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...
The first release I'd like to highlight is Autobot-1000 &
DJ Di'jital's Bass Programmer EP, first released on
Twilight 76 in 2002, and available now from Di'jital's bandcamp
page. I picked this up recently and it's terrific. Bass Programmer is
a legit technobass anthem; the original mix, played here, is smooth,
where Di'jital's mix is rougher and tougher. The other two tracks both
sound Kraftwerk-y to me, and are very strong. (Atomic
belongs on Radioactivity, Input/Output belongs on Computer World).
This is a really great EP, so go check it out.
All of these tracks are good, of course, but I've delayed writing this
long enough and feel the need to stop here. I'll be back next week at
the same time and place with ~70 BPM bass music, mostly dubstep. It
feels right to halve the tempo to close out the month.
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.
Track 8 Inception by Luka Baumann is from an old EP on the
Biomechanics netlabel called As We Drift Apart. Mixcloud identified
the track and linked to a release on Junodownload called
The Jolka Experience where Inception also appears, although at a lower
tempo (128 instead of 134). Discogs tells me that Jolka is one of
Baumann's aliases. Just an interesting programming note.
The techno section of this mix could have cooked a little longer. All
the tracks are good but Outline's mix of Feeling by Trackman and
Scenario by Jeff Mills sound a little out of place to me. That's OK
though, it sets up Cruces Motile which sets up Fighting Without Fighting
by Peverelist, the one track I really wanted to play this week.
I'll be back on Friday the 22nd at 06:00 UTC (that's Thursday the 21st at
11:00PM PDT). I'm on a roll with the breaks/electro/techno thing
so that's what'll be happening.
Track #16 Latin Lover by Dave Angel is from the first 2004
Ghost In The Shell tribute album. I said my piece about those two
tribute albums in the show notes to MTT158, so go check
that out. Latin Lover is the one slow track on that first tribute
album, and is excellent, worth dropping out of Lutron for.
Project Unison by Metamatics and Clatterbox features twice in
this hour, as track #4 How I Missed You and #11
Project Unison was released twice, first on Neo Ouija and
then on Hydrogen Dukebox. The two releases have the same content
although the tracklists appear different. I own the Neo Ouija
neo02lp version of the album, so I've used those titles
above. The hyperlinks lead to Hydrogen Dukebox's bandcamp however, so
I've included the Dukebox titles in brackets. Anyway, that's a very
pretty IDM album, probably my favorite work by both Clatterbox
This is the second week in a row Carl Finlow's vocals have appeared.
Last week it was Out Of Time from Electrilogy+, this week it's
Jean-Paul Bondy's great Cold Reformer. Bondy is better known
to me as Volum and one half of Volsoc. Cold Reformer
is on a fun, varied album called The Path Of Most Resistors from 2006.
I've been quietly playing tracks off it over the last few years; it's worth
a listen and is available at junodownload.
And that's all the commentary I have in me today. I'll be back with
some electro next time, I think.
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.