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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. 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. 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.

MTT No. 037 / Start It Over

anonradio, breaks, disco, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio // 2017-11-10

MTT037 Spectrogram

Some low-key spacey electro this week. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. Lazer Kontinent / Telenet
  2. Scape One / Timelapse
  3. Electroberlin / Spin Me Round
  4. Dark Vektor / Patetic
  5. Ares Voo / The One
  6. Electroberlin / Observer
  7. Autechre / Bike
  8. ITPDWIP / Haguenesse Wind
  9. Zainetica / Teleport
  10. Shann-X / Earthly Abyss
  11. The Outsider / Cosmoship
  12. Charlie / Spacer Woman
  13. Daddy Long Legs / Intergalactic Lover
  14. Xformxs / Ailama
  15. Xformxs / Outro

There are a couple of odd selections in this. The Ares Voo track is a nice bit of psybreaks, found on Ektoplazm. Zainetica's Teleport is a neat old track from the Xynthetic netlabel. Finally Bike, by Autechre, but that probably doesn't need explanation.

And then Spacer Woman. The version I have is a bootleg from 2005, bought February of 2006. (I still have the receipt). I wanted to hear it, so here it is. Plus it's an excuse to smash Intergalactic Lover in.

I'm a spacer woman, don't you worry 'bout me~

MTT No. 021 / The Drummer Gets Wicked

anonradio, breaks, movement through thought, music, radio // 2017-07-21

MTT021 Spectrogram

'90s breakbeat and big beat this week. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. DJ Mink / Hey! Hey! Can U Relate? (Mix 1)
  2. DJ Food / Mella (The Herbaliser Drive Faster Mix)
  3. Meat Beat Manifesto / I Got The Fear (Part 5)
  4. Nation 12 / Listen To The Drummer
  5. Chemical Brothers / Three Little Birdies Down Beats
  6. Lionrock / Packet of Peace (Chemical Brothers Remix)
  7. Central Fire / This Is A Shout Going Out (Into The Future)
  8. Central Fire / Central Fire (Yes People It's Time Pt. 2)
  9. R-Damski / Dark Movement
  10. MZ-Allstars / Dope Jam
  11. Burrito Boys / Untitled [AT04 A2]
  12. Expansion Union / World Wide Funk
  13. Electroliners / Loose Caboose (Bassbin Twins Mix)
  14. Meat Beat Manifesto / It's The Music (Mix 2000)

This is, in many ways, a better version of the mixes I used to make when I was in high school. That Lionrock 12" is probably one of the first records I bought at a "real" record store - Platinum Records in downtown Portland, I think.

The stars here are the two Twitch Recordings releases - This Is A Shout Going Out by Central Fire and Loose Caboose by the Electroliners. Old west coast breakbeat classics that stand the test of time. The first Twitch Recordings release is good, too: The Trip by The Ultraviolet Catastrophe, which The Chemical Brothers used to play in their DJ mixes. Sadly I don't have that one, or it would've made it into this mix.

Listening to these records has made me want to go digging out in the city again. Hours spent flipping through dusty bins looking for old breakbeat and electro. Good times.

MTT No. 016 / Time Slowed

anonradio, breaks, dub, hiphop, illbeint, movement through thought, music, radio // 2017-06-16

Played some downtempo breakbeat-y stuff this week. Unfortunately there appears to have been a problem with the aNONradio archives that prevented the show from being saved. The only record of that hour, then, is a tracklist and some memories.

  1. Meat Beat Manifesto / Set Your Receivers
  2. DJ Food / Spiral Dub
  3. Bandulu / Bill's Gate
  4. Mellow-D / Cotton Wool
  5. Ian O'Brien / Homeless
  6. Michna / Believe In It
  7. Funky Technicians / Ninja (Essence Of Time Remix)
  8. Push Button Objects / Striffle
  9. Meat Beat Manifesto / United Nations (E.T.C.)
  10. Scorn / Night Tide
  11. Small Fish With Spine / 15 Levels Of The Empire State
  12. Necros / River Boat
  13. Push Button Objects / Maercs
  14. Secret Frequency Crew / Gold
  15. Dr. Octagon / No Awareness
  16. Meat Beat Manifesto / Future Worlds

A low-key selection. I spent the last week listening to Subliminal Sandwitch by MBM and Evanescence by Scorn, which may explain this. That and general tiredness.

Movement Through Thought No. 004 Playlist

anonradio, breaks, electro, movement through thought, music, radio // 2017-03-24

MTT004 Spectrogram

Glitchy / noisy / digital electro, with a left turn for some breaks and Skinny Puppy. This is quite aggressive, so apologies if you were expecting something mellow after last week's set. Click here or on the spectrogram above to download.

  1. Ion Driver / Deliberate Distortion
  2. Señor Frio / Rovaniemi
  3. ADJ / Accelerating Time
  4. Limbertimbre / Funny
  5. 214 / Auto Parts (Señor Frio Mix)
  6. Simulant / Wav. Form (Mix)
  7. RD / Cherpa
  8. 214 / Abandoned
  9. Heuristic Audio / Nocturne
  10. Warlock / Mala Cara
  11. Blackmass Plastics / Beatings
  12. ScanOne / Let's Go
  13. The Wee DJs / Fedbk
  14. Skinny Puppy / Ambiantz
  15. Bitstream / Anno Domini
  16. Sync 24 / Sense 4
  17. The Octagon Man vs. Depth Charge / Baric Void

Note to self: re-record and try to clean up that Bitstream record and that Sync 24 record.