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Speedy J - Intercontinental - Spectrum - Plus 8 Records - 1990

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Speedy J - Intercontinental Label: Plus 8 Records Ltd. - PLUS8005 Format: Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM Country: Canada Released: 1990 Style: Techno, Acid Tracklist A1: Wicked Saw Edited By Richie Hawtin 5:36 A2: Minimal 4:27 B1: Journey 6:07 B2: Spectrum 5:33 Credits: Producer, Written-By -- Jochem Paap Notes: A-Side Run Out: [In between tracks A1 and A2] PLUS 8 "THE FUTURE SOUND OF HOLLAND" PLUS 8 GOES INTERCONTINENTAL SPECIAL K TRACKS B-Side Run Out: [In between tracks B1 and B2] +8: OPENING DOORS ALL OVER THE WORLD THE PIED PIPERS OF TECHNO ARE LOOKING FOR MORE RATS. Speedy J Real Name: Jochem George Paap Profile: Jochem Paap (the Rotterdam artist owes the nickname Speedy J to his DJ skills) is unanimously considered to be one of the first techno producers to come from the Benelux. Together with people like Laurent Garnier, Aphex Twin and Richie Hawtin he helped raising the genre just after it had escaped the Detroit delivery room. Since the early nineties, Speedy J releases on labels like Plus 8, Warp and Novamute. But while techno develops into a dominating force on many dance floors worldwide, Jochem Paap, after the albums Ginger (1993) and G Spot (1995), turns left and heads for other exciting places. On Public Energy No. 1 (1997) and A Shocking Hobby (2000) the sound wizard exchanges flowing, harmonious techno for a much more complex sound, filled with colliding samples, crackling rhythms and tremendously thrilling turns. After fifteen years of techno Speedy J now has come full circle. But what a wide circle it was, and how fickle the trodden path. Over the years he has collaborated with video-artists, filmmakers and advertisers, made the pioneering DVD Umfeld, an audio-visual, electronic trip, which sets the standard for many composers who want to compose for six speakers in the coming years -- remarkably made available as a free download on the internet. Another strong part of this idea is the introduction of a new series of techno events called Electric Deluxe presents, which in a young history of just a couple of editions brought major artists like Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Radio Slave, Matthew Dear, Chris Liebing into play. Speedy J's musical vision is genre blurring, creative freedom at the highest level of innovation and quality, it is providing a platform for artists operating within any conceivable genre in the broad spectrum of techno to fully explore and embrace the ever-expanding technological possibilities. Sites: speedyj.com, MySpace, electricdeluxe.net, Twitter Aliases: Aq, DCC, Electric Deluxe, Jochem Paap, Public Energy, Second Wave, The, Tune Plus 8 Records Profile: Plus 8 (also spelled as Plus8, without the space) is a Canadian techno record label, based in Windsor, Ontario and founded in 1990 by DJs Richie Hawtin and John Acquaviva. Initial releases were by the pair themselves and their friends using aliases such as States of Mind and Cybersonik, along with other Detroit-based musicians such as Kenny Larkin. Plus 8 was, along with Underground Resistance and Planet E, one of the vanguards of Detroit Techno's 'Second Wave', capitalising on the vacuum left by labels such as KMS, Metroplex and Transmat at the start of the 1990s. Plus 8's initial releases were a series of increasingly faster industrial hardcore recordings. This provides a clue as to the origin of the label's name - on most turntables, +8% is the maximum amount by which one can increase the speed of playback. The label began to retreat from hard and fast tempo after the release of Circuit Breaker's "Overkill/Frenz-E" and Cybersonik"s "Thrash" in 1992. Hawtin and Aquaviva became disenchanted with the drug fueled dynamic and rave culture that was driving hardcore techno. The label's total departure from hardcore came in 1992 when Hawtin and Aquaviva found themselves in a club in Rotterdam, Holland. The club DJ was playing one of Plus 8's records, a 150bpm version of Cybersonik's "Thrash" and the crowd began to chant a...