Cleveland Show- Getting over Basketball

Here is what I played:

  • Bonobo & Andrey Triana- The Keeper
  • DJ Center- A Few Good Words (feat. Nijmole)
  • Mr. Scruff- Vibraphone Boogie
  • Whashed Out- Good Luck
  • DJ Center- The Rain
  • Boards of Canada- Eagle in Your Mind
  • Art of Noise- Metaforce
  • RJD2- A Spaceship for Now
  • Hexstatic- Perfect Bird
  • Röyksopp- Happy Up Here (Boys Noize Remix)
  • Bassnectar- Backpack Rehab
  • Hexstatic- Extra Life
  • Meat Beat Manifesto- Long Periods of Time
  • DJ Mehdi- Stick It
  • Feadz- Edwrecker
  • Mr. Oizo- Cut Dick
  • Vinyl Life- Hot Sauce
  • Daft Punk- Musique
  • BSOD- This is Also the Hook
  • Junior Jack- Luv 2 U
  • Lo Fidelity Allstars- Sleeping Faster
  • Deadmau5- Faxing Berlin
  • Chemical Brothers- H.I.A
  • MSTRKRFT- Vuvuvu
  • Voodoo Child- Unh Yeah
  • Simian Mobile Disco- Sleep Deprivation
  • Daniel Bedingfield- Gotta Get Thru This
  • Prodigy- Your Love
  • Vengaboys- Up & Down
  • Scooter- How Much is the Fish
  • Cosmic Gate- Fire Wire
  • Aphex Twin- Polynomial-C

* Bold indicates jam of the week. (Originally the Bonobo track but the DJ after me was hating on  90’s house, especially the hardsyles,  so I had give some props to the music I grew up listening to.

This week, the Cavs got beat by the Celtics in the NBA playoffs. To fit the mood of Cleveland, I went down-tempo for the first half hour of my show. Another reason was that I have definitely been enjoying the DJ Center  and Bonobo albums.

From there I moved up in tempo throughout the rest of the show. In the first hour I did my french electro thing with some of the Ed Rec. crew and Daft Punk. By the second hour I was doing straight up house and trance. That track BSOD is pretty funny.

Thanks for checking out the Cleveland Show. Feel free to leave me a message with any requests as I prepare for next week. As always, tune in next Sunday at 6PM (PST) to KWVA (www.kwvaradio.org) for another action packed episode!

CD Review: Bonobo- Black Sands

When I sit down at KWVA to do a mix, I always imagine myself on Solid Steel Radio, hanging out with the DJs that continue to inspire me with the amazing mixes they put out every week. Listening to Ninja Tune’s radio show has been a definite driving force behind my passion for DJing as well as their assortment of amazing artists.

Last week on my show I got my mits on the new Bonobo album, Black Sands. Definitely true to the Ninja Tune vibe, this album has a very laid back groove with some very cool layers. Its very organic sounding, but  with a very big and present bass. Its the kind of thing to listen to while winding down for the day, or to take away the pain of getting ready for your midterm on AJAX and the DOM.

Recommended Tracks: All. Just do what I did and sit, chill out and let the rich grooves take your mind to a more relaxing place. I think “All in Forms” sounds familiar for some reason, probably through my stalking of Ninja Tune on Soundcloud.

RIYL: Anything on Ninja Tune is pretty amazing, including stuff like Blockhead, The Cinematic Orchestra, Amon Tobin, Hexstatic, and one of my all time favorites, Mr. Scruff. If for some horrible reason you wanted to avoid Ninja Tune, stuff like For Tet and Portishead come to mind, although  Andreya Triana is a lot more soulful than Beth Gibbons.