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Mathsmix20150212

Artist: DJ Noggin
Title: Mathsmix20150212 (Full mix)
Album: Full Mixes
Date: 2015
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The funny thing about this mix is that I started trying to figure out a formula I could use to quickly resample songs so they would mix together, because I wanted to make mixes fast, programmatically. I sort of started guessing (educated guesses you could say) what the formula would look like, and actually got pretty close on the first go…though I was able to refine the formula to make it more universal.

Anyway so I made this mix in Audacity using some new flacs I had ripped from vinyl and my newly discovered formula for beatmatching.

A week later Audacity released a new version that included the ability to do this formula built-in. I thought that was pretty cool.

This mix includes hits from, but not limited to:
Dub Taylor
James Blake (thanks Kyle)
The Rip-Off Artist
Heiroglyphic Being
etc, etc…

mathsmix20150213

A Deeper Understanding

Noggin – A Deeper Understanding

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Title: A Deeper Understanding (full mix)
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: A Deeper Understanding
Date: 2012

This mix is seriously about 5 years in the making. Long ago, my homey Robsi asked me for a mix of extremely mellow house music that he could study to. Maybe you could call me a perfectionist, because here on the eve of the last test he might ever have to take, I feel the tracklist is complete. And I mean that – had I done it at any point prior, some of these excellent tracks would have been omitted seeing as they weren’t released yet.
It’s a subdued and melodic affair, straight to the dome, releasing tension amidst an omnipresent hope and optimism.
Put it on late night, put it on out of your mind, or do as intended, pop in the earbuds, crack open the law books, and get absolutely no studying done.
Includes hits from, but not limited to:
Shackleton
Sascha Funke
Ellen Allien and Apparat
Golden Boy and Miss Kittin
Safety Scissors
etc, etc…
Download: Noggin – A Deeper Understanding (right click and choose ‘save as’)

collaborations Live Bootlegs mixes

DJs Dag-Nab-It y Noggin – Two Wild and Swanky Guys

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Title: Richards-Simpson Wedding / Cocktail Hour
Artist: DJs Dag-Nab-It y Noggin
Album: Two Wild and Swanky Guys
Date: 2011
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Back in December, DJ Dag-Nab-It and I had the pleasure of being asked to provide the ambiance at a wedding here in town. The criteria was unique – keep it classy and make it feel like post-WWII.
Well we had a blast doing this one. Kind of a beautiful set up to the actual event as well – Dag-Nab-It scored some great records from Uncle “Smokey” Al Hanson (thanks Uncle Al), and I found the main record that was requested literally on the last dig I went on.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
Herb Alpert
Henry Mancini
Ella Fitzgerald
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Various Pops groups
etc, etc…
Download: Dag-Nag-It Y Noggin – 01 – Simpson Wedding (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: Dag-Nag-It Y Noggin – 02 – Cocktail Hour (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’)

We All Come Off

Noggin – We All Come Off (full mix)

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Title: We All Come Off (full mix)
Artist: Noggin
Album: We All Come Off
Date: 2002

It’s not too early in the week to party, right?
This one grew out of proposition to ‘dj’, indirectly, again, a Halloween party happening in Waco. I prepared the mix beforehand, then Jared and I headed to Waco to meet my sister at Georges, head to a party near campus, get kicked off the doorsteps of the girls dorm, then finally head down to Houston I believe for an a capella band concert?! Hell of a time.
This one is very college-coed friendly with the hits and some 80s and some Hip Hop and some Noggin remixes / edits to spice it up.
This track includes hits from, but not limited to:
Genesis
Eminem
New Order
Miss Kittin and the Hacker
INXS
Download: Noggin – We All Come Off (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Tension

Noggin – Tension (full mix)

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Title: Tension (full mix)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Tension
Date: 2008

Short mix (~40min) I put together in the Spring time in Cali.
Lots of experimental stuff going on here. It’s wholly DJDecks (R.I.P.!!!), though mixed externally with a Vestax VMC 185 XL (coming yer way Trypset). In my opinion, that mixer is the instrument that wants to be played, and the tracks are like the strings that you apply and tune to make the instrument sing what you need it to.
This thing runs the gamut from nu-folk to straight house to indie jams. I was pretty happy with it. The name and glitches come from my internal stasis that year.
Includes hits from, but not limited to:
Quench
DNTEL
Telepopmusik
Keiran Hebden and Steve Reid
Herbert
Bjork
Download: Noggin – (2008) – Tension (Full Mix) (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’)