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November 21, 2020


Erik Travis - Interview & DJ Mix

For this month’s show we enter the previously undiscovered dimensions of a truly unique artist and Detroit legend. The Anxious Beat had the most rare opportunity and pleasure to sit down for an interesting conversation with mind bending funk programmer and cosmic beat myth Erik Travis a.k.a. I.O.S. (Industry of Sound), Sound of Mind, Paradigm, The Other Side Of Space, and driving group member of Agency of X (Agency of Xtras), F.A.C.T. (Fantastic Acts Created Together) and Tic (short for Tico - nickname of former label head colleague Juan E. Ortiz). We get to learn about Erik’s beginnings how he started out listening to groups such as Kraftwerk, Funkadelic, Giorgio Moroder, Yellow Magic Orchestra and Slave back in the 80’s, DJing at his father’s and mother’s club called PL&M Lounge and how his creative way of recording and mixing tracks laid the foundation of his own unique style of music later on. He takes us on a generous walk through of some of his recording methods, the meaning behind some of his prior and future classic tracks, label history of F.A.C.T., BMC (Buchanan Music Company), TICO and present OTHOFACT, bootlegging awareness (Taking It All Ghetto Style) and his stance on the origin of the term techno. Erik also shares his thoughts on his experiences with the music industry both in and outside of Detroit, internet (music) companies, the amounts of confusing genre categories, future plans and much much more. We chose some of the sickest tracks from the very extensive Erik Travis catalog to accompany this 2 hour special including songs from his new bangin' and future classic double vinyl album "Legends".


Program schedule:

Part I - Erik Travis interview - (track selection and mix by The Anxious Beat)

Part II - All exclusive Erik Travis DJ Mix (track selection & mix by Erik Travis) 

Part I: Tracklist during Erik Travis interview (selection & mix by The Anxious Beat) 

Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - The Many Voices of Erik


Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - Running, Avoiding The Computer Virus


Erik Travis (I.O.S) -Tic Tic Boom!


Erik Travis (Sound of Mind) - Programming (original)


Erik Travis (Sound of Mind) - Give Em’ What They Want


Erik Travis (Sound of Mind)- Computer Music


Erik Travis (Sound of Mind) - Joy One Mile


Erik Travis (Sound of Mind) - It’s Material


Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - In The Mind of Erik


Erik Travis (Sound of Mind) - Direct Drive


Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - T.D.M. Tech Dance Music


Erik Travis - Techno Drivers


Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - Computer Freak


Erik Travis (I.O.S) - Time 2:25


Erik Travis - Legends


Erik Travis - Dance Work


Erik Travis - Funky Beat


Erik Travis - Dah Do Da Dah


Erik Travis - Dooms in TDM


Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - Phone Sex


Erik Travis - So Many


Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - Techno Freaks


Erik Travis (I.O.S.) -  I.O.S. (Industry of Sound)


Erik Travis - Get This Bitch Off Me


Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - H20


Erik Travis (Sound of Mind) - Rollin’ Through Time


Erik Travis - Voice Play


R.Travis - F_ck All You…


Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - The Many Voices of Erik


Erik Travis - Zat Ket


R. Travis - Ride The Back Side


Erik Travis - F_ck It! (Porn Style)


Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - Attack of Space


Erik Travis - WGTO


Erik Travis - Make You Rock


Erik Travis (Agency Of X) - What I To Do To Make You Work


Erik Travis - Pass It On


Part II: Tracklist Erik Travis DJ Mix (selection & mix by Erik Travis)


Erik Travis (Sound of Mind) - Freaky Freak


Erik Travis (Paradigm) - Work That


Erik Travis (I.O.S.) -  Boom Pop Bang 


Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - Dance Through The Night


Erik Travis - Get On Up


Erik Travis - EKV


Erik Travis - Return To Voices


Erik Travis - Traveler


Erik Travis (I.O.S) - The Many Voices of Erik


Erik Travis - Till Daylight


Erik Travis - Rolling Through Time


Erik Travis - Rock’em Shake


Erik Travis - Get This Bitch off Me


Erik Travis - Make You Rock/


Erik Travis - Pass It On


Erik Travis -365 TDM


Erik Travis - Electro Bang'n

Erik Travis - Legends

Erik Travis - Techno Drivers

Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - TDM Tek Dance Music

Erik Travis (I.O.S.) - In The Mind of Erik

Erik Travis (Sound of Mind) - Its Material

Erik Travis (Sound of Mind) - Computer Music

Erik Travis (Agency of X) - C’mon Baby

Erik Travis (Agency of X) - Work It Babe

Erik Travis - Putcha Back In It

Erik Travis - Gimmi That

Erik Travis (Sound of Mind) - All Around The Club Freak

Erik Travis - Put Your Body On The Floor

Erik Travis - Zat Ket

Erik Travis - Dance Work

Erik Travis - Shake It

Sept 17, 2020

Interview & DJ Mix w/ DJ Di'jital 

This month’s show on The Anxious Beat features one of Detroit’s original and most sonically advanced cyborgs - electro/techno bass producer mastermind Lamont Norwood a.k.a. DJ Di’jital. There is no question that Di’jitals tracks are being used as means of communication - morse code for superior bionic entities amongst us, whether he means for it or not. Either way his bass lines get you every time, transforming the thought of human annihilation into an irresistible sound of mechanical funk. Lamont starts his story referring back to the freakish soul, sci-fi pop and cosmic funk heroes who were the first to make a sonic impression on him early on. Later, he describes how a more “synthetic sound” started to take over the airwaves in the early 80’s, as sample based music came to be the new way of the future - inspiring generations of DJ's to experiment and to pioneer the sound of their time. Di’jital then continues to outline his past and present - getting signed to Direct Beat, meeting and paring up with Aux88 as their tour DJ in the 90’s, hustlin’ mixtapes around the local record stores in Detroit, joining The Aquanauts - a group assembled by Mike Banks of Underground Resistance, Lamont’s label Di’jital AXcess, sonic visions, and much more. 

Program schedule: 
DJ Di’jital interview and DJ mix entwined  
Outro: The Anxious Beat selection and mix of 7 DJ Di’jital associated tracks

Tracklist DJ Di'jital DJ Mix (Outro: last 7 tracks selection and mix by The Anxious Beat)

Posatronix - Night Vision

DJ Di’jital - Electrohop 1

DJ Di’jital - Entity

Steve Poindexter - Work That MF

AUX88 - AUXMIND (Cybotron Remix)

J. Shaw - White label

Sole Tech & Unknown Origin - After Shock

Erik Travis - Rollin’ Through Time

DJ Di’jital - I Am Morpheus

DJ Godfather - Who U Wit

AUX88 - Direct Drive

Databass - Work That Pussy

Ectomorph - Mysteries

Will Web - Humanity Nil Dub

DJ Di’jital - Efx Creed Beats

Vintage FTR - Dookey Booty

DJ Di’jital - Interferance

DJ Di’jital - Jit 2 This

DJ Di'jital - Bang

DJ Di'jital - The Enforcer

DJ Di'jital - Gamma Radiation

DJ Di'jital - Armada (DJ Maaco Remix)

Aaron Carl - Down (Techno Bass Mix by DJ Di'jital)

DJ Di'jital - Prototype 2

DJ Di'jital - Androidika



August 21, 2020


For this month's show The Anxious Beat had the tremendous pleasure of meeting highly respected Detroit DJ pioneer and radio wave legend - Jay DJ ZAP Blak a.k.a. THE JUNGLIST. Almost every guest that's been on this show has mentioned DJ ZAP at one point or another…and with that said, the only other two mentioned just about every single time has been The Electrifying Mojo and The Wizard a.k.a. Jeff Mills… so there you have it. ZAP’s mad tight DJ skill and unique style undoubtedly inspired and shaped the ears of any and everybody in Detroit who heard his master mixes, whether it was battling on legendary radio shows like Mojo’s “THE MIXADOME” (DJ ZAP “The Guardian Of Steel”) or if they witnessed him bring the house down in the club.

In 1988 ZAP also became resident DJ at the biggest club in Detroit and Michigan called The Dancery after winning a prestigious mixtape contest - it was here that ZAP eventually met the other members of their future and lethal DJ crew quartet called “The Four Horsemen” which consisted of DJ ZAP, DJ Fingers, Rick Hines and DJ Nico.

We also get to learn more about when ZAP first discovers UK Jungle via Mike Huckaby (R.I.P.) and ZAP shares his thoughts on how he took on introducing this new sound back in 1992 to the Detroit audience, being the first to play it over the radio as well as in the mainstream clubs around the city. Later our conversation also touches on DJ culture, being an introvert, ghettotech, Disco D (R.I.P.), DEMF and much much more.

Please ENJOY and BEWARE of these 2 black belt mixes coming up, you might wanna go sell your turntables after this one… Check out the order of the mayhem down below..

PROGRAMSCHEDULE (DJ ZAP interview runs throughout the show): 

Interval: I Can Make You - DJ ZAP
D.I.E. - DJ Maaco and PDOG interview snippet including Club Talk - DJ ZAP/Let Yo Body Rock - Cybonix
Outro: Broker Than Broke (Vocal, ft. DJ ZAP) - Pooc E. Capone

July 17th, 2020

The Bassment (Detroit) - Interview w/ DJ Body Mechanic & The Cafeteria Lady

For this months show we travel back in time and visit the first guests ever to bless The Anxious Beat - a second chance to check out the interesting and wonderful interview with Detroit's unprecedented live TV and podcast show -The Bassment w/ DJ Body Mechanic & The Cafeteria Lady. I initially discovered The Bassment around New Years Eve while still in Malmoe/Sweden. Bored out of my mind I started googling for events and shows in Detroit, tickling my sonic fantasies when I came across The Bassment New Years Eve show. I remember being mesmerised thinking "Who are these guys hanging out djing all this dope music in a basement singing along with Prince's Private Joy and this other dude wearing a Grinch hat?" After that I was hooked and started tuning in to their weekly Sunday shows. Later when I came to Detroit, also having the pleasure of meeting The Bassment family - DJ Body Mechanic, Sean Tate a.k.a. The Butcher, The Cafeteria Lady and Ray 7. I met a lot of great people in The Bassment, some who I've also had the pleasure of inviting over to The Anxious Beat.


By now,The Bassment is family and I'm very happy and grateful for all the Sunday shows I've experienced in their company. Much love and appreciation to my Bassment Fam!

The Bassment/Detroit Promo TV:


Live Sundays 7-9pm (ETZ)/01.00-03.00 (CEST)



Tracklist during interview w/ DJ Body Mechanic & The Cafeteria Lady (selection and mix by The Anxious Beat)

Jess Beatz - Lightz
Detroit's Filthiest - Cover Up
J Shaw - Neuron Galaxy
NF2 - Mila
Body Mechanic ft. Late Nite Crave - 2 Sisters
John Collins - Do Better
Alton Miller - No Stoppin'
Jess Beatz - Technophobia
Sole Tech & Unknown Origin - The After Shock
Bileebob - Sunshine (DJ Skurge edit)
Body Mechanic - Peaceofmine
Sean Tate - A Matter of Destruction (Reel by Real remix)
B. Calloway - 100.000.000 Euro
DJ Rolando - Jaguar (Jeff Mills mix)
Cajmere - Conflict
Body Mechanic - Jit The Best (Vocal)
Folson & Tate - Round Tables
Body Mechanic ft. Elle - U Cant

June 20th, 2020

Detroit's Filthiest - Interview

Long-awaited deep dive interview with ghettotech originator Detroit's Filthiest a.k.a. DJ Nasty!





Tracklist during interview w/ Detroit's Filthiest (selection and mix by The Anxious Beat)

Detroit’s Filthiest - Smooth As Silk

12 Tech Mob - Where Dem Dollars?

Mr. De - Throw (Instremental)

Detroit’s Filthiest - Trauma

Mr. De’ - Give It Up

Egyptian Lover - Dance (Instrumental)

Big Daddy Rick - Electro Pimp

Jucy Titties 2/Unknown artist - Machine

DJ Overdose - What About It?

DJ Nasty - Child Support

Starski & Clutch - East To West

DJ Nasty - Freaky Tonight

Detroit”s Filthiest - Social Engineering

Digitek 3 - Army Of One

The Unkown DJ - Basstronic

Erotek -

DJ Nasty - Cass Quarters 2

Aux 88 - Moonwalker

Kronos Device - Terminate The Bass (Instrumental)

Munch Man - V-chip (Beats)

313 Bass Mechanics - The Countdown

White label

Detroit’s Filthiest - Deuce & A Quarter

Diamond & The Nubian Prince - Shake That Ass… Bounce Those Titz (Club “Booty” Mix)

Model 500 - R9

Jucy Titties2/Unknown artist - Raw

Battle Systems - Annihilator

12 Tech Mob - Ride

May 30th, 2020 

B. Calloway - Interview & DJ Mix

For the fifth show of the year The Anxious Beat had the great pleasure of talking (face 2 face) to a real Detroit gem - electrofunk pro, DJ and ninja producer B. Calloway.  We start off with one of Calloway’s  latest releases on wax -  acid ghetto and fu**-everything-anthem Party N Bullshit (Dirty Mix, Various  - Elevated Jit Vol. 2 EP/FTP), also heard in Jensen Interceptor’s dope ass set at last years Boiler Room x Glitch Festival. Calloway begins his story by expressing his love for all different styles of music - the Jeopardy theme song and just about everything else, as long as it sounds good. We get to learn more about his beginnings - starting out messing around with a couple of tape decks and a record player in his moms basement in his early teens, discovering jit and how he met Ade' Mango Henderson Mainor (Mr. De’ of Electrofunk Records) at his favorite record store, who later came to take him under his wing. Our conversation also touches on the meaning behind the freaky-bass and multi-transitional track Workout and Stack Paper from Calloway’s 3000 B.C. EP, record store vendettas, tap dancing grace of Fred Astaire  and Sammy Davis Jr. and the philosophy behind “not looking up to, nor down on nobody” and much much more. Calloway then treats us to an hour+ dance mix of reckless mayhem, so take a moment, let loose, enjoy and just “dance like ain’t nobody lookin’…”


R.I.P. DreBrown a.k.a. Erotek

Tracklist during interview w/ B. Calloway (selection and mix by The Anxious Beat)


B. Calloway - Party N Bullshit (Dirty Mix)

Erotek - Gritten

313 Bass Mechanics - Throw Your Hands Up

DJ Omega - Wassup Hoes (Instrumental)

Cosmic Force - Haunted By My Past

Dj Di'jital - Androidika

DJ Shortstop - Money, Hoes and clothes

Sushi King and Cadillac Chris - Soul Serenade (requiem for Lil' Man)

B. Calloway - Chevrolet Rally

D.I.E. - Sike Yo Mind (Live At M.A.P. Pt. 3)

Big Daddy Rick - Inferno (Instrumental)

Rick Wilhite - Magic Water (Saint Jean Remix)

Sansibar - Technology

Electro Nation - Space Trax

DreBrown - Rejuvenated Rhythm (Mix 2)

Bitch Ass Darius - Ghetto Kingdom

Digitek 3 - The Soul Is In The Software

DJ Assault - Trickin

Acid Cyborg ft. Sean Tate - Spiderwebs

Privacy - GO

April 25th, 2020

Detroit’s Filthiest (Julian Shamou) - DJ Mix

For this month's show, The Anxious Beat had the pleasure of receiving a most nasty and filthy electro funk DJ Mix (an all Julian Shamou exclusive) from this month’s guest - Detroit’s Filthiest, also known as DJ Nasty, 313 Bass Mechanics and Digitek. The mix consists of tracks from some of Julians latest releases - a truly soulful variety of electro funk, ghettotech, booty tunes, electro and more which exhibits underground dance music at its limitless best.

So, discovering that we share the same predicament—Middle Eastern underground outcasts in the US who never really felt like we belonged anywhere, it quickly became obvious over the phone a few weeks ago that we had way too much in common to do a Skype or email interview and decided to reschedule til when we could actually meet face to face, once this covid BS is over, accompanied by tons of coffee and smokes.

My jaw dropped the first time I came across the now classic and still powerful “drum-machine-terrorist” picture of Julian Shamou. His face is partly covered by a shemagh, while he’s holding up a TR-808 like a lethal weapon of funk. I felt happy, and—it doesn’t happen often—but it also provided me with a specific context, being a Middle Eastern woman (born and raised in Sweden) and into underground electronic music. Asked about the picture, Julian said that it represents his heritage, among many things—the shemagh, for example, being a common attire in the village where he was born in Iraq. The picture was taken back in 1998 in front of The Sacred Heart Chaldean Church on 7 Mile, which was the first area Julian’s family (who is also Chaldean) came to when they arrived in Detroit. Not being able to fit in anywhere in the underground music community—as the first Middle Easterner to play this kind of music in Detroit—Julian also came to cover his face in this picture, as a way to stay anonymous and let people just focus on his music. Stay posted for the future interview with Detroit’s Filthiest as we get to learn more about his beginnings as a DJ and producer, hearing The Egyptian Lover for the first time and how Saddam Hussein came to receive “The Key to the City” of Detroit in the late 1970’s and much much more!

(Photo by Brian Gillespie)

Tracklist Detroit's Fithiest DJ Mix

Detroit' FIlthiest - Baby Makin Music

Detroit's Filthiest - Poetry in Motion

Detroit's Filthiest - Illision

Detroit's Filthiest - Dolemite

Detroit's Filthiest - The Chase 

Detroit's Filthiest -  Crème de la Crème

Detroit's Filthiest -  Soulilquy

DJ Nasty - Afrodisiac

Detroit's Filthiest - Voodoo That You Do

DJ Nasty - Black From The Waist Down

Detroit's Filthiest - Deuce and a Quarter

DJ Nasty - Crusin Down 7-Mile

Detroit's Filthiest - No Strings Attached

Detroit's Filthiest - Babylon 313

Detroit's Filthiest - Cabaret

DJ Nasty - Groove Junkie

DJ Nasty - Cosmic Orgasm

Detroit's Filthiest - Shake & Bounce

Detroit's Filthiest - Carpet Muncher

Detroit's Filthiest - I'm a Pro

Detroit's Filthiest - Work Your Body

Detroit's Filthiest - Round and Round

Detroit's Filthiest - Legendary

Detroit's Filthiest - The Calling

DJ Nasty - Trauma

Detroit's Filthiest - Let Em Burn

DJ Nasty - Alien Race

Detroit's Filthiest - Coverup

DJ Nasty - Flying Object

DJ Nasty - Outer Space

DJ Nasty - Electrifying Mojo

DJ Nasty - Final Countdown

Detroit's Filthiest - Infamous

Detroit's Filthiest - Street Symphony

Detroit's Filthiest - Im Getting Money

Detroit's Filthiest - Directions

Detroit's Filthiest - King Of Kings

Detroit's Filthiest - Down Low

DJ Nasty - Puff Puff Pass 

Detroit's Filthiest - Sounds Of The City

DJ Nasty - No Panties

Detroit's Filthiest - Woodward Walker

313 Bass Mechanics - Pass Out

DJ Nasty - Smack

March 28th, 2020

DJ Roach - Interview and DJ Mix 

These are anxious times indeed..and for the first time, this month's guest did not make it over to the studio... Fortunately not due to any virus related issues but just because time, as always, is one big ungenerous pimp. For the third show of the year The Anxious Beat had the pleasure of interviewing Southwest Detroit's own DJ Roach (Raul Rocha also known as DJ Roach 313) - DJ, producer, founder of Nuestro Futuro Records together with Ray 7 (Raphael Merriweathers Jr. from UR also known as 051, The Beat Mechanic, M.I.A. and The Unknown Soilder) and driven originator of the annual local Detroit party - Tec Troit Electronic Music Festival.


The show starts off with castanets crackling in the heavy and infectious track Remember Where You Came From (Remember Your Culture) by DJ Roach and Ray 7's synergetic rhythm duo called NF-2. Roach starts his story at his childhood home, his father being a musician and how he was surrounded by music and instruments from an early age. We also get to learn about the life changing experience of seeing The Wizard perform behind 4 decks at The Stratford Theater back in 1985, getting into DJing along with his brother in 1988, latin freestyle and the beginnings of Tec Troit among many other things. Last but not least we get to let loose and rid all quarantine bullshit to DJ Roach's master skill techno and acid drippin' DJ Mix. (Photo by Marie Staggat)


Tracklist durin interview with DJ Roach (selection and mix by The Anxious Beat)

NF-2 - Remember where you came from (Remeber your culture)
Sekter .17 (DJ Dick, DJ Godfather) - Earthmen
DJ Overdose - On the silver globe
Sean Deason - ShariVari
Elliot Taub aka Ulysses - Tribalismo (Jack's Mix)
Esteban Adame - Political gain
Aux 88 - Let it ride
NF-2 - 100 Years
Southern Outpost (Kloc, Shapeshiftr, The Sentinel) - Programmic
Suburban Knight vs Gerome Sportelli vs Sierra Sam - Oracle
Scott Grooves - Consistent Part ?
Lab Rat XL - Lab Rat 3
B. Calloway - Yo Dray


Tracklist DJ Roach DJ Mix

Dj Roach (Nuestro Futuro Records)- The Wire

Rebecca Goldberg (Cryovac Recordings)- Augmented Reality 

Yanu (Direct Beat)- Mental Mekanic

Adam Jay (Midwest Mix)- Domestic Disturbances 

Rebecca Goldberg (Cryovac Recordings)- Panopticon

Dj Roach- Test Press

A. Garcia & M. Kretsch ( Cryovac Recordings)- Starrtsrack

Flatner & Ingram Project ( Black Nation Records)- Da Comin’

A. Garcia & M. Kretsch (Cryovac Recordings)- Snow Dogs Revenge

Flatner & Ingram Project (Black Nation Records)- Black Alligator 

Dj Roach (Nuestro Futuro Records)- Revolucion 

Unknown Black Label

Rob Hood (Tresor)- Quartz

Symmetrical (Nuestro Futuro Records)- Asi Es El Mambo

Xavier De Enciso (Yaxteq)- Long Distance

Dillon Preech- System Destroyer

Xavier De Enciso (Yaxteq)- Side A Track 1

Esteban Adame (Subject Detroit)- Guaguanco

Xavier de Enciso (Yaxteq)- Side A Track 2

Dahraxt (JL Series)- NBS2-19 Remix

The Manager (Psycho Thrill)- Psycho Thrill Robots_Elec Pt.1 BNKR Mix

Roland Casper- Naked (Woody Mc Bride Remix

Kimyon Higgins (Cryovac Recordings)- I Am The..

The Martian (Red Planet)- Particle Shower

Los Hermanos- My Mother’s Guitarra

Dj Roach (Cryovac Recordings)- People Mover 

February 29th, 20202 

The A.M.  - Interview and DJ Mix 

For the second show of the year The Anxious Beat invited rave veteran, electro/techno appreciator and classically trained violinist The A.M. to the studio. This episode starts off with Ann-Marie’s perhaps first serious encounter with music—a journey which begins when she hears classical violin for the first time at a very early age, to years later when she discovered house music by listening to Detroit radio station WJLB late at night, accompanied by her younger sister, writer, host and DJ of Underground & Black blog and NTS show, Ash Lauryn. 


Taking a bit of a different route than her sister, The A.M. has come to favor the darker, harder category of electronic music, Detroit electro and techno being her preferred weapon of choice. Frequently attending parties and underground raves throughout the years undeniably shaped the ears of The A.M., providing her mixes with that unique Detroit funk, hard-hitting no-bullshit aesthetic. Our conversation also touched on finding a sense of home in the rave scene, overcoming fears and insecurities, the lack of division in the dance community in the past compared to today, Movement Festival (DEMF), losing younger siblings at massive underground parties and embracing your darker side, and much more. The A.M. takes over the second part of the program, showing us just how dark, deep and bottomless the rabbit hole really is.


(The A.M. correction: The after hours club mentioned as Half Past Three in the interview was in fact called Better Days)

Tracklist during interview with The A.M. (selection and mix by The Anxious Beat)

DynArec - Handover


Silicon - G.I.T.M


D.I.E - My House


DJ Assault - Kilabitchstremental


Phuture - Your Only Friend


Pacou - Incitement


Traxx ft. Legowelt - MTT Inversion


Wired - To The Beat Of The Drum (Crash Version)


Street Corner Symphony - Symphomanic (Jazz Mix)


Preslav - Driver


Scan 7 - So B It


DJ Assault - Say What?


Silicon - Worms


Betonkust & Innershades - Mercy Like


Cem3340 - The C.E.P Riot


DJ Di’jital - Bang


Disco D - Searching

January 29th, 2020


Sean Tate a.k.a. The Butcher - Interview & DJ mix


For the first show of 2020, The Anxious Beat invited multi-talented and elusive DJ, producer, label head and Detroit Promo TV/The Bassment’s own Sean Tate a.k.a. The Butcher to the studio. Tate continues to lead us on the journey though Detroit’s past and present and there is no telling how deep the rabbit’s hole really is. The only way to find out is to let go and let yourself fall. You might just land on a silky smooth cocaine-white rug and if so, just remember to take your shoes off. Our conversation touched upon Tate’s beginnings as a DJ and producer, cabarets vs. the club, the significance of radio shows, the origin of hypemen and mc’s like Detroit’s Marvelous Marv and Henry Tyler and the philosophy behind Tate’s label RWYS - Remember Why You Started Records among other things. Tate also announced the upcoming tribute, vinyl only release, for much loved and missed Erotek a.k.a. Andray Brown/Check it out:


The show starts off with the menacing robotic acid track A.C.F.M. by Folsom & Tate, also heard in DJ Stingray’s electrifying set at last year’s Boiler Room Festival. Tate then takes over and starts the first part of his DJ mix with Theo Parrish’s beautiful track This is for you with Maurissa Rose. About 36 min in, Tate steps away from the turntables for a bit to answer some questions and once again, we get to experience more vivid stories from Detroit - the good, the bad and some of the stuff in between. Part two of Sean Tate’s DJ mix quickly transforms into one of those rare club nights...real deep and soulful and where one can be really free.


Tracklist during interview with Sean Tate (selection and mix by The Anxious Beat)

A.C.F.M - Folsom & Tate

Don't lead me - House Master Baldwin feat. Paris Grey

Forged - Trevino

Feel Free (Vibe Mix) - Black Ginger & The Funky Rican

Decoding Numbers - JessBeatz

D.I.E. - The Men You'll Never See (Adult. Mix)

EDMX - Mo Money (Instrumental)

12 Tech Mob - Hood Rat

DJ Assault - Bangin' The Beat

Sean Tate - A Matter of Destruction (Bassment Mix)

Gigi Galaxy - Lips So Sweet (Dub Mix)

DJ Discipline - On The Down Low

Sean Tate - A Matter of Creation (Sunlight Mix)

The Other People Place - Eye Contact

Scott Grooves - Hybrib Part: DENEB

November 30, 2019

Detroit in Effect - DJ Maaco & DJ P-Dog Interview/DJ Mix by DJ P-Dog a.k.a. The Turntable Bully

For the last show of the year, we get to enjoy an extra lengthy and juicy program with the ultimate party masters themselves...The Anxious Beat has the great pleasure of hosting the true legends of Detroit in Effect in the studio.

This session packs exclusive, never-before-told details about the tight knit duo as well as personal and vividly described stories about the early club days of Detroit, The Men You'll Never See, legendary mixtapes, The Motown Museum, anecdotes from the M.A.P. lounge and how Paul McCartney can prevent you from breaking furniture.

This month's program also has a mind bending, creative DJ Mix by monster skilled DJ P-Dog a.k.a. The Turntable Bully of D.I.E./M.A.P. Records which is gently sandwiched in between part I & part II of the interview.

BIG thanks to all my guests, my fam at 313Detroit Promo TV/The Bassment: and to everyone who tuned in this year! See you all again by the end of January 2020!

Tracklinst during interview with DJ Maaco & P-Dog (selection and mix by The Anxious Beat)

Alien Abduction - DJ Di'jital & DJ Lenn Swann

Nemisis - Keith Tucker

Data Transfer - Clarence G

Technicolor (long mix) - Channel One


Tronic Ghetto - Reckless Ron Cook

Racing all the time - Dj Overdose

Programming - D.I.E.

Dos - Big Daddy Rick

Intercourse - Body Mechanic

Body Mechanic - Quadrant Six

Tell me all about it (Remix) - P-Dog The Turntable Bully

Cause I Said It Right - Clarence G

Club Talk - Dj Zap

Let yo body rock - Cybonix

Boss Up - Dj Surgeon

Get Up - D.I.E.

Clarence G's Club - Clarence G

Aliens N Effect (Alien Nstrumental) - Dj Di'jital, Dj Maaco

Looking for the perfect beat - Afrika Bambaataa & SoulSonic Force

Got me movin' - Jay Denham

Techno Bass - Dynamix II

Activate your feet - Dj Maaco

Toxic TV - Lam

Git It - Git It (Beats) - Designated Hoodlums

The Men You'll Never See - D.I.E.

The Zoo (Detroit Zoo instrumental) - Mr. De

November 2, 2019

The Baroness - Interview & Dj mix

The Anxious Beat had the pleasure of having one of Detroit's most well kept secrets in the studio - The Baroness. Not only does she add yet more contours to the story of Detroit's electronic dance music community, she does so with an abundance of charm and an impressive ear for techno. The Anxious Beat got a sneak peek behind the veil and learned a little bit about her beginnings, her passion for photography, techno and dancing. Our conversation also touched upon the importance of Detroit's music history as well as some personal anecdotes from Detroit's (early-ish) clubs days, starting off in the 90's. The program takes off with a hot Detroit techno blend by The Baroness, eventually leading us further down the rabbit's hole.

Tracklist The Baroness mix set:

My Machines - Carl Craig

003 - Richie Hawtin

A matter of creation - Sean Tate

The Tresor track - Mike Huckaby

Yo soy nuestro futuro - Dj Roach

Retro Mix - Jeff Mills

Minimal response - 207737

The Rouge - Blak Tony

Red machine - Robert Hood

Psykofuk Mix 2 - Psykofuk

Man on the moon - Norm Talley

Space vision - Terrance Dixon

Beautiful darkness - J Shaw

Dominion - Octave One

Drive by force - Dillon Preach

Alleys of your mind - Cybotron

Tracklist during interview with The Baroness (selection and mix by The Anxious Beat)

The real Brooklyn bounce - Frankie Bones

On the floor - Dwayne Jensen

100% of Disin You (Armando's Dis remix) - Armando

Ghost miners (Fit remix/Ray 7 on percussion) - Jared Wilson

The struggle - Houz'Mon

Butterfly - The Lil Nick Cru feat. Parris Mitchell

Vertigo - K. Alexi Shelby

Superman - Robert Hood

Prizma - Etapp Kyle

At first light - Sysex

Death toll - Life after Mutation

Voyager (Mazzula remix) - Binary System

Rejuvenated Rhythm (Mix 2) - DreBrown

At first light (Version) - Sysex

September 28, 2019

Scan 7

The Anxious Beat (premiere on Retreat Radio)

Scan 7: Interview with Trackmasta Lou & Mr. Hooper and a bangin' live session!


The Anxious Beat had the most rare and exceptional opportunity to have one of Detroit's own legends and heavyweights of techno and electronic dance music in the studio. In this premiere program on Retreat Radio (Malmoe, Sweden's keepers of underground soundwaves) we have the honor to meet Trackmasta Lou and Mr. Hooper of Scan 7. You better sharpen your ears for this one, as the mythical techno collective reveals details on rare or never spoken on matters and subjects as well as outlining a chronological timeline of the group's formation back in the early 90's . Our conversation also touches on cultural and political aspects of the music industry, church, plans for the future and some personal thoughts on their new 3×LP album release Between Worlds on Deeptrax Records. 

To top that off, we also got a exclusive bangin' live session recorded just for The Anxious Beat. You can also check it out at

Tracklist during interview with Scan 7 (selection and mix by The Anxious Beat)



Sunday on Saturday - Scan 7

Elements - Psyche

No place like home - Scan 7

Vicious cycle - Scan 7 blend with XTC -D.J. Funk

The Start It Up - Joey Beltram (Claude Young remix) blend with Wavelength - NOS

Leave a message - Vice

Chuuch - Scan 7

A touch of jazz (Lifestyles of the rich mix) - Rhythm II Rhythm

No Enemy No Table - Scan 7

Inspirations from a small black church on the Eastside of Detroit - Moodymann

Don't you ever stop (Dub) - The Fibre Foundation

Fan Ta Cee - Norm Talley

You have the right (Original/Vocals by Blak Tony) - Scan 7

Central Nervous System - Los Hermanos

September 3, 2019

#4 Live Painting/Attic Session with techno artist Abdul Haqq & Dj mix by electro vanguard J Shaw

A very exciting program awaits..I had the pleasure to have both Detroit's own techno artist Abdul Haqq and Producer/Dj J Shaw over to the studio for a live "painting to music" session! This episode starts off with a brief interview/introduction of Abdul Haqq which eventually morphs into the mix that J Shaw provided skillfully during the painting session. Haqq, who is one of the most influential painters and artists in the electronic dance music community, outlines how his journey as a techno painter started as well as sharing his thoughts on what electronic dance music means to him. See the finished artwork on instagram @anxious_beat_radio.The Drexciyan Empire Lives!   


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Third Earth Visual Arts

Tracklist during introduction of Abdul Haqq (selection and mix by The Anxious Beat):

Hydrocubes -  Drexciya

Intro - Drexciya 

La' machine - Jess Beatz

Speak and spell - Dopplereffekt

Aquarazorda - Drexciya

Living on the edge - Drexciya 

Mystery world - Elecktroids

Black sea - Drexciya

August 6, 2019


J Shaw - Interview

For the second program of the year I've invited Detroit producer, DJ and electro and techno bass connoisseur J Shaw to join me in the studio. We had a very interesting conversation about Detroit's electronic music scene, jit and escapism among other things. J Shaw is a producer to keep an eye on, his latest release, Shawescape Renegade - Escapism EP, testifies to just that. If you see it, grab it! Grab 2!


The music during the interview starts off with some classics, a few Detroit gems and so much more as J Shaw eventually leads us further down the rabbit's hole.

Tracklist during interview with J Shaw (selection and mix by The Anxious Beat):

Round and round (J Shaw remix) - B. Calloway

Armada (Dj Maaco remix) - Dj Di'jital

Alleys of your mind - Cybotron

Computer power - Jamie Jupiter

x2 - Electric Soul

Orbital clearing - J Shaw

Aqua worm hole - Drexciya

Satellites - Dopplereffekt 

Contro (wish we edit) - Prince

Down - Aaron Carl

Levels of space - J Shaw

Alienetec - J Shaw

Jit shit - Erotek and Club talk (Disco D remix) - Dj Zap

Timeline - Underground Resistance / Performed by Galaxy to Galaxy

The Freaks - Dj Deeon

Sex on the beach 2000 - Mr. De' feat. Greg C. Brown

Neuron galaxy - J Shaw

May 14, 2019

Anxious beat radio is soon proud to present its first episode! This is a monthly podcast from the Metro Detroit area that focuses on local talents. Each program will be a creation in itself and there will be no pre-determined form of structure. We don't care about the hype, just good music! First episode will be posted by the end of June, more to come!