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New Mix: A Return To The Second Life

Well that went exceedingly well. Restart was very well attended and it was so good to see so many old faces and reminded me the genuine power and depth of Second Life friendships and how incredibly fun clubbing was (probably still is) in Second Life. There simply isn't anything else quite like it... Ok so this mix I wanted to do something with some of the longer tracks in my collection (as I knew that I might be busy chatting and saying hello to so many old friends). The recording... hmmm, there's a slight distortion on some of the bass frequencies which, without recording the whole thing again, I couldn't get rid of in 'post' which is a shame because as a 2 hour listening experience I'm really happy with the flow. I suggest you don't listen to it as closely as I do and you should be fine. ;) I should apologise for including a couple of tracks from the last mix but they are too good to just play once out. Hope you enjoy it.

As for actually returning to Second Life... I can't see me doing it. Don't get me wrong it's an amazing experience and you can spend a LOT of time in there, but technology has moved on (the graphics were never it's strong suit) and socially networked VR experiences will trounce all over this once that takes hold. And honestly I don't have the time to dedicate to it as I did. But the people are amazing and those friendships I hope they last until we leave this place...   

Simian Mobile Disco - Sun Dogs
Gonno - The Worst Day Ever
Weval - You Made It (part 2)
Echaskech - Twich
Voices From The Lake - S.T. (VFTL rework)
Pye Corner Audio - Electronic rhythm number eighteen
Arkist/Komon - Brookfield
Space Dimension Controller -Journey to the Core of the Unknown Sphere
George Fitzgerald - Full Circle (bonobo remix)
Jon Hopkins - Sun Harmonics
Parra For Cuva - On A Life
Nuage - Haunting
Antenna Happy - Where Space Is
Ghosting Season - Far End Of The Graveyard (Enjoyed remix) 
Michael Mayer & Joe Goddard - For You (DJ Koze Club mix)
Michael and Kolsch - Germination
Rival Consoles - Recovery (Vessels remix) 
Kolsche - Two Birds
Portishead - Roads (Max Cooper remix)
Holden - Renata (Daphni Remix)

New mix: Commission Magazine 1

After the Oval Space gig , I got approached by The Commission Webzine -  The online arts and culture journal - who were there to interview Max Cooper. They asked me for an exclusive mix and an interview, to which I obliged. It's taken a while to sort it all out and I've been very good at keeping it under wraps but today's the day I get to share it all with you The interview is here

http://www.thecommissionmagazine.com/dj-mach-v

but if you want to skip to the mix it's right here

Mixcloud version is here

Commission Magazine 1 by Djmachv on Mixcloud

Tracklisting

1. 00:00 SigmaFly - Danced With Wolves 2. 04:26 Essay - Crying at Day (alternate edit) 3. 07:15 Opal Tapes - Bobok 4. 10:49 1979 - #22 5. 15:50 Lucid Dream - Chortle 6. 19:20 Deft - Loqux & Past 7. 22:20 Moderat - Bad Kingdom (DJ Koze remix) 8. 26:30 Simian Mobile Disco - Dervish 9. 30:00 Nick Dow - Armour Plated 10. 37:10 Walls - Burnt Sienna 11. 42:20 Nils Frahm - For (Max Cooper remix) 12. 47:55 Dark Sky - Voices 13. 52:02 Jack Dixon - Needin U 14. 55:00 Leon Vynehall - Be Brave, Clench Fists 15. 61:27 Dense and Pika - Slowhand 16. 66:69 1979 - Go! 17. 71:50 Caribou - Can’t Do Without You (loop)

Oval Space Warm Up Set 20150305

Oval Space Warm Up Set 20150305 by Djmachv on Mixcloud

A lot can happen in a week.

Last Friday, whilst my wife and I were having afternoon tea at Ruben's in Victoria, my phone chirpred it's merry little sms chirp and there was a simple message from my friend Grant at Agency X saying "Would you like to do warmup for (Max Cooper's) Emergence? Has to stay not banging". Naturally  I jumped at the chance - this is Max Cooper's new AV one man show in a prime venue in London, under the auspicious gaze of LWE - a superb event promoter making deep impressions in the night club scene with uber hot DJs and dance music acts and as part of their London Electronic Arts Festival . "Sure, I'd love to" I replied. I was already getting excited.

I'd not been really thinking about DJing; I lost my Concrete residency last year and had turned my hand to doing weddings which is a completely different mindset to this - still fun, still rewarding, but you are playing what the couple and the audience want to hear - this would be different: I could play what I wanted within reason, I understood what a Warm Up slot means and there was the helpful remit of "Has to stay not banging".

Has to stay not banging. Not banging. HAS TO STAY.

NOT.

BANGING.

Hmmm. The words echoed around my dusty and cavernous brain, like a Deep House looping vocal hook. Why would Grant say this? He knows that I'm not really that up for the banging tunes, why would he feel he needed to stress this? After a few more texts back and forth it made sense, because Max's set would start ambient and to give it the best opportunity to grow from that point you don't want the act before to be slamming out BIG TUNES building up the audience's expectation to think that whatever follows would be EVEN BIGGER. Fair enough. This was the remit and it was a remit I was happy with. I had two hours to play with and so I set myself to quietly build for an hour and a half and then half an hour to break it down.

So... why am I telling you all of this? Well... here's the thing: This set isn't two hours long; its 2 hours 20 minutes long. That might not mean anything to you but it might go to help you understand why, from 1h 35 the mix descends into an ambient wash out for 20 minutes and then starts to pick up again at 1hr 55... which might correspond to the moment I got told that Max wouldn't be starting at 9:00 but at 9:20.

:D

This isn't a criticism nor a whinge. Far from it. At most it's an explanation of the flow of the set you're about to listen to, and more of a reminder to me (and to anyone else who cares to listen) not to plan too rigidly, not to be too prescriptive and to remind oneself that no matter what you think the plan is, it's not.

Hope you enjoy it

Tracklisting

BvDub - Strength Underworld - M.E. Speedy J - DeOrbit Trentemøller - Always Something Better Pye Corner Audio - Electronic Rhythm Number 3 Deft - One Eye Open Opal Tapes - Coffee Aphex Twin - Xtal Deft - Vapid pt1 Fybe One - Harmonic Curve Luke Hess - Evidence Everywhere Vermont - Dynamik (Prins Thomas Version 1) Eagles for Hands - Glass Hands (Slow it Down Remix) Jamie XX - Far/Nearer The Slow Revolt - Farther Deft - A Little Kiss Shadow Child - Border Town (Synkro rmx) LostLojic/Innex - Last Goodbye Datassette - Cagney XOR Lacey (Pt 2) Echaskech - Form Function (Epic Washout mix) Mountains - Choral Synkro - Memories of Love Synkro - Why Don’t You Taso & Wolfbitch - Tria Seba - Painted Sky (DFRNT remix) Taso - Exi The Village Orchestra - Lo Pencil (The Village Orchestra remix)

E2A:

I forgot to say: thanks to the numerous people who took time out to let me know how much they enjoyed my set - I know you don't have to do that, and it really makes a huge difference to my well being. Thank you, you're lovely, you are.

Also - thanks to the staff at Oval Spaces, LWE and LEAF for all the help (high 5 to Soundman Josh) as well as Hugs eternal for Grant at Agency X and of course Max for letting me do this.

The Bearding Hour, 20120219 - The Birthday One

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Don't ask my why but every time I set about recording one of these Bearding Hours I am plagued with technical difficulties and this one is no different. It's slightly distorted (because I used Nicecast to record it instead of Traktor's far superior inbuilt recorder) one track jumped (not sure what that was about) I then hit the cue button by accident and it started a track again, I then managed to turn nicecast off without noticing so happily played for about 15 minutes without it being broadcasted nor recorded and then, right at the end of the set I managed to turn archiving off too early. Doomed to failure. But still, after a bit of sticky tape and a magnifying glass (in Audacity) and it's like none of that happened. Well, almost - you can still hear the distortion in a couple of places and the track skip is there, but I really can't be bothered to mend them as it would mean recording again and I don't want to do that as this was recorded on my birthday (45 years old, hence the picture) and there's a few birthday references in there for me and playing it through again would sort of defeat the object of me choosing those tracks. Still, you'd have to be very anal to hear the distortion and the track skip is only very slight annoying - at least it's in time. ;) Anyway of if you were that anal you wouldn't listen to The Bearding Hours sets as they're never an hour long anyway! Ok, alright, enough of my babble - I guess you'll be wanting to know about the Tracklisting

Takeshi Nishimoto - Coming Home The Accidental - Birthday James Murphy - Birthday Song Beak - Teach Texas Manners Jonnie Common - Summer is for Going Places Mike Dumovich - Wasps of Rain Dave Rawlings Machine - Method Acting/Cortez The Killer Paul Reddick - Villanelle Snowblink - When Pushed From A High Branch First Aid Kit - In The Hearts of Men Sarah Jaffe - The Way Sound Leaves a Room Jess Bryant - Wicked Game Peter Gabriel/Bon Iver - Flume Josh T Pearson - Drive Her Out Dosh - Airlift Vondelpark - Backflip (in the Sauna) Hammock - Black Metallic aKido - Kiss of Death Apparat - Your House Is My World

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Mach V @ Back to Mine, 20110916 - Contains periods of intentional silence

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So I'm back from another summer of UK weekend festivalisation and, from now on, I should be fairly tucked up at home for the foreseeable, until the xmas season kicks in at least. What does this mean to you, dear listener/reader/subscriber? Well it should mean more regular weekly shows from me and maybe, just maybe me sorting out the podcast issues (if anyone does actually manage to listen in to these shows via itunes/feedburner I'd love to hear from you; just send me an email to djmachv at gmail or tweet me at @djmachv because I fear that the podcast side of things is not working properly).

I'm also going to be looking into changing my facebook group - Mach V's Musical Appreciation - into either a page or an updated group and I'd love to hear from you if you have any thoughts and advice on that, too. Oh, for those other musical podcasts/shows I listen to, they are as follows:

The Svelte Selection

Bam Bam Sound

Shady Ladies

So, for this show, I decided to put it in reverse gear and start at the uptempo and take it to the downtempo and I think it was quite a successful selection - I'm sure the live japanese listeners enjoyed a set that sent them off to bed rather than made them get up again. :) Anyway, nuff wibble from me... here's the

Tracklisting


Squarepusher - My Red Hot Car
Arkist - Vallina Imitate
Disclosure - Offline Dexterity
George Fixtgerald - Silhouette
Loden - News The
Loden - Twerk
Synkro - Just Say
Kelpe _ Toy Castle
Dosh - Country Road
Origamibiro - Impressions Of Footfall
Vondelpark - TV
Boards of Canada - Dayvan Cowboy (Odd Nosdam Remix)
Conquering Animal Sound - Giant
Horse Feathers – Drain You
input Junkie - Simple (Minke's Bossa Remix)
Synkro - Letting Go (dBridge Remix)
Peter Gabriel/ Bon Iver - Come Talk to Me
Gillian Welch - Silver Dagger

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Mach V - BTM20110831

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Culumlous Mediocris


Sadly no time to chat on this one - I'm off to Bestival tomorrow so lots to get done -  but I didn't want to leave you with nothing, so here's the latest (and late) BTM and its...

Tracklisting


Drawing Curtains - Umber
Panda Bear - Drone
tim exile - Fortress
Bave's Chords - Mount Kimbie
When I Go Out - Little Dragon
Ready Set Loop - SBTRKT
Disclosure - Street Light Chronicle
XXXY - Ordinary Things
Kick It Till It Breaks - Velour
Synkro - Look at Yourself
65daysofstatic - Tiger Girl
Arkist - One Year Later
John Tejada - The Mess & The Magic
Ellen Allien & Apparat - Sleepless
Machine Drum - Lemme F_ck It
Bulb - Default Settings
Kelpe - Margins

Drawing Curtains - UmberPanda Bear - Dronetim exile - FortressBave's Chords - Mount KimbieWhen I Go Out - Little DragonReady Set Loop - SBTRKTDisclosure - Street Light ChronicleXXXY - Ordinary ThingsKick It Till It Breaks - VelourSynkro - Look at Yourself65daysofstatic - Tiger GirlArkist - One Year LaterJohn Tejada - The Mess & The MagicEllen Allien & Apparat - SleeplessMachine Drum - Lemme F_ck ItBulb - Default SettingsKelpe - Margins


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Mach V @ Back To Mine, 20120803 (R.I.P. Rei Harakami) & Monday Hates You Set from Cafe Wabi Sabi, 20110801

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If there's any proof that this existence, from the micro to macroscropic, is all but chaos is when the good die not only young but unexpectedly and without reason. Rei Harakami, Japanese electronic composer extraordinaire, sadly now falls into this catagory. According to the (quite wonderful) make believe melodies blog Kyoto born Harakami-san died from a brain hemorrhage on July 27th, 2011. He was 40 years old. Now, I'd admit his music is still mostly unknown to me - I only have his 1999 lp Opa*q which I stumbled upon last year - but I feel it's only fair to share some of his music with you this week, in tribute to him, so this weeks podcast's is top and tailed with two tracks from that LP. Here's the Tracklisting

Tracklisting

Rei Harakami - Poof 
Beat Dowsing - 77 
Umber - Spark Mountain 
Peter Gabriel & Bon Iver - Flume 
Bon Iver - Holocene 
Future 3 - Look Ahead 
Amon Tobin - Journey Man 
Kelpe - Margins 
SBTRKT - Wlidfire (Ft Little Dragon) 
John Tejada - The Honest Man 
Sideshow - Sort Of Dubolution 
Blue Effect - Heart (Magic Mash) 
Breo - Feelin' Good 
Dark Sky - The Lick 
Ramadanman/Appleblim - Void 23 (Carl Craig re-edit)



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Also, last Monday we relocated Monday Hates You to Akira Seymour's awesome Cafe Wabi Sabi and set about the business of fighting off the start of week with our usual aplomb and I think my part turned out rather well, so here it is in all it's fine and  dandiness.

Tracklisting

Boom Clap Bachelors - Løb stop stå (Noraj Cue Remix) 
Ramadanman & Appleblim - Void 23 
ADA - Me & The Three 
SCB - Loss 
Jon Tejada - The Living Night 
Guy Gerber - Timing (Kollektiv Turmstrasse remix) 
Julio Bashmore - Battle for Middle You 
George Fitzgerald - Silhouette 
Dark Sky - Neon 
Untold - No-one Likes A Smart-Arse 
West Norwood Cassette Library - Blonde on Blonde 
Scuba - Feel It 
Dubversion - Freedom 
DJ Defkline/Red Polo - Remember Dre (dubstep mix)



Live at Monday Hates You (Cafe Wabi Sabi) 20110801 by machv

Mach V @ Back To Mine, 20110727 & 20110720, Deershed 2011 & New free Echaskech track!

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Ok there's lots to tell you about this week. First off please accept my apologies for no update last weekend - I was with Echaskech at Deershed 2011 as part of Just Music's day up there, (along with lable mates Digitonal and Laki Mera) but more on that later. Last Friday morning Echaskech, along with the vocal talents of Napoleon Complex,  released their new track, "Change the Station" as a free download from Soundcloud. My video for it is on the Echaskech youtube page

As well as on my Vimeo page,

both available in glorious 720p. Initially I wanted to visually represent Napoleon's desire to make his point about broadcast news. The first idea was to have Napoleon being the one holding the bill board/placard, gagged. The idea being that the act of protesting would be his message, and even as an individual it could still be done, but sadly Napoleon lives in Naples, Italy (hence the name) so we changed it to just be Dom, representing Echaskech, or the music supporting what Napoleon has to say. Dom holding up the placard with Napoleon on it is a metaphor of Echaskech's music supporting Napoleon's lyrics. Shooting took place over the easter weekend on my trusty Panasonic HDC HS300 (we got Napoleon to film himself and send us the footage) and the editing was done in Final Cut Pro, then round tripped into After Effects to comp Napoleon on to the placard by Dom and then back to mine for a final treatment in FCP. We're all very happy and proud of it.

Deershed must be one of the most child friendly festivals I've even been to. We reckoned that the children out numbered the adults 2 to 1, the average age of the audience must've been about 12 years old. On Saturday night, at 11pm, just as we were ready to go out on the tented town and party, all the entertainment stopped and by 11:20pm the arena was a ghost town... quite an eerie experience for a old festival vet like my self. However as our soundcheck was at 8.30am(!) it was probably for the best.

Though we were playing at 1pm on a blisteringly bright Sunday afternoon, I was relieved to see that Deershed had sourced a properly dark tent for us to perform in, which meant that i hadn't traipsed up with my vj rig in tow for another wasted journey, only to watch the boys play from the sidelines. Much thanks to the lovely people at Deershed and at Just Music for making it a very special day for us all. And then, if that wasn't enough, Just Music announce that one of the Echaskech tracks "The Calm" is to be included on Linn Records "Just Music exclusive" compilations. Yes, that's right: the same Linn records that orginally signed The Blue Nile. How awesome is that?

Anyway, now on to the podcasts, which there are two of, this week. first off is the one I couldn't upload last weekend due to Deershed - BTM20110720 - and secondarily the one from this week, which is BTM20110727. There you go, 3 hours of music for you.  :) And here are the

Tracklistings

BTM20110720

Biosphere - Sendai-1
Future 3 - Frisk
Vital Substance - Riding Storms (Vsubs rerub)
Boards of Canada - Oscar See Though Red Eye
Jon Hopkins - A Drifting Up
Thurston Moore - Space
My Panda Shall Fly - Injury (Nightwave remix)
Ike Release - Nature Manipulation
Peverelist - Clunk Click every trip
Burial - South London Boroughs
Machine Drum - It's that Bass
Ellen Alien & Apparat - Way Out (Club edit)
John Tejada - Unstable Condition
Tim Exile - When Everyday's a number
Jamie XX - Beat For

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BTM20110727

Umber - A Song for Two Seasons 
Biosphere - Shika-1 
Future 3 - A Sound 
65daysofstatic - Debutante 
I'm not a Gun - Never Meant to Be 
Radiohead - No Surprises 
Echaskech & Napoleon Complex - Crusader 
Tim Exile - Carouselle 
Untold - Don't Know. Don't Care 
Scuba - Tense 
XXXY - Blue Flashing Lights 
Jack Sparrow - Loveless 
Sigha - Expansions 
Pangaea - Coiled 
Chechan - Siberia 
Perverelist - Infinity is now 
Machine Drum - Mean Mean 
Adam F (footwork edit) - Circles 
Omni Trio (footwork edit) - Renegade Snares 
Bibio - Saint Christopher

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Mach V at Back To Mine, 20110713

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Not The End of The End of the Line
So, for those avidly waiting for the latest Torq upgrade adventures, I've reverted back to version 1.5. After a truly horrible experience whilst djing at "Monday Hates You" (mostly down to me being a really quite rubbish DJ) it crashed halfway through a set which is the worst offense it can commit. So Version 2 gets a red card (until there's a upgrade or two) and I'll carry on where I was. This weeks picture is of one of the offices of "End of the Line" the professional graffitti crew who's daubing of walls have been responsible for many of the pictures that accompanies my blog. The boarding up of their offices was a depressing site to see, however after an email from Probs I'm happy to report that they've moved just round the corner and will continue to be an active artistic presence in the area, which should mean more graf pics for you in the blog. Phew. All power to you EOTL, you rock. :) Aaaaaaaaaaanyway without further ado (hi jubs!) here's the...
Tracklisting
Hammock - Tunings
Explosions In The Sky - Let Me Back In
Vital Substance - Forget You Not
Walls - Soft Cover People
Pale Sketcher - Seventh Heaven (for free from Ghostly International )
Pogo - Anna
Peverelist - Bluez
Bola - Fonk (Flower)
Amon Tobin - Goto 10
Tim Exile - Family Galaxy
Bjork - Crystalline (Serban Ghenea Mix)
John Tejada - Unstable Condition
XXXY - Know You
Jamie XX - Far Nearer
Julio Bashmore - Batty Knee Dance
Machine Drum - Sakatak
Bibio - Wake Up!
Boards of Canada - 84 Pontiac Dream



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Mach V at Back To Mine - 20110706

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"And then, all of a sudden... it was gone" (Fusion Anomaly, Eat Static)

Well, indeed. After last week's hair losing technical debacle, this week everything is fine and remarkably dandy. Torq worked better than ever before, a positively pleasurable DJing experience. So all the errors you can here are all mine. ;)

There's a couple of tracks on this podcast from the latest LP from the overly talented Vital Substance, called "Under the Surface" (http://vitalsubstance.bandcamp.com/album/under-the-surface ) and I really recommend that you check not only this release but every thing he's put out. Avaliable on Bandcamp most, if not all his musical output is ready to download for free which is extremely generous of him. One to keep an eye on, for sure.

Oh one thing I should clear up, I got the name of the Rumpistol LP on the broadcast - it's called Mere Rum and it's available on emusic. Here's the rest of the

Tracklisting

Vital Substance - Riding Storms 
Hammock - Verse for Forgiveness (Instrumental) 
David Sylvian - Snow White In Appalacia 
Boards of Canada - Chromakey Dreamcoat 
Vital Substance - When It Rains 
Rumpistol - Tape Swamp 
Gold Panda - Fifth Ave 
Bibio - Anything New 
Falty DL - Regret 
Boxcutter - LOADtime 
Scuba - Tense 
Untold - Sweat 
George Fitzgerald - The Let Down 
NDV - Mind Over Matters 
Splintz - I Need Your Love 
Untold - Gonna Work Out Fine 
Si Begg - The Bleeps 
Jacques Greene - Another Girl 
Boards of Canada - Into the Rainbow Vein

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Mach V @ Back To Mine, 20110629 - Back once again like a marmalade plaster

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Yes well, hmm. But that's no way to start a blog post following two months of absence - more on the "Yes well, hmm" later

HELLO! How the devil are you? Good I hope? We last spoke just as our major home improvement project was kicking off - moving the wall between our bedroom and bathroom by half a metre, completely rebuilding and installing the bathroom from scratch and installing a new wall of wardrobes in our bedroom to hide all our clutter away and we finished it off last weekend. Phew. It's nice to get everything back in it's place or more accurately into it's new homes and the house is looking great and functioning marvelously. My quite frankly awesome Mother In Law is still with us until next Tuesday when she sadly leaves us to return to her home when the stars at night, are clear and bright, but Miko took her to Paris last week which meant I could get back behind the decks and play out this set for you all.

Which brings me back to the "Yes well, hmm" at the beginning of this post. It wasn't great. I've just upgraded my DJ software to Torq 2.0 and, well the transition hasn't gone smoothly. For some reason one of the decks sounds absolutely awful, like one deck is outputting audio at 320kpbs and the other is outputting audio at 92kbps and trying to fix this problem while djing didn't prove that successful. My work around was to mix on two decks and as soon as the mix was complete, then copy the bad sounding deck over to the good sounding deck. This worked in the most part however remembering to reset the second good sounding deck to the settings on the bad sounding deck wasn't as successful as I'd like so you'll hear a bit of rather funky sounding phase and slidely swipes in the mix and my apologies for that. Have also done a bit of "post" on the recording to try and make it sound better than it did live, namely I've spliced a cleaner version of Pogo Music's "Upular" (ty Helle!) over the version played out as it sounded terrible and I hadn't worked out my solution at that point. Sadly Bibio's "Pretentious" I couldn't fix, but as Bibio's production features quite a bit of fancy lo fi work it didn't suffer too much. Sorry Bibio, if you're listening. Hopefully you'll forgive me, over time. Here's the rest of the...

Tracklisting

Hammock - No Agenda (Instrumental)
Bibio - Pretentious
Dub Tractor - Faster (album version)
Pogo Music - Upular
School of Seven Bells - Babelonia (Sepalcure remix)
Bola - Squib (Nuclear)
Specta Cierra - I'm Totally Not Looking At Her
8Bitch - Me & U
Grizzly J - Rainbow Fire
Hyetal - Neon Speech
George Fitzgerald - We Bilateral
Sepalcure - Taking You Back
Mount Kimbie - Maybes (James Blake remix)
NDV - Night and Day
Joyo - Jels
Battles Feat. Matias Aguayo - Ice Cream



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Mach V @ Back To Mine, 20110504

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Life continues at pace at Soft Towers... we're having some major building work at our home, walls being ripped out, bathrooms being destroyed and rebuilt, all of which is having a temporary impact on our quality of life. Our Music room/Miko's Office/Spare Bedroom/Womb Room (where Back to Mine is broadcast from ) is currently our temporary storage facility for our bedroom wadrobe meaning that for the next couple of weeks I physically can't get to the decks to play records for you all, and when all this work is finish, my frankly awesome mother-in-law is coming to stay for three weeks so this might be the last BTM for a while or at least the irregularity of this years broadcasts will probably continue for a while longer. 
This set was fraught with technical issues so is shorter than usual; the first 30 minutes was full of hardware failures and software crashes, which I'm putting down to a distinct dislike between Torq (my DJ software) and, rather surprisingly, Chrome (my favourite browser). If I use Chrome before or during a DJ set, then Torq really starts to suffer. It beachballs and now even crashes outright, even if I shut down Chrome all together. There something lurking in the background, like an old TSR programme that Torq doesn't like. Anyway, after a reboot and some frustrated wails, it all managed to hang together for the last 60 minutes or so. Here's the...

Tracklisting

Seams - Platz 
Mogwai - Monaco Grand Prix 
Booka Shade - Regenerate 
Actress - Let's Fly 
Aphex Twin - XMD 5a 
Martin Buttrich - Well Done (Serafin remix) 
Posthuman - Lander (Global Good remix) 
Noraj Cue - Release Me 
Tok Tok vs. Soffy O. - Missy Queen (Mitte Karaoke remix) 
9B0 - Sad Cat (Flack.su remix)

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3 posts in one - 2 BTMs & one live mix (and a story about cables)

My lovely Macbook Pro  has been acting a bit erratic, recently and one of the concerns I had about was the decreasing amount of space on my hard drive so after reading ExtremeTech's awesome step-by-step guide numerous times and popped down to maplins and bought myself a new 2.5" 320BG sata drive and some torx screwdrivers and set about some minor laptop surgery. The fact that I'm now writing this blog post on said machine is testament  to the good people at ExtremeTech and their awesomely well written guide, but why it's taken so long for me to update my blog is down to the odd behaviour of Maxtor.

I use Time Machine (as all good Mac people do) because it works and is amazingly easy to use - it's even part of Mac Os X's installer package (since 10.5 onwards) so when you're doing what what I was doing it's real easy to restore your Mac to where it was before whatever has caused you to do the restore. I don't use Time Capsule because, well, I'm not made of money and to be honest any external drive will do, so I use a 1TB Maxtor usb external drive for Time Machine.

After I'd installed the new hard drive, I popped in the OsX 10.5  installer and chose "Restore sytem from Time Machine" option from the Utilities menu and it found the Time Machine and my last full back up and set it off running. And waited. 12 hours later it was still stating restoring (with the blue barber shop poll twirling away). "Never mind" I thought, "be patient; this is a system restore on the same machine you're restoring on to , using a CD restore boot - this might take a while. 24 hours later, still nothing. Still whirring away. "Be patient" I mantra'd. 48 hours later and I think my patience was misplaced, so I cancel the restore and think what could be causing the failure of the restore.

Just for shits and giggles I decided to swap out the unmarked cable that Maxtor supplied with drive for a Amazon Basics marked USB 2.0 cable and started again. In a few minutes we'd progressed passed the  barber poll and on to a timed status bar that happily told me 4 hours, and lo! 4 hours later I've got my machine back. I'm in complete bafflement why Maxtor woudl supply an (apparantly) usb 1 cable with a usb2 1Tb drive and if you want a moral to take away from this it's: If in doubt - check your cables. :)

So here's what you've been missing: 3 sets, the first from the welcome return of MondayHatesYou, the one day a week Second Life club/website that's here to make that return to the grindstone a whole lot better for you. I opted for (no suprises here) a future garage set and I'm pretty happy how it turned out:

Tracklisting

Sepalcure - Inside 
Sepalcure - Every Day of my life 
Alcosta Blvd - Deep 
Julio Bashmore - Around 
Kidkanevil - The floating world (Eliphino rmx) 
FaltyDL - To London 
Midland - Bring Joy 
Pearson Sound - Wad 
George Fitzgerald - Painted Jezebel 
Chechen - Syberia 
Addison Groove - Footcrab VIP 
Four Tet - Love Cry (Joy Orbison remix) 
Kasrave vs Joy Orbison 
Kelly Dean - Contagious 
DJ Madd - Arpz 3000 
XXXY - Rain (Jack Sparrow rmx) 
Jack Sparrow - Loveless 
Julio Bashmore - Footsteppin' 
Appleblim & Ramadanman - Sous le Sable


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Then there's Back to Mine, 20110323 (which my mac was beachballing through, making actually djing really hard work hence me upgrading the hard drive). That Tanka EP you can get from here: http://tanka.bandcamp.com/album/patterns-break-ep

Tracklisting

Tanka - Step(s) 
Nicolas Jaar - Spectors of the Future 
Hammock - Stranded Under a Helpless Sky 
Radiohead - Morning Mr Magpie 
The Books - A Cold Freezing Night 
Working for a Nuclear Free City - A black square with four yellow stars 
Asa - Sweeter Things 
Brackles & Shortstuff - Broken Harp 
Alcost Blvd - DMZ Chill 
Apox - Hokaido 
Crucial Cuts - Time 
Redifine - Love N Learn 
Son!ka - Bright Light 
Fujiya & Miyagi - Ventriloquizzing 
Appleblim & Ramadanman - Sous le Sable 
George Fitzgerald - Don't You (SCB remix) 
Noraj Cue - Homesick 
FaltyDL - St Marks (Cosmin TRG remix)

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And lastly BTM20110330, which I'm proud to say doesn't feature any garage or dubstep at all; it's been a while that I've managed to do that. It probably won't last, but hey - it makes me happy. :)

Tracklisting

Mordant Music - Inn Ohm The Lake 
Hammock - Birds Flying in Sequence 
Yimino - Bintliptick 
Hiatus - Save yourself 
Jam Baxter - BarrelEyeSpookFish 
Wagon Christ - King's Lynn 
Wisp - Library Grey 
Penfold Plum - Cagney Driver 
Working for a Nuclear Free City - B.A.R.R.Y. 
Radiohead - Bloom 
Holy Fuck - Bontempi Latin 
Fujiya & Miyagi - Cat Got Your Tongue 
Chandarit Singh - Raga Bairagi 
8Bitch - Astarte 
Glasser - Tremel 
School of Seven Bells - ILU 
FaltyDL - All in the place 
Daniel Masolo - Ritmo Especial 
Yoshinori Sunahara - Unconscious Fragment 
Gold Panda - Marriage (Baths remix) 
The Field - Sun and Ice


BTM20110330 by machv

Mach V @ Back to Mine, 20110216 - The slacker returns

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Ok, ok... I'm slacking. Not only is this recording from last week, there's no recording from this week to upload, because... hmmm well I took a break. You might wonder what inspired me to not do a set this week and I'm still wrestling around for a decent enough answer for that and I think it's because it's a combination of things. Firstly, I'm not completely happy with this recording; not just because the strange behaviour Torq displayed during Antony Shakirs' "Stereotype", but... well I don't know... It comes across a bit more melancholic than I was going for at the end... or maybe it just wasn't that coherent and each time I listened to it back, it felt a bit weird. Secondly, I've been so distracted with the new Radiohead LP I haven't really listened to anything else, which made it difficult for me to think about a set (apart from one made up soley of the LP) and thirdly, well it's was my birthday on Saturday (19th) and therefore I don't have to do anything and don't have to come up with a excuse for you all - you're just going to have to live with it. ;) Normal service will be resumed shortly. :) Oh and one last thing - massive congratulations to Jamie (Cato Basevi) and Charity (Sagesse Sautereau) who got married last week - it was a honour to be with you on a very special day for you and for all of us. :) Here's the


Tracklisting

Marconi Union - Interiors
Mathew Jonson - When Love Feels Like Crying
Shed - Ithaw
Antony "Shake" Shakir - Stereotype
Sepalcure - Inside
Sepalcure - Fleur
SCB - 3_5
Will Saul & Mike Monday - Sequence 1
West Norword Cassette Library - Mrs Fingers
James Blake - Tell her Safe
Pariah - C-Beams
S.Carey - Broken
Kidkanevil - The Floating World
Julio Bashmore - Around
Scuba - Tracers
Pariah - Prism
Eliphino - L.F. (I know)
Fujiya & Miyagi - Ventriloquizzing



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Mach V @ Back To Mine, 20110209

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Apologies for the lack of an update this week - I'm currently suffering from a carb coma and my brain is all bread. So lets skip the chit chat and move on swiftly to the

Tracklisting:

Hammock - Stranded Under Endless Sky
Casino vs Japan - Hush Hush
S. Carey - We Fell
Model 500 - Sonic Sunset (Calm Mix)
Shed - Waved Mind/Archive Document (Original Mix)
Kenny Larkin - Androgenous
West Norwood Cassette Library - Blonde on Blonde
SCB - 20_4
Will Saul & Mike Monday - Small Moments
Wagon Christ - Manalyse This!
Pearson Sound - Blanked
Sepalcure - Fleur
George Fitzgerald - Don't You
Eliphino - You'll Know
Joker - Snake Eater
James Blake - Klavierwerke
Pariah - Prism
Sepalcure - No Think
Holy Fuck - Korg Rhythm Afro


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Mach V @ Back To Mine, 20110126

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And here's this week's Back To Mine, which, like last weeks show is predominantly fuelled by Bleep's Top 100 of 2010 and - for me on a personal level - really works well almost as a proper set in it's own right and covers most of my current musical bases. To the regular listeners of TBH I think this is "business as usual": start out ambient, move into electronica, slide into techno, garage and dubstep, fall back again into some left field dance and then somehow end up with some guys with guitars, then there's me, (despite my best efforts) getting the tracklisting wrong and a odd track which doesn't fit with the rest of the set at the end as some sort of "bonus", but this for me epitomises that "model"; and long may it continue. ;) Right, lets recorrect that...

Tracklisting

Richard Skelton - Threads Across the River 
Oneohtrix Point Never - Stress Waves 
Emeralds - Double Helix 
Len Faki - Kraft Und Licht 
Sei A - White Rainbow (original Mix) 
Luke Abbott - Whitebox 
Martin Buttrich - You Must be this high 
Pariah - Railroad 
Kidkanenvil - The Floating World (Eliphino remix) 
Jon Hopkins - Vessel (Four Tet remix) 
Girl Unit - Wut 
NDV - LogarRiddmic 
Seiji - Yesman 
Daniel Maloso - Ritmo Especial 
Model 500 - OFI 
Daft Punk - Derezzed 
Holy Fuck - Red Lights 
Deerhunter - Desire Lines 
Avus- Reality Itself


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Mach V presents "The Bearding Hour" 20110123

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So here it is, the first of The Bearding Hour for 2011 and I'm very glad to say that the wonderful and charming Souum Cortes (aka Bruno Gravato) will be joining me on the the nights of The Beading Hour, at Back to Mine in Second Life and you can here his set which followed mine here http://www.mixcloud.com/souum/souumbtm-2011-01-23/. Oh the picture that accompanies this post is my new guitar and I love it. :) Anyway as I've got two podcasts to upload and blog about today, I think it's time for less whaffle and more

Tracklisting

Pink Floyd - Fearless 
Neil Young - Old Man 
Peter Broderick - Below It 
The Books - There is no There 
The Tallest Man on Earth - King of Spain 
Canned Heat - Up The Country 
Megafaun - Where You Belong 
Jack Rose - Blues for Percy Danforth 
Dan Arborise - I Cannot Find 
Laura Veirs - I Can See Your Tracks 
Horse Feathers - Albina 
Genesis - Harlequin 
Bibio - Dopplerton 
Tunng - The Wind Up Bird 
Anais Mitchell/Rachel Reis - When you fall 
James Taylor - Going to Carolina (live 2010)

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Mach V @ Back To Mine, 20110119

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This weeks podcast (and a few to follow, I'm sure) is mostly a subset of an awesome christmas present my lovely wife Miko got me - the Bleep top 100 tracks of 2010 and I'm still not listening to all the tracks yet! :) The rest come from Jon Hopkins'  awesome Original Soundtrack from the Vertigo Films produced movie "Monsters", Daft Punk's superb and supportive OST for "Tron Legacy" and one track from the up and coming Tel Aviv based future garage label Botanika that you'll be hearing more of from me, I'm sure.  Anyway I'll let you get on as I'll be giving you two podcasts this week as Sunday 23rd Jan is time for the first of The Bearding Hour shows of 2011. Excited? You Betcha! :) Here's this week's

Tracklisting

Jon Hopkins - Monsters Theme
Daft Punk - Finale
Cyclobe - How Acla Disappeared from Earth
Shed - 44a (Hard Wax Forever!)
Oriol - Night and Day
James Blake - CYMK
Velour - Booty Slammer
Julio Bashmore - Footsteppin'
Bunny on Acid - Oxygen (NDV remix)
Model 500 - OFI
Health - Before Tigers (Gold Panda rmx)
SCB - Hard Boiled VIP
Darling Farah - Berline (Funkineven Remix)
oOoOO _ Burnout Eyes
Rustie - Hyperthrust
Lorn - Cherry Moon
Sepalcure - The Warning
Mathew Jonson - Love in the Future
Om Unit - Lavender
Seams - Platz


BTM20110119 by machv

Mach V @ Back To Mine, 20110112

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Welcome to 2011, Music Miners! Sorry that's taken a while to get the wheels rolling back on the wagon that is Back To Mine, in Second Life, but... well... you know how it is... ;) Anyway we're back on track. I hope you all had a wonderful and restful break and are now all gee'd up for a new year. While I was off I was delighted to find out that I got a special mention in the magical A Strangely Isolated Place blog's 2010 round up under the letter V, as part of the continued sight & sonic enslaught that is Echaskech, which was a wonderful way to round off 2010. I can only once again urge you to subscribe to ASIP as it is an essential musical feast; let's put it this way: if you like these shows you'll love ASIP. On the Echaskech tip, I met up with Dom last night at Echaskech Presents... Concrete for a back to back DJ set and lots of new nebulous Echaskech tracks were given their first light of day, and I have to say the crowd feedback was most encouraging. Many exciting things are being planned and acted upon in the Echaskech sphere: keep 'em peeled and pinned back, peeps cos we've some treats in the pipeline. Thanks to all who came down and made a great night a whole load better. We had a blast. :) Oh and a BIG THANK YOU to whoever added my last blog to StumbleUpon; my web analytics were way up over the festive season and it was all thanks to you. :) Anyway, here's this weeks...

Tracklisting

Casino vs Japan - Hello You
Strategy - Cathedral Spark
8Bitch - Orpheus
Actress - Supreme Cunnilingus
Camille - Le Juene Fille aux Cheveux Blancs
Laura Viers - July Flame
Midlake - Roscoe
Hallo Gallo 2010 - Blinkgurtel
Rocketnumbernine - Matthew & Toby
Anthony Shakir - Arise
Gold Panda - Vanilla Minus
Sepalcure - Every Day of my life
James Blake - CMYK
CRST - Roulette
Tokimonsta - Glaring Lights
Anthony Shakir - Detroit State of Mind
Isan - The Race To Be First Home

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Mach V @ Back To Mine, 20101214 - The Best of 2010

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So here it is, the Mach V musical montage of the year, an audio annual for 2010 and what a great year it's been for music, and one I've been glad to say has shown me new paths and alley ways of music to carry on persuing and sharing with you all. But as this show is well over 2 hours long I'll let the music do the talking and, with no further ado here are...

Top Ten LPs (In no particular order)

  • Jonsi & Alex - Riceboy sleeps
  • Verulf - Territorial
  • Jonsi - Go
  • LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
  • Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
  • Pantha de Prince - Bohemian Forest
  • Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner
  • Bonobo - Black Sands
  • aKido - Gamechanger
  • Mount Kimbie - Crooks and Lovers

But that's not the end of it because without the eps, singles & free tracks that have made it on to my hard drive it would've been a very different year. After a couple of years almost just buying LPs I'm back buying singles and back into dance music, but not Drum and Bass, but Garage... or is it Dubstep? Or Croydon techno? Or Crackhouse? Or even Funky? Or is it Bassline? Who really knows and personally I don't really care - all I really care is that good music is still being made and that makes me exceptionally happy. I must thank a few people for being great friends, with amazing knowledge, patience and everyone of you for listening in occasionally. Without you guys life would be dull and empty so, to name some names: Much love to Miko, Souum, Jacomo, Lanne Wise, Stricky, eskigirl, Johnny Clash, Marky de Sade, Remote, Barry Dark, Tentonatom, Jose, Paul Noble, Seb White, Kirsty the svelte one, Digger, Nettie, Dom, Andy, Helle, Vera, Sarah, Antony, Annie, Nik, Sparky, Elliot, Princess Cranky, Henry, Samson, Aidan, Amukidi, Shi-i----i-i-i-i---iva, Saul, Jon Input Junkie, Penny, Jon & Serena (Just Music), Jon Hopkins, Andy Digitonal, Joshu I love acid, Jo (silent eclipse), Dr Mo, Adam Ombudsman, Daddy Love, Zbornak!!, Jubert, Transient, Ryan at A Strangely Isolated Place blog, everyone involved in Festinho, Mal, Charity and Cato, VGemm, Alex Nimmo, Pete Lawrence, Quey, Reg Minke, Tom Branston, Mikey Baby, Andrea, Graham Petch, Duck, Bruce Bickerton, Paddy, Aidan, Gary Delboy, Kai, Deirdre, Ravis, 2nd Thoughts, Dierdre, Rose, Dave n Dave. Here's the

Tracklisting (Top Ten Albums)

Jonsi & Alex: Happiness
Verulf: Shot with Gold
Jonsi:Tornado
LCD Soundsystem: Dance Yrself Clean
Gorillaz: Stylo
aKido: Radium Girls
Gold Panda: You
Pantha de Prince: Lay in a Shimmer
Bonobo: 1009
Mount Kimbie: Carbonated

(the rest)

Joy Orbison: Shrew who would have cushioned the blow
Dark Sky: Something to Lose
Magnetic Man: I Need Air
Katy B: On a Mission
Zinc & Dynamite: Wile Out
Caribou: Sun
Booka Shade: Teenage Spaceman
School of Seven Bells: Half Asleep (Lusine remix)
Max Cooper: Chaotisch Serie (Echaskech remix)
Yoshinori Sunahara: Subliminal
Horizon Fire: Passed out in a Datsun
Sounds From The Ground: The Land
Glasser: Mirrorage
Vital Substance: Beyond Belief

See you in 2011!


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