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Special guest LIVE PA this Tuesday

15 August 2010

Heads up y’all… this Tuesday 17th August on Psymusic Radio I’ll be joined in the studio by special guest Jon Ward aka FAT MANDY aka MR FASTER.

Fat Mandy LIVE PA – awesome interstitial psychedelia… Jon ranges across tempos and genres with an original melodic and squelchy style… you’re gonna love it!

plus Mr Faster DJing alongside yours truly, psytrance vs psybreaks vs progressive and more. Frankly, anything could happen…

Put it in your phone. Write it in your diary / on your hand / on the wall. Do not miss this.

The details:
Tue 17th Aug 19:00 UK time
Go to http://www.psymusic.co.uk/forum – from there you can tune in and say hi in the shoutbox.

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Next two weeks swapped on NSB

6 April 2010

Short version: I’m doing next Saturday on NSB (10th April), instead of the one after (17th).

As you ought to know, Quexotic Adventures, my fortnightly show on NSB Radio, is partnered with a show from those brillo Brightonians the Slackers Convention. If you haven’t yet checked it out, I suggest you do: if you share some of my taste in progressive, psybreaks and/or chunky techno, you should find plenty of tasty choons to chew served up by LuQas, Pav and friends.

Anyway, due to various plans, schemes, plots and conspiracies, not to mention those villainous wildcards Happenstance, Serendipity and Inability To Be In Two Places Simultaneously (despite all the advances in quantum chromodynamics), we’re swapping over the 10th and 17th.

So the final schedule for April is:
3rd: Quextal (you missed it, archive here)
10th: Quextal
17th: Slackers
24th: Slackers

Normal flip-flopping pattern resumes in May until further notice!

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Watchlist updated; Next week’s show

27 September 2009

The new Watchlist, where I big up the artists and labels who I consider to be at the forefront of the music I love, has been updated. Congratulations to Amb for earning his place (it’s been long-deserved, but I’ve only recently encountered the full extent of his achievements), and to our four new contenders in the Up & Comers section, well worth keeping an eye on.

I’ve been buying really silly amounts of music lately, mainly as a result of mostly eschewing the new releases in favour of digging around for more by artists and labels that I’ve dug before. If you have hours and hours and hours to spare I highly recommend it πŸ™‚

Anyway, it would appear that most of what’s landed in my download folder this week can be filed under tags such as chunky, funky, rolling, pulsing, throbbing and wobbling, which can only mean one thing: It’s time for a QuexTech Special! So on next week’s BrapFM show on Mon 5th Oct from 20:00 UK time I’ll lock the breakbeat away in a lead-lined box and devote the full 2 hours to the 4/4s. Techno, tech-house, tech-trance. All, of course, guided by my core passion for the progressive, the psychedelic, the synaesthetic.

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New show forthcoming on PsyMusic Radio!

11 August 2009

Been a while in the planning this, but I’m delighted to announce that my new twice-a-month show on PsyMusic begins next Tuesday 18th August @ 7pm (UK), and thereafter on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. (Want to join a reminder service?)

The show is called Tales of the Interstitial (all the other PsyMusic shows have strange names, I didn’t want to feel left out…) and every fortnight we’ll be setting sail on a journey across the many faces of psychedelic electronica, floating effortlessly between psybreaks, progressive psytrance, psytechno and psychill, and particularly trying to find the lost chords in the spaces between… in the interstitial

One of the significant differences between this show and the others that I’ve been involved with, is there’s no official finishing time. I plan to do at least 2 hours, but it may be 2.5, 3, 4… it all depends on you, the listeners, to get into the chatroom and bring your influence to bear! On PsyMusic the chatroom is called the ShoutBox and it’s on the forum front page (different to the main homepage of the site), or here’s a bigger version. You need to be registered on the forum to use it (registration is free of course). It looks and feels just like an IRC-based chat (like Brap or NSB), but apparently it isn’t really IRC so you can’t use your own client.

Together we will weave a journey… a story. Let’s make it epic.

“Tales of the Interstitial” starts 7pm on Tuesday 18th August. Tune in via http://www.psymusic.co.uk/ or using this direct link. Don’t forget to join the chatroom too.

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Mix: Live on Brap FM 4th May 2009

5 May 2009

Well that was a most enjoyable way to round off a wicked weekend! We kicked off with a load of chunky ‘n’ squelchy techno, tech-house and progressive, before moving into breaks of the phat, techy and progressive flavours for the second hour, and finishing on some phar-out psybreaks. Special shouts to mike, jels and tomski in the chat for all the positive vibes, glad you enjoyed it and hopefully see you again πŸ™‚

Next show: Monday 1st June, 8pm BST, Brap FM – it’s Quextal’s Birthday Bonanza so expect something extra special πŸ˜€

Download (162MB 192k MP3 118’01”) 1545 downloads

  1. Robosapiens – Cold Sweat
  2. Fractal – Oceanography (Toby Emerson rx)
  3. Synchronized – Awakening (Nicholas Van Orton rx)
  4. Gai Barone – Lilith (Jerome Isma-ae’s Brainfuck rx)
  5. Umek – You Might Hear Nothing
  6. Yotopia – Sheer Mayhem
  7. Hybrid – Gravastar
  8. Monaque – Solaris
  9. Far Too Loud – All Is Machine
  10. Hedflux – Non Stop
  11. Hironimus Bosch – Gamma (Robosapiens rx)
  12. DJ Mutiny ft Dii Gii – Dreams Come True
  13. SL2 – Way In My Brain 2009
  14. J*O*K*R – Dr Oetker (Quadrat Beat rx)
  15. IITone – Crush
  16. Dascyllus – Odessa Keys
  17. 4Kuba – Spacebuggy (BETA rx)
  18. J*O*K*R – Salad Shaker (Groovediggerz rx)
  19. Journeyman & Barrcode – Crush Groovin’
  20. Rex – Evil Buddha Comb
  21. Solar Chrome – Cellular Automaton
  22. Scorb – Ipso Fvcto

Download (162MB 192k MP3 118’01”) 1545 downloads

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Next radio show: Monday 6th October

3 October 2008

Once again Quextal seizes control of the airwaves of Brighton (101.4FM) and the fibreopticwaves of the interfrob (http://brap.fm) this Monday, 8-10pm. This month I have mostly been eating trippy minimal space techno and tech-house, so expect plenty of that, alongside the usual finely-crafted melΓ©e of doof, blurble, fizz, swoosh, thump, wonk and flip-trip-swizzlestick. You knows it.

Tune in, spazz out.

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Next radio show: Monday 1st September

22 August 2008

Quextal’s next scheduled appearance on the airwaves and netwaves is on Monday 1st September 2008, 8-10pm UK time, on Brap FM.

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Mix: Live on Brap FM 4th Aug 2008

7 August 2008

Progressive breaks, techno, psy-prog. Innit.

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  1. Flack Su – T-Break
  2. Blim & Rennie Pilgrem – Two Freaks
  3. Koma & Bones – Morpheus
  4. BETA – Beat Funk
  5. Plastic Shell – Gutbucket
  6. Plastic Shell – Conestuck
  7. Uncless – Shinkanzen 2008 (Sonority Break rx)
  8. ZB – Felicidad (Mavann rx)
  9. Mauro Picotto – Greens (Riccardo Ferri live mix)
  10. Josh Millstone – As The Day Fades (Phunk Investigation Ghost mix)
  11. Andre Bastos – Ipod Smoking
  12. Lutzenkirchen – Casa Cadabra
  13. Freq – Away
  14. Symphonix – Music Prostitue (Duca rx)
  15. Coburn – Razorblade (S-Boyz rx)
  16. Duke Walker – Worm (Brainbug rx)
  17. Lunacy Sound Division – Suburban Zombie (Prime edit)
  18. Tocadisco – Morumbi
  19. D-Pen – Moroi (Presslaboys rx)
  20. Jet Project – Saber Force
  21. Matador – Satires (Lutzenkirchen rx)
  22. Mauro Picotto – Contaminate (Meganite mix)
  23. Beauty School – Suicide (The Scientifics rx)
  24. Oliver Huntemann – Sao Paulo

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Next show: Monday 1st September 8-10pm BST. Sign up to my Facebook fan page for a reminder nearer the time…

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Mix: Live on NSB Radio, 21st July 2008

22 July 2008

My most excellent friend, superstar DJ and now budding co-producer of most excellent tuneage Ali Rutt, asked if I would like to cover his show tonight. Fortunately I’ve been catching up with the tune shopping recently anyway, and I had baskets full of new stuff at DJD and Juno already.

Mostly not breaks though. Breaks releases seem to have dried up a bit of late (while the tech-house and techno proliferate with over 1000 releases a week on DJD alone… mostly of badly produced shite that would never have made it onto vinyl… the cross I must bear for it being easier for me to sell my tunes when I resume production, is to trawl through this great haystack of dross looking for the tiny handful, 10 on a good day, but often just 2 or 3, diamond-tipped needles shining amongst them. It takes hours, so I don’t do it every week, and then suffer the FEAR that I have missed the GREATEST TUNE OF THE YEAR, the one that puts goosebumps the size of molehills in your skin, that sends rushes of colour and sparkles of electricity radiating around and through your whole body…)

I digress. It’s been a while since I’ve played 2 hours of breaks. I tried to bring as much variety as I could within the genre, but it ended up staying on the fairly full-on side of tech-breaks, psy-breaks, electro-prog and glitchy wrongness. All good dirty fun.

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  1. Uberzone – Germs
  2. Blim & Rennie Pilgrem – 2 Freaks (unreleased dub mix)
  3. Flack Su – T-Break (BETA rx)
  4. unknown – The Nomad Track
  5. DJ Stranger – Requiem (Access Denied breaks mix)
  6. Hyperion – On The Expressway
  7. General Midi – Further
  8. Sam Hell – Soft
  9. General Midi – Nuone
  10. Devine & Emilyplay – We Get Funky
  11. Electrotec – Total Bass
  12. Plastic Shell – Foley
  13. BETA – Trojan
  14. Rob Reng – My Flava (Force Mass Motion rx)
  15. Skeetaz – Nein
  16. Boogie Army – Sex Drugs Rock And Roll
  17. Vandal – Idiots
  18. General Midi – Good To Go (extended)
  19. Digital Base – Don’t Get Tired
  20. Elite Force – Engine
  21. Robert Armani – Circus Bells (Lee Coombs back to the future rx)
  22. Robosapiens – Acid Reign
  23. Pete Houle – Apollo (breakbeat mix)
  24. Far Too Loud – Play It Loud

Download MP3 (171MB 192k 123’47”) 1119 downloads

In a new development, this show was the first successful test of archiving at a higher quality than the broadcast. The show went out at 96k mono as always (Yes, mono; NSB seems to think it’s 1950), but the download here is at 192k stereo. Yay for darkice, and for my 7-year old PC coping with the extra load. I’ll do this for every show now, unless I get told off. You deserve quality, dear listeners. Your ears are a holy shrine, a temple devoted to music, and they should no more suffer a 96k mono stream than listen to music on AM. In my not very humbly-expressed opinion. The several artists who contacted me to thank me for including them on Late Nite Tech Trip, which is at 192k, suggests that they understand that having their tunes included on high-quality mixes means more people get to hear their tunes, more people like their tunes, more people go and buy their tunes. No-one over the age of 12 is so tight that they’d rip a tune out of a mix instead of buying it, which would be the modern equivalent of making a compilation tape from bits of songs you recorded off Radio 1 and attempted, not very well, to edit out the bit where Bruno Brookes talks over the end.

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Mix: Live on Brap FM

5 May 2008

Archive and tracklist from tonight’s show, weaving from breaks to progressive to techno. Thanks to all who tuned in!

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  1. 00’00” FSOL – Papua New Guinea (Hybrid rx)
  2. 06’35” Aeron Aether – Aeristhesia
  3. 11’44” BETA – Beat Funk
  4. 17’34” Elite Force – You (Hybrid rx)
  5. 23’25” Hyperion – On The Expressway
  6. 29’02” The Magnet Men – Arms Length
  7. 34’11” Anti-Science – Get Hype
  8. 39’41” Aaron Sigmon – Power of Bass
  9. 43’39” Atomic Hooligan – I Don’t Care (Tom Kraft rx)
  10. 47’42” Skeetaz – Nein
  11. 53’44” Etostone – Massacre
  12. 59’08” Novy & Isma-ae vs Transform – Transformation (club mix)
  13. 65’43” BLT – Six Feet Under (Perfect Stranger rx)
  14. 71’50” Simon & Shaker vs Groove Garcia – Soultech (Simon & Shaker rx)
  15. 78’56” Freq – Return of the Master (RPO rx)
  16. 82’15” Timo Garcia – Magic Roundabout (Lutzenkirchen rx)
  17. 87’28” Jet Project – Saber Force
  18. 94’10” The Touch – Heart of the City (Pig & Dan rx dub vn)
  19. 100’12” Javy Union – Gate 9 (Pascal Feos rx)
  20. 104’35” Lutzenkirchen – Sunmariner
  21. 109’09” De-Pen – Moroi (Presslaboys rx)
  22. 114’41” Lutzenkirchen – Storm Chaser

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