Session 070 – April 2022 – Drum & Bass Special

Going back to my roots here, with an all drum & bass mix.

Title: Session 070 April 2022
Duration: 00:45:16
File Size: 137.2 MB

Tracklisting:

  1. Klute – Silent Weapons (Photek Remix) – Certificate 18
  2. Zero T – Come & Reprazent – Symmetry Recordings
  3. Resound – Spiral Web – Warm Communications
  4. Noisia – Silicon – Nerve Recordings
  5. Hidden Turn – How To – 31 Records
  6. Subwave – Rain Dance – Metalheadz
  7. Phace & Noisia – Crevice – Subtitles
  8. Sabre – Mischief Unit – Renegade Hardware
  9. Jubei feat D-Bridge – Patience – Metalheadz
  10. Seba & Paradox – Fire Like This – Secret Operations
  11. BCee & Blu Mar Ten feat DRS – Protected Secrets – Spearhead Records
  12. Special Forces – Miracle – Photek Productions
  13. Seba & Robert Manos – Storm – Secret Operations
  14. Naibu – Replaced – Paradox Music

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Session 069 – April 2022 – Post-Lauren Bacall Mix

This is a follow up to the All Lauren Bacall Mix that I put together back in 2019.

The Lauren Bacall as a label doesn’t appear to be in operation any longer…..

However, this closure has now slowed down Grant’s prolific work-rate – in this short space of time he’s released no less than three albums across the Dukes Distribution and Lobster Theremin labels, plus six white label EPs on the GRANT label. Naturally I have bought them all on sight, and that’s largely how this mix was constructed.

As someone who is very much a life-long fan of drum & bass, it’s nice to hear that Grant is clearly also appreciative of the genre; the opening tracks borrows heavily from PFM’s classic Good Looking Records release, The Western….and the final track in the mix features dialogue from Metalheadz chief Goldie….

Title: Session 069 March 2022
Duration: 01:23:21
File Size: 191.9 MB

Tracklisting:

  1. Grant – Bend – Taken from the album Cranks – Lobster Theremin – Buy
  2. Grant – Malt Brun – GRANT001 – Buy
  3. Grant – Feeling (Vocal Mix) – taken from No Lights EP – Lobster Theremin – Buy
  4. Grant – Frame Of Mind – Taken from the album Cranks – Lobster Theremin – Buy
  5. Grant – Pleur – GRANT003 – Buy
  6. Grant – Take a Chance – Taken from the album Perception – Dukes Distribution – Buy
  7. Grant – Hommage – GRANT001 – Buy
  8. Theory Of Movement – Far Reach – Taken from the album Theory Of Movement – Dukes Distribution – Buy
  9. Grant – Boundless – Taken from the album Fantasy Blues – Dukes Distribution – Buy
  10. Grant – My Definition – Taken from the album Perception – Dukes Distribution – Buy
  11. Grant – Realis – GRANT002 – Buy
  12. Grant – Blurred Harmony – Taken from the album Fantasy Blues – Lobster Theremin – Buy
  13. Theory Of Movement – Away – – Taken from the album Theory Of Movement – Dukes Distribution – Buy
  14. Grant – Cliche – Taken from the album Cranks – Lobster Theramin – Buy
  15. Theory Of Movement – Fairlane – Taken from the Complex Beings EP – Dukes Distribution – Buy
  16. Grant – Mainstream Belief – Taken from the album Cranks – Lobster Theramin – Buy

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Session 068 March 2022

So, this is the first mixtape of 2022, and it’s pretty broad, as always.

After a brief musical interval from a film to open the mix, I’ve kicked off with some classic jungle from Primary Source. This record has a lot of significance for me because I first heard it on a pirate radio show in 1994, played by Chaos & Julia Set, and I guess I was barely a year into jungle music, at the time; this one, in particular, has a very nice edit of the well-known Apache break.

The Twin Peaks Archive has some amazing material from Angelo Badalamenti, some of it taken from the film Fire Walk With Me, which is one of my favourite David Lynch movies. This collection of cues from the series & film seems to have vanished from the internet; I guess I was lucky to snap it up when it was available.

Later we find the brilliant “Bare” from Dustmite & Kuru, part of the future garage sound that seems to have stalled, a little. This was used in the excellent Photek DJ Kicks mix from around 2012, but it’s taken me ages to find the digital of this individual track.

There’s a dash of film scores and ambient music from out of Japan, courtesy of Kenji Kawai, followed later by Hiroshi Yoshimura. These have been very difficult to track down, but since the introduction of Spotify, I feel that it’s my duty to dig a bit deeper for music that’s not so widely available.

I end the mix with a duo of pretty loud, unapologetic, emo-metal tracks from Placebo, followed by Savages. This is obviously a bit of a diversion from what I normally select for this podcast, but I like to keep you on your toes!

Title: Session 068 March 2022
Duration: 01:14:40
File Size: 173 MB

Tracklisting:

  1. Audio excerpt from the film Une Femme Et Une Femme
  2. Primary Source – Doors & Stones – taken from the Everyone’s a Gangster EP – Reinforced – Buy
  3. Robert Graff – There Is No Moon Tonight – taken from The Sherbs EP – Moot Point – Buy
  4. Telefon Tel Aviv – Arms Aloft – taken from the album Dreams Are Not Enough – Ghostly – Buy
  5. Dustmite & Kuru – Bare – DJ Kicks – Buy
  6. Nerv – Parallel Heart – taken from the compilation Per Ardua II – Context Audio – Buy
  7. Akuratyde – Home Videos (Wardown Remix) – BMTM – Buy
  8. Julia Holter – Words I Heard – taken from the album Aviary – Domino – Buy
  9. Angelo Badalamenti – Sycamore Trees (Instrumental) – taken from the album Twin Peaks Archive – Unavailable
  10. Source Direct – Snake Style – Source Direct – Buy
  11. Kenji Kawai – Narcotic – Taken from the soundtrack to Dark Water – Unavailable
  12. Raum – Event Of Your Leaving – taken from the EP Event Of Your Leaving – Glass House – Buy
  13. Bonobo – Know You – taken from the album The North Borders – Ninja Tune – Buy
  14. Hiroshi Yoshimura – Time After Time – taken from the album Soundscape 1: Surround – Unavailable
  15. Hareton Salvanini – Prelúdio Em Si Bemol Menor – taken from the album SP 73 – Mr Bongo – Buy
  16. Main Source Feat. Nas, Joe Fatal & Akinyele – Live at the Barbeque – taken from the compilation Wild Pitch Classics – Wild Pitch – Buy
  17. Bibio – Vidiconia I – Warp – Buy
  18. Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul – Thank You (Instrumental) – DeeWee – Buy
  19. Placebo – Taste In Men – taken from the album Black Market Music – Elevator – Buy
  20. Savages – Surrender – taken from the album Adore Life – Matador – Buy

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Session 067 December 2021

Title: Session 067 December 2021
Duration: 01:08:34
File Size: 157 MB

Tracklisting:

  1. Ultra Violet – Melted Down (Paradox Drumfunk Remix) – Taken from The Prelude EP – Streetbeats – Buy
  2. Beverly Glenn-Copeland – Old Melody – Taken from the album Keyboard Fantasies – Transgressive – Buy
  3. Helios – Eventually – Taken from the album Veriditas – Unseen – Buy
  4. Robert Graff – Quench – Taken from The Sherbs EP – Moot Point – Buy
  5. Laurence Guy – Intro – Taken from the album Saw You For The First Time – Church – Buy
  6. Boards Of Canada – Corsair – Taken from the album Geogaddi – Warp – Buy
  7. Charles Webster – This Is Real (feat Shara Nelson) – Taken from the album Decision Time – Dimensions Recordings – Buy
  8. Smith & Mudd – Innerspace – Taken from the album Tea With Holger – Be With – Buy
  9. Felbm – Anderstein – Taken from the album Tape 1 / Tape 2 – Soundway – Buy
  10. Fortunato & Montresor – Imagine (Imagination 2) – Elektrolux – Buy
  11. Wardown – Rapture – Taken from the album Wardown – BMTM – Buy
  12. Domenique Dumont – People On Sunday – Taken from the album People On Sunday Buy
  13. Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul – Highlights – Taken from the Zandoli EP – Deewee – Buy
  14. Darkstar – Wolf – Taken from the album Civic Jams – Warp – Buy
  15. Charles Webster – I Wonder Why (feat Sipho Hotstix Mabuse) – Taken from the album Decision Time – Dimensions Recordings – Buy
  16. Beverly Glenn-Copeland – Don’t Despair – Taken from the album Transmissions: The Music Of Beverly Glenn Copeland – Transgressive – Buy
  17. Moses Boyd & Joe Armon-Jones – 2 Far Gone – Taken from the album Dark Matter – Exodus – Buy
  18. Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett – Some Other Place – Taken from the album Her (Original Score) – Milan – Buy
  19. Boards Of Canada – Over The Horizon Radar – Taken from the album Geogaddi – Warp – Buy

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Session 066 November 2021

When I first started collecting records, it was because of an interest in early hardcore stuff from around 1991 / 1992.

Not long after that, I switched to jungle / drum & bass, which was pretty ground-breaking around the mid-nineties. This mix, like the one I did three years ago, is dedicated to the more ethereal, atmospheric sound championed by DJs like LTJ Bukem; however, I’ve tried to avoid the Good Looking back catalogue here, as it’s a well trodden path; there were plenty of other labels and artists with their own take on that sound – so here’s a second mix to celebrate more of those unsung heroes of atmospheric drum & bass…

Title: Session 066 November 2021
Duration: 00:54:41
File Size: 125 MB

Tracklisting:

  1. The Beloved – The Sun Rising (Tom Middleton’s Drum & Bass Mix) – Eastwest – buy
  2. Essence Of Aura – So This Is Love – Moving Shadow – buy
  3. Source Direct – Fabric Of Space – Source Direct – Buy
  4. Forme – New Element – Mowax – Buy
  5. Smoke City – Underwater Love (Voyager Remix) – Jive – Buy
  6. Cloud 9 – Teach Me To Fly – Moving Shadow – Buy
  7. Kudos – Soul Searching – Moving Shadow – Buy
  8. Code Blue – Angels In Dub (DJ Crystl Remix) – Deejay Recordings – Buy
  9. Mandalay – Flowers Bloom (PFM’s Secret Lover Remix) – V2 – Buy
  10. Futurebound – The Ephemeris – Timeless Recordings- Buy
  11. Seba – Nostalgia – Secret Operations – Buy

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Session 065 September 2021 – Library Music Special

This month’s podcast is dedicated to library music – music typically written by session musicians, specifically for use in TV or film, rather than for public consumption. A lot of these records are now highly collectable and hard to find.

Labels such as trunk records and Anthology are doing a great job in unearthing the masters and reissuing some of this great music, but there is a vast cache of it yet to be discovered; various YouTube channels are now leading the way in digitising it so it can be rediscovered.

Alan Hawkshaw is one of the unsung heros of British library music; as well as contributing hundreds of pieces of music to Bruton & KPM, he also composed famous TV themes such as Countdown and Grange Hill. His Daughter, Kirsty, now records with the some of the most highly regarded artists in the drum & bass scene, namely Paradox, Seba, and Blu Mar Ten.

One must give credit to two YouTube channels that have informed some of this mix, namely the Alex B channel, and the Ricardo Maraña channel.

Title: Session 065 September 2021
Duration: 00:56:01
File Size: 128.5 MB

Tracklisting:

1. John Cameron – Half Forgotten Daydreams – taken from the album Voices In Harmony – KPM – buy
2. Pierre Dutour – Ressac – Taken from the album Aquarius – Patchwork – buy
3. Showcase Production Music – Bright Spot – buy
4. The Roger Webb Sound – Moon Bird – taken from the album Vocal Patterns – Music De Wolfe – buy
5. Salix Alba – Les Tueurs Fous – Pathé – buy
6. Alan Hawkshaw – Sky 1 – taken from the album Frontiers Of Science – Bruton Music – buy
7. The Baronet – Le Téléphone – Disques Flèche – buy
8. Brian Bennett – Thoughtful – taken from the album Drama Montage – Bruton Music – buy
9. Carlo Savini – I’m Speaking About… – taken from the album I’m Speaking About…Parliamo Di… – CAM – buy
10. Hareton Savanini – Nao Podes Fugir Do Teu Destino – taken from the album A Virgem De Saint Tropez – Fermata – buy
11. Les Hurdle & Frank Ricotti – Dissolves – Taken from the compilation Unusual Sounds – Anthology Recordings – buy
12. Les Hurdle & Frank Ricotti – Seabird – taken from the album Soft Illusions – Bruton Music – buy
13. Noel Mirol – Very Cool – Taken from the album Vol. 4 – Gaumont Musique – buy
14. Rick Baker – Canal Boat Ride – Taken from the album Pastoral / Romantic Orchestral & Electronic – Chappell – buy
15. W Karolak & Z Kalemba – Fever – Taken from the album A Softly Touch, and Go! – Amplitude – buy
16. Massimo Catalano – Foggy Night – taken from the album Life Is a Trumpet – Costanza Records – buy
17. Joel Vandroogenbroeck & Mark Monsen – Group Meditation – Taken from the compilation Unusual Sounds – Anthology Recordings – buy

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Dopplereffekt Live – Bloc 2011

Back in 2011, electro legends Dopplereffekt played a live set at Bloc, a festival hosted in Minehead, which is only a stones throw away from where I live.

I’m very sad to have missed it, because, as anyone who regularly follows the podcast will know, I am a huge fan of Drexciya and all the related Gerald Donald projects.

There are various live sets available to peruse online, but, for me, this set from 2011, which occurred during a relatively quiet period for the group, really feels like the perfect performance, and one that I return to on such a regular basis, that I felt the need to post it here.

Below is my attempt to collate the track-listing. This can be hard because it seems that Dopplereffekt regularly include unknown tracks and remixes in their live sets.

Title: Dopplereffekt Live @ Bloc – Recorded March 2011
Duration: 00:55:55
File Size: 141 MB

Approximate Track-listing:

0:00 – ?????
2:40 – Hyperelliptic Surfaces (alternate version) – from Calabai Yau Space
8:16 – Unknown
10:13 – Non Vanishing Harmonic Spinor (alternate version) – From Calabai Yau Space
16:57 – Dyson Sphere (alternate version) – from Festival Electrónica En Abril • 2003-2012
21:00 – Unknown
26:27 – Unknown
30:05 – Unknown
32:25 – Unknown
34:30 – Unknown
40:25 – Unknown
44:20 – Unknown
48:10 – Unknown
52:13 – Tetrahymena – From Tetrahymena single

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Amazingly, there is also a little bit of footage taken from the performance, on YouTube:

https://dopplereffekt.bandcamp.com/


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Session 064 November 2020

Title: Session 064 November 2020
Duration: 01:18:08
File Size: 94.8 MB

Tracklisting:

  1. The Duretti Column – Sketch For Summer – taken from the album The Return Of Duretti Columnbuy
  2. DJ Shadow – Lost & Found – Taken from the Lost & Found /Kemurai single – MoWax – buy
  3. DJ Shadow – Hindsight – Taken from the compilation Preemptive Strike – MoWax / FFRR – buy
  4. DJ Shadow – Duality – Taken from the album Meiso – MoWax – buy
  5. Sufjan Stevens – Die Happy – Taken from the album The Ascension – Asthmatic Kitty – buy
  6. Fugue – Contrapoint – Likemind – buy
  7. Rowpieces – Everything Is Fine – Good Looking Records – buy
  8. PHD & MC Conrad – Prescence – Ascendant Grooves – buy
  9. Dillinja – Total Recall – Test – buy
  10. Cliff Martinez – The West End – Taken from the Traffic OST – TVT Soundtracks – buy
  11. Vangelis – Memories Of Green – Taken from the Bladerunner OST – Eastwest – buy
  12. Malibu – Lost At Sea – Taken from the EP One Life – Joyful Noise – buy
  13. Endless Melancholy – Caught In a Memory – taken from the album Perception Of Everything – Sound In Silence – buy
  14. Sharon Van Etten – Hands – Taken from the album Remind Me Tomorrow – jagjaguwar – buy
  15. Cliff Martinez – My Name On a Car – Taken from the Drive OST – Sony – buy
  16. Dopplereffekt – Gestalt Intelligence – Taken from the album Cellular Automata – Leisure System – buy
  17. Robert Owens & Photek – Things That Make You Feel Good (Club Mix) – Amato International – buy
  18. Brian Eno & David Byrne – Strange Overtones – Taken from the album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today – Todomundo – buy
  19. Hareton Salvanini – Só – taken from the album S.P.73 – Continental – buy
  20. Astrud Gilberto – Once I Loved – taken from The Astrud Gilberto Album – Verve – buy

I’ve been into DJ Shadow since the release of Endtroducing in 1996, but it’s never felt as though it would fit anywhere in a previous podcast; however, I’ve attempted it here – rather than take something from that hugely successful album, I’ve taken a trio of tracks from a single released two years prior to Endtroducing, the Preemptive Strike compilation, which was initially only available as an import in the UK, and lastly Meiso, (A DJ Krush album for which he appeared as a guest)…..

After that we go straight into brand new music from Sufjan Stevens, who has returned this year with a real left-turn from his previous album – Die Happy is a full on electro track with a pretty emotional vocal hook…

Fugue, by Contrapoint, is one of those mid-nineties detroit techno records which now changes hands for a serious sum of cash. There are rumours that it’ll be repressed but that hasn’t materialised yet…Good luck finding a copy!

After that we hit a trio of classic drum & bass vinyls, two from the Good Looking camp, and then a curious anomaly from Dillinja’s back catalogue – I always thought the drum programming here was pretty unusual compared to everything he’d done before and since. Discogs lists it as a Lemon D single but there’s no such marking on the vinyl, and Juno listed it as Dillinja so that’s the artist I’m going with!

We then move into material more common with the podcast, a nice array of ambient music and film scores.

Last month I stumbled across a Photek record I didn’t already own! It seems ridiculous, but this one, a collaboration with the wonderful Robert Owens, was released somewhere after Solaris and before his Photek Productions label kicked in – and completely passed me by. It’s a cool slice of house music which sits nicely alongside the owens-collaborations from Solaris. Photek later re-worked the vocals on the Form & Function volume II track Things, which is, without doubt my favourite track from that album.

We conclude this month’s podcast with a pair of heart-breaking Brazilian bossa-nova songs, from Hareton Salvanini and then Astrud Gilberto – both hugely moving and epic pieces of music from the late 60s / early 70s – a magical era for Bossa Nova music, which is fast becoming my genre of choice.

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Session 063 August 2020

This month, it’s a selection of house music….

Title: Session 063 August 2020
Duration: 01:09:01
File Size: 94.8 MB

Tracklisting:

  1. Melchoir Sultana – Free – deepArtSounds
  2. Hanna – I Needed – Melodies International
  3. Kim English – Learn 2 Luv (Mood II Swing Vocal) – Nervous Records
  4. Harrison BDP – Decompression – SCRTCR Records
  5. Crispin J Glover – The Long Goodbye (Saison’s Model 1 Remix) – No Fuss Records
  6. Rurals – Song Of a Thousand Names – Temporary State
  7. Brian Kage – Salmon Fishin’ – Bear Trax
  8. Grant – Malt Brun – GRANT
  9. Unknown – Unknown – White
  10. Brian Kage – Awaken From Hibernation – Bear Trax
  11. Theory Of Movement – Fairlane – Dukes Distribution
  12. Hanna – Intercession, On Behalf – Melodies International
  13. Miruga – Into The Zone – Moods & Grooves
  14. Grant – Pleur – GRANT
  15. Kira Neris & Vax 1- It’s All That I Can Give – Disques Superfriends

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Session 062 July 2020

Title: Session 062 July 2020
Duration: 01:24:51
File Size: 195.7 MB

This month’s mix is a worldwide affair, with music from Estonia, Japan, France, Germany, Ukraine, Russia, UK, and the US.

We kick off with some Estonian funkiness, before moving into a brief array of jazz, early disco (from an era some might describe as the birth of house music), and latin music.

We then dive into a set of ambient electronics, much of which features musicians who are new to the podcast – Endless Melancholy, in particular, is likely to be a regular in future episodes.

The mix then concludes with set of techno and electro tracks; some old, but mostly new…..

1.Velly Joonas – Stopp, Seisku Aeg! – Frotee – Buy
2. Fredie Hubbard – Little Sunflower – Taken from the album The Love Connection – Wounded Bird Records – Buy
3. Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face? (Female Vocal) – West End Records – Buy
4. Raphael Sebbag – Paz En La Tierra – Taken from the album El Fantasma De La Libertad – Powershovel – Buy
5. Joey Beltram Featuring Sol Set – Aztec Girl – Taken from the album Earth Volume 4 – Earth – Buy
6. Lascamao – Camina De Minas – Names You Can Trust – Buy
7. Common – A Film Called (Pimp) Excerpt – Taken from the album Like Water For Chocolate – Polygram – Buy
8. Haruomi Hosono – Original BGM – BGM 1980-2000 – Unreleased, see info
9. Endless Melancholy – Letting The Old Dreams Die – Taken from the album A Perception Of Everything Buy
10. Forest Robots – Awash In Granite Geometry – taken from the album After Geography buy
11. Malibu – Tilting On Windmills – Taken from the One Life EP – Uno – Buy
12. Nils Frahm – No Step On Wing – Taken from the album Empty – Erased Tapes – Buy
13. Malibu – Camargue – Taken from the One Life EP – Uno – Buy
14. Endless Melancholy – As The World Quietly Ends – Taken from the album A Perception Of Everything Buy
15. Bop – Recharging (Feat. Diagram) – Taken from the album Ambient’s Not Dead – Medschool – Buy
16. Hidden Turn – How To – Taken from the album The Ride – 31 Records – Buy
17. Versalife – Lambda – 2020 Vision – Buy
18. Sandwell District – Grey Cut Out (Digital Version) – Taken from the album Feed Forward (Note that this differs from the vinyl version) – Buy
19. Telex – En Route Vers De Nouvelles Aventu – Taken from the album Neurovision – Sire Records – Buy
20. Ryuichi Sakamoto – Amore – Taken from the album Playing The Piano – Decca – Buy

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