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MTT No. 070 / Unwinding Square

Posted 2018-06-29. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, dj mix, downtempo, drum & bass, movement through thought, music, radio, vaporwave.

MTT070 Spectrogram

Ambient, downtempo, ~85 BPM grab bag.
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 2) 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. 2814 / 恢复 00:00
  2. Occult Orientated Crime / Rodrigo Syntese System 05:04
  3. Crystal Maze / Castro Valley 10:01
  4. Global Communication / 9:25 13:30
  5. The Future Sound Of London / Yage 19:28
  6. Solo / Waiting To Fly 24:00
  7. Rashida Prime / {unknown} 30:53
  8. Anthony Rother / Magic Diner Part II 32:35
  9. Nic TVG & Eschaton / Girl With Guns On Her Neck 35:57
  10. dBridge ft. Instra:mental / Blush Response 38:24
  11. Eschaton / Aphelian 43:15
  12. Dagobert / La Boom 45:40
  13. Vector Lovers / Shinjuku Girl 50:21
  14. Jean-Paul Bondy ft. Rochelle Vincente / Monochrome 53:09

This show is made up of a bunch of odd pieces. Waiting To Fly on the netlabel Hellven, vaporwave ambient tunes by 2814 and Rashida Prime, the two Eschaton tracks on Subtle Audio vol. III, and so on. I feel like there are a lot of stories here.

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.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / June 2018

Posted 2018-06-28. Permalink. Tagged electro, funk, ground kontrol, hiphop, logical aggression, music.

Here's the tracklist for my set at Logical Aggression (Ground Kontrol last Wednesday 9 'till close) this month:

  1. Akamagoo / Electro Beats ~9:15 PM
  2. Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force / Looking For The Perfect Beat (12" Vocal Version)
  3. C.O.D. / In The Bottle
  4. Paul Hardcastle / Sound Chaser
  5. G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid / Play That Beat Mr. D.J.
  6. Newcleus / Jam On Revenge (Special Re-Mix)
  7. Project Future / Arcade Lover
  8. Synthman / Me & My Moog
  9. DMX Krew / String Theory
  10. Circuits / Forces
  11. Prime Dominance / Theme Of Swift Rock (Original Video Mix)
  12. Menusha & The Girls / You Boys (Can Boogie)
  13. Davy DMX / The DMX Will Rock
  14. Whodini / Magic's Wand
  15. Man Parrish ft. Freeze Force / Boogie Down (Bronx)
  16. Man Parrish / Boogie Down Bronx (Gescom Remix)
  17. Dagobert / Atmosphere
  18. Insect Jazz / Insect Funk
  19. Flow.machine / Funky Flow
  20. Quadrant 77 / To Jupiter & Back (Bonus Beats)
  21. The Beat Club / Security
  22. Il.Ek.Tro / Tune In (To The System)
  23. Freezie Freekie / Slow Decay
  24. Dynamix II / Dream Scape
  25. Dr. Futurist / Polynomial Function
  26. Intelligent Concept / Keep Da' Groove
  27. Hashim / Chateau Vie (Castle Life)
  28. ADJ / Qigong
  29. Robot / Leitmotiv
  30. Sirius 3 / Funk That Is
  31. AS1 / Step By Step
  32. Mandroid / Secret Scientist
  33. Simulant / New Machines
  34. Pathic / False Profits
  35. Eggfooyoung / Electric Motivators
  36. Pathic / Broken Branch
  37. EMS / Ztrain ~11:40 PM

So that's a repeat performance of MTT069 in full, a grab-bag middle, and a bunch of '98-'05 electro at the end. (Years there are a wild guess...)

It was a solid night. I got to play a bunch of recently-purchased Pyramid Transmissions. Megaphysics played a selection of good old detroit tunes; a lot of old Transmat.

Scored 445,000 in Strikers 1945; made it to the second phase of the stage 5 boss. Need more practice.


MTT No. 069 / I Still Boogie Down

Posted 2018-06-22. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, electro, funk, hiphop, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT069 Spectrogram

Two-thirds '80s electro, funk, and hip-hop. One-third new(ish) music inspired by it.
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 2) 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. Kraftwerk / Trans-Europe Express (Long Version) [Loop] 00:00
  2. Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force / Looking For The Perfect Beat (12" Vocal Version) 00:56
  3. Akamagoo / Electro Beats 05:46
  4. C.O.D. / In The Bottle 07:16
  5. Paul Hardcastle / Sound Chaser 12:35
  6. G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid / Play That Beat Mr. D.J. 17:15
  7. Newcleus / Jam On Revenge (Special Re-Mix) 20:40
  8. Project Future / Arcade Lover 23:59
  9. Synthman / Me & My Moog 27:25
  10. DMX Krew / String Theory 30:41
  11. Circuits / Forces 34:28
  12. Prime Dominance / Theme Of Swift Rock (Original Video Mix) 37:23
  13. Menusha & The Girls / You Boys (Can Boogie) 41:52
  14. Davy DMX / The DMX Will Rock 46:19
  15. Whodini / Magic's Wand 49:08
  16. Man Parrish ft. Freeze Force / Boogie Down (Bronx) 54:27
  17. Man Parrish / Boogie Down Bronx (Gescom Remix) 59:03

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.)

There is some new music here, of course. Prime Dominance and Menusha & The Girls on Dominance Electricity, DMX Krew on Strange life, the Akamagoo track on Elektrodos. But the newest-to-me is Reeno's two releases here, Me & My Moog and Forces. Reeno has a bandcamp page full of excellent funky, synth-y electronic music. Those two tracks, and his work in general, are my recommendation this week.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, specifically Mr. Magic's Wildstyle 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 information.

And that's it. Will be back next week with a more low-key set.


MTT No. 068 / Time To Shift

Posted 2018-06-15. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, electro, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT068 Spectrogram

I had planned to think sunny thoughts, but this happened instead. Electro, ~135 BPM, mostly 2000s.
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 2) 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. Insektoid / Uncalculated Motion In Space [Edit] 00:00
  2. Rutherford / Spoken Word 03:53
  3. Diamondback Kid / Coma 07:23
  4. Psi Spy v Formless / Locked 10:57
  5. Hydraulix / Robocop 15:09
  6. Symbiotek / Assembler 18:58
  7. Tactical Systems / Actuation 22:45
  8. Andrea Parker & David Morley / Game Over 26:19
  9. E.M.S. / Close Encounters 29:38
  10. The Sentinel / Solar Cycle 33:47
  11. Eon / Tantalus V5 37:06
  12. Sonar Base / Sonar Base #10 41:33
  13. T.E.S.T. / Straight Forward 46:45
  14. Ossacip / Ohm Sweet Ohm 50:31
  15. Mandroid / Driving In My Turbo Mini 54:17
  16. Forceback / Back On Track 59:02

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 Pyramid Transmissions. 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 Touchin' Bass. 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.


MTT No. 067 / Drive (To Nowhere)

Posted 2018-06-08. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, breaks, dj mix, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT067 Spectrogram

A mix of breaks, IDM, and electro this week. It sounds like... nonsense. Heh.
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 2) 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. Luke Vibert / Reality Check 00:00
  2. Sint / Off To Work 03:49
  3. Fellmann & Louise / Chicken Sandwich 06:07
  4. Wenzel / Latenight Drive 09:03
  5. Paul Hardcastle / King Tut 13:31
  6. Facade / The Groove (Drive To Hollywood Version) 17:35
  7. Hashim / Chateau Vie (Castle Life) 22:04
  8. Intelligent Concept / Keep Da' Groove 25:09
  9. Nagz / Daughter of Time 29:32
  10. Tusken Raiders / Sexy Sandpeople 31:35
  11. Dagobert / Ready To Rock (Electronic Religion) 34:32
  12. Imatran Voima / Commando (Sbassship Remix) 36:52
  13. Brothomstates / Rktic 40:48
  14. Two Lines / Lexo 1000 45:21
  15. Outputmessage / Bernard's Song 51:12
  16. Hajimari ft. Jai Tee / Untitled 56:16

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.

Brothomstates' Rktic 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.

The Lexo 1000 to Bernard's Song transition is one I particularly like, and have done a few times at Ground Kontrol. Both tracks are from very good (and very different) compilations.

I don't know what the selection will look like next week. I'll spend my time thinking sunny thoughts, and we'll see what happens.


Notebook 3

Posted 2018-06-07. Permalink. Tagged meta, music, photo.

Notebook 3, completed & filed June 7th 2018.

Photo of a closed composition notebook Photo of the inside of the same notebook