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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...



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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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