Tag Archives: melody

groovesday

Groovesday 07 May 2013 – Love Psychosis

Artist: DJ Noggin
Title: Groovesday 07 May 2013 - Love Psychosis
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2013
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Join me for a show the Professor himself would be proud of. I talk a lot during this one because I can feel the love in the air that you my dear people put up for me.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
Avalanches
Together
Deftones
Breakwater
Telepopmusik
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’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – …the Whole Earth Smiled

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Title: And the Whole Face of the Earth Smiled
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2002

Every now and then, this inner cornball in me stands up and shouts loudly messages of love and sentimentality and corndogs and cheese.
This is one of those moments.
Kind of a killer beat, some glitchiness, tons of melody, glide synths, beat box samples (like from yer mouth, yo), all wrapped up in computer nerdom that is the tracker-tune.
This one’s all Buzz.
Download: Noggin – And the whole face of the earth smiled (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Fall Tape

Noggin – Chillfest (rough draft)

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Title: Chillfest (rough draft)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Fall Tape
Date: 2011

Another one off the recently bounced Fall Tape. This path was formed by placing one stone at a time.
EPS sampling Logic sounds, sequenced via mpc, sequence recorded to logic, re-sequenced back to eps, tracked to logic in whole song and chunk sections (for looping), sent to cassette tape, bounced back to pc, cut up / mastered briefly mostly to raise cassette output, disseminated on the trackaday faces.
I love the interplay of different machines from different time periods because it brings up interesting techniques that might not have been explored otherwise. Ever notice a hardware samplist’s tendency to raise both notes of a interval equally? That’s the machine talking as much as the musician (this led to a lot of ‘jazzy’ hip hop and electro-lounge).
TX on the bass.
Download: 03 chillfest (rough draft) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Fall Tape remixes remixes and covers

Daft Punk – Da Funk (Noggin Music Box Prototype version)

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Title: Da Funk (Noggin Music Box Prototype version)
Artist: Daft Punk / Noggin
Album: Fall Tape
Date: 2011

This is a test track that I made for a new music box adaptation I’m about to drop on Youtube (see my first one, Haddaway – What is Love (music box version)).
So let this serve as a preview / taste of what is to come.
Download: dafunk-musicbox (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Intentions

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Title: Intentions
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 1999

Soaring, melodic, sophomoric, string-breaks. This is all Jeskola Buzz from when I was just starting out with this more electronic production. I felt real classy I after I spit this one out at 16. At 9 minutes long, this was an early epic.
Diggin on the primi-fun and the newfound favorite (at the time), Whitenoise’s Delta. Glide function on a synthesizer WOW.
Download: Noggin – Intentions (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Sober October

Noggin – That Old Orange Guitar

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Title: That Old Orange Guitar
Artist: Noggin
Album: Sober October
Date: 2011

Final version of the ambient track I posted earlier this year (bonus track after so you don’t think I’m double dipping).
All the sounds in this one came from my first guitar, recently rigged up with piezo, plugged straight into my sampler. I got to say thanks again to my uncle for that guitar, cause it basically was my gateway into wanting to learn to hone my craft.
I want to dedicate this one to my good friend Kyle of California.
MPC straight to 1/4″ reels via Mackie mixer and LXP-1 on send.
Chuck originally called this one “Leftovers” (and I like that).
Full album available at http://soundcloud.com/djnoggin/sets/sober-october
Download: Noggin – 05 – That Old Orange Guitar (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Sober October

Noggin – Thumb

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Title: Thumb
Artist: Noggin
Album: Sober October
Date: 2011

One of the oldest tracks, and most played out, I’ve been performing this piece at shows since December of 2009. I wrote this track one night in Anacortes when I couldn’t sleep due to excessive pain.
The beats came from wanting to honor DJ Screw in a way. The melody is a program I created on the MPC after sampling Alyx’s keyboard.
MPC straight to 1/4″ reels via Mackie mixer and LXP-1 on send.
Chuck originally called this one “One amazing evening”.
Full album available at http://soundcloud.com/djnoggin/sets/sober-october
Download: Noggin – 07 – Thumb (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Buzz Exports

Noggin – lychee

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

Glitchtacular melodiousism rampant right here.
It’s hi-fi buzzage, with a definite downtempo tip. The beat out of this one went on to bigger and better things…and it’s just on the tip of my tongue right now what those things were.
originally called ‘gichee.bmx’.
Download: noggin-lychee (right click and choose ‘save as’)