Second Life

New Mix: In Dingo Veritas

 Recorded live in Second Life at Veritas Club, warming up for the magnificent Theatre of Delays it's an over 2 hour selection weaving between electronica, deep, tech and acid house. Thanks to Carrmine and Nadia for letting me play. Oh and sorry about it being in mono at the beginning - bit of technical glitch - if you wait 20 minutes it switches over tp Super Stereo Sound eventually

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)

Live at Monday Hates You, 20120227

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Recorded live for those lucky people at Monday Hates You, At Whispering Falls in Second Life. Track listing

Scuba - Ignition Key Jack Dixon/Rick Grant - Muted Mikix the Cat - Connected Martin Buttrich - I Lost My Wallet Martin Buttrich - Again Enjoyed - Teeth Disclosure - Flow Jack Dixon - Coconuts (Disclosure remix) Braille - Leaving Without You Christophe - The Force (Julio Bashmore piano mix) Locked Groove - Rooted Gui Boratto - Opus 17 Max Cooper - Darkroom Ramadanman - Don't Change For Me West Norwood Cassette Library - Say What? Vandera & Lostlojic - Volt MJ Cole - Sincere (Nero remix) Echo Park - Fibre Optic (12th Planet & Finch remix) Salva - Keys Open Doors (Machinedrum remix)

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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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Welcome to the New Website (and have a couple of mixes while you're here)

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Hello you lovely people and welcome to the newly designed DJ Mach V website. Lots of more helpful navigation and catagorisation has been added (above) as well as lots of helpful, handy social media plug ins (over to the right) so you can easily find my facebook page and tweets; there's even a tag cloud down below, which I've been wanting for a while. The work has all been done by my lovely wife, Miko Coffey, who's awesome talents have sourced and customised a brilliant new template for my posts as well as the frankly awesome new customised logo and backdrop, as well as a new backdrop to my twitter page. We've also moved the site onto new servers, which we have more admin control over.  I do hope you like it; please take some time in looking aorund, and please be vocal with your feedback in the comments below (or tweet me at @djmachv , if  you prefer). We've got a few more tweaks and shuffles to do but if you have any suggestions or find anything wrong, do let me know. I'm looking to expand the blog into other areas (occasional reviews, random photos, and anything else that comes to mind) and not just a endless continuum of "here's another mix for you" blog posts, but the new layout and navigation should mean that you can find the content that you want much easier and faster than before. In other news, for now I'm going to stop doing the weekly Back To Mine shows - they've been fun and very cathartic to do, but it's also a lot of work to keep them up on a regular basis. I'm not going to say that it's the death of the format as I'm not getting to play out all the amazing music I find, and I can see me wanting to share that with you all, but for now I need let it rest. The Club, in Second Life, will, of course, remain. If you do want a weekly hit of awesome mixes  I suggest you track the awesome Marky de Sade's 52 mixes project. I know I am.

Not that this means I'm going to abandon your ears completely; I still want to keep up The Bearding Hours, combined with occasional appearances at Monday Hates You, and, now I've migrated over to Traktor Pro 2 and an S2 control surface, it means I can record more live sets for you (most, if not all, the sets I've uploaded have previously recorded by Nicecast when broadcasting from home). Oh and if you ever thought of buying Traktor, it's great. Bye Bye DVS, Bye Bye Torq. It's been great, but, when you go back and read my blog posts over the last couple of years you get a sense of how unreliable Torq actually was and how much I was in denial about it. Traktor's stability, UI and function are worlds apart. But then so's the price. And if you want to argue whether, in using a control surface I'm actually a "DJ" anymore, go ahead, fill ya boots; I'm quite happy with using it. Anyway... I digress. Here are a couple of mixes you might have missed:

The first was recorded at London's Elektrowerks, as an opening set for the awesome new electronica club night "Fields" (@ldnflds) (picture above). As a warm up set I'm really happy with it. I hope it helps keep you warm, too. ;)

Tracklisting is as follows:

Death In Vegas - Your Loft My Acid The Walls - Into Our Midst Specta Ciera - Glowing Colours Alucidnation - Technically Warm The Field - It's Up There Tycho - Coastal Break (Hatchback's Cosmic Caviar Dub) James Yuill - Packt Like Sardines In a Crushd Tin Box LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 Theo Parrish Space Cadet Remix Zed Bias - Koolade ft Toddla T, MdCL Prince - Hot Thing Extended Mix Claude Von Stroke - Big & Round Maya Jane Coles - Focus Now Banco de Gaia _ Gamelah (Dub 3) Martin Buttrich - You Must Be This High Ramadanman/Appleblim - Void 23 (Carl Craig remix) Scuba - Adrenalin Julio Bashmore - Battle of Middle You Buraka Som Sistema - Restless (Julio Bashmore remix) XXXY - Kerpow Dark Sky - Neon Todd Edwards - I hear him (Listen Remix) Rodney P - Trouble (MJ Cole Re-Rub) Sepalcure - Every Day of My Life (Jimmy Edgar Remix)

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The second is from Bar Concrete (@barconcrete ) as part of the continuing residency of Echaskech Presents. It's quite housey (and yes I still have trouble writing that down, let alone saying it out loud), but never mind that here's the...

Tracklisting

Posthuman - Europa Sky (echaskech remix) Crazy Penis - You started something Herbert - Audience Claude Von Stroke - Vocal Chords Lee Jones - Duvel Maya Jane Coles - Little One James What - It Feels Wrong (Lee Curtis remix) Martyn - Ghost People George Fitzgerald - Don't You (SCB remix) SCB - Klinik Sepalcure - The One Lando Kal - Further Lee Jones - Moment Max Cooper - Echoes Reality (Si Begg remix) Hot Chip - I Feel Better (Max Cooper remix) Jon Hopkins - Light Through The Veins (Ewan Pearson remix) Jacques Green - Tell Me (Kingdom edit) Radiohead - Feral (Lone remix)

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Live At Monday Hates You, 20111017

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MHY Falling Down

Yes, it's that time again. Another fun packed journey out to the Garage and back, peformed/mixed live on Monday 17th Oct 2011, down at Back To Mine, in Second Life. We now have a Monday Hates You facebook site - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Monday-Hates-You/147540402011527 - all to help you get through the week by vigourously rubbing you down with a restorative sonic shower, specifically designed to aid and combat Mondayitis, which is something we at MHY International HQ (floating 2000 miles above sea level) take very seriously indeed.

Talking of facebook (yes, that thing is still going) as my old Musical Appreciation Group seems to be heading off to the great facebook group heaven, I've now started a facebook page for Mach V - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mach-V/145657268832564 - which I hope you'll take some time out of your busy day and go and click "like". My ego and hopefully your ears will be eternally grateful. :) Oh but now i really need to tell you the

Tracklisting

Sepalcure - Love Pressure (Lando Kal remix) 
Q-Tip - Work It Out (Disclosure Booty Call Edit) (Free DL Work It Out - Q-Tip (Disclosure Booty Call Edit) FREE D/L by Disclosure.
Geeneus - Get Low ft Ms Dynamite (Free DL http://www.xlr8r.com/mp3/2011/10/get-low-feat-ms-dynamite
George Fitzgerald - Reset (original mix) 
XXXY - Kerpow (Free DL http://www.adultswim.com/promos/201109_unclassified/) 
Zed Bias - Yagga featuring Serocee 
Arkist - Reflex Blast (Free DL http://www.xlr8r.com/news/2011/09/download-free-ep-arkist
Martyn - Right?Star! 
Trevino - Chip 
Zed Bias - Neighbourhood featuring MC Rumpus, Micky Prince (Biasonic Version) 
Geeneus - Knife and Gun ft. Riko, Wiley and Breeze (Dusk & Blackdown 2step mix) (Free DL http://www.adultswim.com/promos/201109_unclassified/) 
Zed Bias - Badness feat. Skream 
Synkro - Reservior 
Grizzly J - Crux 
Rustie - Ultra Thizz 
Buraka Som Sistema - Restless (Julio Bashmore remix) 
Martin Buttrich - Cruise Control 
SCB - Loss 
Untold - Gonna work out fine 
Grizzly J - Mr Wiggles

Live At Monday Hates You, 20111017 by machv

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)



BTM20110803 by machv


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

BTM20110720 by machv

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

BTM20110727 by machv

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



BTM20110713 by machv

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

BTM20110706 by machv

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



BTM20110629 by machv

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)

BTM20110504 by machv

BTM20110406 - TBH20110403 (extended) & BTM20110420

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Yes, yes... I know. More slacking on the blog posts and set uploads but there are some very good excuses; I'm just not going to tell you what they are. ;) Suffice it to say that I've been VERY BUSY with other things... to be specific it's video like things and you'll get to see what that is somewhat later, when it's all finished. But right now I've got for you a couple of shows, the first chronologically is an extended set of The Bearding Hour after I forgot to record the original broadcast of it on Sunday 3rd April. I decided that, because I really enjoyed the set I played, I'd use my "Back To Mine" slot on Wednesday 6th April to recreate the set with a few bonus tracks thrown in to make it up to 90 minutes instead of the usual 60. So, here it is - Back To Mine, The Bearding Hour or even The Bearding Hour and a Half, if you will. Take a moment to take in the

Tracklisting

Josh T. Pearson - Thou Art Loosed
Boduf Songs - Things not to be Done on the Sabbath
Fink  - Pills In My Pocket
Radiohead - Faust Arp
Beak - The Maker
Bibio - The Palm Of Your Wave
Origamibiro - Vitreous Detachment
José González - Heartbeats
Suzanne Vega - Small Blue Thing
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
The Thousands - To Save The Truth
Mountain Man - Buffalo
Laura Veirs - Life Is Good Blues
Stornoway - The End Of The Movie
Yes - Wonderous Stories
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Running On Fumes
Verülf - Sometimes the Light Would Guide Us
Peter Broderick - With A Key
Tunng - Arms
John Martyn - Don't Want To Know
Snowblink - Ambergris
Crystal Bowersox - Holy Toledo
The Tallest Man On Earth - A Lion's Heart

BTM20110406 - TBH20110403 by machv

The next is the Back To Mine from this week making a full 3 hours of music for you to wrap your lugholes round. Here's the

Tracklisting

Hammock - Lonely, Some Quietly Wander in the Hall of Stars 
Leo Abrahams - Scene Memory 
Lawrence - Sunrise 
Shed - 44A (Hard Wax Forever!) 
SCB - 3_5 
My My - Price tag (Appleblim & Komonazmuk remix) 
Sepalcure - The Warning 
FaltyDL - The Groove 
Lee Jones - Aria 
West Norwood Cassette Library - Blonde on Blonde 
Martin Buttrich - Well Done 
Mogwai - George Square Thatcher Death Party 
Wagon Christ - Ain't He Heavy, He's my Brother 
Transient - Ain't no cure for the way you walk 
oOoOO - Burnout Eyes 
Girl Unit - Wut 
Joker - Snake Eater 
Dark Sky - Drowned City 
XXXY - Rain (Jack Sparrow remix)


BTM20110420 by machv

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


Live at Monday Hates You 20110321 by machv


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)

BTM20110323 by machv

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, 20100316 - irratically weekly till i die

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Marky's Venn Diagram of Hugs

(picture courtesy of The Venn & Strick infographic team) 
So what's all this about a weekly show?? ;) Ok fair does - my apologies once again for the lack of musical updates, I've either been not well or having a RL take over, which has prevented me getting behind the decks for you, but I'm back now and next week sees me playing three times in in SL. Monday it's the return of "Monday Hates You" and features djs from four countries - UK, Italy, USA and Netherlands - all set in bringing joy to your Monday as much as they can - at 7:00pm GMT/12:00 SLT/PDT I'll be kicking proceedings off with some garage and melodic techno, at 8:30/1:30 the stream will switch over to Italy and the super sexy nudisco & electroclash stylings of Bibdui will be taking over the dance floor; at 10:00/3:00 we hit state side with Yuzien Born, who brings his awesome Breakbeat and Indie Dance tracks out to play. At 11:30/4:30 we travel to the realms of the magical, with a live performance from ^v Split Phase, a exciting house and techno act featuring the genius of Transient Zeluco, who's DJ sets at Suffugium on a Saturday night we unmissable for me. Lastly, but by no means least, at 1:00/6:00 The maestro of tech and tech house, Noraj Cue finishes off the evening, with warm smiles all round. Then on Wednesday will be Back to Mine (if I'm recovered enough by then!) and on Sunday 27th, 9:00pm it's time for the next delve into the world of acoustic and folk music, with another selection for The Bearding Hour.

But that's all for next week, you've still got digest this weeks podcast (oh that skream LP is from here ), so without further adieu, here's the

Tracklisting

Lost Idol - Organswell 
Lost Idol - Full of Dust & Guitars 
Nicolas Jaar - Space is the Only Noise If You Can See 
Fujiya & Miyagi - OK 
Radiohead - Codex 
Yimino - Firen (reading edit) 
Eskmo - Color Dropping 
Gold Panda - Marriage (star slinger remix) 
Echaskech - Redeploy 
Jacques Green - Tell Me (kingdom edit) 
George Fitzgerald - Painted Jezebel 
Kavsrave vs Joy Orbison - Untightled 
Pearson Sound - Wad 
Cosmin TRG - See Other People (FaltyDl rmx) 
Addison Groove - Footcrab VIP 
Maddslinky - Ruled by YOur emotions 
Trentemoller - Moan (noraj cue edit in my mind) 
Skream - Intro 
Skream - Commercial Sellout 
Working for a nuclear free city - Autoblue 
Nate Dogg (RIP) & Warren G - Regulate

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



BTM20110216 by machv


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


BTM20110209 by machv


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


BTM20110126 by machv