Monthly Archives: December 2011

Homework

Noggin – Blue Heron

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Title: Blue Heron
Artist: Noggin
Album: Homework
Date: 2008

I had so much fun making this. First use of the 8-outs on the mpc, and really some of the most down and dirty I ever got with that machine. Roland MC-09 on the acid, some protools and UA reverb in there I believe – lots of UA compressors etc (what Up Jonathan hook it up with the box homey!!).
I have a connection with Blue Herons that I cannot explain. I first noticed this in 2008 when I confronted one waiting outside my apartment. Ever since then, I can’t help but feel like they are somehow watching my back when I least expect it. Maybe they are relatives reincarnated, or simply messengers sent from the other side. Either way, this one’s for the birds.
Download: 05 Blue Heron (right click and choose ‘save as’)

GaGeAsSeBr

GaGeAsSeBr – Gallium

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Title: Gallium
Artist: GaGeAsSeBr
Album: GaGeAsSeBr
Date: 2001

Finely wrapping up the GaGeAsSeBr release…
This one was kind of a slap in the face to every thing I thought I knew. I wanted to take production in a very conscious different direction, and of course keep it loop-based so I could pull it off live. The live shows never happened, as I made the GaGeAsSeBr tracks in a bout a week or a month or some other sort of ADD timeline and moved on. Big synths (as big as I could get out of Buzz at the time)…these pieces are like little love-letters to Buzz itself.
The radio will return folks – this project might be coming to a close but I aint giving up the Morning Groove.
Download: gageassebr1 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Sideslipping

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Title: Sideslipping
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2000

One of the most epic Noggin classics from the pinnacle of Buzz-dom.
It’s big ass trip-hop, some guitar, huge beats, the freshman movie sample syndrome, and somehow this mystical 10 minutes that kind of evaporate into the ether if you stay through the whole thing.
Download: Noggin – Sideslipping (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – …the Whole Earth Smiled

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Title: And the Whole Face of the Earth Smiled
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2002

Every now and then, this inner cornball in me stands up and shouts loudly messages of love and sentimentality and corndogs and cheese.
This is one of those moments.
Kind of a killer beat, some glitchiness, tons of melody, glide synths, beat box samples (like from yer mouth, yo), all wrapped up in computer nerdom that is the tracker-tune.
This one’s all Buzz.
Download: Noggin – And the whole face of the earth smiled (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Dobre Michat

Noggin – Dobre Michat

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Title: Dobře Míchat (Full mix)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Dobře Míchat
Date: 2005

Rad bych s tebou tancil.
Believe it or not, when I was working as a DJ, I was making mixes like crazy.
I made this mix to kind of sum up my nights at Tulip Cafe. I was working the 9pm to 7am shift which means you play a lot of damn music and you cover every genre imaginable. The waitress there Monika was always really cool and really dug the music – made my drinks real strong. My buddy Pavel was also a big fan of what we were doing, so this mix was like my thank you to them.
Pavel, see you soon.
Monika, where are you?
And if all goes according to plan (o’Hare!!!!), I should be in this mixes homeland as it’s being posted.
Více Basu!
Includes hits from, but not limited to:
Warren G
Yahel
Sasha
Reflekt
1.8.7. / Jordana
Motorcycle
etc, etc…
Download: Noggin – Dobre Michat (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Beretta Underground 003

Noggin – Beretta Underground 003 – Blood on the tracks

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Title: BU003 – Blood on the tracks (full mix)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Beretta Underground 003 – Blood on the tracks
Date: 2005

This one was a birthday present to my main man Mr. Koral North. Mixed using the same setup (Vestax PMC 05 Pro – II fed by single turntable vinyl controlled DjDecks).
This one is all hip-hop and stuff that fits at that tempo (Four Tet is not the most gangster thing in the world). It’s dark and banging, taking the thematic elements from BU002 logically further. I really enjoyed making this and I got to holler at my boy Cody NuNu for keeping this spirit alive.
And a younger, scratch-initiating Noggin on the cuts (thanks Dirtstyle Shampoo breaks).
Includes hits from, but not limited to:
Method Man
Prince Paul
Murs + Slug
Dalek
Geto Boyz
Bone Thugs
etc, etc…
Download: Noggin – BU003-Blood on the tracks (full mix) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

WIP20050202 Andel

Noggin – WIP#20050202 Andel (Full Mix)

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Title: WIP20050202 – Anděl (Full mix)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Work In Progress #20050202 – Anděl
Date: 2005

Second mix from the Work in Progress series. Experimenting with the jazzy stuff. Starts out more dance then transitions to more downtempo halfway through.
Mixed via Vestax PMC-05 pro mk II fed by DJDecks being controlled by one turntable.
Includes hits from, but not limited to:
Four Tet
Dub Taylor
Daniel Bedingfield
Kid606
Kadah Vresky
etc, etc…
Download: Noggin – wip20050202 Andel (full mix) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

WIP20050426

Noggin – Work In Progress #20050426

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Title: WIP20050426 (Full mix)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Work In Progress #20050426
Date: 2005

This is the last WIP mix I did to send back home from Praha. Mixed via a Vestax PMC-05 mk II, fed from DJ Decks being controlled by one turntable.
Healthy mix of house, idm, oldies, and as you might remember, some comedy at the end.
Includes hits from, but not limited to:
Air
Cass + Slide
Bejamin Diamond
Frank Sinatra
Luke Vibert
etc, etc…
Download: Noggin – wip20050426 (full mix) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

morning groove

KEOS Broadcast 23 December 2011

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Title: KEOS Broadcast 23 December 2011
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2011
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Well, I broke. I did a little christmas set after Hank Williams in part B. Call it more a ‘holiday’ set as I gotta represent with that Chanukah track, and the Dean Martin, I didn’t really listen to the words, but it didn’t seem particularly Christmas oriented.
Anyway, we had a good time this am, and I’m happy to share this, the last Morning Groove of the year, with yall.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
Le Knight Club
The Ink Spots
Tyrone Davis
Kirk Whalum
Fleet Foxes
etc, etc…
Download: keos20111223a (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: keos20111223b (right click and choose ‘save as’)

96 Nog Jams collaborations remixes remixes and covers

Karl Blau – Great Eastern Shade (nogmix)

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Title: Great Eastern Shade (nogmix)
Artist: Karl Blau + Noggin
Album: 96 Nog Jams
Date: 2010

Probably the first piece I did to create backing tracks for Karl’s “96” record. I loved those crunchy drums, and took it upon myself to see if I could turn his voice into a bit of an electronic instrument via the power of digital sampling in the mpc.
I’ll never forget the first moments I was working on that vocal, Elena came over with Murphy and he just started singing along with Karl’s endless tone.
MURPH!!!
Download: Karl Blau – 05 – Great Eastern Shade (right click and choose ‘save as’)