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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. 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.

MTT No. 067 / Drive (To Nowhere)

Posted 2018-06-08. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, breaks, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT067 Spectrogram

A mix of breaks, IDM, and electro this week. It sounds like... nonsense. Heh.
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  1. Luke Vibert / Reality Check 00:00
  2. Sint / Off To Work 03:49
  3. Fellmann & Louise / Chicken Sandwich 06:07
  4. Wenzel / Latenight Drive 09:03
  5. Paul Hardcastle / King Tut 13:31
  6. Facade / The Groove (Drive To Hollywood Version) 17:35
  7. Hashim / Chateau Vie (Castle Life) 22:04
  8. Intelligent Concept / Keep Da' Groove 25:09
  9. Nagz / Daughter of Time 29:32
  10. Tusken Raiders / Sexy Sandpeople 31:35
  11. Dagobert / Ready To Rock (Electronic Religion) 34:32
  12. Imatran Voima / Commando (Sbassship Remix) 36:52
  13. Brothomstates / Rktic 40:48
  14. Two Lines / Lexo 1000 45:21
  15. Outputmessage / Bernard's Song 51:12
  16. Hajimari ft. Jai Tee / Untitled 56:16

I'm feeling particularly braindead today, so I'll keep my comments short.

Nagz' Daugher of Time is supremely awesome and way, way too short. I've played Nagz once before on MTT. There's a directory full of his Fasttracker 2 mods on my hard drive that I need to go through. Might be a good idea to do a few extended edits, too.

Brothomstates' Rktic is the only record I have on the Warp sublabel Arcola. I'm a huge fan of Brothomstates, as I've mentioned before. It's a killer 12". The b-side - Matala Bobo - is just as good as Rktic.

The Lexo 1000 to Bernard's Song transition is one I particularly like, and have done a few times at Ground Kontrol. Both tracks are from very good (and very different) compilations.

I don't know what the selection will look like next week. I'll spend my time thinking sunny thoughts, and we'll see what happens.

MTT No. 063 / Delta Vision

Posted 2018-05-11. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, breaks, electro, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT063 Spectrogram

Electro and a bit of breaks. Mostly 2000s-era, ~135. I wanted to dance around a bit.
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  1. TRV / Bilocation 00:00
  2. Sbassship / Into The Corridors Of Time 01:15
  3. Magnetic Bass Force / Artificial 05:06
  4. Morphogenetic / They Walk Among Us 07:45
  5. Shadowbunny / Δ 13:01
  6. Mike Ash / 24 Hours 16:49
  7. Influenza / Panic Room (Transformer Man Remix) 19:57
  8. Sbles3plex / Step Back (Stroud's Funkyfuturistic Breaks Mix) 23:15
  9. Xav / Moneyshot 25:38
  10. Clone Theory / Electrollenium 30:14
  11. Blastromen / Robot Aggression 34:58
  12. Romplex / The Mission 40:18
  13. Dusko Janevski / Vortex 42:14
  14. Sbles3plex / The Virtual Place Is The Future (Xerodefx Remix) 46:47
  15. Gab.Gato / Dominant Race 51:18
  16. Umwelt / The Zeta Reticula Incident 56:00

The labels Dominance Electricity and Fundamental Bass Intelligence each appear three times in this mix. Dominance as tracks 1, 2, and 15. FBI as tracks 4, 8, and 14. Less than I expected to play, but it worked out well enough. Both are fantastic electro labels, and go together well. (I think, anyway).

The breaks selections in the middle are mostly used bin finds. The most interesting is probably Electrollenium by Clone Theory. Discogs tells me that Clone Theory is Alan Hill and David Froud - I'm a fan of Froud's project Heuristic Audio, which I've mentioned before.

Vortex by Dusko Janevski is the newest track in this mix. (Released about a month ago on the excellent label Aztlán). It reminds me of an old track by Andy Düx & Bombing F called Cyber Vision. Storming tunes both, and very like techno in their construction. Big thumbs up for the Dusko Janevski EP. (And someday I'll pull out Cyber Vision; for now it remains a secret weapon).

Alright, I'm done rambling. Uneven volume levels, and some dim-sounding vinyl, but I rocked out just the same.

MTT No. 050 / Nu Groove

Posted 2018-02-09. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, breaks, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

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

Posted 2018-01-26. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, breaks, electro, movement through thought, music, radio.

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

Posted 2018-01-05. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, breaks, downtempo, electro, movement through thought, music, radio.

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

Posted 2017-11-10. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, breaks, disco, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

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~