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Dwelling On The Dunes

This slow builder comes in with some quirky 80s dance tracks and spaced-out disco (including one of the best Italo tracks we’ve ever heard), moving into Chicago’s mid-90s deep house sound before the dub techno rinse-out. Check out the new shimmering Newworldaquarium remix and two killer tracks on the Laid label from Lawrence and Kassem Mosse. This one’s extra long to give those tracks some breathing room. -David

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Donnacha Costello – It Simply Is (Minimise) 2008
Savage Progress – Heart Begins To Beat [An Extended Mad Mix] (10 Records) 1984
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Peek-A-Boo [Silver Dollar Mix] (Geffen) 1988
Daniel Wang – Rings Of Saturn (Balihu) 1999
Warp 9 – Nunk [Instrumental] (Prism) 1982
M & G – When I Let You Down (Sensation) 1986
The Parallax Corporation – Slowflight / Runner – Autistic Sync (Viewlexx) 2001
Bobby Konders – Nervous Acid – House Rhythms (Nu Groove) 1990
The Children – Work The Box [Original 4 Track Mix] (Underground) 1987
Morphosis – Dirty Matter [NWAQ’s Via Mezzacapo Dub] (Delsin/M>O>S/Morphine) 2010
Lawrence – Dwelling On The Dunes (Laid) 2010
Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Running Away [Long Version] (Polydor) 1979
Asylum – Vibes – Instrumental Ward (Nu Groove) 1990
Nagual – Feel The Rhythm (Prescription) 1993
Circulation – Memory – Patterins (Balance) 1996
Round One – I’m Your Brother [Chicago’s Twisted Mix] (Main Street) 1994
Kassem Mosse – Untitled – Workshop (Laid) 2010
Omar-S – Miss You – 002 (FXHE) 2003
Octal Industries – Automatik [Northern Lights Mix] (Transistor Rhythm) 2004
Anton Zap – Road Trip Song (Ethereal Sound) 2011
Floating Points – J&W Beat (Planet Mu) 2009
Reload – Ahn – A Collection of Short Stories (Infonet) 1993

Rocket Deep

This was going to be part 2 of the last mix, but the last mix ended up pretty long on its own.  This one’s a little faster in tempo, throwing back some industrial and some mid-90s sci-fi cuts I’ve been wanting to play.  Check the new Chicago sounds from Steve Tang and UNLTD / Israel Vines (all of whom we’ve been lucky to have on Sonic Sunset in the past), plus killer broken-up sounds from Shed and Andrea.  -David

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Shed – Atmo Action – The Traveller (Ostgut Ton) 2010
Andrea – Got To Forget (Daphne) 2010
BFC – Galaxy (Fragile) 1990
Liaisons Dangereuses – Peut Etre Pas… (Roadrunner) 1982
Anne Clark – Our Darkness [Remix] (Ink) 1984
Auto Bahn – Do You Like This Beat [London Calling Mix] (Fierce) 1986
Legowelt – Ricky Ramjet – Pimpshifter (Bunker) 2000
Steven Tang – Rocket Deep – The Verged Sessions (Aesthetic Audio) 2010
DJ Skull – Don’t Stop the Beat – Stomping Grounds (Djax-Up-Beats) 1993
Morph – Our Future (Pt. 1) (Synewave) 1994
Russ Gabriel – Mindseeker – Digilogic Synthesis (Force Inc) 1994
Instra:Mental – Futurist (NakedLunch) 2009
Gas – Klang – Modern (Profan) 1995
Conforce – Sonar Conversations – Machine Conspiracy (Meanwhile.) 2010
UNLTD / Israel Vines – Reclaim – Distance No Object (Borrowed Language) 2011
Mordant Music – Olde Wobbly (Mordant Music) 2008
Rhythm & Sound w/ Tikiman – Music A Fe Rule Part 1 (Rhythm & Sound) 1997

Vacuum Boogie

a glowing orb

Sometimes time slips away without permission – I started this mix in April.  The end product is a midtempo glide into house tempo, the kind of set that can go on changing for hours without breaking the flow.  Check the new ethereal sounds from the resurrected Balance label and Russia’s Anton Zap.  -David

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Imagination – So Good, So Right – Night Dubbing (R&B) 1983
Âme – Excelsior (Sonar Kollectiv) 2006
Depeche Mode – Monument – A Broken Frame (Sire) 1982
Kraftwerk – Boing Boom Tschak – Electric Cafe (Warner) 1986
Drexciya – Davey Jones Locker – True People (React) 1996
Joey Beltram – Proto Four – Aonox (Visible) 1994
Shapes & Forms – Spheric – Shapes & Forms (K2 O) 2001
Paperclip People – Remake [Basic Reshape] (Planet E) 1994
Brawther – Deep Down Paris (Balance) 2010
Koi – Deaf Torero (Styrax Leaves) 2008
Newworldaquarium – Lovin’ U (Peacefrog) 2001
Marsellus Pittman / Theo Parrish – African Roots (Sound Signature) 1999
Fast Eddie Smith – Jack The House [House Mix] (Underground) 1987
SPK – Mouth To Mouth – The Northside Revival (Medusa Edits) 2008 / 1987
Joe Garrasco & M.M. – Action (Safety Copy) 2009 / 1986
Pineapples – Come On Closer [Dub Mix] (Flexx) 2005 / 1983
Floating Points – Vacuum Boogie – Vacuum EP (Eglo) 2009
Super Collider – Darn (Cold Way O’ Lovin) – Head On (Loaded) 1999
Chateau Flight – Instant Replay – Puzzle (Versatile) 2000
Anton Zap – I Get No Kick From Champagne (Ethereal Sound) 2010
Petar Dundov – Oasis [Substance & Vainqueur Remix] (Music Man) 2008
Two Tribes Project – Wind Jungle (Prescription) 1996
St. Germain – Sexy & Smooth – French Traxx (FNAC) 1993

Belle Isle Daze

Belle Isle Daze

Hi so it’s been far too long, I hope this helps make up for an extended absence.  A sprawling mix of soul, deep space techno, house and abstract funk. From Detroit to Chicago, UK to NYC and beyond the clouds, won’t you come visit trip city?  -Matt

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Theme from Sonic Sunset
Mtume – Theme for the People – Kiss This World Goodbye (Epic) 1978
Marc Alphonse w/ Recloose – Contentment in Humidity – Sampler One (Omoa) 2001
The Lyman Woodward Organization – Belle Isle Daze – Saturday Night Special (Strata) 1975
Esther Phillips – Home Is Where The Hatred Is – From a Whisper to a Scream (Kudu) 1971
2000F & J Kamata – You Don’t Know What Love Is (Hyperdub) 2009
A Guy Called Gerald – Trip City (Avernus) 1989
Blackbelt Anderson – Sandoz [Blackbelt Andersen Remix]- Alfaz De Pi (Full Pupp) 2006
Annie – Chewing Gum [Headman Dub] – (679 Recordings) 2004
Loose Ends – Emergency Dial 999 [Dub mix] – Magic Touch (Virgin) 1985
Bas Noir – I’m Glad You Came To Me [Dub mix] – (Nu Groove) 1989
Schatrax – Mispent Years (Schatrax) 1998
Ron Trent, Joshua, Abacus, Chez Damier – B2 – Foot Therapy EP (Prescription) 1995
Basic Channel – untitled – Q1.1 (Basic Channel) 1993
Morganistic – Let It Go – Fluids Amniotic (Input Neuron Musique) 1994
Balil – Nort Route – A.R.T. Compilation (Planet E) 1992
Model 500 – Ocean To Ocean [Vocal mix] (Transmat) 1990
San Serac – Music Never Ends [M’s Music Mix] – Music Never Ends (Environ) 2009
Bottin – No Static (Italian’s Do It Better) 2009
T.C. Curtis – Should Have Known Better [Dub mix] – (Hot Melt) 1985
Glass Candy – Animal Imagination [Soft Boundaries] – Geto Boys (Italians Do It Better) 2009
Ozo – Anambra (DJM Records) 1976

Idle Blues

Chicago skyline

Dreaming of beaches on the Lardossian coast, Dave plots a steady course, chasing the setting sun westward from the Chicago outpost before launching into orbit, keeping the D in IDM in a way that only the UK lads can. Down the home stretch, sit back in the rhythm with long exposures for some chord-driven cornerstones.

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Gino Soccio – So Lonely (Warner Bros) 1979
Efdemin – Acid Bells [Martyn’s Bittersweet Mix] (Metisse) 2009
Hieroglyphic Being – The Strenuous Life – Machines for Lovers (Spectral) 2004
Jack Da Ripper – Jack’s Back (Circuit) 1995
Fingers Inc. – Distant Planet [Dub Mix] (Jack Trax) 1988
Planetary Assault Systems – Sleeping Sin Seamless – Planetary Funk Vol 3 (Peacefrog) 1994
Ian O’Brien – Tap Sketch (4th Wave) 1997
Soultek – Spaceman – Chapter One (Kompute) 2002
Alex Cortex – Prism – Skyle (Platzhirsch) 2008
UB313 – Q (Fortune8) 2007
Cassy – Idle Blues (Cassy) 2008
Maurizio – Domina (Maurizio) 1993
Mono Junk – Channel B (Trope) 1995
Vince Watson – Ethereal [Excerpt] (Delsin) 2008

Emotions Unknown

Dave takes us for a guided tour through dusky soft shadows and nighttime machines, leading into more relaxed territory before revisiting those chunky Chicago roots. New dubstep/techno genre-crossing sounds blended with their forerunners round out the meander. Too many great new cuts to mention all of them, but Stereociti lays down a thick, clean groove with Drexciyan flourishes, Joy Orbison offers you a rainbow-colored glowstick, and DJ Sprinkles goes beyond deep.

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DJ Sprinkles – Grand Central – Pt. I – Midtown 120 Blues (Mule Musiq) 2009
Schatrax – First Heartbeat (Schatrax) 1996
Stereociti – Waiting for Your Call (Mojuba) 2009
Anton Zap – Captain Storm (Underground Quality) 2008
Melody Boy 2000 – Monotone Fantastique (Dum) 1994
Model 500 – Starlight [Soultek’s Falling Stars Mix] (Echospace Detroit) 2007
Eerik – Exformation (Raw Fusion) 2002
Reflection – Cube Loop [Morgan Geist Mix] (Clear) 1997
Circulation – Emotions Unknown (Balance) 1995
The MD Connection – Frantic Machine – Tracks That Move Ya (Muzique) 1989
Martyn – Seventy-Four – Great Lengths (3024) 2009
Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo (Hot Flush) 2009
Millie – Path To Hell [Redemption Mix] (Daphne) 2009
Ben Klock – Gold Rush – One (Ostgut Tontrager) 2009
Studio Pressure – Resolution (Photek) 1994
Roof Light – In Your Hands – In Your Hands EP (Styrax) 2009
Fluxion – Redundant (Vibrant) 2001
Helical Scan – Index I (Chain Reaction) 1996
Peverelist – Junktion [Shed Rmx] (Tectonic) 2009

Grey Sky Cracks

berlin

With the controls of the Sonic Sunset space-time cruiser set on “random”, Dave pilots through retro-future analog visions, emerging out onto As One’s lush, blue-skied terrain.  Our cruising velocity throttles only slightly, guiding the ship into Plant43’s landing electro-bass, followed by a moody take-off that smoothly banks left into the evening stars.  Cool strings from Strictly Rhythm circa 1991, Aroy Dee’s abstract jack coolness with Peel Seamus, and advanced hybrid sounds from Martyn anchor the journey!

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Fokewulf 190 – Body Heat (Market) 1984
Carl Craig – Home Entertainment – Landcruising (Blanco Y Negro) 1995
Paul W. Teebrooke – A Face At The Window (Otherworld) 1995
Series 7 – Untitled (Evolution) 1995
Force of Nature – Traderoute (Mule Musiq) 2007
CiM – Numerique – Reference (Defocus) 2000
As One – Dhyana – Celestial Soul (New Electronica) 1995
Pieter K – Impressions – Everything All The Time (Breakbeat Science) 2002
T++ – Audio1995#8_2 (Apple Pips) 2008
Pangaea – You & I (Hessle) 2008
Link & E621 – Antacid II [Original Mix] (Warp) 1995
Martyn – All I Have Is Memories (Apple Pips) 2008
Plant43 – Bronfraith – Grey Sky Cracks (Ai) 2007
B12 – Ecliptic (B1215) 2007
Beautyon – Dome – Your Ignorance Makes Me Ill, And Angry (Irdial) 1992
Mike Grant – Sunlight – It’s A Detroit Thing (Moods & Grooves) 1999
Aroy Dee – All That Remains (M>O>S) 2008
Reese – Rhythm Track 1 (Incognito) 1988
Black Knight – Moody – Rob Gordon Projects (Source) 1996
Mike Ink – Astral Theorie – Dada Jack (Profan) 1994
Total Capacity – Ambience [Red Head Mix] (Strictly Rhythm) 1991

Night Shift

Northland Roller Rink, Detroit

Matt takes a 2 hour journey from chilled post-punk, slow-mo disco, post-dub remixes and post-bourbon crate digging.  Slower tempos then building, some favorites from 2008 including Osborne, Nite Jewel, Windsurf and a superfunky Hot Coins slab… plus Detroit techno and Chicago house records all jacked up.

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theme from sonic sunset
The Associates – White Car In Germany – Forth Drawer Down (Beggars Banquet) 1982
Derrick May & Carl Craig – Interval I – Relics: A Transmat Compilation (Buzz) 1992
The Names – Night Shift – Factory: Communications 1978-92 (Factory) 1981
King Midas Sound – One Ting [Daybre Mix] – Cool Out (Hyperdub) 2008
Hot Coins – Norway Man – The Laissez Faire EP (Society) 2008
Bim Marx – untitled B1 –  Stronger – (Stilove4music) 2008
Windsurf – Future Warriors – Windsurf EP (Internasjonal) 2008
AN-2 – The Gift – Wide Open EP (Theomatic) 2004
Fudge Fingas – Gettin’ Together – Linkwood Family: Miles Away (Firecracker) 2004
Moody – Heaven – Freeki Mutha F cker (KDJ) 2008
Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes – Space Lady – Renaissance (RCA) 1978
Nite Jewel – What Did He Say (Italians Do It Better) 2008
Osborne – 16th Stage – Osborne (Spectral Sound) 2008
DJ D – Naked Eye – DJ D Edits Disco!  (AJP) 2008
Jimmy Ross – First True Love Affair [Larry Levan Mix] – (Quality) 1981
Midway – Set It Out [Long Vocal] – (Personal) 1984
Li’l Louis – How I Feel (Dance Mania) 1987
Marcus Mixx – Without Makeup [Ron Hardy Mix] – (Let’s Pet Puppies)  1988/2006
Jack Da Ripper – Beautification of House (Circuit) 1995
DJ Big Time Fashion – Tracky Thrills – The Me Me Me EP (Big Bear) 2002
Armando – Pleasuredome – New World Order Level 3 (Trax) 1994
M-D-EMM – Get Acidic [Strange & Dangerous mix)  (Transmat) 1988
DB-X – Shortwave – Bleep (Accelerate) 1993
Thomas Bangalter – What to do – Trax on Da Rocks (Roule) 1995
69 – My Machines – 4 Jazz Funk Classics (Planet E) 1991
Aaron Carl – Crucified [Quantec Remix] – (Millions of Moments) 2008
Appleblim & Peverelist – Over Here [Brendon Moller Remix] – (Apple Pips) 2008
Rhythm & Sound w/ Willi Williams – See Mi Yah [Hallucinator Remix] 2006

Distant Lights

calder-montreal

Dave starts the night with a sunset of hazy feedback, a cluster of scintillating Chain Reaction chords, and then onward into the starry skyway.  This set was recorded live at Chicago’s Empty Bottle in May of 2007, opening for Berlin’s Monolake, and was performed using Ableton‘s Live software.

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My Bloody Valentine – To Here Knows When [vermilion endloop] 1991
Tim Hecker – Blood Rainbow – Harmony in Ultraviolet (Kranky) 2006
Vainqueur – Elevation [Original] – Elevations (Chain Reaction) 1997
Substance – Plate Element 3 – Sessions (Chain Reaction) 1998
Motor – 7 (Audio.nl) 2000
James Ruskin – Below – Further Design (Blueprint) 1998
Marcel Dettmann – A Req [T++ remix] (MDR) 2006
Marc Ashken – Roots Dyed Dark [Skream remix] (Leftroom) 2007
Burial – Distant Lights (Hyperdub) 2006
Porter Ricks – Nautical Dub [extract] – Biokinetics (Chain Reaction) 1996
Benjamin Brunn – Up the Escalator (Binemusic) 2005
Stephan Laubner – Portside Waves (Perlon) 2000
Convextion – Solum Ferrum (downLow) 2006
Exos – Orangeblue – U Can’t Stop Time (Statik Entertainment) 2003
7th Plain – Pearl – TEEX 3 (Volume) 1994
Pub – Summer [Arovane AMX 4] (Vertical Form) 2000

Foreign Affair

foreign-affair_mix

Matt sets a long launch pad through the dark and cosmic, then wringing out some longer and deeper house tracks. More new records this time out, including standouts from Oracy and a pair of Japanese artists really bringing it- alongside NY house moods and Detroit basement tracks.

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[theme from sonic sunset]
Quiet Village – Gold Rush – Silent Movie (K7) 2008
Mike Oldfield – Foreign Affair – Crises (Virgin) 1983
Critical Rhythm – I’m In Love With You [Stagger Back Mix] – Secret Codes (NuGroove / Network) 1992
Woolfy vs. Projections – Carry On – Astral Projections of Starlight (Permanent Vacation) 2008
Kuniyuki Takahashi – Touch [A Mountain of One peyote mix] – Remixed vol. 2 (Mule Musiq)  2008
Designer Imposter – Good News [Pink Alert’s Good News remix] (Rubaiyat) 2007
The Utopia Project – File #3 (Nu Groove) 1990
Visual – Somehow, Someway [Dub] (Ram’s Horn)  1984
Octave One – Dominion – The “X” Files (430 West) 1994
Kelley Polar –  Entropy Reigns [Pearson And Usher’s Closed System Dub] (Environ) 2008
Oracy – Rewound (Mojuba) 2008
Morgan Geist – Detroit [C2RMX1] (Environ) 2008
John Beltran feat. Open House – Earth & Nighfall [Club Mix] – (33rpm Records / Sinewave) 1993
Claude Young – Dream of Another Time – One Complete Revolution (Utensil) 1994
Leonid – Mora – Mora EP  (Statik Entertainment) 2008
Rondenion – The Beautiful Memory -Tokyo Deep (Aesthetic Audio) 2008
Rick Wilhite – Roots of Detroit – Three Chairs (Three Chairs) 1997
Theo Parrish – Goin’ Downstairs Part 1 (Sound Signature) 2008


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