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

January 8, 2017
10:20 pm

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“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

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

January 3, 2017
9:01 pm

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

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INFINITE BEAT / BROADCAST 34 / JUSTIN ANASTASI

October 31, 2016
7:32 pm

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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

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INFINITE BEAT / OCTOBER 29TH / JUSTIN ANASTASI

October 19, 2016
9:34 am

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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.

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INFINITE BEAT / BROADCAST 33 / NINE

October 16, 2016
9:04 pm

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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

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INFINITE BEAT / OCTOBER 15TH / NINE

October 9, 2016
8:18 am

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Happy birthday to Nine! I am very proud of what he has accomplished over the years (as one fourth of the Surface Tension collective, his live performances and the launch of his label with Chris Zaldua, Left Hand Path. And next week I get to celebrate his talents even more when I bring him back in the studio. Tune in next Saturday from 406pm and we will be swooning about our love of industrial music.

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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 / SEPTEMBER 17TH / NICK OTTRANDO

September 16, 2016
10:42 am

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Next guest is Nick Ottrando from Parameter, a night specializing in bringing the sound of the UK underground to the Bay Area. He is packing the show full of some hard hitting, heavy, maximal tracks that showcase this unique POV into the darker, dubbier perspective of techno. Tune in from 4-6pm this Saturday.

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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 / SEPTEMBER 3TH / NACKT

September 1, 2016
9:33 am

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Get ready. Nackt is live in the studio this Saturday from 4-6pm. Tune in to hear from the celebrated DJ/producer.

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