Friday, September 10, 2010

Burial & Kode9 mix

Here we have the final mix ever made for Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental. Burial & Kode9 broadcast on the 9th of September, 2010. What else do you really need to know?

1. Speedy J – Tesla
2. Zomby – Natalia’s Song
3. Brandy – Never Say Never (El-B version 1)
4. Brandy – Never Say Never (El-B version 2)
5. Brandy – Angel (X-Men vocal mix)
6. Laurie Spiegel – Voices Within – A Requiem
7. Alena – Turn It Around (Hard House Bantons
8. Cooly G – He Da Biz
9. Theo Parrish – Soul Control feat. Alena Waters
10. KMFH aka Kyle Hall – Girl U So Strong (Wild Oats)
11. Terror Danjah – S.O.S.
12. Darkstar – 2 Chords
13. Prince – Condition of the Heart
14. Erykah Badu – Telephone
15. Foul Play – Being With U Rmx
16. A Guy called Gerald – Silent Cry


Thank you Mary Anne. From the Venetian Snares and Bong-Ra Breezeblock mixes I used to get from Soulseek, to editing my first ever mix (Goth-Trad, 20 Feb 2008) to having almost my entire musical outlook changed by one Hudson Mohawke (30 July 2008), your radio show has been a constant source of amazing music. Sure the mixes are short (I mean 15 minutes sometimes?!) but that’s kind of the point. These mixes are showcases. And at an average length of 30 minutes we get nothing but balls out bass and excitement. Perfect for during a stroll or on public transport, we love you for providing a platform for this each and every week. Your unrelenting excitement for new music pretty much bucks the trend for radio hosts. To me you weren’t a Radio 1 DJ, you were a fan, just like the people who tune in every single week. Thanks again and we hope to see you in Australia soon, playing at VOID of course!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Digital Mystikz mix

I know I’m shit at updating this blog but I’ve seriously been wanting to get this on here sooner but Mediafire has been knackered. But it’s back and this is Digital Mystikz on Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental, 2nd of September 2010.

Really, it’s 2010. I can’t add to the Digital Mystikz mythos, and anyway, if you’re here you’ll know that Mala and his Mystikz pretty much invented dubstep - and how fitting is for them to appear on one of Mary Anne’s final shows.

The mix is classic Digital Mystikz, deep, dark and slow, but with enough smoky dub to keep things from getting too overwhelming. It’s not as good as their recent masterpiece album, Return II Space but then, that’s a masterpiece. Still a cracking mix from the OGs of the genre and another great send-off for Mary Anne.

Grace Jones — Love You To Life – Digital Mystikz Remix
Digital Mystikz — Education
Digital Mystikz — Marduk
Digital Mystikz — Eyez
Digital Mystikz — Emergency
Digital Mystikz — 2 Much Chat
Digital Mystikz — Runway Andreya Triana — Town Called Ob – Digital Mystikz Remix
Digital Mystikz — Enter
Digital Mystikz — Animal
Digital Mystikz — Enter Dimensions
Digital Mystikz — Horrid Henry


N.B. I know the DM album and this mix is just Mala on his own, but I still chose to refer to him/them in the plural for this post. It just sounds better.

This is from what is still one of my favourite dubstep gigs of all time. Mala on a beer fuelled Thursday night at the shithole Abercrombie Hotel in March 2007. The sheer bass weight was amazing and really proved his theory of producing tracks especially for a massive system. That power you don't get on CD/LP. Check out Mark P grabbing his nuts(?!) Proof how good it was. Photo: James Brickwood.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

DJ Joker Ghetto Clang guest mix

Joker brings his epic grimestep sound back to Mary Anne Hobbs - From the 19th of August, 2010.

No tracklist this time but if you know Joker you know to expect soaring synths, throwbacks to electro-era hiphop and the kind of digital flourishes you’d expect to hear on a hard trance record. Joker also takes his 80s obsession a step further here by dropping a tune from Sonic the Hedgehog! It must be noted that I didn’t know it was from Sonic. I was playing the mix at work when a guy I work with pointed it out. I’m not saying I’m not a geek, I was just always a NES lad.


Friday, August 27, 2010

Shackleton's Special Farewell Mix for Mary Anne

With Mary Anne’s tenure at the BBC coming to a close the big names have started appearing and to my mind you can’t get much better than Shackleton. One of my favourite artists from any genre, Shackleton is one of the only people still making bass music that doesn’t sound like anyone else. Just download it and let the music tell you the rest…


Shackleton & Vengeance Tenfold — Untitled
Shackleton — Stripped II
Shackleton — Bottles
Shackleton — Death Is Not Final Version
Shackleton — International Fires
Shackleton — Paper
Shackleton — Deadman
Shackleton — Busted Spirit
Shackleton — Something Has To Give Version
Shackleton — Massacre Version
Shackleton — Torn Skin II
Shackleton — Blood On My Hands Version


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Trains and Holidays - A Mixtape by Broken Chip

Back from a short break (ahem) we have our second exclusive mix! This time it’s from Broken Chip and it seems like another exercise in squeezing in as many as my favourite artists as possible. I don’t know how he knew but any mix containing Stars Of The Lid has my vote. Also melting Loscil into Panda Bear is sheer brilliance!

If you enjoyed the previous exclusive ambient set from Gentleforce, then you need to add this to your collection sharpish.

1. Broken Chip - Midday sun field recording
2. Odd Nosdam - Clouded (0.35min)
3. Bibio - Cherry Blossom Road (3.03min)
4. Boards of Canada - Dawn Chorus (4.26min)
5. Helios - The Toy Garden (8.40min)
6. Müm - Sing Me Out The Window (10.50min)
7. Peter Broderick - Moment (15.09min)
8. Stars of the Lid - Hiberner Toujours (17.19min)
9. Tiny Vipers - Twilight Property (18.52min)
10. Broken Chip - From the sea (26.00min)
11. Loscil - Zephyr (29.50min)
12. Panda Bear - Comfy In Nautica (34.30min)


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Flying Lotus Volcano Refugee Party Mix

Final set from the April 29 show is from the man of the hour himself, Flying Lotus. No intros needed, and no track list needed either apparently. The mix is pretty different to the album, which if you don't have by now you are insane. That is all.


TOKiMONSTA Volcano Refugee Party Mix

Volcano Party mix from Ms Tokimonsta.

SamulNori – Al-Ari [CDR]
TOKiMONSTA – Lucip Walking [CDR]
TOKiMONSTA – World is Ours vs Silkie [Purple Love]
Analogue Monsta – Nxt Msg [jazzy Sport]
Jinbo – Nephilin [CDR]
TOKiMONSTA – Let ME Trick You [Ramp Recordings]
Tokimonsta & Blue Daisy – Usd
TOKiMONSTA – Playing With Toys [Ram Recordings]
TOKiMONSTA – The Block [CDR]
TOKiMONSTA – park Walks [All City]
Schlomo – Hot Boxing the Cockpit (Tokimonsta Remix) [Friends of Friends]


Monday, May 10, 2010

Take Volcano Refugee Party Mix

Another set from Mary Anne's Volcano Refugee Party from the 29th of April 2010.

Take – Intro [CDR]
Take – Summer Sun (TAKE Remix) [Plugresearch]
Take – Crystallia [Alpha Pup]
Take – Neon Beams [Alpha Pup]
Take – Not A Word [CDR]
Take – Incrediblebright [Alpha Pup]
Take – Warm Ruin [All City]
Take – Start of Our Evening [Daedelus Remix]


Teebs Volcano Refugee Party Mix

Next set from the Volcano Refugee Party is Teebs.

Nosaj Thing – Caves (Teebs Remix) [CDR]
Bullion/Teebs/Dorian Concept – Mixed Up Tunes [CDR]
Knxwledge – Unknown taken (from Klouds LP) [All City Records]
Mono/poly – Glow [CDR]
Teebs – While You Doo [Brainfeeder]
Teebs – Double Fifths [Brainfeeder]
Teebs – Arthurs Birds [Brainfeeder]
Teebs – Personal Winter (A Birds Redo) [Dublab Japan]
Oscar – McClure (Boards of Canada Reworks) [CDR]
Yuk – Iris Dahlia
Adwa – My Hollow Drum


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Ras G Volcano Refugee Party Mix

Next up is Ras G. Last mix I heard from him descended into some of the worst dubstep I've heard. Luckily this doesn't make the same mistake. In fact this is probably my favourite from the night. Fuck I love that Quasimoto track.

Ras G – Kool Out
Ras G – Holly Hood
Nosaj Thing – Bach
Ras G – One 4 Steve El
Ras G – 1nces Trize Echoes
Ras G – Beyond the Sky
Ras G – Think 06
Quasimoto – Main Gurl
Ras G – Disco 4000
Flying Lotus – Sleepy Dinosaur [Ras G Remix]


Daedelus Volcano Refugee Party Mix

Mary Anne got stuck in LA because of the volcano, so she's been doing the show from there.

First up in her volcano party line-up is Daedelus. From the 29th of April, 2010.

Daedelus – Off Angeles Edges [Proximal]
Fantastic Mr. Fox – Over [Unreleased]
Sepalcure – Down [Hot Flush]
Untold – I Can’t Stop This Feeling [Hemlock]
Pogo – Alice [White]
Riva – Riva Snake [Made To Play]
Ludacris – How Low [DTP Records]
Shlohmo – Spoons [FOF Music]
Dorian Concept – Vertical Output [Affine Records]
Floating Points – Vacuum Boogie [Eglo]
Untold – Gonna Work Out Fine [Hemlock]
Daedelus – Going Incognito [Laboratory Instinct]
Trickski – Hormony [Compost]
The Aston Shuffle – I Wanna See You (Harvard Bass Remix) [White]
D I M – Is You [Boyznoise]
Daedelus – Remix of Nothing [Alpha Pup]
Kuedo – Starfox [Planet Mu]
Treasure Fingers – Cross the Dancefloor [Fool's Gold]
Shystie – Pull It (Bad Gyal Bass) [LDN]
Teebs – Anchor [Unreleased]
Slum Village – Fall in Love [Ne'Astra Music]
Yello – Bostich [White]
The Morning Benders – Excuses [Rough Trade]
16 Bit – Pcp [Urban Essentials]
Daedelus – Fairweather Friends [Ninjatune]
Mustard Pimp feat Blatta & Inesha – Pigeon Flu [White]
Daedelus – Order of the Golden Dawn [Brainfeeder]
Richard Wagner – Die Walkure [White]
Daedelus – Stampede Me [Brainfeeder]


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Gentleforce Mix Tape: Part 1 - Walking Into Sunrise

Ever since I started this blog I've been keen on the idea of getting an original mix on here. Not just radio edits and Void promo mixes but a proper original mix made just for this blog. With the release of the debut album by Sydney's Gentleforce I saw my opportunity and fired up the email. What came back far surpassed my expectations. The tracklist is just perfect. All time favourites like Oren Ambarchi and Cloudland Canyon sit alongside recent obsessions like Oneothrix Point Never. And of course the best band in the world, Boris. All these tracks crammed into 40 minutes creates a single beautiful piece you can't afford not to download.

1. Gentleforce - Gunning Field Recording (part 5)
2. Gentleforce - Drifting By (0.40min)
3. Oren Ambarchi - Highway Of Diamonds (1.30min)
4. The Sight Below - Dour (3.15min)
5. Rotor+ - End (Mapping The World) (5.45min)
6. Cloudland Canyon - Dambala (8.00min)
7. Oneohtrix Point Never - Laser To Laser (12.20min)
8. Chris Clark - Farewell Track (14.30min)
9. Boris - White Warmth (16.20min)
10. Roy Montgomery - The Soul Quietens (18.30min)
11. Gentleforce - Learning To Forgive (Intro) (20.40min)
12. Gentleforce - Learning To Forgive (21.30min)
13. Atlas Sound - Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel (26.05min)
14. Grouper - Heavy Water, I'd Rather Be Sleeping (27.50min)
15. Burial - Endorphin (30.05min)
16. Gregg Kowalsky - VIII (31.15min)
17. Papa M - Crowd Of One (31.55min)
18. Aphex Twin - Rhubarb (34.35min)
19. Gentleforce - Majestic (We Will Never End) (36.35min)
20. Gentleforce - Gunning Field Recording (Part 2) (39.22min)


After you listen make sure you go to the Feral Media website and buy the album. Easily one of my favourites of the year and a must have for anyone into electronic music.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Rudi Zygadlo - Exlusive mix for Electronic Explorations

This is a mix Rudi Zygadlo did for the website Electronic Explorations back in Feb. I don't know how to take this guy. His MAH mix ended up being my favourite of the year, yet it contains wobble! And now he's doing mash-ups! It should be cheesy but somehow it's not. That being said this mix is not for everyone. And if you're looking for the traditional two-turntables-and-a-mixer type mix, then look elsewhere. This is a perfect example of what people should be doing when using their computers to compile a mix. Here's the man himself from the EE website:

“What started out as a mix soon turned into a whole bunch of home-made mashes, set out in a series of chapters and separated by incidental random instrument stabs, plucks and coughs. There are only a few tunes on there that remain unadulterated.

So for the most part, unlikely combinations, accapellas and classical loops, not consecutive songs” Mr Zygadlo

(01) – Milanese – Caramel Cognac // Joanna Newsom – Cosmia
(02) – Frank Zappa – Night School
(03) – Loops Haunt – Huarache // Chrome Hoof – Leave the Ruined Husk // David Byrne & Brian Eno – The Jezebel Spirit // Rudi Zygadlo – Layman’s Requiem
(04) – Mr Oizo – Z // Keith Jarrett – Shostakovish Prelude in Eminor
(05) – Aphex Twin – Taking Control // Rudi Zygadlo – Act I // Alarm Will Sound – Arhythmia Track 9
(06) – Dizzie Rascal – Stand Up Tall // Spartan Lover – Outo Vouto // Alban Berg Quartet – Andante Con Moto from Franz Schubert’s String Quartet no. 14
(07) – Volcano! – Africa just wants to have fun
(08) – Rudi Zygadlo – Untitled
(09) – Animal Collective – My Girls // Omarion – O // Cinematic Orchestra – Night of the Iguana
(10) – Belcea Quartet – Allegro from Leos Janacek’s String Quartet no. 2 // The Bad Plus – Tom Sawyer (Rush Cover) // The Tuss – Synthacon 9 // Captain Beefheart – I’m a Bandleader
(11) – Slugabed – Skyfire
(12) – Rudi Zygadlo – We flew away on a Pink Pegasus
(13) – Rudi Zygadlo – Filthy logic I // Tears for Fears – Shout
(14) – Rudi Zygadlo – Filthy Logic II
(15) – Eero Joahannes – We could be Skweeeroes
(16) – Eero Joahaness – Finnrexin // 808 State – Flow coma (AFX remix) // Rudi Zygadlo – Slip // Sebastien Tellier – L’Amour et La Violence
(17) – Rudi Zygadlo – Song of Praise


(When I first saw the tracklist I lost my shit. Cosmia is one of my favourite songs and over Milanese? Killer.)

Wait til we get to Las Vegas...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ikonika mix

Stunning mix by Ikonika from Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 1st of April, 2010.

I wasn't too excited by the thought of this as I've already thrashed her album since it came out. I was wrong. Hearing the best songs from it smashed together like this makes for a very exciting 16 minutes. Download the mix then go and get the album. In my opinion it's one of the best long players to come out of the post-dubstep explosion.

Ikonika — They Are All Losing The War – Hyperdub
Ikonika — Heston – Hyperdub
Ikonika — Look (Final Boss Stage) – Hyperdub
Ikonika — Idiot – Hyperdub
Ikonika — Video Delays – Hyperdub
The Brown Acid — Bastard Kids (Ikonika Remix) – East Records
Ikonika — Psoriasis – Hyperdub
Ikonika — Yoshimitsu – Hyperdub
Nicki Minaj — Outro


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Joker mix for MistaJam, BBC 1Xtra

Decent Joker mix slightly ruined by MistaJam's rambling.

No tracklist.


Monday, March 29, 2010

Dem Hunger mix

From Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 18 March, 2010.

1. Kraftwerk/Dem Hunger — Super German/Horror Film (Dem Nah Gym Edit)
2. Dem Hunger — Shelley Duvall’s Jeans
3. Dem Hunger — Fried Squid
4. The Vampires — Cold Rain Song (Predator Suit Edit)
5. Shelly Duvall — Double Me Shout Out
6. Dem Hunger — Pink Yamaha
7. Carmen — Time To Move (Amiga Girl Edit)
8. Dem Hunger — Bathtub Birth
9. Dem Hunger — Mosque Vibrations
10. MatthewDavid — Unknown Title (Dem Hunger Orange Bike Seemix)
11. Dem Hunger — Zebra Skull Made From Smack
12. Jellophonic — Smack Instrumental (Shelley And Robert Edit)
13. Dem Hunger — Electric Poohole (Inside The Film Ghost Edit)
14. Dem Hunger — Beach Drum/White Wife/Babi C


ASC mix

Interesting set by ASC from Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 18 March, 2010.

1. ASC — Absent Mind NonPlus+
2. ASC — Oort Clud NonPlus+
3. ASC — Fade Away Seasons (feat. Consequence) NonPlus+
4. ASC — The Depths NonPlus+
5. ASC — Lost For Words NonPlus+
6. ASC — Phobos NonPlus+
7. ASC — Losing You NonPlus+
8. ASC — Opus (feat. Vaccine) NonPlus+


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Vex'd mix

Vex'd preview their new album Cloud Seed on Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 11th of March, 2010.

Along with Distance, Vex'd were the first producers that fully showed me the potential of dubstep. Their amazing album Degenerate, although heavier than most, pretty much followed the sparse DMZ/Deep Medi style of the time. With Cloud Seed they're finally bringing their take on dubstep phase 2, when the word started to mean anything slow and full of bass. If they had released these tunes back when they were written, they would have blown the competition out of the water. An absolutely killer mix and a must for anyone into heavy music.

Vex’d – Take Time Out (feat. Warrior Queen)
Plaid – Bar Kimura (Vex’d remix)
Vex’d – Out Of The Hills
Vex’d – Slug Trawl Depths
Vex’d – Shinju Bridge
Dakimh – Disposition (feat. Jest)
John Richards & GeNIA – Suite For Piano & Electronics (Vex’d remix)
Vex’d – Heartspace (feat. Anneka)
Vex’d – Oceans
Vex’d – Remians Of The Day
Gabriel Prokofiev & The Elysian Quartet – String Quartet No.2, (Vex’d remix)
Vex’d – Killing Floor
Vex’d – Nails


Friday, January 29, 2010

Shlohmo mix

I find some of this hip hop going around, this so-called LA Sound, can be a bit soft and weak sometimes... Shlohmo must have read my mind. Instrumental hip hop with a much needed dose of distortion. It does stray into dubstep territory but doesn't miss a beat. The electric fuzz layering the music works perfectly with whatever beats he's throwing behind it. Another week, another new favourite for the year. Get on it.

From Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 28th of January, 2010.

1. Shlohmo — Tomato Squeeze Shlohmo Remix
2. Shlohmo — Glue Stick
3. Shlohmo — VOR/oFF
4. Shlohmo — Brown Note Research
5. Shlohmo — Garbage


Julio Bashmore mix

Another week, another Funky mix. From Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 28th of January, 2010.

1. Claude VonStroke — The Greasy Beat (J Phlip Remix)
2. Deadboy — Voodoo
3. Julio Bashmore — Chazm
4. Distal — Notlanta
5. Breach — Fatherless
6. French Fries — Senta (Bok Bok remix)


Four Lions

From the always amazing mind of Chris Morris.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Emika mix

From the 21st of January comes the first truly great MAH Experimental mix of the year. Emika's first ever mix apparently and the main thing that stands out is the thick atmosphere that punctuates it. This might have something to do with the fact that Emika is a sound designer - or some such profession. If you're into thick dark sounds with no "evil" in sight then make sure you check this.

Emika is signed to Ninja Tune which according to this track list, has become plural..

1. Emika — Drop The Other (Scuba’s Vulpine Mix) Ninja Tunes
2. Beast — Out Of Control (Emika Remix) Ninja Tunes
3. Emika — Double Edge (2nd EP release) Ninja Tunes
4. Emika — Double Edge (DJ Pinch Remix) Ninja Tunes
5. Pinch — 2012 (feat. Emika) Ninja Tunes


Martin Kemp mix

More garage style business this week. From Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 21 January, 2010.

1. Martin Kemp — Congo Unreleased
2. Martin Kemp — Fix Unreleased
3. Martin Kemp — Bowser Hold Box Flat Records
4. Martin Kemp — No Charisma Blunted Robot
5. Martin Kemp — After The Night Blunted Robot
6. Procedure — Sunshowers Unreleased
7. Martin Kemp — Terr Unreleased
8. Martin Kemp — What You Got Unreleased


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Deadboy mix

As requested. From Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 7 January, 2010.

Cassie — Hope You’re Behaving [Bad Boy]
Cassie — Official Girl (Deadboy Unofficial Girl remix) [Unreleased]
Bad Autopsy & Gongon — Feeling You [Unreleased]
Deadboy — Brock Lee Riddim [Well Rounded]
Deadboy — Here 4 U [Unreleased]
Uncle Bakongo — Bakongo [Roska Kicks & Snares]
Foul Play — Dubbing You [Oblivion records]
Deadboy — If U Want Me [Numbers]
Lady Saw — Bad Man Goin Cry [Big Yard Music Group]


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Burnkane Mix for MUSICBOX™ / Diveristy FM

I discovered this guy from listening to the samples on the Planet Mu website and I was instantly impressed with the production and his ability to get something totally new from the dubstep template - it's still spawning so many awesome sounds! I bought the recordmp3 but only listened to it a few times. Listening the other day I was wondering how his other stuff was going to sound. So I went and found this mix. Not the most interesting story but the result is you lot getting some more music.

From the Musicbox show on Diversity FM, 10 December 2009.

Burnkane - Don't You Think Its Time
Burnkane - Never Break Your Heart
Burnkane - Honey Jar
Burnkane - Screaming Heart
Burnkane - You Left Me Burnkane - Dodgyoof (Dluded Track Remix)
Burnkane - What Are You Waiting For
Burnkane - You Know
Burnkane - Understandable Feeling


Saturday, January 16, 2010

1000 Names mix

First mix of the year comes from Bulgaria's 1000 Names. From Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 7 January, 2010.

1000 Names — In Tu [Unreleased]
1000 Names — Saturn Race [Black Acre]
1000 Names — Long Early Morning [Unreleased]
1000 Names — Terminal 5 [forthcoming Eklektik Records]
1000 Names — In The Sun [forthcoming Eklektik Records]
1000 Names — Oxigonals [forthcoming Eklektik Records]
1000 Names — Hounted Landscape [Unreleased]
1000 Names — Tour De Marz [Unreleased]