Monthly Archives: July 2011

Divergent AI (demo) hq wut it do

Noggin – Disassembly

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Title: Disassembly
Artist: Noggin
Album: Divergent AI
Date: 2003

One of my favorite tracks to have under my belt, here’s track 2 off the divergent ai ep. Keepin it simple with that mda epiano (love this one) rubbing the heels of some distraught and noisy 808. works well with headphones (all this buzz stuff does…imagine that).
Download: 03 – Noggin – Disassembly (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Phase

Noggin – Not Far From Home

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Title: Not Far From Home
Artist: Noggin
Album: Phase
Date: 1998

Starting to wrap up the ‘Phase’ album, here is probably my favorite track from those sessions. Inspired by classic Faithless, this is sort an epic euro-house ballad. Vintage tracker samples render the melodies a little dirty.
Download: Noggin – 03 Not far from Home (right click and choose ‘save as’)

morning groove

KEOS Broadcast 29 July 2011

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Title: KEOS Broadcast 29 July 2011
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2011
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Feels good, man. Getting crazy with the turntables a little bit. Loving every second of it. I hope you do.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
The Roots
Transmography
Loose Ends
The Black
Art of Noise
etc, etc…
Download: keos20110729a (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: keos20110729b (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Let it drop

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Title: Let it drop
Artist: Noggin
Album: Phase
Date: 2000

This track really kicked off my trip-hop obsession in a big way. For this track, and a whole slew of tracks after it, I really wanted that hard hitting, smeared drum sound. Also really got into incorporating outside elements into tracks at this point…some of the first guitar-infused Buzz-ness right here.
Chew a bit on this one folks, it’s easy to swallow.
Unrelated note, really looking forward to Noel Gallagher’s solo album in October.
Download: Noggin – Let it Drop (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Phase

Noggin – From Perspective

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Title: From Perspective
Artist: Noggin
Album: Phase
Date: 1998

Super-melody and Geonik’s string synthesis combine to put forth probably the cheesiest track off Phase. This one is real similar in style to ‘Another World’, but with about a years worth of experience guiding it this time, as opposed to blind moseying through the corridors of tracker-style. Gotta say, for all the bubblegum brightness herein, the 909s are pretty banging.
Download: Noggin – 05 From Perspective (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – boom bounce

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Title: Boom Bounce
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2009

Originally did this for my boy Adnan’s birfday, wanting my boy Turner to record some talk-box vox like we had done together so many times on his webcast. Well he never came through, so for his birthday, he gets a regift.
Download: boombounce20090909 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Pictures of Clouds

Pictures of Clouds – Nematode

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Title: Nematode
Artist: Pictures of Clouds
Album: Pictures of Clouds
Date: 2010

Not having a good day.
This is an amen break on auto-repeat, spit forth from a schizophrenic mpc, fed through an auto-tune and then feeding back on itself with careful application of the aux knob. Not really POC style, but came from those same sessions, so they can claim it.
Download: 16 – Pictures Of Clouds – Tapedeck16 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Classic Trash

Noggin – signal fraud

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Title: signal fraud
Artist: Noggin
Album: Classic Trash
Date: 2000

Glitch + psuedo-prog-synth-bubblings.
This one is all Buzz, again, trying to get just a crisp sound out of it. Very sketch on the date of this… +/- two years.
edit: player is fixed.
Download: signalfraud (right click and choose ‘save as’)

collaborations Fade EP remixes remixes and covers

Fade – Lost In (Noggin’s Late Night Rework)

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Title: Lost In (Noggin’s Late Night Rework)
Artist: Fade
Album: Fade EP
Date: 2000

Remix of one of the first collaborations I recorded with a vocalist. One night in Brogdon I just put the headphones on and Buzz’d away on these recordings into the morning hours. Actually, I’m pretty sure that turned into a few nights. Once I got the basic structure down, I really wanted to tweak and refine it.
The original will be coming shortly, featuring Robsi on vocals. We really had a promising thing going with this band, and I hope you enjoy the more brit-pop side of tracker techno.
Download: fade – lost in (noggin’s latenight rework) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

morning groove

KEOS Broadcast 22 July 2011

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Title: KEOS Broadcast 22 July 2011
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2011
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Random Routes 25 June 2011 (to make up for todays crappy recording):
part a
part b
Good to be back, missed yall.
DISCLAIMER: Technical problems and so this recording is crap…I try to make it up to yall by including an older, unreleased show.
The line-out / my recorder / my cable wasn’t working properly, so straight up, this recording sounds like crap. In the spirit of truth, however, I will still post it for anyone interested. Hopefully, this isn’t a problem at the station, and I’ll get this fixed soon…it’s just going to involve soldering underneath a table and I’m really not too excited about that part. Welcome back indeed… sorry bout that yall.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
White Stripes
Noel Gallagher / Oasis
Herb Alpert
George Michael
Johnny Paycheck
etc, etc…
To make up for the crappy recording today, I’m including 2 hours from the Random Routes show I covered for Gary a few weeks ago. He gave me cds to play which are a bit different from what I normally play, but there is some good bluegrass type stuff in there.
Download: keos20110722a (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: keos20110722b (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Random Routes 25 June 2011 is below…
Download: keos20110625a (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: keos20110625b (right click and choose ‘save as’)