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.

Planet Boelex – Second Thoughts

Wow – loving this new release from the Monotonik netlabel.

Beautiful drifting warm layered ambience.

Check it out.

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)

Keinzweiter (day 3)

Where to start?

Keinzweiter (Tobias Lorsbach) has been releasing albums since 2001.  He’s very well known for his intelligent, funky, glitchy micro-house and minimal techno, also releasing tunes as Elco Park (with Maximilian Wendling), Superlauncher, Antiga Prime, The Desktop Discoballs, The Postman (not to be confused with another artist with a similar name),  & T Byron.

He’s also the man behind Spontan records, one of my favorite netlabels.

Recommended albums (get some glitch in ya!)

Professor Kliq (day 2 of free-music week)

It’s now day 2 of free music week, and my artist of the day is Professor Kliq.

Professor Kliq came to my attention through the Catching the Waves music blog, one of my favorite sources of quality creative commons music, and I was immediately hooked.  Professor Kliq has got the formula for Chemical Brothers-style big-beat nailed.  Huge rolling electro-bass tracks to get the party-core jacking.

The other thing which Kliq does well is groovy downbeat.

Check out Professorkliq.com for all of his releases.  Of particular note are

Netlabel gems – house

It’s been tough choosing between some funkin lovely tracks, but here they are – my top ten house tracks as at 1 March, 2010.

Trackname Artist Album
1 A day in the life Tom Ellis Classic accidents vol. 1
2 Let it off! Superloader Fusion EP
3 Donauwellen & Co french
house
Geoffrey Johnson Pulsar single
4 Freak n’ deep Minimorph Real place EP
5 Tribute to spontan Tilman Classic accidents vol. 1
6 Little britain (preview) Geoffrey Johnson Pulsar single
7 Faith AXMusique AXMusique
8 2 bailes con martini sisters Alex Medina Punos punof
9 Potentiopeter Erdbeerschnitzel Tracknames I can’t pronounce EP
10 Police faked me Ed.arcade Heike_2000

Sub-base – the best of the netlabels

Following on from my last post, netlabel drum n’ bass & dubstep is still fairly rare, but some good stuff has been coming out particularly over the last year.  Here are my top picks as of 4 December, 2009.

Track name

Artist

Album

1.

Escape
artist

Backwater
planet (Zengineers remix)

Because best things
are free (Edition Drum n Bass)

2.

Visible
words

Arje

Rare
grooves vol. 2

3.

Substance
(Combustion mix)

Unami

Through the mirror:
adcBicycle revisioned

4.

Red
spider nebula

N-Noiz

Unbounding the future

5.

What’s
said about silence

Pr.
Solstice

What’s
said about silence

6.

Box with
open end (burn in hell remix)

PNFA

Popular nightmare
folk art

7.

Lauryl

24Seven

Rare
grooves vol. 2

8.

Vibin
the crook feat. Semtex M

N-Noiz

Unbounding the future

9.

Your
soul can rest

DJ Scape

Rare
grooves vol. 1

10.

My
shadow (138 mix)

Soul
delay

Rare
grooves vol. 2

Netlabel gems – breaks

Netlabel broken beats are fairly rare, but they’re starting to flow onto the net.
Here are my top ten picks of netlabel breaks as of 11 November, 2009.


Track name

Artist

Album

1.

Sema

Professor
Kliq

The scientific method vol. 2

2.

Bust
this bust that

Professor
Kliq

Guns Blazin

3.

Froggie’s trip to the end of the world

D-Fast

Gama

4.

Funkasaurus

John
Kelley

[No longer available]

5.

It’s a
real

Baymont Bros

Cleaning the dusty in my house

6.

Solarium

Gridlok

Gridlok

7.

Elephantitis

Professor
Kliq

Guns Blazin

8.

Phillipai

Professor
Kliq

Community Service II

9.

Crimebreak

Audiotools

Recycle
EP

10.

Break da future

Freestep

Broken
Leg

Netlabel classics – downbeat

Here are my top ten picks of netlabel downbeat as of 5 October, 2009.

Track
name

Artist

Album

1.

Fluttery

Few Nolder

Intelligent Toys 5

2.

Jade

Kilowatts

Six Silicates

3.

On my way

Ate One

Lost in beats

4.

Everywhere is shut

Emil Klotzsch

Sandkorn

5.

Fissure

MI:GFU

%!

6.

This

Professor Kliq

The Scientific Method,
Volume II: Experiments in Sound & Perspective

7.

Overhead

Professor Kliq

The Scientific Method, Volume II: Experiments in Sound &
Perspective

8.

Cocoon Moon (Glastonbury festival edit)

Solar fields

Cocoon Moon

9.

Empty handed (Featuring Enoalie)

Pix

Life Living

10.

Shine (MINT remix)

Ulrich Schnauss

Intelligent
Toys 5

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