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MTT 165 / Carrying Capacity

Posted 2020-04-25. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, breaks, dj mix, electro, house, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT165 Spectrogram

Breaks, electro, techno; continuing the theme of the last few weeks. The middle of this is maybe too subdued, but I'm happy with the hour overall.

Due to technical difficulties this show did not air on aNONradio as planned. It was recorded a day later and has been uploaded to this website (djcev.com), mixcloud, rb387.net (my friend's server), and MEGA.nz. The spectrogram above now links to the mp3 file on djcev.com.

This post was updated on 2020/10/12.

  1. ADJ & Pathic / Scenario 00:01
  2. Dj HasH / Rumbo A Eddion 03:43
  3. MAS 2008 / World's Passing By 06:13
  4. Popkomm / Input 10:20
  5. =UHU= / Magic Computer 13:21
  6. Lowfish / Ripped 17:08
  7. Mitch Murder / Coup de Théâtre 20:51
  8. DMX Krew / PH-830 24:56
  9. Echo 106 / Dark Strings 27:44
  10. Camomile Dawn / Louise 31:55
  11. Mikron / Re-Entry 35:13
  12. Marco Bernardi / Super Deep Voices 39:17
  13. Peshka / Averuna 42:37
  14. Enertia-sound / Electrostatic 48:16
  15. Carl Finlow / Out Of Time 53:20
  16. Namlook / Music For Urban Meditation Part III 58:00

Two tracks from the NV020 compilation on Neo Violence feature in this mix: #10 Louise by Camomile Dawn and #13 Averuna by Peshka. I've been playing both NV020 and NV017 a lot lately, and recommend both (and Neo Violence in general).

But I came here this week to play Carl Finlow's classic Out Of Time. I think I first heard Out Of Time in a mix DJ Xed put out on the old electroalliance.net forums. It's on the Electrilogy+ CD, a compilation of the three Electrilogy 12"s that were released on Device in 2001 and 2002. (Plus a few extra tracks, as the name suggests). Mr. Finlow has Electrilogy+ available on his bandcamp with an extended mix of Out Of Time, and it's worth every penny. I've been waiting to play it here; this felt like the right moment.

Last thing I'll say, I generally dislike Synthwave but I love Mitch Murder's work, particularly the album After Hours. It has multiple cool electro pieces on it; that's where track #7 Coup de Théâtre comes from. If you're like me and Synthwave isn't your thing, give After Hours a shot.

And that's it. I'll be back next week (hopefully live on the radio again) with something slower to close out the month.


Various / The Advent Presents Kombination Phunk

Posted 2020-04-22. Permalink. Tagged 1990s, collection, electro, music, photo, techno, vinyl.

Photo of KP's cover Photo of KP's back

I started this website back in 2016 with the intention of blogging about my music collection. It seems like a good time to try that again. No downloads or audio samples will be provided with these posts (for what I hope are obvious reasons). I just want to talk about music. Without further ado...

The Advent Presents Kombination Phunk. Metalbox records (Kombination Research affiliate), 1997. Vinyl, 4x12". Flac 16bit/44.1khz, ~373M. Tracklist and durations as per the jacket and center labels:

No.Artist / Title BPMDur.
A1.Dopplereffekt / Porno Actress 12804:22
B1.R.A.C. / Quexos 13804:58
B2.DJ K1 / Metaphysica 13504:41
C1.The Advent / Elektra Fix 14205:03
D1.Dopplereffekt / Plastiphilia 12804:18
E1.The Advent / C-On 13805:10
F1.Damon Wild vs Function / Waveterm 13804:42
F2.Outline / Untitled [BP05 B3] 14004:57
G1.Planetary Assault Systems / Battle 13504:28
G2.JB3. / Believer 13605:28
H1.Surgeon / Scorn 13804:28
H2.Morgan / Flower Child 13505:20

I picked this up from a mailorder shop in the mid 2000s as part of a large order (one of those records you throw in to try and get your money's worth out of shipping fees, you know). This is the only record I remember from that order. It's terrific. I like all these tracks.

The first five are all electro tunes. The two Dopplereffekt tracks have been edited: Porno Actress is double the length of the version on Gesamtkunstwerk, and Plastiphilia is a combination of Plastiphilia 1 & 2. These two edits in particular are perfect for DJs, four minutes and change is exactly the right length. RAC's Quexos is the original version (I think). Metaphysica by K1 has also been edited, I hear some reverse snares and things going on. The Advent's Elektra Fix is unique to this compilation, I believe.

The remaining pieces are heady techno. C-On like Elektra Fix is original to this compilation. Waveterm by Damon Wild & Function and Flower Child by Morgan are both big tunes, New York techno by way of Synewave. Outline's track is listed as Untitled on the label and sleeve, but a helpful discogs comment identifies it as Blueprint 5 B3. Luke Slater's Battle is the most abrasive track on the comp, and the one I like the least, though it does command respect. That leaves Joey Beltram's bouncy lopsided Believer and Surgeon's menacing Scorn.

20 years later and the whole compilation still sounds great. Sides A, C, D, and E all play at 45 RPM and are cut loud. I've read that The Advent remastered everything for this release, but there's nothing on the packaging to indicate that. I don't think this is available new anywhere, so if you want it you'll have to find a used copy. Check your local used bins or the discogs marketplace. It's very much worth seeking out.

All photos in this post were taken by me (that's why they're blurry) of my copy (which is beat-up and stickered). The center label photos on discogs are tiny, so I'll close with some medium-size unreadable ones:

Photo of side A Photo of side B Photo of side C Photo of side D
Photo of side E Photo of side F Photo of side G Photo of side H

MTT 164 / Auto Negotiation

Posted 2020-04-17. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, breaks, dj mix, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT164 Spectrogram

Something fun for the pacific northwest's early warm weather. Electro, techno; some lovely 707.

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This post was updated on 2020/10/17.

  1. Paris (Black FU) / Black In The Green 00:00
  2. The Other People Place / Eye Contact 03:01
  3. Datassette / Metropolis Light Transport 07:37
  4. Photodementia / Hypercatharsis 11:27
  5. Dexter / I Don't Care 13:32
  6. Luke Eargoggle / The Mechanik Priest 16:53
  7. Dogma 3000 / Mind 20:55
  8. Scape One / Android Robotix 25:06
  9. Simulant / Spectre 27:49
  10. Aril Brikha / Lady 707 30:31
  11. Matt Whitehead / The Tip Off 35:38
  12. Tourist At Home / There's Wisdom In Dance 41:03
  13. BCJ / Spectre 43:45
  14. Aril Brikha / Leaving Me 48:44
  15. John Beltran / Gutaris Breeze (6000km To Amsterdam) 55:44

This mix came together when a good friend of mine gifted me a digital copy of Aril Brikha's excellent 2007 album Ex Machina. I predictably love the broken-beat tunes: Lady 707, Leaving Me, and Gres. Ex Machina is on Peacefrog Records, who have a bandcamp page up with a few dozen classic releases, very much worth checking out. (Classics like John Beltran's Ten Days Of Blue, the source of track #15 in this mix).

Two tracks from the label Rebel Intelligence feature in this mix: #3 Metropolis Light Transport by Datassette, and #11 The Tip Off by Matt Whitehead. There's five releases total on Rebel Intelligence, all a fun mixture of electro and house.

And last I'd like to highlight the oddity that is Spectre by BCJ better-known-as CJ Bolland. Bolland used the alias BCJ only a few times, according to discogs. The track itself is from the 1997 Megatech Body.CD, which I covered back in MTT 158. I need to do some research into Bolland's music, as I don't know much about it, and it appears he has more breakbeat-y tracks like Spectre.

Another good one this week. A few long tracks, a few classics, a few oddities. Kind of bouncy. I'll be back next week with something slower, as usual.


MTT 163 / Into Traffic

Posted 2020-04-10. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, breaks, dj mix, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT163 Spectrogram

Some rowdy breaks, electro, and IDM at 135.

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This post was updated on 2020/10/17.

  1. Schizophrenia / Schizophrenia 00:00
  2. Ambit 3 / Dropped 02:11
  3. RAC / Quexos 05:08
  4. Anoesis / Swift 09:22
  5. Electronic Corporation / We Got Velocity 11:44
  6. Kerr Knoll / Roots 15:14
  7. EMS / Getgetto 19:03
  8. Silicon Scally / All Torque 22:36
  9. Freezie Freekie / Freezie's Gonna Funk Ya 27:42
  10. The Octagon Man / 10ft Bass 31:15
  11. Eon / Phaze Test (String Phase) 34:38
  12. Treen / Cox 39:30
  13. Robert Cosmic / My Universe 43:18
  14. Sbassship / Four Dimensional Existence 47:45
  15. Mobile Space Unit / Penalty Dream Pt. 1 51:43
  16. M3taN01a / 3 Points 56:21
  17. Cabaret Voltaire / Exterminating Angel (Outro) 58:15

Three tracks from the mid-2000s electro label Satamile feature in this mix: #7 Getgetto by E.M.S., #8 All Torque by Silicon Scally, and #9 Freezie's Gonna Funk Ya by Freezie Freekie. I picked up all three of those on vinyl in the mid 2000s in local shops. I'm a fan of Satamile; I miss their style of break-y electro, there doesn't seem to be much of that being released right now.

Two old Electron Industries tracks feature, right after the Satamile block. #10 10ft Bass by label head The Octagon Man (AKA J. Saul Kane) and #11 Phaze Test (String Phase) by Eon. Phaze Test in particular is excellent, both sides are raucous electro workouts. The 30 Beat Cycle mix on the b-side is exactly as the title suggests, 28 beats in straight 4/4 then an extra two beats to mess with you. Fun and challenging to play in a set.

Mobile Space Unit is Pino Grzybowsky (AKA Dr. Scissors) and Andreas Kauffelt. Kauffelt was a member of Kabuto who wrote No Brain, a track wich appears on the first Ghost In The Shell Tribute album, and was played on this show five weeks ago. (A neat connection). Their track in this mix is the classic Penalty Dream Pt. 1, originally from the 1999 Cheat Codes EP on Elektrolux, included here from the Elektro Codes.Three compilation.

This was a good one. A bunch of old vinyl and a few new(ish)-to-me pieces from Kerr Knoll, M3taN01a, and Robert Cosmic. Fun times. I've run out of ideas for new shows, so I've got no idea what to do next week, but I'll do my best to make it good.


MTT 162 / Cautious Advance

Posted 2020-04-03. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, breaks, demoscene, dj mix, drum & bass, electro, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT162 Spectrogram

Fast breaks and electro, slow DnB, and a couple tracker tunes. Some weirdness.

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This post was updated on 2020/10/17.

  1. Clan Of Xymox / Theme II 00:00
  2. Il.Ek.Tro / Threads Part One 01:27
  3. The Advent / Work Dat 05:10
  4. Black Electric / Black Electric 09:10
  5. Headnoaks / Power 2 Da Beatz (Disko 69 Remix) 13:13
  6. AS1 / Solar Lifestyle 15:40
  7. Thugwidow / Mother Earth Can Die For All I Care 18:55
  8. Silicon / Rules Of Engagement 22:34
  9. Dr. Futurist / Spatial Translations 26:53
  10. Marco Bernardi / Reality Check 29:02
  11. Adam Jay / Warp Drive 32:02
  12. dgoHn / Benny's Gone Missing 36:34
  13. Dune / Arsa Bamk 37:58
  14. Chavez / Honeynut Loops 40:28
  15. Omni Trio / Mystic Stepper (Feel Better) 43:17
  16. Aphex Twin / Polynomial-C 47:58
  17. Thugwidow / Temporary Conciousness 51:46
  18. Screwtec / Water Gate 57:12

This mix was thrown together to play tracks from I Tried Calling But Your Phone Must Have Been Off, Thugwidow's new album on No Problema Tapes. It's a cool combination of elements - modern ambient production (vaporwave?) and unusually slow jungle/DnB. Like, 1993 hardcore breakbeat slow. I'm really into it. It turns out Thugwidow has a bunch of releases, among them a sweet collab with Sangam.

Track four Black Electric is from the only release by that band, their 2000 self-titled EP on Puzzlebox. Colors and Come To Me, A2 and B1, are also great; I'm sure I'll play them here eventually. There's a bunch of Puzzlebox on Beatport but I couldn't find this one, unfortunately.

A couple of old tracker mods snuck in, specifically track 13 Arsa Bamk by Dune (best known as Brothomstates) and track 14 Honeynut Loops by Chavez. The latter of those is from the netlabel Milk, which I plan to write a post about here (eventually).

Mystic Stepper (Feel Better) is one of the few genuine breakbeat hardcore tracks I have, and the only Moving Shadow record I own. Most of Moving Shadow is available on Beatport, but this one is missing. A few alternate versions of Mystic Stepper are available: Feel Better (Foul Play Remix), Feel Good '95, and Feel Good (Original In Demand Mix), but I like the one featured here the best. And then cheating in Polynomial-C... you know, it was right there, I had to do it.

This is a pretty scatterbrained selection, and it could've used one or two more tracks to break up the long ones, but I'm happy. Good for a few hours of planning. I'll be back next week with... not sure. Something slower.