The Goldarndest Mixtapes

Richie Anderson began producing acid and techno music in 1992, with releases on obscure hard techno labels such as ‘Kill Out’ and ‘Drop Bass Network’ under various guises.

After a hiatus from production, he began releasing new music again alongside a series of live performances in Berlin. With his latest release in October 2019, Richie is now researching underground dance music scenes with a focus on Liverpool post-2008. He is also examining ageing with dance music and the impact scenes have on a place – the generation of cool and an invitation for gentrification.

Richie is also a classical guitarist and his mixes tend towards a wild variety of genres. The Goldarndest Mixtapes aims to pick up from the cassette culture of his youth, stemming from a practice he shares with his friends. Each quarter they produce a physical CD of music matching a given theme, along with corresponding cover art. The interpretation of the theme is wide open – it could be simply matching song titles to the theme, or an esoteric/conceptual interpretation.

Each show will follow a theme which is represented within the music played. If you are interested in contributing to Richie’s research, please get in touch.

During the last year’s lockdown Richie has watched *a lot* of Science Fiction films and TV series. So, the theme for this month’s show will reflect that to an extent. Not for soundtracks so much, though a few may slip in, but more as a way of showcasing the music already in Richie’s collection that is in some way associated with sci-fi and space themes. Turns out this is mostly techno and electro-esque.

These genres will make up the bulk of the selections for April’s show. This reflects Richie’s initial experience of dance music clubs in the early 90s, when the lights, dry ice and otherworldly sounds of techno really did seem to have come straight out of a technologically advanced future realm.

Next month’s show will be given over entirely to some rather frivolous space disco!