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MTT 235 / Reset By Peer

Posted by Cameron Vanderzanden on . Tags: ambient, audio download, dj mix, dub, dub techno, dubstep, idm, mixcloud, movement through thought, music. Fediverse thread.

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70 BPM ambient, dub, IDM, and steppy tunes to end another bass month. Features a couple new tracks by Distance, Pugilist, and Substance. But most of this is old, as usual.

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MTT 234 / No Carrier

Posted by Cameron Vanderzanden on . Tags: audio download, breaks, dj mix, electro, idm, mixcloud, movement through thought, music. Fediverse thread.

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Fast and noisy breaks, electro, and IDM this week. North of 140. Features a couple new tracks from Paradox and Parand. This one is coming in a few days late due to some technical difficulties.

This mix features some profanity so please consider your surroundings when listening. (One F-bomb is dropped by Parand near the end of the mix).

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Electrokid's 2002 mix The Robot Within

Electrokid's Robot Within. Released in 2002 (I think, that's the date on the file I have anyway). 62:52 in the truncated 256kbps version, 77:27 in the full-length 128kbps version. Nonstop propulsive breaks, electro, and IDM. 21 tracks all perfectly arranged.

This mix is a big part of why I'm here, why I'm a DJ. I found it in the early 2000s through a review Ishkur wrote on his old website. The mix completely floored me then; it still does now. Looking back I think I must have internalized a lot of the selection and decisions in Robot Within because I have - consciously or not - been trying to sound like it for a long time. I know it's the first place I heard Movement Through Thought, for one.

Robot Within holds up very well today and is still one of my favorite DJ mixes. I strongly recommend giving it a listen over at Electrokid's website. (And Ishkur's review has the tracklist).


Florida Electro Artists Vol. 2 on Frajile Recordings

Posted by Cameron Vanderzanden on . Tags: 2000s, album artwork, breaks, collection, electro, music, photo, review, vinyl. Fediverse thread.

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The Florida Electro Artists Volume Two compilation released on Frajile Recordings in 2001. Catalog number FRJ1-006. Side A by Factor E (remixed by Jackal & Hyde), side B by Resident Alien (Exzakt and James Wolfe). Design by Clutch. Mastered by Steve Smodish at Echo Beach Studios. Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM. Flac, 16bit/44.1khz, 86M. Tracklist and credits are from the sleeve artwork and discogs. Track durations, file size, bit depth, and bitrate are of my stored recordings of the vinyl.

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MTT 233 / Movement Through Thought (2)

Posted by Cameron Vanderzanden on . Tags: audio download, breaks, dj mix, electro, miami bass, mixcloud, movement through thought, music. Fediverse thread.

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Mid 2000s Florida breaks, electro, and some more recent electro-bass. There are a few new(ish) tracks in this hour from Code Rising, Exzakt, and Gucci Bass, but most of this is old, Exceleration and Frajile records, some of my absolute favorites.

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Discord & Rhyme Episode 50: Steely Dan

the Discord & Rhyme Podcast

Discord & Rhyme Episode 50 covering two albums by Steely Dan.

Taking a moment today to link to the Discord & Rhyme album review podcast's two-and-a-half hour episode 50 which covers Countdown To Ecstasy and Aja by Steely Dan. Discord & Rhyme is always good, but this episode on Steely Dan in particular helped me understand a difficult band. (And it's been cheering me up a lot over the last year). Warning for profanity; maybe don't listen to this at work or around kids.

Important questions are answered during this podcast. Questions like: Is Steely Dan for dads? Is Aja "slick" or "smooth"? Did Steely Dan enjoy 2006 in film? And many more.


MTT 232 / Under A Boom

Posted by Cameron Vanderzanden on . Tags: audio download, dj mix, electro, miami bass, mixcloud, movement through thought, music. Fediverse thread.

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It's August again and that means time for bass. This week's selection is a mixture of electro bass, miami bass, and techno bass. This hour features new(ish) music from Bassbin Twins, Gucci Bass, JimiTheGenius & Merlyn, and Techmaster P.E.B. .

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blogofile_gitview: A Static Git Repo Browser

Posted by Cameron Vanderzanden on . Tags: meta, python, software, website.

I'm a person who often stops (or never starts) work on projects because another related project hasn't been completed. I often think to myself "I can't work on X because I haven't finished Y yet". One such project that's been holding me back, a pretty basic requirement for some things I'd like to do, is that I don't have a satisfactory place to publish source code.

I recently solved that problem. I figured out how to serve Git repositories over so-called "dumb HTTP" and then I wrote a clone of Hiltjo Posthuma's stagit as a plugin for my static site compiler Blogofile. I'm calling that plugin blogofile_gitview. Read on to see why I'd do such a foolish thing.

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