JOHN TEJADA

Dead Start Program

Kompakt Germany

Cat: KOMPAKTCD 141D
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Genre: Minimal/Tech House
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04:00
125
05:20
126
04:24
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05:24
113
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03:03
70
04:35
126
03:57
115
05:17
125
03:58
136
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05:13
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04:40
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Veteran Los Angeleno producer John Tejada unveils his thirteenth Studio Album entitled Dead Start Program. He named it after a system that started an iconic 1960s supercomputer called the CDC 6600, which is used to represent a 'metaphorical reboot from the challenges life throws at you'. Moreover he's said to have used a 'limited studio setup' to create the 11 tracks on offer. From the moody and disjointed hypnotica of opening track "Autoseek", the old-school west coast breaks of "Sleep Spindle" to the brooding smack electro of "Loss" or the bouncy dancefloor euphoria of "The Looping Generation" - which is indeed classic Tejada all the way! The album comes courtesy of Cologne institution Kompakt: an imprint he's had strong rapport with since 2011. Tejada celebrated his own esteemed label's two decades in the business on the retrospective Palette Recordings 20 (The Early Years) ?back in 2016. Although mainly a vessel for his own work, it has also birthed several collaborations with longtime colleagues Arian Leviste and Justin Maxwell.

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