Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Claude "The Mayor" Young's DJ style is pure performance art; using two copies of each record, he doubles up the beats, phasing and cutting and scratching to build and break the mix in exciting and surprising ways. This is ... more »
Claude "The Mayor" Young's DJ style is pure performance art; using two copies of each record, he doubles up the beats, phasing and cutting and scratching to build and break the mix in exciting and surprising ways. This is new-school Detroit techno in its proper context, played in true hip-hop style, with classics like Maurizio's "M5", Man Made's "Space Wreak," and Young's own "Acid Wash Conflict" appearing alongside the best of underground labels like Synewave, DJAX, and Downwards. Unlike most mix CDs, this was laid down live, in one take, in order to preserve the spontaneity of the mix (mistakes and all). Not only is this your only chance to hear these tracks properly; if you're not living in Detroit (or hooked up with a good specialist shop), it's your only chance to hear them at all. --Matthew Corwine
I like to BOUNCE!!!
JON WILD | Manchester, North East United Kingdom | 09/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This LP is one of the highpoints of my techno collection. It's truly minimal but every Bleep is packed with funk. I'm into a whole bunch of stuff from Jelly Roll Morton to Jeff Mills; the common thread being Afro American Dance Music. Claude Young has captured one of the essential essences of Detroit techno in this mix - FUN! This album is sooo funky it's like Rob Hood, James Brown and The Executioners killing time in a broken lift! Just buy it! if you like Model 500, Jeff Mills, Rob Hood, Derrick May, DJ Assault (Where did his web site go???) and all the other Detroit brothers give it a go. Detroit Techno is one of the essential threads in the history of Black music and this is one of the key part of that history."
An excellent starting point for Detroit newbies...
JON WILD | 10/07/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While this CD is starting to be a little dated (~1996) it's still one of the best introductions to Street Techno as it was originally meant to be played - hard, original, and raw. This isn't some DAT-crafted piece of Paul Oakenfoldish studio trickery - Claude has no problem with you listening to the record crackle. He manages to keep the beats hard and funky and always keeps you on your toes. This disc doesn't get the full five stars because it does lose a little momentum after its midway point. Hopefully more CD's will be released in the future which capture the essence of the Detroit techno DJ experience..."