Various Artists

We Still Kill the Old Way 2

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Originally released as a double-pack vinyl collection, this compilation by Dutch electro figureheads Clone offers four tasty sides of electro and Italio bleeps and blips that have become synonymous with that particular part of the world. The seemingly boundless Giorgio Moroder influence that exists in the Hague is amply present on several of these tracks, including the "Chase"-inspired "Starman" by Legowelt and Duplex's "Hydraulic Mind." Others favor the raw sound of Miami/Detroit electro-bass, such as Cosmic Forces' "Optical Range" and Partisan Midi's "Tilt," which freely samples the KMS classic "Flash." Frenchman Fabrice Lig seems like the odd man out with his only slighty electro-sounding Detroit techno jit, "Sweet Remembers," while Dutch fixture Dexter makes two appearances with the harsh acidic electro of "Mr. Blunt" and gritty beats of "I Program," which is made harrowing by a sorrowful computerized vocal. With the stylish excess of electroclash name-checking the same influences as these Hague artists, it would be a mistake to lump them into the same fashion-forward posturing. These cuts are the real deal. It might be too easy to check the references on each track, but the sincere way in which these producers approach their historical sounds make the music equally as legitimate as the elder classics.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
4:21
2
2:58
3
4:19
4 4:47
5
4:55
6 3:17
7
4:09
8
4:40
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