Been watching too many anime short anthologies, mostly from Koji Morimoto’s Studio 4C (You may remember his music video for Ken Ishii’s Extra way back from MTV’s AMP’d). So this was inspired by that (and just like those anthology/compilations, it jumps from subject to subject). Since I haven’t posted in a while, I’m gonna Peter Jackson it and make it more than 3 hours long.
Into – Scene From Frances Ha
01. Ricky Eat Acid – Inside My House; Some Place I Keep Dreaming About
02. Jens Buchert – Sphere Wizard
03. Flying Lotus – Puppet Talk
04. Royksopp – Caramel Afternoon
05. Kodomo – Orange Ocean (Loscil Remix)
06. Ricky Eat Acid – God Put Us All In The Swimming Pool
07. Reighnbeau – Highways
08. DJAO – Foreign Heart
09. bvdub – As We Remember A Life Of Love
10. Mole Harness, Chipper & SJ Esau – In A Different Place
12. Miles – Loran Dreams
12. Max Cooper – The End Of Reason (Ambient Version)
13. Mogi Grumbles – I Heard You Were Dead
14. Jeff Mills – Merging Transmissions
15. Arandel – Section 12
16. Stephon Alexander & Rioux – Tessellaion
17. Hominadae – Pax Pacis
18. Snasen – Cannon Fodder
19. Sylphe – Zepz
20. Application – Front End
21. Wild Kid – Done Wrong
22. Prism House – Drift (Thug Entrancer Remix)
23. Juno Reactor – Dimension Bomb (Genius Party version)
24. Night & Tickets – August morning In My City
25. Jon Porras – Apeiron
26. Jokers of The Scene – Umbilical Chords
27. Kye Kye – Celeste
28. Jokers of The Scene – Pretension & Release
29. Automat feat. Blixa Bargeld – Am Schlachtensee
30. Rick Smith – Raw Umber
31. from Godzilla 2014
32. Miles – Archaic Thought Pattern 1
33. KWC 92 – Macau Ferry Terminal
34. Black Devil Disco Club feat. Afrika Bambaataa – Magnetic Devil (NZCA 35. Lines Rework)
36. Lowhitey – When You Have So Much Love To Give
37. Boy In A Movie – Haunted
38. Phaeleh – Alignment
39. Mike Ladd – To The Moon’s Contractor
40. RAC – Cells
41. Burial – Hiders
42. Cazette – On The Road
43. Eno & Hyde – Celebration
44. Xeno & Oaklander – Interface
Outro – Scene From Frances Ha
My usual December/Holiday session of Glitch and other things in place of Christmas chimes, bells and choirs. Takes a few more unexpected turns than usual. Aptly titled.
late days holiday shopping daydreaming on elevators:
01. Chihei Hatakeyama – Granular Haze
02. Half Dub Theory – I Dub Mind
03. Franz Kirmann – Little Baby Eyes
04. Saux – Show You The Light
05. Giraffage & XXYYXX – Even Though (The One AM Radio Remix)
06. Kido Yoji – Call A Romance (Cosmonaut Grechko Version)
07. Bent – British Summertime
08. Dam Funk – A Day At The Carnival
09. Bonobo – Transmission 94 (Parts 1 & 2)
10. Mr. Raoul K – The African Government
11. Darkstar – Timeaway (Darkstar Remix)
12. Metro Station – Shake It (The Lindbergh Palace Remix)
13. Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks (RLYNX Rmx)
14. Teen Daze – Brooklyn Sunburn (Brothertiger Remix)
15. Aufgang – Channel 7
16. Delphic – Counterpoint
17. Drake – Marvin’s Room (DJ Dodger Stadium Edit)
18. Thrupence – Kickshaw
19. Nils Frahm – Si (Plasma Ruby Remix)
20. Beautiful Bells – Douglass
21. Vanilla – The Winter
22. ASC – Sympathy (Mike Slott’s Reamuxx)
23. Lloyd Cole & Hans-Joachim-Roedelius – Pastoral
24. Gentle Universe – Saglit
25. Clouds – Kevin Spacey
26. Lykke Li – Tonight (Mokhov Remix)
Enjoy the Silence. Of the Lambs. One of those quiet, eclectic type sessions for this week as I work on something dark for Halloween. A hodge podge of Ambient, Folktronica, Glitch, Shoegaze, Downtempo, and light Dubstep. This podcast is nearly beatless for the first 25 minutes.
01. Lloyd Cole & Hans-Joachim Roedelius – Still Life with Kannyu
02. Arrange – Airplane Notes
03. Ripperton – No More Airplanes
04. John Beltran – Of All The Things In This World
05. Seaworthy + Taylor Dupree – Winter
06. John Beltran – The Second I Wake
07. Thrupence – Winston
08. Ghosts – Grief and Sleep
09. Space Dimension Controller – 2357 A.D.
10. Noah – Do You Remember
11. James & Evander – Nostalgia
12. Deptford Goth – Real Love Fantasy (Reprise)
13. Hearts of Black Science – Silver
14. Nosaj Thing feat. Kazu Makino – Eclipse/Blue
15. Mechanical Me – Beachy Head (Bonobo Remix)
16. Andrea feat. Julia Losfelt – Early Bird
17. Myth Syzer – No Worry Guitar By Dream Koala
18. Soosh – Uncertain (Evenings Remix)
19. Arts The Beatdoctor – These Pieces Fit
20. Bonobo feat. Cornelia – Pieces
21. Soosh – For You (DELS & Eli-T Remix)
22. Lost Tribe – Rain
23. Tokimonsta – Waiting for The Break of Dawn
24. Other Lives – Tamer Animals (Silver Swans Remix)
25. Bon Iver – Holocene (Clueless Remix)
26. South London Ordnance feat. Brolin – Black Acre
27. Retro Stefson – Solaris
28. Henry Saiz – Fill Me Up (Essay’s Run Away Remix)
29. Burial – U.K. (Ollie Macfarlane Remix)
30. The Walton Hoax – Chemical Burn (TTP Remix)
31. Rimshox – Still Here
32. Imogen Heap – Hide and Seek (Enigma Remix)
“Marty! You’ve got to come back with me…back to the future!” We’re taking an odd detour for this week’s podcast, with one of my pretend radio station shows. If I ever did have a chance to become a radio DJ, this would be my music of choice, dirtyfied of course. I’ve noticed on the rare occasions that I have the regular radio on, some channels for example, easy listening, would have music from the last 30 to 40 years mixed in with some newer stuff (compared to stations that only play music of certain eras). My original concept was to mix and match “ancient” electronica 😛 with its more current incarnations…the Johnny Jewels, Kavinskys, Ladytrons with the older “waves” although this podcast leaned heavier towards the more post-punk, early electronic alternative spectrum. Next time I make one of these will have more Synth-Pop and even Italo included.
Children of the Wave:
01. Inga Copeland – Trample
02. Cold Cave – Heavenly Metals
03. Deux – Game & Performance
04. Gary Allen – Oops, It’s An Accident
05. A.R.E. Weapons – Mr. Creature
06. A Sudden Way – Jane’s Third Party
07. John Maus – No Title (Molly)
08. Kebab – Life It’s A Joke
09. OTO – Anyway
10. Brotman & Short – Eastlands
11. Das Kabinette – The Cabinet
12. Rational Youth – Saturdays in Silesia (12″ mix)
13. Lower Dens – Brains (Trentmoller Remix)
14. Jozif feat. Zeska – Musak (Jozif’s MOG Version)
15. Cosmetics – Black Leather Gloves
16. Parallels – Dry Blood
The Whispering Session. Sometimes these shows titles have meanings, but only to me. True story. Ricky Gervais sings at the end. I’m not kidding.
she…of ash and cigarette burns
01. VC-118A – Vaporise
02. Raime – If Anywhere Was Here He Would Know Where We Are
03. Burial – Ashtray Wasp
04. Elite Gymnastics – Omamori 2
05. Silver Swans – Anyone’s Ghost (The National cover)
06. Ghosting Season – A Muffled Sound of Voices (Alternate Version)
07. Telefon Tel Aviv – Lengthening Shadows
08. Andy Stott – Numb
09. Bonobo – Stay The Same (Blue Daisy ‘Not Quite The Same’ Remix)
10. Liar – Benzolovers
11. Aaliyah feat. Drake – Enough Said (Shlohmo Remix)
12. Swarms – T-1000
13. Leftfield – Swords
14. Purple Scream – Broken
15. Seona Dancing – You’re On My Side
Broken Beat / Random Beat mixtape volume (lost track of count). Abstracted beats and rhymes for the fragmentaholics. Will it blend? Beats too chunky for easy consumption. This is how you rock to it.
01. Reggie & The Full Effect – Guess Who’s Back
02. Exile – Dawn of Nothing
03. Shigeto – Look At All The Smiling Faces (Take Remix)
04. Knxwledge – Bibimbap
05. DJ Q-Bert & DJ Babu – Thelonious Funk
06. Samiyam – Return
07. Free The Robots – Inter Arma
08. Pictureplane – Goth Star
09. Hudson Mohawke – Overnight
10. Suff Daddy – 4 My Holiks
11. DJ Krush feat. The Beat Knuckles – Beataholic Reformatory
12. Fanu – Bringing Out the Evil
13. Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie XX – I’m New Here
14. Lynx & Kemo – The Raw Truth
15. Mr. Lif – Ultra/Mega
16. Cut Chemist Feat. Edan and Mr. Lif – Storm
17. Onra – The One (feat. T3 from Slum Village)
18. Mr. Chop – Main Ingredient
19. Pretty Lights – Sunday School
20. Souleance – Passarinho
21. Pariah – Detroit Falls
22. Dee Edwards – Why Can’t There Be Love? (Pilooski Edit)
23. The Gaslamp Killer feat. Mophono – Carpool Dummy
24. The Glitch Mob – Fistful Of Silence
25. The Freestylers – Music is Music
We’re not out of the cold yet, Dorothy….this is sort of how my weekend sounded battling through the snifflets and slightly dry throat. Sipping on some Yorkshire Tea and packets of Vitamin C supplements.
01. Nightswimmer – The Broken Appointment
02. Silicone Soul – 3am (Ghost Mood Mix)
03. Teebs – Wind Loop
04. Jed & Lucia – Helium
05. Lunice – Hitmanes Anthem
06. Pale Sketcher – Dummy (Bahnhoff Version)
07. American Men – AM System (Hudson Mohawke Remix)
08. Everything Everything – Schoolin (Games Remix)
09. Die & Interface feat. William Cartwright – Bright Lights (Joker Remix)
10. Pictureplane – Post Physical
11. Deep Focus – Heavy Metal (TGunn Remix)
12. Cassius – I Love You So (Krusha Remix)
13. Delorean – Real Love (LightsoverLA Remix)
Part 1 of 2 Halloween Special. This is the Soundtrack edition. Still in that same, 80’s to 90’s era Euro-Suspense Thriller mode, with some old-school spooky synthesizer sounds to boot (this was originally a much longer recording that had more electro / zombie sounding elements, and initially titled Zombie Breakdance Apocalypse). It becomes more of a dance mix in the last 3rd of the session.
Death Comes Calling For Her Sexy Nude Killer In The Dark With Plumage…and Multiple Endings:
intro – Tale of Two Sisters
01. Massive Attack – Heat Miser
02. M83 – Black Hole
03. Goblin – La Chiesa
04. Mondkopf – Moon’s Throat
05. Goblin – Suspiria (Main Title)
06. The Cure – Three
07. Roll The Dice – Evolution
08. Sylvain Chauveau – Hurlements En Faveur De Serge T.
09. Kenji Kawaii – Phantom Screen
10. HTRK – Ice Eyes Eis
11. Deaf Center – Loft
12. Kenji Kawaii – Stand-and-Eat Soba Shop
13. Creep – Intro
14. The Hasbeens – I Fall To Pieces
15. Mondkopf – Legacy
16. Roll The Dice – Iron Bridge
17. The Aloof – Losing It
18. Camouflage – In Cold Blood
19. Romina – Hit Me
20. Lindstrøm – I Feel Space
21. Poni Hoax – Budapest
22. Goblin – Phenomena M15 (Alternate Version)
23. Light Asylum – Dark Allies
24. Doubting Thomas – F862
check back in later in the week for Part 2, Ghoulish Disco Edition. It’s the Devil’s Ball 2011.
“Why So Serious”. Thought I’d take a break from taking a very serious approach to making shows (or making shows always sounding so serious). I just find these particular songs humorous. Bits and pieces of novelty, acid house, raps, campy songs, lowbrow and profane content. This fits right in with my “dirtyfied version of radio shows”, in this case, an AMP’d version of Dr. Demento‘s offbeat show. Contains two songs from Puscifer, a side project by Maynard James Keenan, lead singer of mega serious alternative/rock groups Tool and A Perfect Circle (which makes it that much more funnier).
Beat driven show, on the more Alternative sound spectrum. I pull a Paul Weller (The Jam / Style Council) mid way through and abruptly switch from the brash punkish rock vibe to smoother post punkish grooves (by comparison). Going for a College Radio/Alt Rock on AMP feel for this session.
sessions 33: to a different drum
01. Radioactive Sago Project – Methamphetamine Hydrosuicide
02. Ja Prawn – Suicide Party
03. The Dead Weather – Looking at the Invisible Man
04. Gil Scott-Heron feat. Nas – NY Is Killing Me (1200Squad Remix)
05. DSL – J’mens Bats Les Couilles
06. Rainbow Arabia – Kabukimono (Pictureplane’s Negative Slave Rework)
07. HEALTH – Die Slow
08. The Temper Trap – Drum Song
09. Bloc Party – Better Than Heaven (No Age Remix)
10. Jori Hulkkonen – I Am Dead (CFCF Remix)
11. Signaldrift – Planetarium
12. Asura – Silver Trees
13. Veux – Late Key
14. The Glitch Mob feat. Swan – Between Two Points
15. Sii – Out Of The Blues (Remix)
16. Lali Puna – Clear Cut
Next week: 2 hour edition, house variety on a slightly more chillout groove.
This week’s album of the week comes from Seattle based duo Jordan Koplowitz & Reed Juenger, aka “Beat Connection”. Perhaps we could have generalized the sound of “Surf Noir” as ‘instrumental indie synth’, but instead of making presumptuous statements in an effort to put the sound into a category, we decided to catch up with the guys exclusively to find out a little more…
dR: Where does the name ‘Beat Connection’ originate?
Reed / Jordan: Well, its a homage (ok it sounds cool and we love the band so we used it) to the B-side of LCD Soundystem’s first single. Who puts out a song to start an amazing career about how washed up and old they are? Fuckin’ LCD does.
dR: What should people expect to hear in this EP?
Reed: We have been compared to a lot of artists, but in most cases as a combination of two or more, I think that many influences shine through, but this is kind of meant to be music that can fit a lot of different settings. Tracks like “In The Water” and “Theme From Yours Truly” are kind of just fun party music, and sometimes thats all you need.
Jordan: What we’ve said before is that our music is challenging surf-y-psychedelic-balearic-disco-dance-electro-pop infused with a healthy dose of rock and house music. Some people may say that’s just chillwave…which we don’t entirely disagree with. I just think our music is a bit “dancier” than chillwave and has a bit more substance.
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What albums have you listened too lately?
Jordan: I have pretty eclectic tastes so it’s been all over the board. Here’s my list: Animal Collective – Fall Be Kind, Yeasayer – Odd Blood, Ruby Suns – Fight Softly, Cut Copy – In Ghost Coulours. Honestly I’m still really into Discovery by Daft Punk. I always make playlists and when I search through my computer and see Daft Punk I don’t see a reason to not put it on.
Reed: Too many to list, and I’m weird: Nas – Illmatic, James Blake – CMYK – EP, Saint Etienne – Foxbase Alpha, ceo – White Magic, Cut Copy’s New Single! Also, I am going to go so wild on Tuesday when the new Arcade Fire album comes out. That’s one that I will be listening to all the way through on vinyl when its actually out.
Are there any particular techniques that you use to achieve your sound?
Reed/Jordan : Well we use some of the mainstays of electronic music, i.e. side chaining, selective compression, and some of the mainstays of chillwave with reverb and echo etc. But we also do try out some weird things, like degrading audio quality of some instruments by just playing them over our PA and recording them back into Logic. We really like to use instruments in ways like they’ve never been used or are uncommonly used. For example side chaining the flute in the song “Silver Screen” pretty ingenious right? maybe uncalled for…but It’s all about experimenting and being patient.
How do you think net labels will shape / are shaping the future of electronic music?
Reed/Jordan: Basically, people don’t buy that much music any more. The end result if you buy a cd is you put it on your mp3 player and thats that, so basically may as well buy digital, from the internet. I love buying dead medium music with big art, but cd’s are essentially on par with digital music, so I might as well save some money and buy some stuff online and get it immediately.
I think that net labels are going to take over, its already become way easy for an artist to release their music, but way hard to support themselves because labels haven’t really caught up. So there are going to be more artists (which is a good an bad thing) and more net labels to release their music. And hopefully its gonna be a new paradigm where everything can co-exist. Beat Connection has toyed with the idea of starting their own digital label which will use sales money to one day release vinyl. We will just have to wait and see I guess.
What was your first record you bought? Do you shop at record shops often?
Reed: Well, this is embarrassing, and I probably bought or was given music before this, but best as I can tell… The first record I bought was a Spice Girls cd. There was this girl in my, i dunno, 2nd grade class who I had a crush on, and she loved the Spice Girls and all that shit, so I bought one of those cd’s so that I could start a conversation up with her….Problem was I definitely ended up buying another one. I try to buy as much of my music as possible, I’m pretty broke so I stream a lot of stuff, and I’m not holier than thou, I download music too. But digging through bins of old vinyl is a past time of mine.
Jordan: (Lawl at Reed) I think the first album I bought was a Space Jam soundtrack cassette tape that I would always listen to as I went to sleep. The only problem with cassettes is that they make that horrible clicking sound when the first side ends. I would stay awake because I knew that sound was going to happen and I was going to have to switch sides. In the end….probably hurt my sleeping patterns.
Reed: Oh yeah that tape sound when it reached the end of a side would freak me out every time.
Do you play out live often? What sort of set-up do you have?
Reed/Jordan: Well, soon, some of the songs on the EP were made without really considering how we were going to play it, so now, since its just the two of us, we are going through a pretty long and drawn out, but fun process of figuring everything out. A really key component to our live set-up is an MPC-1000, we also use a midi keyboard so that we can control some of synths we made in logic and then play them live. There is also a fair amount of guitar that gets played, and a lot of the drums and bass are played on a backing track through a program called torq which allows us to set loops so that we can jam on stuff instead of being super rigid.
Any advice would you give to up and coming artists?
Jordan: Basically, don’t be lazy. It’s really easy to start songs and then not have the ambition to finish them. Or to maybe finish a song but not want to master/fix it. It takes a lot of a effort, no doubt, but when you’ve put that many hours into making something, you’ll love that you did. Also, drink a lot of water. sitting and working on music for a long time can make you dehydrated!
Reed: Drink beer instead of water. No but seriously don’t get too hung up on getting a label or booking shows, focus on the music and make music that you like and that you’re proud of. Then sell out immediately.
Do you cook, what’s your favourite dish?
Jordan: I cook up some sick beats! But no really, when I’m not working on music I’m most likely preparing a lavish dish. I extremely enjoy cooking. I think my favorite dish that I’ve made recently was a green curry with some buddies. It turned out pretty much perfectly, minus the fact we didn’t make enough rice. I do still really like quesadillas though, they’re so easy but so delicious.
Reed: I AM THE GRILLMASTER.
If you had a time machine, where would you go? 😉
Jordan: Well this is difficult…does the time machine fly or do I have to stay where I am when I travel through time? I’ll assume it flies. I think I’d go back to ancient Egypt and try to live as a pharaoh or king or something. I’m very interested in cultures like theirs because science has come up with so many conclusions about it. I’d want to see if it’s actually like we thought. All this minus all the slave labor.
Reed: Dude time travel is fuckin terrifying. I would have to go to the future because if you go into the past everyone is gonna think you are looney and you are gonna die from all sorts of sub par living conditions or some shit like that. If you choose the future there is the slim chance that people will be like: oh yeah your from the past? Oh thats cool me too, what up?
“Surf Noir” is in rotation on the dirtyradio.org playlist from 2nd August 2010.
We have a mixed bag of different things: indie, alternative, shoegaze/new wave, ambient, some breakbeat, glitchy electronica, dubstep, half step, blippy stuff and trip hop. This show is made up of two 40 minute sets. They both start in similar fashion but veer into slightly different directions by the end. The first 20 minutes is mostly instrumental (i had an idea of making a Lullabies for Robotic Babies kind of mix) but the rest is a lot more song based. The second set was originally going to be my first podcast here on dirtyradio but it was a bit short (was posted in “craft” in the dirty forums last year).
Side A: furthest from the blue:
01. Nobukazu Takemura – Felicitations
02. Télépopmusik – L’Incertitude D’Heisenberg
03. Porn Sword Tobacco – I Love Riding My Bicycle
04. Marshall Watson – Pascal’s Triangle (Softhearted Mix)
05. Bop – Random Thoughts
06. Sigur Rós – Saeglopur (Mt. Eden Dubstep Mix)
07. Chris Zippel feat. Adel Tawil – Again
08. Apparat – Komponent (Telefon Tel Aviv Remix)
09. Mistabishi – View from Nowhere
10. BT feat. Jes – Every Other Way
11. Speedy J – Fill 17
Side B: stay as you are . always changing:
12. The Sushi Club – Yugata
13. ISAN – Singing Bowl
14. Little Jinder – Eat My Fears (Drop The Lime Remix)
15. Hearts Of Black Science – Empty City Lights
16. Petter / U.N.K.L.E. – These Days/What Are You To Me (Sasha’s Invol2ver mix)
17. Twilight Singers – Verti Marte
18. Martina Topley-Bird – Stevie’s (Day’s of A Gun)
19. Up Dharma Down – Kaibigan (Live version from On Either Side DVD)
20. Barbra Morgenstern – 37 Grad