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MTT 170 / Tranquil Passage

Posted 2020-05-31. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, audio download, dj mix, downtempo, dub techno, electro, idm, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio.

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90 BPM beats and pieces for the end of May. A few long songs, a few short ones.

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This post was updated on 2020/10/16.

  1. Tiger / AW 1 00:00
  2. F.O.T.N. / The Dwelling Of The Day 02:51
  3. FUSE / New Day 06:50
  4. DJ Shadow / Lost & Found (S.F.L.) 09:40
  5. Luke Vibert / Space Race 13:59
  6. Low Orbit Satellite / High Performance Jets 19:52
  7. Bjorn Rohde / Drop Into Space 25:45
  8. Hong Kong Express / Dreaming 27:39
  9. Salmz / Nibiru Kids 32:11
  10. The Aesthetics / Abstract Living 36:21
  11. Legowelt / Your Life Goals Are Slowly Slipping Away 37:44
  12. Michna / Levitation 40:05
  13. Higher Intelligence Agency / Skank 44:08
  14. Telescope ft. Noelle Poeller / Nobile 48:18
  15. The Crystal Method / High Roller 52:09
  16. Bola / Zephyr (Pentagon) 56:55

I picked up Low Orbit Satellite's two track Shuttle Dubs release last week and it's been on rotation here since. High Performance Jets, included in this mix, is the longer of the two tracks, and is a cool mixture of space-y dub techno and chunky beats. I really like the combination of elements and variety of tempos that Low Orbit Satellite works with.

Another album I'd like to promote this week is Legowelt's recent Tips For Life. It's represented in this mix through track #11 Your Life Goals Are Slowly Slipping Away, which will probably sound familiar to everybody who caught Legowelt's set for the 2020 IFM Festival over the weekend. Tips For Life is significant to me because it includes Arcade Breeze (Living In The Rain), from Legowelt's first Memphis Rap Mix. I've wanted a copy of that track for a long time, and as a DJ who primarily plays at an arcade in Oregon, the name couldn't be more fitting. Tips is listed as name-your-price, so be sure to check it out.

Other than that, this is a tying-up-loose-ends episode. I've wanted to play both Skank by Higher Intelligence Agency and High Roller by The Crystal Method for years, and this felt like the right moment. I'll be back next week Friday 06:00 UTC on aNONradio to continue my monthly routine with another fast show. (Probably ~135 BPM again).


MTT 169 / Test Shape

Posted 2020-05-22. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, breaks, dj mix, electro, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio.

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Spacey breaks and electro at ~125. A lot of long songs this hour; I felt like giving things time to develop.

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This post was updated on 2020/10/16.

  1. Arpanet / Wireless Internet 00:00
  2. Dj HasH / Sector Calixis 01:52
  3. Lee / Distant Drift 04:38
  4. Low Orbit Satellite / Winter Morning PLUR Jam 08:12
  5. Sasha / Head Melter 10:15
  6. Stratowerx / Zero Hour Dispatch 14:51
  7. Redshape / Blink 18:10
  8. Andy Garvey / Complex Clarity 25:17
  9. Cygnus / Cybrid Vox 29:21
  10. Luke Eargoggle / Audio Warriors 34:56
  11. Zobol / Moving Atoms 38:26
  12. Koova / Sometimes A Conduit (Patricia's Amalgamix) 44:00
  13. Silicon Scally / Indefinite Space 48:43
  14. E.R.P. / Sensory Process (Plant43 Remix) 54:47

There's a bunch of new stuff in this mix. Going roughly in order... #3 Distant Drift by Lee and #11 Moving Atoms by Zobol are both from the the Creation Of A Positron EP on Sci-fact, an excellent electro/breaks EP, highly recommended. #4 Winter Morning PLUR Jam is from is from the 2016 Flying Steel EP by Low Orbit Satellite, which I bought on the day of this recording. Track 8 Complex Clarity by Andy Garvey is from the wonderfully varied Complex Clarity EP on Lobster Theremin, and was just released this month.

There's another significant new release in this mix, however, and that's Sasha's Head Melter. It's apparently an old track of his, recovered and released as the first part of a bandcamp-only series he's calling DETAT. It's a super sweet track, exactly the kind of moody breaks that I like. I don't know Sasha's work well - I can only compare Head Melter to Rabbitweed from the Xpander EP - but this tune makes me want to dig through his back catalog.

I'll be back next week with my usual end-of-month slow set. I'm thinking 90 BPM, I have a few new pieces at that tempo to play with. 'till then.


MTT 168 / Turbulent Flow

Posted 2020-05-15. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, dj mix, electro, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

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Electro, techno, a little weirdness. In roughly that order.

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This post was updated on 2020/10/16.

  1. Access To Arasaka / Brilliant Pebbles 00:00
  2. Komarken Electronics / Early Mornings 01:13
  3. Biepang / Blanked Populace 05:50
  4. Zobol / Descending 10:04
  5. 96 Back / 100 14:08
  6. Axiom 23 / System 18:22
  7. Daze / Advanced Reality 21:25
  8. Luka Baumann / Inception 25:11
  9. Steve Stoll / Slipstream 28:04
  10. Trackman / Feeling (Outline Mix) 31:28
  11. "M" / Scenario 34:14
  12. Adam Jay / Cruces Motile 36:29
  13. Peverelist / Fighting Without Fighting 41:28
  14. T++ / 100 Bar 45:01
  15. Einfachfunk / Untitled [Bunker 3057 B2] 48:38
  16. E.R.P. / Lodestone 51:08
  17. Dune / ~K 56:52

Some new tracks in this hour: Cruces Motile by Adam Jay, from his 2020 album Inoperable Data; Zobol's Descending from their album Foreign Objects on Sci-fact, out last year; Advanced Reality by Daze from the first Pure Space comp, also released last year. The Adam Jay album in particular is really good, and has been on rotation here since January.

Track 8 Inception by Luka Baumann is from an old EP on the Biomechanics netlabel called As We Drift Apart. Mixcloud identified the track and linked to a release on Junodownload called The Jolka Experience where Inception also appears, although at a lower tempo (128 instead of 134). Discogs tells me that Jolka is one of Baumann's aliases. Just an interesting programming note.

The techno section of this mix could have cooked a little longer. All the tracks are good but Outline's mix of Feeling by Trackman and Scenario by Jeff Mills sound a little out of place to me. That's OK though, it sets up Cruces Motile which sets up Fighting Without Fighting by Peverelist, the one track I really wanted to play this week.

I'll be back on Friday the 22nd at 06:00 UTC (that's Thursday the 21st at 11:00PM PDT). I'm on a roll with the breaks/electro/techno thing so that's what'll be happening.


MTT 167 / Transfer Lane

Posted 2020-05-10. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, dj mix, electro, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio.

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Another grab bag. 140 BPM Electro and Techno Bass. New pieces from Astrophonica, Lobster Theremin, TRUST, and Typeless.

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This post was updated on 2020/10/16.

  1. Lerosa / Loss (Remix) 00:00
  2. Scape One / Electro Plasma System 03:57
  3. Chromatix / Assembler 08:44
  4. Grammar Of Movement / Plastic Games 11:04
  5. AtWil / Terra-Form 15:06
  6. Axiom 23 / 200 Days 17:11
  7. DJ Di'jital / 808 Kits 20:27
  8. J. Shaw / Jupiter Funk 22:20
  9. DJ Godfather / Under The Abyss 25:36
  10. Turk Turkelton / All Colours Are Beautiful (1312 Mix) 28:10
  11. Ubahnrider / Emulator 32:07
  12. Andrew Red Hand / 8000 KM To Go 34:43
  13. Aux 88 / Don't Stop It 36:48
  14. Shawescape Renegade / Space Sailing 40:28
  15. Client_03 / 1nce Again 43:13
  16. Drox / Burn Notice 45:57
  17. Photodementia / ATP4 47:44
  18. Raw Takes / Shake Junt 50:09
  19. DMX Krew / Adrenalin Flow (12" Edit) 52:52
  20. Cybonix / Shake Yo Body 56:02
  21. Cybotron / Cosmic Raindance 58:17

Track #11 Emulator by Ubahrider and track #18 Shake Junt by Raw Takes are both from the new Phalanx Pt. 3 compilation on Typeless Records. Track #10 All Colours Are Beautiful by Turk Turkelton is also from Typeless, on 2019's Phalanx Pt. 1. The Phalanx comps are full of fast (135+) clubby electro and techno. I don't recognize most of the names on these comps; either Typeless is doing a good job of featuring new artists or I'm out of the loop. All three are currently pay-what-you-want, so go check 'em out at the links above.

Two tracks by J. Shaw feature here: #8 Jupiter Funk and #14 Space Sailing under his Shawescape Renegade alias. The two releases at the Shawescape Renegade bandcamp and in particular his Tec-Troit compilation are some of my favorite releases of the last few years. Proper new Detroit electro and techno bass of the kind Aux 88, Godfather, UR, etc. make.

I don't have too much to say about this one, so I'll close by calling out a few new tracks here. The Grammar Of Movement tune is new from Lobster Theremin, came out in March. DJ Di'jital's 808 Kits is from last year's ElectroHop1 EP on TRUST. Client_03's 1nce Again is from their Hope Repeater EP on Astrophonica, also from last year. The rest of this selection is old bits and pieces, vinyl and downloads.

And now I'm all commented out. I picked up a whole bunch of TRUST recently so I'll be playing a lot of that in the coming weeks; more electro, maybe more breaks.


MTT 166 / Relative Distance

Posted 2020-05-01. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, audio download, breaks, dj mix, downtempo, electro, idm, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio, techno.

MTT166 Spectrogram

A 110 BPM grab bag episode this time. I wanted to play Dave Angel's Latin Lover and How I Missed You by Clatterbox and worked backward from there.

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This post was updated on 2020/10/16.

  1. Mrs Jynx / Diving Loop 00:00
  2. The Pad Foundation / The Last Stand 03:03
  3. Gottfried Y. Leibniz / Leibniz' Vierspeziesrechenmaschine 06:11
  4. Clatterbox / How I Missed You [It Catches My Heart In It's Hands] 09:52
  5. Darkhalo / Manga Starlight 14:11
  6. Jean-Paul Bondy ft. Carl Finlow / Cold Reformer 17:38
  7. Axiom 23 / Higher Communication (Hyper Script) 21:08
  8. Bola / Sirasancerre 25:12
  9. Boards Of Canada / Pete Standing Alone 26:57
  10. Lawb / Sdhkvjeesus 31:34
  11. Clatterbox / Hard Cell [Long Distance Voice Mail] 33:35
  12. Drox / Aquanerve 37:04
  13. Skatebård / Celluloid Mirage 40:18
  14. Fluke / Mosh 43:13
  15. Enertia-sound / Lutron 48:36
  16. Dave Angel / Latin Lover 51:21
  17. FSOL / Hot Knives 55:40
  18. Legowelt / Cherri Meets The Professor 58:10

Track #16 Latin Lover by Dave Angel is from the first 2004 Ghost In The Shell tribute album. I said my piece about those two tribute albums in the show notes to MTT158, so go check that out. Latin Lover is the one slow track on that first tribute album, and is excellent, worth dropping out of Lutron for.

Project Unison by Metamatics and Clatterbox features twice in this hour, as track #4 How I Missed You and #11 Hard Cell. Project Unison was released twice, first on Neo Ouija and then on Hydrogen Dukebox. The two releases have the same content although the tracklists appear different. I own the Neo Ouija neo02lp version of the album, so I've used those titles above. The hyperlinks lead to Hydrogen Dukebox's bandcamp however, so I've included the Dukebox titles in brackets. Anyway, that's a very pretty IDM album, probably my favorite work by both Clatterbox and Metamatics.

This is the second week in a row Carl Finlow's vocals have appeared. Last week it was Out Of Time from Electrilogy+, this week it's Jean-Paul Bondy's great Cold Reformer. Bondy is better known to me as Volum and one half of Volsoc. Cold Reformer is on a fun, varied album called The Path Of Most Resistors from 2006. I've been quietly playing tracks off it over the last few years; it's worth a listen and is available at junodownload.

And that's all the commentary I have in me today. I'll be back with some electro next time, I think.