Friday, December 30, 2011

The Futurist Soundsystem Vol. 1 (mix)

1. John Baker - Newstime BBC
2. Piero Umiliani - Synthi Melody
3. Mort Garson - Ode to An African Violet
4. Cluster - Heisse Lippen
5. John Baker - Big Ben Theme
6. Daedelus - Aplomb
7. ARP & Anthony Moore- Spinette
8. Mort Garson - Swingin' Spathiphyllums
9. Sven Liabek - Main Title Theme
10. Dam Funk-Spacecapades
11. Suzanne Kraft-Femme Cosmic
12. Bruce Haack-Maybe this song
13. Moondog - Lamint I, "Birds Lament"
14. Piero Umiliani - Synthi West
15. Can - She brings the rain
16. Daedelus -Astroboy
17. John Baker - Jb Dubs
18. Bruce Haack Party Machine
19. Harmonia - Kekse
20. Shuggie Otis-Unknown track
21. Cluster-Zum Wohl
22. Piero Umiliani -Sinthi Dance
23. Bruce Haack - Rain of Earth


Early electronic and psychedelic martini music mix I made. Sort the tracks by title (I numbered them) to play in correct order. I don't know what the fuck i'm doing so if you know how to export a mix/playlist using itunes drop some science on me.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Radiobirdman - Radios Appear (1984)

Aloha Steve & Danno
Non Stop Girls
Anglo Girl Desire
What Gives?
Murder City Nights
Man With Golden Helmet
Descent Into The Maelstrom
Do The Pop
Hand Of Law
New Race 2:44
Love Kills 3:42
Monday Morning Gunk
Hit Them Again
TV Eye
You're Gonna Miss Me

Early punk/rocknroll

Louis Mackey

Louis Mackey - Everything, Everywhere, Always by World Around Records


01. Miles
02. Ornette
03. Pharoah
04. Herbie
05. Mingus
06. Ra
07. Dolphy
08. Ranelin
09. Deodato
10. Coltrane
Solid jazz mix. 8-10 min. tracks, no tracklist.
(click link for title)

V/A -E(ectric Finger ('08)

01. James Pants – The Electric Finger Psychological Overture
02. Daddy D – Daddy D – Motherfussin’
03. Barry White – Barry White – Just A Little More
04. Kraftwerk – Kraftwerk – Man Machine
05. Mc Shy D – Mc Shy D – Just My Caddy
06. Prince Jammy – Prince Jammy – Wafel Scale Integration
07. Undercover Lovers – Undercover Lovers – Fake Fly Guys
08. Last Poets – Last Poets – E. Pluribus Unum
09. Dance Ritual – Dance Ritual – Drum Power
10. Z-Factor – Z-Factor – Thorn
11. Tony Cook – Tony Cook – Getting to The Point
12. Pleasure – Pleasure – Ghetto’s of The Mind
13. Ingram – Ingram – Would be Surprised
14. Martin Van Der Schagt – Martin Van Der Schagt – Sample and Hold
15. Daft Punk – Daft Punk – Voyager
16. Formula V – Formula V – Killer Groove Part Two
17. Jean Jacques Perrey – Jean Jacques Perrey – Jericho Jerk
18. Silver Apples – Silver Apples – Program
19. Can – Can – Spoon
20. Huggy Bear – Huggy Bear – No Sleep
21. Just Ice – Just Ice – Little Johnny Too Bad
22. Althea And Donna – Althea And Donna – Uptown Top Ranking
23. Stranger Cole – Stranger Cole – Crying Every Night
24. Bruce Haack – Bruce Haack – Blowjob

Genre: Little bit of everything
Mixed by James Pants

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Grey Lodge Archives

I recently tracked down the pdf's for nearly all of the issues of the now-deceased counterculture online zine Grey Lodge Occult Review. The site was taken down due to "legal threats and religious hackers". To see the table of contents for the issues visit the Wayback Machine here. Along with the rabbit hole that is Deoxy, this was one of my formative sanctuaries for all things mindfuckery.

GLR Archives (PDF's) (Re-upped 10/16/12)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Oddisee/Damu the Fudgemunk

Each track was produced while Oddisee stayed in the city it was titled after. The result is a 24 city sonic tour of the world.

Crunchy drums bolster intricately woven narratives of soul-infused samples in compositions that thump and groove all at the same time. Horns appear from nowhere before dissolving sumptuously into the mix. Layers are steadily unveiled only to gradually fold back in on themselves.

All-time favorite beat tapes. Some people turn plastic soda bottles into islands, others morph their record collections into beats.

Dublab 2011 Proton Drive

The annual Dublab fundraiser is up and running till November 18th, live DJ's 8AM-8PM, M-F.
Check it out


Lush synths, plenty of reverb, dream inducing waves of electronics, these lay the foundation for Tropics' latest effort. Taking a slight sidestep away from the chill wave of just yesterday, like so many of his contemporaries, Chris Ward delves into a more indie rock-based sound. His embracing of his vocals and the introduction of the multi-instrument approach bring a welcomed human element to his tracks. There's a little nod to the blue eyed soul of the 70s as well. The waves may not be so chill but the jams are there.


Mark McGuire - Living With Yourself (2010)

Emeralds member Mark McGuire's enchanting solo album.
This one's been on repeat here in the Opium Den.
Genre: Luciddreamsoundtrack

Art of Sampling Vol. 52


Serve hot:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


1. Optimo - Liquid Liquid
2. Baby Dee - Konk
3. Do Dada
4. Reduction - Material
5. Wawa - Lizzy Mercier Descloux
6. 5:30 - DNA
7. Beat Bop - K Rob, Rammellzee, K Rob
8. Contort Yourself - James Chance
9. Lesson No. 1 for Electric Guitar - Glenn Branca
10. Button Up - Bloods
11. Clean on Your Bean No. 1 - Dinosaur L
12. You Got Me - Theoretical Girls
13. Can't Be Funky - Bush Tetras
14. Helen Fordsdale - Mars
15. You Make No Sense - ESG
16. Defunkt - Defunkt

Late 70's, early 80's post-punk/funk/early hiphop/NYC underground dance music.
For fans of LCD Soundsystem and Arthur Russell


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Oz Days Live (1973)

1-1 Miyako Ochi – Part 1 2:19
1-2 Miyako Ochi – Part 2 2:44
1-3 Miyako Ochi – Part 3 4:57
1-4 Acid Seven – Part 4 4:39
1-5 Acid Seven – Part 5 5:19
1-6 Acid Seven – Part 6 7:09
1-7 Minami Masato* – Part 1 2:21
1-8 Minami Masato* – Part 2 5:07
1-9 Minami Masato* – Part 3 3:48
1-10 Minami Masato* – Part 4 8:06
2-1 Taj Mahal Travelers* – Part 1 22:35
2-2 Les Rallizes Denudes – Part 2 1:37
2-3 Les Rallizes Denudes – Part 3 7:13
2-4 Les Rallizes Denudes – Part 4 5:06
2-5 Les Rallizes Denudes – Part 5

Think of it as a Live At CBGB's album but in Japan. The gems outweigh the duds, especially stick around for Acid Seven and Les Rallizes Denudes.

Genre: Japanese psych/blues/surf/compilaiton

Friday, October 14, 2011


Yellow Magic Orchestra - Solid State Survivor (1979)

Genre: Japan+Kraftwerk/electroboogie



I have compiled a mix of my favorite songs and some solo material from members Haruomi “Harry” Hosono, Yukihiro Takahashi and Ryuichi Sakamoto. I hope these sounds spark your interest in this legendary trio.

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Jingle Y.M.O. – Multiples – Alfa Records

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Computer Game (Snippet) – Yellow Magic Orchestra – Horizon Records

Haruomi Hosono – I’ll be Your Sports Men – Philharmony – Yen Records

Yukihiro Takahashi – Stop in the Name of Love = Murdered by the Music – Seven Seas

Snakeman Show – 愛の嵐 (バラ肉のタンゴ)- Sensou Hentei (No More War) – Alfa Records, Inc

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Light in Darkness – Technodelic – Alfa Records

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Pure Jam – Technodelic – Alfa Records

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Yellow Magic (Tong Poo) – Yellow Magic Orchestra – Horizon Records

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Computer Game “Theme from the Circus” – Yellow Magic Orchestra – Horizon Records

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Day Tripper – Solid State Survivor – Alfa Records

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Tighten Up – Multiples – Alfa Records

Ryuichi Sakamoto – Plastic Bamboo – Thousand Knives Of – Nippon Columbia

Ryuichi Sakamoto – Into Infinity Loop –


(Via Dublab)

Station Ident

.......the start of Japan week. Stay tuned...

Thursday, October 13, 2011


I Just Want To Make Love To You

Genre: Psychedelic Blues FUzzy Wahwah


The group’s two 45s exist in single digit quantities, only a handful have heard the rest of this Ho Chi Min City-damaged oeuvre. Their two 45s have been bolstered with four previously unissued tracks, found in the basement of a now-condemned motorcycle gang hideout in Dayton, Ohio.

Genre: wonderfully lo-fi, hazy psychedelic funk

Genre: chillout/instrumental/soundtrack/loops

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sun Ra - Sleeping Beauty (1979)

My favorite Sun Ra album I've found, more in the vein of Miles Davis' 'In A Silent Way' and Herbie Hancock's 'Mwandishi' than the lo-fi, orchestral Free Jazz experimentation of early Sun Ra. Beautiful stuff all around.

Have a listen

John Baker - The John Baker Tapes Vol.2: BBC Radiophonics (1963-1975)

Rare & unreleased electronic, jazz, library, and theme music.

(Volume 1 is here)


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Mochilla Mixes

10 minute previews of some new Mochilla mixes. The full-lengths are available through their shop

TROPICAZA_A MOVER EL BOTE (Afro Dancing Rhythms from the Americas-Mexican Style) by Mochilla


BEI RU_MIDNIGHT IN YEREVAN (Music of Armenia and The Diaspora) by Mochilla

TA'RAACH_THE AMBASSADOR BRIDGE (Di-Troit 1701) by Mochilla


Out of print J Rocc mix. Highly recommended
(no tracklist)
Genre: Rare psych-funk/breaks/soul

Steve Reich Octet

Steve Reich Octet (17:34)
Arranged By - Tibor Szemzo
Bass - Tamás Tóth
Composed By, Other [Adviser] - Steve Reich
Violin - Éva Posvanecz


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tinariwen - Tassili (2011)

Taureg musicians Tinariwen have made some shifts for the creation of their new album Tassili. One move is that of geography. The recording sessions took place in the southern Algerian desert park of Tassili N’Ajjer after their traditional homebase in Mali was deemed too unsafe for outsiders. The outsiders in questions comprise the other big change at hand. For their new album, Tinariwen invited some great roots-art-minded musicians to record with them including Tunde Adebimpe & Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio who are feature playing and singing on several songs including in the video above. They are also joined on the album by guitarist Nels Cline and members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. From what we’ve heard, the result of this cultural blend doesn’t deter from Tinariwen’s blissful desert blues. In fact, the songs are even more earthier and gorgeous. -Dublab


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Specialist Morgen J

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Daedelus - Toil & Trouble Mix

"'Toil & Trouble', as inspired by the phenomenal Tim Burton Retrospective at LACMA thru Halloween; is an attempt to evoke some of the very disparate forces at play and playful in Mr. Burton's oeuvre. Here is a gentleman that has crossed every creative boundary with iconic style, so a daunting task indeed to try and reveal his unique spirit in song, but with much joy in my attempt. Deciding to have this mix be a sort of counter-soundtrack for the installation, as well a meditation on his considerable style. You'll find ancient and classic tracks with some modern musics from the likes of Shlohmo, Airhead, Flying Lotus with MatthewDavid, and much much more. I do so hope you enjoy, or at least revel in the airs solely Tim Burton." - Daedelus

Genre: Museum Music
40 Mins/No Tracklist

Old school instrumental ska and dub
Vol. 1
Vol. 2

Edan [2nd Verse]

The virals are the scorned into The Doors open
To bring raw dosage in the form of swarm locusts
Beatles and Birds that seem evil and absurd
Gather with The Eagles that swerve to form herds
Butterflies made of Iron ride the horizon
Giving Credence to the Revival of Poseidon
Who feeds in the Clearwater, you feel slaughter
But Lovecrafts of abyss, the horror for tomorrow
Zombies and walking dead stalk the Talking Heads
Insects with open legs halt with awful dread
All along the web the thread remains rare
With bloodshed that led to where the little feet flare
To lost places, thoughts lost for all ages
Where slow faces sit on the wall with tall mazes
That overlook the 13th Floor with long gazes
Connected to the earthly core through elevators

Check it, the Underground is made of Velvet
Where buttersoft brothers talk tough on wax but ain't sell shit
Every crack of the rap ain't the Elvis
My Aqualung cultivates the Blue Oyster shellfish
I design my Blurs before swine
And form rhymes that take you to a world before time
Where living things coexisted with Crimson Kings
Who on the Moon's Dark Side painted pretty things
That illustrated lessons conceived by the Mothers of Invention
Who also built the Stairway To Heaven, it's a present
Only to be stolen by a Thief, the Judas Preist
Who unleashed his devil magic
My mental fabric too thick for Lenny Kravitz
Who imitates Jimi Hendrix in every facette
Semi-Automatic Rap Heavy Metal Jackets
Kill with mathematics to build with Black Sabbath

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

J.D. Emmanuel - Solid Dawn:Electronic Works 1979-1982 (2009)

A collection of Emmanuel's synth-drone works that sound very much in the style of the more electronic Krautrock (Cluster/Eno/early Kraftwerk), Mort Garson, and John Baker


Thursday, August 18, 2011


Artist Davi.Augusto

Spotlight: K-Murdock

DC-based producer K-Murdock provides the beats for the hip-hop group Panacea and is a member of the genre-spanning band Restoring Poetry In Music. Heavily influenced by Japanese producer Nujabes (of Samurai Champloo fame), his beats are more layered than bass/kick-heavy and tend to favor creative, ascending 4-note structures. Sample his albums below:

Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curve Air (1969)

More cosmic than the usually freak-out electronica of the late 60's, Terry Riley's 3rd studio album shows his skills as an arranger as he uses overdubbing to play all of the electronics on the album. The electronic harpsichord and electric organ give the record a 70's vibe but thankfully without the guitar-solos-to-the-gods and Phil Collins drum sets of the Prog Rock era.

Track 1: Imagine what the inside of Brian Eno's head sounds like on LSD as he's composing a piece while his kid plays NES in the next room.
Track 2: Effects, horns, and an albums worth of possible Four Tet samples.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Panbers – “Haai”
The Brims – “Anti Gandja”
Bad News – “Rollies”
Shark Move – “Evil War”
Golden Wing – “Hear Me”
AKA – “Do What You Like”
IVO’s Group – “That Shocking Shaking Day”
Ariesta Birawa Group – “Didunia Yang Lain”
Terenchem – “Jeritan Cinta”
Benny Soebarjda and Lizard – “Candle Light”
Superkid – “People”
Koes Plus – “Mobil Tua”
The Gang of Harry Roesli – “Don’t Talk About Freedom”
Black Brothers – “Saman Doye”
Rasela – “Pemain Bola”
Freedom of Rhapsodia – “Freedom”
Rythm Kings – “The Promise”
AKA – “Shake Me”
Duo Kribo – “Uang”

Genre: Indonesian Psych
[Thanks to Kevin for putting me on to this]

more soul than a sock with a hole

Friday, August 12, 2011

1.Howlin Wolf-Evil
2.Bo Diddley-Another Sugar Daddy
3. Etta James-Tell Mama
4. The Stereos-Stereo Freeze
5. The Soulful Strings-Burning Spear
6. Ramsey Lewis-Party Time
7. Eve Barnum-Please Newsboy
8. Dorothy Ashby-Soul Vibrations
9. Little Milton-More and More
10. Lorez Alexandria-Baltimore Oriole
11. Majestic Choir & The Soul Stirrers-Why Am I Treated So Bad
12. Phil Upchurch-The Way I Feel
13. Buddy Guy-She Suits Me A Tee
14. Rotary Connection-Memory Band
15. Etta James-You Got It
16. Muddy Waters – I Just want to make love to you
17. Laura Lee-Mama’s Got A Good Thing Going
18. Sonny Cox-The Wailer
19. Gene Chandler-In My Body’s House
20. Fontella Bass-Leave It In The Hands Of Love

Genre: spaceage jazzfunk

Buy It Here

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Talking With Gods (2010)

A look into the mindscape of one of the greatest comic book writers of all time. Psychedelics, magick, superheroes, philosophy, rock-n-roll, etc.

Friday, August 5, 2011


New/old beats from Knxwledge. Buy/stream it here

Monday, July 25, 2011


Cannonball Adderley Quintet and Orchestra (1970)

A classic Cannonball album arranged by David Axelrod. See if you can spot the loop Pete Rock sampled from "Tensity" on his 2001 beat "A Little Soul".

Genre: Jazz