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MTT 107 / Mixed Reflections

Posted 2019-03-15. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dub, dub techno, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT107 Spectrogram

Straight dub techno this episode. New and old, combined haphazardly.

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  1. Melotone / Dispersion Relation 01:15
  2. Ovatow / Phalaenopsis Dub I 06:12
  3. Mark Broom / Runners 10:44
  4. Zzzzra / Venlafaxine (75mg) 14:23
  5. Axs / Altitude Control 18:09
  6. Luke Hess / Motor Dub 20:58
  7. Dimomib / Dubplate 24:30
  8. Rhythm & Sound / See Mi Version 28:09
  9. Deadbeat / Organ In The Attic Sings The Blues 31:05
  10. Fenin / Warning 36:41
  11. Elting Lieb / Roll Side 39:30
  12. Literon / Permutation One 43:28
  13. Basic Channel / Q 1.1 I 45:58
  14. Kris Moon / GXAFT 52:27
  15. Sustainer / Monocromo_C 54:38
  16. Brother Blue / Shoreline Drive 56:17

There are a couple of old favorites in here - the Elting Lieb track, the third Monocromo track (I've now played all three of those on this program), See Mi Version. But my current favorite from this selection is Deadbeat's Organ In The Attic Sings The Blues. That whole album, Wild Life Documentaries, is fantastic.

I've been listening to dub techno all month. Something about dubby music in spring seems right to me. I'm sure I'll play more next week, so check back for that.


MTT 106 / Dream Halls

Posted 2019-03-08. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dub techno, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, uk garage.

MTT106 Spectrogram

Dub techno, electro, future garage. Wandering through a few different styles in this show.

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  1. Andreas Tilliander / Folded Lines 00:00
  2. T++ / Aquatic 01:10
  3. Sustainer / Monocromo_B 05:42
  4. Brother Blue / Automatic Writing (Version) 09:09
  5. DRXT / Untitled [Dub Techno 180427 4] 12:18
  6. Convextion / Untitled [MATRIX1 A1] 15:42
  7. Monolake / Invisible 21:01
  8. Hadamard / Currents (Arctic) 24:12
  9. Ectomorph / Subversion (Dub) 28:50
  10. Morphology / Dark Flow 31:39
  11. Novamen / Dreaming Of 35:34
  12. Ghostek / Night & Low Light 38:51
  13. Hajimari / Diminished 42:13
  14. Pangaea / Router 44:37
  15. Scuba / Negative 49:06
  16. Hajimari / Finally Free 54:13
  17. Manu Shrine / Sediment 56:36

This is a mix in three segments. T++ (AKA Torsten Pröfrock)'s track Aquatic starts things off with a rainy mood; that's my favorite from the first 20 minutes. Hadamard's Currents (Arctic) is my pick from the second segment, from his relatively recent Flux EP. From the last six tracks, I'll highlight Scuba's Negative for its clear dub-techno sound.

I enjoy UK garage (2-step, and the styles it has influenced), but my knowledge and selection is limited. The Burial-like strain of future garage is particularly cool, represented here by Ghostek, Hajimari, and Manu Shrine. I'm glad to have run back about 20 minutes of it this week.

This one's pretty good. Good enough, anyway. Shoutout and thanks to DRXT for the sweet dub techno track; see you down at the arcade soon, friend.


MTT No. 096 / The Older You Get

Posted 2018-12-28. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, breaks, downtempo, dub techno, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT096 Spectrogram

Ambient, downtempo and breakbeat-y things on the program this week. Winding down after playing the arcade yesterday.

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  1. Albert Kuningas / Astraaliprojektio 00:00
  2. Ian O'Brien / Dayride 03:20
  3. Air / Travelling Without Moving (Trip 8) 09:01
  4. Fluke / Kitten Moon 12:28
  5. üNN / Passengers 19:15
  6. FSOL / Eyes Pop, Skin Explodes, Everybody Dead 22:43
  7. Neotropic / Nana 25:52
  8. International Observer / Flip Flop Cemetery 29:45
  9. Dublicator / Echos Of Babylon 34:13
  10. Cabaret Voltaire / Resonator 38:15
  11. Karl Biscuit / Hiérophone (Avalon Remix) 41:35
  12. Kenny Larkin / Java 46:16
  13. 69 / Desire 51:19
  14. Neotropic / The Older You Get 57:04

FSOL, Neotropic, two tracks from Freezone 1: The Phenomenology of Ambient, a couple tracks from the Elektrolux label. Good stuff.

Kitten Moon by Fluke stands out. I recently listened to that album again for the first time in years, and it holds up well. Though it is hard to hear the first two tracks without thinking of the movies (and commercials, etc.) they appeared in.

But the highlight here is Desire by Carl Craig, for sure. I've wanted to play that for months, and I can't think of a better way to close 2018.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / November 2018

Posted 2018-11-29. Permalink. Tagged drum & bass, dub techno, dubstep, electro, ground kontrol, idm, logical aggression, music, synthpop, techno.

Last night DJ Megaphysics and I had our regular show at Ground Kontrol. I took the first slot, DJing from about 9 to 11:30 PM. My notes got a little jumbled towards the end, but here's what I played as best I can make out:

  1. Aepiel / Nineteen 80 ~9:00 PM
  2. Ali Khan / Space
  3. Holger Flinsch / Tenpres
  4. Autopilot / World Receiver
  5. Dan White / Digital Detox
  6. DMX Krew / Heisenberg
  7. Il.Ek.Tro / Carbon Academy
  8. Numbercult / Entropy
  9. Micronaut / Utopian Dub
  10. Herr Wacher / Heliopause
  11. Supreems / Stream Of Consciousness
  12. The Black Dog / Cost II
  13. Scape One / Neural Fracture
  14. Jega / Knight Lore
  15. Supreems / Close Your Eyes (And Feel)
  16. Brian Eno / Fractal Zoom (Naive Mix II)
  17. Scape One / Moody Diversion
  18. Psi Spy / Acidtrak
  19. Voigt Kampff / Question
  20. Bitstream / Double Density
  21. STΛQQ ƟVERFLƟ / Synthetic (Pines)
  22. The Black Dog / Cost I
  23. Ghostwerk / Eikzs Break
  24. Ital Tek / Swamp Beats
  25. Boxcutter / Gno515
  26. Crypticz / Teachings
  27. Om Unit / Fuzzd An Soup
  28. Om Unit ft. DRS / Make Believe
  29. Oliver Yorke / Ryoan-Ji
  30. Sully / Crystal Cuts
  31. 4 Hero / The Paranormal In 4 Form
  32. Dcast Dynamics / Miss You
  33. E.R.P. / Repose
  34. Gosub / Lost In Our Ways
  35. Dexter / Midnight Cruiser
  36. Drexciya / Funk Release Valve
  37. Lost Trax / Self Destruct Sequence
  38. =UHU= / New Wave
  39. Ultravox / Astradyne
  40. Visage / Blocks On Blocks
  41. John Foxx / 030
  42. The Other People Place / You Said You Want Me
  43. Automat / Nematod
  44. Dynarec / Out Of Bounds
  45. Carl Finlow / Hardwired ~11:30 PM

Megaphysics followed my set with a bit of electro and a lot of new wave & new romantic music. It was a good night! Shoutout and thanks to Old School John for hanging out late into the night.


MTT No. 091 / Falling Stars

Posted 2018-11-23. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dub techno, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT091 Spectrogram

Slightly more mellow this week. Electro, IDM, techno, etc.

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  1. Aepiel / Nineteen 80 00:00
  2. Ali Khan / Space 03:10
  3. Holger Flinsch / Tenpres 07:42
  4. Model 500 / Starlight (Soultek's Falling Stars Mix) 11:25
  5. Scape One / Escape To Paradise 15:39
  6. Il.Ek.Tro / Carbon Academy 22:18
  7. Numbercult / Entropy 25:06
  8. Micronaut / Utopian Dub 28:21
  9. Herr Wacher / Heliopause 32:02
  10. Supreems / Stream Of Consciousness 36:29
  11. The Black Dog / Cost II 41:26
  12. Boards Of Canada / June 9th 45:03
  13. Supreems / Close Your Eyes (And Feel) 47:57
  14. Brian Eno / Fractal Zoom (Separate Time Full Length) 57:06
  15. Galaxy Toobin' Gang / Friday Afternoon Toobin' 57:51

This selection was inspired by the Close Your Eyes (And Feel) EP by the Supreems. I heard it a few weeks ago and was blown away. Picked up a copy as soon as I could.

The first two tracks are both from the excellent Dewtone Recordings label. I found Dewtone through a recent post on Reddit's dubtechno forum. There's some great chill ambient music and dub techno in their catalog. Painting The Sky by Aepiel, Zen Flashcards by Ali Khan, and Plant Intelligence by Lav all stood out to me as both unusual and good.

I'm happy to have finally worked Fractal Zoom by Brian Eno into one of these shows, even if the mixing was sketchy. It's one of my favorite songs; I love how loose the drumming in it is. Love everything about it, really. Nerve Net in general is underrated, I think.


MTT No. 089 / Shockwave Rider

Posted 2018-11-09. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dub techno, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT089 Spectrogram

Electro this week. Rocking out to some old tracks, some new. An excuse to play a few recent purchases.

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  1. Erosion / 3 00:00
  2. London Modular Alliance / Tinker 02:00
  3. Scape One / Galaxy Of Funk 04:41
  4. Chaotic State / Cubic Rube 07:22
  5. Miotek & Salmz / First Contact (Sync 24 Remix) 11:00
  6. Dr. Futurist / The Möbius Strip 13:21
  7. Drexciya / Triangular Hydrogen Strain 16:05
  8. Morphology / Dalek Invasion 19:51
  9. Plant43 / Ubicomp Malfunction 22:55
  10. E.R.P. / Wisteria 27:10
  11. Gosub / Lost In Our Ways 30:43
  12. Dexter / Midnight Cruiser 36:10
  13. E.R.P. / Repose 39:26
  14. Vertical67 / Morphed Reality 44:25
  15. Robyrt Hecht / Time To Shift (Amper Clap's Kit Kat Remix) 48:46
  16. Komarken Electronics / Expanded Consciousness 52:36
  17. Gescom / Motor 1 56:49

I picked up the two Morphology and three Plant43 releases on Semantica last month and had intended to play them this week, but only one track by each artist made it in. E.R.P.'s Repose is also on Semantica, part of a series called Evoked Potentials. All very good albums. Pulp sci-fi outer space electro.

A lot of old favorites made it into this mix. Galaxy Of Funk, Lost In Our Ways, Midnight Cruiser... I think I've been playing those three tracks regularly since they were released, back in the mid 2000s. Gosub's Lost In Our Ways from the Low Volume Lovers EP on Frustrated Funk is particularly good. There are no bad tracks on that 12".

The mixing this week was a bit shaky but dang was it fun. I didn't put much thought into the selection, just picked good tracks and cut loose. I think I'll do something like this again next week, so check back for that.


MTT No. 061 / Crystal City

Posted 2018-04-27. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, dub techno, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, vaporwave.

MTT061 Spectrogram

Mellow(ish) stuff to bring the month to a close. IDM, ambient, etc.
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  1. Chotto Suki / On The Way Back 00:00
  2. Mike Kidd / Haunted Raves 03:30
  3. Access To Arasaka / 40bwi3 40 08:27
  4. edIT / Dex 11:40
  5. Chris Randall / drt_895r 15:43
  6. Brian Oblivion / Subterranean Crystal City 20:55
  7. Micronaut / Remoter 24:30
  8. Dimomib / Automagic 27:19
  9. Fenin ft. Gorbi / No C.I.A. 31:00
  10. DeepWoods / Return Of The Pack 34:37
  11. Polygon Window / My Teapot 36:50
  12. Voigt Kampff / Eulogizing The Arcane World Of 38:34
  13. Frequent C / Lost 42:07
  14. Dagobert / Chill Out 45:21
  15. Bola / Horizophon 46:25
  16. Anthony Rother / Magic Diner Part 8 51:58
  17. Boards Of Canada / Open The Light 55:47

Subterranean Crystal City is a cool piece on the local Seattle label Innerflight Music. I think I ended up with a copy of it as a promo; I'm not sure. At some point I'll have to dig through that label's catalog.

Two tracks by Chris Randall made it in: drt_895r, and Remoter. The latter under his Micronaut alias. I've only recently started picking up his releases, and so far they've all been very good.

Open The Light by BoC was a last-minute choice. It turns out Music Has The Right To Children is 20 years old as-of last week. Originally released April 20th 1998. Ah... I see what they did there.

Not sure what I'll play next week. I might have to start repeating tracks soon.


MTT No. 060 / Hotel Saturn

Posted 2018-04-20. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dub techno, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT060 Spectrogram

Techno by way of Motorlab.su and a few old detroit (and detroit-y) pieces.
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  1. Jon'smu / Reception 00:00
  2. Kenny Larkin / Intro 03:30
  3. Jon'smu / Hall 07:19
  4. Sinuosity / Time Start 09:20
  5. Gliese / To Neptune 11:45
  6. IVM² / "R" Future 13:53
  7. Qybrid / k523 16:45
  8. Numbercult / Prototype-O 19:32
  9. Model 500 / Lightspeed 22:26
  10. Phase 313 / Silence 28:25
  11. Paperclip People / The Climax (Basic Reshape) 33:04
  12. Sinuosity / Soulrotor 35:28
  13. Millsart / Gamma Player 39:04
  14. Phoboz / Betelgeuse 44:14
  15. Sinuosity / Variable 47:26
  16. X-102 / Mimas 50:32
  17. Unknown / Unknown Trak 54:30
  18. Jon'smu / Room 58:05

The majority of this mix - 11 tracks - is from Motorlab Records or its sublabel Cyclon. The Jon'smu, Sinuosity, Gliese, Qybrid, Phase 313, Phoboz, and Unknown tracks specifically. There's a lot of great detroit-y spaced-out techno on Motorlab. Recommended if you're into that.

The numbercult track I've included doesn't seem to be available anymore, unfortunately. It's from an album called Prototypes that used to be on bandcamp.

Gamma Player stands out among the non-Motorlab tracks. Easily my favorite Jeff Mills track, and one of my favorite tracks period.

The levels are a bit uneven in this recording - looking at you, track 2 - but hopefully not too bad. This was a fun one to mix. I should have closed with Sex In Zero Gravity, though.