Tag Archives: dub asylum

The Show: But that day in February changed my mind…

Today, a plundering of Liam K. Swiggs‘ and The Big Fresh Collective‘s new compilation FOOTMAHI 004, lots of Ōtautahi cuts from Crooked Lidz’ FLANDIZ, Jess Aspinwall, And$um, The Ruling Elite, Model Home, Crimefront Kilmore, plenty of leftfield beats, plus DUB ASYLUM’s steel drum cover version of HERB’s ‘French Letter’…

Direct download: The Joint – 2 March 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • BARTOSZ KRUCZYŃSKI & POLY CHAIN – Solacious
  • JURA SOUNDSYSTEM – Parrot Rhythmic Space Jam
  • OSSIA – Dub Hell
  • NADUVE – Pakana Tana
  • SUPERNOVA WOLF – Time
  • JACKAL THE BLACKAL – Blackal’s Birdie [Instrumental]
  • FLANDIZ – Pretty Girls Dont Ride The Bus [FLNDZTAPE001]
  • RYAN MEAD – VEOTWERK
  • RANGI – RANGI BREAKZ PT. RUA (PROD. LIAM K. SWIGGS)
  • GRANDMASTER MAHI – GET BUCK
  • JESS ASPINWALL – Swoon
  • MARTINA LUSSI – Classic Intense
  • SHELLEY PARKER – Angel Oak (Ploy Remix)
  • PLANNINGTOROCK – Somethings More Painful Than Others
  • K-X-P – 18 Hours (Of Love) An Optimo (Espacio) Remix
  • THE MAGHREBAN – Rocky & Bullwinkle
  • DUB ASYLUM – French letter
  • OLD GANG JAH – Rasta (Black Devil Disco Dub)
  • AND$UM – Remember Me (Prod. Shask)
  • MODEL HOME – New York Is Thataway, Man *
  • THE RULING ELITE – Liberty (Die gedanken sind frei)
  • KASH – Liberation
  • JOZEF VAN WISSEM & JIM JARMUSCH – When the Sun Rises Do You Not See a Round Disc of Fire
  • EFDEMIN – Good Winds
  • MIKAEL LIND – Ending With The Beginning

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The show: It could all end in tears. Or Phil Collins.

It really could end in tears, or more likely, Phil Collins. That’s right, Fraserhead has the studio to himself today while The Herb Whisperer does some advance scouting for the Laneway Festival in Auckland (so that we can better stalk M83).

12pm – 1pm

1pm -2pm

 

The show: Work to rule – one week on, one week off

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

+ Download 12pm – 1pm – 89MB

1pm – 2pm

+ Download 1pm – 2pm – 96MB

The show: We made it to the end of 2011!!!

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

+ Download 12pm – 1pm – 88MB

1pm – 2pm

+ Download 1pm – 2pm – 90MB

The show: DatA. Auto-Tune.

We haven’t figured out if he is officially DatA or datA or DaTa or Data or dAtA. Usually this mixed-case fetish would ring alarm bells and play havoc with our nerdy iTunes naming conventions but David Guillon has just released the funnest, guilty pleasure of an electro album for 2009 in the form of “Skywriter”.

Maybe the sugar rush will wear off but loved it so much had to play three tracks on the show today. Love the wailing guitars and emo sentiments (“Rapture”), vocoders (“So much in love”), and even more wailing guitars and synth stabs (“Renaissance Theme”).

Can’t believe we made it through that last paragraph without once mentioning Alan Braxe, Fred Falke or Justice.

More info about DatA at:

Possibly the weirdest and most disturbing track we played on the show today was “Baako” by DJ Champion. The track features heavy use of a sample of a baby crying – run through Auto-Tune software.

Jace Clayton recently wrote about the Auto-Tune phenomenon in “Pitch Perfect” in Frieze magazine. Auto-Tune first gained mainstream fame/infamy with Cher’s 1998 single “Believe”. North African musicians have embraced it for the last decade to bizarre effect. Many music critics now blame it for the world’s social ills. But Jace Clayton argues a really good “defence” for its use – it’s just another technology that can be used well or misused. James Marcus also covers the issue nicely in his House of Mirth blog.

Still doesn’t beat the fun and silliness of an old school vocoder though.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

Download here

1pm – 2pm

Download here

2pm – 3pm

Download here