Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Nude Photo  

Being the founder of a genre has to be an incredible feeling. Instead of copying Chicago House, or New York Garage jams, Derrick May, along with Kevin Saunderson, and Juan Atkins created a fresh electronic music sound in Detroit. The sounds of early techno are incredibly interesting even to this day. Techno is an exploration of sound and form. It meanders around and displays different patterns and variations of timbre instead of opting for the standard song structure found in house music. As we all know, the British (thanks Black Shag) turned techno into a 160bpm shit sandwich in the 90's. The Germans and a few Americans have rescued and modernized it in the recent decade.

This cut came out on Derrick May's Transmat Records in 1987. It was his first production and my favorite. It was edited by Juan Atkins.

Rythim Is Rythim - Nude Photo "Rythim Mix"

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  • June 29, 2010 at 2:05 PM  

    Eclectro,South England.
    Tho in the early 90's we all listened 2 what was called Hardcore Techno/Hardcore-no one called it Techno unless they were idiots. I remember it coming out in UK in 88,& that's where it stays 4 me-late 80's! I remember Germans making Techno-R&S Records anyone!

  • June 29, 2010 at 4:34 PM  

    "Nude Photo" was reportedly co-written and co-produced by Thomas Barnett

  • June 30, 2010 at 9:32 PM  

    Eclectro,South England.
    Tho i prefer the other version i remember this & Reachin'-PHASE II left on my mum's doorstep when i went home 4 lunch in mid 89-good job as it would've been nicked otherwise!

  • July 5, 2010 at 11:25 AM  

    lol, your knowledge of music history is shocking.
    good job "the british" showed more respect towards the detroit producers than you towards their place in the development and promotion of house/techno/idm/ambient/jungle/etc.
    May never have found its way to your stereo otherwise.
    great tunes tho, thanks as always

  • July 6, 2010 at 2:42 PM  

    Chill out, it was a joke dude.

  • July 8, 2010 at 7:13 AM  

    It was those fiendish Dutch gabbaheads who pitched 'techno' up into a plus 16 frenzy, not us mellow Brits! I still remember the horror of a New Years Eve party in Rotterdam 1990 or 1991 when I first heard that 160BPM BOING!BOING!BOING! sound, I am still in therapy as you can imagine.

    And are we even responsible for speeding breakbeats up and giving the world the 'ardkore junglist massive...frankie bones anyone...

    Us Brits touchy about the fact we appropriate obscure American dance music and create subcultures around it instead of creating home grown music? surely not...look what happens when we fail to follow that law...drum & bass and now the emperors new clothes that is dubstep! *Shudders*.

  • July 9, 2010 at 3:18 PM  

    Always loved this track. Juan Atkins featured it in that Wax Trax mix he did years ago. Although it has a few sloppy mixes its a great retrospective on the birth of Detroit Techno and the hand-off to the Germans.

  • July 11, 2010 at 1:34 PM  

    I don't know who was responsible for ratcheting up the bpm and calling it techno, but I liked this early Detroit stuff--then that happened and I was gone. My favorite is the Nude Photo 88 remix.