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Phase

Noggin – Why Kill the Cliche?

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Title: Why Kill the Cliche?
Artist: Noggin
Album: Phase
Date: 1998

And now, ladies and gentlemen, the Phase album (my first CD – not first album) is complete. This is the first track which I intended to pretty much set the stage for how I felt about the state of music at the time. In highschool, kids were so caught up in ‘techno’ being ‘video game music’ and ‘fake’ and blah blah ignorant ignorant drivel. I wanted this track to make all those @$$holes feel like they were totally right.
The song title is a direct homage to an absolute CLASSIC Buzz track by Low Occurence, titled ‘How to kill the cliche’.
Download: 01 Why Kill the Cliche (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Classic Trash

Noggin – shadykill

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Title: shadykill
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2002

Fast paced jungle + some drum n bass originally intended to be set to an acapella of Eminem. That’s one of my favorite tracks off that album. This one is entirely buzz tracker junglism.
Borderline drill-n-bass but not enough rolls, I suppose.
(originally killyouseq.bmx)
Download: shadykill (right click and choose ‘save as’)

collaborations singles

Noggin vs Kaya – Mooki!

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Title: Mooki!
Artist: Noggin vs Kaya
Album: Mooki!
Date: 1997

Happy Hardcore Rave Saturday track. This was an early brush with staying up til hours to make a track for no other reason than it has to be made NOW. DJ Kaya aka Brewer was over, and I have to say, this dude was the biggest champion of techno/electronic music in our little Texas town. So basically we had only each other to talk to / jam with (the majority of kids at school were still totally hung up on Smashing Pumpkins and it would take a little Crystal Method and a lot of Moonshine [not to mention likely doses of x] to start bringing them around).
We sat down at the pc with Buzz generating sounds and then sequencing these loops in Acid. I’ll never forget how much fun we had that night, and how absolutely crazy it felt to go from idea to 100% fully realised (and packaged!) cassette-single in just a few hours. We celebrated by going to Jack-In-The-Box, getting some milkshakes then heading to the movie theatre parking lot and doing donuts in Kaya’s souped-up Trans Am (the closest thing to a spaceship I’ve ever been in, seriously).
I think Kaya actually ending up parlaying this one happy-hardocre single into a pretty fruitful dj career in the late 90s. Props buddy! This one’s for you.
Download: Noggin vs Kaya-Mooki! (right click and choose ‘save as’)

collaborations

Scotty P ft. Noggin – Meta-Pheta

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Title: Meta-Pheta
Artist: Scotty P ft. Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Release Date: 1999

Request. Collaboration with my boy Scotty P, up in Montreal.
We shared a taste for industrial and harder stuff amongst our more strictly techno peers. This track is what Scott came up with after I sent him some guitar tracks. He really took it to the next level with this one…I just recorded these jams, and had no idea what to expect.
Claim to fame with this one too….anybody remember mp3.com? It was like a ‘indie’ itunes type place, way before iTunes existed, and they had charts and rankings of music, etc. We charted #2 in the Industrial Dance category which got us a lot of exposure. Not bad for kids just learning to drive.
Download: Noggin vs ScottyP – MetaPheta (right click and choose ‘save as’)