"Remember, information is not knowledge; knowledge is not wisdom; wisdom is not truth; truth is not beauty; beauty is not love; love is not music; music is the best."
The more I explore the vast world of music, the more I realize how little I understand. I try to ignore the arbitrary boundaries of music and pay attention to what seems most important to me – the musicality and creative intention of the artists. The collection here is my recorded history of exploring music and attempts at sonic assemblage. Songs with a denote my favorite mixes. Enjoy!
Filtered by Electronic (6 of 31)
April 06, 2012
In 1996 some friends and I created the Rhythm Society, a music focused community with the goal of creating a safe and intentional environment to dance and celebrate together. We have four major events a year falling on the solstices and equinoxes.
The Spring 2012 event was held on the U.S.S. Hornet, a historic aircraft carrier that fought in WWII, witnessed the atomic test at Bikini Atoll, and picked up the Apollo 11 capsule when it landed in the Pacific. It’s now a museum and event space. For this event I was asked to create the music vision and assemble the cast of DJs. The overall theme of the event was about the conflicting nature of war and our personal struggles to rationalize it. Musically, I wanted to provide an ego-less journey with plenty of room for introspection and some goofiness thrown in to keep spirits high.
I played the morning slot from 4:30 until 6am. The music primarily falls into the genre of tech house, with elements of world music and psychedelia scattered throughout. I hope you enjoy!
Ice (Morris Cowan Remix) by Thomas Bjerring & David Skog
Drivin’ by Homework
Fiesta Gigolo by Michael Knoch
777 by Yapacc
Tango Tan Go by Jurek Prezezdziecki
Drunken Russians (DJ PP Edit) by Gabriel Rocha & DJ PP
Sha Shtil by Gucci Vump
Fissa Tune by Homework
Habibi (Shir Khan Remix) by Malente & Dex
Waiting for the Sun (MollonoBass Remix) by Lula Circus
Zulu by Ordinary Subject
Shingawa (Odo Makes A Smile Remix) by Molisans Brothers
Valkanizateur by Valentino Kanzyani
Mutti Frutti by Nadja Lind
Impacto by Marcus Meinhardt
Suspenders (Aka Aka & Thalstroem Remix) by Oliver Klein
Korea Tabs (Harry Axt Remix) by Flinsch ‘n’ Nielson
Ah Gupten by Norman
Verstrahlte 122 by Laufmasche
Unsichtbare Zweitfrisur (Harry Axt Remix) by Norman
Michele Plays Ping Pong by Daisy Daisy
Marquee by Haruyuki Yokoyama
X by Jan Driver
Jacqueline by Fat Acid
June 12, 2010
Most things cycle, regurgitating the ghosts of past freshness every 20-odd years. Becoming acutely aware of the recycling of my nostalgic past brings up a flurry of emotions from youthful ecstatic experience to adolescent angst. I fell in love with house music in my late teens which provided some of my first transcendental/spiritual experiences, leaving me with an endless supply of warm and fuzzy feelings for the genre. House was also the first music to break my heart, as the scene I knew and loved crumbled and died. In the past few years I’ve seen a resurgence of the old house vibe I once knew, bringing out familiar smiling faces looking to catch another ride. This mix doesn’t really do the genre justice, but it’s clearly the catalyst.
November 07, 2005
TechTwerp is a quiet mix of electronic music that skirts the edge between minimal techno and ambient music. The mix begins with Piano Magic’s sea shanty inspired “Haloween Boat”, and ends with my all time favorite Terry Riley piece “Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band”.
July 04, 1996
The cushicle is an idea someone had for a nomadic living environment you can wear on your back. I’m not sure how I connected the device to this mix, but there you go. The mix begins with dub and works its way into drum & bass.