Joining us on the HI-FI is TMRK. The founder of the BPM movement here and Portland and label boss of the excellent Tamarack Music. With an affinity for Lo-Bit Grimey Dubs and battery powered hardware, this mix is a heady trip into micro circuitry and crunchy decay. Vibes
Joining us on the Hi-Fi: XJ. Boomarm brother XJ. The man hails from just outside of Paris, France. He runs a fantastic blog, makes killer beats, mixes, and ink drawings. This episode is a deep voyage into the outer worlds of real sound and its reflection through the underground. Heres a tracklist and summary in the man’s own words… Big up XJ.
“Its subway tunnels of Paris on line 7, It’s a forbidden area but its one of those rare places to be at peace. The cycling lamp stuff, warm tunnels during winter nights. The lights station coming…Waking u up. As the sun.
Most of the selected tunes featured in this podcast have travelled already, from the speakers to our ears (referring to Guglielmo Marconi’s conception of frequencies: Marconi became convinced that sounds once generated never die, until we can no longer perceive them. The sound generated is never lost , they just become fainter as each second passes). After all, it’s like offering a backdoor to escape daily madness on our earth, and bring our attention back from convoluted mainstream and full entertainment that Huxley was describing in “Brave New World”… Music today is a very difficult thing to approach if you’ve just landed on our planet, you’ll be submerge with tons of law “quality” “music”.Lo-Fi is very much Hi-Fi to me, if we’re talking about fidelity to the Music. Thats why Dem Hunger/Wanda Group is featured more than once, thats why Steve Reich is also there with Gil Scott-Heron in a street interview i ripped online. Even if it sounds messy ‘n crispy, loud or distorted. I just hope i made it enough for transport purposes…” – XJ
Joining us on the Hi-FI: Nathaniel Young. I have recently discovered the music of Nathaniel Young AKA – FLORAL. His recent release for Purr Tapes dropped my jaw and gave me a newly needed jolt of hometown pride. This Portland, Oregon native is on his way, making some visionary rhythms of splintered dense patterns of kicks and percussion, and tons of beautiful noisy layers. Gorgeous stuff.. Dont sleep on his music!! Cop his recent release, and also check out his collective BLANKSTAIRS, they too have a deep level good release just out. Dig in. Big up Nathaniel.
We are very thrilled to present this mix of 100% original dubplates from the vaults of one of Portland’s finest: Studio Geordie. Assembled from a collection of lacquer cuts of original material composed, performed, and dubbed by the man himself.
Joining us on the HI-FI: The future tropical sounds of Michael Bruce.PDX sound boy Michael Bruce has whipped up this extra long mix of new digital dance sounds fro around the tropics. Seamlessly mixed in a single live session, Michael Bruce gets rough and tuff on the system. Baile!
Stay tuned for his upcoming release on the excellent Barcelona based label FOLCORE
Joining us on the Hi- Fi: The everywhere sound man DTCPU. Armed with a sampler and a box of tapes, DTCPU treats us to this gorgeous sun drenched churning mix of pure slow-vibe goodness. Sure to take you where you need to be. Let it burn. Much respect DTCPU!
Joining us on the hi-fi: Strategy – Live at Deep Listening.
We recorded Strategy’s live set from our Deep Listening showcase back in October and present it here in its entirety. Open form transmissions from Portland’s Strategy, live sampled short wave radio meets 808 kicks in DUB. Mega deep for the maximum experience.
Joining us on the Galactic Hi-Fi: Portland, Oregon’s ETHERNET. This is a live recording of his set from our Deep Listening event back on Oct. 14 2012. This set is a live interpretation of his recent full length album INTO THE WOODS out now on Tamarack Music. Tim Gray AKA Ethernet, has studied with Pauline Oliveros at the Deep Listening institute, and received his MFA from Mills College where he researched the applications of sound, for control, healing and empowerment.
Joining us on the Galactic Hi-Fi: Algerian born beatsmith El Mahdy Jr. Currently living in Konya, Turkey, El Mahdy Jr. is the newest member of the Boomarm Nation family. With a full length release slated for early 2013, we are honored to have this debut Mix by El Mahdy. Featuring a hand full of exclusive tunes from the forthcoming Boomarm Nation release, mixed skillfully amongst a hypnotic batch of North African selections. Tracklist: Continue reading →