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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.


MTT No. 060 / Hotel Saturn

Posted 2018-04-20. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dub techno, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT060 Spectrogram

Techno by way of Motorlab.su and a few old detroit (and detroit-y) pieces.
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  1. Jon'smu / Reception 00:00
  2. Kenny Larkin / Intro 03:30
  3. Jon'smu / Hall 07:19
  4. Sinuosity / Time Start 09:20
  5. Gliese / To Neptune 11:45
  6. IVM² / "R" Future 13:53
  7. Qybrid / k523 16:45
  8. Numbercult / Prototype-O 19:32
  9. Model 500 / Lightspeed 22:26
  10. Phase 313 / Silence 28:25
  11. Paperclip People / The Climax (Basic Reshape) 33:04
  12. Sinuosity / Soulrotor 35:28
  13. Millsart / Gamma Player 39:04
  14. Phoboz / Betelgeuse 44:14
  15. Sinuosity / Variable 47:26
  16. X-102 / Mimas 50:32
  17. Unknown / Unknown Trak 54:30
  18. Jon'smu / Room 58:05

The majority of this mix - 11 tracks - is from Motorlab Records or its sublabel Cyclon. The Jon'smu, Sinuosity, Gliese, Qybrid, Phase 313, Phoboz, and Unknown tracks specifically. There's a lot of great detroit-y spaced-out techno on Motorlab. Recommended if you're into that.

The numbercult track I've included doesn't seem to be available anymore, unfortunately. It's from an album called Prototypes that used to be on bandcamp.

Gamma Player stands out among the non-Motorlab tracks. Easily my favorite Jeff Mills track, and one of my favorite tracks period.

The levels are a bit uneven in this recording - looking at you, track 2 - but hopefully not too bad. This was a fun one to mix. I should have closed with Sex In Zero Gravity, though.


MTT No. 059 / Every Grain Of Sand

Posted 2018-04-13. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, dub techno, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT059 Spectrogram

Mostly electro. A few recent purchases, a few old favorites.
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  1. Jeff Mills / A Reluctant Compliance 00:00
  2. Deluge / Metapop (Daniel Zax Remix) 02:55
  3. Miotek / Future For Machines 06:40
  4. Subway / Drop 10:25
  5. Suburban Knight / Collaboration Alpha 14:40
  6. Fleck E.S.C. / Dead End 17:42
  7. ITPDWIP / Eto Ya (It's Me) 21:00
  8. Drøn / Paradroid 24:34
  9. Igors Vorobjovs / Three Laws Of Robotics (In Circuit Mix) 28:10
  10. Datawave / Stratoforms 32:04
  11. Sbles3plex / Alternative 2 36:12
  12. Sbles3plex / Pmm Pss Tah 38:15
  13. Krypton 81 / Dobbeltgænger 41:30
  14. E.R.P. / Sensory Process 45:03
  15. Drexciya / Birth Of New Life 52:58
  16. Nei / Gates 58:50

I recently picked up the Sbles3plex album, Máquinas Deseantes; it's incredibly good. A nice range of tracks, very clean sounding. A well-mastered release in general - by which I mean it hasn't been compressed to hell. And it works as an album! The kind you listen to from beginning to end! I rarely enjoy listening to full-album-length Electro or Techno releases that way.

Both Drop by Subway and Collaboration Alpha by Suburban Knight are tracks that I've been playing for years. Usually in the same set. Drop was an odd used bin find, an electro-ish track from what I assume are House producers. Suburban Knight is, well, he's awesome. My Sol Dark Direction is indispensable.

The end of this mix is maybe a bit lazy, letting a couple of long tracks play from beginning to end (more or less), but they deserve to be heard in full. Sensory Process by E.R.P. is a monster. High drama. Megaphysics would call it "moody". Same with Birth Of New Life by Drexciya, slotted in here to bring things down a bit. The mix doesn't really work, but that's OK.

I did not realize it was Friday the 13th until half an hour before this was recorded. Some of the later selections (particularly Dobbeltgænger) may have been influenced by that discovery...


MTT No. 058 / Andreaen

Posted 2018-04-06. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dub techno, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT058 Spectrogram

An hour of techno & electro, messily mixed.
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  1. Brk / I 00:00
  2. Brk / II 01:00
  3. Dark Matrix / Untitled [LSF007 A1] 04:08
  4. Kenny Larkin / Nocturnal 08:56
  5. UR / Biosensors In Tunnel Complex Africa 11:47
  6. Joey Beltram / The Vertical 15:58
  7. XY0815 / Tool Matter 21:55
  8. Lerosa / Regret 24:57
  9. Dark Matrix / Untitled [LSF007 A3] 28:46
  10. Dan White / Buckley's Escape 32:53
  11. Transllusion / Memories Of Me 35:19
  12. Kan3da / Lost Gem 38:10
  13. Drexciya / Andreaen Sand Dunes 40:58
  14. =UHU= / Contact Binary Aureole 45:39
  15. =UHU= / NGC 001 48:18
  16. Spin Fidelity / We Dig Deeper 50:43
  17. Dynarec / Historic Exhale 53:40
  18. Le Car / Cinematic-Automatic (Heinrich Muller Remix) 58:26

The goal this week was to play Andreaen Sand Dunes by Drexciya. The rest of the tracks were arranged with that in mind. Andreaen is an amazing song, probably my favorite of Drexciya's work. I picked up my copy new(ish) at Platinum Records in Portland; last I checked (a year or so ago), they still had one copy for sale.

A couple other favorites snuck in during the selection process. Most important, and the one I'd like to highlight, is The Vertical by Joey Beltram. By far my favorite track by Beltram. Also some of my favorite drum machine programming. I don't often like the 909, but I love it in The Vertical. The album I have it on - the 2xCD Ghost In The Shell PSX Soundtrack - deserves an entire post (and mix) to itself, so look out for that in the future.

And that's it. Now to write up a reminder sheet so I'll remember what to say during the intro...


MTT No. 056 / Wandering Mind

Posted 2018-03-23. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dub techno, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT056 Spectrogram

Dub Techno for overcast, rainy, moody weather.
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  1. Seal Bient / Runout 02.03 00:00
  2. Zzzzra / Eau Lourde 04:23
  3. Zwart Licht Kommando / Natural Ingredients 09:47
  4. Stereopathy / Sensory Overload 13:26
  5. Re-Drum / Subaquatic Utopia 19:21
  6. Seal Bient / Untitled [ML051 03] 24:12
  7. Zwart Licht Kommando / Blue Mountain Rain 27:21
  8. Bvdub / Panopticon 30:45
  9. Deepchord / Spiral 2 35:09
  10. Textural Being / The Sixth Gap (Reshape #2) 39:33
  11. Phoboz / Five After Midnight 42:45
  12. Omar S & Shadow Ray / Oasis Five 46:30
  13. Legowelt / Dare To Dream 50:21
  14. Tones On Tail / Rain 57:16

The majority of this mix is selections from netlabels - BIO-MECHANICS, Deepindub, Motorlab, Noxgenus, Recycled Plastics. Dub Techno seems to be a popular style for free netlabels. Thinner immediately comes to mind as a famous example.

I go shopping for Dub Techno a few times a year, surfing from artist to artist or from label to label to find new music. In the last week I picked up a bunch of music from Deepindub, and that led me to Recycled Plastics. There's a lot of good stuff on those two labels; I've only scratched the surface here.

Having said that, Noxgenus18 by Zwart Licht Kommando is the reason this mix happened. Released December 2017, I found it a few weeks ago and have had parts of it on repeat since. It's fantastic. And it's available for free at the link above, so give it a listen.


MTT No. 055 / Techno's On My Mind

Posted 2018-03-16. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT055 Spectrogram

An hour of Detroit Electro & Techno Bass.
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  1. The Infiltrator / UR On Mir 00:00
  2. Agent Patrick & ShapeShiftr / Electrik City 01:06
  3. Aux 88 / I Hear Rhythms 06:28
  4. DJ Godfather / Night On William St. 08:28
  5. DJ Dijital / Dijital's Revenge 11:11
  6. Will Web / Boomin' 13:54
  7. Will Web / Mechanization 16:38
  8. Chaos / Afrogermanic 19:36
  9. D.I.E. / Out With Tha Old 23:25
  10. Slade Brothers / Episode 76 25:44
  11. D.I.E. / Laid Back Frequency 28:03
  12. Aux 88 / The DJ 30:50
  13. Andrew Red Hand / Space Encounter 34:12
  14. Keith Tucker / Oscillator (Bonus Beats) 36:31
  15. Digitek / Nymphomaniac 38:50
  16. UR / Untitled [UR038 B1] 41:09
  17. The Sentinel / Watch Your Back 44:10
  18. The Martian / 808° (Surface Temperature Mix) 47:00
  19. UR / The Final Frontier 49:19
  20. The Martian / Ultraviolet Images 53:15
  21. Die Sterne / Ansiedad (Vocal) 57:38

A lot of Direct Beat, Puzzlebox Records, Twilight 76, and Underground Resistance.

I'm not an expert on this style. I have at most 50 releases to pull tracks from, mostly reissues or used bin finds. I'm missing some fairly significant records. But I've got enough to fill an hour (and change), so here you go.

Not every artist included is from Detroit. The Sentinel, Andrew Red Hand, and Die Sterne (AKA G13ck) are all from outside the USA. They do an excellent job of working and innovating in the Detroit style. I'm very happy to include them here, and I strongly recommend their releases. Southern Outpost, The Sentinel's label, is particularly good.

I need to remember the next time I play 808° that there's a rude edit that throws the timing off.