If you’ve ever thought to yourself ‘I love ‘Technopolis’, but I’d really like a more modern version with a pumping contemporary beat so I could work it into one of my sets’ then you are in so much luck. The essence of YMO’s track is all here, with pretty minimal chopping up, the riff and basslines are all where you remember leaving them. There are a couple of cuts here and there but the majority of additions come in the form of some lovely filtering and modulation and bringing a rhythm fit for dancefloors in 2012. It’s giving the original such a new lease of life. I’ll definitely be playing this out.
Yellow Magic Orchestra have been making boundary pushing electronic music and ElectroPop since before you know what a synthesizer was. Show some respect! ‘Rydeen’ is from 1980, by which time they were already comfortable making big Electro jams while much of the rest of the world was on Tomorrow’s World complaining that synthesizer music wasn’t somehow real.