Last week I received the reissues of Shed's first two albums. I was especially looking forward to Shedding The Past. It's nice to have all the tracks from the original cd also on vinyl now. Shedding The Past is great because it's really an album. It's best when heard in its entirety - which is rare, especially with techno. The first half is predominantly broken beat and forms a great journey to the relaxing ambient waves of 'Waved Mind', which switches to a spoken statement by Shed himself that ends with the famous words "true techno music" before you're immediately hit by the dry 4/4 beat of 'That Beats Everything!'. This mix starts with those two tracks and ends with two other tracks from these albums. In between are some much played favorites, and other recent purchases like the latest Alden Tyrell and the pink трип ADE record.
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Mixcloud have an iPhone app which allows you to stream their mixes. However, the quality of the streamed mp3 is not the best. Use this site on your iPhone to find the download links and if you click one of the working links, the mp3 should open in Quicktime. Using this method you can stream the high quality mp3 for free!