The Best Of Wax Trax! On Wax – a label tribute mix by Dougie Boom

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Calling all closet goths, old/new wavers, tough guys and bomb gang girls! Here is a tribute mix I made of arguably one of the greatest labels of all time, Wax Trax! Records (Chicago). (www.waxtrax.com)

Wax Trax! is among the pantheon of select Chicago labels (I would include Chess Records, Trax Records, Touch & Go, etc.) that did more than simply put out records, they created a sound.  Charting unknown territory in dance, punk, new wave and alternative rock they created something much more interesting than the some of their parts. “Industrial” yes but, in retrospect and especially listening back to this mix, it just seems to narrow a definition: proto-techno, proto-idm? Simply put, they released some of the hardest dance music you could find then, in the mid 80s to early 90s. It’s no coincidence that many techno and house producers (e.g. Carl Craig, Jeff Mills, etc.) have noted Wax Trax! or their roster as a big influence. So, what more can be said about Wax Trax that hasn’t been said or probably won’t be covered in the upcoming documentary, Industrial Accident, The Story Of Wax Trax Records? I guess my own personal take here with the music itself. As a collector and a fan I was buying Wax Trax! Records as soon as I started buying records.  So, this mix is a labour of love, years in the making: an ALL VINYL to tribute to WAX TRAX!

The Best Of Wax Trax! On Wax – a label tribute mix by Dougie Boom

Tracklisting:

PTP – Rubber Glove Seduction
T.G.T. – Revo (The Continuum MIx)
Front 242 – Take One
Clock DVA – Sound Mirror
KMFDM – Godlike (12” Mix)
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – Devil Does Drugs
Ministry – Everyday Is Halloween
Acid Horse – No Name, No Slogan
1000 Homo DJs – Supernaut
Laibach – Geburt Einer Nation
Foetus – Butterfly Potion
Lead Into Gold – Faster Than Light
Front Line Assembly – Digital Tension
Front 242 – Headhunter V1.0
Ajax – Mind The Gap
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – Kooler Than Jesus
Greater Than One – I Don’t Need God
Front 242 – Welcome To Paradise
Meat Beat Manifesto – God O.D
Coil – The Snow (Answers Come In Dreams II)
The KLF – What Time Is Love (12” Version)
M.E.S.H. – Meet Every Situation Headon
Fini Tribe – I Want More (Row, Row, Row The Mix)
Revolting Cocks – Attack Ships On Fire
Ministry – Primental
T.A.G.C. – Broadcast Test (Transmission 1)
Front Line Assembly – Iceolate
A Split Second – Flesh
Jass – Theme (Dub)
Greater Than One – Utopia AA
Revolting Cocks – Stainless Steel Providers

 

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