Y2K: Beat the Clock Version 1.0

Y2K: Beat the Clock Version 1.0

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Overview

Even if you're the kind of person who'd rather wait out the millennium with something a little less intense than the frantic beats 'n' bleats of the electronica "revolution" -- maybe some of Brian Eno's discrete music or some Aphex Twin ambient bubble bath -- this collection of the big songs from the big names in late '90s techno is an indispensable survey. Opening with two cuts by Fatboy Slim (his teen flick standby "The Rockafeller Skank" and his monster remix of Wildchild's "Renegade Master") and moving on to big beat from the Chemical Brothers, Prodigy, Lo-Fidelity Allstars, Propellerheads, and Underworld, Y2K focuses on firewall beats and rock-'n'-roll dynamics. The operating word here is "big," and they don't come much larger than Apollo Four Forthy's heavy-metal breakbeats or Crystal Method's bustling funk workout "Busy Child." Less blustery but just as potent is the Orb's psychedelic pastiche of found sounds, morphing atmospherics, and 4/4 trounce ("Toxygene") and Alec Empire's ornery digital hardcore tear through Björk's "Joga." Sure, there's little here that will sound new to seasoned ears, but beginners might find this to be the best mainstream sampler since MTV's AMP sets.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/06/1999
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646998328
catalogNumber: 69983

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sparks   Track Performer
Underworld   Track Performer
Prodigy   Track Performer
Björk   Track Performer
Apollo 440   Track Performer
Keith Murray   Vocals
Chemical Brothers   Track Performer
Wildchild   Track Performer
Fatboy Slim   Track Performer
Crystal Method   Track Performer
Propellerheads   Track Performer
Fidelity Allstars   Track Performer
Grandmaster Caz   Vocals
Wildchild   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Orb   Producer
Björk   Composer,Producer
Apollo 440   Producer
Mark Bell   Producer
Norman Cook   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Andrew Hughes   Composer
Karl Hyde   Producer
Ron Mael   Producer
Russell Mael   Producer
C. Miller   Composer
Alex Paterson   Composer
M. Smith   Composer
Liam Howlett   Composer,Producer
Chemical Brothers   Producer
Wildchild   Producer
Ken Jordan   Composer
Alec Empire   Producer,Remixing
Kool Keith   Composer
Fatboy Slim   Producer
Crystal Method   Producer
Propellerheads   Producer
Scott Kirkland   Composer
Fidelity Allstars   Producer,Engineer
Kiku   Art Direction
Phillipe Le Gonidec   Composer
Sigurjon Sigurdsson   Composer
Peter Hamlin   Artwork
Tom Corson   Artwork
Rick Smith   Producer

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