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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.

MTT No. 048 / Sonic Team

anonradio, breaks, electro, movement through thought, music, radio // 2018-01-26

MTT048 Spectrogram

Mid 2000s electro. Frustrated Funk, SCSI-AV, and a whole lot of Satamile Records NYC. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. Silicon / Sonic Distress
  2. EMS / Crack In The Sun
  3. Bytecon / Evacuation Order
  4. Boris Divider / Robot Skin
  5. Heuristic Audio / Death Of A Star
  6. Sonar Base / Before The Storm
  7. Streetdegree / Stellate
  8. Silicon Scally / Borexino
  9. Umwelt / P.O.W.
  10. Freezie Freekie / Promise Of Technology
  11. Metroneem / Blue Screen
  12. Metroneem / Gone To Ground
  13. Sonar Base / Processing Plant
  14. Silicon Scally / Dark Matter
  15. Heuristic Audio / Wisla
  16. Silicon / Sonic Rescue

The tracks by Bytecon, Boris Divider, EMS, Freezie Freekie, Heuristic Audio, Metroneem, Silicon Scally, and Umwelt are all from records released by Satamile Records NYC. I have quite a bit of Satamile on vinyl because it was a US label and had good distribution - I could walk into a record shop in Portland and purchase their releases. Death Of A Star by Heuristic Audio is a particularly good release, and might be my favorite of the Satamile catalog. (Looking at the bandcamp release now, the tracks are mislabeled there. Which is pretty funny).

The two Sonar Base tracks are both from Transmissions From Beyond Hoag's Object (Episode II) on SCSI-AV. It's an absolutely amazing mini-album. The vinyl has gotten expensive on discogs, so I hope Sonar Base or SCSI-AV can make it available digitally sometime soon.

The first and last tracks are Silicon AKA Heath Brunner, from two different releases on Frustrated Funk. I like to imagine Sonic Team as the protagonists of a pulp sci-fi series. I might have picked some of the tracks here specifically for their titles. (The adventures of Sonic Team: dying stars, alien robots, imprisonment and escape, etc.).

Sonic Team: Be Safe.

MTT No. 047 / Metaphysica

anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio // 2018-01-19

MTT047 Spectrogram

Electro this week. A few recent purchases, a few old favorites. And Metaphysica at -6%. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. Sonar Base / II
  2. Silicon Scally / Chrome Introduction
  3. Silicon Scally / Coast 2 Coast
  4. AS1 / Tranquil
  5. Scape One / Fermata
  6. AS1 / Wireless State of Mind
  7. Redshape / Blink
  8. Mat Carter / Venting Steam
  9. DJ K-1 / Metaphysica
  10. Pollon / Lonely Planet
  11. Mas 2008 / World's Passing By
  12. Jon Convex / Vacuum States
  13. Silicon Scally / The Silent Years
  14. ADJ / Deeptro

I picked up both Blink and Radar, Vacuum States a few days ago and knew I had to play them. Blink is the best thing I've heard in months, awesome techno-electro. Vacuum States is right there with it, great laid-back stuff.

Lonely Planet, on the Scopex label (made famous by Objekt), is another highlight here. Tresor has recently reissued all three Scopex releases as Tresor 300 Scopex 98/00. I couldn't recommend it enough; some of the best electro of the late '90s. It doesn't appear to be available digitally, which is unfortunate.

Last I'd like to mention Silicon Scally's The Silent Years. I've played all three tracks from it on this show, two this week and one ("Informatics") during MTT010 / According To A Plan. I've played it so much my vinyl copy is starting to wear out. Eventually I'll have to buy the digital release. Fantastic tunes.

MTT No. 046 / Storyteller

anonradio, movement through thought, music, radio, techno // 2018-01-12

MTT046 Spectrogram

Techno this week. What I think of as early-2000s techno, though that isn't at all accurate. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. Max Duley / Start The End
  2. Ingen / Lusher
  3. Takaaki Itoh / Step To Makin' (Max Duley Remix)
  4. Casual Violence / Rotate Cube
  5. Cyp / Arranging
  6. Go Hiyama / World Game (Oscar Mulero Remix)
  7. Matt French / Information Sewer
  8. Inigo Kennedy / Nocturnal
  9. Random Logic / Untitled [Kial03 B2]
  10. T-101 / Ironworks
  11. Mike Parker / Inversion 8
  12. Outline / Untitled [BP05 B3]
  13. Jean-Louis Huhta / Zoat Zingo
  14. Inigo Kennedy / Albedo
  15. Damon Wild vs. Function / Waveterm
  16. Cyp / Obscurity
  17. Max Duley / Storyteller
  18. Oscar Mulero / Naked Dance

The selection here (and my taste in techno in general) is inspired by the records I found in used bins around Portland in the mid 2000s. Particularly the used bins at 360 Vinyl. A lot of weird, dark, and uncomfortable stuff made its way into those bins.

The first artist I found in those bins that really connected with me is Max Duley. I love the drum programming in his tunes, the use of FX, and the simple repeating synth patterns. To me it sounds otherworldly, hypnotic. Duley has made the releases on his own labels, ARC and ARC(ANE), available for free via his blog. They're great, and I recommend them to anybody who liked this mix.

The second artist I found was probably Inigo Kennedy. I believe I bought a few of his records on Molecular Recordings, though the only MOL record I seem to have now is XX.3. Later I found his netlabel, Asymmetric, and consumed all of it pretty quickly.

Much later, while researching netlabels, I found Biomechanics. Their releases in the BMT series are in line with the techno I'd look for in the bins; particularly the artists Casual Violence and Cyp. There's some good Dub Techno on the label, too. The Internet Archive has a copy of their catalog.

I don't DJ techno like this very often, as it doesn't go over well with the crowd I play for, but I do love it.

MTT No. 045 / Undercurrent

anonradio, breaks, downtempo, electro, movement through thought, music, radio // 2018-01-05

MTT045 Spectrogram

Grab bag show. Electro new & old, breaks (or downtempo?), a little acid. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. London Modular Alliance / DeOrbit_118
  2. Nullptr / Sclera
  3. Datawave / Nebulos
  4. Electronic Corporation / ...Something Better Than Man?
  5. Dark Vektor / 8
  6. Electronic Corporation / 1984
  7. London Modular Alliance / Out Of Sync
  8. Anthony Rother / Justitia
  9. The Infiltrator / Thought 1
  10. MK2 / Burial Mix (RYU Instrumental Mix)
  11. Voigt Kampff / 6:15
  12. Eggfooyoung / Gloves
  13. Nukubus / People Move On
  14. DMX Krew / Synchrotron Blue
  15. Vertical67 / Distortion
  16. Electronic Corporation / Dark Characters
  17. LektroiD / Darktones
  18. Darxid / Flashback

Burial Mix (RYU Instrumental) is an odd piece I found in a used bin. RYU is DJ Hide, DJ Krush, and DJ Sak. It's played in this mix at 45 RPM (it's meant to be played at 33). I think it works well at that speed.

Three tracks by Electronic Corporation are featured. EC is Ive Müller and René Kirchner, who are probably better known as MAS 2008. Electronic Corporation is also the name of their record label. All three tracks included in this mix are from their album Construction Deconstruction, which I love.

Some good tracks this week.