Monday, February 12, 2018
RSA 02/12/2018
This weeks live show is a little shorter, well, its the normal length of RSA. I have a terrible cold bordering on the flu, and I had to get the show done because I made a commitment to you, but not so much that I don't want to return to the couch for Netflix and hot tea! See how you can get your hands on some of our prizes by checking out the membership page! We're making this even more special, as each show this month will be broadcast live on Facebook. Join the group and check it out!

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Junksista - Freak At Heart (Kant Kino)
Ginger Snap5 - Distant Star (Short)
Torul - Explain (Beborn Beton)
Gentleman Junkie - City Lights (The Rain Within)
Kirilian Camera - Polar-IHS (Covenant)
Analogue-X - The Pain (New Life Generation)
Cutoff Sky - The Future (Oleg Xaler)
Thee Flanders - You Spin Me Round (Patenbrigade Wolff)

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Sunday, February 04, 2018
RSA 02/05/2018
Welcome to the 2018 RSA membership drive! Having been around 20 years, not only do we predate Podcasting, be we also predate Patreon. Every year in Feb I go hat in hand to you, my wonderful listeners, for donations to help keep us going another year. This year we have a TONNE of prizes that have been graciously donated by a number of individuals. See how you can get your hands on one by checking out the membership page! But we're making this even more special, as each show this month will be broadcast live on Facebook. Join the group and check it out!

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Wasserkraft Manifest - Der Mensch
Life On Mars - Take Me Home (Midnight Resistance)
Want/ed - Future Rhythm 2017
Psy'Aviah - Reboot Reset Relay
Sinestar - A Million Like Us
Suicide Commando - Hellraiser (VNV Nation)
Ivory Frequency - Clock Is Ticking Fast
SPOCK - Satellites (Sputnik Mix)
Numb - Suspended (Primary Inversion)
Displacer - The Face You Deserve

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
RSA 20th anniversary spectacular
"It was twenty years ago today Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play" - The Beatles In January of 1998 I sat down with a dilemma. I was a club DJ who had a lot of great music to play, but couldn't experiment *too much* in the club. For some reason I wanted to be a radio DJ, and breaking in to the college radio clique wasn't going to happen. So I experimented with creating a "radio show" within my computer and set up a web site to stream it. On Jan 31 1998 the first episode of RSA went online. It was terrible of course, but through experience I got better. I was incredibly proud when we hit our first anniversary and had artists such as Jarkko Tuohimaa (Neuroactive) and Alexander Hofman (S.P.O.C.K) record congratulatory greetings. I had no idea that I'd be still doing it 20 years later. There are far too many people to thank individually for the support, technical assistance, and listener-ship that has happened over this time. But know this. If you're reading this now, you're a huge part of why I've been successful at this. To celebrate this, I present to you a short video that will hopefully entertain you and convey how I feel today. https://youtu.be/vqwCSFcF5vY I would also like to present a special guest show that one of our longest listeners, Wolf of Ultimas Lagrimas, a german radio show, who creates music as 'Electric Toys' has done for us. While I can't promise another 20 years (I'll be 65 then!) I can promise that there is no end in sight for RSA, and I look forward to badly mispronouncing German words, saying "Anyways", and creating the best shows I can. Thank you.
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Sunday, January 28, 2018
RSA 01/29/2018
While we're not at the 20th anniversary as of the time of the posting of this show (thats Jan 31st) this will be the RSA that you listen to while it happens. I'm going to have some special communications, both audio and video on the day of celebrating this show turning 20. But suffice it to say, I can't possibly tell you all just how much your support and listenership means to me. It validates a "hobby" that began in 1995 as a club DJ, and continued long past my retirement. But we'll have more on that on the 31st. Until then please enjoy...

C-Lekktor - Rotten Flesh
Out Out - On Repeat (Club)
Psy'Aviah - Sound Of New (Alter Future Dub)
FCH - Restless Specters
Faderhead - Know Your Darkness
Omnimar - Boom Boom (Cutoff Sky)
Ginger Snap5 - Distant Star (Long)
Scheuber - Bliss (Eisfabrik)

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Sunday, January 21, 2018
RSA 01/22/2018
The 2018 membership drive inches closer, and the 20th anniversary celebration are literally just around the corner! The next month is going to be a celebration of all things RSA as the shows will be streamed (and created!) live on the Facebook group with your interaction! So many things to see and do, and of course to listen to!

For All The Emptiness - Seduced By A Disease (Apop)
In Good Faith - Choose Your Way (Tragic Impulse)
Celldweller - Switchback (Neuroticfish)
Zynic - Neon Oblivion (T.O.Y)
Val Solo - I'm In Space (Cabdriver Dreams)
EGOamp - Mind Machine (PreCog)
Elektrostaub - Prediction
Psy'Aviah - Sound Of New (SD-KRTR)

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Monday, January 15, 2018
RSA 01/15/2018
Its about at this time every year that I start getting a bit of cabin fever and the itch to ride my bike gets bad. But this year I have made a commitment to make the 20th anniversary membership drive extra special, and the shows will be live (and posted here for posterity) so I can't escape to my parents place in Florida. But that just means I have plenty of time to work just that bit extra hard on RSA while I pine for the fjords. Hopefully a good number of you have taken the time to watch the RSA Documentary. I hope you enjoy it as much as you're going to enjoy...

Rroyce - Who Needs
Eisfabrik - No Time For Regret
Implant - The End
C-Lekktor - Animals
Chainreactor - The Devil's Trick (ES23)
The Saint Paul - Blue Bird
Celldweller - The Last Firstborn (Audiotec)
Val Solo - Why Don't You Talk To Me

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Monday, January 08, 2018
RSA - 01/08/2018
I personally consider this to be the first show of 2018, as the last one was done while I was still on Christmas holidays. Its bloody cold outside in Toronto, so what better way to avoid it than sitting indoors and finishing RSA. Listening to RSA is also a good way to avoid cold! Hopefully a good number of you have taken the time to watch the RSA Documentary. I hope you enjoy it as much as you're going to enjoy...

Displacer - No Mr Nice Guy
Intent Outtake - Eclipse (Album Edit)
VDOC - Engel (Rob Dust)
In Strict Confidence - The Darkside
AD Key - Ich Reanimiere Dich (The Psychic Force)
Omnimar - Not Strong (Oleg Xaler)
After The Rain - Future Will Be Fine (Itch)
The Saint Paul - Come With Me

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Friday, January 05, 2018
RSA - The Documentary
Just over a year ago I was approached by this guy who wanted to do a documentary about me & RSA. I figured nothing would come of it, but you never know. Unlike a lot of things that have never actually happened in the last 20 years, I can now say there's a video chronicling how my radio show came about and what goes into making it. Kevin McMillan worked hard on it, I hope you enjoy it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBVkdfcDVgw
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Monday, January 01, 2018
RSA 01/01/2018
While it isn't quite happy birthday to RSA yet (30 days to go!) It *is* my birthday! So what am I doing on this special day? Getting the show done for my favorite people. You! The countdown to the membership drive and the 20th anniversary spectacular has commenced! But until then we have...

Eisfabrik - Brother
Want/ed - (You) Won't Regret (Nordika)
Parralox - Artificial
Elektrostaub - Also Without You
Faderhead - Night Physics
Zynic - Neon Oblivion (David Burdick)
For All The Emptiness - You Hurt (Neuroticfish)
Cosmic Armchair - Conversation

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Monday, December 25, 2017
RSA 12/25/2017
Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas!

This is it folks, the last show of 2017! This is the one that takes me the most time to do as I sift through all of the great music we've played in the past year and condense it down to what I consider to be the "best of" show. 2017 was a pretty darn good year, with bands that are new to us making it to the best of. I hope you enjoy my picks!

Neuroticfish - Agony (A23 & Mari Kattman)
Aesthetische - In My Aurora (Uplifting)
Cutoff Sky - The Girls
Red Cell - The Ladder (Xenturion Prime)
Kirilian Camera - Sky Collapse (Dancetronic)
Desastroes - Nur Eine Machine (DJ Thommy)
SD-KRTR - Rise (Aesthetische)
Alpha Point - Cold Trace
JanRevolution - Man Without Return
Matt Springfield - Things I've Said (Rob Dust)
TOY - The Darkness & The Light
De/Vision - Synchronize (Synchomesh)
Mechatronic - Don't Bother To Knock (Extended)
Studio-X - Kapooyah

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Saturday, December 16, 2017
RSA 12/18/2017
Only one week to go until the annual best of! But we've got tonnes of great new music for you this week, and we put a few discs to bed so that you go out and buy copies! Don't forget we also have a few shirts left to sell, so grab one before they're gone forever!

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Xenturion Prime - Propulsion
SD-KRTR - Dreams
C-Lekktor - Tonight You Are Mine
11 Grams - Synthetic 3.5
iVardensphere - Surface Tension
Rroyce - Who Needs (Beborn Beton)
Cosmic Armchair - Cannonballs
Freakangel - In The Witch House (Ritualz)

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Saturday, December 09, 2017
RSA 12/11/2017
This week I managed to right an egregious wrong, and got some stuff played that I somehow missed back at the beginning of the year. This may have impacted the best of for 2017, but this just means that the 2018 show may have its first inductee!

Our Banshee - The Answer
Grendel - Fall Like Rome
Eisfabrik - The Choice
Zynic - Free To Decide (Extended)
Parralox - Electric Nights (Oren Amram)
Cosmic Armchair - When Will You Learn
Ginger Snap5 - I Disappear
Fires - Believe Me

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Sunday, December 03, 2017
RSA 12/04/2017
I've shipped out all of the RSA shirts, they're 99% delivered, so I feel safe to place the few extras I ordered on sale over at the T-Shirt page. I'm still going to have a few for prizes, but not that many! The best of show for 2017 falls on Christmas day, and I've finally completed it. Couple all of that with the fact that we've got a great new show for you all with some great new music, and everything's coming up Milhouse!

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The Saint Paul - E.On. DNA
11 Grams - S.O.D (Give Me Death)
Massiv In Mensch - Hamburg
Snog - Corporate Slave (2017 Remaster)
Dark Vector - Superando (Sector One)
In Good Faith - Choose Your Way (Ancient Step)
Wiccid - Prey Predator
Super Dragon Punch!! - Inspire (Assemblage 23)

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Sunday, November 26, 2017
RSA 11/27/2017
We're inching closer to Christmas, and this year the annual best of falls right on Christmas day. So I'll have a gift for you all! This is also the last show featuring tracks eligible for the best of, so I'll have to really get cracking on compiling the master list. But until then we feature a few really great new discs this week, which you can listen to while wearing your new RSA T-Shirt!

SD-KRTR - Eternity (Gemma Macleod)
Xenturion Prime - Revoltage
Arian 1 - Eternity
Cosmic Armchair - Just One Look (Cosmic Club)
Vainerz - Shining On
Erotic Elk - Consequence Of Leaving (7")
Faderhead - Nothing Changes
Project Ich - Where Are The Angels (DJ Thommy)

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Sunday, November 19, 2017
RSA 11/20/2017
What a difference a week makes! Nearly every T-Shirt has been sent out, and a number have already arrived! Just a few more out to Europe and we're done. Now the count down begins to the annual best of show, and man compiling that is always a lot of hard work! But until then...

iVardensphere - Rapture
Massiv In Mensch - November
Kryonix - Zombieschlacht (Upgrade)
Xenturion Prime - Bulldozer (Club)
Arian 1 - Signals
Elektrostaub - Dunkle Zeit (!distain)
Erotic Elk - Consequence Of Leaving (Oren Amram)
Schwarzbund - Unser Sein

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