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)

2013-05-11 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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CodebaseFalling Bricks
MicrolifeLe Printemps
X09Nuclear
LushSweetness & Light
PhaelehFor You
MS MRHurricane (CHVRCHES remix)
CodebaseBlack Mondial
Andy VazDetroit In Me (Patrice Scott Remix)
HapbtWumpus8
LibrahGravity
RroseWedge of Chastity
FieldedArms of Heaven
LibrahMy Love Is 4Ever
Ron TrentPressure Zone
x09Statika
Garage $aleBump and Grind (Waze & Oddysey Remix)
Andy VazStubnitz (Memory Foundation Remix)
Arthur OskanMaximilian
Adam MarshallChaos
Shawn RudimanXK7 Dustoff
KatacondaLeaf One
BleupulpLondon (Hemptera Mix)
KatacondaLeaf Two
The TranslatorPrime Time Chords
Shawn RudimanOne More Sometimes
Mount KimbieMade To Stray
BleupulpA Few Stories
Shawn RudimanWhen To Let Go
BleupulpThe End Is Near
ChaircrusherLe Printemps Du Chien
LerosaSlavery
X09Arc
MartynOceania
PhaelehTaking It Back
Flying LotusTiny 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 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)

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

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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ARTISTTITLE – DISCOGS.COM LINK
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

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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