I don't have much more to say than that... this is a stack of tunes I like
at a common tempo, thrown together at the last second while dead tired. I'm
pretty happy with how it turned out. A good way to wind down the month.
I'm a fan of 1980s electro (and funk, and hip-hop) but I'm by no means an
expert. The selection here represents a few of the New York electro tracks I've
been able to find in used bins over the last ~15 years. If you like the style,
please seek out articles or other DJs who specialize in it, because there's
a lot more. (And so much of it is really, really good.)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City,
specifically Mr. Magic'sWildstyle Pirate Radio,
was floating around in the back of my mind while mixing this. It wasn't
the first place I'd heard this style of music, but it definitely was the
first time I'd heard some of these tracks. Mr. Magic was of course a real,
and notable, person in his own right; check out the discogs link above and
his wikipedia article for more
And that's it. Will be back next week with a more low-key set.
Solar Cycle by
The Sentinel and
Sonar Base #10
by Sonar Base are the
standout tracks for me. Sonar Bases 4-10 is exceptional. The Sentinel's
Critical Phaze EP is new to me, so I haven't had as much time to digest it,
but it (and Solar Cycle in particular) is also very good.
This mix happened because I recently purchased the first five releases on
I've only scratched the surface here with the two Pyramid tracks in this mix
(Psi Spy v Formless and the Ossacip track). There's some beautiful, spare,
clean electro on these releases. Reminiscent of the first years of
Can't recommend the label enough. I'll definitely be playing more of their
releases over summer.
Next week will probably be more low-key. Maybe some disco. We'll see.
I'm feeling particularly braindead today, so I'll keep my comments short.
Nagz' Daugher of Time
is supremely awesome and way, way too short. I've played Nagz once before
on MTT. There's a directory full of his Fasttracker 2 mods on my hard drive
that I need to go through. Might be a good idea to do a few extended edits, too.
is the only record I have on the Warp sublabel Arcola.
I'm a huge fan of Brothomstates, as I've mentioned before.
It's a killer 12". The b-side - Matala Bobo - is just as good as Rktic.