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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

Chaircrusher Live @ Gabe’s October 11th 2012

I had a fine time, though it would have been great if more people showed up — I mean I’m used to playing to mostly empty rooms, but we had guys in from out of town who hit a deer trying to get there. But hey, Thursday night at Gabe’s — hard to draw a lot of people. Anyway Moldover sounded great. I particularly liked the a cappela song he opened with, and his guitar playing, which always drove the songs and sounded great. Exaltron has evolved a unique approach to live performance, combining voice, trumpet and guitar, live looping, expertly programmed sampled drumming and crazy electronic messing about.

I was mostly happy about my set, which may have come from working myself into a tizzy for weeks getting read to play. Mostly new stuff done in the past couple months, some of it bespoke for the live set.

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Rhys Chatham, Rene Hell, Solid Attitude Live @ Gabes 2012-03-27

A performance of Guitar Trio by Rhys Chatham is always a stunning, overwhelming, transcendent thing to experience. The composition itself is a schematic set of instructions for 3 or more guitarists, a process that Chatham directs from the stage as he plays himself. It has been his practice to perform the trio with local musicians, as Chatham did in Iowa City nearly 5 years ago with a completely different group. Every performance is the same, and every performance is completely different.

Rene Hell, former Iowa Citian who has gone on to some renown in the experimental music scene delivered a performance that was a departure from his past forays into fuzzy analog electronica. Most of the set was a chaotic blizzard of digitally synthesized sounds; like a Warner Brother’s Cartoon soundtrack done by Karlheinz Stockhausen for an audience of deranged robots. And I mean that in the best possible way.

Solid Attitude were, err, solid. These guys play their punk rock like demons possessed by other, more evil demons, and Mickey Shaw’s lead singer/ranter performance is a thing to behold.

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One From The Vault: Terrence Parker, Gabe’s Iowa City Sep 2002

Found this while spelunking through my hard disks today:

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