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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’)

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Noggin – Common Ground

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Title: Common Ground
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2000

Shout out to my buddy Lyman on this one. At the time, one of the only people I actually knew who was producing electronic music in Central Texas in 2000. Think about how for granted we all take ‘producers’ these days – every dude with a computer and awareness of beatport is an ‘edm producer’ nowadays. We didn’t call it edm, we called it ‘techno’, not because it was accurate but because it was a perfectly good term and nobody cared and I’m kind of bitter that people keep trying to come up with a ‘better’ term.
Plus, if anything, this is IDM (the most loaded genre-term in the history of pretentiousness).
I really put a lot into this, from recording raw material, editing the sh*t out of said raw material, dropping it into buzz, and coming to terms with multi-band compression for the mastering that followed production.
Download: Noggin – Common Ground (right click and choose ‘save as’)

collaborations Fade EP

Fade – Lost In

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Title: Lost In
Artist: Fade
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2000
Original
Acoustic
This is one of the first collaborations with a bonafide vocalist and myself on programming. Robsi had the lyrics ready and wanted to hit that Kid A vibe that was kicking around pretty good at the time. Well we did our own take, and were both pretty happy with how it came out. A couple remixes followed.
We produced the majority of this in Buzz, but I believe vocals were tracked out in Vegas or Nuendo, and the acoustic remix was totally in whichever program that was. We took Buzz integration to the next level with this one, what with the guitars and vox and 808s etc.
Bonus for yall, acoustic remix is included.
Download: Fade – Lost In (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: Fade – Lost In (acoustic) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

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Noggin – The Atchison Affair

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Title: The Atchison Affair
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2000

I’m calling this style Final Fantasy Epic Breakbeat Growliness.
Named after a prof I had in school who I just didn’t get along with at all. Somehow, this piece grew to be over 10 minutes long. Heavy breaks and lots of growling synths.
Not really a Wednesday track, but I’m trying to get it so December (the last month!!!) is just killers every day.
All Buzz.
Download: Noggin – Atchison (right click and choose ‘save as’)

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Noggin – Round-Up (Backwoods Boys mix)

Artist: Noggin
Title: Round Up (Backwoods Boys remix)
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2000
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After hiding all the barn animals in the ‘remix’ of Round-Up, I decided to just blast yall with where I was coming from, in a decidedly casio fashion.
Here’s the ‘original mix’ which came as a remix the day after the original release of Round-Up.

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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.

singles

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’)

remixes remixes and covers singles

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 – Let it drop

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Title: Let it drop
Artist: Noggin
Album: Phase
Date: 2000

This track really kicked off my trip-hop obsession in a big way. For this track, and a whole slew of tracks after it, I really wanted that hard hitting, smeared drum sound. Also really got into incorporating outside elements into tracks at this point…some of the first guitar-infused Buzz-ness right here.
Chew a bit on this one folks, it’s easy to swallow.
Unrelated note, really looking forward to Noel Gallagher’s solo album in October.
Download: Noggin – Let it Drop (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Classic Trash

Noggin – signal fraud

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Title: signal fraud
Artist: Noggin
Album: Classic Trash
Date: 2000

Glitch + psuedo-prog-synth-bubblings.
This one is all Buzz, again, trying to get just a crisp sound out of it. Very sketch on the date of this… +/- two years.
edit: player is fixed.
Download: signalfraud (right click and choose ‘save as’)