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Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / July 2019

Posted 2019-08-01. Permalink. Tagged disco, electro, ground kontrol, hiphop, idm, logical aggression, music, synthpop, techno.

DJ Megaphysics and I played our regular show at Ground Kontrol Arcade last night! I took the opening slot, and played a bunch of electro and hiphop. My list:

  1. Spaceboys / Space Is The Place ~9:00 PM
  2. Ben Businovski / Midnight Cruise
  3. Mitch Murder / Night Shift
  4. Dominance Crushing Crew / Nothing Stopping Us
  5. Paul Hardcastle / Forest Fire
  6. Matt Whitehead / Tuff City
  7. First Touch / Pleasure For Your Treasure (Radio Mix)
  8. State Logik / All You Need
  9. Nairobi & The Awesome Foursome / Funky Soul Makossa (Free Beats)
  10. Newcleus / Where's The Beat
  11. John Arnold / Rough
  12. Tape Loader & Phatt Rok Ski / Prime Time (Instrumental)
  13. World Class Wreckin' Cru / House Calls
  14. Hashim / Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) (B)
  15. The Unknown DJ / 808 Beats (Radio Mix)
  16. Facade / The Groove (Drive To Hollywood Version)
  17. Paul Hardcastle / King Tut
  18. Jamie Jupitor / Computer Power
  19. Knightz Of Bass / Zoom
  20. Michna / Quadruple Gold Dipped
  21. EPG / Party Rock (Assimilation Mix)
  22. Mandroid / Microswitch
  23. Miotek / My City (Mr. Velcro Fastener Remix)
  24. Bacalao / The Robots (Die Roboter)
  25. Matt Whitehead / Beat The Heat
  26. The Jonzun Crew / We Are The Jonzun Crew
  27. Jedi Knights / Intergalactic Funk Transmission
  28. Ice-T / Body Rock
  29. Lowfish / Finishing The Stereotypes
  30. DMX Krew / Funk Cube
  31. Dagobert / Rock Is Over
  32. Dynamik Bass System / Electronic
  33. MMT-8 / Mindlocked
  34. Lone Shark / Sinclair Space Age
  35. Voigt Kampff / Asphalt
  36. G.D. Luxxe & Solvent / Quiet Life
  37. The Golden Retrievers / Iron Beach
  38. Phase 4 Stereo / Tin Piano
  39. Legowelt / Beach Oceano
  40. Suburban Knight / The Groove (Pan Mix)

Megaphysics took over at this point. He brought a bunch of disco, IDM, and techno. Here's his tracklist:

  1. A Guy Called Gerald / Voodoo Ray ~11:30 PM
  2. Fortran 5 / Crazy Earth (Global Warming)
  3. Last Step / 3 Lives With Angel
  4. Ronnie Jones / Video Games
  5. Italian Disco Stars / Pick Me Up
  6. Kermesse / Mrs Moon
  7. Mi-Sex / Computer Games
  8. Pluuto / Isn't It Crazy (Agsnøek Mix)
  9. Aphex Twin / Pulsewidth
  10. Orbital / Omen (The Tower)
  11. Pulse One / At Least In My Mind
  12. Shock / Angel Face
  13. Robag Wruhme / Thora Vukk
  14. Rebolledo / Black Rainbow Woman by The Black Frame
  15. Boards Of Canada / June 9th
  16. RX-101 / Helium Spheres
  17. Renegade Soundwave / The Phantom (Original Mix)
  18. Autechre / Crystel
  19. Mr. YT / Regard
  20. LFO / Tied Up (Acid Mix)
  21. Underworld / Dirty Epic
  22. Fallout / Morning After (Sunrise Mix)
  23. $tinkworx / Calamari
  24. Public Passion / Flash In The Night
  25. RX-101 / Pulse Shaper
  26. Lanark Artefax / Touch Absence
  27. Autechre / Bike
  28. RX-101 / Frogus Esophagus
  29. Xonox / Transmission
  30. Kraftwerk / Aero Dynamik
  31. Lime / On The Grid (Re-mix)
  32. Musicology / Telefone 529
  33. Deepchord / Spiral 1
  34. Fortran 5 / Heart On The Line (Bassline Mix)
  35. Vangelis / Tears In Rain

Two solid sets! Five hours of good music. Thanks to Ground Kontrol for having us, and to everybody hanging out and listening. Additional thanks to DJ 808, DJ Megaphysics, A., and Z. for keeping me company at the end of the night.


MTT 120 / Modern Telephony

Posted 2019-06-14. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, hiphop, movement through thought, music, radio.

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Electro. '80s, '90s, and modern throwback pieces. Banging out some dance-y tracks, rocking out for an hour.

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  1. EMS / VRML 00:00
  2. Herbie Hancock / TFS 01:04
  3. Paul Hardcastle / A.M. 05:15
  4. Kraftwerk / The Telephone Call (Remix) 07:32
  5. Kraftwerk / House Phone 09:48
  6. The Jonzun Crew / We Are The Jonzun Crew 12:27
  7. Jedi Knights / Intergalactic Funk Transmission [Edit] 15:27
  8. DMX Krew / DMX Funk (Rock Mix) 18:43
  9. Tape Loader & Phatt Rok Ski / Prime Time (Instrumental) 22:10
  10. World Class Wreckin' Cru / House Calls 25:25
  11. Hashim / Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) [CR-200 B1] 30:07
  12. EPG / Assimilated 34:48
  13. Cha-os vs. Ozone Layer / Planetary Deterioration ('07 Mix) 37:59
  14. Dopplereffekt / Cellular Phone 39:15
  15. Professor X / Rekonstruktx 41:35
  16. Knightz Of Bass / Zoom 44:20
  17. Twilight 22 / Electric Kingdom (Vocal) 46:11
  18. The Egyptian Lover / Keep It Hot 50:11
  19. The Egyptian Lover / Keep It Hot (Re-Mix) 52:59
  20. Mandroid / Abstrakt Orange 57:20

There are a lot of proper classics in this hour. Electric Kingdom, Herbie Hancock's TFS, Kraftwerk's Telephone Call, We Are The Jonzun Crew, His Egyptness, and so on.

I'd like to focus on one artist and album in particular though, and that's Paul Hardcastle's Rain Forest compilation on Profile Records. Two full sides of smooth synth instrumentals and '80s electro beats, beautifully produced and recorded. One of my favorite electro albums. Mr. Hardcastle's first album Zero One is avilable at his bandcamp page; that includes many of the tracks from the Rain Forest comp, and in high quality, so go there if you're interested in his work.

This mix contains two tracks from the excellent label Ground Control. Tracks 9 and 12, Prime Time by Tape Loader & Phatt Rok Ski and Assimilated by EPG, to be specific. Everything on the label is good; very nice throwback electrofunk.

There's a fun coincidence to note: I (and others, usually on Wednesdays) have been playing electro music at Ground Kontrol Arcade in Portland, Oregon for a long time. And now (as of 2016) there's an electro label called Ground Control. I'm sure theres no connection, but it is amusing. I'll definitely be playing some of Ground Control's music at the arcade this summer.

There's a lot of inelegant mixing in this hour. The only transition that hurts me is the one going into EPG's Assimilated; it deserves better. But, the tracks are good, and it was a damn good time to mix them. Thanks to everybody out there listening, and I'll be back to do it again next week.


MTT 119 / Broke Down

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

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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.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / May 2019

Posted 2019-05-30. Permalink. Tagged breaks, drum & bass, electro, ground kontrol, hiphop, idm, logical aggression, music, skweee.

DJ Megaphysics and I played music at Ground Kontrol arcade again last night, for our monthly show Logical Aggression.

Megaphysics opened the night, playing Drum & Bass, Hiphop, and Skweee. Featuring a lot of great music from Coco Bryce's label Myor, and the French label Tiburoni Records. This was a very good set, and really hit the spot for me. I'm going to be picking up a lot of this to play on the radio in the next few months. Here's his tracklist:

  1. 9 Lazy 9 / B Hip & Shake ~9:00 PM
  2. Coco Bryce / Selesha
  3. Nas / Memory Lane (Sittin' In Da Park)
  4. Coco Bryce / Allez Allez
  5. Fade Runner / Skoui
  6. Coldcut / Eine Kleine Hedmusik
  7. Fengir / Strategic Syrup
  8. EPMD / Let The Funk Flow
  9. Coco Bryce / Blow The Horns
  10. The Aesthetics / Don't You Know
  11. Coco Bryce / Bright Lit
  12. Fade Runner / Redline
  13. A Tribe Called Quest / I Left My Walled In El Segundo (Vampire Mix)
  14. Silicon / Bass Experience
  15. Dr. Octagon / Earth People
  16. Ixvo-Exvo / Orange You
  17. Digi G'Allessio / Joe Skweeello
  18. Daniel Savio / Make It Personal
  19. Coco Bryce / Hanako
  20. Ghostface Killah / After The Smoke Is Clear
  21. 9 Lazy 9 / Black Jesus
  22. DJ BeBeDeRa / Tarraxo Bandido Organização Criminal
  23. De La Soul / I Am I Be
  24. Coco Bryce / We Can Have It Yet
  25. Coco Bryce / Violin
  26. Coco Bryce / Honey Bee
  27. Kanttoripoika / Hätää Kärsimäs
  28. Coco Bryce / Way Stavvy
  29. Bob Turner / Social Science (Fengir Remix)
  30. Pyloris / Comme Dub
  31. Kool Keith / I Don't Believe You
  32. Coco Bryce / Esoteric
  33. Roy Davis Jr. ft. Peven Everett / Gabriel (M-Beat Mix)
  34. Coco Bryce / Twice
  35. Coco Bryce / Irian Jaya
  36. Fitzroy North / Halter
  37. Randy Barracuda / White Chocolate
  38. Daniela Salvia / Bermuda Skirtz (Rigas den Andre Rework)
  39. 9 Lazy 9 / Train (Marden Hill Mix)
  40. Slick Rick / Mona Lisa
  41. mlr / Chump Move Bro
  42. Daniel Savio / Sleeping Wit' Fish
  43. EPMD / I'm Housin'
  44. Coco Bryce / Always By My Side
  45. Biz Markie / Spring Again
  46. Man Parrish ft. Freeze Force / Boogie Down Bronx
  47. Ixvo-Exvo / We Run Together

Then I took over, playing electro and IDM, a selection of what I've been listening to and playing on the radio. My set ran from 11:30 PM until close. Here's my list:

  1. Króm / Clarity ~11:30 PM
  2. XY0815 / Cygonic System
  3. Autopilot / Lovely Loop
  4. Dagobert / Mind Control
  5. Nullptr / Amsler Grid
  6. Darin Marshall / Sibilance
  7. Chris Randall / drt_895r (Corbin Davis Remix)
  8. Dagobert / Bionic Two
  9. XY0815 / 16mBit (Robyrt Hecht Remix)
  10. Scape One / One Step From Earth
  11. Metamatics / Ying Yang Mang
  12. Silicon Scally / The Love Inside
  13. Andrea Parker & David Morley / Polarize
  14. Newcleus / Jam On It (Soul Oddity Remix)
  15. 214 / Auto Parts
  16. Dr. Futurist / Vector Field
  17. Nullptr / Polytopes
  18. Reedale Rise / The Healer
  19. üNN / Reality (Sniper Mode Remix)
  20. Silicon Scally / Entron
  21. Darren Price / Over And Out
  22. Tipper / Oblong
  23. FUSE / Dimension Intrusion
  24. Billy Wood / Robot Cop
  25. Reedale Rise / Foliage
  26. ADJ & Pathic / Scenario
  27. Versalife / Ionization
  28. UR / The Illuminator
  29. Jean-Paul Bondy / Delia's Temptation
  30. Soul Oddity / Cruxx
  31. Luke Vibert / M.A.R.S.
  32. Datassette / J-Kick
  33. Andrea Parker / Empty Words
  34. Anthony Rother / Zukunft
  35. Orbital / Adnan's
  36. Newcleus / Destination Earth (Definitive Version) ~1:45 AM

Was a good time! A lot of good tunes in four hours and change. Thanks as always to Ground Kontrol for having us, and the audience for hanging out.


MTT No. 075 / Wiggle, Shake, Bounce

Posted 2018-08-03. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, hiphop, miami bass, movement through thought, music, radio.

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Miami Bass. Florida Electro. Old car audio bass CDs. This one is probably Not Safe For Work - it doesn't get raunchy, but almost. I'm sure some profanity snuck through.

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  1. Dynamix II / Woofer Test II (The Longest Hum On The Planet) 00:00
  2. Jock-D & Jealous J / Party Time 01:28
  3. Dynamix II ft. J-Nas-T / Feel The Groove 05:24
  4. Techno Bass Crew / Do It To Me 08:14
  5. Techmaster P.E.B. / Listen To The Music 10:27
  6. Beat Dominator / Retro Style 12:58
  7. Bass Master A.C.E / Totally Bass 16:27
  8. MC A.D.E. And Posse / DJ Eddie B 19:12
  9. Iceman Ja / Dance Transformers 22:07
  10. The 2 Live Crew / Get It Girl 27:02
  11. Fresh Celeste ft. M-4 Sers / Get It Boy (Radio Version) 28:54
  12. Fresh Celeste ft. M-4 Sers / Get It Boy (Bonus Beats) 30:24
  13. Kooly C & KJ / Let's Get This Party Started 32:21
  14. Afro-Rican / Give It All You Got (Instrumental) 36:36
  15. Salt-N-Pepa / Push It (Remix 12" Version) 38:22
  16. Old School Players / Push It 40:52
  17. Quad City DJ's / Work Baby Work (The Prep) 42:18
  18. Quad City DJ's / C'mon N' Ride It (The Train) (Dance Remix) 47:30
  19. Techmaster P.E.B. / Don't Stop The Bass 48:38
  20. Excel / Don't Stop Now 52:30
  21. Techmaster P.E.B. / Bass Out 57:32

August is bass month, and here's our first installment. Similar to MTT023 this is mostly miami bass & car audio stuff between 120 and 130 beats per minute, though I do sidestep into more recognizable pop music with Salt-N-Pepa and Quad City DJ's. Where Miami Bass surfaces and joins '90s mainstream pop, I suppose. Quad City DJ's are really good at what they do...

Iceman Ja's Dance Transformers stands out among the traditional miami bass - the pad, the little (FM?) synth melody, the rap, the scratches, it's exceptional. Amazingly Iceman Ja just put out a new album called The Transformer a couple of months ago. It's available at On-Fire Electronic Records, Iceman's label. It sounds pretty dang good, too; might have to pick it up to play later this month.

I'm happy with this one, despite a few obvious flubs. I danced around like a fool, missed a few cues, didn't quite match tempo a few times. It's all good.


MTT No. 074 / Mudfoot

Posted 2018-07-27. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, downtempo, hiphop, movement through thought, music, radio, vaporwave.

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Downtempo, instrumental hiphop, ambient, etc. Swampy beats.
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  1. Neotropic / Girls At The Seaside 00:03
  2. Neotropic / New Cross 00:32
  3. The Future Sound Of London / Her Face Forms In Summertime 05:45
  4. Rising Sun Systems / I Was Born In A Valley Of Freaks 09:00
  5. Necros / Dirty Walk 13:03
  6. Voigt Kampff / Move That Fishy Body 16:17
  7. Coco Bryce / Hotaru 18:25
  8. Luke Vibert / Music Called Jazz 20:42
  9. Red Snapper / Bussing 24:03
  10. Hong Kong Express / Deja Vu 28:57
  11. Hong Kong Express / Watching 30:58
  12. DJ Krush / 85 Loop 32:51
  13. Coco Bryce / Kyoko 34:55
  14. We™ / Rain In Spain 36:29
  15. U.N.I. / Swamp Thing 38:34
  16. Jacob / Scene 3 42:32
  17. Cylob / Jeepin' 44:03
  18. Secret Frequency Crew / Black Moss Caves Part 1 45:57
  19. Neotropic / Joe Luke 51:21

The two opening tracks and the closing track are from Neotropic's excellent album White Rabbits. I picked up the 2xLP release in a used bin about five years ago; it took several years for me to appreciate it. Now I love it - Joe Luke, in particular is awesome. I don't see Neotropic talked about often enough. I have their first two albums and White Rabbits, and they're all good. There's even a new album, The Absolute Elsewhere, released just a few days ago.

About halfway into selecting music for this set I noticed a swamp & monsters theme. The songs Swamp Thing, Fishy Body, Valley Of Freaks, Moss Caves, etc. As I said on COM, I like to think the character Swamp Thing would appreciate this music.

I have only one major complaint with this mix: the transition from 85 Loop to Kyoko should have been done differently. But I can live with that. Not bad for a few hours of prep and very little sleep.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / June 2018

Posted 2018-06-28. Permalink. Tagged electro, funk, ground kontrol, hiphop, logical aggression, music.

Here's the tracklist for my set at Logical Aggression (Ground Kontrol last Wednesday 9 'till close) this month:

  1. Akamagoo / Electro Beats ~9:15 PM
  2. Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force / Looking For The Perfect Beat (12" Vocal Version)
  3. C.O.D. / In The Bottle
  4. Paul Hardcastle / Sound Chaser
  5. G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid / Play That Beat Mr. D.J.
  6. Newcleus / Jam On Revenge (Special Re-Mix)
  7. Project Future / Arcade Lover
  8. Synthman / Me & My Moog
  9. DMX Krew / String Theory
  10. Circuits / Forces
  11. Prime Dominance / Theme Of Swift Rock (Original Video Mix)
  12. Menusha & The Girls / You Boys (Can Boogie)
  13. Davy DMX / The DMX Will Rock
  14. Whodini / Magic's Wand
  15. Man Parrish ft. Freeze Force / Boogie Down (Bronx)
  16. Man Parrish / Boogie Down Bronx (Gescom Remix)
  17. Dagobert / Atmosphere
  18. Insect Jazz / Insect Funk
  19. Flow.machine / Funky Flow
  20. Quadrant 77 / To Jupiter & Back (Bonus Beats)
  21. The Beat Club / Security
  22. Il.Ek.Tro / Tune In (To The System)
  23. Freezie Freekie / Slow Decay
  24. Dynamix II / Dream Scape
  25. Dr. Futurist / Polynomial Function
  26. Intelligent Concept / Keep Da' Groove
  27. Hashim / Chateau Vie (Castle Life)
  28. ADJ / Qigong
  29. Robot / Leitmotiv
  30. Sirius 3 / Funk That Is
  31. AS1 / Step By Step
  32. Mandroid / Secret Scientist
  33. Simulant / New Machines
  34. Pathic / False Profits
  35. Eggfooyoung / Electric Motivators
  36. Pathic / Broken Branch
  37. EMS / Ztrain ~11:40 PM

So that's a repeat performance of MTT069 in full, a grab-bag middle, and a bunch of '98-'05 electro at the end. (Years there are a wild guess...)

It was a solid night. I got to play a bunch of recently-purchased Pyramid Transmissions. Megaphysics played a selection of good old detroit tunes; a lot of old Transmat.

Scored 445,000 in Strikers 1945; made it to the second phase of the stage 5 boss. Need more practice.


MTT No. 069 / I Still Boogie Down

Posted 2018-06-22. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, funk, hiphop, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT069 Spectrogram

Two-thirds '80s electro, funk, and hip-hop. One-third new(ish) music inspired by it.
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  1. Kraftwerk / Trans-Europe Express (Long Version) [Loop] 00:00
  2. Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force / Looking For The Perfect Beat (12" Vocal Version) 00:56
  3. Akamagoo / Electro Beats 05:46
  4. C.O.D. / In The Bottle 07:16
  5. Paul Hardcastle / Sound Chaser 12:35
  6. G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid / Play That Beat Mr. D.J. 17:15
  7. Newcleus / Jam On Revenge (Special Re-Mix) 20:40
  8. Project Future / Arcade Lover 23:59
  9. Synthman / Me & My Moog 27:25
  10. DMX Krew / String Theory 30:41
  11. Circuits / Forces 34:28
  12. Prime Dominance / Theme Of Swift Rock (Original Video Mix) 37:23
  13. Menusha & The Girls / You Boys (Can Boogie) 41:52
  14. Davy DMX / The DMX Will Rock 46:19
  15. Whodini / Magic's Wand 49:08
  16. Man Parrish ft. Freeze Force / Boogie Down (Bronx) 54:27
  17. Man Parrish / Boogie Down Bronx (Gescom Remix) 59:03

I'm a fan of 1980s electro (and funk, and hip-hop) but I'm by no means an expert. The selection here represents a few of the New York electro tracks I've been able to find in used bins over the last ~15 years. If you like the style, please seek out articles or other DJs who specialize in it, because there's a lot more. (And so much of it is really, really good.)

There is some new music here, of course. Prime Dominance and Menusha & The Girls on Dominance Electricity, DMX Krew on Strange life, the Akamagoo track on Elektrodos. But the newest-to-me is Reeno's two releases here, Me & My Moog and Forces. Reeno has a bandcamp page full of excellent funky, synth-y electronic music. Those two tracks, and his work in general, are my recommendation this week.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, specifically Mr. Magic's Wildstyle Pirate Radio, was floating around in the back of my mind while mixing this. It wasn't the first place I'd heard this style of music, but it definitely was the first time I'd heard some of these tracks. Mr. Magic was of course a real, and notable, person in his own right; check out the discogs link above and his wikipedia article for more information.

And that's it. Will be back next week with a more low-key set.