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morning groove

Morning Groove 28 September 2012

Artist: DJ Noggin
Title: Morning Groove 28 September 2012
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2012
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Special Birthday Edition.
I try to dip again into the utmost classics in my book – even all the way through the bed music (spot your favorites). Another classic slant I take is – trying to showcase songs that contain some of my most favorite instrumental work. For example, the guitar solo in Pancho and Lefty (perfection!).
Since it is about the classics, and I have an intense love affair with the glitch, I didn’t edit out the crazy mid-song cd glitch that totally beat up on my mojo.
There’s also tiny bit of turntablism as usual.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
Orbital
Ronnie Milsap
Kid Loco
Jean Michel Jarre
Antonio Carlos Jobim
etc, etc…

Classic Trash

Noggin – Sunshine

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Title: Sunshine
Artist: Noggin
Album: Classic Trash
Date: 2001

Here’s yet another example of vision quest via buzz tunage. Pretty much knew exactly where this one was gonna go when it came out. I remember this coming from really appreciating the sunshine while walking up to jck. Kind of idm-proto-house, longing for an emu sampler.
A classic favorite.
Download: sunshine (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Song for one across the ocean (demo alpha version)

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Title: Song for one across the ocean
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2003

If you really think about it, the previous post, ‘sN_8’ technically got posted included as part of the bonus track for the last track off Phase. So how about another double-post day?
Here’s an example of a point a to point b type of piece. Wherever it came from, I sat down with this one and a very clear picture of where it was, and stone by stone laid a path that walked right up to it.
Knock Knock.
Who’s there?
Buzz.
Buzz who?
Buzz off I’m learning Reason.
My intentions were to do this one with only the highest quality orchestra samples but I pretty much moved on back to Buzz immediately following this, and in the spirit of truth, I’d really hope to have a real orchestra do it.
Download: Song for one across the ocean (right click and choose ‘save as’)

morning groove

KEOS Broadcast 23 September 2011

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Title: KEOS Broadcast 23 September 2011
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2011
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Early birthday present to me….I play nothing but the absolute classics in my book.
Smooth show.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
Oasis
Lustral
Nine Inch Nails
Pat Green
Otis Redding
etc, etc…
Download: keos20110923a (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: keos20110923b (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Beretta Underground 002

Noggin – Beretta Underground 002 (full mix)

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Title: Berettea Underground 002 (full mix)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Beretta Underground 002
Date: 2002

Request filling time again! Keep them coming!
I recall making this mix because I had just finished a ‘party’ hip-hop mix and wanted this one to be the companion ‘chill’ hip hop mix. I was still rocking the soundforge / cd architect for piecing these things together. This one involves some pretty smooth mixes, thanks for the props, fellas.
Includes hits from, but not limited to:
Pharcyde
Cypress Hill
Jurassic 5
RJD2
Speechwerks
etc…
Download: Noggin – Beretta Underground 002 (full mix) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

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morning groove

KEOS Broadcast 22 April 2011

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Title: KEOS Broadcast Friday 22 April 2011
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2011
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Many many thanks to our regular co-host Jason for stopping in this morning and helping revolve the wax. I got lots of respect for Jason because he really knows his vinyl more than anybody else I know, and he holds out for quality. Something that will become apparent if you can actually follow our in-show ramblings.
Shout outs to the internet masses…thanks for digging the show even if it aint realtime.
This show is dedicated to Max Matthews who went on to a higher calling yesterday. That is hard to imagine because we wouldn’t know music and digital audio as we do now if it weren’t for a large portion of Max’s work. Respect.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
Leonard Cohen
Max Matthews
Phosphorescent
Junior Boys
Magnetic Fields
etc, etc…
Download: keos20110422a (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: keos20110422b (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Flotation Device

Noggin – Flotation Device

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Title: Flotation Device (full mix)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Noggin
Date: 2001

This was the first mix cd i recorded and gave out lots of copies of. I couldn’t even tell you where it came from…I had experimented with a bit of mixing in cool edit and soundforge earlier, but was just not happy at all with the results. Then one afternoon, I came back from class, sat down and started making this. A couple of breaks to make some beats (to use in the mix) and to eat once, but from that afternoon to about 6 am the next morning I just laid this thing out, one track at a time.
Now, some of yall might think, that’s cheating and/or easy laying out a mix in a daw like that, but let me tell you it was definitely a lot harder than mixing by ear. First, this is 2001, timestretch is still the new thing but takes ages to process, and the concept of syncing audio to tempo beyond anything offered in a tracker/sampler, was just not a popular paradigm yet. I’d be selecting chunks of songs, calculating the resample amount needed, extrapolating that over the entire file, finding where it starts to ‘drift’, and redoing the entire analyse/adjust process. You are also pretty much limited to volume curves for modifying the sound (or non-realtime fx, of course). Anyway it was a huge PITA, but it’s all I could do, so I did it.
And frankly, this is still a work I’m extremely proud of.
Contains hits from, but not limited to:
R.L. Burnside
Thievery Corporation
Stupid American Pig
Handsome Boy Modeling School
and of course, yours truly
Download: Noggin – Flotation Device (full mix) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Tracks:

  1. Stupid American Pig – Smoketerlude
  2. Handsome Boy Modelling School – Once Again
  3. Tricky – Christiansands
  4. Pelican City – The Northside
  5. Noel Gallagher – Teotihuacan
  6. Tupac vs. Phil Collins – In the Air Tonight (Maniac Bone Mix)
  7. RL Burnside – RL’s Story
  8. Handsome Boy Modelling School – Sunshine
  9. Pelican City – The Bordello
  10. Portishead – Humming
  11. RL Burnside – Hard Time Killing Floor
  12. Noggin – The Soldier (Original “Johnny has Gone for a Soldier” performed by Jacqueline Schwabb, Jesse Carr)
  13. Dzihan and Kamien – Colores
  14. Kid Loco – Flying on 747
  15. David Holmes – Gone (K&D Session)
  16. Elton John – Rocketman (beats by noggin)
  17. Thievery Corporation – Le Monde