Tough loud electro and electro bass up around 135 BPM. Most of it from
Florida. I might be working out some aggression here. Features tracks
by Dynamix II, Code Rising, Ohverclock, Phonotronix, a few DJ Wreck
(AKA Salim Rafiq AKA Gucci Bass) remixes, and more.
I feel like there's a whole modern electrobass scene here, one that
isn't talked about much on the outlets and discussion forums I follow.
I've got a bunch of this style from the 2000s period -
Debonaire Records, Exceleration, Frajile,
Monotone. Then 2008-2015 gave us Bass Frequency Productions,
Black Magic US, and CHP Recordings (that I'm aware of).
I'm not sure what's going on right now; I know Monotone and
Frajile Recordings are active, but that's it. I'm excited
to see where the Florida electrobass sound goes this decade.
I'm hoping for a return to a more minimal, spare, synth-y sound,
more like the early 2000s.
And now I've talked too much. I love playing this stuff but it only
ever feels appropriate in the summer months, August in particular.
I had a track cued up to play after Pledge Your Allegiance but
the timing didn't quite work with the vocal outro, unfortunately.
I'll be back next week, same time and place, with something faster.
Most of these are tracks played before on this radio show, and tracks
I've been playing for years in general. Longtime favorites of mine.
These selections aren't all strictly from Florida, so this is more of
a mood, a bass attitude.
I do want to draw attention to one record, though, and that's
Miami Bass Classics 5 on Wicked Mix, where the special mixes
of tracks 18 and 20 come from. It's a remix service record that I
picked up at Platinum Records some time in the early 2000s.
As it says on the label: "DJ USE ONLY, NOT FOR PUBLIC DISPLAY OR
COMMERCIAL USE". The mixes all work to make the tracks sound much
more west-coast to me, breaks and electro by way of California. (Even
the Unknown DJ track sounds somehow more west-coast). I like
it; I like these versions more now than when I first bought
I'll be back next week with more bass and some of my favorite 2000s Florida
electro records. Faster and tougher than the music in this hour. Will
try to be less lethargic on the mic, and will also try to leave myself
enough time to read the tracklist in full.
The usual time and place, live on aNONradio Thursday night PDT (Friday
This is a very lazy set - most of these tracks are played from beginning
to end - but the music is good, so maybe I can be excused. There is one
rude edit at 55:54, done to make Give It To Em longer so I wouldn't
need to play another track. I've got some recent purchases queued up
to play next week (and next month), so check back for that.
(Yes, I did play Listen To The Music by Techmaster P.E.B. twice.
My mistake, I wasn't paying attention. It's sort of funny in retrospect.)
Lots of good music here; 86 tracks in under five hours. We were both
moving at a pretty good pace. Most of my set was drawn from this month's
MTT radio shows. Megaphysics played a lot of stuff I'd never heard before,
I believe he's been digging for bass out in the shops in PDX.
Thanks once again to everybody hanging out and listening, and to Ground
Kontrol for having us.
There are two different artists named Silicon featured in this mix. Track 6,
Positive, Negative, is by the Silicon of Silicon Bass Experience fame,
who discogs tells me is a person named Marc Pomeroy. Track 19,
ID0, is by Silicon AKA Heath Brunner. Proper track credit is
important to me, so I hope that clears up any confusion.
The two new tracks included here are Ohverclock's Rezonation
and Computron's remix of Mathematic Universe. Rezonation is
on the excellent Electro Empire records, one of Dominance
Electricity's sublabels. The Computron remix is from Máquinas Deseantes
by Sbles3plex, one of my favorite albums from the last few years.
And that's it. Pretty loose mixing again this week, but energetic.
Oh, if you hear any crackling noises in this recording, it's because
the potentiometers in my DJ mixer need to be cleaned. (The bass pots
in particular). Sorry about that. I'll continue the upward tempo
trend next week, so check back if you like fast bass music.
I picked up Aux 88's great Bass Magnetic the day of this
show. It sounds like a significant missing link, a connection between
Detroit electro and Miami Bass. Released in 1994 and re-released in
2017, I only just noticed it's been available on Beatport since last
year. It's amazing. A proper classic. Go get it, or at least go listen
There are a couple of cute mixes in this hour that were done to
illustrate sample sources. The first is the Just Give The DJ A Break
to Technoid mix. Technoid either samples or covers the bassline
of that Dynamix II track, and the two sound pretty good together.
The second is of course Hydraulix's mix of Clarity to Clear
by Cybotron. It's a pretty obvious link, and works OK (though Clarity
is running at -8% to make it happen). After that I couldn't resist fading
the Old School Players cover of Clear into the original, even though
it's a trick I've used before.
The last thing I'd like to mention is the new(ish) Eggfooyoung track
Bass 2 Large. It was originally released as part of a promotional
compilation called Magic City, and has been recently re-released
on MonoTrax Volume 1 by Monotone Music. It sounds to me like
a combination of the Michna albums and Breakdance & Motivate.
It's super good, so go buy it from Monotone or download it at the
soundcloud link above.
This mix is pretty loose, but overall OK. I've been waiting to do the
Clarity-Clear thing for a while, and am glad to have gotten to it now.
More Detroit electro, Florida electro, and Miami Bass next week.
This hour's selection is odd. A combination of Detroit electro and Miami
Bass (and more modern Florida electro). More Florida than Detroit -
Aux 88, Electric Street Orchestra, Model 500,
and Underground Resistance represent the latter. Expect a similar
approach for the remaining shows this month. (I'll probably get into some
UK electrobass as well, but not for a week or so.)
Everything here is good. These are all hits, as far as I'm concerned.
The Natives, Dope Fiend, the Techmaster P.E.B. track,
and the Bass Master A.C.E track are the only somewhat obscure
pieces. The Natives is the same record as Reconstruct (the A-side),
which I played a few months ago. Dope Fiend is the slower
version of the classic Musik Is The Drug. And the Techmaster
and Bass Master tunes are both proper car audio bass, music for flexing
The bass will flow again next week, though at a higher tempo. Apologies
for the late tracklist (It says 2019-08-02 as the post date, but this is
in reality being published four days later than that). Thanks as always
to everyone out there listening.