old house or techno track that opens with bell?

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old house or techno track that opens with bell?

Post by onthebandwagon » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:43 am

I use to have a very abusive coworker many years ago who claimed to be a pimp on the side. The sort who would try to intimidate others into doing his work (we were delivering packages within a huge complex of offices for a pharmaceutical company). Anyway, he had somewhat decent taste in musics, at times, and I recall him playing a track which opened with a real clear sounding bell ( I say clear as I recall him telling me how’s clear it sounded). It’s been over 20 years and I have yet to figure out the song. I assume it must be from some Detroit or Chicago dude. Any ideas?
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Re: old house or techno track that opens with bell?

Post by Voltcontrol » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:50 am

Was it an actual bell, a sound approximating a bell or a sound kind of like a bell?
Could you put down the melody in 'da-da-dum' terms for us?

Too many bell and bell like tracks out there.

Also one named 'the bells', but there's no real bell sound in there.

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Post by onthebandwagon » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:54 am

Yea, I checked Jeff Mills years ago. This track opened with just the bells which sounded like actual bells being struck (not sure if it was a sample) before anything else came in.
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Post by FetidEye » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:55 am

maybe this one?

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Post by onthebandwagon » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:57 am

Ha... no nothing that progressive. This guy probably mainly listened to rap but with some house or techno on the side. Honestly, I am very unfamiliar with either genre. The last DJ I saw was Sasha and Digweed and don’t even know what they’re considered.

I had this job around ‘96 so it would have to be from before then.
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Re: old house or techno track that opens with bell?

Post by Voltcontrol » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:58 am

My fave track with 'bells' is this

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Post by onthebandwagon » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:59 am

Shit, that is dope.
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Re: old house or techno track that opens with bell?

Post by Muff McMuff » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:56 am

This was the first thing that came into my mind when i read your post and it wont go away now. Massive all over the world at the time.


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Perhaps?
New track! Drum synthesis heavy, melodic piece where Instruō harmonàig is doing the chords. 🐡


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Post by Voltcontrol » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:26 am

unitard wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:14 am
Absolutely love this!

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Re: old house or techno track that opens with bell?

Post by Voltcontrol » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:08 pm

Not sure of that Orbital one inspired this one (which is not to my liking I have to say..), but very much in the same vein:


P.s. Gamelans (or what are these, aren;t really bells, I know)

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Re: old house or techno track that opens with bell?

Post by onthebandwagon » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:46 pm

I wouldn’t be surprised if all of these tracks are much better than the one I’m actually looking for.

I can’t remember how much bell is used after the intro which had some very clear minimal bell “gongs”.

Anyway, guess I will have to start a bell playlist with all of the above.
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Re: old house or techno track that opens with bell?

Post by gelabs » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:57 pm

Could that be that thing ?


(youtubing for bell techno is quite interesting :mrgreen: )
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Re: old house or techno track that opens with bell?

Post by onthebandwagon » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:01 pm

The above bell is very close in tone to what remember.
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Re: old house or techno track that opens with bell?

Post by lisa » Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:33 pm

Not house or techno but a bell and a great track from the period:

New track! Drum synthesis heavy, melodic piece where Instruō harmonàig is doing the chords. 🐡


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Re: old house or techno track that opens with bell?

Post by dp4 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:03 pm

more clues would be helpful.. anyways here’s some classic kenny larkin


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Re: old house or techno track that opens with bell?

Post by tim gueguen » Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:02 am

Something from Tubular Bells III?

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Re: old house or techno track that opens with bell?

Post by Navs » Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:52 am

My guesses:

Doorbell?



Gong?



Hells Bells?



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Re: old house or techno track that opens with bell?

Post by sirjpink » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:10 am

Though this track is quite a bit earlier (1991-1992), I'm gonna take a stab at it and guess it is the classic "Psychotronic (Bells of Freedom)" by Sequencial:


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Re: old house or techno track that opens with bell?

Post by nuromantix » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:42 pm

This is a great thread.
Linking music by sounds or feelings is much more interesting than genres.

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Re: old house or techno track that opens with bell?

Post by dubonaire » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:14 pm

dp4 wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:03 pm
more clues would be helpful.. anyways here’s some classic kenny larkin
He's going to be doing an 'Ask The Producer' video on Electronic Beats soon which should be interesting.

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Re: old house or techno track that opens with bell?

Post by onthebandwagon » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:18 pm

dubonaire wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:14 pm
dp4 wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:03 pm
more clues would be helpful.. anyways here’s some classic kenny larkin
He's going to be doing an 'Ask The Producer' video on Electronic Beats soon which should be interesting.
I watched this today due to the thread. Apparently he does stand up comedy now. Seems like a rather charming guy.

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Re: old house or techno track that opens with bell?

Post by exper » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:22 pm

Old circa '92 Belgian techno?

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