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MTT 183 / Face To Face

Posted 2020-08-30. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, dj mix, dub, dubstep, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT183 Spectrogram

Dub, dubstep, and other 70 BPM business. Features new tracks by Danny Daze, Luka Prinčič, and Kaiju, plus a bunch of classics.

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This post wast updated on 2020/10/12.

  1. Grenier / Diffraction 00:00
  2. Peverelist / Roll With The Punches 02:41
  3. 2562 / Channel One 06:21
  4. RSD / Green Hill 09:19
  5. Mad Professor / Kunte 96 12:44
  6. Kaiju / Justice 15:51
  7. Orson / 808 Dub 20:00
  8. Objekt / Tinderbox 23:24
  9. Danny Daze / Twisted 26:35
  10. Dayzero / Down By Law 30:18
  11. Gramz / Dip Dip Potato Chip 33:31
  12. Luka Prinčič / Polyental 36:29
  13. Skream / Gritty 43:08
  14. V.I.V.E.K. / Against The Tide 46:07
  15. Loefah / System 49:33
  16. Distance / Night Vision 53:09
  17. Kaiju / Fear No One 57:46

Most of the selections this hour come from four labels: Deep Medi Musik (tracks 6, 13, and 17), Punch Drunk (tracks 2 and 4), Sentry (tracks 10 and 11), and Tectonic (tracks 3, 14, and 15). Classic dubstep labels, with Sentry being the newcomers here. All four have their releases available on bandcamp, and are absolutely worth checking out.

There are two new releases I'd like to highlight today, the first being Danny Daze's Protocol 305 on Schematic, which just came out earlier this month. I'm playing Twisted at -6% in this mix, which drops it roughly a semitone, puts it right around 70 BPM, and makes it sound dope as hell. A little Miami flavor in an otherwise mostly UK set.

Luka Prinčič's Transport Layer Security EP is the second release I'd like to call attention to. Both the title track and the more dramatic Polyental incorporate polyrhythms and changes in tempo to a welcome and interesting effect. Reminds me a bit of '90s Black Dog. Very good tunes, and available name-your-price over at Luka Prinčič's bandcamp.

Last shout out is to Seattle's DJ Struggle whose 2007 Struggle Dubs 5 mix is where I get the transition from Roll With The Punches to Channel One, and a large part of where my taste in dubstep comes from in general. (That and Monkeytek & Ryan Organ's old club night Various).

And that's another August bass month done. I'll be back next week with something fast again, new and old electro at ~135, the usual.


Blogariddims, DJ Mix Series and Podcast

Posted 2019-06-12. Permalink. Tagged 2000s, dj mix, drum & bass, dub, dubstep, idm, music, reggae, uk garage, website.

I was thinking I don't write enough, so here's a little something about what is probably my favorite series of DJ mixes.

Quoting Droid from the Blogariddims Top 50 post, who puts it better than I could:

For those that don't know, Blogariddims is a fortnightly inter-blog podcast which was started in June 2006, with the aim of showcasing the high level and variety of selecting, mixing and writing talent in the small corner of the music blogosphere inhabited by nuumskulls, faded-junglists, genre-nerds and bass addicts of every stripe.

I love Blogariddims. The combination of stellar music selection, top mixing, and track-by-track analysis is fantastic. The enthusiasm, too - you can hear the affection for each track, and read that same affection in the show notes.

Most influential on me are the dubstep and electronica mixes. Several of these DJs were in the right place at the right time to observe the creative explosion of dubstep, and were bold enough to link it with some of its less obvious influences. I'm thinking specifically of number 49, Dubtronics.

Blogariddims season 2 logo

The series concluded in October 2008 with #50, Terminus. Two years and 50 great episodes. The complete index of mixes can be found at the Blogariddims Top 50 post on weareie.com. Here are my picks, a short list of the entries I often return to:

I strongly recommend these mixes. And make sure to read the blog posts that come with them; they're consistently informative and well written. MTT is, in many ways, my attempt to emulate Blogariddims and the Blogamuffins.


MTT 113 / Dissolve, Scatter

Posted 2019-04-26. Permalink. Tagged ambient, anonradio, dj mix, dub, dub techno, dubstep, electro, idm, movement through thought, music, radio, synthpop.

MTT113 Spectrogram

70 BPM dubby business this week. Working through my notes from last week, playing the more mellow tracks.

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. Kuedo / Shutter Light Girl 00:13
  2. Om Unit / Passages 01:15
  3. Juswan / Submersive (Scuba Version) 04:28
  4. Insync vs Mysteron² / Naked I 08:33
  5. Bandulu / Isn't It Time 13:14
  6. Reedale Rise / Duv 18:47
  7. Tones On Tail / Lions 22:22
  8. Jus Wan / Stand Dub 25:51
  9. Hajimari / Etched Dub 31:17
  10. Bryan Zentz / Troublesome Dub 35:22
  11. Subeena ft. Jamie Woon & Om'Mas Keith / Solidify 39:04
  12. Plant43 / Neon 43:48
  13. Vaccine / Cascade Failure 49:03
  14. Gescom / Go Sheep 52:41

Every one of these tracks is good. From the dubby techno of Insync vs. Mysteron and Bandulu, to the dubstep (?) of Jus Wan and Hajimari, to the electro and IDM at the end of this mix. I'm super happy with this selection, and how weird (and goofy, and fun) it is.

I want to highlight Vaccine's Ochre, Cascade Failure here. That's a seriously wonderful single that I found through the great Autonomic Movement. It's still fresh today, nine years later. I've been meaning to pick up more of Vaccine's work; now feels like a good time.

Plus I managed to play Lions, and it didn't sound terrible. Happy about that.

Levels could be better though.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / April 2019

Posted 2019-04-25. Permalink. Tagged disco, dub, dubstep, ebm, electro, ground kontrol, house, idm, logical aggression, music, synthpop, techno.

DJ Megaphysics and I played our regular show at Ground Kontrol last night. No theme this time, just selecting music we've been listening to over the month.

Megaphysics opened the night with some house-y and wave-y music, on the slower end of things. His set here features a couple of nice Twin Peaks references; see if you can spot them. Here's his tracklist:

  1. Nu Shooz / I Can’t Wait (Vocal, Long Dutch Mix) ~9:00 PM
  2. Putsch '79 / Salted Water & Sticky Fingers
  3. 6th Borough Project / Just A Memory
  4. Tulio De Piscopo / Stop Bajon (12" Version)
  5. Oddisee / Clara Barton
  6. Herb Alpert / Rotation (12" Version)
  7. Nu Era / Finding Time
  8. User48736353001 / 4 Ny Groove
  9. Face Culler / Two Distant Realities
  10. Coco Bill / Evita (Instrumental 1984)
  11. DJ Duke / Learn To Love Yourself
  12. DJ Delish, Miss Boi / Overstay
  13. B.W.H. / Stop
  14. Book Of Love / I Touch Roses (Long Stemmed Version)
  15. Jade 4U / That Boy
  16. Chromatics / Shadow (Michel’s Runway Edit)
  17. CTRL_ALT_Destroy / Downstream (Twin Peaks Theme Remix)
  18. Ali Renault / Keeper Of The Seven Keys
  19. KZA / Le Troublant Acid
  20. Advanced Boi / Advance Yourself
  21. Kerrier District / Negresco
  22. Cylob / Rewind
  23. DMX Krew / When The Going Gets Weird
  24. Robedello / A Numb Gas To The Future (DJ Tennis Pimiento Drive Version)
  25. Roger Troutman / A Chunk Of Sugar (Theo Parrish Re-Edit)
  26. Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee / Set Jah Off (Rhythm Masters Mix)
  27. Dominatrix / The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (Original 12" Dominant Mix)
  28. MD / Chitroit
  29. Floating Points / King Bromeliad
  30. Window Smashers / Free To Be
  31. Patchworks Ginger XPress / Brothers On The Slide (Brooklyn Mix)
  32. Glass Candy / Computer Love
  33. Fortran 5 / Love Baby (Haze Mix)
  34. Klack / Pump Up The Jam
  35. MAKiNA GiRGiR / Тёплая Кровь (Sang Tiede)
  36. Ghentlon / Techno Dream
  37. Raiders of the Lost Arp / Arrival
  38. Boo Williams / Eternal Mind
  39. Unknown Artist / Untitled 01

I played the latter half of the night, running back a combination of my recent radio shows. Electro, IDM, and Synthwave, accelerating into a little Dubstep at the end. Here's my list:

  1. Reedale Rise / Foliage ~11:30 PM
  2. Miotek / White Funk
  3. Tourist At Home / We've Got Strength In Numbers
  4. Mitch Murder / Bertone's Theme
  5. DMX Krew / DMX Funk (Rock Mix)
  6. T.Power / A Large Grey Area
  7. Sbles3plex / Mathematic Universe
  8. Sbles3plex / Mathematic Universe (AE35 Remix)
  9. Paul Blackford / Hydro Glide (Ali3ns3xtoy Remix)
  10. Drexciya / Song Of The Green Whale
  11. Reedale Rise / Keep Sleeping
  12. Echo 106 / Dark Strings
  13. Mikron / Amn't I
  14. Lowfish / Im, Comfort
  15. Matt Whitehead / Lunashock
  16. Drexciya / Wave Jumper
  17. The Exaltics / Mother Ship To Solaris
  18. Kemko / 1st Contact (Drew Progress Remix)
  19. Scape One / The Soul Selected
  20. R.M / Distant Haze
  21. Jega / British Rail
  22. Autechre / Second Scout
  23. Objekt / Porcupine
  24. RAC / Tunnel Talk
  25. Ed Chamberlain / Somefind
  26. Ramadanman / Blimey
  27. Breakage / Late Night
  28. Jus Wan / Connect
  29. RSD / Over It
  30. Om Unit / Despite It All
  31. Kromestar / Rainy Dayz
  32. Jus Wan / Stand Dub
  33. Dimomib / Hip Shop
  34. Distance / Delight
  35. Plant43 / Neon
  36. Delayscape / Last Day Of Spring
  37. 2562 / Basin Dub
  38. Bandulu / Isn't It Time

Finally, Megaphysics got in one last track to close the night. I like to imagine that in some alternate universe this (or perhaps some other KLF song) was on the Twin Peaks soundtrack.

  1. The KLF / Build A Fire ~1:40 AM

Thanks as always to Ground Kontrol for having us, and for everyone who listened & enjoyed the tunes.


MTT 112 / Weigh Down

Posted 2019-04-19. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, downtempo, dub, dubstep, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT112 Spectrogram

Dubstep, with a couple asides. All smashed together.

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. Bandulu / Selah 00:01
  2. Jus Wan / Connect 05:35
  3. RSD / Over It 08:22
  4. Om Unit / Despite It All 12:44
  5. Kromestar / Rainy Dayz 16:24
  6. Hajimari ft. Flo / Wake Up, Nothing Is Impossible 20:02
  7. Zhou / I Remain 22:38
  8. Akcept / Howl 25:48
  9. Nomine / Stomp 30:06
  10. Scorn / 416 33:46
  11. dBridge / Digital Dread 36:29
  12. Mike Kidd / The Grind 40:38
  13. Distance / Cyclops 42:41
  14. Objekt / Tinderbox 45:58
  15. Margari's Kid / Mentalphysics 51:18
  16. Droid / Hurrikane 52:54
  17. Darqwan / Warrior Stance 55:52
  18. Distance / My Demons 58:06

Finding Kromestar's Rainy Dayz on bandcamp inspired this mix. It looks like a good chunk of Deep Medi Musik is there as well, which is awesome. The sixteenth track here, Hurrikane, is also Kromestar (under his Droid alias).

A bandcamp daily article introduced me to Sentry Records a year or so ago. Tracks 8, 9, and 11 are from the first three Sentry releases. dBridge's Fashion Dread, Digital Dread is especially good.

This one went pretty well, I think. I've got more dubby 70 BPM music lined up, so I might do that next week.


MTT No. 092 / Looking Up

Posted 2018-11-30. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, drum & bass, dubstep, electro, footwork, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT092 Spectrogram

Post-dubstep, drum & bass, footwork and a tiny bit of electro this week. Featuring eight tracks from the excellent Cosmic Bridge record label.

This show (like most of MTT Year 2) 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. Crypticz / Spirit On (For Z) 00:00
  2. Aether Pilot / Northern Radio Plant 02:47
  3. Ital Tek / Shinra 05:47
  4. Om Unit / Angry Buzz 07:59
  5. Ital Tek / Mega City Industry 11:35
  6. Kuedo / Onset (Escapism) 15:10
  7. Kuedo / Reality Drift 17:40
  8. Boxcutter / Tibetan Metastate 19:46
  9. Skip Club Orchestra / Sub-Scream 21:40
  10. Breaka ft. SC / Aromatic Riddim 24:16
  11. Danny Scrilla & Om Unit / Free Flight 28:26
  12. Om Unit / Fuzzd An Soup 31:36
  13. Om Unit ft. DRS / Make Believe 33:57
  14. Oliver Yorke / Ryoan-Ji 37:28
  15. Moresounds / Ting N Tings 40:12
  16. Coco Bryce / 多幸感 43:56
  17. Sully / Crystal Cuts 48:41
  18. PFM / Danny's Song 52:15
  19. Paul Blackford / Jacob's Ladder 55:17
  20. Skip Club Orchestra / But... 58:38

The obvious highlight here is all the tracks from Om Unit's label Cosmic Bridge - Spirit On, Angry Buzz, Tibetan Metastate, Free Flight, Fuzzd An Soup, Make Believe, Ryoan-Ji, and Ting N Tings. The mixture of 80 BPM dubstep, drum & bass, and footwork promoted by Cosmic Bridge is really exciting to me - a fresh take on a lot of sounds I love.

The two new drum & bass tunes at the end are also worth noting. Coco Bryce's 多幸感 (Euphoria?) is beautifully programmed. Reminds me of Photek's Ni-Ten-Ichi-Ryu. And Sully's Flock EP is breathtaking, the best new drum & bass I've heard in years. (Well, new-to-me, anyway. The release itself is three years old.)

This show was thrown together in a few hours while exhausted. Given that, it turned out better than I expected. The tracks are good; I hope I didn't spoil them with my inelegant mashing.