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MTT 184 / Not Lost

Posted 2020-09-06. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, audio download, breaks, dj mix, electro, idm, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, radio, uk garage.

MTT184 Spectrogram

Breaks, electro, IDM, and a little future garage, all at a bit less than half the tempo of last week's show. This hour features new(ish) music by Andy Garvey, Client_03, and Pearson Sound.

Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix. This mix is also available at mixcloud.

This post was updated on 2020/10/12.

  1. Reedale Rise / 4th State 00:00
  2. Sepehr / Thinking Of You 03:53
  3. Silicon Scally / Triggered 08:14
  4. Aloka / Convex 13:14
  5. Client_03 / Personality Converter 16:33
  6. Andy Garvey / Mind Games 20:06
  7. Chris Randall / Stylus 22:35
  8. Azaleh / Revenant 25:39
  9. Sorrow / Up & Down 28:22
  10. Hajimari / Overnight 31:04
  11. Rings Around Saturn / Perfect Crime 33:53
  12. RAC / Instinct 37:39
  13. Ed Chamberlain / Somefind 41:39
  14. Pearson Sound / Alien Mode 45:25
  15. Low Orbit Satellite / Objects In Space 50:28
  16. Bola / Vespers 58:02

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.

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.

Blogariddims, DJ Mix Series and Podcast

Posted 2019-06-12. Permalink. Tagged 2000s, dj mix, drum & bass, dub, dubstep, idm, music, reggae, uk garage, website.

I was thinking I don't write enough, so here's a little something about what is probably my favorite series of DJ mixes.

Quoting Droid from the Blogariddims Top 50 post, who puts it better than I could:

For those that don't know, Blogariddims is a fortnightly inter-blog podcast which was started in June 2006, with the aim of showcasing the high level and variety of selecting, mixing and writing talent in the small corner of the music blogosphere inhabited by nuumskulls, faded-junglists, genre-nerds and bass addicts of every stripe.

I love Blogariddims. The combination of stellar music selection, top mixing, and track-by-track analysis is fantastic. The enthusiasm, too - you can hear the affection for each track, and read that same affection in the show notes.

Most influential on me are the dubstep and electronica mixes. Several of these DJs were in the right place at the right time to observe the creative explosion of dubstep, and were bold enough to link it with some of its less obvious influences. I'm thinking specifically of number 49, Dubtronics.

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The series concluded in October 2008 with #50, Terminus. Two years and 50 great episodes. The complete index of mixes can be found at the Blogariddims Top 50 post on Here are my picks, a short list of the entries I often return to:

I strongly recommend these mixes. And make sure to read the blog posts that come with them; they're consistently informative and well written. MTT is, in many ways, my attempt to emulate Blogariddims and the Blogamuffins.

MTT 106 / Dream Halls

Posted 2019-03-08. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, dub techno, electro, movement through thought, music, radio, uk garage.

MTT106 Spectrogram

Dub techno, electro, future garage. Wandering through a few different styles in this show.

This show (like most of MTT Year 3) 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. Andreas Tilliander / Folded Lines 00:00
  2. T++ / Aquatic 01:10
  3. Sustainer / Monocromo_B 05:42
  4. Brother Blue / Automatic Writing (Version) 09:09
  5. DRXT / Untitled [Dub Techno 180427 4] 12:18
  6. Convextion / Untitled [MATRIX1 A1] 15:42
  7. Monolake / Invisible 21:01
  8. Hadamard / Currents (Arctic) 24:12
  9. Ectomorph / Subversion (Dub) 28:50
  10. Morphology / Dark Flow 31:39
  11. Novamen / Dreaming Of 35:34
  12. Ghostek / Night & Low Light 38:51
  13. Hajimari / Diminished 42:13
  14. Pangaea / Router 44:37
  15. Scuba / Negative 49:06
  16. Hajimari / Finally Free 54:13
  17. Manu Shrine / Sediment 56:36

This is a mix in three segments. T++ (AKA Torsten Pröfrock)'s track Aquatic starts things off with a rainy mood; that's my favorite from the first 20 minutes. Hadamard's Currents (Arctic) is my pick from the second segment, from his relatively recent Flux EP. From the last six tracks, I'll highlight Scuba's Negative for its clear dub-techno sound.

I enjoy UK garage (2-step, and the styles it has influenced), but my knowledge and selection is limited. The Burial-like strain of future garage is particularly cool, represented here by Ghostek, Hajimari, and Manu Shrine. I'm glad to have run back about 20 minutes of it this week.

This one's pretty good. Good enough, anyway. Shoutout and thanks to DRXT for the sweet dub techno track; see you down at the arcade soon, friend.