Monthly Archives: October 2011

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Round Up (Dosie Do mix)

Artist: Noggin
Title: Round Up (Dosie-Do mix)
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2000
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This track was originally released 11 years ago today.
ScottyP and myself had been wanting to do a collaboration, and I got this about halfway there when I sent it to him for his side of the story. I can’t remember what his exact reaction was, but it was like, ‘I’m not touching that with a ten foot pole’. Let’s just say I took this one to the edge and then tossed the corpse over with a string tied to it and my own ankle.
If you like your house dark, slamming, and garage style, you’ll dig this.
And do stick around for the breakdown courtesy of some Carolina folk down on Cripple Creek.

Buzz Exports

Noggin – lychee

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

Glitchtacular melodiousism rampant right here.
It’s hi-fi buzzage, with a definite downtempo tip. The beat out of this one went on to bigger and better things…and it’s just on the tip of my tongue right now what those things were.
originally called ‘gichee.bmx’.
Download: noggin-lychee (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Phase

Noggin – Why Kill the Cliche?

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Title: Why Kill the Cliche?
Artist: Noggin
Album: Phase
Date: 1998

And now, ladies and gentlemen, the Phase album (my first CD – not first album) is complete. This is the first track which I intended to pretty much set the stage for how I felt about the state of music at the time. In highschool, kids were so caught up in ‘techno’ being ‘video game music’ and ‘fake’ and blah blah ignorant ignorant drivel. I wanted this track to make all those @$$holes feel like they were totally right.
The song title is a direct homage to an absolute CLASSIC Buzz track by Low Occurence, titled ‘How to kill the cliche’.
Download: 01 Why Kill the Cliche (right click and choose ‘save as’)

morning groove

KEOS Broadcast 28 October 2011

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Title: KEOS Broadcast 28 October 2011
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2011
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So long to the BBC – I’m gonna miss you.
Still got some 45’s in, and big birthday shout to Ethan.
Smooth seas right here.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
The Ex-Optimists
Ethan Master of the Hawaiian Ukulele
Mass 187
Ike and Tina Turner
Oliver
etc, etc…
Download: keos20111028a (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: keos20111028b (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Pictures of Clouds

Pictures of Clouds – Untitled track 08

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Title: Untitled track 08
Artist: Pictures Of Clouds
Album: Pictures Of Clouds
Date: 2010

Let’s just go ahead and wrap this up.
Here is one more track from the POC sessions that I kind of recorded on a whim while trying out an auto-tune feeding back on itself.
I’m hesitant to attach this one to the POC releases, but it definitely came from those sessions. Consider it a super secret track that you might find branded as POC, Noggin, or whatever else.
A favorite. (and a throwback to tuesdays post ;]).
Download: 08 – Pictures Of Clouds – Tapedeck08 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Classic Trash

Noggin – Where it be at?

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Title: Where it be at?
Artist: Noggin
Album: Classic Trash
Date: 2001

Cruisin along the edge of the cheese escarpment, I bring to you a pretty Buzz-standard trackerised happy song. Well its not so much ‘happy’ song as it is ‘content song’.
It was originally called ‘newbassfix’ which kind of reminds me that I was experimenting a lot with bass around this time (thanks new sub). Not sure what’s new about it, but there you go.
It’s all buzz. Just being bored in my dorm.
Download: noggin-whereitbeat (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Every Early Experiment

Noggin – amenape

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Title: Amenape
Artist: Noggin
Album: Every Early Experiment
Date: 1998

Throwback tuesday.
One of the first jams to emerge from the S20 back in the day. Main synth line is totally ripped from an Orangator preset ‘Jarresound’. Anybody else use Orangator? HELL of a synth from a time when soft synths were all hell.
Download: Noggin – 08 Amenape (Early Experiment) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Buzz Exports

Noggin – Žižkov Nights

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Title: Žižkov Nights
Artist: Noggin
Album: Buzz Exports
Date: 2004

Firmly rooted in the glitch aesthetic when this grew out. The product of cold nights in Eastern Europe and not wanting to take the tram to any social part of town.
Let me take this opportunity to remind myself that the bed I had in that room was the hugest thing I’ve ever seen – you couldn’t find sheets to fit it (our landlord was a furniture maker so all the furniture was totally custom). He was kind enough to leave a sweet boombox though with aux input so I was able to have a more decent monitoring situation and still pump out the hits.
Lots of melody and buffer stalling.
Download: Noggin – Žižkov Nights (right click and choose ‘save as’)

TreeVerb demos

Noggin – bleepbeat2

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Title: bleepbeat2
Artist: Noggin
Album: Treeverb demos
Date: 2008

A more pop take on last weeks drunkard of a beat.
Made for the same project, at about the same time, with about the same equipment. ER-1 still bleeping away, but now some softsynth epiano and the 808 has gone -> 909 / sampled drum machine.
Download: Noggin – 02 – Bleepbeat2 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

kindly keep it country

Kindly Keep It Country 22 October 2011

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Title: Kindly Keep It Country 22 October 2011
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2011
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Saturday mornings at KEOS are always pretty lively. Phones ringing a lot today, and lots of requests got filled. Today’s show really flew by like I’ve never experienced before. Couple sets of George Strait and then Jim Reeves.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
George Jones
Conway Twitty
Ray Charles
Larry Cunningham
Del Reeves
etc, etc…
Download: keos20111022a (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: keos20111022b (right click and choose ‘save as’)