Monday, December 04, 2006

New OL house mix!

Spencer Lokken-I Shouldn't Have Left You

It has been a little while since the last Orchard Lounge mix. We have put up a bunch of live sets and other random stuff but not a good old DJ mix recorded at home. We started doing this because we all just love the music and it is so much fun going through the tracks and programming them so it tells a story. The music is like a time capsule and is the memento of what you are feeling at that point in time. Your favorite tracks of the last 6 months, year, 2 years in the order that makes sense to you.

Spencer brought the HEAT with this mix!!! Hard to describe the style since it is a dubbed out, chill mix yet still has the hypnotic tech feel to it also. Whatever you want to call it, it is impeccably mixed house with an edge. I can't think of a better late night driving cd. I already can't stop listening to it and I am thinking this may be my favorite mix I have ever heard from him...and I have heard A LOT.

01.jimpster - square up (john tejada remix)
02.the messenger - downtown cruisin'
03.hypnos - red light
04.dauler - valbuena, kill the dancer
05.q-force - cavity
06.lifelike & chris menace - discopolis
07.satoshi tomie - glow (spirit catcher mix)
08.autotune - le sound hypnotique
09.nikola gala - night walk
10.mark knight & dj mtv - a new reality (jesse rose mix)
11.francois dubois - blood
12.unai - oh you and i
13.mathias tanzmann - still like it like that
14.frankman - hypnotice

Monday, November 13, 2006

Improvisation 101 with The Bays

THE BAYS- Live In Mexico VIDEO

I have been posting about The Bays for ages now and I have no plans in the near future to stop. I was very excited to find this video and it is not just a live concert clip. It is part of an educational workshop they were a part of where they spoke about improvisation and later had kids audition to play with the band. If you haven't checked them out already, make sure to download live shows from their website " The band is made up of some of the finest producers in the house and electronic world. Jamie Odell aka Jimpster aka audiomontage and his Freerange Records is one of the most consistent labels out there. The video goes over their history.

“It’s important for people to know that we are actually improvising even though they don’t a lot of the time. There are no sequencers running or tapes or any kind of thing that would tie us down. We just purely go off in any kind of direction that we want to. For people to know that, it should be quite exciting for them because they know that what we’re doing is totally off the cuff” – Jamie Odell

“It’s a creative idea we think of at the time, and it doesn’t get diluted by having any business sort of side. There’s nobody watering it down before people actually hear it.” – Chris Taylor

“If you do like 70 gigs of a set that you’re just doing every night, I would imagine that you were not actually giving value for money near the end. You’d just be sort of pissed off and know it back to front. But every gig, we’re basically shitting ourselves a lot of the time because we have no idea what’s gonna happen. Not only do I not know what they’re gonna do, I don’t know what I’m gonna do, and that applies for all of us, so it’s very edgy all the time. That tension comes across and that’s why people get into it.” – Simon Smugg

"Our mission, if it has to be something specific, is trying to create music in the purest, least diluted form that is possible.

Firstly, on stage you are seeing a piece of music at it's conception as opposed to the recreation of a moment long past, and secondly, off stage there's nobody swaying the direction of the music with agendas about marketing us to the unseen masses, cos we don't sell anything.

So we constantly move on like musical nomads taking bits from here and there and working th
em into creating a sound that is totally our own, and there maybe is our ultimate goal.

To be just The Bays:
Andy Gangadeen
Simon Richmond
Jamie Odell
Chris Taylor"

Friday, September 29, 2006

OL live at Camp Bisco remastered audio!!!

I already posted about how Bethany and I represented the OL at Camp Bisco which was in NY. Just got the audio of 2 of the 3 sets and Rich Steele who is a fantastic sound engineer, remastered the sound for us. They sound GREAT!!!

Orchard Lounge (Silver and B) 8/25/06 Camp Bisco SET 1

Ben Silver (OL) 8/25/06 Camp Bisco SET 2

The first set is Orchard Lounge and was a tag team set. I spun first and then Bethany "Queen B" spun second.

The second set was a solo set that I did. I used 2 turntables, 2 cdj's, 1 live-Loop machine called a PVDJ Grabber and 1 Sampler, a Roland SP303. Lots of loops done on the fly and also a ton of samples. The video of this set is on youtube and linked a few posts down.

I do not have a tracklist yet but some of the artists were Rauschwerk, Protossov, NIN, Jeff Devas, Shiloh, Hardfloor/Da Damn Phreak Noiz Phunk and MANY more. The sets are sort of a midtempo and downtempo combo and heavy on the psychedelic.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Skeet Spirit-A Crunk Tribute To Radiohead

DJ Gyngyvytus- Skeet Spirit-A Crunk Tribute To Radiohead

Website with full album downloads

I never thought I would say Crunk and Radiohead in the same sentence, but thanks to DJ Gyngyvytus, I got no SIZZURUPRISES. Talk Show Hoes...YEAH! WHAT! OKAYYYY! Fitter Hyphier. The track names alone were enough to make me impatient while waiting for the download. 8 tracks of Crunked out beats and Radiohead inspired melodies. Kind of like what would happen if Lil Jon found his inner emo side. The album is FREE on the link above. YEAH! WHAT! OKAAAY!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

TV On The Radio live

Youtube rules.
TV On The Radio was on Letterman last week and they played an incredible version of "Wolf Like Me" from their new album Return To Cookie Mountain. I had the show on my DVR but I accidentaly had erased it but thanks to youtube, I was able to watch it again. WOW! I have loved this band ever since Spencer interviewed Atmosphere and Slug said his favorite music to listen to was TVOTR. This was when the ep was out and the first LP was about to drop and I saw them play at the Fireside Bowl. Such a great band and David Sitek is channelling that shoegazer energy of My Bloody Valentine. Tunde's vocals layer perfectly over Sitek's wall of sound and the combination hits like a ton of bricks.
"I'm gonna give it....2 snaps up!"

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

New live house set from 1/3 of Orchard Lounge...

Lokken and Foss 8/12/06 Live from Sonotheque Part 1

Lokken and Foss 8/12/06 Live from Sonotheque Part 2

Spencer from OL recently played at one of our favorite spots around, Sonotheque, along with our friend Lee Foss. The two talented jocks tag teamed all night and they switched after 4 records all night long. I think Spencer and Lee are two of the finest DJ's Chicago has to offer and here is a chance to hear them dropping their newest tracks which are all smoking. If you have never been to Sonotheque in Chicago, make a point of checking it out. Great soundsystem, great environment, and great music.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Video of one of my sets at Camp Bisco..

Ben Silver-OrchardLounge Set 2 at Camp Bisco

ALSO...You can watch this video on YouTube.
Here are the links since it is in 4 parts on youtube:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Well, I wasn't going to post this but I will put it up for a couple days until I have the soundboard or mixer>DAT>WAV audio of the sets. Bethany and I represented the OL all weekend and we had a blast!

Camp Bisco V was held at Hunter Mountain in NY and we were lucky enough to be on the bill with The Disco Biscuits, The Roots, RJD2, Juan Maclean, Thievery Corporation, Shpongle, New Deal, Brothers Past, Future Rock, and MANY MANY more.

This is a quicktime movie of a set I did on Friday 8/25/06 during the daytime with 2 decks, 2 cdj's, a Roland SP303 sampler, PVDJ Grabber Looper, and LOTS of samples. All midtempo-y stuff and pretty psychedelic to fit the mood.

This is just a compressed version so fast download. Once I have all of the audio I will overlay the audio over the video of the whole weekend and make a DVD (for fun)
The festival was a massive success and 5500-7000 people were there. GREAT TIME!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Dr. Dre DJ mix 1987

Dr. Dre Old School Swap Meet 1987

Also THIS site has info and also download links.

I was sent this mix recently and it further prooves that Dr. Dre is a genius. This Swap Meet mix from 1987 is a taste of what his days as a party rocking DJ were like. This was a time before he was a gangsta rapper and producer with NWA and well before his solo years. The mix is two parts and he covers everything from bboy electrofunk to old school rap, all fused together with cuts, scratches and much skill behind the decks.

You need this one. Trust me.

p.s. Only 5 days until CAMP BISCO!!! I leave wednesday and I am DJing both Friday and Saturday. Disco Biscuits, The Roots, Thievery Corp, RJD2, Juan Maclean, New Deal, Brothers Past, Future Rock (playing the music of Aphex Twin) and many more on the bill. Check it out: CAMP BISCO V in NY

Sunday, July 30, 2006

THE KNIFE/Twin Peaks

The Knife- We Share Our Mothers' Health- VIDEO

The Knife- Silent Shout VIDEO

The Knife is a duo out of Sweden with a sound that is almost impossible to describe. One minute it is heavily distorted vocals and electro beats, other times female vocals and a psychedelic world music feel. The album goes in so many directions and is so unique in sound that I feel like I am listening to Aphex Twin for the first time. LOVIN IT! We Share Our Mothers' Health sounds to me what would happen if Dead Can Dance, Simon Posford/SHPONGLE, Richard D James and Peter Gabriel shared studio time...and tabs of "brown acid" from Woodstock. There are also some awesome remixes of tracks on the album by some of my favorite producers- Booka Shade, Trentemoller, Mylo, and many more. Crazy how many there are and also good they are as well!
You can read their full bio as well as check out video's from their new album "Silent Shout" on their site:


One other video for you-
I have been a Twin Peaks freak since the show's pilot first aired and have also been plagued with BOB nightmares ever since. I am in love with this video which is an homage to David Lynch's masterpiece and the TOOL song "Vicariously"


Saturday, July 01, 2006

NIN deja-vu

NIN-The Hand That Feeds (DFA remix)

In 24 hours I am seeing Nine Inch Nails for the first time in 12 years. I used to be completely obsessed with NIN and would go on "mini-mini-tours" to see more than one show on a tour. This is way before my Phish and Disco Biscuits college days where seeing as many as possible was the norm. This DFA remix of "The Hand That Feeds" is really nice. I also love the Sam Fog vs. Carlos D remix of "Everyday is Exactly The Same" but I figured Carlos D is already mentioned on a zillion other blogs so I passed.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Gill T Pleasure

Jamie Kennedy and Stu Stone- Circle Circle Dot Dot MP3

Rollin' With Saget MP3

Rollin' With Saget VIDEO

Is it 2 Live Jews for 2006? Another white comedy rapper? PopoZao?!???!
Jamie Kennedy and Stu Stone are putting out a comedy rap album that I think will actually be a great album musically. For the last month they have successfully made me laugh with the new show on MTV "Blowin Up". The show has been on following the Real World (another show I am hopelessly addicted to) and it details the struggle of an actor trying to be a rapper. Everybody knows that all rappers are actors, but when you flip it, it is hard to be taken seriously. Jamie Kennedy is so funny that he doesn't necessarily want to be taken seriously, but along with Stu The Jew, kick out the rhymes that not only make people laugh, but sound good too. Call it a Gill T Pleasure...I love it and can't wait for the album.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Power, Corruption, and Lies Part 2

Brad Owen- Power, Corruption, and Lies (LIVE from Smartbar 6/20/06)

(3 hours, 30 minutes approximately...192kbps MP3)

This is the second PCL mix I have posted by Brad Owen. "Just can't get enough, I just can't get enough". As always, tasteful selections from the way way back of the crate.

echo and the bunnymen - over the shoulder
jesus and mary chain - april skies
house of love - road
northside - my rising star
arctic monkeys - no buses
stills - lola stars and stripes
ian brown - solarized
the books - be good to them always
thom yorke - analyse
jimi tenor - can't stay with you baby
gorillaz - spitting out demons
primal scream - we go down slowly rising
arcade fire - rebellions (lies)
charlatans - i don't want to see the sights
dandy warhols - we used to be friends
stone roses - sally cinnamon
happy mondays - mad cyril
broken social scene - handjobs for the holidays
doves - the cedar room
new order - thieves like us
psychedelic furs - president gas
the clash - guns of brixton
gorillaz - hong kong
kasabian - lost souls forever
interpol - take you on a cruise
serena maneesh - drain cosmetics
my bloody valentine - map ref 41n 93 w
inspiral carpets - this is how it feels
swervedriver - how does it feel to look like candy
ride - sennen
lush - sweetness & light
love and rockets - if there's a heaven above
morrissey - everyday is like sunday
joy division - digital
magazine - shot by both sides
buzzcocks - boredom
sonic youth - i got a catholic block
franz ferdinand - sexy boy
the stills - in the beginning
velocity girl - i can't stop smiling
the breeders - cannonball
fugazi - burning
echo and the bunnymen - all that jazz
gang of four - damaged goods
husker du - whatever
naked raygun - gear
minutemen - i felt like a gringo
firehose - whisperin while hollerin
jane's addiction - pigs in zen
jesus and mary chain - you trip me up
stooges - i wanna be your dog
velvet underground - sister ray
munk - kick out the chairs
a certain ratio - shack up

Monday, June 05, 2006

Shpongle DJ Set 2002

Simon Posford (Shpongle DJ Mix) 10-24-02 Eilat Desert, Israel-MP3

This is a re-post from last year but quite a few people were asking about Shpongle DJ sets and I happen to love this mix.

"This one won't be up very long so grab it right away. The man, the myth, the legend Simon Posford along with Raja Ram are Shpongle. If you have never heard Shpongle, I highly suggest checking out their albums. The first, "Are You Shpongled?" is an album I consider to be one of the best electronic albums ever produced. It is an extremely influential album and it doesn't sound like anything that has ever been recorded. There is so much going on that when listening with headphones your brain feels like it is on a roller coaster. "Tales of the Inexpressible" had a much more tribal and ethnic vibe to it with many live instruments but still with all of the crazy studio trickery the first album had. The new album is "Nothing Lasts...but Nothing is Lost" and it is coming shortly. This set is great and it is different than the studio albums with a stripped down, dubby sound."

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Robot Rock (Updated Files!)

Audio Files:

Daft Punk- Live at Coachella 2006 Part 1

(Note-The set starts about 3:00 minutes in to part 1)

Daft Punk- Live at Coachella 2006 Part 2

(great quality recording!)

...and a special bonus...
DVD/Video HERE is a link that contains a torrent of a DVD of the set. It is the handheld camcorder shot that has been floating around with this audio synched. THE DVD IS AWESOME!


Never in a million years did I think any set of music could ever top the sequence of acts that I saw at Coachella in a few years ago. The return of the Pixies followed by Radiohead (who I think is the greatest live band in the world) and then Kraftwerk live in the DJ tent to cap it off. I walked away with my brain blown to shreds. The lineup for Coachella 2006 was fantastic but I was not able to make it out this year. One act that I was very curious about is Daft Punk since they hadn't played in the US for close to 8 years. The reclusive and extremely mysterious duo does not play live much at all but always has had a focus on the visual side of the music as well as the audio. Starting with their groundbreaking music videos for "Da Funk" and "Around The World" 10 years ago, the duo has never been limited by boundaries. They later went on to release a Japanese Anime film Interstella 555 to accompany an LP and have recently completed a feature length film to accompany their last album.

Since the visuals are as important as the music to them, I had a feeling they would do something visually stunning for their live set at Coachella. What they pulled off is one of the greatest displays of lights and visuals I have ever seen anyone do (and I have only seen the videos!!) There are numerous video clips of the set on as well as multiple torrents of the set shot with camcorders. Hopefully they will release the set as a professional DVD at some is THAT good. The screen opens up to show a gigantic Pyramid and the duo with full space suits and helmets on and the craziest light show perfectly synched up to the music. The lights rotate in all directions and seem not only shine on all of the huge cubes but actually shine through the cubes from the inside out as well giving the stage a crazy 3D effect. Lasers and smoke pulsate to the beat and the stage makes you feel like you are living out a TRON fantasy. I have a lot of respect for Daft Punk for truly putting on a SHOW and raising the bar as to what can be done in a festival setting to make people walk out of the place blown away.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Power, Corruption, and Lies

Brad Owen- Power, Corruption, and Lies MIX

Been a while since I have posted but I felt the need to spread this fantastic 4-cd mix that Brad Owen put together. If you live in Chicago or know anything about clubs, you know who he is. He is the man behind Smartbar, the club voted best underground club in the US, and the spot that is by faaar my favorite club. Smartbar has been renovated recently and the soundsystem sounds fantastic now. All of the best DJs in the world play there and every weekend there is somebody worth checking out. It is not like some of the "ultra" clubs where the swank and fashion is more important than the music. Smartbar has always been 100% about the music and there is no attitude, no dress code, and always a packed dancefloor. Check out the lineups at

ANYWAY, aside from dropping tech house bombs or classic electro records at the club, Brad pulled from his collection and mixed some of my favorite post punk, electro, indie rock, and other assorted gems into a 4 cd mix. I uploaded it as a zip file for faster downloading. This is a fantastic mix to expose you to a lot of older tracks you may not know but most likely have influenced the bands you do.

Power, Corruption, and Lies

an brown - all ablaze ** CD 1 starts here
interpol - obstacle 1
maximo park - apply some pressure
pixies - tame
suede - trash
arcade fire - neighborhood #3 (power out)
editors - munich
joy division - transmission
gorillaz - dirty harry
broken social scene - cause = time
dinosaur jr - feel the pain
sugar - a good idea
radionhead - myxamatosis
lcd soundsystem - too much love
happy mondays - loose fit
stone roses - elephant stone
david bowie - suffragette city
the clash - pressure drop
the stooges - no fun
the jam - going underground
the fall - hit the north pt 1 ** CD 2 starts here
charlatans uk - weirdo
ride - twisterella
oasis - supersonic
art brut - moving to LA
doves - pounding
franz ferdinand - auf asche
love and rockets - kundalini express
jane's addiction - been caught stealing
fugazi - burning
bloc party - pioneers
arctic monkeys - i bet you look good on the dancefloor
gang of four - we live as we dream, alone
psychedelic furs - president gas
velvet underground - waiting for the man
the pioneers - the more you ignore me, the closer i get
new order - dreams never end
public image limited - poptones
lush - ladykillers
echo and the bunnymen - all that jazz
magazine - shot by both sides
minutemen - i felt like a gringo a certain
ratio - shack up
badly drawn boy - disillusion *** CD three begins here
the smiths - the boy with the thorn in his side
the walkmen - the rat rentals - please let it be you
primal scream - damaged
teenage fanclub - the concept
swervedriver - how does it feel to look like candy
chapterhouse - pearl
my bloody valentine - sometimes
mr projectile - love here
adam johnson - blinding sun
jesus and mary chain - tower of song
leonard cohen - tower of song
nouvelle vague - too drunk to fuck
ian mcculluch - the flickering wall
curve - horror head
cocteau twins - heaven or las vegas
new order - your silent face
depeche mode - policy of truth *** CD 4 starts here
kraftwerk - radioactivity
yamo - guiding ray
ladytron - beauty * 2
portishead - revenge
primal scream - higher than the sun
the orb - blue room - chocolate hills of bohol mix
air - surfing on a rocket
broken social scene - swimmers
sonic youth - schizophrenia
spiritualized - pure phase
spiritualized - electric mainline
slowdive - souvlaki space station
smashing pumpkins - suffer
postal service - we will become silhouettes - matthew dear mix
the verve - slide away
the dears - lost in the plot
durutti column - otis
u2 - mlk
stone roses - i wanna be adored

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

I Love 1981

Soul Mekanik- Eighty One (RIP Records)

"Robots" MP3

I have always been obsessed with the early '80's. Despite breaking my nose attempting to do the freeze when I was a kid, I have also always been obsessed with breakdancing. I still collect the records and the cheesy films and have a passion for the history, the true old school, the "Boogie Down Bronx"! One of the most important cultural revolutions of all time and also a place that was nothing at all like Wisconsin, where I grew up. That never stopped us from memorizing Beat Street abd renting Breakin' 2 so many times my parents were forced to have the video store tell us it was rented out...and that was my sister asking for it! (I obviously was cool enough to have seen it in the theatre with my ultra-hip mom...who called to tell me she likes pier bucci btw)

ANYWAY I have posted about breakdancing enough on this site, but when I saw that the title of Soul Mekanik's album was "Eighty-One", my eyes lit up. Could this be the Paul Hardcastle of the 21st century? Well, not quite but the album has some really good tracks and I like the modern yet old school electro feel. The sound is difficult to describe but there are elements of house, minimal techno, funk, and electro with some nicely constructed vocoder that I am always a sucker for. "Robots" is the first track I heard by Soul Mekanik because it was used on the fantastic Fabric 26- Global Communication (Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton) CD. I can't say enough about that installment of the Fabric is a must have and covers a lot of ground from glitchy IDM to great tech house tracks that Middleton selected.

Robots Robots Robots Automatic Electronic


Pier Bucci-Familia (Crosstown Rebels)2005

"Towers" MP3
"Tita" MP3

I know, I know, I have been a major slacker with the posts lately but promise to update the site much more frequently now. I have a lot of new music to share so keep checking back and I assure you, more free music for you. *instert excuse here* I was in Costa Rica recently and while relaxing in the 90 degree weather and sipping on Caprinia's, I always had my mp3 player and portable speakers rocking. One album that received some quality beach-play was Pier Bucci's "Familia". This was one of my favorite releases of 2005 and every track is solid. I love how it is very minimal in parts, yet still has that warm, rich feel to it with the minor vocals. I put up 2 tracks to make up for the lack of recent posts. Buy this album, it is worth it.

Resident Advisor said:
Following in the fine footsteps of Ricardo Villalobos and Luciano as Chilean artists to make their mark on the Electronic music scene, Pier Bucci unleashes an album full of quality that should hopefully make people stand and take notice of this talent. Familia is the album and it features 10 nicely crafted productions from the man who grew up in Chilli but now calls Berlin his home.

The album starts off delightfully with the soothing melodies and deep basslines of ‘Tita’. ‘Towers’ is another superb production, full of smooth bass tones, warm pads and crisp beats. ‘The R-8 Mooger’ is quite a moody track while ‘L'Nuit’ is a little tougher with its gritty basslines and twisted percussion. ‘Jesss’ bounces along nicely in a minimal fashion while ‘Hay Consuelo’ turns up the pace a notch with some smooth deep sounds creating a tasty production on the whole. There is a German touch in the retro electric sounds of ‘Cosmic’, a contrast to the smooth pads and flow of ‘Siberian’. There are some delightful melodies on the penultimate track that is ‘Pipostrack’, and there is a nice upbeat feel about the final track, ‘Hydra’, which closes the album off with some nice hi hats, an eerie bassline and some quirky synth sounds

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Eliot Lipp

Eliot Lipp- "Rap Tight" (Hefty Records)

Eliot Lipp is about to blow up. I saw him do a live pa last year and loved his sound but I had not heard any of his work until I got this track on my XLR8R comp cd. His new album is coming out on Chicago's Hefty Records label and I have seen him in a few different music magazine's lately. This talented keyboard player/producer is putting out quality instrumental hiphop that is well outside the box. If you like Blockhead and RJD2's latest albums you will love Eliot Lipp.

Soul Seduction said:
Los Angeles hip-hop/electronica producer, ELIOT LIPP, is back with his second EP release for HEFTY Records. "Rap Tight" is the very first song culled from ELIOT LIPP's 2006 sophomore, full-length masterpiece, Tacoma Mockingbird [HEFTY050]. The Rap Tight EP follows hot on the heels of LIPP's other hotly tipped EP, Immediate Action #010 [HEFTY048], which nearly sold-out on pre-orders alone and is well on it's way to becoming a collector's item. Rap Tight EP is destined for the same exact attention. Rap Tight EP also comes with two brand new, exclusive cuts ("The Shade" & "Nokia") that are unavailable elsewhere and only found on this release. "Rap Tight" is an absolute scorcher, offering a hint of the great music just waiting to be heard on Tacoma Mockingbird. LIPP's sound is straight up timeless instrumental hip-hop that screams "classic" with each and every snare hit and kick that drops within. This hip-hop/electronic sound contains a sense of organic, raw playfulness - incorporating classic synths, electronics and dusty jazz nods throughout. MCs are clamoring to get all over LIPP's beats, but they simply don't require vocals. Journalists and fans have described ELIOT's beats as "Golden Era-style", referring to legends like DJ SHADOW, DJ KRUSH, PREMIER, TRIBE CALLED QUEST, HEIROGLYPHICS, RZA, as well as jazz heroes like HERBIE HANCOCK, CHICK CORREA. Other references include contemporary greats like MADLIB, RJD2, PREFUSE 73, DABRYE, TORTOISE, etc. On "Rap Tight", a classic break hits hard with a euphoric deluge of layered synth arpeggios and melodies that weave in and out of the psychedelic mix - not to mention the sick song break, complete with old skool 808 funk that is guaranteed to make you melt! ELIOT LIPP has created the perfect formula for rockin' at home, at the club and in your car.

Friday, January 13, 2006

TUNE IN to the radio/music player version of this site!!!!

The Silver's Boogaloo Music Player

I just did a major update to my Silver's Boogaloo music player with some hot new tracks. Heavy is the site that put this together and it gave me an oppurtunity to create a radio station and edit the programming. Check their site out..I love it. This streaming site is the audio equivalent to this mp3blog site. This time around I dropped the tempo and created a much more mellow and experimental soundscape. Downtempo, IDM, instrumental hiphop, some cool jammed out tracks, and then on to some more minimal housey stuff towards the end. 30 tracks all in all.

Now playing:
The Avalanches
Ulrich Schnauss
Metro Area
Telefon Telaviv (the track on there is mindblowing)
Erlend Oye
Juan Maclean (who I have been LOVING lately!)
Gus Gus
Money Mark


I have always had a love radio (and worked in radio for a little while) and now with Sirius radio also, I think radio is coming back in a big way. It has always been a dream of mine to have a real radio show, either over the airwaves or online, but I never have had my own real show. If you are reading this and know of any openings anywhere OR if you run an online streaming site and would like another DJ, PLEASE contact me. I would be so grateful and would put in a valiant effort to make it dope!

This is also a contest to see who can run the best radio station so I appreciate you checking it out, and if you like what you hear, spread the word.
Here is the text link that can be passed on:

Last but not least, I produced a new track with my friend David Hammond who I have posted about in the past. It is a glitchy IDM track and you can hear it RIGHT HERE

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Pigna People

Pigna People- Let Em Talk (Pigna 2005)
"mixoff" MP3

I have been bumping this album fact it is playing as I type this. If you have been digging the Get Physical Music label, you will like this. Three great producers teamed up for the album and it also comes with a second disc which is a nice mix of tracks from the label.
....and after you listen to this should click over here: Silver's Boogaloo Radio
Here is a long winded blurb I found about Pigna People:

"Some do, other's talk and Pigna records' Marco Passarani, Francesco de Bellis and Mario Pierro are firmly placed in the former. As Pigna People this album represents the definition of the sound built by these three esteemed Roman DJ/producers: a unique mixture of electro, old school techno, acid house, funk and italo disco that has seen previous releases supported by the likes of Miss Kittin, I-f, Ralph Lawson, DJ Hell, Ivan Smagghe, M.A.N.D.Y., DJ T, Freestyle Man and so on. Featuring 6 brand new tracks, 6 classics picked from the previous Pigna catalogue and a bonus CD with a super Pigna medley including more than 20 tracks, Let Em Talk will certainly be living up to its name this autumn.
Pigna is the dancefloor label from the Finalfrontier collective based in Rome. Originally established by Marco Passarani in 1993 the nucleus now remains tightly hooked around the three Pigna producers. Marco himself should now need little introduction. Releasing his first 12" on Alan Oldham's Generator label in 1993, Marco has gone on to release for I-f's Inter-ferred, Rephlex, Skam, Antzen, Plasmek and his own Nature and Pigna imprints. This year Marco released a new studio album for Peacefrog (Sullen Look) which contained the dancefloor cover version of Alexander O'Neal's 'Critisize' featuring Erlend Oye on vocals and the much sought after re-rub of The Jungle Brother's 'I House U'. However he has also found time to set up a new label this year (Final Frontier) in conjunction with Detroit's Submerge which has seen him release under the name of 'Analog Fingerprints' as well as producing killer dance tracks for Pigna and remixng the likes of Miss Kittin, Munk all in between his hectic international DJ schedule.
Francesco de Bellis is one half of the DJ/production duo Jolly Music and Mat101. As Jolly Music the pair's love of psychedelic house, magpie folk and disco-funk caught the world's imagination with the Nature released album 'Jolly Bar' and series of singles for Sony off-shoot, Illustrious. However, also known as 'Mr. Cisco' he has released three Pigna EP's, 12s on Nature, an EP for esteemed Dutch label Klakson (run by Dexter) and will soon be releasing a series of EP's for Ralph Lawson's 20/20 Vision imprint prior to his debut solo artist album for Nature Records; 'Music Business' under the name Francisco.
Mario Pierro is the taller half of the Jolly Music/Mat101 production team as well as being the singular mind behind Raiders of the Lost ARP who released the Detroit techno and electro influenced album '4' on Nature last year. As well as continued releases on Pigna (as highlighted on this album/compilation) Raiders of the lost ARP will be releasing a new single on Finalfrontier featuring remixes by Underground Resistance and Los Hermanos.
Now Pigna prepare to expand the Roman Empire once again with 'Let Em Talk'. Three foot soldiers ready to take the world's dancefloors by storm as the Pigna sound of twisted Chicago house, classic techno, disco, funk and of course a healthy dose of Italo hit our hearts, mind and feet. As the Pigna collective would say, it's time to let the music do the talking ... ("