Most of these are tracks played before on this radio show, and tracks
I've been playing for years in general. Longtime favorites of mine.
These selections aren't all strictly from Florida, so this is more of
a mood, a bass attitude.
I do want to draw attention to one record, though, and that's
Miami Bass Classics 5 on Wicked Mix, where the special mixes
of tracks 18 and 20 come from. It's a remix service record that I
picked up at Platinum Records some time in the early 2000s.
As it says on the label: "DJ USE ONLY, NOT FOR PUBLIC DISPLAY OR
COMMERCIAL USE". The mixes all work to make the tracks sound much
more west-coast to me, breaks and electro by way of California. (Even
the Unknown DJ track sounds somehow more west-coast). I like
it; I like these versions more now than when I first bought
I'll be back next week with more bass and some of my favorite 2000s Florida
electro records. Faster and tougher than the music in this hour. Will
try to be less lethargic on the mic, and will also try to leave myself
enough time to read the tracklist in full.
The usual time and place, live on aNONradio Thursday night PDT (Friday
I featured Legowelt near the beginning of the show again this week,
with a track from his new album Pancakes With Mist. The release
of Pancakes somehow slipped by me, or I'd have played
Shadows In The Street Life weeks ago. It's very good (I like
it anyway) and currently listed as name-your-price, so go check it out.
The Duran Duran remix at the end of this hour is of course from
MASK 500. The copy I have, the copy that's played here, is the
2009 bootleg. I've both played and written about it before,
and I'm sure I will again. Might be worth writing up a post dedicated
I didn't leave myself enough time to read the tracklist out loud at
the end of this show, unfortunately. Sorry to the folks who got left
out. I don't have too much more to say about this one; it was fine.
The last 20 minutes are particularly good, I think.
Thanks to everybody out there listening. I'll be back next week
to continue my tradition of playing bass music in August, so
prepare yourself for at least two weeks of Miami Bass.
Dutch Friends by D.I.E. (Detroit In Effect) is what
probably inspired this mix. I love that track, and I love its video,
but only just recently picked up a digital copy of it on Clone WCS MAP 003.
I've never seen any of the original M.A.P. vinyl in record stores in Portland,
not sure why.
And that's what I've got this week. I'll be back on Thursday the 30th
(in my timezone, anyway) to play something chill.
A note on the discogs page for this 12" states that the A-side
track titles are the reverse of what the center label says. That
makes some sense, A1 sounds more like an "electro boogie" than A2
does. The tracklist above reflects that note.
The State Logik tracks are the reason I picked up this record. Both
are warm, smooth, minimalist electro jams. Sampled drums, a snare
that snaps, a bass synth, pads, short vocoded lyrics, sound FX.
These aren't the flashiest songs, I can see how a listener could
find them underwhelming, but they're easy to mix and I love 'em to bits.
I've played both of these tracks on the radio before, so you can
hear a few minutes of All You Need in MTT177 and a few
minutes of Electro Boogie in MTT015.
The B-side is more complicated. It's dirtier, harder, more distorted.
Scene 1 is a Tusken Raiders Sexy Sandpeople style jam, tough
drum machine beats.
Scene 2 seems to be in 3/4 (6/8?) and has a jazzy sound to it with
its drum samples and nice swirling pad.
Scene 3 is a chunky swamp beat, one for the bog creatures.
I can't work out the meter of Scene 4, one part is maybe running in
4/4 and the rest is doing something else. In any case it's another
strong breakbeat sketch, like the rest of these Scenes. Scene 3
can be heard back in MTT074; I have yet to play the
others for any recorded mixes.
There's a chunk of Narcotix Inc available at beatport
and at junodownload, but I couldn't find this release.
Which is a shame, as the price for a used copy over at discogs
looks a bit unreasonable right now. So my recommendation is, if
you're ever out digging and spot this for a few bucks, pick it up.
First off, apologies to Ion Driver for getting your name wrong
when reading the tracklist out loud. I slipped up and said Ion Robot
instead. Sorry about that. bbRobot is from 33, one of two
releases Ion Driver has on Digital Distortions. Both those are
worth checking out, and both are currently listed name-your-price.
The second thing I'd like to call attention to is the Many Worlds
EP by Permutation. It's a sweet combination of electro, IDM,
and techno; very smooth.
Memories Of The Future is my favorite from the release,
though Evolution is the one that made it into this mix.
Shoutout and thanks to Dmitry of Permutation for getting in touch.
And last I'll highlight Keep Hanging by D.I.E.
(AKA Detroit In Effect) from The Men You'll Never See Pt2
on Clone (and reissued on Clone West Coast Series in 2018).
The reissue replaces Space Travel with Programming, a fair trade.
I've had Keep Hanging on my mind lately; this felt like a good
time to play it.
If you feel yourself slipping, tie a knot, and don't let go.
I'll return next week with something slower (repeating my usual
pattern of reducing tempo week to week throughout the month).
It's been a while since I've played a chunk of '80s electro,
so maybe I'll do that.
The new tracks here are Client_03's Suspect Dispenser, False
Persona's Danger Close (on the excellent Phalanx Pt. 3 comp on
Typeless), Grammar Of Movement's IOI, and Asymmetry
by Zobol. All are available at the links above, so if you like what
you hear then check out the full release(s).
I've done the Nocturne to Mala Cara mix on this show before,
back in MTT004. I really like that transition. It's a holdover
from playing vinyl at the arcade, one I like to revisit every now and
then. The first couple of Dirty Needles EPs are being slept on,
I think. It seems to be a lot of the same crew that were on Rag & Bone.
Something to think about.
I've got one final note this week: I noticed while collecting links for
the tracklist that The Advent has made Light Years Away
available on his bandcamp. That's an exceptional album, one that's been
unavailable digitally until now (as far as I know). The Advent working
in Drexciya mode, though still essentially Advent. Gamma Rays
is the track off it in this mix (which I sadly talked over).
And that's all I've got. Don't know what I'll do next time; I'll
probably continue my pattern of starting fast and getting slower
throughout the month.
So, the first thing I forgot in my vocal intro was the title of
Paul Birken's Waite Park EP, AKA HiPass Music HPS12-05,
where the first track of this mix comes from.
Birken has a bunch of old releases up at his bandcamp currently listed
at name-your-price; if you're looking for midwest acid, techno, and the
occasional chunky beat then I recommend you head over there and
flip through his catalog.
Come Alive by Nitzer Ebb doesn't really fit here, but I wanted
to hear it, so it takes a prime slot at the end of this hour. It's
the one track on the As Is EP I really like, and the pressing sounds
good, 12" at 45 RPM.
I'll do something quick again next week, probably electro hovering
around 135. I've got some new tunes to play, so check back if you're
interested in that.