Archive for May, 2015

Bound By Gravity

Mission Specialist Bruce McCandless II, is seen further away from the confines and safety of his ship than any previous astronaut has ever been. This space first was made possible by the Manned Manuevering Unit or MMU, a nitrogen jet propelled backpack. After a series of test maneuvers inside and above Challenger's payload bay, McCandless went "free-flying" to a distance of 320 feet away from the Orbiter. This stunning orbital panorama view shows McCandless out there amongst the black and blue of Earth and space. Credit: NASA

Credit: NASA

We’re excited and honored to feature a mix from SF Bay Area veteran selector Joe Rice, whose reputation as a DJ with a grasp and knowledge across genres and eras far precedes our arrival in these parts. We asked him to delve into ambient house, and he took a wide lens to it and selected across time and space, true to form. “While there are some tracks that are squarely in that vein (Larry Heard, Love Craft, The Grid), I think back to hearing sets during the “Ambient House” era by Mixmaster Morris and Alex Paterson and being struck by the breadth of styles represented. Indeed, Morris provided my first real exposure to drum & bass (in the same set as The Black Dog and beatless ambient). This reflects being inspired by that ethos as much as weaving a thread through the genre’s mix of spaciness and groove.” We think you’ll enjoy the result – and no better way to ease into summer. You’ll want to check out Joe’s SoundCloud and MixCloud.

Right-click to download (204 mb, 85 min)

Johanna Billing – This Is How We Walk On The Moon (Apparent Extant) 2008
Photek – Kanei (Op-ART) 1996
Larry Heard – Micro-Gravity (Black Market International) 1996
Sundowners – Eternity (Entity) 1993
Love Craft – Intelligent Univers (Apollo) 1993
Dukes of Chutney – Domino (Beats In Space) 2013
The Grid – Without Your Clarity I Would Still Be Bound By Gravity (Crystal Clarity Mix) (Virgin) 1993
Manuel Göttsching – E2-E4 (MG.ART) 1984
Chez Damier & Stacey Pullen – Forever Monna (Balance) 1995
Taurus – Together (Cry Tuff Original) (Clairaudience) 1999
Vermont – Übersprung (Kompakt) 2014
Four Tet – Angel Echoes (Jon Hopkins Remix) (Domino) 2010
Rhythim is Rhythim – Kao-Tic Harmony (Transmat) 1991
The KLF – Last Train To Trancentral (Mu D. Vari-Speed Version) (KLF Communications) 1991
Cold Mission – Drug Store Rude Bwoy (Nu-Era Remix) (Reinforced) 1996
Jacob’s Optical Stairway – The Fusion Formula (The Metamorphosis) (R&S) 1995
Gacha – Remember (Apollo) 2012
Swarms – Sky Below Sea (Lo Dubs) 2011
Slowdive – Moussaka Chaos (Creation) 1993
Hundred Waters – Out Alee (Plaid Remix) (!K7) 2015


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