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.
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.
Another ~130 BPM electro show, following on from last week. Less angry this time. Features three (new-to-me) tracks from TRUST and a couple old ones from Underground Resistance.
A recording of this show can be found in aNONradio’s archives: https://archives.anonradio.net/202006120600_cev.mp3 , and at mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/djcev/mtt-172-wounded-city .
- Boom Box / Strata 3 00:00
- Scan 7 / It’s Time 02:47
- Paul Birken / Rokken Fishing Hole 07:28
- Elecktroids / Stun Gun 09:41
- DJ Glow / The City 12:20
- Dj HasH / Underground City 15:21
- Scape One / Syntax Morphing 18:18
- Urban Tribe / Eukariotic 21:16
- M_Step / Annabelle 24:42
- Vintage Future / Frequency Snowstorm (Jam Radar Mix) 28:39
- Pathic / Breakdown Recovery 32:27
- Neotropic / Electric Bud 35:09
- Grammar Of Movement / Model 1600 39:18
- DJ R21 / Machine City 42:00
- Miotek / My City (Mr. Velcro Fastener Remix) 44:12
- Sbles3plex / Al Límite Del Abismo 47:24
- UR / The Illuminator 51:33
- Reedale Rise / Wave Rider 55:48
The first thing I’ve got to address is: I skipped over Underground City by Dj HasH while reading out the tracklist at the end of the show. Sorry about that. It’s on the album Rumbo A Eddion on Mars Frequency Records, available digitally at the link above, name-your-price.
Track 5 The City by DJ Glow, track 8 Eukariotic by Urban Tribe, and track 9 Annabelle by M_Step are all from the label TRUST, as mentioned. I’m still working my way through a big music haul from their bandcamp shop. Basically everything on TRUST is good, so go check it out.
Track 10 Frequency Snowstorm (Jam Radar Mix) and (of course) track 17 Illuminator by UR are from the legendary Underground Resistance collective. Beatport has a large chunk of UR’s old back catalog available as digital downloads; that’s the only place I’m aware of where you can purchase their old tracks (aside from picking up used vinyl). In any case, Illuminator is a classic, one that everyone should know. I’m very lucky to have found a used copy on vinyl.
Scan 7’s It’s Time is from their album Between Worlds released last year on Deeptrax. I became aware of it when Tec-Troit put it out as a single, which is what I played here and have linked to in the tracklist. I love It’s Time, and this felt like a good moment to play it.
And that’s it. I think I’ll do something slower next week. 120 BPM, say.
~132 BPM electro, moving from unsettled to combative to sad and angry.
A recording of this show can be found in aNONradio’s archives: https://archives.anonradio.net/202006050600_cev.mp3 , and at mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/djcev/mtt-171-flashover .
- Eggfooyoung / Bad Dream 00:00
- XY0815 & Int Main / Rigid Body 01:23
- Boris Divider / Electro Invader 05:58
- Low Orbit Satellite / Intruder9999 09:06
- Hadamard / You Know Wat I Mean 12:17
- Carl Finlow / Electro Commando 16:37
- Sniper Mode / The Mob Is On The Streets 21:34
- Darkmode / River Of Pain 26:11
- Front Line Assembly / No Control 29:08
- Final Cut / The Escape 33:05
- The Hacker / Dans La Salle Des Machines 35:17
- Li-Z / Sugar OD 39:48
- Sematic4 / Splinter In The Mind 42:21
- Johannes Heil / Brotherhood Of Snakes 46:13
- I-F / I Do Because I Couldn’t Care Less 50:33
- Ra-X / This Is Not My Reality 53:53
- Jega / Breakpoint Envelope 57:58
Track #5 You Know Wat I Mean by Hadamard, track #8 River Of Pain by Darkmode, and track #13 Splinter In The Mind by Sematic4 are all on the excellent label Bass Agenda. The latter two are from their Various Objekts series of free compilations, which I’ll recommend as good samplers of the label’s sound.
Both track #11 Dans La Salle Des Machines by The Hacker and track #14 Brotherhood Of Snakes by Johannes Heil are from the 2004 compilation In Electro We Trust on Datapunk, Anthony Rother‘s label. My favorite tracks on the comp are Rother’s two contributions, Freaks and Celebrate The Roots, both of which are available at his bandcamp.
I realize some of these selections may be in poor taste at this moment, but I’m angry and felt like listening to angry things. Black Lives Matter. Defund the police, take their money and spend it on social services. Shoutout and thank you to everyone protesting police violence in Portland, the USA, and all over the world.
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.
Electro, techno, a little weirdness. In roughly that order.
A recording of this show can be found in aNONradio’s archives: https://archives.anonradio.net/202005150600_cev.mp3 , and at mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/djcev/mtt-168-turbulent-flow/ .
- Access To Arasaka / Brilliant Pebbles 00:00
- Komarken Electronics / Early Mornings 01:13
- Biepang / Blanked Populace 05:50
- Zobol / Descending 10:04
- 96 Back / 100 14:08
- Axiom 23 / System 18:22
- Daze / Advanced Reality 21:25
- Luka Baumann / Inception 25:11
- Steve Stoll / Slipstream 28:04
- Trackman / Feeling (Outline Mix) 31:28
- “M” / Scenario 34:14
- Adam Jay / Cruces Motile 36:29
- Peverelist / Fighting Without Fighting 41:28
- T++ / 100 Bar 45:01
- Einfachfunk / Untitled [Bunker 3057 B2] 48:38
- E.R.P. / Lodestone 51:08
- Dune / ~K 56:52
Some new tracks in this hour: Cruces Motile by Adam Jay, from his 2020 album Inoperable Data; Zobol’s Descending from their album Foreign Objects on Sci-fact, out last year; Advanced Reality by Daze from the first Pure Space comp, also released last year. The Adam Jay album in particular is really good, and has been on rotation here since January.
Track 8 Inception by Luka Baumann is from an old EP on the Biomechanics netlabel called As We Drift Apart. Mixcloud identified the track and linked to a release on Junodownload called The Jolka Experience where Inception also appears, although at a lower tempo (128 instead of 134). Discogs tells me that Jolka is one of Baumann’s aliases. Just an interesting programming note.
The techno section of this mix could have cooked a little longer. All the tracks are good but Outline’s mix of Feeling by Trackman and Scenario by Jeff Mills sound a little out of place to me. That’s OK though, it sets up Cruces Motile which sets up Fighting Without Fighting by Peverelist, the one track I really wanted to play this week.
I’ll be back on Friday the 22nd at 06:00 UTC (that’s Thursday the 21st at 11:00PM PDT). I’m on a roll with the breaks/electro/techno thing so that’s what’ll be happening.
Another grab bag. 140 BPM Electro and Techno Bass. New pieces from Astrophonica, Lobster Theremin, TRUST, and Typeless.
A recording of this show can be found in aNONradio’s archives: https://archives.anonradio.net/202005080600_cev.mp3 , and at mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/djcev/mtt-167-transfer-lane/ .
- Lerosa / Loss (Remix) 00:00
- Scape One / Electro Plasma System 03:57
- Chromatix / Assembler 08:44
- Grammar Of Movement / Plastic Games 11:04
- AtWil / Terra-Form 15:06
- Axiom 23 / 200 Days 17:11
- DJ Di’jital / 808 Kits 20:27
- J. Shaw / Jupiter Funk 22:20
- DJ Godfather / Under The Abyss 25:36
- Turk Turkelton / All Colours Are Beautiful (1312 Mix) 28:10
- Ubahnrider / Emulator 32:07
- Andrew Red Hand / 8000 KM To Go 34:43
- Aux 88 / Don’t Stop It 36:48
- Shawescape Renegade / Space Sailing 40:28
- Client_03 / 1nce Again 43:13
- Drox / Burn Notice 45:57
- Photodementia / ATP4 47:44
- Raw Takes / Shake Junt 50:09
- DMX Krew / Adrenalin Flow (12″ Edit) 52:52
- Cybonix / Shake Yo Body 56:02
- Cybotron / Cosmic Raindance 58:17
Track #11 Emulator by Ubahrider and track #18 Shake Junt by Raw Takes are both from the new Phalanx Pt. 3 compilation on Typeless Records. Track #10 All Colours Are Beautiful by Turk Turkelton is also from Typeless, on 2019’s Phalanx Pt. 1. The Phalanx comps are full of fast (135+) clubby electro and techno. I don’t recognize most of the names on these comps; either Typeless is doing a good job of featuring new artists or I’m out of the loop. All three are currently pay-what-you-want, so go check ’em out at the links above.
Two tracks by J. Shaw feature here: #8 Jupiter Funk and #14 Space Sailing under his Shawescape Renegade alias. The two releases at the Shawescape Renegade bandcamp and in particular his Tec-Troit compilation are some of my favorite releases of the last few years. Proper new Detroit electro and techno bass of the kind Aux 88, Godfather, UR, etc. make.
I don’t have too much to say about this one, so I’ll close by calling out a few new tracks here. The Grammar Of Movement tune is new from Lobster Theremin, came out in March. DJ Di’jital’s 808 Kits is from last year’s ElectroHop1 EP on TRUST. Client_03’s 1nce Again is from their Hope Repeater EP on Astrophonica, also from last year. The rest of this selection is old bits and pieces, vinyl and downloads.
And now I’m all commented out. I picked up a whole bunch of TRUST recently so I’ll be playing a lot of that in the coming weeks; more electro, maybe more breaks.
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.