Posting this a bit earlier than usual so I can rest & maybe sleep.
Ambient, chunky beats, and IDM in the 90 and 80 BPM range today. This one features long tracks by Calimex Mental Implant Corp., Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza & SkyTwoHigh, San.dra, and Secret Frequency Crew. Winding down at the end of the month.
This mix is no longer available for download from this website. It is however available at mixcloud.
Tracklist and credits from the album artwork. Bit depth, bitrate, filesize, and track durations from my downloaded copy. BPM I tap-tempoed myself.
CW: self-indulgent self-reflection, writing
I'm weirdly very afraid of structured, planned writing. I'll talk a lot of nonsense on IRC or in person but expressing coherent thoughts in text is petrifying.
When I started DJing for internet radio (and later for my website) I knew I wanted to work on this problem by forcing myself to write about each set. Even if it was only a sentence or two. It's been challenging. The writing part has often been more difficult than the DJing part. I feel like it's beginning to pay off, though, in that it has become noticeably easier and more comfortable to do.
Tracklist below is from the bandcamp release page. Bit depth, bitrate, filesize, and track durations from my downloaded copy. BPM I tap-tempoed myself (and is probably inaccurate).
MTT 268 / Cosmic Breakers https://djcev.com/2022/04/mtt-268-cosmic-breakers/
#electro , techno, and Weird Stuff at 128. Goes to an interesting place (for me) in the last third, some fun swing and syncopation, snares on 22. This #djmix features music by As Far As I Know, Delta Funktionen, J Shaw, Seiji, Skee Mask, Versalife, and more.
I woke up at 4 PM so tonight's mix may be a little late.
Oof. Having breakfast & a cup of tea now, hoping that'll get me going.
Selling stuff on craigslist (or thru any similar classifieds listing) makes me very nervous.
Been watching a streamer I like play through the game "Disco Elysium", the recent "Final Cut" edition. I had thought it was an action game, one that would annoy me. Turns out it's a smart, provocative, and very funny throwback to Planescape: Torment. No combat at all.
It's pretty impressive. One day I'll play through it myself, I think. When Wine catches up to it.
I took a train a few miles down the road to the nearest thrift store today. Picked up a movie, walked around a shopping center.
First time I've really been out of the house in I think months.
Posting today to recommend The Ear & Drum, DJ and drum & bass historian Wozowski's excellent mix blog. I'm a fan of his atmospheric, deep, and intelligent DnB mixes, but there's a lot more on his site, and it's all top quality. I've picked up quite a few releases over the years after hearing them in a Woz mix.
A couple of my favorites from their back catalog:
- Certifiable, Ear & Drum Session 27, Certificate 18 mix
- The Depths, Ear & Drum Session 102
- Fricken Genius, Jungletrain Session 127, all T.Power mix
- and the Dogs On Acid Jungle Competition Mix.
As I write this the latest mix on the site is Ear & Drum Session 229 Killah Deep, which features a bunch of releases from Omni Music, who re-released a couple tracks I played on my own show this week.
In short: great drum & bass mixes, give 'em a listen.
There's some #quakeworld TDM on over at andeh's (suddendeathTV) twitch channel if anybody is interested.
Grand Finals of QLAN War #1, Firing Squad v. Commando, in the first map now: