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INFINITE BEAT / BROADCAST 38 / CIARRA BLACK

February 22, 9am

Broadcast 38 has been podcasted for your listening pleasure. First is a feature on a new release from the Bay Area’s treasured “hardware queen and sci-fi nerd,” The Creatrix. Called “Approaching an Abandoned Helm,” her gorgeous release out on No-Tech is full of ferocious, intoxicating techno. Highly recommended.

Afterwards is an exclusive mix from one of the rising stars of the East Coast techno scene, Ciarra Black. She is one half of the No-Tech label with J.R. Nelson, one half member of the noise/industrial/experimental techno duo Appetite with the lovely Jane Chardiet and she has her own No-Tech solo debut, Pendulum. Her mix features many No-Tech affiliates as well as many producers that echo her own love of raw electronics.

It is an honor to be able to share her perspective in the Bay Area. Enjoy.

Topazu played:

The Creatrix / Ionosphere / No-Tech

Ciarra Black played:

Truss / Brockweir / Perc Trax

E-Saggila / Soldier-Priest / Summer Isle

Pan Daijing / The Promise To The Fatherland

Tuning Circuits / I am A Non Believer / TFO PE

Pvre Matrix / Vague Nostalgias / No-Tech

Robert Hood / Alpha / M-Plant

Planetary Assault Systems / Hama Static / Osgut Ton

Ciarra Black / Dry Ice / Unreleased

Illusion of Safety With Dead Tech / Catalavox / Complacency/Deaf Eye

Liquid Asset / Contact / Unreleased

Clock DVA / Virtual Flesh / Contempo

The Creatrix / D’lex n’ritja / No-Tech

Helena Hauff Meets Andrea Gehm / Rupture / Solar One Music

December / Berds / Where To Now?

Ciarra Black / Dial / 1221

SHXCXCHCXSH / Vvvllllvvv / Avian

M/R / Let That Shit Breathe / L.I.E.S

Umwelt / Days Of Dissent / Boidae

Appetite / Kiss of Judas / Ascetic House

Dedekind Cut / So Far..So Good / Hospital

INFINITE BEAT / FEBRUARY 18 / CIARRA BLACK

February 18, 10am

Next guest mix is the very talented, very cool and very stunning producer Ciarra Black. Debut solo release Pendulum is out on her Brooklyn Label, No-Tech which she co-operates with J.R. Nelson. She is also a member of noise/industrial/techno duo Appetite with the lovely, equally talented Jane Chardiet. Her productions are full of ferocious power and I’m excited to be inviting her DJ skills on the show. Tune in from 4-6pm this Saturday.

INFINITE BEAT / BROADCAST 37 / C.L.A.W.S

February 8, 3pm

Broadcast 37 starts with a short feature on a collection of unreleased tracks from Earthen Sea. Recorded while he was still a resident in San Francisco before he ventured back to the East Coast, Earthen Sea self-released this series exclusively on his Bandcamp page. All proceeds of this release will be donated to the following organizations…

International Refugee Assistance Project
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
National Lawyers Guild

Afterwards is an exclusive mix, and a first time visit to the Radio Valencia studio, by the highly respected gentlemen of techno C.L.A.W.S. He is one third of the experimental post-punk trio Bronze (Not Not Fun Records, RVNG Intl), one half of Kit n C.L.A.W.S. with Kit Clayton and has many releases under his own moniker on Tigerbass Records.

Stygian Morass is his new EP release coming out on Left Hand Path and a newly launched label co-operated by both him and Solar called Squirrels on Film is setting the tone for this year in the best local techno excursions. The thriving underground dance music scene here in San Francisco wouldn’t exist if it were not for C.L.A.W.S. It surely would be poorly dressed. Enjoy.

 

Topazu played:

Earthen Sea / East Side / A Serious Thing

Earthen Sea / Willful Blindness / A Serious Thing

C.L.A.W.S played:

TM404 / 303/303/303/606 / TM404

Kit Clayton / Untitled / The Mimic and the Model #1

Muslimgauze / Death Of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale / Blind Horses

Survive / Other / RR7349

IMP / Rain Over Orion / Rain Over Orion 12″

Shemale / Black Magic Rites / Bunker 3074

Jonas Reinhardt / A Young Colossus / Ganymede

Steve Moore / Worldbuilding / Pangaea Ultima

HTRK / Body Lotion / Body Lotion 12″

Bronze / Everyday Sculptures / In Stone

Poligono Hindu Astral / Terra Incognita / 00110010

Sandra Electronics / It Slipped Her Mind / Want Need

Genders / ??? / ???

Jah Wobble / Blood Depression / V.I.E.P. Featuring Blueberry Hill

Robert Rental / ACC / Paralysis-ACC 12″

The Clash / One More Dub / Sandinista!

The Slits / Man Next Door / Man Next Door 12″

Holger Czukay, Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebezeit / Twilight World / Full Circle

Tones on Tail / Lions / Lions-Go! 12″

Peaking Lights / Tiger Eyes / 936

Tropikorps / Umbrella / Listen to Seashell

Jah Wobble / Today is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life / The Legend Lives On…Jah Wobble in Betrayal

INFINITE BEAT / BROADCAST 36 / BARRETT CLARK / JOEY CASIO / MICAH DANEMAYER / CASH ASKEW

January 24, 12pm

“Over the last few years, many of my peers have started to shift their creative path from rock and noise into the realms of hardware based ‘dance’ music. Tekno. This delights me to no end, I feel like I’ve been waiting for this shift most of my adult life. I get asked for technical troubleshooting advice at least once or twice a week…I don’t mind, I love nerding out n helping out…but to be honest this is the advice I have to offer:

Stop trying to be a Performer and try to learn how to be a Facilitator. This is not rock n roll…let go of its mythology of western individualism and accept that you are an active participate in something larger than yourself. Lets do this.”

~Joey Casio

This is the last installment of a two part series celebrating the lives, work and legacy of many artists who are no longer with us. These are the East Bay’s Psychick Warriors: Barrett Clark (R.M.S., Polar, RPTN, Katabatik), Joey Casio, Micah Danemayer (Paralycyst, Discarded) and beautifully enigmatic Cash Askew (Them Are Us Too, Crecendo).

This broadcast also features unreleased tracks and live performances from the many projects that these artists were a part of. Accenting Shadows, Polar, Opulence, Obsidian Blade, Red Cellar, Paralycyst, Crecendo, Prist and Heavenly. They are deeply personal tracks for many of us in the studio as they represent these profoundly gifted artists. There are also tracks featured that they loved and were moved by.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this: Jay Fields (Exillon), Nihar (Surface Tension, Nine), Aja Archuleta (Crecendo, Piano Rain, Aja Vision) and The Creatrix. Special thanks to Valentyn. Finally, thank you to all of our listeners. It has been a blessing to get through this with all of you.

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Topazu played:

Nuit Hadit / Incantation / Katabatik Kollektion 1

Nihar Bhatt & Exillon played:

Accenting Shadows / Tide Fall

Polar / Track 3 / How Many Grey Dots

Polar / Midnight Rituals / Circadian Rhythms

RPTN / Excerpt of Live from the Crypt / Unreleased

Aja Archuleta played:

Joey Casio / The Frame / The Frame 7″

Uncanny Valley / End Game / Speaking In Prosthetic Tongues

Opulence / Recognize Yr Power (equal power version) / Unreleased

Obsidian Blade / Paradam Genes / Katabatik Kollektion 6

Obsidian Blade / Live at Katabatik Summer Solstice Kampout 2016 1st track

The Creatrix played:

Red Cellar / Mutants to the Front / Live at Obscura Machina

Paralycyst / Damage Done / Discarded 007

Paralycyst / Untitled / Unreleased

Regis / Rites / Divine Ritual

Tropic of Cancer / The Dull Age / The Dull Age / Victims 10″

Vangelis / End Titles / Blade Runner Soundtrack

Aja Archuleta played:

Them Are Us Too / Marilyn / Remain

Crescendo / What is This Place (Version) / Live Performance

Prist / Kakc / Unreleased

Heavenly / Tears Rain Heavenly / Unreleased

Topazu played:

Body Sculptures / A Collection of Ceramic Vases (Yves Saint Laurent Buried in the Garden of His Marrakesh Home) / A Body Turns to Eden

 

INFINITE BEAT / JANUARY 21 / BARRETT CLARK / JOEY CASIO / MICAH DANEMAYER / CASH ASKEW

January 18, 3pm

This is the last installment of a two part series on INFINITE BEAT celebrating the lives, work and legacy of many artists who are no longer with us. This Saturday, we celebrate those on the fringe who challenged, experimented and sculpted the underground scene, away from the expectation of club spaces and into the peripheral darkness. These are the East Bay’s Psychik Warriors: Barrett Clark (R.M.S., Polar, RPTN, KATABATIK), Joey Casio, Micah Danemayer (Paralycyst) and beautifully enigmatic Cash Askew (Them Are Us Too, Crecendo). They have influenced us, inspired us, mentored us and shaped who we are as artists, DJs, producers, as human beings and as music lovers who want nothing but to ride the rhythm together. Join us this Saturday from 4-6pm on Radio Valencia.

INFINITE BEAT / BROADCAST 35 / CHERUSHII, NACKT, GRIFFIN MADDEN

January 8, 10pm

“I have some friends and I love them. If they weren’t here, neither would I be. I’m not going to pretend to know anything other than this.”

This is the first from a two part broadcast celebrating the lives, work and legacy of many artists who are no longer with us: Chelsea Faith Dolan (Cherushii), Johnny Igaz (Nackt) and Griffin Madden of Tri Works. They have influenced us, inspired us, mentored us and shaped who we are as artists, DJs, producers, as human beings and as music lovers who want nothing but to ride the rhythm together.

This broadcast also features unreleased tracks from both Chelsea and Johnny that are deeply personal for many of us as they all represent these profoundly gifted artists. There are also tracks featured that they loved and were moved by.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this: my cohost budding DJ Blake Alexander Thomas, Roche (100% Silk, Mathematics, Run the Length of Your Wildness), master DJ and human music encyclopedia David Siska (Sonic Sunset), synth goddess The Creatrix (No-Tech), Russell E.L. Butler (Opal Tapes), local DJs Ash Williams (The Chase), Tri works‘ Denim Decades and Dorian. I love that I can hear you laugh and cheer in the background. I love that you have surrounded me and each other with your encouragement and love. I love that I am getting through this with you.

Thank you to Nihar (Surface Tension), Aaron J (T.Vivian, Sure Thing), Guillaume (Spring Theory), Avalon Emerson, Cooper Saver, Courtesy, Cal Volner-Dison and all who came to support us during this broadcast. Finally thank you to all of our listeners.

Chelsea, Johnny and Griffin. This broadcast is for you.

xoxo,

Topazu

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Topazu played:

Yvette Sheurich / Miami Memories / Meow Wolf’s Arcade Soundtracks

David Last / Sunday Fog / Meow Wolf’s Arcade Soundtracks

Roche and David Siska played:

Cherushii / Everything is in Color / Memory of Water

Mental Cube / So This is Love / So This Is Love 12″

Pleasure Corporation / Crystalation / Meow Wolf’s Arcade Soundtracks

CJ Bolland / Camargue / Camargue

Cherushii / Your Love is Smoke in My Hands / Unreleased

The Creatrix played:

Nackt / Together / Unreleased

Nackt / Excrescence / Unreleased

Sueno Latino / Sueno Latino (Winter Version) / Sueno Latino 12″

Russell Butler played:

Nackt / 808 Trax 1 / Unreleased

Ash Williams, Denim Decades and Dorian played:

Jex / Studio E / Good Timin’ EP

ESP / On Cue / On Cue EP

Cut Copy / Free Your Mind / Free Your Mind

Lauer / Birsk / Birsk/Kilian

Blondes / You Mean So Much To Me / Touched

Soichi Terada & Shinichiro Yokota / Got to Be Real / Far East Recording

Topazu played:

Brian Eno / The Big Ship / Another Green World

INFINITE BEAT / JANUARY 7TH / CHERUSHII, NACKT, GRIFFIN MADDEN

January 3, 9pm

INFINITE BEAT returns for a two part broadcast celebrating the lives, work and legacy of many artists who are no longer with us. Starting this Saturday, we celebrate Chelsea Faith (Cherushii), Johnny Igaz (Nackt) and Griffin Madden of Tri Works. They have influenced us, inspired us, mentored us and shaped who we are as artists, DJs, producers, as human beings and as music lovers who want nothing but to ride the rhythm together. Join us from 4-6pm on Radio Valencia.

art by Cal Volner-Dison

INFINITE BEAT / BROADCAST 34 / JUSTIN ANASTASI

October 31, 7pm

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Happy All Hallows Eve. Broadcast 34 starts with an emotive, short selection of melancholy tracks that highlights a superb solo LP, You Know What It’s Like, from Carla Dal Forno of Fingers and Tarcar (Blackest Ever Black). It is a release with stunning, somber songwriting, field recordings and ambient electronics from the artist, evoking the work of Nico, Grouper and many artists of the neofolk genre.

Shortly is an interview with Justin Anastasi (Surface Tension, VX, Soft Moon). His music, support and creativity has supported and inspired many of us in the Bay Area for well over 16 years and it was an honor to have him on the show.

Afterwards is a dark, eerie mix at dusk from the accomplished musician. Enjoy.

 

Topazu played:

SPK / Ivocation / Ivocation / In Flagrante Delicto 12″

Tomo Akikawabaya / Mars / The Invitation of the Dead

Six Six Seconds / Tearing Down Heaven / Tearing Down Heaven

Rose McDowell / Tibet / Cut With the Cake Knife

Severed Heads / Lamborghini / Lamborghini

OMD / Silent Running / Dazzle Ships

Moral / Dance of the Dolls / Moral

Moral / Trees in November / Moral

Carla Dal Forno / What You Gonna Do Now?

Carla Dal Forno / Italian Cinema / What You Gonna Do Now?

Carla Dal Forno / DB Rip / What You Gonna Do Now?

Carla Dal Forno / Dry in the Rain / What You Gonna Do Now?

Carla Dal Forno / Dragon Breath / What You Gonna Do Now?

Bookworms / Xenophobe / Xenophobe

 

Justin Anastasi played:

Diamanda Galás / This Is The Law Of The Plague / Plague Mass

Raime / Told and Collapsed / Hennail

A.C. Marias / Drop / Drop / So

Sonic Youth / Shadow of a Doubt / Evol

Ike Yard / Cherish 8 / Ike Yard

Minimal Man / She Was A Visitor / The Shroud of

The Cure / Splintered In Her Head / Charlotte Sometimes

Chris & Cosey / Thy Gift of Tongues / Conspiracy International Two

Bauhaus / Bela Lugosi’s Dead / Bela Lugosi’s Dead

DVA Damas / Brand New Head / Brand New Head

Tuxedomoon / No Tears / No Tears

Pink Floyd / Lucifer Sam / The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

Belong / Make Me Return / Common Era

Cocteau Twins / Blind Dumb Deaf (Peel Session) / Garlands

Siouxsie & The Banshees / Night Shift / Juju

INFINITE BEAT / OCTOBER 29TH / JUSTIN ANASTASI

October 19, 9am

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Next Saturday it is the weekend of All Hallows Eve! I have the very wonderful Justin Anastasi of VX and Surface Tension in the studio. He is a gifted producer, musician and DJ who has helped bring a lot of inspiring acts, shared some superb music with his own sets and has supported many of us in the Bay Area with his enthusiasm, encouragement and his talent. Spells are cast Saturday October 29th from 4-6pm.

INFINITE BEAT / BROADCAST 33 / NINE

October 16, 9pm

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Broadcast 33 starts with a short feature of the superb LP release by Marie Davidson Adieux au Dancefloor. Out on Cititrax, Adieux au Dancefloor is her most seminal work, exploring her POV of dance music and culture through her beautifully sculpted productions.

Afterwards is an in-depth discussion about the past and present of Industrial music with Nine (Nihar Bhatt). As one fourth of the Surface Tension collective and through his own productions, Bhatt has been heavily involved in the local scene for several years and as an insightful perspective on how industrial music has impacted techno music today. He finishes the show with a lush mix of current artists who use the industrial ethos in their own music. Enjoy.

 

Topazu Played:

Marie Davidson / I Dedicate My Life / Adieux au Dancefloor

Ulwhednar / Midvinter 1-6 / Midvinter

William Basinski / dlp 3 / The Disintegration Loops II

 

Nine played:

Moor Mother / Valley of Dry Bones / Fetish Bones

JT Whitfield / Hunting and Ingrown / JT Whitfield

S/N / Floating Point / Unreleased

Forests / Slept / Unreleased

Russell E.L. Butler / Privilage / The First Step

Ciarra Black / Dupont Street / Unreleased

Rhyw / Skull to the Chest / Rhyw

L/F/D/M / Lego Train Crashes / Crocodiles In The Ceiling EP

Vittorio Di Mango / Jump / Wrong Definition

Shifted / Chapter 69 / Sickness By Means of Clairvoyance

Ontal / Simulacron / Simulacron

Israel Vines / WWKD / WWKD [TEETH-1]

Offworldcolonies / Domaren / Domarringen

Smell The Flesh / Blood Relic / Smell The Flesh

Osheyack / Fraud / Fake/Fiction/Fraud

Rizzla / Twitch Queen / Iron Cages

The Creatrix / Regolith / Unreleased

Egyptrixx / Conduit [Repo] / Transfer of Energy [Feelings of Power]

Kareem / Meyrink / Huren – le 17 janvier Los Angeles, USA

Nine / Interplanetary / Unreleased

Brethren/ Lychomlic Mydru / Luka Et Al

Emptyset / Completely Gone / Emptyset