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.
This show (like most of MTT Year 2) is no longer available for download here. Get in touch with me at the email address listed at the top of this page if you want a copy of it.
- Ali3ns3xtoy / ES 0722A 00:00
- Paul Blackford / Beta Decay 02:35
- Paul Blackford / Germ Warfare 05:23
- Headnoaks / Power 2 Da Beatz 08:35
- Synth Alien / Spectral Attack 11:24
- Vadz / Bees On Speed 15:08
- Oort Cloud / Dark Party 18:10
- Sound Synthesis / Human 21:00
- Paul Blackford / Renegade Bassline 24:24
- Synth Alien / Radioactive Decay 26:50
- Fullspectrum / My Amusement (Paul Blackford Remix) 31:17
- Synapse / Jedi Nights 35:06
- Ed Rush & Optical / Wormhole 38:54
- Scrase / Ford 42:18
- Fullspectrum / Replicant 45:30
- Beagle / Crazy Person 48:18
- E-Z Rollers / Spin Out 52:54
- 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.
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