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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.


MTT No. 080 / Stare Into Space

Posted 2018-09-07. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT080 Spectrogram

An hour of relatively low-intensity modern electro. Something to come down from last month's shows.

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  1. Anthony Rother / Magic Diner Part 9 00:00
  2. Autopilot / Electro Birds 00:38
  3. Delayscape / Sleeptro 05:02
  4. MetaComplex / Implanted Sounds 08:30
  5. üNN / Reality 12:30
  6. Transparent Sound & Scape One & Karoshi / My Private Cosmos 16:23
  7. Dogon vs. Wee DJs / Space Odyssee 2012 22:05
  8. XY0815 / End Of Your Orbit 25:08
  9. Full Moon Fashions / Electric Ghana 28:36
  10. Vertical67 / Cosmos 32:20
  11. Delayscape / Dryness 35:00
  12. Adrià Duch / Licking My Wounds 38:08
  13. Il.Ek.Tro / Tune In (To The System) 40:38
  14. Freezie Freekie / Slow Decay 45:12
  15. Silicon Scally / Rendered 49:28
  16. G.D. Luxxe & Solvent / Quiet Life 51:09
  17. ADJ / Hope 56:31

This is music I've had for a long time - old Silicon Scally, Elektrolux, Satamile, Touchin' Bass, etc. I think the most recent acquisition here is Licking My Wounds by Adrià Duch, the one broken-beat track on a pretty sweet dub techno release.

Quiet Life by G.D. Luxxe & Solvent stands out in this selection. First released on Snow Robots Vol. 2 on Suction Records, the copy I played here is from the Star Gazing compilation on Guidance Recordings. Shoutout and thank you to Tobias B. for the copy of Star Gazing.

I don't have too much to say about this set. Good tracks, loose mixing, uneven levels. Was a fun way to spend my Thursday evening.


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.


MTT No. 078 / Sub Hazard

Posted 2018-08-24. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, drum & bass, electro, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT078 Spectrogram (Edited)

This week: an hour of music from Paul Blackford's label Militant Science, with a few old Drum & Bass tunes thrown in for fun. This mix is Not Safe For Work (NSFW) due to a vocal sample in one track.

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  1. Ali3ns3xtoy / ES 0722A 00:00
  2. Paul Blackford / Beta Decay 02:35
  3. Paul Blackford / Germ Warfare 05:23
  4. Headnoaks / Power 2 Da Beatz 08:35
  5. Synth Alien / Spectral Attack 11:24
  6. Vadz / Bees On Speed 15:08
  7. Oort Cloud / Dark Party 18:10
  8. Sound Synthesis / Human 21:00
  9. Paul Blackford / Renegade Bassline 24:24
  10. Synth Alien / Radioactive Decay 26:50
  11. Fullspectrum / My Amusement (Paul Blackford Remix) 31:17
  12. Synapse / Jedi Nights 35:06
  13. Ed Rush & Optical / Wormhole 38:54
  14. Scrase / Ford 42:18
  15. Fullspectrum / Replicant 45:30
  16. Beagle / Crazy Person 48:18
  17. E-Z Rollers / Spin Out 52:54
  18. Paul Blackford / Absent Friends 56:06

Militant science is (was?) a label started by Paul Blackford in 2009 with the intention to, as their page at discogs.com says, "bridge the gap between Electro & Drum n Bass". In my opinion it succeeds at this, with amazing results. In 2011 they released their back catalog for free; it's currently all (or nearly all) available at archive.org. The label appears to be defunct now. Their domain name lapsed (here's an archived copy of their webpage), and their bandcamp page no longer sells music. Which is a shame, because I'd absolutely pay for lossless copies of these tracks.

I'm not the first or only DJ to have played a Militant Science set. Probably the most important MS set, and I think the first I heard, was Data Terrorists Vol. 1 mixed by DVNT, released on the label itself as MSIA039. There's a Data Terrorists Vol. 2, mixed by Datacrashrobot and released as MSIA041, that I somehow haven't heard. (I'll correct that oversight very soon).

There is a lot - a lot - of good music on Militant Science that didn't make it into this mix. For anyone interested, here are a couple of suggestions: MSIA020 by Radioactiveman & Luke Dumbstruck. MSIA027 by J Shaw, utterly fantastic fast detroit electro. Audiotechnik by Datentraeger (AKA Marcus Mumm AKA Das Muster). All of Screwtec's releases, but particularly MSIA037. And add to that list all of Blackford's releases, because every single one is good.

I'm pretty satisfied with this set overall. Selection is good, mixing is fine, audio level could be more even. I've wanted to record a mix of these tracks for a long time, and I'm happy to have done it for aNONradio.


MTT No. 077 / Attack Position

Posted 2018-08-17. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, breaks, electro, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT077 Spectrogram

2000s UK breaks and electro bass. Fast, tough music.
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  1. Industrial Bass Machine / Prepare For Invasion 00:01
  2. Dexorcist ft. Krude / Edge City Express 01:15
  3. Kronos Device / Below The Surface 06:45
  4. Industrial Bass Machine / Invisible Force 10:05
  5. Blackmass Plastics / Impure 13:41
  6. Bomb Dogs / Through The Wires 17:31
  7. Kansas City Prophets / Ignition 20:54
  8. Noyeahno / Makin' Me Weird 23:16
  9. DJ Controlled Weirdness / Bass Sox Express 26:13
  10. Aaron Spectre / Music Is The Weapon 28:28
  11. Bomb Dogs / A Touch Of The Old 31:49
  12. DJ Controlled Weirdness V Dexorcist / The Monsters 36:37
  13. Radioactive Man vs The Dexorcist / Sector 6 40:02
  14. Kronos Device / Terminate The Bass 43:59
  15. Radioactive Man / Manwich 49:41
  16. Omni Trio / Mainline 51:52
  17. Tim Wright / Shadow Of The Beast III Opening (Paul Blackford Electro Remix) 56:27

I associate this selection, this sound in general, with Battle Trax and Control Tower. Also Audio Illusion and SMB Records, but none of that made it in (because I don't own any, and couldn't pick any up in time). Also represented are Digital Distortions, Dirty Needles, and Rag & Bone which are (as far as I can tell) labels friendly with the Control Tower / SMB set.

There's a lot of Dexorcist and a bit of Bass Junkie in this. I won't go through listing each track (I'm already being tedious); you can figure it out from their discogs pages.

Track 13, listed here as Sector 6 by Radioactive Man & Dexorcist, might not be named correctly. I bought it on beatport, and that's how the track is labeled there. However, if you look up Sector 6 on youtube, you'll find a different track, actually the opposite side of that record. Beatport is often wrong in this way, which is one of the reasons I never link to it. I've credited the track as Sector 6 here because it forms a nice link with last week's mix.

This mix ended up straying from strict UK electro bass. I got into some breaks, even threw in an old Omni Trio hardcore track for fun. It doesn't flow right and some of the mixing is loose, but I'm satisfied. Good enough.


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.