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MTT No. 055 / Techno's On My Mind

anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno // 2018-03-16

MTT055 Spectrogram

An hour of Detroit Electro & Techno Bass.
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  1. The Infiltrator / UR On Mir 00:00
  2. Agent Patrick & ShapeShiftr / Electrik City 01:06
  3. Aux 88 / I Hear Rhythms 06:28
  4. DJ Godfather / Night On William St. 08:28
  5. DJ Dijital / Dijital's Revenge 11:11
  6. Will Web / Boomin' 13:54
  7. Will Web / Mechanization 16:38
  8. Chaos / Afrogermanic 19:36
  9. D.I.E. / Out With Tha Old 23:25
  10. Slade Brothers / Episode 76 25:44
  11. D.I.E. / Laid Back Frequency 28:03
  12. Aux 88 / The DJ 30:50
  13. Andrew Red Hand / Space Encounter 34:12
  14. Keith Tucker / Oscillator (Bonus Beats) 36:31
  15. Digitek / Nymphomaniac 38:50
  16. UR / Untitled [UR038 B1] 41:09
  17. The Sentinel / Watch Your Back 44:10
  18. The Martian / 808° (Surface Temperature Mix) 47:00
  19. UR / The Final Frontier 49:19
  20. The Martian / Ultraviolet Images 53:15
  21. Die Sterne / Ansiedad (Vocal) 57:38

A lot of Direct Beat, Puzzlebox Records, Twilight 76, and Underground Resistance.

I'm not an expert on this style. I have at most 50 releases to pull tracks from, mostly reissues or used bin finds. I'm missing some fairly significant records. But I've got enough to fill an hour (and change), so here you go.

Not every artist included is from Detroit. The Sentinel, Andrew Red Hand, and Die Sterne (AKA G13ck) are all from outside the USA. They do an excellent job of working and innovating in the Detroit style. I'm very happy to include them here, and I strongly recommend their releases. Southern Outpost, The Sentinel's label, is particularly good.

I need to remember the next time I play 808° that there's a rude edit that throws the timing off.

MTT No. 054 / Hidden Sun

ambient, anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio // 2018-03-09

MTT054 Spectrogram

Electro for the last days of winter. (First days of spring?)
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  1. Lazer Kontinent / Binary Universe 00:05
  2. Lazer Kontinent / Arproton 01:33
  3. Dr. Futurist / Bound To The Atom 03:50
  4. XY0815 / Octogon X 06:52
  5. Miotek ft. 4th Genome / Solar System Bodies 09:25
  6. Sync 24 & DeFeKT / Pulse Effect 14:13
  7. Dr. Futurist / Vector Field 17:43
  8. Datentraeger / Elektrosmog 21:15
  9. Koova / Links 23:16
  10. N-ter / Mom I Love You 27:23
  11. Headnoaks / Crobot 31:35
  12. Franck Kartell / Beyond Pluto 35:55
  13. Kan3da / Experiment 08 39:00
  14. DMX Krew / Quantum Logic 41:35
  15. AS1 / Techfunk 43:48
  16. Das Muster / Optionen 46:36
  17. Deemphasis / Hidden Sun 48:23
  18. XY0815 / Pseudo Bavaria 54:15
  19. Versalife / Polychange 59:10

The labels most frequently played in this hour are Brokntoys, Crobot Muzik, and Transient Force.

Not too much to say. I'll highlight one release this week: Futurist Systems, a compilation of Kurt Baggaley's Dr. Futurist and Tactical Systems releases. It's a lot of music - over 100 tracks. Worth going through if you're a fan of Baggaley's electro.

I still haven't written an introductory vocal spiel. Haven't even taken notes.

MTT No. 053 / Around Corners

ambient, anonradio, downtempo, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, vaporwave // 2018-03-02

MTT053 Spectrogram

Ambient, Downtempo, IDM. Heavy and weird.
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  1. Meat Beat Manifesto / No Purpose No Design 00:59
  2. Scorn / Dreamspace 02:53
  3. Zainetica / Raygun 08:15
  4. Aeroc / Daisy Chains 14:17
  5. Seal Bient / Untitled [ML051 02] 16:47
  6. Bitstream / Astro Glide 18:55
  7. Chungking Mansions & Internet Goddess Shinatama / Liquid Niitrogen CPU Cooling 23:21
  8. Brian Eno / My Squelchy Life 26:33
  9. Subtonal / Silent Noise 30:16
  10. Byzar / Phylyx 36:43
  11. Meat Beat Manifesto / She's Unreal 41:06
  12. Scorn / Silver Rain Fell 44:51
  13. Aaron Spectre / Down In The Gutter 48:34
  14. Autechre / Dael 52:46
  15. The Darkvoid Project / Taking Me Apart 58:45

I'm not sure what to highlight this week. The high weirdness of Moonlit Chatlogs or Eno's Squelchy Life. The breakbeat parts from Meat Beat Manifesto's Subliminal Sandwitch. The slightly more industrial Evanescence by Scorn. The IDM pieces, the one dub techno track that made it in.

This show is the first of Movement Through Thought's second year. I'm happy (and a little surprised) to have made it this far. To everyone who's been listening: thank you. I hope you've found some new music, or that you've heard some old music in a new way. Thanks also to aNONradio for hosting (and putting up with) me.

Here's to another year.

Blurry photo of DJ Gear

MTT No. 052 / One Half Lux

anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio // 2018-02-23

MTT052 Spectrogram

An hour of selections from Elektrolux & Mikrolux. (AKA Elektrolux, Mikrolux Re-Mixxed).
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  1. Holger Flinsch / Rabisnas
  2. Autopilot / Lectro Rocket
  3. The Sushi Club / Tamashi (Autopilot Dub Mix)
  4. MAS 2008 / Outpost Omega To Houston
  5. Aural Float / New Frontiers (Audiowerk Mix)
  6. Króm / Painting Textures (Sniper Mode Remix)
  7. üNN / Reality (Sniper Mode Remix)
  8. Dr. Scissors / Touch Screen
  9. Anthony Rother / Darkness
  10. Drøn / Plateau (üNN Remix)
  11. N)E(M / Species 8472 A
  12. Insect Jazz / Transmission From Istanbul
  13. Ornament A / Zeitmenschen
  14. üNN / Sensor King
  15. MAS 2008 / Mindprogramming
  16. Quantum Leap / Watch This Stone

All 16 tracks here are from the record label Elektrolux or its sublabel Mikrolux. Half this mix is pulled from the Elektro Codes.Two and Elektro Codes.Three compilation CDs.

Most of this mix is a rehash (or ripoff, if you prefer) of DJ Xed's mix "Elektrolux & Mikrolux Mixxed". Specifically from track 5 New Frontiers (Audiowerk Remix) through to track 11 Species 8472 A. I found DJ Xed's mix on the electroalliance.net forums sometime in the mid 2000s; probably '04 or '05. It absolutely destroyed me. I love so many of these songs - New Frontiers (Audiowerk Remix), Reality, Plateau, Mindprogramming, Penalty Dream Pt. 1, on and on. There's a lot of excellent music on these two labels that didn't make it into this mix.

I thought Xed's original mix was completely unavailable, but fortunately the kind person in charge of setlist9.webnode.sk has uploaded it to MEGA. If you'd like to hear Xed's original mix that inspired this hour, you can find it by searching for "DJ Xed" at setlist9.webnode.sk/download/.

MTT No. 051 / Playing Cool

anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno // 2018-02-16

MTT051 Spectrogram

A bit of techno, a bit of electro. Some lazy mixing.
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  1. Model 500 / Milky Way
  2. AS1 / Coming For You
  3. E.R.P. / Gleaning Creation
  4. Drexciya / Aquatic Bata Particles
  5. Komarken Electronics / Bubble Theory
  6. Scape One / Distinct Century
  7. DJ Stingray / NKKK4_2
  8. Model 500 / Mind Changes
  9. Dan White / Bunjil
  10. Legowelt / Forest Conditioner
  11. Mikron / Re-Entry
  12. Komarken Electronics / Early Mornings (Delta Funktionen Remix)
  13. Kovyazin D & Moralez / Black Moon
  14. DMX Krew / Street Boys
  15. Scape One / End Credits

I don't have a whole lot to say about this week's show. Five tracks from the Brokntoys label made it in, which is cool. There's a bunch of four-on-the-floor music on Brokntoys that I still haven't figured out how to play, so I might do another show like this in the future.

I would like to highlight one release, and that's Legowelt's The Teac Life. It was released (for free) in 2011 on Legowelt's website; that's when I first heard it. He's since made it re-released it (again, for free) on bandcamp. I highly recommend it. It's a great techno album for commutes. Very dreamy. I'm definitely going to be playing more of it this spring.

MTT No. 050 / Nu Groove

anonradio, breaks, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio // 2018-02-09

MTT050 Spectrogram

Noisy, glitchy breaks and electro. Somewhat inelegantly mixed.
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  1. Cold Fusion Mafia / Sentinel
  2. Ion Driver / Less Begin
  3. 214 / Auto Parts
  4. Doctor Evil / Dryer
  5. ADJ / Bus Da Beatz
  6. Pal Secam Kids / Flatblock 209
  7. Ignatius / Gridpit (Bot23's Piggrits Remix)
  8. Logreybeam / Formfollowsfunction
  9. Modeselektor / Emulgator 4 10
  10. Bitstream / Orange Room
  11. ADJ / Free Energy
  12. Ben Milstein / Bubble Bath
  13. Derek Michael / Wasted Again
  14. Silicon Scally / Encapsulate
  15. Silicon Scally / Interflection
  16. Mariel Ito / Dream Deception
  17. Mariel Ito / Satisfied Death

Some of the noisier 2000s / 2010s electro. Featuring the labels Touchin' Bass and Digital Distortions, with a couple of tracks from Detroit Underground and Spacebar Sentiments thrown in.

Shoutout to the the Buried In Time crew: Ben Milstein, Bot23, Ignatius, and fellow Ground Kontrol DJ Proqxis. Only one proper Buried In Time track made it in here, but hopefully the thought counts.

I don't think I did these tunes justice in this mix. I'll figure them out someday, with more practice.

MTT No. 049 / Beige

ambient, anonradio, downtempo, idm, movement through thought, music, radio // 2018-02-02

MTT049 Spectrogram

A grab bag of slow(ish) ambient, IDM, and downtempo. Something like that.
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  1. Caustic Window / 101 Rainbows (Ambient Mix)
  2. Solo / Orbiting Saturn
  3. Higher Intelligence Agency / Elapse
  4. Aphex Twin / We Are The Music Makers
  5. Ian O'Brien / Eurydice
  6. Basehead / Earthrise
  7. User48736353001 / 20 Pink Floyd
  8. Push Button Objects / The Hamocks
  9. Voigt Kampff / Plonk (Son Of Dump)
  10. RAC / Scuba
  11. Ghostwerk / Steady Creep
  12. Brothomstates / Adozenaday
  13. Meek / Beige (RMX)
  14. Wayne & Nick / Beige Beige Beige
  15. Wayne & Nick / Beige (Ghostwerk Remix)
  16. Brothomstates / Dekc
  17. User48736353001 / 5 Scorrier

So there are a few different things going on in this mix. Old British IDM - RDJ, Skam, and Warp Records. Some tracker mods - Orbiting Saturn, Earthrise, and three versions of Beige. (Probably also Steady Creep). Then a few odd pieces - a great downtempo tune by Ian O'Brien from his album Desert Scores, and the first track from HIA's incredible Freefloater.

But that's just a list. The real stars here, as far as I'm concerned, are the two tracks by Lassi Nikko (AKA Brothomstates, AKA Dune). I have Adozenaday on a compilation (Traffic II on Combination Records), and have been playing it for years at the arcade. Dekc is from the (free!) release Kobn-Tich-Ey. It's easily one of my favorite songs. The whole album is good, so go download it.

Reach Frog

2010s, comedy, music, news, video, website // 2018-01-29

Picture of four Reach Frogs

Reach Frog news magazine. Probably not safe for work (NSFW). Come for the articles, stay for the secrets.