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collaborations Nueget Jams

Nueget – Elvis is dead, deal with it

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Title: Elvis is dead, deal with it
Artist: Nueget
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 1998


We were really good in Nueget / Megaspore Mothercell about getting an idea and then taking it to completion. We didn’t really have a song per se when we started here, but we sure did at the end of it. It’s definitely got that Sonic Youth garage vibe we were heading towards. This is just Steve and I while we were in-between bassists (which was quite often).
Props Steve.
And as a bonus, here’s the overdub version of White Rainbow complete with guitar shreds.
Download: Nueget – Elvis is dead, deal with it (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: Nueget – White Rainbow 2 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Enkidu

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Title: Enkidu
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2001

Sorta skittery tracker funk with a healthy dose of fft blast on the drums. Oh yea and a gritty 303 + vocals.
?!?!
Download: Enkidu (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Classic Trash

Noggin – bub

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Title: bub
Artist: Noggin
Album: Classic Trash
Date: 2002

This one was all about the drums and breaking out of any sort of genre that might have tried to encapsulate me in 2002. Its heavy on the melody and heavy on the bit of bounce. Its weird and its funky and damn I like it more now than I even did then, I think. Also managed to pull every tracker technique out the book on this one.
dig it.
Shout out to Arguru.
Download: bub (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Sober October

Noggin – Beat Friends

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Title: Beat Friends
Artist: Noggin
Album: Sober October
Date: 2011

Did I time it right? Are we conveniently at a collaboration Thursday again? SCORE.
Friend on the street, friends on the beat, beat friends.
Jon provided the base drum sounds during a visit to Denton. Amazing what you can do with only a single sm57 overhead. I have gotten so much mileage out of these sounds, sometimes I want to scrap every other drum sample I have. I also love using my fingers to recreate what it takes homedude an entire body and a fair amount of stinky sweat to pull off.
This track almost made it onto the Old Town Acid EP, but I felt it really went with the vibe of this collection , so here it is.
MPC and x0xb0x straight to 1/4″ reels via Mackie mixer and LXP-1 on send.
Chuck originally called this one “Day in the life of a hypnotist”.
Full album available at http://soundcloud.com/djnoggin/sets/sober-october
Download: Noggin – 02 – Beat Friends (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Divergent AI (demo) hq wut it do

Noggin – Octobot

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Title: Octobot
Artist: Noggin
Album: Divergent AI (demo)
Date: 2003

Believe it or not I think I’ve gotten more compliments on this one than any other single project.
I also can’t even begin to tell you where it came from. Just kind of opened my eyes one day and here is this almost finished track. That’s not entirely true, but what I do know is that I worked on this one intensely in marathon sessions…I’m talking realising you need to turn the lights on/off and yer not sure where the world is type of marathons. I definitely put a lot of extra work in to this one, pulling stuff off of synths, re-pitching, looping, lots of cutting, lots of tracker mod commands. It all blends bombastically into this, the opening track of the Divergent AI EP.
Buzz and AN1X for sure.
Download: Noggin – Octobot (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Buzz Exports

Noggin – jelly beat

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Title: jelly beat
Artist: Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2003
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Liquid buzz groove for ya. Sort of glitchy, sort of spectral, nerd funk.
All buzz. Originally title ‘justabeat’.
Download: jelly beat (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Phase

Noggin – Jersey Reds

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Title: Jersey Reds
Artist: Noggin
Album: Phase
Date: 1998

An early foray into breakbeat acid via a classic sample you’ve heard in such places as Chemical Brothers B-sides.
It’s all Buzz here with the classic Jeskola Bass2 -> Jeskola NiNja Delay combo in full, s/h effect.
Dedicating this one to the first people I met from New Jersey, some cool girls participating in the national video competition in Kansas City (we got 5th). Never forget that lost correspondence – “hey noggin, nice meeting you. i want to hear what texas techno sounds like”.
Named after a sweet trickshot from virtual pool.
Download: Noggin – 02 Jersey Reds (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Live at Stafford Sober October Demos

Noggin – Beat Friends (Live from Stafford)

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Title: Beat Friends (Live from Stafford)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Live at Stafford
Date: 2009

Major props to all those who came out to Birds and the Beats vol. 3 episode 1.
And double props to those who came out to Murphys the following night.
Here’s a live version of a track I recorded at the Stafford Main Street for a semi-regular Holiday show in 2009. Thanks to Houston for making sure it sounded good, and for recording this performance.
Jon Alderson on the drums, which we recorded in Denton, TX, and which have somehow interjected into my life every day since (this fool can drum, let me say).
Look for the studio version of this track coming soon on the Sober October record.
And let me take this opportunity to give my love and support to the Stafford in Bryan, TX. Best sound from Houston to Austin (no BS), and a killer vibe…I hope to come back someday.
Download: Noggin – 05 – Beat Friends (Live at Stafford) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

And the Bass Kicks the Remix collaborations remixes remixes and covers

And The Bass Kicks The Drum – Forget All The Memories (Compulsion mix)

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Title: Forget All The Memories (Compulsion mix)
Artist: And the Bass Kicks the Drum
Album: And the Bass Kicks the Remix
Date: 2011

Finally, the heart of where all this madness stemmed from*. This is the first remix we decided to do to tape, which is basically me blindly flying through Jon’s live set up of ATBKTD. Jammed it out while recording, loved it, then found out we weren’t recording…we never engaged the knob to ‘record’…we only made it halfway to ‘play’. And since I had just magnetically erased the tracks (gnarly!), we didn’t hear anything (I guess we weren’t monitoring the tape either).
So yada yada you’ve already heard all this, we just quickly rewound the tape and went straight back to work.
Thanks again to my ATBKTD cats.
Download: atbktd-remix1(compulsion) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

And the Bass Kicks the Remix collaborations remixes remixes and covers

And The Bass Kicks The Drum – Forget All The Memories (Extrapolation mix)

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Title: Forget All The Memories (Extrapolation mix)
Artist: And the Bass Kicks the Drum
Album: And the Bass Kicks the Remix
Date: 2011

This is the most jammy remix of the bunch. Stays pretty true to the original, barring some manual tape speed changes. This one sees the drums kicking back on the bass.
Once again, recorded to 1/4″ tape from MPC1k through an LXP-1 reverb.
Download: atbktd-remix2(extrapolation (right click and choose ‘save as’)