Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Legowelt @ Electronique Podcast 159

Legowelt began producing music when in the early 90ies the adolescent autistic schoolboy came in sporadic contact with the sounds of Detroit's Underground Resistance, Model 500, Blake Baxter (probably his all-time favorite producer) and Chicago heroes such as Farley Jackmaster Funk, Armando Gallop and mr.Fingers. Later on this palette of influences grew with early Mu-Ziq, Aphex Twin, Drexciya, various stuff from The Irdial Discs label and virtually every type of freaked deep music he could get his hands on.
But nothing had quite the influence of when, somewhere in the early 90ies, he first heard a band called 'Unit Moebius' on the radio. A punky palette of RAW freaked out Lo-fi chicago trax and deep detroit jams made with machines which were found next to the garbage can. Shocked in awe he heard that this music came out of The Hague, Holland The very same city he lived in! Put on the right track by this fact he stumbled into the Bunker Records office and discoverd a world of contemporary autistic freaked music lovers who looked beyond all the bland house and dance music that ruled the media and clubs. Musical mentors such as IF and Melvin White (aka pametex) lectured him with even more unknown sounds such as early electro and the obscure pre-1983 Italian disco which production secrets were closely studied. In 1998 Bunker released the first vinyl of Legowelt : Pimpshifter, a 6 track mingled Italo Chicago combi which became an instant cult hit with tracks such as 'Stumvogel' and 'Total Pussy Control'.
Apart from producing Legowelt has been playing live all over the world for the last 10 years. A lot of time together with Orgue Electronique and the infamous Bunker Team.

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Intro Microkorg + speech
The Orb - Secret Squirel
Flo Crew - And Our Love
Actress - Green Gall
3.2.6. - Just Like Heaven Unreleased version
El Barrio - Across the 110th Unreleased version
Kato - Fantasies of Lust 707 mix
DJ Aakmael - Deeprspct track
Jorge Velez - MMT8 Casio CZ101 unreleased 90s New Jersey cassette demo
Makeway for Luv
Dj Aakmael - Chilling
Virgo Four - Its a Crime Caribou remix
Monotribe acid jam
Hardhead - Only the Strong survive (strictly Rhyhtm)
101Wizzard - Cauldron of Roland (Isle of Man Records)
Jorge Velez - WT1 Cassette
Dj Jus-ed & DJ Qu - Across the Floor
XAMIGA - Secret Garden
Xosar - Wildlyfe Genesis
D.Downey - Sheela Tigress of the Night
Microkorg outro

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