Shari Vari Remixes Double EP
PBX 006
01 Jan 00
Electro
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Shari Vari (original mix) - (5:37) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shari Vari (Eddie Fowlkes Techno Soul mix) - (5:42) 126 BPM
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Shari Vari (DJ Godfather Ghetto Tech mix) - (3:37) 150 BPM
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Shari Vari (Strand Electric Cafe mix) - (5:08) 135 BPM
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Shari Vari (Optic Nerve Detroit mix) - (4:55) 135 BPM
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Shari Vari (ADULT Fembot mix) - (4:06) 135 BPM
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Shari Vari (Mike Grant Cool People mix) - (6:34) 120 BPM
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Shari Vari (Sean Deason Matrix mix) - (8:41) 135 BPM
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Shari Vari (Scan 7 Way Of The Seven mix) - (5:19) 135 BPM
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Shari Vari (Ectomorph Dark mix) - (4:47) 132 BPM
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Shari Vari (Marty Bonds Guitar mix) - (4:14) 135 BPM
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Large Mechanics
PBX 027
14 Sep 15
Electro
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Large Mechanics (original mix) - (5:15) 150 BPM
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Large Mechanics (Modulation dub mix) - (2:08) 150 BPM
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Large Mechanics (acapella) - (0:55) 142 BPM
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It's About The Bangin (original mix) - (5:33) 138 BPM
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It's About The Bangin (DJ Floor Filler mix) - (4:54) 138 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Alien FM (Mantra Station ID) - (0:20) 159 BPM
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Shadow Dancing EP
PBX 016
01 Nov 10
Techno
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Shadow Dancing (feat Esteban Adame) - (6:16) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Electronic Underground (feat Akiko Murakata aka "Ice Truck") - (5:52) 129 BPM
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Winter In Japan (dance mix) - (4:55) 130 BPM
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Aux 88 Presents Black Tokyo Remix Sessions 1
PBX 018
27 Jun 11
Techno
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Real To Reel (Ellen Allien remix) - (6:00) 123 BPM
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Black Tokyo (feat Ice Truck & Keith Tucker - Niko Marks remix) - (5:25) 140 BPM
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Soul Of Black (feat Miss Motion - Arthur Oskan Beat remix) - (6:34) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Enclave
Mad Scientist (remixes Vol 2)
PBX 019
11 Jul 11
Techno
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Exsterterestrial Time Traveler (Gosub remix) - (6:22) 135 BPM
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Exsterterestrial Time Travelers (Mr Velcro Fastener remix) - (7:26) 135 BPM
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Electronic Robots (Dynamik Bass System) - (5:37) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Time Portal (N-ter Crobot Crew remix) - (4:18)
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Played by: N-TER, Shadow Dancer
Review: Despite one of the central narratives in electro being about exploring the future, there is scant evidence that its leading producers actually practice what they preach. If we leave this contradiction to one side, there is no doubt that producers like Gosub and Mr Velcro Fastener are leaders in their field. Gosub's version of "Extraterrestrial Time Traveller" features a an electro funk bass and pitched down robot vocals talking about 'sterilisation', while his velcro fastening colleague opts for a wiry rhythm and eerie synth melodies. Dynamik Bass System continues with the retro-facing approach on their version of "Electronic Robots", where a Kraftwerkian sense of melancholy prevails. The future is here and it sounds just fine.
AUX 88 Presents Black Tokyo Remix Sessions 2
PBX 020
16 Sep 11
Techno
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Shadow Dancing (Gez Varley G-Man remix) - (7:33) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Electronic Underground (feat Ice Truck - Andrez Bergen remix) - (5:45) 125 BPM
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Electronic Cinema (feat Ice Truck - Arne Weinberg remix) - (5:29) 130 BPM
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Review: Keith Tucker's long-running electro project rarely strays into the straighter techno field, so it's interesting to hear how typical 4/4 producers approach Aux 88's original material. The most conventional version is Andrez Bergen's take on "Electronic Underground". Using tribal drums and shards of glitchy percussion, the epic, soaring synths nonetheless remind the listener what city "Underground" originated from. Arne Weinberg's take on "Underground" is more rooted in the Detroit techno narrative with doubled up claps and a wiry groove underpinning more subtle melodic bursts, but the highlight comes from G Man. It's been a long while since Gez Varley worked under this guise, but his symphonic string-led take on "Shadow Dancing" is a reminder of his prowess as a techno producer.
Aux 88 Mad Scientist Volume 3
PBX 021
30 Sep 11
Electro
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Annihilating the Rythym (Detroit In Effect remix) - (5:18) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Interstellar Time Travel Theme (Mr Velcro Fastener Time Shift remix) - (6:37) 145 BPM
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Control Panels (DJ Xed Crobot Crew remix) - (5:47) 136 BPM
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Review: A new trio of remixes of Michigan electro-futurists Aux 88, with songs plucked from their excellent Mad Scientist album given a new lease of life. Detroit In Effect take "Annihilating The Rhythm" and give it a juiced-up 303 line as well, while Mr Velcro reinterprets "Interstellar Time Travel Theme" as a fast '80s electro joint in the vein of Egyptian Lover. Similar west coast-isms bleed into the Miami bass hi-hats on DJ Xed's Bladerunner-esque reimagining of "Control Panes"
Rated AUX (Remixes Double EP)
PBX 012
11 Feb 08
Electro
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Rated AUX (Aaron Carl Wallshaker mix) - (4:16)
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Rated AUX (Dj Xed Crobot mix) - (5:32) 145 BPM
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Rated AUX (Mr De' mix) - (5:00) 145 BPM
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Rated AUX (Nter Crobot mix) - (4:43) 146 BPM
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We Are The Future (The Advent mix) - (5:45) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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We Are The Future (Grand Pubahs mix) - (5:24) 146 BPM
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Played by: N-TER, Travis Baron
Magic EP
PBX 022
29 Oct 12
Techno
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Magic (feat Ice Truck) - (5:45) 125 BPM
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Magic (instrumental) - (5:45) 125 BPM
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Astral Projections (feat Ice Truck - Detroit mix) - (6:03) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Astral Projections (feat Erika Tele - interlude) - (2:11) 152 BPM
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Review: The pioneering Detroit electro act Aux 88 continues its reinvention on Magic. The title track starts with glistening, crystalline synths, joined shortly by a raw, buzzing bass that ripples its way through a shuffling techno groove as Ice Truck's angelic vocals play out in the background. It's a far cry from Keith Tucker's origins as an electro artist. The evolution is made all the more apparent on the instrumental version, where the vocals are stripped away and the bass sounds more epic. Aux 88 follows a similar approach with "Astral Projections"; the bass is more streamlined and pile-driving and an eerie hardcore synth plays out over the arrangement. The release also includes an interlude version of "Projections", with Erika Tele in freestyle mode.
Electro Slaves
PBX-TFEP
12 Nov 12
Electro
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Pocket Radio - (2:32) 120 BPM
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Electro Slaves - (6:07) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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If Am Was Fm - (5:42) 125 BPM
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Lock Groove - (5:32) 133 BPM
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Review: Here we have some recent recordings from veteran Detroit electro heroes Aux 88. Traditional electro is typically the order of the day here which, when produced with such aplomb as is here, not necessarily a bad thing. "Pocket Radio" is clearly indebted to Kraftwerk, with Autobahn-esque rolling bleeps that give way to a lovely and unexpected bassline halfway through. "Electro Slaves" is killer horror electro that could be Heinrich Muller at his finest as could be "If Am Was FM". Lastly, "Lock Groove", updates the sound somewhat with breakbeats and acidic squelches.
Mad Scientist
PBX 014CD
20 Mar 09
Electro
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Alias - (3:28) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Cryogenic Stasis - (2:00) 135 BPM
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Control Panels - (5:14) 135 BPM
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E-Theory - (1:59) 135 BPM
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Mad Scientist (Intro) - (0:57) 142 BPM
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Voice Modulation - (4:23) 120 BPM
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Alien Bounce - (4:47) 140 BPM
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What Is A Mad Scientist? (interlude) - (0:26) 117 BPM
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Space Satellites - (6:44) 140 BPM
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Time Portal - (5:20) 130 BPM
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Interstellar Flight Theme - (0:59) 145 BPM
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Free Fall (Interlude) - (2:29) 129 BPM
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Electronic Robots - (4:47) 140 BPM
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Are We Alone? (interlude Spoken Word) - (2:11) 137 BPM
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Mad Scientist (original mix) - (5:11) 140 BPM
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Annihilating The Rhythm - (4:58) 135 BPM
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Extraterrestrial Time Travelers - (5:21) 135 BPM
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Parallel Universe (feat Kelyn McKnight - vocal) - (5:22) 145 BPM
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Black Tokyo
PBX 017
22 Nov 10
Techno
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Black Tokyo (feat Akiko Murakata aka Ice Truck & K-1) - (5:07) 140 BPM
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Intro (Japenesse) (feat Erika Tsuchiya) - (1:34) 152 BPM
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Groove Theory - (5:19) 133 BPM
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Tokyo Drive - (4:12) 130 BPM
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Stance (feat Erika Tsuchiya & Akiko Murakata aka Ice Truck - interlude) - (1:06) 126 BPM
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Electronic Cinema (feat Akiko Murakata aka Ice Truck - Soho Studio mix) - (5:04) 129 BPM
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Soul Of Black (feat Missy Motion) - (5:27) 128 BPM
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Stance (feat Erika Tsuchiya & Akiko Murakata aka Ice Truck) - (5:46) 125 BPM
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Kyoto Station (feat K-1) - (5:05) 126 BPM
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Winter In Japan (feat Akiko Murakata aka Ice Truck) - (3:59) 130 BPM
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Shadow Dancing (feat Esteban Adame) - (6:17) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Reel To Real (club mix) - (5:18) 130 BPM
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Electric Underground (feat Akiko Murakata aka Ice Truck) - (5:53) 129 BPM
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Dragon Fly - (5:50) 129 BPM
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Smoke Screen - (5:13) 130 BPM
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Tokyo Telacom (feat Akiko Murakata aka Ice Truck & K-1) - (4:18) 130 BPM
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Black Tokyo (feat Akiko Murakata aka Ice Truck & K-1 - acappella) - (0:28) 120 BPM
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Blue Love
PBX 024
20 May 13
Progressive House
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Blue Love (feat Erika Tele - original vocal mix) - (6:54) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Blue Love (instrumental mix) - (6:54) 125 BPM
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Dark Deceptions (feat Erika Tele - Cafe mix) - (4:21) 129 BPM
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Review: This is one for the heads, quality techno meets progressive bringing the sounds of Detroit and Tokyo together. These tracks are spacey and atmospheric, tailor made for those smoke filled underground floors. Title track 'Blue Love' has a captivating vocal from Erika Tele which floats beautifully above the bubbling beats and bassline while a soaring string glistens through. There is a dub for the vocally shy, and also included is the brilliant Cafe mix of 'Dark Deceptions' for those really deep and twisted moments. A big EP of raw electronic music which will both educate and entertain!

Sharivari 2013
PBX 025
06 Dec 13
Techno
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Sharivari 2013 (Aux 88 digital mix) - (5:24) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sharivari 2013 (Aux 88 smooth techno mix) - (5:45) 135 BPM
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Sharivari 2013 (Aux 88 Mad Scientist festival DJ mix) - (5:50) 135 BPM
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Blak Tony feat A Number Of Names - "Sharivari 2013" (Blak Tonys deep baked remix) - (3:59) 128 BPM
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Dragon Fly
PBX 015
01 Nov 10
Techno
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Dragon Fly - (5:49) 129 BPM
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Groove Theory - (5:18) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Black Rain - (5:50) 130 BPM
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Tokyo Drive - (4:11) 130 BPM
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Music Is Your Medicine (remixes)
PBX 026
06 Dec 13
Deep House
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Music Is Your Medicine (original mix) - (7:00) 124 BPM
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Medicine (Nubian mix) - (4:43) 123 BPM
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Medicine (Detroit Manipulation mix) - (5:17) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Medicine (Detroit Institute mix) - (5:28) 124 BPM
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Played by: Roberto Rodriguez
The Auxmen Project 1
PBX 065
01 Jan 01
Electro
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Condor - (7:58) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Time Travel - (3:42) 140 BPM
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The Vibe - (4:51) 140 BPM
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Behind The Lines - (6:04) 116 BPM
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Played by: D-Former
The Concept EP
PBX 001
01 Jan 95
Techno
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Optic Nerve - "The Aura" (Suspense mix) - (7:14) 136 BPM
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Optic Nerve - "The Aura" (Movie mix) - (2:53) 136 BPM
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Da Sampla - "With A Piece Of Ice" (mix 1) - (9:06) 136 BPM
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Da Sampla - "With A Piece Of Ice" (mix 2) - (7:31) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Concept 2 EP
PBX 002
20 Jan 96
Techno
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Da Sampla - "Good & Easy" - (7:03) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Da Sampla - "Digital System" - (3:38) 132 BPM
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Optic Nerve - "Dark City" - (5:43) 140 BPM
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Optic Nerve - "Emerald World" - (5:25) 140 BPM
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Ordinary Day EP
PBX 013
30 Apr 08
Electro
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Pneumatic Transport - (4:01) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Stellar Wind - (4:30) 135 BPM
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Ordinary Day - (4:05) 140 BPM
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Second Life Chronicles - (5:13) 140 BPM
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Hubble EP
PBX 008
01 Jan 04
Electro
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Hubble (Strand mix) - (7:24) 135 BPM
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Hubble (Posatronix mix) - (6:20) 135 BPM
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Hubble (Optic Nerve Black Hole mix) - (5:03) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hubble (Station To Station mix) - (3:12) 135 BPM
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Time Travel EP
PBX 011
01 Jan 07
Electro
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Time Travel - (3:39) 140 BPM
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It's Time - (6:19) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Time Travel (acappella) - (1:22) 141 BPM
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Telaportation EP
PBX 007
01 Jan 03
Electro
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When Aliens Call - (4:08) 140 BPM
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Back From The Future - (6:02) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Deep Space (Optic Nerve mix) - (3:59) 140 BPM
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Machine Soul EP
PBX 009
01 Jan 05
Electro
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Strand - (4:51) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Plastic People (original K-1 mix) - (5:04) 140 BPM
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Plastic People (Microthol mix) - (5:16) 133 BPM
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Played by: Paul Blackford
Automaton EP
PBX 004
01 Jan 98
Electro
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Nemesis - (5:25) 146 BPM
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Oscillator (bonus beats) - (5:44) 136 BPM
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Techno It's On My Mind - (5:45) 138 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Life Form EP
PBX 003
01 Jan 97
Electro
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Area 51 - (5:33) 140 BPM
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Area 51 (Free Beats) - (7:03) 140 BPM
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Phenomenon - (5:38) 140 BPM
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Face Your Fate - (5:52) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Face Your Fate (instrumental) - (5:49) 133 BPM
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Face Your Fate (acappella) - (2:24) 118 BPM
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Electropathics EP
PBX 085
01 Jan 04
Electro
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Rock Like This - (4:53) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Snowfall On A Rose Bush - (5:41)
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Detroit Parties Rock Like This (acappella) - (0:35) 140 BPM
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Metal Images
PBX 009CD
01 Jan 05
Techno
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Off To See The Wizard - (4:20)
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G-Man's Journey - (2:54)
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At Twilight - (4:13) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mannequin Movements - (4:49) 140 BPM
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Optic Jazz - (4:14) 140 BPM
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Beta Phase - (0:59) 125 BPM
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Metal Images - (4:39) 125 BPM
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Replica - (4:09) 130 BPM
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Dream World - (3:12) 125 BPM
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Techno Caribia (interlude) - (4:18)
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Celestial - (5:31) 129 BPM
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Techno Blvd Groove - (5:00) 129 BPM
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Optical Illusion - (5:08) 130 BPM
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Replica EP
PBX 010
01 Jan 06
Techno
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Replica - (4:16) 129 BPM
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Celestial (Deep Space mix) - (5:26) 129 BPM
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Celestial (Roman Debnar mix) - (4:55) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Reassimilation EP
PBX-DIAM 1
12 Nov 12
Techno
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Origins (Intellectual vocal mix - interlude) - (2:00) 135 BPM
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Origins (techno mix) - (6:06) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Elements - (5:16) 136 BPM
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Anomoly - (5:58) 129 BPM
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Review: In the same week that Puzzlebox reissues some of Keith Tucker's earliest work as Optic Nerve comes Reassimilation. Originally released in 2009 on Diametric, it showcases the coming together of Tucker's love for esoteric electro and clubby Detroit techno. "Origins - Intellectual Vocal Mix" is a sensuous ambient affair which features a sassy vocal sample, while the "Techno Mix" sees the velvety vocal tones unfold over a wiry rhythm. However, it's on "Elements" that Tucker's fusion finds its most articulate expression, with a rolling groove providing the basis for a soaring strings and atmospheric synths. The breathy ambience of "Anomoly" completes the package.
3 Dimensional EP
PBX-DIAM 8
12 Nov 12
Techno
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Virtual Depth Perception (vocal mix) - (6:24) 145 BPM
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Illusionist Theme - (5:44) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Retina Display Scan (feat Kelyn McKnight - Re-Entry mix) - (4:49) 126 BPM
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Dimension 1 (interlude) - (0:29) 136 BPM
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Dimension 2 (interlude) - (0:28) 136 BPM
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Dimension 3 (interlude) - (0:27) 136 BPM
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Virtual Depth Perception (acappella) - (1:24) 144 BPM
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Review: Keith Tucker revisits his Optic Nerve alias for the latest excursion into utopian strains of Detroit futurism on the 3 Dimensional EP- returning to the Glaswegian imprint Diametric for the first time since producing the debut drop back in 2009. Slightly erratic rhythms run throughout this release with "Virtual Depth Perception" setting the tone as hurried percussion is matched by a dizzying concoction of liquefied synth textures. A similar aesthetic characterises "Illusionist Theme" which sees a backdrop of pitch shifted melodics laid over crystalline washes, with off kilter drum programming lending proceedings a crisp edge. The experimental tone continues with "Retina Display Scan" drowning a vocal turn from Kelyn McKnight deep beneath a skittering arrangement of percussive textures and vast swathes of synthesised colour. Subsequent to this Tucker works through four interludes which will appeal to the more creative minds out there.
Detropolis EP
PBX 023
19 Nov 12
Techno
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Detropolis - (6:00) 135 BPM
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Detropolis (Aux 88 Mad Scientist mix) - (5:53) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Detropolis (Detroit Vocal Mental mix) - (5:41) 136 BPM
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Detroit Commuter (M5 Central Station mix) - (5:24) 145 BPM
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Review: The enigmatic Optic Nerve aka Keith Tucker returns with the aptly named Detropolis EP on Anthony "Shake" Shakir's Puzzlebox imprint. Deep sea melodies, stabby chords and ravey basslines litter the EP which floats somewhere between shuffling techno and bubbling electro of the Detroit kind. Optic Nerve's soothing original is a fast-paced slice of electro-techno gold, while Aux 88 up the percussive elements of Tucker's original, escorting a plodding bassline from out back to up front. The "Detroit vocal Mental mix" sheds all but the basics and pumps up the bass, using a vocodered "Detropolis" vocal as its centrepiece. Discreet Drexciyan pads and Model 500 magic flash throughout the "M5 Central Station Mix", closing a quintessential Detroit classic.
Timelapse
PBX 0245
10 Jun 13
Techno
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Time Lapse (Minimal Detroit mix) - (5:59) 130 BPM
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Time Lapse (Time Displacement mix) - (5:31) 129 BPM
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One Moment In Time (iriginal mix) - (4:59) 130 BPM
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One Moment In Time (feat Arnold Steiner - AS1 electro mix) - (6:16) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Paul Mac
Review: Optic Nerve aka Keith Tucker is a Detroit maestro who has been making techno since 1995 together with the legendary Anthony 'Shake' Shakir on their magnificent Puzzlebox Records. He's back after his usual one-year hiatus and has returned with a solid four-track revision of "Time Lapse" and "One Moment In Time". The former comes with both a "Minimal Detroit Mix", a chord-heavy monster for the small hours, and a "Time Displacement Mix" which is equally synth-centred but considerably more broken in its drum pattern. "One Moment In Time" is a gorgeous Detroit techno landscape, filled with watery synth squeals, funky bass tones and one hell of a percussion layout, whereas the AS1 electro mix featuring Arnold Steiner does what it says on the cover and produces a Drexciya-reminiscent Roland jam for both floor-use and headphone pleasure. Highly recommended.
Optical
PBXOPTICAL
26 Dec 14
Techno
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Virtual World - (5:24) 140 BPM
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Destination Detroit - (6:05) 126 BPM
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Quantum Leap (feat Renee) - (8:50) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Calling - (8:25) 88 BPM
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Premonition (1993) - (6:11) 135 BPM
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Pharaoh's Doorway (Harp mix) - (4:24) 143 BPM
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Vertigo (live show mix) - (4:49) 133 BPM
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Shades Of Gray (Dream mix) - (6:05) 93 BPM
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Detroit Night Drive - (5:27) 120 BPM
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Deep - (6:00) 135 BPM
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Review: When he's not crafting killer electro under his Aux 88 guise, Optic Nerve functions as Keith Tucker's outlet for deep, dreamy techno - and this collection of tracks from the Detroit producer's vaults shines a light on his more esoteric side. "Virtual World" is a pacey but textured affair that blurs the lines between techno kicks and electro drums, while "Destination Detroit" is a tougher track, based on frazzled tones and distorted kicks. It's only a temporary diversion however, and soon enough Tucker is delivering the gorgeous piano keys of "The Calling" and the warbling melodies of "Quantum Leap". Optical also shows that it's possible to push techno into a live direction, as the choppy break beats of "Pharoah's Doorway" and the snaking rhythm of "Vertigo (live show mix)" demonstrate.
Rebirth
PBXO PREBIRTH
30 Dec 14
Techno
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G-Man's Journey (Mystic mix) - (5:40) 92 BPM
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G-Man's Journey (Mo'town mix Tape) - (6:11) 92 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Darkworld (Dark City Mental mix) - (5:15) 140 BPM
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Dark City (Darkworld Loop mix) - (4:24) 140 BPM
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Celestial Encounter EP
PBX 028
14 Mar 16
Techno
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Celestial Encounter - (6:05) 140 BPM
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Ominous - (4:47) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Celestial Encounters (Interlude) - (0:55) 140 BPM
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Jazzy Circuitry (Optic Nerve mix) - (4:45) 125 BPM
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Jazzy Circuitry (Blaktony's Step Glide remix) - (4:17) 120 BPM
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Review: There has been an abundance of high quality electro over the past few years and this new release by Keith Tucker's Optic Nerve project is the latest chapter in the form's renaissance. In contrast to his Aux 88 work, Optic Nerve focuses on more esoteric sounds. Indeed, the combination of squelchy bass and widescreen synths on "Ominous" call to mind Model 500. "Celestial Encounter", which gallops along at the 140 bpm mark, is also imbued with spacey melodies softening the sound of its wiry electro rhythm. Tucker drops the tempo back down on "Jazzy Circuitry", and the interplay between powerful bass and lush chord sequences makes for music that's every bit as fascinating as Aux 88.
Children Of The Universe
PBX-OMNICD
12 Nov 12
Techno
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The Hommage (Detroit Spiritual mix) - (7:22) 136 BPM
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Vortex (Nexus mx) - (4:19) 136 BPM
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Optaphonik - (6:48) 140 BPM
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Vortex (Visionary mix) - (5:14) 136 BPM
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Aurora Borealis - (6:00) 129 BPM
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Optaphonik (PT.2) - (8:58) 140 BPM
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Vortex - (5:32) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dimensia - (5:59) 140 BPM
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Shades Of Gray - (6:12) 140 BPM
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Optic Soundtrack - (8:48) 136 BPM
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Review: Keith Tucker has gone through the vaults for this collection of 90s tracks. While his Aux 88 project has veered away from electro and is now focused on vocal techno, Children Of The Universe showcases his more esoteric past. "The Hommage (Detroit Spiritual mix)" starts the release in mellow, reflective mode, with robot birds tweeting against a melodic synth backdrop. At the other end of the spectrum there's the high-paced minimal rhythms of "Vortex" and "Optaphonik Part 2". However, it's the middle ground that proves most seductive, with the acid-tinged bass pulses of "Vortex - Visionary Mix", the warm synths and cosmic vocals on "Aurora Borealis" and the bubbling bass and alien blips on "Shades of Gray" standing out.
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