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 Goldarnest 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! 

This evening’s show theme is, ‘The Last Time’; it’s not the last show (hopefully!). The last time is a common topic for songs, which often reflect on the last time one spends with a lover before a relationship ends. There might be a bit of this, but there’ll also be  contemplation on the notion that each time we do anything, it’s one last time we’ll do that. Inspired in part by some readings by American philosopher Sam Harris, which’ll feature on the show, the theme will musically delve into some ambient sounds, plaintive folk songs, a healthy sprinkling of jazz and a smattering of pure pop.