First issued as a limited CD edition by Entr’acte in 2011, The Automatic Groups ‘Summer Mix‘ has become an iconic piece, presenting a non-trivial nostalgia trip that somehow sounds like a digitally diffused take on Wolfgang Voigt’s GAS project, Basic Channel or Ross 154.
It was created by applying a complex mathematical process known as a discrete Fourier transform upon a number of late ‘90s and ‘00s dance anthems, effectively sieving their contents before phase-resetting the data and discarding half of the information, with the surviving sounds subsequently organised in order of similarity.
What’s left is a haunting spectral impression: smeared traces of cloud-busted melody and motorik rhythm skeletons; rending anthemic metaphysics as a sublime murmuration of intangible memories, perhaps even simulating the effect of an MDMA-induced cultural amnesia.
The Death of rave will release ‘Summer Mix’ as a double vinyl pack on 2nd March 2015.
A1. Swedish House Mafia / PJ Feat. Velvet / Roll Deep / Paul Van Dyk / Deepest Blue / Supermode
B1. Deadmau5 / Mason Vs. Princess Superstar / Riva Starr / Sash! / Motorcycle / 4 Strings / PPK / DHT / Tiësto (Part 1)
C1. Deadmau5 / Mason Vs. Princess Superstar / Riva Starr / Sash! / Motorcycle / 4 Strings / PPK / DHT / Tiësto (Part 2)
D1. Sonique / Grace / Gouryella / Roger Sanchez / Eric Prydz
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