RUNNERS – MONTHLY MARATHON MIX 9 – Download mp3
HIZATRON – Telescope Dope
MONOLITH – Syphonic Flash
KLAUS PINTER – Bewussseinweiterung
JOHAN TIMMAN – The Blood Cells & The Antibodies (Look Out For The Killer)
COMPOSITE PROFUSE – Broken Chains
JODEY KENDRICK – Untitled
RED SHAPE – Future Shock
PHOTONZ – Aquarian Ball
THE SUPER 3 (THE JET AGE OF TOMORROW) – Hold Your Hand!?
Monthly Marathon 9 was mixed by Dom – failed to keep it under 40 minutes for the first time, so crank it while it lasts! Honourable mention: this mix would have featured a track by Andy Blake a.k.a. Cave Paintings, but since he operates a no mp3 policy it seemed respectful to leave it off – the two 12″s out so far are incredible, get them if you can! Bit of a bundle of news to announce:
At the beginning of April we’ll be in the studio with Grant Henderson to record a 12″/download single for Brille/Dummy, with a Rory Phillips remix on the flipside. More on this soon.
On Sunday 17th April we’re playing at The Brudenell Social Club in Leeds with Dustin Wong (Ponytail) and the possessed electrical fuckery of the Circuit Ben Reaction (Ben kindly made us some drum trigger pads recently – thanks dude!).
Saturday 30th April is Live At Leeds 2011. Nation of Shopkeepers decided that it finished too early, so we’ve been asked to extend the fun with a free afterparty, playing live and spinning vinyl from 10pm till laaaaate.
May 7th marks our first anniversary, and we’ll be leaving the UK for the first time to play B-Side Festival in Marseille with Thee Oh Sees.
RUNNERS will be playing the dance stage up on the moors at Beacons Festival on Friday 12th August, along with a whole heap of sweet stuff like Jamie XX, Ramadanman (aka Pearson Sound), Polar Bear feat MC Jyager, etc.
Each Monthly Marathon Mix will be something in the region of 30 minutes at 320 kbs mp3 quality, and we will remove tracks if requested. We encourage you to buy the releases you love, just as we do. The downloads should take approximately 3 or 4 minutes at 70 kB/sec. You can also stream the mixes from our Facebook page and from Soundcloud.
The start of this Hizatron track makes me think of synthesised kalimbas – I’m in! That’s totally misleading though, seeing as it’s a fresh slice of tastefully rude tech-house. This is the title track from one of his two 12″s on Wigflex, which appears to have been released in January 2011, though I most definitely got it from a store back in November last year. Hizatron is from Nottingham, and he may (or may not) make beats from cats and eggs. He also likes to sport blingers on his feet, which will no doubt please Nash.
I’m sorry to say that it wasn’t a conscious effort to forge a theme between the first track and the second – I’ve only just noticed it now, but Tron is totally sweet so it’s all good! The special effects in Tron were made by a company called Monolith. This Monolith track was released on 12″ by Rephlex last year, and there’s a track called F-Tron on the a-side. Yeaaaaaaaaaah, it’s all starting to make sense.
Right, bear with me here… Endless House Foundation was the brainchild of “wealthy audiophile/maniac” Jiri Kantor, who curated a 6 week project in the Bialowieska Forest, Czechoslovakia in spring 1973. The album is a compilation featuring the likes of Felix Uran, Walter Schnaffs, Klaus Pinter and Rasmus Folk, and it’s just been released on CD (in a velcro-sealed envelope with artefact postcards and photographs) by Dramatic, who are known for releasing records with long-winded fictional histories… which means none of the above is true, i.e. cue for a shit-ton of blog hype yo!
Trip Into The Body was released by Johan Timman in 1981. The Amsterdam born synthesist was (maybe still is) known as the ball-breaking epitome of a perfectionist. Trip Into The Body was his only album, and I sure as hell can’t fault it… not even the way this track abruptly cuts at what should be a really wrong moment (look out for the killer – it’s in the title).
Broken Chains by Composite Profuse appears on last year’s L.I.K.E. collaborative 12″, released by two top Italian labels Truckstop 76th and Minimal Rome. Quick paced anxious synth paranoia driven by a floor-filling jumping beat, giving way to disaffected vocoder vocals detailing ‘the power of control… don’t let the people become slaves…’
Dropping into an untitled Jodey Kendrick track from last year’s Plus Ten 12″ on Rephlex… confusingly, there also appears to be an album entitled Plus Ten, which this track doesn’t appear on. A little further out of his usual vein of RDJ in Analord mode, moving into perpetual minimal techno loaded heavy with dark, tense momentum.
Future Shock came out at the trail end of 2010 on Delsin Records, Red Shape‘s fifth EP on the label. The full version is about 4 minutes longer than this edit, but this mix is already stretching the self-imposed 30 minute target we set ourselves. The fried 80’s electro funk of Manhattan on the flip side is also worth your cash, straying away from the bleak minimal acid techno Red Shape (aka Sebastian Kramer) is known for.
Photonz are a duo from Portugal, and following releases on the likes of Dissident and Dirty, they’ve taken the decision to start up their own label, One Eyed Jacks. In their words, “the place where the WRONG stuff happens… we want to take that risk ourselves this time, whether it means success or disaster.” Aquarian Ball is the first One Eyed Jacks release, summed up nicely by Boomkat – “Nutty jacking killer… filtering centrifugal breakbeat edits in a properly dynamic Anthony Shakir style. Guaranteed floor movers. Heavy.”
I was tempted to leave this month’s marathon as a link to the Odd Future tumblr where you can just get it ALL right here, right now – a whole fucking heap of free stuff from various OF members (Earl Sweatshirt, Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, etc). There’s too much to explain, but the icing on the cake is that there’ll be a Tyler The Creator LP on XL this year… get on it.