Monthly Archives: January 2011

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Generations (Influential Mix)

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Title: Generations (Influential mix)
Artist: Noggin
Album: ACID COMP
Release Date: 2000

This is a very short remix of a very long track I produced in late high school. This particular version was made just as an attempt to cram as much acid as possible into an intro track for an acid compilation I was burning.
Sample from the Chemical Brothers.
Produced in ReBirth.
Download: Noggin – Generations (Influential mix) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Reverb City

Noggin – Island Love

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Title: Island Love (reverb track)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Reverb City
Release Date: 2010

Another track culled from the reverb-only tracks.
This one is dedicated to all Anacortesians … vocals coming soon on the proper release. This one has been performed live one time with Mr. Shruters.
Download: Noggin – Island Love (reverb track) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

kindly keep it country

KEOS Broadcast – Kindly Keep it Country 29 January 2011

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Title: Kindly Keep it Country – KEOS Broadcast Saturday 29 January 2011
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Release Date: 2011

DJ’ed the radio again today, covering the ‘Kindly Keep it Country’ slot, which airs every Saturday from 7-9am.
I went strictly wax on this one, and it worked out pretty perfectly – out of my entire bag of records I think I had only 2 or 3 I didn’t play. It’s good to set restrictions like that, I just started pulling records out one by one and trying to make em work.
Includes hits from, but not limited to:
Tom T. Hall
Johnny Paycheck
Jim Reeves
Tammy Wynette
Juice Newton
Floyd Cramer
John Conlee
etc, etc…
Download: keos11012900 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

morning groove

DJ Noggin – KEOS broadcast 28 January 2011

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Title: KEOS Broadcast Friday 28 January 2011
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Release Date: 2011

We were able to record the radio broadcast this morning.
Every Friday from 6am to 8am I DJ at KEOS in Bryan, spinning wax, cds, or whatever through the airwaves. Occasionally, my friend Jason comes down from Austin to share his vinyl collection as well. Today was a pretty good show as far as music was concerned, but definitely so-so as far as technology was concerned. Still, here is the first installment in a hopefully recurring Friday post. Muchas Gracias to Jason for all his help and inspiration.
Download: keos20110128 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

singles

Noggin – 192c

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Title: 192c recording
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Release Date: 2008

Mellow house track written / recorded / mixed in the middle of the night for a school project. Not mastered in any sense so you will have to turn it up. It gives you better bass that way.
Entirely MPC2000XL.
Download: Noggin – 192c Recording (right click and choose ‘save as’)

singles

Noggin – Acid4U

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Title: Acid4U
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Release Date: 2010

This is yet another of those ‘Remember how much you love BUzz?!’ tracks I make from time to time. My head is often in many different places these days, vs the old days when all I had was time to spend on the one piece of music gear I had, Buzz software. Just wanted to get some acid going in the living room while eating dinner one night. Acid, for you.
Download: Noggin – acid4u (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Phase

Noggin – Analysis (quasi-live)

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Title: Analysis (Quasi-live)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Phase
Release Date: 1999

Made this one when I was about 16 just so I could have some jams to play live. I created it by making some loops in Buzz, recording some guitar into Cool Edit, and then exporting all those loops to my Akai S-20 sampler for live manipulation. Provided for a pretty dynamic performance since there was no set sequence, and I was experimenting with more one-shots vs loops. I really enjoyed playing this one because I could wail out on the guitar solo…picking up the sampler and changing the playback direction+stuttering of the loop in realtime. I don’t do that in the recorded version….had to give em something to hold out for for the live show. This was recorded live from the sampler, but not live in front of people. The crowd in this recording is totally fake.
Includes hidden track ‘sN_8’ from the end of the album, ‘Phase’.
Download: Noggin – 11 analysis (quasi-live) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Buzz Exports

Noggin – Beautiful Day

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Title: Beautiful Day
Artist: Noggin
Album: Buzz Exports
Release Date: 2003

This is a beat that I used to scratch a Robin Williams record over…”it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood”.
Coincidentally, all the drums in this are scratched live from a record, then sampled to create the beat. By that I mean they come from a record that had Kick and Snare sounds very close together (*boom bap*), and I played the beat by scratching and cutting with the crossfader, drumming out a beat live from those two sounds. The hi-hats were then overdubbed in a similar fashion (cut/cut/cut/cut).
Produced in Buzz.
Download: beautiful (right click and choose ‘save as’)

singles

Noggin – KJ

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Title: KJ
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Release Date: 2010

Sunday-buzz-ambientness. Quick tune to remind myself about Buzz that I made last summer.
M E L L O
Download: Noggin – Kj (right click and choose ‘save as’)

4 covers Pizza Party Demos

Pizza Party – You Keep the Beats

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Title: You Keep the Beats (Plug Cover)
Artist: Pizza Party
Album: 4 covers
Release Date: 2009

More Anacortes Red House tomfoolery. This one features a stunning vocal track from the super-player that Robby, one part of the amorphous Pizza Party collective.
Our good ‘mate’ Mark, a right English ‘bloke’, commissioned these pieces with unfulfilled promises of pizza and soda bread (ok that was fulfilled). We were happy to do it. This is one cover of 4 songs off an ep by an English group called Plug…not to be confused with another English artist called Plug (who has actually been a great inspiration to me).
You keep the beats, I’ll keep the money.
Hip Hop nu-skool baby.
Download: Pizza Party – You Keep the Beats (Plug Cover) (right click and choose ‘save as’)