A couple of things have prompted me to re-evaluate how I distribute
recorded mixes on this website.
First, I stopped broadcasting on aNONradio a few weeks ago.
Since I'm no longer a contributing member there, I believe it's unfair
for me to link to files in aNONradio's archives. (And those
files could disappear at any time - whenever the admins decide they
need the disk space, basically). I'm going to have to host my own
files from now on.
Second, 189 mixes (200 soon) is too many to keep available
all at once, in my opinion. Right now it's 15 gigs of mp3 data.
That's not an amount of data I can afford to serve, given my current
hosting and money situation.
So here's my plan:
each new episode of Movement Through Thought will be available as
a downloadable file hosted on this website for one year.
I'll remove old files as I add new ones. The tracklist blog posts will
remain up. Old mixes that I think are significant I'll keep available
as downloads indefinitely, no more than a couple for each broadcast year.
I'll tag posts with audio download to hopefully make them
easier to find. Recordings uploaded to mixcloud will remain there
for as long as mixcloud keeps them.
I do still have all these files, so if there's a specific mix you want
that isn't available on this website send me an e-mail and
I'll try to get it to you.
That's where I'm at. This seems like a reasonable system to me, a good
middle ground. I hope it works out.
I've heard from friends that this blog is starting to show up in search
engine results, so I guess I should address the elephant in the room.
In 2016 I spent some time thinking about how to responsibly host an
online mix series and came to the following conclusions:
- Be enthusiastic about the tracks,
- don't accept money for the show,
- provide detailed tracklists and show notes,
- present music in mixed or altered form,
- and always link back to where the music can purchased.
Movement Through Thought started in 2017 with those rules/goals in mind.
I believe I've more-or-less upheld those points. (Notably I've never
accepted money for mixes hosted here, and have no plans to do so in the
Also worth noting: my audio signal chain is pretty bad. It's all
worn-out DJ gear leading to the line input on a PC motherboard. My setup
adds an unfortunate amount of noise to all of these recordings.
Weareie put it better than I ever could in their decksclaimer
(mirrored at archive.org):
The mixes featured on this website are produced and distributed in the
spirit of promoting interest and further exploration of the music in
question, and not for exploitation for profit or personal gain.
It's worth reading Weareie's decksclaimer in full at either of those links
above. I agree with it completely.
To the artists out there: If your music was featured here that means I
like it, I want people to know it exists, and I want people to buy it.
If your work was included in one of these mixes and you're unhappy about
it then please contact me at
so we can talk about it.
This post was edited on 2020-07-09 to update the e-mail address.
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
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 weareie.com. 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