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Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / November 2019

Posted 2019-11-28. Permalink. Tagged breaks, drum & bass, dub techno, electro, footwork, ground kontrol, idm, logical aggression, music, synthpop, uk garage.

Megaphysics and I played our last show of the year at Ground Kontrol Arcade last night. (The last Wednesday in December falls on the 25th, so no show that day). It was the day before Thanksgiving, we had a good crowd, and it was a pretty good show.

I brought a mixture of drum & bass, electro, footwork, and synth-y stuff. There are parts of MTT143 and MTT079 in this, as well as the Lightspace to Dŵr Budr mix from MTT141. Here's my tracklist:

  1. The Darkvoid Project / Open Eye Dreaming ~9:00 PM
  2. The Pad Foundation / Dream Sequence
  3. Autopilot / Pornscratcher In Paradise
  4. Jónbjörn / Salmiak
  5. Supreems / When Two Souls Reach
  6. Versalife / Raptures Of The Deep
  7. Darkhalo / Nights
  8. ILS / Lights
  9. R-Damski / Dark Movement
  10. Dr. Futurist / Timelike Geodesics
  11. Japanese Telecom / Japanese Animation
  12. Luke Eargoggle / Fritzland
  13. XY0815 / Pseudo Bavaria
  14. Marco Bernardi / Plat+Form
  15. Herr Wacher / Spatial
  16. Brother Blue / Seven Sisters
  17. Dimomib / Dubplate
  18. Rhythm & Sound / See Mi Version
  19. Chris Randall / drt_895r ~10:00 PM
  20. Brian Oblivion / Subterranean Crystal City
  21. Boxcutter / Gno515
  22. Roni Size & DJ Die / It's A Jazz Thing (Philip D Kick Footwork Edit)
  23. DMY / Its Like You Want It
  24. Juke Ellington / Wakatepe
  25. EAN / Darknet
  26. Ghostwerk / In Da Circle
  27. Ital Tek / Hyper Real
  28. DJ Taye / Move Out
  29. DJ Rashad ft. Spinn / Let U No
  30. The Roots ft. Erykah Badu / You Got Me
  31. Art Of Noise / Crusoe (Aquasky Remix)
  32. Sully / Helios
  33. LTJ Bukem & Peshay / 19.5
  34. Flora Purim / What You See (Ghost Of Flora's Dream)
  35. Witchman / Burnin' Headz
  36. Vintage Future / The Charmer
  37. XY0815 / TVLMDoIT
  38. R21 / Lightspace
  39. Orbital / Dŵr Budr
  40. Vector Lovers / Patience (Bvdub's Oceans Everlasting)
  41. Kovyazin D & Moralez / Another Planet (Intro) ~11:00 PM
  42. Ben Businovski / Margin Loan On Love
  43. Legowelt / Dimension Door
  44. Chris & Cosey / Walking Through Heaven
  45. Unit Black Flight / No Turning Back
  46. Ministry / The Angel
  47. Linear Movement / To Another Soul
  48. Galaxy Toobin' / God's Day
  49. Rings Around Saturn / Non Place
  50. Silicon Scally / Toneworks
  51. CRC / Influence Device 001

Megaphysics took over at 11:30, playing a selection of electro, techno, UK garage, and drum & bass (featuring a bunch of new purchases from the excellent Western Lore label). Here's his tracklist:

  1. Mr. De' / Voyager ~11:30 PM
  2. Thombas Brown III / No Turning Back (Long Version)
  3. The X-Men / It's More Fun To Sample
  4. Congress / 40 Mile (Original White Label Mix)
  5. Erik Travis / Turn It Up
  6. Legowelt / Are You Truly Debonaire
  7. C & M Productions / Free Again (Tam Tam Bongo Mix)
  8. Pixelord / Love Is (Coco Bryce Rave To The Slythm Mix)
  9. The Other People Place / Sunrays
  10. Super Drama / New Graces
  11. Circuitry ft. Electro Wayne / Freak
  12. Rhythm Section / Feel The Rhythm (Comin On Strong)
  13. The Bass Project / Punk Mother
  14. S.T.Y.L. / Can't Trust
  15. Los Hermanos / Birth Of 3000
  16. Bassman & DJ Lace / It Takes Two
  17. Real Life / Send Me An Angel (Extended Mix) (1983 Version)
  18. Boy Harsher / Tears
  19. Harold Faltermeyer & Peter Moesser / So High (Alden Tyrell Edit)
  20. Ed Case & Carl H & Spee / Carnival
  21. M.S.L. / Alva C
  22. Suburban Lick / Last Sunrise
  23. Artist Unknown / Anthem (DMX Krew Remix)
  24. RX-101 / Those Friday Evenings...
  25. Dread Zone / House Of Dread
  26. iZem / Major Stef
  27. Coco Bryce / Love Triangle
  28. Coldcut / Rubaiyat
  29. Coco Bryce / Come 2 U
  30. Paul Blackford / Rings Of Saturn
  31. Drum & Bass / We Come Back (Exclusive Dub Plate Remix)
  32. Underworld / Banstyle, Sappys Curry
  33. Mad Professor / Harder Than Babylon
  34. Sully / Soundboy Don't Push Your Luck
  35. Silent Dust / Another Sunlight (Dead Man's Chest's Dutty Drums Version)
  36. Response & Pliskin / Stabland
  37. Austin / After The Dance ~1:50 AM

Thanks to everybody for coming out, thanks (as always) to Ground Kontrol for having us, and thanks to Megaphysics for helping me while away the early morning hours. As mentioned above there won't be a Logical Aggression show in December, as that day falls on the 25th. We'll be back in January.


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.


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.


MTT No. 079 / Step Outside

Posted 2018-08-31. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, dubstep, footwork, miami bass, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT079 Spectrogram

80 BPM stuff to end bass month. Dubstep (post-dubstep?), Juke, Miami Bass.
Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

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. So Takahashi / Pattern #03 [CRPK 005.6 B3] 00:00
  2. Techno Bass Crew / Until We Boom Again (Finale) (Slow Low Bass) 00:50
  3. Boxcutter / Daylight Saving 03:36
  4. Danny Scrilla / Helium 07:11
  5. Om Unit / Transformation 10:12
  6. Proc Fiskal / Who Can't Hear 13:48
  7. Om Unit ft. Digital / Midnight Oil 17:24
  8. Proc Fiskal / Window Cat 21:12
  9. Dynamix II / Green Beats 25:36
  10. Dynamix II / Red Beats 27:42
  11. EAN / Flow 29:42
  12. Otto Von Schirach / Bass Low (LAMEBOT Remix) 33:19
  13. Boxcutter ft. Ken & Ryu / Dream Gator 35:19
  14. DJ Taye ft. DJ Earl / Go 2 Sleep 37:55
  15. EAN / Darknet 40:19
  16. Ghostwerk / In Da Circle 41:55
  17. Ital Tek / Hyper Real 44:55
  18. DJ Taye / Move Out 48:07
  19. DJ Mastercard / Always 50:19
  20. Supra / Bent Up 53:55
  21. Crossfire / Laid Back N Coolin 57:31

Nine tracks, nearly half this mix, is from Om Unit's record label Cosmic Bridge. Boxcutter, Danny Scrilla, EAN, Proc Fiskal, and the man himself Om Unit. The Hello Boss EP by Proc Fiskal, in particular, is extremely good.

There's a bit of proper Juke (or is it Footwork?) in this mix. DJ Taye's tracks, DJ Mastercard's Always, the two tracks from Juke World Order 2. Footwork's got drum synth samples and sub-bass in interesting and unusual rhythms; I'll show up for that any day of the week.

This was incredibly fun to mix. So many strong tracks... I wore myself out dancing like an idiot. I wish I hadn't tried to bring Window Cat back in to Green Beats, but whatever. It's all good.


Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / August 2018

Posted 2018-08-30. Permalink. Tagged dubstep, electro, footwork, ground kontrol, logical aggression, miami bass, music.

Ten years of bass? Or maybe nine; we're not really sure. Anyway, here's what I played at Ground Kontrol yesterday:

  1. Techno Bass Crew / Do It To Me ~11:30 PM
  2. Techmaster P.E.B. / Listen To The Music
  3. UR / Base Camp Alpha 808
  4. Dynamix II / Ignition
  5. Dynamix II / Ignition (Remix) V2.0
  6. DJ K-1 / Metaphysica
  7. Supreme.ja & Debonaire / Battle Droid (Bonus Beatz)
  8. Techmaster P.E.B. / Dragon Bass
  9. Circuit Breaker / Keep This Frequency Clear
  10. D.I.E. / Space Travel
  11. Old School Players / 120 BPM
  12. Bass 305 / Rebel Science (Ultra Low Computer Mix)
  13. Excel / Don't Stop Now
  14. Eurobass Express / Activate The Bass! (Miami Radio version)
  15. DJ Baby Anne / Trippin' The Bass
  16. Aux 88 / Interface
  17. Techmaster P.E.B. / 006
  18. Bass 305 / Spin That Wheel! (Miami Bass Scratchin')
  19. Beat Dominator / Retro Style
  20. Industrial Bass Machine / Artificial Intelligence 1991
  21. Bass 305 / Space Travel (Low Frequency Digital Mix)
  22. Techno Bass Crew / Computer Language
  23. Techno Bass Crew / Undertow
  24. Aux 88 / Pocket Radio
  25. Industrial Bass Machine / Sine Waves
  26. Dynamix II / Dream Scape
  27. Beat Dominator / Deep Dream
  28. Techmaster P.E.B. / Bass Out
  29. Eurobass Express / The Art Of Slow Bass (BBC Boom Radio Mix)
  30. Circuit Breaker / 3 Wheel Motion
  31. Aux 88 / I Need To Find Myself
  32. Beat Dominator / Jurassic Bass
  33. Techno Bass Crew / Cosmic Lullaby
  34. Techno Bass Crew / Until We Boom Again (Finale) (Slow Low Bass) ~1:15 AM
  35. Danny Scrilla / Helium
  36. Dynamix II / Stop Beats
  37. Graphs / Broken Legs
  38. Om Unit / Lightbody Transfer
  39. Om Unit / Connector
  40. Om Unit vs. Kromestar / Merkabah
  41. Kromestar / X Files
  42. Om Unit / Slowfast Matrix ~1:45 AM

This is possibly the tenth year in a row that I've played bass music in August at Ground Kontrol. It started as "Detroit versus Miami", when DJ Popcorn (representing Detroit) asked me to play play electro & bass music (to represent Miami). A few years after that DJ Megaphysics stepped in and we've run it as a Miami Bass night since. There's some uncertainty regarding exactly when this all started; regardless, it's been a long time.

This set has a few bits of MTT075 and MTT027 in it, but was otherwise improvised. Was a fine set, lots of Bass 305, lots of Aux 88 (kind of a return to Detroit vs. Miami). The Cosmic Bridge pieces at the end were just to play around, hear those songs on a big system.

Megaphysics played a great set of late '80s / early '90s bass, hip-hop, and electro at the beginning of the night, 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM. Come to think of it, it was a good night all around.

But now I need to sleep.


MTT No. 011 / It's All Connected

Posted 2017-05-12. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, drum & bass, electro, footwork, movement through thought, music, radio.

MTT011 Spectrogram

Electro, Footwork, and Drum & Bass. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

This show (like most of MTT Year 1) 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. J Shaw / Ride The Waves
  2. Aux 88 / Computer Speaks
  3. Paul Blackford / The Bunker
  4. Kitbuilders / Everything Is
  5. DJ Stingray / Serotonin
  6. Paul Blackford / Aqua Theory
  7. Skip Club Orchestra / Back In Ray (Version)
  8. Crypticz / Rolla
  9. DJ Tre / Unreleased Track 2k14!
  10. DJ Spinn / 2020
  11. Gnyonpix / Metal City
  12. Hidden Agenda / Vindication
  13. Aquasky / Sea Monkey
  14. The Lithium Project / Mars Plastic (3rd Eye)
  15. Boymerang / A.C.I.D.
  16. Source Direct // Intensity / Generations

This is an experiment with a few different styles of music that share a common tempo. First is some fast electro (Paul Blackford's excellent Militant Science, Stingray, and a few oddball pieces). Next is a grab-bag of Footwork. Then '90s Drum & Bass to close it out.

There's a lot more good music in these three styles (tones, tempos) so I'll definitely be exploring this again in the future. Sadly I mistimed the closing fade, so be prepared for an abrupt ending.