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.
A recording of this show is available in aNONradio’s archives here: https://archives.anonradio.net/202009040600_cev.mp3, and at mixcloud here: https://www.mixcloud.com/djcev/mtt-184-not-lost/.
- Reedale Rise / 4th State 00:00
- Sepehr / Thinking Of You 03:53
- Silicon Scally / Triggered 08:14
- Aloka / Convex 13:14
- Client_03 / Personality Converter 16:33
- Andy Garvey / Mind Games 20:06
- Chris Randall / Stylus 22:35
- Azaleh / Revenant 25:39
- Sorrow / Up & Down 28:22
- Hajimari / Overnight 31:04
- Rings Around Saturn / Perfect Crime 33:53
- RAC / Instinct 37:39
- Ed Chamberlain / Somefind 41:39
- Pearson Sound / Alien Mode 45:25
- Low Orbit Satellite / Objects In Space 50:28
- 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.
Electro and breaks at ~130, a bit more relaxed than recent weeks.
This mix is available in the aNONradio archives here: https://archives.anonradio.net/202007100600_cev.mp3, and at mixcloud here: https://www.mixcloud.com/djcev/mtt-176-dont-let-go/.
- Scape One / Cinematic 00:00
- Gliese / Lost Civilization 04:31
- Grammar Of Movement / Sad Juno 09:24
- Shadowbunny / Earthtone 14:03
- Utopia Cloak / Channel 16:58
- Clive Kells / Stimpack (Edit) 19:54
- The Darkvoid Project / Cloudshaping 22:37
- Microthol / Fragile 27:19
- Silicon Scally / Clone Alone 30:32
- Permutation / Evolution 34:30
- ADJ / Electric 38:23
- Ion Driver / bbRobot 42:31
- The Bokanovsky Process / My Electroc!d (Miotek Remix) 45:15
- Dusko Janevski / Torus 49:26
- D.I.E. / Keep Hanging 53:40
- Model 500 / The Messenger 57:34
First off, apologies to Ion Driver for getting your name wrong when reading the tracklist out loud. I slipped up and said Ion Robot instead. Sorry about that. bbRobot is from 33, one of two releases Ion Driver has on Digital Distortions. Both those are worth checking out, and both are currently listed name-your-price.
The second thing I’d like to call attention to is the Many Worlds EP by Permutation. It’s a sweet combination of electro, IDM, and techno; very smooth. Memories Of The Future is my favorite from the release, though Evolution is the one that made it into this mix. Shoutout and thanks to Dmitry of Permutation for getting in touch.
And last I’ll highlight Keep Hanging by D.I.E. (AKA Detroit In Effect) from The Men You’ll Never See Pt2 on Clone (and reissued on Clone West Coast Series in 2018). The reissue replaces Space Travel with Programming, a fair trade. I’ve had Keep Hanging on my mind lately; this felt like a good time to play it. If you feel yourself slipping, tie a knot, and don’t let go.
I’ll return next week with something slower (repeating my usual pattern of reducing tempo week to week throughout the month). It’s been a while since I’ve played a chunk of ’80s electro, so maybe I’ll do that.
No strong theme this week, just a selection of ~135 electro and one old breaks track. Features a couple new(ish) tunes by Client_03, False Persona, Grammar Of Movemement, and Zobol.
This mix is available in the aNONradio archives here: https://archives.anonradio.net/202007030600_cev.mp3 , and at mixcloud here: https://www.mixcloud.com/djcev/mtt-175-walk-after-dark .
- Zobol / Asymmetry 00:00
- Mike Ash / Electro Producer 03:29
- Psylocity / Human 07:32
- Anthony Rother / Dualis 12:30
- Client_03 / Suspect Dispenser 14:52
- False Persona / Danger Close 17:36
- T.E.S.T. & Excel / Database Code Encryption 21:52
- Heuristic Audio / Nocturne 26:22
- Warlock / Mala Cara 30:37
- Mystic Letter K / Dust 33:55
- DVS NME / Chrononaut 37:42
- Grammar Of Movement / IOI 41:02
- Komarken Electronics / Granular Material 44:21
- Juri-Jah / Transfusion 46:57
- Low Orbit Satellite / Junkiepilot 49:33
- UR / Death Of My Neighborhood 52:57
- Drexciya / Antivapor Waves 55:28
- The Advent / Gamma Rays 58:02
The new tracks here are Client_03’s Suspect Dispenser, False Persona’s Danger Close (on the excellent Phalanx Pt. 3 comp on Typeless), Grammar Of Movement’s IOI, and Asymmetry by Zobol. All are available at the links above, so if you like what you hear then check out the full release(s).
I’ve done the Nocturne to Mala Cara mix on this show before, back in MTT004. I really like that transition. It’s a holdover from playing vinyl at the arcade, one I like to revisit every now and then. The first couple of Dirty Needles EPs are being slept on, I think. It seems to be a lot of the same crew that were on Rag & Bone. Something to think about.
I’ve got one final note this week: I noticed while collecting links for the tracklist that The Advent has made Light Years Away available on his bandcamp. That’s an exceptional album, one that’s been unavailable digitally until now (as far as I know). The Advent working in Drexciya mode, though still essentially Advent. Gamma Rays is the track off it in this mix (which I sadly talked over).
And that’s all I’ve got. Don’t know what I’ll do next time; I’ll probably continue my pattern of starting fast and getting slower throughout the month.
Electro floating around 120 BPM. More Brokntoys, more TRUST, and an old tune by Überzone to close the show.
Due to a scheduling conflict this show did not air live on aNONradio. It was recorded a few hours later than usual and is available for listening at mixcloud and for download at rb387.net and mega.nz.
- Chameleon / Zero Is My Country 00:00
- Pip Williams / ASBO Youth 01:58
- Userwave / The Titan 05:20
- Psylocity / Lifeway 09:39
- Cybotron / R9 11:58
- Sbles3plex / Sweet Self Destruction 15:42
- E-Control / [B]eat This 19:11
- Biepang / Shuttle Arctica 23:47
- Morah / Rings Of Saturn 29:28
- Luke Eargoggle / Stranger Destiny 33:31
- The Exaltics / Compressed Thoughts 37:06
- Lok44 / Ghetto Of The Mind 39:56
- Scape One / Random Codex 43:08
- Shadowbunny / SpigolaScura 44:59
- Sigma Algebra / Shin 48:14
- Überzone / Botz (Organik) 50:17
- Kronos Device / Dead Of Night 56:19
Track #2 ASBO Youth by Pip Williams, track #9 Rings Of Saturn by Morah, and track #10 Stranger Destiny by Luke Eargoggle are all on the label Brokntoys. Track #8 Shuttle Arctica by Biepang and track #12 Ghetto Of The Mind by Lok44 are both from the label TRUST. Strong recommendation for both labels; I keep talking them up, and they keep being awesome.
Three tracks I’ve been meaning to play here for years made it into this selection. First and most obvious is R9 by Cybotron (Got the eyes and ears, totalitarian truth). Second is [B]eat This by E-Control, from Global Survey Phase 2 on Dominance Electricity. I think I’ve played at least half that comp on this program at this point. Third and last is the Organik mix of Botz by Überzone, one of the two big mixes of Botz on that 12″. It’s a little odd that both R9 and Botz ended up in the same set, but I guess that’s my style.
Not too much more to say about this one. I took the show title from a track on Scape One’s Potent Mutagen release for Cultivated Electronics; that track was in this mix for a bit, but got cut for Random Codex.
I’ll be back next week, hopefully live on aNONradio again, with something slower. It feels like a good time to play some chunky, menacing beats.
Spacey breaks and electro at ~125. A lot of long songs this hour; I felt like giving things time to develop.
A recording of this show can be found in aNONradio’s archives: https://archives.anonradio.net/202005220600_cev.mp3 , and at mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/djcev/mtt-169-test-shape .
- Arpanet / Wireless Internet 00:00
- Dj HasH / Sector Calixis 01:52
- Lee / Distant Drift 04:38
- Low Orbit Satellite / Winter Morning PLUR Jam 08:12
- Sasha / Head Melter 10:15
- Stratowerx / Zero Hour Dispatch 14:51
- Redshape / Blink 18:10
- Andy Garvey / Complex Clarity 25:17
- Cygnus / Cybrid Vox 29:21
- Luke Eargoggle / Audio Warriors 34:56
- Zobol / Moving Atoms 38:26
- Koova / Sometimes A Conduit (Patricia’s Amalgamix) 44:00
- Silicon Scally / Indefinite Space 48:43
- E.R.P. / Sensory Process (Plant43 Remix) 54:47
There’s a bunch of new stuff in this mix. Going roughly in order… #3 Distant Drift by Lee and #11 Moving Atoms by Zobol are both from the the Creation Of A Positron EP on Sci-fact, an excellent electro/breaks EP, highly recommended. #4 Winter Morning PLUR Jam is from is from the 2016 Flying Steel EP by Low Orbit Satellite, which I bought on the day of this recording. Track 8 Complex Clarity by Andy Garvey is from the wonderfully varied Complex Clarity EP on Lobster Theremin, and was just released this month.
There’s another significant new release in this mix, however, and that’s Sasha’s Head Melter. It’s apparently an old track of his, recovered and released as the first part of a bandcamp-only series he’s calling DETAT. It’s a super sweet track, exactly the kind of moody breaks that I like. I don’t know Sasha‘s work well – I can only compare Head Melter to Rabbitweed from the Xpander EP – but this tune makes me want to dig through his back catalog.
I’ll be back next week with my usual end-of-month slow set. I’m thinking 90 BPM, I have a few new pieces at that tempo to play with. ’till then.
A 110 BPM grab bag episode this time. I wanted to play Dave Angel’s Latin Lover and How I Missed You by Clatterbox and worked backward from there.
A recording of this show can be found in aNONradio’s archives: https://archives.anonradio.net/202005010600_cev.mp3 , and at mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/djcev/mtt-166-relative-distance/ .
- Mrs Jynx / Diving Loop 00:00
- The Pad Foundation / The Last Stand 03:03
- Gottfried Y. Leibniz / Leibniz’ Vierspeziesrechenmaschine 06:11
- Clatterbox / How I Missed You [It Catches My Heart In It’s Hands] 09:52
- Darkhalo / Manga Starlight 14:11
- Jean-Paul Bondy ft. Carl Finlow / Cold Reformer 17:38
- Axiom 23 / Higher Communication (Hyper Script) 21:08
- Bola / Sirasancerre 25:12
- Boards Of Canada / Pete Standing Alone 26:57
- Lawb / Sdhkvjeesus 31:34
- Clatterbox / Hard Cell [Long Distance Voice Mail] 33:35
- Drox / Aquanerve 37:04
- Skatebård / Celluloid Mirage 40:18
- Fluke / Mosh 43:13
- Enertia-sound / Lutron 48:36
- Dave Angel / Latin Lover 51:21
- FSOL / Hot Knives 55:40
- Legowelt / Cherri Meets The Professor 58:10
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 Hard Cell. 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 and Metamatics.
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 mixcloud, and rb387.net (my friend’s server). This show would have originally aired on 2020-04-25; this tracklist is being added to aNONradio’s blog to preserve continuity.
- ADJ & Pathic / Scenario 00:01
- Dj HasH / Rumbo A Eddion 03:43
- MAS 2008 / World’s Passing By 06:13
- Popkomm / Input 10:20
- =UHU= / Magic Computer 13:21
- Lowfish / Ripped 17:08
- Mitch Murder / Coup de Théâtre 20:51
- DMX Krew / PH-830 24:56
- Echo 106 / Dark Strings 27:44
- Camomile Dawn / Louise 31:55
- Mikron / Re-Entry 35:13
- Marco Bernardi / Super Deep Voices 39:17
- Peshka / Averuna 42:37
- Enertia-sound / Electrostatic 48:16
- Carl Finlow / Out Of Time 53:20
- Namlook / Music For Urban Meditation Part III 58:00
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.
Something fun for the pacific northwest’s early warm weather. Electro, techno; some lovely 707.
- Paris (Black FU) / Black In The Green 00:00
- The Other People Place / Eye Contact 03:01
- Datassette / Metropolis Light Transport 07:37
- Photodementia / Hypercatharsis 11:27
- Dexter / I Don’t Care 13:32
- Luke Eargoggle / The Mechanik Priest 16:53
- Dogma 3000 / Mind 20:55
- Scape One / Android Robotix 25:06
- Simulant / Spectre 27:49
- Aril Brikha / Lady 707 30:31
- Matt Whitehead / The Tip Off 35:38
- Tourist At Home / There’s Wisdom In Dance 41:03
- BCJ / Spectre 43:45
- Aril Brikha / Leaving Me 48:44
- John Beltran / Gutaris Breeze (6000km To Amsterdam) 55:44
And here’s a link to the recording: https://archives.anonradio.net/202004170600_cev.mp3 with thanks to aNONradio for hosting the archives.
This mix came together when a good friend of mine gifted me a digital copy of Aril Brikha‘s excellent 2007 album Ex Machina. I predictably love the broken-beat tunes: Lady 707, Leaving Me, and Gres. Ex Machina is on Peacefrog Records, who have a bandcamp page up with a few dozen classic releases, very much worth checking out. (Classics like John Beltran’s Ten Days Of Blue, the source of track #15 in this mix).
Two tracks from the label Rebel Intelligence feature in this mix: #3 Metropolis Light Transport by Datassette, and #11 The Tip Off by Matt Whitehead. There’s five releases total on Rebel Intelligence, all a fun mixture of electro and house.
And last I’d like to highlight the oddity that is Spectre by BCJ better-known-as CJ Bolland. Bolland used the alias BCJ only a few times, according to discogs. The track itself is from the 1997 Megatech Body.CD, which I covered back in MTT 158. I need to do some research into Bolland’s music, as I don’t know much about it, and it appears he has more breakbeat-y tracks like Spectre.
Another good one this week. A few long tracks, a few classics, a few oddities. Kind of bouncy. I’ll be back next week with something slower, as usual.
Some rowdy breaks, electro, and IDM at 135.
- Schizophrenia / Schizophrenia 00:00
- Ambit 3 / Dropped 02:11
- RAC / Quexos 05:08
- Anoesis / Swift 09:22
- Electronic Corporation / We Got Velocity 11:44
- Kerr Knoll / Roots 15:14
- EMS / Getgetto 19:03
- Silicon Scally / All Torque 22:36
- Freezie Freekie / Freezie’s Gonna Funk Ya 27:42
- The Octagon Man / 10ft Bass 31:15
- Eon / Phaze Test (String Phase) 34:38
- Treen / Cox 39:30
- Robert Cosmic / My Universe 43:18
- Sbassship / Four Dimensional Existence 47:45
- Mobile Space Unit / Penalty Dream Pt. 1 51:43
- M3taN01a / 3 Points 56:21
- Cabaret Voltaire / Exterminating Angel (Outro) 58:15
And here’s a link to the recording: https://archives.anonradio.net/202004100600_cev.mp3 with thanks to aNONradio for hosting the archives.
Three tracks from the mid-2000s electro label Satamile feature in this mix: #7 Getgetto by E.M.S., #8 All Torque by Silicon Scally, and #9 Freezie’s Gonna Funk Ya by Freezie Freekie. I picked up all three of those on vinyl in the mid 2000s in local shops. I’m a fan of Satamile; I miss their style of break-y electro, there doesn’t seem to be much of that being released right now.
Two old Electron Industries tracks feature, right after the Satamile block. #10 10ft Bass by label head The Octagon Man (AKA J. Saul Kane) and #11 Phaze Test (String Phase) by Eon. Phaze Test in particular is excellent, both sides are raucous electro workouts. The 30 Beat Cycle mix on the b-side is exactly as the title suggests, 28 beats in straight 4/4 then an extra two beats to mess with you. Fun and challenging to play in a set.
Mobile Space Unit is Pino Grzybowsky (AKA Dr. Scissors) and Andreas Kauffelt. Kauffelt was a member of Kabuto who wrote No Brain, a track wich appears on the first Ghost In The Shell Tribute album, and was played on this show five weeks ago. (A neat connection). Their track in this mix is the classic Penalty Dream Pt. 1, originally from the 1999 Cheat Codes EP on Electrolux, included here from the Elektro Codes.Three compilation.
This was a good one. A bunch of old vinyl and a few new(ish)-to-me pieces from Kerr Knoll, M3taN01a, and Robert Cosmic. Fun times. I’ve run out of ideas for new shows, so I’ve got no idea what to do next week, but I’ll do my best to make it good
Fast breaks and electro, slow DnB, and a couple tracker tunes. Some weirdness.
- Clan Of Xymox / Theme II 00:00
- Il.Ek.Tro / Threads Part One 01:27
- The Advent / Work Dat 05:10
- Black Electric / Black Electric 09:10
- Headnoaks / Power 2 Da Beatz (Disko 69 Remix) 13:13
- AS1 / Solar Lifestyle 15:40
- Thugwidow / Mother Earth Can Die For All I Care 18:55
- Silicon / Rules Of Engagement 22:34
- Dr. Futurist / Spatial Translations 26:53
- Marco Bernardi / Reality Check 29:02
- Adam Jay / Warp Drive 32:02
- dgoHn / Benny’s Gone Missing 36:34
- Dune / Arsa Bamk 37:58
- Chavez / Honeynut Loops 40:28
- Omni Trio / Mystic Stepper (Feel Better) 43:17
- Aphex Twin / Polynomial-C 47:58
- Thugwidow / Temporary Conciousness 51:46
- Screwtec / Water Gate 57:12
And here’s a link to the recording: https://archives.anonradio.net/202004030600_cev.mp3 with thanks to aNONradio for hosting the archives.
This mix was thrown together to play tracks from I Tried Calling But Your Phone Must Have Been Off, Thugwidow’s new album on No Problema Tapes. It’s a cool combination of elements – modern ambient production (vaporwave?) and unusually slow jungle/DnB. Like, 1993 hardcore breakbeat slow. I’m really into it. It turns out Thugwidow has a bunch of releases, among them a sweet collab with Sangam.
Track four Black Electric is from the only release by that band, their 2000 self-titled EP on Puzzlebox. Colors and Come To Me, A2 and B1, are also great; I’m sure I’ll play them here eventually. There’s a bunch of Puzzlebox on Beatport but I couldn’t find this one, unfortunately.
A couple of old tracker mods snuck in, specifically track 13 Arsa Bamk by Dune (best known as Brothomstates) and track 14 Honeynut Loops by Chavez. The latter of those is from the netlabel Milk, which I plan to write a post about here (eventually).
Mystic Stepper (Feel Better) is one of the few genuine breakbeat hardcore tracks I have, and the only Moving Shadow record I own. Most of Moving Shadow is available on Beatport, but this one is missing. A few alternate versions of Mystic Stepper are available: Feel Better (Foul Play Remix), Feel Good ’95, and Feel Good (Original In Demand Mix), but I like the one featured here the best. And then cheating in Polynomial-C… you know, it was right there, I had to do it.
This is a pretty scatterbrained selection, and it could’ve used one or two more tracks to break up the long ones, but I’m happy. Good for a few hours of planning. I’ll be back next week with… not sure. Something slower.