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2 hours and change until 2020 is over in my timezone. Surprised and glad that I'm awake to see it go.'s avatar image // / 105475540193007525 Origin link. Source file.
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MTT 201 / The Robot Is Your Friend

Disco and synthpop for the New Years Eve party in my head. Features tracks by Daniel Wang, Freak Electrique, Giorgio Moroder, Legowelt, Polygamy Boys, and Twilight Ritual.

Posting early because I woke up at 8 PM last night, 12 hours ago. I might not be awake to see the number change, to see 20 become 21.'s avatar image // / 105474361126131338 Origin link. Source file.

It's always a huge relief to listen to a fresh audio recording and find no major mistakes. That moment when you realize you didn't mess anything up too bad.'s avatar image // / 105467941917911120 Origin link. Source file.

CW: Alcohol

My sober year is almost over so I just walked down to the convenience store and picked up beer. (Better to do it tonight instead of the 31st). I haven't been down there all year; it feels different. The beer is still too expensive though.'s avatar image // / 105437998047638437 Origin link. Source file.
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MTT 200 / New Note Action

The fourth annual Movement Through Thought tracker music . Mostly late '90s XMs and ITs, features music from the labels Hellven, Kyoto Republik, Language Lab, and Milk. and in the tracker style. There's even a stray juke track in there. Good tunes.

2017 and 2018 Demoscene Mixes Available Again

Hey all, just a quick note to say that I've re-uploaded the 2017 and 2018 demoscene / tracker music mixes I performed for MTT on aNONradio. As of this post five such mixes are now available for download on this website:

  1. MTT 043 / Demosong 2017/12/22
  2. MTT 095 / Beyond Reality 2018/12/21
  3. MTT 147 / Pattern Repeat 2019/12/23
  4. MTT 148 / Backwards & Forwards 2019/12/27
  5. MTT 200 / New Note Action 2020/12/24

These particular mixes are important to me so I'll keep them up as long as I can. Please forgive the many mixing mistakes in them and enjoy.'s avatar image // / 105433829018637258 Origin link. Source file.
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I'm trying my hand at writing dj mix show notes blogariddims style, track-by-track. Being way too verbose.

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Yay the new Stardew Valley update (1.5) runs fine under FreeBSD. I downloaded the Linux version and then used fnaify 2.2 to patch the game's launcher. Same procedure that I used for 1.4 and 1.3.'s avatar image // / 105417353358287984 Origin link. Source file.

Happy winter solstice everybody.

I'm a little sad it doesn't fall on my birthday this year, the next time that'll happen is 2023. Won't stop me from having a good day though. Maybe I'll bake something.'s avatar image // / 105403255667810520 Origin link. Source file.
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H.Kyllönen / Qap19

Edit: this one's missing from youtube also. You can find it on though.

Tracker , AFX-like, beautiful pads set against distorted drums. 1999.'s avatar image // / 105399372759158295 Origin link. Source file.
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Ah dang I didn't finish going through the Milk netlabel earlier this year. There's like 40 releases I still need to filter through. Illusion, Daze, more Jean9... gonna have to listen to and catalog all of it tomorrow.'s avatar image // / 105399070130503463 Origin link. Source file.
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MTT 199 / The Right Size

in my usual style, and around 120. Features a bunch of old favorites, a couple longs tracks by Carl FInlow and DJ R21, another new-ish track from Adam Jay's Inoperable Data, a couple of significantly slowed-down tracks... all my usual tricks.

"I'm just the right size for my bike and my chair".'s avatar image // / 105394591429187914 Origin link. Source file. This is a reply.
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CW: Self-indulgent self-reflection

I'm at a weird impasse now. Past a certain point the work of "DJing" is more performance and self-promotion. I'm not a very interesting performer to watch, and I don't like promoting myself.

So I don't know what I'll do with this skill going forward. I'll keep DJing of course, keep making mixes. Beyond that it feels like time to grow sideways. Maybe that means writing music again, maybe that means writing words - music criticism.

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CW: Self-indulgent self-reflection

I was pretty bad at it (DJing, mixing) for most of that time. I plateaued creatively and skill-wise some time in the early 2010s and then had to really work to improve.

It's a weird thing to have done, and a very weird thing to have taken seriously.'s avatar image // / 105394447053050555 Origin link. Source file. This is a reply.
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CW: Self-indulgent self-reflection

I think I've been a DJ for 20 years now. Give or take.

I can remember buying turntables and random sound FX records at Goodwill. Making trips into Portland to buy records at the shops (2nd Ave, 360, Everyday, Ozone, Platinum). Being really, really bad at mixing.

I got a couple gigs in 2007, one good, one disasterous. Then I got in playing at Ground Kontrol and started hanging out there; later I held a monthly there with a friend for 7 or 8 years.'s avatar image // / 105394277384530426 Origin link. Source file.
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Spent the evening building tomorrow's mix. Nothing too fancy, a couple old favorites, a couple new(ish) tunes.

I'm trying to be more relaxed about DJing and making mixes in general, trying to enjoy the process more.'s avatar image // / 105382722272675073 Origin link. Source file. This is a reply.
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CW: Flashing lights, YT video, tracker DnB

One more. This video has some unnecessary flashing / strobing lights at the beginning, don't watch if that'll bother you.

RJV / Danny Saved My Life
DANNY.IT, 2001

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Went through Language Lab ll-001 to ll-062 today, renaming and sorting files. Rendered 24 of the releases to .flac with OpenMPT. There's some very good drum & bass and downtempo in here.'s avatar image // / 105374933635399592 Origin link. Source file.
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Sorting through a directory of over a hundred Nagz mods today. Some duplicates, some I've already rendered to .wav.

It's a lot of music.'s avatar image // / 105357068076756403 Origin link. Source file. This is a reply.

I really do not like Beatport. I think their interface is terrible (nearly unusable) and their prices are too high. I could complain about them for hours. So a correct "electro" genre there won't get me to use their service.'s avatar image // / 105357041027689024 Origin link. Source file.
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Woke up to the news that Beatport finally added an "electro" genre that sort-of represents what the word means. "Electro: Classic / Detroit / Modern".

They have never had a browseable "electro" genre tag as far as I'm aware. Wikipedia says Beatport went up in 2004; that means it took them 16 years to recognize a fundamental genre of electronic club music.'s avatar image // / 105354549438656319 Origin link. Source file.

I really love those fake LED candles. I know they're hokey little things, plastic and wax and a simple circuit driving an LED. But they make me happy.

I can remember when I first saw one in a bar around 2006 or 2007, it seemed like magic.'s avatar image // / 105340363355414471 Origin link. Source file.
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I feel like I'm spinning my wheels right now, like I'm not getting much done. That's OK I guess, December is usually a less productive time for me. Just have to be patient, keep plugging away.

Goal for today: organize, render, and catalog all the old Noldus Rabiatus mods I've got.'s avatar image // / 105306190583170113 Origin link. Source file. This is a reply.
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I went through about half the old Kyoto Republik netlabel today. From what I've heard so far Jean Nine's "Shina Melanti" is my favorite:

CHIPTUNE - Jean9 - shina melanti dub.xm - KEYGEN CRACK MUSIC

CHIPTUNE - Jean9 - shina melanti dub.xm - demoscene and game music for coding and hacking!


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My poor old Razer Deathadder RZ01-0015 mouse has developed an intermittent connection issue. I suspect a break in the cable. No more Quake until I can fix it.