The two new drum & bass tunes at the end are also worth noting.
Coco Bryce's 多幸感 (Euphoria?) is beautifully programmed.
Reminds me of Photek's Ni-Ten-Ichi-Ryu. And Sully's
Flock EP is breathtaking, the best new drum & bass I've heard in
years. (Well, new-to-me, anyway. The release itself is three years old.)
This show was thrown together in a few hours while exhausted. Given that, it
turned out better than I expected. The tracks are good; I hope I didn't spoil
them with my inelegant mashing.
Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / November 2018
Last night DJ Megaphysics and I had our regular show at Ground Kontrol.
I took the first slot, DJing from about 9 to 11:30 PM. My notes got a little
jumbled towards the end, but here's what I played as best I can make out:
I'm happy to have finally worked Fractal Zoom by Brian Eno into
one of these shows, even if the mixing was sketchy. It's one of my favorite
songs; I love how loose the drumming in it is. Love everything about it,
really. Nerve Net in general is underrated, I think.
I'm trying a new method of handling audio levels, and while most of this mix is
even, tracks 11 and 12 are a little quiet. Otherwise I don't have too much to
say this week. This one's good; check it out.
I picked up the two Morphology and three Plant43 releases on
Semantica last month and had intended to play them this week, but
only one track by each artist made it in. E.R.P.'s Repose is also
on Semantica, part of a series called Evoked Potentials. All very good albums.
Pulp sci-fi outer space electro.
A lot of old favorites made it into this mix. Galaxy Of Funk,
Lost In Our Ways, Midnight Cruiser... I think I've been
playing those three tracks regularly since they were released, back in
the mid 2000s. Gosub's Lost In Our Ways from the Low Volume Lovers EP
on Frustrated Funk is particularly good. There are no bad tracks on that
The mixing this week was a bit shaky but dang was it fun. I didn't put
much thought into the selection, just picked good tracks and cut loose.
I think I'll do something like this again next week, so check back for that.
The version of Underworld's Most 'Ospitable played here is a
digital recording from the Footwear Repairs By Craftsmen At Competitive PricesVHS tape. I think this is the first time I've ever played material sourced
from VHS while DJing. Footwear Repairs is a collection of the early '90s
Underworld videos. I think the videos are all on youtube now, and are
definitely worth seeking out if you like Underworld.