MTT 116 / Program Shift

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MTT116 Spectrogram

More electro and breaks this week, and one piece of genuine psytrance. This one gets lost in the weeds.

This show (like most of MTT Year 3) 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.

  1. Paradroid / Cohesive Liquid Polymers 00:09
  2. Ion Driver / bbRobot (214 Remix) 01:40
  3. Jean-Paul Bondy ft. Mac & Megumi / Xeno Persuasion 06:09
  4. RD / The Birth Of Houdinni's Voice 10:54
  5. Bass Kittens / MFS_Root (214 Remix) 16:49
  6. ADJ / Qigong 20:32
  7. Newcleus / Jam On It (Salim Rafiq vs. Soul Oddity Mix) 25:38
  8. Soul Oddity / DJ Tokyo 30:05
  9. Bass Kittens / Rare Bread 34:39
  10. Suff-X / Cyberfreq 38:12
  11. Volsoc / Needleintuit 40:42
  12. Digitalis / Soma Junkie 44:42
  13. Soul Oddity / Fugue 49:39
  14. Darren Price / Over And Out 53:28
  15. Tipper / Oblong 58:43

So this mix was assembled to play some Soul Oddity, as I mentioned in my rambling intro. Three of their tracks feature here (numbers 7, 8, and 13). Their album for Astralwerks, Tone Capsule, is a stone-cold classic and should be heard by everyone. Soul Oddity's two members would go on to found the Schematic Music Company and reappear as Phoenecia. Their 2001 album Brownout is another favorite of mine.

Track 7 requires some explanation. Some time in the late '90s Soul Oddity remixed Jam On It by Newcleus. That remix was released on a CD single called Jam On It (The Millenium Mixes) as the Jam On Soul Mix. In 2009 Salim Rafiq uploaded Jam On It (Salim Rafiq vs. Soul Oddity Mix) to his soundcloud page. I'd been looking for a copy of the Jam On Soul Mix for years, and that upload was my first crack at it (or something like it). I suspect that the 2009 soundcloud version and the 2000 Jam On Soul Mix are the same, but I have no way to confirm that. It could be another example of a Mix Of A Mix Mix.

Soma Junkie by Digitalis also deserves a mention. It's part of a short-lived late '90s psybreaks trend championed by 21-3 Records and Matsuri Productions. The Elastic compilation on 21-3 serves as a decent introduction to the sound, I think. (It's also the one comp I own, and can therefore recommend). Digitalis himself, Seb Taylor, has a bandcamp page full of music worth checking out.

This ended up being a pretty disorganized selection. The tracks are good; I hope that makes up for it. More breaks and electro next week, continuing the downward tempo trend.

Shoutout to Suff-X.


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