You maybe peeped my post last week about Table Manners 2 and the #0 episode of the Do The Math Podcast, but here's the actual first installment—wherein host Deven Morgan sits down with fount of Seatown hiphop knowledge, DJ Topspin AKA Blendiana Jones.
*Based God's spelling.
ONE-TAKE #BASED MIX OF RAP (AND SOME ELECTRONIC) SONGZ ABT HALLOWEEN, KILLING PPL, EATING PPL, AND OTHER SCARY THINGS FOR YR ALL HALLOW’Z EVE.
1. LIL B - HAPPY HOLLOWEEN
2. ETHELWULF X CHRIS TRAVI$ - BLVCK MI$T
3. SPACEGHOSTPURRP - GET YAH HEAD BUST
4. HOT SUGAR - THERE’S A MAN WAITING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STAIRS
5. DR. OCTAGON - BLUE FLOWERS
6. OUTKAST - Y’ALL SCARED
7. DR. DRE X ICE CUBE - NATURAL BORN KILLAZ
8. THREE 6 MAFIA - BODY PARTS
9. BROTHA LYNCH HUNG - CORPSE CAME TO DINNER
10. KEY NYATA - SECRET PASSAGE
11. ZOMBY - WITCH HUNT
12. DENZEL CURRY X AMBER LONDON X ETHELWULF - RIDIN N DA BACK
13. NACHO PICASSO X BLUE SKY BLACK DEATH - PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
14. LIL B - BREATH SLOW
15. TYLER, THE CREATOR - TRANSYLVANIA
16. THREE 6 MAFIA - WHERE DA KILLAZ HANG
17. FATIMA AL QADIRI - HIP HOP SPA
18. NACHO PICASSO X BLUE SKY BLACK DEATH - FOR THE GLORY
19. MAIN ATTRAKIONZ X GUCCI MANE - SUPERSTITIOUS
20. LIL B - CAPTAIN SAVEA
21. CHIEF KEEF - EVERYDAY’S HALLOWEEN
After the jump is the new video from Non-Phixion's Ill Bill for the El-P featuring "Severed Heads Of State", the lead single to his upcoming The Grimy Awards. Pretty sure this song contains zero references to Severed Head Of State, which Wikipedia calls a crust punk band, which I'm sure—given the way that punk fans argue over classifications—is contestable. It also tells me that some years ago, SHOS singer Jack Control got stabbed in the midsection, "with the blow just missing the heart by inches." Now that right there is fucking scary.
Jonathan Gold may have a gaggle of James Beard Awards and a Pulitzer for writing about food, but he first secured his place in God's kingdom for his work as the LA Weekly music editor in the '80s, where he chronicled (among other things) the meteoric rise of the LA rap scene.
Asked Pulitzer Prize winning food writer Jonathan Gold if he would be the first guest on the Food is the New Rock podcast, and he responded with the greatest email I’ve ever gotten in my life…
Sure, I guess. As long as you understand that with a few exceptions, my knowledge of pop pretty much slammed shut in late ‘96, around the time of the death of Tupac. I can talk with Talmudic subtlety about the 20 years before that, when I played in punk bands, ran clubs, wrote about rap, hard rock and what was then called “electronica” for the L.A. Times, Spin and Rolling Stone, and played the Boswell to Snoop Dogg’s Samuel Johnson - but at the point when all roads led to Britney Spears, Metallica became a boogie band and hip-hop violence stopped being a cartoon, it was time for me to exit, stage left. Ever gotten stinkeye from Suge Knight? You would have changed professions too.
Sun Araw (LA dub-psych sorcerer Cameron Stallones) recently put up a podcast on Seattle-based blog Made Like a Tree*. It’s an efficient 14-track overview of Sun Araw’s nocturnal, spiritual music, beneficial both for fans and those who’ve yet to explore the man’s output. Listen to it here.
Sun Araw and his band play at Rendezvous tonight with Matthewdavid, M. Geddes Gengras, and Diva.
*Disclosure: I’ve done two podcasts for MLAT.
Seattle electronic-music collective Innerflight has posted a podcast—recorded by Kadeejah Streets—featuring all of its techno/house/abstract-electronic artists in advance of the DROP monthly at Lo-Fi Friday March 16. Playing that night will be William S. Braintree, Graintable, Cyanwave, DJ Sulli, and the Innerflight residents. Listen to the Don’t Drop the Bonanza Mix here.
1. Hanssen- Intento Dismayo (Ambient Reprise)
2. Hanssen- Intento Dismayo (Pezzner Mix)
3. DJ Sulli- Mercury Rising (Main Mix)*
4. DJ Sulli- Mercury Rising (Marky Star Mix)*
5. Harrison Schaaf- Zombie Outbreak (Angel Alanis Mix)
6. Phil Western- Stalker
7. m.0- Lift Us Up (Spektre Mix)
8. Spon.10.80- Magic Spell*
9. m.0- Lift Us Up (Jerry Abstract Mix)
10. Nerd Revolt - Working Title
11. Cyanwave- Vacant Stairway
12. Longwalkshortdock- Keep It Round ([a]pendics.shuffle's Return to
For Never Mix)*
13. Hanssen- The Ask*
14. Hanssen- Deliverables (J. Alvarez Remix)*
15. Cyanwave- Mirage (Featuring Night Train aka Night Dutch aka Dutch
Train on Harmonica)*
16. Gel Sol- Skub
17. Brian Oblivion- Subterranean Crystal City*
French drone-psych multi-instrumentalist High Wolf has recorded a podcast for the Seattle-based Made Like a Tree blog. (Disclosure: I’ve recorded two for it, as well.) The mix is as profoundly spiritual and meditative as you’d expect if you’ve experienced anything in High Wolf’s ever-expanding canon. Any mix that includes Ali Farka Touré, Pinch & Shackleton, Conrad Schnitzler, Matt Carlson, and Cut Hands demands your attention. And it’s good to see an appearance by local global-psych subversives Master Musicians of Bukkake.
Read the enlightening interview and listen to the podcast here, and get your work week off to a sublime start.
1. Ali Farka Touré - Allah Uya [World Circuit]
2. Goat - Goatman [Rocket Recordings]
3. Master Musicians Of Bukkake - Prophecy of the White Camel [Important Records]
4. Nate Young - Comes Unbidden [NNA Tapes]
5. Blues Control & Laaraji - Awakening Day [RVNG]
6. Pinch And Shackleton - Torn And Submerged [Honest Jon's]
7. Conrad Schnitzler - Untitled (Further Records]
8. Psychic Ills - Transmute [The Social Registry]
9. René Hell - Bending (Voice) [Shelter Press]
10. Alemu Aga - Sele Sene Fretret [Ethiopiques]
11. Matt Carlson - Infinity Canyons [Gift Tapes]
12. Cut Hands - Impassion [Susan Lawley]
13. Colin Stetson - The Righteous Wrath of an Honorable Man [Constellation]
14. Moon Wheel - Four Formless Absorptions [Not on Label]
Los Angeles Review of Books is hosting a podcast featuring two of my favorite music heads: critic Simon Reynolds and record producer/collector Andy Zax. They're discussing Reynolds' latest book, Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction To Its Own Past, about our insatiable desire to recycle, pastiche, and consume old culture/art. You have 83 minutes of riveting listening ahead of you.
The co-owner of my favorite Seattle record store, Wall of Sound, has made a podcast for one of my favorite local blogs, Made Like a Tree. WOS proprietor Jeffery Taylor has curated an eclectic 87-minute blend consisting of some of his most cherished cuts, including an unreleased AFCGT track. It's delightfully out of time (and full of space) and unhinged from current trends.
I know you're probably experiencing podcast fatigue, but this one's worth powering through your laptop blues to get to the muy obscuro gems (Nico Fidenco, Tony Mottola, Polanie, Girls Tape Store, and Post Industrial Boys are totally new names to me, and I'm old. I hadn't heard those Hendrix songs, either.) Lots of sonic revelations per minute here. It all makes perfectly illogical sense.
Listen to the podcast here.
1. Sun Ra - Medicine for a Nightmare [El Saturn]
2. Lamb - Hawaii [unknown]
3. Nico Fidenco - Resurrection [Lucertola Media]
4. Tony Mottola - Guitar Thing [Project 3]
5. Captain Beefheart - My Human Gets Me Blues [Revenant]
6. Hendrix - Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window [unreleased live version]
7. Warsaw - unknown [pre Joy Division demos]
8. Funkadelic - Funky Woman [unknown]
9. Polanie - Nie Zawroce [unknown]
10. Little Ed & The Soundmasters - Its a Dream [Numero Group]
11. Girls Tape Store - Melt [Sucre]
12. Sun Ra - Advice to Medics [El Saturn]
13. White Noise - Love Without Sound [Island]
14. AFCGT - Suitcase [Unreleased]
15. Creations Unlimited - Chrystal Illusion [Soul Kitchen / Numero]
16. Post Industrial Boys - Melon [Max Ernst]
17. Ron Buford - Deep Soul (Part 2) [BGP]
18. Jimi Hendrix - Level [Astan]
19. Curtis Mayfield - Think [Curtom]
20. Alice Coltrane - Turiya and Ramakrishna [Impulse!]
21. Blo - Chant to Mother Earth [Strut]
22. Jimi Hendrix & Larry Lee - Mastermind [Experience Hendrix]
23. Sonny Sharrock - Who Does She Hope to Be? [Axiom]
24. Pastor T. L. Barrett And The Youth For Christ Choir - Like a Ship [Numero]
25. Bhattacharya & Brozman - Lullabye [Riverboat]
It is my solemn duty to inform you of every podcast/mix that Oneohtrix Point Never commits, so I'm going to link to this hour-long one he did for The Wire. It's as highbrow as you would expect for that publication's discerning readership, but you don't need a PhD in musicology to enjoy 0PN's quirky, absorbing blend of avant-garde composition, drone, Plunderphonics, techno, hiphop, folk, electro, and Zappa.
Did you miss Seattle tech-house producer Jon McMillion’s transporting, luxuriously sensual set at the Decibel Opening Party on Sept. 28? Now you can make amends by listening to it on Made Like a Tree’s fab podcast series. Peep McMillion’s new Flier EP on Nuearth Kitchen, too.
Portland freelance music writer Robert Ham came to Seattle—his recent home for 13 months—to attend Bumbershoot and to record a podcast for his For the Ears series. The latter involved an interview with a bunch of Seattle music writers/bloggers (City Arts’ Mark Baumgarten, Seattle Rock Guy’s Nik Chrisofferson, Another Rainy Saturday’s Chris Burlingame, and I) and Midday Veil singer/guitarist Emily Pothast, who graciously hosted the confab at her house. We discussed grunge nostalgia and the 20th anniversary of Nevermind, up-and-coming local musicians we think you should hear, the Head and the Heart frontman’s soundman-choking incident, the rise of metal and rap in Seattle, and other pressing issues of the day. Listen here, if you would be so kind.
Once again, DJ Alex has done a superb job conjuring a mix of some of the most interesting acts slated to perform at Decibel Festival, Seattle's—and maybe America's—premier electronic-music event. It truly shows how diverse and loaded with quality the lineup is this year. You can check out his podcast Music That Matters, Vol. 270 - Spotlight on Decibel Festival 2011 here.
Featuring over 100 artists in 30 showcases, the 8th annual Decibel Fest happens Sept. 28-Oct. 2 at various Seattle venues and in Volunteer Park on Sat. Oct. 1 (all ages, free).
01. Shigeto - Escape From the Incubator
02. TOKiMONSTA - Bright Shadows
03. Bonobo - We Could Forever
04. Jon McMillion - Climbing Out
05. Baths - Hall (Asura Remix)
06. Matthewdavid - Cucumber-Lime
07. Comma - Ken Griffey Jr.
08. Machinedrum - Sacred Frequency
09. Salva - Wake Ups
10. Star Slinger - Baby Mama
11. 214 - Found Out About You
12. Martyn - Masks
13. Ill Cosby - Céu Ritmo
14. Depressed Buttons - Ow!
15. Hanssen - Airplaning
16. Amon Tobin - Lost & Found
17. Oval - Ah!
18. Mountains - A Thousand Square
19. The Miracles Club - A New Love
It’s heartwarming when former Stranger music interns go on to do interesting things in the music world. Such is the case with Chris Aldrich (aka Ctrl_Alt_Dlt). Not that Aldrich wasn’t already making important moves before he interned here; he was promoting quality techno nights with the Sweatbox crew, DJing said techno like a champ, and producing his own tracks that any sane techno DJ would want to spin.
But now he’s booked for Decibel Festival (Sept. 28-Oct. 2) and has a tight podcast up on Headphone Commute, in which he spotlights several artists who are playing the fest. The mix is a velvet-smooth sampling of some of the most cerebrally sensual techno makers currently working, including Seattle's own Jon McMillion. Check out the podcast here and get more info about Decibel here.
Tracklisting : #. Title (Mix) | Artist | Label
1. Soltera | Kate Simko | Spectral Sound
2. Lighthouse (Youandewan Dub) | dOP | Magicbag
3. Doesn’t Matter – Deniz Kurtel & Gadi Mizrahi Remix | No Regular Play | Wolf + Lamb
4. Groundmen | Jon McMillion | Nu Earth Kitchen
5. Feel the Love | Motor City Drum Ensemble | Four Roses Recordings
6. Around the Bay – Martin Buttrich Remix | Luca Bacchetti, Davide Squillace | Plastic City
7. A Walk In The Dunes – Alexi Delano Mix | Terry Toner | Echoism
8. Girl On Fire – Tim Xavier & Camea Remix | Tim Xavier, Insideout | Clink
9. Pet the Ceiling – Derek Plaslaiko Remix | Ctrl_Alt_Dlt | From 0-1
10. Teddy’s Back – dOP Remix | Will Saul & Tam Cooper | Simple Records
11. The Jazz Republic | Mike Huckaby | Cross Section
12. Where am I – Kyle Hall Remix | Tribe | Planet E
Local blog Made Like a Tree's latest podcast comes courtesy of Oakland duo Niggas With Guitars. They've dug deep into the dubosphere to unearth nine previously unreleased Jah-breakers of heavy, Kingston soul science. Read the interview with NWG and listen to this crucial mix here.
1. Twinkle Brothers - Redbreast in Dub [Unreleased]
2. Jah Shaka - Tulamore Dub [Unreleased]
3. Mad Professor - Tyraconnell Dub [Unreleased]
4. Scientist - Clontarf Dub [Unreleased]
5. Wackies - Jamie's Dub [Unreleased]
6. Augustus Pablo - 1608 Dub [Unreleased]
7. Yabba You - Paddy's Dub [Unreleased]
8. Burning Spear - White Label [Unreleased]
9. Aswad - Blackbush Dub [Unreleased]
Justin Byrnes of the Seattle techno duo Cyanwave played the bimonthly pre-1983-electronic-music DJ night Voltage Control at the Living Room a couple weeks back. He spun a deep mix of ambient music, synth-based symphonics, and spacey rock from the ’70s. It went so well that he decided to turn it into a podcast. Go here, listen closely, and drift away on the slipstream of these mellow, fluid jams.
You Are Here — Manzanera / K-Scope (1978)
Space Requiem — Stomu Yamashta / Go (1976)
Numbers — Manzanera/K-Scope (1978)
Prelude — Stomu Yamashta (1977)
City of Light — Manzanera / 801 (1977)
Space Song (Live) — Go (1976)
Carnival(Live) — Go (1976)
Windspin (Live) — Go (1976)
Stellar (Live) — Go (1976)
Space Requiem (Live) — Go (1976)
The Visionary Flight of the 1448 Nebular Group of the Bootes — Tomita (1979)
Pink Floyd — Welcome to the Machine (1975)
Tomorrow Never Knows (Live) — 801 (1976)
Regiment — David Byrne / Brian Eno (1981)
Sheep — Pink Floyd (1977)
This is so cool! And you can download the podcast for free! God Bless Gaymerica!
KEXP Launches DJ El Toro's 3rd Annual Big Gay Podcast
Celebrating National LGBT Pride Month
Seattle, WA — Seeking a change of pace from Lady Gaga during this year's LGBT Pride festivities? Listener-powered KEXP 90.3 FM is proud to announce the launch of its 3rd Annual Big Gay Podcast, 75 minutes of eclectic programming cherry-picked by KEXP on-air host DJ El Toro (aka author and entertainer Kurt B. Reighley).
This year's program spans a wide gamut of sounds by queer artists, from conscious Seattle hip-hop and wig-flipping garage rock to 8-bit electronica, neoclassical chamber music, and a rarity by Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields. Reflecting its commitment to championing local music, this Big Gay Podcast includes select cuts by Seattle artists THEESatisfaction and Noddy, Portland troubadour Holcombe Waller, and Light Asylum (featuring Emerald City expatriate Shannon Funchess, formerly of Seattle Afro-punk combo IMIJ).
The complete podcast is available to download for free RIGHT HERE.
Track listing after the jump!
French psychedelique savant High Wolf has whipped up a fantastic, eclectic mix for Vessel. It's not really mixed/blended, but the track selection's so strong, it don't matter none. The Harmonia/Hassell/Sanders/Vibracathedral Orchestra sequence is especially inspired. Listen to the podcast here.
J Dilla — Anti-American Graffiti
Group Doueh — Kar Wazan Abyad
Don Cherry — Brown Rice
Gil Scott Heron — Omen
Terry Riley — Across the Lake of the Ancient Word
Amon Duul — Snow Your Thirst And Sun Your Open Mouth
Earth — Coda Maestoso In F(flat) Minor
Flower Corsano Duo — The Fifth Truth
Yellow Swans — Limited Space
Harmonia — Veterano
Jon Hassell — Empire I
Pharoah Sanders — Village Of The Pharoahs, (Part Three)
Vibracathedral Orchestra — Going out intending to dig
Thai Orchestra — Untitled
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma (solo artist, member of Tarentel, Alps, and others, Root Strata label boss) has conceived a beautiful, chill mix that covers a lot of netherzonely ground for the Seattle-based blog Made Like a Tree. Strange atmospheres, beguiling textures, and abstract rhythms predominate (special props for the Hassell, Bonnier, and Drip House tracks.) Every cut's a laid-back winner.
Read the interview and download the podcast for free here.
1. K. Leimer - Very Tired (edit) [Autumn Records]
2. Durutti Column - Sketch for Summer [Factory Records]
3. Virginia Astley — Summer Of Their Dreams [Rough Trade]
4. Jon Hassell - Empire I [Editions EG]
5. Bernard Bonnier - Blue Marine [Amaryllis]
6. Ben Vida & Greg Davis - Hazy [Autumn Records]
7. Drip House - Back Into The Hole [Root Strata]
8. Le Révélateur - Blue Nuit [Gneiss Things]
9. Moholy-Nagy - Sunday Brunch [No Label]
10. Roedelius - Halmharfe [Sky Records]
11. Sean McCann - Star Change [Aguirre Records]
12. No UFO's - Evidence / Century Park [Nice Up International]
13. Golden Retriever - Distant Fog [Agents Of Chaos]
The Gaslamp Killer and Jon Hopkins have contributed a couple of mixes for the Low End Theory's podcast series. GLK's segment is an Andy Votel-esque sojourn through bass-heavy electronic futurism, ruffneck hiphop, and mind-bending, globe-spanning exotica—plus the Beatles' "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" and Thai musician Soreng Santi's version of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man."
I haven't made it to Hopkins' set yet, but if his performance at the Egyptian Theatre last year is an indicator, this one's going to be an adventurous excursion into experimental techno's rougher and funkier realms. (By the way, Hopkins recently has remixed David Lynch's "I Know.")
UPDATE: Hopkins actually delved deeply into some rugged post-dubstep heaters. You can't pin the man down.
Listen to episode 19 of the Low End Theory podcast here.
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