About the concept:
Here is the one hundred and eighth instalment of our series “abc plays xyz”.
The idea behind it is to ask some DJs/mixing artists if they have an artist or label in mind that they love and would like to use for a mix.
So the approach of each mix is clear: the choosen DJ/mixing artist makes a selection of tracks produced by one artist (and her/his monikers. or released on a label (and its sublabels. and creates a nice mix from it.
Find links to all instalments at our overview. Today we present you Less Distress’s mix of stuff released on Cheap Records & Morbid Records (a sublabel of Cheap).
About Less Distress:
Based in Saint Petersburg, Less Distress is a techno producer that creates fast-paced dance floor music that is not limited to one genre. Her influences are rooted in hard industrial sounds, old school tribal groove, and the deep emotions of Trance. She blends it all preferring warm analog sound from hardware.
The same diversity applies to her as a Dj. Being interested in different shades of techno, she experiments with styles, moods, and bpm, using both old school and modern elements to tell a consistent story.
She released an EP on COUP and a split EP on ALK Recordings and is on her way to getting a lot of attention.
About Cheap Records:
Well, here is the real story! Too many stories had been told, here are the facts: Vienna, Winter 1990 Erdem Tunakan first met Patrick Pulsinger when Dr. C. Peyfuss, Principal of the Ehtnic Music & Lifestyle Center Vienna, came over to Erdems place to introduce him to his new flatmate: Patrick Pulsinger. The next day Patrick moved all his high quality – trash equipment into Erdems studio, joined by Constantin, his “Worldradio”- self-recorded Diary Tape Collection and a bulk of tapedecks. Two nights later their first album, b.Low ” 3.11 – Eyewitnessnews on Subfusion FM ” was recorded. The 90´s had just begun. … and we have more to tell! next time…. …. the “magical” SIL and the MPC Wizard Elin aka Autorepeat.
Morbid Records is a sublabel founded by Erdem Tunakan in 1993 and run by Felix Benedikt aka Alpha Tracks since 2015.
“Less Distress plays Cheap Records”
Less Distress About Her Choice:
Morbid/Cheap Records drew my attention when I opened my ears to trance (and I’ve always had a thing for the oldschool sound); those hardware tracks by Erdem Tunakan and Felix Benedikt have beautiful originality and spontaneity. To see the big picture, I started digging into the various tracks of many styles released on Morbid and Cheap labels; it resonated with me since I enjoy playing diverse music. I love how the records on both labels are so different yet possess a strong sense of experiment. To delve into the archives of two labels that are carrying a deep connection throughout time was an obvious choice for me.
01. Love The Machines! – Machine Tales
02. Io – Station To Station
03. Robert Hood – Nighttime World
04. Love The Machines! – Perforation-R
05. Los Modernistas – Morning Glory
06. Io – Windy City
07. Alpha Tracks – The Flying Dutchman
08. Erdem Tunakan & Alpha Tracks – Out Of The Rough
09. Alpha Tracks – Elektra
10. Figures In Distortion – Los Cuevas Submarinas
11. Los Modernistas – Moonlight Shopping
12. Sluts’N’Strings & 909 – Past The Gates (Dj Hell Remix)
13. Dez Williams – Weakmind
14. Alpha 3 – M-65
15. Alpha Tracks – Idomeneo
16. Erdem Tunakan & Alpha Tracks – Uranrekt
17. Erdem Tunakan & Alpha Tracks – Zero Days
18. Figures In Distortion – Les Belles
19. Alpha Tracks – La Donna Del Lago
20. The Private Lightning Six – Baby Fm
Less Distress’ “Tsar-City EP” on C O U P
compilation “VKVA002 (Part 2)” w/ Less Distress track on Voight-Kampff
Alpha Tracks’ “White Keys Vol. 2” on Morbid Records
Alpha Tracks’ “White Keys Vol. 1” on Morbid Records
Gentle Riot for Less Distress