Archive for June, 2004

Steamin’ Promises

Part 1: Right-click to download (61min 128k MP3 = 56mb)
Part 2: Right-click to download (54min 128k MP3 = 50mb)

Part 1 > Riding a summer edge where moody techno meets house: Beautifully arranged electronics from Morgan Geist & Titonton rolls into a cool Mark Pritchard remix in a broken/midtempo flavor, and a seminal remix by Charles Webster of UK’s Hot Lizard. Fazed-out funk from Random Factor with gorgeous chord change-ups keeps house interesting, and a classic by R-Tyme from Detroit’s Music Institute days.

Part 2 > orchestral strings upstage their synthetic counterparts on deep techno from rene et gaston, which gets locked into a global communication idm classic. a jump back in time brings chicago’s tyree out for an industrial-tinged acid flashback, and we ride the night out with more uptempo melodic techno from aril brikha, carl craig, and kenny larkin (remixed by luke slater).

Part 1 > Matt MacQueen

Prince – The Ballad of Dorothy Parker – Sign O’ The Times (Warner) 1987
Morgan Geist & Titonton Duvante – Cusp – Environ: Into A Separate Space (Phono)
Azymuth – Pieces of Ipanema [Mark Pritchard remix] (Far Out)
Kemetic Just presents Just One – We Will Meet Again – U&I EP (Rush Hour)
Sluts N Strings & 909 – Real Rebellion – Steamin’ Promises EP (Cheap)
Delano Smith – I Feel This (Mixmode)
Neon Phusion – Firefly – [Hot Lizard remix] (Laws of Motion)
Hot Lizard – The Theme [Love from San Francisco Mix] (Pacific)
Random Factor – Convergence (20:20 Vision)
R-Tyme – Illusion [M.I. Mix] (Transmat) 1989
The Good Men – Frisk – Father In The Bathroom (Fresh Fruit)
Chateau Flight – Prism (Versatile)

Part 2 > Dave Siska

donna regina – follow the sea [herbert rmx] (lowlife)
heiko laux – paused – sense fiction (kanzleramt)
rene et gaston – sortie dans l’espace (pssst)
link & e621 – antacid ii (warp)
lusine – push (ghostly)
process – shape mod (c) (fat cat)
insync vs. mysteron – exit 9 (peacefrog)
mix masters – house express – [tyree’s transfer mix] (dj international) 1988
jel ford – glide – at last (jericho)
aril brikha – on and on (transmat)
carl craig – dj kicks – dj kicks ep (studio !K7)
mark broom – stunned (pure plastic)
kenny larkin – loop 2 [luke slater rmx] (r&s)
vince watson – life beyond – 2nd innovations (rotation)

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Beneath the Shadow

Part 1: Right-click to download (61min 128k MP3 = 57mb)
Part 2: Right-click to download (58min 128k MP3 = 53mb)

Part 1 > Stone classic from Kenny Burke, new electronic funk burner from 12th floor, pre-house from Sharon Redd and Model 500’s cold vocals stating \”the future is here\”. Maynard Ferguson gets a disco re-edit from a certain Detroit DJ. Brand new way-deep house from Chicago’s Tetrode label, and soon-to-be-out Brad Peterson on Detroit’s Moods & Grooves. Plus the ultra-luxe extended french kiss \”Acid Eiffel\”

Part 2 > dave continues on the spacious tip with early b12, and flows into crisp digital melodics from the zero g sounds camp, along with a sneak peak into soon-to-be-released music from detalles’ floor-flavored full-length. an electro-idm excursion follows, involving claude young on detroit’s frictional label and an off-kilter cut from plaid & mark broom. new zealand’s nurture imprint provides the soothing wind-down.

Part 1 > Matt MacQueen

Kenny Burke – Risin’ To The Top – Changes (RCA) 1982
Specter – Joyridin’ – The Deep Theory EP (Tetrode)
12th Floor – Don’t This Blow Your Mind (Raw Fusion)
Sharon Redd – Beat The Street [Instr.] (Prelude) 1982
Made In The U.S.A. – Melodies – re-edit (Moxie)
Maynard Ferguson – Paglaicci – re-edit (Disco re edits 01)
Brad Peterson – It Was Your Affection (Moods & Grooves test)
R.E. – RE’s Paradise – A Change of Season EP (Clubhouse)
Romanthony – Let Me Show You Love [Dub] (KB 005)
Neurotic Drum Band – Sexy Style (NDB)
Model 500 – Future [Vocal] (Metroplex) 1985
Dynarec – The Lost Souls – The Lost Souls EP (Delsin)
UR – The Theory (UR)
Choice – Acid Eiffel (Fragile)

Part 2 > Dave Siska

paul mac – b2 – outerspace obsessive ep (fracture)
2001 – rings of saturn – space age ep (b12)
schatrax – a1 – pink (schatrax)
localfields – pico – length scales ep (zero g sounds)
detalles – mega nuss – micro’s morning (unreleased)
claude young – second experience – begin ep (frictional)
autechre – clipper – tri repetae (warp)
the art of noise – who’s afraid (of the art of noise) (ztt) 1984
slam – white shadows – headstates (soma)
repeat – end up – repeats (a13)
clone – beneath the shadow (nurture)

Getting Hot

Part 1: Right-click to download (69min 128k MP3 = 64mb)
Part 2: Right-click to download (71min 128k MP3 = 65mb)

Part 1 > House, disco & boogie electrons crisscross the circuit from Detroit/Minneapolis/NYC/Chicago. New Moodymann, Prince’s floor burner freakout into synthy boogie dub from Aurra, and an emotional wrencher from Herbie Hancock. NYC brings the heavies: Arthur Russell as Dinosaur L, Patrick Adams’ Universal Robot Band on the moog-disco tip, and Pal Joey warms up sample house as only he can. But Roy Ayers reminds us its all about Chicago, Chicago!

Part 2 > derrick carter provides the vocals to continue matt’s old school vibe, and we leap forward in time with hypnotic bites from aroy dee as well as the gadgets crew and the one and only black dog. the feel softens further with less-heard music from juan atkins, and darkens courtesy of germany’s k2 O and vibrant labels, leaving off with autechre doing tri-repetae-style remix honors for seefeel.

Part 1 > Matt MacQueen

James Duncan – B2 – Night Tracks (Le Systeme test)
Moodymann – Riley’s Song (Peacefrog)
Moodymann – Back at Bakers (on Livernois) (Peacefrog)
B2 – 008 (Ferris Park test)
Legacy – Word Up [Instrumental] (Brunswick) 1982
Prince – Hot Thing [Extended Remix] (Warner Bros) 1987
Aurra – Such A Feeling – Part 2 (Sal Soul) 1982
Herbie Hancock – Stars In Your Eyes (Columbia) 1980
Universal Robot Band – Footsteps On The Roof – Freak In The Light of the Moon (Red Greg) 1978
Pal Joey – Gettin’ Hot – #6 (Loop D’ Loop)
Metro Area – Nerves – 5 (Environ)
Dinosaur L – #3 (In The Corn Belt) 24/24 Music (Sleeping Bag) 1981
Ron & Chez D – untitled B1 (KMS)
Andres – Reality (KDJ)
Roy Ayers – Chicago, Chicago – Drive (Ichiban) 1988
Gallifre – \”Night Beats\” House Rhythm – Chicago Boogie Rhythm Tracks (Danica) 1987

Part 2 > Dave Siska

holly jump – you can’t hide (acid mix) (dj international) 1988
aroy dee – the planets (new world aquarium)
corrado izzo – a2 – gadgets 02 (gadgets)
andreas fragel – from nothing (mit ohne sound)
the black dog – cost II (gpr)
ross 154 – kaoz (mos)
juan atkins – serene – the future sound ep (ulr)
jark prongo – spadet (pssst)
lil louis – how i feel (dance mania) 1987
kaay alexi – my my my – thee x files ep (radikal fear)
silex – sphere (vibrant)
shapes & forms – dodecagonal (k2 O)
polson & ruskin – b2 – institute for the future (surface)
seefeel – spangle (autechre rmx) (polyfusia)

Post-Detroit Movement ’04 Festival

Part 1: Right-click to download (76min 128k MP3 = 70mb)
Part 2: Right-click to download (62min 128k MP3 = 57mb)

With Dave away at Mutek this week, Matt pilots the mothership solo. Back from the Movement ’04 Festival in Detroit and stuffed with some classic and new joints from the vinyl bins of Wayne county. It’s one single mix, split in 2 files for download:

Part 1 > starts in a slow-n-low basement party groove and takes time to explore classic synth-funk and boogie styles (check: I’m Out To Catch!) into brilliant new depths from Metro Area, new ultra-synthetic disco from Carlos Hernandez on a split 12\” w/ Danny Wang, rubbery funk on an excellent Random Factor 12\”, and warm analog italo-techno from Francisco on Pigna.

Part 2 > goes on a more deliberate blue-out Detroit sound excursion, from raw 313-style loft house, to deep new Techno soul from UR, and winding down to a Rotating Assembly / Moodymann drive up Gratiot on a steamy June night. New slabs from DJ Minx, Perception, and Ferris Park too.

Part 1

Dramatics – Sun Down Is Coming (Hold Back The Night) Joy Ride (ABC) 1976
The Bar-Kays – Holy Ghost – Money Talks (Stax) 1978
Dayton – The Sound of Music – Feel The Music (Capitol) 1983
Slave – Wait For Me – Showtime (Cotillion) 1981
Leon Haywood – I’m Out To Catch [Club Version] (Casablanca) 1983
Warp 9 – Light Years Away [Dub Version] (Prisim) 1983
T.C. Curtis – You Should Have Known Better (Hot Melt) 1985
Metro Area – Proton Candy – 5 (Environ)
IRT – Watch The Closing Doors [Dub Version] (RCA) 1983
Random Factor – After The Tone – Convergence Sampler (2020 Vision)
Carlos Hernandez – Roller Giggles (Basenotic)
untitled A1 – Rong music black label (RPR 00)
Francisco – Salvation – Frenga EP (Pigna)
Floorplan – Funky Souls [Club 246 mix] (Drama)
Iz & Diz – What We Need [Satisfaction mix] – What We Need EP (Silver)

Part 2

Precession – Sandcastle [Mike Huckaby remix] (Deep Transportation)
Romanthony – Gospel Vamp – In The Mix (Azuli)
Perception – Abandoned Building in Mono (Underground Resistance)
UR – Return of the Dragons [Los Hermanos mix] (Underground Resistance)
Chez Damier – I Never Knew Love [Made In Detroit Mix] (KMS)
Seven Grand Housing Authority – Spreading Love [Instrumental Vibe] (Intangible)
A1 – Ferris Park 008 test
Reggie Dokes – Black Thoughts – The First Manifestatoin – (Psychostasia)
DJ Minx – A Walk In The Park [Minx’s On The Slide Mix] (M_nus)
James Duncan – A1 – Times Like These (Le Systeme)
The Rotating Assembly – Orchestra Hall – Natural Aspirations (Sound Signature)
Moodymann – Mahogani 9000 – Black Mahogani (Peacefrog)
Timeline/UR – The Moment – Return of the Dragons (Underground Resistance)


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