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MTT 148 / Backwards & Forwards

Posted 2019-12-27. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, demoscene, dj mix, downtempo, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT148 Spectrogram

A bonus tracker mod show for the end of 2019. Many of these tracks are repeats from previous MTT episodes, but I've never lined them all up in one place like this.

Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix.

This post was updated on 2020/10/18.

  1. Basehead / Earthrise 00:00
  2. Sojagga / Sway 07:16
  3. Reed / Turquoise 10:04
  4. SSDS / Dirty-pearl 12:52
  5. Norfair / Paranoid High 15:33
  6. Shrine / Veins 2 19:40
  7. Xerxes / Confuse Me 22:10
  8. RS3 / Optic Embrace 25:41
  9. Necros / Amber Poison 30:06
  10. Darkhalo / Ebb Tide 33:35
  11. Jama / Syltty Kontrol 37:07
  12. Daze / Luminette 40:53
  13. Radix / Yuki Satellites 43:16
  14. Sape / Juuri Näin. 47:01
  15. RS3 / Ray 49:45
  16. Rb387 / Calm Sounds... and piano. 56:10

A couple of different tracker groups (and/or netlabels) are represented in this mix: Five Musicians (track 1 and 9), Hellven (tracks 7 and 8), and Milk (tracks 6 and 12). I've written about Hellven before; I'll write a similar article about Milk, once I finish going through their catalog. It's pretty strange stuff.

Optic Embrace by RS3 comes from Hellven release #024 "Phases Of Identity". It's a single-file release (PHASES.IT) containing seven tracks, all at 170/85. Refraction Reprise, the RS3 track from last week, is the final track of the release. It's a good EP; if you've got a tracker handy give it a listen.

But the real reason for this hour is to play Yuki Satellites. I was digging through my mods and realized I hadn't listened to it in a while. It appears Radix (AKA Rymdlego) has a youtube channel, complete with a nice video of FT2 running Yuki Satellites. The .xm file itself is available at modarchive, linked above. Go get it because it's awesome.

And that'll do it for December, for 2019, for this decade. It feels right to end the year with some slow late '90s mods. I'll be back next week with... something, I'm not sure. Space-y electro, probably.

MTT 147 / Pattern Repeat

Posted 2019-12-23. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, breaks, demoscene, dj mix, drum & bass, idm, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT147 Spectrogram

This is the third annual MTT tracker music show. Weird breaks, drum & bass, and IDM. The mix features 12 (!) tracks from the Assembly demoparty (including two from 2019), plus a few from the 2018 and 2019 Revision party.

My internet connection dropped during the live broadcast of this show, unfortunately. I couldn't leave it that way, so I re-recorded the whole hour: right-click save as here or on the spectrogram above to download it. This mix is also available at mixcloud.

This post was updated on 2020/10/06.

  1. Cube / Illumination 00:00
  2. Complex / Beyond Reality 01:54
  3. Serpent & Rapture / Parking Lot In Space 03:33
  4. Buzzer / Left Behind 06:24
  5. Purple Motion / Purple Sky II 08:58
  6. Dascon & Mygg & Bonefish / Keith 12:23
  7. Rb387 / The Vital Synthetic 64-0 15:36
  8. Necros / Introspection 16:48
  9. Supernao / Elektrik Dew 19:16
  10. Vapor / Landscapes 20:24
  11. Illusion / Azlak 22:33
  12. Norfair / Dreamplay 25:25
  13. Ganja / Late Night Session 27:55
  14. Bacter / Just Bacter 30:18
  15. Goldcrest / Groove-A-Thon 32:42
  16. Xhale / Reflektive 35:21
  17. Prob. / Jazzy Vibesz 37:35
  18. Falcon / Tasting Malibu 40:03
  19. RS3 / Refraction Reprise 41:47
  20. Dune / Control E 44:59
  21. Zaril / Malkavian Rush 48:42
  22. JPX / No Way Out 51:31
  23. JCole / A-Twinkle 54:05
  24. Dune / Nobody Dreaming 56:22

Tracks three and four are both from this year's Assembly Tracked Music Competition; Parking Lot In Space took first place, Left Behind took sixth. Be sure to check out the rest of this year's entries, as they are all terrific.

My favorite from this hour is Keith by Dascon & Mygg & Bonefish. It took first place at the Revision 2019 Tracked Music Competition, and deservedly so. It's very well programmed. There are a bunch of super creative pattern jumps and speed changes in the song, and the thing just sounds good. Download that one and watch it in a tracker, or check out one of the videos on youtube.

One interesting thing about tracker music is that there are multiple ways to set playback speed. There are usually three settings: a tempo setting which is a single BPM (defaults to 125), ticks per row (or speed), and rows per beat. By changing speed or rows per beat and leaving tempo alone, you end up with interesting multiples of tempo. The last fifteen minutes of this mix is an example of this; five tracks all at ~187.5 BPM, or a tempo of 125 and a speed of 4. (Though I'll admit I cheated with a couple to get them to fit).

I'll close by saying: sorry this took so long to upload. There were some problems to overcome in the recording of this one. But, as always, the music is good. I'm glad to have finally gotten some proper old Dune in one of these shows. There's one more broadcast before the end of the year; that'll be a mellow one, I think.

Tronix @ Ground Kontrol / December 18th 2019

Posted 2019-12-19. Permalink. Tagged breaks, electro, ground kontrol, idm, music.

Proqxis couldn't make it to his regular show at Ground Kontrol Arcade last night, so my friend DJ Cache and I filled in for him. We split the night in half; I took the first slot from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Here's what I played:

  1. Nathan Solo / Forgotten Scent ~9:00 PM
  2. B12 / Scriptures
  3. CRC / Influence Device 001
  4. Jega / Saint Bees
  5. Jega / Knight Lore
  6. Pip Williams / ASBO Youth
  7. Sbles3plex / Mathematic Universe
  8. Ivna Ji / Maar
  9. Xhale / Reflektive
  10. AFX / Analogue Bubblebath
  11. Nullptr / AFTRMTH
  12. Autechre / Are Y Are We?
  13. The Outsider / Hitcher
  14. Laka 942 / Intervencion En Marte P.I.C.
  15. Imatran Voima / Kurvi
  16. Ivna Ji / Soll
  17. Kemko / 1st Contact (Drew Progress Remix)
  18. Exhausted Modern / At The Edge Of Unknown Worlds
  19. Vetrix / NextPhaser-Leader1
  20. Ares Voo / Stelios
  21. Narcose & Orchid / Descrescent
  22. Composite Profuse / CRC666
  23. MK2 / Burial Mix (RYU Instrumental Mix) [45RPM]
  24. Luke Vibert / Voyage Into The Unknown
  25. Autopilot / Lovely Loop
  26. Andy Garvey x Disrute / NRG
  27. MAS 2008 / Genetic Testing
  28. Kaiowa / Aliensex
  29. Autechre / Inhake 2
  30. Marco Bernardi / Complete Direction
  31. Nagz / Nuclear Deterrent
  32. Silicon Scally / Parallel Array
  33. Króm / Painting Textures (Sniper Mode Remix)
  34. üNN / Reality (Sniper Mode Remix)
  35. BFX / Whisper (Original)
  36. Boris Divider / The Last Resistance
  37. Marco Bernardi / Catching Clouds In Outerspace ~11:00 PM

Cache took over at this point playing a mixture of disco, electro, house, techno, etc.. Two fine sets and a fun crowd; thanks to everyone who came out and listened.

Shoutout to DJ Maxx Bass for playing music for the private party that was held before Cache and I got there. It was good to see him again; I'll have to swing by Clinton Street Records sometime soon.

MTT 146 / A Winter Rotation

Posted 2019-12-13. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, dj mix, electro, house, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT146 Spectrogram

Electro, house, and techno. Some loose mixing this week, working out a few ideas.

Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix.

This post was updated on 2020/10/18.

  1. Nathan Solo / Forgotten Scent 00:00
  2. B12 / Scriptures 02:50
  3. CRC / Influence Device 001 06:47
  4. PMA / Hek 09:39
  5. Carl Finlow / Wafer Thin 14:48
  6. Dr. Futurist / Surface Integral 19:09
  7. Drexciya / Surface Terrestrial Colonization 21:58
  8. Das Muster / Zeittunel 27:16
  9. Luke Eargoggle / Fritzland 29:06
  10. XY0815 / Pseudo Bavaria 31:44
  11. Marco Bernardi / Plat+Form 34:47
  12. Herr Wacher / Spatial 38:05
  13. Scape One / Moody Diversion 41:55
  14. Stingray313 / NKKK4_2 44:59
  15. Peletronic / Panorama 47:30
  16. Legowelt / DX Days 50:09
  17. Zwart Licht Kommando / Wind Turbine 54:07

The excellent Brokntoys label features again with three tracks, specifically the run from track 9 through 11. XY0815's Pseudo Bavaria is my favorite of those three. It goes well with the kind of angular, stiff, kick-on-1-and-3 electro represented here by Eargoggle's Fritzland.

Track 4, Hek by PMA, is another piece from Pure Space's PS001.2. It's bright and kind of unruly; a lot of fun. It's going to be hard to not play every cut from that release on this show...

This was an okay set. I wish I hadn't flubbed that mix into Surface Terrestrial Colonization. That record usually gives me trouble. But, as always, the tracks are good. Next week will probably be the yearly demoscene show, expect some weird tunes.

MTT 145 / Electronic Traveller

Posted 2019-12-06. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, dj mix, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT145 Spectrogram

Breaks, electro, an odd piece of late '90s techno/electro. Coloring outside the lines a little.

Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix.

This post was updated on 2020/10/18.

  1. Lazer Kontinent / Mikroprozessor 00:00
  2. Drøn / (=dne 01:08
  3. Point Guard / Odyssey 05:00
  4. Chaotic State / Headlok 08:43
  5. Shadowbunny / Apathetic Void 13:08
  6. Koova / Resus 16:21
  7. Ivna Ji / Soll 20:04
  8. Laka 942 / Intervención En Marte P.I.C. 23:42
  9. Imatran Voima / Kurvi 26:52
  10. Sigma_Algebra / Resh 31:34
  11. Señor Frio / Sub Noctum (Ion Driver Remix) 36:20
  12. Raw Stevens / Pressure 40:19
  13. Azure Taint / Triptease 43:27
  14. BFX / Whisper (Original) 45:54
  15. Boris Divider / The Last Resistance 52:05
  16. Xyn / Give Us This Day 56:59
  17. AFX / A F X 2 59:03

Track three Odyssey by Point Guard is from the excellent PS001.2, the second release on Australia's Pure Space label. Like their first release it's very original, fun, bright stuff. And it just came out a week or two ago, so snap it up now.

Ivna Ji's Laax EP is the other recent purchase featured in this mix. It came out on Етикета 4 (AKA Label 4?) last year. The whole EP is reminiscent of Ivna Ji's track Oscillating Universe on Brokntoys bt17 The Glowing. Which is to say that it's terrific space electro. I'll definitely be playing more from that EP in the coming weeks.

Pressure by Raw Stevens is the odd '90s piece I mentioned earlier. Released on Squat Records in either 1997 or 1998, the sound of it reminds me of the techno of its era more than the electro. It's a cool, weird record in any case. The third track (B2) is a fast 140 BPM bass-y detroit-y tune called "Type 4748/Ab1", and is my favorite of the three.

There's lots more going on, of course. BFX's smooth 2000s breaks track Whisper, Sigma Algebra's Resh from the third Elektrodos compilation, the caustic acid of JGarrett (AKA Xyn)'s Give Us This Day. But I'm all talked out. Next week will be something slower, probably more mellow. After that - either the third or fourth week this month, I'm not sure - will be the annual demoscene show. Check back for those.