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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 

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Album Review
Jacki-O
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, Aaron Bleepbloop
2.Coastal Commission On the Rocks
3.Doria, Chris Bus Rider
4.E.B.E. Werk'd
5.Monkey Business Monkadelic Phunk
6.Porter, Robin & Mike Carr Fathernature
7.Love Panda (Terry Francis) Metro Circuit
8.Richards, "Evil" Eddie Zig Zag
9.Impossible Beings Special Brew Chick
10.Hogan, Casey Uncut
11.Nude Jazz Transition Print
12.Kosmic Messenger Polyphonic Destruction
13.Scott Findley Deepinit
14.Layo & Bushwacka! Deep South
15.Coles, Nathan Plip Plop You Don't Pop
16.Lypid The Sign's Alive
17.Graham, Kenneth Land Before Time
18.Rithma Caves, Tunnels
19.Page, Morgan Inhale