Throwback Thursday – Dave Clarke Essential Mix 2000

Radio One was a staple of my childhood and probably yours too. Pete Tong was our dance music guru, the guy we could rely on to bring us the latest, greatest beats for those of us still too young (or young looking) to get into clubs. By the turn of the century the Essential Mix was our 2 hours of radio, no adverts, no pop music, no rubbish. Just the best underground DJs doing what they did best.

Dave Clarke was one of those DJs I knew about, but wasn’t really that into if I’m honest. It was too hard, too fast and it scared me. I was fully committed to the much slower happy sounds of CJ Mackintosh/Masters at Work/Defected etc, then I moved to Bristol and the kids I knocked about with played industrial techno and hard trance, and I was immersed into this world I had previously had no contact with. What I found was a new respect for genres I had scant regard for, a new passion for music and a much more open mind. This mix recorded in 2000 basically serves as a point in my life where the techno switch got turned on, and I’ve been a fan of the genre ever since. Shortly after, Dave Clarke released the first of his World Service CDs and we’d hammer it in the HMV I worked in to the annoyance of our manager. Long live Techno!

This weekend sees Dave Clarke headline 303 in Liverpool. He is also playing a preparty show at the world famous 3Beat Records starting at 5pm. Be sure to catch that, its an electric atmosphere.

Tracks
01. Drexciya – Intro: Temple Of Dos De Agua (Tresor – TRESOR 129)
02. Ryuichi Sakamoto – The End Of Europe (Plexus – ILPS 9656)
03. DJ Rush – Session (Session Recordings – SESS 994003)
04. Adam Beyer – Untitled B1 (Conform – CNFR 012)
05. Mike Dearborn – Battle (The Advent Remix) (Majesty Recordings – MAJ 107)
06. Alan Barratt – Untitled A (Red Frame – RF 007)
07. Chris McCormack – The Maximalist (Space DJz Remix 2) (Materials – MTZ 002)
08. Richie Hawtin – Untitled A1 (M_nus – M_NUS ORANGE)
09. Underworld – King Of Snake (Dave Clarke Remix) (Junior Boy’s Own – JBO 5005826 P)
10. Joey Beltram – Arena (STX Records – STX 001)
11. Technasia – Cyclone (Tempest) (Sino – SINO 01)
12. Jamie Ball – Moonlight (Turning Point – TURN 001)
13. Aphrohead – In The Dark We Live (Dave Clarke 312 Mix) (Re-load – REL 94 02)
14. Jamie Ball – Moonlight (Turning Point – TURN 001)
15. Underground Resistance – The Seawolf (World Power Alliance – WPA 002)
16. DJ Rush – Smoke (Force Inc. – FIM 178)
17. Lighter Thief – Zippo King Two (Ifach – IFACH 020)
18. Jeff Mills – Tango (Purpose Maker – PM 009)
19. Russian Roulette – Look’n Like A Woman (High Octane Recordings – HOR 014)
20. DJ Funk – Run (Telephone Stalker Remix) (Pro-Jex – PROX 014)
21. Recycled Loops – Six Is Nine (Primevil – PRVL 013)
22. Samuel L Session – Shakin’ Bootsy (Primevil – PRVL 014)
23. G Force vs D-Selector – Vigo (Zync – ZYNC 008)
24. Oliver Ho – Untitled A1 (Blueprint – BP 014)
25. Mike Humphries & Glenn Wilson – At The Post (Punish – PUNISH 3)
26. Defenders Of The Ghetto – My God (Vocal) (Black Nation Records – BNR 330)
27. Aztec Mystic – Knights Of The Jaguar (Underground Resistance – UR 049)
28. Detroit Grand Pubahs – Sandwiches (Throw – 9230250)
29. The Hacker – At Night (UMF – UMF 05)
30. Anthony Rother – Don’t Stop The Beat (Psi49net – PSI003)
31. X-Ile – Color Blind (Dub Mix) (Direct Beat – DB4W-039)
32. DJ Di’jital – 360 Degrees (Direct Beat – DB4W-047)
33. Keith Tucker – Speaker Worshipping (Dreamhunter – DH K011K)
34. Aaron Carl – Down (Electro Mix) (Metroplex – M-035)
35. DreBrown – Rejuvenated Rhythm (Mix 1) (Direct Beat – DB4W-043)
36. Dj Godfather – Via Satellite From Detroit (Intuit-Solar – ITU 003)
37. Mr. Velcro Fastener – Assassins (I220 – J 220)
38. Zombie Nation – Kernkraft 400 (Dave Clarke Remix) (Data Records – DATA 11T)
39. DJ Hyperactive – Reptillian Tank (Morpheus Productions – MPROD 001)
40. DJ Bold – Lunch Cutters (High Octane Recordings – HOR013)
41. DJ Rush – One Two Zero (Pro-Jex – PROXPRO 1)
42. Space DJz – AK-47 Remixes (Gaetek Remix 2) (Potential – POT 006)
43. Surgeon – Over Kosovo (Phuture Trax – 4KLP)
44. Ignition Technician – Ergonomix Part 3 (Ergonomix – ERGO-PART3)
45. Leftfield – Phat Planet (Dave Clarke Remix) (Hard Hands – HAND 057 T)
46. Surgeon – Untitled A1 (Dynamic Tension – DTR 004)
47. Space DJz – AK-47 Remixes (Inigo Kennedy Remix) (Potential – POT 006)
48. DJRush – Russian Roulette (High Octane Recordings – HOR 014)