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Mirrorkill

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Mirrokill's new album came out earlier this year - and wow! Fantastic songwriting, captivating Discordian acoustic bongo rock music, humour, and energy... There are shades of Julian Cope, Half Man Half Biscuit, David Cronenberg's Wife, New Model Army, and even tiny hints of Comus and 70s acoustic hard-folk-rock. If you like that kind of thing, you will NOT be disappointed.

Any band that has the slogan "Nothing You Pay Money For Can Ever Be Subversive" has got to be alright.

On top of all that - it's FREE! Go and download it RIGHT NOW or you will never forgive yourself:

The Man That Things Weren't Meant To Know

You should also check out their earlier albums, and their latest, 23 minute long track while you're there.

Alice In Workshopland at Eden Court [part 1 of 3]

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A record of the 'Around' group's Alice in Wonderland workshop at Eden Court, Inverness on Friday 29th April 2011.

Drinking The Blues

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An upbeat blues flavoured compilation of drinking songs, to conjure up a good, old-time Friday night of drinking and getting drunk in a pub, bar or party... No depressing songs included!

Alice in Workshopland reminder

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A quick reminder that you can still get tickets for Alice in Workshopland at Eden Court on Friday 29th April. Get in now before it's booked up! And you can still catch the Royal wedding in the morning, so there's no excuse for missing out...

See my previous post for more details.

White Rabbit

DJ King's World Record

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Hats off to Brazilian DJ King, who "broke the world record by DJing continuously for 120 hours and two minutes" on March 22nd, 2011.

Five days? That's insane. According to this article, he only went to the toilet 3 times, and didn't play any track twice! (According to this other article, his mix was 120 hours and 19 minutes, but I don't think it really matters.)

I can't even imagine listening to the radio continuously for five days with no sleep, in the same room, let alone DJing for all that time.

[DJ King]

Also, I'm assuming - although I could be wrong - that it was one continuous mix. In any case, I hope it was recorded - someone should release it as a 120 album box set.

Alice in Workshopland

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Alice In Wonderland logo

I will be providing musical atmosphere for 'Alice In Workshopland' on Friday, 29th April at Eden Court in Inverness. (It's not a gig as such; the music will not be the focus, but will be part of the overall ambience).

It promises to be a magical two hour trip of creativity into Alice in Wonderland, and is linked to the Scottish Ballet's production of Alice. You don't need to see the ballet to enjoy the workshop, but you should go anyway - it looks wonderful.

The workshop will give you a chane to "express your feelings, your impressions and take the story to another level with your own imagination and art creations". I can't wait to see what will be created!

More details and booking here:

Afraid of Americans - Rock Mix

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*Warning!* Offensive lyrics - definitely NSFW, children, etc. LOTS of swearing at the end, so don't upset yourself or others with it. 'So What' even offends people who 'aren't easily offended'... you have been warned!

If you're into rock, grunge, stoner rock, electro rock, goth and punk, though, you should find it enjoyable.

This is a fairly random, high energy mix, based on the loose theme of "rock stuff that goes with David Bowie's 'Afraid of Americans' song".

Jayne County is probably my favourite punk rock performer, along with John Lydon/Johnny Rotten. Punk needs more witty, sassy, confrontational, transgender icons, and her song 'Fuck Off' should have been a punk anthem alongside 'God Save the Queen' or 'Anarchy In The UK'. her autobiography is excellent as well. [end of my tuppence worth]

Forest Mix - Electronica and Dance

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This mix was created for the Around Gallery in Strathpeffer, where the theme for the year is 'Forest,' because 2011 has been declared 'International Year of Forests' by the United Nations.

See these links for more details:
http://www.around.org.uk/
http://www.un.org/en/events/iyof2011/

I am doing a different forest-themed mix every month for the rest of 2011. This is the SECOND MIX.

The first mix in the series can be found here:
Journey Through The Forest - Part 1

Talib Kweli & Year Of The Blacksmith - The Community Mixtape

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Totally blown away by this awesome mixtape from Talib Kweli. Great flow; smooth yet energetic, solid rhymes and beats - it has it all!

 

Natalie Storm mixtape

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I was put on to this fantastic dancehall mixtape from Natalie Storm by a fellow DJ on Twitter.

Contains LOTS of swearing and FILTHY talk, so:

NSFW

NSFC

NSFI

NSFY

However, if you like Reggae, Hip-hop, Dancehall, or best of all, all three, then you'll love it.

 

Indian Adventures #1

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This is a kind of trip to India, but it takes in a bit of Zanzibar, and the artists range from India, UK, Germany and the USA - and possibly elsewhere as well. There's a lot of Asha Bhosle, because she's totally awesome.

The intent was to explore a variety of Indian styles and styles inspired by India, without making things too disjointed. There will be more adventures, taking in Raga Rock, 60s songs with sitars and tablas, and so on.

Ghost Rider

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This mix was made for a friend, and is centered around the Young Gods' cover of 'Ghost Rider'.

The idea was to evoke a particular part of the atmosphere of the song, and explore it as fully as possible.

It's intended to be a kind of gritty road trip through the dirty back roads of America - similar to Natural Born Killers if it was directed by Jim Jarmusch. Or Wim Wenders. Or something.

You can make up your own story to fit the lyrics and music, but I see it as a teenager running away from home ("America, America is killing it's youth"), who, after visiting some dark places (of the soul and the landscape), finally finds his home at the carnival.

I've only got an old vinyl rip of Swans' Love Will Tear Us Apart - sorry for the crackles. There's a similar version by Honeyroot at the end of the excellent UK film 'Red Road'.

 

Down To Business - Valentine Mix (Part 2)

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This Valentine's mix is probably best enjoyed if you DO NOT READ THE TRACKLIST (until after you've heard it).

To really get into the spirit of this, you may want to get comfortable with your lover, turn down the lights, and let the music take you for a ride... but you can still enjoy it without a lover.

Make sure you listened to Part 1 before listening to this.

Probably best not to listen to the mix near children or those who are easily offended.

 

Down To Business - Valentine Mix (Part 1)

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This Valentine's mix is probably best enjoyed if you DO NOT READ THE TRACKLIST (until after you've heard it).

To really get into the spirit of this, you may want to get comfortable with your lover, turn down the lights, and let the music take you for a ride... but you can still enjoy it without a lover.

Make sure you listen to Part 2 after listening to this.

Probably best not to listen to the mix near children or those who are easily offended.

Groove Is In The Ghetto

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This is a remix of Deee-lite's 'Groove Is In The Heart'. I wanted to try something a bit different from the usual dance-based remixes of this awesome pop classic, and give it a very different rhythm.

It is somewhere between a mashup and a remix, featuring 18 different samples, and no other original music (i.e. I didn't add anything of my own, only other people's work). Enjoy!

Groove Is In The Ghetto (remix/mashup) by DJ Kaboodle

All of the following tracks are sampled in the above remix:

Journey Through The Forest - Part 2

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An ethereal trip through a spooky forest - there are some light, relaxing areas, but the general tone is slightly dark and occasionally discomforting (just like a real forest).

This mix was created for the Around Gallery in Strathpeffer, where the current theme is 'Forest'.

2011 has been declared 'International Year of Forests' by the United Nations; in honour of this, I plan to do a different forest-themed mix every month for the rest of 2011.

This is PART TWO of the FIRST MIX.

Part One can be found here:
http://www.djkaboodle.co.uk/blog/2011/january/24/journey-through-forest-part-1 

 

Journey Through The Forest - Part 1

Mixes and sets

An ethereal trip through a spooky forest - there are some light, relaxing areas, but the general tone is slightly dark and occasionally discomforting (just like a real forest).

This mix was created for the Around Gallery in Strathpeffer, where the current theme is 'Forest'.

2011 has been declared 'International Year of Forests' by the United Nations; in honour of this, I plan to do a different forest-themed mix every month for the rest of 2011.

This is PART ONE of the FIRST MIX.

Part Two can be found here:
http://www.djkaboodle.co.uk/blog/2011/january/24/journey-through-forest-part-2

Fifty Cents and Starfish and Coffee

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Ever wonder what the inspiration might have been for Prince's 'Starfish and Coffee' ? The lyrics are pretty strange, even for Prince, and there are several theories around the internet on where they came from and what they're about, but I no longer believe them, even if Prince himself claims they're about some "mentally challenged" girl he knew in school.

You have probably already heard Prince's 'Starfish and Coffee', but if not, you then you should listen to it RIGHT NOW, so that this post can have the impact it needs. (Sadly, Prince and his previous music companies are a bit weird about having of his music available on Youtube or anywhere convenient to link to, but Soulwax did a very decent cover here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj6DNArKwGE)

Even if you've heard it before, go and listen to it again (either Prince's original or the above link). Pay particular attention to the lyrics and the rhythm and meter of them.

Starfish

Now, go and listen to this: http://dusttodigital.bandcamp.com/track/song-of-fifty-cents

Roots Reggae

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This is a mix of some of my favourite reggae tracks, most of which are 'roots' reggae - but this covers skank, dub and rude boy styles as well.

I couldn't find the 60s original of Dawn Penn's 'You Don't Love Me', otherwise I would have used that instead. The 90s remake, used here, was still excellent, but doesn't have the same 'flavour'.

Gogol Bordello - Supertheory of Supereverything (live)

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A great performance of a great song, from the Greatest Band Of All Time (well, one of them greatest, anyway):

 

Phasers Set on Funk Funk

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This is the first hour of a live improvised funk mix, with only 3 pre-prepared tracks; everything else was searched for and added on the fly.

I had no idea which direction I was going to take until I started playing the first track. (Which is why there are a couple of mistakes!)

Most of the mixes I post here and on Mixcloud are entirely live, unless otherwise stated. The only editing I do is to fit them into Mixcloud's 100MB size limit (which is why the mixes come in two parts).

Donate to dyne:bolic

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dyne:bolic is my favourite Linux distribution (along with Ubuntu Studio), and a new version is in the works. It's not only a great operating system and a superb way to learn about Linux, it is also a fanatastic set of multimedia tools, portable enough for the entire operating system - including personal files - to be carried on a USB stick, and has a great independent attitude and spirit.

From the dyne:bolic pledge campaign:

"dyne:bolic is one of the 100% free distributions recommended by the Free Software Foundation, designed to run efficiently on older computers and game consoles, used to broadcast online independent internet radio and tv, providing strong encryption and emphasizing on local storage of data for better privacy.

God vs Satan - Round 1 - Part 2

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A compilation/mix centred around the idea of God vs Satan, perhaps in a South Park/MTV kind of way. This is the second half of Round 1 - of a projected 3 rounds. You can draw your own conclusions from the music and lyrics about who, if anyone, wins at the end.

Make sure you listen to Part 1 for the beginning of this round:
http://www.djkaboodle.co.uk/blog/2010/november/05/god-vs-satan-round-1-part-1

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