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Welcome. These are called mixes. If you like the artists, go buy their music. I might do that too! More likely, if you like the artist, go see their live show.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Everything's Fine

yes, everything is fine.

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All of these tracks were co-opted from other blogs muahaha. Enjoy them all. This mix is somewhat hap-hazard and rushed, as I have been pretty busy lately. I went to the Zoo for free today and saw the Polar Bears swimming. Love. I'm new to most of these people. The Ris Paul Ric is a couple of years old and is a definite standout. The Diplo remix of Spoon is from this past week. The Fagget Fairys track has been on constant in my car.

Also, I'm enjoying the new Beach House quite a bit, and am excited because they're palying the Hi-Tone in MArch. I wanted to go see them when they came this past Fall/Summer whenever it was, but they were opening for the National...boo...now they're headlining, yay! Plenty of great shows coming up at the Hi-Tone...Band of Horses, Black Lips, Beach House, High On Fire, Jason Isbell...

Later

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Whatever You Want

Well, Pimp C died this week. It's been a good couple of weeks, but this isn't the place for me to talk about that.

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Anyhow, the music this week starts off with The Monks, a band that I am just now getting into. I'm glad that I have though. Their Black Monk Time album from 1966 is flipping amazing proto-punk/rhythm driven kraut rock. I was immediately in love and if you look under this post, you'll find a video of theirs.

A new Wu track is included from the 8 Diagrams album. The rest is standard fare. I mean, I'm here to supply this music, not write about it too much. I like it because I do. Maybe you'll like something in it as well, but I find it pointless to just list reasons why I like the songs. haha just enjoy. Contradicting myself, in "Roberta C" from casiotone, I love the lyric "scrabble high score 409". Recently, I've been playing a lot of scrabulous on facebook and I'm still trying to beat that 409. I keep hovering between 310-350 range. Also, I'm going to go ahead and apologize for the Andy Kim song. It's been in a commercial lately and has been in my head a good deal.

Yall take it easy. The holidays will be here soon.

The Monks on German TV in 1966

Yeah Baby

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Pirnce

This week I was unable to devote much time to the art, as you can tell. I did this in about 4 minutes from finding the picture of the Mach, to transferring my face to it. Whatever. I had to write a paper comparing the role of fear in Hobbes' Leviathan to Mach's The Prince, so I had it on the brain. Anyway, what's important.

The music:
I'd already completed an early of this mix about 1.75 weeks ago, but with trying to keep a consistent release schedule, I held it off. Glad I did, in those 1.75 weeks, I added new music to the hard drives and kept changing this mix. This is version 5.

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Tracks
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Standouts and general info:

The Holy Fuck track is pretty cool. They're an organic rock band that makes music that emulates electronic music. heh
Another Justice DANCE remix, but this one is special considering who is on it. or maybe that's what makes it not so special. I like Spank's initial verse, but the rest is ehhhh...
Elzhi is amazing, nothing new there.
The Fink track is enjoyable. He sounds very similar to Mike Doughty of Soul Coughing fame.
I was rewatching the first season of Curb Your Enthusiasm recently and "Still Crazy..." was featured in the ep and made me want to download it. Did so and it's been on repeat ever since.
The Burial track is insane to me. I can't describe what I love about it, but whenever it comes on in the car I can't go to the next track without listening to it about 4 times in a row(unless someone else is in the car). I only recently discovered that the vocal samples are from Ray J's "One Wish" and my mind was blown. How the hell...?

The Album Leaf track is beautiful. Who would expect less?

and the final track from Avey Tare(of Animal Collective) and his wife, Kria Brekkan(formerly of Mum) is indeed a strange one, but a good one to end on.

I feel confident about this mix. It's all over the place, as usual, but enjoyable. I hope you feel the same.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Jack the Bear and a fat man on a fake bull

I apologize that it's been a little longer than 2 weeks since my last post. I've been trying to remain consistent with these posts, but it's hard sometimes. I've been out of the house a lot and got fed up the first time that I tried making some art for this beast. I finally got the patience to sit down and cut out way too many joggers and just get it over with. Around this time, I was sipping some White label Dickel and ice and started having fun with the bear/jogging pictures. Anyway, enough about the image(as is my standard, click the pic for the mix):

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the music:
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I had heard the Chromatics' Plaster Hound album and really couldn't believe that this was the same band as I heard doing "Running Up That Hill"(which is a Kate Bush cover and I'm going to go out on a limb here and admit my own ignorance of who that actually is). Anywho, that's my favorite track off of the (new) Chromatics album, Night Drive. I was only recently introduced to Say Hi To Your Mom by a good friend and "Prefers Unhappy Endings" was the first track that I heard. I really enjoy it and it's sure to get lodged in your brain(as in drunk humming it at the international house of pancakes at 4 in the morning).

The Frankie Valli track is really stand out to me. I don't know it's initial release date, but I know it's old(somewhere in between 62 and 67). I love love love the drums/bass in it. love them. seriously. Good movement there. Way to go, frankie.

I had a few Apparat tracks a few mixes back. I had never come across his collab with Ms. Allien until last week and immediately I dropped the Fugazi track that I had initially put on here and put this on instead. B/c who out of my readership has never heard Fugazi? Seriously, comment if you haven't and I'll upload a whole mix of just Fugazi.

Yeasayer is cool and I thought I was cool for hearing them first until I picked up a Fader and BAM there they were, all up in my face. I included the sage-like advice track of Dan Le Sac as a means of passing it on to those who've not been graced by his preaching. The video is better, go find it on YOUTUBE. Backtracking a moment, go listen to a young ass Jay-Z on "Can I Get Open?" Dan(not Le Sac), if you read this, you'll recognize the beat on that track, I promise.

The Annie Lennox track was in American Beauty and I watched it again recently
and the track moved me. blah blah blah unwarranted sentimentality.

Ugly, Calla, and m## are all throwback tracks spanning the past few years. If unfamiliar, Ugly Casanova was a short spanning side project of Modest Mouse frontman, Isaac Brock. It's grand. The m83 track may get on your nerves.

The Hangar track is depressing and you'll probably only want to hear it once in your life(think an aural version of Requiem For a Dream, but not quite as deep/dark...more so full of regret)
. I liked it as a closer though.

Also, I tried my best to keep this mix under 100mb so I could upload it all in one go. I succeeded at 99.5mb=yeah!

take it easy and see you again soon.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

a dark day(Monday November 5 2007)

Rest in Peace albumbase.com

you provided me with so much internet love. You'll be missed with your multi-linking system. If ever my Rapidshare limit was exceeded, you were always there with a sendspace one to rub me on the back and make me feel like I could still find that Beat Happening S/T. Damnit, I miss you so much already. You were always so much better of a friend to me than Shareminer.com could ever hope to be. It'll be hard to fill your vast library shoes. RIP indeed.

(read also, this is not a direct confession of my online piracy, RIAA)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Details Don't Matter Much

This mix contains no distinct patterns(to me at least). It is equal parts old and new favorites.
The Lucero track is a bit of rarity. It comes from Makeshift Music 3, thusly, if you live outside Memphis, you've probably not heard it. I cannot believe that I didn't put any T. Rex on here. Over the past 2 weeks, I've listened to Marc Bolan so much. Anyhow, I think you'll enjoy these tracks. Some of them will hang with you for about a week and others will stay with you much longer(hopefully...if I'm doing my make-no-money-just-enjoyment job right).

I added some parallelism to the hiphop mix that I released the other day. Examples are the anitmc track here(which features Andrew Broder aka Fog), as opposed to the one on the hiphop mix. The only other example is the Black Lips track. The original is heard here, while the more meaty beaty version is held of Smell of the Ocean. SECRET TREASURES.

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Smell of the Ocean

As always, I am a rabid Four Tet fan and thusly wanted to start with his quirky, weird music. As I said in my previous post, I made this mix hand in hand with a rock mix. This one features an assortment of weirder hiphop and 1 dance track thrown in for no measure at all. Some of it(Antipop) coming from years ago, and some of it(Aesop) coming from this year. I've been a fan of Antipop Consortium for years from the strength of their Arrhythmia album alone, but I recently got ahold of Tragic Epilogue and became enamored once again. I was kind of turned off by their Ends Against the Middle EP, so I figured anything predating Arrhythmia was not so great(2002/2003 logic here).

Anyhow, enclosed is an assortment ranging from French rap(TTC and dDamage), Mush Records artists(antimc and Thavius Beck), etched-in-marble-to-honor-once-legends name drop tracks(Edan and Arsonists), upstart frenzy artists(The Cool Kids/Justice/Black Lips(Diplo Remix)).

I decided against releasing both mixes on the same day, as I feel that would require you to scroll through way too much of a page.

without further bullshittery:
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Click HERE or on the pics to head to the mixes

Monday, October 22, 2007

bonus round

Bonus time tomorrow:

Sorry, I've been a busy boy, volunteering at the indie memphis film fest, hanging out with J Spake for his birthday, et al. So as a reward, tomorrow i am releasing 2 mixes. I gotta get off my ass and get to work on the "art". Mix 1 is rocky and mix 2 is (bullwinkle)electronic/hip hop.

I'm finally getting to see my first flick from the film fest tonight, as all i've been doing the rest of the time is conversing with pushy, pretentious out of towners about their upsets and they ones that've actually lived up to their expectations. Tonight some jack ass from Alaska was giving me shit for not letting him enter early into a sold out showing.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

sorry, correction:
The mediafire key for the Vitalic albums is:
Vitlic albums here

Vitalic - Poney Part 1

If anyone is interested, I've uploaded all of the Vitalic that I have to my mediafire space.

Here's the folder with the zips:
http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=8b958397a9b28203ab1eab3e9fa335ca26c46cbfd3e85853

Also, here's the video for Poney pt. 1(a track from ok cowboy).

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Hyde's Clouds

I'm in love with this mix. It usually takes me longer than a week to collect one that I'm really proud of. I guess it's been a good week. Once again, I had to go back to Lost Sounds. I officially stopped pirating their shit this week when I bought a vinyl copy of the self titled album(which "Ophelia" is from). Future of the LEft is 2/3 of the Welsh band, Mclusky(whom I adore and advise you to check out). Blockhead is a producer from NYC who has done much work with Aesop Rock on albums such as Float, Labor Days to current. Santogold caught my ear recently being bumped from downstairs. I really liked the sounds. Shit is crazy. The MIA track was ripped from Diplo's Pitchfork Mix. I wasn't able to find the version with Bun B and Rich Boy anywhere else. Bat For Lashes was found on Kanye West's blog. I'd never heard them(her), but this video turned me on.

Odd Nosdam(of cLOUDDEAD fame) has released a new album on anticon. The track included here is from said album and features Why?. The Sky Patrol is a local DJ/Producer that I've been enjoying recently. Holly Golightly will be playing the Hi-Tone on October 19. The Harmony Brothers are a local band that I've been getting into. This is my favorite of the tracks from Ttheir myspace page.

anyhow, I hope you enjoy this. I've burnt it for my car and it won't come out for a while. Starts off garage/nasty ish, then shifts to more beat oriented music then off into wonderland/purgatory before coming down in a most unsettled, yet funky manner.


The Mediafire page where the Mix is split in 2!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Rise Up Reading!

The title is from a google image search that I did. I found a flyer for Children's Book Week some time in November, and I loved it immediately. Again, with this mix it's a lot of what I've just been up on as well as some songs that I haven't revisited in a couple of years(such as Hymie's basement). I cobbled together Can's "Sing Swan Song", then Kanye's "Drunk & Hot Girls" which samples it directly, and since I'm not a huge fan of Kanye's track, I then switched off to A-Trak's Remix of "Stronger". Unfortunately my garageband was acting a fool(still is) and I couldn't splice them up properly into 3 separate tracks, so my apologies for the 10 minute track. Anyhow, hope you enjoy!

Also, because I understand not wanting to download 80-100 megs of mystery beat, I'm uploading individual tracks in a separate folder.
The Mix as a wholes
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And

Individual Tracks


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Also, wish your boy luck. I'm applying for a job as a WEVL(local radio) DJ.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

new mix tomorrow, friends. I've been lazy, fat, and drunk.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

New Orleans

In April 2007 Arjan and I drove to New Orleans to take a look for ourselves on how things are faring there.
This is Arjan's video report.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Heroes

For today, I've chosen to compile 2 playlists of some of my favorite tracks from my top musical heroes.


Click the artist's name or pic for their mix.


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Brian Eno: I've really enjoyed his first 3 solo albums for the past 4-5 years. They came out before he got into ambient productions and before he started doing engineering, compositions for others. I love his ostentatious behavior and dadaist lyrics, his experimentation with sound and rock composition, his sounds!, and most of all his diversity. The songs provided here are from the albums here come the warm jets, taking tiger mountain by strategy, and another green world. sidenote: Phil Collins drums on a number of these tracks.
For a more in depth review of these(plus 1 not added), head to http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/17479-here-come-the-warm-jets-taking-tiger-mountain-by-strategy-another-green-world-before-and-after-science


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Dose One: A lyrical mad man. A jack of all trades. He's experimented on so many different projects that it's hard to keep track of his catalogue. I admire him to the fullest degree, from his helping in the initial founding of anticon to beating eminem at a scribble jam battle. Most of all I admire his creativity and sense of musical adventurousness. For this cd, I've compiled songs from all over the map. His solo cds(early and recent), his work with producer Jel as Them(selves), his work with BoomBip, his works in Deep Puddle Dynamics(which lead to the formation of anticon. the group included Sole, Alias, and Slug(of Atmosphere)) his works as cLOUDDEAD with fellow anticon alums Odd Nosdam and Why?, his work with the Notwist entitled 13 & god, and his work with Subtle which is essentially a fully fleshed out version of Themselves. I hope you enjoy if you've not heard.

todayness

My apologies

I've been house sitting for my brother, away from my computer, away from the internet. On the plus, I've really enjoyed the company of his 2 dogs. It's been a good while since I've had a pet in the house.

A new mix will be uploaded later today, possibly sans art.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

9-11

This mix has nothing to do with September 11, 2001. It's not political. It's not sentimental. I tried to start it off slow and pick up the pace. Think I did a decent job of it. It contains many recent discoveries from several genres of music. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I.


9-11 Mix
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Thursday, August 23, 2007

the first mix posted to bring back pluto

I'm the type of person that is always making mixes, whether they are for others or not generally doesn't matter as I end up listening to them way more than the recipient probably ever could. This mix is a fairly typical one. I take a bit of everything I have been listening to and cater to a friend in particular(of course weeding out what they may hate). I love this mix. It's a greatest hits of my late winter to now. The artists are a mix up and some have already appeared in this blog. Hope you enjoy what you've not heard.

In the last post, I inserted a Lost Sounds' track. Well, on this mix, I've upped the take, adding in two more tracks from Lost Sounds related folks. The first track is by Mouserocket(fronted by LS's Alicja Trout) and is remixed by Jay Lindsey aka Jay Reatard. Also featured later on is a track by Lindsey himself. I really like both, as Lindsey shows his aptitude on both ends of the mic cord.

Also of note, the Beach House track. I am sad that I missed them when they played the Hi-Tone a few months ago. very sad. This track is my relaxation piece. There's nothing superb about it. At all. Really. I just love it for whatever reason. It sounds whole/complete and most things these days do not. Plenty of air to breathe in what sounds like an insecure track.

I like to augment the Beach House track with the Mice Parade song. I spaced them out on the cd, but they're great back to back.

I found the Oh No! Oh My! track on a Kitsune Maison compilation. I had heard them before through their myspace page, after learning that Tim of Snowglobe was to be joining them temporarily on tour, which then turned into a full time stay. I was unimpressed with the myspace songs and wrote them off completely until i heard this track. (Of note: I still remain unimpressed with all else I have heard.../sigh...why can't Snowglobe be bigger and better?).

It was hard to place the Lost Sounds track, seeing as how it is so abrupt at the inset.

The Caribou song should be lsitened to on headphones. This should also be applied to the Low track. I love their organ sound. We have one similar at the studio and I love the bass hums that resonate from it.

The Heart Attack= 1 Part Cee-Lo Green + Plantlife This track has been floating around the internet for a good while, but in case you have not heard it...

LOL The In Living Color piece is wtfdelicious(to me anyhow, not so much Soph). I found it on the mad decent(Diplo) page.

The rest is pretty much your standard fair of pretties and delights. Enjoys!

Cover Art by me:


TraX:



The mix itself!!

P.S. The Matthew Dear track is sexy and fabulous and excellent. I wish the rest of his album held up like so. [flat trumpet sound]

a previous blog from bring back pluto

I started making a mix for today and before I knew it, I had 4 hours worth of songs. I'm still in the process of cutting it down and trying to decide where I want to go with it. At first, it was just going to be a bunch of stuff that I got over the past week. I decided later, while scrolling through iTunes, that at some point I'm going to have to upload an Anticon mix of some sort. I just love them too much to not get it out to people that are unfamiliar. They offer such a wealth of art and viewpoint.

Anyhow, that''ll come later. For now, here's stuff!
I figured that the initial Sole track would be a pretty good opener. It's short and fairly straightforward/autobiographical. really like track 2. The Brad P song is pretty cool. He's local, one of the singers of Snowglobe. The track is off of the Makeshift 5 compilation, out now around Memphis' record shops(Shangri-La, Goner, SpinStreetm Last Chance, etc.). "Suburb Party" was my favorite track on this Mike Ladd-lead project from the early 2000s. It features El-P and Vast Aire...

The Original Cyndi track is from several years ago. 2 of my studio partners were in that band in its original incranation. This was my favorite track from that period. The quality is ehhhh, but the song is excellent. The DAT Politics song is put on here just to annoy people that hate that type of music. I borderline hate it as well. Borderline.

Harlan T is another local, whose new album is getting really decent press. I still like the first one a lot more, but....I thought since this is more recent, it should be shared.

My brother let me borrow Samurai Champloo last week. I've never been into anime, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Fat Jon did some of the music for it, so when I got online and started looking into him more I found out he had done this album with Laptop guy, Styrofoam.

I downloaded 3 albums worth of Einst├╝rzende Neubauten yesterday and am still ingesting and digesting them. This is some seriously crazy shit. I left off most of the tinnitus inducing early stuff... I recommend them highly so far.

blah blah, where's Soph? I don't really feel like writing. Sorry if today sucks. I hope you enjoy the music anyhow.

The cover is included in the zip file itself. It's silly of course...

Trax
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Album
The mix itself!!

Additionally, I just finished Dune(the 1984 film that David Lynch claims no cut of). What the fuck? I wish I rode a giant worm. He who controls the Spice...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

a way to put out mixes, fuckers

This is a mix for Anthony

I made this blog to be able to post whatever. fuck a great lake. i like rivers more.

Anthony, your mix is made up of songs that I knew you liked when you were here and songs that I figure you might like now. I hope you are doing well.

Standout tracks in my eyes(ears) are:
The first track JayManila's "Win Again" is supremely excellent. The quality is shit, but the lyrics are amazing. I tried typing them all out but ran out of patience around the minute/30 second mark.

Black Bird is still a mystery to me. I've listened to his whole album(bird's eye view) several times, but when i do such the songs tend to blend together and leave no impression at all. However, if you digest one song at a time, I find it much easier.

The Legends' track is very chilled. The vocoded vocals, not vocoded T-Pain, vocoded like Kraftwerk are a nice touch.

Masta Killa is excellent.

Several Four Tet related tracks are on here. The MAtthew Dear song "Deserter" gets remixed by 4tet and then I put a track from his collabo with drummer Steve Reid.

I made a weirdness section, tracks 15 and 16(Pere Ubu and Reaching Quiet respectively) that I figured you'd enjoy :) I know you like Why? and I figure you'd like the stalkery deliciousness within "Codex".

The SebastiAn Remix is for sillyness' sake.

The Cover:
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Trax:
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The Mix!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

This is really for nothing yet.