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Thursday, February 26, 2009

the tape is like custom made for blunt rides in suburban hellholes

Coralcola has released his first EP called 747. Good thing we have mp3 copies, because the only other way to get this release is on tape, which makes it a great burn run album, since the only way anyone listens to tapes anymore is in their mom's old Plymouth Breeze.

Here is a link to the whole EP. It sounds like the 80s filtered through Coralcola's weeded brain (it's a zip file): Zshare Link

I recently played in the courtyard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for 'Carnevale' on Feb. 19th. Let me tell you how stunning and special it was to play for people in that courtyard. No one ever really gets to step foot in the there besides the groundskeepers, the sound was incredible because it reverberates crisply up and down the walls of the building, and the scenery is just amazing. Check it out:

It looked like a straight up movie set, and yet it is a real place.

I recorded the set and opened with a Coralcola track, so I wanted to make sure to share this with everyone:
1. William Basinski - Dlp1.3
2. Coralcola - Sleep is for Dreamers
3. Loco Dice - M Train to Brooklyn
4. The Tape and RQM - Luvely (Kalabrese Remix)
5. Dflex - Waltz (Dave Aju Remix)
6. Some track KC gave me that I play all the time
7. Clara Moto - Silently feat. Mimu
8. Daniel Steinberg - I Like to Be
9. John Tejada - Turning Point
10. Popnoname - Touch (The Field Remix)
11. Code 718 - Equinox (Henrik Schwarz Dub)
12. Paul Kalkbrenner - Square 1
13. Minilogue,KAB - That's a Nice Way to Give Feedback (Wighnomy Brothers Remix)
14. Marco Carola - Drumming
15. Luomo - Tessio (Stimming Remix)
16. Dop - Blanche Neige
17. Four Tet - My Angel Rocks Back and Forth
18. Max Cooper - I
19. Dana Ruh - History of the Sun

Download link: DJ Die Young - Live at the ISGM 2

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Joee Irwin Will Pump You Up To Party

Our friend Joee Irwin just completed a very special mix for Nicky Digital. "This is my interpretation of going out, and staying out all night," he says. "From the first train ride, to one party leading into the next, passing people and faces along the journey, as things get cloudy and regretful, before closing on a pillow with thoughts and memories that fade into dreams."

The tracklist is well done and executes the concept a bit better than Moby's Last Night, which is a concept album about an all-night bender. Moby had said it's basically "a love letter to dance music in New York City...In making Last Night, I essentially tried to take a long 8 hour night out in New York City and condense it into a 65 minute long album."

While Irwin's mix is not chock full of original material, the atmosphere and mood that he aims for is reached, and appeals to the more heady techno lovers. Music lovers who digested Last Night and appreciated it for what it was might find these boots a little hard to fit into, but there's faith that those who found the album to be lacking will dance to this mix all night long.

Link: Joee Irwin Pre-Party Mix @ Nicky Digital