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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.

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

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.


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.


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 / March 2019

Posted 2019-03-28. Permalink. Tagged ambient, breaks, demoscene, downtempo, drum & bass, electro, footwork, ground kontrol, idm, logical aggression, music.

Another Logical Aggression at Ground Kontrol has come and gone. The local college was on spring break this week, so Megaphysics and I dug up some breaks (and adjacent music) to play.

I went first, selecting music roughly between 100 and 125 BPM. Here's what I played:

  1. Avalon / New Frontier ~9:00 PM
  2. Fellmann & Louise / Chicken Sandwiches
  3. ILS / Revolver
  4. Meat Beat Manifesto / I Am Organic
  5. Plaid / Summit
  6. Wenzel / Latenight Drive
  7. Darkhalo / Underwater Voyage Pt. 2
  8. Yli. / Mass Control
  9. Unconsciousness / Ramshackle Place
  10. Hooligan / Jazzy High
  11. Goldcrest / 106 Miles
  12. DJ Food / Mella (The Herbaliser Drive Faster Mix)
  13. Coldcut / Which Doctor?
  14. Intelligent Concept / Cuttin' It Up
  15. Eric B. & Rakim / Juice (Know The Ledge) (Instrumental)
  16. The Crystal Method / More
  17. Necros / Mechanism Eight
  18. Coldcut / Cloned Again
  19. Secret Frequency Crew / Faen
  20. Coldcut / Music 4 No Musicians
  21. Link / Arcadian (Global Communication Remix)
  22. Meat Beat Manifesto / Future Worlds
  23. Dadamnphreaknoizphunk? / Dubdope
  24. Lionrock / Straight At Yer Head (An Instinct For Detection Mix)
  25. Art Of Noise / Beatbox (Diversion One)
  26. Darkhalo / Manga Starlight
  27. The Chemical Brothers / Lost In The K-Hole
  28. Secret Frequency Crew / Neon Bridge
  29. Plaid / Fly Wings
  30. Luke Vibert / Am I Still Dreaming?
  31. Freezie Freekie / Slow Decay
  32. Supreems / Close Your Eyes (And Feel)
  33. Photek / 124
  34. The Crystal Method / Vapor Trail
  35. DJ Mink & K.I.D. & Carruthers / Hey Hey Can U Relate!
  36. DJ Mink ft. 2wice The Trouble / Hey! Hey! Can U Relate? (Mix 2)
  37. B-Boy Mayhem / Battlesnake (Instrumental)
  38. Jay Roc / If You Are A Dancer
  39. The Prodigy / 3 Kilos
  40. Psychic T.V. / Pain

Megaphysics took over at 11:30 PM, slowly raised the tempo into the 130s, then cut back to 80/160 for some drum & bass and footwork. Here's his setlist:

  1. Central Fire / This Is A Shout Going Out (Into The Future Mix) ~11:30 PM
  2. DJ Who vs. Bassbin Twins / Untitled
  3. Renegade Soundwave / The Phantom (Remix)
  4. DJ Groov / Energy Ensemble
  5. Bassbin Twins / Untitled
  6. Eero Johannes / Tonewash
  7. Bitin' Back / She's Breaking Up
  8. DSC / The Furnace
  9. Segun / Sweet Surrender (Thurdsday Club Dub)
  10. Lanark Artefax / Touch Absence (Intimidating Stillness Mix)
  11. Ghosties / The Big Showdown
  12. Bassbin Twins / Disco United
  13. Freddy Fresh / On the Couch
  14. Desert Sound Colony / Aunt Wendy's Wedding In Wales
  15. DJ Rap / Divine Rhythm
  16. DJ 43 / Pepper Spray (Infiniti Remix)
  17. The Prodigy / Breathe
  18. DJ Icey / Don't Stop
  19. Infiniti / Looking For Something
  20. Evil Nine / Crooked (Bassbin Twins Remix)
  21. Overmono / iii's Front
  22. DJ Food / Consciousness (Ashley Beedle Cosmic Consciousness Mix)
  23. DJ Infiniti / Children Of The 80's (I Still Love You)
  24. Iceman J / Miami Bass
  25. DJ Rap / Universal Mind
  26. Fuze / Fluctuations
  27. Murda Mommy / Like Me
  28. Squarepusher / Beep Street
  29. D'Cruze / Lonely
  30. Nightmares On Wax / Stars
  31. Chrissy Murderbot / Lover 2
  32. DJ Earl / Valentra
  33. Seven Six / Whose World Is This?
  34. Tom And Jerry / Airfreshner
  35. Kool A.D. / Good Old Neon (Prod. Big Baby Gandhi)
  36. El Buho & Barrio Lindo ft. Lucila Dominguez / Marri Yanada
  37. Third World / Brand New Beggar

One decent set (mine), one excellent set (Megaphysics). A pretty good night! A large variety of music here, with a common thread of sampled breakbeats.

Thanks to GK for having us, and thanks to everyone in attendance for hanging out and listening.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / December 2018

Posted 2018-12-27. Permalink. Tagged ambient, demoscene, downtempo, drum & bass, electro, ground kontrol, idm, logical aggression, music.

Logical Aggression at Ground Kontrol was last night. DJ Megaphysics was out of town, so I played music from 9 PM until close. The selection was a mixture of MTT 095 and 094, plus some tracks that were in my notes for those shows but didn't make the cut for radio.

Not too much to say beyond that. It was a good night. I wish demoscene mods sounded better loud on a big system...

  1. Solar Quest / Cherchez La Lumière ~9:00 PM
  2. Avalon / New Frontier
  3. Tosca / Busenfreund (Baby Mammoth Remix)
  4. Stargazer / Rubicon
  5. Roz / Straightbackward
  6. Necros / Cloud City
  7. Lizardking / Claustrophobia
  8. Buzzer / Let's Party Again
  9. Edge / Empty Mind
  10. Darkhalo / Underwater Voyage Pt. 2
  11. Paul Hardcastle / Rain Forest (Original Mix)
  12. Ylikulju / Banana Color
  13. The Black Dog / 4,7,8
  14. Mefis / Sun
  15. Yli. / Mass Control
  16. Unconsciousness / Ramshackle Place
  17. Hooligan / Jazzy High
  18. Goldcrest / 106 Miles
  19. The Hooligan / Anyway I want
  20. Purple Motion / Astraying Voyages
  21. Kaiowa / Aliensex
  22. Nagz / Nuclear Deterrent
  23. Plaid / Anything
  24. Paradroid / Capacitive Accelerometer Design
  25. Matt Whitehead / Lunashock ~10:15 PM
  26. Dangerous Frontiers / Twilight Of The Dragon
  27. The Exaltics / Mother Ship To Solaris
  28. Metamatics / Liquid Gel
  29. Lowfish / Glass & Spiders (Solvent Remix)
  30. Caro / Caro's Crystal Castle
  31. Scape One / Mr. Masutake
  32. Lone Shark / Sinclair Space Age
  33. Autopilot / Tun Sie Es Jetzt
  34. MD / Trem Muls
  35. üNN / Fear
  36. Willow / Machine Drome
  37. Understandable Product / _01 (Mix B - Tapestry)
  38. Rb387 / Invisible Objects
  39. DNA / Unelmias (Dremas)
  40. Kyllönen / Cogten
  41. Supreems / Broken (And Out Of Sync)
  42. MD / Headroom
  43. Nagz / Skin After Flash
  44. Sape / Juuri Näin.
  45. Dune / Nobody Dreaming
  46. Skaven / Ice Frontier
  47. Xhale / Attending Eart
  48. Jcole / Berylux
  49. RS3 / The Lunar Trinity
  50. Purple Motion / Second Reality II
  51. Ambientmove & Velvet / Sojourner
  52. Ceniq / XEQ-Complex
  53. Orbital / The Girl With The Sun In Her Head
  54. The Future Sound Of London / Flak
  55. Norken / Static
  56. Complex / Beyond Reality
  57. Chris Jarvis / Stairway
  58. Lone Shark / Go Faster
  59. Carl Finlow / Conflict
  60. Transparent Sound / Sound Splash
  61. ADJ & Pathic / Highdiver ~12:15 AM
  62. Robot / Leitmotiv
  63. Dave Tarrida / Slack Is Back
  64. Silicon Scally / Toneworks
  65. Makunouchi Bento / Morninfizik
  66. Miss Saigon / Midnight Fires
  67. Mig27 / Like Loiske
  68. Nagz / Mellow Leader Blues
  69. MD / Bjarn Kv Pontor
  70. Rising Sun / Ocean View
  71. Mellow-D / Potion
  72. Jean Nine / Mellon Moon (ASM99 Compo Mix)
  73. Metamatics / Cityscape
  74. Lowfish / Ripped
  75. SCSI-9 / Silkworm
  76. Metamatics / Hymn Bream ~1:00 AM
  77. Mellow-D / Fade Away
  78. Prob. / Jazzy Vibesz
  79. Kuu / Come And Get Me
  80. Falcon / Tasting Malibu
  81. RS3 / Refraction Reprise
  82. Zoomin' ft. Fay Saphirah / Purify Myself (Instr.)
  83. International Observer / Flip Flop Cemetery
  84. Dublicator / Echos Of Babylon
  85. Cabaret Voltaire / Resonator ~1:40 AM