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Various Artists / 4AM Sound of Tech Hous
Album:4AM Sound of Tech Hous Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:11/2002
Label:Lakeshore Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2002-11-11 Pull Date:2003-01-13 Charts:RPM/Electronica
Week Ending:5 Jan15 Dec24 Nov17 Nov

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 12, 2002:An Epiphany Of Sound
Inhale, Caves, Tunnels, Land Before Time, The Sign's Alive, Plip Plop You Don't Pop, Deep South, Deepinit, Polyphonic Destruction, Transition Print, Uncut, Special Brew Chick, Zig Zag, Metro Circuit, Fathernature, Monkadelic Phunk, Werk'd, Bus Rider, On the Rocks, Bleepbloop
2.Nov 14, 2002:Poptronica
Monkadelic Phunk

Album Review
Reviewed 2002-11-05 
COLL: The 4AM Sound of Tech House Label: Run Recordings/Lakeshore
Rating (scale of 1-10, 10 being best): 8

“Tech-house” is this new hip term for what we used to call progressive house, UK house, & acid-house in the early 90s – it’s basically the druggy shit you’d hear at underground parties at “4AM” when the E is on its last legs. Pioneered by crazy Brits like Evil Eddie Richards & Terry Francis – this sound is still cool today. It’s fast as techno but not as hard, it’s funky-bassy like house but not as organic. BPM range for this CD goes from 135-140 or so. The signature “tech-house” tracks are: 3,4,7,8,10,12,17.

1. Spoken word intro
2. Breakbeats – drops into synthy stuff
3. Pumpin’ 808s & claps
4. Multi-layered percussion w/ sample “work it” – made by my pal, SJ’s very own Lucas EBE Rodenbush
5. Dry & crispy beats w/ analog buildup
6. Bumpin’ rollin’ bassline, simple synth
7. Classic acid loop – gotta dig Terry Francis’ style
8. Bumpin’ minimal beats w/ robo-vocal samples – I love “Evil” Eddie Richard’s traxx
9. Beats & tweaky voc samples, simple synths
10. Solid crunchy beats & loopy synth effects
11. Big long synth tones, space-y break
12. Tweaky! Synths going nuts, big drum buildup
13. Trippy-dippy synthy house
14. Everyone seems to like this song – basically electro w/ some catchy sax loop
15. Ghetto-tech – breaks w/ silly effects
16. Back to tech-y effects/beats, grinding bass
17. Broken-up hard tech beats
18. Simple synth loops – kind of catchy, lots of percussive effects
19. Analog effect swirling over house beat

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Michelson, AaronBleepbloop
2.Coastal CommissionOn the Rocks
3.Doria, ChrisBus Rider
5.Monkey BusinessMonkadelic Phunk
6.Porter, Robin & Mike CarrFathernature
7.Love Panda (Terry Francis)Metro Circuit
8.Richards, "Evil" EddieZig Zag
9.Impossible BeingsSpecial Brew Chick
10.Hogan, CaseyUncut
11.Nude JazzTransition Print
12.Kosmic MessengerPolyphonic Destruction
13.Scott FindleyDeepinit
14.Layo & Bushwacka!Deep South
15.Coles, NathanPlip Plop You Don't Pop
16.LypidThe Sign's Alive
17.Graham, KennethLand Before Time
18.RithmaCaves, Tunnels
19.Page, MorganInhale