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MTT No. 093 / Through My Outline

Posted 2018-12-07. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, synthpop, techno.

MTT093 Spectrogram

This week's show is a selection of electro, techno and a couple old new wave / synthpop tracks. Lots of kick drums on one and three.

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  1. Rokton Ensemble / Runout 05.06 00:36
  2. Obergman / Quantum Eraser 02:36
  3. System Insurgent / System Escape 05:50
  4. Pip Williams / Pleasure Deficiency Syndrome 08:23
  5. The Exaltics / Whats Wrong 11:19
  6. Sol37 / 2.2.5 14:43
  7. E.R.P. / Oretha 16:04
  8. Gosub / Low Volume Lovers 19:35
  9. The Wee DJs / Sineful 22:53
  10. Lowfish / 999 25:47
  11. Dopplereffekt / Speak & Spell 28:18
  12. Blackploid / Mystery Speaker 30:58
  13. Dcast Dynamics / Break, Travel & Time 33:21
  14. Mandroid / Robots In Nightclubs 36:26
  15. Drexciya / Funk Release Valve 38:59
  16. Lost Trax / Self Destruct Sequence 41:44
  17. Komarken Electronics / Moonlight Beat 43:10
  18. =UHU= / New Wave 46:02
  19. Ultravox / Astradyne 49:36
  20. John Foxx / 030 52:45
  21. The Other People Place / You Said You Want Me 55:47
  22. Gliese / Galaxian 59:06

Two very recent purchases are featured in this mix. First, 2.2.5 by Sol37, from the System Updates EP on Southern Outpost. That came out just this week; it's a great bonus beats / DJ tool compilation, highly recommended. Second, Whats Wrong by The Exaltics from 1000 Lights In The Sky (Part 1) on Bunker Records. This is older, a 2010 release, but I picked it up the day of the show. It's also good; probably my favorite release by The Exaltics.

For an improvised set this turned out OK. A few of the transitions don't work (Funk Release Valve to Self Destruct Sequence), and the levels are a bit wonky. But, as I'm fond of saying, the tracks are good. And I managed to play John Foxx, so this one's a winner.


MTT No. 092 / Looking Up

Posted 2018-11-30. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, drum & bass, dubstep, electro, footwork, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT092 Spectrogram

Post-dubstep, drum & bass, footwork and a tiny bit of electro this week. Featuring eight tracks from the excellent Cosmic Bridge record label.

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  1. Crypticz / Spirit On (For Z) 00:00
  2. Aether Pilot / Northern Radio Plant 02:47
  3. Ital Tek / Shinra 05:47
  4. Om Unit / Angry Buzz 07:59
  5. Ital Tek / Mega City Industry 11:35
  6. Kuedo / Onset (Escapism) 15:10
  7. Kuedo / Reality Drift 17:40
  8. Boxcutter / Tibetan Metastate 19:46
  9. Skip Club Orchestra / Sub-Scream 21:40
  10. Breaka ft. SC / Aromatic Riddim 24:16
  11. Danny Scrilla & Om Unit / Free Flight 28:26
  12. Om Unit / Fuzzd An Soup 31:36
  13. Om Unit ft. DRS / Make Believe 33:57
  14. Oliver Yorke / Ryoan-Ji 37:28
  15. Moresounds / Ting N Tings 40:12
  16. Coco Bryce / 多幸感 43:56
  17. Sully / Crystal Cuts 48:41
  18. PFM / Danny's Song 52:15
  19. Paul Blackford / Jacob's Ladder 55:17
  20. Skip Club Orchestra / But... 58:38

The obvious highlight here is all the tracks from Om Unit's label Cosmic Bridge - Spirit On, Angry Buzz, Tibetan Metastate, Free Flight, Fuzzd An Soup, Make Believe, Ryoan-Ji, and Ting N Tings. The mixture of 80 BPM dubstep, drum & bass, and footwork promoted by Cosmic Bridge is really exciting to me - a fresh take on a lot of sounds I love.

The two new drum & bass tunes at the end are also worth noting. Coco Bryce's 多幸感 (Euphoria?) is beautifully programmed. Reminds me of Photek's Ni-Ten-Ichi-Ryu. And Sully's Flock EP is breathtaking, the best new drum & bass I've heard in years. (Well, new-to-me, anyway. The release itself is three years old.)

This show was thrown together in a few hours while exhausted. Given that, it turned out better than I expected. The tracks are good; I hope I didn't spoil them with my inelegant mashing.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / November 2018

Posted 2018-11-29. Permalink. Tagged drum & bass, dub techno, dubstep, electro, ground kontrol, idm, logical aggression, music, synthpop, techno.

Last night DJ Megaphysics and I had our regular show at Ground Kontrol. I took the first slot, DJing from about 9 to 11:30 PM. My notes got a little jumbled towards the end, but here's what I played as best I can make out:

  1. Aepiel / Nineteen 80 ~9:00 PM
  2. Ali Khan / Space
  3. Holger Flinsch / Tenpres
  4. Autopilot / World Receiver
  5. Dan White / Digital Detox
  6. DMX Krew / Heisenberg
  7. Il.Ek.Tro / Carbon Academy
  8. Numbercult / Entropy
  9. Micronaut / Utopian Dub
  10. Herr Wacher / Heliopause
  11. Supreems / Stream Of Consciousness
  12. The Black Dog / Cost II
  13. Scape One / Neural Fracture
  14. Jega / Knight Lore
  15. Supreems / Close Your Eyes (And Feel)
  16. Brian Eno / Fractal Zoom (Naive Mix II)
  17. Scape One / Moody Diversion
  18. Psi Spy / Acidtrak
  19. Voigt Kampff / Question
  20. Bitstream / Double Density
  21. STΛQQ ƟVERFLƟ / Synthetic (Pines)
  22. The Black Dog / Cost I
  23. Ghostwerk / Eikzs Break
  24. Ital Tek / Swamp Beats
  25. Boxcutter / Gno515
  26. Crypticz / Teachings
  27. Om Unit / Fuzzd An Soup
  28. Om Unit ft. DRS / Make Believe
  29. Oliver Yorke / Ryoan-Ji
  30. Sully / Crystal Cuts
  31. 4 Hero / The Paranormal In 4 Form
  32. Dcast Dynamics / Miss You
  33. E.R.P. / Repose
  34. Gosub / Lost In Our Ways
  35. Dexter / Midnight Cruiser
  36. Drexciya / Funk Release Valve
  37. Lost Trax / Self Destruct Sequence
  38. =UHU= / New Wave
  39. Ultravox / Astradyne
  40. Visage / Blocks On Blocks
  41. John Foxx / 030
  42. The Other People Place / You Said You Want Me
  43. Automat / Nematod
  44. Dynarec / Out Of Bounds
  45. Carl Finlow / Hardwired ~11:30 PM

Megaphysics followed my set with a bit of electro and a lot of new wave & new romantic music. It was a good night! Shoutout and thanks to Old School John for hanging out late into the night.


MTT No. 091 / Falling Stars

Posted 2018-11-23. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dub techno, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT091 Spectrogram

Slightly more mellow this week. Electro, IDM, techno, etc.

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  1. Aepiel / Nineteen 80 00:00
  2. Ali Khan / Space 03:10
  3. Holger Flinsch / Tenpres 07:42
  4. Model 500 / Starlight (Soultek's Falling Stars Mix) 11:25
  5. Scape One / Escape To Paradise 15:39
  6. Il.Ek.Tro / Carbon Academy 22:18
  7. Numbercult / Entropy 25:06
  8. Microanut / Utopian Dub 28:21
  9. Herr Wacher / Heliopause 32:02
  10. Supreems / Stream Of Consciousness 36:29
  11. The Black Dog / Cost II 41:26
  12. Boards Of Canada / June 9th 45:03
  13. Supreems / Close Your Eyes (And Feel) 47:57
  14. Brian Eno / Fractal Zoom (Separate Time Full Length) 57:06
  15. Galaxy Toobin' Gang / Friday Afternoon Toobin' 57:51

This selection was inspired by the Close Your Eyes (And Feel) EP by the Supreems. I heard it a few weeks ago and was blown away. Picked up a copy as soon as I could.

The first two tracks are both from the excellent Dewtone Recordings label. I found Dewtone through a recent post on Reddit's dubtechno forum. There's some great chill ambient music and dub techno in their catalog. Painting The Sky by Aepiel, Zen Flashcards by Ali Khan, and Plant Intelligence by Lav all stood out to me as both unusual and good.

I'm happy to have finally worked Fractal Zoom by Brian Eno into one of these shows, even if the mixing was sketchy. It's one of my favorite songs; I love how loose the drumming in it is. Love everything about it, really. Nerve Net in general is underrated, I think.


MTT No. 090 / Galactic Patrol

Posted 2018-11-16. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT090 Spectrogram

More "space" electro. Featuring music from the record labels Brokntoys, CPU, Semantica, and a couple huge tracks from Pyramid Transmissions.

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  1. Hadamard / Pioneers 00:03
  2. Andrea Parker & David Morley / Uninvited 01:23
  3. Kovyazin D & Moralez / Sunken Space Sea 04:23
  4. Sync 24 / Memory Bubble 08:38
  5. Subscriber / As If 11:24
  6. Plant43 / Bioluminiscent Trees 14:41
  7. AS1 / Step By Step 18:58
  8. Mandroid / Secret Scientist 21:58
  9. Simulant / New Machines 24:43
  10. Dopplereffekt / Scientist 29:44
  11. Morphology / Euclidean Structure 31:51
  12. Scape One / Cortical Zone 34:21
  13. Koova / Words Of Wisdom 36:06
  14. Morphology / Cobol 40:51
  15. Sirius 3 / Funk That Is 44:21
  16. Nec'Ro'Bot / Panic Suiside 49:04
  17. Pathic / Broken Branch 52:03
  18. Versalife / Ionization 57:17

My highlights this week are definitely the two old Pyramid Transmissions tracks - Funk That Is, and Broken Branch. I've been waiting to play those for months.

I'm trying a new method of handling audio levels, and while most of this mix is even, tracks 11 and 12 are a little quiet. Otherwise I don't have too much to say this week. This one's good; check it out.


MTT No. 089 / Shockwave Rider

Posted 2018-11-09. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dub techno, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT089 Spectrogram

Electro this week. Rocking out to some old tracks, some new. An excuse to play a few recent purchases.

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  1. Erosion / 3 00:00
  2. London Modular Alliance / Tinker 02:00
  3. Scape One / Galaxy Of Funk 04:41
  4. Chaotic State / Cubic Rube 07:22
  5. Miotek & Salmz / First Contact (Sync 24 Remix) 11:00
  6. Dr. Futurist / The Möbius Strip 13:21
  7. Drexciya / Triangular Hydrogen Strain 16:05
  8. Morphology / Dalek Invasion 19:51
  9. Plant43 / Ubicomp Malfunction 22:55
  10. E.R.P. / Wisteria 27:10
  11. Gosub / Lost In Our Ways 30:43
  12. Dexter / Midnight Cruiser 36:10
  13. E.R.P. / Repose 39:26
  14. Vertical67 / Morphed Reality 44:25
  15. Robyrt Hecht / Time To Shift (Amper Clap's Kit Kat Remix) 48:46
  16. Komarken Electronics / Expanded Consciousness 52:36
  17. Gescom / Motor 1 56:49

I picked up the two Morphology and three Plant43 releases on Semantica last month and had intended to play them this week, but only one track by each artist made it in. E.R.P.'s Repose is also on Semantica, part of a series called Evoked Potentials. All very good albums. Pulp sci-fi outer space electro.

A lot of old favorites made it into this mix. Galaxy Of Funk, Lost In Our Ways, Midnight Cruiser... I think I've been playing those three tracks regularly since they were released, back in the mid 2000s. Gosub's Lost In Our Ways from the Low Volume Lovers EP on Frustrated Funk is particularly good. There are no bad tracks on that 12".

The mixing this week was a bit shaky but dang was it fun. I didn't put much thought into the selection, just picked good tracks and cut loose. I think I'll do something like this again next week, so check back for that.


MTT No. 088 / Wind Tunnels

Posted 2018-11-02. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT088 Spectrogram

Ambient and IDM to start this November. This is a pretty sleepy mix relative to what I usually play.

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  1. Albert Kuningas / Sateenkaarisilta 00:00
  2. Brothomstates / In 03:10
  3. Global Communication / 8:07 07:53
  4. Bola / Sirasancerre 15:45
  5. The Pad Foundation / Snow Day 20:20
  6. User48736353001 / 19 Ssnb 24:35
  7. Underworld / Most 'Ospitable 30:10
  8. The Black Dog / Business Car Park 9 35:25
  9. Autechre / Further 39:38
  10. Skinny Puppy / The Centre Bullet 47:08
  11. Albert Kuningas / Lusifer-komeetta 54:34
  12. Black Rain / Night City Tokyo 58:23

The version of Underworld's Most 'Ospitable played here is a digital recording from the Footwear Repairs By Craftsmen At Competitive Prices VHS tape. I think this is the first time I've ever played material sourced from VHS while DJing. Footwear Repairs is a collection of the early '90s Underworld videos. I think the videos are all on youtube now, and are definitely worth seeking out if you like Underworld.

The transition from Business Car Park 9 into Autechre's Further is my favorite part of this mix. Further will always make me think of Quake 3 Defrag player w3sp's famous video f33l, due to its inclusion there.

That's October done and November started. Expect more conventional sets this month - midtempo space-y electro, probably some more IDM, etc. Thank you all for listening and I'll catch you next week.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / October 2018

Posted 2018-11-01. Permalink. Tagged electro, ground kontrol, logical aggression, music.

Logical Aggression coincided with Ground Kontrol's Halloween party this year! Megaphysics and I have played the arcade on Halloween before, in 2012 I think. There were a lot of people this year, and a lot of good costumes. Was a great night all around.

DJ Dylan "GigaFright" Reiff opened the night (after troubleshooting some technical difficulties). Megaphysics took over after that, playing disco, new beat, and industrial from about 10 PM until midnight. Then I closed the night. Here's what I played:

  1. Future Holograms / Valentine ~Midnight
  2. Jauzas The Shining / Crockett
  3. Solitary Dancer / Losing Touch
  4. Ectomorph / Only In Shadows
  5. Legowelt / Hazy City Nights
  6. Rude 66 / As (12" Version)
  7. Beta Evers / Move In My Body Rhythm
  8. Tz0tzilla / Distrito Federal Infierno
  9. I-F / Il Tramonto
  10. Maria Ernst / La Muerte Es Solo El Comienzo
  11. Jauzas The Shining & G13ck / Ciudades Muertas
  12. AS1 / Mood Sequence 00.003
  13. Shemale / Hyperborean Love Slave
  14. Kill Memory Crash / Come Alive
  15. Men 2nd / Würm
  16. Ra-X / The Call
  17. Ectomorph / Crawl Of The Cthulu
  18. Identity Unknown / Wasp 47
  19. Solvent / Think Like Us (Think Like Ectomorph Version)
  20. Rude 66 / Isolation
  21. Shadowbunny / Dismantle
  22. Electroberlin / Observer
  23. Linea Aspera / Hinterland
  24. Visonia / Impossible Romance
  25. Carol & Snowy Red / Breakdown
  26. Synths Versus Me / The Confession
  27. The Rocket Series / Rocket 1
  28. Aether Pilot / Dimension X
  29. Ectomorph / In Dreams
  30. Uniflux / Broken Wave Encoder
  31. Pamétex / Slowcrash
  32. Technova / Atmosphere ~1:50 AM

My sincere thanks to Ground Kontrol for having us play music this night. It was a great time, and I'm glad I could contribute in some way.