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 KratesDum Dee Dum
AutechreLac Lacora
AutechOsla for n
Kid606Blood Stevia Sex Magic
Kid606Cute Never Dies
Autechrenewbound
Imposter(s)Dead Prez
Imposter(s)Imposter
Justin TimberlakeSuit & Tie (FourTet Remix)
PhaelehMake You Feel
KelpeMonte Verita? (Kevin Reynolds Remix)
EstroeUnconscious Suppression
EstroePatiently Awaiting A Miracle
EstroeComfor In Disguise
EstroeFalse Identity
EstroeReaching Closure
EstroeState Of endurance
FourTetBa Teaches Yoga
EstroeSustainable Illusion
EstroeHappy Distraction
EstroeOut of My Comfort Zone
EstroeBeat Box Contest
EstroeCock Sure
NAWSub Bus
NAW Low Level Transi Movement
FourTet
Buchla
Four TetOur Navigation
Douster & Gina TurnerHush
Four TetKool FM
Four TetParallel Jalebi
ParsonTexas Crawl
AutechreM39 Diffain
Four TetGong
Kid606Coronado Bay Breezin’

KRUI Noise Radio 2013-10-12

Song Of September Apples
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 RussellHow We Walk On The Moon (Youth Rerub)
Art BleekJune Gloom
DeflonGot To Give It Up Remix
KageLuna Twighlight
MekhaImmersion Reshape
ChaircrusherInner Marshlands
Omar SBe Yourself
Art BleekProcedure 678
CerebroTelevision Sky
Brian PrinceThe Accretion Disk
Omar STardigrade’
CerebroPeripheral
Omar SMoney In The D
Pittsburgh Track AuthorityOmar’s Here
ChaircrusherSong of September
BleupulpPanta V2
ChaircrusherBirthday Girl
Cut La RocDon’t Knock The Roc
BleupulpPanta V1
Brian KageNeoblue
ChaircrusherTosh Der Putz
G-ProdInfluence
ChaircrusherAleppo Chili
Kerr KnollWater World
MekhaComa (Emmerrichk Rmx)
Brian PrinceMis 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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FourTetUnspoken
MarginalStyle Is A Cage
Boards of CanadaNothing Is Real
AllumettesWallace
S. CareyTwo Angles
Tone Of ArcLost In The Machine
James HoldenBlackpool Late Eighties
Estroe & Nuno Dos SantosSecond Thoughts
DeadbeatJaffa Dub
RX GibbsHoney Dub
DatalogSumingoshi II
Chris GavinNice View (Martin Ruth RMX)
DatalogArc
DeabeatPeripheral Artifacts
David PowersRemember The Future
DatalogGampl
StingraysAdjust To New Knowledge
CerebroL System
Nathan FakeThe Sky Was Pink (James Holden RMX)
Roska + Jamie GeorgeSecret Love
Takuya YamashitaJupiter
Four TetLion
TahoMon Bala
Aux 88Blue Love
Rocket #9Rotunda (FourTet Refix)
Takuya YamashitaDaybreak
ChaircrusherThe Man Who Played Himself In The Movie
StingraysSimplexity
Boards of CanadaCold Earth
Joel BrindfalkGreat Dose of Monotonous Techno (excerpt)

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 ReaganDiff’rent Strokes Speech (Chaircrusher dub)
Chrome SparksMarijuana
OOFJDeath Teeth
MicroLifeAngel Funk
Shawn RudimanIn Light In Dark
Sister CrayonCynic
MalandroCasa Rosa
OOFJPinstripe Suit
Toro Y MoiSay That
Ian O’DonovanMoonlight Espionage
Ian O’DonovanFirenza
The Black DogAlien Boys 2
MartynWhat is Room 101
Arthur OskanOmegaMan
ActressIwaad
MartynNewspeak
PhoenixIf I Ever Feel Better (Todd Edwards Dub Better Remix)
Heiko Lau & Diego HostettlerChicken Understood
Arthur OskanAdrift
MicrolifeFloating City
LerosaCombat
The Black DogBroken Mind (Regis Remix)
The Smoke ClearsPlumb
Robert HoodDrive (The Age Of Automation)
The Black DogCracked
Shawn RudimanRe-Think Tank
Chris RandallRipspace
Lando KalHelp Myself (Anthony Shakir Remix)
LerosaTitanium
OmAddis Abbaba
Shawn RudimanUmbilicus
Hot LizardThe 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+AppleblimSilencio
AnikaIn The City
Trus’ MeMe Tes une Pute
Felix LenferinkFirst Bouree
Trus’ MeHindsight
Shawn RudimanGhola Idaho
Space Dimension ControllerMercurial Attraction
Thomas BrinkmanXenia 2
Kerri ChandlerSo It Begins Again (DC10 Mix)
KWide Road
Analog Cop & BlawanSickle
Jeff Samuelheb gbz
VersionThe Brighter Side (Percussive Vocal Mix)
La Funk MobRavers Suck Our Sound (Carl Craig Mix)
Jon MarguliesGood Religion (Dub Mix)
Touch Sensitve & Annie LunoeReal Talk
DJ 3000Sasanian Stomp
JethroAin’t No Way
Raw Series #2B
EstroeCheapo Cheapa
CalmacTangerine (Jozo & Can Dub Remix)
TouaneTolousian Duck
Mike DunnLet It Be House
Kommon & AppleblimGas Jam
Shawn RudimanBlinded By The Future
DeadbeatWolves & Angels
Shawn RudimanThe Last Snow
Kerr KnollDrone Avionix
The Black DogTrain By The Autobahn (Robert Hood Remix)
Ceephax Acid CrewFlight Of The Condor

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 orderperfect kiss
yazstate farm
depeche modeeverything counts
candi statonwhen you wake up tomorrow
YazSituation
ConfunkshunLady’s Wild
Patrice RushenWatch Out
PebblesMercede Boy Fack
Steve ‘Silk’ HurleyWork It Out
Off ShoreGot To Get Away
RisseLove Baby
Lil Louis & The WorldSaved My Life (Vintage Louis Down Under Mix)
DajaeTime
A Guy Called GeraldFX(Mayday Mix)
MoodymanI can’t kick this feeling when it hits
KLSmile
Shawn RudimanMartini Kiss
The MartianPow Wow (Fancy Dancer Mix)
PacouThe Trap
Kate Simko + Tevo HowardPolyrythmic The Original Theme Track
Pittsburgh Track AuthorityNite Owl Video
TR OneDrum Dance (John Heckle’s Jack Dance)
AnaxanderMoons of Jupiter
Space Dimension ControllerJourney To the Core of the Unknown Sphere (Kyle Hall I’m only breathing Mix)
Josh Wink + King BrittBrave Strong Song (Original Philly Mix)
Inner CityGood Live (Steve Silk Hurley Mix)

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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ItemsPaint Your Own Galaxy
Throwing SnowBrook
The Orb feat. Lee PerryHold Me Upsetter
Mr DeTonight
Mr DeUh Oh
Tom ButchermAS
ChaircrusherPeople We Know
Art BleekSuper Blue
ESGMoody
Mr DeAll For Granted
Tevo HowardDusa Remix
NehuenBad Automation
TerseProto
Octave OneNew Life
Nina SimoneSinnerman(Felix The Housecat Mix)
TotteStay
TerseVelvet Purse
Jason SnellEvent Horizon
Cooly GIs It Gone
CardopusherHotbox
Mike HuckabyThe Tresor Track
Adam JayChatter
GobbyViewing HRS ZZZ
Adam JayTerrible Precision
ChaircrusherPrime 1
TotteLight Beams
ChaIrcrusherKlea
FBKIdol & Idiot
CardopusherWave Function
Cooly GLandscapes
Chance McDermottRenewing of your Mind
Dusk & BlackdownHigh Road
ChaircrusherTerrible Terrific
MuZiqRoy Castle

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.

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Tim HeckerNo Drums
SynkroQuestions
BurialKindred
BurialLoner
BurialAshtray Wasp
ItalHive Mind
ItalFirst Wave
Storm QueenIt Goes On
BNJMNOne Sea
Artu & Jerry the CatNuclear Funk
Octo OctaShower Nights Second Chance Mix
Octo OctaForced Nature
Knowing LooksListen to my 45
FluxionMotion 1
ObjectCactus
George FitzgeraldFeels Like
Aril BrikhaPalma
GerdPalm Leaves
Mr Fingers Afropsychojungledub Mix
SkudgePollution
Mike HuckabyThe Tresor Track
ChaircrusherPeople People
HeadhunterClone
DaegaLet It All Go
Holy OtherWith U
PoleAue

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.

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Foe PawDos Otros
Ella LaurenceaaaAH
SynoxBack To The Islands (David Powers Remix)
BeanBakeA Bicycle In Your Mind
SynoxConception
SynoxTamarindo
QuantazellePolychromatic Tomatoes
Belmont And ClarkDark Compression
EscapeSquare Fingers
LokuaHue
Mike GonsiorReflections
Jon MonteverdeHome
PolyfuseBlood On the Urinal
DraslaMoonlight Somnambula
ElockArt On Acid

2011-10-22 KRUI DJ Set

Sean DeasonNCWThe 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.

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Sean DeasonDubnium
Sean DeasonIndium
NCWPanther
Sean DeasonPalladium
The Black DogDark Wave Creeping
Jeff PietroStill 1
Sean DeasonIron
The Black DogStreets In The Sky
Jeff PietroStill 2
UnltdPrécis
The Black DogHype Knot 7
The Black DogSteam Caliphate
The Black DogEden 353
GerdPalm Leaves (Serge & Tyrell Dub)
XXXYKerpow
Israel Vines/UNLTDReclaim
The Black Dog????????? (Car Crash Magic)
Israel Vines/UNLTDDivide
XXXYDown Wit U

KRUI DJ Set 2011-10-08

Sublime Porte, Istanbul
I put out a call for unreleased/promo/advance music to include in this radio show back in September. The response wasn’t overwhelming but I got a few nice tracks from friends and acquaintances, and a rare opportunity to pick and choose among the unreleased music of my friends from Pittsburgh – Shawn Rudiman and Pittsburgh Track Authority. They both are represented liberally in this mix. Also featured prominently is the output of the Sublime Porte label from Istanbul Turkey. Sublime Porte has a load of music that I didn’t do, and it’s free to download so fire up your Googler and check them out.

My obligitory left-field choices are ‘Virus’ from Björk, which is lovely, and Enya’s ‘Boadicea.’ The latter has been going through my head for weeks, after I was reminded of it by an oddball mixtape on Soundcloud. My own track “Anguish Riddim” isn’t particularly anguished musically but a several unpleasant changes were happening at the time I was working on it. We’re all OK, but you know, life has plenty of ugly surprises…

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Michael KuszynsikiMidnight Morning
RandomanWinter In Space(Sublime Port Redshift Remake)
EnyaBoadicea
Shawn RudimanIn Light – In Darkness
TM EyePollution
Pittsburgh Track AuthorityMoving 2 Hard
ZzzzraPetite Lassitude N°3
BjörkVirus
Pittsburgh Track AuthorityApril Boogie
HabtUnstationary
Pittsburgh Track AuthorityNite Owl Video
ZzzzraEnnui Profon (Optic Remix)
Pittsburgh Track AuthorityMonongahela Rainforest
Voigt & VoigtSynthesize
Shawn RudimanGhola Idaho
Mr. BizzSpace 1999
ScubaEverywhere
ChaircrusherAnguish Riddim
Oblivion GardenWindmill Projections
Sublime PorteRed Apple (Subsky Remix)
Pittsburgh Track AuthorityOmar’s Here
ScubaNever
Shawn RudimanWhere does time go?
Weston PrinceAluna
Axial CrewSplatterfunk (w1b0 r3m1x)
RegisBlinding Horses
Claude Young & Takasi NakajimaRapture
PoleWipfel

2011-06-25 KRUI DJ Set: The Accidental Curator

I spend a lot of time at thrift stores, garage sales, and second hand stores looking for records. When I’ve collected enough interesting records together to fill a radio show, I lug the vinyl to the IMU for a radio show.

Someone who spends time on EBay and Discogs searching for records, who spends hours combing through YouTube going from one obscure house track to another in order to assemble their ultimate vinyl wishlist, end up with a certain sort of record collection. They’ve spent time boning up on music, read books on the subject, made and lost friends on the internet over records. They’re the true students of the art.

I’m more of a magpie — selecting records based on the relatively short list of producers and artists I’m already familiar with, and winging it based on extra-musical cues — the record label it’s on, the cover art, the song titles. I’m also happiest picking up records for a dollar or two. This mix is an assemblage of that sort of records.

And there’s some true gems that are in amongst all the copies of the “Victory At Sea” soundtrack album. How else would I have ever found out about Joy Ryder, or Claudia T? By the way I played Claudia T’s “Fatal Destination” at 33 when it should have been 45, and I think I like it better at the wrong speed.

And the incomparable Cissy Houston? Now, if people know who she is at all it is as the mother of R&B trainwreck Whitney Houston. But Cissy’s career went from gospel to backup singer to flirting with being a disco Diva. Her singing on “Think It Over” combines impeccable phrasing with deep soul.

Sometimes you can judge a book by it’s cover, after all — I do it all the time, and I’m pleasantly surprised more than I’m disappointed.

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VangelisSpiral
Roy Ayers UbiquityPeople And The World
DeodatoWhistle Bump
Taana GardnerNo Frills
Taana GardnerWork That Body
First ChoiceDoctor Love
Cissy HoustonThink It Over
One WayShine On Me
Bingo Boys Featuring PrincessaHow To Dance
Evelyn Champagne KingAction
Magazine 60Don Quixote
MadonnaShining Star
Joy RiderTired Of Phony
Information SocietyThink (Bluebox 2600 Mix)
Leage Unlimited OrchestraDon’t You Want Me
TelexLakelele
Chaba ZahouaniaDini Maak
Arthur RussellAll Boy All Girl
AntenaIngenious
Gil Scott Herron & Jamie XXNY Is Killing Me
The Final SolutionBrotherman
Claudia TFatal Destination
Kazumi WatanabeYatokesa (Mobo #3)

KRUI DJ Set 6-18-2011

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So this is a little different in that I wanted to focus on particular releases and artists. The stars of this show:


Kate Simko whose new album “Lights Out” raises her profile considerably in the dance music world.

Stewart Walker whose new digital label Son Of Cataclysm takes his techno experimentalism to new depths. The Sweetnighter track is an unreleased demo from his new guitar-based project collaboration with Reynold, aka Sam Rouanet, the label boss of Trenton Records

John Tejada whose new album comes out this week. John is a producer who has released a ton of music, always of the highest quality. I wonder when he sleeps.

Reggie Dokes is one of the 4th or 5th wave of Detroit dance music producers. Detroit is really a crucial center of house music’s renewal, with a long list of amazing musicians making crucial tracks. He’s not as well known as Omar S, or Moodyman, or Theo Parish, but he’s every bit their peer, and I expect him to become even more prominent.

Not a person, but a singular constellation of genre-bending music Hessle Audio just released 116 & Rising, a label retrospective that features 12 new exclusive tracks. It’s the only current label in the UK dance music world about which I’m an absolute completist.

Kate SimkoBeneath
Reggie DokesGod Of House
Stewart WalkerSlipped Off Fogwet Girders
Kate SimkoMind On You
Stewart WalkerLord Housefly
Kate SimkoMira Vos
Peter KirnAnaxagoras
Stewart WalkerBlässe
ChaircrusherTransit Of Jupiter
Kate SimkoBikini Atoll
Reggie DokesHaiti
Dennis De SantisFive Minutes Today Forever(Stewart Walker RMX)
John TejadaUnstable Condition
SweetnighterSign Language Poetry
SighaHF029 A1
SzareAction Five
SCBFuture Unknown
PeverelistSun Dance
Addison Groove5 Minutes Of Funk
Bass ClefRollercoasters of the Heart
PangaeaRunout
ChaircrusherSojourner
RamadanmanRevenue(Untold RMX)
Addison GrooveIt’s Got Me
XiThe Ghost
Bass CleffSo Cruel
BlawanPotchla Ve
James BlakeGive A Man A Rod (2nd Version)
D1Subzero
Throwing SnowUn Vingt

KRUI DJ Set 2011-04-28

Once more into the breach: stitching together something from various styles of music…

Radiohead — for those who bought King Of Limbs they sent out e-mails about a free download of 2 songs “Supercollider” & “The Butcher.” If you pay attention to the whinging class King Of Limbs sucked, but to them I suggest they go listen to Weezer or something. For those of us who love electronic music, Radiohead has been trying nothing less than to make art songs with one of the best live bands in the world, using all the tools of electronic music producers. It’s some 4th or 5th category, and if your’e not enjoying it, you’re not really listening.

Burial — talk about 4th or 5th Category, Burial is his own genre. Massively influential over the past couple years, his morose, introverted, wistfully vague assemblage of house music and audio detritus never fail to kill me. I play all 3 tracks of his new record.

Kode 9 & Space Ape — dropping a new album of (again with the categories) uncategorizable illness. I have a hard time with hip hop any more — it’s either coke-dealing fake-hard, po-faced backpack, or artistically bankrupt commersh. These guys are what I wish hip hop was again — moody storytelling with evil, deep beats.

Atropolis — Atropolis is a guy from Queens, which is perhaps the most racially and culturally diverse urban community on the planet, and he seems to jam it all in the blender and come up with badass pan-human party music. The tracks I chose mash up Soca with Kwaito, with some distorted MBira a la Konono #9. Sweetness.

Addison Groove — the next ‘next big thing’ — especially if you’re Planet Mu’s label-head/IDM legend Mike Paradinas is the Footwork/Juke sound coming out of Chicago. I’ve not yet jumped on the bandwagon with Juke music, but guys like Addison Groove take some of that Chicago flavor to mess up their UK-based post-whatever grooves. Addison Groove put out a couple of tracks I feature here that have some of that frenetic Chicago ghetto energy.

Area/Lightness — my friend Max from Chicago who is one of the people re-mutating Dub Techno, without sounding like the 923rd remake of Phylps Track II.

David Powers + Max Jacobson — David sent me a 4 track demo that is going to come out on a Mexican techno label sometime soon. He’s definitely into his own brand of deepness, or deep weirdness. Going from sampling Sheila E and Hall & Oates, to dropping in little atonal jazz keyboard squiggles over jacking beats … he’s probably the most traditionally musical house producer I know, in addition to being scary smart and emotionally unstable. He’s everything you could ask for in a 21st Century dance music producer.

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AntenaCamino Del Sol
RadioheadSuperCollider
BurialNYC
Gatto FrittoThe Invisible College
BurialStolen Dog
BoxCutterZabriskie Disco
RadioheadThe Butcher
David Powers + Max JacobsonSheila Don’t Love Me
Rick The Godson WilhiteBlame It On The Boogie
David Powers + Max JacobsenFeel It
AreaBed Vertigo
LightnessBurning Mercury(Metal)
BurialStreet Halo
Julio BashmoreFather Father
Jace SyntaxJackin Around
SoultekAnalogueHeart
Owiny Signome BandWires(Theo Parrish Remix)
Kode9 & The Space ApeLove Is The Drug
Graceful ExitRevolve Disco
AtropolisMbira Funk
Addison GrooveMake Em Bounce
ChaircrusherBaile Pedro Baile
Atroplis Feat. AnbuleSom Sista
Addison GrooveThis Is It
Terror DanjahZumpi Hunter RIP
AlfieTreatment
Spatial70810
Kode 9 & The Space ApeAm I
Kode 9 & The Space ApeBlack Smoke
Kode 9 & The Space ApePromise

2011-04-02 KRUI DJ Set

Special Afternoon edition during the Mision Creek Festival. This was in the basement of Public Space one, standing at a cramped counter with crap monitors. I didn’t have a lot of new tracks to drop, so I let each one ride longer than I usually do in the mix, and I think they’re worth it — particularly the Rick Wilhite and Virgo Four joints. The other things I played might overlap a bit with previous mixes, but I hope this his its own flavor…

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PTAAfrican Shufle
Mount KimbieBefore I Move Off
RadioheadSeparator
Rick WilhiteCity Bar Dancing (Basement Mix)
Gene Hunt & Ron HardyIndiana
Virgo FourSexual Behavior
Virgo FourLet The Music Play
Cosmin TRGSeparat
Cosmin TRGIzolat
PangaeaInna Daze
ShackletonDeadman
ShackletonDeadman (The Bug Crackle Mix)
PangaeaWon’t Hurt
Instra:Mental & DBridgeDetuned Heart
LHFCandy Rain
SullyTrackside
ChaircrusherHallucinogens In The Nescafe
SepalcureYour Love
The OthersVertigo 909
KitoLFO
RadioHeadMorning Mr. Magpie
Orphan 101Disemble
Roof LightAll Day Breakfast
Kryptic MindsRubberman
TMSVSignal
Freeze LX/One SP/MC YoungstaUnidentified
PinchThe Boxer
RamadanmanPitter
Truth + Dutty RanksWorlds Apart
Throwing SnowCronos
SynkroJust Say

2011-02-12 KRUI DJ Set

This set was driven by a trip to Dave’s Records in Chicago, where I crouched on the floor going through the used $1 Dance Records. I also did what I usually do, which is look through a section of floor to ceiling shelves of records in my office I haven’t visited lately.

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Clandestine Featuring Ned SubletteRadio Rhythm (S-I-G-N-A-L S-M-A-R-T) (Extra Cheese Mix)
Judy CheeksMellow Love
Isley BrothersI Wanna Be With You (Parts 1 & 2)
SkyyLet Love Shine (Instrumental)
Dinosaur LGo Bang (Walter Gibbons Mix)
McFadden & WhiteheadAin’t No Stopping Us Now
Mavis StaplesJaguar
SaxGive Yourself To Me (deep house mix)
Royal HouseYeah Buddy
Dan CurtinJourney’s In Motion
Mark RogersUs
2 In A RoomTake Me Away
Debby HarryFeel The Spin
Ten CityThat’s The Way Love Is
PerkowitzNectar
Roy Davis Jr.About Love (Jon Marsh “All About” Vocal Mix)
MoodymanPeople
AfricanismCall It Jungle Jazz
John BeltranYour Colors (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Roy Ayers/Kerri ChandlerGood Vibrations (Kerri’s Mad Mix)
Michael JacksonDo You Remember The Time (Silky Soul Mix)
Janet JacksonControl
Omar SColumns
KraftwerkAéro Dynamik

VINYL. IT’S A SICKNESS, REALLY

2010-12-04 KRUI DJ Set

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I usually have a track listing, but I left it at the studio last night, so you’re going to have to be surprised. Various 80s dance pop obscurities and hits, some house and a lot of Detroit techno, ending up with the Afx remix of 808 State’s “Flow Coma”

Attack of the KRUI DJ Sets

The past 2 Saturday nights I spent in the KRUI studios playing vinyl. I make no great claims for my mixing skills, but I guarantee this is 100% real for better or worse.

Rather than, as I have in the past, manually type in an HTML table, I made my track lists in Google Docs. That, unfortunately, is no way to get clean HTML tables, not only are they formatted for machine eyes only, they have tables nested in tables with annoying breaks. So I embedded the google docs with <iframe>, which has its own formatting annoyances. But it does get the information in this post with a minimum of retyping.

Oh wait, I spent 45 minutes googling around trying to come up with a nicer way to do that, & installed a WordPress plugin that was even fuglier. Oh well…

[audio:http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/2010-10-23-Chaircrusher-KRUI-Set.mp3|titles=KRUI DJ Set 2010-10-23|artists=Chaircrusher]http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/2010-10-23-Chaircrusher-KRUI-Set.mp3

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KRUI Noise Radio — DJ Mix

There’s some overlap in tracks played with my September DJ Mix, but this mix is longer, and starts out with a sampling of the many amazing tracks by the recently-departed and deeply missed Aaron Carl Ragland.

The funny thing about Aaron Carl is that I knew him as a person first and as a fan of his music second. When he came out with his WARMTH compilation last year I did a mix using its tracks, and I began chatting with AC on line, and spoke with him a few times on the phone. It was only after that that I started exploring his catalog and began to realize what a rare, original talent he was. It’s sad when anyone dies, but in AC’s case, he was really coming into his own as a producer and label head, and he was full of great plans both for his own music and of ways to give back to his beloved city of Detroit. When he got sick he had to cancel a European tour that I’m sure would have been a triumph. I really loved the guy, and he will be truly missed.

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http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-2010-10-09-KRUI-Mix.mp3

Aaron Carl Crucified(XDB Edit)
Aaron Carl Faces
ICan Si Se Puede (Aaaron Carl Remix)
Aaron Carl Simply (Extended Original Mix)
Aaron Carl I Refuse
Scan7 feat. Aaron Carl 4 Kinds Of People
Aaron Carl Tears
Aaron Carl Tears(Part 2)
Aaron Carl & Benjamin Hayes The Struggle
Aaron Carl Dance Naked
Aaron Carl Down
Urban Tribe Hostile Takeover
PTA African Sh*T (Unrelease Ruff Mix)
Mount Kimbie Before I Move Off
Falty DL Filthy Divinity
Kowton Hunger
The Godson Analog Love
Hall & Oates Can’t Go For That(Perkowitz Minimal Refix)
Kyle Hall + The Godson Microburst
Ron Hardy & Gene Hunt Indiana
Ultrasound Heavy Roll (Future Funky re-rub)
Midlan Head Down
Urban Tribe ECM
Cooly G Darn DB
Ill Blu Dragon Pop
KidKut I Love04
Kode Nine feat. SpaceApe U Don’t Wash(Martyn Vocal Scrub)
Derek Piotr Cleopatra (Chaircrusher Remix)
Ikonika Dckhdbtch
Svpreme Fervor
Sines Tortelli’s Slave
Scuba 3 Sided Shape
Kito LFO
XXXY Flew