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Ethan Master of the Hawaiian Ukulele – Arabesque (nogmix)

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Title: Arabesque (nogmix)
Artist: Ethan Master of the Hawaiian Ukulele
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2009

From Dwight to a Dude.
More material from the sessions with EMHU out in Palo Alto. I really like this track but never got the name for it. I can’t tell you where this extrapolation and modulation came from, but I dig and I hope you do. This is one for the headphone heads.
Download: 06 Arabesque (nogmix) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

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Jon + Noggin – Buttjazz Theme

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Title: Buttjazz Theme
Artist: Jon + Noggin
Album: Beast Mountain Buttjazz Halloween Tape
Date: 2009

Jon and I laid this down in his apartment using two mics. It’s all improv, and actually the first time we had hung out together in a while when we recorded this. What can I say the air was alive. This is to be included on the yet forthcoming Halloween tape.
Download: buttjazztheme (right click and choose ‘save as’)

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Noggin – filmick

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Title: Filmick
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2004

Created for a project I had in video production class. The track began to materialise as Tom and I were synthesizing bass drops to test his car sound system with, and I worked one into a remix I did of a track I had previously done for film class. It ended up being an exercise in taking it one-step further…pretty nuts amen breaks, real glitch samples, insane chirps, I just wanted to suck up and repurpose cliches into something a bit harsh.
it’s all buzz.
Download: 05 filmick (master) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

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Alyx Pryce – Single File Line

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Title: Single File Line
Artist: Alyx Pryce
Album: Dark and Dirty Poetry
Date: 2011

Here’s one I produced for the amazing Alyx Pryce. I’ll keep it relatively brief and point you to the soundcloud page to follow Alyx more closely.
http://soundcloud.com/alyx-pryce
Download: alyx pryce – single file line (right click and choose ‘save as’)

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Noggin – The 909 is a Friend of Mine

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Title: The 909 is a Friend of Mine
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2001

One of my most beloved creations…a true love song to the most badass, speaker destroying, analog/digital hybrid 1980s drum machine house master in your face (did I say drum machine) that has ever existed…the Roland TR-909.
Sure the 808 is trendy as all hell right now (your welcome America, the Dirty Third had plenty of those samples to go around), the 909 is the cream of crop, to me.
While the 808 is purely analog, kind of spaceship sounding, the 909 refined this sound, turned it up, compressed it, kept it analog, and brought in some digital crispness to just completely rip through a mix and/or your mids.
Seriously, my DJ mentor Edgar, in telling a tidbit from his incredible dj-lore, once explained to me that Carl Cox brought a 909 with him to a gig they threw, and literally, blew out all the mid range speakers in the venue.
Now, I’ve heard of subs blowing (I’ve blown my own), I never would have believed it (til I did it), but I’ve seen tweeters blown, but to blow the MIDS?! The snare drum on this piece is a straight killer.
Anyway, early on in my love affair with this device, I got hold of a vocoder plugin for Buzz, and just put down to bits what I was feeling inside.
The sounds this box makes never cease to floor me.

PS. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A REAL LIVE 909. If you would like to send a TR-909 to me, hit that contact button up above and you will have made a lifelong friend – I’ll even take you out for beer to make it a little more awesome.

pps. YES I did my radio show today, but I can’t let 909 pass unacknowledged, so I will upload the radio show, as usual, only tomorrow, instead of today.

Happy 09/09.
Download: The 909 is a Friend of Mine (right click and choose ‘save as’)tr-909 image

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Noggin – Unified

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Title: Unified
Artist: Noggin
Album: Unified
Date: 2000

The ‘Unified’ single stems from a deep desire to emulate a trippy video I saw late night on music tv that I would never see again. I think the original was more Goa than this, but as I’ve got more house in my heart, here it stands as it is now.
Ya know what? Damn, I’m listening to this now for the first time in years, and I’m jammin.
I was experimenting with long, evolving tweaks which puts this one in a nether-realm of acid territory.
Enjoy your saturday track, party kids.
Vocal samples from the film “Colossus: The Forbin Project” (great flick up that Planet of the Apes alley, which by the way the new one is great).
Download: Noggin – Unified (right click and choose ‘save as’)

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Bob Marley – Jammin’ (Mando and Noggin Chopped and Screwed mix)

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Title: Jammin’ (Mando and Noggin Chopped and Screwed mix)
Artist: Bob Marley
Album: Mando and Noggin sing the blues
Date: 2000

All props to Mando on this one.
When I got to SWT, I had a very novel experience. One day, hanging out in my dorm room, I started hearing drum n bass. Now, you youngins might take that for granted, but being one of maybe 3 people total from Bryan, TX who was even remotely interested in electronic music at the time (ps. I was totally engulfed), this was a pretty shocking experience.
I immediately looked past any social niceties / hangups and followed the sound to find this tall dude in a backwards cap just playing video games jammin some AK1200 or something. Friendship ensued immediately. Come to find out, we had a lot of similar tastes – notably for this post, screw.
One afternoon we were hanging out in my room and got the idea that we needed to chop and screw Mr. Marley’s classic. Bustin’ out the soundforge and my previous experience working as resident chopper for Bryan act Versatile, we started cutting and pasting (this is when i could not afford no damn turntables, much less even find two copies of this track on wax). Mando really helped me take my head out of my routine and get into the groove of listening…something only the real musicians amongst so many biters can appreciate, and put into practice. What I brought to the table was the technical know-how, and our two strengths combined led to some pretty awesome experimental sections where we really took this track into the psychedelic territory we both felt it belonged in.
Finally, homedude busts out these killer pipes for a nice little breakdown at the end.
Mad respect to you, Mando. Though we’ve long since lost touch, here’s hoping you find this.
Download: Bob Marley – Jammin (Mando and Noggin’s ChopScrewmix) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

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Noggin + Spratt – Trampled

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Title: Trampled
Artist: Noggin + Spratt
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2008

Bust out the samplers…
This is another one of those songs that really just manifested itself, whether we liked it or not. Kyle and I were spending some time in the studio, probably when we should have been studying for finals (though it could have been post-graduation), messing with the cassette deck and protools. Otis Redding really became our friend that day.
Download: otis-bounce-edit2011 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

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Noggin – Welcome to the Jungle (book trailer)

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Title: Welcome to the Jungle (book trailer)
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2010

My roommate at the time, Hilary Smith wrote a really great book called “Welcome to the Jungle”, and this was the soundtrack I made to a stop motion promotional video she had made for the book release. She had mentioned something about cutesy, so I imposed a 100% casio synthesizer policy to go with the animated pills popping and rolling around our basement fun / scary land. This all came about very quickly, but that’s something that’s nice about working professionally – deadlines.

Download: hilary20100425 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

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Avec M̩re РNew York

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Title: New York
Artist: Avec Mére
Album: As yet Unknown
Date: 2006

An amazingly talented good friend of mine named Jordan recorded this and sent it to me either while I was in Austin or while I was in limbo / homeless between Austin and California. On a whim, I asked him to send the tracks and let me try to add a piano, which I did using my piano in Bryan (slightly in a honky tonk tuning, no?). I do not consider myself a piano player, but I do consider myself a musician and I will play whatever you throw at me. Having said that, don’t throw pianos at me right now. Put this one together by ear, then grabbed the only mic I had (thanks again Thoams) and recorded this while my dad ate beans in the kitchen and my mom scoured the internet for travel deals (she was really good at that). If you listen close enough, my cat, The Baron Archimedes Von Resonator Al-Stimpson de Chenonceau even has a part in this.
Thank you Jordan for being such an inspiration.
ps. there is another version of this somewhere that has a crazy glitched out guitar solo I’ll try to find and upload later.
Download: avec mére – new york_withpiano (right click and choose ‘save as’)