#0104 Doktor Avalanche and Friends

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Doktor Avalanche is the name of evolving electronic drum machines that have fueled the majestic Sisters of Mercy over the years. Dexterous name; distinct sound.

I can’t say with any certainly that Andrew Eldritch would approve of all the bands on this mix (probably not), but it’s a mix of songs with drum machines that I work to when in front of a computer. I know there are drum machines behind everyone from Prince to Wesley Willis, but when working I tend to play songs with a similar, electronic sound.  I tried to include different sounds and approaches here within that theme, and avoided a more dark/heavy electronic mix, though there is some of that on here. I also tried to include different bands so steered away from my all-time favorites as much as possible, purposefully leaving off Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Front 242, Front Line Assembly, KMFDM, Depeche Mode, etc., but cheated a bit by adding Revolting Cocks and Download.  I included another all-time favorite, the Sisters, on there because I like the name of the mix.

As always, if you like a band, please download their songs and see their shows and otherwise support their efforts if you can. Enjoy!

  1. TKM – Sub Swara
  2. Flesh (Original) – A Split-Second
  3. The Collapse – Flesh Field
  4. Ghostwriter – RJD2
  5. Dead End Streets (86 Mixxx) – Revolting Cocks
  6. Phantasmata – CunninLynguists
  7. Dial8 – Velvet Acid Christ
  8. The Acension – Mnolo
  9. Final Home (Piano Mix) – DJ Krush featuring Esthero
  10. Transient – Glen Porter
  11. Death Vest 09 – Enduser
  12. The Great Divide – Die Krupps
  13. Glory Box – Portishead
  14. Human Crossing – Project Pitchfork
  15. The Open Hand Avows – Daedelus
  16. Firing Line – Noise Unit
  17. Glassblower – Download
  18. Poison Door – Sisters of Mercy
  19. Narcisse – Martin Rev

 

#0050 – The Mix That Was Forced To Go Undercover

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(Kevin) Cover songs are great. I can’t help myself. This mix may run a tad long, but stick with it to the end and you’ll be rewarded with a few treats. At least they’re treats to me anyway. The name of this mix comes from all the thousands of bad TV shows where someone is “forced to go undercover” to solve some ridiculous mystery, perhaps as part of a “race against time.”

#0045 – File under: remash

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UPDATE: I neglected to give you a bunch of links where you can download the mashups here and others I found. Those links are now included so you can give the artists, DJs and the geeks who support them some love.

This is an hour-long mashup of mashups. What is a mashup? Direct from Wikipedia…

is a song or composition created from the combination of the music from one song with the a cappella from another (also mash up and mash-up). These songs may be considered part of the bastard pop musical genre. “A mash-up is a song created out of pieces of two or more songs, usually by overlaying the vocal track of one song seamlessly over the music track of another…Mash-ups are incredible fun and a fascinating way to reexperience some of your favorite tunes.” [2]

In full swing at the start of the 21st century, mash ups have been described positively are “ultimate post-modern pop song[s]” or “‘culture jamming in its purest form'”[3] and “display an analytical impulse…we actually hear how these songs resonate with one another, comment upon and affect one another…in a way, the music speaks for itself” [4]. They have also been described negatively as “the logical extension of the sampling fever of the ’80s taken to its dumbest extreme”. Due to the questionable legal status of mash ups and little chance of profits “there’s a real punk rock attitude attached to the movement” [3].

So there you have it 🙂

  1. Battle Funktastic – Hotei vs. Rip Slyme (you’ll have to search for it, because it took me forever to find it after hearing it in 2006 when I was in Tokyo, which is the only place I’ve ever heard it other than my iPod)
  2. Funky Kommissar
  3. In Da Black (AC/DC vs. 50 Cent vs. Scissor Sisters)
  4. Thunder Busters (AC/DC vs. Ray Parker Jr.)
  5. Say No Go – De La Soul (using a sample off of “I Can’t Go For That” by Hall & Oates)
  6. Missin Kittin (Rolling Stones vs. Miss Kittin)
  7. The Way It Is – Prodigy (using the riff from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”)
  8. Britney – Dead or Alive? (Britney Spears vs. Dead or Alive vs. Daft Punk)
  9. Every Car You Chase (The Snow Police (The Police vs. Snow Patrol)
  10. The Way to Dirty Fame (David Bowie vs. Queen vs. Don Henley vs. Sly Fox)
  11. Warning, Rush Where It’s At (Big Audio Dynamite II vs. Beck vs. Green Day)
  12. Break Through Love (The Doors vs. Led Zeppelin)
  13. Cry Little Sister (I Need You Now) – The Lost Brothers
  14. Daft Prayer (Bon Jovi vs. Daft Punk)

#0015 – The Anointed Mix

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Guest DJ Kevin Reed hooks you up with an extra long mix for, about, or just mentioning Jesus Christ including music from Front 242, The Sisters of Mercy, Kilgore Smudge, Simon & Garfunkel, the Shiki Theatre company of Japan, Wesley Willis, Circus Lupus, Alice in Chains, Motorhead, Jimmy Buffet, Sting, the Psychedelic Furs, Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Exit 57, and the Mighty Mahalia Jackson.If you like this mix, make sure to comment and encourage Kevin to drop in more often 🙂