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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.


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 126 / Bend, Curve, Loop

Posted 2019-07-26. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, house, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT126 Spectrogram

The four-on-the-floor trend continues this week with some house and techno. Beware the sketchy vinyl recordings.

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  1. Echo 106 / Alternate Sun Rays 00:00
  2. Pheek / There You Are 01:45
  3. R.M / Jardin De Nuit 04:57
  4. Mikron / Amn't I 08:24
  5. Psyche / Elements 11:20
  6. Omar-S & Shadow Ray / Oasis #1 16:59
  7. Suburban Knight / The Groove (Pan Mix) 20:50
  8. Silk / Symplicity 24:22
  9. Orgue Electronique / Rootbound 26:38
  10. The Chicago Shags / International Banking 30:48
  11. $tinkworx / Mudpump 33:37
  12. The Golden Retrievers / Iron Beach 37:46
  13. Phase 4 Stereo / Tin Piano 42:09
  14. Legowelt / Beach Oceano 45:50
  15. Brothomstates / Matala Bobo 50:51
  16. Orgue Electronique / End Titles 56:24

This set was thrown together to play Legowelt's Beach Oceano. I've had it on repeat for weeks, since I found it on Unknown To The Unknown's bandcamp page. It reminds me of his Teac Life album; like Teac Life, Oceano is a free download and can picked up at the link above.

There's lots of great stuff in this hour beyond that - Carl Craig's gorgeous Elements, Suburban Knight's Groove, Matala Bobo (the B-side to Rktic, which I've played before). And (!) Tin Piano by my friend Phase 4 Stereo, released on the local netlabel Clusterflux.

I'm thinking electro again next week, followed by my usual celebration of bass in August. Thanks as always to aNONradio for hosting my show, and thanks to everybody out there listening.


MTT 125 / Out Of Sync

Posted 2019-07-19. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, house, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT125 Spectrogram

A mix of what I've been listening to this week: the usual electro, IDM, and techno. No plan beyond that.

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  1. R.M / Déambulation 00:00
  2. Scape One / Transcendent Thought 02:20
  3. Psychic TV / L.I.E.S. 05:47
  4. John Shima / Depopulation (Binalog Remix) 08:18
  5. Nullptr / Skyline 12:20
  6. The Black Dog / Skin Clock 17:07
  7. Axiom 23 / Vapour Drive 22:23
  8. Claudio Solis / Vedanta 25:44
  9. Reptant / Microstructure 30:37
  10. Reedale Rise / Foliage 34:39
  11. Zwart Licht Kommando / Teletext 40:01
  12. Underground Resistance / Beauty Of Decay 43:20
  13. LFO / LFO 46:00
  14. Danoise / RNS 47:35
  15. LFO / Groovy Distortion 49:21
  16. Eric McIntyre / Aesthetic Perception 52:18
  17. Reedale Rise / Daphnis 55:33

I found Claudio Solis' bandcamp a few weeks ago and have been enjoying his work since. SOLIS003, 004, and 006 are good releases if you're into syncopated drum programming. They're kind of wonky, in a way I like.

RNS, the cover of LFO by Danoise played here as track 14, is a demo song that comes with the tracker Renoise. It was produced in 2013, according to the song comments. I threw it in as a bit of fun, and as an excuse to A/B compare the two tracks.

All that and more Reedale Rise, a track from the excellent Pure Space PS001.1, and a lovely Psychic TV song. All good music, but some lazy arrangement.


MTT 124 / Summer Scape

Posted 2019-07-12. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dub techno, house, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT124 Spectrogram

It's been a warm and humid week, so I pulled a stack of techno and wandered through it for an hour.

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  1. John Beltran / Soft Summer 00:00
  2. Convextion / Astrum 02:30
  3. D5 / Floatation Tank 07:51
  4. Dark Matrix / Untitled [LSF007 C3] 13:11
  5. Jason Fine / Midwest B 17:05
  6. Mike Huckaby / Wavetable No. 9 20:01
  7. Aril Brikha / On And On 25:22
  8. Drox / Moonlight Dub (Dawn Mix) 28:54
  9. Tracey / Outcome 33:51
  10. Paris (Black Fu) / Black In The Green 38:51
  11. Digitek / Detroit After Dark 41:14
  12. Jeff Mills / Solid Sleep 44:25
  13. Model 500 / I Wanna Be There (Edit) 47:11
  14. Metroplex Social Club / Hubble (Original Mix) 50:00
  15. Kit Clayton / Belt Frictional Problem 55:33

My first highlight is Too Many Clowns (Not Enough Jokers), which is featured in this mix as tracks 10 and 15. It's the first 12" on Throw, a sublabel of Twilight 76. Every track on this thing excellent, including DJ Godfather's locked grooves. But the dark Black In The Green and the slippery Belt Frictional Problem stand above the rest.

Tracey's Outcome EP is another release I'll recommend this week. It's a great electro four-tracker with some varied and interesting production. I had to slow down the track included in this mix by a lot, so check the link above to hear its original form.

Drox's Pitch The System EP, represented here by Moonlight Dub (Dawn Mix), is my third recommendation. It's a sweet compilation of proper electro and techno tracks, and is currently available for free at Drox's bandcamp. He also has music out on a label called Analog Cabin, and appears on the Southern Outpost / Datadisk System Updates EP, which I've played before on this show.

There's always more to talk about - Mike Huckaby's excellent Life With The Wave, the Metroplex Social Club 12" on Puzzlebox, D5 and old Delsin. But I've got to stop somewhere. Good tracks, loose mixing this week.


MTT 123 / Spare No Fakes

Posted 2019-07-05. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT123 Spectrogram

Electro, Detroit and otherwise, for an impromptu US Independence Day show.

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  1. Gliese / Landing On A Wild Planet 00:00
  2. Model 600 / Update Version.ur 03:30
  3. J. Shaw / Neuron Galaxy 07:03
  4. Ectomorph / Magnetic (Version) 10:01
  5. Chaos / Afrogermanic 12:33
  6. The Sentinel / 2.2.4 15:56
  7. Contactless / Downpour 17:48
  8. J. Shaw / Jupiter Funk 22:28
  9. Model 500 / OFI (Mad Mike Remix) 25:58
  10. EDMX / Do You Wanna? (Instrumental) 28:19
  11. DJ Di'jital / The Enforcer 30:24
  12. DJ Godfather / Future Shock 33:39
  13. KT-19941 / Face Your Fate 35:58
  14. EDMX / Minimum 39:41
  15. D.I.E. / Not R Fault 41:46
  16. Dark Matrix / Untitled [LSF007 B3] 45:15
  17. Dexter / D-Funked 48:17
  18. Drexciya / Hydro Cubes 51:20
  19. Andrew Red Hand / Detroit Sunset 55:05
  20. Stingray313 / 22-334E 57:22

J. Shaw's two tracks, from his album on Tec-Troit, stand out in this show. It's a smooth, fast (mostly 140 BPM and over), proper Detroit electro album. It's seriously great; I've had it on repeat all weekend, and can't recommend it enough.

Shaw also put out an album on Militant Science in 2011, specifically MSIA027. (Which appears to be a compilation of music previously available as MSR011 and MSR015). It's my favorite single release from Militant Science; I'll recommend that one, too.

A reddit thread tipped me off to Model 500's OFI. I somehow missed it back in 2010, even though I picked up the later Control single in 2012. The title of that thread is accurate - OFI is a track that bounces, leans, rides. The only thing I dislike about it is the mastering - it sounds overcompressed. Still gets me dancing, though.

There's lots more to recommend from this hour - that Contactless album, Gliese's Flight To New Home EP, Detroit In Effect's Not R Fault (which I picked up from their Myspace page years ago), and so on. But if I don't stop talking here I'll end up running through the whole tracklist.

This was a fun set. I've got no idea what I'll do next week.


MTT 121 / Shakedown

Posted 2019-06-21. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, breaks, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT121 Spectrogram

Breaks & electro, a bit higher tempo than last week's show. I pulled a couple obscure records (and a flac or two) off the shelf for this one.

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  1. Axiom 23 / Figure Skating 00:00
  2. Kerr Knoll / The Unknown 04:32
  3. Technasia / Crosswalk 08:23
  4. Scape One / The Red Tea Room 12:01
  5. Nullptr / Mothership 15:10
  6. Ectomorph / Mysteries (Of The) 19:03
  7. DJ Graeme / Illectro 23:25
  8. Burrito Boys / Untitled [AT05 A3] 28:00
  9. The Dexorcist / Connect One [-6%] 29:56
  10. Paradox & MdCL / Dystopia 34:18
  11. Teebee & K / Moonraker 39:53
  12. Michna / Redline Flights 42:08
  13. T.E.S.T. & Excel / It Seems To Me 46:01
  14. Trestristestigres / B-Sunrise 50:31
  15. Bushwacka! / Tool B 54:53

I was mistaken in my vocal intro: Axiom 23's Figuring Skating is on a label called Radio Of The Pickled Gizmo. That whole album, Hidden Agenda, is very good. Axiom 23 also has a recent (2018) album on Kahvi Collective called Origins, which is also quite good. Both are currently available for free (or pay-what-you-want) at the links above.

DJ Graeme's Kombo EP is one of the obscure pieces I mentioned. It's a four track 12", with three loopy four-on-the-floor tracks and then Illectro, airy and bassy and amazing. It's the only record by Graeme that I own, unfortunately. I'd love to pick up some of his other electro work, particularly the Illectro EP for the track Point Zero.

The Burrito Boys are another old overlooked electro group. The untitled track included here is from the East Coast Art Solution 12". I've got that and the Force The Beat 2x12". Both are great, tracky, tough '90s electro. I like that The Dexorcist left a comment on the Burrito Boys' discogs page; seems fitting somehow.

There's more going on here, of course. Breaks from two drum & bass duos in Paradox & MdCL and Teebee & K; proper Florida electro from T.E.S.T. & Excel; B-Sunrise from Trestristestigres (which I've used to close a show before). But I've ranted long enough, so let's call it there. Next week's show will be another mellow one I think.