kompressorkanonen – Lost Beaches
I’m very excited to present a special treat from kk – prolific collector, reviewer, and damn fine DJ whose mixes always have substance.
Basically a highly subjective interpretation of the evolution of the early 90’s Goa sound. The tracks are from 1989-1995, so most of them come from an era when the term “Goa trance” didn’t exist.
Every once in awhile someone will post a mix somewhere that has that something that makes it shinier than the rest of the rocks in the box. This is one of those mixes. kk originally posted this on Discogs over two years ago, but it deserves wider distribution than to the scant few of us Goa geeks who hang out in the Goa/Psy-trance forum. It really struck a chord with me, and is a wonderful bit of a history lesson for anyone into the Goa trance sound who wasn’t around in the “olden days.”
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Title: Lost Beaches
Format: MP3 (320kbps CBR)
01 Abfahrt – Alone (It’s Me) [ZYX 6140-12]
02 Konzept – Hypnautic Beats (Ambient 1990 Mix) [NEZ11]
03 Phantasia – Violet Skies (Instrumental) [MR005]
04 ASF – Inferno (Oscar Madness Mix) [MFF007t]
05 Trilithon – Choice (Synth Version) [MMA-462]
06 The Overlords – Sun Down (Sunfactor 909 – Comamix) [AS5051]
07 Voodoo People – Altitude (Malana Edit) [SR001]
08 Genetic – Transmission (Original Version) [BFLT13]
09 Atahualpa – Ultimo Imperio [ZYX 6379-12]
10 Electrotete – Alcatraz [APOLLO19]
11 Elysium – Interpretation of Dreams [NZ028]
12 Kode IV – Dissolve (Connection Dub) [KK089]
13 Voov – It’s Anything You Want it to Be, And It’s a Gas (Smoke Machine) [MFS70160]
14 Transwave – Goacore [560 0031 36]
15 G.G.E. – Uniform Planet (Orbit Trance) [FALD04]
16 Juno Reactor – High Energy Protons (Voodoo People Mix) [12NoMu27]
kk sheds some light on he and his mix here:
Music nut, vinyl freak and very occasional DJ. Based in Oslo, lived here all my life. The bulk of the collection consists of techno and ambient/IDM, but there’s a little bit of everything in there. Not a hardcore Goa fanatic, but have a soft spot for oldskool.
Basically a highly subjective interpretation of the evolution of the early 90’s Goa sound. The tracks are from 1989-1995, so most of them come from an era when the term “Goa trance” didn’t exist. I’m no authority on this subject, I’ve never been to Goa and have no idea if all of these tracks were actually played there, but they definitely could have been… The purpose of this mix is to track the lineage from the industrial- and EBM-inspired techno sound of Germany and Belgium in the late 80’s/early 90’s to the earliest incarnations of Goa trance. One could also say that I’ve simply thrown together a few records that I happen to like. Whatever perspective you prefer, hope you enjoy it!
My perspective is that this is a great sampling of what is often termed proto-Goa, and with the tightly mixed yet quick-transition “DAT-style” mixing, I must say this mix freakin’ nails it. I have no doubt every one of these tracks echoed down the beach, numerous times.
Thanks for wicked mix, kk! 🙂