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