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MTT No. 077 / Attack Position

Posted 2018-08-17. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, breaks, electro, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT077 Spectrogram

2000s UK breaks and electro bass. Fast, tough music.
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  1. Industrial Bass Machine / Prepare For Invasion 00:01
  2. Dexorcist ft. Krude / Edge City Express 01:15
  3. Kronos Device / Below The Surface 06:45
  4. Industrial Bass Machine / Invisible Force 10:05
  5. Blackmass Plastics / Impure 13:41
  6. Bomb Dogs / Through The Wires 17:31
  7. Kansas City Prophets / Ignition 20:54
  8. Noyeahno / Makin' Me Weird 23:16
  9. DJ Controlled Weirdness / Bass Sox Express 26:13
  10. Aaron Spectre / Music Is The Weapon 28:28
  11. Bomb Dogs / A Touch Of The Old 31:49
  12. DJ Controlled Weirdness V Dexorcist / The Monsters 36:37
  13. Radioactive Man vs The Dexorcist / Sector 6 40:02
  14. Kronos Device / Terminate The Bass 43:59
  15. Radioactive Man / Manwich 49:41
  16. Omni Trio / Mainline 51:52
  17. Tim Wright / Shadow Of The Beast III Opening (Paul Blackford Electro Remix) 56:27

I associate this selection, this sound in general, with Battle Trax and Control Tower. Also Audio Illusion and SMB Records, but none of that made it in (because I don't own any, and couldn't pick any up in time). Also represented are Digital Distortions, Dirty Needles, and Rag & Bone which are (as far as I can tell) labels friendly with the Control Tower / SMB set.

There's a lot of Dexorcist and a bit of Bass Junkie in this. I won't go through listing each track (I'm already being tedious); you can figure it out from their discogs pages.

Track 13, listed here as Sector 6 by Radioactive Man & Dexorcist, might not be named correctly. I bought it on beatport, and that's how the track is labeled there. However, if you look up Sector 6 on youtube, you'll find a different track, actually the opposite side of that record. Beatport is often wrong in this way, which is one of the reasons I never link to it. I've credited the track as Sector 6 here because it forms a nice link with last week's mix.

This mix ended up straying from strict UK electro bass. I got into some breaks, even threw in an old Omni Trio hardcore track for fun. It doesn't flow right and some of the mixing is loose, but I'm satisfied. Good enough.


MTT No. 076 / Bass Mentality

Posted 2018-08-10. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, miami bass, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT076 Spectrogram

Aggressive 2000s Florida electro with a few '90s bass CD tracks thrown in.

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  1. Circuit Breaker / Circuit Breaker 01:15
  2. Dynamik Bass System / Electronic Freakazoidz 04:12
  3. Tricky D / Take It To The Max (Hydraulix Remix) 07:19
  4. Code Rising vs Phonotronix / Fathom 11:13
  5. T.E.S.T. / Heat Levels Critical 13:42
  6. Supreme.ja / Terminal City 18:14
  7. Autonomous Bass Heads / Paradise Garage 22:11
  8. Hydraulix / Sector 7 26:20
  9. T.E.S.T. / Coming Thru 31:15
  10. Phonotronix / The Camouflage 35:18
  11. Factor E / 20k Freaks (Jackal & Hyde Remix) 39:07
  12. Otto Von Schirach / Bass Low (Gucci Bass RMX) 41:56
  13. Dynamik Bass System / Face Down (B)ass Up (Booty Hop) 45:29
  14. Dynamix II / Pledge Your Allegiance To Electro Funk 46:39
  15. Exzakt / Dark Mind 51:01
  16. Silicon / Silc Worm 55:57

A close look will reveal that this isn't exclusively artists from Florida. Both Dynamik Bass System and Supreme.ja are German. My excuse is: the tracks by them featured in this mix were all released on Florida labels (Monotone and BFP). Not to take away from either artist, those tracks are excellent.

Otto Von Schirach's Bass Low was linked on reddit's /r/electro and was in the mix the next day. Definitely my favorite of Otto's tracks (that I've heard), with Calle Ocho as a close second. I'm still not sure where or when to play it, but smashing it into 20k Freaks worked well enough. It's worth noting that 20k Freaks is the A side of Florida Electro Artists Vol. 2; the B side of that record is Resident Alien's Movement Through Thought.

I feel that this mix is OK, but very close to being great. Swap out a track or two, add a track or two, mix a few slightly faster and it'd be much improved. Most of these are tracks I don't regularly play; I'm glad I gave them a shot here.


MTT No. 075 / Wiggle, Shake, Bounce

Posted 2018-08-03. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, hiphop, miami bass, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT075 Spectrogram

Miami Bass. Florida Electro. Old car audio bass CDs. This one is probably Not Safe For Work - it doesn't get raunchy, but almost. I'm sure some profanity snuck through.

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  1. Dynamix II / Woofer Test II (The Longest Hum On The Planet) 00:00
  2. Jock-D & Jealous J / Party Time 01:28
  3. Dynamix II ft. J-Nas-T / Feel The Groove 05:24
  4. Techno Bass Crew / Do It To Me 08:14
  5. Techmaster P.E.B. / Listen To The Music 10:27
  6. Beat Dominator / Retro Style 12:58
  7. Bass Master A.C.E / Totally Bass 16:27
  8. MC A.D.E. And Posse / DJ Eddie B 19:12
  9. Iceman Ja / Dance Transformers 22:07
  10. The 2 Live Crew / Get It Girl 27:02
  11. Fresh Celeste ft. M-4 Sers / Get It Boy (Radio Version) 28:54
  12. Fresh Celeste ft. M-4 Sers / Get It Boy (Bonus Beats) 30:24
  13. Kooly C & KJ / Let's Get This Party Started 32:21
  14. Afro-Rican / Give It All You Got (Instrumental) 36:36
  15. Salt-N-Pepa / Push It (Remix 12" Version) 38:22
  16. Old School Players / Push It 40:52
  17. Quad City DJ's / Work Baby Work (The Prep) 42:18
  18. Quad City DJ's / C'mon N' Ride It (The Train) (Dance Remix) 47:30
  19. Techmaster P.E.B. / Don't Stop The Bass 48:38
  20. Excel / Don't Stop Now 52:30
  21. Techmaster P.E.B. / Bass Out 57:32

August is bass month, and here's our first installment. Similar to MTT023 this is mostly miami bass & car audio stuff between 120 and 130 beats per minute, though I do sidestep into more recognizable pop music with Salt-N-Pepa and Quad City DJ's. Where Miami Bass surfaces and joins '90s mainstream pop, I suppose. Quad City DJ's are really good at what they do...

Iceman Ja's Dance Transformers stands out among the traditional miami bass - the pad, the little (FM?) synth melody, the rap, the scratches, it's exceptional. Amazingly Iceman Ja just put out a new album called The Transformer a couple of months ago. It's available at On-Fire Electronic Records, Iceman's label. It sounds pretty dang good, too; might have to pick it up to play later this month.

I'm happy with this one, despite a few obvious flubs. I danced around like a fool, missed a few cues, didn't quite match tempo a few times. It's all good.


MTT No. 074 / Mudfoot

Posted 2018-07-27. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, downtempo, hiphop, movement through thought, music, radio, vaporwave.

MTT074 Spectrogram

Downtempo, instrumental hiphop, ambient, etc. Swampy beats.
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  1. Neotropic / Girls At The Seaside 00:03
  2. Neotropic / New Cross 00:32
  3. The Future Sound Of London / Her Face Forms In Summertime 05:45
  4. Rising Sun Systems / I Was Born In A Valley Of Freaks 09:00
  5. Necros / Dirty Walk 13:03
  6. Voigt Kampff / Move That Fishy Body 16:17
  7. Coco Bryce / Hotaru 18:25
  8. Luke Vibert / Music Called Jazz 20:42
  9. Red Snapper / Bussing 24:03
  10. Hong Kong Express / Deja Vu 28:57
  11. Hong Kong Express / Watching 30:58
  12. DJ Krush / 85 Loop 32:51
  13. Coco Bryce / Kyoko 34:55
  14. We™ / Rain In Spain 36:29
  15. U.N.I. / Swamp Thing 38:34
  16. Jacob / Scene 3 42:32
  17. Cylob / Jeepin' 44:03
  18. Secret Frequency Crew / Black Moss Caves Part 1 45:57
  19. Neotropic / Joe Luke 51:21

The two opening tracks and the closing track are from Neotropic's excellent album White Rabbits. I picked up the 2xLP release in a used bin about five years ago; it took several years for me to appreciate it. Now I love it - Joe Luke, in particular is awesome. I don't see Neotropic talked about often enough. I have their first two albums and White Rabbits, and they're all good. There's even a new album, The Absolute Elsewhere, released just a few days ago.

About halfway into selecting music for this set I noticed a swamp & monsters theme. The songs Swamp Thing, Fishy Body, Valley Of Freaks, Moss Caves, etc. As I said on COM, I like to think the character Swamp Thing would appreciate this music.

I have only one major complaint with this mix: the transition from 85 Loop to Kyoko should have been done differently. But I can live with that. Not bad for a few hours of prep and very little sleep.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / July 2018

Posted 2018-07-26. Permalink. Tagged disco, electro, ground kontrol, logical aggression, music, techno.

Logical Aggression, the night DJ Megaphysics and I host at Ground Kontrol, was yesterday. I played after Megaphysics; here's what my set contained:

  1. Zwart Licht Kommando / Four Lane ~11:30 PM
  2. Dangerous Frontiers / South Central
  3. Legowelt / The Soul Of A City
  4. Zwart Licht Kommando / London
  5. Solitary Dancer / Birth Of Saturn
  6. Derrick May / Kaotic Harmony
  7. Shanti Celeste / SSS (OG Cut)
  8. Peverelist / Better Ways Of Living
  9. Miotek & WRTH / Our Funk (Radioactiveman Remix)
  10. Indio / Armenian Eyes
  11. Micronaut / Quadstepper
  12. Annie Hall / Sky Watcher
  13. Ion Driver / Magma
  14. Dexter / Ech Vet!
  15. Transllusion / Consequences
  16. Aril Brikha / Sweet Lullaby
  17. Pathic / Inklik
  18. State Logik / Electro Boogie
  19. MAS 2008 / X-Perience The Reality
  20. Fatima Yamaha / Between Worlds
  21. GD Luxxe / Keep Me (DMX Krew Remix)
  22. Lowfish / Glass & Spiders (Solvent Remix)
  23. Caro / Caro's Crystal Castle
  24. Raiders Of The Lost Arp / On And On
  25. Polarius / Nemo Airfield
  26. Skatebard / Vuelo
  27. Freak Electrique / Parsec
  28. Alexander Robotnick / Computer Sourire
  29. Giorgio / I Wanna Rock You
  30. Polygamy Boys ft. Lindsay-J / Mystic Eyes
  31. SYD / Altered States
  32. Il.Ek.Tro / World Of Wire
  33. Galaxy Toobin' / The Day Of The Duel Is Approaching
  34. Rising Sun Systems / Freebasin' For David Bohm ~1:50 AM

A repeat of MTT073 and chunks of MTT072. Lazy, but I was tired, so I reached for something fresh in my mind. Glass & Spiders goes really well with Caro's Crystal Castle; that's an idea worth exploring for a future set.


MTT No. 073 / Open The Next

Posted 2018-07-20. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, house, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT073 Spectrogram

Electro. House? Some music I've been holding on to for quite a while.
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  1. Shine Grooves / Runout 04.07 00:00
  2. Shanti Celeste / SSS (OG Cut) 01:20
  3. Peverelist / Better Ways Of Living 06:45
  4. Miotek & WRTH / Our Funk (Radioactiveman Remix) 09:50
  5. Indio / Armenian Eyes 14:13
  6. Micronaut / Quadstepper 17:29
  7. Annie Hall / Sky Watcher 19:28
  8. Ion Driver / Magma 24:30
  9. Dexter / Ech Vet! 28:37
  10. Transllusion / Consequences 33:36
  11. Aril Brikha / Sweet Lullaby 37:10
  12. Pathic / Inklik 39:09
  13. MAS 2008 / X-Perience The Reality 44:57
  14. Fatima Yamaha / Between Worlds 47:09
  15. Rude 66 / My 909 53:13
  16. S.Slot / Afterlife 57:44

I said at the beginning of this show that I was going to play electro. That turned out to be both true and not - there's a quite a bit of weirdness in this selection. The Peverelist track: is it dubstep (or maybe garage)?. Is Armenian Eyes by Indio future jazz? I know Shanti Celeste and Fatima Yamaha (AKA Bas Bron) for their house music - so what are those tracks? These genre labels start to break down. And that's interesting to me.

Having said that, my standout track this week is a more traditional electro piece: Inklik by Pathic. Available on the Pyramid Transmissions Free Sampler as well as Interstellar Communications Vol. 1, which I still need to pick up. I've mentioned Pyramid Transmissions before, and my recommendation still holds. I can't wait to play more of their tracks.

It's a goal of mine to try and play different genres, different sounding music, within each of these sets. I believe I succeeded this week, and I'm happy with the result.

Now I've got to go clean that scratchy potentiometer.


MTT No. 072 / By The Wayside

Posted 2018-07-13. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, disco, electro, house, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT072 Spectrogram

Disco. House? Another CBS-inspired show.
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  1. So Takahashi / Pattern #15 [-8%] 00:00
  2. Raiders Of The Lost Arp / Arrival 01:03
  3. Patrick Cowley / Sea Hunt 05:04
  4. Polarius / On The Seaside 08:58
  5. Orgue Electronique / Bitter Cherry Leaves 12:37
  6. Lowfish / No Longer Accepting Complaints 14:57
  7. Giorgio / E=MC² 19:24
  8. Skatebård / Vuelo 22:12
  9. Late Invitation / The Invite 28:03
  10. Omar S & Kai Alce / Not Phazed 30:29
  11. Legowelt / Are You Truly Debonaire? 33:34
  12. Lolita Sträp / I Would Love To Eat You Right Now 37:06
  13. Alexander Robotnick / Problèmes D'Amour (Original 12") 40:13
  14. Giorgio / I Wanna Rock You 44:02
  15. Polygamy Boys ft. Lindsay-J / Mystic Eyes 48:23
  16. SYD / Altered States 54:09
  17. Legowelt / Gina Flies To Space 55:15

Bunker, Crème Organization (a lot of Crème, 4 tracks), Viewlexx, and a small helping of proper old italo-disco thanks to Patrick Cowley, Giorgio Moroder, and Alexander Robotnick. I put this together as an excuse to play Mystic Eyes, which I recently (re)discovered.

Three tracks by Legowelt make it in: On The Seaside, Are You Truly Debonaire, and Gina Flies To Space. It makes me really happy that On The Seaside mixes into Sea Hunt so nicely.

The bit in the middle - Vuelo, The Invite, Not Phazed - is a weird little house aside. I'm not sure it works, but that's OK; it changes up the sound nicely. The Omar-S track in particular is really good.

There's a sloppy transition or two, and a few of the tracks could be swapped out for something more suitable, but then that's always true of my sets. I had a great time mixing these tunes again; can't ask for more than that.


MTT No. 071 / Something Stronger

Posted 2018-07-06. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, breaks, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT071 Spectrogram

A stack of '90s breakbeats. From all over the map, all mashed together.
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  1. Eon / Something Stronger (Infinity Mix) 00:00
  2. Dave Trance / Promise Me (Dave's 3AM Fever Mix) 01:01
  3. The Future Sound Of London / Expander 03:46
  4. ILS / Revolver 08:02
  5. DJ Icey / Don't Stop 12:04
  6. The Octagon Man / Chocolate Machine 15:20
  7. Dave Trance / Promise Me (DJ Who's "Don't Promise Me Shit Mix") 18:18
  8. DJs Friction & Spice / Future Funk 21:57
  9. Mental Cube / Chile Of The Bass Generation 24:44
  10. Leftfield . Bambaataa / Afrika Shox (Jedi's Elastic Bass Remix) 27:23
  11. Meat Beat Manifesto / Spanish Vocoder 30:02
  12. M5 ft. Brad Raker / Gotta Feeling (Break Mix) 32:04
  13. Necros / Isotoxin 35:35
  14. Überzone / Believe 39:25
  15. Überzone / In Beats 41:05
  16. The Ultraviolet Catastrophe / Trip Harder 42:22
  17. The Crystal Method / Now Is The Time (The Olympic Mix) 46:40
  18. The Future Sound Of London / Papua New Guinea (Monsoon Mix) 52:43
  19. Kung Fu Jesus / Amen.. & Then Some 56:37
  20. B Phenix / Tomorrow Lost Yesterday 58:30

What I said about MTT021 holds true for this show as well - this is the kind of mix I used to make in high school, only better. I'm still playing and listening to most of the same tracks from that time period, as demonstrated here. (Crystal Method, FSOL, Überzone, etc.)

There's a lot of FSOL in this. Expander and Papua New Guinea, obviously, but also Chile Of The Bass Generation from the deceptive Earthbeat compilation. And Necros' Isotoxin, which I consider an honorary FSOL track, based on the sound of it. About once a year I try to mix Isotoxin into Expander and each time I re-discover it doesn't work.

Following up on MTT021 again, I did pick up a copy of The Trip (in this case the Remixes 12") for this mix. I don't think I presented it well here - I should have started it from a point further in the track. It's a massive tune regardless.

I'm happy with this. It's been a good week, going through these tracks again.