Monday, June 29, 2009

MP3 blog 2009/06/29

blog 2009/06/29 - Dance like iron-welded narcissism doesn't shield our sense of inadequacy!

Or like nobody's watching. Either way.... snaaaaaakkeee eeeyyyyyeeessss!
Hello and hello. And a hello to you!
That's the way it starts this time, with a funpacked dubstep romp. AC Slater moves from the bloghouse in to the big bass world and this track is hot.

We follow that up with a rather surreal rework of Lady Gaga... taking Poker Face and giving us... "Poker Her Face". WTF? What does that even mean?
I just picture Gaga all dolled up and stunned, having Kanye repeatedly stab his index finger in to her cheek and giggling each time.
teeeeheee heee!
*awkward silence*
teeeheeee heee!

But then I realize the track is pretty damn dope. A-Trak produces another winner, getting the GaGa line to sound like Amy Winehouse. Hot.

Let's jump ahead on the hip-top tip: the new Mos Def LP is "The Ecstatic" and it is hot. Highly recommended. To get a good introduction, check out the essential introduction to the new Mos Def with his performances of "Quiet Dog Bite Hard": (if it gets removed, just google “mos def letterman quiet
We are now in the post-808s+heartbreak era of hiphop. Love him or hate 'em, Kanye changed the game. Witness: Mos Def on dual Taiko drums thundering out the bassline. Taiko resurgence? Hell yes. Love Lockdown's chorus brought it to the forefront.
But the LP is not post-Kanye, it's just pure Mos Def. Solidly innovative, if only suffering from being a little top-heavy in the singles. Whatever, you can delete the handful of weaker tracks. Buy this album now, or shamefully get it later when it makes all of the Best of 2009 charts.
It even features an incredible verse from Slick Rick and makes him cool again. If it can do that, what is remains impossible?

Z-Trip - M@sh Uptight: further in to the hiphop breakbeats, pioneer Z-Trip gives up a lot of goods on his website, and this is one of them. The glory of stadium rock combined with head-nodding goodness.

Boy Crisis - Dressed To Digress (Nero Remix): If you know me, you know I love when pop songs are given the dubstep treatment, and this one delivers in all of that assumed glory. OK OK, what the hell does "You can do me up like Woodrow Wilson" mean? When he says "You can do me like Bruce Springsteen / Ask the swim team / pass the string beans", I have a hard time believing this guy is talking to a woman. Luckily, I am more than happy to imagine him making out with other dirty dubstep boys.

This edition's flash-to-the-back, a special feature that I invented and noone else ever references, where-in we look backwards (in a flash) and see what is there in that cultural-temporal intersection that we somehow think is important.
Lo! It is Einstürzende Neubauten, love of my (childhood) life. I listened to Strategies Against Architecture and Tabula Rasa and Halber Mensch obsessively. I still get giddy shivers when I hear Blixa read from consumer catalogues!
Blume is a track from Tabula Rasa of staggering beauty that is often overlooked. Apart from the english version on my album, the single contained Japanese and French versions, as witness here. I love it when bands release alternate language versions. It reminds of Kraftwerk in it's goodness. The vocalist doesn't match the power my nostalgia holds on the English version, but I thought French-speaking people might enjoy.
And of course Ich Bin's is just a pure classic. Enjoy!

Haley Bonar - Big Star: A promotional track from her SXSW appearance, it's about time we got the soft rock representing on this blog! Too often singer-songwriters are shoved around by the phat bass squads or belligerent MCs. Way to take up space!

Halloween, Alaska - Champagne Downtown: While they are the winner of "Worst band name ever", this track scores points for pop-songsmithing. Then halfway through they do a "tribute to the angsty M83 songs" with their spoken word section. I can't tell if they are mocking M83 or are paying sincerely tribute. Oh those goofballs.

Handsome Furs - Cannot Get, Started: I wasn't entirely feeling the new LP Plague Park, but this track rocks. The vocals evoke my fondness for The National... except with synth drums and more Walkmen-esque guitars. Special award goes for awkward, sentence punctuation.

Iron And Wine - The Trapeze Swinger: As it turns out I have already posted a few tracks that are featured on "Around The Well", the new double CD from Iron & Wine. For fans of the band, it's a must. For those that are only casually acquainted, you can safely pass on this b-sides and rarities affair. The strongest of the bunch could easily have been distilled to a single 50 minute disc, but oh what a mind blowing disc that would be. Witness the spectacle of the hypnotic track "The Trapeze Swinger" here. *swoon*

Kraak & Smaak ft Ben Westbeech - Squeeze Me: Move over A-Skilzz, we have some new stars glowing in the world of "bubblegum breaks" production. These tracks are like eating sugar-filled breakfast cereal... although that analogy only works if you have dentures or a solid gold grill already. Delicious and sugary rich. Chances are if you are grooving, you have long since ODed on pop breaks and no longer care that you are gumming, on that you suckle on goodness.

M.I.A. & Annie Lennox - Paper Planes (B.Cause Party Break): This mashup dropped a while ago and fell right in to my heart. I love Annie Lennox to no end. I grew up with her, and her solo album "Diva" is one of my all-time favourite "not-so-secret shames". Lennox's vocals come from her single No More I Love Yous, and it reminds me just how awesome she is. This track is nothing mind blowing, but good fun.

And I will end things with some requisite gushing over Metric's new power-pop album "Fantasies". Chances are you will here this album more than enough over the summer, so I don't feel a great obligation to sell you on it.
They always have a hectic touring schedule, so just be sure to check them out on the road when they come to your town.


AC Slater - Hello
A-Trak ft Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common - Poke Her Face ft Lady Gaga
Boy Crisis - Dressed To Digress (Nero Remix)
Einstürzende Neubauten - Blume (French Version)
Einstürzende Neubauten - Ich Bin's
Haley Bonar - Big Star
Halloween, Alaska - Champagne Downtown
Handsome Furs - Cannot Get, Started
Iron And Wine - The Trapeze Swinger
Kraak & Smaak ft Ben Westbeech - Squeeze Me
M.I.A. & Annie Lennox - Paper Planes (B.Cause Party Break)
Metric - Gold Guns And Girls
Metric - Help I'm Alive
Metric - Stadium
Mos Def - Auditiorium ft Slick Rick
Mos Def - Life In Marvelous Times
Mos Def - Supermagic
Z-Trip - M@sh Uptight

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

MP3 blog 2009/06/23

blog 2009/06/23 - The gears grind forward and we hunker back in to this mundane ritual of wake/work/revenge/sleep

Oh meow meow, we are back! Back in style, back on time, back in business.

Since I now will be posting these updates at as well, I am going to try and be more web friendly and list URLs from artists here.
Please check out everyone you love. I am posting mostly new music, and so many of these bands will be on tour to a city near you!

Onwards and spinning....

I want to start near the end and talk about Terre Thaemlitz for a bit, who has revived their alias DJ Sprinkles for the new album "Midtown 120 Blues", which as it turns out is one of the most introspective and rewarding electronic/house music albums released since that really good 'cid was passed around in that Future Sound of London Lifeforms CD case way back when.
"Midtown 120 Intro" introduces the concept of the album, offering a brief deconstruction of house and a short history lesson as to what was lost and what truly birthed it.
That, coupled with Ball'r, combines wonderfully to give a sentimental glimpse back to a moment in time that was almost erased by Madonna and popular electronica markets. It all underscores how house was regional, and a moment in time, and how it was the sexual minorities, the gender minorities, the racial minorities that were all integral to the intersections from which 'house' arose as a movement, and was quickly co-opted and marketed. Well, marketed once they were able to cleanse it off any pesky 'gay'/undesirable associations.
"Ball'r (Madonna-Free Zone)" is a beautiful restrained minimal house track that slowly builds because it has nothing to prove to you or nobody; it knows the time. It feels sad, like a memorial for the ball scene of the 80s which Thaemlitz grew up around.
And it all perfectly underscores why as a DJ I seldom ever have any Madonna in my crate.

For more casual music fans, and people on casually involved with club culture, it's history, the struggles of the people that defined it, and the roots of the music that build it's foundations, this album might be a bit harder to get in to. It might not offer you the big pop rewards and sidechained basslines.
But if you know where this is coming from, this album is a bittersweet beauty.

Antony and The Johnsons - The Horror Has Gone: This beautiful b-side is from The Lake EP, circa '05. Stunning, palatable and sweet.

Bad Sector - Radial Body 2: The 2008 album "Storage Disk 2" is a bit too uneven for my tastes, but there were some glitchy/housey/minimal tracks like this on there that are super sweet. I love that swelly-choppy-housey sound. yum.

Common Market - Back Home (The Return): "I'm hollering at your feminist side" has to be the most pleasant opening line to a hiphop song I've heard in a while. A dope chill track, I wonder why if you kind of sound like Common in his heyday, do you name yourself Common Market? Ahh well, just enjoy the grooves. And Funkdoobiest scratch samples seal the deal.

I really don't know much about Cut Off Your Hands. It is another case of random MP3s falling in to my lap and them pop-rocking their way in to my heart. You keep rocking, rockers! 'lest my heart clog and sieze. They have that upbeat energy of The Wombats and a delightful accent that reminds me of The Futureheads.

Fever Ray - When I Grow Up (Dan Lissvik Version): Oh snap, the Fever Ray album is super hot and you damn well know it. I love how this remix pulls out the Ace Of Base/Architecture In Helsinki style low-key grooves, letting the vocal work take center stage.

Ian Brown - Sister Rose (Various Production Remix): Baaaad ass bass slams in around the minute mark, solidifying my love for devastatingly bassy pop music.

Ida Maria - Oh My God: Classic chanter bar-room rock. Please place this on any boozing mixtape you ever construct.

- Off Our Backs: Men are the new band by the mustachioed member of Le Tigre and follow in that same vein that Le Tigre pioneered and Hercules Love Affair and DFA minted: The indie disco rock. They are currently on their first tour ever, and only had a 3-song EP available, but they can rock and write some deliciously catchy songs. For fans of Tegan & Sara, Le Tigre, Hercules & Love Affair, Juan Maclean, etc etc. Recommended!

Page France - Love and Interruption: I was recently listening to Page France's 2005 album "Come, I'm a Lion" and pulled this track from there. And no, I don't just like this album because I am a big fan of absurd first person declarative statements! (but that certainly helps in the wooing)

Rocco DeLuca & The Burden - Lilja: I love me some dark n moody banjo. This is what triphop sounds like, unplugged.
Ottawa people take note, they are playing Bluesfest on July 15th! A must-see!

Röyksopp - Happy Up Here (Breakbot Remix): As I said before, the new Royksopp just wasn't grooving me, but leave it to Breakbot to toss in some digital Parliament funk riffs and sass it up to perfection. And the greatest thing about Breakbot remixes? They are perfectly short. Delicious. Just right.

Saigon & Statik Selektah - Spit: I like the fusion of the old-school flute samples with that new school creeper funk bass with that after school scratch chorus.

The Temper Trap - Science Of Fear (Herve Dub): Herve is one hot mother houser, and a cheeky bugger too, so when you get the reversed guitar + shaker intros, and then the vocal lead-in... you're just waiting for the boom. There is supposed to be an earth SHATTERING KABOOM. And then oh shit, there it is. Kaboom. Yes! Herve takes a note from the dubstep bassheads and does a full frequency spectrum assload of bass for 30 seconds. Hot. (note: spellcheck does not recognize ‘assload’ as a valid English word. Fuck that!)

Timmy Vegas & Bad Lay-Dee - Another Dimension (Danny Byrd Dub Mix): Like Herve above, Danny Byrd is one of those people (Trevor Loveys another one) whom when you see their production credits on a remix, you have to flip to that single ASAP. There is a 50% change you might have gold, as opposed to the usual 1% chance in the quality-to-crap game that DJs play. We strike gold again, this time with time with some liquid tech-step awesome. Thank goodness Byrd had the foresight to release this dub version, because the full vocal version kind of sucks, even with Byrd behind the boards. No amount of awesome production could cover the cheese vocals. So what's the best solution? Ax the vocals altogether and get all ravey up in the place.


Antony and The Johnsons - The Horror Has Gone
Bad Sector - Radial Body 2
Common Market - Back Home (The Return)
Cut Off Your Hands - Still Fond
Cut Off Your Hands - You and I
Fever Ray - When I Grow Up (Dan Lissvik Version)
Ian Brown - Sister Rose (Various Production Remix)
Ida Maria - Oh My God
Men - Off Our Backs
Page France - Love and Interuption
Rocco DeLuca & The Burden - Lilja
Röyksopp - Happy Up Here (Breakbot Remix)
Saigon & Statik Selektah - Spit
Terre Thaemlitz (Dj Sprinkles) - Ball'r (Madonna-Free Zone)
Terre Thaemlitz (Dj Sprinkles) - Midtown 120 Intro
Terre Thaemlitz (Dj Sprinkles) - The Occasional Feel-Good
The Temper Trap - Science Of Fear (Herve Dub)
Timmy Vegas & Bad Lay-Dee - Another Dimension (Danny Byrd Dub Mix)

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

MP3 blog 2009/06/20

blog 2009/06/20 - pssst hey, wake up! It's Caitlyn. We need to talk. There's so much to do!

Have you been missing me? Because in all honesty, I have been out frolicking in the tall grasses, sailing down the highways and sleeping in just enough to put a big stupid grin on my face for most of the day.
But all that is changing, and it is time to hunker down again.
I'm not saying I didn't miss you all, and I am content with my circumstances, and I will now be getting back to this blog thing on a more regular basis.

FIRST UP THOUGH: A new mix is out!
This time I around I wanted to combine some hiphoppy dubstep and grime tracks I've been loving since forever. Nothing much new here if you are all bleeding-edge on these genres, but it's dope tracks with super tight mixes and a wonderful thing to bump with the subwoofer cranked high.

CPI - Particle 0000 0010

01) Shadetek - Brooklyn Anthem (Ghislain Poirier Remix)
02) Soulja Boy - Crank That
03) 6blocc - Legalize It
04) Buraka Som Sistema - Kalemba (Reso's Aguardente Remix)
05) Medasyn ft Lady Sovereign - Shhh
06) Ghislain Poirier - Blazin ft Face-T (Starkey Remix)
07) Shop Boyz - Party Like A Rockstar (inst)
08) Chimpo - Kryptonite
09) Starkey - Bounce
10) Parson - Throw Some Ds
11) Loefah - Disko Rekah
12) Dubchild - Roll Dat Shit
13) Virus Syndicate - Ready To Learn
14) The Bug ft Flowdan - Jah War (Loefah Remix)
15) Virus Syndicate & Mark One - Slow Down
16) The Fix - Enemies (DZ Remix)
17) Kid Sister ft Kanye West - Pro Nails (Rusko Remix)

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We have three hot new LPs to talk about this time, so let's get right in to it.

Aceyalone's new LP "The Lonely Ones" is his tribute to Doo-Wop and it is fun as hell. Doo-Wop's bubblegum sensibilities play really well in the tracks, producing some of the most digestible tracks since Cut Chemist's What The Altitude.
A super fun party, although a bit short, party album. Aww hell, who cares if it is a bit short. Definitely pick this one up.

I wasn't feeling much of the new Agf/Delay album "Symptoms", but this one track really got to me. I love haunted spoken vocals over minimal creeper beats.
I originally got in to AGF from their far more experimental soundscape albums of yore. It is kind of like she and Ellen Allien traded production directions and have met in the middle.

"My Maudlin Career" is the 2009 album from Camera Obscura and will be joining Antony And The Johnsons at the top of the "best of 2009" lists, mark my words.
A near perfect dream-pop album that avoids following the career slumps of Belle & Sebastian, their philosophical and stylistic peers. Recommended for fans of The Concretes, Belle & Sebastian, and dreamy summer folk music.
If French Navy doesn't make you want to dress up like a sailor and make-out with your best friends, there is something horribly wrong with you.
Highly recommended.

Curren$y - Scared of Monsters: Fuck yes, this track is so hot. I love the heavy goofy bass, and I can't stop thinking of the 1996 track "Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)" when the chorus comes in. And we all know that's a good thing.

First Aid Kit - Tiger Mountain Peasant Song (Fleet Foxes cover): I have been enjoying First Aid Kit and was super happy to find this Fleet Foxes cover to share.

John Barry
- Midnight Cowboy: I love this piece from the eponymous 1969 film. I first was exposed to it through the Faith No More cover, but the original is so much more heartbreaking.

Kenneth Bager - Fragment One (Style Of Eye Remix): A well programmed hot little bubble beat, and the adorable pop hook percolates from beneath. I love it.

Laura Marling - Ghosts: I haven't heard her 2008 full length "Alas, I Cannot Swim" yet, but this track is adorable, with it's chimes and guitar, and harmonies that remind me of 1970s Peter Paul & Mary.

Mr Miyagi - We Gonna Give You The Lesson: House can continue to astound after all these years. Witness the perfect slicing of chants, fidget bass, and salsa horns. Undeniably funky.

Ohbijou are from Canada, and you should know that we have been kicking butt for the last 15 years of indie music. "Beacons" is just another notch in the Soviet Canuckistan belt of awesomeness.
Be sure to catch this amazing band if you ever see them on a bill within a 4 hour drive. Highly recommended for anyone in to folk rock, rock folk, or beautiful music of any stripes.

Sebastien Tellier - Kilometer (A-Trak Dub): Somewhere along the line, A-trak went from being a wicka-wicka turntablist thuglet to being a half-decent producer. I'm not even typically a Sebastien Tellier fan, but A-Trak finds the pop groove admist the synth wizardry, and brings it to shine in the forefront. This is what Justice could sound like without the quadruple-distorted-kickdrum sidechaining. This track is confident in the fact that it is funky and sexy. Work it, girl!

Sigur Ros - Ti Ki: This track is a bit older, from the 2004 "Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do" EP. I love the minimal blips and the delicate piano that comes in to play. I like that there are no vocals. I like that there are no guitar swells and over-wrought dramatics. I like!

Tristan Gar - Cancun Paradise (Antoine Clamaran Remix Edit): We close things off with some more chanting electro house. S-E-X-X-Y.


Aceyalone - Lonely Ones ft Bionik
Aceyalone - On The 1
Aceyalone - What It Wuz ft Bionik
Agf / Delay - Most Beautiful
Camera Obscura - Forests And Sands
Camera Obscura - French Navy
Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
Curren$y - Scared of Monsters
First Aid Kit - Tiger Mountain Peasant Song (Fleet Foxes cover)
John Barry - Midnight Cowboy
Kenneth Bager - Fragment One (Style Of Eye Remix)
Laura Marling - Ghosts
Mr Miyagi - We Gonna Give You The Lesson
Ohbijou - Black Ice
Ohbijou - Cannon March
Ohbijou - We Lovers
Sebastien Tellier - Kilometer (A-Trak Dub)
Sigur Ros - Ti Ki
Tristan Gar - Cancun Paradise (Antoine Clamaran Remix Edit)

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

CPI - Particle 0000 0010

Caitlyn proudly presents...

CPI - Particle 0000 0010

40 minutes, 92 MB, dubstep & grime

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01) Shadetek - Brooklyn Anthem (Ghislain Poirier Remix)
02) Soulja Boy - Crank That
03) 6blocc - Legalize It
04) Buraka Som Sistema - Kalemba (Reso's Aguardente Remix)
05) Medasyn ft Lady Sovereign - Shhh
06) Ghislain Poirier - Blazin ft Face-T (Starkey Remix)
07) Shop Boyz - Party Like A Rockstar (inst)
08) Chimpo - Kryptonite
09) Starkey - Bounce
10) Parson - Throw Some Ds
11) Loefah - Disko Rekah
12) Dubchild - Roll Dat Shit
13) Virus Syndicate - Ready To Learn
14) The Bug ft Flowdan - Jah War (Loefah Remix)
15) Virus Syndicate & Mark One - Slow Down
16) The Fix - Enemies (DZ Remix)
17) Kid Sister ft Kanye West - Pro Nails (Rusko Remix)

Please distribute widely! It's kinda sorta awesome.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Divergence Movie Night presents "Eye on the Guy: Alan B. Stone and the Age of Beefcake"

Tuesday, June 16th:
Divergence Movie Night presents "Eye on the Guy: Alan B. Stone and the Age of Beefcake"

Alan B. Stone: astute businessman, quiet suburbanite— and master of the homoerotic pin-up. Eye on the Guy: Alan B. Stone & the Age of Beefcake explores the little-known world of Montreal’s physique photography scene— a distinct gay subculture that emerged in the 50s’ and 60s’— through the life and work of one of its most creative figures. Operating under the social radar of post-war Canada, Stone produced thousands of images of men—from Montreal bodybuilders to Pacific coast fishermen, from rodeo cowboys to the construction workers who built Expo 67. // Like his American contemporary, physique photographer Bob Mizer, Alan B. Stone was a cultural pioneer. Before the first wave of gay liberation, and long before Calvin Klein’s poster boys marched into public view, Stone was taking hundreds of erotic photos of men and running an international mail-order business from his Montreal basement.
49 minutes

Doors 7pm, movie 7:30pm at Club SAW, 67 Nicholas
Free admission, $5 suggested donation.

MP3 blog 2009/06/01

blog 2009/06/01 - The bells they chime for Caitlyn. Caitlyn and MP3s.


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Just so you all know, I have a new blog.

It will contain all of my public projects, like my DJ mixes, MP3 blog posts, Divergence Movie Night updates, and anything else I am involved in.
If you are a person in need of an RSS feed, check there. I will still be updating all of my other sites, however, so nothing will change. Nothing removed, just more CPI functionality for you and yours.

Things start off wickeda hard here! The new Buraka Som Sistema album, "Black Diamond", is fucking AMAZING.
The perfect party album. Favela house and Baille funk and even some grime vocals from Virus Syndicate, continents away in the UK.

I don't follow a tonne of metal/grindcore/screamo stuff. I am just not an angry person a need to vent cathartically. But on occasion I do enjoy sipping these genres like a fine glass of bourbon. Genghis Tron released "Board Up The House" in 2008 and as far as screamo alt metal goes, it didn't do much for me. (Mind you, little does in that area, so grab it if you are a metal fan.)
What really caught my attention though was the 5 EPs of remixes released, featuring an eclectic range of remixers. From the somewhat appropriate (Broadrick, Eluvium, Tobacco, Tim Hecker) to the surprising choices (DNTEL, Odd Nosdam, Subtle), as a series it is full of sonic surprises.
The first track I picked out here was the Justin K. Broadrick remix. Fuck all others, I skipped right to this track. Ex-Napalm Death drummer, he sucked me in to the Godflesh world with his 18 minute remix of Xnoybis in 1994. This act alone took post-industrial grind metal into the world of dubbed-out stonner experimentation. In my own little timeline, everyone from Sunn O))) to Lustmord to Tool owe their careers to that fateful Godflesh remix, and if you are interested in any of those musical veins, you should quickly track it down. Anyways, fast-forward 15 years and his remix here ressurects the same power.
Rob Crow delivers a remix thta reminds of the darker Patton-influenced Mr. Bungle jams. Top notch.

Here We Go Magic - Only Pieces: Here We Go Magic released their st album in 2009, but overall it didn't catch my ear beyond this initial single. This single though is a campfire-fun rounds singalong for anyone and everyone with an Animal Collective hipster beard. Grab a bongo and groom with pride!

Kj Sawka - Subconnectors (Press & Selfsimilar Remix): Sexy dubstep delves in to some moody 90s downtempo vibes. Top notch.

Loose Cannons - Why You: I dug this out of my old DJ crate! I had forgotten about this track. It's not too old, but sometimes the sands of culture fall through your fingers and you don't notice them until you are recovering from collapsing to the ground. (I love metaphors that don't really mean anything, because they end up meaning the MOST!) Electro funk groove sexiness.

Mount Kimbie - Maybes: Oh such beautiful IDM! From the 2009 Maybes EP, this gem should be on your alarm clock to wake you out of blissful slumbers each Sunday morning.

Royksopp - Vision One: Their 2009 album is Junior, and it's a quality outing. Problem is? Like Moby, it often sounds like prefab and perfectly produced electro pop ready for a TV commercial spot and/or fashion show montage. Recommended if you like their other stuff, but for me, I don't have the time to really devote to their album. This one track here catches me, with it's lovely saw wave grindsynth. Expect some hot remixes though.

After a few years of critical acclaim for his work with Alva Noto, pianist and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto releases a gem for 2009: "Out Of Noise". A solo outing, the years of collaboration have an obvious influence on his aesthetic with it's minimal constructions and focus on the beauties of each little sound. Always somewhat quiet, but a stylistic range that sweeps from Ekkehard Ehlers to Philip Glass to Windham Hill to his own works with Alva Noto, this album is recommended for any fans of quiet, beautiful ambient classical music.

Sukh Knight - Tricks Of Trade: Just another quality dubstep track!

V - Buried Behind the Church: Annoying titled "V" (yes, the quotations are part of their band name), We Are Crossing Fences Through Rocky Fields is a simple little 2008 post-rock ambient album. If you ever thought Godspeed You Black Emperor were good but didn't need the swells and should focus on the drone, this will be up your alley.

Waldeck - Defenceless (Thievery Corporation Remix): A throwback to finish things off, this is remix is from the 1999 album Balance Of The Force.


Buraka Som Sistema - Black Diamond ft Virus Syndicate
Buraka Som Sistema - Kurum
Buraka Som Sistema - Sound of Kuduro ft M.I.A., Dj Znobia, Saborosa, Puto Prata
Genghis Tron - Colony Collapse (Justin K Broadrick Remix)
Genghis Tron - Things Dont Look Good (Rob Crow Remix)
Here We Go Magic - Only Pieces
Kj Sawka - Subconnectors (Press & Selfsimilar Remix)
Loose Cannons - Why You
Mount Kimbie - Maybes
Royksopp - Vision One
Ryuichi Sakamoto - In the Red
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Nostalgia
Sukh Knight - Tricks Of Trade
V - Buried Behind the Church
Waldeck - Defenceless (Thievery Corporation Remix)

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Z'ev - Opus 3 (CPI Edit)

From my site:
This recording was created using Opus 3, performed by Z'ev, and released by Staalplat in 1990.
Opus 3 is a collection of five acts, each movement of which is a textured sound performance on a distinct medium.
While I loved the original recording, this edit captures how I liked to listen to it, and highlights my favourite portions.

This process arose from the liner note instructions "Oracular shuffle mode recommended":
The 13 most arrhythmic of the 20 track album were selected and underwent minor acoustical treatments.
3 random orders for the tracks were derived. One for the left, center and right channels.
The tracks were overlayed in their derived order in to each channel.
For audio clarity, minor EQ enhancements were utilized and compression was applied to the center track.

Z'ev - Opus 3 (CPI Edit)

CPI - Particle 0000 0001

A new series. No hype, all awesome. I hope you can count.

CPI - Particle 0000 0001

01) Stereo Heroes - Moon Knight (BSBTRGDCLUB Remix)
02) Guns N' Bombs - Riddle Of Steel
03) Bart Bmore - Bingo Players Get Up (Diplo Remix)
04) Larry Tee - I Love U (The Bulgarian Remix)
05) The Bulgarian - Air Bounce
06) BSBTRGDCLUB - Cocoboy + Asiagirl
07) Hijack - Possessed
08) Róisín Murphy - You Know Me Better (Trevor Lovey Vocal Remix)
09) Acen - Trip II the Moon (Hostage Remix)
10) Samim ft Big Bully - The Lick (Derrick Carter Dub Mix)
11) Meterhead - Escalator
12) Crookers - Big Money Comin (BSBTRGDCLUB Rai Tsuchi Edit)
13) Baobinga - State of Ghetto Jackin'

CPI - City Hearts Aimed Skyward

My opus for 2008. A 4-part set of abstract and contemporary hiphop ish, this mix was made for Dharma Arts Magazine.
read the article they did on me here, sexy pictures included!

Ok, OK, I'm a dork, but don't forget just how much you benefit from that!

CPI - City Hearts Aimed Skyward (part 1 of 4)

01) Take ft Chicken George - Overture
02) Sage Francis - Mourning Aftermath
03) Busdriver - Unemployed Black Astronaut (Nobody Remix)
04) Mos Def & Diverse - Wylin' Out (Kutmasta Kurt Remix)
05) Battles - Leyendecker
06) Battles - Leyendecker (DJ EMZ Remix ft Joell Ortiz)
07) TTC - Dans Le Club
08) edIT - The Game Is Not Over
09) The Cool Kids - Action Figures
10) Kidz In The Hall ft Pusha T & The Cool Kids - Drivin' Down The Block (Remix)
11) Jesse Dangerously - Outfox'd (When Pacifists Attack)
12) Shad - Exile
13) Booka B ft Eyedea - Quality Programming
14) The Cool Kids - 88
15) Clipse ft Pharrell Williams - Mr. Me Too
16) Cadence Weapon - Sharks
17) Dabrye ft Jay Dee & Phat Kat - Game Over (Flying Lotus Remix)
18) Brother Ali - Take Me Home
19) Roots Manuva - Colossal Insight (Part 2 Remix)
20) One Self - Fear The Labour
21) Madvillain - Meat Grinder (Four Tet Remix)
22) Lydia Lunch - Bowery Blues by Jack Kerouac

CPI - City Hearts Aimed Skyward (part 2 of 4)

22) Lydia Lunch - Bowery Blues by Jack Kerouac
23) Sage Francis ft Alias & Will Oldham - Sea Lion
24) Child Rebel Soldiers - US Placers
25) edIT ft TTC, Busdriver & D-Styles - Crunk De Gaulle
26) I:Cube ft RZA - Can You Deal With That
27) Daedelus - Twist The Kids
28) Cut Chemist ft Hymnal - What's The Altitude
29) Antipop Consortium - Ghostlawns (LFO Rik Waller Mix)
30) J Sweet ft Aaron Soul - Oh No
31) Cee-Lo - Closet Freak
32) Aesop Rock ft John Darnielle - Coffee
33) Kid Cudi - Day 'N' Nite (Old Money Vocal Edit)
34) El-P - The Overly Dramatic Truth
35) Buck 65 - 50 Gallon Drum
36) Athens Boys Choir - Erasing Too Hard (acapella)

CPI - City Hearts Aimed Skyward (part 3 of 4)

36) Athens Boys Choir - Erasing Too Hard (acapella)
37) Eliot Lipp - The Interlude
38) One Self - Trying To Speak
39) Atmosphere - Watch Out
40) Zero dB ft Pase Rock - Know What I'm Sayin
41) The Roots ft Malik B & P.O.R.N. - I Can't Help It
42) Pacific Division - F.A.T. Boys '08
43) Akrobatik ft Mr. Lif - Beast Mode
44) Panacea - Square
45) Abstrackt Keal Agram - Street Lamp Confession (Ghost Version)
46) Aloe Blacc - Caged Birdsong
47) Panacea - One Shine
48) Mochipet ft Kflay - Lazy Days
49) Amplive ft Del the Funky Homosapien - Video Tapez
50) Madvillain - Accordion (Four Tet Remix)
51) Moondog - Street Scene
52) Charles Bukowski

CPI - City Hearts Aimed Skyward (part 4 of 4)

53) Mars Ill - When Heaven Scrapes The Pavement
54) DJ Signify ft Sage Francis - Haunted House Party
55) Aesop Rock - The One That Got Away
56) Cage - Good Morning
57) Brother Ali - Forest Whittaker
58) The Cool Kids - Black Mags
59) Shad - I Don't Like To
60) Matthew Shipp vs Antipop Consortium - Monstro City
61) Tommy Hools ft Jasiri - Love Is The Message (DJ Cam Remix)
62) Aesop Rock - Citronella
63) T. Raumschmiere - A Million Brothers (Sub Species Rmx)
64) Saul Williams - Black History Month
65) Charles Bukowski

CPI - Live at Toronto Pride, 2008-06-28

I blew shit up at Toronto Pride, one of the largest parties in North America.
After I blew shit up, I spent hours trying to pick up the mess, but it was hopeless.

CPI - Live at Toronto Pride, 2008-06-28

01) Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor
02) Joanna Newsom - The Book Of Right On (Pocketknife's Scowling Owl Remix)
03) Drop the Lime - Hear Me
04) Yer Man - Weird Therapy (acapella)
05) Stereoheroes - Clark Kent
06) Curses! - What I Need
07) Spank Rock - Put That Pussy On Me (acapella)
08) Blaqstarr - Supastarr 2.0
09) Sunship ft Warrior Queen - Almighty Father (Solid Groove Underground Souljah Mix)
10) Remi Nicole - Go Mr Sunshine (Punks Jump Up Remix)
11) Tanner Ross - Tigerstyle
12) Jokers Of The Scene - Juggle It (William Russell Remix)
13) Sinden & Count of Monte Cristal & Blaqstarr - Beeper (Shake It Down)
14) The Perceptionists - Blow (acapella)
15) Kid Sister - Damn Girl
16) Santogold - Creator (Scottie B Remix)
17) Calvin Harris - Acceptable In The 80s
18) Hercules And Love Affair - Blind
19) Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now

Caitlyn Pascal - 8F8M: March 8, 2008 (music for dance)

In 2008 I was commissioned to create music for contemporary dancer Lana Morton.

There are four acts contained within:
1) introduction
2) on the chair
3) wolf dance
4) the red dress

Caitlyn Pascal - 8F8M: March 8, 2008 (music for dance)

CPI - Nothing Always Happens

Oh shit, what a way to start of 2008 this was! In my never-ending quest to alienate fans, I decided to release a mix of hard minimal techno, which opens up with sparse dubstep.

CPI - Nothing Always Happens

01) Distance - Fallen (Vex'd Remix)
02) Amp Fiddler - If I Don't (Dubstep Mix 2)
03) Caspa - Cockney Violin
04) 23 Hz & Numaestro - Galleon Dub
05) Burial - Archangel
06) Soylent Green - La Forza Del Destino (Radio Slave Remix)
07) D2 - Therapy ft Dan Diamond (Speedy's Session)
08) Tomas Andersson - Dubble Problematik
09) Meotope - Nashville
10) Radio Slave - Secret Base
11) Matt Tolfrey - The Horn
12) Stephan Bodzin - Pendulum
13) Phil Kieran - Skyhook 1
14) Babylon Robots - Ghostship
15) Trentemoller vs Louderbach - Untitled (DJ Uno Edit)
16) Peace Division - Blacklight Sleaze (Radio Slave Vocal)
17) Swayzak - Smile And Receive (Cassy Beatmix)
18) Shackleton - Blood On My Hands (Ricardo Villalobos Apocalypso Now Mix Part 1)
19) Ellen Allien - Go
20) Black Strobe - Shining Bright Star (Oliver Huntemann Instrumental)
21) Tiefschwarz - Ghostrack (Shonky Remix)
22) Claude VonStroke - Who's Afraid of Detroit (Tanner Ross Remix)
23) Matt Flores - Wookie Disco
24) Phil Kieran - Greasepaint

CPI - You, My Mirror

Like "No Ones Around, There's No Need To Fake It", this mix was another scrapbook memento.
A number of mixes posted here are things I am incredibly excited to listen to again 60 years from now. Whispers from the past!

CPI - You, My Mirror (part 1)

01) Bent - Excercise 7
02) Bent - To Be Loved
03) Feist - Sea Lion Woman (Chromeo Remix)
04) Juvelen - Watch Your Step (Krazy Fiesta Remix)
05) Aya - Uptown (Trentemoller Full Vocal Mix)
06) The Knife - Like A Pen
07) Andy Caldwel & Jay J ft Latrice - Give A Little (Trentemoller Re-Adjustment)
08) The Blow vs Strategy - Holocene Remix Comp v1
09) Herbert - It's Only
10) Cinematic Orchestra - All That You Give (Herbert Mix)
11) Roisin Murphy - Through Time
12) Herbert - You Saw It All
13) Pest - Pat Pong
14) Mr. Scruff - Get A Move On
15) Samantha James - Rise (King Kooba Mix)
16) Kylie Minogue - Slow (Radio Slave Remix)
17) The Similou - All This Love (The Young Punx Club Mix)
18) Dragonette - I Get Around (Midnight Juggernauts Remix)
19) The Knife - Heartbeats (Rex The Dog Remix)
20) Jamelia - Something About You (Linus Loves Remix)
21) Flat Pack - Sweet Child O Mine (Linus Loves Mix)
22) Andreas Kleerup ft Robyn - With Every Heartbeat (Remix + Original)
23) Sia - Breathe Me (Mylo Remix)
24) Trentemoller - Dubby Games

CPI - You, My Mirror (part 2)

00) The Residents - Ship Of Fools
01) Adem - Launch Yourself
02) Matthew Dear - Deserter (Four Tet Remix)
03) Jose Gonzalez - Crosses (Stanton Warriors Remix)
04) Peter, Bjorn & John - Young Folks (Team Skidoo Mix)
05) The Postal Service - Nothing Better (Styrofoam Remix)
06) Massive Attack - Teardrop (Minilogue Mix)
07) Bjork - Pagan Poetry (Ripperton Remix)
08) Dntel - (This is) The Dream Of Evan And Chan (Barbara Morgenstern Remix)
09) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cheated Hearts (Peaches Remix)
10) Muscles - Ice Cream
11) Bjork - Innocence (Simian Mobile Disco Twelve Inch Remix)
12) Queen Of Japan - I Was Made For Loving You