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Episode 93 – Music Detectives Listen To After Making Love

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Episode 93 - Music Detectives Listen To After Making Love

Episode 93 – Music Detectives Listen To After Making Love (Artwork – D. Hixon)

I have an affinity for Detectives. I gravitate strongly towards the label of hopeless dreamer – and am enamored by both the Detectives search for truth as well as their beautiful flaws – they’re such a hyperbolic yet real manifestation of what it means to be a walking talking breathing human. These are songs I think those with Detective hearts would enjoy listenings to.

1. Isaac Hayes – Walk From Regio’s
2. Frank Zappa – Twenty Small Cigars
3. Sun Ra – Plutonian Nights
4. Piero Piccioni – Traffic Boom
5. Quiet Village – Circus Of Horror
6. The Ventures – The Fourth Dimension
7. Los Destellos – Pasión Oriental
8. The Hippy Boys – Seven Heaven
9. Adriano Correia De Oliveira – Rosa De Sangue
10. Focus – Janis
11. The Avalanches – Colours
12. Pantha Du Prince – Lions Love
13. DJ Shadow – Dark Days (Spoken For Mix)
14. King Curtis – Central Park

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Episode 90 – Summer Sweat Sticks

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Episode 90 - Summer Sweat Sticks (Artwork - D.Hixon)

Episode 90 – Summer Sweat Sticks (Artwork – D.Hixon)

This is a little over an hour of a live vinyl set I spun at State Park Bar in Cambridge on 7.28.16, and it perfectly represents who I am as a DJ. In just over an hour I bounce across numerous genres in Mint Pillow style inspired by the lack of rain & summer heat. Don’t think there’s too many who throw down like I do, and am happy with how this snippet turned out, hopefully you’re exposed to a new favorite band or song here.

1. Yeasayer – Silly Me (Amen & Goodbye – 2016)
2. The Avalanches – Because I’m Me (Wildflower – 2016)
3. Ariel Pink – Lipstick (Pom Pom – 2012)
4. Toro Y Moi – Blessa (Causers Of This – 2010)
5. Washed Out – New Theory (Life of Leisure – 2009)
6. Y▲CHT – Psychic City [Classixx Remix] (Psychic City 7″ – 2010)
7. Chance The Rapper – Everybody’s Something (Acid Rap – 2013)
8. Bullion – Are You the One? (Young Heartache – 2008)
9. Games – Heartland (Everything Is Working 7″ – 2010)
10. Peaking Lights – Infinite Trips (Cosmic Logic – 2014)
11. Howlo – Blanka (Howlo – 2015)
12. White Night – Dr. Bellows (Weird Night – 2016)
13. Surfer Blood – Floating Vibes (Astrocoast – 2010)
14. Beastie Boys – The Move (Hello Nasty – 1998)
15. RJD2 – Ring Finger (Since We Last Spoke – 2004)
16. Ratatat – Seventeen Years (Seventeen Years 12″ – 2003)
17. Car Seat Headrest – Fill in the Blank (Teens Of Denial – 2016)
18. Brian Eno – I’ll Come Running (Another Green World – 1975)
19. Cowboys International – Thrash (Thrash 7″ – 1979)
20. Gap Dream – College Music (This Is Gap Dream – 2016)

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Episode 89 – Election Year 2016 Mix (Gold Must Die)

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Episode 89 – Election Year 2016 Mix (Gold Must Die)

Episode 89 – Election Year 2016 Mix (Gold Must Die)

This election season & violent Summer has seen the shadows of ugly shine a dark light on how slow progress is – and as the mirror reflects back with a face of de-evolution – we sit cow faced while hate steals the headlines & votes.

I couldn’t ask for anyone better than Gold Must Die to do a guest podcast to capture the anxiety, fear, and sorrow that dances off of satellites as we flick and like our privacy & dignity away. Hope still lives though, and Gold Must Die helps expose the shadow back into light.

More sounds from Gold Must Die on Soundcloud

1. The Gentle People – Journey (Aphex Twin Care Mix) Excerpt
2. Cage The Elephant – It’s Always Something
3. Son Lux – You Don’t Know Me
4. Vince Staples – Birds and Bees
5. Sufjan Stevens – Impossible Soul (Stupid Man Excerpt)
6. Fifty Grand – Oh Well
7. Glass Animals – Wyrd
8. Clouddead – Dead Dogs Two (Boards Of Canada Mix)
9. Modeselktor feat Thom Yorke – Shipwreck
10. Radiohead – 33.3 Recurring (GMD Industrial Complex Mix)
11. Gil-Scott Heron – Work For Peace
12. Meat Beat Manifesto – STS 2006 (High Priest Anti Pop Consortium Mix)
13. Beck – Wow
14. M.I.A. Warriors
15. Lesser of Two Evils / Kids Show Interlude (Gold Must Die MashMix)
16. Economy – Underneath Me
17. Yasiin Bey – Niggas In Poorest (Gold Must Die Mix)
18. Saul Williams – Black History Month
19. DJ Vadim + Street Poet Monte Smith (a.k.a. King Poetic) – Bathe In Bleach
20. U.N.K.L.E. – Lonely Soul
21. Blur – The Universal
22. Jocelyn Pook – Masked Ball Eyes (Gold Must Die Secret Society Mix feat. Dead Famous) 

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Episode 88 – Rest In Purple

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Episode 88 - Rest In Purple

Episode 88 – Rest In Purple

Mint Pillow in da mix.

Mint Pillow in da mix.

This all vinyl mix was spun live at State Park Bar in Cambridge, MA one week after the tragic loss of Prince. It’s a tribute to him and is a mix of deep funk, soul, a touch of rock, and of course the man himself.

RIP Prince Rogers Nelson. 1958-2016

*Another fine mix to put in your queue is done by good friend DJ Beef Camp over at The Sleepaway Show – a beautiful all Prince tribute.

Setlist:

1. Prince – Kiss
2. Earth, Wind & Fire – Shining Star
3. Toro y Moi – Lily
4. RJD2 – 1976
5. Bullion – I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times
6. Prince – When Doves Cry
7. Jimi Hendrix – The Wind Cries Mary
8. Funkadelic – Good To Your Earhole
9. Rikki Ililonga – Working On The Wrong Thing
10. Fuji – Revelations
11. The Dirtbombs – Livin’ For The City
12. Devo – Praying Hands
13. David Bowie – Panic In Detroit
14. Prince – Pop Life
15. Michael Jackson – P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
16. Ohio Players – Jive Turkey (Part 1)
17. African Music Machine – Never Name A Baby (Before It’s Born)
18. Maceo – Soul Power ’74
19. Georgia Soul Council – Costanza
20. James Brown – I’ll Go Crazyby
21. Prince – Head
22. Parliament – Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)
23. Slave – Son Of Slide
24. Marvin Gaye – Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
25. Blo – It’s Gonna Be A Good Day
26. Mebusas – Grooving Out On Life
27. Prince – Controversy
28. Chris Mba – Funky Situation
29. Bernard Wright – Just Chillin’ Out
30. Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Baby You Give Me A Feeling
31. Madlib – Robes (Instrumental)
32. Flying Lotus – Massage Situation
33. Frankie Smith – Double Dutch
34. James Brown – Blind Man Can See It
35. Prince – When You Were Mine
36. Parliament – Handcuffs
37. Jimi Hendrix – Crosstown Traffic
38. Os Brazões – Volksvolkswagen Blue
39. Dug Dug’sIt’s Over
40. Warren Zevon – Nighttime In The Switching Yard
41. King Curtis – We Funk (Low Down And Dirty)
42. Skull Snaps – Trespassing
43. Prince – Raspberry Beret
44. The Brothers Johnson – Strawberry Letter 23
45. William DeVaughn – Be Thankful For What You Got
46. The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park
47. B.T. Express – Peace Pipe
48. James Brown – Talking Loud And Saying Nothing
49. Prince – 1999
50. Curtis Mayfield – Superfly
51. Al Green – It Ain’t No Fun To Me
52. Sly & The Family Stone – Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
53. Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke
54. The NIght Trippers – Did She Mention My Name
55. Nu Shooz – I Can’t Wait
56. DâM-FunK – I Like Your Big Azz (Girl)
57. Prince – Little Red Corvette
58. Funkadelic – Can You Get To That
59. Parliament – Flashlight
60. James Brown – Doing It To Death
61. Afro Funk – Obanya Special
62. The Rolling Stones – Let’s Spend The Night To Together
63. Redbone – Chant – 13th Hour
64. Wilson Pickett – You Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover
65. Bill Doggett – Honkey Tonk Pt. 1
66. Prince – Purple Rain

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Episode 87 – Dreamed

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Episode 87 – Dreamed (Artwork – D.Hixon)

A survey on FaceBook asking the genre of my next podcast ended up a tie between DREAMY and HOUSE. I teamed those inspiration points together & careened towards the inside of my dreams – with the aim to make a podcast that was as familiar, surreal, gratifying, spooky, and strange as any dream I’ve ever had.

1. Episode 87 Intro – Follow You Dreams
2. Flying Lotus – MmmHmm ft. Thundercat (Cosmograma – 2010)
3. Tortoise – Why We Fight (Why We Fight – 1995)
4. Mac Demarco – DON JUAN (SOME OTHER ONES – 2015)
5. Sore Eros – In My Heart (Second Chants – 2009)
6. Dirty Beaches – Belgrade (Drifters / Love Is The Devil – 2013)
7. Carbon Chic – A Broken Man (A Broken Man – 2014)
8. Les Sins – Youth Gone (Lina – 2010)
9. Thievery Corporation – A Warning (Sounds From The Verve Hi-Fi – 2001)
10. DJ Shadow – What Does Your Soul Look Like (Endtroducing… – 1996)
11. Floating Points – Peroration Six (Elaeina – 2015)
12. Linda Perhacs – Spoken Intro To Leonard Rosenman (Parallelograms – 1970)
13. McKay – Know That I’m Not Alone (Into You – 1978)
14. The Dark City Sisters – Kulelo Lizwe (Soweto Never Sleeeps: Classic Female Zulu Jive African- 1986)
15. The Velvet Underground – I Found A Reason (Loaded – 1970)
16. Crispy Ambulance – Simon’s Ghost (The Plateau Phase – 1982)
17. Dosh – We are the Worst (Milk Money – 2013)
18. Sun Ra – The Golden Lady (The Nubians Of Plutonia – 1969)

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Episode 86 – Easy On Yourself

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Episode 86 – Easy On Yourself (Artwork – D.Hixon)

The energy within me is circling in a swift & positive direction. I expect many good things in 2016, and episode 86 is an auditory springboard into that optimistic ether. I spun the mix live late last weekend in my West Medford Mojo. I traverse on many styles while providing thoughtful transitions that’ll sprain your tape deck as you hopefully nod in enthusiastic accordance.

1. Cookies – The Dream (Music For Touching – 2014)
2. Boards of Canada – Nothing Is Real (Tomorrow’s Harvest – 2013)
3. Panda Bear – Principe Real (Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper – 2015)
4. Indoor Voices – Still (Indoor Voices – 2012)
5. Dog Bite – Wonder Dark (Tranquilizers – 2014)
6. Tomorrows Tulips – When (When – 2014)
7. Ty Segall – Swag (Swag – 2009)
8. The Sweets – Sister (The Sweets – 2014)
9. Woolen Men – Temporary Monument (Temporary Monument – 2015)
10. The Sound Barrier – Groovin’ Slow (She Always Comes Back To Me – 1968)
11. Pugh Rogefeldt – Love, Love, Love (Ja, Dä Ä Dä! – 1969)
12. Tony Allen Plays With Afrika 70 – Afro Disco Beat (Progress – 1977)
13. Floating Points – J&W Beat (J&W Beat 12″ – 2009)
14. Flying Lotus – MmmHmm ft.Thundercat (Cosmogramma – 2010)
15. Panda Bear – Tropic Of Cancer (Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper – 2015)
16. McKay – This Road (Into You – 1978)
16. Beck – Mattress (One Foot In The Grave – 1994)
17. Kurt Vile – Life Like This (b’lieve i’m goin down – 2015)
18. Ranking Slackness – Bath Room Sex (Slackest LP – 1979)
19. Yellowman Versus Josey Wales – Society Party (Two Giants Clash – 1984)
20. Winston Edwards & Blackbeard – Behind Closed Doors Of The House Of Commons (At 10 Downing Street – Dub Conference – 1980)
21. Starshine – All I Need Is You (All I Need Is You – 1983)
22. DâM-FunK – When I’m With U I Think Of Her (Adolescent Funk – 2010)
23. Gregory James Edition – Make It Easy On Yourself (Prophets Of Soul – 1973)
24. Ornette Coleman – C.O.D. (Ornette At 12 – 1969)
25. Weldon Irvine – Here’s Where I Came In (Sinbad – 1979)

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Episode 85 – Top 22 Albums of 2015

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Episode 85 – Top 21 Albums of 2015 (Artwork - D.Hixon)

My top 22 Album’s of 2015 Album Art mixed as one. (Artwork – D.Hixon)

2015 will go down as the most challenging & rewarding year of my life. Intense is the adjective I’d use to describe a year in which*almost* too much happened. It started with the birth of my Son Dylan – the best thing that’ll ever happen to me. Becoming a Parent is easy, becoming one worth his salt takes some earnest work & humbles you at every early turn.

I lent my Vision Vibes to some great people at WEMF Radio – a perfectly eclectic Family, shout out to Nash, Crespo, Ryan SpaldingFar From Normal, and Andrew Lowery. I also navigated the waters of changing a long time job and career while buying my first Home. It felt like a lot.

All said, future eyes will gleam on 2015 with a favored smile – I’m a lucky man, and through it all, I had some killer music to push me over both the highs & lows. These 22 albums are what stood most out to me in this intensely fantastic year of 2015. Huzzah.

22Steeper – Glitch Root
“Okay: Dark”
Buy via BandCamp


21CFCF – Radiance & Submission
“Blanketed in Snow a Place Returned”
Buy via Bleep


20Man Called War – Naked Animals
“Cain”
Buy via BandCamp


19Wilco – Star Wars
“Magnetized”
Buy via Kung Fu


18Make Light – Demo
“Rodeo”
Buy via BandCamp


17

Joanna Gruesome – Peanut Butter
“Last Year”
Buy via Slumberland Records


16 Michael O. – Really?
“World Without Meaning”
Buy via Fruits and Flowers


15 Joey Bada$$ – B4.DA.$$
“Save The Children”
Buy via Pro Era


14Toro Y Moi – What For?
“The Flight”
Buy via Carpark


13The Mantles – All Odds End
“Police My Love”
Buy via Slumberland Records


12The Longwalls – Gold Standard
“Home”
Buy via Static Motor Records


11Howlo – Howlo
“Shadowlike”
Buy via City of Quality Records


10

Expert Alterations – Three Signs
“Three Signs”
Buy via BandCamp


9

Muler – Unlikely Soldiers
“Toothache”
Buy via City of Quality Records


8

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
“How Much a Dollar Cost”
Buy via Amazon


7

Mac DeMarco – Another One
“Just To Put Me Down?”
Buy via Captured Tracks


6

Fort Romeau – Insides
“New Wave”
Buy via Ghostly


5

Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper
“Crosswords”
Buy via Domino USA


4

Big Nice – EP1
“Ta Dum”
Buy via BandCamp


3

Woolen Men – Temporary Monument
“Temporary Monument”
Buy via BandCamp


2

Kurt Vile – b’lieve i’m goin down…
“Lost My Head There”
Buy via Matador Records


1

Floating Points – Elaeina
“Silhouettes (I,II,III)”
Buy via LukaBop

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Episode 84 – NOCtoberfest 2015

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Episode 84 - NOCtoberfest 2015

Episode 84 – NOCtoberfest 2015

I’m lucky to have been asked to DJ the annual NOCtoberfest Party at G2 Tech Group since it’s inception – and this year I was tasked with putting together an electro / lounge set. The following is the live set I played during this years festivities – and is a perfect mix to listen to as you boogie into the Fall.

1. RJD2 – One Day (In Rare Form: Unreleased Instrumentals – 2004)
2. Mark Farina – Hot Banana’s [Scienz Of Life] (Mushroom Jazz, Vol. 4 – 2001)
3. Gramatik – Skylight (Beatz & Pieces Vol. 1 – 2011)
4. Bibio – Fire Ant (Ambivalence Avenue – 2009)
5. Ratatat – Tropicana (Classics – 2006)
6. Quantic – The 5th Exotic (5th Exotic – 2001)
7. Carbon Chic – Deep Affection (A Broken Man – 2014)
8. Fort Romeau – Insides (Insides – 2015)
9. Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Fantasy (Urban Flora – 2015)
10. Flying Lotus – Do The Astral Plane (Cosmogramma – 2010)
11. Floating Points – Vacuum Boogie (Vacuum – 2009)
12. Flight Facilities – Crave You (Crave You – 2010)
13. The Chemical Brothers – Das Spiegel (We are the Night – 2007)
14. Vanden Plas – Santa Margherita [Guerrilla Pop Edit] (Santa Margherita The Complete Mixes – 2003)
15. Toro Y Moi – Sweet (Freaking Out – 2011)
16. Shit Robot – Space Race (DFA2336 -2012)
17. Lindstrom & Christabelle – Lovesick (Real Life Is No Cool – 2010)
18. Metronomy – A Thing for Me (Nights Out – 2008)
19. Flying Lotus – Kill Your Co-Workers (Pattern+Grid World – 2010)
20. Les Sins – Lina (Lina – 2010)
21. Neon Indian – Suns Irrupt (Era Extraña – 2011)
22. The Juan Maclean – Accusations (The Future Will Come – 2009)
23. Fort Romeau – Folle (Insides – 2015)
24. LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver (Sound Of Silver – 2007)
25. Daft Punk – High Fidelity (Homework – 1997)
26. Holy Ghost! – Dumb Disco Ideas (Dumb Disco Ideas – 2013)
27. Junior Boys – Work (Begone Dull Care – 2009)
28. Bullion – Crazy Over You (Say Goodbye to What – 2010)

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