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DJ Set from Concrete, 28th July 2012

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Well hello there. :) Sorry for the Radio silence over the last few months, hope you haven't been too lost without me. Things have been busy for me - I've been touring with Beardyman as his Visual dude for some European gigs and the usual sets at Concrete have been going well, but I've been neglecting the website even since "Send in the Drones", really; I wanted  to let that mix sit at the top of my soundcloud page and website, and not get bogged down with my usual regular updates, but now it's time to continue. So, to start with here's 72 minutes from the last time I played at Concrete - hope you like it. Here's the Tracklisting

Juan Atkins - Dayshift (Olivers Nightshift Remix) (Outro) Heartbreak Kids - Waking Into a Prior Dream Jorge Caiado & Mathew Jonson - Ecovillage Dusky - Flo Jam Jack Dixon - You Won't Let Me Jack Dixon - Black Paint Julio Bashmore - Au Seve Dusky - Every Day Mosca - Gold Bricks, I See You Goldffinch - Model Lush - Spatial Love Todd Edwards - Love Inside MJ Cole/The Wideboys - Nothing but trouble (wideboys remix) Rodney P - Trouble (MJ Cole Rerub) Hot City - If That's How I Feel Toyc & Zulu - Needs To Be Said Guy Andrews - Hands In Mine Fidser - Check This Out

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Djing at Bar Concrete, 8pm - late pm May 12th 2012 (free entry)

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Just to let you know that, under the guise of Echaskech Presents... I'll be manning the  DJ controls at Bar Concrete, Hayward Gallery, South Bank Center from 8pm till late. Expect a mixture of cutting edge downtempo, electronica, deep house, tech house, techno, electro, juke, footwork, garage and dubstep... so just the usual bag of tricks. :)

Send in the Drones: New Ambient mix, Free Download, 320kbps

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Ok time for a welcome change of pace and a return to the chill out room. This mix I've been planning for over a year now, but hadn't found the time to sit down and really work on the idea until just recently. Initially I wanted to make a mix of purely droney, ambient music but I kept coming across tunes that fitted too well with the flow of the mix which weren't droney at all, but the title, had to stay, so for those Ambient Drone purists, I hope you won't mind the occasional forays into recognisable melody and occasional beat. :). My original idea was to showcase ambient drones and, apart from the notable exceptions, I think that idea is still at the heart of the mix. If you disagree, well... tough. It's very important for me to thank a few people who were instrumental in making this mix happen: Ali at Inspiral Cafe who originally muttered that he didn't like ambient drones which made me want to prove him wrong; Ryan at A Strangely Isolated Place blog for the Ex Confusion track that will be coming out in ASIP's new "Places" series, along with the Echaskech "626" track which was specifically written for my BT Tower video as well as general awesomeness for all his support of awesome electronic leftfield music, without which I wouldn't have found so much of the music that I love today; to Future Sequence for their wonderfully free "SEQUENCE" compilations which you can get from their website, to Andy from Digitonal for the recommendation of the fantastic Leaves "Leaving Eleven" compilation, another great ambient freebie; to Ed McFarlane for his inspirational soundcloud mix "Bells of Adderbury Church (bellsofadderburychurch by edmacfarlane) (where I shamelessly nicked the first track from); To Echaskech for their continued patience and support, as well as the awesome 626 track; To Tom Green (Another Fine Day), for him generosity and musical genius, and finally to Jean "Moebius" Giraud (http://www.moebius.fr/), who's artwork I've used for this, who sadly died March 10, 2012. Moebius was, without a doubt, the finest and most moving comic book artist I've ever come across, and though his style and influence can been seen in most of the sci-fi blockbusters over the last 30 years or more, it's his stories that touch me the most; The Airtight Garage, Incal, Arzach just to name a few all moved in a different plane from other writers & artists, blending sci fi with a journey into surrealism, humour and spirituality. Gir, you will be missed and remembered forever and this mix is dedicated to your memory. STOE ORKEO! Tracklisting (links to the free downloadable ones) 00:00 Mark McGuire - Alma (reprise) 01:00 Echaskech - Tundra (from Future Sequence - SEQUENCE2 ) 05:27 Jonsi & Alex - Boy 1906 08:22 Future Sound of London - Max 11:06 Mara Carlyle - Pianni (From Accidental Records) 13:07 Maps & Diagrams - Domane (from Future Sequence - SEQUENCE2 ) 15:41 Mountains - Blue Lanterns On East Oxford 19:17 Panda Bear - Drone 22:39 Widesky - _____ is Also Movement (from Future Sequence - SEQUENCE2 ) 26:20 Ex Confusion - Before We Begin (Forthcoming release on Asip Places) 30:10 Digitonal - Polaris (From Leaves - Leaving 11) 32:54 Verülf - Iroko (From Verulf -Territorial) 35:00 Hammock - Longest Year 37:20 Vangelis - Love Theme 41:00 Umber - I Wasn't Aiming For The Ocean (Asip exclusive) 46:50 The Bird and the Bee - Spark 50:30 Parks - Song for Autumn 59:15 Biosphere - Monju-2 1:02:55 Jon Hopkins - Journey 1:05:11 Another Fine Day - Spring Song 1:07:37 Echaskech - 626 (Forthcoming release from Asip Places)  Send In The Drones by machv

Mix Archive: Hi-Fidelity (1997) and Robotic Transform Cassette (1998) Classic Atmospheric DnB

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Ok, sets from the archives for you. Before I went by the DJ name of Mach V (and before a certain Brazilian Drum and Bass Supremo came over to these shores) I went by the name of DJ Marky. This first set comes from 1997 when I was totally in love with Atmospheric Drum and Bass; I was a true Good Looking Organisation fan boy and these mixes goes to show how much. I'd actually thought I'd lost both of these when we got rid of all our tapes (as they were originally recorded and distributed to my friends on good old TDK AD90 cassettes) but I was contacted by an old friend of mine who now lives in Australia who still had copies of the tapes and had encoded them for me. So here it is for you it all it's splendour. They still sound amazing today, 15 years later. Here's the Tracklisting

Woofer: Negativeland - Hiccups Intense - Careless Minds The Invisible Man - Spiritual Awareness New Balance - Reflections The Invisible Man - Stormfields Blu Mar Ten - Future Proof P.F.M. - The Mystics

Tweeter Rozi Size Reprazent - Brown Paper Bag Zephyrus - Dubgnostics P.F.M. - The Eleventh Hour Flytronik - Overcast Swing Blu Mar Ten - Myriad Dave Wallace - Waves Aphrodite - Spice (of the gods remix)

Hi-Fidelity: Atmospheric Drum and Bass set from 1997 by machv

this next one's from a year later but still originally recorded and distributed on wonderful TDK cassettes.

Tracklisting

Klaatu: Blu Mar Ten: Slipstream Blame: Centuries Seba: Remedy Artemis: Alysian Fields Artemis: Sun Voyage Motive One: Loop Progression Hieroglphix: Rhythm is Back

R2D2: Guardians of Dalliance: Blue Green Carlito: Second Coming Big Bud: Mystique TQ1: Tunnel Vision Voyager: Apollo Odyssey: Object* Blu Mar Ten: Fall KMC: Alpha Centuri

*Oh, by the way THIS IS THE BEST ATMOSPHERIC DRUM AND BASS TUNE EVER!

Robotic Transform Cassette: Atmospheric Drum and Bass set 1998 by machv

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, 20111104 R

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Ok, it's time for another one and, as Garage and Techno seem to be holding hands at the moment (thanks to labels like Hotflush), this one features a lot more Techno than Garage, something I've been looking forward to doing for a while. I've been sitting on this one for a month as I needed to find some time to edit it to an acceptable length (the original set was over 2 hours) and the second half wasn't all that much cop, to be honest so here is the edited version which makes me sound like a far better DJ than I actually was on the night. ;) This is also the last mix done with Torg, now I've got a Traktor S2 controller to play with so I'm hoping, for all future mixes, the sound quality will impove, the weird occasional stuttering and dragging will disappear from my sets as will the horrible machine code leak that seems to feature in all of the Torq recordings. Ok I'll shup now. ;) Monday Hates You 2

Tracklisting Martyn - Love & Machines Martyn - Masks Renaissance Man - Brainstorm Sigha - HF029A1 SCB- Mace The Field - It's Up There Gui Boratto - The Third Booka Shade - Scaramanga Paul Woolford/Psycatron - Stolen (Dub mix) TOYC - Joompa Radiohead - Feral (Lorn remix) Sepalcure - Pencil Pimp Ben Westbeech - Falling (Dark Sky remix) Scuba - Never Rodney P - The Future (MJ Cole rerub) Todd Edwards - I Hear Him (Listen remix) Mosca - Bax Detboi feat Mista Men - Sanctuary of Love (Detboi Deep remix) Live at Monday Hates You, 20111104 R by machv

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 presents “The Bearding Hour” 20110925

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Hewett Street Cowboy


Ok this one has taken a while to get to you and, for that, please accept my sincere apologies; the live recording wasn't right (again) and it needed some post production TLC which I've now completed, as you will hopefully not hear.
Tracklisting
Hammock - Lonely, Some Quietly Wander in the Hall of Stars
Bon Iver - I can't make you love me/Nick of Time
Conquering Animal Sound - Ira
Horse Feathers - Drain You
Broadcast 2000 - Don't Weigh Me Down
Tunng - Red & Green
Origamibiro - Brother Of Dusk & Umber
Warpaint - Baby
Alexander Wolf - Stuck Under September
Gillian Welch - The Way It Will Be
Fink - Wheels
John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillin'
Dosh - Country Road X
Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
Fleet Foxes - Blue Spotted Tail
Umber - The Day We Left For Earth
Vondelpark - Feat B
I'm Not A Gun - Sundays will never Change
Michael Kiwanuke - I'm Getting Ready



The Bearding Hour, 20110925 by machv

Live at Monday Hates You - 20110926

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Monday Hates You

Calling all garage heads (Gold teeth, valentinos and dreads). Big thanks to Bam Bam Sound for the lots of inspiration on this one, notably from the first Mosca to the first Addison Groove track is all down to them. Watch out for the "Slow Jamz" bit in the middle. Recorded via Nicecast at 320kbps for your optimum listening and dancing pleasure.

Tracklisting

Sepalcure : Every Day of My Life (Jimmy Edgar Remix) 
Block 16: Morning Sun (Pepe Bradock's Brad Deep Remix) 
George Fitzgerald: Hearts 
Braille: Chain Gang 
XXXY: Swing Those Hips 
Mosca: Done Me Wrong 
West Norwood Cassette Library : Get Lifted 
Trevino : Chip 
Peverelist: Dance til the police come (Original Mix) 
Addison Groove: This is it 
MJ Cole/The Wideboys: Nothing But Trouble (Wideboys remix) 
Mosca: Bax 
Boxcutter: Other People 
Arkist: Fill My Coffee 
Joker feat Silas: Slaughter House 
Skream: Hats Off 
Dark Sky: Something to Lose 
Addison Groove: Minutes Of Funk (original mix) 
CRST: Heartbeat (part 1) 
Rustie: Ultra Thizz



Live at Monday Hates You, 20110926 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

BTM20110914 by machv

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


BTM20110831 by machv

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