Monday, June 8, 2009

Week 2: Robot Love

So it turns out that, as a collector of disco, techno, electro, and a lot of other genres dealing with a lot of robotic futurey sci-fi themes, I own about a bajillion records dealing with robots and love: machines in love with machines, machines in love with people (and vice versa), machinery as a metaphor for human love, etc.
Some deal almost exclusively with the subject, some only tangentially mention it; some are really good, some are pretty regrettable. Here's a whole bunch of 'em.

Chrissy's Year of Mixtapes Week 2: Robot Love
  1. Reggie Griffin & Technofunk; Mirda Rock (Sweet Mountain)
  2. Midnight Star; Freak-A-Zoid (Solar)
  3. Thomas Dolby; She Blinded Me With Science (Capitol)
  4. James Brown; Sex Machine (Polydor)
  5. The Pointer Sisters; Automatic (12" Mix) (RCA)
  6. Black Gold; C'Mon Stop (Prelude)
  7. Yello; Bostitch (Stiff)
  8. Alexander Robotnick; Problémes D'amour (Chrissy Re-Edit) (Fuzz Dance)
  9. Dee D. Jackson; Automatic Lover (12" Version) (Jupiter)
  10. Kraftwerk; Computer Love (Remix) (Kling Klang)
  11. Munich Machine; In Love With Love (Casablanca)
  12. Lime; My Love (12" Version) (Matra)
  13. The Other People Place; Eye Contact (Warp)
  14. R. Kelly / Sportin' Life; Ignition / This Dance (Chrissy Blend) (Jive / Warp)
  15. Lime; On The Grid (Canadian Mix) (Matra)
  16. Diebold & Cataluna; Sex Technology (Megatone)
  17. Jo-Carol; You Turn Me On (Chrissy Re-Edit) (Megatone)
  18. The Miracles; Love Machine (Tamla)


  1. Who knew robots could make love like that?!?!?! Love that you end on Love Machine. Perfect.


  2. Whats missing here is Supermax superb Munich Disco smash "Love Machine", that was a huge hit in Germany, but tends to be overlooked internationally...

  3. What is missing here is Supermax´ superb Munich disco smash Love Machine, which was a big hit in Germany and some other European countries, but somehow never really benefited from the disco revival of the last couple of years...

    Anyway, thanks for the great mixes!