Monday, 5 October 2009

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

The BBC 6Mix... in its entirety!

By popular demand (well one visitor anyway) here is the complete two hour BBC 6Mix with the good Dr.LX on the controls...

BBC 6Mix [part 1]
BBC 6Mix [part 2]

...and enjoy

Sunday, 13 September 2009

BBC 6Mix - The Orb in the Mix [edited set]

Hot off me digital mixer, here's an whittled down version on the longer mix. It still comes in at 55+ minutes long but is just minus the good Dr.LX's interesting interjections and BBC jingles...

BBC 6Mix, The Orb in the Mix [10.09.09]

Both this and the full 2hr show are also now available from me via Soulseek too..

aka theORBscureDDJ

The Orb - BBC 6 Mix!

Legendary ambient pioneers The Orb takeover the 6 Mix on the eve of the release of their ninth studio album.

Founded by 'Dr' Alex Paterson and Jimmy Cauty in 1988, the Orb became pioneers of ambient techno, forging their own chillout sound after Cauty left to concentrate on his other band, the KLF. Best known for their massive hits Little Fluffy Clouds and Perpetual Dawn, the band have continued to push the boundaries of electronic music over the last twenty years.

Following on from their acclaimed 6 Mix last year, Dr Alex Patterson plays some of his favourite dance records of all time, as well as playing and talking about the musical inspirations behind his new album Baghdad Batteries. There's also a brand new sixty minute Orb mix in the final hour of the programme.

Direct link (for 6 days only) from here

But recorded by yours truly and available for d/load soon...

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

...a malicious newsflash‏...

we're now taking orders for the new orb album BAGHDAD BATTERIES [plus associated t-shirts]

if you order it before next monday you should have it through your letterbox by the time it's in the shops [UK only - the rest of the world may take a little longer]

the orb: baghdad batteries [cd]
baghdad batteries t-shirt [ice grey]
baghdad batteries t-shirt [natural]

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Promo "Baghdad Batteries"

It seems that pre-release copies of the planned new Orb release are doing the rounds and if you know where to look, ripped copies of the pre-release can be downloaded too. The album is officially due for release on the 12th September and your truly has secured his ticket for the "World Premier" on the 10th September...

Watch this space for more announcements...

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Download links for "Do Robots Dream? [volume 13]"

As promised, having just sat and listened to both CD's through my main music system and being that I'm very happy with the results, I'm now able to provide links to download the latest addition to my "Do Robots Dream" compilation series...

Disc One
Disc Two

As per usual, these mixes are not put together for any sort of financial gain. They are purely for my own enjoyment, but if others get something from them too, then I am more than happy yo share them with you. I would ask that you support the original artists by purchasing or downloading their material through official sources. Without the time and effort these artists put into producing this wonderful music, this blog would not be here.

If you are the artists for any of the tracks I've included you wish me to remove either of the two discs, please let me know and I'll be happy to delete them...

In the meantime...


Do Robots Dream? [volume 13]

Fresh from being mixed today, here is the track listing for the latest instalment of my "Do Robots Dream?" remix compilation. This will be the first two CD set to be available to download, so watch this space for more details...

cd one
01 Virtual Dawn - Gliding
02 Drift - Ember [rem-ember mix]
03 Solar Fields - Electric Fluid
04 Crystal Moon - Butterfly
05 HUVA Network - Morning Call [ambient version]
06 Dimension 5 - Flow
07 Pitch Black - Ape to Angel [bluetechs evolution remix]
08 Ibizarre - Vision
09 Tom Middleton - Shinkansen
10 AGK - The Shortest Romance

cd two
01 Banco de Gaia - Starstation Earth [edit]
02 Syt - Nu Dawn
03 Cell - Blue Embers
04 Andy Hunter - Show
05 The Glimmer Room - Everyday I Die For Your Body [live 05]
06 DreamSpy - DreamSpy [eq mix]
07 Kansai - Remember This Night [chillout mix]
08 Moodflow - Orbitals
09 Sublunar [feat Aya] - Kojo No Tsuki [ami remix]
10 Young American Primitive - Daydream

...and enjoy!
+ play + enjoy + float + dream +

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Unreleased track in memory of Andy Hughes

As a tribute to Andy Hughes, an unreleased track from his days/involvement with the em:t record label has been dug out by Orb Mailing List Member (and superb musician in his own right) Gel-Sol. These were his comments about the track on the mailing list:

"Ok, I found the track! And yeah, it kinda reminds me of the Orb's remix of Gong's "A PHP's Advice. I don't have much info on this track, let alone a name. For all I know, this track was unreleased, and was intended for a future em:t records compilation (em:t folded shortly after this, most likely for picking up shit bands like Gel-Sol and 302 Acid.

I was visiting the UK in the summer of '05 when Matt Hall of em:t records played this for me. I believe he said the track was unfinished, but I had to have it! Either way, this mix sounds quite good. ENJOY!

Yer Pal,
Andy Reichel, aka Gel-Sol"

So thanks to Andy R for digging out this marvellous little and I think you'll agree that its a fitting tribute to Andy Hughes. In fact, if you download this track, perhaps you could see fit to add whatever contribution you feel you could afford to the ongoing collection in his memory here? No matter how big or small, the guys'n'gals that looked after Andy during his final days do a wonderful job and your donation will go a long way to ensure that others who are suffering enjoy the same high standard of care Andy did...

Anyway here is a link to download the track... and as Gel-Sol said.. ENJOY!...


Thursday, 25 June 2009

Update: "Do Robots Dream 13" in progress

On the back of this weeks sad events... I will be working on the latest instalment of my "Do Robots Dream?" series this weekend, so watch this space for an announcement of the track listing etc in the middle to end of next week...


Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Andy Hughes... sweet dreams and thanks for the music...

As many of you have no doubt already read or heard elsewhere, former Orb band member and contributor Andy Hughes has passed away on Friday 12th June at the ridiculously young age of 44...

As many long-term fans of the Orb will testify & appreciate, their most productive and inspirational period between 1989-1999 was in no small way due to the input of Andy along with the good Dr.LX, Kris "Thrash" Weston and the rest of the crew members of HMS Orb. He contributed in no small way to what was the classic Orb sound and was especially involved with their 1997 album Orblivion, the successful single Toxygene, as well as the global tour which followed culminating in a sell out concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 1998. After the Orb, he started producing his own music as well as being sought out my other artists to add his own unique touches to their work.

Andy leaves a wife and a two children and my thoughts are with them and his immediate family at this painful time...

Andy’s funeral will take place at West Norwood Crematorium, Norwood Road SE 27on Monday 29th June ’09 at 11.45am. The service will be open to anyone wishing to attend. It is hoped to arrange a Tribute concert in the future to allow his many fans and friends to meet up. Any floral tributes to Funeral Directors W. Uden & Sons, 265 Southampton Way, Camberwell, London SE9 7EN or donations to the Liver Intensive Therapy Unit, Kings College Hospital via the web site

Rest in peace my friend, sweet dreams and thanks for the music...

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Orbscure Adventure Beyond the Ultraworld [one small step tranquillity bass remix]

Orbscure Adventure Beyond the Ultraworld
[one small step tranquillity bass remix]

catalogue no: orbscureCD02
mixed by theORBscureDDJ, June 2002

01 - Little Fluffy Clouds (adam freeland tsunami one remix)
02 - Reefer Spin In The Galaxy (supernova at the end of the universe remix)
03 - Spanish Castles in Space (castles in goa mix)
04 - Perpetual Dawn (ultrabass ii)
05 - Towers of Dub (ambient mix)
06 - Star 6 & 7 8 9 (phase ii)
07 - A Huge Evergrowing Pulsating Brain that Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld (the full monty ambient version)
08 - Into the Fourth Dimension

Download from here


Friday, 5 June 2009

Cydonia [the complete excursion]

Cydonia [the complete excursion]
catalogue no: orbscureCD15
mixed by theORBscureDDJ, April 2005

cd1 - first excursion (the outward journey)
01 - terminus
02 - bicycles & tricycles
03 - hamlet of kings
04 - promis
05 - freely wheely
06 - ghostdancing
07 - egnable
08 - plumb island
09 - ralf

cd2 - second excursion (first contact)
01 - EDM
02 - firestar
03 - turn it down
04 - yungle
05 - a mile long lump of lard
06 - 111
07 - centuries
08 - jam om yer honey
09 - thursday's keeper
10 - once more

Download CD 1 from here
Download CD 2 from here


Thursday, 4 June 2009

Jupiter and beyond the Infinite [orbscure hal 9000 backside mix]

Afternoon peeps... whilst in between "Do Robots Dream?" mixes, I thought I share with you my very first foray into my mixing - which is still one of my favourite Orb related mixes:

jupiter and beyond the infinite (orbscure hal 9000 backside mix)
catalogue no: orbscureCD01
mixed by theORBscureDDJ, May 2002

01 - Intro (far side of the clangers)
02 - The Orb - Backside of the Moon (under water deep space)
03 - Primal Scream - Higher than the Orb
04 - Semisonic - Secret Smile (orb chillout mix - the morning after)
05 - SE Berlin - Shuttle
06 - Ayumi Hamasaki - End of the World (7" Nigh Laddy Remix)
07 - Denez Prigent - Yann Chaseour Heart of Black Hole (orb remix)
08 - Miranda Sex Garden - Gush Forth My Tears (ambient mix)
09 - The Orb - Blue Room (blue lamp mix)
10 - WIR - So And Slow It Grows (orb in atlas mix)
11 - The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds (cumulo nimbus mix)
12 - KLF - 3am Eternal (blue danube orbital mix)

Download from here

Password = orbscure

enjoy, comment, share and spread the word...


Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Latest Orb news.... and some HFB too...

Fresh from those wonderful guys'n;gals at Malicious Damage:

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the release date for the new orb album, baghdad batteries, is now september 7th and there'll be a launch party with alex & thomas performing the whole of the album live at the-situation in clapham on friday september 11th - a limited number of tickets will be for sale so stay alert... and to whet your appetites there's a track from the album on the malicious myspace


HFB will be playing live at camden's inspiral lounge on saturday june 6th - this should be a fantastic night and that malicious bloke will be on projector duty
inspiral lounge, 250 camden high street, london NW1 8QS

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Friday, 10 April 2009

The Orb - Orbssessions Vol III

I'm pleased to be able to point your towards some exciting news direct from the guys at Malicious Damage. Please can I ask that you try and support Malicious Damage in any way you can... without the time and effort Mike and his team put in, we wouldn't have the superb selection of Orb goodies available via their mail order. Check out their website here and buy something today...


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The Orb - Baghdad Batteries
this is all mixed, mastered and being manufactured at the moment... it's all brand new material from alex paterson and thomas fehlmann, it'll be released on july 6th and here's a slice of the press release: "... the good Doctor sets the controls beyond any Earthly confines and gets down to stratospheric sound painting and advanced sonic science, sprinkled with an avant garde disregard for conventional structures. These startling electronic odysseys are hatched with long-time collaborator Thomas Fehlmann, The Orb's Berlin connection who's been there from the first album and last made his towering presence felt on 2005's Okie Dokie album for the renowned Kompakt label, bastion of Berlin techno. Such is the case with Baghdad Batteries where the pair have injected some of these breathtaking outings with a subterranean house pulse beamed up from the Earth's core, resulting in a new form of space disco which sounds as old as time itself while brushed with the most future-pointed minimal techno shadows..."

High Frequency Bandwidth
Another interesting side project is High Frequency Bandwidth (or HFB). their second single in the download series hidden foto banks is now available on itunes: here. they did a fantastic set on the friday night at the-situation and there's another couple of gigs on the way:

25th April at Ironworks, Inverness, Scotland
6th June at Inspiral Lounge, Camden, London

the video for hidden foto banks is slightly behind schedule but it should be up on youtube by the end of next week and single no. 3 should be available in a month or so

we're releasing dance alone from the sublimity album as a download single on may 11th... it's accompanied by 3 remixes including a killer orb remix [THE LEGEND OF A VISITING ORB, FROM ANOTHER TIME & SPACE]"

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Also, don't forget that Malicious carry the Orb, Transit Kings and HFB via their website shop. For example:

Transit Kings - Early Bath [limited edition cd] with an exclusive orb remix of "the last lighthouse keeper"
Exclusive orbsessions t-shirt
A whole selection of Orb CD's and limited edition vinyl

I've used their website for purchasing all their material/clothing without any hassle.. so unlike some so called fans who just seem keen to source mp3 rips of this material, support independent record labels like these today...

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Do Robots Dream? [volume 12]

Hot from me desktop mixer, here is the track listing for the next instalment of my "Do Robots Dream? [volume 12]. As has been the case with every single one of my previous mixes, these are done for my own enjoyment and not for any financial gain. If they encourage you to go out a hunt down these or other obscure trax, then mission accomplished!

cd one
01 - OceanLab - Satellite [orbscure extended deep chill]
02 - Zerotonine - Lunatic
03 - Radium88 - The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Space Traveller
04 - Ohmega Tribe - Nadir
05 - Banco de Gaia - Maya
06 - Spice Barons - White Moon [full moon mix]
07 - Darshan Ambient - The Geometer of Dreams
08 - Entrancing Iris - Sub-Ocean
09 - Carbon Based Lifeforms - MOS 6581
10 - Young American Primitive - Sunrise
11 - Moravec - Kudelstaart
12 - Tangerine Dream - Lady Monk

cd two
01 - Bluetech - Leaving Winter Behind
02 - G.O.L. - No Bounds
03 - A Positive Life - The Calling [ambient mix]
04 - William Orbit - Say Anything
05 - Mind Soup - The Smell of Wet Rocks
06 - Russ Gabriel - Airborne
07 - Sensitive Chaos - Android Cat Dreams Of Mice
08 - Symppath - Pond Life
09 - Zero Cult - Reflections [side liner remix]
10 - Single Cell Orchestra - Knockout Drops [200 proof mix]

...enjoy people

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Relaxmusic Rapidshare Depositfile

Check out this blog

Relaxmusic Rapidshare Depositfile

...especially these two mix links:

Solarsoul - Feel Your Dreams
Solarsoul - Touch of Feelings

Happended to be tuned into Chillout tonight and was blown away by the Feel Your Dreams compilation...

Oh, and by the way, I'm working on the remixing of "Do Robots Dream [volume 12], so watch this space!

Do Robots Dream? [session 054]