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This is a crazy compilation and It'll be an awesome addition to any collection.
12LP box set version. For this uniquely personal retrospective, Sven Väth takes you back to the early days of his DJ career. On What I Used To Play, you meet great pioneers of electronic music, gifted percussionists, obscure wave bands, and innovative producers of a bygone "new electronic" era. Rough beats and irresistible grooves from the identification stage of house, techno, and acid remind us not just how far electronic music has evolved over the past four decades, but how great it was to dance to EBM, techno, and house for the very first time. If there is one protagonist of the electronic music scene who has remained curious, innovative and at the very cutting edge of music for over four decades, it's Sven Väth. His multi-layered artist albums and Sound of the Season mix compilations have been defining the genre for over two decades, and even today, he is constantly on the lookout for the next top tune to add to the highlights of his next set. At least, that's the case when he's not producing them himself as an artist or remixer. In his London apartment, Sven set up a "little music room", where he cocooned himself for several days, "to look way back for the first time and review my musical journey through the eighties, so to speak." The interim result was six thematically oriented playlists with a grand total of 120 tracks from "early '80s" to "Balearic late '80s", together with excursions into Afrobeat, European new wave, and EBM sounds and a few epochal techno/house tracks from the USA in between. After two years of research, curation, design, and administrative fine-tuning, the "little retrospective" from 1981 to 1990 is available. WIUTP is the definitive record of Sven Väth's musical development. On each of the twenty-four sides of vinyl, you can trace track by track, what influenced him during which phase, and how he took off as a DJ from his parents' Queen's Pub straight into the spotlight at Dorian Gray. There and at Vogue (later OMEN), Sven became the style-defining player in the DJ booth that he still is today.Features Logic System, Kraftwerk, Whodini, Rocker's Revenger, Donnie Calvin, Klein & MBO, Liaisons Dangereuses, Yello, The The, The Residents, Clan Of Xymox, A Split, Severed Heads, 16 Bit, The Weathermen, New Order, Anne Clark, Phuture, Model 500, Frankie Knuckles, Jamie Principle, Quest, Jasper van't Hof, Guem Et Zaka Percussion, Hugh Masekela, Sly & Robbie, Brian Eno & David Byrne, Primal Scream, Andy Weatherall, The Ecstasy Club, Foremost Poets, Lhasa, A Guy Called Gerald, M/A/R/R/S, Bobby Konders, Meat Beat Manifesto, Raze, Sueño Latino with Manuel Goettsching performing E2-E4, and OFF.
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