Posts Tagged 'B12'

Deep In My Mind

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Enjoy this mix of mellow old-school house, techno, and classic IDM. -David

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Theme from Sonic Sunset
Underground Solution – Deep In My Mind (Strictly Rhythm) 1990
Vincent Floyd Featuring Chan – Your Eyes [Vocal] (Dance Mania) 1990
Simoncino – Dark Devotional Energies – International Smoke Signals (Mathematics) 2012
Virgo Four – In A Vision (Trax) 1989
Schatrax – Overcome – Gold (Schatrax) 1998
Bedouin Ascent – Winter Trees – Further Self Evident Truths (Rising High) 1995
Burger/Ink – Love Is The Drug [Paris Texas] – Las Vegas (Matador) 1998
Pelon – No Stunts [Part 1] (Chain Reaction) 1996
Tob Jona – Barque – Troika (a.r.t.less) 2008
Exos – Survival (AE) 2001
Urban Culture – The Wonders Of Wishing [For You] (Eclipse) 1993
The Traveller – A100 (Ostgut Ton) 2012
Legowelt – Rave Till Dawn – The Paranormal Soul (Clone) 2012
Code 6 – Third Aura (EXperimental) 1993
Speedy J – The FUN Equations – G Spot (Plus 8) 1995
Redcell – Practopia (B12/ART) 1995
Metier – Body Electric (Coda) 2000
Nuron – For Further Information (Likemind) 1994


Live at Plunge 2010

Hi and thanks to everyone who’s been listening, keeping us in mind, and spreading the word!  Last year at around this time, we were honored to be asked to play an extended tag-team set at a special outdoor event called Plunge. We owe the event organizers and its music coordinators a huge thanks for the opportunity to stretch out musically for 3 hours — just like we did every Friday night on our FM radio show — as the sun went down over a gorgeous northern California setting.  Thankfully, the set was recorded, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed presenting it.  — Matt & David

Live at Plunge 2010 (via SoundCloud) (182 min)

No tracklist for this all-vinyl set, but if you have specific questions we’ll do our best to help!

Grey Sky Cracks


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

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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