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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

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 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)

2013-04-20 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

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 2012-09-22

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

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 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

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 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

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.

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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

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 Kuszynsiki Midnight Morning
Randoman Winter In Space(Sublime Port Redshift Remake)
Enya Boadicea
Shawn Rudiman In Light – In Darkness
TM Eye Pollution
Pittsburgh Track Authority Moving 2 Hard
Zzzzra Petite Lassitude N°3
Björk Virus
Pittsburgh Track Authority April Boogie
Habt Unstationary
Pittsburgh Track Authority Nite Owl Video
Zzzzra Ennui Profon (Optic Remix)
Pittsburgh Track Authority Monongahela Rainforest
Voigt & Voigt Synthesize
Shawn Rudiman Ghola Idaho
Mr. Bizz Space 1999
Scuba Everywhere
Chaircrusher Anguish Riddim
Oblivion Garden Windmill Projections
Sublime Porte Red Apple (Subsky Remix)
Pittsburgh Track Authority Omar’s Here
Scuba Never
Shawn Rudiman Where does time go?
Weston Prince Aluna
Axial Crew Splatterfunk (w1b0 r3m1x)
Regis Blinding Horses
Claude Young & Takasi Nakajima Rapture
Pole Wipfel

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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Vangelis Spiral
Roy Ayers Ubiquity People And The World
Deodato Whistle Bump
Taana Gardner No Frills
Taana Gardner Work That Body
First Choice Doctor Love
Cissy Houston Think It Over
One Way Shine On Me
Bingo Boys Featuring Princessa How To Dance
Evelyn Champagne King Action
Magazine 60 Don Quixote
Madonna Shining Star
Joy Rider Tired Of Phony
Information Society Think (Bluebox 2600 Mix)
Leage Unlimited Orchestra Don’t You Want Me
Telex Lakelele
Chaba Zahouania Dini Maak
Arthur Russell All Boy All Girl
Antena Ingenious
Gil Scott Herron & Jamie XX NY Is Killing Me
The Final Solution Brotherman
Claudia T Fatal Destination
Kazumi Watanabe Yatokesa (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 Simko Beneath
Reggie Dokes God Of House
Stewart Walker Slipped Off Fogwet Girders
Kate Simko Mind On You
Stewart Walker Lord Housefly
Kate Simko Mira Vos
Peter Kirn Anaxagoras
Stewart Walker Blässe
Chaircrusher Transit Of Jupiter
Kate Simko Bikini Atoll
Reggie Dokes Haiti
Dennis De Santis Five Minutes Today Forever(Stewart Walker RMX)
John Tejada Unstable Condition
Sweetnighter Sign Language Poetry
Sigha HF029 A1
Szare Action Five
SCB Future Unknown
Peverelist Sun Dance
Addison Groove 5 Minutes Of Funk
Bass Clef Rollercoasters of the Heart
Pangaea Runout
Chaircrusher Sojourner
Ramadanman Revenue(Untold RMX)
Addison Groove It’s Got Me
Xi The Ghost
Bass Cleff So Cruel
Blawan Potchla Ve
James Blake Give A Man A Rod (2nd Version)
D1 Subzero
Throwing Snow Un 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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Antena Camino Del Sol
Radiohead SuperCollider
Burial NYC
Gatto Fritto The Invisible College
Burial Stolen Dog
BoxCutter Zabriskie Disco
Radiohead The Butcher
David Powers + Max Jacobson Sheila Don’t Love Me
Rick The Godson Wilhite Blame It On The Boogie
David Powers + Max Jacobsen Feel It
Area Bed Vertigo
Lightness Burning Mercury(Metal)
Burial Street Halo
Julio Bashmore Father Father
Jace Syntax Jackin Around
Soultek AnalogueHeart
Owiny Signome Band Wires(Theo Parrish Remix)
Kode9 & The Space Ape Love Is The Drug
Graceful Exit Revolve Disco
Atropolis Mbira Funk
Addison Groove Make Em Bounce
Chaircrusher Baile Pedro Baile
Atroplis Feat. Anbule Som Sista
Addison Groove This Is It
Terror Danjah Zumpi Hunter RIP
Alfie Treatment
Spatial 70810
Kode 9 & The Space Ape Am I
Kode 9 & The Space Ape Black Smoke
Kode 9 & The Space Ape Promise

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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PTA African Shufle
Mount Kimbie Before I Move Off
Radiohead Separator
Rick Wilhite City Bar Dancing (Basement Mix)
Gene Hunt & Ron Hardy Indiana
Virgo Four Sexual Behavior
Virgo Four Let The Music Play
Cosmin TRG Separat
Cosmin TRG Izolat
Pangaea Inna Daze
Shackleton Deadman
Shackleton Deadman (The Bug Crackle Mix)
Pangaea Won’t Hurt
Instra:Mental & DBridge Detuned Heart
LHF Candy Rain
Sully Trackside
Chaircrusher Hallucinogens In The Nescafe
Sepalcure Your Love
The Others Vertigo 909
Kito LFO
RadioHead Morning Mr. Magpie
Orphan 101 Disemble
Roof Light All Day Breakfast
Kryptic Minds Rubberman
TMSV Signal
Freeze LX/One SP/MC Youngsta Unidentified
Pinch The Boxer
Ramadanman Pitter
Truth + Dutty Ranks Worlds Apart
Throwing Snow Cronos
Synkro Just 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 Sublette Radio Rhythm (S-I-G-N-A-L S-M-A-R-T) (Extra Cheese Mix)
Judy Cheeks Mellow Love
Isley Brothers I Wanna Be With You (Parts 1 & 2)
Skyy Let Love Shine (Instrumental)
Dinosaur L Go Bang (Walter Gibbons Mix)
McFadden & Whitehead Ain’t No Stopping Us Now
Mavis Staples Jaguar
Sax Give Yourself To Me (deep house mix)
Royal House Yeah Buddy
Dan Curtin Journey’s In Motion
Mark Rogers Us
2 In A Room Take Me Away
Debby Harry Feel The Spin
Ten City That’s The Way Love Is
Perkowitz Nectar
Roy Davis Jr. About Love (Jon Marsh “All About” Vocal Mix)
Moodyman People
Africanism Call It Jungle Jazz
John Beltran Your Colors (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Roy Ayers/Kerri Chandler Good Vibrations (Kerri’s Mad Mix)
Michael Jackson Do You Remember The Time (Silky Soul Mix)
Janet Jackson Control
Omar S Columns
Kraftwerk Aéro 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…

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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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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