Dusseldorf acid pioneers Hardfloor deliver a nostalgic set on a new mix on Platipus.
Hardfloor's Ramon Zenker and Oliver Bondzio are best known for their acid trance anthem 'Acperience' and their ongoing love affair with the TB-303.
Tales... again illustrates their passion for all things vintage with older tracks from Robert Hood, Convextion, Lab Insect, Alter Ego and Alden Tyrell forming the backbone of the mix. The handful of newer tracks getting a foot in the door include cuts by Damian Schwartz, Rejected and Agnès.
"When I listen to records from back in the day, they can't compare to today's music," explains Bondzio. "That raw feeling can't be heard in our current environment where everything seems to over rely on digital production."
Rather than come up with two discrete sets, the pair also decided to make one extended mix and split it in two with disc one finishing on the opener for disc two.
01 Grumptronix - Black Orchid
02 Andrea Parker - The Swamp
03 Rico Casazza - Low Tech Predator
04 Sterling Void - Do You Wanna Dance
05 The Nightwriters - Let The Music (Use You)
06 Agnès - Hi Murda
07 Jared Wilson - Drug Related Stories
08 Shlomi Aber & Itamar Sagi - Blonda (Funk D´Void Mix)
09 Djinxx - Be Quiet
10 Hardfloor - The Trill Acid Theme
11 St. Andy - Motor
12 Damian Schwartz - Tú Y Yo (Peros Nos Volvemos A ... Levantar)
13 Rejected - Lost
14 Andy Stott - 8ight
15 Neuropolitique - Nervous
01 Neuropolitique - Nervous
02 Professor X - Professor X (Saga)
03 Misguided - Overcast
04 Convextion - Stiletto Caress (For Yvette)
05 Heiko Laux - Shared Wave (Steve Rachmad Remix)
06 Alter Ego - Mensa
07 The Plan - 4 Bit Logic
08 Arthur Oskan - Equinox
09 Robert Hood - Track B3 from Protein Valve
10 Steve Stoll - Up From Above
11 Lab Insect - Ho! Happy Days
12 Boris Divider - Take My Beat
13 Electric Soul - X2
14 Alden Tyrell - Digger
15 Matt Chester - Blank Horizon
'Tales of the Unexpected 3' mixed by Hardfloor arrives on Platipus on July 7, 2008.