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Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / July 2019

Posted 2019-08-01. Permalink. Tagged disco, electro, ground kontrol, hiphop, idm, logical aggression, music, synthpop, techno.

DJ Megaphysics and I played our regular show at Ground Kontrol Arcade last night! I took the opening slot, and played a bunch of electro and hiphop. My list:

  1. Spaceboys / Space Is The Place ~9:00 PM
  2. Ben Businovski / Midnight Cruise
  3. Mitch Murder / Night Shift
  4. Dominance Crushing Crew / Nothing Stopping Us
  5. Paul Hardcastle / Forest Fire
  6. Matt Whitehead / Tuff City
  7. First Touch / Pleasure For Your Treasure (Radio Mix)
  8. State Logik / All You Need
  9. Nairobi & The Awesome Foursome / Funky Soul Makossa (Free Beats)
  10. Newcleus / Where's The Beat
  11. John Arnold / Rough
  12. Tape Loader & Phatt Rok Ski / Prime Time (Instrumental)
  13. World Class Wreckin' Cru / House Calls
  14. Hashim / Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) (B)
  15. The Unknown DJ / 808 Beats (Radio Mix)
  16. Facade / The Groove (Drive To Hollywood Version)
  17. Paul Hardcastle / King Tut
  18. Jamie Jupitor / Computer Power
  19. Knightz Of Bass / Zoom
  20. Michna / Quadruple Gold Dipped
  21. EPG / Party Rock (Assimilation Mix)
  22. Mandroid / Microswitch
  23. Miotek / My City (Mr. Velcro Fastener Remix)
  24. Bacalao / The Robots (Die Roboter)
  25. Matt Whitehead / Beat The Heat
  26. The Jonzun Crew / We Are The Jonzun Crew
  27. Jedi Knights / Intergalactic Funk Transmission
  28. Ice-T / Body Rock
  29. Lowfish / Finishing The Stereotypes
  30. DMX Krew / Funk Cube
  31. Dagobert / Rock Is Over
  32. Dynamik Bass System / Electronic
  33. MMT-8 / Mindlocked
  34. Lone Shark / Sinclair Space Age
  35. Voigt Kampff / Asphalt
  36. G.D. Luxxe & Solvent / Quiet Life
  37. The Golden Retrievers / Iron Beach
  38. Phase 4 Stereo / Tin Piano
  39. Legowelt / Beach Oceano
  40. Suburban Knight / The Groove (Pan Mix)

Megaphysics took over at this point. He brought a bunch of disco, IDM, and techno. Here's his tracklist:

  1. A Guy Called Gerald / Voodoo Ray ~11:30 PM
  2. Fortran 5 / Crazy Earth (Global Warming)
  3. Last Step / 3 Lives With Angel
  4. Ronnie Jones / Video Games
  5. Italian Disco Stars / Pick Me Up
  6. Kermesse / Mrs Moon
  7. Mi-Sex / Computer Games
  8. Pluuto / Isn't It Crazy (Agsnøek Mix)
  9. Aphex Twin / Pulsewidth
  10. Orbital / Omen (The Tower)
  11. Pulse One / At Least In My Mind
  12. Shock / Angel Face
  13. Robag Wruhme / Thora Vukk
  14. Rebolledo / Black Rainbow Woman by The Black Frame
  15. Boards Of Canada / June 9th
  16. RX-101 / Helium Spheres
  17. Renegade Soundwave / The Phantom (Original Mix)
  18. Autechre / Crystel
  19. Mr. YT / Regard
  20. LFO / Tied Up (Acid Mix)
  21. Underworld / Dirty Epic
  22. Fallout / Morning After (Sunrise Mix)
  23. $tinkworx / Calamari
  24. Public Passion / Flash In The Night
  25. RX-101 / Pulse Shaper
  26. Lanark Artefax / Touch Absence
  27. Autechre / Bike
  28. RX-101 / Frogus Esophagus
  29. Xonox / Transmission
  30. Kraftwerk / Aero Dynamik
  31. Lime / On The Grid (Re-mix)
  32. Musicology / Telefone 529
  33. Deepchord / Spiral 1
  34. Fortran 5 / Heart On The Line (Bassline Mix)
  35. Vangelis / Tears In Rain

Two solid sets! Five hours of good music. Thanks to Ground Kontrol for having us, and to everybody hanging out and listening. Additional thanks to DJ 808, DJ Megaphysics, A., and Z. for keeping me company at the end of the night.


MTT 126 / Bend, Curve, Loop

Posted 2019-07-26. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, house, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT126 Spectrogram

The four-on-the-floor trend continues this week with some house and techno. Beware the sketchy vinyl recordings.

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  1. Echo 106 / Alternate Sun Rays 00:00
  2. Pheek / There You Are 01:45
  3. R.M / Jardin De Nuit 04:57
  4. Mikron / Amn't I 08:24
  5. Psyche / Elements 11:20
  6. Omar-S & Shadow Ray / Oasis #1 16:59
  7. Suburban Knight / The Groove (Pan Mix) 20:50
  8. Silk / Symplicity 24:22
  9. Orgue Electronique / Rootbound 26:38
  10. The Chicago Shags / International Banking 30:48
  11. $tinkworx / Mudpump 33:37
  12. The Golden Retrievers / Iron Beach 37:46
  13. Phase 4 Stereo / Tin Piano 42:09
  14. Legowelt / Beach Oceano 45:50
  15. Brothomstates / Matala Bobo 50:51
  16. Orgue Electronique / End Titles 56:24

This set was thrown together to play Legowelt's Beach Oceano. I've had it on repeat for weeks, since I found it on Unknown To The Unknown's bandcamp page. It reminds me of his Teac Life album; like Teac Life, Oceano is a free download and can picked up at the link above.

There's lots of great stuff in this hour beyond that - Carl Craig's gorgeous Elements, Suburban Knight's Groove, Matala Bobo (the B-side to Rktic, which I've played before). And (!) Tin Piano by my friend Phase 4 Stereo, released on the local netlabel Clusterflux.

I'm thinking electro again next week, followed by my usual celebration of bass in August. Thanks as always to aNONradio for hosting my show, and thanks to everybody out there listening.


MTT 125 / Out Of Sync

Posted 2019-07-19. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, house, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT125 Spectrogram

A mix of what I've been listening to this week: the usual electro, IDM, and techno. No plan beyond that.

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  1. R.M / Déambulation 00:00
  2. Scape One / Transcendent Thought 02:20
  3. Psychic TV / L.I.E.S. 05:47
  4. John Shima / Depopulation (Binalog Remix) 08:18
  5. Nullptr / Skyline 12:20
  6. The Black Dog / Skin Clock 17:07
  7. Axiom 23 / Vapour Drive 22:23
  8. Claudio Solis / Vedanta 25:44
  9. Reptant / Microstructure 30:37
  10. Reedale Rise / Foliage 34:39
  11. Zwart Licht Kommando / Teletext 40:01
  12. Underground Resistance / Beauty Of Decay 43:20
  13. LFO / LFO 46:00
  14. Danoise / RNS 47:35
  15. LFO / Groovy Distortion 49:21
  16. Eric McIntyre / Aesthetic Perception 52:18
  17. Reedale Rise / Daphnis 55:33

I found Claudio Solis' bandcamp a few weeks ago and have been enjoying his work since. SOLIS003, 004, and 006 are good releases if you're into syncopated drum programming. They're kind of wonky, in a way I like.

RNS, the cover of LFO by Danoise played here as track 14, is a demo song that comes with the tracker Renoise. It was produced in 2013, according to the song comments. I threw it in as a bit of fun, and as an excuse to A/B compare the two tracks.

All that and more Reedale Rise, a track from the excellent Pure Space PS001.1, and a lovely Psychic TV song. All good music, but some lazy arrangement.


MTT 124 / Summer Scape

Posted 2019-07-12. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dub techno, house, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT124 Spectrogram

It's been a warm and humid week, so I pulled a stack of techno and wandered through it for an hour.

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  1. John Beltran / Soft Summer 00:00
  2. Convextion / Astrum 02:30
  3. D5 / Floatation Tank 07:51
  4. Dark Matrix / Untitled [LSF007 C3] 13:11
  5. Jason Fine / Midwest B 17:05
  6. Mike Huckaby / Wavetable No. 9 20:01
  7. Aril Brikha / On And On 25:22
  8. Drox / Moonlight Dub (Dawn Mix) 28:54
  9. Tracey / Outcome 33:51
  10. Paris (Black Fu) / Black In The Green 38:51
  11. Digitek / Detroit After Dark 41:14
  12. Jeff Mills / Solid Sleep 44:25
  13. Model 500 / I Wanna Be There (Edit) 47:11
  14. Metroplex Social Club / Hubble (Original Mix) 50:00
  15. Kit Clayton / Belt Frictional Problem 55:33

My first highlight is Too Many Clowns (Not Enough Jokers), which is featured in this mix as tracks 10 and 15. It's the first 12" on Throw, a sublabel of Twilight 76. Every track on this thing excellent, including DJ Godfather's locked grooves. But the dark Black In The Green and the slippery Belt Frictional Problem stand above the rest.

Tracey's Outcome EP is another release I'll recommend this week. It's a great electro four-tracker with some varied and interesting production. I had to slow down the track included in this mix by a lot, so check the link above to hear its original form.

Drox's Pitch The System EP, represented here by Moonlight Dub (Dawn Mix), is my third recommendation. It's a sweet compilation of proper electro and techno tracks, and is currently available for free at Drox's bandcamp. He also has music out on a label called Analog Cabin, and appears on the Southern Outpost / Datadisk System Updates EP, which I've played before on this show.

There's always more to talk about - Mike Huckaby's excellent Life With The Wave, the Metroplex Social Club 12" on Puzzlebox, D5 and old Delsin. But I've got to stop somewhere. Good tracks, loose mixing this week.


MTT 123 / Spare No Fakes

Posted 2019-07-05. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT123 Spectrogram

Electro, Detroit and otherwise, for an impromptu US Independence Day show.

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  1. Gliese / Landing On A Wild Planet 00:00
  2. Model 600 / Update Version.ur 03:30
  3. J. Shaw / Neuron Galaxy 07:03
  4. Ectomorph / Magnetic (Version) 10:01
  5. Chaos / Afrogermanic 12:33
  6. The Sentinel / 2.2.4 15:56
  7. Contactless / Downpour 17:48
  8. J. Shaw / Jupiter Funk 22:28
  9. Model 500 / OFI (Mad Mike Remix) 25:58
  10. EDMX / Do You Wanna? (Instrumental) 28:19
  11. DJ Di'jital / The Enforcer 30:24
  12. DJ Godfather / Future Shock 33:39
  13. KT-19941 / Face Your Fate 35:58
  14. EDMX / Minimum 39:41
  15. D.I.E. / Not R Fault 41:46
  16. Dark Matrix / Untitled [LSF007 B3] 45:15
  17. Dexter / D-Funked 48:17
  18. Drexciya / Hydro Cubes 51:20
  19. Andrew Red Hand / Detroit Sunset 55:05
  20. Stingray313 / 22-334E 57:22

J. Shaw's two tracks, from his album on Tec-Troit, stand out in this show. It's a smooth, fast (mostly 140 BPM and over), proper Detroit electro album. It's seriously great; I've had it on repeat all weekend, and can't recommend it enough.

Shaw also put out an album on Militant Science in 2011, specifically MSIA027. (Which appears to be a compilation of music previously available as MSR011 and MSR015). It's my favorite single release from Militant Science; I'll recommend that one, too.

A reddit thread tipped me off to Model 500's OFI. I somehow missed it back in 2010, even though I picked up the later Control single in 2012. The title of that thread is accurate - OFI is a track that bounces, leans, rides. The only thing I dislike about it is the mastering - it sounds overcompressed. Still gets me dancing, though.

There's lots more to recommend from this hour - that Contactless album, Gliese's Flight To New Home EP, Detroit In Effect's Not R Fault (which I picked up from their Myspace page years ago), and so on. But if I don't stop talking here I'll end up running through the whole tracklist.

This was a fun set. I've got no idea what I'll do next week.


MTT 122 / Now Drift

Posted 2019-06-28. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, downtempo, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT122 Spectrogram

A bit of slow-ish music to relax with after playing the arcade. Downtempo, electro, IDM, a bit of ambient.

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  1. The Black Dog / Empty Seat Calculations 00:00
  2. STΛQQ ƟVERFLƟ / Sacred (Grove) 02:33
  3. Scape One / I Program 05:10
  4. Pawel / Baked Beans Please 2 09:39
  5. The Pad Foundation / Elastoplast 14:08
  6. B12 / Basic Emotion 19:02
  7. Scape One / Pure Logic 23:29
  8. D'Arcangelo / Stepping Out 27:11
  9. Jacobean / Ringa Ringa Roses 30:31
  10. Monomorph / Edalb 33:38
  11. Acid Elf / Easy Night Acid 35:20
  12. Axiom 23 / Hidden Lagoon 38:32
  13. DJ R21 / Illumination 42:19
  14. Autechre / Flutter [33RPM] 47:28
  15. E.M.S. / I Take My Time 52:04
  16. DMX Krew / Jet Lag 57:20

I mentioned Axiom 23's Origins last week; it's much better than I first thought. Hidden Lagoon features in this mix, and Higher Communication was waiting in the wings if I needed to fill out time. It's an album I'll be returning to over the summer, for sure.

The copy of Mask 500 played here is the 2009 bootleg. I picked mine up used at 360 Vinyl. I've never compared it to a 1999 original, but I suspect the bootleg sounds a little faded and noisy in comparison. It's good enough for me, though; having those tracks at all is a big deal.

I don't have too much to say beyond that this week. Flutter by Autechre played at 33 sounds great, and I suspect a lot of people listen to it that way by default. I'm glad to have worked in some B12 again, I don't listen to them often enough.

And I need to stop opening shows by saying "I'm tired", heh. That's slowly crossing the line from amusing to annoying, even if it is true.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / June 2019

Posted 2019-06-27. Permalink. Tagged ambient, breaks, downtempo, drum & bass, electro, ground kontrol, idm, logical aggression, music.

Another last Wednesday, another show at Ground Kontrol Arcade. DJ Megaphysics opened the night with a good set of oldschool electro and 2000s Dutch electronic (Viewlexx, Creme, etc.). Then I took over from 11:30 PM until close. Here's what I played:

  1. Paul Hardcastle / A.M. ~11:30 PM
  2. Kraftwerk / The Telephone Call (Remix)
  3. Knightz Of Bass / Zoom
  4. Reptant / Microstructure
  5. Silicon Scally / Micron
  6. Claudio Solis / Mindless
  7. Nullptr / Skyline
  8. E Davd / Wavestation (Nu Cycle Mix)
  9. Drexciya / You Don't Know
  10. Kerr Knoll / 808 Tape
  11. Egyptian Lover / The 808
  12. T.E.S.T. / Dark Matter
  13. Dr. Futurist / Polynomial Function
  14. Axiom 23 / Vapour Drive
  15. Overmono / Yell0w_Tail
  16. Scape One / Europa's Secret
  17. Kerr Knoll / Own Your Own Reality
  18. Cybotron / R9
  19. Mandroid / Abstrakt Orange
  20. Coldcut / Timber
  21. Point Guard / The Xhase
  22. Loyal Hardware / Dust
  23. Danny Scrilla / Eclipse
  24. Om Unit / Adventures In Eden
  25. Oliver Yorke / Ryoan-Ji
  26. Margari's Kid / Titan
  27. Om Unit / Fumes
  28. Margari's Kid / Darkness Is Older Than Light
  29. Crypticz / The Crawler
  30. Marvel Cinema / Virtual Sequence
  31. Anonymi / Venturi (Jason oS Remix)
  32. dBridge & Instra:mental / Blush Response
  33. Vangelis / Blush Response
  34. Razorsnatch / Qatari Vice
  35. Decal / DummyNo4
  36. The Sentinel / Dark Matter
  37. Axiom 23 / Still Studies
  38. XY0815 / Fuck Mars, We're On Earth Now
  39. XY0815 / TRQ21 Pasadena
  40. Lapsed / Break Ya Neck (Aaron Spectre Remix)
  41. Autechre / Nil
  42. Galaxy Toobin' / Toobin' Problems ~1:45 AM

A bunch of different styles here; just scribbling all over the page for two hours and change. I played three tracks from Pure Space PS001.1, a great new comp from Australia. Also featured a bunch of music from Om Unit's Cosmic Bridge label, including two tracks from their new release We Are Ghosts Now by Margari's Kid.

Two excellent sets, four and a half hours of good music. Thanks as always to Ground Kontrol for having us, and to everyone hanging out.


MTT 121 / Shakedown

Posted 2019-06-21. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, breaks, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT121 Spectrogram

Breaks & electro, a bit higher tempo than last week's show. I pulled a couple obscure records (and a flac or two) off the shelf for this one.

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  1. Axiom 23 / Figure Skating 00:00
  2. Kerr Knoll / The Unknown 04:32
  3. Technasia / Crosswalk 08:23
  4. Scape One / The Red Tea Room 12:01
  5. Nullptr / Mothership 15:10
  6. Ectomorph / Mysteries (Of The) 19:03
  7. DJ Graeme / Illectro 23:25
  8. Burrito Boys / Untitled [AT05 A3] 28:00
  9. The Dexorcist / Connect One [-6%] 29:56
  10. Paradox & MdCL / Dystopia 34:18
  11. Teebee & K / Moonraker 39:53
  12. Michna / Redline Flights 42:08
  13. T.E.S.T. & Excel / It Seems To Me 46:01
  14. Trestristestigres / B-Sunrise 50:31
  15. Bushwacka! / Tool B 54:53

I was mistaken in my vocal intro: Axiom 23's Figuring Skating is on a label called Radio Of The Pickled Gizmo. That whole album, Hidden Agenda, is very good. Axiom 23 also has a recent (2018) album on Kahvi Collective called Origins, which is also quite good. Both are currently available for free (or pay-what-you-want) at the links above.

DJ Graeme's Kombo EP is one of the obscure pieces I mentioned. It's a four track 12", with three loopy four-on-the-floor tracks and then Illectro, airy and bassy and amazing. It's the only record by Graeme that I own, unfortunately. I'd love to pick up some of his other electro work, particularly the Illectro EP for the track Point Zero.

The Burrito Boys are another old overlooked electro group. The untitled track included here is from the East Coast Art Solution 12". I've got that and the Force The Beat 2x12". Both are great, tracky, tough '90s electro. I like that The Dexorcist left a comment on the Burrito Boys' discogs page; seems fitting somehow.

There's more going on here, of course. Breaks from two drum & bass duos in Paradox & MdCL and Teebee & K; proper Florida electro from T.E.S.T. & Excel; B-Sunrise from Trestristestigres (which I've used to close a show before). But I've ranted long enough, so let's call it there. Next week's show will be another mellow one I think.