MTT 120 / Modern Telephony

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MTT120 Spectrogram

Electro. '80s, '90s, and modern throwback pieces. Banging out some dance-y tracks, rocking out for an hour.

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. EMS / VRML 00:00
  2. Herbie Hancock / TFS 01:04
  3. Paul Hardcastle / A.M. 05:15
  4. Kraftwerk / The Telephone Call (Remix) 07:32
  5. Kraftwerk / House Phone 09:48
  6. The Jonzun Crew / We Are The Jonzun Crew 12:27
  7. Jedi Knights / Intergalactic Funk Transmission [Edit] 15:27
  8. DMX Krew / DMX Funk (Rock Mix) 18:43
  9. Tape Loader & Phatt Rok Ski / Prime Time (Instrumental) 22:10
  10. World Class Wreckin' Cru / House Calls 25:25
  11. Hashim / Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) [CR-200 B1] 30:07
  12. EPG / Assimilated 34:48
  13. Cha-os vs. Ozone Layer / Planetary Deterioration ('07 Mix) 37:59
  14. Dopplereffekt / Cellular Phone 39:15
  15. Professor X / Rekonstruktx 41:35
  16. Knightz Of Bass / Zoom 44:20
  17. Twilight 22 / Electric Kingdom (Vocal) 46:11
  18. The Egyptian Lover / Keep It Hot 50:11
  19. The Egyptian Lover / Keep It Hot (Re-Mix) 52:59
  20. Mandroid / Abstrakt Orange 57:20

There are a lot of proper classics in this hour. Electric Kingdom, Herbie Hancock's TFS, Kraftwerk's Telephone Call, We Are The Jonzun Crew, His Egyptness, and so on.

I'd like to focus on one artist and album in particular though, and that's Paul Hardcastle's Rain Forest compilation on Profile Records. Two full sides of smooth synth instrumentals and '80s electro beats, beautifully produced and recorded. One of my favorite electro albums. Mr. Hardcastle's first album Zero One is avilable at his bandcamp page; that includes many of the tracks from the Rain Forest comp, and in high quality, so go there if you're interested in his work.

This mix contains two tracks from the excellent label Ground Control. Tracks 9 and 12, Prime Time by Tape Loader & Phatt Rok Ski and Assimilated by EPG, to be specific. Everything on the label is good; very nice throwback electrofunk.

There's a fun coincidence to note: I (and others, usually on Wednesdays) have been playing electro music at Ground Kontrol Arcade in Portland, Oregon for a long time. And now (as of 2016) there's an electro label called Ground Control. I'm sure theres no connection, but it is amusing. I'll definitely be playing some of Ground Control's music at the arcade this summer.

There's a lot of inelegant mixing in this hour. The only transition that hurts me is the one going into EPG's Assimilated; it deserves better. But, the tracks are good, and it was a damn good time to mix them. Thanks to everybody out there listening, and I'll be back to do it again next week.


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