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MTT 184 / Not Lost

Posted 2020-09-06. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, breaks, dj mix, electro, idm, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio, uk garage.

MTT184 Spectrogram

Breaks, electro, IDM, and a little future garage, all at a bit less than half the tempo of last week's show. This hour features new(ish) music by Andy Garvey, Client_03, and Pearson Sound.

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This post was updated on 2020/10/12.

  1. Reedale Rise / 4th State 00:00
  2. Sepehr / Thinking Of You 03:53
  3. Silicon Scally / Triggered 08:14
  4. Aloka / Convex 13:14
  5. Client_03 / Personality Converter 16:33
  6. Andy Garvey / Mind Games 20:06
  7. Chris Randall / Stylus 22:35
  8. Azaleh / Revenant 25:39
  9. Sorrow / Up & Down 28:22
  10. Hajimari / Overnight 31:04
  11. Rings Around Saturn / Perfect Crime 33:53
  12. RAC / Instinct 37:39
  13. Ed Chamberlain / Somefind 41:39
  14. Pearson Sound / Alien Mode 45:25
  15. Low Orbit Satellite / Objects In Space 50:28
  16. Bola / Vespers 58:02

The first release I'd like to highlight in this is Pearson Sound's Alien Mode EP, released a couple of months ago on the great Hessle Audio. I like the title track Alien Mode a lot, a breaks workout with some fun vocal distortion (timestretching?). It shows up here near the end of the hour. There's a very good tune on the B-side of the EP too which I'll probably play in a few weeks.

Immediately after Alien Mode is Low Orbit Satellite's Objects In Space from their album Objects In Space. I spent an afternoon about six months ago going through the releases on Low Orbit Satellite's bandcamp, and I think Objects In Space is my favorite. It's four strong trancey electro tracks and one ambient dub techno track, very much my thing.

Tracks 7 through 10 form a little future garage segment. I don't know much about the style and only have a few tracks (most of it sounds like Burial's Untrue to me) but I enjoy it and it's fun to play every now and then. Mixing future garage is a challenge, one I haven't practiced much, so that segment is maybe a little rocky.

That's all the commentary for #184 I have in me. I'll be back next week with something slower, returning to my usual trend of reducing tempo through the month.


State Logik & Jacob / All You Need, Scenes

Posted 2020-07-22. Permalink. Tagged 2000s, breaks, collection, electro, idm, music, photo, vinyl.

Photo of NARC21 sleeve front Photo of NARC21 side A Photo of NARC21 sleeve back Photo of NARC21 side B

All You Need, Scenes by State Logik & Jacob. On Narcotix Inc, released in 2000. Vinyl, 12". Flac 16bit/44.1khz, ~137M. Tracklist from the side B label (with corrections from the discogs release page), durations from my stored recordings:

No.Artist / Title BPMDur.
A1.State Logik / Electro Boogie 11906:25
A2.State Logik / All You Need 13006:34
B1.Jacob / Scene 1 12302:34
B2.Jacob ft. G. Pole / Scene 2 11602:35
B3.Jacob / Scene 3 09502:35
B4.Jacob / Scene 4 12002:34

A note on the discogs page for this 12" states that the A-side track titles are the reverse of what the center label says. That makes some sense, A1 sounds more like an "electro boogie" than A2 does. The tracklist above reflects that note.

The State Logik tracks are the reason I picked up this record. Both are warm, smooth, minimalist electro jams. Sampled drums, a snare that snaps, a bass synth, pads, short vocoded lyrics, sound FX. These aren't the flashiest songs, I can see how a listener could find them underwhelming, but they're easy to mix and I love 'em to bits. I've played both of these tracks on the radio before, so you can hear a few minutes of All You Need in MTT177 and a few minutes of Electro Boogie in MTT015.

The B-side is more complicated. It's dirtier, harder, more distorted. Scene 1 is a Tusken Raiders Sexy Sandpeople style jam, tough drum machine beats. Scene 2 seems to be in 3/4 (6/8?) and has a jazzy sound to it with its drum samples and nice swirling pad. Scene 3 is a chunky swamp beat, one for the bog creatures. I can't work out the meter of Scene 4, one part is maybe running in 4/4 and the rest is doing something else. In any case it's another strong breakbeat sketch, like the rest of these Scenes. Scene 3 can be heard back in MTT074; I have yet to play the others for any recorded mixes.

There's a chunk of Narcotix Inc available at beatport and at junodownload, but I couldn't find this release. Which is a shame, as the price for a used copy over at discogs looks a bit unreasonable right now. So my recommendation is, if you're ever out digging and spot this for a few bucks, pick it up.

This record was in my bag for just about every Logical Aggression summer show at Ground Kontrol since 2010, making it an arcade classic.

Shoutout to the fine folks at 360 Vinyl who filed in this in their electro section. I'd have never seen it otherwise.


MTT 176 / Don't Let Go

Posted 2020-07-12. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, breaks, dj mix, electro, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT176 Spectrogram

Electro and breaks at ~130, a bit more relaxed than recent weeks.

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This post was updated on 2020/10/13.

  1. Scape One / Cinematic 00:00
  2. Gliese / Lost Civilization 04:31
  3. Grammar Of Movement / Sad Juno 09:24
  4. Shadowbunny / Earthtone 14:03
  5. Utopia Cloak / Channel 16:58
  6. Clive Kells / Stimpack (Edit) 19:54
  7. The Darkvoid Project / Cloudshaping 22:37
  8. Microthol / Fragile 27:19
  9. Silicon Scally / Clone Alone 30:32
  10. Permutation / Evolution 34:30
  11. ADJ / Electric 38:23
  12. Ion Driver / bbRobot 42:31
  13. The Bokanovsky Process / My Electroc!d (Miotek Remix) 45:15
  14. Dusko Janevski / Torus 49:26
  15. D.I.E. / Keep Hanging 53:40
  16. Model 500 / The Messenger 57:34

First off, apologies to Ion Driver for getting your name wrong when reading the tracklist out loud. I slipped up and said Ion Robot instead. Sorry about that. bbRobot is from 33, one of two releases Ion Driver has on Digital Distortions. Both those are worth checking out, and both are currently listed name-your-price.

The second thing I'd like to call attention to is the Many Worlds EP by Permutation. It's a sweet combination of electro, IDM, and techno; very smooth. Memories Of The Future is my favorite from the release, though Evolution is the one that made it into this mix. Shoutout and thanks to Dmitry of Permutation for getting in touch.

And last I'll highlight Keep Hanging by D.I.E. (AKA Detroit In Effect) from The Men You'll Never See Pt2 on Clone (and reissued on Clone West Coast Series in 2018). The reissue replaces Space Travel with Programming, a fair trade. I've had Keep Hanging on my mind lately; this felt like a good time to play it. If you feel yourself slipping, tie a knot, and don't let go.

I'll return next week with something slower (repeating my usual pattern of reducing tempo week to week throughout the month). It's been a while since I've played a chunk of '80s electro, so maybe I'll do that.


MTT 175 / Walk After Dark

Posted 2020-07-03. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, breaks, dj mix, electro, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT175 Spectrogram

No strong theme this week, just a selection of ~135 electro and one old breaks track. Features a couple new(ish) tunes by Client_03, False Persona, Grammar Of Movemement, and Zobol.

Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix. This mix is also available at mixcloud.

This post was updated on 2020/10/13.

  1. Zobol / Asymmetry 00:00
  2. Mike Ash / Electro Producer 03:29
  3. Psylocity / Human 07:32
  4. Anthony Rother / Dualis 12:30
  5. Client_03 / Suspect Dispenser 14:52
  6. False Persona / Danger Close 17:36
  7. T.E.S.T. & Excel / Database Code Encryption 21:52
  8. Heuristic Audio / Nocturne 26:22
  9. Warlock / Mala Cara 30:37
  10. Mystic Letter K / Dust 33:55
  11. DVS NME / Chrononaut 37:42
  12. Grammar Of Movement / IOI 41:02
  13. Komarken Electronics / Granular Material 44:21
  14. Juri-Jah / Transfusion 46:57
  15. Low Orbit Satellite / Junkiepilot 49:33
  16. UR / Death Of My Neighborhood 52:57
  17. Drexciya / Antivapor Waves 55:28
  18. The Advent / Gamma Rays 58:02

The new tracks here are Client_03's Suspect Dispenser, False Persona's Danger Close (on the excellent Phalanx Pt. 3 comp on Typeless), Grammar Of Movement's IOI, and Asymmetry by Zobol. All are available at the links above, so if you like what you hear then check out the full release(s).

I've done the Nocturne to Mala Cara mix on this show before, back in MTT004. I really like that transition. It's a holdover from playing vinyl at the arcade, one I like to revisit every now and then. The first couple of Dirty Needles EPs are being slept on, I think. It seems to be a lot of the same crew that were on Rag & Bone. Something to think about.

I've got one final note this week: I noticed while collecting links for the tracklist that The Advent has made Light Years Away available on his bandcamp. That's an exceptional album, one that's been unavailable digitally until now (as far as I know). The Advent working in Drexciya mode, though still essentially Advent. Gamma Rays is the track off it in this mix (which I sadly talked over).

And that's all I've got. Don't know what I'll do next time; I'll probably continue my pattern of starting fast and getting slower throughout the month.


MTT 173 / Invisible Enemy

Posted 2020-06-21. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, breaks, dj mix, electro, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT173 Spectrogram

Electro floating around 120 BPM. More Brokntoys, more TRUST, and an old tune by Überzone to close the show.

Due to a scheduling conflict this show did not air live on aNONradio. It was recorded a few hours later than usual and is available for listening at mixcloud and for download at rb387.net and mega.nz here. The spectrogram above links to the file hosted on djcev.com; right-click save-as to download.

This post was updated on 2020/10/16.

  1. Chameleon / Zero Is My Country 00:00
  2. Pip Williams / ASBO Youth 01:58
  3. Userwave / The Titan 05:20
  4. Psylocity / Lifeway 09:39
  5. Cybotron / R9 11:58
  6. Sbles3plex / Sweet Self Destruction 15:42
  7. E-Control / [B]eat This 19:11
  8. Biepang / Shuttle Arctica 23:47
  9. Morah / Rings Of Saturn 29:28
  10. Luke Eargoggle / Stranger Destiny 33:31
  11. The Exaltics / Compressed Thoughts 37:06
  12. Lok44 / Ghetto Of The Mind 39:56
  13. Scape One / Random Codex 43:08
  14. Shadowbunny / SpigolaScura 44:59
  15. Sigma Algebra / Shin 48:14
  16. Überzone / Botz (Organik) 50:17
  17. Kronos Device / Dead Of Night 56:19

Track #2 ASBO Youth by Pip Williams, track #9 Rings Of Saturn by Morah, and track #10 Stranger Destiny by Luke Eargoggle are all on the label Brokntoys. Track #8 Shuttle Arctica by Biepang and track #12 Ghetto Of The Mind by Lok44 are both from the label TRUST. Strong recommendation for both labels; I keep talking them up, and they keep being awesome.

Three tracks I've been meaning to play here for years made it into this selection. First and most obvious is R9 by Cybotron (Got the eyes and ears, totalitarian truth). Second is [B]eat This by E-Control, from Global Survey Phase 2 on Dominance Electricity. I think I've played at least half that comp on this program at this point. Third and last is the Organik mix of Botz by Überzone, one of the two big mixes of Botz on that 12". It's a little odd that both R9 and Botz ended up in the same set, but I guess that's my style.

Not too much more to say about this one. I took the show title from a track on Scape One's Potent Mutagen release for Cultivated Electronics; that track was in this mix for a bit, but got cut for Random Codex.

I'll be back next week, hopefully live on aNONradio again, with something slower. It feels like a good time to play some chunky, menacing beats.


MTT 169 / Test Shape

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

MTT169 Spectrogram

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

Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix. This mix is also available at mixcloud.

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.