Monthly Archives: August 2011

Phase

Noggin – Jersey Reds

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Title: Jersey Reds
Artist: Noggin
Album: Phase
Date: 1998

An early foray into breakbeat acid via a classic sample you’ve heard in such places as Chemical Brothers B-sides.
It’s all Buzz here with the classic Jeskola Bass2 -> Jeskola NiNja Delay combo in full, s/h effect.
Dedicating this one to the first people I met from New Jersey, some cool girls participating in the national video competition in Kansas City (we got 5th). Never forget that lost correspondence – “hey noggin, nice meeting you. i want to hear what texas techno sounds like”.
Named after a sweet trickshot from virtual pool.
Download: Noggin – 02 Jersey Reds (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Buzz Exports

Noggin – ginbeat

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Title: ginbeat
Artist: Noggin
Album: Buzz Exports
Date: 2002

File this buzz beat under “why the hell did I name it this?”. It’s not the beat that would eventually become the backbeat for my Gin and Juice reshuffle, though I imagine it’s not too far off to assume it grew from that, then totally transformed along the way. I can tell yall that the beat sounds like it’s a sample from, or shares some samples with, the beat from the Noggin remix of Ilya’s “Formation”.
Also pretty sure this one is heavy on the vsts.
Buzz, duh.
Download: ginbeat (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Live at Stafford

Noggin – Under the Mountain, Over the Ocean (live at Stafford)

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Title: Under the Mountain, Over the Ocean (live at Stafford)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Live at Stafford
Date: 2009

Another track from the well received Noggin set at the 2nd Stafford Skullf*cker extravaganza. I had just written this song a short while before this, debuted it at the Department of Safety on 30 October, then redid it with a bit of sync lead for the Stafford show.
Notice the crunchiness – this entire set was mixed and processed through a Yamaha DMP-7. It’s one of the first digital mixers, and it’s got a really unique sound as it takes analog input, converts it all to digital, does all processing digitally inside the machine, then does another DA conversion on output to provide regular old analog outs.
This song to me is the sound of all the house music that wants to exist on a rainy Washington island finding refuge in one, strangely slanted room.
Download: Noggin – 04 – Under the mountain, over the ocean (Live at Stafford) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Buzz Exports

Noggin – nogordshrter

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Title: nogordshrter
Artist: Noggin
Album: Buzz Exports
Date: 2003

Unfinished track that has some nice guitar in it, not to mention my favorite Buzz machine, the Geonik’s PrimiFun.
Download: nogordshrter (right click and choose ‘save as’)

kindly keep it country

Kindly Keep It Country 27 August 2011

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Title: Kindly Keep It Country 27 August 2011
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2011
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part b
UPDATE: the files work now.
DANG it’s been a while!
If you enjoy these shows at all, please donate to KEOS. We exist only through the support of the community, so please do what you can to keep the independent spirit alive.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
Ray Chaney
Patsy Cline
Billy Joe Shaver
The Judds
Roy Clark
etc, etc…
Download: keos20110827a (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: keos20110827b (right click and choose ‘save as’)
UPDATE: I’m working on getting the files fixed…be up in a couple hours.

morning groove

KEOS Broadcast 26 August 2011

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Title: KEOS Broadcast 26 August 2011
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2011
part a
part b
Got a little bit of a disco mix here for ya in hour 2. Hank ended abruptly, and I talk about the moon. Got that psychedelic Robert Earl Keen for ya.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
Waylon Jennings
Kano
Peace Orchestra
Walter Hensley
Peter Tosh
etc, etc…
Download: keos20110826a (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: keos20110826b (right click and choose ‘save as’)

collaborations Pizza Party Demos

Pizza Party – a Pause for Herb

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Title: a Pause for Herb
Artist: Pizza Party ft. DJ Noggin
Album: Side B
Date: 2010

Beatjuggling during a Pizza Party session.
The juggling is incredibly sloppy at the beginning but that’s kind of the point…Pizza Party is more about that spur of the moment gamespit, not calculated practice.
It’s our good buddy Herb Alpert and the TJB on the decks.
Download: Pizza Party – Pause for Herb (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Chew remixes and covers

Tim McGravy – Planet PCM

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Title: Planet PCM
Artist: Tim McGravy
Album: Chew
Date: 2010

In honor of my newly resurrected Nintendo, here’s an early 8-bit cover of this Black Sabbath classic that I recorded in the Red House basement one cold, Washington winter day.

I would like to dedicate this one to Baxter and her expanding family, notably the newest member.

This is the sound coming off the actual NES itself (2 channels).
About the resurrected Nintendo – it just started going to a solid white screen on turn on, so I went the most popular route and bought a new 72-pin connector. That didn’t help, so I started seeking out a new NES. The one I ended up finding was in pretty bad cosmetic shape, so I yanked the circuit board out of it, and stuck it in the nicest case I had…which also already had the mods for 1/4″ out.
All this for a show I’ve got coming up on Friday 02 September for Atarimatt’s record release party – this is going to be an insanely rad show.
Download: Planet PCM (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Live From Tiki Island

Noggin – Live From Tiki Island (full mix)

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Title: Live From Tiki Island (full mix)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Live From Tiki Island
Date: 2003

Filling a request here with some more full mixes (expect more).
This one comes as a birthday present / documentation / <3 letter from the summer of 2003. The inspiration from that summer had kicked in to full blown detonative status and so this grew out of a need to explode. It's also the last mix I did in the cut n' paste style via CD Architect. The title is (incorrectly) a reference to a trip to the Gulf Coast that I was trying to commemorate. The 'Live' thing is also totally a joke, as this is calm, contemplated, coolness. Includes hits from, but not limited to: Radiohead Daft Punk Phoenix Bit Meddler Bran Van 3000 etc, etc... Download: Noggin – Live from Tiki Island (full mix) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Buzz Exports

Noggin – flips

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Title: Flips
Artist: Noggin
Album: Buzz Exports
Date: 2004

This one comes up today cause I think my homeys Joel and Paul would approve of it (bust out the samplers?). It’s a short abortion, but it came pretty close to being turned into a Fade track (Robsi loved it and worked on vocals for like an afternoon).
It’s all Buzz and live record scratching…I was really tipping over the edge about to dive into turntablism when I produced this.
Download: flips (right click and choose ‘save as’)