I had to…

Sometimes life hands you lemons. In my case, life sets me up for the lamest joke there is.

I was going to post this to failbooking or the like, but Its not cool to post your own. On a blog, however, it is more than acceptable to showcase your work.

Cleveland Show- Summer Jam

Here’s What I Played:

Pregame:

  • Meco- Star Wars
  • Lady Gaga- Alejandro
  • Portishead- It Could Be Sweet
  • Dabrye- Machines, Pt. I
  • Blockhead- Pity Party
  • Mr. Scruff- Midnight Feast
  • DJ Cener- Tout Passe (Featuring Samia Farah)
  • Hexstatic- Telemetron
  • Blockhead- It’s Raning Clouds
  • Flying Lotus- Mmmhmm Ft. Thundercat

The First Hour,  Jelly of Jams:

  • Beta Collide- Thats a Traum!
  • Mr. Flash- Eagle Eyez
  • Cornershop- Candy Man
  • Bonobo & Andreya Triana- The Keeper
  • Dabrye- Piano
  • Justin Timberlake- Summer Love/Set the Mood Prelude
  • Raymond Scott- Twilight In Turkey
  • Justin Bieber and MSTRKRFT- Heartbreaker Baby (CJ Milli Mix)
  • Cosmic Gate- Fire Wire

Still first hour, not as Jimmer Jammy:

  • Mr. Flash- Disco Dynamite
  • LCD Soundsystem- Pow Pow
  • Sash!- Encore Une Fois
  • Boys Noize- Jeffer
  • Deadmau5- This is Also the Hook
  • Cut Copy- Going Nowhere (Sebastian Remix)

Hour Three:

  • Vicarious Bliss- Limousine (Dub Version)
  • Mr. Oizo- Minuteman’s Pulse
  • Boris Dlugosch- Bangkok
  • MSTRKRFT- Work On YOu
  • Paul Johnson- Get Get Down
  • Deadmau5- Orca
  • Chemical Brothers- H.I.A.
  • Basement Jaxx- Bingo Bango
  • Fatboy Slim- Give the Po’ Man a Break
  • LCD Soundsystem- Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
  • Ween- Friends
  • Vengaboys- We Like to Party

*Bold indicates jam of the week, or in this case the jam of the summer.

This episode was the last before the summer, so I thought I’d do a recap as well as some summer jamness. I also got called to do an extra hour, so I did a more grooved out/funky pregame mix.

The pregame was a little mix of whatever. My parents came to visit, so I put on the Star Wars funk while I showed them around. I had to share the new Gaga vid everyone is talking about as well. The rest was a mix of more hip hop oriented stuff.

The first hour was the Jam of Jams of the week, all of which are pretty epic. From there on out, it was straight ahead dance party. I kicked it old school with some Vengaboys, which may very well be the Jam of any summer in existence.

Thank you all for a great first year of DJing! Over the summer I will be rehearsing with my mixer and newly purchased korg pad kontroller, so look forward to some MPC- Style madness in the fall!

Stay Classy,

Clode

Cleveland Show- Carnival of Cleveland

Here’s what I played:

  • Justin Bieber and MSTRKRFT- Heartbreaker Baby (CJ Milli Mix)
  • Boys Noize- Lava Lava (Feadz Aval Aval Mix)
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Heads Will Roll
  • Vengaboys- Ho Ho Vengaboys!
  • Slam- Positive Education
  • Chemical Brothers- Electronic Battle Weapon 7 (Acid Children)
  • Darude- Feel the Beat
  • Justin Timberlake- Rock Your Body (Paul Oakenfold Remix)
  • Deadmau5- Mr. G
  • Deadmau5- Tau V2
  • Four Tet- Sing
  • LCD Soundsystem- One Touch
  • Audio Bullies Feat. Nancy Sinatra- Shot You Dow

Second Hour:

  • Carnival of Cleveland- J. B. Arban and Clode
  • Bonobo & Andreya Triana- Stay the Same
  • Mr. Scruff- Trollmarch
  • Bonobo- El Toro
  • DeZurik Sisters- Yoo-Hoo in the Valley
  • Thievery Corporation- From Creation
  • Wahed Out- Olivia
  • LCD Soundsystem- I Can Change
  • DJ Mehdi- Lucky Girl
  • Pink Baby Monster- I Live for Art (Fourth Most Beautiful Sound Mix)
  • Orbital- Chime
  • Aphex Twin- Windowlicker (Acid Edit)
  • Chemical Brothers- The Private Psychadelic Reel

*Bold indicates jam of the week. Thats right, it was Justin Bieber. I am forsaken.

This week was a wrap up of sorts for the term. I will be doing my show next week, but I wanted to let the good times roll while people were getting anxious over exams. The first hour was the usual Clodewerks dance mix. I threw in LCD Soundsystem’s new album, which I just got and have been enjoying.

I got a couple requests this week. First, my girlfriend requested Justin Timberlake, of course. I obliged, pleasing every other female audience member as well. Everybody loves a little Justin (Is that why Justin Bieber is so hot, collective confusion of first names?)… Katie and Sarah back in the AL requested some song I didn’t know, but I know that Sarah loves country, so I dropped some DeZurik Sisters. EPIC!!

Then I debuted my Carnival of Cleveland, which I think went ok. I need to prepare some more before my performance on Wednesday. Comments are greatly appreciated. I will be playing it at Beall Hall at 2:50, and I’m totally cool with people coming and checking it out. The rest of the show was recouping from that ten minute epic. I closed with the Private Psychadelic Reel, which is fitting because it closes one of the best albums in electronic music.

Good luck with finals. I will see you next week!

-Clode

Carnival of What the Duck?

Week 10. Dead Week. Everything you have been putting off for the term is coming back to haunt you. Then you get a video assignment. Your first thought, “this will be a great opportunity to try stop-motion!” Bad idea. The result is pretty much the same quality that you would expect from a film by Edison, but it works because the piece is from the same era.

The assignment was to post a video of a performance of my jury piece. I figured that since I was already doing so much with It, I would make an interesting video too. Since its a ten minute piece and the process was taking a lot longer than the ten minutes it would take to record me sitting in front of my computer playing it, I decided to just do the intro for now. I felt that doing a boring video would not represent the time I put into the piece.

So in lieu of the ten minute youtube, I will be performing all variations live on Sunday on my radio show (Sunday, June 6, 6PM on 88.1 or online). The Jury itself is supposed to be posted to youtube as well, so it will be available probably in a couple weeks.

As always, comments are greatly appreciated, and are conveniently free to give out!

Thanks,

Kyle

Spooky Scenarios

I know some people out there don’t believe that I play trumpet because I spend the majority of my time making music with my laptop,  DJing, or writing random poems about tacos. In fact, every week I have to record myself playing the trumpet for studio. Out of the past ten weeks of the term, this was voted my best recording of the term. I’m thinking mostly because of the Twilight reference. Enjoy!

*note: Janet Stewart works very hard to keep the SOM in a pristine condition, and I have nothing personal against oboists. I’m sure Steve Buscemi is pretty on the inside, and there definitely are some pretty intense recorder youtubes out there. I do, however, have a negative opinion of Gary, Indiana, despite whatever the music man tells me.

** dually noted: The little player on here is from SoundCloud. If it doesn’t work or you want to hear more clodewerks stuff, hit it up on the bar to the left. I also have stuff on ilike and last.fm, if you are more into those things.

Cleveland Show- OMG CATS!

Here’s what I played:

  • Dabrye- Piano
  • Mr. Oizo- The Salad
  • Aphex Twin- Orban Eq Trx4
  • Balkan Beat Box- Sunday Arak
  • Flying Lotus- Arkestry
  • Blockhead- Tricky Turtle
  • RJD2- The Stranger
  • Bonobo- Kiara
  • Boards of Canada- Chromakey Dreamcoat
  • Wiseguys- Searches End
  • Cornelius- Mic Check
  • Mark Gould and Pink Baby Monster- I Live for Art
  • The Prodigy- Stand Up
  • Fatboy Slim- Gangster Trippin’
  • Chemical Brothers- Piku
  • Röyksopp- Happy Up Here
  • Mr. Scruff- Spandex Man
  • Kraftwerk- Abzug
  • Clode- Week 1
  • Moby- String Electro

Hour Two:

  • Groove Armada- Groove is On
  • Washed Out- Clap Intro
  • Lymbyc System- Carved by Glaciers
  • Orbital- Funny Break
  • Four Tet- Love Cry
  • Chemical Brothers- Burst Generator
  • Justice- Phantom
  • Mr. Oizo- Jo
  • Justice- Phantom Pt. II
  • Hexstatic-Living
  • Underworld- Bigmouth
  • Groove Armada- Warsaw
  • Mr. Flash- Disco Dynamite
  • Basement Jaxx- Broken Dreams
  • Krazy Baldhead- No Cow, No Pow
  • Balkan Beat Box- Delancy (Stefano Miele Balkan Carnival Remix)
  • Propellerheads- Bring Us Together
  • Chronos Quartet- Dinner Music for a Hungry Pack of Cannibals (Raymond Scott)

*Bold indicates what it always indicates, le Jam de la Semaine.

This week I had no clear plan as to what was to come out. A lot of the work that I do at the School of Music here is performance based, so I thought I wouldn’t think to much and would just perform. The title lends itself to one of a few comments I got on the track “Mic Check” by Cornelius. If you haven’t heard the album that its on, “FANTASMA” you should probably get on that.

The jam of the week comes from an artsy hip-hop album by Dabrye. I wanted the CD really bad in high-school but never got around to it until I saw it laying around the station last week. I couldn’t play my favorite tracks because the FCC would not be happy with me if I did.

Other than that, it was a pretty usual fun show. I played my own trumpet/flugelhorn track that I’m thinking about redoing for the album I will be working on over the summer. I played both Phantom and its sequel with an intermission. Next week might be my last before the summer, so be sure to tune in. Over the break I will do something DJ related, but I haven’t decided between live or podcasting. Either way it will be pretty great as I will have more time to practice.

See you next week, Sunday at 6PM PST on KWVA, Eugene 88.1!

Stay Classsy,

Clode

Intergalactic Kegger

I think that the University of Oregon should adopt a class on intergalactic relations. The mere fact that Avatar broke all the box office records goes to show that people are interested in the issues that surround the intergalactic community.

Here is how I see the class going down.

INGL 201- Intro to Intergalactic Relations

INGL 201 covers the history of  conflicts and other important events that have shaped the current landscape of  Intergalactic politics. This challenges students to become more aware of the current intergalactic landscape and the issues that surround us as a world in a broader  intergalactic system.

There will be two lectures a week covering the following subjects.

  • Case files from the MIB
  • In depth study of Na’vi- human relations
  • The growing concern over the Visitors
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • When Mars Attacked.

Readings will be from:

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy- Douglas Adams
  • Starship Troopers- Robert A. Heinlen

Students will also have access to an interactive simulation entitled Starcraft. The old edition works fine for the purposes of the class.

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The Night Before Tacos

It ’twas the night before tacos
and all through Kyle’s pad,
not a creature was sturring, not even a tad.
The kitchen was strewn with dirty silverware,
in hopes that tomorrow he wouldn’t be eating there
Kyle was nestled all snug in his bed
while visions of nachos danced in his head.

I am getting me some tacos tomorrow…

Cleveland Show- The Lost Episode

Here’s What I played:

  • Beta Collide- That’s a Traum!
  • Washed Out- Luck
  • Meat Beat Manifesto- We Done
  • Mr. Oizo- No Day Massacre
  • Art of Noise- Opus 4
  • Blockhead- The Music Scene
  • DJ Shadow- Six Days
  • Portishead- Strangers
  • Blockhead- The Prettiest Sea Slug
  • DJ Center- Strings
  • Washed Out- Last Night
  • Bonobo- Kong
  • Prefuse 73 feat. Sam Prekop- Last Night
  • Chemical Brothers- The Boxer
  • Lo Fidelity Allstars- Deep Ellum.. Hold On
  • Tarkan- Simarik
  • Underworld- Bruce Lee
  • Busy P- Rainbow Man
  • Hexstatic feat. Organic Audio- Salvador
  • Fatboy Slim- Praise You
  • Justice- D.A.N.C.E
  • Bassnectar- I Wish I Was a Hipster (West Coast Lo-Fi Remix)
  • Orbital- Easy Serv
  • Raymond Scott- Twilight in Turkey
  • Underworld- Luetin
  • DJ Mehdi- Lucky Girl
  • Daft Punk- One More Time (Short Radio Edit)
  • Chemical Brother- Do It Again
  • Prodigy- Shoot Down
  • Wiseguys- Ooh La La
  • MSTRKRFT- It Ain’t Love (feat. Lil’ Mo)
  • Deadmau5- Reduction
  • Fatboy Slim- Everybody Needs a 303
  • MSTRKRFT- Work on You
  • Basement Jaxx- Hot ‘N Cold
  • Bonobo- 1009
  • John Wilbraham- Carnival of Venice

*Bold indicates jams of the week.

This weeks show was fairly doomed, but ended up being very good, not to brag or anything. First things first, Lost was having its season finale halfway through my show. Apparently, It was to be the TV event of the decade, a pretty bold claim considering we’re only 5 months into it. I had to bid the followers adieu halfway through the show. Secondly, the beloved chatbox on the KWVA webstation was not working.

I powered on through it all though. Beta Collide put out a wicked new minute-long single about some article about the music industry. It won the jam of the week with its epic bass and cartoonish vocals. However, Twilight in Turkey by Raymond Scott kept coming up on shuffle on my iPod. It is a pretty epic song in its own right, and I think it would be sweet to perform it in a small ensemble setting for something music major related. That’s why I decided to have two jams this week.

Other than that it was just a regular Cleveland show, with some interesting layering and ending with a very random track. I felt especially proud of what I did with the DJ Shadow track as well as how I did with mixing into the Prodigy track. The Carnival Of Venice is embedded into my subconscious at this point from constant practicing.

That was how the Cleveland Show went down.  If you’re feeling down about the loss of Lost, tune in next Sunday at 6PM (PST) to KWVA (www.kwvaradio.org) and dance the bad emotions away. As always, Feel free to leave me a message with any requests as I prepare for next week.

Why I Haven't Been Posting of Late

The Carnival of Venice is a very lovely tune,

I play it to look flashy,

and to make the ladies swoon.

Sometimes I’ll mess up a rhythm,

or won’t quite multiple tongue.

It doesn’t matter to me though,

’cause this tune is too dang fun!

* I will be posting my own version to Youtube in a couple weeks. Bring the Pain!