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.
Thematic element to this month’s show is aliens. Obviously a big potential subject matter, though selectons tend towards ‘space age’ sounding dance music tracks, and music specifically referencing aliens. There’s a huge range of genres traversed through as usual, and the BPM range is extreme, from a gentle 67 to a ludicrous 250. The show will also highlight some really out-of-this-world (sorry!) sound design