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Monday, July 16, 2012

Surgeon - Humanity Test (15-07-2012)

Birmingham techno artist Anthony Child has rapidly built a solid and, to a certain extent, innovative catalog of minimal dancefloor techno since his Surgeon releases began appearing in 1991. Compared favorably with Detroit original Jeff Mills from his earliest Downwards singles on forward, Child's tracks have been a mainstay in the popular Motor City DJ's sets. Although Surgeon releases have worked an increasing affectation for acid and trance, an economy of sound and basic hardness combine his and Mills' sound. 

A noted and increasingly popular DJ himself, Child grokked his skills from hip-hop and electro jocks ("Tour de France" is a mainstay of his DJ sets), filling out his style with a driving toughness and appreciation for rapid cutting and flipping. Surgeon's entry into production was also noteworthy; urged on by producer Mick Harris (Child is a fan of Harris' Scorn project), the former Napalm Death drummer locked Child in his tiny studio, imploring him to "go mad." The result, the self-titled debut EP, was released on Downwards, and was instantly hailed as some of the highest quality U.K. techno of its time. Releases for Soma, Blueprint, Ideal Trax, and the ultra-exclusive Tresor label followed, with the debut LP, Basic Tonal Vocabulary, appearing on Tresor in 1997. Balance followed in 1998, as did Force & Form in 1999. 

More recent additions to his repertoire include releases on his Counterbalance imprint as well as collaborations with Regis as British Murder Boys, resulting in tracks which take a tone far darker, denser, and more industrial than those from his Tresor years. 
Equally influenced by early electro-pop innovators like Tomita and YMO, experimental groups like Can, Faust, and Suicide, and the tough grit of American electro and techno (Robert Hood, Hashim), Surgeon's mash-up is both straightforward and subtly experimental. Further influences from Coil, Psychic TV, and Whitehouse in recent works and DJ appearences do not go unnoticed.
Artist: Surgeon
Tittle: Humanity Test DJ mix
Rls date: 15-07-2012
Genre: Techno
Souce: WEB
Type: Set


Tracklist:
Death Abyss - Seek Happiness In Victory, But Never In Peace (Inigo Kennedy remix) - MAK035
Woo York - Void (Truncate Remix) - MUX006
Samuli Kemppi - Hostile - KOMISCH012
Midland and Pariah - SHEWORKS03B
The Exaltics - Node#2 (Delta Funktionen Remix) - MA02
Midland and Pariah - SHEWORKS03A
Untold - Kane - HEK016V
The Fear Ratio - Dirty Paws - BP035
Kazuya Kawakami - Haunt - HHX08
Blawan - Untitled - HINF8674
Oris Jay - Said The Spider (Surgeon remix) - Texture Records
Roberto - Going Nowhere Fast - AFFIN114
Truncate - Diffraction (Jonas Kopp remix) - Modularz 8.1
Planetary Assault Systems - Function 4 (Lucy Remix 1) - Mote030
Roebin de Freitas - Doubt pt.1 - Unreleased
Grenier - Uncertain - TEC062
Phase - Binary Opposition (Inigo Kennedy Process) - TOKEN20RD
Surgeon - As You Breathe Here Now - Semantica 50
Svreca - Vilna (Orphx Remix) - Semantica33A
Lory D - Acidattak - NMBRS23
Randomer - Search It Out - Unreleased
OM Unit - Preshah - TECCD013
Diversion Group - Shirts And Skins - LINO22
Blawan - Why They Hide There Bodies Under My Garage - HINF8674
Midland - What We Know (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix) - AUS1238
Jacques Greene - Prism - 3024 019
Oneohtrix Point Never - Remember (Surgeon remix) - SFT015

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