Live in My Basement Series – Depeche Mode

Got to listening to my stash of early Depeche Mode and ran across several Live Concert vinyls, cassettes and CDs.  After spinning my own personal concert, I figured that some enthusiasts of early Depeche Mode would also like to listen, so I thought I’d share.

All tracks are from concerts most dating 1980 – 1982.  Note that the quality is greatly mixed — some are audience recordings, some soundboards and a couple of tv or radio broadcasts.  I love hearing early and different versions of these wonderful tracks and how the band evolved before I could witness first-hand many years later!

Enjoy, leave feedback and connect if likeminded!  I will have another basement concert or two forthcoming for DM from the mid-80s; plus some other bands that I’ve been following and collecting for the last 30+ years!  Stay tuned…

Depeche Mode – Live in My Basement by Davealex on Mixcloud

Total Time: 1 hour 14 minutes 4 seconds.
Here are the tracks and shows:

  1. Oberkorn / My Secret Garden (Hammersmith London, 10-28-1982)
  2. Leave in Silence (Hammersmith London, 11-3-1984)
  3. Now This Is Fun (Lantaren Rotterdam, 3-28-1982)
  4. Photographic (Tiffany Glasgow, 2/21/1982)
  5. Shout (Tiffany Glasgow, 2/21/1982)
  6. I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead (Technical College Southend-on-Sea, 11-14-1980)
  7. Dreaming of Me (Zeche Bochum Germany, 11-28-1982)
  8. New Life  (Croc’s Raleigh, 6-27-1981)
  9. Big Muff  (Croc’s Raleigh, 6-27-1981)
  10. Tora! Tora! Tora! (VC Last Gig, Chichester Theatre, 12-3-1981)
  11. Just Can’t Get Enough (VC Last Gig, Chichester Theatre, 12-3-1981)
  12. See You (Zeche Bochum Germany, 11-28-1982)
  13. The Sun and the Rainfall (Hammersmith London, 10-28-1982)
  14. I Like It (Tiffany Glasgow, 2/21/1982)
  15. Addiction (Technical College Southend-on-Sea, 11-14-1980)
  16. Price Of Love (Croc’s Raleigh, 6-27-1981)
  17. Tomorrow’s Dance (Bridge House London, 10-30-1980)
  18. Reason Man (Bridge House London, 10-30-1980)
  19. Television Set (Les Bains Douche Paris, 9-29-1981)

Snowy Day Mixtape

Snowy Day Mixtape

With the snow dumping outside, and nothing really to do except sit by the warm fire, I created this Snowy Day Mixtape.  Lots of female vocals, some trip hop, downtempo, shoegaze, krautrock and electro ambient all mashed up together in a single mix.  Since I’m going nowhere, this is a 30m double-pack.  Enjoy!

Tracks:

  1. Trentemoller “Dirty Snow”
  2. How to Destroy Angels “The Space in Between”
  3. Donna Regina “Let’s Get Slow”
  4. Haujobb “X-Flow”
  5. Siouxsie and the Banshees “Red Light”
  6. Terranova “Never”
  7. Trentemoller “Even Though You’re With Another Girl”
  8. Dopplereffekt “Myon-Neutrino”
  9. Boards of Canada “Reach for the Dead”
  10. Stereolab “Harmonium”
  11. Ellen Allien and Apparat “Way Out”
  12. Portishead “Chase the Tear”

 

Snowy Day Mixtape – 30m double pack by Davealex on Mixcloud

The 30m series contains enough tunes to get you somewhere, which usually takes about 30 minutes, or in 30 minute segments (i.e. a double-pack).

EBM / Coldwave Mixtape

Coldwave EBM Mixtape

Up for your enjoyment is an EBM / Coldwave Mixtape.  I have been creating playlists on my devices and when I hit a song that would fit well on a “stylized” mixtape I bookmark it.  I have been doing this for years with the intent of throwing together mixtapes. Nothing fancy with this mixtape, just simply an old-school style of putting tracks together for my listening pleasure!

For me the styles of “Coldwave” and “Electronic Body Music” (EBM) are basically the same – cyberpunk.  The term started being used in the press during the very late 70’s with Kraftwerk’s sound and led into the darker electronic sounds in the early eighties.  I have loved this style of music since I first heard examples of it on the Denver music television show Teletunes in the early/mid 80’s.  MTV wasn’t allowed in the small rural town I grew up in, but that was okay because MTV would have never gone this alternative anyway.

Here is the track listing:

  1. Ortrotasce “At Your Last Breath” (2013)
  2. Nitzer Ebb “Let Beauty Loose” (1987)
  3. Kline Coma Xero “Left Behind” (2014)
  4. Front 242 “Body to Body” (1981)
  5. A Flock of Seagulls  “The Last Flight of Yuri Gagarin” (1983)
  6. Black Lung “Eugenics” (1994)
  7. Lassigue Bendthaus “JKTV Otaku (How Many Angels Can Dance on the Head of a Modem)” (1994)
  8. Chris & Cosey “Just Like You” (1981)
  9. Cabaret Voltaire “Automotivation” (1985)
  10. Depeche Mode “Shout” (1981)
  11. The Normal “Warm Leatherette” (1978)
  12. Lassigue Bendthaus “Velocity Life” (1991)
  13. Illustration Sonore “Flying Lights” (2013)
  14. Ministry “The Angel” (1986)

EBM Mixtape – dj davealex by Davealex on Mixcloud

New mixtapes uploaded

Going through some older cassettes from the Radio Station days (KUCB, Boulder) and digitizing some mixes I did on my shows.  Love listening to these old shows as this is when Electronic / Techno Music was blossoming and a ton of good tracks are included in these mixes!

Enjoy!

Davealex – IDM / TRANCE mixtape – January 1995 by Davealex on Mixcloud

30m – dj davealex – alt.tech by Davealex on Mixcloud

Dj davealex – Trance / Acid Mixtape circa 1993 by Davealex on Mixcloud

Dj davealex – classic techno – circa March 1993 by Davealex on Mixcloud

30m – 2013 New Year’s Mixtape

Had a great little new year session where I pulled out some old records and had some fun. Comes in the standard 30m deployment in two parts. First part is more of a body mix; second part is for your mind…

Davealex – 30m – New Years 2013 – Part 1 (Body) by Davealex on Mixcloud

Dave Clarke – What Was Her Name (Radio Edit) – Skint 94 – 2004
ESP Woody McBride – Flight’s Departing – Kompute 011 – 2003
Jens Lissat Project – Trance Core Still – JL01 – 1993
Damon Wild presents Nightvision – Nuclear Sun – Experimental 23 – 1993
Dindi’s Khan – Lärm – More Monkey Business 002-6 – 1999
Jammin’ Unit – Flowerswing – Dj.ungle Fever 012 – 1994
Beverly Hills 808303 – The American Lie – Reference Analogue Audio HM 12102 – 1994
Underground Resistance – The Final Frontier – UR003 – 1991

Dave Clarke - What Was Her Name (Radio Edit) - Skint 94 - 2004ESP Woody McBride - Flight's Departing - Kompute 011 - 2003Jens Lissat Project - Trance Core Still - JL01 - 1993Damon Wild presents Nightvision - Nuclear Sun - Experimental 23 - 1993Dindi's Khan -  Lärm - More Monkey Business 002-6 - 1999Jammin' Unit - Flowerswing - Dj.ungle Fever 012 - 1994Beverly Hills 808303 - The American Lie Untitled - Reference Analogue Audio HM 12102 - 1994Underground Resistance - The Final Frontier - UR003 - 1991

 

Davealex – 30m – New Years 2013 – Part 2 (Mind) by Davealex on Mixcloud

Ulrich Schnauss – Monday – Paracetamol (Mojave 3 Remix) – Domino 047 – 2006
Aphex Twin – Ageispolis – Selected Ambient Works 85-92 Remaster LE – R&S AMB3922XI – 2012 / 1992
Scala – VDT – Too Pure 57 – 1996
Mark Van Hoen – The Reverent Diary – Editions Mego 136 – 2012
Mordant Music – Dark Side of the Autobahn – MM006 – 2003
Global Electronic Network – Rolleiflex – Weltron – Mille Plateaux 010 – 1994
Multicast – Pulse – Obliq Recordings – 2013

Ulrich Schnauss - Monday - Paracetamol (Mojave 3 Remix) - Domino 047 - 2006Aphex Twin - Ageispolis - Selected Ambient Works 895-92 Remaster LE - R&S AMB3922XI - 2012 / 1992Scala - VDT - Too Pure 57 - 1996Mark Van Hoen - The Reverent Diary - Editions Mego 136 - 2012Mordant Music - Dark Side of the Autobahn - MM006 - 2003Global Electronic Network - Rolleiflex - Weltron - Mille Plateaux 010 - 1994Multicast - Pulse - Obliq Recordings - 2013

KUCB Ambient & Techno Show: March 13, 1994


I was able to go through all my old mixtapes and I removed and trashed all the outer plastic cases; now I have three shoeboxes full of tapes to someday go digital with…picked one out at random and here it is. No markings other than March 13, 1994. I’ll work on a set list but there are several I’m not likely going to remember…perhaps you can help?

The first several sets were chill/ambient and then led into more techno/dance stuff later on in the show.

Enjoy!

Kraftwerk – Ralf & Florian
? (on the tip of my tongue)
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Aphex Twin – SAW2
Delerium – Stone Tower
? (again, on the tip of my tongue)
Locust – Weathered Well
Germ – Gone
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< — Heads off in a techno/trance direction — >
Sequential – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The Hallucination Generation ‎– Black Holes And Baby Universes
? (again, on the tip of my tongue)
Resistance D
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Acrid Abeyance – Exposure Track