Clone Store Selection December 1996

Couple weeks ago an old buddy emailed me… “Serge… I digitalized some old mixes you did back in the days… you interested in the files? They’re pretty cool! One has written ‘Clone Store selection December 1996’ on it”. Dude of course!!

Recorded in the very first Clone store location, the old Urban Unit skatestore garage… 23 years ago. While my neightbours of Midtown records were selling shit and shit loads of gabber (which was at its peak and total mainstream in 1996), I was selling records to the freaks and recording mixes like this in the quiet hours in the shop.

The only Pioneer equipment used was the headphone, the classic SE450… mixed on a crappy Realistic mixer…..the tape had some glitches as it’s probably a copy, or a copy of a copy, as the reach of such a mix was probably about 10 friends who all copied from each other… Funny when you realize how easy is it to reach 1000’s via Soundcloud and Youtube these days, while back then you only made these mix tapes for a couple buddies… :-)

I can use some help with track id’s as I barely remember 4 of them… time screws up your memory 😂
(Goosebump alert at 55.30 minutes!!)

Serge at the Boiler Room – Rotterdam Special

That Boiler Room in BAR was FUN! In true Rotterdam no-nonsense style the place was a sweatbox in no time. Thanks to everyone who came down and danced with us. Check out Serge’s hour chockfull of fierce electro, techno and acid below!

And a very special shout out to our shopcolleague Rafique dancing his ass off just behind Serge… ;)

The whole Boiler Room Rotterdam Special right here!

Serge @ These Guys Acid Special

Always fun doing a proper acid set and get some old dusty records from the shelf! Paying respect to the mother of all acid tracks (Phuture’s Acid Tracks) which goes on for 11+ min and play a couple trax for almost the full 10+ minutes. Going back to the roots a bit because nowadays it almost became a pop format with 3-4, max 5 minutes per track.
Anyway… enjoy ;-)