FULL ON MORON • dj fishead • FOLLOWED BY RELAXING MUSIC FROM AN ENGLISH COUNTRY MANOR • dj tobias
On occasion of the fullest of our sister moons, a dedication to the supralunar entity.
ION STORM (006): living.myth
ION STORM broadcasts interstellar techno, future house & offworld ambient from the vaults of TOBIAS.DJ. Prepare your space voyage with occult sounds drawn from 20+ years as a technoculture catalyst and turntablist. The mission — to invade consensus reality with an all-out assault of alien frequencies. Some sex in zero gravity included. Occasional interplanetary guests from the technosphere and label [ IOSOUND.ca ].
== TRACKLISTING ==
1 There’s signs of group hysteria in the passengers. Hunter S. Thompson The Gonzo Tapes: Gonzo Gridlock 1973–1974 (Disc Four) 2008/01/01
2 How Many Times Brian Johnson Time Will Tell [THOUGHTLESS 080] 2013/01/01
3 Limited By You Shlomi Aber The Doppler [BE AS ONE 041] 2013/01/01
4 New York Dreamer (Alix Alvarez Remix) Shlomi Aber Chicago Days, Detroit Nights (The Remixes Vol. 2) [OVUM 9010-5] 2011/06/20
5 Paint It Black (Coyu Remix) Pig and Dan Paint It Black EP [SUARA 058] 2012/01/01
6 IP Mirrors Kassem Mosse Think & Change [NONPLUS LP004] 2013/03/11
7 Pruitt Igoe (or version) Kangding Ray OR [RASTER-NOTON 123] 2011/01/01
8 Foolish Games Feat Moggli Shlomi Aber Foolish Games EP [BE AS ONE 038] 2012/01/01
9 Checkpot (Echonomist Remix) Marcus Meinhardt Checkpot [UPON.YOU 055] 2012/01/01
10 Wear It Well Locked Groove Heritage [HOTFLUSH 038] 2013/01/01
11 For These Times Four Tet Think & Change [NONPLUS LP004] 2013/03/11
12 Time Will Tell Brian Johnson Time Will Tell [THOUGHTLESS 080] 2013/01/01
13 Damdamm Basti Grub Defected In The House Miami 2013 [ITH 50CD] 2013/01/01
14 Gemini Safety Scissors In A Manner Of Sleeping [BPITCH CONTROL] 2013/01/01
15 Coefficient J. Phlip Dirtybird Players (Part 1) [DIRTYBIRD 087] 2013/01/01
16 Dog River The Mole Dog River EP [NEW KANADA 31] 2013/01/01
17 After Five Terrence Dixon The Parkhurst [THEMA 022] 2011/01/01
18 Destroy, She Says Clarian Chemical Gardens EP [VISIONQUEST 024] 2013/01/01
19 Suspended (Extended Version) Terrence Dixon The Parkhurst [THEMA 022] 2011/01/01
20- U (Unfinished) Clarian Chemical Gardens EP [VISIONQUEST 024] 2013/01/01
21 Aile Mut Saschienne Unknown [KOMPAKT CD 98] 2012/01/01
22 For Her.. For Him Marcus Meinhardt Eden Garden EP [KATERMUKKE 032] 2013/01/01
23 Overture Shlomi Aber Rough Steps [DESOLAT X016]] 2012/01/01
24 Progress (Alland Byallo Remix) Safety Scissors Progress and Perseverance EP [BPitch Control 268] 2013/01/01
25 Legionnaire Rennie Foster Legionnaire [THOUGHTLESS 081] 2013/01/01
26 Stay High Baby Maceo Plex High & Sexy EP [ELLUM AUDIO 001] 2011/01/01
*** A special live set: NORA POSCH X TOBIAS.DJ on 4 decks. ***
Recorded live @ the Electric Tea Garden, Seattle, May 3rd 2013, in the deep hours of the morning after a live set from SAFETY SCISSORS (BPitch Control / NYC). Apologies for a few technical glitches, but swing deep for this one, it inhabits the soul. From the flyer:
Returning to Seattle for the first time in over a decade, Vancouver’s techno-turntablist TOBIAS — whose name might echo in the ears of [NWR] & Lish House patrons from eons past — pairs up on the decks with longtime creative collaborator NORA POSCH. Once fatefully bound together by the misadventures of a certain Endorian ring, their paths have once again crossed as directors of respective labels PELOTON and IO SOUND. From 2am to 4am they will tag on the turntables, DJing as a duo for the first time in their 15+ years of friendship — and offering a chance to dig deep into the musical histories and archives of two of the Pacific NorthWest’s most obscure, if not secretive, selectors. Expect future house, interstellar techno, and deep sea electro, woven together with sweat & tears.
ION STORM (001): comatose (I)
== mixed by tobias.dj ==
(( a barrage of electronic particles ))
ION STORM broadcasts interstellar techno, future house & offworld ambient from the vaults of TOBIAS.DJ. Prepare your space voyage with occult sounds drawn from 20+ years as a technoculture catalyst and turntablist. The mission — to invade consensus reality with an all-out assault of alien frequencies. Some sex in zero gravity included. Occasional interplanetary guests from the technosphere and label IOSOUND.ca.
A chance encounter with the DMT Lab — while writing an article on the world drumming & trance crew for Pique — led me to throw down this unprepared set on the 29th June 2012. I ran out of time to organise newer material, but what you are hearing is a slice from several (digital) crates that bear titles like “the electrik technik” and “showroom.” At points, this mix encapsulates the moment where techno meets deep trance, and where psychedelia overwhelms all sound, lost in swirling and deep rhythms, a motion and a feeling irrespective of the semantic tags of genre and style. It’s the driving rhythm, a becoming slave to the rhythm, that defines the core experience of electronic (dance) music.
Which is why this mix is called slave to the rhythm. The Afrofuturist acid roller is buried within — a remix of the Grace Jones 1985 classic — alongside a few other modern throwbacks including a wickedly dark spanking of Depeche Mode’s Personal Jesus by Heartthrob (1989; 2006) and Mathew Jonson’s remix of Inner City’s Good Life (1988; 2009).
*Of note, though the Livestream has poorer quality video, it doesn’t have the editing glitches of the Youtube video above. Apples & oranges.
This mix gathers a few strains of my becomings as a DJ, namely minimalist strains of deep house and dub techno dating back to the mid’90s. Though my mixtapes from the late ’90s were hard as nails, I began by djing deep house @ Sugar Refinery (RIP), with Robby Luv Dub as my adopted mentor. I often mixed deep house with dub techno at the post-rave Sunday sessions and loft parties of the era. This mix touches upon a few of those records, though keeping this side of the techno aesthetic (a retro deep house mix is still to come). Still vinyl, still unprepared.
The second existential journey into ø, the state of nothingness, barred & slashed, desire denied, but throughout, with strange & redeeming forays into minimalist house, taking cues from Detroit’s unswerving faith in the redemption of techno. With vinyl from Hardwax. No prepared records.