Saturday, March 15, 2008

Flashin'



I have to confess that before watching the excellent documentary High Tech Soul: The Creation of Techno Music I had no idea that Eddie "Flashin" Fowlkes was just as important to the birth of techno as the so-called "Belleville Three" (aka Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson).

The Germans were on top of that shit though, and in 1993 Fowlkes scored a contract with Tresor Records in Berlin. There, with help from in-house production team 3MB (Moritz Von Oswald and Thomas Fehlmann), he recorded the second half of his ode to the genre he dubbed Technosoul. Combined with sessions from Fowlkes' native Detroit, the resulting full-length is both funky and futuristic, organic and precise. Here's a cut from each half.

Eddie "Flashin" Fowlkes - My Soul
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Eddie "Flashin" Fowlkes - Hoodlum Child
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

2 comments:

iku iku said...

yeah yeah yeah!
320 hoodlum child!
thanks dave

Perry said...

LINK IS DOWN

Thanks for the tunes guys