While I’m working all day, I usually listen to electronica mixes. Lately my favourite website to find new mixes is TheFuture.fm – and today, I found a great new BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix by Feed Me. Essential Mix is one of my all time, long time favorite radio shows, and is hosted by the legendary Pete Tong. Here’s Feed Me’s Essential Mix, originally broadcast on BBC Radio 1 on 2012-09-8.
Every time I shop in the Muji down the street from my office, I notice their soothing, hip, and perfectly fitting background music. Sometimes it’s ambient dreamscapes, sometimes pop, sometimes acoustic, but always nice. Today Boing Boing posts a piece about Muji’s BGM ambient background music. Soothing… Makes me remember back to the Buddha Machine, and miss hearing tracks from Brian Eno’s “Hello Waveforms” while out and about.
Wooo! It’s about time – in honor of its 10th birthday, the classic Avalanches album “Since I Left You” is being re-released. After hearing this album for the first time in 2002, I’ve been hooked – it’s easily in my top 3 most listened albums of all time, and one of my favorites too.
The Avalanches seminal debut Since I Left You is set to get the deluxe treatment with a 10-Year Anniversary issue in the works. The reworking was announced just hours after the record came in at #9 in triple j’s Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time. The record also took out the top spot in the industry list a few weeks back.
Since the record’s global release in 2001, its legacy has continued to grow exponentially. Since I Left You is a record that came seemingly out of nowhere and went on to become not only one of the most influential records of the last decade, but in recent polls conducted by both Pitchfork Media and Australian radio station triple j, as one of the greatest and most beloved albums of all time.
According to the group’s label, the re-issue will feature “the original classic album accompanied by a bonus disc of material including remixes from the original album campaign, new reworks from the likes of El Guincho, MF Doom, Canyons, Black Dice, Jackson and his Computer Band, some exquisite Avalanches remixes of other artists, plus unreleased early b-sides, demo tracks and other such rarities.”
Today marks the start of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.. with the crush of people coming into town, and the crazy spectacle of a large portion of them, it’s like being on another planet.. Planet Bluegrass… I’m delighted, and horrified.
During college at University of Colorado at Boulder, I worked at the college radio station Radio1190 KVCU as both the RPM Music Director and the host of my own radio show, The Acid Lounge. During the show’s 5 year run, I had the privelege of having DJ and producer Chad Westcott on as my co-host. Chad is still working at Radio1190 now as the primary host of the Mix-Up/Mash-up show Sub-Harmony, which airs Sunday nights from 20:00 – 22:00. This week since I was in town, I got to come hang out on the show, and DJ my own guest set for the second hour of the show. I didn’t have much time to prepare, so I ended up DJing the entire set live, straight off my my iPhone 4 using the Djay iPhone app. Overall it was a fun experience playing live on the air from my iPhone. Here are a few pics from the studio, as well as link to the show podcast and playlist. Podcast is also available on Chad’s site Audiocasto.
Set on Sub-Harmony, 2011-05-29 20:00 – 23:00 MST
Podcast on Audiocasto
The Sub-Harmony group in the studio
DJing with the Djay iPhone App
Quantic – Mishaps Happening
Empire of the Sun – We Are The People
Excerpt from The Twelves Essential Mix on BBC Radio One
Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know
Justice – D.A.N.C.E
Phoenix – If I Ever Feel Better
Deadmau5 – I Remember
Deadmau5 – Faxing Berlin
Telepopmusik – Breathe
Dubstep mix from DJ Jess
Chemical Brothers – Swoon
-Break for DJ Swamp interview-
Chemical Brothers – Orange Wedge
Holy Fuck – Korock
Tobacco – Truck Sweat
Lemon Jelly – Stay With You
Metronomy – Go My Way
Ralph Myerz – Natasha ’75
Daft Punk – Voyager
Daft Punk – Face To Face
Minotaur Shock – Mistaken Tourist
Minotaur Shock – Six Foolish Fisherman
Ralph Myerz – Kill The Habit
Royksopp – Poor Leno
Tosca – Boss On The Boat
Previously, I’ve written about my old radio show The Acid Lounge…