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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Speedy J - Live @ Shockers 2003

So this happened. Yeah, you read that right. A Speedy J set from a legendary event called Shockers. Remember it? Do you remember this event? Has anyone actually been to this? I remember when it was my raving year that I really wanted to go to it but I chose another event, Innercity, instead. Still got my Techno fix. But after purchasing a few CDs, I got the bug, and then sadly.... it disappeared. I never got the chance to go to it, but I really, really wanted to go. But now, many years later, I can catch a glimpse of what happened during the 2003 edition of Shockers. And what better way to start getting an insight into this event than Speedy J's set. The Techno legend.

I was a huge fan of Speedy J during the late 90s and early 2000s. I remember buying one of his albums, and to this day I don't know what happened to it. I think it was called Loudboxer. I think I must have given it to someone, borrowing them this album, and it never returned. Fuck that. Never do that again. But the kids nowadays don't have the luxury to 'share' CDs. That was a thing during the 90s and early 2000s, and many CDs have disappeared.

But Speedy J still remains, to this day, a huge influence in my life. I love his enthusiasm and passion for Techno, and he not only captured my attention, but the whole world. This DJ has played all over the world, and build an empire around his name. He's synonymous to Techno. People do think of him when you use the word 'Techno', and his live sets are always astonishing.

I did see him at Innercity, back in 2001 (I think) and I remember him giving me blisters. Fuck me, I stomped the floor so hard, I had blisters for days. And after listening to this set at work today, I had neck issues. I was bopping so hard to this, I looked like a right lunatic.

Just be warned, the tracklist isn't complete, so if you are a whizkid and you know the ID-less anthems, please fill them in. Would be interesting to know all the records he used for this set.

Also, be warned, this set is intoxicating. You won't be able to stop yourself moving viciously.

  1. Speedy J - Glitch

  2. Speedy J - Krekc (Major Rush Remix)

  3. Chris Liebing - Analogen (Speedy J Remix)

  4. ID - ID

  5. ID - ID

  6. Speedy J - Bugmod

  7. Speedy J - Tannga

  8. Speedy J - Glov

  9. Electric Deluxe - Electric Deluxe (Speedy J Remix)

  10. Speedy J - Cop Roll

  11. ID - ID

There are three tracks which we require the track titles and artist names from. If you would be so kind to provide me with these names, that would be appreciated. Not only by myself, but also by the Techno community.

As someone said on Youtube, 'Speedy J ain't joking in this set'. And that's the truth. He does not take any prisoners, and he makes sure that you won't stop dancing. And the transitions are smooth as hell. Seriously, you won't even notice a track already being played. It's one continuous set with continuous track changes, and you don't even notice them!

This kind of Techno gets me going each and every time. It's rough, raw, and elegant. But, as mentioned before, it will get you dancing until you can't no more. You will probably hug the bar, and you need some refreshments to get you through Speedy J's set. Can't remember how I was during his set at Innercity, but many beverages went down my neck. Yes, I was drunk, so what?

I won't continue for much longer. If you love Techno, you should check out this set. I really, really enjoyed it, and it takes me back to those golden years. A fanfuckingtastic set by one of the leading pioneers of Techno music. Best Techno set I've heard in a long, long time!

Best record? Well, it's the track before 'Bugmod', so whoever knows that specific title, gets a prize. But yeah, that track. Whoever made it, you are a superstar (it is probably Speedy J, isn't it? I bet my life it is)

DJ: Speedy J

Genre/Style: Techno

Liveset Info: Recorded @ Shockers 2003

Length Liveset: 01:16:12

Tracks: 11 (eleven)

Download/Listen (via Youtube): VIEW HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Release Year: 2003 (via ID&T Radio)

Audio: Stereo

Bitspeed: 160 kbps

More Information: Speedy J - Facebook Fanpage

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