Archive for September, 2006

Final live FM broadcast – a retrospective

Part 1: Right-click to download (74 min = 86 mb)
Part 2: Right-click to download (112 min = 103 mb)

For the last regular on-air session of Sonic Sunset, we dig deep for a sentimental sampling of the music that’s kept us coming back for more through many years of volunteer radio at 89.3 FM WNUR Chicago.

We’re still a little groggy from 6 mos. of relative hibernation after this final show was recorded. If you’d like to stay informed when we release new mixes for the website later this year, make sure you get on our mailing list – As always, our mission will be to share personal, eclectic selections of deep electronic / funky music – looking both forward and back, with a level of musical quality control we’d like to think sets us apart from the rest… Thank you for staying with us, we wouldn’t have done it without you!

Part 1 Matt MacQueen

Human League – Toyota City – Holiday 80 (Virgin) 1980
Kenny Burke – Keep Rising to the Top – Changes LP (RCA) 1981
Prince – Strange Relationship – Sign O’ the Times (WB) 1987
James Duncan – untitled – Times Like These… (Le Systeme) 2003
MARRS – Anitina – Pump Up the Volume (4th & B’Way) 1987
Junior Boys – So this is Goodbye – So This is Goodbye (Domino) 2006
Raiders of the Lost ARP – Bridge – (Nature) 2003
Warp 9 – NUNK [instr. dub mix] (Prism) 1982
Master C&J – Face It [Dub It] (State Street) 1987
Virgo Four – Do You Know Who You Are – Virgo Four (Trax) 1989
Prescription Underground – untitled – Hip To Be Disillusioned Vol. 1 (Prescription) 1994
Fresh Band – Come Back Lover [Dub mix] (are ‘n be) 1983
Visual – The Music Got Me [Instrumental] (Prelude) 1983
FPU – Crockett’s Theme (Turbo) 2002
Cybotron – Clear – Enter (Fantasy) 1983

Part 2 > David Siska

Kraftwerk – Computer Love – Computer World (WB) 1981
New Order – Everything’s Gone Green (Factory) 1981
Alden Tyrell – Love Explosion [Vox] (Viewlexx) 1999
Fingers Inc – Distant Planet (Trax) 1987
Remote_ – Public Service – Uninstall EP (Meanwhile) 2006
Adonis – No Way Back [Vocal] (Trax) 1986
Unit 4 – Body Dub [Freak Electrique Acid Dub remix] – Remixes EP (Clone) 2004
Aroy Dee – The Planets (M>O>S) 2003
3MB featuring Juan Atkins – Die Kosmichen Kuriere – Global Technological Innovations Vol 1 (New Electronica) 1993
Rhythim Is Rhythim – Strings of Life [Unreleased mix] – RetroTechno: Detroit Definitive (Network UK) 1991
Alex Cortex – Laconic LP (Source) 2000
Bandulu – Pacekeeper – Guidance (Infonet) 1993
Reload – Peschi – Theory of Evolution (Warp) 1995
Jeff Mills – Perfecture – Metropolis (Axis) 2000
CiM – By A River – Reference (De:Focus) 2000
Future Beat Alliance – Void – Disconnected (Delsin) 2001
Rene Lowe & Paul St. Hilaire – Faith [Vox] (False Tuned) 2003
Modus Vivendi – Modus Vivendi [Fade In Mix] (FNAC) 1993
David Siska – Reconcile – Null Du Jour (Reverie) 2006
7th Plain – Pearl – TEEX 3 (Volume) 1994


Guest DJ Paul Hammond, UK

Part 1: Right-click to download (74 min = 86 mb)
Part 2: Right-click to download (80 min = 74 mb)

Part 1 > An deep cross-genre guest mix this week from Paul Hammond, label maestro of Real Soon records UK, also known for being half of the ambient pioneering duo Ultramarine. Paul has spent his career honing his incredible ear for mood and rhythm, creating a wonderful tension between warm soul and unsettling darkness — in his own music and what he carefully curates for his label. He has a deep knowledge of post-punk and ambient music from its formative years and his mix for us crisscrosses the decades and styles, truly an environmental and emotional listening experience. We’ve got nothing but respect for this long time listener who also has his own excellent radio programs for download, check them out at Thank you Paul!

Part 2 > If you fused the grit of Theo Parrish, the original mechanical warmth of Larry Heard, and the otherworldliness of Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works – you’d arrive close to the sound of Newworldaquarium. We take a listen to his music recorded under various aliases, over a range of years (1993 – 2005), on a number of labels (Delsin, New Religion, Peacefrog, Planet E, etc.). Leading up to that, Dave rolls out a few show favorites, along with ethereal dubstep from Burial, and sweet ambience from Marsen Jules.

Part 1 > Guest DJ Paul Hammond

Hauschka – What A Day (Earsugar)
Lerosa – Regret – Maike EP (D1)
Kerri Chandler – Downtown [623 Mix] – The 4th Thing for Linda EP (Downtown 161)
Juju & Jordash – Blue Plates (CD-R)
23 Skidoo – Tearing Up The Plans – Tearing Up The Plans (Fetish/Pineapple) 1982
John Luris – Are You Warm Enough? – Down By Law Soundtrack (Crammed) 1987
Deep Chord – Step 1 – Electro Magnetic Dowsing (Synth)
Porks Watch – Minotaur [Crusho’s Locomotiv Mix] (Q-Tape)
Repeat Orchestra – The Unforeseen – The Original Dimensions (A Touch of Class)
Oddworx – Message Is In The Movement – Body Language EP (Session)
Likwid Biskit – The All New Umm Pt.4 (People)
Ray Valioso – Get The Strings? – Einladung EP (Real Soon)
Insync v Mysteron – Audiable Illusion (Peacefrog)
Ray Valioso – Untitled #6 (CD-R)
Brian Eno – Over Fire Island – Another Green World (EG) 1975
Section 25 – Regions – The Key of Dreams (Factory Benelux) 1982
Eric Random – Eastern Promis – Earthbound Ghost Need (New Hormones) 1982
Cabaret Voltaire – Black Mask – Red Mecca (Rough Trade) 1981
Ultramarine – Ambush – A User’s Guide (New Electronica)

Part 2 > Dave Siska

Pub – Summer [They Can’t See Us In The Dark – Delay Configuration 1) (Vertical Form)
Burial – Distant Lights – Burial (Hyperdub)
Damon Wild & Echoplex – Adapt to Steps (Synewave)
Mikkel Metal – Untitled [Vainqueur Rmx] (Echocord)
Marsen Jules – Chanson Du Soir – Herbstlaub (City Centre Offices)
Newworldromantic – Ourmaninmedina – Sign of Brady (NWAQ)
Newworldaquarium – Pyramid Rd – Planet Delsin (Delsin)
Newworldaquarium – Games That We Play (New Religion)
Newworldaquarium – Lovin U (Peacefrog)
Newworldaquarium – Trespassers (Planet E)
Ross 154 – Until My Heart Stops (M>O>S)
154 – Apricot – Strike (Delsin)
Ross 154 – Hybrids II – Fragments (Eevo Lute)
Ross 154 – Moon FM Desire – Going Thru Life (Delsin)
Kirk Degiorgio – Holy [Newworldaquarium Rmx] – Amsterdam Remix (New Religion)
154 – Dusk EP (100% Pure)
Ross 154 – Hybrids IV – Fragments (Eevo Lute)
Newworldaquarium – A Better Tomorrow (Peacefrog)

B12 Records Special – Soundtrack of Space

Part 1: Right-click to download (74 min = 86 mb)
Part 2: Right-click to download (78 min = 90 mb)

First an announcement: Due to big changes in our geography and lives, Sonic Sunset is no longer being broadcast live on 89.3 FM Chicago radio. We’d like to thank WNUR for giving us airtime every Friday night for damn near 10 years! This is a bittersweet but ultimately positive evolution for us. We’ll release a few of our last remaining on-air shows, and then continue to record mixes (less frequently) that we’ll put up on We discuss this live at the end of Part 1. Thanks to all of our global listeners who download, you’ve encouraged us to continue even without a local radio broadcast. Now, on with the music, 2 very special shows we think you’ll find worth the wait:

Part 1 > Explore the depths of Berlin’s Rhythm & Sound extended family of labels, focusing especially on their “Main Street” imprint – for deep house and dark, eerie detached layers of dub traces. Playing the more downtempo shades of Basic Channel sound, hear the best expression of dub and modern techno today. Fifteen years after they first pioneered it, their unique sound has proven timeless.

Part 2 > A retrospective set of London’s B12 Records. We’ve been wanting to do this show for many years, and decided no better time in space than now: “Expressions of the Future” as viewed in 1991 from B12 in London, through a lens that built on Detroit’s original foundation, but angled the sound into a unique British unknown. Michael Golding & Steve Rutter crafted this vision under numerous artist names on their B12 imprint, releasing one of the pillars of the Artificial Intelligence era, Electro Soma (primarily a collection of their early 12″s), on Warp Records. We love the 12″ philosophy they adopted, with super-limited colored vinyl among an already-limited total pressing. The records have gorgeous cutting jobs with massive etchings before and after the grooves, not unlike the look of UR/Red Planet records from that same era. B12 was a key first step for UK’s clinical twist on soulful circuitry, we dug deep to play many of their originals we had.

Part 1 > Matt MacQueen

Phillip Charles – Deconstruction Of A New Era – Sun Ra: The Myth Lives On (Kindred Spirits)
Vainqueur – Lyot (Reshape) – (Basic Channel)
Rhythm & Sound – We Been Troddin (Burial Mix)
Rhythm & Sound – Trace (Rhythm & Sound)
Round One – I’m Your Brother [Chicago’s Twisted Mix] (Main Street)
Round Two – New Day [Club version] (Main Street)
Round Three – feat. Tikiman – Acting Crazy (Main Street)
Round Four – feat. Tikiman – Find A Way (Main Street)
Round Five – feat. Tikiman – Na Fe Throw It (Main Street)
Basic Channel – Q 1.2 (Basic Channel)
Rhythm & Sound – No Partial (Rhythm & Sound)
Basic Channel – Radiance (Basic Channel)

Part 2 > B12 Records Special: Matt & Dave Tag-team

B12 – Soundtrack of Space – Electro Soma (Warp) 1993
Cmetric – Tribeca (B12 10) 1994
2001 – Rings of Saturn – Space Age EP (B12 02) 1991
Musicology – Telefon 529 (B12 01) 1991
Redcell – Paradroid – Redcell (B12 05) 1992
Musicology – Bubbles – Outlook (B12 04) 1992
Redcell – Phett – Time Tourist (Warp) 1996
Musicology – Boundaries – Hall of Mirrors (B12 06) 1992
Redcell – Soundtrack Of A Strange Era – Retreat from Unpleasant Realities (B12 07) 1992
Redcell – Interim (B12 08 ) 1993
Musicology – Obsessed – Musicology (B12 01) 1991
Stasis – The Point of No Return – The Point of No Return (B12 11) 1993
Redcell – The City [Inhabited by Cmetric] – (A.R.T. / B12 14.1) 1995
Redcell – Practopia (A.R.T. / B12 14.2) 1995
Redcell – In Version – Virtual Sex (Buzz) 1993
Phenomyna – Travellor (Explained By Red Cell) (A.R.T. 5.1) 1994
Redcell – The Silicon Garden – Likethemes (Likemind 3) 1995

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