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.

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Holy OtherYr Love
David Talento + Kent WilliamsMemoriam Part 2 (Mike Crooker Krautrock Mix)
RadioheadThe King Of Limbs (Altrice RMX)
PerkowitzTerraform
CodebaseTea Garden
CodebaseDark Lights
Chaircrusher+Rachel KannMy Mother Built Me Out Of Sticks
ReclooseElectric Sunshine
Andy VazDetroit In Me
CodebaseTransitions
Andy Vaz feat. EvaSoul Feelin’
Kerri ChandlerSo It Begins Again (DC10 Mix)
CardopusherThen What
Rex SepulvedaI94 Detroit
LegoWeltSark Island Acid
Rex SepulvedaI75 Detroit
Samo SoundboyShuffle Code
George FitzgeraldSilhouette
ChaircrusherBaile Pedro Baile
FloorplanBaby Baby
DomBlacklock (Donga & Blake Dub)
DJ RumMountains Pt 1
CyrusThe Calling
16 BitSerum
RadioheadGive Up The Ghost (Brokenchord RMX)
Machine DrumDon’t Survive

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

KRUI DJ Set 2010-03-05

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A little different than the last few sets I’ve done, as I brought the computer; I just didn’t have enough fresh vinyl for a show. It’s a combination of things that have been on mind, some for months, some as recent as this week. The Darkstar album North has been haunting me since it came out last year. Incredibly moody, emotional music.

Of course, for some of us, Radiohead’s new album King Of Limbs has been a recent obsession. It’s without hit singles, per se, but it does have something of what the Darkstar album has — inventive sound design & production as a way to make emotional connections. The When Saints Go Machine song “Fail Forever” is a recommendation from my son Lucas, who is music director at the Earlham College Radio Station. I never was into Radiohead before Lucas fell hard for them when he was 11; I got him to listen to Arthur Russell, so he knew I’d like anything that had some of that AR magic to it. I’m not sure When Saints Go Machine are Arthur Russell heads, but “Fail Forever” is haunted by him.

And then there’s Anika, who I was turned onto by Peter Kirn’s interview with her. The eponymous Anika is produced by Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, and has the sort of dark, noisy, rough production values that make the Jamaican work by Lee Perry and Clement Dodd so compelling. Two of the songs I played appealed to the hippy pacifist in me, Dylan’s “Masters of War” and Greta Ann’s “Sadness Hides The Sun.” Odd, but not that odd, that 60s era protest folks songs are so relevant still. Same assholes killing brown people then as now.

And there are 3 of my tracks, for better or worse. The Pete tracks are meant to get some additional instrumentation added when I can get Pete Balestrieri captured to put down some saxaphone, but I kind of like Music Minus One sounding stuff. Then there’s my shoutout to Muammar Gadaffi, “Hallucinogens in the Nescafe” which I wrote about earlier. He really is an epically evil motherfucker, and sometimes I think he says the hilarious things he does to soften the blow of his unrelenting, remorseless cruelty. He’s not Charlie Sheen, and of course, Charlie Sheen is another real-time tragedy whose humorous aspects can’t be denied.

But I couldn’t resist last night during my show when I tweeted “Thom Yorke doesn’t have tiger blood, innit? Tabby blood maybe.”

On a technical note, this mix is a cleaned up in a few places from the on-air performance — I was warping tracks in a mad rush yesterday and a couple of things were fucked up, resulting in dead air, tracks falling out of time, and one track getting played twice as fast as it ought to have been. There was one hilarious moment when somehow the tempo was following mouse movements when I wasn’t initially aware, so one track swung up and down between 120 and 200 bpm for a few seconds. But I photoshopped that out.

SYNKROOpen Arms
DarkStarSP
AnikaYang Yang
ChaircrusherPete 1
DarkStarSeparator
Just A BandExtra
DirtbombsShari Vari (Omar S Remxi)
ChaircrusherPete 2
West Norwood Cassette LibraryBlonde On Blonde (Pearson Sound Remix)
King slaFFOne
RadioheadLotus Flower
T WilliamsHeartbeat
When Saints Go MachineFail Forever
RooflightBirds Outside The Window
ChaircrusherHallucinogens In The Nescafe
DarkstarAidys Girl Is A Computer
SepalcureFleur
RoofLightAll Day Breakfast
TMSVSignal
Freeze & LX OneForeseen
Orphan 101Propa
AnikaSadness Hides The Sun
RadioheadMorning Mr. Magpie
Urban TribeOrbitals
Morgan ZaretHookid
AnikaMasters Of War
Instra:Mental + DBridgeFrom The Start
Instra:Mental + DBridgeDetuned Heart
Derek PiotrCleopatra (Chaircrusher Remix)
LHFCandy Rain