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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

[Detroit Techno] Essential Guide To Underground Resistance (1992-1999) (2021)

If you are old enough to have lived through the 90s, you will know the collective called Underground Resistance. If you don't, click on the name previously mentioned, and it will take you to their official Wikipedia page. You need to learn about them, and appreciate them for what they have done for not just Techno music, but for music in general. So influential, they were the YouTube influencers of their time (when there was no internet and no fakery). And since their creation back in the 90s, they are still going strong. How do I know all of this? Well, there's a reason why I listened to this mix.

It was down to a YouTube documentary about the Berlin Techno scene. Now Berlin is a few miles outside of Detroit, granted. But it also highlighted the importance of Detroit and Underground Resistance. They weren't the first to create Techno, but they put Detroit Techno on the map, which first was only focussed in the city of Detroit, but soon got the attention of club goers all over the world. And DJs took that sound, and dragged it with them all over the globe. There's a whole history behind UR, and I would urge you to read their Wikipedia page. It is interesting, to say the least.

But they have been influential since day one, and to this day has their music touched many club goers. I am one of them. I never knew the full catalogue, but some of their tracks have made their way into my life, and I'm glad for them being in my life, as they are awesome. And the man who made this mix must have thought the same. Johan N. Lecander's mix is roughly an hour and a half long, but it contains some of the dopest records money can buy.

It is Techno in it's purest form. From the harder Acid sounding Techno to the more melodic House sounding Techno, all is in here. So, are you ready for some UR?

  1. Underground Resistance - Greater Than Yourself

  2. Underground Resistance - Cosmic Traveller

  3. Galaxy 2 Galaxy - Hi-Tech Jazz (The Elements)

  4. Scan 7 - Password Soul

  5. Galaxy 2 Galaxy - Astral Apache (Star Stories)

  6. UR - Untitled

  7. UR - The Mighty Asteroids Of Jupiter

  8. Underground Resistance - The Storm

  9. Andre Holland - Inversions

  10. DJ Rolando - Aztec Mystic

  11. Underground Resistance - Fuck The Majors

  12. UR - Acid Fog (The Mystery)

  13. Underground Resistance - The Lightning

  14. Underground Resistance - The Seawolf

  15. The Aztec Mystic A.K.A. DJ Rolando - Jaguar

  16. Underground Resistance - Kamikaze

  17. UR - Communications Silence

  18. UR - Logic Bomb

  19. UR - Ain't No Sunshine (The Sign)

  20. UR - Orbitals In Motion

  21. UR - Cyberwolf

  22. Mad Mike - Planet X

  23. UR - Turbulence (The Warning)

  24. UR - Particle Shower

  25. UR - Low Pressure Front (The Pulse)

Just by looking at the tracklist on Johan N. Lecander's page, it shows me that the oldest song in this mix was released in 1992 and the 'youngest' released in 1999. It's everything you wanted this mix to be, and more.

Johan's selection is great, and what we have to acknowledge is not only the importance of this mix, but also the importance of everything involved with UR, and the legacy it has left behind. And how many future DJs and producers they have influenced, is just insane. You cannot believe that a collective could have so much power, but they certainly had the power. And the songs have become all-time classics. Especially when you do investigate each and every track released. So fascinating.

The documentary I watched made me want to hear more, so a quick search led me to this mix, and I'm happy I discovered it. So many awesome records, but 'The Seawolf' has to be the greatest, right? Jeff Mills, the legendary producer and DJ, made this record under the UR alias, and it has got so many positive comments on not the internet, but whenever you play it at any event, the crowds will loose their freaking minds! An all time classic.

But everything that Jeff Mills makes is awesome. We can agree on that, right?

A special mix, proper dedication and admiration to this legendary collective, still going strong. They paved the way for many producers, and gave us ravers/club goers, many anthems to listen to, and create memories that are linked to those anthems. Thanks UR, and thanks Johan for this awesome mix. I really enjoyed it.

DJ: Johan N. Lecander

Genre/Style: Techno, Acid Techno, Detroit Techno

Mix Info: [Detroit Techno] Essential Guide To Underground Resistance (1992-1999)

Length Mix: 01:37:52

Tracks: 25 (twenty-five)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2021


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