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Astounding in both scope and quality,
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This review is from: Traxbox: The Trax Records Box Set: The First 75 Complete 12" Releases (Audio CD)
Essential electronic music! I'm an old fan of EBM, techno and synth-pop and relatively new to house and THIS speaks to me! Whereas the likes of Front 242, Cabaret Voltaire and others were experimenting with DARK electronica, Chicago was all about fun n' funkiness but still keeping that dangerous, thrilling edge.
Firstly, this is a bargain: 16 CDs, 8 of A-sides and 8 of B-sides all catalogued chronologically so you get the feel for the progression these musicians are making. Everything from straight up party tunes to squirming, stuttering experimentalism that make LFO look like also-rans.
I'm stuck for words to praise this impressive collection. 75 12"s for under £50? Get on it, fools: jack your body!