Yep, I lost the track list for this one but play it loud because its hard. There are some interesting variations coming up over the next few weeks so keep downloading.
This week's episode is about showing force and creating advantage, as the title implies, without sacrificing lightness. The Gabeen remix of Ranieri's The Biggest Change is a great example of what I mean by that. I spent two days listening to this set on my drive between Cape Town and Stellenbosch under various states of stress and pressure and I can vouch for the fact that you will feel much more anxious after listening to it yourself. Play it loud.
Never a more miserable collection of tracks hath e'er been played, or something like that. Yes, its the bleakness that sets tracks like Unter Kontrolle by Technoyzer apart from other happier tunes that never get played on this podcast.
Sometimes machines seem to have a mind of their own and I was hoping to capture a little of that in this mix. There are some ghosts in the data that you can't hear unless you change the angle of the sound. The Advance of Darkness by Albert Kraner is exactly what it says it is.
The first Beat and Order set for 2013 starts with some slightly more rhythmic techno with a triple-play from Sin Sin and some great tracks by Corvum and Ninna V. Pretty much everyone on South Africa goes back to work tomorrow after a long break so this one's for the drive in.
New Years Eve is just around the corner and I can't wait. There is crazy big energy in the tracks I selected for 51 and if you have been enjoying the sound of the last few episodes then you're going to like this one too. This set is a little longer than usual because I just couldn't stop and it has a special opening track by Jarred Cinman called Twelvetwelvetwelve which hasn't been released yet. Jarred is a good friend of mine and I'm stoked to be able to mix in one of his tracks. Merry Xmas :)
When I started this podcast a 50th episode seemed a very long way away and it has seemed like a long journey to get here. I have been through the phase where you throw everything at a project, become disillusioned and then come back again with the right kind of motivation: I make this podcast because I love techno. Along the way its picked up some awesome listeners from Colombia, Canada, Germany, the UK and the geek community in South Africa. I hope you continue enjoying listening to it as much as I enjoy making it.
You could ask me why I chose the title for this episode and I would reply that you already know the answer because you are implicated (in the context) and each time you ask the answer will be different. The tracks that make this set special are undoubtedly Sebastian Groth's Housecore and Grid by Pinion. They both epitomise my mood and the futility of any attempts at structure.
This week starts the build-up to the 50th episode of Beat and Order and, as you can imagine, its going to bang. The the point where the Marrel track There is no God meets the original of Brett by Andreas Kraemer and Niereich is bigger than big and Konton by Ryuji Takeuchi adds some particularly teeth grinding build-ups to the mix. Enjoy.
Beat and Order is mixed by Vincent Maher, a technology entrepreneur and DJ from Cape Town, South Africa
Techno is a hard and underground form of electronic dance music, best known for its big sound, heavy percussion and driving beats. In this podcast Vincent Maher select tracks that represent the latest sounds from the four new capitals of techno: Berlin, Stockholm, London and Napoli.