Sunday, December 14, 2008

I-F (VARIOUS ARTISTS) - MIXED UP IN THE HAGUE VOL. 01 (2000)

THE MOST IMPORTANT ITALO-DISCO LESSON TO LEARN
ARTIST`````I-F
ALBUM`````
MIXED UP IN THE HAGUE VOL. 01
GENRE`````ELECTRO, ITALO-DISCO, EARLY TECHNO

YEAR````````2000


REVIEW BY JOHN BUSH:
I-f's Mixed Up in the Hague is an excellent dance-history lesson focusing on the electro-disco that's been such an influence on his productions. Wisely avoiding most of the endlessly compiled electro classics ("Planet Rock," "Rockit," "Clear") that tend to bore advanced listeners, I-f instead looks back to the motorized sequencer disco of the late '70s and early '80s with a parade of excellent obscurities. (Featuring track titles but no list of performers is undoubtedly not an oversight but a challenge to potential trainspotters out there.)

REVIEW BY BOOMKAT.COM:
I-F's 'Mixed Up In The Hague Vol. 1' - an uber-limited reissue of a record that is widely credited as being the best Italo/Electro mix of the past decade and accordingly changes hands for the kind of £££ that makes your eyes water despite it only ever being released on measly CDR. A crafty adjunct of the Parallax Corporation, I-F's legendary mix is a masterclass in the art of mixing, taking the blueprint as classic Italio-disco and the golden-age of European electro.

I-F capitalises on his keen ear by constructing a mix so intuitive it'll have you wondering how two decks and a mixer can sound so damn good. Great fun, a big recommendation.

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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks been looking for this ever since I listened to After Dark by Italians Do It Better records, which has been compared to mixed up in the hague

rickdog said...

You have a great music blog here! I've added you to my mp3blog list and custom search, check it out.

Rickdog's collected 7,000 mp3blog links, accessible from the alpha menu at page top. You can open frames on these blogs to view them directly on my site, and you can also view the feeds in a frame.

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evilpepe said...

'Space Invaders Smoking Grass' by I-F is definitely one of my all-time favorite tracks... and this is one great mix, Thanks!

David B. said...

This is asking me for a password, but I have no idea what to use. What's the password?

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. Comps are epic. Thank you so much for the time you put into finding these gems.

Panda Stuffer said...

To David B. - I didnt put the password on the file. Must be a mistake:( I hate passwords by the way so there is no way I made thet mistake;)

enjoy da blog:)

Panda Stuffer said...

To Anonymous - Tnx:) There will be some new smacking gem comps soon so stay tuned:)

nikhil said...
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Anonymous said...

Firstly, thanks for this.

Secondly, if you try to extract the file using WinZip, it will ask for a password. However, WinRAR will extract without problems.

Panda Stuffer said...

Well few people say they had problems with passwords but I didnt put one and I dont know how that happened???

Anonymous said...

Some great albums here. How do you expect any of these artists to carry on making music though if you're going to upload their work for people to download for free? If we all carry on like this there'll be no cool obscure records for you to show off about - the artists involved will be too broke to make any music. I suggest people go out and buy these records instead.

Panda Stuffer said...

Damn, now I'm feelin a bit guilty:(

Anonymous said...

All these tracks cut off short, pity

Panda Stuffer said...

Yeah I know, I just cant find each one separate track, they are much to rare. At least the originals are.

sam alligators said...

Wowzers! I've has this sucker on repeat for about 9 hours... This is mindboggling stuff. thanks so much, Panda Stuffer!

Panda Stuffer said...

Thanks Sam. I have their 2nd album which is a bit bad but I may post in anyway since it soooo rare to find.

R said...

great blog bro! i'd really like an upload of vol 2 as well. cheers.

Matthew said...

thanx so much for all the great posts! really diggin some of these more obsure jams round yr blog... keep up the good work!

Panda Stuffer said...

Thanks Matthew,

Enjoy:)

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