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Drumcode marks its 250th release with a techno compilation

The 17-track album is a collaboration between Kevin Saunderson and Adam Beyer

  • Niamh Ingram
  • 3 October 2021
Drumcode marks its 250th release with a techno compilation

Kevin Saunderson and Adam Beyer have collaborated to release 17-track ‘E-Dancer Re:Generate’, marking Drumcode’s 250th release. It contains remixes from Saunderson’s E-Dancer project, from a variety of artists.

The compilation features artists spanning generations, scenes and continents, all tied together through techno.

Artists such as Robert Hood, DJ Bone, DJ Minx and Saunderson’s son Dantiez feature, alongside Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Layton Giordani, Bart Skils and Wehbba.

Paul Woolford and rRoxymore feature too, amongst a plethora of other names.

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On the release, Saunderson says: “This is a really special project to me because it connects artists of all generations of which E-Dancer has inspired, while giving a new generation some history. Unifying people through music and reminding people where it all started are two missions always at the forefront of my projects. I’m happy that all these years later E-Dancer is respected by the producers to come after me, and a fresh take on the music I made at the start of my journey is there to carry the next wave of kids on the dancefloor. I’m honoured to be doing this with Adam, uniting Drumcode and Detroit.”

“Kevin Saunderson’s E-Dancer material released during the ‘90s had a substantial impact on me. The 1998 ‘Heavenly’ album was an incredibly important moment in the history of techno. At the time I was a couple of years into launching Drumcode and was drawing substantial influence from many of Kevin’s records for my own productions at the time. Celebrating 250 releases on Drumcode is a moment in the label’s story that I wanted to recognise with something special and this opportunity to breathe new life into this iconic collection of E-Dancer material seemed a perfect fit in many ways”, Beyer adds.

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E-Dancer - Re:Generate is available on digital and vinyl, stream it here.

Tracklist:

1. E-Dancer – Warp (Len Faki remix)

2. E-Dancer – Rock to the Beat (Special Request Remix)

3. E-Dancer – One Nation (Amelie Lens Remix)

4. E-Dancer – World of Deep (Adam Beyer Remix)

5. E-Dancer – The Rise (Original Mix)

6. E-Dancer – Heavenly (Layton Giordani Remix)

7. E-Dancer – Uptempo (DJ Minx Remix) - Detroit

8. E-Dancer – Pump The Move (Bart Skils Groove Mix)

9. E-Dancer – Banjo (Tygapaw Remix)

10. E-Dancer – Forces (Dantiez & Andre Salmon Remix)

11. E-Dancer – Savage & Beyond (Rebūke Remix)

12. E-Dancer – Anongay (Robert Hood Remix)

13. E-Dancer – Velocity Funk (Wehbba Remix)

14. E-Dancer – Behold (DJ Bone Remix)

15. E-Dancer – Human Bond (rRoxymore Remix)

16. E-Dancer – Banjo (Funk D’Void Remix) [bonus track available with digital bundle]

17. E-Dancer – Feel The Mood (Justin Cholewski Remix) [bonus track available with digital bundle]

Niamh Ingram is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor, follow her on Twitter

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