This is my Nicholas Winding Refn / Drive inspired soundscape/soundtrackish session. But I also had an idea of doing another halfstep dnb mix, so this session ended up switching on and off between those two ideas. This is To Live & Die In L.A., Black Moon Rising and Drive accidentally mashed in with D Bridge/Instra:Mental’s Autonomic. I managed to sneak in borndirty’s own AVid/Mental Health Consumer‘s track from the borndirty.org compilation Electric Eye On You in there too.
01. Mohn – Saturn
02. Bot Cipryan – Astral Breeze (Ambient Mix)
03. Mental Health Consumer – Late Afternoon Last November
04. Croms – Invisible Cities
05. D Bridge – City Of Lonely Runaways
06. Distance – Fading
07. Phaeleh feat. Soundmouse – Afterglow (D Bridge’s Faded Light Remix)
08. Mathew Johnson – Cold Blooded (D Bridge’s No Love Mix)
09. A Perfect Circle – Blue (Remix)
10. Gus Gus – Gun
11. Silver Swans – Best Friend In Love (Bachelors Of Science Remix)
12. Silver Swans – Video Games
13. Desire – Under Your Spell
14. Jon Convex – Fade (G. Vump Remix)
15. The XX – Intro (Deep Focus Remix)
16. Blu Mar Ten – Last Life In The Universe
17. Rebecca & Fiona – Dance
18. Blu Mar Ten – By The Time My Light Reaches You’ll Be Gone
19. Recycle Culture – Minneapolis Belongs To You (Elite Gymnastics Cover)
Another ethereally chill outing, like Enya on acid or Pure Moods dirtyradio style. Welcome to the Dirtyradio New Age Channel. Bits of sadness, bits of hope, daydreaming and tension, punctuated at the end by optimism.
01. Burial – NYC
02. Cliff Dweller – Perch Verdad (Ricky Eat Acid Remix)
03. Sun Glitters – There (Stumbleine Remix)
04. Faws – Take Notice
05. Kilimanjaro – Don’t Wait (Sina. Remix)
06. Two Inch Punch feat. Mikky Ekko – Paint It Red
07. Ghosts Of Paraguay feat. Coma – Beyond Reason
08. Kidnap Kid – Shouldn’t Be Alone (Abe Remix)
09. Marina & The Diamonds – Obsessions (oOoOO Remix)
10. Fairfax feat. A New Colour – True Story
11. Memory Tapes – Green Knight (Creep Remix)
12. Warpaint – Billie Holiday (Sei A Edit)
13. Elite Gymnastics – Minneapolis Belongs To You 2
14. Cyra Morgan & Owsey – You Gave Me A Letter In A Field Of Stars
15. Bvdub – Love [note: i really, really love this track!]
No Sessions next week. Show will resume again beginning of October.
Hip Hop minus the rhymes. Sample heavy soul session this week featuring mostly free music.
Broken Soul System:
01. Biblo – Lovers Carvings (Leatherette Remix)
02. South South Million – Baff Speech
03. Arcade Fire – Suburbs (sampled by The Airplane Boys – Born To Be)
04. Gonzo – Stay
05. Mane Mane – Skin Fox
06. Alexander Spit – Marciano
07. Gonzo – Timepiece
08. Flying Lotus – Massage Situation
09. Gramatik – It’s Over (F.A.Q. Remix)
10. Andreya Triana – Lost Where I Belong (FLying Lotus Remix)
11. Alexander Spit – I Wanna Write A Love Song
12. Gramatik – So Much For Love
13. Ohbliv – Freekphone
14. Alexander Spit – Life Goes On
15. Gonzo – When It’s Cold Outside
16. Handbook – Know What (I Still Love You)
17. Pretty Lights – We Must Go On
18. Eliot Lipp – I Wanted To Be A Rock & Roll Star
19. Suff Daddy – Hospital
20. The Fascinations – Can’t Get Away From You
21. Etta James – Rather Go Blind (Lucky Paul Rework)
22. Mike James Kirkland – What My Last Girl Put Me Through (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
23. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (Mad Professor Mix)
24. Michal Menert – Drift By
25. Pretty Lights – Lonesome Street
I guess it’s End Of The Summer Week here on dirtyradio…Here’s my attempt at a balearic summer session. Is it still summer? Somewhere else around the world? Has a somewhat 80’s vibe going for it (including some classics from that era) and stuff from Perseus (checkout most of his stuff on soundcloud) except for my favorite track of his, Russian Girlfriends which I could not fit into the mix.
01. Scarlett Nina – I’m A Mess, I Confess
02. Dolle Jolle – Balearic Incarnation
03. Chris Rea – Josephine (Dance Mix)
04. The XX – VCR (Four Tet Remix)
05. The XX – Shelter (John Talabot’s Feel It Too Remix)
06. Perseus – Running Back To You
07. Perseus – Seychelles
08. Perseus – Cool Runnings
09. Wolfram feat. Haddaway – Thing Called Love (Legowelt Remix)
10. Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX – I’ll Take Care Of You
11. Casio Social Club – Nordic Nights
12. Sterling Void & Paris Brightledge – It’s Alright
13. Outro : MOPP – Dream About You
It’s going to be usual to listen to the new electronic dance music called Experiment without words. Silent show would be sometimes better then full of words because you could enjoy the music more than before. Well it’s summer time and Allex trying to put you in to the right mood and relax. So what you can expect today? Henry Saiz aka Hal Incandenza, Rony Seikaly, New Iberican League (Dj Chus, David Penn, Abel Ramos), Alex Di Stefano, Arty or Villa Naranjos !
1. Hal Incandenza – Mystical Tree [Balance Music]
2. Rony Seikaly – The Playa [Nervous Records]
3. Chus & Ceballos vs. Richie Santana – Low Frequencies (D-Formation Remix) [Stereo Productions]
4. New Iberican League, Dj Chus, David Penn, Abel Ramos – Get Up [Stereo Production]
5. New Iberican League, Dj Chus, David Penn, Abel Ramos feat. Roland Clark – Work It (Instrumental Mix) [Stereo Productions]
6. Alex Di Stefano – Everybody [binary404.com]
7. Lutzenkirchen – Motto Imewaka [Tretmuehle]
8. Ramon Tapia – The Cry (Secret Cinema Remix) [Say What? Recordings]
9. Villa Naranjos – The Quo [Zouk Recordings]
10. Arty – Open Space [Anjunabeats]
11. Armin Van Buuren feat. Ana Criado – Suddenly Summer (Heatbeat Remix) [Armind (Armada Music)]
stutter & glitch. another chilled outing, glitchier in the beginning before smoothening out in the second half. tis the season for chillaxation…unless i’m doing last week’s session. my right eye is starting to clear up somewhat, but my ears aren’t tuned in. might be more chilled out sessions coming up soon (i’ll try to alternate it week to week).
01. Andreya Triana – A Town Called Obsolete (Mount Kimbie Remix)
02. Angela McCluskey – Hey You (Illestrait Remix)
03. Soosh – Us (Jameszoo Remix)
04. RareBit – Blue Blood Baskets
05. Nicolas Jaar – Don’t Break My Love
06. Shigeto – Huron River Drive
07. Monokle – Luch
08. Kodak To Graph – He / Basement (Andrea Remix)
09. Soosh – Take My Hand
10. Alpines + Dark Sky – Tremors
11. Sufjan Stevens – Futile Devices (Shigeto Remix)
12. Evy Jane – Sayso (Julien Mier Remix)
13. Shlohmo – Rained The Whole Time
14. Sean Byrd – Woke Up Missing You
15. DFRNT – Everything
Black Box #59 – Chilly Toes Mixtape – This is the first in a short series of Mixtape podcasts I am going to be doing over the next month or two as I busy myself with all of the tasks that life demands!! I will have a series of mixtapes moving through various different genres and styles.. sometimes all of them. The live show will be back by the Summer and maybe once or twice before then if I have time… but I will try and have a mixtape most weeks otherwise. This week we have a nice chilled mix of tunes for those lazy Sunday evenings.. then growing into something a little more active.. hope you enjoy!
01. Gustavo Santaolalla – Tazarine
02. Kid Loco – She’s My Lover
03. Nightmares on Wax – Still Yes!
04. Sideshow – Strung Outro
05. Robert Glasper – Y’outta Praise Him (Intro)
06. Susumu Yokota & Rothko – Reflections and Shadows
07. Pantha du Prince – Welt Am Draht
08. Lee Jones – Roadwork
09. Michele – Disco Dance (Cowley Mix)
10. Dennis Ferrer – Underground is My Home
11. Busta Rhymes – Put Your Hand Where My Eyes Could See
12. Dosh – Wolves
13. Ny Malagasy Orchestra – Malimina
14. Tin Hat Trio – Night of the Skeptic
15. Terry Reid – Rich Kid Blues
i wonder where the heart is? under the cherry tree? not the willow… he is much too sad to hold a heart so much blood on her hands i wonder where the blood dances at night when you close your eyes, they’re gone. – lady shadoe
01. Memoryhouse – Diving Lessons
02. Marlene Cardaman – Look Away, Come closer
03. Gonjasufi – Candylane (Bibio Remix)
04. SONOIO – Houdini
05. aKido – Mrchf Thftr
06. Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse – Everytime I’m With You
07. Hidden Orchestra – Strammer
08. Timber Timbre – Under Your Spell
09. Neil Young – Hitchhiker
10. Digitonal – Amberkreiss
11. Bedouin Soundclash – Brutal Heart ft. Coeur de Pirate
12. Fennesz – Vacuum
13. God Help The Girl – The Prychiatrist Is In
14. The Legendary Pink Dots – Hauptbahnhof
15. Rick Smith – Tokyo<>London 4
As a bonus, here’s my favorite song from all the previous 50 show.. last 2-3 years of dirtyradio… Soap&Skin is the experimental musical project of Austrian artist Anja Plaschg, the song is called The Sun, one of the most inspiring song for me I’ve heard since Dirty Epic of Undeworld and Anna by John Martyn a track that was actually never officially released… but should be coming out on John Martyn upcoming homage album, Small Hour (a variation of Anna) is covered by Robert Smith of The Cure and raised my toes while listening to the early cuts.
John Martyn – Anna
dokta – playing the nurse #50, notes…
I never really introduced to talked about the show all that much… but i feel like sharing a bit more info, the show started a few years ago, it didn’t have a name or any structure, I would usually hijack the dirtyradio stream and randomly play stuff for friend that where online listening, often playing lots of underworld or whatever promo I had got my hands on, 99% drunk and passing out on air leaving stuff playing on random for hours until somebody would kick me out of the stream. I did that quite a lot… I’m lucky no one ever kicked me out by my behavior. A few years went by then dirty radio changed hands and was in limbo for a while until Mike Bower took things over and did an amazing job of organizing everything like a boot-camp, we suffered a lot of pain to work with schedule and upgrade our microphone but here we are now 😉 still drunk on the air but we are on time sometime and our mic monk are getting better.
As for me I do the show for myself, usually it’s my favorite track I’ve stumbled about in the last week or 2 and I try to make a show out of it… so it’s usually all over the place and doesn’t always flow well while reflecting my state of mind… I am often asked why the nurse bit…it’s just self medicating with music.
All the best keep smiling and listening. For you, for me.
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 dirty.radio playlist from 2nd August 2010.
Some Slightly leftfield selections this week with music from the U.S. and Italy… Diazo – “Initial None” & “Autumn Dust – Winter’s Eve”
Hailing from L.A. Diazo has been producing music for over 10 years, and while browsing through the numerous complex works on display on his soundcloud page the experience shows through. The style can vary at times from “Baroque Classical Breakcore” to “Classical Video Game Music”… ok so this may not be your run of the mill dubstep or breakbeat but there is a complexity in the work that shines through. Even if you prefer to leave the videogame music to the old Nintendo gathering dust in the corner, its hard to argue with some of Diazo’s other works like “Initial None” where some heavy Dubstep grooves and excellent sampling carries a subtle classical undertone… you will find this music forever interesting and ever-changing.
I featured “Autumn Dust – Winter’s Eve” on the Black Box radio show a couple of weeks back and more of Diazo’s music including some fantastic live sets are available as ever on soundcloud HERE!
This tune caught my ear randomly one night while browsing through random artist profiles. The arrangement is disjointed… yet it moulds together in a fantastic way that keeps it simple, and pleasing. At 4am it certainly makes a whole lot of sense – However I have yet to try it at 4pm!