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Gabes DJ Set 2015-03-19

I got the chance to play the regular Mixology night at Gabe’s in Iowa City, and for the past few weeks I’ve been collecting tracks I wanted to play and fiddling around with a DJ setup for them in Live. I had two impulses — play current and current-ish music that I like, and to collect some of my all-time favorite tracks. I was also mercilessly stealing ideas from other DJs. I grabbed the “The It” tracks (actually Larry Heard) on Thomas Cox of Pittsburgh Track Authority’s recommendation, and the Boards of Canada remix I heard in a mix by Aidan O’Doherty.

But tracks like those by Moodymann, DBX, Basic Channel, and DJ Pierre are ones that everyone played fifteen or twenty years ago, and among the first that I got to recognize when other DJs played them. The DJ I opened for, RAfrika wasn’t even born when some of those tracks came out. But I figure if they worked in 1996, they’ll work now and the kids dancing will never have heard them.

One track that always gets me: Patrice Rushen “Haven’t You Heard?” Larry Levan did the edit, but a lot of people first heard its musical DNA in the Daddy’s Favorite track “I Feel Good Things For You.” Always like playing the original of something sampled on a big track.

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Boards of Canada Olson(Midland Re-Edit)
Virgo Four The Dryer
The Black Madonna Stay
Four Tet Love Cry
Larry Heard Forbidden
Stevie Wonder All I Do (Todd Terje Edit)
Luke Hess Real Life (cv313 Dimensional Space Edit)
Larry Heard Beauty In A Picture
Theo Parrish Cypher Delight
Salsoul Orchestra Ooh I Love It(Love Break)
Omar S Psychotic Photosynthesis
Aphex Twin minipops 67 (1202)[source field mix]
Black Coffee Basu
Moodymann I Can’t Kick This Feeling When It Hits
The It Utopian Dream
Kontext Arctic Spaceship
Moodymann Shades of Jae
DJ 3000 Burough & Beer
Rick Wilhite What Do You See (Rick’s Groove Mix)
The It Somebody Somewhere
Ron Trent Blood & Fire
Luke Hess Transform (Marko Furestenberg Remix)
Black Coffee feat Siphokazi Lo Mhlaba
Concubine Luxend
Black Coffee feat Zonke Garden of Eden
Martyn & Four Tet The Air Between Words
Perkowitz Nectar
Rick Wade Angry Pimp
Dense Pika Colt
John Tejada RUR
Floorplan Confess
Terrence Dixon Dark City Of Hope
Reggie Dokes Once Again(Mornign Factory Edit)
John Tejada Two One
DBX Losing Control
Patrice Rushen Haven’t You Heard(Larry Levan Remix)
Basic Channel Phylyps Track II
DJ Pierre Box Energy
Chaircrusher Plasma
Jeff Mills The Dancer
DJ Slugo DJs On The Low
Chaircrusher Burundi2

KRUI Noise Radio 2014-05-03

This is the last Noise Radio show of the Spring 2014 Semester. After a break, Vince Woolums will be back for the summer, and we aren’t sure what’s up for the fall. As Vince & Mike & I get busy, we’re having trouble finding other guests to help cover Saturday nights. It’s a tough time to have a radio show if you go out Saturday nights.

But anyhow, this show is a bunch of different tracks I’ve found over the past few months, though it’s almost all in the straight-up Techno and House vein, moreso than my other mixes. Enjoy!

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Mikkel Mayer Oh Jolly Good
TM404 303303303606606606
Dreissk The Rising Tide
Muziq Ritm
Soho Hot Music
Armeria Not The Same (Taneli Rmx)
Mobb Deep Shook Ones Pt. II ( Rennie Foster Mobbin Deep Mix)
Dens & Pika Vomee
Mikkel Mayer Clap Your Hands
Delano Smith Trans
Boo Williams Real Tekno
Mikkel Mayer Rosie
Disco Nihilist Late Nights
Colin McNeal Astounding Science Fiction
DJ Cheeze Afro Fever
Jon Margulies Good Religion (Dub Mix)
Aybee Landing
Boo Williams Joy Ride
Maurice This Is Acid
Davor O. Out Of Reach
Skudge Inversion
Hieroglyphic Being Letters From The Edge
Submission Women Beat Their Men (Cevin’s Peak Hour Dub)
Chaircrusher Aurora
Justin Maxwell The Grind
XAmiga Kermit’s Day Out
Disco Nihilist Money Doesn’t Matter 2 Night
Andrew Duke Geisha (Claude Young RMX)
Randolph Earth 2 God (Mike Banks Remix)
Skudge Surface
Chaircrusher 2014-03-15
Yarinka Calucci Hot
K Larm & J Ranine Over The Space
Basic Channel Phylyps Track 1

KRUI Noise Radio Show 2013-10-26

This week’s mix focuses mostly on 3 new releases: Autechre’s L-system, Estroe’s Comfort And Closure, and FourTet’s Beautiful Rewind.
ComfortAndClosure
Autechre is perhaps the most resolutely inacessible group to ever acquire a dedicated fan base; their music challenges listeners to find a new way to hear music. My thought while I was playing on the radio was that there were drunk people riding around Iowa City last night after the football game wondering what had gone wrong with their radio. I love that, but obviously it is an acquired taste.estroe
Estroe (aka Esther Roozendaal) is a Dutch producer and DJ who has a long association with Eevolute/Eevonext Recordings, Stefan Robbers’ seminal Dutch techno label. This new album is a triumph; she has always been a gifted producer, but Confort and Closure manages to be both a great dance floor and a great listening record.autechre-l-event-12-086928-15cbc4d6 FourTet’s Beautiful Rewind is yet another of his releases that finds him exploring his own sonic world; it’s tangent to popular dance music — a DJ can play his tracks out, some of them to devastating effect — but not contained or limited by it. I also include his remix of Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie”.Four_Tet NAW (Neil Wernick)’s new SUB BUS is a remarkable piece of music. Dub techno has an awful lot of tracks that sound the same. Neil finds something new and dramatic with this release — it’s spiky, chaotic and still funky.
Kid606 has been messing with the bounadaries of popular electronic music for over a decade now, and every album has at least something unexpected about it. The new album Happiness does something really strange in taking House Music and slowing it way down (to below 90 BPM from its customary 120 BPM), and employing sunny, naive major chord melodic material.Meow200_Kid606_Happiness_HIRES There’s a feeling that each track is a jam, though I’m not sure how exactly he’s jamming; the same sounds or notes collide and bounce off copies of each other.

For some reason, Ableton Live did not record the cross fader for this set, which is really odd; either that or I don’t understand the new-fangled way it manages automation. So the track sequencing was live, but I had to go back and re-draw all the cross fades as best I could. So this is a ‘live’ DJ mix only approximately.

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Keys N Krates Dum Dee Dum
Autechre Lac Lacora
Autech Osla for n
Kid606 Blood Stevia Sex Magic
Kid606 Cute Never Dies
Autechre newbound
Imposter(s) Dead Prez
Imposter(s) Imposter
Justin Timberlake Suit & Tie (FourTet Remix)
Phaeleh Make You Feel
Kelpe Monte Verita? (Kevin Reynolds Remix)
Estroe Unconscious Suppression
Estroe Patiently Awaiting A Miracle
Estroe Comfor In Disguise
Estroe False Identity
Estroe Reaching Closure
Estroe State Of endurance
FourTet Ba Teaches Yoga
Estroe Sustainable Illusion
Estroe Happy Distraction
Estroe Out of My Comfort Zone
Estroe Beat Box Contest
Estroe Cock Sure
NAW Sub Bus
NAW Low Level Transi Movement
FourTet
Buchla
Four Tet Our Navigation
Douster & Gina Turner Hush
Four Tet Kool FM
Four Tet Parallel Jalebi
Parson Texas Crawl
Autechre M39 Diffain
Four Tet Gong
Kid606 Coronado Bay Breezin’

KRUI Noise Radio 2013-10-12

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Song Of September Apples

Another semester, another Noise Radio Show. Comprising mostly tracks I’ve been sent, either by the producer themselves or label promos. Plus several of my own productions. Hope it hangs together for y’all.

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Arthur Russell How We Walk On The Moon (Youth Rerub)
Art Bleek June Gloom
Deflon Got To Give It Up Remix
Kage Luna Twighlight
Mekha Immersion Reshape
Chaircrusher Inner Marshlands
Omar S Be Yourself
Art Bleek Procedure 678
Cerebro Television Sky
Brian Prince The Accretion Disk
Omar S Tardigrade’
Cerebro Peripheral
Omar S Money In The D
Pittsburgh Track Authority Omar’s Here
Chaircrusher Song of September
Bleupulp Panta V2
Chaircrusher Birthday Girl
Cut La Roc Don’t Knock The Roc
Bleupulp Panta V1
Brian Kage Neoblue
Chaircrusher Tosh Der Putz
G-Prod Influence
Chaircrusher Aleppo Chili
Kerr Knoll Water World
Mekha Coma (Emmerrichk Rmx)
Brian Prince Mis Mercury

KRUI Noise Radio 2013-07-13 DJ Mix

The 2 month gap since my last radio show means that a lot of new music has come out so this set has some ‘new’ stuff that’s a bit older than usual, and advance promos played after their release. No matter.

The two releases that are of particular note to the summer’s mood are http://www.bordercommunity.com/?p=5240 and Boards of Canada’s Tomorrow’s Harvest. This is a new BOC album after a long silence, and I think that it is a brilliant album, though the critical and fan reaction has been muted. This is, I think a result of BOC no longer being a musical surprise. But it stands on it’s own merits, and by the way did anyone say to Mozart “Another bloody symphony, when are you going to come up with something new?” It took me longer to come around to James Holden’s record — on first listen it seems pretty discursive and aimless. But on repeated listen there’s something that gets under my skin. “Blackpool Late Eighties” is a perfect standing wave of dream logic romanticism, using Kraut Rock loopiness to build a mood that takes flight. The musical equivalent of being hypnotized by clouds out a jetliner window.

Estroe’s collaboration with Nuno Dos Santos on Eevonext is interesting for breaking out of the techno mold, “Second Thoughts” is nearly beatless, moody, and uses bass to create a forboding mood. The always excellent FourTet shows up repeatedly, in three radically different tracks, including the trip-hop reimagining of Tori Amos’ “Unspoken.”

Detroit Electro veterans Aux 88 sent me a promo of their new EP, from which I chose the Detroit House track “Blue Love.” My revelatory discovery this summer is the Japanese techno producer Takuya Yamashita, whose track “Daybreak” is an instant classic of the emotive Detroit deep techno style.

Closing out, with a blast of low-fi techno from the last century, Joel Brindfalk’s “Great Dose Of Monotonous Techno”. Released under the name ‘Ü’ (try googling that), it is a time capsule from 1992, both in terms of production technique — Roland TR909, a synth or 2, and effects — but it has a deep connection to the new wave of lo-fi techno revivalists.

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FourTet Unspoken
Marginal Style Is A Cage
Boards of Canada Nothing Is Real
Allumettes Wallace
S. Carey Two Angles
Tone Of Arc Lost In The Machine
James Holden Blackpool Late Eighties
Estroe & Nuno Dos Santos Second Thoughts
Deadbeat Jaffa Dub
RX Gibbs Honey Dub
Datalog Sumingoshi II
Chris Gavin Nice View (Martin Ruth RMX)
Datalog Arc
Deabeat Peripheral Artifacts
David Powers Remember The Future
Datalog Gampl
Stingrays Adjust To New Knowledge
Cerebro L System
Nathan Fake The Sky Was Pink (James Holden RMX)
Roska + Jamie George Secret Love
Takuya Yamashita Jupiter
Four Tet Lion
Taho Mon Bala
Aux 88 Blue Love
Rocket #9 Rotunda (FourTet Refix)
Takuya Yamashita Daybreak
Chaircrusher The Man Who Played Himself In The Movie
Stingrays Simplexity
Boards of Canada Cold Earth
Joel Brindfalk Great Dose of Monotonous Techno (excerpt)

2013-05-11 KRUI Noise Radio

Shawn_Rudiman,_DEMF_Day_1The only thing the end of a college term means to me now is that the grad students in my office are scarce for a week or two, and we get a break on Noise Radio. But I tried to end the term on a high note, or at least a loud one.

I’ve noticed my tastes, at least for DJing, changing, in that more and more I crave things that are simpler and more straight ahead. I prevailed on my friend Tom Butcher to pull out some of the hard techno tracks he recorded in the 90s, that he’d sent me on a casette tape. I wore that tape out listening to it in my car, and luckily he’d rescued those tracks from DAT at some point. He also provided me with pre-release copies of his new record on Roam Recordings. so I used some of his oldest and newest music.

The irrepressible Shawn Rudiman has been releasing a backlog of his tracks digitally on Detroit Techno Militia. I took several tracks from the 4th volume. I’ve always been a fan of his live shows, and I’m frankly in awe with his ability to go into the studio and crank out so many high quality tracks. I don’t know when he sleeps.

Kataconda (Barry Ryan) is another guy who’s been going nuts putting out killer techno for a long time — he came to Iowa City and played at my ‘Off Seamus’ event concurrent with the 2002 SEAMUS conference for Electro-Acoustic music.

Bleupulp (aka Maxim Tanguay) is another prolific composer and the guy behind Pertin-nce net label, which has a huge catalog of mostly free, high quality music.

Andy Vaz produces his own intricately layered deep house from his base in Cologne, and Yore has graciously put me on their promo list. Two upcoming releases — a remix EP for his ‘Straight Vacationing’ album, and ‘My Love is 4Ever’ by Librah — are also featured here.

Along with those things, I’ve been trying to keep with my promo e-mails, and what Facebook friends are tipping, which accounts for the vocal pop I include in the mix. So maybe not 100% a techno purist, but hey, good music is good music, and I try to shoehorn in whatever’s making me happy at the moment…

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Codebase Falling Bricks
Microlife Le Printemps
X09 Nuclear
Lush Sweetness & Light
Phaeleh For You
MS MR Hurricane (CHVRCHES remix)
Codebase Black Mondial
Andy Vaz Detroit In Me (Patrice Scott Remix)
Hapbt Wumpus8
Librah Gravity
Rrose Wedge of Chastity
Fielded Arms of Heaven
Librah My Love Is 4Ever
Ron Trent Pressure Zone
x09 Statika
Garage $ale Bump and Grind (Waze & Oddysey Remix)
Andy Vaz Stubnitz (Memory Foundation Remix)
Arthur Oskan Maximilian
Adam Marshall Chaos
Shawn Rudiman XK7 Dustoff
Kataconda Leaf One
Bleupulp London (Hemptera Mix)
Kataconda Leaf Two
The Translator Prime Time Chords
Shawn Rudiman One More Sometimes
Mount Kimbie Made To Stray
Bleupulp A Few Stories
Shawn Rudiman When To Let Go
Bleupulp The End Is Near
Chaircrusher Le Printemps Du Chien
Lerosa Slavery
X09 Arc
Martyn Oceania
Phaeleh Taking It Back
Flying Lotus Tiny Tortures

2013-04-20 KRUI Noise Radio

nancygary

New stuff, including several skimmed off the top of the promo avalanch in my inbox. Some older stuff — the Microlife tracks were resurrected by someone from the ashes of MP3.com. In honor of the date, I brought Nancy Reagan in for a cautionary message.

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Nancy Reagan Diff’rent Strokes Speech (Chaircrusher dub)
Chrome Sparks Marijuana
OOFJ Death Teeth
MicroLife Angel Funk
Shawn Rudiman In Light In Dark
Sister Crayon Cynic
Malandro Casa Rosa
OOFJ Pinstripe Suit
Toro Y Moi Say That
Ian O’Donovan Moonlight Espionage
Ian O’Donovan Firenza
The Black Dog Alien Boys 2
Martyn What is Room 101
Arthur Oskan OmegaMan
Actress Iwaad
Martyn Newspeak
Phoenix If I Ever Feel Better (Todd Edwards Dub Better Remix)
Heiko Lau & Diego Hostettler Chicken Understood
Arthur Oskan Adrift
Microlife Floating City
Lerosa Combat
The Black Dog Broken Mind (Regis Remix)
The Smoke Clears Plumb
Robert Hood Drive (The Age Of Automation)
The Black Dog Cracked
Shawn Rudiman Re-Think Tank
Chris Randall Ripspace
Lando Kal Help Myself (Anthony Shakir Remix)
Lerosa Titanium
Om Addis Abbaba
Shawn Rudiman Umbilicus
Hot Lizard The Theme (Carl Craig Remix)

KRUI Noise Radio 2013-03-30

More specifically Techno & House than usual. Featuring new Shawn Rudiman on Detroit Techno Mlitia, new Cephax Acid Crew album Cro Magnox, Kommon+Appleblim, Trus’ Me, and things found trawling through my ITunes collection…

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Kommon+Appleblim Silencio
Anika In The City
Trus’ Me Me Tes une Pute
Felix Lenferink First Bouree
Trus’ Me Hindsight
Shawn Rudiman Ghola Idaho
Space Dimension Controller Mercurial Attraction
Thomas Brinkman Xenia 2
Kerri Chandler So It Begins Again (DC10 Mix)
K Wide Road
Analog Cop & Blawan Sickle
Jeff Samuel heb gbz
Version The Brighter Side (Percussive Vocal Mix)
La Funk Mob Ravers Suck Our Sound (Carl Craig Mix)
Jon Margulies Good Religion (Dub Mix)
Touch Sensitve & Annie Lunoe Real Talk
DJ 3000 Sasanian Stomp
Jethro Ain’t No Way
Raw Series #2 B
Estroe Cheapo Cheapa
Calmac Tangerine (Jozo & Can Dub Remix)
Touane Tolousian Duck
Mike Dunn Let It Be House
Kommon & Appleblim Gas Jam
Shawn Rudiman Blinded By The Future
Deadbeat Wolves & Angels
Shawn Rudiman The Last Snow
Kerr Knoll Drone Avionix
The Black Dog Train By The Autobahn (Robert Hood Remix)
Ceephax Acid Crew Flight Of The Condor

KRUI Noise Radio 2013-03-02

So it’s been a bit since I did a radio show, so I have a backlog of new stuff to work through. New Burial, Autechre, My Bloody Valentine, Alex Under, Ron Trent, Terrace, and of course Chaircrusher….

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My Bloody Valentine Who Sees You
Autechre Bladelores
Alex Under Bola 7
Alex Under Bola 3
Ed McFarlane She Sleeps
Ros Sola 6Sway
Sean Deason Ode To Detroit
Tevo Howard Pump & Bounce
Tevo Howard You Have A Way With Words
Micro World Your Techno Toy
Ron Trent Kids At Play
Ron Trent Exotic Drums
Perkowitz Time Lapse
Terrace Out of Time
Microworld Happy Machines
Ros Sola Sign Language Poetry
Microworld Subterranean
Don Froth REflex (Shake Shakir Remix)
Terrace Mekanika
Sean Deason S4R4
Orphan101 Baila Second Mix
Sean Deason The Nature Of Time
Chaircrusher Isthmus Strait Isthmus
Max 404 How to Bluff Your Way Into Techno
Starkey Fantasy
Starkey Nucleus

KRUI DJ Set 2012-12-08

The last show of the semester! Found some stuff downloadable on Soundcloud (Ekko, Delany Duvall), some recent-ish Terrence Dixon/Juju&Jordash/Sigha. Merry frikken Xmas!

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Ex Action Model Heavy Shadow
Chaircrusher Michelle
Juju & Jordash Shakshuka Dub
Ekko Pawnmover
Marc Evans Crescent Moon (Delany Duvall SpiritualSoul RMX)
Jason Snell Cataclysm Sketch
Juju & Jordash Track David Would Play
Panda Valium Copaiba
Dubsheppards The Others (Ekko Remix)
Hakim Murphy Infinite Sensations
Murat Tepeli Untitled
Legowelt Sketches From Another Century
Flash Mob Ninety Five (Dirty Channels Remix)
Legowelt Renegade of a new age
Hakim Murphy Black Robots Having Sex (Kieran Brereton’s Deep Mix)
Legowelt Danger In The Air
Hakim Murphy Nikki Muscles
Nick Hoeppner Seaweed (Deadbeat Fireweed Mix)
Stephen Brown Horizontal
Dave Brubeck Take Five (Kieran Brereton’s Deep Mix)
Terrence Dixon Dark City of Hope
Aril Brikha Definition of D
Stephen Brown Mini Mood
Aril Brikha People Mover
Mayra Andred Storia (Delany Duvall Yoruba Remix)
Ventress Silotar (Silent Servant Remix)
Sigha Ascension
Terrence Dixon The Switch
Sigha She Kills In Ecstasy
Ventress Typhon
Terrence Dixon The Auto Factory
Sigha Dressing For Pleasure
British Murder Boys Dead Sun
Sigha Faith & Labour
Chaircrusher Shwarma

2012-11-17 Chaircrusher DJ set.

So this was a vinyl mix, which means it isn’t as perfect with respect to mixing as my Ableton Live sets. It’s more fun, and scarier, actually, and track ordering is more spontaneous. I did a few level adjustments and cut out the skips at the end of Mercedes Boy, but other than that it’s what went out over air and the radio, including skips in the Depeche Mode track…

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new order perfect kiss
yaz state farm
depeche mode everything counts
candi staton when you wake up tomorrow
Yaz Situation
Confunkshun Lady’s Wild
Patrice Rushen Watch Out
Pebbles Mercede Boy Fack
Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley Work It Out
Off Shore Got To Get Away
Risse Love Baby
Lil Louis & The World Saved My Life (Vintage Louis Down Under Mix)
Dajae Time
A Guy Called Gerald FX(Mayday Mix)
Moodyman I can’t kick this feeling when it hits
KL Smile
Shawn Rudiman Martini Kiss
The Martian Pow Wow (Fancy Dancer Mix)
Pacou The Trap
Kate Simko + Tevo Howard Polyrythmic The Original Theme Track
Pittsburgh Track Authority Nite Owl Video
TR One Drum Dance (John Heckle’s Jack Dance)
Anaxander Moons of Jupiter
Space Dimension Controller Journey To the Core of the Unknown Sphere (Kyle Hall I’m only breathing Mix)
Josh Wink + King Britt Brave Strong Song (Original Philly Mix)
Inner City Good Live (Steve Silk Hurley Mix)

KRUI DJ Set – 2012/10/20

Rather than my usual grab bag of tracks, this mix focuses on just a few releases:


… which takes things several different directions: John Tejada’s melodic Techno (which echoes/gives homage to The Black Dog’s late-90s sound), Dub techno sounds from DeepChord and Dom DuMoulin, the post-everything bass music of Deadbeat, and the incredible Dubstep/Cuban mashup from Mala.

I showed up and KRUI was dark, and there was nothing coming out of the studio to go out on the air. So I started up early, which accounts for the 140+ minutes of this mix. During my set I got onto Facebook to announce it, and the last DJ had left themselves logged in. I left a snarky message on his wall (isn’t that required?) and a few minutes later, he called the studio to tell me that he was going to come down to the station every Saturday night at eight to punch me in the face. So I have that to look forward to!

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DFRNT Incubus
Mala Como
DFRNT Silent Witness
DFRNT Prism
Deadbeat Yard
DFRNT Suspended In The Deep
John Tejada When All Around is Madness
Deadbeat Horns of Jericho
Dom Dumoulin Gone
Deepchord Gliding
Deepchord Aeronautica
Deepchord Beneteau
Deepchord Aquatic
Deepchord Amber
Deepchord Fourier
Deepchord Cruising Towards Dawn
Deepchord Spring Mist
Dom Dumoulin Fields
John Tejada Stabilizer
DFRNT That’s Interesting
John Tejada The Function And The Form
DFRNT Everyone is Moving
John Tejada Orbiter
Deepchord Alfama
Dom Dumoulin Fields (Bleupulp RMX)
Deadbeat Wolves and Angels
Deadbeat Punta de Choros
Deadbeat Lazy Jane Steppers Dub
DFRNT Our Little Secret
Mala Tribal
Mala Cuba Electronic
Mala Change
Mala The Tunnel
Mala Ghost
Mala Mulata
Mala Changuito
Mala Revolution
Mala Curfew
Mala Calle F
Mala Noche Sueos
DFRNT Cruise

KRUI DJ Set 2012-09-22

Haven’t done a radio show since the spring, and had rather a backlog of interesting stuff that has been filtering in. Mr. DE from Detroit Ad– the man from ElectroFunk — Has a new album Sol+Mind which has an eclectic variety of tracks ranging from Prince-esque electro pop (Uh Oh) to R&B (Tonight) to Detroit House (All for Granted). Cooly G put out her album a few months ago on Hyperdub, and she’s a genre of her own. I got the entire Absoloop discography from Kevin Kennedy (aka FBK), Art Bleek is newish on the incomparable Eevolute label. Adam Jay did a IndieGogo campaign to release an EP and raise funds for exorbinant medical bills. I’ve included two tracks from the Mediastinum EP. The Orb just released an album of collaboration with Dub Reggae legend Lee Perry. And of course, I’ve induldged myself by including some of my own tracks from this spring and summer.

At KRUI, Joe couldn’t make his show, and apparently the guy that was supposed to play after me didn’t come, so this is a longish set — over 2 hours. Once again, I find it hard to gauge how much material to have available — I had 41 tracks cued up and actually got through 30-something.

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Items Paint Your Own Galaxy
Throwing Snow Brook
The Orb feat. Lee Perry Hold Me Upsetter
Mr De Tonight
Mr De Uh Oh
Tom Butcher mAS
Chaircrusher People We Know
Art Bleek Super Blue
ESG Moody
Mr De All For Granted
Tevo Howard Dusa Remix
Nehuen Bad Automation
Terse Proto
Octave One New Life
Nina Simone Sinnerman(Felix The Housecat Mix)
Totte Stay
Terse Velvet Purse
Jason Snell Event Horizon
Cooly G Is It Gone
Cardopusher Hotbox
Mike Huckaby The Tresor Track
Adam Jay Chatter
Gobby Viewing HRS ZZZ
Adam Jay Terrible Precision
Chaircrusher Prime 1
Totte Light Beams
ChaIrcrusher Klea
FBK Idol & Idiot
Cardopusher Wave Function
Cooly G Landscapes
Chance McDermott Renewing of your Mind
Dusk & Blackdown High Road
Chaircrusher Terrible Terrific
MuZiq Roy Castle

Chaircrusher June 1 2012 WNUR Radio Mix

This is being played tonight (June 1 2012) on WNUR Radio’s long running Street Beat radio show in Chicago. Thanks to Max for the hookup.

Music-wise it’s my usual thrashing all over the map under the guise of eclecticism. Some Detroit, some UK Bass, some new Dutch Techno, Vince Watson, and my dubbed to frack slow-mo house version of a Desmond Dekker track.

[audio:http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-WNUR-DJ-Set.mp3|artists=Chaircrusher|titles=June 1 2012 WNUR Radio Mix] http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-WNUR-DJ-Set.mp3
Oliver Schroer Camino Overture
MachineDrum What U Wanted To Feel
Koplant No Hello
Tego Calderon Ni Fu Ni Fa
Laid Back Get Laid Back
Board Of Canada Music Is Math
Desmond Decker Shanty Town (Chaircrusher Eff-Dub)
Three Legged race Jet Animal (Rob Theakston VMRX)
Nadia Struiwigh Galaxy
Hapbt AwesomeRad
Ukkonen Spatia
Aaron Carl The Power
Redshape Throw In Dirt
Scuba July
Terrace Haunted Machines
Scuba The Hope
The Analog Cops & Blawan Sickle
Terrace Stavanger Dub
2562 Jerash Hekwereken
Conforce 24
Laid Back Cocaine Cool
Vince Watson Found What I’m Looking For
Neon Jung Delirium Tremens
Recloose feat. B Slade Feels Like Magic
Vince Watson Voodoo Disco (latin mix)
FBK Where The World Was Once
Strategy Feel The Earth
Cuticle Trickle
Akkord Back Forth
Moodyman Nites 2 Nowhere
Model 500 The Messenger
Tessela Channel
Pearson Sound Untitled
Double Helix LDN
No Fixed Abode Indian Street Slang
ENA Analysis Code
Photek+Pinch Acid Reign(Pinch’s Dubplate Version)

KRUI Radio DJ Set 2012-03-03

This mix was delayed in posting to the blog because…I forgot it. It reflects some of my recent obsessions, including the new Burial EP Kindred which seems to reflect my mood right now in ways I can’t explain. It also is a bit more tilted towards techno than my mixes have been recently, because there’s a lot of good techno coming out. There’s also a lot of stuff that is roughly house and/or techno but comes from producers who a few years ago were thought of as Dubstep artists. But as Peter Kirn pointed out, there’s Dubstep and there’s “Dubstep” and no one who’s serious about good music wants to have anything to do with the latter.

[audio:http://cornwarning.com/xfer/2012-03-03-Chaircrusher-KRUI-DJSet.mp3|titles=2013-03-03 Chaircrusher KRUI DJ Set|artists=Chaircrusher] http://cornwarning.com/xfer/2012-03-03-Chaircrusher-KRUI-DJSet.mp3
Tim Hecker No Drums
Synkro Questions
Burial Kindred
Burial Loner
Burial Ashtray Wasp
Ital Hive Mind
Ital First Wave
Storm Queen It Goes On
BNJMN One Sea
Artu & Jerry the Cat Nuclear Funk
Octo Octa Shower Nights Second Chance Mix
Octo Octa Forced Nature
Knowing Looks Listen to my 45
Fluxion Motion 1
Object Cactus
George Fitzgerald Feels Like
Aril Brikha Palma
Gerd Palm Leaves
Mr Fingers Afropsychojungledub Mix
Skudge Pollution
Mike Huckaby The Tresor Track
Chaircrusher People People
Headhunter Clone
Daega Let It All Go
Holy Other With U
Pole Aue

DJ Mix From KRUI 12-10-2011

I didn’t post this as quickly as I usually do after the show; part of the problem was technical issues, but most of it was the Holidays. At any rate, continuing a trend, I focused on a few new releases — full lengths by Sepalcure, Author, Pinch+Shackleton and Altered Natives. All of which are wicked good, you should give them your Christmas money. Also features a premier of my remixes for Peter Kirn who writes the well-known Create Digital Music & Create Digital Motion blogs.

Worth special mention: Cherie Pyne’s non-dance music track “Tender Steps” which is the closing credits music for the fantastic and fantastically depressing Canadian movie Crackie. I loved the song when I saw the movie; apparently the only way to get her music is to contact her directly — cheriepyn at gmail dot com. Cherie graciously sent me “Tender Steps” by e-mail. She’s also in the band Ledge’s Blast. She’s part of the whole separate musical world going on in Canada; I listen to the Canadian stations on XM Radio and often think that the Canadians that we know about in the USA aren’t necessarily the best, just the most ambitious and luckiest.

[audio:http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/2011-12-10-Chaircrusher-KRUI-DJ-Set.mp3|titles=KRUI DJ Mix 2011-12-10|artists=Chaircrusher] http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/2011-12-10-Chaircrusher-KRUI-DJ-Set.mp3
Sepalcure Outside
Cherie Pyne Tender Steps
Sepalcure See Me Feel
P.Kirn Change Of Shift(ChrcrshrRMX)
P.Kirn Anaxagoras(ChrcrshrRMX)
Sepalcure Carrot Man
HXDB & 3rd Eye Transpacific(Resketch Remix)
Altered Natives Loved By Few
Martyn Viper
Martyn Distortions
Altered Natives Galactic
Altered Natives feat. ESP Shake That
Altered Natives My Game My Rules
Altered Natives Wasteman of Love
Altered Natives Can’t Trust Myself To Trust You
Martyn Horror Vacul
Guy Andrews Shades
Martyn Popgun
Altered Natives good evening ladies & gentlemen, we are eventide astral
Lazer Swords Sounds Sane
Lazer Swords Klock
Cooly G + Simbad Landscapes
Pinch+Shackleton Room Within A Room
Cooly G+Karizma It’s Serious
Seiji Face Up
Sepalcure Me
P.Kirn Train 69(ChrcrshrRMX)
Martyn Bauplan
P.Kirn Oscilloclast(ChrcrshrRMX)
Pinch+Shackleton Jellybones
Seiji Frustratin
Klaus Pim
VIVEK Diablo
Author feat. Ed Thomas Turn
Author feat. Ben Glass Green Blue
Biome DMT
Pinch+Shackleton Cracks In The Pleasuredome

DJ Set from The Blue Moose 11/19/2011

[audio:http://cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-BlueMoose-2011-11-19-DJSet.mp3|artists=Chaircrusher|titles=Chaircrusher DJ Set @ Blue Moose 11/19/2011] http://cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-BlueMoose-2011-11-19-DJSet.mp3

This DJ Mix Brought to you by Wild Turkey, Bourbon of Champions.
I opened the night for Clancy, at the Blue Moose album release party for Iowania, Clancies new joint. You can listen/buy/download this on bandcamp here: http://iowania.bandcamp.com/. I did the mixing and mastering, and I’m a big believer in it.

I usually post a track list with my sets, but I’m too tired and have other stuff to do. So there’s some stuff you’ll recognize, some unreleased tracks from me & my friends, and a lot of tipsy effects tweaking. I selected the tracks by combining all the lower-bpm tracks from previous DJ sets, and I really like the sub-120-bpm territory.

KRUI DJ Set 2011-11-05

I didn’t buy any new music in the past couple weeks, but Liz McClean Knight (aka Quantazelle) sent me e-mail about the new free compilation she’s releasing on her label SubVariant, Frequencity, and the day before David Powers sent me the promo for the new EP on Klectik, Back To The Islands by Synox. So I just figured out how to jigsaw that collection together, more or less. It ranges from 95 to 170 BPM, so some serious tempo creeping happens throughout. Not to mention the genre U Turns.

Full disclosure, Liz chose a track of mine for the last Subvariant comp Robohustlin, and I’ve had an artist crush on her ever since she played a show in Iowa City years ago. She does a lot of very interesting work in various capacities, from her music, to her electronic component jewelry, to the brilliant Electronic Musician’s Emergency Pack. Women are still relatively rare in Electronic Music, which truth be told is mostly a sausage fest, but the women who do get involved have something unique to offer.

[audio:http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-2011-11-05-DJSet.mp3|titles=2011-11-05 KRUI DJ Set|artists=Chaircrusher] http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-2011-11-05-DJSet.mp3
Foe Paw Dos Otros
Ella Laurence aaaAH
Synox Back To The Islands (David Powers Remix)
BeanBake A Bicycle In Your Mind
Synox Conception
Synox Tamarindo
Quantazelle Polychromatic Tomatoes
Belmont And Clark Dark Compression
Escape Square Fingers
Lokua Hue
Mike Gonsior Reflections
Jon Monteverde Home
Polyfuse Blood On the Urinal
Drasla Moonlight Somnambula
Elock Art On Acid

Guest DJ Mix on WNUR Chicago

M50 invited me to do a mix for the Streetbeat show on WNUR in Chicago, and it finally aired October 28th. So Now It Can Be Shared.

[audio:http://www.cornwarning.com/xfer/Chaircrusher-2011-09-11-WNUR-Mix.mp3|titles=WNUR DJ Mix|artists=Chaircrusher] http://www.cornwarning.com/xfer/Chaircrusher-2011-09-11-WNUR-Mix.mp3
Holy Other Yr Love
David Talento + Kent Williams Memoriam Part 2 (Mike Crooker Krautrock Mix)
Radiohead The King Of Limbs (Altrice RMX)
Perkowitz Terraform
Codebase Tea Garden
Codebase Dark Lights
Chaircrusher+Rachel Kann My Mother Built Me Out Of Sticks
Recloose Electric Sunshine
Andy Vaz Detroit In Me
Codebase Transitions
Andy Vaz feat. Eva Soul Feelin’
Kerri Chandler So It Begins Again (DC10 Mix)
Cardopusher Then What
Rex Sepulveda I94 Detroit
LegoWelt Sark Island Acid
Rex Sepulveda I75 Detroit
Samo Soundboy Shuffle Code
George Fitzgerald Silhouette
Chaircrusher Baile Pedro Baile
Floorplan Baby Baby
Dom Blacklock (Donga & Blake Dub)
DJ Rum Mountains Pt 1
Cyrus The Calling
16 Bit Serum
Radiohead Give Up The Ghost (Brokenchord RMX)
Machine Drum Don’t Survive

2011-10-22 KRUI DJ Set

Sean Deason NCW The Black Dog

This mix is focused pretty tightly on a couple of upcoming releases – Elements Volume 3 by Sean Deason, and Panther Veil By NCW — and the very recent release by The Black Dog, LIBER DOGMA. It’s also one of the few mixes I’ve done that focuses on Techno almost exclusively. Though there’s plenty of the 4 on the floor beat that is techno’s hallmark, there’s other rhythmic grooves represented. I think that Techno is a feeling as much as it is a collection of common attributes, and these tracks represent a pretty wide range musically while staying true to that feeling.

The show itself was interesting because of a guest spot from DJ T, who played a short set of the sort of stuff I don’t really like — commercial ‘electro house’ — but it represents a generational difference. I thought T was a very nice guy, actually, so I don’t want the following to seem like I’m dissing him.

For anyone who’s been around dance music for a while — and I’ve been interested in it going back to the middle 1970s! — there’s always going to be stylistic breaks. I have a hard time getting into what’s currently popular with the 20-somethings, who don’t really know music that wasn’t made in the past 5 years. The current ‘it’ sound seems to be missing soul, and focuses on the least subtle and most ear-bleeding synth sounds. It seems to me that it’s immediate percursors are the music that I hated 10 years ago — poppy progressive house and commercial euro-trance. But I think it’s interesting that there’s a parallel underground scene, that the tracks in this set represent, that is every bit as current, and to me ismuch more musical, soulful, and durable.

But kids — what are you going to do with them. They like what they like. I’d like to think they can be taught about the history and ongoing relevancy of dance music going back 40 years or more, and I don’t think that calling what they like crap is a good way to start. I don’t want to be like middle aged people back in the 70s when I was a kid, holding tight to their Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey records.

[audio:http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-2011-10-22-DJSet.mp3|titles=2011-10-22 KRUI DJ Mix|artists=Chaircrusher] http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-2011-10-22-DJSet.mp3
Sean Deason Dubnium
Sean Deason Indium
NCW Panther
Sean Deason Palladium
The Black Dog Dark Wave Creeping
Jeff Pietro Still 1
Sean Deason Iron
The Black Dog Streets In The Sky
Jeff Pietro Still 2
Unltd Précis
The Black Dog Hype Knot 7
The Black Dog Steam Caliphate
The Black Dog Eden 353
Gerd Palm Leaves (Serge & Tyrell Dub)
XXXY Kerpow
Israel Vines/UNLTD Reclaim
The Black Dog ????????? (Car Crash Magic)
Israel Vines/UNLTD Divide
XXXY Down Wit U