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MTT No. 027 / Slo Bass

anonradio, electro, miami bass, movement through thought, music, radio, techno // 2017-09-01

MTT027 Spectrogram

This week: selections from old bass CDs... and a bit of Model 500. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. Bass 305 / Pure Tone - Bass! (Low Frequency Audio Version)
  2. Eurobass Express / The Art Of Slow Bass (BBC Boom Radio Mix)
  3. Circuit Breaker / 3 Wheel Motion
  4. Techmaster P.E.B. / Do You Like Technobass?
  5. Beat Dominator / Jurassic Bass
  6. MC A.D.E. and Posse / Bass Rock Express (Instrumental)
  7. Techno Bass Crew / Cosmic Lullaby
  8. Bass 305 / Look Aggressively Towards The Future (Interactive Bass Test)
  9. Beat Dominator / Music's Hypnotizing
  10. Circuit Breaker / Debonaire's Drop
  11. Silicon / Bass Experience
  12. Model 500 / The Passage
  13. Bass 305 / Space Travel (Low Frequency Digital Mix)
  14. Techno Bass Crew / Computer Language
  15. Dynamix II / Machine Planet
  16. Dynamix II / Dream Scape
  17. Beat Dominator / Deep Dream

My favorite here is definitely Bass Experience by Silicon. (Not Heath Brunner, a different Silicon...) After that I'd say Machine Planet by Dynamix II. It doesn't quite fit in this mix, but I wanted to hear it, so there you go.

This show marks the end of bass month. I'm happy I've had a chance to play this stuff, and extra-happy I now have recordings of these sets. Now it's time to put these records away. Until next August, when bass month begins again.

MTT No. 026 / Movement Through Thought

anonradio, electro, miami bass, movement through thought, music, photo, radio // 2017-08-25

MTT026 Spectrogram

Mid 2000s Florida electro. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. DJ Overdose / The Beat
  2. Exzakt / More Bounce To The Ounce
  3. Silicon / Silicon
  4. Netzwerk Florida / Earth.Wind.Fire (Instrumental)
  5. Exzakt / Musik Is The Drug
  6. E.V.A.C. / Terra (Salim Rafiq's Anti Terra-rist Remix)
  7. Resident Alien / Movement Through Thought
  8. T.E.S.T. & Excel / No Disgrace In The Bass
  9. Brice Kelly / Phony Tech Support
  10. Sound Chasers / Sonar
  11. Brice Kelly / Unmanned March
  12. Xerodefx / Fatal Brain Reactions
  13. Brice Kelly / New Awareness
  14. Exzakt / Futureshock
  15. Xerodefx / Onya
  16. T.E.S.T. & Excel / It Seems To Me

These are some of my favorite records. This radio program itself, Movement Through Thought, is named after the Resident Alien track in this mix.

More Monotone USA again, and a small selection of Frajile Records (Bandcamp) and Exceleration Records. I have the complete run of Exceleration, and nearly the complete run of Monotone. The later Exceleration releases (in particular the two T.E.S.T. records) are unbelievably good. Unfortunately I'm missing pieces of the Frajile catalog, most importantly Florida Electro Artists Vol. 1 and the two Resident Alien 12"s. They're shooting up in value, too, so it's unlikely I'll be able to pick them up soon.

These tracks hit a real sweet spot for me. I don't think I can describe why, exactly. I'm not much of a writer. TR-808 or TR-808-like drums, synth leads & arpeggios, pitched bass samples, not overcompressed so as to be too loud. (With the exception of those Brice Kelly releases - there's more compression going on there than I like...). Some air left in the sound, so you can hear some subtlety in it.

Blurry photo of 2000s Florida electro records

I completely forgot about that Decibel Festival 2006 flyer in the sleeve of MON004. I keep flyers, tickets, and receipts inside the poly sleeves of records...

MTT No. 025 / Miami's Vice

anonradio, electro, miami bass, movement through thought, music, radio // 2017-08-18

MTT025 Spectrogram

Some aggressive post-2000 electro and bass music. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. Dynamik Bass System / Robotmachine
  2. Dynamix II / Sedona
  3. Ghosts In The Machine / Merciless Killing Machines
  4. Lethal Agent & Kounterakt / Mind, Body and Soul
  5. Synthetix / Birth Of The Bot
  6. Hydraulix / Low Endz
  7. Hydraulix / Nympho
  8. Autonomous Bass Heads / Bass Rock
  9. DJ Overdose / It's DJ Overdose
  10. $uper Geniu$ / Miami's Vice
  11. TEST / Audio Stimulant
  12. Brice Kelly / Machine On Rails
  13. Larry McCormick / Escape
  14. Exzakt / Clarity
  15. Exzakt / Off Course

Unofficial bass month continues. "Steamrolls on through" is maybe a better description than "continue" for this week.

There's a lot of Monotone USA in this mix; five tracks, give or take. There's a run of records on Monotone, starting with the reissue of Pledge Your Allegiance To Electro Funk (MON003), that are just paint-peelingly loud and aggressive. I pull them off the shelf and let them flex about once a year. This is the result.

I've linked to the discogs page for Robotmachine above, but Dynamik Bass System have kindly made it available on Bandcamp. I may pick that up at some point, to have a cleaner copy of the release.

MTT No. 024 / The Bass (It Makes Me Feel)

anonradio, electro, miami bass, movement through thought, music, radio // 2017-08-11

MTT024 Spectrogram

Bass CDs and 2000s bass-y Electro this week. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. Debonaire / Debonaire's Voodoo Show
  2. Omega II / Sonic Beatz III
  3. Debonaire / Biggest Bass Drum
  4. Darxid / Bass Operator
  5. Bass 305 / Computer Bass (Rebel Science London Version)
  6. Beat Dominator / Bass Computer
  7. Dynamix II / Vibrations Are Increasing
  8. Bass 305 / Autobaun Route 305 (Ultimate Low Frequency Challenge)
  9. Circuit Breaker / Bass So Clear
  10. Techmaster P.E.B. / Eurobass (Ultra Low Bass)
  11. Metaminds / From The Outside Looking In
  12. Bass Junkie & Debonaire / Basslab
  13. DJ Overdose / Kleun De Megamix
  14. Dynamik Bass System / We Are Binary (But We Have Human Needs)
  15. Maggotron / Cyberzoids

There's a lot of Debonaire in this. The Octagon of Opposition MP3 release on his label Debonaire Records is one that stands out here. Basslab and Sonic Beatz III are excellent, and so is Battle Droid (Bonus Beatz) which didn't make the cut this time.

Darxid's Bass Operator EP is another very good late 2000s MP3 release. Bass Operator, Subsonic Generation, Flashback.

It's hot and a bit humid here in Oregon.

MTT No. 023 / Our Bass Is Low

anonradio, electro, hiphop, miami bass, movement through thought, music, radio // 2017-08-04

MTT023 Spectrogram

Miami Bass for the Pacific Northwest heatwave. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. M-4 Sers / One Nation
  2. MC A.D.E. and Posse / Nightmare Bonus
  3. Old School Players / 120 BPM
  4. Dynamix II / Ignition
  5. Circuit Breaker / Keep This Frequency Clear
  6. Beat Dominator / Boom I Got Yo' Bass
  7. Tricky D / Letters Re-Werk'd (Supreme.ja Remix)
  8. Cha-os vs. Ozone Layer / Planetary Deterioration ('07 Mix)
  9. MC Shy D / It's Just My Caddy (Vocal)
  10. Gucci Crew II / Gucci Broke
  11. 2 Live Crew / Trow The D.
  12. MC A.D.E. and Posse / Bass Mechanic
  13. Dynamix 2 ft. Kidd Money / Feel The Bass
  14. Maggotron / Bass Vibrations
  15. Breezy Beat MC / Shake The Joint
  16. Jonski ft. Jock-D / Get Up
  17. Maggotron / The Bass That Ate Miami (Soundchasers & Hydraulix Remix)
  18. Danny D & DJ Wiz / Get On Up and Dance (Remix)

Proper Miami Bass, some car audio bass CDs, and one new(ish) Hydraulix / Soundchasers production.

Every record, disc and file here is gold. If I could only keep one, deserted island style, it'd be Cut It Up Def (Miami Bass Jams) (20th Anniversary Special Edition). Such an amazing collection. Party Time, Feel The Bass, DJ Wars, Shake The Joint...

It's Tronix: Logical Aggression tradition (and also my personal tradition) to save the Miami Bass music for the hot weather in August. This is the first installment; expect more.