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morning groove

Morning Groove 31 May 2013

Artist: DJ Noggin
Title: Morning Groove 31 May 2013
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2013
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Show this morning includes poetry mixed with snooze button sounds, some more live (even requested) performance, and some fairly epic, long-playing tracks.
This is the last Morning Groove I will do at the KEOS Bell Studios. Its been a blast bringing yall the jams so early in the morning. Really what I consider church, and the best way to start a weekend I could ever think of – get up before everybody else and start getting those fingers dirty spinning wax.
Had some nice company for much of the show and so all props to Greg and Chuck. Chuck especially as he sort of took on the roll of resident kolache technician.
So much thanks to Jason for making the trip so regularly and sharing his incredible taste in choice vinyl with the Brazos Valley.
Much love to Branton and all the folk at the Aggieland Humane Society for everything they do, and their devotion to getting the word out about their organisation and what they do to help.
Props to everyone who listened regularly, sporadically, or caught the archives later on.
So so so much love to those who called in just to say what up and/or make a request.
Sincerely, thank yall for listening.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
Boards of Canada
Here We Go Magic
Joy Division
Getz / Gilberto
Serge Gainsbourg
etc, etc…

morning groove

Morning Groove 10 May 2013

Artist: DJ Noggin
Title: Morning Groove 10 May 2013
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2013
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Welcome back to Jason, its been a while. We keep it pretty mellow today as everything else moves around us at a thousand miles an hour.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
Neil Young
Rodriguez
Gene Clark
Daft Punk
Lovers
etc, etc…

morning groove

Morning Groove 30 November 2012

Artist: DJ Noggin
Title: Morning Groove 30 November 2012
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2012
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A slower, darker, congealed set this am. Congealed like pudding in a bowl.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
Depeche Mode
Larry Butler and Willie Nelson
La Bionda
Kinky Friedman
Solo
etc, etc…

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’)

groovesday

Groovesday 05 June 2012

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Title: Groovesday 05 June 2012
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2012
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Tonight’s show is something I’ve always wanted to do – super deep, dank house with a nod to the melodic side. It felt real good to pull this one off. Seriously IDM at times, pretty straight up house at others. Even includes vocals for the pop kids.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
Murcof
Adam Johnson
Kid606
Dave Gahan
Al Haca Soundsystem
etc, etc…
Download: keos20120605a (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: keos20120605b (right click and choose ‘save as’)

groovesday

Groovesday 01 May 2012

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Title: Groovesday 01 May 2012
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2012
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Wow this was a good show – props Dag-Nab-It.
We keep it pretty chill house for hour 1, but then get into the trip hop and weirder stuff after midnight. This one’s got it all…mixing, sampling, fx, scratching…we even manage to drop some vox in courtesy Big HAWK, in homage to the dude.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
Mark Broom
Outkast
Danny Tenaglia
Funkstorung
Peter Grummich
etc, etc…
Download: keos20120501a (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: keos20120501b (right click and choose ‘save as’)

morning groove

KEOS Broadcast 06 January 2012

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Title: KEOS Broadcast 06 January 2012
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2012
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Stastny Novy Rok to all yall wonderful people out there. Sort of a BiPolar show today as we jump around genres trying to wake up the ones getting up and lull the ones listening from bed. That’s something I deal with a lot on this show – do I keep ya dreamin with a soft dawn in your mind or do I jerk yer ass out of bed and put a swagger in yer step?
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
Soul Seven
Bobby Bare
Pavel Bobek
Gus Gus
Kaori Muraji
etc, etc…
Download: keos20120106a (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: keos20120106b (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Fall Tape Instant Jams

Noggin – Let’s Go Downstairs (demo)

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Title: Let’s Go Downstairs (demo)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Fall Tape
Date: 2011

A taste of things to come…
Anyway, I can’t believe I did it…the Trackaday project is officially ‘over’, but its not like I’m going to quit making music (I should totally rep my host, Dreamhost, without whom none of this would have been possible…absolute best web service provider out there). I thought for a little while about killing Noggin, taking real gory pictures and coming up with some elaborate tale and maybe an arch-enemy to take him out, but I didn’t want to alarm anyone who actually knows me as Noggin in my day to day life. I’ll honestly probably keep posting as regularly as I can, but I’ll save the awkward ‘Holy crap can i use yer internet in the next 15 minutes!?!’ cause I was about to forget to post stuff for another time. Not to mention, I’ve still got a backlog that just didn’t see the light yet.
Suffice it to say, I’ve got a totally new set of samples working their way to the mpc (I get a lot of mileage out of an APS file), with the exception of yer standard 808s, 909s, all samples from coming from wax.
Whipped up on the mpc one night after installing the eb16fx card. For the record (very proud of this), my MPC cannot be expanded anymore. Yes, I could add the F-Rom, but that only fits if you don’t have the eb16 card, so my mpc is maxed out as it can get.
The majority entirety of this is using samples off old disco / r&b / jazz records (Ronnie Milsap could nail some drums with his style of dx7-country). The fx card really just makes an appearance for a touch of reverb and I think eq. Don’t sleep on that non-destuctive chop in the 2kxl via velocity->sample start and 16-levels.
Download: letsgodownstairs (right click and choose ‘save as’)

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’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Ride With Us

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Title: Ride with us
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2002

More midweek chill (thanks Keith).
My friends at SWT and I used to drive around the hill country a lot. Many evenings and setting suns spent sailing the serpentine spine of the Devil’s Backbone.
This might be an un-naturally skewed chill representation of that time of life, but it was definitely developed in the darkness following one of said drives.
This is all Buzz and also includes guitar (I did get really into that I had forgotten).
Download: Noggin – Ride with us (right click and choose ‘save as’)