Friday, July 3, 2015

Mux174: July 2015


1. St. Vincent - Rattlesnake (St. Vincent)
2. DJ Shadow - The Number Song (Endtroducing)
3. Hot Chip - Easy To Get (Why Make Sense?)
4. Maximum Balloon - If You Return (Maximum Balloon)
5. Prince - 1999 (1999)
6. Wavves X Cloud Nothings - How It's Gonna Go (No Life For Me)
7. Jamie xx - Loud Places (feat. Romy) (In Colour)*
8. Nao - It's You (February 15)
9. The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses (Sticky Fingers)
10. Cloud Cult - 1x1x1 (Love)
11. Built To Spill - All Our Songs (Untethered Moon)
12. Fennesz - Endless Summer (Endless Summer)

TRT 58:51

Rookies: Cloud Cult, Fennesz, Jamie xx, Maximum Balloon, Nao, Prince, Wavves X Cloud Nothings

2015 music: Built To Spill, Hot Chip, Jamie xx, Nao, Wavves X Cloud Nothings

*Begrudgingly putting this on, since I think The xx and Jamie xx are hideously overrated.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Mux174 Preview in Antonyms

Since the delayed Mux173's playlist-as-antonyms wasn't nearly as fun as I expected, I'm doing just that again. Or I'm listening to it right now and fucking with the sequence and wasting time. No secret that my shows the insanity of my obsessive sequences and sort of "spoils" the tracklist, but here's another far-too-cryptic teaser while I decide which Prince track to debut as his rookie.

1. Demon Man - Mongoose
2. DJ Sunlight - The Letters Prose
3. Cold Cheeto - Hard To Acquire
4. Minimum Deflation - When You Leave
5. Serf - 1901
6. Elizabeth bb - Quiet Non-Existence Planes
7. Some English Name - Not Me
8. Earthbutt - White Is So Not Cool Right Now
9. Blue Sky Christians - A Number, When Cubed, Is Not The Original Integer
10. Calm Waters x Significant Landmass - Something That Will Never Happen
11. Broken To Hold Liquid - None of Our Silences
12. Roughness - Finite Winter

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Mux173: A Midsummer Night's Mux


POST-DAMAGE CONTROL: Everything is fine now. Just a little malfunction related to inattention. But everything's fine now. We're all fine here... how are you?

DAMAGE CONTROL: Okay, I totally fucked up the ending. I had to jump through hoops to take off the end of the Donnie Trumpet song that I forgot to align the start so that it wouldn't overlook with "Soft Revolution." Fixing...

I had to make this in Audacity on my laptop, and given that I had to check online to figure out how to do pretty much everything, there might be some jank in this. If that's the case, I'll just remake it on my iMac sometime between now and 2018.

Well, given that zero of you didn't even bother guessing the titles based on antonyms, I wasn't even going to make this until at least one person asked nicely. But no one did. So here you go, ungrateful jerks. Enjoy these while they last. I thought I would've been threatened with a lawsuit long before I stopped giving a shit.

I also don't have my email list with me, so get used to checking my Twitter (@JDKworks) around the 1st and 15th for the link.

1. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love (Multi-Love)
2. Tame Impala - Desire Be Desire Go (Innerspeaker)
3. Shamir - Head In The Clouds (Ratchet)
4. Daft Punk - Megamix 2 (DJ Hero Soundtrack)
5. TV on the Radio - Happy Idiot (Seeds)
6. Caribou - Second Chance (Our Love)
7. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - I Want To Make It All Right (Acme)
8. Born Ruffians - Foxes Mate For Life (Red, Yellow and Blue)
9. The Hold Steady - Spinners (Teeth Dreams)
10. Ride - Twisterella (Going Blank Again)
11. Stars - Soft Revolution (Set Yourself On Fire)
12. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Slip Slide (Surf)

TRT 47:25

Rookies: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Shamir, Unknown Mortal Orchestra

2015 music: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment, Shamir, Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Thursday, June 18, 2015

From The Archive: Episodes 1 and 2 of The Steve and Derrick Show

Computer cleanup revealed these old gems: a podcast sort of about videogames where I "reprise" my characters from an obscure Editing II assignment. Mass appeal, obviously.

Granted, an eight-year-old podcast that refers to Jeff Gerstmann and other really obscure old gaming news. But, hey, funny voices!

The Steve and Derrick Show Episode 001
The Steve and Derrick Show Episode 001: All Banter, No Joke

Funny was that it was on the iTunes Store podcast directory for years.

1 is skippable. 2 nears the height of my phase of "multiplying myself" that eventually resulted in Transmissions.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Mux173 Preview

I'm not going to hit the Mux deadline lest I find something like GarageBand for Windows (please don't laugh - the same 2008 iMac has gotten me from 001 to here; need a decent visual interface for multitracking, volume adjustment, keyframing/automation, et cetera; suggestions that aren't a cracked Cool Edit Pro 2000 or anything that costs money?), but I thought I'd post the tracklist. Then I thought that that would be far too obvious (and also because, uh... I've been monkeying with it every single day for the past week), so I'll list it by using an antonym (sort of) for every word of the band and song. Fun, rite? RITE?

1. Ra's al Ghul and The Lazarus Pit Trio - Monogamy
2. Wild Gazelle - I Want It... Nah, I Don't Want It
3. Some Girl With An Ordinary Name - Feet In The Mud
4. Serious Metal Guitarists - Pithy Collection No. Infinity
5. Mixed Media - Depressed Genius
6. Vicious Land Predator - First Time's A Charm
7. The Techno Breakdown From Within - I Want To Watch The World Burn
8. Dead Gentlemen - Bloodhounds Fuck When They Want
9. The Loosey Goosey - Those Who Aren't Moving
10. Waiting In Line At Six Flags - Rigid Wench
11. Black Holes - Hard, Lasting Peace
12. Johnny Saxophone & Isolated Nothingness - Steady Traction

If anyone correctly guesses at least half, I will give them a random prize with a cash value of $0 but will be really cool or something.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Muxtape Hiatus

The Muxtapes will take a hiatus due to computer maintenance. I'll try to keep compiling them on my other machine and then mixing them together when I get back to my repaired or new setup. I really can't give a window any more specific than that the delayed Muxtapes will probably be Mux173, 174, 175, maybe even through 176 and 177.

And I just announced this on a space that no one even reads.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Midyear Microlist of Favorite Album of the Year Contenders

Frontrunner: Lightning Bolt - Fantasy Empire

The rest, alphabetically:

Blanck Mass - Dumb Flesh
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love
Viet Cong - Viet Cong
Will Butler - Policy

Mux172: June 2015


Apologies for the last two muxes ending with very long songs. Or, in this case, two very long songs. But it makes sense... I think.

1. The Tallest Man On Earth - Darkness of the Dream (Dark Bird Is Home)
2. Will Butler - Son of God (Policy)
3. Toro Y Moi - Spell It Out (What For?)
4. Hot Chip - Love Is The Future (Why Make Sense?)
5. Crystal Castles - Not In Love (Album Version) (Crystal Castles II)
6. Blanck Mass - Atrophies (Dumb Flesh)
7. Prefuse 73 - Infrared (feat. Sam Dew) (Rivington Nao Rio)
8. RJD2 - Chicken-Bone Circuit (Dead Ringer)
9. Kendrick Lamar - How Much A Dollar Cost (feat. James Fauntleroy and Ronald Isley) (To Pimp A Butterfly)
10. Four Tet - First Thing (Rounds)
11. DJ Shadow - Stem / Long Stem (Endtroducing...)
12. Viet Cong - Death (Viet Cong)

TRT 56:42

Rookies: Blanck Mass

2015 music: Blanck Mass, Hot Chip, Kendrick Lamar, Prefuse 73, The Tallest Man On Earth, Toro Y Moi, Viet Cong, Will Butler

Friday, May 15, 2015

Mux171: Darkness On The Edge of Muxtown


1. Led Zeppelin - Your Time Is Gonna Come (Led Zeppelin)
2. Ty Segall - The Hand (The Manipulator)
3. Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper (Agents of Fortune)
4. The Strokes - Reptilia (Room On Fire)
5. Lightning Bolt - Horsepower (Fantasy Empire)
6. Wire - Shifting (Wire)
7. Moonface - Quickfire, I Tried (Heartbreaking Bravery)
8. Stars - The First Five Times (Set Yourself On Fire)
9. Courtney Barnett - Nobody Really Cares If You Go To The Party (Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit)
10. Tortoise - The Equator (TNT)
11. Caribou - Bowls (Swim)
12. The Juan Maclean - Happy House (Single / The Future Will Come)

TRT 59:23

Rookies: Blue Oyster Cult, Moonface

2015 music: Courtney Barnett, Lightning Bolt, Wire

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mux170: May 2015


1. Felix Da Housecat - Rocket Ride (Devin Dazzle and the Neon Fever)
2. Belle and Sebastian - Another Sunny Day (The Life Pursuit)
3. Will Butler - Anna (Policy)
4. TV on the Radio - Love Stained (Seeds)
5. Crystal Castles - Air War (Crystal Castles)
6. Chromatics - Just Like You (Tommy)
7. Bon Iver - Inside Out (Spoon cover)
8. Viet Cong - March of Progress
9. Death From Above 1979 - Nothin' Left (The Physical World)
10. Iceage - How Many (Plowing Into The Field of Love)
11. Grizzly Bear - Foreground (Veckatimest)
12. Built To Spill - Living Zoo (Untethered Moon)

TRT 46:15

2015 music: Built To Spill, Chromatics, Viet Cong, Will Butler