Saturday, June 30, 2012


here's something strange for your saturday:


last summer i pulled this set of sounds from the more abstract corners of my vinyl collection - mostly 'ambient' b-sides and other downtempo stuff. i passed it around to a few friends, and had forgotten about it until one of them mentioned it recently. so, i decided to share it here (thanks juan!). it's a free trip to jupiter, or something. please enjoy your saturday.

pink floyd (richard wright) - sysyphus
obtane|giorgio gigli - the different perception of silence (drone edit) | zooloft
o/v/r - crippled nurse (and water) | blueprint
Ø - ensimmäinen valo | sähkö
skirt - six hours | horizontal ground
giorgio gigli|obtane|milton bradley - escaped from the dark (zooloft remix) | zooloft
pink floyd (david gilmour) - the narrow way
nax_acid - kinetic wax | aconito
panasonic - aines | blast first
giorgio gigli - elsewhere | zooloft
dino sabatini - step four | sonic groove
shifted - avian 1 b1 - avian

Friday, June 22, 2012


time for friday funk, friday function, friday funktion one...

tonight, if you can make it out - as i hope to do - oktave's party at smart bar should satisfy any and all deep techno cravings. the legendary function (aka dave sumner) will headline with what is sure to be a dense and tough set of angular jams, and support will be ably provided by jason patrick and resident jeff derringer. helping to throw this one are the very nice little white earbuds - go check out their recent and sprawling interview with function. here's a few of my current function favorites to help keep your head busy until showtime:

Friday, June 15, 2012

friday funk

i'll keep the funk to a minimum for now as i have a weekend to attend to. you can maybe catch me at this party with christopher rau tomorrow night, otherwise i will be jamming tunes on the beach, like so:

and then go check out this neat new feature piece at RA - a US edition of my favorite dj, with words from/about eric cloutier, dan bell, function, mike huckaby... have a good weekend y'all.

Monday, June 4, 2012


here's something i've been looking forward to sharing for a while: hakimonu's SLEEPDREAMARTIFICIALMODERN, otherwise known as anatomy 19!


i've been following hakimonu since sometime early last year, when i found him via the special set of sounds he made for the mixture series. hakimonu is from israel, and his music is a unique blend of warm ambient jazz and blissed-out techno. i fell in love with his first full-length release from late last year, cadences & framework techno sketches - EVER (which i reviewed for RA), and he's certainly not slowing down, with another intriguing album recently put out on sleep is commercial, the 100 minute long worlds are born again (which i news'd for RA).

you can hear tracks from both of those albums in SLEEPDREAMARTIFICIALMODERN, a set made entirely of hakimonu's own music (and collaborations with roi okev and glos). get cozy, because this mix is slow and ultra romantic - a perfect introduction to hakimonu's dreamy world of sound.

along with his contribution to the anatomy series, hakimonu had this quote to share:

External knowledge and internal knowledge

All the books at all, the sacred, the secular, and all the following information that came from outside, are only external means to stimulate the inner human spirit.

By the external knowledge a human being takes out what he's hidden in his heart.

(Abraham Isaac Kook)

thanks to hakimonu for being a good sport and sharing some of his lovely music here. check out his facebook page and RA page for a bit more information... and enjoy this very nice anatomy mix.

Friday, June 1, 2012

friday funk: forward strategy group - 'labour division'

if you haven't yet heard, forward strategy's debut album labour division was released this week, and it's already gotten pretty good reviews from the quietus and RA. now, if you haven't jumped to buy yourself a physical or digital copy, you can try out a free, full-album stream at perc trax's soundcloud. check it out:

and yes, i did make it back from detroit alive. maybe i'll have something to say about movement weekend later. and yes, again, anatomy 19 is right around the corner...