About & contact, blog, blog archive, mastodon, now, or e-mail me: cev@sdf.org.

MTT 129 / Show Of Force

Posted 2019-08-16. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, miami bass, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT129 Spectrogram

More bass, more electro. ~132, so faster than last week. A little rowdy.

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

  1. Silicon / Electron Flow 00:00
  2. Brice Kelly / Odd Electro Music 02:52
  3. Ohverclock / Rezonation (Beat Mix) 04:48
  4. Tricky D / Take It To The Max (Hydraulix Remix) 08:26
  5. Phonotronix / The Camouflage (JR10's Primary Attack Remix) 12:34
  6. Exzakt / Musik Is The Drug (Uprock's Keyser Soze Mix) 16:55
  7. T.E.S.T. / Coming Thru 19:19
  8. Aux 88 / Out Of Sight 23:39
  9. Sbles3plex / Mathematic Universe (Computron's Mathematix Remix) 28:59
  10. Kronos Device / The Engine 33:04
  11. Brice Kelly / Pulse Code Dreamer 37:23
  12. Secret Frequency Crew / Miami Eyes (Andrea Parker Remix) 40:46
  13. Sound Chasers / Sonar (Supreme.ja Remix) 44:07
  14. Hydraulix / 305 To 315 46:59
  15. Dexorcist / 3rd Wave Axion 48:39
  16. Exzakt / Amerika 51:31
  17. DJ Baby Anne / Trippin' The Bass 55:06

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.

There's lots of good tunes here beyond that. The UK electro bass of Phil Klein and Simon Brown (Kronos Device and Dexorcist), more Exzakt, more T.E.S.T., and the fantastic Out Of Sight by Aux 88. I couldn't resist playing that Hydraulix mix of Take It To The Max, even though I played it this time last year.

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.

MTT 128 / A Chance To Find

Posted 2019-08-09. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, miami bass, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT128 Spectrogram

Electro bass music at ~125 this week. Detroit, Miami, Elektrodos, etc. Pitched up, pitched down.

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

  1. Weapons Of Bass Destruction / End Of Science 00:00
  2. Michna / Triple Chrome Dipped 01:23
  3. MIDI K84 / Tu Programa De Electro 04:58
  4. Jock-D vs. Jealous J / DJ Wars 08:17
  5. Aux 88 / Lets Dance 09:42
  6. Eggfooyoung / Bass 2 Large 13:02
  7. Dynamix II ft. Breezy Beat MC / Just Give The DJ A Break 1990 15:30
  8. Technoid / Technoid (Club) 18:42
  9. Bass One / Hardcore Bass Uproar (Techno Bass Version) 21:17
  10. Old School Players / 120 BPM 23:21
  11. Techmaster P.E.B. / Dragon Bass 25:39
  12. UR / Base Camp Alpha 808 28:41
  13. J. Shaw / Surfing Galaxies 32:41
  14. Supreme.ja / The Darkside (Exzakt Bonus Beats) 36:58
  15. T.E.S.T. / Request Unknown 39:29
  16. Aux 88 / Frequency 135 44:17
  17. Exzakt / Clarity (Hydraulix Remix) 46:03
  18. Cybotron / Clear 51:20
  19. Old School Players / Clear 53:44
  20. Eon / Spice (DJ Wreck's Bass Flo' Mix) 55:07
  21. Bass Master A.C.E / Cosmic Quad 58:41

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 to it.

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.

MTT 127 / Measured In Pounds

Posted 2019-08-02. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, miami bass, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT127 Spectrogram

Bass month begins. Detroit, Florida, and a bit of Plastikman this week.

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

  1. Eggfooyoung / Bad Dream 00:00
  2. Eggfooyoung / Bass Bin 01:17
  3. Old School Players / Trans Europe Express 05:43
  4. MC A.D.E. And Posse / Bass Rock Express (Instrumental) 08:14
  5. Quad City DJ's / The Bass 10:18
  6. Model 500 / The Flow 13:56
  7. Electric Street Orchestra / The Natives 17:52
  8. FUSE / Slac 22:05
  9. Dynamix II / Purple Beats 25:13
  10. Beat Dominator / Bass... Can You Hear Me? 28:39
  11. Aux 88 / Man Or Machine 31:25
  12. Techmaster P.E.B. / DSTM 2 36:28
  13. UR / Electronic Warfare (Drexciya Electric Eel Mix) 39:32
  14. Exzakt ft. Uprock / Dope Fiend 43:17
  15. Plastikman / Lasttrak 49:03
  16. Bass Master A.C.E / Sea Of Bass 56:32

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 woofers.

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.

MTT No. 079 / Step Outside

Posted 2018-08-31. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dubstep, footwork, miami bass, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT079 Spectrogram

80 BPM stuff to end bass month. Dubstep (post-dubstep?), Juke, Miami Bass.
Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. So Takahashi / Pattern #03 [CRPK 005.6 B3] 00:00
  2. Techno Bass Crew / Until We Boom Again (Finale) (Slow Low Bass) 00:50
  3. Boxcutter / Daylight Saving 03:36
  4. Danny Scrilla / Helium 07:11
  5. Om Unit / Transformation 10:12
  6. Proc Fiskal / Who Can't Hear 13:48
  7. Om Unit ft. Digital / Midnight Oil 17:24
  8. Proc Fiskal / Window Cat 21:12
  9. Dynamix II / Green Beats 25:36
  10. Dynamix II / Red Beats 27:42
  11. EAN / Flow 29:42
  12. Otto Von Schirach / Bass Low (LAMEBOT Remix) 33:19
  13. Boxcutter ft. Ken & Ryu / Dream Gator 35:19
  14. DJ Taye ft. DJ Earl / Go 2 Sleep 37:55
  15. EAN / Darknet 40:19
  16. Ghostwerk / In Da Circle 41:55
  17. Ital Tek / Hyper Real 44:55
  18. DJ Taye / Move Out 48:07
  19. DJ Mastercard / Always 50:19
  20. Supra / Bent Up 53:55
  21. Crossfire / Laid Back N Coolin 57:31

Nine tracks, nearly half this mix, is from Om Unit's record label Cosmic Bridge. Boxcutter, Danny Scrilla, EAN, Proc Fiskal, and the man himself Om Unit. The Hello Boss EP by Proc Fiskal, in particular, is extremely good.

There's a bit of proper Juke (or is it Footwork?) in this mix. DJ Taye's tracks, DJ Mastercard's Always, the two tracks from Juke World Order 2. Footwork's got drum synth samples and sub-bass in interesting and unusual rhythms; I'll show up for that any day of the week.

This was incredibly fun to mix. So many strong tracks... I wore myself out dancing like an idiot. I wish I hadn't tried to bring Window Cat back in to Green Beats, but whatever. It's all good.

Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / August 2018

Posted 2018-08-30. Permalink. Tagged dubstep, electro, footwork, ground kontrol, logical aggression, miami bass, music.

Ten years of bass? Or maybe nine; we're not really sure. Anyway, here's what I played at Ground Kontrol yesterday:

  1. Techno Bass Crew / Do It To Me ~11:30 PM
  2. Techmaster P.E.B. / Listen To The Music
  3. UR / Base Camp Alpha 808
  4. Dynamix II / Ignition
  5. Dynamix II / Ignition (Remix) V2.0
  6. DJ K-1 / Metaphysica
  7. Supreme.ja & Debonaire / Battle Droid (Bonus Beatz)
  8. Techmaster P.E.B. / Dragon Bass
  9. Circuit Breaker / Keep This Frequency Clear
  10. D.I.E. / Space Travel
  11. Old School Players / 120 BPM
  12. Bass 305 / Rebel Science (Ultra Low Computer Mix)
  13. Excel / Don't Stop Now
  14. Eurobass Express / Activate The Bass! (Miami Radio version)
  15. DJ Baby Anne / Trippin' The Bass
  16. Aux 88 / Interface
  17. Techmaster P.E.B. / 006
  18. Bass 305 / Spin That Wheel! (Miami Bass Scratchin')
  19. Beat Dominator / Retro Style
  20. Industrial Bass Machine / Artificial Intelligence 1991
  21. Bass 305 / Space Travel (Low Frequency Digital Mix)
  22. Techno Bass Crew / Computer Language
  23. Techno Bass Crew / Undertow
  24. Aux 88 / Pocket Radio
  25. Industrial Bass Machine / Sine Waves
  26. Dynamix II / Dream Scape
  27. Beat Dominator / Deep Dream
  28. Techmaster P.E.B. / Bass Out
  29. Eurobass Express / The Art Of Slow Bass (BBC Boom Radio Mix)
  30. Circuit Breaker / 3 Wheel Motion
  31. Aux 88 / I Need To Find Myself
  32. Beat Dominator / Jurassic Bass
  33. Techno Bass Crew / Cosmic Lullaby
  34. Techno Bass Crew / Until We Boom Again (Finale) (Slow Low Bass) ~1:15 AM
  35. Danny Scrilla / Helium
  36. Dynamix II / Stop Beats
  37. Graphs / Broken Legs
  38. Om Unit / Lightbody Transfer
  39. Om Unit / Connector
  40. Om Unit vs. Kromestar / Merkabah
  41. Kromestar / X Files
  42. Om Unit / Slowfast Matrix ~1:45 AM

This is possibly the tenth year in a row that I've played bass music in August at Ground Kontrol. It started as "Detroit versus Miami", when DJ Popcorn (representing Detroit) asked me to play play electro & bass music (to represent Miami). A few years after that DJ Megaphysics stepped in and we've run it as a Miami Bass night since. There's some uncertainty regarding exactly when this all started; regardless, it's been a long time.

This set has a few bits of MTT075 and MTT027 in it, but was otherwise improvised. Was a fine set, lots of Bass 305, lots of Aux 88 (kind of a return to Detroit vs. Miami). The Cosmic Bridge pieces at the end were just to play around, hear those songs on a big system.

Megaphysics played a great set of late '80s / early '90s bass, hip-hop, and electro at the beginning of the night, 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM. Come to think of it, it was a good night all around.

But now I need to sleep.

MTT No. 076 / Bass Mentality

Posted 2018-08-10. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, miami bass, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT076 Spectrogram

Aggressive 2000s Florida electro with a few '90s bass CD tracks thrown in.

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

  1. Circuit Breaker / Circuit Breaker 01:15
  2. Dynamik Bass System / Electronic Freakazoidz 04:12
  3. Tricky D / Take It To The Max (Hydraulix Remix) 07:19
  4. Code Rising vs Phonotronix / Fathom 11:13
  5. T.E.S.T. / Heat Levels Critical 13:42
  6. Supreme.ja / Terminal City 18:14
  7. Autonomous Bass Heads / Paradise Garage 22:11
  8. Hydraulix / Sector 7 26:20
  9. T.E.S.T. / Coming Thru 31:15
  10. Phonotronix / The Camouflage 35:18
  11. Factor E / 20k Freaks (Jackal & Hyde Remix) 39:07
  12. Otto Von Schirach / Bass Low (Gucci Bass RMX) 41:56
  13. Dynamik Bass System / Face Down (B)ass Up (Booty Hop) 45:29
  14. Dynamix II / Pledge Your Allegiance To Electro Funk 46:39
  15. Exzakt / Dark Mind 51:01
  16. Silicon / Silc Worm 55:57

A close look will reveal that this isn't exclusively artists from Florida. Both Dynamik Bass System and Supreme.ja are German. My excuse is: the tracks by them featured in this mix were all released on Florida labels (Monotone and BFP). Not to take away from either artist, those tracks are excellent.

Otto Von Schirach's Bass Low was linked on reddit's /r/electro and was in the mix the next day. Definitely my favorite of Otto's tracks (that I've heard), with Calle Ocho as a close second. I'm still not sure where or when to play it, but smashing it into 20k Freaks worked well enough. It's worth noting that 20k Freaks is the A side of Florida Electro Artists Vol. 2; the B side of that record is Resident Alien's Movement Through Thought.

I feel that this mix is OK, but very close to being great. Swap out a track or two, add a track or two, mix a few slightly faster and it'd be much improved. Most of these are tracks I don't regularly play; I'm glad I gave them a shot here.

MTT No. 075 / Wiggle, Shake, Bounce

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

MTT075 Spectrogram

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.

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

  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. 027 / Slo Bass

Posted 2017-09-01. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, miami bass, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

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.