Archive for the ‘dj’ Category

17 September

free scratchfodder

Getting sick of scratching that “aaahhh” sound over and over again? Super Duck Breaks no longer doing it for ya? Thanks to the ubiquity of digital DJing solutions, you no longer need to wait for someone to make a scratch record pressing that South Park sample you love so much on wax. Jamie Dubs (who is behind the Free Art and Technology lab) has made a couple of break records available in mp3 format, including the terrific Internet Meme Breaks, which you can see him scratching in the video at the link. You too can make your own breaks records using found audio from various sources available on the internet. The One Laptop per Child initiative (OLPC) may have blown it by selling out to Microsoft, but they have nevertheless started something really cool with their free sound sample library, which we have a permanent link to on this blog. And if you’re looking for a searchable topic index of samples of politicians saying stupid things, look no further than GAUDI, the new audio search engine from google focused on political videos and sounds. And of course the Internet Audio Archive from archive.org is a great source of public domain audio material from public service announcements to poetry readings to Grateful Dead shows and who knows what else. Happy scratching!

9 September

mp3 mixes

Below are some links to mp3s of my mixes.  They are large files, each about 40 minutes to an hour and 10 minutes long.  Enjoy!

  • Woozy Braps for Great Justice - this is the latest mix I’ve done (not including some burning shithead mayhem) and probably the most eclectic… a little bubble gum rock n roll, a little lounge, a little electro, and a lotta dubstep 
  • Dance While You May - About a year old; this started as a short breaks mix at Scratch Academy for the 151 class and developed into an extended breaks/drum n bass mix with some other goodies thrown in (and one song I never shoulda played, see if you can guess which).
  • Carnaval of Batman - This one is a couple years old I think … a little ethnic percussion oriented house and electronic … there’s sort of a train wreck in there but I try to ignore it; most of the mix is pretty good ;)
  • Che’s Lounge - Slow and loungy, this dates back to 2003 I think, and still may be one of my best recorded mixes.
8 May

kickin’ it old school

Now this is badass.  I mean seriously badass.  Crack-smokingly badass!  Check this guy out … not content to master two turntables loaded with LPs or 45s, this fool is showing us all up with two tape decks.  That’s right, ye olde fashioned cassette decks… Eat your heart out, William S. Burroughs!  pfft, and people say vinyl is dead!