Dutch Friends by D.I.E. (Detroit In Effect) is what
probably inspired this mix. I love that track, and I love its video,
but only just recently picked up a digital copy of it on Clone WCS MAP 003.
I've never seen any of the original M.A.P. vinyl in record stores in Portland,
not sure why.
And that's what I've got this week. I'll be back on Thursday the 30th
(in my timezone, anyway) to play something chill.
Breaks, electro, techno; continuing the theme of the last few weeks.
The middle of this is maybe too subdued, but I'm happy with the hour overall.
Due to technical difficulties this show did not air on aNONradio as
planned. It was recorded a day later and has been uploaded to
this website (djcev.com), mixcloud,
rb387.net (my friend's server), and MEGA.nz.
The spectrogram above now links to the mp3 file on djcev.com.
Two tracks from the NV020 compilation on Neo Violence feature
in this mix: #10 Louise by Camomile Dawn and #13 Averuna by
Peshka. I've been playing both NV020 and NV017 a lot lately,
and recommend both (and Neo Violence in general).
But I came here this week to play Carl Finlow's classic Out Of Time.
I think I first heard Out Of Time in a mix DJ Xed put out on the
old electroalliance.net forums.
It's on the Electrilogy+ CD, a compilation of the three Electrilogy 12"s
that were released on Device in 2001 and 2002. (Plus a few extra
tracks, as the name suggests). Mr. Finlow has Electrilogy+
available on his bandcamp with an extended mix of Out Of Time,
and it's worth every penny. I've been waiting to play it here; this felt
like the right moment.
Last thing I'll say, I generally dislike Synthwave but
I love Mitch Murder's work, particularly the album After Hours.
It has multiple cool electro pieces on it; that's where track #7
Coup de Théâtre comes from. If you're like me and Synthwave
isn't your thing, give After Hours a shot.
And that's it. I'll be back next week (hopefully live on the radio again)
with something slower to close out the month.
Two more tracks from Motorlab feature this week: Sinuosity's
Alfanuosity and Bipolardepth's Untitled from ML056 Soundtest.
Soundtest is particularly good and cohesive, with Bipolardepth's track
being in my opinion the best on the release.
Mikron's Ghost Node, from their album Severance on CPU Records,
is my current favorite from this list. Ghost Node has a peculiar moody
disco vibe, something I associate with old Legowelt or Orgue Electronique,
old Bunker, Clone, or Crème. Severance is easily my favorite album of 2019,
so go check it out (please).
All these tracks are good of course (I mean, I like 'em), even if the
selection doesn't quite hang together right. It was a fun and welcome
distraction on a troubling Thursday evening.
I'll be live again on the 26th with something slower; blog post to follow
Wikipedia tells me that Takkyu Ishino produced the soundtrack
album, and it's a terrific sampling of Detroit, European, and Japanese techno.
The selection on the two tribute albums is similar, but updated for 2004.
Stand Alone Complex2nd Gig was airing on TV roughly when the
two tribute albums were released, so they may have been tie-in or
So, these three albums are amazing. From the artists assembled, to the
particular tracks, to the packaging and art direction. Way more hits
than misses. A lot of great tracks didn't make it into this hour:
CJ Bolland's tunes (as BCJ), The Advent's tunes, Adam Beyer...
I tried hard to get Mijk Van Dijk's Fuchi Koma in, but couldn't
find a spot for it. Maybe next time.
I bought these discs on eBay in '05 or '06 and unfortunately mine are
bootlegs. Specifically the Ever Animebootleg of the
Megatech Body CD, and the Miya Records bootlegs of the
first and second Tribute albums. I've wanted to record
a mix of these tracks since then, and am happy to have done it now.
I'll close with some blurry photos of the cover art and back tray art
of my bootleg editions; be sure to click through the tracklist links
above to check out the official art too.
Oh, and feel free to fast forward past my absentminded rambling at the
beginning of the recording. I spent way too long introducing the show
The excellent Brokntoys label features again with three tracks,
specifically the run from track 9 through 11. XY0815's Pseudo Bavaria
is my favorite of those three. It goes well with the kind of angular, stiff,
kick-on-1-and-3 electro represented here by Eargoggle's Fritzland.
Track 4, Hek by PMA, is another piece from Pure Space's
PS001.2. It's bright and kind of unruly; a lot of fun.
It's going to be hard to not play every cut from that release on this show...
This was an okay set. I wish I hadn't flubbed that mix into
Surface Terrestrial Colonization. That record usually gives me trouble.
But, as always, the tracks are good.
Next week will probably be the yearly demoscene show, expect some weird
Logical Aggression @ Ground Kontrol / September 2019