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Podcast 41: Minus 10-Year Anniversary

January marked the beginning of Minus Records' 10-Year Anniversary doings, when Richie Hawtin announced the commencement of 10 weeks of silence. Once the quiet passed, a WMC appearance followed, as well as the kick-off of the CONTAKT tour, in which a strange cube is the centerpiece.

"It only seems like yesterday (1990) that John Acquaviva and I were two kids with a dream of releasing our first record on our own credit card funded label Plus 8," Hawtin reminisces.

With that spirit in mind, he and his label commissioned New York-based producer Ambivalent and the über-prolific JPLS to compile an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast that showcases the history of Minus. The two brought in everything from the label's inaugural release by Plastikman to later works by the likes of Troy Pierce and Matthew Dear under his False moniker.

Catch the Minus crew on the road for the remainder of the CONTAKT tour dates, and here's to another 10 years of making and releasing music.

Tracklisting
1. Plastikman - Passage (In)
2. Plastikman - Consumed
3. I.A. Bericochea - RB
4. Gaiser - Egress
5. Richie Hawtin - E01
6. Algoritmo - Indus
7. Theorem vs Sutekh - Canis
8. Berg Nixon - Abstraction
9. Marc Houle - Bay of Figs
10. JPLS - Fuckshuffle
11. False - Fed on Youth
12. Plastikman - PK
13. Plastikman - Kink
14. Gaiser vs. Heartthrob - Nasty Girl
15. Runstoprestore - Arrows
16. Troy Pierce - Word
17. Robotman - Hypnofreak (Steve Bug's Freaked Up Mix)
18. JPLS - Twilite 04
19. From Within - Lost
20. Niederflur - Sülzgürtel
21. MFW III - Silent Intelligence (Part V)
22. I.A. Bericochea - RB
23. False - River Camping
24. Heartthrob - Baby Kate (Sascha Funke Remix)
25. Troy Pierce - 5 Bitches (Gaiser's Too Many Bitches Makeover)
26. Plastikman - Aquatik
27. Plastikman - Psyk
28. Marc Houle - FatCat
29. Magda - 48 Hour Crack In Your Bass
30. Ambivalent - Bunt
31. False - Bathe
32. Heartthrob - Baby Kate (Plastikman Remix)
33. Plastikman - Digital/Divide

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2 comments Minus 10-Year Anniversary

popchicago (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 06/20/2008 - 03:35

to me this mix shows just how boring this overhyped label really is. honestly, there is no funk here at all. i hope this year marks the end of this stupid minus reign and people will wake up and recognize the better music out there!

Silencyo (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 06/24/2008 - 01:32

PopChicago,
I'm sure you weren't on Sonar(BArcelona) for the Minus Contakt event. It was AMAZING !!!, the most beautiful set I ever heard and saw (incredible visuals). Maybe u're to nostalgic and don't like avant-garde music. Thank u very much all of you at Minus, to give us this present. After that it will be dificult to appreciate classic techno sets... Happy birthday !!!

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