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MTT 179 / Dance Around The Center

Posted 2020-07-31. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, audio download, dj mix, downtempo, electro, idm, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio, synthpop.

MTT179 Spectrogram

100 BPM grab bag. Beats and pieces. A new track from Legowelt and mishmash of stuff I've been listening to this month.

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This post was updated on 2020/10/13.

  1. The War Against The Sun / Anti Photon Battery 00:00
  2. Legowelt / Under A Golden Dome 04:49
  3. Aphex Twin / Ageispolis 08:27
  4. The Darkvoid Project / 1986 11:18
  5. Ian o'Brien / Homeless 15:26
  6. Bryan Zentz / Krooks & Snakes 19:56
  7. Gottfried Y. Leibniz / Twofoldness 22:30
  8. Prodamkey / Purple Beat 25:21
  9. User48736353001 / 20 Pink Floyd 28:41
  10. Electric Sheep / You Never Know (Live) 31:22
  11. The Aesthetics / Slam 34:23
  12. Secret Frequency Crew / Gold 36:12
  13. Chris Randall / Mitte (Baseck Remix) 39:45
  14. Being / Gonk 42:27
  15. DJ Food / Dark Lady (Skint Mix) 46:00
  16. Mike Ash / Our Universe 49:11
  17. Neuroactive / Vapour (Inflammable Mix) 52:56
  18. Duran Duran / Save A Prayer (Anodyne Remix) 55:58
  19. Portland / The Return Of Richard Belmont 58:40

I featured Legowelt near the beginning of the show again this week, with a track from his new album Pancakes With Mist. The release of Pancakes somehow slipped by me, or I'd have played Shadows In The Street Life weeks ago. It's very good (I like it anyway) and currently listed as name-your-price, so go check it out.

The Duran Duran remix at the end of this hour is of course from MASK 500. The copy I have, the copy that's played here, is the 2009 bootleg. I've both played and written about it before, and I'm sure I will again. Might be worth writing up a post dedicated to it.

I didn't leave myself enough time to read the tracklist out loud at the end of this show, unfortunately. Sorry to the folks who got left out. I don't have too much more to say about this one; it was fine. The last 20 minutes are particularly good, I think.

Thanks to everybody out there listening. I'll be back next week to continue my tradition of playing bass music in August, so prepare yourself for at least two weeks of Miami Bass.

MTT 174 / At The Bus Stop

Posted 2020-06-28. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, dj mix, downtempo, electro, industrial, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT174 Spectrogram

Wandering through some ~90 BPM downtempo, electro, industrial. A few things I've been listening to this month.

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This post was updated on 2020/10/16.

  1. Paul Birken / Untitled [HPS12-05 B1] 00:00
  2. Palm Skin Production / Slipper Suite 05:12
  3. RPM / 2000 08:08
  4. Dogon vs. Wee DJs / The Thing On The Doorstep 12:34
  5. Ian o'Brien / Jarrett's Blues 14:22
  6. Neotropic / Beautiful Pool 20:09
  7. KMFDM / M & F 244 (High And Geil) 23:26
  8. Front Line Assembly / Big Money (Remix) 28:34
  9. Coil / The Hills Are Alive 31:38
  10. Automat / Dark Days 35:37
  11. Kitbuilders / Slyder 39:09
  12. Daniel Savio / Make It Personal 41:24
  13. Secret Frequency Crew / Deep Blue 44:12
  14. Shadowbunny / Lost 48:10
  15. Nitzer Ebb / Come Alive. 52:46
  16. UR / 4 Down 58:23

So, the first thing I forgot in my vocal intro was the title of Paul Birken's Waite Park EP, AKA HiPass Music HPS12-05, where the first track of this mix comes from. Birken has a bunch of old releases up at his bandcamp currently listed at name-your-price; if you're looking for midwest acid, techno, and the occasional chunky beat then I recommend you head over there and flip through his catalog.

Headz (A Soundtrack Of Experimental Beathead Jams) is the second thing I forgot. That's the title of the famous Mo Wax compilation that both tracks 2 and 3 come from. In my defense I didn't have the artwork in front of me.

Come Alive by Nitzer Ebb doesn't really fit here, but I wanted to hear it, so it takes a prime slot at the end of this hour. It's the one track on the As Is EP I really like, and the pressing sounds good, 12" at 45 RPM.

I'll do something quick again next week, probably electro hovering around 135. I've got some new tunes to play, so check back if you're interested in that.

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.

MTT170 Spectrogram

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 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.

Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / February 2020

Posted 2020-02-27. Permalink. Tagged acid, downtempo, drum & bass, electro, ground kontrol, idm, logical aggression, music, synthpop, techno.

Logical Aggression at Ground Kontrol Arcade has come and gone again. This month DJ Megaphysics and I played a wide variety of tunes, with a few special nods to the great Andrew Weatherall.

I took the first slot of the night, playing from 9:00 PM until about 11:30 PM. Here's my tracklist:

  1. Aepiel / Nineteen 80 ~9:00 PM
  2. Ali Khan / Space
  3. State Logik / Electro Boogie
  4. Scape One / Stained Glass Echoing
  5. N-ter / Mom I Love You
  6. Fleck E.S.C. / Extra Will Provider
  7. Adam Jay / Cerium
  8. Andrea Parker / Invasion
  9. Bass Kittens / MFS_Root (214 Remix)
  10. Silicon Scally / Scintillation
  11. Microlith / Acid In A Church
  12. Versalife / Ionization
  13. 96 Back / 085
  14. John Shima / Mass Deceit
  15. The Black Dog / Northern Electronic Soul (Part 2)
  16. Kraftwerk / Elektro Kardiogramm
  17. Kobol Electronics / Drafting Devices
  18. Dark Vektor / Sempre Es El Mateix
  19. Marco Bernardi / Magic Night
  20. Luke Eargoggle & Rutherford / Stalkers Behave
  21. The Other People Place / Running From Love
  22. DMX Krew / Fallen Kings Track
  23. DMX Krew / The Fallen Kings
  24. Solvent & Skanfrom / Expect Delays
  25. Perspects / The Wake (Clocked)
  26. John Foxx / Touch And Go
  27. Front 242 / Black Blue White
  28. Shake / Freeform
  29. Stingray313 / Sphere Of Influence
  30. Inkamera / Death Doesn't Exist
  31. Two Lone Swordsmen / Faux
  32. Der Zyklus / Quasar
  33. Chris & Cosey / Little Houses
  34. Agent Patrick & ShapeShiftr / Night Vision
  35. Andrew Red Hand / 8000 KM To Go
  36. D.I.E. / Programming
  37. Keith Tucker / (Techno) It's On My Mind
  38. Ectomorph / Parallax View
  39. Venechor / Dim 8's Two
  40. Drox / Raw Communication
  41. J. Shaw / Jupiter Funk
  42. System 7 vs. Derrick May / Prototype 1
  43. Model 500 / The Messenger
  44. Fairmount Squad / Pro One
  45. Shanti Celeste / Universal Glow
  46. Carl Finlow / Hardwired
  47. Scape One / Syntax Morphing
  48. Pollon / Lonely Planet
  49. Versalife / Artificial Affection
  50. DJ K-1 / Metaphysica
  51. J. Shaw / Surfing Galaxies

Megaphysics took over here, playing a set featuring new tracks by Nathan Micay and Minor Science, and a bunch of Weatherall tunes. Here's what he played:

  1. Xonox / Transmission ~11:30 PM
  2. Nathan Micay / Ecstacy Is On Maple Mountain
  3. Credit 00 / R You Ready 2 Jack
  4. 2 Lone Swordsmen / Sticky
  5. D'Arcangelo / TimeLss_Kettel Remix
  6. DJ Smurf / I Don'T Wanna Go On
  7. Drexciya / Andreaen Sand Dunes
  8. Minor Science / Blue Deal
  9. The Sabres Of Paradise / Smokebelch 1
  10. Gosub / The Rain Comes Down (Dcast Dynamics Remix)
  11. Old School Players / Numbers
  12. 2 Lone Swordsmen / Last Of The Fumes
  13. Peter Richard / Walking In The Neon (Club Version)
  14. Miro Miroe / Do Androids Dream
  15. My Bloody Valentine / Soon (Andy Weatherall mix)
  16. Cameron Paul / Clock Works
  17. Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee / Set Jah Off (Rhythm Masters Mix)
  18. Craig Bratley / 99.9% (Andrew Weatherall's 100% Remix)
  19. Robot For Brains / Suckers, Players and Turkeys!!!
  20. Ixvo-Exvo / We Run Together
  21. Dario Dell'Aere / Eagles In The Night (Vocal)
  22. TB / Invitation To Love
  23. Chromatics / Shadow (Michel's Runway Edit)
  24. Ursula's Cartridges / Auroral Eyes
  25. The Sabres Of Paradise / Wilmot
  26. The Sabres Of Paradise / Wilmot Meets Lord Scruffage
  27. Art of Noise / Something Always Happens (Doc Scott Remix)
  28. Sully / 368ft High & Rising
  29. Dub Syndicate / Gun Too Hot
  30. Omni Trio / The Elemental
  31. Ceephax Acid Crew / Woof Acid
  32. Ceephax Acid Crew / Prelude in 303 Major
  33. Aphex Twin / Acrid Avid Jam Shred

Thanks as always to everyone who came out and listened, and to Ground Kontrol for having us. Shoutout to fellow arcade DJ Proqxis for hanging out and keeping us company.

MTT 153 / Dispersed Being

Posted 2020-01-31. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, dj mix, downtempo, dub techno, hiphop, idm, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT153 Spectrogram

100 BPM beats for a tired Thursday night. This mix includes one F-bomb at the 30 minute mark, during Viktor Vaughn (MF Doom)'s rap. I guess that makes this one PG-13. Consider your surroundings when listening. (In other words: may or may not be appropriate for work. Depends on where you work.)

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This post was updated on 2020/10/18.

  1. Mikron / Embers 00:00
  2. Ben Businovski / Re-evaluation 04:30
  3. Seal Bient / Structure Of Phantoms 07:26
  4. Reedale Rise / X-K 09:53
  5. Boards Of Canada / In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country 13:00
  6. Depeche Mode / Cover Me (Alt Out) 16:30
  7. Takeshi Muto / Muto Love 19:47
  8. Push Button Objects / Striffle 23:06
  9. Prefuse 73 / Point To B 26:23
  10. Viktor Vaughn / Raedawn 29:03
  11. Aaron Spectre / Voices 31:38
  12. Mikron / Aldergrove 35:55
  13. Secret Frequency Crew / Ghost In The Bayou 39:43
  14. Funky Technicians / Ninja (Essence Of Time Remix) 42:32
  15. Lionrock / Rock Steady Romance 44:49
  16. Tipper / Minimal Thoughts Of Reason 48:35
  17. T.Power / Postcards From Pluto 51:12
  18. Aroma Nice / Lo 56:34

Two tracks by Mikron feature in this mix: #1 Embers and #12 Aldergrove. Both are from the excellent album Severance on CPU Records. Severance is a nicely varied album, slower in tempo than is typical for electro, more relaxed. It works well as an album, too: I'm happy listening to it straight through, beginning to end. Thumbs up for Severance, give it a listen at the link above.

Another standout here is Muto Love by Takeshi Muto from the Lily Of The Valley comp on Schematic. The rest of that comp is good too, and is definitely worth picking up. I'm sure I'll be playing parts of it over the coming months.

Not too much more to say about this one; all these tracks are good. If something strikes your fancy here consider supporting the artist(s) at the links above. I'll be back next week with something fast.