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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 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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Episode 82 – I See Ossipee

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Episode 82 - I See Ossipee

Episode 82 – I See Ossipee

We clutch Summer as the sun sets – yet despite these efforts, it inevitably slips away. Last weekend I ended a vacation by spinning a set with Summer sitting as my muse. Overlooking gorgeous Ossipee Lake in New Hampshire I let the sun and water guide me – the live set, epic in length and diverse in tones, is one I’m proud of.

1. Gilligan’s Island Theme Song
2. François Lougah – Bravo Sotra (Ivory Coast Soul 2 Afro Soul In Abidjan From 1976 To 1981 – 2012)
3. Mebusas – Do You Know (Mebusas Vol 1 – Blood Brothers – 1973)
4. Toots & The Maytals – 54-46 Was My Number (54-46 Was My Number – 1968)
5. Max Romeo – Give To Get (Reconstruction – 1977)
6. I-Roy – Dr. Phibbs (Hell And Sorrow – 1973)
7. The Clash – Revolution Rock (London Calling – 1980)
8. Free Pizza – Net Babes (Boston, MA – 2014)
9. Ty Segal – Who’s Producing You? (Manipulator – 2014)
10. Mozes And The Firstborn – Peter Jr. (Mozes And The Firstborn – 2014)
11. T.Rex – Bang a Gong [Get It On] – (Electric Warrior – 1971)
12. Wilson Pickett – You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover (A Funky Situation – 1978)
13. Ali Ibrahim – La Ilaha Illalahou (Ali Ibrahim – 1975)
14. Rory Gallagher – Whole Lot Of People (Deuce – 1972)
15. Los Orientales De Paramonga – Lobos Al Escape (Cumbia Beat Vol. 1 – 2010)
16. Niagara – City Walk (Niagara – 1970)
17. Dead Meadow – Dusty Nothing (Howls from the Hills – 2007)
18. The Mothers of Invention – Willie The Pimp Part One (Fillmore East – 1971)
19. Funkadelic – Cholly [Funk Getting Ready To Roll!] (One Nation Under A Groove – 1978)
20. King Curtis – Wet Funk [Low Down And Dirty] (Everybody’s Talkin’ – 1972)
21. Sugar Hill Gang – Kick It Live From 9 To 5 (Kick It Live From 9 To 5 – 1983)
22. Mebusas – Son of Mr. Bull Dog (Mebusas Vol 1 – Blood Brothers – 1973)
23. The Rosnah Dengan Siglap Five – Gembira Ria (Steam Kodok – 1965)
24. The Orange Machine – Real Life Permanent Dream (Three Jolly Little Dwarfs – 1968)
25. The Sweets – Coffee In The Morning (BG073 – 2014)
26. Teddy Robin & The Playboys – What I’d Say? (Magic Colours – 2006)
27. Them – Turn On Your Love Light (Turn On Your Love Light – 1964)
28. The Soft Pack – Answer To Yourself (The Soft Pack – 2010)
29. Joanna Gruesome – Jerome [Liar] (Peanut Butter – 2015)
30. Wilco – King Of You (Star Wars – 2015)
31. Sex Dream – Gods (Gods / Tundra – 2013)
32. Marc Desse – Video Club (Video Club – 2012)
33. The Sweets – He Is My Neighbor (BG073 – 2014)
34. Steve Gunn – Lurker (Time Off – 2013)
35. Mac Demarco – Annie (Mac DeMarco 2 – 2012)
36. The Woolen Men – Rain Shapes (Rain Shapes EP – 2015)
37. The Jesus And Mary Chain – Why’d You Want Me (The Sound Of Speed – 1993)
38. The Unleashed – My Flash On You (She Was So Bad! Unissued Sixties Garage Acetates / Volume Two – 1965)
39. The Lovin’ Spoonful – Blues In A Bottle (Do You Believe In Magic – 1965)
40. The Kinks – Johnny Thunder (Are The Village Green Preservation Society – 1968)
41. Flamin’ Groovies – I Can’t Hide (Shake Some Action – 1976)
42. Beck – Whiskey Can Can (One Foot In The Grave [Expanded Edition] – 2009)
43. Mac Demarco – Hoso Boyo (SOME OTHER ONES – 2015)
44. Air – La Femme D’argent (Moon Safari – 1998)
45. The Juan MacLean – Accusations (The Future Will Come – 2009)
46. Toro y Moi – Lilly (What For? – 2015)
47. Panda Bear – Boys Latin (Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper- 2015)

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Episode 72 – Psychedelic Flowers

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Episode 72 - Psychedelic Flowers

Episode 72 – Psychedelic Flowers

Snow has turned into rain. Winter’s morphing into Spring. April Showers will turn into Psychedelic Flowers. This is Episode 72, recorded live in the DJ Cave from atop Mount Cambridge in the WEMF Radio Studios.

1. Them – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – 1970)
2. The Pandamonium – No Presents For Me (No Presents For Me… Singles & Rarities – 1965)
3. The Pets – El Entierro De Un Hombre Rico Que Murió De Hambre (The Pets – 1968)
4. The Shallow End Divers – Forget Your Problems (Dead Man’s Ladder/Forget Your Problems – 2015)
5. Ty Segall & White Fence – Tongues (Hair – 2012)
6. Tom Waits – Clap Hands (Rain Dogs – 1985)
7. Rory Gallagher – Don’t Know Where I’m Going (Deuce – 1972)
8. Supergrass – Seen The Light (Life On Other Planets – 2002)
9. Spirit – Gramophone Man (Spirit – 1968)
10. Man Called War – Titans (Naked Animals – 2015)
11. Grimes – Rosa (Geidi Primes – 2010)
12. Los Destellos – Pasión Oriental (Cumbia Beat Vol. 1 [Experimental Guitar-Driven Tropical Sounds From Perú 1966/1976] – 2010)
13. Paul McCartney – Check My Machine (Mccartney II – 1980)
14. Toro Y Moi – Empty Nesters (What For? – 2015)
15. Yuck – The Wall (Yuck – 2011)
16. Orange Juice – Felicity (Felicity – 1982)
17. Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians – Sometimes I Wish I Was A Pretty Girl (Gotta Let This Hen Out! – 1985)
18. The Velvet Underground – What Goes On (The Velvet Underground – 1969)
19. Louie & The Lovers – Little Georgie Baker (Rise – 1970)
20. The Vikings – Have Mercy (Bay State Rock Volume 1: The Sixties – An Anthology Of Massachussetts Rock’N’Roll – 1965)
21. Circus Maximus – Wind (Circus Maximus – 1967)
22. The Freak Scene – Rose Of Smiling Faces (The Freak Scene – 1967)
23. Steeper – Glitch Root (Glitch Root – 2015)
24. Steve Gunn – Wildwood (Wildwood 7″ – 2014)
25. Cian Nugent & The Cosmos – Hire Purchase [Part I] (Singles Going Home Alone 2013 #3 7″ – 2013)
26. Bob Dylan – Shelter From The Storm (Blood On The Tracks – 1975)

 

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Episode 59 – Top 21 Albums of 2013

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Episode 59 - Top 21 Albums of 2013

Episode 59 – Top 21 Albums of 2013

2013’s a strong branch on a stormy day – steadfastly bracing as the howl creates turbulent soundtrack. These 21 albums were my favorite from a year with shifting winds.

21. Dog Bite – Velvet Changes (Song: Prettiest Pills)
20. Ra-Grim – Alchemy EP (Song: Twilight)
19. Across Tundras – Electric Relics (Song: Seasick Serenade)
18. GRMLN – Empire (Song: Teenage Rhythm)
17. Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap (Song: Acid Rain)
16. Deerhunter – Monomania (Song: Back To The Middle)
15. Quasimoto – Yessir Whatever (Song: Seasons Change)
14. Eat Skull – III (Song: Space Academy)
13. Yo La Tengo – Fade (Song: Paddle Forward)
12. Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return (Song: Say That)
11. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (Song: Giorgio by Moroder)
10. Captain Murphy – Duality (Song: Mighty Morphin Foreskin)
9. Glass Candy – After Dark 2 (Song: Warm In the Winter)
8. Chelsea Moving Light – Chelsea Moving Light (Song: Lip)
7. The Men – New Moon (Song: Electric)
6. The Woolen Men – The Woolen Men (Song: Magic Tricks)
5. Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze (Song Shame Chamber)
4. Psychic Ills – One Track Mind (Song: FBI)
3. Cool Ghouls – Cool Ghouls (Song: Natural Life)
2. The Mantles – Long Enough to Leave (Song: Reason’s Run)
1. Ducktails – The Flower Lane (Song: Letter of Intent)

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Episode 56 – Zachelor Weekend

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Episode 56 - Zachelor Weekend

Episode 56 – Zachelor Weekend (Watercolor – D. Hixon)

In late April I organized a Bachelor Party for one of my best friends, Zac. We’ve worked together, jammed together, jammed together some more, and have been consistent partners in mischief and art. In celebration of his upcoming wedding we rented a house with friends in New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee – and lived free while not dying for a long weekend in the Spring. A lot of music was made, played, and listened to – and this live mix was spun while overlooking the deep blue waters of the lake and snow capped mountains in the distance – during a weekend dedicated to getting lost with friends to a beat our own. The diversity speaks volumes for the company I was with. Live Free or Die indeed. Killer Weekend. Killer Company.

1. Joaquina – El Camino (The Foam and the Mesh – 2002)
2. Meat Puppets – Aurora Borealis (Meat Puppets II – 2002)
3. Frank Zappa – Peaches en Regalia (Hot Rats – 1969)
4. Fatso Jetson – Ugly Man, Ugly Name (Power of Three – 1997)
5. Comets On Fire – Pussy Footin’ the Duke (Blue Cathedral – 2004)
6. The Meters – Look-Ka Py Py (Look-Ka Py Py – 1969)
7. The JB’s – Pass The Peas (Pass The Peas – 1972)
8. Bill Doggett – Honky Tonk Popcorn (Honky Tonk Popcorn – 1969)
9. Funkadelic – Can You Get to That (Maggot Brain – 1971)
10. Crunch – Funky Beat (Peoples’ Potential Unlimited Family Album – 1982)
11. Washed Out – Lately (Life of Leisure – 2009)
12. Flying Lotus – Beginners Falafel (Los Angeles – 2008)
13. Toro y Moi – Blessa (Causers Of This – 2010)
14. Bibio – Ambivalence Avenue (Ambivalence Avenue – 2009)
15. Clark – Track 15 (Clarence Park – 2001)
16. Boards of Canada – ROYGBIV (Music Has the Right to Children – 1998)
17. DJ Shadow – Organ Donor [Extended Overhaul] (Preemptive Strike – 1998)
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19. The Green Arrows – Mwana Waenda (4 Track Recording Session – 2006 via 1976)
20. Tune-Yards – Bizness (W H O K I L L – 2011)
21. Gold Panda – You (Lucky Shiner – 2010)

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Episode 55 – Nothing Ever Stays The Same

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Episode 55 - Nothing Ever Stays The Same (Artwork - D.Hixon)

Episode 55 – Nothing Ever Stays The Same (Artwork – D.Hixon)

Episode 55, Nothing Ever Stays The Same, was put together in the Spring of 2013 with loads of nervous energy. Flying is my biggest fear, and in mere hours I’ll be on a transatlantic flight en route to Italy. I’m hoping the drugs knock me out, but if not, this Mix will have to suffice.

1. The Woolen Men – Her Careers (The Woolen Men – 2013)
2. The Men – I Saw Her Face (New Moon – 2013)
3. Banjo or Freakout – Move Out (Banjo or Freakout – 2011)
4. Just Handshakes – London Bound (BG043 | London Bound – 2013)
5. Toro Y Moi – Studies (Anything In Return – 2013)
6. Animal Collective – What Would I Want? Sky (Fall Be Kind – 2009)
7. Woods – Cali in a Cup (Bend Beyond – 2012)
8. Guided By Voices – Waving At Airplanes (The Bears For Lunch – 2012)
9. HEHFU – Two and a Half Years (The Singles Collection – 2012)
10. Eat Skull – Catch Em Before They Vanish (III – 2013)
11. Yo La Tengo – Ohm (Fade – 2013)

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