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MTT 118 / Another Age

Posted 2019-05-31. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, dj mix, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT118 Spectrogram

Winding down with a few long tracks after playing the arcade last night.

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. Jean-Paul Bondy / Delia's Temptation 00:00
  2. Luke Vibert / M.A.R.S. 04:47
  3. Datassette / J-Kick 07:52
  4. Orbital / Adnan's 11:17
  5. Andrea Parker / Empty Words 18:59
  6. DMX Krew / Lip Chime 23:41
  7. DPO / Organic Synthetic 25:14
  8. Autechre / Chatter 28:54
  9. Supreme.ja / Dreamless 34:51
  10. Dr. Futurist / Talking Cubes 38:59
  11. Kodek / Jupiter 8000 40:50
  12. Newcleus / Destination Earth (Definitive Version) 42:53
  13. Little Computer People / Friends Are Not Electric 49:50
  14. The War Against The Sun / Standard Approach Vector 56:27

Orbital's album In Sides is a long-time favorite of mine. I've loved it since I picked up the CD, shortly after its first release, back when I was in high school. There isn't a bad track on it, as far as I'm concerned. A desert island disc, for sure.

The War Against The Sun deserves a highlight here. It's a great ambient album made by Dead TV Society and Zwart Licht Kommando. You can download it from the Noxgenus website at the link above, so check it out if you liked Standard Approach Vector, because the whole album is that good.

I'll leave it there this week. The weather is warming up here, so it's time to break out the sunny electro. Check back next week for that, or something like it.

Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / May 2019

Posted 2019-05-30. Permalink. Tagged breaks, drum & bass, electro, ground kontrol, hiphop, idm, logical aggression, music, skweee.

DJ Megaphysics and I played music at Ground Kontrol arcade again last night, for our monthly show Logical Aggression.

Megaphysics opened the night, playing Drum & Bass, Hiphop, and Skweee. Featuring a lot of great music from Coco Bryce's label Myor, and the French label Tiburoni Records. This was a very good set, and really hit the spot for me. I'm going to be picking up a lot of this to play on the radio in the next few months. Here's his tracklist:

  1. 9 Lazy 9 / B Hip & Shake ~9:00 PM
  2. Coco Bryce / Selesha
  3. Nas / Memory Lane (Sittin' In Da Park)
  4. Coco Bryce / Allez Allez
  5. Fade Runner / Skoui
  6. Coldcut / Eine Kleine Hedmusik
  7. Fengir / Strategic Syrup
  8. EPMD / Let The Funk Flow
  9. Coco Bryce / Blow The Horns
  10. The Aesthetics / Don't You Know
  11. Coco Bryce / Bright Lit
  12. Fade Runner / Redline
  13. A Tribe Called Quest / I Left My Walled In El Segundo (Vampire Mix)
  14. Silicon / Bass Experience
  15. Dr. Octagon / Earth People
  16. Ixvo-Exvo / Orange You
  17. Digi G'Allessio / Joe Skweeello
  18. Daniel Savio / Make It Personal
  19. Coco Bryce / Hanako
  20. Ghostface Killah / After The Smoke Is Clear
  21. 9 Lazy 9 / Black Jesus
  22. DJ BeBeDeRa / Tarraxo Bandido Organização Criminal
  23. De La Soul / I Am I Be
  24. Coco Bryce / We Can Have It Yet
  25. Coco Bryce / Violin
  26. Coco Bryce / Honey Bee
  27. Kanttoripoika / Hätää Kärsimäs
  28. Coco Bryce / Way Stavvy
  29. Bob Turner / Social Science (Fengir Remix)
  30. Pyloris / Comme Dub
  31. Kool Keith / I Don't Believe You
  32. Coco Bryce / Esoteric
  33. Roy Davis Jr. ft. Peven Everett / Gabriel (M-Beat Mix)
  34. Coco Bryce / Twice
  35. Coco Bryce / Irian Jaya
  36. Fitzroy North / Halter
  37. Randy Barracuda / White Chocolate
  38. Daniela Salvia / Bermuda Skirtz (Rigas den Andre Rework)
  39. 9 Lazy 9 / Train (Marden Hill Mix)
  40. Slick Rick / Mona Lisa
  41. mlr / Chump Move Bro
  42. Daniel Savio / Sleeping Wit' Fish
  43. EPMD / I'm Housin'
  44. Coco Bryce / Always By My Side
  45. Biz Markie / Spring Again
  46. Man Parrish ft. Freeze Force / Boogie Down Bronx
  47. Ixvo-Exvo / We Run Together

Then I took over, playing electro and IDM, a selection of what I've been listening to and playing on the radio. My set ran from 11:30 PM until close. Here's my list:

  1. Króm / Clarity ~11:30 PM
  2. XY0815 / Cygonic System
  3. Autopilot / Lovely Loop
  4. Dagobert / Mind Control
  5. Nullptr / Amsler Grid
  6. Darin Marshall / Sibilance
  7. Chris Randall / drt_895r (Corbin Davis Remix)
  8. Dagobert / Bionic Two
  9. XY0815 / 16mBit (Robyrt Hecht Remix)
  10. Scape One / One Step From Earth
  11. Metamatics / Ying Yang Mang
  12. Silicon Scally / The Love Inside
  13. Andrea Parker & David Morley / Polarize
  14. Newcleus / Jam On It (Soul Oddity Remix)
  15. 214 / Auto Parts
  16. Dr. Futurist / Vector Field
  17. Nullptr / Polytopes
  18. Reedale Rise / The Healer
  19. üNN / Reality (Sniper Mode Remix)
  20. Silicon Scally / Entron
  21. Darren Price / Over And Out
  22. Tipper / Oblong
  23. FUSE / Dimension Intrusion
  24. Billy Wood / Robot Cop
  25. Reedale Rise / Foliage
  26. ADJ & Pathic / Scenario
  27. Versalife / Ionization
  28. UR / The Illuminator
  29. Jean-Paul Bondy / Delia's Temptation
  30. Soul Oddity / Cruxx
  31. Luke Vibert / M.A.R.S.
  32. Datassette / J-Kick
  33. Andrea Parker / Empty Words
  34. Anthony Rother / Zukunft
  35. Orbital / Adnan's
  36. Newcleus / Destination Earth (Definitive Version) ~1:45 AM

Was a good time! A lot of good tunes in four hours and change. Thanks as always to Ground Kontrol for having us, and the audience for hanging out.

MTT 117 / Two Then Four

Posted 2019-05-24. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT117 Spectrogram

Electro, IDM, and techno (?), more mellow than the last few weeks.

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. XY0815 / 16mBit 00:00
  2. Nullptr / Amsler Grid 02:37
  3. Darin Marshall / Sibilance 05:43
  4. Ainu / EV-909 10:17
  5. Chris Randall / drt_895r (Corbin Davis Remix) 12:46
  6. Dagobert / Bionic Two 17:03
  7. XY0815 / 16mBit (Robyrt Hecht Remix) 20:29
  8. Novamen / We Love 23:24
  9. Scape One / One Step From Earth 28:13
  10. Space Dimension Controller / Space Dimension Controller 31:09
  11. DMX Krew / Bel 189 Trax 34:37
  12. Photodementia / WR7 37:45
  13. Microslav / Köln 39:21
  14. Metamatics / Ying Yang Mang 43:05
  15. Pawel / Muscles 45:45
  16. üNN / Life (üNN Remix) 48:13
  17. Silicon Scally / The Love Inside 53:23

No plan here, just wandering through some ~120 BPM electro and IDM I like. The tracks by Novamen, Nullptr, and XY0815 stand out to me on a second listen. Nullptr's album Optical in particular is excellent. Silicon Scally's fantastic The Love Inside, from his 2002 album Mr. Machine, is also worth a mention (and a strong recommendation). I'm sorry I talked over the end of it; should've paced the last ~10 minutes a little better.

More detail about the FreeBSD 12 ntpd issue I mentioned in the intro can be found in this thread on the FreeBSD forums. The fix was to add an 'ntpd' user, rebuild the password database, and change permissions on the files in /var/db/ntp. I also had to remove a stale file in that same db directory. No big deal.

MTT 116 / Program Shift

Posted 2019-05-17. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, breaks, dj mix, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT116 Spectrogram

More electro and breaks this week, and one piece of genuine psytrance. This one gets lost in the weeds.

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. Paradroid / Cohesive Liquid Polymers 00:09
  2. Ion Driver / bbRobot (214 Remix) 01:40
  3. Jean-Paul Bondy ft. Mac & Megumi / Xeno Persuasion 06:09
  4. RD / The Birth Of Houdinni's Voice 10:54
  5. Bass Kittens / MFS_Root (214 Remix) 16:49
  6. ADJ / Qigong 20:32
  7. Newcleus / Jam On It (Salim Rafiq vs. Soul Oddity Mix) 25:38
  8. Soul Oddity / DJ Tokyo 30:05
  9. Bass Kittens / Rare Bread 34:39
  10. Suff-X / Cyberfreq 38:12
  11. Volsoc / Needleintuit 40:42
  12. Digitalis / Soma Junkie 44:42
  13. Soul Oddity / Fugue 49:39
  14. Darren Price / Over And Out 53:28
  15. Tipper / Oblong 58:43

So this mix was assembled to play some Soul Oddity, as I mentioned in my rambling intro. Three of their tracks feature here (numbers 7, 8, and 13). Their album for Astralwerks, Tone Capsule, is a stone-cold classic and should be heard by everyone. Soul Oddity's two members would go on to found the Schematic Music Company and reappear as Phoenecia. Their 2001 album Brownout is another favorite of mine.

Track 7 requires some explanation. Some time in the late '90s Soul Oddity remixed Jam On It by Newcleus. That remix was released on a CD single called Jam On It (The Millenium Mixes) as the Jam On Soul Mix. In 2009 Salim Rafiq uploaded Jam On It (Salim Rafiq vs. Soul Oddity Mix) to his soundcloud page. I'd been looking for a copy of the Jam On Soul Mix for years, and that upload was my first crack at it (or something like it). I suspect that the 2009 soundcloud version and the 2000 Jam On Soul Mix are the same, but I have no way to confirm that. It could be another example of a Mix Of A Mix Mix.

Soma Junkie by Digitalis also deserves a mention. It's part of a short-lived late '90s psybreaks trend championed by 21-3 Records and Matsuri Productions. The Elastic compilation on 21-3 serves as a decent introduction to the sound, I think. (It's also the one comp I own, and can therefore recommend). Digitalis himself, Seb Taylor, has a bandcamp page full of music worth checking out.

This ended up being a pretty disorganized selection. The tracks are good; I hope that makes up for it. More breaks and electro next week, continuing the downward tempo trend.

Shoutout to Suff-X.

MTT 115 / Take Control

Posted 2019-05-10. Permalink. Tagged acid, anonradio, dj mix, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT115 Spectrogram

Electro, techno, and a little acid at the end. Playing aggressive again.

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. Transparent Sound / Lego Hair [Intro Loop] 00:07
  2. Sonar Base / Welcome To Sonar Base #4 01:12
  3. Hadamard / Messengers Of Poseidon 06:49
  4. E.M.S. / Spyware 10:52
  5. Novamen / Ned's Rap 14:50
  6. Jacen Solo / UR Mind 17:16
  7. Go Nuclear / Techno World (Extended Mix) 20:40
  8. UR / Fiber Optic Commando (M.O.D. Mix) 26:14
  9. Dez Williams / URwhatUR 28:25
  10. Vintage Future / Antimatter Premium Unleaded 31:49
  11. UR / Electronic Warfare (Aux 88 Take Control Mix) 34:08
  12. The Sentinel & G.I.V. / Critical Phaze 37:31
  13. London Modular Alliance / The Mind Is A Terrible Thing 40:09
  14. Andrew Red Hand / VIP Club On Acid 44:18
  15. Dez Williams / Interference Pattern 46:58
  16. Who Is Who / Insert Coin 49:48
  17. Ant Orange / Don't Call Me Roland 54:08
  18. Blotnik Brothers / Elapse Current Loop 57:46

There's a lot of good stuff here, but I'm going to mention just two tracks.

First, Aux 88's mix of Electronic Warfare by UR. That's both one of my favorite Aux 88 tracks and one of my favorite Underground Resistance tracks. The 12" also includes the original Electronic Warfare and the excellent Drexciya mix, which might be the only remix Drexciya released. It's a fantastic record, essential even.

Second, Ant Orange's Don't Call Me Roland from his Acid Trax 2006-2009 release on Dead Channel. 303 (or some 303-like synth), a good breakbeat, a pile of delay & reverb, and a chipmunked sample of Don't Call Me Baby by Madison Avenue. It's goofy and I love it.

This one was a lot of fun to mix, and I'm happy with how it turned out. No idea what I'll do next week. More electro, since I'm feeling it at the moment.

MTT 114 / Penalty Dream

Posted 2019-05-03. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, electro, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT114 Spectrogram

Fast electro for an aggro mood. I've been watching too many Quake videos.

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. Scape One / Halcyon Drift 00:10
  2. DJ R21 / Flight 03:51
  3. DMX Krew / Emerging Technology (RMX) 08:57
  4. Imatran Voima vs. Bass Junkie / Quad City (Imatran Voima Mixxx) 12:59
  5. Grow / Last City On Earth 17:16
  6. Boris Divider / Master Model 20:53
  7. E.M.S. / By Your Command 24:52
  8. Morphogenetic / Alright 29:18
  9. The Exaltics / Things Fall Apart 33:29
  10. Heuristic Audio / Realistic Tradition 36:44
  11. Boris Divider / Ready For The Fight 40:47
  12. Sniper Mode / Life Under The Strobe Light 43:49
  13. Sbassship / Pre-Existent Future 46:35
  14. TRV / Unlimited Power 49:53
  15. Lowfish / Burn The Lights Out 55:25
  16. DJ Overdose / Drift Away 58:33

Three tracks from the great Satamile Records, two from the third Dalekovod comp on Crobot Muzik, two from Boris Divider, and a diverse selection of 2000s electro to round out the list. Nothing fancy here, just grabbing tunes and rocking out.

My highlight this week is tracks 13 and 14, both by the excellent Sbassship. Pre-Existent Future is from his release on MAS 2008's label Electronic Corporation. Unlimited Power, released under the TRV alias, is from the Technical Remove Viewing EP on Dominance Electricity. The TRV record in particular is just blistering. Very good, very tough stuff.

This show is fine, for an improvised set. There's a sudden jump in volume at 46:35 when Pre-Existent Future comes in, but that's the only serious mistake. I'm warming up for summer, so expect some more fast music next week.