Bouffmyhre - The Confession (Mark Broom Remix Version 2) [Sleaze] 8. Pfirter - Audiometria (Lucy Remix) [Stockholm LTD] 9. Secluded - Hidden [Promo] 10. Xhin - Incidental (Jerome Sydenham Remix) [Apotek Records] 11. Moby - Lie Down In Darkness (Chris Liebing Remix) [Little Idiot] 12. Couch Lock - False Flag (A. Trebor Remix) [Tanz Factory] 13. Egor Boss - Kobra [Sleaze] 14. Ben Sims - Riots In London [Drumcode]