‘Nothing Can Doom This Groove’

This clip, from the film Vibrations, explains how to make techno.

And when it comes to explaining how to make techno, this version is golden.

In case you missed Vibrations when it came out, it’s about rising rock star, TJ Cray:

TJ gets the shot of a lifetime, an audition with a A & R man.

On the way into the city, though, a carload of drunks smash into his car, severing his hands. So he drops out of the business and becomes a homeless drunk.

Cray wakes up to a pulsing beat in an abandoned warehouse, where a “rave” party is in full action. To his rescue comes Anamika, a computer artist, who takes him outside for fresh air.

They become friends and eventually reinvent TJ’s career. With the help of friends, they replace his hands with prosthetics and design a metallic cyber looking suit. TJ becomes an overnight sensation as Cyberstorm.

But he doesn’t get his hands back.

In case you miss any nuggets of techno production wisdom, here’s a written version of how to make techno:

The idea is to get the vibe going.

Then you maintain the vibe with a trance inducing bass and the right lights. We’re primal, heading for cosmic, and just when you think we’re in galactic ecstasy….we go acid. It’s hardcore nutronic mutilation.

Now we get serious. See, we’re going on a psychotically calibrated and electronically executed, digitally compressed, pus-excreting journey to sonic grooviness! The world is coming to an end – but we don’t care, because we’re moon-tan nocturnal, vinyl consuming animals drifting easy through friendly space.

An analog trance, nothing can doom this groove; we’re controlling the vibe, manipulating the madness, sucking in the energy and we’ve cosmic nerving endings, telling us how to move, what to do, where to go and then we know, that it’s time to let go!

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38 thoughts on “‘Nothing Can Doom This Groove’

  1. “Do you know anything about Techno?”

    The answer for everyone involved in that movie, obviously, is “No.”

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  2. LOL! James Hurley from Twin Peaks

    People who dislike this are:
    either jealous of the guy explaining it
    or cant come close to understanding humor/comedy and take the internet too seriously

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    • The writers know techno, the director/producers/music supervisors on the other hand…Or they didn’t want to pay. :) Imagine if this had Underworld playing behind it. And one of the cast members of hackers reading it. ;)

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    • Heck, after you watch the clip, the entire movie is one of the related vids. It’s on the YouTubes even!

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  3. Let’s not forget the ripping action-movie guitar solo! This must be the lost Belgian New Beat classic!

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  4. I learned something new from this. I though techno was made by jacking off an espresso machine, or perhaps a cardboard stand-up from some Star Trek or anime epic. For me, disco and techno are pretty much the same repugnant thing. Imagine my horror at looking up recently and discovering I was writing some. I’m so ashamed. The Beat Monster got me, help, help! :P

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  5. y’all are just hating cause the cute girl came in and sat down, obviously transfixed by the psychotically callibrated nutronic mutilation.

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  6. I just came across this clip recently, and it is awesome. I am going to have to watch this movie, because the synopsis makes it sound like possibly the greatest movie of all time.

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  7. Someone earlier said it was on Netflix… Screw DS9, star trek can wait, I’m watching this right now!

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  8. I tried watching it on youtube to see if maybe there was something good to sample but it made me cringe so hard i couldn’t do it.

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    • Although if you slowed down that first song during the title credit it could make a good vaporwave track…actually i’m pretty sure that’s basically what that Macintosh Plus guy has been doing for the last couple years…lel.

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