djcev.com // blog


MTT No. 031 / Glide

Posted 2017-09-29. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, house, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT031 Spectrogram

Techno (House? IDM?) for a tired Thursday night. Unfortunately, due to a connection issue, the last 10 minutes of this episode were not recorded. If you'd like to listen anyway, then right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

This show (like most of MTT Year 1) 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.

This post was updated on 2020/10/05.

  1. The Black Dog / Train By The Autobahn (Robert Hood's 8 Mile Remix)
  2. John Shima / Depopulation
  3. Trackman / Smoothing
  4. LFO / You Have To Understand
  5. B12 / Obsessed
  6. John Shima / Final Horizon
  7. The Black Dog / Northern Electronic Soul (Part 1)
  8. The Black Dog / Northern Electronic Soul (Part 2)
  9. The Black Dog / Northern Electronic Soul (Part 3)
  10. Gliese / G-876
  11. A Guy Called Gerald / Iland
  12. A Guy Called Gerald / Indi Vibe
  13. Dark Matrix / Untitled [LSF007 C3]
  14. New Adult / Hometown

This mix is arranged around the two John Shima tracks, and Hometown by New Adult. I found the two John Shima EPs on Binalog Productions earlier this week, and immediately started combing my music collection for similar music (B12, Black Dog, LFO, etc.).

The last two tracks - the Dark Matrix tune, and Hometown - are missing from the mp3 linked above. I think, before next week, I'll look into modifying the way I broadcast so that I can save a local copy of the recording.


MTT No. 030 / Strugglin'

Posted 2017-09-22. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, dub, dub techno, dubstep, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT030 Spectrogram

A mixture of Dubstep and Dub Techno this week. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

This show (like most of MTT Year 1) 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.

This post was updated on 2020/10/05.

  1. Basic Channel / Radiance II
  2. Scuba / Speak
  3. Reedale Rise / Duv
  4. Jus Wan / Stand Dub
  5. 2562 / Moog Dub
  6. Insync vs Mysteron² / Naked I
  7. RSD / Speeka Box
  8. Martyn / Shadowcasting
  9. 2562 / Circulate
  10. Saafi Brothers / Internal.Code.Error. (Bandulu Remix)
  11. Bandulu / Isn't It Time
  12. Basic Channel / Octagon
  13. Shackleton / You Bring Me Down
  14. The Black Dog / Siiiipher (The Bass Soldier's Forgemaster Remix)
  15. Appleblim / Vansan (T++ Remix)
  16. 2562 / Enforcers
  17. Gatekeeper / Let Go
  18. Distance / Delight

The selection above is directly inspired by DJ Struggle's 2007 mix Struggle Dubs 5. It used to be hosted on insectmind.com, but has since disappeared from the internet. One transition - Octagon to You Bring Me Down - was lifted straight from Struggle's mix.

More broadly, Struggle Dubs 5 was the first time I'd heard dubstep that referenced the dub techno sound. 2562's Aerial, in particular is very good at this. It's a sound I still very much like, even if it's maybe a bit dated now.

A bit of a messy mix (I shouldn't have played Isn't It Time), but hopefully still enjoyable.


MTT No. 029 / Breakdance & Motivate

Posted 2017-09-15. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, electro, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT029 Spectrogram

Electro again this week, featuring a small run of the Numbers Rhythm. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

This show (like most of MTT Year 1) 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.

This post was updated on 2020/10/05.

  1. Link & E621 / Antacid (Jedi Knights Remix)
  2. Eggfooyoung / Electric Motivators
  3. MMT-8 / Mindlocked
  4. Burrito Boys / Untitled [AT05 B2]
  5. Knightz of Bass / Space Invaders
  6. Knightz of Bass / Da M-Pire (Sideshow Remix)
  7. Man Parrish / Man Made
  8. DJ R21 / Style
  9. Intelligent Concept / Just Get On Down
  10. State Logik / All You Need
  11. Cyber-Funk / Untitled [UR0117 B2]
  12. Egyptian Lover / Sintropolis
  13. Eggfooyoung / B-Boys Take Control
  14. Michna / Quadruple Gold Dipped
  15. Santogold / Anne (Switch Mix, Hydroz Re-Rub)
  16. Kraftwerk / Numbers
  17. Mandroid / Horizon

I've been holding on to some of these tracks all summer. Zaps and squeaks and all kinds of fun.

The back half of this mix - from Sintropolis through Numbers - features what I like to think of as the "numbers rhythm". Meaning the particular drum sequence (specifically the arrangement of kick and snare) as heard in Numbers by Kraftwerk. It's a common pattern present in a lot of Electro. See for example: Planet Rock, Electric Kingdom, Running, a lot of freestyle, etc. It's a pattern I absolutely love. Some people never tire of a straight TR-909 house beat. I never get tired of the numbers rhythm.

The version of Anne by Santogold I played in this show is a weird one. It's an edit ("Re-Rub") of a remix (Switch Mix) of the original. Switch is credited as producer of the original Anne; he later remixed it (by adding a hook based on Kraftwerk's The Model, as well as the drum sequence and some samples from Numbers) for a mix CD called Top Ranking - A Diplo Dub. Hydraulix took that track and doubled its length, then distributed it as the Hydroz Re-Rub. It was originally available for download on Myspace, or maybe Soundcloud, but it's gone now.

Eggfooyoung, AKA Adrian Michna, is a monster. I've now played every beat-driven track on the Breakdance & Motivate EP on this show. It's one of my favorite records. Four cracking electro tracks. Drum machine, bass, FX, and ambient sounds. It's so, so good.

And that's it. Time to sleep.


MTT No. 028 / Weathered

Posted 2017-09-08. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT028 Spectrogram

Mellow electro and techno this week. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

This show (like most of MTT Year 1) 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.

This post was updated on 2020/10/05.

  1. STΛQQ ƟVERFLƟ / Lonesome (Glade)
  2. Versalife / Artificial Affection
  3. Scape One / Europa's Secret
  4. Dez Williams / Weathered
  5. Sigma Algebra / Funaphy
  6. Scape One / Internal Symmetry
  7. Gliese / Cosmic Breeze
  8. Nimoy / Smoking
  9. Dan White / Digital Detox
  10. DJ R21 / A.L.S.
  11. Mikron / Black Sands
  12. Króm / Cowtipping
  13. Bitstream / Monolith
  14. F.O.T.N. / State Of Mind

The Brokntoys and Elektrodos releases here are recent purchases. I haven't quite figured out how to play them yet. Really great stuff, though. I've been listening to that Versalife release on repeat since I bought it.

The juxtaposition of Cosmic Breeze by Gliese and Smoking by Nimoy is a bit goofy but I love it. Mainly for that guitar sound.

And obviously Monolith by Bitstream is amazing. So emotional. If only I hadn't missed my cue. Ah, well. There's always next time.


MTT No. 027 / Slo Bass

Posted 2017-09-01. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, electro, miami bass, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT027 Spectrogram

This week: selections from old bass CDs... and a bit of Model 500. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

This show (like most of MTT Year 1) 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.

This post was updated on 2020/10/05.

  1. Bass 305 / Pure Tone - Bass! (Low Frequency Audio Version)
  2. Eurobass Express / The Art Of Slow Bass (BBC Boom Radio Mix)
  3. Circuit Breaker / 3 Wheel Motion
  4. Techmaster P.E.B. / Do You Like Technobass?
  5. Beat Dominator / Jurassic Bass
  6. MC A.D.E. and Posse / Bass Rock Express (Instrumental)
  7. Techno Bass Crew / Cosmic Lullaby
  8. Bass 305 / Look Aggressively Towards The Future (Interactive Bass Test)
  9. Beat Dominator / Music's Hypnotizing
  10. Circuit Breaker / Debonaire's Drop
  11. Silicon / Bass Experience
  12. Model 500 / The Passage
  13. Bass 305 / Space Travel (Low Frequency Digital Mix)
  14. Techno Bass Crew / Computer Language
  15. Dynamix II / Machine Planet
  16. Dynamix II / Dream Scape
  17. Beat Dominator / Deep Dream

My favorite here is definitely Bass Experience by Silicon. (Not Heath Brunner, a different Silicon...) After that I'd say Machine Planet by Dynamix II. It doesn't quite fit in this mix, but I wanted to hear it, so there you go.

This show marks the end of bass month. I'm happy I've had a chance to play this stuff, and extra-happy I now have recordings of these sets. Now it's time to put these records away. Until next August, when bass month begins again.