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.
As with last month’s show, this one is a reflection on the scale of Science Fiction films and TV series Richie consumed through the last year locked down. Seems like most space-themed music in Richie‘s collection is either techno (subject of March’s show) or Space Disco. So this month features a journey back to the late 70’s/early 80s, a time Richie actually remembers as a kid – when the worlds of disco and Star Wars came together as one and produced some sublime and ridiculous music al moments. Expect both.
This month, it’s a Space Disco special! Expect whirling synths, stomping drum machines and an 80s masterclass.