Entry #14: DJ Draeke – Mentalism
The fourteenth – and final – entry into the Hunab-ku Magik Mix Contest is a mix by DAT Records label owner, Draeke. The caboose on this Crazy Train is a mix packed with some wicked old-school Goa, most of which is from very rare pieces of vinyl.
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DJ: DJ Draeke
Format: MP3 (VBR -v?)
01 Walter Carlos – A Clockwork’s Orange Theme [BS2573]
02 Purple Plejade – Realms [DJAX-UP-199]
03 Eco – Delhi Dancer [KRAM001]
04 Hiscore – Identify [PR0017]
05 FLYH – Psylocibin Disaster [none]
06 Miranda – Blue Grass [unknown]
07 Omituisten Otusten Kerho – Flying Sausage [unknown]
08 Walter Carlos – Timesteps (Excerpt) [BS2573]
09 Aeternum – Chainsaw [KR018]
10 Underhead – Whirlrain Of Water [KR007]
11 Ohm – Sky Diver (Green Nuns Of The Revolution Remix) [RUSH001]
12 Uni-Vers Concept – Phase One [MRUC97001]
Federico has this to say about his mix:
The mix is structured in this way, and is conceptual (track number followed by a description):
1 the intro, one of my favourite pieces ever of electronic music, is simply terrifying. as my mind is.
the acid part
2 a track from 1994, a monstrous stormer, a secret well kept, obscure purple vinyl (a real gem).
3 a track from a known composer but strangely enough it never made it on any cd. a b-side, but what a track.
4 this is the mystery track i love most, is just insane beyond sanity, the sample is simply perfect and for the rest, hear it, i have no words to describe it. also a vinyl-only track. incredible it never made it anywhere else.
the insanity part
5 one funny story about this track. i started hunting for this track back in 99, i heard first from a guy in india who sent it to me while we were trading unreleased and it was really a mystery for a looooong time. until i got it identified by a swedish guy, because well, he was the guy who made it and asked me how i got it, since i used it in a mix of mine and he somehow listened to it. it is somehow sort of unreleased cause it was given around to friends on some cdr the artist compiled and never properly released, but circulated a lot and many knows it nowadays.
6 at this position i had in mind to place a track by magus, i have dozens but simply couldnt decide, i burned 5 of them on a cdr and tried to mix them with the previous.. none worked, until i got an illumination, a revelation from above… what if i place here that insane track i always planned ot use in a mix? maybe is it too crazy.. hmm maybe not.. marsh told me to experiemnt.. and there we go! have a GOOD LAUGH. this track is a stomper… i couldnt really pitch it down as it would have sounded much less interesting. so enjoy it at regular (155) speed.. lol.
7 the end of the insanity part.. a fantastic freaking funny finnish track by a VERY talented musician and bass player (the final part was played live i have been told). this track is based on a incident happened on a heavy metal concert where someone threw a sausage to a very famous band while playing (cant remember who but in the caliber of motorhead or metallica). this guy unfortunately released only 2 tracks buyt made like dozens, i have only like 10 but i know he made many more. he is very famous in the finnish trance communities.
8 the end of the insanity part is with one wicked sample, you will hear. is one of the first piece of moog made music i ever heard in my life, i think i was 7 when i first heard it and i immediately fell in love with this. i had to use it.
the goan part
9 and at the end i couldnt bring on the full goan energy that connects us all, so here is a stomper track that is somehow a transiction from the previous part, is still a bit wicked but it surely has a goan sound to it. just released on vinyl this one.
10 a very nice psychedelic piece courtesy of a french guy, vinyl only.
11 a beautiful track that was also vinyl only but this one u can easily recognize made by who ; ). although i hope u never heard it.
12 the surprise of this week, a french track that is nowhere to be found if not on a ep we have in 2 only in discogs and that was never distributed anywhere else than in south of france. such a shame. but here i come to bring you a smile with a perfect conclusion to this essay.
There was only one track in this mix that I recognized, so I am delighted to listen to this one. And it has fiddles. Fiddles rule.
Draeke also submitted a private mix with some l33t unreleased gems, and I am most grateful for not only his contest submissions, but his contributions to the old-school scene in general. If you’d like to support the cause, please consider picking up a copy of DAT Records’ CDs as they’re top notch and will help ensure future releases (Crop Circles Tetrahedonin particular is ridiculously awesome).
Well, there you have it, folks, the latest and final contest submission! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s announcement of the winner!