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MTT No. 079 / Step Outside

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

MTT079 Spectrogram

80 BPM stuff to end bass month. Dubstep (post-dubstep?), Juke, Miami Bass.
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  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, ground kontrol, juke, 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.

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  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.

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  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.


MTT No. 026 / Movement Through Thought

Posted 2017-08-25. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, miami bass, movement through thought, music, photo, radio.

MTT026 Spectrogram

Mid 2000s Florida electro. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. DJ Overdose / The Beat
  2. Exzakt / More Bounce To The Ounce
  3. Silicon / Silicon
  4. Netzwerk Florida / Earth.Wind.Fire (Instrumental)
  5. Exzakt / Musik Is The Drug
  6. E.V.A.C. / Terra (Salim Rafiq's Anti Terra-rist Remix)
  7. Resident Alien / Movement Through Thought
  8. T.E.S.T. & Excel / No Disgrace In The Bass
  9. Brice Kelly / Phony Tech Support
  10. Sound Chasers / Sonar
  11. Brice Kelly / Unmanned March
  12. Xerodefx / Fatal Brain Reactions
  13. Brice Kelly / New Awareness
  14. Exzakt / Futureshock
  15. Xerodefx / Onya
  16. T.E.S.T. & Excel / It Seems To Me

These are some of my favorite records. This radio program itself, Movement Through Thought, is named after the Resident Alien track in this mix.

More Monotone USA again, and a small selection of Frajile Records (Bandcamp) and Exceleration Records. I have the complete run of Exceleration, and nearly the complete run of Monotone. The later Exceleration releases (in particular the two T.E.S.T. records) are unbelievably good. Unfortunately I'm missing pieces of the Frajile catalog, most importantly Florida Electro Artists Vol. 1 and the two Resident Alien 12"s. They're shooting up in value, too, so it's unlikely I'll be able to pick them up soon.

These tracks hit a real sweet spot for me. I don't think I can describe why, exactly. I'm not much of a writer. TR-808 or TR-808-like drums, synth leads & arpeggios, pitched bass samples, not overcompressed so as to be too loud. (With the exception of those Brice Kelly releases - there's more compression going on there than I like...). Some air left in the sound, so you can hear some subtlety in it.

Blurry photo of 2000s Florida electro records

I completely forgot about that Decibel Festival 2006 flyer in the sleeve of MON004. I keep flyers, tickets, and receipts inside the poly sleeves of records...


MTT No. 025 / Miami's Vice

Posted 2017-08-18. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, miami bass, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT025 Spectrogram

Some aggressive post-2000 electro and bass music. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. Dynamik Bass System / Robotmachine
  2. Dynamix II / Sedona
  3. Ghosts In The Machine / Merciless Killing Machines
  4. Lethal Agent & Kounterakt / Mind, Body and Soul
  5. Synthetix / Birth Of The Bot
  6. Hydraulix / Low Endz
  7. Hydraulix / Nympho
  8. Autonomous Bass Heads / Bass Rock
  9. DJ Overdose / It's DJ Overdose
  10. $uper Geniu$ / Miami's Vice
  11. TEST / Audio Stimulant
  12. Brice Kelly / Machine On Rails
  13. Larry McCormick / Escape
  14. Exzakt / Clarity
  15. Exzakt / Off Course

Unofficial bass month continues. "Steamrolls on through" is maybe a better description than "continue" for this week.

There's a lot of Monotone USA in this mix; five tracks, give or take. There's a run of records on Monotone, starting with the reissue of Pledge Your Allegiance To Electro Funk (MON003), that are just paint-peelingly loud and aggressive. I pull them off the shelf and let them flex about once a year. This is the result.

I've linked to the discogs page for Robotmachine above, but Dynamik Bass System have kindly made it available on Bandcamp. I may pick that up at some point, to have a cleaner copy of the release.


MTT No. 024 / The Bass (It Makes Me Feel)

Posted 2017-08-11. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, miami bass, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT024 Spectrogram

Bass CDs and 2000s bass-y Electro this week. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

  1. Debonaire / Debonaire's Voodoo Show
  2. Omega II / Sonic Beatz III
  3. Debonaire / Biggest Bass Drum
  4. Darxid / Bass Operator
  5. Bass 305 / Computer Bass (Rebel Science London Version)
  6. Beat Dominator / Bass Computer
  7. Dynamix II / Vibrations Are Increasing
  8. Bass 305 / Autobaun Route 305 (Ultimate Low Frequency Challenge)
  9. Circuit Breaker / Bass So Clear
  10. Techmaster P.E.B. / Eurobass (Ultra Low Bass)
  11. Metaminds / From The Outside Looking In
  12. Bass Junkie & Debonaire / Basslab
  13. DJ Overdose / Kleun De Megamix
  14. Dynamik Bass System / We Are Binary (But We Have Human Needs)
  15. Maggotron / Cyberzoids

There's a lot of Debonaire in this. The Octagon of Opposition MP3 release on his label Debonaire Records is one that stands out here. Basslab and Sonic Beatz III are excellent, and so is Battle Droid (Bonus Beatz) which didn't make the cut this time.

Darxid's Bass Operator EP is another very good late 2000s MP3 release. Bass Operator, Subsonic Generation, Flashback.

It's hot and a bit humid here in Oregon.