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MTT 135 / Static Transfer

Posted 2019-09-27. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, demoscene, dj mix, downtempo, hiphop, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT135 Spectrogram

Some post-arcade head-nodding music. Downtempo beats, IDM, and four old tracker mods.

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. Journeyman / Latneiro (Woob's Sunrise Dub) 00:00
  2. Coco Bryce / We Can Have It Yeh 05:02
  3. Gescom / Key Nell 1 06:46
  4. Antipop Consortium / Bubblz (Radio Edit) 09:21
  5. Metamatics / Dope Robot's Revenge 12:16
  6. Bola / Effaninor 15:40
  7. Solo / Animal Faze Dementia 19:58
  8. Darkhalo / Manga Starlight 24:03
  9. Brian Eno / Ali Click 30:44
  10. Funkymuskrat / Odyssey 34:41
  11. Byzar / Wyaxyz 37:56
  12. Eon / Void Dweller 42:43
  13. Voigt Kampff / Understand 46:39
  14. Ko Lute / Nobody Better Bother The King 50:11
  15. RS3 / Among The Fallen 52:44
  16. Aphex Twin / Untitled [SAW II #7 "Curtains"] 57:48

Tracks 7, 10, and 14 are all tracker mods from the netlabel Hellven. I wrote a post about Hellven for this blog last year, so go check that out. RS3's Among The Fallen is my favorite of the three, I like the snappiness of it and the classic RS3 basses and pads. (Darkhalo's Manga Starlight is the fourth tracker mod in this mix, and is also excellent.)

This selection doesn't hold together as well as I'd like, and there's a few obvious mistakes (I forgot Ko Lute's Nobody Better Bother The King changes tempo...). But: these tunes are good, and it was a fun way to wind down after playing the arcade. Any time I manage to play music by Eno I'm happy.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / September 2019

Posted 2019-09-26. Permalink. Tagged breaks, disco, electro, ground kontrol, house, idm, logical aggression, music, synthpop, techno.

Megaphysics and I played our regular monthly night at Ground Kontrol Arcade yesterday. There was no theme this time, so we riffed on what we've been listening to.

I took the first half of the night, playing electro, IDM, techno, and maybe a little house. Here's my playlist:

  1. Franck Kartell / Unalaska Island ~9:00 PM
  2. Minor Science / Volumes
  3. Balil / Whirling Of Spirits
  4. Plaid / Scoobs In Colombia
  5. Minor Science / Another Moon
  6. Reedale Rise / Kae
  7. Lowfish / Fatblex
  8. Delayscape / Velux
  9. Indulin / Strangeness
  10. XY0815 / End Of Your Orbit
  11. Tusken Raiders / Sexy Sandpeople
  12. Subscriber / As If
  13. Koova / Words Of Wisdom
  14. Nullptr / AFTRMTH
  15. Aux 88 / Welcome To Avolon
  16. Sync 24 / Memory Bubble
  17. Pip Williams / Lost Souls
  18. DJ Life / The Room
  19. Jauzas The Shining & G13ck / Proton
  20. Novamen / There's No Escaping
  21. Jega / Post Mid Arc
  22. Sonar Base / Photon Filters
  23. Andrew Red Hand / Space Encounter
  24. Silicon Scally / Informatics
  25. E.M.S. / Close Encounters
  26. T.E.S.T. / This And That
  27. Reiner Mauch / Electro Music
  28. J. Shaw / Jupiter Funk
  29. Rutherford / Spoken Word
  30. Hydraulix / Robocop
  31. Sonar Base / Sonar Base #10
  32. Solitary Dancer / Paradise Found
  33. Morphology / Spacetime Interval
  34. Drexciya / Universal Element
  35. The Other People Place / Lifestyles Of The Casual
  36. Gosub / Mind Travel Method
  37. LFO / You Have To Understand
  38. Trackman / Smoothing
  39. Dark Matrix / Untitled [LSF007 A3]
  40. Forgemasters / Track With No Name
  41. Herr Wacher / Spatial
  42. Omar S & Shadow Ray / Oasis Nine
  43. Zwart Licht Kommando / Teletext
  44. Ectomorph / Agate
  45. Brother Blue / Automatic Writing

Megaphysics took over at this point. Here's what he played:

  1. Super Drama / New Graces ~11:30 PM
  2. Pixelord / Love Is (Coco Bryce Rave To The Slythm Mix)
  3. DJ Plead / Crush and Burn
  4. The Moderator / Insync
  5. Patience / White Of An Eye
  6. Maurice & Charles / Sofa Love
  7. Cli-N-Tel / 2030 (Blotnik Brothers Remix)
  8. Coco Bryce / Pac Man
  9. RX-101 / Warm Electronics Box
  10. I.O.S. / T.D.M. (Tech Dance Music)
  11. Boy Harsher / Come Closer
  12. M.S.L. / Alva C
  13. Unlisted Artist / Untitled
  14. Electro Music Union / Liquid Lover
  15. DJs Friction & Spice / Future Funk
  16. Rhys Fulber / My Church
  17. DJ Plead / Salt and Pepper
  18. Metavari / Josie’s Lament (Mill Fire)
  19. Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch / Blue Frank
  20. Transilvanian Galaxi / Atle
  21. Photonz / Mysteric Teachings
  22. Craig Bratley / 99.9% (Andrew Weatherall's 100% Remix)
  23. Jade 4U / The Early Train
  24. Front 242 / Take One (Re-Built)
  25. Fleetwood Mac / Everywhere (Psychemagik Remix)
  26. Mr. Fingers / Can You Feel It
  27. Neil Young / Mr. Soul
  28. Funsize Jonny / Diode 36
  29. Coco Bryce / Panini Shuffle
  30. Erik Travis / Eddie
  31. Textasy / They’re Trying To Control My Mind
  32. Fit Of Body / Ridin 2 That Trap or Die
  33. Kedr Livanskiy / Ariadna (ариадна)
  34. joergmueller / Ftv#5
  35. Cetu Javu / A Donde (Razormaid Mix)
  36. Marcello Giordani / Oh! Superman (Disco Spacer Mix)

And that's it! It was a good night. Thanks to Megaphysics for holding it down, to everyone in attendance for hanging out, and to Ground Kontrol for having us.


MTT 134 / Three Spins

Posted 2019-09-20. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, breaks, dj mix, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT134 Spectrogram

A few tracks from Pyramid Transmissions, more new Brokntoys, and some odd break-y pieces.

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. Rings Around Saturn / Non Place 00:00
  2. Lone Shark / Aviation 02:04
  3. Reedale Rise / Gone Again 07:09
  4. DJ Life / The Room 10:20
  5. AFX / Backdoor.Berbew.Q 13:38
  6. Marco Bernardi / Voltsin 16:41
  7. Loyal Hardware / Dust 20:28
  8. Point Guard / The Xhase 24:54
  9. Coldcut / Timber 28:48
  10. Pavel / Karr 32:08
  11. Supreems / Broken (And Out Of Sync) 35:09
  12. Kemko / 1st Contact (Drew Progress Remix) 39:35
  13. Exhausted Modern / At The Edge Of Unknown Worlds 43:43
  14. Vetrix / NextPhaser-Leader1 47:42
  15. Ares Voo / Stelios 51:08
  16. Narcose & Orchid / Descrescent 54:26
  17. Psi Spy / Loco 58:43

This is an hour of cleaning up loose ends, of exhibiting a few old ideas before they are forgotten. There are a lot of highlights here, tracks I've been waiting to play.

DJ Life's The Room is something I discovered recently on one of Neo Violence's big compilations, I couldn't wait to play that one. Karr by Pavel, here as track 10, is from that same compilation.

Loyal Hardware's Dust kicks off the breakbeat-y middle of this mix. That's a great release, good enough I played a track off it last week too. The other big piece in the middle I haven't talked about yet is Pure Space's PS001.1. It's present here as track 8, The Xhase by Point Guard. I've played one other track from it, Microstructure by Reptant, a few months ago. It's a very good compilation EP, one I'm sure I'll return to on this show at least once more.

Another track I'll mention is #16 Descrescent by Narcose & Orchid. It's a progressive breaks (trance breaks?) tune I found in a used bin; it's good, maybe a little sappy, and reminds me of some of the spacey electro music of the last five or ten years. That might be a link worth pursuing, progressive/trance breaks and 2010s space electro.

I'll be back next week with something slower, something to relax with after playing the arcade.


MTT 133 / Next Front

Posted 2019-09-13. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT133 Spectrogram

Electro, techno, and a little weirdness at a comfortable 130.

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. Solitary Dancer / Paradise Found (Rapture Version) 00:00
  2. LektroiD / Communication 02:05
  3. MAS 2008 / Atari Controlled 07:12
  4. Nullptr / LPC-10 11:13
  5. Obergman / Chronostasis 15:35
  6. Loyal Hardware / On You 20:26
  7. Max Duley / Double Front 24:55
  8. Aramchek / Benicassim 28:18
  9. Decal / Look So Fine 31:59
  10. Instra:mental / Futurist 36:35
  11. Overmono / iii's Front 40:55
  12. Insync vs. Mysteron² / Next World 45:28
  13. MAS 2008 / Wavecode 049 48:21
  14. Boris Divider / Shut Down The System 53:53
  15. Boris Divider / Shut Down The System (Bonus Pad) 57:55

Tracks 3 and 13 are both from MAS 2008's excellent 2003 Forward Contraire EP on Twilight 76 Records. I played the first song from the b-side of that record, Paranoia Dreams, back in March 2017 for the second episode of this radio program. It's a snappy, synth-y sounding release, a long-time favorite of mine.

The middle section of this, from track 6 through track 10, is all in a different drum rhythm than the rest of the mix. I think the drums are accented in a 3+3+2 pattern (similar to the first half of the 3-2 clave rhythm). That's what I was trying to hear when selecting those songs, anyway. The tracks are all good, but maybe don't fit together quite right. Of interest to electro fans (beyond Decal appearing) is that Aramchek is Keith Tenniswood and Andrew Weatherall, famous as Two Lone Swordsmen.

And that's all I've got this week. I'll be back with something slower next time.