Monday, 15 November 2010

I love techno 2010: the report, the live-sets

As you might have guessed from my previous post, I have been to I love techno. It was my third time already, and maybe that played a role in my appreciation of the event. I didn't thought it to be worth the 50 euro's, because so many acts disappointed my high expectations. The public wasn't as eclectic as the previous 2 years, I wondered why so many people pay so much for a ticket, when they're standing still all the time.
But let's cut the negativity, it wasn't all bad! Some dj's played a massive set, and there were some things that I didn't see that seemed to be cool as well.
I uploaded all the sets on mediafire, so that you don't have to "wait 60 seconds
All the sets are radio rips, so they're only small bits of the candy. If you have found longer sets, drop a comment!

Starting chronologically, the first dj that got me partying was Jack Beats. Those nasty wobbles jacked everybody's body, and I experienced the first moshpit of the event. We didn't stayed the whole set, when they started playing dubstep (stick to your style!) we left.

Playing at the yellow room at that moment were Les Petits Pilous, throwing a bunch of hard and bleepy electro songs into the crowd. The place were I was standing sucked, but if you listen to the set you will definitely have a good time.

After Les Petits Pilous, it was time for Boys Noize! I always have very high expectations for his sets, but actually he falls short of them for most of the time. Only once I experienced a smashing set from him, at Rock Werchter 2009. The set at ILT was way too techno for my tastes, but if you want to see for yourself, I linked a part of the live set for your pleasure.

2 setbacks, 1 partially good set... Time for something that I loved last year! A-trak played one of the best sets then, this year he was a bit less entertaining, but still good stuff compared to the previous acts. He dropped Barbra Streisand of course, but now I'm officially tired of it. No live set I'm afraid...
I do have a preview of the new Duck Sauce track though, to ease the pain. It doesn't stuns me like Barbra Streisand did when I first listened to it, but maybe I have to give it time to grow on me.

Next up in the schedule: making sure we are in the orange room before it's too crowded because everyone wants to see the beetroots! Only, we were an hour to early, Crookers had just started their set when we entered. With Crookers, I have a bit of a hate/love relationship. I really love their early work, but I'm a total hater of their new turn, which they showed at their album Tons of Friends.
So with every set, I have to see if it's one filled with oldies and hard new things, or one with the more hip-hop sounding new stuff. This time, I was lucky, it seemed like I was back in 2008, the period were the boys were at their absolute best. Second best thing of the whole night!

After the Crookers came, as I said before, the Bloody Beetroots with their Deathcrew 77. This was the second time I saw it, and although it sounded exactly the same as the previous time, I found it absolutely boring this time (while the other set was mental). Maybe it sounded a bit too familiar compared to their set @ werchter. I don't know for sure if this whole set was prerecorded, but there are a lot of signs pointing in that direction. The boys don't even have to touch their guitar to get sound out of it - how "live" is that huh?
Apart from that, I didn't really liked the sound either, it was really too much the same. Build up, and then a lot of noise after the drop - that's basically it. I think I'll only go check them again if they're playing a dj-set.

When the deathcrew was gathering all their stuff, a familiar looking asian american got behind the booth. It was Dim Mak label boss Steve Aoki, who would play the best set of the whole evening. An almost perfect set, although I'm still not in love with his heavy metal intermezzo's. They are a bit his trademark, but I would still be happy if he just played plain old hard electro all the time. Nevertheless, an absolutely smashing set!

After Steve Aoki, we took a short break, and came back to the orange room to check out Sound of Stereo. They were a bit boring too, or at least not interesting enough to keep me partying. We didn't had a choice but too leave - all the other rooms were basically closed, only a few techno dj's were still playing.
I have a few more Live-sets from acts that I didn't see, but that might interest you. The Goose one sounds really awesome!


Les Petits Pilous:
it's not much, but this it what I found:

xx. Mixhell - Boom Da (Les Petits Pilous Remix)
xx. The Subs vs. Les Petits Pilous - My Body
xx. Les Petits Pilous - Wake Up
xx. Anglo Satellite - Big Black Spider (Les Petits Pilous Remix)
xx. Les Petits Pilous - Russian Forest
xx. Les Petits Pilous - Bielle

Boys Noize:

01. D.I.M - Kleine Traume
02. MMM - Nous Sommes MMM
03. Boys Noize - Nott (Paul Chambers Adventure Remix)
04. ID
05. Boys Noize - Sweet Light (Boris Dlugosch Remix)
06. Mumbai Science - Hoot
07. ID
08. Boys Noize & Erol Alkan - Death Suite (DJ Mehdi Simple Acid Edit)
09. Bart B More & Harvard Bass - Listen To This
10. Human Resource - Dominator
11. Bart B More - Brap
12. Boys Noize - 1010


01. Crookers feat. Soulwax & Mixhell - We Love Animals (Acapella)
02. Faithless - Tweak Your Nipple (Crookers Remix)
03. Mumbai Science - Gold
04. ID
05. Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand (Afrojack Ducky Mix) w/ Crookers - Crookers (Acapella)
06. Crookers - Sveglia
07. ID
08. Drop The Lime - Hot As Hell (Canblaster Remix)
09. Tony Senghore - Burnin' (Keith & Supabeatz Remix)
10. ID
11. Afrojack - Polkadots (Oliver Twizt Remix)
12. ID
13. Tiga - You Gonna Want Me (Hey Today! Remix) w/ Bumblebeez - Rio (Crookers Remix)
14. His Majesty Andre & Lazy Ants - Carcola (Original Mix)
16. Crookers - Big Money Comin'
17. Mark Ronson & The Buissness Intl. feat. Boy George - Somebody To Love Me (Congorock Remix)
18. Kaoma - Lambada
19. Proxy - Raven (Crookers Remix)
20. ID
21. Dirty Super Car - Get A Grip (Maximilian Remix)
22. Crookers - Knobbers
23. Adam Sky vs. Mark Stewart – We Are All Prostitutes (Crookers Remix)

Steve Aoki:

01. Autoerotique - Bubonic
02. Junior Sanchez - Wee Da Rave (Original Mix)
03. ID
04. Tai feat. Steve Aoki - Paradise Poltergeist (LA Riots Remix)
05. ID
06. Steve Aoki & Afrojack - Show Me Your Hands
07. Steve Aoki & Afrojack - No Beef

Dr. lektroluv:

01. Les Petits Pilous vs. The Subs - Rototom (Original Mix)
02. ID
03. Paul Chambers - Yeah, Techno! (Soulwax Remix) (ID Edit)
04. ID
05. ID
06. Mumbai Science - Ancova (Original Mix)


Only tracks from the boys themselves (I think), shouldn't be too hard if to figure out if you have the albums.


01. TWR72 - Tunnel
02. Gonzales - I Am Europe (Djedjotronic Remix)
03. Digitalism - Blitz (Harvard Bass Remix)
04. Mumbai Science - Gold
05. ID
06. ID
07. Joey Beltram - Game Form
08. ID
09. Altern8 - Frequency (Djedjotronic Edit)
10. Cajmere - Percolator (Riva Starr Remix)
11. Das Glow - Weiss Gaz
12. Djedjotronic - Pepper
13. Phuture Traxx - ???
14. ID
15. ID
16. Popof - Elektric Circus
17. Noob - Warehouse
Comment if you know more, I'll change it in the post!


  1. If you have any tracklists of what so ever dj set ...

    You'll please a ton of people with that ;')

  2. the goose one was really awesome, one of the best things I saw on ILT. Where are the sets from Dave Clarke and Ben Sims? Because they where mental ;)

  3. You can find some other livesets here :
    I don't know if there are sources for the Dave Clarke and Ben Sims sets yet, maybe they'll show up in the next few days.
    And I'll edit my posts with the tracklists of the sets (or at least those that I can find).

  4. dude, how can you ever get bored of barbra streisand?? that's not fucking possible man

  5. Haha, really? Crookers? Beetroots? Aoki? Pilous? That's what you saw? No wonder it sucked. A-trak was mental, Riva Starr, Boys Noize And Booka Shade nothing short of awesome and Djedjotronic was probably the best set I've heard in a while.

    And ow yeah: Jack Beats kicked ass when you left.

  6. Well man, I'm glad you had a good night then. But I liked the Crookers and Aoki, so that part wasn't sucking. I'm pretty sure it would have sucked harder if I went to Riva Starr, I'm really not a fan of that easy going house music.