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Movement Through Thought

Created 2021-02-18. You can skip to the list of all episodes below.

Movement Through Thought ("MTT") is a radio show and a series of DJ Mixes. It's everything I know about electronic music (and music in general) after collecting for ~25 years, documented in one-hour chunks.

New mixes are released to djcev.com and to mixcloud every Thursday evening. A podcast-style RSS feed of downloadable episodes is available. Each time a new mix is uploaded, an old one drops off this website per my policy. Keep this in mind, especially if you're using an RSS reader, as old download links in your local cache may no longer be available.

The recording is typically done in one take, often on the day of release. None are perfect (there's always some kind of mistake) and I wouldn't say I'm good at this, but I like the process and the result. It makes me happy and helps keep me sane.

The show is named after a song by Resident Alien, the B-side of Florida Electro Artists Volume Two, one of my favorites.

These mixes are all made up of music written by other people, of course. Please see my decksclaimer, modelled after the Blogariddims decksclaimer, for a few words on that topic.

Year 1 (2017-03 thru 2018-03)

The show began as a live broadcast on aNONradio in March of 2017. The first few weren't much more than tests, improvised mixes with no clear direction. After a few months I settled into the same pattern Megaphysics and I followed at the arcade: warm music in the summer, bass in August, spooky music in October, cold distant music in the winter. A tradition that more-or-less continues to this day. Numbers 013, 026, 043, 048, and 052 were particularly good and/or notable.

Year 2 (2018-03 thru 2019-03)

The show continued on aNONradio in year 2, this time with the addition of a very cheap ($5) microphone. I started doing brief unscripted vocal intros and outros for the show (calling out the timeslot and schedule, shouting out live listeners at the end, etc.). Good episodes from this period include 055, 063, 071, 078, 090, 095, and 100.

Year 3 (2019-03 thru 2020-03)

Year 3 the show continued on aNONradio, but moved back half an hour in the schedule. Somewhere in this span of time I started reading the tracklist aloud at the end of the program. Looking quickly at the list of year 3 episodes numbers 119, 127, 128, 141, 147, 152, and 156 stand out.

Year 4 (2020-03 thru 2021-03)

2020 was a hell of a year.

After a number of problems with aNONradio's server I started uploading my shows to mixcloud. Those server problems combined with some behind-the-scenes drama led me to realize that aNONradio was a place I no longer wanted to be. So, in September, after number 187, I registered this domain then paid for and moved to a shared hosting service. I'd like to get back on a radio station again, but for now distributing mixes here is good enough. From year 4 I like 158, 179, 183, and 200 the most.


All posts tagged "movement through thought":

Presented in reverse chronological order. Jump to 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017.

2021

  1. November 2021 4 posts
      • Slow dubby stuff to end this November. Techno, dow…
      • Electro and techno, some smooth, some sharp. A few…
      • Techno and electro, mostly old, some familiar sele…
      • Breaks and electro with a short deviation into fut…
  2. October 2021 4 posts
      • A grab bag of slow tracks, brooding and dark. This…
      • Spooky electro again featuring a number of new tra…
      • More dark (ish) electro and techno, this time at a…
      • Melancholy (perhaps even spooky) electro for this …
  3. September 2021 5 posts
      • Chunky beats and a little ambient to close out Sep…
      • Downtempo, electro, and IDM, all weighing in at ar…
      • 115-120 electro, IDM, and techno today. A bit rela…
      • More breaks and electro this week, letting tracks …
      • Fast breaks and electro, 140, playing new(ish) tra…
  4. August 2021 4 posts
      • 70 BPM ambient, dub, IDM, and steppy tunes to end …
      • Fast and noisy breaks, electro, and IDM this week.…
      • Mid 2000s Florida breaks, electro, and some more r…
      • It's August again and that means time for bass. Th…
  5. July 2021 5 posts
      • Ambient, some 80 BPM beats, and some drum & bass. …
      • Ambient, dub techno, downtempo, IDM, and some old …
    1. MTT 229 / In Frame .mp3 .mxcl
      • More breaks and electro for the middle of July. Wa…
    2. MTT 228 / For Once .mp3 .mxcl
      • Breaks and electro, mid-tempo ~130. A bunch of old…
      • Fast-ish breaks and electro today, hot weather mus…
  6. June 2021 4 posts
      • Slow downtempo and dub this week, a heavy sound. I…
      • An hour of relaxed melancholic electro and IDM flo…
      • Playing mostly familiar tracks this week, although…
      • Electro, techno; Technobass. This mix features new…
  7. May 2021 4 posts
      • Some beats, half-time drum & bass, and dubby stuff…
      • Electro, IDM, techno-ish selections this week. A m…
      • Midtempo synth-y (and even trance-y) breaks and el…
      • Working through some fast (140) electro, old and n…
  8. April 2021 5 posts
    1. MTT 218 / Sublimate .jpg .mp3 .mxcl
      • An hourlong wander through some 160 BPM DnB and el…
      • 90 and 100 BPM business this week. Ambient, downte…
      • A grab-bag of electro and synthpop featuring new (…
      • A similar selection to last week's breaks, electro…
      • Breaks, electro, and techno up around 140. Some ag…
  9. March 2021 4 posts
      • A 90 and 100 BPM grab-bag of downtempo, electro, I…
      • Chill ambient and dub techno for a rainy afternoon…
      • Techno and dub techno for this second week of Marc…
      • Dub Techno and Techno for the start of the fifth y…
  10. February 2021 4 posts
      • Wandering through some slow beats to end the month…
      • 120 BPM ambient, breakbeat, and electro music. I'm…
      • An hour of noisy glitchy electro, featuring a bunc…
    1. MTT 206 / Low Light .mp3 .mxcl
      • A fast grab-bag set featuring new(ish) tracks from…
  11. January 2021 4 posts
      • This month's slow(ish) set, the usual selection of…
    1. MTT 204 / Preformat .mp3 .mxcl
      • Some familiar electro & IDM at around 120. Mostly …
      • Electro and techno up around 130, mostly in what I…
      • Pensive electro up around 140. Features a few new …

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2020

  1. December 2020 6 posts
      • Disco and synthpop for the last mix of 2020. Music…
      • The fourth annual Movement Through Thought tracker…
      • Brief website update about the availability of the…
      • Ambient, electro, and IDM floating around 120. A b…
      • Electro and IDM this week, high 120s, the 16,20 so…
      • Breaks and electro up around 133. Comfort food. Fe…
  2. November 2020 4 posts
      • Relatively mellow beats for this last Thursday of …
      • Electro & techno around 120, featuring long tracks…
      • A ~128 BPM selection for a stressful November week…
      • Electro up around 140 this week.
  3. October 2020 6 posts
      • ~90 BPM ambient, electro, IDM, and industrial. An …
      • Electro and a little industrial rising from 110 to…
      • Electro, sometimes smooth, sometimes noisy, leanin…
      • Mix availability policy
      • Electro all at ~128, the October mood. Features so…
      • Spooky electro for the beginning of October 2020. …
  4. September 2020 4 posts
      • Needed to do something different, so: an hour of a…
      • An electro, IDM, and ambient grab-bag, all at arou…
      • Electro, IDM, and one odd breaks track, all at aro…
      • Breaks, electro, IDM, and a little future garage, …
  5. August 2020 4 posts
      • Dub, dubstep, and other 70 BPM business. Features …
      • Bass month continues. Electro and Detroit technoba…
      • Tough loud electro and electro bass up around 135 …
      • Summer electro at ~126. West coast, east coast, De…
  6. July 2020 5 posts
      • 100 BPM grab bag. Beats and pieces. A new track fr…
      • Techno, house, and disco for a change of pace. A m…
      • ~120 BPM electro, mostly in the 1980s style. Featu…
      • Electro and breaks at ~130, a bit more relaxed tha…
      • No strong theme this week, just a selection of ~13…
  7. June 2020 4 posts
      • Wandering through a selection of ~90 BPM downtempo…
      • Electro floating around 120 BPM. More Brokntoys, m…
      • Another ~130 BPM electro show following on from la…
      • ~132 BPM electro, moving from unsettled to combati…
  8. May 2020 5 posts
      • 90 BPM beats and pieces for the end of May. A few …
      • Spacey breaks and electro at ~125. A lot of long s…
      • Electro, techno, and a little weirdness. In roughl…
      • Another grab bag. 140 BPM Electro and Techno Bass.…
      • A 110 BPM grab bag episode. I wanted to play Dave …
  9. April 2020 4 posts
      • Breaks, electro, techno; continuing the same theme…
      • Something fun for the pacific northwest's early wa…
      • Some rowdy breaks, electro, and IDM at 135.
      • Fast breaks and electro, slow DnB, and a couple tr…
  10. March 2020 5 posts
      • Mix disclaimer and statement of intent.
      • Finishing out the springtime dub techno and moving…
      • More techno, dub techno, and a little house. Music…
      • Techno, dub techno, and a little 2000s minimal for…
      • Selections from the Megatech Body CD (AKA the Ghos…
  11. February 2020 4 posts
      • Ambient and dub techno to sleepily close the third…
      • Some slower, light, pensive electro. Features a fe…
      • Working out some electro this week, old and new. ~…
      • Fast ~140 BPM electro, featuring a few new-to-me t…
  12. January 2020 5 posts
      • 100 BPM beats for a tired Thursday night. Contains…
      • Drum & Bass. Halftime, minimal, and a couple old 9…
      • Mid-120s electro and IDM (or perhaps electronica).…
      • The usual selection of breaks, electro, and IDM. M…
      • An hour of fast space electro for the first show o…

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2019

  1. December 2019 4 posts
      • A bonus tracker mod show for the end of 2019. Many…
      • The third annual MTT tracker music show. Weird bre…
      • Electro, house, and techno. Some loose mixing this…
      • Breaks, electro, an odd piece of late '90s techno/…
  2. November 2019 5 posts
      • Ambient, IDM, and synth-y stuff. Beats for a very …
      • More wandering, more electro and IDM. Slower tempo…
      • Wandering through some ~130 BPM electro, IDM, and …
      • Fast electro and IDM to start November. This show …
      • Acid, EBM, new beat, industrial, wave-y, and the c…
  3. October 2019 4 posts
      • Noisy electro, chunky EBM, new beat, and moody syn…
      • Ambient, electro, synthpop, a tiny bit of EBM. A s…
      • An hour of ~130 BPM slightly spooky electro. A bun…
      • A grab bag of fast electro tunes for the first wee…
  4. September 2019 4 posts
      • Some post-arcade head-nodding music. Downtempo bea…
      • A few tracks from Pyramid Transmissions, more new …
      • Electro, techno, and a little weirdness at a comfo…
      • More fast electro, following from where the curve …
  5. August 2019 5 posts
      • Closing out bass month with 90 BPM Miami bass, ele…
      • Driving electro and bass music up around 140 BPM. …
      • More bass, more electro. ~132, so faster than last…
      • Electro bass music at ~125 this week. Detroit, Mia…
      • Bass month begins. Detroit, Florida, and a bit of …
  6. July 2019 4 posts
      • The four-on-the-floor trend continues this week wi…
      • A mix of what I've been listening to this week: th…
      • It's been a warm and humid week, so I pulled a sta…
      • Electro, Detroit and otherwise, for an impromptu U…
  7. June 2019 4 posts
      • A bit of slow-ish music to relax with after playin…
      • Breaks & electro, a bit higher tempo than last wee…
      • Electro. '80s, '90s, and modern throwback pieces. …
      • I've been feeling sick recently, so this show is o…
  8. May 2019 5 posts
      • Winding down with a few long tracks after playing …
      • Electro, IDM, and techno (?), more mellow than the…
      • More electro and breaks this week, and one piece o…
      • Electro, techno, and a little acid at the end. Pla…
      • Fast electro for an aggro mood. I've been watching…
  9. April 2019 4 posts
      • 70 BPM dubby business this week. Working through m…
      • Dubstep, with a couple asides. All smashed togethe…
      • Going for something a bit more fun this week. Brig…
      • Some wandering, synth-y music this week. Electro a…
  10. March 2019 5 posts
      • Grab bag show. Ambient, dub techno, IDM, bits and …
      • More dub techno this week. A slower, sleepier sele…
      • Straight dub techno this episode. New and old, com…
      • Dub techno, electro, future garage. Wandering thro…
      • Ambient, downtempo, and weird stuff this week. Win…
  11. February 2019 4 posts
      • Wandering my way through some techno this episode.…
      • Electro this week; working through some tracks I'v…
      • Detroit (and Dutch, and Australian...) electro thi…
      • Ambient & downtempo to close the month. ~75 BPM, a…
  12. January 2019 4 posts
      • Drum & Bass this week, featuring 10 tracks from th…
      • Electro, house and techno this week. Leaning on tr…
      • A little old Rephlex and Warp this week, plus some…
      • Fast-ish noisy electro and IDM this week. Lots of …

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2018

  1. December 2018 4 posts
      • Ambient, downtempo and breakbeat-y things on the p…
      • Tracker mods! Breakbeat, IDM, and oldschool mods t…
      • Electro and IDM this week. Working through some ol…
      • This week's show is a selection of electro, techno…
  2. November 2018 5 posts
      • Post-dubstep, drum & bass, footwork and a tiny bit…
      • Slightly more mellow this week. Electro, IDM, tech…
      • More "space" electro. Featuring music from the rec…
      • Electro this week. Rocking out to some old tracks,…
      • Ambient and IDM to start this November. This is a …
  3. October 2018 4 posts
      • Post-punk, goth rock, *wave music. Guitars, drums;…
      • Ambient, electro, IDM, industrial... an odd mixtur…
      • This week: a mixture of Dutch electronic music (Bu…
      • "Dark" electro this week. Drivecom, Interdimension…
  4. September 2018 4 posts
      • Downtempo, IDM, a bit of old demoscene, a bit of v…
      • More house and techno, a bit of IDM, a bit of acid…
      • House and techno this week. Some old Detroit tunes…
      • An hour of relatively low-intensity modern electro…
  5. August 2018 5 posts
      • 80 BPM stuff to end bass month. Dubstep (post-dubs…
      • This week: an hour of music from Paul Blackford's …
      • 2000s UK breaks and electro bass. Fast, tough musi…
      • Aggressive 2000s Florida electro with a few '90s b…
      • Miami Bass. Florida Electro. Old car audio bass CD…
  6. July 2018 4 posts
      • Downtempo, instrumental hiphop, ambient, etc. Swam…
      • Electro. House? Some music I've been holding on to…
      • Disco. House? Another CBS-inspired show. Right-cli…
      • A stack of '90s breakbeats. From all over the map,…
  7. June 2018 5 posts
      • Ambient, downtempo, ~85 BPM grab bag. Right-click …
      • Two-thirds '80s electro, funk, and hip-hop. One-th…
      • I had planned to think sunny thoughts, but this ha…
      • A mix of breaks, IDM, and electro this week. It so…
      • Some recent IDM-y acquisitions, some old tunes. Th…
  8. May 2018 4 posts
      • More IDM this week. It's been a very IDM-y month. …
      • A nonsensical mash of electro and IDM, old and new…
      • Electro and a bit of breaks. Mostly 2000s-era, ~13…
      • Electro this week. More space-y stuff and a bit of…
  9. April 2018 4 posts
      • Mellow(ish) stuff to bring the month to a close. I…
      • Techno by way of Motorlab.su and a few old detroit…
      • Mostly electro. A few recent purchases, a few old …
      • An hour of techno & electro, messily mixed. Right-…
  10. March 2018 5 posts
      • Dub Techno and Electro this week. A little IDM? Am…
      • Dub Techno for overcast, rainy, moody weather. Rig…
      • An hour of Detroit Electro & Techno Bass. Right-cl…
      • Electro for the last days of winter. (First days o…
      • Ambient, Downtempo, IDM. Heavy and weird. Right-cl…
  11. February 2018 4 posts
      • An hour of selections from Elektrolux & Mikrolux. …
      • A bit of techno, a bit of electro. Some lazy mixin…
      • Noisy, glitchy breaks and electro. Somewhat ineleg…
      • A grab bag of slow(ish) ambient, IDM, and downtemp…
  12. January 2018 4 posts
      • Mid 2000s electro. Frustrated Funk, SCSI-AV, and a…
      • Electro this week. A few recent purchases, a few o…
      • Techno this week. What I think of as early-2000s t…
      • Grab bag show. Electro new & old, breaks (or downt…

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2017

  1. December 2017 5 posts
      • Downtempo, IDM and a couple of old Impulse Tracker…
      • A mix of chiptune, demoscene, doskpop, and a few l…
      • Electro & Techno this week (with a surprise appear…
      • Cold(ish?) Electro and Techno for December. Right-…
      • Slow IDM & Electro to close out November 2017. Rig…
  2. November 2017 4 posts
      • Ambient and drum & bass on Thanksgiving night. Rig…
      • Disco, techno, electro. Some jams this week. Right…
      • Some low-key spacey electro this week. Right-click…
      • An hour of recent electro purchases, loosely mixed…
  3. October 2017 4 posts
      • Assorted spooky stuff to close out October. Right-…
      • A loose mix of spooky four-on-the-floor stuff. Rig…
      • Lazily mixed electro. Slower than last week. Right…
      • An hour of spooky electro all mashed together. Rig…
  4. September 2017 5 posts
      • Techno (House? IDM?) for a tired Thursday night. U…
      • A mixture of Dubstep and Dub Techno this week. Rig…
      • Electro again this week, featuring a small run of …
      • Mellow electro and techno this week. Right-click s…
      • This week: selections from old bass CDs... and a b…
  5. August 2017 4 posts
      • Mid 2000s Florida electro. Right-click save-as her…
      • Some aggressive post-2000 electro and bass music. …
      • Bass CDs and 2000s bass-y Electro this week. Right…
      • Miami Bass for the Pacific Northwest heatwave. Rig…
  6. July 2017 4 posts
      • Dub & Reggae for a tired summer night. Right-click…
      • '90s breakbeat and big beat this week. Right-click…
      • Somewhat messily mixed west-coast electro this wee…
      • Very '90s this week. Right-click save-as here or o…
  7. June 2017 5 posts
      • Dub and downtempo for a tired summer night. Right-…
      • A little ~130 BPM electro for warm weather. Right-…
      • Played some downtempo breakbeat-y stuff this week.…
      • Electro and a little Freestyle. Right-click save-a…
      • Electro? Ambient? Vaporwave? A grab-bag of styles …
  8. May 2017 4 posts
      • Disco? Disco. Right-click save-as here or on the s…
      • Techno. House? Detroit, vaguely Detroit, and perha…
      • Electro, Footwork, and Drum & Bass. Right-click sa…
      • Picked up a few electro releases this week, so tha…
  9. April 2017 4 posts
      • Some Drum & Bass this week. This show (like most o…
      • EBM & some aggressive Electro. This show (like mos…
      • Dub Techno this week. My connection to aNONradio d…
      • Electro space adventure. Right-click save-as here …
  10. March 2017 5 posts
      • An uneven one. Ambient / illbeint / vaporwave. Get…
      • Glitchy / noisy / digital electro, with a left tur…
      • Some IDM. Available at the archives. This show (li…
      • 140BPM electro this week. This show (like most of …
      • First of a new venture: "Movement Through Thought"…

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