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INFINITE BEAT / BROADCAST 32 / NICK OTTRANDO

September 22, 2016
9:33 am

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Broadcast 32 of Infinite Beat kicks off with a short feature on the new Nyctophobia EP by mysterious producer A001. Out on MORD, this release is one monstrous track after another, building on the tension and terror one feels when overpowered by darkness. There is no information on this release except for the following note:

~black car’s running
in the rusty light
of a bohemian sunset
while the desert cursed
dust over the words
of a scared man~

Afterwards is a live DJ set from the much respected Nick Ottrando. The man behind the reigns at Parameter, a night specializing in bringing the sound of the UK underground to the Bay Area, Ottrando has been able to not only showcase some of the best talent in the bass and techno scene, but also strengthen bonds among our own community right here in the Bay Area. Featuring several producers who have been featured at Parameter as well as several unreleased tracks, Ottrando is a master curator of sound, not only as a promotor, but also as a DJ. Enjoy.

 

Topazu played:

A001 / Cyprido / Nyctophobia EP / Mord

William Basinski / dlp 2.2 / Disintegration Loops II / 2062

 

Nick Ottrando played:

Batu / Unreleased

Asusu / Velez (A Made Up Sound Remix 1) / Livity Sound

Minor Science / Closing Acts / Whities

Randomer / This Train / Hemlock

Alex Coulton / Concealed Weapon / Tempa

Pev & Kowton / End Point / Livity Sound

Voiski / Eccentric Habits / L.I.E.S.

Midland / For (Yacht) Club Use Only / Aus

Batu / April These / Livity Sound

Shanti Celeste / Golden (Dub) / Secretsundaze

L.B. Dub Corp / No Trouble in Paradise / Ostgut Ton

Peverelist / Undulate / Livity Sound

Beneath / Send / No Symbols

Hodge / You Better Lie Down / Berceuse Heroique

Diotime / A / Construct Re-Form

Pangaea / Something in Your Eye / Hadal

Kowton / Bits and Pieces / Whities

Endian / Sub Tropic / Secretsundaze

Ploy / Sala One Five / Hessle Audio

Lamont / One Hour / Swamp81

Kowton / TFB / All Caps

Gaunt / MMRH / Mistry

Untold / That Horn Track / Bleep

Asusu / Trephine / Impasse

A Made Up Sound / All Out / Delsin

Pearson Sound / XLB / Self-Released

Laksa / Unreleased

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INFINITE BEAT / BROADCAST 31 / NACKT

September 6, 2016
7:41 pm

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Broadcast 31 kicks off with a short feature on the new release on Blackest Ever Black. The project behind this beautiful record is Tomorrow The Rain Will Fall Upwards? Not a band per se, but a collective effort from the efforts of Conrad Standish, Jonnine Standish (HTRK), Genevieve McGuckin (These Immortal Souls) and Lucas Santanna. There is no indication on who worked on what track. It is not even what I would call a compilation, it plays like a soundtrack from a Takashi Ito film. A very disjointed, non-narrative film that jumps from clarity to a haunting, unfocused ghost. A beautiful release that is highly recommended. One of my personal favorites this year.

After is live in the studio is Nackt, a talented DJ and producer based in the East Bay. He is a part of the Outpost crew, one half of Rare Form party, has a release on 100% Silk, Run the Length of Your Wildness, Gays Hate Techno and has played many long standing institutions of techno and house all over the Bay. He drops an all vinyl live DJ set celebrating much of his love of 70s/80s electronics and those inspired by them. Enjoy.

 

Topazu played:

Tomorrow The Rain Will Fall Upwards? / Wreck His Days / Blackest Ever Black

Tomorrow The Rain Will Fall Upwards? / Reverberasia / Blackest Ever Black

 

Nackt played:

Sensation’s Fix / Moving Particles / RVNG

Francis Bebey / New Track / Born Bad Records

Tubeway Army / Me, I Disconnect From You / Atco

Bixio, Frizzi, Tempera / Finder’s Keepers

Yellow Magic Orchestra / 1000 Knives / A&M

DEVO / Corporate Anthem / Warner Brothers

Residents / Loser ? Weed / Ralph / RVNG

Tones On Tail / Now We Lustre / Situation Two

Batang Frisco / Power / Dark Entries

Tangerine Dream / Sam’s Forge / Virgin

Brian Eno / The Big Ship / Island

Kraftwerk / Neon Lights / Kling Klang

Steve Reich / Proverb (Nobukazu Takemura Remix / Nonesuch

Vert / Koln Concert (Part 1) / Sonig

Burnt Friedman / Life Is Worth Dying For (ft Patrice) / Nonplace

Blacksmif / My Own Blood / Ramp

CANT / Too Late, Too Far / Terrible / Warp

Radiohead / Lotus Flower (Jacques Greene Remix) / Ticker Tape

Squarepusher / My Sound / Warp

Edan / Promised Land / Lewis

Roots Manuva / Styles Dub / Big Dada

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INFINITE BEAT / BROADCAST 30 / THE CREATRIX

August 7, 2016
1:59 pm

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Broadcast 30 is up for your podcasting pleasure. Featuring the intelligent, funny and undeniably talented techno producer The Creatrix. She is known as one half of the experimental duo Felidae with Beast Nest and has collaborated with many other Bay Area based producers like Nine. Now the Creatrix has ventured out of her collaborations to explore her own solo work, showcasing her emotive, sensual and often emotionally soothing techno.

We start with an exclusive mix from the producer, featuring tracks from Robert Hood, Dream 2 Science, No-Tech label head Ciarra Black and the Bay Area’s own Russell E.L. Butler.

After is a segment we like to call “girl gab,” where we navigate through topics like Boiler Room trolls, the problems of marketing women in dance music and how she thinks we can create safer spaces for women, LGBT and those that are non-binary.

We end with a beautiful live set from the Bay Area producer. Enjoy.

 
The Creatrix played:

N.A.D / Flight of the Navigator / Dawn of a New Age / 1990

Sawf / Booma / #001 / 2015

Russell E.L. Butler / Euro Octajunk 7 8 14bounce / Constructions / 2014

Huerco S. / Untitled (trp’s acid cut) / Unreleased / 2015

Dream 2 Science / My Love Turns to Liquid / Dream 2 Science EP / 1990

Resistance D / Cosmic Love / Cosmic Love / 1991

S. Moreira / Shuttle Transmissions (Refracted Acid Shuttle Mix) / From a Cosmic Perspective / 2015

Black Rain / Profusion I / Dark Pool / 2014

Donor/Truss / Ash1 / Ash / 2015

Robert Hood / Internal Empire / Internal Empire / 1994

Ciarra Black / Chemical Burn / Pendulum / 2016

Air Liquide / Unraveling My Curls / The Increased Difficulty of Concentration / 1994

 
Topazu played:

Machine Woman / I Can Mend Your Broken Heart (Kassem Mosse Remix) / Ganau House / 2016

DJ Sprinkles / Sisters, I Don’t Know What This World is Coming To / Mule Musiq / 2009

Hieroglypic Being / The Disco’s of Imhotep

Gas / Pop 4 / Mille Plateaux/ 2000

Ulwhednar / Midvinter 4 / Northern Electronics / 2015

Gas / Zauberberg 7 / Mille Plateaux / 1997

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INFINITE BEAT / AUGUST 6TH / THE CREATRIX

August 3, 2016
9:33 pm

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This Saturday I’ve got the mistress of techno, feline divine, The Creatrix, in the Radio Valencia studio with me. Tune in from 4-6pm on Infinite Beat for an exclusive mix, interview and live set featuring a talented, gifted Bay Area producer. We will be talking about her solo techno project, our love of Neko Atsume and how she is crushing undergrounds all over the Bay.

 

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INFINITE BEAT / BROADCAST 29 / BAISE MOI

July 25, 2016
12:28 pm

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Broadcast 29 has now been podcasted for your listening pleasure. A short preview of the new release by Decollage called Registration. Registration is on the new California-based label Idol Patterns. You can download it and order a CD copy on Idol Patterns’ bandcamp. I highly recommend grabbing a copy.

Afterwards is a solo live DJ set inspired by the bold writing of Virginie Depentes and her most popular, controversial work, Baise Moi. Not the best film, but an important one in radical feminist cinema, Baise Moi was a film adaptation of her book of the same title. Directed by her, an ex-prostitute, and porn actress/author Corine Trinh Thi, it is known as a “rape and revenge” film, though it is a far more radical depiction of the genre (which is normally directed by men). The film is an ultra violent, real sex depiction of female aggression as a reaction to the marginalization, sexual abuse and violence at the hands of hyper masculinity.

 
Topazu played:

Decollage / Shedding / Idol Patterns / 2016

Decollage / Infinity 857 / Idol Patterns / 2016

ADMX-71 / Bound and Broken / L.I.E.S / 2015

Ciarra Black / Mind Pitch / No-Tech / 2015

Adam X / Navigational Shortcut / Sonic Groove / 2012

Boston 168 / Terror Acid / Involve / 2015

Alien Rain / Alienated 3B / Alien Rain / 2013

Daniel Avery / Reception (Perc Remix) / Phantasy Sounds / 2013

Click Click / Rotor Babe / Rough Trade / 1986

Felix Kubin / Atomium Vertigo / Gagarin / 2013

Final Cut / She Destroys (Hilltop Mix) / Full Effect / 1990

Lucy Cliche / Smash / Noise in My Head / 2015

Ancient Methods x Black Egg / Ohne Hande / aufnahme + wiedergabe / 2014

Kirlian Camera / News (Room 506 Edit) / aufnahme + wiedergabe / 2016

Anne Clark / Sleeper in Metropolis / Virgin / 1983

Suicide / Wild in Blue / Wax Trax! / 1988

Chen Yi / Rug / 90% Wasser / 2006

Cha Cha Guitri / Art Negre / Born Bad / 2014

Police Des Moeurs / Premiere Neige / Mannequin / 2015

Parade Ground / Took Advantage / Dark Entries / 2011

Nine Circles / Twinkling Stars / Genetic Music / 2012

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INFINITE BEAT / JULY 23RD / BAISE MOI

July 19, 2016
1:58 pm

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Next Saturday is a solo show inspired by the bold writing of Virginie Depentes and her most popular, controversial work, Baise Moi. Not the best film, but an important one in radical feminist cinema, Baise Moi was a film adaptation of her book of the same title.

Directed by her, an ex-prostitute, and porn actress/author Corine Trinh Thi, it is known as a “rape and revenge” film, though it is a far more radical depiction of the genre which is normally directed by men. The film is an ultra violent, real sex depiction of female aggression as a reaction to the marginalization, sexual abuse and violence at the hands of hyper masculinity.

Tune in Saturday from 4-6pm. I’ll be playing tons of acid, tons of great techno and synth all inspired by the two women who directed the film as well as the two bold actresses who star in the film as Nadine and Manu. Selections from Milton Bradley, Ciara Black, Lucy Cliche from Sydney, Montreal’s Police des Moeurs, Chen Yi and much more.

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xo Topazu

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INFINITE BEAT / BROADCAST 28 / DIMENTIA

July 12, 2016
11:21 pm

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Broadcast 28 is up for your listening pleasure. Starting with a short feature on Opal Tapes’ new release by Oakland’s own Russell E.L. Butler. Titled “The First Step,” Butler has taken a leap from the literary, thoughtful introspection of “God is Change” and walks fearless strides with his new EP. Highly recommended.

After is a brief interview with Dimentia. He is a great hardware-based producer in the Bay Area and has been a huge part of the esoteric Katabatik collective, an institution that has been bringing the most evocative in experimental electronic music. Dimentia and the Katabatik collective have been curating and cultivating the Bay Area’s thriving underground for well over fifteen years and it is an honor to be able to share their story in the studio. After is a DJ set featuring his love of local artists (Cube, Identity Theft), his own productions and artists that have been an inspiration for him and Katabatik. Enjoy.

 
Topazu played:

Russell E.L. Butler / Without Fear / 2016

Gas / Gas 4 / 2008

Gas / Gas 5 / 2008

 

Dimentia played:

Coil / Further Back and Faster / 1991

Deutsch Amerikanische Freundchaft / Der Räuber Und Der Prinz / 1981

Crash Course in Science / Flying Turns / 1981

Cube / Safe Word / 2016

Drvg Cvltvre / Million Dollar Blocks / 2016

Identity Theft / Targeted Individuals / 2014

Dimentia / New Flesh / Unreleased

Dimentia / Circuit Breakr / 2016

Aux 88 / Man or Machine / 1996

Herr Mueller / Das Schwarze Loch / 2009

Luke Eargoggle & Das Muster / Stärke / 2016

Rubicks Cube

Faceless Mind / Timeless Message / 2009

U.K.V. / Number / 2009

Chris and Cosey / Morning / 1985

Maska Genetik / Ocean / 2004

November Növelet / Misanthropy / 1999

Schwefelgelb / In Gelbtönen / 2013

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INFINITE BEAT / JULY 9TH / DIMENTIA

July 8, 2016
7:07 pm

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This Saturday Dimentia will be in the studio. He is a great hardware-based producer in the Bay Area and has been a huge part of the esoteric Katabatik collective, an institution that has been bringing the most evocative in experimental electronic music. Tune in from 4-6pm!

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