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Classic Trash

Noggin – Where it be at?

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Title: Where it be at?
Artist: Noggin
Album: Classic Trash
Date: 2001

Cruisin along the edge of the cheese escarpment, I bring to you a pretty Buzz-standard trackerised happy song. Well its not so much ‘happy’ song as it is ‘content song’.
It was originally called ‘newbassfix’ which kind of reminds me that I was experimenting a lot with bass around this time (thanks new sub). Not sure what’s new about it, but there you go.
It’s all buzz. Just being bored in my dorm.
Download: noggin-whereitbeat (right click and choose ‘save as’)

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’)

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’)

Classic Trash

CNCTR – Shallow Night (Deep Dive mix)

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Title: Shallow Night (Deep Dive in a Shallow Hole mix)
Artist: CNCTR
Album: Classic Trash
Date: 1998

Early buzz funkery. Fell in love with slap bass on this one.
It’s a remix of a much mellower tune that I’ll be posting up later this week. It’s like, it was so mellow, I had to do this funky version just to keep the yin in the yang, the pb with the jelly, the froyd with the seigfried, you know…
Download: shallow night (deep dive in a shallow hole) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Classic Trash

CNCTR – On the Way to Corpus

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Title: On the Way to COrpus
Artist: CNCTR
Album: Classic Trash
Date: 1998

Been a big week for classic buzz here.
Here’s an early dark track with a simple drum line. Probably would work good as a soundtrack piece. I cobbled this together in the closet on a computer in the time right before we headed to Corpus for a competition.
Download: corpus (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown singles

Noggin – The 909 is a Friend of Mine

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Title: The 909 is a Friend of Mine
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2001

One of my most beloved creations…a true love song to the most badass, speaker destroying, analog/digital hybrid 1980s drum machine house master in your face (did I say drum machine) that has ever existed…the Roland TR-909.
Sure the 808 is trendy as all hell right now (your welcome America, the Dirty Third had plenty of those samples to go around), the 909 is the cream of crop, to me.
While the 808 is purely analog, kind of spaceship sounding, the 909 refined this sound, turned it up, compressed it, kept it analog, and brought in some digital crispness to just completely rip through a mix and/or your mids.
Seriously, my DJ mentor Edgar, in telling a tidbit from his incredible dj-lore, once explained to me that Carl Cox brought a 909 with him to a gig they threw, and literally, blew out all the mid range speakers in the venue.
Now, I’ve heard of subs blowing (I’ve blown my own), I never would have believed it (til I did it), but I’ve seen tweeters blown, but to blow the MIDS?! The snare drum on this piece is a straight killer.
Anyway, early on in my love affair with this device, I got hold of a vocoder plugin for Buzz, and just put down to bits what I was feeling inside.
The sounds this box makes never cease to floor me.

PS. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A REAL LIVE 909. If you would like to send a TR-909 to me, hit that contact button up above and you will have made a lifelong friend – I’ll even take you out for beer to make it a little more awesome.

pps. YES I did my radio show today, but I can’t let 909 pass unacknowledged, so I will upload the radio show, as usual, only tomorrow, instead of today.

Happy 09/09.
Download: The 909 is a Friend of Mine (right click and choose ‘save as’)tr-909 image

collaborations Wreckage

Noggin + Dred – Communism (wreckage)

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Title: Communism (wreckage)
Artist: Noggin + Dred
Album: Wreckage
Date: 2002

All props to Ilya on this one.
This track has a bit of a weird journey…started out as one of Ilya’s first Buzz tracks, got a bit of Noggin treatment, back and forth between us (and this all in 97-98), then somehow it ended up in my sequencer view one night and got totally re-edited / remixed / rejiggled. Much mellower and a bit more focused than our first collaboration on the subject, and still trippy enough to keep me interested.
Dig Geonik’s Omega goin off.
Download: communism (wreckage) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Buzz Exports

Noggin – synvopat

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Title: synvopat
Artist: Noggin
Album: Buzz Exports
Date: 2003

This one falls into the forgotten tracks territory. When I started getting into glitch, I just had to experiment as much as I could. This one has your definite glitch backdrop, with a hint of a pretty menacing 303 and some boom bap beats. Also, FFT fx courtesy Drink.
Download: synvopat (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Classic Trash

CNCTR – 2 Sides of Everything

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Title: 2 Sides of Everything
Artist: CNCTR
Album: Classic Trash
Date: 1997

One of my earliest Buzz tracks – pretty basic experimentation with melody and the built-in Buzz synths. Some of the most ‘tracker-style’ stuff I ever did (cheesy).
These piano and string samples would find their way into many a production following this early experiment.
Download: 2sides (right click and choose ‘save as’)

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’)