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MTT 186 / Breathe Life

An electro, IDM, and ambient grab-bag, all at around 120. New(ish) tracks from Pearson Sound and Scape One plus some old favorites.

This show can be downloaded from aNONradio’s archives here: https://archives.anonradio.net/202009180600_cev.mp3, and streamed at mixcloud here: https://www.mixcloud.com/djcev/mtt-186-breathe-life/.

Tracklist:

  1. Mrs Jynx / Dinner Dance 00:00
  2. Space Dimension Controller / VCOcation 04:24
  3. Shadowbunny / Feathers 06:20
  4. Dark Vektor / Cyan 09:51
  5. Scape One / Hyperbolix 14:07
  6. Lego Feet / Untitled [Part 2 Track 5] 17:20
  7. Amorphous Androgynous / Fat Cat 21:47
  8. Kaiowa / Aliensex 25:22
  9. Midnight Star / Midas Touch (Hell Interface Remix) 28:29
  10. Ivna Ji / Laax 32:59
  11. Voigt Kampff / Question 36:22
  12. DMX Krew / The Storm King 39:35
  13. Pearson Sound / Everything Is Inside Out 43:04
  14. Dagobert / Bionic Two 47:20
  15. Azure Taint / Bergluft 50:08
  16. SMX / Sleep 53:19
  17. Jega / Inertia 57:17

Scape One‘s Hyperbolix is (relatively) new, released in February on the album Cosmic Trax through Mr. Baggaley’s bandcamp. I played the first track off it a couple months ago, one of the Jive Rhythm Trax tributes. Hyperbolix is more moody than those tributes, more in line with what the album sounds like as a whole.

The other new song this week is Pearson Sound‘s Everything Is Inside Out from his Alien Mode EP. I played the A side of this two weeks ago, and am really glad to get to this track (B2) now. It’s a genre-bending piece, as much techno or breaks or IDM as it is anything else. The kicks are arranged in the same pattern as the second half of the Numbers rhythm, there’s no snare or strong accent on 2, I dunno, it’s weird. And weird in this case is good.

There’s lots more to recommend here: Shadowbunny is awesome, Ivna Ji’s Laax EP is one of my favorite things of the last couple of years, even an old semi-forgotten tracker mod in Aliensex by Kaiowa. But I feel like moving on. I’ll be back next week with something slower, as usual.

MTT 185 / Like Shadows

Electro, IDM, and one odd breaks track, all at around 128. A little cryptic, distant, faded.

This show can be heard it aNONradio’s archives here: https://archives.anonradio.net/202009110600_cev.mp3, and at mixcloud here: https://www.mixcloud.com/djcev/mtt-185-like-shadows/.

Tracklist:

  1. Obergman / Synchronicity 00:00
  2. Holger Flinsch / Abak 01:35
  3. Metamatics / Liquid Gel 04:00
  4. Creta Kano / Skyway Motel 07:48
  5. Legowelt / Shadows In The Street Life 11:37
  6. Transparent Sound / What Goes On? 16:18
  7. VC-118A / Protocol 20:48
  8. Low Orbit Satellite / Hostile Manoeuvres 23:07
  9. Lok44 / Flaix 28:07
  10. Anthony Rother / Medium 31:22
  11. Electroberlin / The End 37:07
  12. Silicon Scally / Coast To Coast 39:22
  13. Jon Convex / Radar 44:37
  14. Rude 66 / Overkill (Vocoder Mix) 48:46
  15. Identity Unknown / Wasp 47 52:25
  16. Plastikman / Mind In Rewind 55:27

The marquee track of this selection is without a doubt Legowelt‘s Shadows In The Street Life from his album Pancakes With Mist. I’ve been waiting to play it for a month or more now. An electro anthem, the kind I find only every few years. Mixes well with Skyway Motel, too, which is pretty cool.

Another thing to mention is that Rude 66’s classic Overkill is playing at -6% in this mix. On second listen it sounds a bit off, a bit wrong, though to some extent that was my intention. Maybe it would have been better a little slower. Check the link above to hear Overkill at its original speed if you’re unfamiliar with it.

I’m happy with this. We’ve been having a, ah, weather event where I am in Oregon and the music choices this hour reflect that. The performance could be better, there are some annoying unfinished edges in the mix, but I’m always going to say that. Oh, and my little vocal intro wasn’t archived correctly, but that’s OK.

I’ll be back next week with something slower.

MTT 184 / Not Lost

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/.

Tracklist:

  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.

MTT 182 / Foot Program

Bass month continues. Electro and Detroit technobass at 140. Features new tracks by Client_03, Cyan85, Grammar Of Movement, Sepehr, and Turk Turkelton. (Well, new tracks by my standards).

This show is available in aNONradio’s archives here: https://archives.anonradio.net/202008210600_cev.mp3 and at mixcloud here: https://www.mixcloud.com/djcev/mtt-182-foot-program/.

Tracklist:

  1. Insync vs. Mysteron² / Human Loop 00:00
  2. Cyan85 / Drama Bass 04:03
  3. Autobot-1000 vs. DJ Di’jital / Bass Programmer 06:21
  4. D.I.E. / Detroit Technobass 11:37
  5. EDMX / Do You Wanna? (Instrumental) 14:24
  6. Grammar Of Movement / Plastic Games 16:56
  7. Audiotech / Techno City ’95 20:09
  8. Drop Man / Basstronic 23:23
  9. UR / Subsonic Shadow 25:41
  10. The Dexorcist / Connect One 29:36
  11. Keith Tucker / Oscillator (Bonus Beats) 34:11
  12. Digitek / Nymphomaniac 37:23
  13. Aux 88 / Alien Life Form 41:30
  14. Turk Turkelton / Bass Freak 44:15
  15. Client_03 / Thought Disposal 47:27
  16. Exzakt / Transfusion (Dexorcist Remix) 51:07
  17. Sepehr / Cybernetic 55:55

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.

My second highlight this week is Habibi Bass by Cyan85 & Turk Turkelton on Lunar Orbiter Program, released at the end of 2019. Tracks 2 Drama Bass and 14 Bass Freak in this mix are both off Habibi Bass. It’s another strong four-tracker, highly recommended. (I particularly like N.I.T.N.T. by Turk Turkelton).

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.

MTT 181 / Block To Block

Tough loud electro and electro bass up around 135 BPM. Most of it from Florida. I might be working out some aggression here. Features tracks by Dynamix II, Code Rising, Ohverclock, Phonotronix, a few DJ Wreck (AKA Salim Rafiq AKA Gucci Bass) remixes, and more.

This show is available in aNONradio’s archives here: https://archives.anonradio.net/202008140600_cev.mp3.

Tracklist:

  1. Eggfooyoung / Lake Oceola 00:00
  2. AS1 / These Dirty Streets 01:20
  3. DJ Overdose / The Beat 03:56
  4. Exzakt / More Bounce To The Ounce 07:44
  5. Netzwerk Florida / Earth.Wind.Fire (Instrumental) 10:37
  6. Hydraulix / Hydrospace 13:34
  7. Code Rising / Retro Miami 17:32
  8. Drop Man / And The Beat Goes 21:07
  9. Otto Von Schirach / Bass Low (Gucci Bass Rmx) 23:59
  10. E.V.A.C. / Terra (Salim Rafiq’s Anti Terra-rist Remix) 26:51
  11. Brice Kelly / The Unseen 29:57
  12. Ohverclock / Rezonation (Beat Mix) 33:32
  13. Tricky D / Take It To The Max (Hydraulix Remix) 36:38
  14. Code Rising vs Phonotronix / Fathom 40:13
  15. T.E.S.T. / Heat Levels Critical 42:29
  16. Ghostlight / Signal Stream (Inhuman Designed Remix) 45:14
  17. Phonotronix / In-sub-or-di-nate 48:54
  18. Dynamix II / Pledge Your Allegiance To Electro Funk 53:00

Tracks 3, 5, and 18 (The BeatEarth.Wind.Fire, and Pledge Your Allegiance) are all from Exzakt‘s record label Monotone. Exzakt himself appears twice in this mix, with More Bounce To The Ounce and the previously mentioned Earth.Wind.Fire. I’m a big fan of Monotone, and am happy to see they’ve been active again in the last few years. (Brice Kelly has a new album on Monotone that seems pretty rad).

Discogs tells me that Salim Rafiq is half of Gucci Bass, the remixers of track 9 Bass Low by Otto Von Schirach. That forms a fun connection with the next song Terra (Salim Rafiq Mix) by E.V.A.C. – same remixer, 16 years apart. Both are good remixes, and seem to fit well together.

Ryan Phillips AKA Kounterakt appears three times in this mix, twice as a member of Code Rising and once as a member of Ohverclock. I had Mind, Body, and Soul from Electro Endeavours Vol. 2 queued up too, but didn’t get to it. Top tunes all.

Phonotronix also appears three times: track 14 Fathom with Code Rising, track 17 In-sub-or-di-nate, and track 16 Signal Stream as Ghostlight (with Cloak), although that last one is remixed by Inhuman Designed.

I feel like there’s a whole modern electrobass scene here, one that isn’t talked about much on the outlets and discussion forums I follow. I’ve got a bunch of this style from the 2000s period – Debonaire RecordsExcelerationFrajileMonotone. Then 2008-2015 gave us Bass Frequency ProductionsBlack Magic US, and CHP Recordings (that I’m aware of). I’m not sure what’s going on right now; I know Monotone and Frajile Recordings are active, but that’s it. I’m excited to see where the Florida electrobass sound goes this decade. I’m hoping for a return to a more minimal, spare, synth-y sound, more like the early 2000s.

And now I’ve talked too much. I love playing this stuff but it only ever feels appropriate in the summer months, August in particular. I had a track cued up to play after Pledge Your Allegiance but the timing didn’t quite work with the vocal outro, unfortunately. I’ll be back next week, same time and place, with something faster.

MTT 180 / Make Steps

Summer electro at ~126. West coast, east coast, Detroit, Germany, and a whole pile of Miami bass.

This show is available in aNONradio’s archives here: https://archives.anonradio.net/202008070600_cev.mp3, and at mixcloud here: https://www.mixcloud.com/djcev/mtt-180-make-steps/.

Tracklist:

  1. Industrial Bass Machine / Prepare For Invasion 00:00
  2. Eurobass Express / Bass In Your Face (Quad Attack Dub) 01:03
  3. Aux 88 / Sonic Boom 04:32
  4. Breezy Beat MC / Shake The Joint 07:35
  5. Bass 305 / Ultimate Bass Challenge (Mega Low Speaker Annihilation) 10:59
  6. Beat Dominator / Feel The Music 13:00
  7. Bass Master A.C.E / Totally Bass 16:44
  8. Dynamix 2 ft. Kidd Money / Feel The Bass 19:28
  9. MC ADE / Bass Mechanic 22:26
  10. Iceman Ja / Dance Transformers 25:41
  11. Dynamix II / Bass Generator 30:36
  12. Afro-Rican / Give It All You Got (Instrumental) 35:29
  13. The Get Funky Crew / Shake Them Titties (Titty Beats) 37:21
  14. Old School Players / 120 BPM 38:22
  15. Supreme.ja & Debonaire / Battle Droid (Bonus Beatz) 40:31
  16. Michna / Quadruple Gold Dipped 44:29
  17. Keisha Boom / Just Dance (Cameron Paul Remix) 47:08
  18. The Unknown DJ / Break Down (Dance Your Pants Off) (Wicked Mix) 50:39
  19. Maggotron / The Bass That Ate Miami (Soundchasers & Hydraulix Remix) 53:09
  20. Danny D & DJ Wiz / Get On Up And Dance (Wicked Mix) 56:52

Most of these are tracks played before on this radio show, and tracks I’ve been playing for years in general. Longtime favorites of mine. These selections aren’t all strictly from Florida, so this is more of a mood, a bass attitude.

I do want to draw attention to one record, though, and that’s Miami Bass Classics 5 on Wicked Mix, where the special mixes of tracks 18 and 20 come from. It’s a remix service record that I picked up at Platinum Records some time in the early 2000s. As it says on the label: “DJ USE ONLY, NOT FOR PUBLIC DISPLAY OR COMMERCIAL USE”. The mixes all work to make the tracks sound much more west-coast to me, breaks and electro by way of California. (Even the Unknown DJ track sounds somehow even more west-coast). I like it; I like these versions more now than when I first bought the record.

I’ll be back next week with more bass and some of my favorite 2000s Florida electro records. Faster and tougher than the music in this hour. Will try to be less lethargic, and will also try to leave myself enough time to read the tracklist in full. The usual time and place, live on aNONradio Thursday night PDT (Friday morning UTC).

MTT 179 / Dance Around The Center

100 BPM grab bag. Beats and pieces. A new track from Legowelt and mishmash of stuff I’ve been listening to this month.

This mix is available in the aNONradio archives here: https://archives.anonradio.net/202007310600_cev.mp3, and at mixcloud here: https://www.mixcloud.com/djcev/mtt-179-dance-around-the-center/.

Tracklist:

  1. The War Against The Sun / Anti Photon Battery 00:00
  2. Legowelt / Under A Golden Dome 04:49
  3. Aphex Twin / Ageispolis 08:27
  4. The Darkvoid Project / 1986 11:18
  5. Ian o’Brien / Homeless 15:26
  6. Bryan Zentz / Krooks & Snakes 19:56
  7. Gottfried Y. Leibniz / Twofoldness 22:30
  8. Prodamkey / Purple Beat 25:21
  9. User48736353001 / 20 Pink Floyd 28:41
  10. Electric Sheep / You Never Know (Live) 31:22
  11. The Aesthetics / Slam 34:23
  12. Secret Frequency Crew / Gold 36:12
  13. Chris Randall / Mitte (Baseck Remix) 39:45
  14. Being / Gonk 42:27
  15. DJ Food / Dark Lady (Skint Mix) 46:00
  16. Mike Ash / Our Universe 49:11
  17. Neuroactive / Vapour (Inflammable Mix) 52:56
  18. Duran Duran / Save A Prayer (Anodyne Remix) 55:58
  19. Portland / The Return Of Richard Belmont 58:40

I featured Legowelt near the beginning of the show again this week, with a track from his new album Pancakes With Mist. The release of Pancakes somehow slipped by me, or I’d have played Shadows In The Street Life weeks ago. It’s very good (I like it anyway) and currently listed as name-your-price, so go check it out.

The Duran Duran remix at the end of this hour is of course from MASK 500. The copy I have, the copy that’s played here, is the 2009 bootleg. I’ve both played and written about it before, and I’m sure I will again. Might be worth writing up a post dedicated to it.

I didn’t leave myself enough time to read the tracklist out loud at the end of this show, unfortunately. Sorry to the folks who got left out. I don’t have too much more to say about this one; it was fine. The last 20 minutes are particularly good, I think.

Thanks to everybody out there listening. I’ll be back next week to continue my tradition of playing bass music in August, so prepare yourself for at least two weeks of Miami Bass.

MTT 177 / Before Your Eyes

~128 BPM electro, mostly in the 1980s style. Features new tracks from Crossmods and Scape One.

This mix is available in the aNONradio archives here: https://archives.anonradio.net/202007170600_cev.mp3 and at mixcloud here: https://www.mixcloud.com/djcev/mtt-177-before-your-eyes/ .

Tracklist:

  1. DJ HasH / Chrome Position 00:00
  2. Contactless / Robot Wreckin’ Krew 03:38
  3. J.B. Beat / Freak City 06:55
  4. EPG / Party Rock (Assimilation Mix) 09:10
  5. Knightz Of Bass / Cyclone Attack 14:10
  6. Sbassship / Solaris 15:54
  7. Scape One / Cosmic Jam 20:27
  8. Crossmods / Why Is It So Freaky 22:57
  9. Computor Rockers / Tech-No-Rock (Full Version) 25:27
  10. N.W.A. / Panic Zone 29:35
  11. Aux 88 / Technology 32:23
  12. Cyber-Funk / Untitled [UR0117 A1] 35:46
  13. State Logik / Electro Boogie 40:31
  14. Eggfooyoung / Pop And Lock 42:31
  15. Professor X / Rekonstruktx 45:09
  16. The Egyptian Lover / Party 48:16
  17. EPG / Party Rock (Assimilation Mix) 49:31
  18. Newcleus / Computer Age (Push The Button) 51:12
  19. E.V.I.A.N. And The Atlantis Posse / Robo Tech (Bonus City) 56:39
  20. Mandroid / Horizon 58:07

So most of this is old, and most of it is repeats from previous radio shows. But there are a few new tracks. First, Cosmic Jam by Scape One, from his February 2020 album Cosmic Trax. A sweet, smooth tribute to Jive Rhythm Trax. Second is Why Is It So Freaky by Crossmods, from their Crossmods EP on Crobot Muzik, included here because it plays into the “freak” theme and because it’s a cool track.

A lot of this is records that were often in my bag when playing at Ground KontrolCyclone Attack by the Knightz of Bass, Tech-No-Rock by Computor Rockers, Electro Boogie by State Logik, Pop And Lock by Eggfooyoung. I’ve got a blog post in the works about that State Logik & Jacob record, will try to complete that soon.

Some missed cues in this and some dodgy transitions, but hey, it’s a live mix for the radio. I’ll be back next week with, as usual, something slower. Not sure what that selection will look like yet.

MTT 176 / Don’t Let Go

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/.

Tracklist:

  1. Scape One / Cinematic 00:00
  2. Gliese / Lost Civilization 04:31
  3. Grammar Of Movement / Sad Juno 09:24
  4. Shadowbunny / Earthtone 14:03
  5. Utopia Cloak / Channel 16:58
  6. Clive Kells / Stimpack (Edit) 19:54
  7. The Darkvoid Project / Cloudshaping 22:37
  8. Microthol / Fragile 27:19
  9. Silicon Scally / Clone Alone 30:32
  10. Permutation / Evolution 34:30
  11. ADJ / Electric 38:23
  12. Ion Driver / bbRobot 42:31
  13. The Bokanovsky Process / My Electroc!d (Miotek Remix) 45:15
  14. Dusko Janevski / Torus 49:26
  15. D.I.E. / Keep Hanging 53:40
  16. 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.

MTT 175 / Walk After Dark

No strong theme this week, just a selection of ~135 electro and one old breaks track. Features a couple new(ish) tunes by Client_03False PersonaGrammar 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 .

Tracklist:

  1. Zobol / Asymmetry 00:00
  2. Mike Ash / Electro Producer 03:29
  3. Psylocity / Human 07:32
  4. Anthony Rother / Dualis 12:30
  5. Client_03 / Suspect Dispenser 14:52
  6. False Persona / Danger Close 17:36
  7. T.E.S.T. & Excel / Database Code Encryption 21:52
  8. Heuristic Audio / Nocturne 26:22
  9. Warlock / Mala Cara 30:37
  10. Mystic Letter K / Dust 33:55
  11. DVS NME / Chrononaut 37:42
  12. Grammar Of Movement / IOI 41:02
  13. Komarken Electronics / Granular Material 44:21
  14. Juri-Jah / Transfusion 46:57
  15. Low Orbit Satellite / Junkiepilot 49:33
  16. UR / Death Of My Neighborhood 52:57
  17. Drexciya / Antivapor Waves 55:28
  18. 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.