Black dye, 0s and 1s, cyberpunk, undercuts. Just a few of the influences channeled for my hacker mix, featuring Black Strobe, Franz & Shape, and The Hacker alongside some main sources of their inspiration: Skinny Puppy, Front 242, Nitzer Ebb. Too bad I only had an hour on this one–not even enough time to get to Ministry or Clan of Xymox, Booka Shade or Boyz Noize. Maybe I’ll have to do a follow up, but in the meantime put on your trenchcoat, pop open a can of Jolt, and prepare to get fully k-rad. Dedicated to Shark and Manuel Transmission.

Star Eyes

XLR8R editor Vivian Host (a.k.a. Star Eyes) contributes a DJ Mix to the XLR8R Podcast each month. Check out February’s “Deadline Dance Party” Mix, featuring tracks from Klaxons, New Young Pony Club, Drop The Lime, Green Velvet, and more. Download these podcasts by subscribing to iTunes (recommended) or with the RSS reader of your choice, by clicking here.

1. White Rose Movement “Girls In the Back” (Independiente)
2. The Cure “Fire In Cairo” (Digitalism Remix) (white)
3. Yoshimoto “Du What Yu Do” (Trentemøller Remix) (Unorecordings)
4. Depeche Mode “Something To Do” (Black Strobe Remix) (Mute)
5. Anthony Rother “Luzifer” (Datapunk)
6. Front 242 “Headhunter” (Wax Trax!)
7. Franz and Shape “Angel’s Gate”
8. Nine Inch Nails “Sin”
9. Black Strobe “Nazi Trance Fuck Off” (Black Strobe)
10. Microchip League “New York New York” (Westside Music)
11. Nitzer Ebb “Join in the Chant” (Mute)
12. The Prodigy “Smack My Bitch Up” (Sony)
13. Nitzer Ebb “Control I’m Here” (The Hacker Remix)
14. The Knife “Marble House” (Rex the Dog Remix) (Mute)
15. Dirt Crew “808 Lazerbeam” (Dirt Crew)
16. Clock DVA “The Hacker” (Wax Trax!)
17. Ellen Allien “Down” (Bpitch Control)
18. PTP “Rubber Glove Seduction” (Wax Trax!)
19. Zombie Nation “Talks” (UKW)
20. Sweet Exorcist “Testfour” (Warp Records)
21. Grauzone “Eisbaer” (Welt-Rekord)
22. Skinny Puppy “Assimilate” (Nettwerk)