Machine Soul


1.01 Kraftwerk – The Robots
1.02 The Normal – Warm Leatherette
1.03 Donna Summer – I Feel Love
1.04 Sparks – The Number One Song In Heaven
1.05 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Electricity
1.06 Gary Numan – Cars
1.07 Throbbing Gristle – Adrenalin
1.08 Cabaret Voltaire – Yashar
1.09 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force – Planet Rock
1.10 Newcleus – Jam On Revenge
1.11 Cybotron – Clear
1.12 New Order – Blue Monday
1.13 Rhythim Is Rhythim – Strings Of Life

2.01 M|A|R|R|S – Pump Up The Volume
2.02 Inner City – Big Fun
2.03 Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence
2.04 The KLF – What Time Is Love
2.05 The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds
2.06 Moby – Go
2.07 The Shamen – Move Any Mountain
2.08 L.A. Style – James Brown Is Dead
2.09 The Prodigy – Charly
2.10 Underworld – Rez
2.11 The Chemical Brothers – Life Is Sweet
2.12 Fluke – Absurd
2.13 Überzone – 2kool4skool
2.14 Paul van Dyk – For An Angel
2.15 BT – Godspeed

INFO > Looking over the tracklistings for 2000 compilation “Machine Soul”, one might think it was a blueprint for this blog. Subtitled ‘An Odyssey Into Electronic Dance Music’, the collection spans from 1977 to 1999, and presents many of that period’s key genres: disco, synthpop, industrial, electro, techno, house, rave, ambient, big beat, breaks, and trance (the most conspicuous omission is drum ‘n’ bass). It’s far from comprehensive, and leans heavily toward popular selections, but “Machine Soul” is still a decent dance retrospective.

Posted on August 9, 2014, in VARIOUS ARTISTS. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Great comp!! Thanks for posting.

  2. martymartymarty

    There are some fantastic track on here! Thanks so much! :-)

  3. WOW! The play list are scandaloussssssssss! Amazing!!!!!!

  4. I was curious when you said … “and leans heavily toward popular selections,” .. What you really meant? (didactically speaking, please) Don´t worry ….This question is interesting to me …

    • Merely that the compiler favored many radio-friendly chart hits in assembling the collection. It’s one take on the history of contemporary dance music, and designed to appeal to the US market.

  5. Thank you for explication….. :)

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