Decks, EFX & 909

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Decks, EFX & 909
Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 2, 1999 (1999-11-02)[1]
StudioThe Building
GenreDetroit techno
LabelNovamute Records, Minus
Richie Hawtin chronology
Decks, EFX & 909
DE9: Closer to the Edit
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Clubfavorable[2]
CMJ New Music Monthlyfavorable[3]
Cleveland Scenefavorable[4]
Hot Pressfavorable[5]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[6]

Decks, EFX & 909 is a 1999 compilation album by Canadian electronic music artist Richie Hawtin. It was created utilizing two turntables, an effects box, and a Roland TR-909 drum machine.[7] Subsequently followed by DE9: Closer to the Edit (2001) and DE9: Transitions (2005), it is the first entry in his DE9 series.[8]

Critical reception[edit]

John Bush of AllMusic gave the album 5 stars out of 5, saying, "The result of Hawtin's obvious labor of love is a mix album that manages to be simultaneously intense and moody, pummeling yet restrained."[1] Joshua Klein of The A.V. Club said, "even though his Detroit-indebted mix stays pretty subdued, it never gets boring."[2] Amanda Nowinski of Billboard called it "a pure testament to the artist's passionate and innovative DJ style."[7]

Track listing[edit]

1."Early Blow"Ratio2:02
2."Dumped"G. Flame & Mr. G1:03
3."User (02) - B2"Richard Harvey1:11
4."User (04) - A2"Richard Harvey1:04
5."User (02) - A2"Richard Harvey1:24
6."User (01) - B2"Richard Harvey1:16
7."001A - A2"Richard Harvey1:23
8."B2"Grain 11:09
9."Road to Rio EP - B2"Santos Rodriguez0:36
10."B1"Grain 21:37
11."Road to Rio EP - A2"Santos Rodriguez1:28
12."A1"Grain 20:47
13."002A - B1"Richard Harvey4:20
14."Call of the Wild"Jeff Mills1:49
15."L8"Jeff Mills0:39
16."Scout"Jeff Mills0:27
17."L8"Jeff Mills0:13
18."Orange/Minus 1"Richie Hawtin2:11
19."Orange/Minus 2"Richie Hawtin1:16
20."Minus/Orange 2"Richie Hawtin0:55
21."Let Your Body Learn"Nitzer Ebb2:11
22."Minus/Orange 1"Richie Hawtin1:16
23."What the Hell Was That?"Intermission0:55
24."Killabite (002) - A1"Killabite0:09
25."The Loops - A1"Ben Sims2:11
26."Alarms"Jeff Mills2:56
27."Force & Form (Surgeon Remake 2)"Surgeon1:16
29."Five"Heiko Laux2:07
30."Dead Eye"Baby Ford & Eon1:37
31."Club Soda"Savvas Ysatis2:23
32."It's Process Not Substance"Stewart S. Walker1:20
34."Neo"Vladislav Delay1:20
35."Aliens Don't Boogie"Thor2:37
36."Question (003) - B2"Marco Carola2:51
38."Never Tell You (Version)"Rhythm & Sound2:41


  1. ^ a b c Bush, John. "Decks, EFX & 909 - Richie Hawtin". AllMusic. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Klein, Joshua (March 29, 2002). "Richie Hawtin: Decks, EFX & 909". The A.V. Club. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  3. ^ Reighley, Kurt B. (January 2000). "Best New Music". CMJ New Music Monthly: 21.
  4. ^ Hignight, Heath K. (November 11, 2009). "Playback". Cleveland Scene. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  5. ^ Sweeney, Eamon (December 8, 1999). "Decks, EFX & 909". Hot Press. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  6. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). "Richie Hawtin". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Fireside. p. 371.
  7. ^ a b Nowinski, Amanda (November 13, 1999). "NovaMute DJs Hawtin, Slater Take Spins Around U.S.". Billboard: 32–33.
  8. ^ Loftus, Johnny (December 15, 2005). "Richie Hawtin: DE9: Transitions". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 29, 2017.

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