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!

Cleveland Show- Mother's Day!

Here is the playlist from my show:

  • Blockhead- Pity Party
  • DJ Center Feat. Samia Farah- Tout Passe
  • Air- Alpha Beta Gaga
  • Mr. Flash – Eagle Eyez
  • Hexstatic- Telemetron
  • The Crystal Method- High Roller
  • Blockhead- Which One of You Jerks Drank My Arnold Palmer?
  • Chemical Brothers- Orange Wedge
  • Bassnectar Feat. Zumbi of Zion I- Teleport Massive
  • Krazy Baldhead- Strings of Death
  • Air- Sing Sang Sung
  • Groove Armada- My Friend
  • DJ Center- Everything In Time Intro
  • Lemon Jelly- ’79 aka The Shouty Track
  • MGMT- Time To Pretend
  • Moby- Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad
  • Audio Bullies feat. Nancy Sinatra- Shot You Down
  • Boys Noize- Jeffer
  • The Crystal Method- Keep Hope Alive
  • Underworld- Dirty Epic
  • The Prodigy- Take Me to the Hospital
  • Vinyl Life- Electric Symphony
  • Vicarious Bliss- Limousine (Dub Version)
  • Justin Timberlake- Rock Your Body ( Oakenfold Remix)
  • Sugababes- Round Round (Soulwax Remix)
  • Boris Dlugosch- Bangkok
  • Deadmau5- This Horts
  • Deadmau5- Orca
  • MSTRKRFT- Heartbreaker F. John Legend
  • Basement Jaxx- Bingo Bango
  • Ween- Friends
  • Midwest Product- Dead Cat
  • Clode- Week 1

* Bold indicates the Jam of the Week.

This week was Mother’s Day, so it was pretty obvious why Moby and Air were in the mix. I also thought that my mom would like some of the DJ Center stuff and the Groove Armada track I played. It is also very apparent that I got Ed Rec Vol. II this week. My friend Katie wanted some JT and I was happy to oblige. I’ve been watching old episodes of Bones with my girlfriend so I played some old tracks by Crystal Method, because they do the theme song for the show. Deadmau5 is still in the mix because I got At Play II last week as well.

This week’s show went fairly well, although the phones were down at the station, and I’m sure most people were spending time with their mothers rather than dancing to the radio. I played some Clodewerks, including a snippet from my spot that should be floating around the KWVA airwaves. I know a lot of college students out in Ohio are getting done, so they can have the free time to tune in next weekend!

CD Review: Ed Rec Vol. 2

One of the things you will begin to notice in my DJing and reviewing is that I follow my own path towards finding music, and the stuff I get hyped up about is not necessarily new. I definitely feel that quality transcends chronology.

My latest musical obsession is Ed Banger. I was always a really big fan of Mr. Oizo, and then Justice came out a couple years ago and I saw them live. Last year I  listened to both the Lamb’s Anger and Cross albums pretty much constantly. Following the advice of one of my professors, I started doing a little research on my favorite artists, finding that the two  of my big ones of the year were conveniently signed to the same label. When I started DJing on KWVA, I rediscovered Lamb’s Anger as a great source for any of my house mixes. My wonderful girlfriend then got me  Volume III for Christmas.

A couple weeks ago, I was at the library here at UO, and I decided to do a quick search for Mr. Oizo, just for fun. Lo and behold, Volume II comes up on WorldCat. Now I am rocking out to the whole Ed Banger Crew thanks to the Hennepin County Library in Minneapolis, MN. Thank you Library!

As for the part you are probably more interested, here is what I found on the CD when I got home from the Library:

An amazing collection of everything I expect from Ed Banger! Driving, distorted House, some straight up vintage jams, and really tight vocal cut-ups. The only thing I really didn’t get was Uffie. I really don’t understand her appeal, other than that she’s the only girl in the joint. I also don’t think her lyrics are as cunning as the production that the rest of the Ed crew bring to the table.

Recommended Tracks ( if for some reason you haven’t heard this CD yet): All but no. 2, Uffie making fun of computer nerds on an album of electronic music.

RIYL: There are enough people on ED Rec. that they can keep you occupied for a while. They would include Mr. Oizo, Justice, DJ Mehdi, Mr. Flash, Krazy Baldhead, Feadz, Busy P, and Sebastian to name a few. Daft Punk is the typical group to think of with french house. Some of the cutting up reminds me a lot of Boys Noize, but he is not as witty.