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MTT No. 084 / Silver Sky

Posted 2018-10-05. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT084 Spectrogram

"Dark" electro this week. Drivecom, Interdimensional Transmissions, Psi49net, Transient Force, etc.

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  1. Shemale / Tomb 00:00
  2. Ekman / Coriolis Effect 01:13
  3. Boris Divider / RS-232 05:13
  4. Micro Controlled Corporation / Life Style 08:01
  5. Psylocity / Sky 13:45
  6. Anthony Rother / Nerthus 16:58
  7. Dietrich Schoenemann / Untitled [E-SERIES01 A1] 20:47
  8. Das Muster / Geheimabsprache 22:59
  9. Hadamard / Telemetry 25:36
  10. Shemale / Vampire 28:09
  11. Ectomorph / The Haunting 29:57
  12. Microthol / mod_electro_mix4 33:52
  13. Kan3da / Outputvector 37:12
  14. GD Luxxe / My Guiding Ghost 39:40
  15. Go Hiyama / World Game 42:03
  16. Collapsicon / Six 45:22
  17. Ra-X / 1987 49:03
  18. Franck Sarrio / Untitled [Bunker 3051 B1] 52:23
  19. Ectomorph / (We Have Come To) Destroy Your Powercenters 54:14
  20. Ekman / Ergosphere 55:55

I was mistaken in the intro: both the Shemale tracks included in this mix are from Hell Transformation Screens, their release on Last Known Trajectory. I absolutely love their music, and every October I dig it up to play. Also every October I'm confronted by (and disappointed with) their choice of name. They've just released a new album on Tabernacle Records after a five year hiatus; vinyl only, unfortunately.

Three tracks from the label Interdimensional Transmissions feature in this mix. I'm a big fan of IT, and of Ectomorph in particular. (and I've got both the shirt and the stack of records to prove it). Ectomorph are releasing a new album, Stalker, on the 31st; the samples sound gorgeous.

I'm happy with this one. Some real all-time favorite tracks made it in (The Haunting...) and on the whole the set came together well enough. Levels are a bit uneven (thinking of Destroy Your Powercenters), but I hope not annoyingly so.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / September 2018

Posted 2018-09-30. Permalink. Tagged electro, ground kontrol, logical aggression, music, techno.

DJ Megaphysics and I played our regular night at Ground Kontrol this week, Wednesday the 26th to be precise. I started the night at 9:00 PM; here's what I played:

  1. John Beltran / Collage Of Dreams ~9:00 PM
  2. John Shima / Depopulation
  3. Los Hermanos / Olmec My Bro
  4. Kenny Larkin / Nocturnal
  5. Jeff Mills / Solid Sleep
  6. Model 500 / Mind Changes
  7. R.M / O
  8. Mikron / Amn't I
  9. R.M / Chikyu-u 001
  10. Kenny Larkin / Butterflies
  11. Omar-S / Flying Gorgars
  12. Legowelt / Beyond Ur Self
  13. Dan White / Ghost Train
  14. Mikron / Ask Me
  15. Carl Finlow / Muon
  16. Versalife / Cloaking Mod
  17. Creta Kano / Skyway Motel
  18. Dark Matrix / Untitled [LSF007 B1]
  19. Aril Brikha / Otill
  20. Elecktroids / Silicon Valley
  21. Scape One / End Credits
  22. ADJ / Take A Step
  23. ADJ + Pathic / Scenario
  24. Plant43 / Bioluminescent Trees
  25. Novamen / Dance All Night
  26. Dark Matrix / Untitled [LSF007 C2]
  27. Morphology / Euclidean Structure
  28. Scape One / Platonic
  29. The Other People Place / Let Me Be Me
  30. Plant43 / Stellar Nursery
  31. ERP / Gleaning Creation
  32. Morphology / Journey's End
  33. John Shima / SagDEG
  34. Derrick May / Dreams Of Dreamers
  35. Los Hermanos / The Very Existence
  36. Unknown Artist / Bayes
  37. Model 500 / Starlight
  38. Maurizio / Domina (Maurizio Mix) ~11:30 PM

Megaphysics then played an excellent set of old IDM and new (experimental?) techno; a lot of music from the label Whities.

A fine night, good music for the weather & time of year.


MTT No. 082 / Fly Away

Posted 2018-09-21. Permalink. Tagged acid, anonradio, house, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT082 Spectrogram

More house and techno, a bit of IDM, a bit of acid. Mostly kind of lo-fi. A bunch of tracks I wanted to hear.

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  1. The War Against The Sun / Protostellar 00:00
  2. Aril Brikha / Embrace 01:33
  3. R.M / Chikyu-u 001 05:09
  4. Dangerous Frontiers / South Central 08:54
  5. Kenny Larkin / Butterflies 14:30
  6. Omar-S / Flying Gorgars 18:53
  7. Aphex Twin / Ptolemy 22:51
  8. User48736353001 / Lannerlog 25:16
  9. Legowelt / Beyond Ur Self 27:39
  10. Dan White / Ghost Train 31:33
  11. Legowelt / The Soul Of A City 34:38
  12. Zwart Licht Kommando / Tape Deck 38:53
  13. Chris Moss Acid / Niacin's Touch 43:25
  14. Omar S / Psychotic Photosynthesis 48:01
  15. Legowelt / U Can Fly Away From The Hood If U Want 54:11

This mix is the result of listening to Legowelt's TEAC Life all week. All three Legowelt tracks included are from TEAC Life. Highest possible recommendation for that album; it's fantastic and should be heard by everyone interested in house and techno. And it's free, so there's no reason to avoid it.

The other highlight here, beyond Legowelt's tracks, are the two tracks by Omar-S. Flying Gorgars and Psychotic Photosynthesis, both massive tracks. Gorgars is available from his website as wav; Photosynthesis appears to still be available as a 12" from the same website. Photosynthesis in particular is huge, just so good. Wonderfully hypnotic stuff.

This one is alright! It scratched an itch. The track choices are a bit weird, and it doesn't totally work, but the tracks are good, so I guess it balances out.


MTT No. 081 / Just Living

Posted 2018-09-14. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, house, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT081 Spectrogram

House and techno this week. Some old Detroit tunes plus a few odd bits and pieces.

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  1. So Takahashi / Pattern #26 [CRPK 005.6 B26] 00:04
  2. System 7 vs. Derrick May / Big Sky City 01:13
  3. Silent Phase / Meditive Fusion 05:53
  4. 3MB ft. Eddie "Flashin'" Fowlkes / Illuminism (Sun Electric Edit) 11:32
  5. Jeff Mills / Simple Degrading Devices Of Reflectivity 14:52
  6. The Black Dog / Train By The Autobahn (Robert Hood's DJ Remix) 18:10
  7. Aril Brikha / Headhunter 22:32
  8. A Guy Called Gerald / Just Soul 26:58
  9. The Lithium Project / Fundo Passo 30:47
  10. John Beltran / Deluge 34:41
  11. John Shima / SagDEG 38:22
  12. Los Hermanos / Olmec My Bro 40:19
  13. Underground Resistance / Transition 43:30
  14. Los Hermanos / The Very Existence 48:30
  15. The Martian / Sex In Zero Gravity (Mixed By Eddie "Flashin'" Fowlkes) 52:10
  16. Derrick May / Dreams Of Dreamers 58:16

Lots of Detroit techno in this set. Eddie "Flashin'" Fowlkes, Los Hermanos, Robert Hood (here with a remix), Mad Mike (as Underground Resistance, also The Martian), Derrick May, Jeff Mills, and Stacey Pullen (as Silent Phase). Also Aril Brikha, whose excellent Deeparture In Time was first released on the famous Detroit label Transmat.

It's worth mentioning the news around John Beltran's Ten Days Of Blue, since it's why the track Deluge appears in this mix. See this article at Resident Advisor for the details. I picked up the album while it was available from Beltran's bandcamp page; it's since been taken down. It's an amazing album, worth seeking out for anyone interested in the more ambient side of techno. I hope Beltran and Peacefrog can work out their differences.

All of these tracks are good, but I think the arrangement (and mixing) could use some work. A couple of proper jams at the end had me up and moving; those Los Hermanos tracks in particular.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / July 2018

Posted 2018-07-26. Permalink. Tagged disco, electro, ground kontrol, logical aggression, music, techno.

Logical Aggression, the night DJ Megaphysics and I host at Ground Kontrol, was yesterday. I played after Megaphysics; here's what my set contained:

  1. Zwart Licht Kommando / Four Lane ~11:30 PM
  2. Dangerous Frontiers / South Central
  3. Legowelt / The Soul Of A City
  4. Zwart Licht Kommando / London
  5. Solitary Dancer / Birth Of Saturn
  6. Derrick May / Kaotic Harmony
  7. Shanti Celeste / SSS (OG Cut)
  8. Peverelist / Better Ways Of Living
  9. Miotek & WRTH / Our Funk (Radioactiveman Remix)
  10. Indio / Armenian Eyes
  11. Micronaut / Quadstepper
  12. Annie Hall / Sky Watcher
  13. Ion Driver / Magma
  14. Dexter / Ech Vet!
  15. Transllusion / Consequences
  16. Aril Brikha / Sweet Lullaby
  17. Pathic / Inklik
  18. State Logik / Electro Boogie
  19. MAS 2008 / X-Perience The Reality
  20. Fatima Yamaha / Between Worlds
  21. GD Luxxe / Keep Me (DMX Krew Remix)
  22. Lowfish / Glass & Spiders (Solvent Remix)
  23. Caro / Caro's Crystal Castle
  24. Raiders Of The Lost Arp / On And On
  25. Polarius / Nemo Airfield
  26. Skatebard / Vuelo
  27. Freak Electrique / Parsec
  28. Alexander Robotnick / Computer Sourire
  29. Giorgio / I Wanna Rock You
  30. Polygamy Boys ft. Lindsay-J / Mystic Eyes
  31. SYD / Altered States
  32. Il.Ek.Tro / World Of Wire
  33. Galaxy Toobin' / The Day Of The Duel Is Approaching
  34. Rising Sun Systems / Freebasin' For David Bohm ~1:50 AM

A repeat of MTT073 and chunks of MTT072. Lazy, but I was tired, so I reached for something fresh in my mind. Glass & Spiders goes really well with Caro's Crystal Castle; that's an idea worth exploring for a future set.


MTT No. 073 / Open The Next

Posted 2018-07-20. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, house, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT073 Spectrogram

Electro. House? Some music I've been holding on to for quite a while.
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  1. Shine Grooves / Runout 04.07 00:00
  2. Shanti Celeste / SSS (OG Cut) 01:20
  3. Peverelist / Better Ways Of Living 06:45
  4. Miotek & WRTH / Our Funk (Radioactiveman Remix) 09:50
  5. Indio / Armenian Eyes 14:13
  6. Micronaut / Quadstepper 17:29
  7. Annie Hall / Sky Watcher 19:28
  8. Ion Driver / Magma 24:30
  9. Dexter / Ech Vet! 28:37
  10. Transllusion / Consequences 33:36
  11. Aril Brikha / Sweet Lullaby 37:10
  12. Pathic / Inklik 39:09
  13. MAS 2008 / X-Perience The Reality 44:57
  14. Fatima Yamaha / Between Worlds 47:09
  15. Rude 66 / My 909 53:13
  16. S.Slot / Afterlife 57:44

I said at the beginning of this show that I was going to play electro. That turned out to be both true and not - there's a quite a bit of weirdness in this selection. The Peverelist track: is it dubstep (or maybe garage)?. Is Armenian Eyes by Indio future jazz? I know Shanti Celeste and Fatima Yamaha (AKA Bas Bron) for their house music - so what are those tracks? These genre labels start to break down. And that's interesting to me.

Having said that, my standout track this week is a more traditional electro piece: Inklik by Pathic. Available on the Pyramid Transmissions Free Sampler as well as Interstellar Communications Vol. 1, which I still need to pick up. I've mentioned Pyramid Transmissions before, and my recommendation still holds. I can't wait to play more of their tracks.

It's a goal of mine to try and play different genres, different sounding music, within each of these sets. I believe I succeeded this week, and I'm happy with the result.

Now I've got to go clean that scratchy potentiometer.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / May 2018

Posted 2018-05-31. Permalink. Tagged ambient, electro, ground kontrol, idm, logical aggression, music, techno.

For the first time in years, I took notes while playing tracks at Ground Kontrol this month. (I always take notes ahead of time for reference, but I never mark the track order while DJing).

Megaphysics played an excellent disco / misc electronic set from about 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM, and then I played this:

  1. Fellmann & Louise / Chicken Sandwich ~11:30 PM
  2. Indulin / Lovin' It
  3. Indulin / Synthin' Clock Funk
  4. SCSI-9 / Silkworm
  5. Mrs Jynx / Supermarket Sandwiches
  6. Gottfried Y. Leibniz / Reliable Sun Ritual (0001)
  7. Indulin / Acid Footsteps
  8. Super secret track
  9. Norken / Static
  10. Matt Flores / Pursuit of Happiness
  11. Carl Finlow / Wafer Thin
  12. Metamatics / Hymn Bream
  13. AFX / Analogue Bubblebath
  14. Ed Chamberlain / Place
  15. Scape One / Plastic Lunch
  16. Elecktroids / Silicon Valley
  17. Nagz / Daughter of Time
  18. The Green Man / Deep Below
  19. Metamatics / Mops
  20. Jega / Starglider
  21. Paul Hardcastle / Loitering With Intent
  22. Quadrant 77 & Roller8 / Roll Into Space
  23. Jega / Knight Lore
  24. User48736353001 / Bimbongo
  25. Solenoid / July's War Butterflies
  26. Carl Finlow / Night Owl
  27. Plaid / Spudink
  28. Metamatics / Man-q-Neons
  29. Scape One / Internal Symmetry
  30. Mrs Jynx / Long Lost
  31. Jega / Oak Hanger
  32. Link / Arcadian (Global Communication Remix) ~1:30 AM
  33. Gottfried Y. Leibniz / Twofoldness
  34. XY0815 / Fuck Mars, We're On Earth Now
  35. Higher Intelligence Agency / ting
  36. Plaid / Headspin

Finished at 2 AM. A relatively lazy set, full of recycled mixes from my recent radio shows. I love ending sets with Headspin...

I'll try to do this when I play out. Hopefully somebody finds it useful.


MTT No. 065 / Faint Odour

Posted 2018-05-25. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT065 Spectrogram

More IDM this week. It's been a very IDM-y month.
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  1. Clatterbox / Jet Set [Looped Intro] 00:00
  2. Plaid / Undoneson 00:53
  3. Clatterbox / Jet Set 04:17
  4. Plaid / Spudink 07:29
  5. Lego Feet / Leaves On The Line 11:17
  6. Jega / Starglider 14:30
  7. Paul Hardcastle / Loitering With Intent 15:33
  8. Quadrant 77 & Roller8 / Roll Into Space 19:14
  9. Jega / Knight Lore 23:01
  10. AFX / Analogue Bubblebath 25:53
  11. Ed Chamberlain / Place 29:35
  12. Elecktroids / Silicon Valley 33:57
  13. Benjamin May / Norshor Nights 36:46
  14. The Green Man / Deep Below 40:00
  15. Metamatics / Mops 42:20
  16. Indulin / Strangeness 46:33
  17. Ed Chamberlain / Landmine 48:58
  18. International Debris / Sonmi 451 (Electric Sea) 54:22
  19. International Debris / Level Seven Environment Four 57:48

Somewhere between half and a third of this mix is proper old IDM. Old Warp, Skam, Hydrogen Dukebox, etc. Both Lego Feet and Jega's 1995 are relatively recent releases (or re-release in the case of the former). They're absolutely fantastic and worth picking up.

The two Ed Chamberlain tracks are from his Untitled release on Semantica Records. I've had those three tracks on repeat for weeks now. They're very good.

Sonmi 451 by International Debris was a last-minute addition (hence the flubbed mix). I think the track title is a reference to Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell... I should read that. In any case, it's a really cool ambient piece from the album Myosphere, and works well as a final track.

And that's week 65 done. Check back next time for what'll probably be the chillout set of the month.