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MTT 133 / Next Front

Posted 2019-09-13. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT133 Spectrogram

Electro, techno, and a little weirdness at a comfortable 130.

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  1. Solitary Dancer / Paradise Found (Rapture Version) 00:00
  2. LektroiD / Communication 02:05
  3. MAS 2008 / Atari Controlled 07:12
  4. Nullptr / LPC-10 11:13
  5. Obergman / Chronostasis 15:35
  6. Loyal Hardware / On You 20:26
  7. Max Duley / Double Front 24:55
  8. Aramchek / Benicassim 28:18
  9. Decal / Look So Fine 31:59
  10. Instra:mental / Futurist 36:35
  11. Overmono / iii's Front 40:55
  12. Insync vs. Mysteron² / Next World 45:28
  13. MAS 2008 / Wavecode 049 48:21
  14. Boris Divider / Shut Down The System 53:53
  15. Boris Divider / Shut Down The System (Bonus Pad) 57:55

Tracks 3 and 13 are both from MAS 2008's excellent 2003 Forward Contraire EP on Twilight 76 Records. I played the first song from the b-side of that record, Paranoia Dreams, back in March 2017 for the second episode of this radio program. It's a snappy, synth-y sounding release, a long-time favorite of mine.

The middle section of this, from track 6 through track 10, is all in a different drum rhythm than the rest of the mix. I think the drums are accented in a 3+3+2 pattern (similar to the first half of the 3-2 clave rhythm). That's what I was trying to hear when selecting those songs, anyway. The tracks are all good, but maybe don't fit together quite right. Of interest to electro fans (beyond Decal appearing) is that Aramchek is Keith Tenniswood and Andrew Weatherall, famous as Two Lone Swordsmen.

And that's all I've got this week. I'll be back with something slower next time.

MTT 132 / Missing Link

Posted 2019-09-06. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT132 Spectrogram

More fast electro, following from where the curve left off two weeks ago.

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  1. Sonar Base / Photon Filters 00:00
  2. Arp 220 / Meur Maei 03:01
  3. Alpha 606 / Anarchy In China 06:48
  4. Dr. Futurist / Salient 10:54
  5. Boris Divider / Clone Factory 13:14
  6. Drox / Raw Communication 17:05
  7. Lowfish / The Freezing 20:53
  8. Dangerous Frontiers / We Are Invisible 24:20
  9. Sonar Base / Space Travel 27:22
  10. Plant43 / Inward Stream 30:44
  11. Rings Around Saturn / Perfect Crime 36:05
  12. Photodementia / D's Groove 40:17
  13. The Beat Club / Lost In Space (Deep Space) 43:17
  14. Eon / Jackbox 45:47
  15. J. Shaw / Levels Of Space 48:31
  16. Scarletron / Decalcomania 52:04
  17. Radioactiveman vs. Luke Dumbstruck / Acid Shelf 58:02

Two tracks from the excellent Brokntoys label feature in this mix: Arp 220's Meur Maei and Perfect Crime by Rings Around Saturn. Brokntoys has an amazing catalog of acid, electro, IDM, techno, and genuine weirdness up at their bandcamp. I can't recommend them enough; I just picked up their discography for the second time.

The centerpiece of this hour, the song I was building to, is Scarletron's Decalcomania. Scarletron is Carl Finlow (best known as Silicon Scally) and Daz Quayle (head of the SCSI-AV label). Released on Electron Industries in 1996, it's a big record, pretty well-known. The b-side, Cusp Catastrophe, is also excellent.

All of these tracks are good, though the arrangement could be better. I'll be back next week with something slower.

MTT 131 / Harmonical Sound

Posted 2019-08-30. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, hiphop, miami bass, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT131 Spectrogram

Closing out bass month with 90 BPM Miami bass, electro, and some lazy DJ-ing.

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  1. Bass Society / Prelude 00:00
  2. Beat Dominator / Music's Hypnotizing 01:21
  3. 2 Live Crew / Ghetto Bass 05:04
  4. MC Shy D / It's Just My Caddy (Vocal) 09:39
  5. Gucci Crew II / Gucci Bass 12:45
  6. M-4 Sers / Leave Me Alone 18:43
  7. Iceman Ja / Dead Or Alive 22:38
  8. Bass 305 / Digital Dreams (Mid Tempo Digital Bass Version) 27:27
  9. Dagobert / On The Run (Dreamix) 32:21
  10. Headnoaks / Ice Crystal Lattice 35:01
  11. Bass Society / Bass Society 39:59
  12. Bass 305 / Hip Hop Groove (Sample Symphomovement 305) 42:50
  13. Dynamix II / Purple Beats [Color Beats] 45:54
  14. Aux 88 / Fly By Night 49:11
  15. Dynamix II / Give It To Em 54:41
  16. Dynamix II / Addicted To Bass 59:23

I don't have too much to say about this selection - it's exactly what it looks like. Some car audio bass from Bass 305, Bass Society, Beat Dominator, and Dynamix II. Proper Miami bass (complete with rapping!) from 2 Live Crew, MC Shy D, Gucci Crew II, M-4 Sers, and Iceman Ja. Then a few odd pieces to glue it together. (Including the excellent Fly By Night by Aux 88, the final track on Bass Magnetic).

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.

Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / August 2019

Posted 2019-08-29. Permalink. Tagged electro, ground kontrol, hiphop, logical aggression, miami bass, music.

Megaphysics and I played our regular night at Ground Kontrol Arcade last night! Another August bass night at the arcade come and gone.

Megaphysics took the opening slot; here's his tracklist:

  1. Old School Players / Trans Europe Express ~9:00 PM
  2. Aux 88 / I Need To Find Myself
  3. MC ADE And Posse / Bass Rock Express
  4. Hardhouse / 11:55 (Bee Boys Club)
  5. Bass Boy / Bass Boy Crazy
  6. Davy DMX / The DMX Will Rock
  7. Princess M.C. / Pump Up The Funk (Party Mix)
  8. Eggfooyoung / Bass Bin
  9. J. Grey / Miami (Vocal)
  10. Ice-T / Body Rock
  11. DX-J And The Bassonlians / Bassonlian Conquest
  12. Nayobe / Second Chance For Love (E-Mu Dub)
  13. La Flavour / Mandalay (Bonus Beats)
  14. Batch Sound / The Chase Is On (Hard Cuttin' Remix)
  15. Sound Of Mind / SDB
  16. Pretty Tony / Get Some
  17. Afro-Rican / Kool
  18. Byron Davis & The Fresh Krew ft. Special K.M.C. / Now Dance (Vocal)
  19. Pretty Tony / Jam The Box
  20. Dimples Tee / Jealous Fellas (Vocal)
  21. J.D.C. / Jealous Girls
  22. Kan3da / GBG
  23. The Unknown Soldier / The Streets
  24. The X-Men / It's More Fun To Sample
  25. Maggotron / The Bassman Rides
  26. Drexciya / Unknown Journey I
  27. MC ADE / How Much Can You Take
  28. Erik Travis / Turn It Up
  29. EPG / Party Rock (Assimilation Mix)
  30. Iceman Ja / Mega Jon's Bass (Vocal)
  31. Debbie Deb / When I Hear Music
  32. Kraftwerk / House Phone
  33. A Number Of Names / Sharevari (Vocal)
  34. The Bass Project / Punk Mother
  35. Keisha Boom / Just Dance (Cameron Paul Remix)
  36. Bassman & DJ Lace / It Takes Two
  37. Afro-Rican / Give It All You Got (Instrumental)
  38. Beat Dominator / Time Becomes A Loop
  39. DJ Smurf / I Don't Wanna Go On
  40. Beat Dominator / 1,2,3,4,5,6 Bass (Dominating Remix '94)
  41. DMX Krew / DMX Bass
  42. Erik Travis / We Keep Them Rockin
  43. Underground Resistance / Kill My Radio Station
  44. DMX Krew & Mandroid / Nightmare (Mandroid Remix)
  45. Kraftwerk / Tour De France

I played the second half of the night. Here's my list:

  1. T.E.S.T. & Excel / Don't Try This At Home ~11:30 PM
  2. Brice Kelly / Pushbutton Flipswitch
  3. Vintage Future / Antimatter Premium Unleaded
  4. Supreme.ja & Debonaire / Battle Droid (Bonus Beatz)
  5. Techmaster P.E.B. / Listen To The Music
  6. Dynamix II / 1,000,000 Mhz
  7. Eggfooyoung / Bass 2 Large
  8. Aux 88 / Lets Dance
  9. MIDI K84 / Tu Programa De Electro
  10. UR / Base Camp Alpha 808
  11. Michna / Quadruple Gold Dipped
  12. Santogold / Anne (Switch Mix, Hydroz Re-Rub)
  13. Kraftwerk / Numbers
  14. Old School Players / Numbers
  15. E.V.A.C. / Terra (Salim Rafiq's Anti Terra-rist Mix)
  16. T.E.S.T. & Excel / No Disgrace In The Bass
  17. Aux 88 / Sonic Boom
  18. Hydraulix / Krunk
  19. Exzakt / Clarity (Hydraulix Remix)
  20. Cybotron / Clear
  21. Old School Players / Clear
  22. Bass 305 / Ultimate Bass Challenge (Mega Low Speaker Annihilation)
  23. Techmaster P.E.B. / Listen To The Music
  24. Beat Dominator / Feel The Music
  25. Techno Bass Crew / Subsonic Love
  26. J. Shaw / Surfing Galaxies
  27. Excel / Don't Stop Now
  28. AS1 / Silent Target
  29. Dynamix II / Dream Scape
  30. Beat Dominator / Deep Dream
  31. Bass 305 / Space Travel (Low Frequency Digital Mix)
  32. FUSE / Slac
  33. Dynamix II / Purple Beats
  34. Beat Dominator / Bass... Can You Hear Me?
  35. UR / Electronic Warfare (Drexciya Electric Eel Mix)
  36. Exzakt ft. Uprock / Dope Fiend
  37. Eurobass Express / Trip To The Moon (Mega Low Space Version)
  38. Beat Dominator / Music's Hypnotyzing
  39. Bass 305 / Hip Hop Groove (Sample Symphonymovement 305)
  40. 2 Live Crew / Ghetto Bass
  41. Aux 88 / Fly By Night ~1:45 AM

(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.

MTT 130 / Distress Signal

Posted 2019-08-23. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, miami bass, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT130 Spectrogram

Driving electro and bass music up around 140 BPM. Detroit, Florida, NZ, UK, and more.

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  1. Screwtec / Water Gate 00:00
  2. Aux 88 / Alien Life Form 02:04
  3. E.M.S. / Ginetik 05:40
  4. Go Nuclear / Time2Party 10:10
  5. Bass Junkie / Myami Style 14:00
  6. Silicon / Positive, Negative 17:38
  7. Nomadic / Metro-Mover (Extended Mix) 20:25
  8. Spectrums Data Forces / Telemaco (Systemic Remix) 23:57
  9. Exzakt / Sleeping With The Enemy (Alpha 606 Remix) 26:43
  10. Kronos Device / Sinister Synthesis 29:41
  11. Hydraulix / Basstown 33:07
  12. DJ Overdose / Crystal Boy (Space Adventure Cobra Mix) 37:14
  13. Radioactive Man / Sight & Sound 41:46
  14. Phonotronix / Electronic Intellect 45:00
  15. Jackal & Hyde / Bang (Ver 2.0) 48:30
  16. Chaotic State / Threat Con Delta 50:26
  17. Bass Junkie / Robot Movement (Dexorcist's B-Boy Bass Edit) 52:33
  18. Cybonix / Let Your Body Rock 55:34
  19. Silicon / ID0 57:50

Crystal Boy from the 1982 Space Adventure Cobra movie

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.

This show strays a bit from the more strict detroit-miami electro-bass of the last few weeks. Over half this mix is from UK / EU labels, with two tracks each from Battle Trax, Frustrated Funk, Militant Science, and Touchin' Bass. Three tracks from Exzakt's Monotone Records feature, all pieces I bought back in the late 2000s. Monotone recently started releasing new music, so check that out at their website.

Bass month will close next week with a selection of slower tunes, something to relax with after playing the arcade. No new tricks, but good music.

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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.