Vertical67's Black Water is from a recent series of self-titled
7"es on Brokntoys, all sort-of experimental, all very cool. I'll be
playing more from that series in upcoming sets, so keep an eye (ear?)
A couple things about Ben Milstein's Felonius Crunk:
one, it's playing at -6% here to fit with the tempo of this mix, and
two I wouldn't be surprised if I've misidentified where the downbeat is.
It's a difficult track to figure out. I'm a fan of Milstein but I rarely
play his music in sets. His work is pretty abstract, dark, noisy.
It's worth saying too that he's terrific live, don't miss a chance to see
And that's that. I'll be back next week with another upload on Thursday
evening PDT. I think I'll play a little industrial next, it feels like
a good time. (My industrial collection is pretty limited, so don't
expect anything too fancy).
Electro all at ~128 BPM, the October mood. Features a few classics
(Isolation, Think Like Us) as well as new tracks (Trichome's Thoth Lowrider).
And: I finally cleaned the potentiometers in my DJ mixer.
Spooky electro for the beginning of October 2020. Fast, ~135, featuring old
favorites by Ectomorph, I-F, Psylocity, and Transparent Sound plus some
new(ish) tracks by Illektrolab, JGarrett, and Umwelt.
Tracks 11, 12, 13, and 19 are all from the consistently excellent label
Brokntoys. (That's mod_electro_mix4 by Microthol,
Morphed Reality by Vertical67, Paranoid Android by Illektrolab,
and Ghost by Caron respectively). I'm a big fan of both the music
selection and the art direction over at Brokntoys, and I recommend
anybody reading this go check out their catalog (or at least the albums
I picked up a bunch of releases from Umwelt's label New Flesh a couple
days ago in preparation for October. Perception Of Heaven from Umwelt's
2015 When Future And Past Collapse EP is the one track from that haul
that made it into this mix, and it's big. The whole EP is big - dark, loud,
sometimes punishing stuff. I'll be playing more off New Flesh in the coming
weeks, as I work my way to slower tempos.
The last release I'd like to call out is JGarrett's Transgressor EP
on Omen Recordings, source of the track Objectified.
I'm familiar with JGarrett as Xyn (still got a copy of the Soil 12")
and as the head of the Xynthetic Netlabel. Transgressor is
a hard EP, dark and/or industrial techno, four-to-the-floor with the
exception of Objectified. Seems good to me, although I don't follow those
This is a pretty loose mix, I didn't spend as much time planning and
practicing it as usual. Had a lot going on this last week. I hope
it's still listenable, that the rough spots don't distract from the
music too much.
I'll be back next week with another upload to mixcloud on Thursday
(hopefully by 11 PM PDT) with show notes to follow a few days later.
And now I'm gonna go clean my DJ mixer...
Scape One's Hyperbolix is (relatively) new, released in
February on the album Cosmic Trax through Mr. Baggaley's bandcamp.
I played the first track off it a couple months ago, one of the Jive
Rhythm Trax tributes. Hyperbolix is more moody than those tributes,
more in line with what the album sounds like as a whole.
The other new song this week is Pearson Sound's
Everything Is Inside Out from his Alien Mode EP.
I played the A side of this two weeks ago and am really glad
to get to this track (B2) now. It's a genre-bending piece,
as much techno or breaks or IDM as it is anything else. The kicks
are arranged in the same pattern as the second half of the Numbers rhythm,
there's no snare or strong accent on 2, I dunno, it's weird. And weird
in this case is good.
There's lots more to recommend here: Shadowbunny is awesome,
Ivna Ji's Laax EP is one of my favorite EPs of the last
couple of years, even an old semi-forgotten tracker mod in Aliensex
by Kaiowa. But I feel like moving on. I'll be back next week with
something slower, as usual.
Another thing to mention is that Rude 66's classic Overkill
is playing at -6% in this mix. On second listen it sounds a bit off,
a bit wrong, though to some extent that was my intention. Maybe it
would have been better a little slower. Check the link above to
hear Overkill at its original speed if you're unfamiliar with it.
I'm happy with this. We've been having a, ah, weather event where
I am in Oregon and the music choices this hour reflect that. The
performance could be better, there are some annoying unfinished edges
in the mix, but I'm always going to say that. Oh, and my little vocal
intro wasn't archived correctly, but that's OK.
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.