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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 112 / Weigh Down

Posted 2019-04-19. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, downtempo, dub, dubstep, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT112 Spectrogram

Dubstep, with a couple asides. All smashed together.

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  1. Bandulu / Selah 00:01
  2. Jus Wan / Connect 05:35
  3. RSD / Over It 08:22
  4. Om Unit / Despite It All 12:44
  5. Kromestar / Rainy Dayz 16:24
  6. Hajimari ft. Flo / Wake Up, Nothing Is Impossible 20:02
  7. Zhou / I Remain 22:38
  8. Akcept / Howl 25:48
  9. Nomine / Stomp 30:06
  10. Scorn / 416 33:46
  11. dBridge / Digital Dread 36:29
  12. Mike Kidd / The Grind 40:38
  13. Distance / Cyclops 42:41
  14. Objekt / Tinderbox 45:58
  15. Margari's Kid / Mentalphysics 51:18
  16. Droid / Hurrikane 52:54
  17. Darqwan / Warrior Stance 55:52
  18. Distance / My Demons 58:06

Finding Kromestar's Rainy Dayz on bandcamp inspired this mix. It looks like a good chunk of Deep Medi Musik is there as well, which is awesome. The sixteenth track here, Hurrikane, is also Kromestar (under his Droid alias).

A bandcamp daily article introduced me to Sentry Records a year or so ago. Tracks 8, 9, and 11 are from the first three Sentry releases. dBridge's Fashion Dread, Digital Dread is especially good.

This one went pretty well, I think. I've got more dubby 70 BPM music lined up, so I might do that next week.


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 105 / Unfinished Business

Posted 2019-03-01. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, downtempo, dub, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT105 Spectrogram

Ambient, downtempo, and weird stuff this week. Winding down from DJing at the arcade last night.

This episode’s recording did not stop when the show did, so unfortunately it ended up being nine hours long. One hour of MTT, eight hours of robot DJ Kumata. It's still available here, or linked as the spectrogram above.

  1. Frequent C / Skyward 00:00
  2. Massive Attack vs. Mad Professor / Protection (Radiation Ruling The Nation) 02:36
  3. Hong Kong Express / Unfinished Business 09:50
  4. Meat Beat Manifesto / Addiction 12:30
  5. Skull / Destroy All Monsters 16:18
  6. DJ Krush ft. KK / Rust 20:42
  7. Flying Lotus / Golden Diva 23:44
  8. Boards Of Canada / Turquoise Hexagon Sun 27:32
  9. Kouichi Yamazaki / A Point Of No Return 32:04
  10. Photek / DNA 35:06
  11. Depeche Mode / Barrel Of A Gun (Smith's Soft Mix) 40:10
  12. Keef Baker / ar53 44:47
  13. Three Tragic Myths / Blossom 48:09
  14. Coil / Windowpane (12" Version) 52:47
  15. Frequent C / Spinning In The Field 58:24

Boards Of Canada, Depeche Mode, Flying Lotus, and Josh Walund all in the same hour. That's some kind of achievement, I think. The first 40 minutes of this is pretty good, but the end falls apart a bit. That's alright though, still good tracks.

So this is the first show of year 3. For the last 104 shows, 104 hours, I haven't repeated a track. (As near as I can tell, anyway). That was a restriction I imposed on myself when I started. Over the last two years I've more or less run through both my knowledge and the best of my music collection. I'm lifting that restriction now, and I'm going to start repeating individual songs. I'll make an effort to not repeat runs or specific mixes.

Thank you all for listening this past year, and thank you aNONradio for hosting my program.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / February 2019

Posted 2019-02-28. Permalink. Tagged ambient, breaks, downtempo, drum & bass, electro, ground kontrol, idm, logical aggression, music, synthpop.

Megaphysics and I played our regular monthly show - Logical Aggression at Ground Kontrol - last night. Megaphysics opened the night playing electro, house, and techno from 9:00 PM until approximately 11:30 PM. Then I took over with a mixture of breaks, downtempo, electro, and pieces of MTT 100.

Here's my tracklist:

  1. Hadamard / Currents (Arctic) ~11:30 PM
  2. Dr. Futurist / Bound To The Atom
  3. 214 / Auto Parts
  4. ADJ / Electric
  5. Silicon Scally / Indefinite Space
  6. Mat Carter / Venting Steam
  7. Nomadic / Alpha Phix (Andrea Parker Remix)
  8. GD Luxxe / Keep Me (DMX Krew Remix)
  9. Novamen / Dreaming Of
  10. MAS 2008 / Being A Number
  11. DJ Graeme / Illectro
  12. ILS / Strange Light
  13. Paradox & MdCL / Dystopia
  14. Teebee & K / Moonraker
  15. Michna / Redline Flights
  16. Jon Convex / Vacuum States
  17. Mitch Murder / Coup de Théâtre
  18. Analogue Audio Association / Die Kehrseitte
  19. Danny Scrilla / Night Sweats
  20. Crystal Maze / Castro Valley
  21. Cloak & Dagger / Soul Sauce
  22. Fracture / Sound Spectrum '96
  23. Nebula / Frame Of Reference
  24. Dissident / Universe Eat Universe
  25. Brad Impact / Everything I Left Behind
  26. R.M / Tanuki
  27. Equinox / Your Love's So Cold
  28. Moresounds / Ting N Tings
  29. Instra:mental vs. D Bridge / Translucent
  30. Oliver Yorke / Totem
  31. Vaccine / Ochre
  32. Jus Wan / Miles Away
  33. Dogon / Fool's Walk
  34. Vangelis / Le Singe Bleu (Om Unit Edit)
  35. Eschaton / Aphelian
  36. Jus Wan / In Your Orbit
  37. The Pad Foundation / Red
  38. Dagobert / Sky High ~1:45 AM
  39. Keef Baker / ar53
  40. Three Tragic Myths / Blossom

And to close the night, Megaphysics played one more track:

  1. Derrick May / Strings Of Life (Francesco Tristano Version)

Was a good show! Both Megaphysics and myself had good sets. I'm glad I got to play those new (well, new-to-me) Subtle Audio tracks.