Various Artists - 3am Spares 2LP (compilation of Australian Electronic Dance Music ! essential release !!
3AM Spares is a new compilation of Australian Electronic Dance Music selected by Andras and Instant Peterson, encompassing the darker sounds and later nights of the 1990s and beyond. Following on from forerunner compilation Midnite Spares, this double LP draws from local 12” releases, CDRs and the archives of community radio station 3RRR FM to make a diverse and pumping scene audible once more. No longer confined to beer barns and back rooms, this generation of producers, DJs, clubbers and ravers spilled out into pavilions, warehouses and paddocks, embracing a new culture of machine-metaphor and chemical love. Future Sound of Melbourne’s warehouse triptych Resist The Beat embodies a time when the country’s youth united with juggernaut stamina, partying beyond the long arm of the law. Restored from the ARIA award-winning trio’s original DATs, this debut 12” incited label offers from Jeff Mills, Frank De Wulf and Carl Cox. Released by the likes of Clan Analogue, Creative Vibes, Volition, DanceNet, Juice and Psy-Harmonics, this era’s material has evaded sufficient digital documentation until now, some lost in the decommission of Angelfire, Tripod and Geocities websites. Often these bedroom experiments and one-off collaborations.
1. "Resist The Beat" - FSOM
2. "Deep Down" - Hypnoblob
3. "The Slaughtering Eye" - Ian Eccles-Smith
4. "Leather Lover" - General Electrik Meets Andy Rantzen
5. "I Will Go" - Jandy Rainbow & Andrenalentil
6. "Is This Your First Time? (Artificial Remix)" - Sobriquet
7. "Yellowgold" - Blimp
8. "Da Lub Club" - Inner Harmony
9. "Mongungi (Dance Mix)" - Maroochy Barambah
10. "Behold The Angel Of Frequency" - Third Eye
11. "Track 11" - Tetrphnm
12. "Eliminated" - Screensaver