D-Shake – Technotrance [1990]

Bass Synth led stormer from Aad de Mooy. A Todd Terry favorite, plagiarized for 20 years, it still stands as a defining example of pure techno.

From Discogs
If I had to choose one record as my all-time favorite, this would be it. A hardcore warehouse jam, but with a very fierce “gay” disco bassline that will rock any conceivable dancefloor. The song has a looped “yaaaah” refrain that is downright perverse, punctuated by wooh’s from the Little Richard school of self-expression. And yet, the track also has a very tuff hip hop edge, thanks to another sample that goes, “Make some noise!,” and militant rat-a-tat-tat drum sticks. (So much street edge, in fact, that Kris Bonez of Genaside II once cited it in an interview as inspiration to make his own sample-based dance music.) In my view, the record is total amalgamation of “gay” and “street” elements which works unlike any other. Peerless.


One Response

  1. excellent track I’d missed this one!

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