Wandering through some ~90 BPM downtempo, electro, industrial. A few things I’ve been listening to this month.
This mix is available in the aNONradio archives here: https://archives.anonradio.net/202006260600_cev.mp3 , and at mixcloud here: https://www.mixcloud.com/djcev/mtt-174-at-the-bus-stop .
- Paul Birken / Untitled [HPS12-05 B1] 00:00
- Palm Skin Production / Slipper Suite 05:12
- RPM / 2000 08:08
- Dogon vs. Wee DJs / The Thing On The Doorstep 12:34
- Ian o’Brien / Jarrett’s Blues 14:22
- Neotropic / Beautiful Pool 20:09
- KMFDM / M & F 244 (High And Geil) 23:26
- Front Line Assembly / Big Money (Remix) 28:34
- Coil / The Hills Are Alive 31:38
- Automat / Dark Days 35:37
- Kitbuilders / Slyder 39:09
- Daniel Savio / Make It Personal 41:24
- Secret Frequency Crew / Deep Blue 44:12
- Shadowbunny / Lost 48:10
- Nitzer Ebb / Come Alive. 52:46
- UR / 4 Down 58:23
So, the first thing I forgot in my vocal intro was the title of Paul Birken‘s Waite Park EP, AKA HiPass Music HPS12-05, where the first track of this mix comes from. Birken has a bunch of old releases up at his bandcamp currently listed at name-your-price; if you’re looking for midwest acid, techno, and the occasional chunky beat then I recommend you head over there and flip through his catalog.
Headz (A Soundtrack Of Experimental Beathead Jams) is the second thing I forgot. That’s the title of the famous Mo Wax compilation that both tracks 2 and 3 come from. In my defense I didn’t have the artwork in front of me.
Come Alive by Nitzer Ebb doesn’t really fit here, but I wanted to hear it, so it takes a prime slot at the end of this hour. It’s the one track on the As Is EP I really like, and the pressing sounds good, 12″ at 45 RPM.
I’ll do something quick again next week, probably electro hovering around 135. I’ve got some new tunes to play, so check back if you’re interested in that.
90 BPM beats and pieces for the end of May. A few long songs, a few short ones.
A recording of this show can be found in aNONradio’s archives: https://archives.anonradio.net/202005290600_cev.mp3 , and at mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/djcev/mtt-170-tranquil-passage .
- Tiger / AW 1 00:00
- F.O.T.N. / The Dwelling Of The Day 02:51
- FUSE / New Day 06:50
- DJ Shadow / Lost & Found (S.F.L.) 09:40
- Luke Vibert / Space Race 13:59
- Low Orbit Satellite / High Performance Jets 19:52
- Bjorn Rohde / Drop Into Space 25:45
- Hong Kong Express / Dreaming 27:39
- Salmz / Nibiru Kids 32:11
- The Aesthetics / Abstract Living 36:21
- Legowelt / Your Life Goals Are Slowly Slipping Away 37:44
- Michna / Levitation 40:05
- Higher Intelligence Agency / Skank 44:08
- Telescope ft. Noelle Poeller / Nobile 48:18
- The Crystal Method / High Roller 52:09
- Bola / Zephyr (Pentagon) 56:55
I picked up Low Orbit Satellite‘s two track Shuttle Dubs release last week and it’s been on rotation here since. High Performance Jets, included in this mix, is the longer of the two tracks, and is a cool mixture of space-y dub techno and chunky beats. I really like the combination of elements and variety of tempos that Low Orbit Satellite works with.
Another album I’d like to promote this week is Legowelt’s recent Tips For Life. It’s represented in this mix through track #11 Your Life Goals Are Slowly Slipping Away, which will probably sound familiar to everybody who caught Legowelt’s set for the 2020 IFM Festival over the weekend. Tips For Life is significant to me because it includes Arcade Breeze (Living In The Rain), from Legowelt’s first Memphis Rap Mix. I’ve wanted a copy of that track for a long time, and as a DJ who primarily plays at an arcade in Oregon, the name couldn’t be more fitting. Tips is listed as name-your-price, so be sure to check it out.
Other than that, this is a tying-up-loose-ends episode. I’ve wanted to play both Skank by Higher Intelligence Agency and High Roller by The Crystal Method for years, and this felt like the right moment. I’ll be back next week Friday 06:00 UTC on aNONradio to continue my monthly routine with another fast show. (Probably ~135 BPM again).
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.
100 BPM beats for a tired Thursday night. This mix includes one F-bomb at the 30 minute mark, during Viktor Vaughn (MF Doom)’s rap. I guess that makes this one PG-13. Consider your surroundings when listening. (In other words: may or may not be appropriate for work. Depends on where you work.)
Here’s the tracklist:
- Mikron / Embers 00:00
- Ben Businovski / Re-evaluation 04:30
- Seal Bient / Structure Of Phantoms 07:26
- Reedale Rise / X-K 09:53
- Boards Of Canada / In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country 13:00
- Depeche Mode / Cover Me (Alt Out) 16:30
- Takeshi Muto / Muto Love 19:47
- Push Button Objects / Striffle 23:06
- Prefuse 73 / Point To B 26:23
- Viktor Vaughn / Raedawn 29:03
- Aaron Spectre / Voices 31:38
- Mikron / Aldergrove 35:55
- Secret Frequency Crew / Ghost In The Bayou 39:43
- Funky Technicians / Ninja (Essence Of Time Remix) 42:32
- Lionrock / Rock Steady Romance 44:49
- Tipper / Minimal Thoughts Of Reason 48:35
- T.Power / Postcards From Pluto 51:12
- Aroma Nice / Lo 56:34
and here’s the recording: https://archives.anonradio.net/202001310600_cev.mp3.
Two tracks by Mikron feature in this mix: #1 Embers and #12 Aldergrove. Both are from the excellent album Severance on CPU Records. Severance is a nicely varied album, slower in tempo than is typical for electro, more relaxed. It works well as an album, too: I’m happy listening to it straight through, beginning to end. Thumbs up for Severance, give it a listen at the link above.
Another standout here is Muto Love by Takeshi Muto from the Lily Of The Valley comp on Schematic. The rest of that comp is good too, and is definitely worth picking up. I’m sure I’ll be playing parts of it over the coming months.
Not too much more to say about this one; all these tracks are good. If something strikes your fancy here consider supporting the artist(s) at the links above. I’ll be back next week with something fast.