Electro and a little industrial rising from 110 to 120. A chance to get
crunchy and noisy. This mix features one track with some profanity
(thanks to Skinny Puppy) so consider your surroundings when listening.
Scarletron's Crash Mat comes from their 2006 Coron Data EP
on Touchin' Bass. Coron Data (plus Memory Maps) is a side-long
creepy ambient piece while the two tracks on the reverse are blistering
distorted mean electro tunes. This is the closest I've ever gotten to
the "right time" to play Crash Mat, and so here it is, ready to
I'm pretty happy with this, it's an odd combination of music but seems
to work OK. I wish I could find my copy of Armed Audio Warfare,
it feels to me like this hour is missing some Meat Beat Manifesto.
Anyway, check back next week and I'll have another upload Thursday evening
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.
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.