A few weeks ago or so, Ned Kirby of
Music journalist Dave Tompkins wrote the book How To Wreck A Nice Beach as a history of the vocoder--you know, that thing that makes everything sound like robots. It's the first book to be released on Chicago's own
There's also a mix that accompanies the book. It is, obviously, completely full of vocoders, but it's also a rather weird and sometimes surprising journey through music and soundscapes that I can't even really do justice by attempting to describe. You'll just have to listen to it.
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It's from last year, but this mix deserves a post. Recorded for Death Disco Radio, the megatalented French musician and DJ Miss Kittin (of Miss Kittin and The Hacker fame) reaches back to her roots with this perfectly executed freestyle-heavy retro mix. Yes, Miss Kittin doing freestyle. I'm not even much of a fan of the genre, but I love this mix. You have to hear it. She drops some Ebn-Ozn, Yaz, Anne Clark, New Order, and Exposé in here, if that gives you an idea.
Available (for free!) on the
I made a quick mix this afternoon, loosely based on my sets at our costume contest Thursday night. Have a great Halloween!
Human League: Darkness
Anne Clark: Sleeper In Metropolis
Cabaret Voltaire: Yashar [John Robie Mix]
Ministry: Everyday is Halloween
Duran Duran: Wild Boys
Depeche Mode: Personal Jesus [Pump Mix]
Michael Jackson: Thriller [DiscoTech Remix]
Front 242: Welcome To Paradise
Posted: October 31st, 2009
at 4:02pm by qbot
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