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Generator began on a United Airlines flight returning from Australia to Detroit back in 1992...

During the flight home, 'Mad' Mike Banks outlines his idea for a distribution collective that he was planning to start. The emphasis would be on underground labels, exclusively from Detroit.

Originally a vehicle for the productions of Oldham's former partner, Pen Jackson and himself, the innovative and graphically-challenging young label soon drew the attention from seasoned early 90's techno icons like Electric Indigo, Dave Clarke, Frankie bones, and Adam X as well as material from other like-minded techno artists like the big Belgian stadium rock-techno sound of X-313's "World Sonik Domination" EP (GEN004); the bangin' acidic techno of Woody McBride's "Transporter" EP (GEN009) and "Pscenic Overlook" EP (GEN017); Dave Clarke's breakbeat rework of "Interferon" (GEN018); the mellow, orchestrated, soulful and adventurously melodic eletronic jazz of Italy's Marco Passarani and Matteo Monteduro with "Space Under Downtown" (GEN012) and "Space Over Uptown" (GEN013); the full, lush, dj-friendly dancefloor drive of M-Chrome's "Cosmic Traveler" EP (GEN019) and Sean Deason's "Plastique" EP (GEN008.5).

Generator also featured some of Oldham's first solo work, the "Liquid Metal Meltdown" 10 inch (GEN002) which is touted as the very first 10" vinyl from a Detroit techno label ever released, and the primitive mid-west hardcore of "Liquid Metal Monster" (GEN016) to name a couple.

The last release was Oldham's first double LP, "Enginefloatreactor" (GEN26) in 1995 signaling a change in musical direction and a birth of a new label, Pure Sonik.

In 2001, a CD project was attempted on Generator and the result: "Generator: Detroit 2002" (GEN027), a compilation comprised of artsts booked for the 2002 DEMF. An import vinyl version of the compilation was release in 2003 by Exacta.udio. Exacta.udio also released a remix of X-313's "Spectra" by Alter Ego in early 2004.

In 2007, Generator is poised to showcase new & top notch output from artists that creatively manipulate electronic dance music.

The world sonik domination continues...

Discography

GEN002

GEN002 · DJ T-1000 · Liquid Metal Meltdown (10") 1993

GEN003

GEN003 · TXC-2 · 20 Hours To Paradise EP (12") 1993

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GEN003.5

GEN003.5 · Level A And Alan Oldham · Nikita (12") 1993

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GEN004

GEN004 · X-313 · World Sonik Domination EP (12") 1993

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GEN005

GEN005 · Passarani & Monteduro · Roma Meets Detroit EP (12") 1993

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GEN007

GEN007 · Hardsignal · Aeolus 14 Umbra (12") 1993

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GEN008

GEN008 · Various · World Sonik Domination Vol. 1 (2x12"/CD) 1994

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GEN010

GEN010 · Mind Design · Welcome To Neo - Tokyo EP (12") 1994

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GEN012

GEN012 · Marco Passarani · Space Over Downtown EP (12") 1994

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GEN013

GEN013 · Matteo Monteduro · Space Over Uptown EP (12") 1994

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GEN014

GEN014 · Orietta's Theme w/ Generator Comics · (12"/comicbook) 1994

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GEN015

GEN015 · Woody McBride & Alan Oldham · Telesender EP (12") 1994

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GEN016

GEN016 · DJ T-1000 · Liquid Metal Monster (2x12")

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GEN017

GEN017 · DJ ESP · Pscenic Overlook (2x12") 1995

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GEN018

GEN018 · Interferon: The Remixes (ft. Woody McBride, Dave Clarke, & Mad Mike) (12") 1995

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GEN019

GEN019 · M - Chrome · Cosmic Traveler EP (12") 1995

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GEN020

GEN020 · DJ T-1000 · Liquid Metal Mixdown (12") 1995

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GEN021

GEN021 · Various · Generator Unreleased EP (12") 1996

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GEN022

GEN022 · Marco Passarani · 22nd Century (2x12") 1996

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GEN023

GEN023 · Various · World Sonik Domination Vol. 2 (CD) 1996

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GEN024

GEN024 · Random Fluctuations · Mode EP (12") 1996

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GEN025

GEN025 · Alan D. Oldham · Enginefloatreactor (DLP) 1996

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GENPROMO01CD

GENPROMO01CD · DJ T-1000 · Super-Collider (CD) 1997

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GEN026

GEN026/PURE13EP · Various · The Sexy Adventures of Orietta St. Cloud EP (12"/comicbook) 2002

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GEN027CD

GEN027CD · Various · Generator: Detroit 2002(CD) 2002

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GEN028

GEN028 · Various · Generator Retrospective Vol. 1 (2x12") 2002

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GEN029

GEN029 · Neon Sex Fiend · Elektrofive (12") 2007

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GEN031 · Various · Generator: Broadcast In Hi-Tech (12") 2010

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