ION STORM 010: Martijn Comes | s*

ION STORM (010):

Martijn Comes | 2044 ASTRAL DUB VISION
s* | RETURN OF THE 12TH PLANET

 

Two mixes in this eclectic space travel through intergalactic dub and IO SOUND releases exploring the cosmic realms of experimental electronica.

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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 //

== Martijn Comes | 2044 ASTRAL DUB VISION ==

Martijn Comes. Astral Vision Dub. (Unreleased)
Ulrich Troyer Meets Georg Blaschke. Back from Serbia. Somatic Soundtracks. (4Bit Productions)
Ursula Bogner. Fur Ulrich. Recordings 1969-1988. (Faitiche)
Rumpistol. Vuggelise. Mere rum. (Rump Recordings)
Chromatics.Tick Of The Clock. Night Drive. (Italians do it Better)
Rumpistol. Analog. Dynamo. (Rump Recordings)
Grace Jones. Sunset Dub. Hurricane. (Wall of Sound)
Vladislav Delay. Kuuluuko. Vantaa. (Raster-Noton)
General Strike. Interplanetary Dub. Danger in Paradise (Staubgold)

== s* | Return of the 12th Planet ==

* = unreleased

Scant Intone – earos [rmx of TTLD] – IO/001
Yves De Mey / rework of Pinkcourtesyphone*
Jeff Carey – Cut 0.3 [rmx of TTLD] – IO/001
I8U – ’til death [rmx of TTLD] – IO/001
Pinkcourtesyphone / sans (E. Domnitch + D. Gelfand rework of “Sans Many Things”)*
Pinkcourtesyphone + Kid Congo Powers + CoH / Blow Up (iamaphotograph Cut)*
s* – Quiet [excerpt]*
s* + kk / eclipse – IO/002
Pinkcourtesyphone / An Awaiting Room (Frank Bretschneider remix)*
Richard Chartier / EVP.RE [rmx of TTLD] – IO/001
a.j. cornell / 1981 – IO/003
s* + kk / hypnosyne (psonn) – IO/002
s* + tomas phillips / body*
Pinkcourtesyphone + Kid Congo Powers / iamaphotograph (slowsleazemix)*
tomas phillips / flore [TTLD rmx] – IO/001
s* / 1999 – IO/003
s* + kk / ix chel (dead s* dub) – IO/002
s* + kk / she dreams of isis – IO/002
Pinkcourtesyphone / Simon Scott rework*
souns / waves [rmx of Mario van Horrik & Petra Dubach]*
s* + MVK / Thunderklap (Side B) – IO/004
coingutter / a little night music [rmx of TTLD] – IO/001
Martijn Comes / Memory Field*
Martijn Comes / Neptune Federation of Light*
a.j. cornell – sorgue [rmx of Mario van Horrik & Petra Dubach]*
Martijn Comes / Electric Field*
Martijn Comes / Silent Field*
Martijn Comes / Mirrored Field*

TTLD = Tactical Tape Loop Division (Unearthed from Airwaves / IO/001)

ION STORM 008: cosmic belief | BELIEVE FREEDOM FESTIVAL MIX

:: COSMIC . TECHNO . MIX . FOR BELIEVE FREEDOM FESTIVAL ::
www.believefreedomfestival.com || 11_15 July 2013

++ I be playing Friday night from 2-3am @ the Cosmic Café stage, throwing down deep acid techno to shake the spirits of the Callaghan ++

== mixed by tobias.dj ==
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djtobias.com

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 Maybe I’ll drive back into these weird holes. Hunter S. Thompson The Gonzo Tapes: More Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas (Disc Three)
2 Keep Thorough (Iron Galaxy Remix) Locked Groove Keep Thorough EP [TURBO 147]
3 Michigan Ride Technasia Heart Of Flesh [CADENZA 78]
4 Let It Snow Martin Landsky Ekko Traxx [POKER FLAT 138]
5 Subliminal Warp Drive Traversable Wormhole Traversable Wormhole Vol 6-10 [CLR CD012]
6 Lustration Tree (Atlantic) Mike Parker Lustrations [PROLOGUE LP 04]
7 Early Glow Marcel Fengler Playground / Early Glow [OSTGUT TON 09]
8 Metal Works Ben Sims & Kirk Degiorgio Machine Theme [MACHINE 001]
9 Present Hypersurface Traversable Wormhole Traversable Wormhole Vol 6-10 [CLR CD012]
10 Dormancy Survivors Lucy, Silent Servant History Survivors [MOTE-EVOLVER 034]
11 lifesigns pt. 1 Johannes Heil Lifesigns EP [FIGURE 044]
12 Freeze Tobias. Freeze [OSTGUT TON057]
13 Waterfall (Birth) Rrose Waterfall Variations [EAUX 491]
14 Translation One Marcel Dettmann Translation EP [OSTGUT TON 052]
15 Mico Jonas Kopp Ruda EP [CURLE 029]
16 Roses (Terranova Mix) Michael Mayer Mantasy Remixe 3 [KOMPAKT 273]
17 Evolution (Samuel L Session Calling D Mix) Mikael Jonasson Evolution [PHOBIQ 013]
18 Proteus 81 Jonas Kopp Reforce [DEEPLY ROOTED HOUSE 040]
19 Program 1 (Len Faki DJ-Edit) JPLS DJ-Edits Volume 2 [FIGURE 45]
20 No Body (Machinedrum Remix) Barker & Baumecker Remixes [OSTGUT TON]
21 Atavistic Resurgence The Black Dog Tranklements [DUST SCIENCE 038]
22 Any Other Rework Touch EP [VISIONQUEST 029]
23 Black Technician (UR Mad Mike Remix) Robert Hood Black Technician (UR Mad Mike Remixes) [MUSIC MAN 167]
24 Looking Ahead Architectural Berghain 06 [OSTGUT TON CD23]
25 OAR003-A Oni Ayhun OAR 003
26 Mekong Delta Len Faki Rainbow Delta / Mekong Delta [OSTGUT TON 04]
27 25 Hours DJ Hyperactive 25 Hours [DROID 017]

ION STORM 007: live @ DELIVERANCE (1997)

ION STORM (007): live @ DELIVERANCE (1997)

++ pulled from a pile of tapes, this be my live set from DELIVERANCE, 17 July 1997 : an outdoor renegade thrown by D & D of X-Max Productions, up on the plateau, west of Nanaimo, BC, on Vancouver Island. also on the bill that night: dub gnostic, Peaches aka Amtrak, and Kultcha.

++ the name of the night well-reflected its namesake in film, as rednecks showed up on ATVs, lights blinding the entranced ravers. we had some luvin’ beer set aside for the occasion, and took care of their cultural estrangement in short order. by the time I came on to play, sometime in the deep of the night, bangin’ acieed seemed appropriate, with a resounding, never-to-be-repeated trance finish as we approached sunrise (this was the only time I ever played out such trance records … my guilty pleasures).

++ many memories from this night: driving up a potholed and water-barred logging road in my trusty Honda Civic proved to be something of a challenge. we loaded all the records up front, but even that wasn’t enough, so DJ Lunatech opted to jog part of the way./// the soundsystem was the first homebuilt iteration from Dave, and the limiter settings meant that the breakdowns would pop louder than the bass. but it was also the first encounter with what would become the de facto Shrüm Tribe soundsystem …

++ last but not least, if you can help identify a few of the tracks, I’d be grateful. I trainspotted what I could, but I appear to be missing a few records from my collection, and/or have sold a bulk of the trance material …

== TRACKLISTING ==

CJ Bolland – The Prophet – The Analogue Theatre LP – Internal 13 (1996)
Robert Armani – VII Chapter LP – Chicago Style 002 (1997)
Chris Liberator – System Test EP – Smitten 10 (1997)
DJ Hyperactive – RX Tribe – Planet of Drums 08 (1997)
DJ Rush – Maniac – Djax-Up-Beats 279 (1997)
Twister – Paradoxical Paradigms – Nitric (1996)
Set Up System – Fairy Dust (1997 Remixes) – Nitric (1997)
??? – (breathing) – ???
Hallucinogen – Space Pussy EP – Dragonfly Records 37 (1996)
DJ Misjah & Tim – ASD – X-Trax 015 (1997)
DJ Misjah – Psyko Feelings – X-Trax 017 (1996)
Taucher – Waters – Liquid 004 (1997)
Art of Trance – Kaleidoscope – Platipus Records 27 (1997)
Terra Ferma – Floating/The Scream – Platipus Records 21 (1996)

the last three trance tracks are mixed in by Paul Kultcha (I left them in as they’re on the tape), though I don’t know what they are:
??? – ??? – ???
??? – ??? – ???
??? – ??? – ???

== mixed by tobias.dj ==
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djtobias.com

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 ].

ION STORM 006: living myth

ION STORM (006): living.myth

== mixed by tobias.dj ==
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djtobias.com

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

ION STORM 005: nora posch X tobias.dj

*** 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.
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ION STORM 004: false.fantasy

(( what lurks in the outer reaches / but the false fantasy ))

I am not a fantasy in a real sense
I am a fantasy of differential-projection
Yet I exist . . . .
There are no shadows where I am
Because I am the fire of the lightnin
And the flames of the sun.
My name is the sun
I am the stranger
From the sky
Far away farther than the eye can see
Is my paradise
A mythical world
In Outer Space.

— Sun Ra, The Fantasy (1972)

live @ the Den, 04 May 2013

Here be the remnants of the warm-up set from the Safety Scissors Live & In His Socks shindig on 4th May 2013, recorded @ the Den, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Deep thanks to partners-in-crime Marc Gerrard & Rennie Foster for teaming up to host the one & only Matthew Patterson Curry

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SYNAESTHESIA (2003)

filmed live, one take, @ QC Studios in Montréal.

film & concept by TETSUOMI ANZAI, who imagined positioning this footage alongside that of a pianist & a conductor to demonstrate the fluidity of expression marked by the hands — regardless of the instrument. blog post on the filming.

“I hope to release a DVD of the final footage in the near future”.
—- (It only took 10 years to get it online.)

Camera shaking courtesy of the Rat Man; and yes, the crossfader broke around 2 minutes in. Deep bows to my compadres of the era: all those at SAT, Casa del Popolo, Mitchell @ intr_version, NAW, Bruno @ Laïka, and with those I shared the decks & stage, Fishead, Daniel Gardner, Johnny Ranger & the Mole.

ION STORM 001: comatose (I)

ION STORM (001): comatose (I)
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I be pleased to present the first broadcast of ION STORM, a fortnightly episode of interstellar mixing on DERadio.

(( 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.