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MTT 109 / Dwelling Of The Day

Posted 2019-03-29. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, dj mix, downtempo, dub, dub techno, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, synthpop.

MTT109 Spectrogram

Grab bag show. Ambient, dub techno, IDM, bits and pieces I've been listening to this past month.

This show (like most of MTT Year 3) 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. Oasis / Oasis Eight 00:00
  2. Melotone / Static Mind 03:54
  3. Silent Phase / Spirit Of Sankofa 09:05
  4. Speedy J / Treatments 15:31
  5. Speedy J / Fill 17 21:31
  6. Buntaro Toriyama / Against 23:41
  7. Dogon / Float On (In Spite Of Imminent Attack From The Space Pirats) 26:13
  8. Maurizio / T.T., F.F. 31:20
  9. Massive Attack vs. Mad Professor / I Spy (Spying Glass) 37:47
  10. Dntel / Fear Of Corners (L.A. Bus Mix) 41:04
  11. Midwest Product / Laundry 43:47
  12. Jega / Dreams 48:35
  13. Asylum Party / Old Dreams Are Not Innocent 52:44
  14. XY0815 / TRQ21 Pasadena (Varum Remix) 57:04

Laundry, Old Dreams Are Innocent, I Spy are all easy picks for favorite this week. But the Varum Remix of TRQ21 Pasadena surprised me at the end, and that's my last-second pick. It was a shame to talk over it. The whole album is good, and is still up for free (or pay-what-you-want) at the Yuyay Records bandcamp, so be sure to check that out.

Not too much to say about this one. Oh, one thing to note: I couldn't get Fill 17 to seamlessly transition into Treatments, unfortunately. That's why it hiccups there. Otherwise this mix is fine; a loose collection of ~100 BPM tracks. A nice way to close out March.

Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / March 2019

Posted 2019-03-28. Permalink. Tagged ambient, breaks, demoscene, downtempo, drum & bass, electro, footwork, ground kontrol, idm, logical aggression, music.

Another Logical Aggression at Ground Kontrol has come and gone. The local college was on spring break this week, so Megaphysics and I dug up some breaks (and adjacent music) to play.

I went first, selecting music roughly between 100 and 125 BPM. Here's what I played:

  1. Avalon / New Frontier ~9:00 PM
  2. Fellmann & Louise / Chicken Sandwiches
  3. ILS / Revolver
  4. Meat Beat Manifesto / I Am Organic
  5. Plaid / Summit
  6. Wenzel / Latenight Drive
  7. Darkhalo / Underwater Voyage Pt. 2
  8. Yli. / Mass Control
  9. Unconsciousness / Ramshackle Place
  10. Hooligan / Jazzy High
  11. Goldcrest / 106 Miles
  12. DJ Food / Mella (The Herbaliser Drive Faster Mix)
  13. Coldcut / Which Doctor?
  14. Intelligent Concept / Cuttin' It Up
  15. Eric B. & Rakim / Juice (Know The Ledge) (Instrumental)
  16. The Crystal Method / More
  17. Necros / Mechanism Eight
  18. Coldcut / Cloned Again
  19. Secret Frequency Crew / Faen
  20. Coldcut / Music 4 No Musicians
  21. Link / Arcadian (Global Communication Remix)
  22. Meat Beat Manifesto / Future Worlds
  23. Dadamnphreaknoizphunk? / Dubdope
  24. Lionrock / Straight At Yer Head (An Instinct For Detection Mix)
  25. Art Of Noise / Beatbox (Diversion One)
  26. Darkhalo / Manga Starlight
  27. The Chemical Brothers / Lost In The K-Hole
  28. Secret Frequency Crew / Neon Bridge
  29. Plaid / Fly Wings
  30. Luke Vibert / Am I Still Dreaming?
  31. Freezie Freekie / Slow Decay
  32. Supreems / Close Your Eyes (And Feel)
  33. Photek / 124
  34. The Crystal Method / Vapor Trail
  35. DJ Mink & K.I.D. & Carruthers / Hey Hey Can U Relate!
  36. DJ Mink ft. 2wice The Trouble / Hey! Hey! Can U Relate? (Mix 2)
  37. B-Boy Mayhem / Battlesnake (Instrumental)
  38. Jay Roc / If You Are A Dancer
  39. The Prodigy / 3 Kilos
  40. Psychic T.V. / Pain

Megaphysics took over at 11:30 PM, slowly raised the tempo into the 130s, then cut back to 80/160 for some drum & bass and footwork. Here's his setlist:

  1. Central Fire / This Is A Shout Going Out (Into The Future Mix) ~11:30 PM
  2. DJ Who vs. Bassbin Twins / Untitled
  3. Renegade Soundwave / The Phantom (Remix)
  4. DJ Groov / Energy Ensemble
  5. Bassbin Twins / Untitled
  6. Eero Johannes / Tonewash
  7. Bitin' Back / She's Breaking Up
  8. DSC / The Furnace
  9. Segun / Sweet Surrender (Thurdsday Club Dub)
  10. Lanark Artefax / Touch Absence (Intimidating Stillness Mix)
  11. Ghosties / The Big Showdown
  12. Bassbin Twins / Disco United
  13. Freddy Fresh / On the Couch
  14. Desert Sound Colony / Aunt Wendy's Wedding In Wales
  15. DJ Rap / Divine Rhythm
  16. DJ 43 / Pepper Spray (Infiniti Remix)
  17. The Prodigy / Breathe
  18. DJ Icey / Don't Stop
  19. Infiniti / Looking For Something
  20. Evil Nine / Crooked (Bassbin Twins Remix)
  21. Overmono / iii's Front
  22. DJ Food / Consciousness (Ashley Beedle Cosmic Consciousness Mix)
  23. DJ Infiniti / Children Of The 80's (I Still Love You)
  24. Iceman J / Miami Bass
  25. DJ Rap / Universal Mind
  26. Fuze / Fluctuations
  27. Murda Mommy / Like Me
  28. Squarepusher / Beep Street
  29. D'Cruze / Lonely
  30. Nightmares On Wax / Stars
  31. Chrissy Murderbot / Lover 2
  32. DJ Earl / Valentra
  33. Seven Six / Whose World Is This?
  34. Tom And Jerry / Airfreshner
  35. Kool A.D. / Good Old Neon (Prod. Big Baby Gandhi)
  36. El Buho & Barrio Lindo ft. Lucila Dominguez / Marri Yanada
  37. Third World / Brand New Beggar

One decent set (mine), one excellent set (Megaphysics). A pretty good night! A large variety of music here, with a common thread of sampled breakbeats.

Thanks to GK for having us, and thanks to everyone in attendance for hanging out and listening.

MTT 108 / Progressive Echoes

Posted 2019-03-22. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, dj mix, dub techno, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT108 Spectrogram

More dub techno this week. A slower, sleepier selection.

This show (like most of MTT Year 3) 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. Am.Light / Breathing 00:00
  2. Ohrwert / Astral 06:20
  3. Brk / ML4 10:09
  4. Zzzzra / Avalanche 13:45
  5. Alteria Percepsyne / Unfamiliar Glare 17:15
  6. Organon / Unknown I 22:01
  7. Overcast Sound / Passing Storm 24:29
  8. Baier_Box / Atmung (Digitalverein Remix) 31:12
  9. Mark Broom / This Town 35:54
  10. R.M / Insatiable 40:06
  11. Brother Blue / Rain Selector 42:35
  12. Ohrwert / Ventral 47:20
  13. Nulleins / Multiplex 50:22
  14. Kris Moon / Submerged 58:22

This mix features two tracks from each of the labels Deepindub, Dewtone Recordings, Recycled Plastics, and Thinner. (Tracks 4 and 6, 1 and 7, 2 and 11 (also 12!), and 8 and 13 respectively). I imagine the first three as following the model established by the fourth: the famous ambient, dub techno, and minimal label Thinner. I'll probably do a Thinner show at some point, so I'll save my thoughts for that. Thinner's catalog is still freely available, so check that out if you're interested.

My favorite here is Passing Storm by Overcast Sound. Something about it landed just right. I gave it a few extra minutes before mixing out, and even then it felt wrong to interrupt it.

This will probably be my last straight dub techno show of the year. I needed to relax a bit this month, and this style worked well for that. Next week will probably be some downtempo to take the edge off after playing the arcade.

MTT 107 / Mixed Reflections

Posted 2019-03-15. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, dub, dub techno, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT107 Spectrogram

Straight dub techno this episode. New and old, combined haphazardly.

This show (like most of MTT Year 3) 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. Melotone / Dispersion Relation 01:15
  2. Ovatow / Phalaenopsis Dub I 06:12
  3. Mark Broom / Runners 10:44
  4. Zzzzra / Venlafaxine (75mg) 14:23
  5. Axs / Altitude Control 18:09
  6. Luke Hess / Motor Dub 20:58
  7. Dimomib / Dubplate 24:30
  8. Rhythm & Sound / See Mi Version 28:09
  9. Deadbeat / Organ In The Attic Sings The Blues 31:05
  10. Fenin / Warning 36:41
  11. Elting Lieb / Roll Side 39:30
  12. Literon / Permutation One 43:28
  13. Basic Channel / Q 1.1 I 45:58
  14. Kris Moon / GXAFT 52:27
  15. Sustainer / Monocromo_C 54:38
  16. Brother Blue / Shoreline Drive 56:17

There are a couple of old favorites in here - the Elting Lieb track, the third Monocromo track (I've now played all three of those on this program), See Mi Version. But my current favorite from this selection is Deadbeat's Organ In The Attic Sings The Blues. That whole album, Wild Life Documentaries, is fantastic.

I've been listening to dub techno all month. Something about dubby music in spring seems right to me. I'm sure I'll play more next week, so check back for that.

MTT 106 / Dream Halls

Posted 2019-03-08. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, dub techno, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, uk garage.

MTT106 Spectrogram

Dub techno, electro, future garage. Wandering through a few different styles in this show.

This show (like most of MTT Year 3) 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. Andreas Tilliander / Folded Lines 00:00
  2. T++ / Aquatic 01:10
  3. Sustainer / Monocromo_B 05:42
  4. Brother Blue / Automatic Writing (Version) 09:09
  5. DRXT / Untitled [Dub Techno 180427 4] 12:18
  6. Convextion / Untitled [MATRIX1 A1] 15:42
  7. Monolake / Invisible 21:01
  8. Hadamard / Currents (Arctic) 24:12
  9. Ectomorph / Subversion (Dub) 28:50
  10. Morphology / Dark Flow 31:39
  11. Novamen / Dreaming Of 35:34
  12. Ghostek / Night & Low Light 38:51
  13. Hajimari / Diminished 42:13
  14. Pangaea / Router 44:37
  15. Scuba / Negative 49:06
  16. Hajimari / Finally Free 54:13
  17. Manu Shrine / Sediment 56:36

This is a mix in three segments. T++ (AKA Torsten Pröfrock)'s track Aquatic starts things off with a rainy mood; that's my favorite from the first 20 minutes. Hadamard's Currents (Arctic) is my pick from the second segment, from his relatively recent Flux EP. From the last six tracks, I'll highlight Scuba's Negative for its clear dub-techno sound.

I enjoy UK garage (2-step, and the styles it has influenced), but my knowledge and selection is limited. The Burial-like strain of future garage is particularly cool, represented here by Ghostek, Hajimari, and Manu Shrine. I'm glad to have run back about 20 minutes of it this week.

This one's pretty good. Good enough, anyway. Shoutout and thanks to DRXT for the sweet dub techno track; see you down at the arcade soon, friend.

MTT 105 / Unfinished Business

Posted 2019-03-01. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, dj mix, downtempo, dub, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT105 Spectrogram

Ambient, downtempo, and weird stuff this week. Winding down from DJing at the arcade last night.

This episode’s recording did not stop when the show did, so unfortunately it ended up being nine hours long. One hour of MTT, eight hours of robot DJ Kumata. It's still available here, or linked as the spectrogram above.

This show (like most of MTT Year 3) 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. Frequent C / Skyward 00:00
  2. Massive Attack vs. Mad Professor / Protection (Radiation Ruling The Nation) 02:36
  3. Hong Kong Express / Unfinished Business 09:50
  4. Meat Beat Manifesto / Addiction 12:30
  5. Skull / Destroy All Monsters 16:18
  6. DJ Krush ft. KK / Rust 20:42
  7. Flying Lotus / Golden Diva 23:44
  8. Boards Of Canada / Turquoise Hexagon Sun 27:32
  9. Kouichi Yamazaki / A Point Of No Return 32:04
  10. Photek / DNA 35:06
  11. Depeche Mode / Barrel Of A Gun (Smith's Soft Mix) 40:10
  12. Keef Baker / ar53 44:47
  13. Three Tragic Myths / Blossom 48:09
  14. Coil / Windowpane (12" Version) 52:47
  15. Frequent C / Spinning In The Field 58:24

Boards Of Canada, Depeche Mode, Flying Lotus, and Josh Walund all in the same hour. That's some kind of achievement, I think. The first 40 minutes of this is pretty good, but the end falls apart a bit. That's alright though, still good tracks.

So this is the first show of year 3. For the last 104 shows, 104 hours, I haven't repeated a track. (As near as I can tell, anyway). That was a restriction I imposed on myself when I started. Over the last two years I've more or less run through both my knowledge and the best of my music collection. I'm lifting that restriction now, and I'm going to start repeating individual songs. I'll make an effort to not repeat runs or specific mixes.

Thank you all for listening this past year, and thank you aNONradio for hosting my program.