Autumn Arena 2011 (as it should have sounded)

God I’ve been busy lately.

Over the Easter period I was heavily involved in the organisation of two festivals.  Was pretty happy with how both of those panned out, but not so much with my DJing.  In both cases I completely mashed a set that was well within my capabilities due to my amateur equipment.  Frustrating!  I’ve decided to step out of DJing until such a time as I have a workable setup.

I’ve also decided to re-record both of these sets & post them here, to soothe my battered ego.  😉

Here’s the first set- played at Autumn Arena 2011

Autumn Arena 2011 (as it should have sounded)

The extended version (192 kbps – 143Mb).

The short (hi-res) version (320 kbps -167Mb).

Tracklist

I hope to get the second (mangled at Samhain) up pretty soon, but am stoopidly busy with my work at the moment.  😦

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Melting the Twisted Ice

Melting the twisted ice

Fragments of a mix by DJ Soma

I have been planning to get this out for a while. I played a set in the ambient zone at Dunedin’s mid-winter Solstice party. Planned to record it that night & upload it shortly afterwards, but there was some pre-set chaos & in the fray I forgot to turn record on. I’ve had a couple of goes at re-recording the mix since then, but have had little time to get it sorted out. Anyway I’m about to abandon my efforts, but just before I do, here are the fragments that I’ve pulled together so far. Enjoy…

Prelude (part 1) – download (17.4 Mb)

Track

Title

Artist

Album

1

Dismalia

The Ricketty Galumphy Bad-time Band

Unreleased

2

Demented blues

The Ricketty Galumphy Bad-time Band

Unreleased

3

Introduction II

Mentz

Piani

4

Trip to Nomoreland

Kovacs

Eastern block


Viscera (part 2) – download – 69.9 Mb

1

Nickel Bags

Digable Planets

Reachin‘ (A new refutation of time and space) [a smidgeon]

2

Jazz Baby

Lo-Fi Scientists

Lo-Fi Scientists

3

Time Machine

Soulkrates

Because best things are free (Edition Hiphop)

4

Intro (with Pepe, Hasi Intl.™
& Rosalba)

Tracky Birthday

Animal Audition

5

16th June 1996

XZICD

O)))))O(((((O

6

Gauche

Maps and Diagrams

The giant woods

7

Wa Wa Wa

MiaMia

Eclectic youth vol. 17

8

Mare Eternum

Universe Alley 59

N/A

9

Tiny Little Pieces

Hypnagog

Dreaming in pieces

10

Un Santa Claus a las 6

Crisopa

Medicamentosa

I normally try to link to all of the albums used in my mixes, but at this stage don’t have the time sorry. If you really like any of the tracks, you can probably still find most of them with a few searches. Good luck on the hunt. Reply to this post if you really can’t find anything & I’ll see if I can track it down.

Elemental

This year’s Autumn Arena was a very special wee party.  This mix went down on Saturday night as people stomped around a huge fire, rain fell, and embers flew through the air.  Nice.

Here’s an mp3 recording of the mix (145Mb @ 320 kb).

Track

Title

Artist

Album

1

Empty
city

Greenbeam & Leon

Empty city ep
(Unfound 33)

2

Cornflakes
in my ears

Evolent

Rise & fall ep

3

Morker (Jeff Bennet
remix)

Ture Sventon

Tropisk
ep

4

Fun
time Frankie

Le
Jockey

Android
lubricated tech funk

5

Potentiopeter

Erdbeerschnitzel

Tracknames I can’t pronounce

6

Miesekatze (Tone Def remix)

Daniel
Schneider

Android
lubricated tech funk

7

Leanne

Tone
Def

Android
lubricated tech funk

8

Gigi

Minimono

Classic
accidents vol. 1

9

Tribute
to spontan

Tillman

Classic
accidents vol. 1

10

A
day in the life

Tom
Ellis

Classic
accidents vol. 1

11

Freak’n’deep

Minimorph

Real place ep
(Unfound 33)

12

Boken wetware

Keinzweiter

Globus Cassus

13

Police
faked me

Ed.arcade

Heike
2000

14

Acid
Monstruation

Dropout

Hallucinogenia

15

Bday county (Cesare
vs Disorder remix)

Rudolf

Below the crime scene

16

Smack

Walker
Barnard

The discoball
miner (Unfound 47)

Glitch-heart

Something a bit different from my last mix.

Original image courtesy of Mara ~ earth light ~ http://www.flickr.com/photos/23665057@N02/3016031925/

This one starts off in ambience, and gradually works it’s way into the heart of glitch.  These are head-tunes, in general not really meant to get the dancefloor rocking.  Enjoy….

Download

Track name

Artist

Album

1.

Trip to nomoreland

Kovacs

Eastern
block

2.

Subtropical blasting officer

Daniel Maze

Red
after image

3.

Save

Reii

Drafts

4.

Dub culture

Echo_TM

Dub
culture

5.

Everywhere is shut

Emil Klotzsch

Sandkorn

6.

Mecanographie phase 2 – [em-tex remix]

Zzzzra

Schall mauer 2.01

7.

Erdbeerschnitzel

Klauskroete

Tracknames I can’t pronounce

8.

Symetriades

Keinzweiter

Condensa EP

9.

Orquideas Azules (Dario Zenker
Remix)

Kasper & Papol

Esperanza

10.

Mikro
punto (Jesse Somfay’s
Catkin Bay Remix)

Pablo Akaros

Unis par les cliks

11.

Yes Sey

Audio dependent

Not Another Net
Label Vol.2

12.

Unfreezed

Modul

Directions

Mexican festivities

Here’s a mix I made for a party last weekend.  Thanks to Alice & Steve for organising the night.  Loads of fun. 😀

Original image retrieved July 5, 2009 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/higgott/2795758825/

Twisty.mp3 (116 Mb)

Track name

Artist

Album

1.

Willkommen zuhause

Zoe.orange

Cologne
Commons 2

2.

Unfreezed

Modul

Directions

3.

Central

Outgate

Mute City EP

4.

North

Outgate

Mute City EP

5.

Definition

Levelheads

Wilde Maus

6.

Under the shower tower (Alland Byallo remix)

Daniel Gardner

Under
the shower tower

7.

La prima parte de la via

Minorscene

La
parte de la via

8.

Keating

P.N.F.A.

Seize
EP

9.

Expressions

Kay Grove

Brothers
EP

10.

Skikkelig Minimal (Spluskamter Lactavent Miks)

Thomas Danger

Skikkelig Blx EP

11.

Alone on empty

Sr. Click

Vestiges

12.

Linear behaviour

Information Ghetto

Information
Ghetto EP

13.

Donauwellen & Co
french house

Geoffrey Johnson

Pulsar Records

14.

7th Corner

Kay Grove

Brothers
EP

15.

Plate

Liquid Level

VA
– Demo tracks

16.

Undersun

Kriss

No. mad ep

17.

Act 1

Wunderblock

Act!

18.

Fun time Frankie

Le jockey

Android
lubricated tech-funk

19.

Morker (Jeff bennett remix)

Ture Sventon

20.

Sermon

Postman

Let me in

21.

15 Crystals

Minorscene

Figures
ep

22.

Breakdown (Interfusion remix)

Lukeing forward

Breakdown
ep

23.

Potentiopeter

Erbeerschnitzel

Tracknames
I can’t pronounce ep

24.

Hexilon

PNFA

Polybean

25.

Voice

Koenbelth

First feeling

26.

Oakland CA

Jason Corder

VA
– one touch button remixes

27.

Un santa claus a las 6

Crisopa

Medicamentosa

(Downloadable tracklist )

The nipple tweak (original image that the release image is based on)