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CPT 439-1

Elaste Vol. 4

by: V.A.
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Welcome to the fourth chapter of the ELASTE series! In this compilation I am progressing a style I am inaugurating: Vintage Futurism.

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    01_CHARANJIT SINGH - Raga Madhuvanti

    03:23
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    02_C CAT TRANCE_Shake The Mind

    03:51
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    03_CYBOTRON - Mumbo Jumbo

    04:17
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    04_RINDER & LEWIS_Gluttony (Dompteur Mooner Edit)

    04:47
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    05_MAN FRIDAY - Love Honey, Love Heartache (Larry Levan's Original Unreleased Garage Demo Mix)

    06:46
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    06_BARBARA NORRIS_Heavy Hitter (Dompteur Mooner Edit)

    05:04
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    07_CHANGE_The End (LP Version)

    05:53
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    08_GINO SOCCIO_Remember (LP Version)

    06:31
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    09_NAD_Distant Drums

    04:41
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    10_EQUIP_XXXO

    06:15
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    11_SAND‘E_Notice Me (Notice The House Mix)

    08:28
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    12_DISCO D_Beat It

    06:29
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    13_DOPPLEREFFEKT_Infophysix

    03:49
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    Vinyl Only_TAMBIEN_Quedarte

    06:54
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Description

The best metaphor for this genre is Charanjit Singh's 1982 album Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat in which he created a sound which mirrors, but more importantly pre-dates, the first acid house record by five years. It is no novelty record, but truly capturing the hypnotic potential of acid/house music. It became my key track for Elaste Volume 4. Previous incarnations of Elaste have aimed to catch the spirit of the late 70’s Italian Cosmic Discotheque, a place where the history of DJing was rewritten within this microcosm. For this latest instalment I was most intrigued by weird of-the-time (or ‘out-of’ as the case turned out to be) electronic disco, a vast genre! Bringing together those progressive avant-garde tracks that were expanding the genres of house, disco, acid, new wave; and ultimately use Elaste as a vehicle to highlight those tracks that were ahead of their time. These legendary works ranges from 1978 to 1996, a wide spectrum of musical history, in which some of the older tracks may sound modern, and newer ones sound may sound vintage. Many of these authentic back-to-the-aural-future moments were initial sparks for whole genres - Larry Heard´s Disco-D alias happened just before house music. Greg Wilson’s 1984 project Equip was produced for a UK Electro compilation, but never made the LP, because it sounded simply too futuristic. Michael Rinder´s Gluttony can’t be called Disco any more, not even Post-Disco. For Elaste Vol. 4 we have built Vintage Futurism as a home for these ultramodern mavericks. Dompteur Mooner