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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 119 / Broke Down

Posted 2019-06-07. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, downtempo, hiphop, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, synthpop.

MTT119 Spectrogram

I've been feeling sick recently, so this show is on the slower side. Ambient, downtempo, hiphop, etc.; 90-100 BPM, nothing fancy.

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  1. The War Against The Sun / Protosphere 00:00
  2. Transcend / 2003 02:22
  3. Tubeway Army / Are 'Friends' Electric? 07:37
  4. Dr. Octagon / 3000 12:32
  5. Jega / Sakura 15:27
  6. Occult Orientated Crime / Doggerland 19:17
  7. DJ Food / Inosan 22:45
  8. Neotropic / Under Violent Objects 27:30
  9. FSOL / Slider 30:54
  10. DJ Shadow / Mutual Slump 36:40
  11. Neotropic / CCTV 40:20
  12. RPM / The Inside 42:50
  13. Massive Attack / Group Four 45:01
  14. Electric Street Orchestra / Reconstruct 51:55
  15. Electric Street Orchestra / Reconstruct (Tiny Hearts Remix) 54:31
  16. Coil / Broccoli 58:26

After playing Rother's Friends Are Not Electric last week, I knew I had to play Numan's Are 'Friends' Electric? this week. That's the foolishness I brought up in my intro; that track drifts in tempo quite a bit, and can be a little tricky to mix. Fading into some Dr. Octagon afterwards was a special treat.

Electric Street Orchestra's Reconstruct (both versions) is my highlight this week. It's from The Natives EP, produced by Jeedo aka Wajeed, and released on Dirt Tech Reck in 2013. The record has some famous collaborators - Mad Mike programs the 303 lines on the A-side, and (according to discogs) Theo Parrish plays keys on Reconstruct, the B-side. I'm not sure how to characterize the music; it's some intersection of hip-hop, soul, and detroit techno. Wonderful stuff. If you're into it, be sure to check the rest of Dirt Tech Reck's catalog.

There's a lot of favorites in this hour (DJ Shadow, Legowelt, Neotropic...), but I'll leave it there. I wish I'd transitioned into Are Friends Electric a little faster and played it a little louder, but other than that I've got no major complaints. Good music for a sick day.

Shoutout and thanks to Kez of 360 Vinyl for recommending the first three Dirt Tech Reck releases.


MTT 118 / Another Age

Posted 2019-05-31. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT118 Spectrogram

Winding down with a few long tracks after playing the arcade last night.

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  1. Jean-Paul Bondy / Delia's Temptation 00:00
  2. Luke Vibert / M.A.R.S. 04:47
  3. Datassette / J-Kick 07:52
  4. Orbital / Adnan's 11:17
  5. Andrea Parker / Empty Words 18:59
  6. DMX Krew / Lip Chime 23:41
  7. DPO / Organic Synthetic 25:14
  8. Autechre / Chatter 28:54
  9. Supreme.ja / Dreamless 34:51
  10. Dr. Futurist / Talking Cubes 38:59
  11. Kodek / Jupiter 8000 40:50
  12. Newcleus / Destination Earth (Definitive Version) 42:53
  13. Little Computer People / Friends Are Not Electric 49:50
  14. The War Against The Sun / Standard Approach Vector 56:27

Orbital's album In Sides is a long-time favorite of mine. I've loved it since I picked up the CD, shortly after its first release, back when I was in high school. There isn't a bad track on it, as far as I'm concerned. A desert island disc, for sure.

The War Against The Sun deserves a highlight here. It's a great ambient album made by Dead TV Society and Zwart Licht Kommando. You can download it from the Noxgenus website at the link above, so check it out if you liked Standard Approach Vector, because the whole album is that good.

I'll leave it there this week. The weather is warming up here, so it's time to break out the sunny electro. Check back next week for that, or something like it.


MTT 113 / Dissolve, Scatter

Posted 2019-04-26. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, dub, dub techno, dubstep, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, synthpop.

MTT113 Spectrogram

70 BPM dubby business this week. Working through my notes from last week, playing the more mellow tracks.

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  1. Kuedo / Shutter Light Girl 00:13
  2. Om Unit / Passages 01:15
  3. Juswan / Submersive (Scuba Version) 04:28
  4. Insync vs Mysteron² / Naked I 08:33
  5. Bandulu / Isn't It Time 13:14
  6. Reedale Rise / Duv 18:47
  7. Tones On Tail / Lions 22:22
  8. Jus Wan / Stand Dub 25:51
  9. Hajimari / Etched Dub 31:17
  10. Bryan Zentz / Troublesome Dub 35:22
  11. Subeena ft. Jamie Woon & Om'Mas Keith / Solidify 39:04
  12. Plant43 / Neon 43:48
  13. Vaccine / Cascade Failure 49:03
  14. Gescom / Go Sheep 52:41

Every one of these tracks is good. From the dubby techno of Insync vs. Mysteron and Bandulu, to the dubstep (?) of Jus Wan and Hajimari, to the electro and IDM at the end of this mix. I'm super happy with this selection, and how weird (and goofy, and fun) it is.

I want to highlight Vaccine's Ochre, Cascade Failure here. That's a seriously wonderful single that I found through the great Autonomic Movement. It's still fresh today, nine years later. I've been meaning to pick up more of Vaccine's work; now feels like a good time.

Plus I managed to play Lions, and it didn't sound terrible. Happy about that.

Levels could be better though.


MTT 109 / Dwelling Of The Day

Posted 2019-03-29. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, downtempo, dub, dub techno, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, synthpop.

MTT109 Spectrogram

Grab bag show. Ambient, dub techno, IDM, bits and pieces I've been listening to this past month.

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  1. Oasis / Oasis Eight 00:00
  2. Melotone / Static Mind 03:54
  3. Silent Phase / Spirit Of Sankofa 09:05
  4. Speedy J / Treatments 15:31
  5. Speedy J / Fill 17 21:31
  6. Buntaro Toriyama / Against 23:41
  7. Dogon / Float On (In Spite Of Imminent Attack From The Space Pirats) 26:13
  8. Maurizio / T.T., F.F. 31:20
  9. Massive Attack vs. Mad Professor / I Spy (Spying Glass) 37:47
  10. Dntel / Fear Of Corners (L.A. Bus Mix) 41:04
  11. Midwest Product / Laundry 43:47
  12. Jega / Dreams 48:35
  13. Asylum Party / Old Dreams Are Not Innocent 52:44
  14. XY0815 / TRQ21 Pasadena (Varum Remix) 57:04

Laundry, Old Dreams Are Innocent, I Spy are all easy picks for favorite this week. But the Varum Remix of TRQ21 Pasadena surprised me at the end, and that's my last-second pick. It was a shame to talk over it. The whole album is good, and is still up for free (or pay-what-you-want) at the Yuyay Records bandcamp, so be sure to check that out.

Not too much to say about this one. Oh, one thing to note: I couldn't get Fill 17 to seamlessly transition into Treatments, unfortunately. That's why it hiccups there. Otherwise this mix is fine; a loose collection of ~100 BPM tracks. A nice way to close out March.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / March 2019

Posted 2019-03-28. Permalink. Tagged ambient, breaks, demoscene, downtempo, drum & bass, electro, footwork, ground kontrol, idm, logical aggression, music.

Another Logical Aggression at Ground Kontrol has come and gone. The local college was on spring break this week, so Megaphysics and I dug up some breaks (and adjacent music) to play.

I went first, selecting music roughly between 100 and 125 BPM. Here's what I played:

  1. Avalon / New Frontier ~9:00 PM
  2. Fellmann & Louise / Chicken Sandwiches
  3. ILS / Revolver
  4. Meat Beat Manifesto / I Am Organic
  5. Plaid / Summit
  6. Wenzel / Latenight Drive
  7. Darkhalo / Underwater Voyage Pt. 2
  8. Yli. / Mass Control
  9. Unconsciousness / Ramshackle Place
  10. Hooligan / Jazzy High
  11. Goldcrest / 106 Miles
  12. DJ Food / Mella (The Herbaliser Drive Faster Mix)
  13. Coldcut / Which Doctor?
  14. Intelligent Concept / Cuttin' It Up
  15. Eric B. & Rakim / Juice (Know The Ledge) (Instrumental)
  16. The Crystal Method / More
  17. Necros / Mechanism Eight
  18. Coldcut / Cloned Again
  19. Secret Frequency Crew / Faen
  20. Coldcut / Music 4 No Musicians
  21. Link / Arcadian (Global Communication Remix)
  22. Meat Beat Manifesto / Future Worlds
  23. Dadamnphreaknoizphunk? / Dubdope
  24. Lionrock / Straight At Yer Head (An Instinct For Detection Mix)
  25. Art Of Noise / Beatbox (Diversion One)
  26. Darkhalo / Manga Starlight
  27. The Chemical Brothers / Lost In The K-Hole
  28. Secret Frequency Crew / Neon Bridge
  29. Plaid / Fly Wings
  30. Luke Vibert / Am I Still Dreaming?
  31. Freezie Freekie / Slow Decay
  32. Supreems / Close Your Eyes (And Feel)
  33. Photek / 124
  34. The Crystal Method / Vapor Trail
  35. DJ Mink & K.I.D. & Carruthers / Hey Hey Can U Relate!
  36. DJ Mink ft. 2wice The Trouble / Hey! Hey! Can U Relate? (Mix 2)
  37. B-Boy Mayhem / Battlesnake (Instrumental)
  38. Jay Roc / If You Are A Dancer
  39. The Prodigy / 3 Kilos
  40. Psychic T.V. / Pain

Megaphysics took over at 11:30 PM, slowly raised the tempo into the 130s, then cut back to 80/160 for some drum & bass and footwork. Here's his setlist:

  1. Central Fire / This Is A Shout Going Out (Into The Future Mix) ~11:30 PM
  2. DJ Who vs. Bassbin Twins / Untitled
  3. Renegade Soundwave / The Phantom (Remix)
  4. DJ Groov / Energy Ensemble
  5. Bassbin Twins / Untitled
  6. Eero Johannes / Tonewash
  7. Bitin' Back / She's Breaking Up
  8. DSC / The Furnace
  9. Segun / Sweet Surrender (Thurdsday Club Dub)
  10. Lanark Artefax / Touch Absence (Intimidating Stillness Mix)
  11. Ghosties / The Big Showdown
  12. Bassbin Twins / Disco United
  13. Freddy Fresh / On the Couch
  14. Desert Sound Colony / Aunt Wendy's Wedding In Wales
  15. DJ Rap / Divine Rhythm
  16. DJ 43 / Pepper Spray (Infiniti Remix)
  17. The Prodigy / Breathe
  18. DJ Icey / Don't Stop
  19. Infiniti / Looking For Something
  20. Evil Nine / Crooked (Bassbin Twins Remix)
  21. Overmono / iii's Front
  22. DJ Food / Consciousness (Ashley Beedle Cosmic Consciousness Mix)
  23. DJ Infiniti / Children Of The 80's (I Still Love You)
  24. Iceman J / Miami Bass
  25. DJ Rap / Universal Mind
  26. Fuze / Fluctuations
  27. Murda Mommy / Like Me
  28. Squarepusher / Beep Street
  29. D'Cruze / Lonely
  30. Nightmares On Wax / Stars
  31. Chrissy Murderbot / Lover 2
  32. DJ Earl / Valentra
  33. Seven Six / Whose World Is This?
  34. Tom And Jerry / Airfreshner
  35. Kool A.D. / Good Old Neon (Prod. Big Baby Gandhi)
  36. El Buho & Barrio Lindo ft. Lucila Dominguez / Marri Yanada
  37. Third World / Brand New Beggar

One decent set (mine), one excellent set (Megaphysics). A pretty good night! A large variety of music here, with a common thread of sampled breakbeats.

Thanks to GK for having us, and thanks to everyone in attendance for hanging out and listening.


MTT 108 / Progressive Echoes

Posted 2019-03-22. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, dub techno, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT108 Spectrogram

More dub techno this week. A slower, sleepier selection.

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  1. Am.Light / Breathing 00:00
  2. Ohrwert / Astral 06:20
  3. Brk / ML4 10:09
  4. Zzzzra / Avalanche 13:45
  5. Alteria Percepsyne / Unfamiliar Glare 17:15
  6. Organon / Unknown I 22:01
  7. Overcast Sound / Passing Storm 24:29
  8. Baier_Box / Atmung (Digitalverein Remix) 31:12
  9. Mark Broom / This Town 35:54
  10. R.M / Insatiable 40:06
  11. Brother Blue / Rain Selector 42:35
  12. Ohrwert / Ventral 47:20
  13. Nulleins / Multiplex 50:22
  14. Kris Moon / Submerged 58:22

This mix features two tracks from each of the labels Deepindub, Dewtone Recordings, Recycled Plastics, and Thinner. (Tracks 4 and 6, 1 and 7, 2 and 11 (also 12!), and 8 and 13 respectively). I imagine the first three as following the model established by the fourth: the famous ambient, dub techno, and minimal label Thinner. I'll probably do a Thinner show at some point, so I'll save my thoughts for that. Thinner's catalog is still freely available, so check that out if you're interested.

My favorite here is Passing Storm by Overcast Sound. Something about it landed just right. I gave it a few extra minutes before mixing out, and even then it felt wrong to interrupt it.

This will probably be my last straight dub techno show of the year. I needed to relax a bit this month, and this style worked well for that. Next week will probably be some downtempo to take the edge off after playing the arcade.