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MTT 145 / Electronic Traveller

Posted 2019-12-06. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT145 Spectrogram

Breaks, electro, an odd piece of late '90s techno/electro. Coloring outside the lines a little.

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  1. Lazer Kontinent / Mikroprozessor 00:00
  2. Drøn / (=dne 01:08
  3. Point Guard / Odyssey 05:00
  4. Chaotic State / Headlok 08:43
  5. Shadowbunny / Apathetic Void 13:08
  6. Koova / Resus 16:21
  7. Ivna Ji / Soll 20:04
  8. Laka 942 / Intervención En Marte P.I.C. 23:42
  9. Imatran Voima / Kurvi 26:52
  10. Sigma_Algebra / Resh 31:34
  11. Señor Frio / Sub Noctum (Ion Driver Remix) 36:20
  12. Raw Stevens / Pressure 40:19
  13. Azure Taint / Triptease 43:27
  14. BFX / Whisper (Original) 45:54
  15. Boris Divider / The Last Resistance 52:05
  16. Xyn / Give Us This Day 56:59
  17. AFX / A F X 2 59:03

Track three Odyssey by Point Guard is from the excellent PS001.2, the second release on Australia's Pure Space label. Like their first release it's very original, fun, bright stuff. And it just came out a week or two ago, so snap it up now.

Ivna Ji's Laax EP is the other recent purchase featured in this mix. It came out on Етикета 4 (AKA Label 4?) last year. The whole EP is reminiscent of Ivna Ji's track Oscillating Universe on Brokntoys bt17 The Glowing. Which is to say that it's terrific space electro. I'll definitely be playing more from that EP in the coming weeks.

Pressure by Raw Stevens is the odd '90s piece I mentioned earlier. Released on Squat Records in either 1997 or 1998, the sound of it reminds me of the techno of its era more than the electro. It's a cool, weird record in any case. The third track (B2) is a fast 140 BPM bass-y detroit-y tune called "Type 4748/Ab1", and is my favorite of the three.

There's lots more going on, of course. BFX's smooth 2000s breaks track Whisper, Sigma Algebra's Resh from the third Elektrodos compilation, the caustic acid of JGarrett (AKA Xyn)'s Give Us This Day. But I'm all talked out. Next week will be something slower, probably more mellow. After that - either the third or fourth week this month, I'm not sure - will be the annual demoscene show. Check back for those.


MTT 144 / Save The Whale

Posted 2019-11-29. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, downtempo, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, synthpop.

MTT144 Spectrogram

Ambient, IDM, and synth-y stuff. Beats for a very tired Thanksgiving evening.

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  1. Rings Around Saturn / Saturnine 00:00
  2. Micronaut / Metatrak 02:09
  3. Dabrye / Making It Pay 07:50
  4. D'Arcangelo / Elix 10:41
  5. Jega / Geometry 15:08
  6. The Volt Per Octaves / Science 19:29
  7. Metamatics / Toy Toy 23:11
  8. Rashida Prime / {digital dungeon} 28:53
  9. Occult Orientated Crime / Rodrigo Syntese System 30:45
  10. Newworldaquarium / Introduction 36:07
  11. San.Dra / No Signal In Paradise 38:07
  12. Future Sound Of London / Antique Toy 43:02
  13. Neotropic / Feelin' Remote 46:50
  14. Galaxy Toobin' / Toobin' Theme 54:12

Neotropic's Feelin' Remote is my highlight this week. It's from the White Rabbits LP, which I also featured back in MTT074. Love the bell sounds, the harmonica, the nice organ / pad / string sounds... White Rabbits is an album that's grown on me over the years. I wasn't ready for it in 2004; now I love it.

These tracks are all good, though. From Jega's classic Geometry through Legowelt's Rodrigo Syntese System to the very end with the Galaxy Toobin' Gang's Toobin' Theme. ("Contains hit song TOOBIN' THEME", the cover of the digital version tells me.)

This was a slow show, lots of long tracks. Something to relax to after a hard couple of days. Not sure what I'll do next week; probably something fast.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / November 2019

Posted 2019-11-28. Permalink. Tagged breaks, drum & bass, dub techno, electro, footwork, ground kontrol, idm, logical aggression, music, synthpop, uk garage.

Megaphysics and I played our last show of the year at Ground Kontrol Arcade last night. (The last Wednesday in December falls on the 25th, so no show that day). It was the day before Thanksgiving, we had a good crowd, and it was a pretty good show.

I brought a mixture of drum & bass, electro, footwork, and synth-y stuff. There are parts of MTT143 and MTT079 in this, as well as the Lightspace to Dŵr Budr mix from MTT141. Here's my tracklist:

  1. The Darkvoid Project / Open Eye Dreaming ~9:00 PM
  2. The Pad Foundation / Dream Sequence
  3. Autopilot / Pornscratcher In Paradise
  4. Jónbjörn / Salmiak
  5. Supreems / When Two Souls Reach
  6. Versalife / Raptures Of The Deep
  7. Darkhalo / Nights
  8. ILS / Lights
  9. R-Damski / Dark Movement
  10. Dr. Futurist / Timelike Geodesics
  11. Japanese Telecom / Japanese Animation
  12. Luke Eargoggle / Fritzland
  13. XY0815 / Pseudo Bavaria
  14. Marco Bernardi / Plat+Form
  15. Herr Wacher / Spatial
  16. Brother Blue / Seven Sisters
  17. Dimomib / Dubplate
  18. Rhythm & Sound / See Mi Version
  19. Chris Randall / drt_895r ~10:00 PM
  20. Brian Oblivion / Subterranean Crystal City
  21. Boxcutter / Gno515
  22. Roni Size & DJ Die / It's A Jazz Thing (Philip D Kick Footwork Edit)
  23. DMY / Its Like You Want It
  24. Juke Ellington / Wakatepe
  25. EAN / Darknet
  26. Ghostwerk / In Da Circle
  27. Ital Tek / Hyper Real
  28. DJ Taye / Move Out
  29. DJ Rashad ft. Spinn / Let U No
  30. The Roots ft. Erykah Badu / You Got Me
  31. Art Of Noise / Crusoe (Aquasky Remix)
  32. Sully / Helios
  33. LTJ Bukem & Peshay / 19.5
  34. Flora Purim / What You See (Ghost Of Flora's Dream)
  35. Witchman / Burnin' Headz
  36. Vintage Future / The Charmer
  37. XY0815 / TVLMDoIT
  38. R21 / Lightspace
  39. Orbital / Dŵr Budr
  40. Vector Lovers / Patience (Bvdub's Oceans Everlasting)
  41. Kovyazin D & Moralez / Another Planet (Intro) ~11:00 PM
  42. Ben Businovski / Margin Loan On Love
  43. Legowelt / Dimension Door
  44. Chris & Cosey / Walking Through Heaven
  45. Unit Black Flight / No Turning Back
  46. Ministry / The Angel
  47. Linear Movement / To Another Soul
  48. Galaxy Toobin' / God's Day
  49. Rings Around Saturn / Non Place
  50. Silicon Scally / Toneworks
  51. CRC / Influence Device 001

Megaphysics took over at 11:30, playing a selection of electro, techno, UK garage, and drum & bass (featuring a bunch of new purchases from the excellent Western Lore label). Here's his tracklist:

  1. Mr. De' / Voyager ~11:30 PM
  2. Thombas Brown III / No Turning Back (Long Version)
  3. The X-Men / It's More Fun To Sample
  4. Congress / 40 Mile (Original White Label Mix)
  5. Erik Travis / Turn It Up
  6. Legowelt / Are You Truly Debonaire
  7. C & M Productions / Free Again (Tam Tam Bongo Mix)
  8. Pixelord / Love Is (Coco Bryce Rave To The Slythm Mix)
  9. The Other People Place / Sunrays
  10. Super Drama / New Graces
  11. Circuitry ft. Electro Wayne / Freak
  12. Rhythm Section / Feel The Rhythm (Comin On Strong)
  13. The Bass Project / Punk Mother
  14. S.T.Y.L. / Can't Trust
  15. Los Hermanos / Birth Of 3000
  16. Bassman & DJ Lace / It Takes Two
  17. Real Life / Send Me An Angel (Extended Mix) (1983 Version)
  18. Boy Harsher / Tears
  19. Harold Faltermeyer & Peter Moesser / So High (Alden Tyrell Edit)
  20. Ed Case & Carl H & Spee / Carnival
  21. M.S.L. / Alva C
  22. Suburban Lick / Last Sunrise
  23. Artist Unknown / Anthem (DMX Krew Remix)
  24. RX-101 / Those Friday Evenings...
  25. Dread Zone / House Of Dread
  26. iZem / Major Stef
  27. Coco Bryce / Love Triangle
  28. Coldcut / Rubaiyat
  29. Coco Bryce / Come 2 U
  30. Paul Blackford / Rings Of Saturn
  31. Drum & Bass / We Come Back (Exclusive Dub Plate Remix)
  32. Underworld / Banstyle, Sappys Curry
  33. Mad Professor / Harder Than Babylon
  34. Sully / Soundboy Don't Push Your Luck
  35. Silent Dust / Another Sunlight (Dead Man's Chest's Dutty Drums Version)
  36. Response & Pliskin / Stabland
  37. Austin / After The Dance ~1:50 AM

Thanks to everybody for coming out, thanks (as always) to Ground Kontrol for having us, and thanks to Megaphysics for helping me while away the early morning hours. As mentioned above there won't be a Logical Aggression show in December, as that day falls on the 25th. We'll be back in January.


MTT 143 / In My Bubble

Posted 2019-11-22. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, breaks, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT143 Spectrogram

More wandering, more electro and IDM. Slower tempo than last week.

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  1. The Darkvoid Project / Open Eye Dreaming 00:00
  2. The Pad Foundation / Dream Sequence 04:45
  3. Autopilot / Pornscratcher In Paradise 07:53
  4. Jónbjörn / Salmiak 11:59
  5. The Wee DJs / Ripoff 15:59
  6. Fleck E.S.C. / Sleepless Pt. 2 17:35
  7. RD / Likwood 20:11
  8. Bitstream / Vic Twenty 26:20
  9. Kero / Drop (Lowfish's Killed & Rekilled Mix) 30:20
  10. Jean-Paul Bondy / L.A. Is Burning 33:46
  11. Überzone / Botz (Elektro) 37:26
  12. Babel / Shaman 40:48
  13. Autechre / Are Y Are We? 44:08
  14. The Outsider / Hitcher 47:36
  15. Sigma Algebra / Pi 51:51
  16. Silicon Scally / Moment 53:43
  17. The Exaltics / Outroduction 58:47

This hour features two tracks from the big Elektrodos compilations. Track 14 Hitcher by The Outsider is from the first comp, and track 15 Pi by Sigma Algebra is from the second. Both comps are good, and listed as free ("name your price"), with proceeds going toward running the label. Looking now I see there's a third volume in the series; I'll have to pick that up...

Blogariddims episode 13 Electronicack: 1 by Droid & Slug is where I first heard the combination of track 12 Shaman and track 13 Are Y Are We?. That's a very good episode of an already good mix series, so check it out. They transitioned better than I did with some good chops (whereas I wiffed the tempo matching and had to save it).

The first four tracks of this show seem particularly good to me on second listen. I guess that's what I'm in the mood for. Next week's show will be on Thanksgiving, the day after I play the arcade, so expect something slow and low-effort.


MTT 142 / Making Rules

Posted 2019-11-15. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT142 Spectrogram

Wandering through some ~130 BPM electro, IDM, and techno this show. Not a cohesive selection, but good tracks.

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  1. Axiom 23 / Above The Sky 00:00
  2. Tracey / Transit 00:59
  3. Contactless / Robot Wreckin' Krew 05:37
  4. Drexciya / You Don't Know 09:18
  5. Nullptr / Reflector 11:17
  6. E Davd / Wavestation (Nu Cycle Mix) 14:35
  7. Boulderhead / Configuration System 19:16
  8. Inigo Kennedy / Squirkle 22:20
  9. ADJ / Bang The Beat 25:08
  10. DJ これからの緊急災害 / Memory Replace 27:37
  11. Silicon Scally / Thrusters 31:33
  12. Bass Kittens / Silent Running (Soc Mix) 35:00
  13. The Wee DJs / Base 37:58
  14. Tactical Systems / Octodes 41:10
  15. Doctor Evil / Temporary 43:37
  16. Derek Michael / Wasted Again 46:20
  17. Koova / Surveillance Nation 49:10
  18. Composite Profuse / CRC666 53:21
  19. Overmono / Yell0w_Tail 57:47

There's some fun weirdness in the middle of this hour. Boulderhead's Configuration System from NV020 on Neo Violence records. Inigo Kennedy's 2012 wonky techno track Squirkle from his personal label Asymmetric. Memory Replace by DJ これからの緊急災害, another piece from Phalanx Pt. 2 on Typeless Records.

After that it moves into some glitchy noisy 2000s electro/IDM. A few tracks from Touchin' Bass (#13, #15), Wasted Again from Detroit Underground, and the Justin Maxwell ("Soc") mix of Silent Running by Bass Kittens. I've got the 2006 clear vinyl reissue of that last release; I'll get around to playing the Volum remix on the A-side someday.

This selection sounds OK, but could've used more time in the oven. I think I'll do something slower next week. Noisy stuff again, maybe.


MTT 141 / Dirty Water

Posted 2019-11-08. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT141 Spectrogram

Fast electro and IDM to start November.

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  1. John Beltran / Flex 00:00
  2. Lowfish / Krak 01:13
  3. Scape One / Simulacra 03:41
  4. Contactless / Static 07:25
  5. A.W.E.S.O.M.-O. / Track Down The Shot 10:12
  6. Datawave / Scanshift 13:55
  7. Mandroid / Machine Made 17:02
  8. Paul Blackford / Mirage 19:37
  9. Varum / Crew 22:48
  10. False Persona / Orbit 25:04
  11. J. Shaw / Unusual Experiments 28:26
  12. Voigt Kampff / Skinny Cap 30:40
  13. Objekt / Ganzfeld 34:22
  14. Autechre / Second Scepe 38:34
  15. XY0815 / 707xYuy 43:36
  16. R21 / Lightspace 47:00
  17. Orbital / Dŵr Budr 50:17
  18. Bedouin Ascent / Crouched On Broken Glass 57:31

Track #6 Scanshift by Datawave, #8 Mirage by Paul Blackford, and #9 Crew by Varum are all from the Phalanx Pt. 2 compilation on the new Typeless Records label. Fast, driving electro. Phalanx Pt. 1 and Aloka's Concave + Convex are also good, so check those out too. The label is three for three, as far as I'm concerned.

Scape One's Simulacra sounds to me like a harder version of his track The Penultimate Truth. Looking at release dates on discogs it appears Simulacra came first. In any case, both are great, and both are available on his mega-compilation 4u4 (which also includes the excellent Galaxy Of Funk and Shockwave Rider EPs).

The last 20 minutes of this mix is mostly old '90s favorites. Autechre's Second Scepe, Orbital's Dŵr Budr, and Crouched On Broken Glass by Bedouin Ascent. Dŵr Budr in particular is amazing. It'd be hard to pick my top 10 albums, but In Sides would be there for sure.

And that's it for this week. I'll program something slower next time.


MTT 140 / Distorted Voices

Posted 2019-11-01. Permalink. Tagged acid, anonradio, ebm, industrial, movement through thought, music, radio, synthpop.

MTT140 Spectrogram

Acid, EBM, new beat, industrial, wave-y, and the classic first track from Legowelt's Squadra Blanco album.

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  1. Albert Kuningas / Abduktio 00:00
  2. Squadra Blanco / Night Of The Illuminati 01:12
  3. Linear Movement / Cytogenetic Movement 05:14
  4. Victrola / Maritime Tatami 08:54
  5. HNO3 / Doughnut Dollies 13:06
  6. Kirlian Camera / Helden Platz 16:05
  7. Cabaret Voltaire / Crackdown 19:13
  8. Front 242 / With Your Cries 21:21
  9. Skinny Puppy / Basement 23:05
  10. Insect / Bacteria 25:07
  11. Final Cut / Open Your Eyes 28:47
  12. Ministry / We Believe 31:58
  13. The Klinik / Memories 36:57
  14. Rude 66 / Black Sabbath 41:07
  15. Mantra / Purple Phantasm 46:12
  16. Scarlit Port / Touch U Without Touchin Ur Skin 50:46
  17. Caron / Caverns 54:27
  18. Timeblind / 303 Crouched In Corner Chewing On Dust... 58:03

I didn't have much time to put this together, so this is a collection of favorites. Rude 66's Black Sabbath, Maritime Tatami, Night Of The Illuminati, Ministry's We Believe... . The persistently awesome Brokntoys label appears again, as tracks 16 and 17, both moody dramatic acid.

This is a messy set, but the tracks are good. I really enjoyed playing EBM and industrial stuff these past few weeks, though my knowledge and selection is lacking. I think that's something I'll pursue over the next year.

That's October done. Next week's show will be a return to regular programming with a set of fast (130-140) electro, so stick around if you're into that.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / October 2019

Posted 2019-10-31. Permalink. Tagged disco, downtempo, electro, ground kontrol, hiphop, logical aggression, music, synthpop.

Another last Wednesday has come and gone, and that means another show at Ground Kontrol Arcade. It was the day before Halloween, so DJ Megaphysics and I dug up some spooky stuff for the evening.

Megaphysics played the first half of the night, presenting a diverse selection of disco, hip-hop, rock, synthpop, and soundtracks. Here's his tracklist:

  1. The Bullock Brothers / Horror Movies ~9:00 PM
  2. The Cramps / Surfin Dead
  3. The Jazz Butcher / The Jazz Butcher Meets Count Dracula
  4. Ilze / Mall People
  5. Patrick Cowley / Teen Planet
  6. Toto Coelo / I Eat Cannibals
  7. Rafaella Carrà / Black Cat
  8. Toto Coelo / Dracula's Tango (Sucker For Your Love) (Extended Dance Version)
  9. Radiorama / Vampires (Swedish Remix)
  10. The Mystery Kindaichi Band / Yatsuhakamura (Eight Village Grave) (八つ墓村)
  11. Tino / Wolfman Is Everywhere Dub
  12. Fred Myrow & Malcolm Seagrave / The Tall Man On Main Street
  13. SSQ / Trash’s Theme
  14. SSQ / Tonight (We’ll Make Love Until We Die)
  15. Beth B & Scott B / Black Box Disco
  16. The Warlord / Black Knight
  17. Patrick Cowley / They Came At Night
  18. Tyree ft. Chic / I Fear The Night (Subterranean Mix)
  19. Sax / Don’t Turn Your Back On Me (Halloween Mix)
  20. Helen / Witch
  21. Dead Or Alive / Something In My House
  22. Oingo Boingo / Dead Man’s Party
  23. Whodini / The Haunted House Of Rock (Extended Version)
  24. Wagon Christ / Memory Towel
  25. Tino / Living Dead Dub
  26. Squadra Blanco / Night Of The Illuminati
  27. Videogame Orchestra / The Fog
  28. Phoebus / Frankenstein
  29. The Doctor / Frankenstein
  30. Street Cleaner / Unsolved Mysteries Theme
  31. Daniel Savio / Nekropolis
  32. Geto Boys / Chuckie
  33. The Reel Master / Childs Play
  34. Simonetti, Pignatelli, Morante (Goblin) / Flashing (Remix)
  35. Book Of Love / Enchantra
  36. Book Of Love / Witchcraft (Extended Mix)
  37. Severed Heads / Dead Eyes Opened
  38. Zombie Zombie / Halloween
  39. Amper Clap / Haunted House

I took over at 11:30-ish, playing mostly electro. This set ended up being a combination and variation of what I've been doing on the radio over the month. Anyway, here's my tracklist:

  1. Soul Weaver / Parra Attack ~11:35 PM
  2. Cignol / Ask This
  3. Shadowbunny / No Return
  4. Sniper Mode / Bulletproof
  5. Ectomorph / Dada
  6. A.W.E.S.O.M.-O / Road To The Dungeon
  7. Boris Divider / Wireframe Reality
  8. Versalife / Pathogen
  9. Audioelectronic / Final Annihilation
  10. UKV / Ghost
  11. Andrea Parker / The Swamp
  12. I-F / Weightless Approach
  13. Platex / Latex
  14. 240 Interceptor / Untitled [Bunker 3072 B1]
  15. Hadamard / All Life Is Suffering
  16. Shadowbunny / Phi
  17. Jauzas The Shining & G13ck / Ciudades Muertas
  18. Maria Ernst / La Muerte Es Solo El Comienzo
  19. Final Cut / She Destroys (Hilltop Mix)
  20. Section 25 / Looking From A Hilltop (Restructure)
  21. Ectomorph / Crawl Of The Cthulu
  22. Alex Nôrinh / Untitled [Bunker 3066 A1]
  23. Audio Tech / Darkside (Vocal Remix)
  24. Zyntax / New World Order II
  25. Lectromagnetique / She
  26. Luxus Varta / Nixit
  27. Pametex / Slowcrash
  28. Das Muster / Veränderungen
  29. Shemale / Pink Leotard
  30. Photodementia / 1 Yr Later
  31. Anthony Rother / Sex With The Machines
  32. Aether Pilot / Dark Grey Machines
  33. Koova / Sometimes There's Nothing
  34. Visitor / Mechanical Soul
  35. Men 2nd / Würm
  36. Haujobb / Solid State Logic
  37. Andrea Parker / After Dark
  38. Automat / Purification
  39. Hadamard / The Moral Core
  40. Scorn / A Mission
  41. Noise Unit / Dry Lungs
  42. The Darkvoid Project / Taking Me Apart ~1:50 AM

And that's a wrap. Thanks to everyone who came out, and to Ground Kontrol for having us. Special shoutout to mnw@sdf for coming by and chatting; wish we could've hung out more. I'll be looking for some recent gabber releases for you.