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The Show: The weird and wonderful world of…

A quick round up…

The NWA movie “Straight Outta Compton” hits the big screen in the next week but if you don’t have $17 to spare for a movie ticket or are too busy to spend 147 minutes sitting in a cinema get the gist with the EXPLICIT CONTENT ONLY version of the classic album. One for the whole family to sing along to. Is “nuts” really a swear word though?!?!?!?!?

Before people queued up for Apple products they queued up for Microsoft software. Not a bad earner for the Rolling Stones. Strange days from 1995…

Lord Echo at the Christchurch Arts Festival tonight! Be bloody aware of large freaking eels though. If you’re on epic acid you’re not imagining it. That’s the power of art.

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2015-09-12-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

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

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1pm – 2pm

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2pm – 3pm

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