Here is a recent 90 min mix for my good pal Bergs..who as been one of the family from all the way back then and a sincere music lover and fan…were all fans in one way or another …cos it’s 90 mins..soundwise..represents for of the leftfield sound that would feature early on at a night..where I could be playing or not..always best to work in the ‘Now’ and ‘Present’ ! Mostly new music from friends such as Ene Recs or Leng Recs..and Velvet Season & Hearts Of Gold and their spanking new remix of another Indonesian based artist Mo Morris and his Zzou project and some other stuff like Isolee, Andre Lodemann..currently on rotation…
If ya dig it, then u can always join DJ Alex Voices on a Wednesday night from 10pm 1am GMT at www.deepfrequency.com where he hosts his long running ‘Voices In My Mind’ mixing across genres while keeping the programming the ‘Voices’ way…
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A man of many talents, Orpheu de Jong (The Wizard!) of the influential Red Light Radio Amsterdam is (amongst many other things) a record sleeve designer, disco party guru, magazine publisher, obsessive vinyl collector and a very nice chap. We’re fortunate enough to be given an exclusive, eclectic and smashing mix by The Wizard! for your listening pleasure. Savour the moment.
01. Vito Ricci – I was crossing a bridge
02. The System – Pendy! You’re In Some Awful Danger
03. Hamsi Boubeker – M’Rhaba
04. Ahmed Fakroun – Ya Farhi’ Bik
05. Elektro-Dschungel – Kebabträume/Liebe Gabi
06. Ahmed Fakrun – Nisyan
07. Katarina II – Treba Da Se Čisti 1
08. Du-Du-A – Znaš Li Devojku
09. Bella Vista – Mister Wong
10. François Thévenon – Automatic (Adjustements Disco edit)
11. Philippe Chany – Cairo Connection
12. Unknown – Mateki (Cos/Mes remix)
13. Magical Power Mako – East World… I Love You
DJ Spun’s Rong Music is one of the most interesting labels on the planet right about now. Its genre-defying catalogue says as much about the artists as it does about the man behind the label. Since 2003 he has headed up the groundbreaking record label, a dual imprint collaboration with DFA, Tu Rong , and finally Promo Only – which brought the world wide disco edit craze to America.
For 7 years Spun was the curator and organizer of MoMA/P.S.1′s prestigious Warm Up Music Series, known as “NYC’s best Summertime Party”. Currently his “All Night Rong Party” (usually with DJ Harvey) has developed a world wide cult following and is one of NYC’s most looked forward to events.
Those in the know are loving his “Originals Vol. 7″ compilation CD on Claremont 56 and looking forward to new BlakSpun releases on Ellum Audio.
DJ Spun recorded this set on July 30, 2013 in NYC.
01. BT Express – Give up the Funk (Let’s Dance)
02. Dan Andrei – Trebuie Da (Original Mix)
03. House Preservation Society – Animals at Night (unreleased)
04. Steve “Silk” Hurley – Jack Your Body
05. OCH – Whalesong (Original Mix)
06. Frankie Bones – Don’t Hold Back
07. Makam – New York Hustler (Reconstructed By Losoul)
08. Space Coast – Anti Social
09. Dennis Ferrer – Son of Raw
10. Yello – I Love You
11. Sunburst Band – Secret Life of Us
Dimas Ario is a music blogger (http://madahbakti.blogspot.com/), a digital strategist and music stylist. Born in the early 80s, his ears became well acquainted with his parents’ music collection which consisted of mostly pop music from Indonesia. Indonesian pop music made in the 70s through the mid-80s have their own intricacy, but able to do so without taking away the ear-friendly melodies. This mix is a taste of that era. An era where pop music hasn’t been touched by melayu notes and sappy lyrics.
01. Lagu Pembuka Aneka Ria Safari
02. Utha Likumahua – Sesaat Kau Hadir
03. Fariz RM – Kurnia & Pesona
04. Purnomo Sikas – Dunia Cinta
05. Dian Pramana Poetra – Semurni Kasih
06. Chaseiro – Dara
07. Tika Bisono – Pagi
08. Christ Kayhatu – Kau Yang Ceria
09. Transs – Kalangan Dusta
10. Vina Panduwinata – Kumpul Bocah
11. Achmad Albar – Rada Rada Gila
12. Dhenok Wayhudi & Indra Tjahja – Asmaraku Asmaramu
13. Trio Bebek – Lagu Putih
14. Eramono Soekaryo & Rina Wahyu – Saat Denganmu
15. Candra Darusman – Indahnya Sepi
16. Jockie Soeryoprayogo & Dhenok Wahyudi – Dalam Kelembutan Pagi
17. January Christy – Aku Ini Punya Siapa
18. Pahama – Himbauan Jiwa
19. Lagu Penutup Selekta Pop
The name Archie should be familiar to music goers in Jakarta. This selector has brought his musical chops to a number of familiar and unfamiliar venues, and has garnered a following for his expert mixing of hip hop and bass music. He is a recent signee to Darker Than Wax, so be on the look out for his name to appear in a number of their releases.
What you are listening to today is a set Archie performed at Kemang’s Treehouse, during a Ketoprak Malem event (June 29, 2013, to be exact). Being there, we remember Archie’s performance to be one of the night’s highlight, as soon as the bass dropped in his first selection people’s heads started bopping before moving their bodies to the music. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Shunsuke Izumimoto, or Shun for short and Dj Satomata is one of the owners of Kemang’s Cafe Mondo. If you have read our interview with him then you will know that he is a super-enthusiastic music collector and appreciator, and today he has brought to us a whopping 18-song mix filled with Indonesian gems! This episode of Selected doubles as a preview to a collaboration between Irama Nusantara, Cafe Mondo, and W_Music, where we will bring you a good dose of dope Indonesian music regularly. This, dear readers, is a mix (Originally titled “Impian di Tengah Musim”) you do not want to skip, so open your mind as well as your ears, and enjoy this mix by Shun!
01. Elly Kasim – Si Nona
02. Tenny Gabeler – Merindu Padamu
03. O.M. Pengabdian – Pengaruh
04. Orkes Kelana Ria – Ya Mahmud
05. Kampung Halaman – Rasera
06. Rhoma Irama – Darah Muda
07. Harry Roesli – Walkin’ The Dog
08. Harry Roesli – Suwe Ora Jamu
09. One Dee Group – Kuriak
10. One Dee Group – Tuk Tuk Brung
11. Pendawa – Marah Marah
12. Kapanya – Kapanya Jump
13. New Rollies – Ciptakan Cinta Yang Abadi
14. Pretty Sisters – Dia Remaja
15. Aida Mustafa – Tak Semudah Sangkamu
16. The Females – Djangan Menantang Tjelaka
17. Lex’s Group – Mutiara Hidup ku
18. God Bless – Tuan Tanah
Presenting Taufiq Rahman: music fan, thinker, schemer and one of the founders of Jakartabeat.net as well as being political editor of The Jakarta Post.
01. The Southern Beach Terror – Zombie Pipeline
02. The Aay Jays – The Aay Jays Theme
03. Dara Puspita – Pusdi
04. Moha Jamin – Ashk-e Roya E Bashkahe
05. Iggy Pop – The Passenger
06. Television – Marquee Moon
07. Galaxie 500 – Tell Me
08. Bryan Eno – I’ll Come Running
09. Omar Khorshid – Raqset Al Fada
10. Jokers – Better Days
11. Homicide – Rima Ababil
12. Roman Catholic Skulls – Drooling Ghoul (Roman Catholized)
*photo from: Kineruku.com
The lead singer for Jakarta hardcore outfit, Raincoat, and drummer for Vague and Jirapah, Januar Kristianto’s love for music is well known in many circles. It’s no secret that he is a fan of rhythms that will make you bounce, and in this mix he does just that. Get ready to nod your head to this episode of Selected. Bump it in your car with the bass way high!
01. Antwon – Dark Denim
02. Zomby -Daft Punk Rave
03. Spaceghostpurrp – Osiris of the East
04. Amber London – Lxx MF Kxxy 1997
05. Gucci Mane – My Chain (Froskees Remix)
06. Rl Grim – T.O.A.
07. A$AP Mob – Coke and White Bitches
08. Danny Brown – Monopoly
09. Grimes – Oblivion (Dials Trap Edit)
10. R Kelly – Bump and Grind (DJ Screw Remix)
11. Inc. – Trust (Hell Below)
12. Groundislava – Weekend in the Tropics
13. TLC – Diggin’ on You
As Limousine gets ready for their Salihara performance on May 21st, 2013, keyboardist Frederic Soulard share with us a 15 song mix, giving you a taste of some of the music this French ‘pop jazz electronic’ group listen’s to.
The group, which includes Laurent Bardainne (keyboard and saxophone), David Aknin (drums), Maxime Delpierre (guitar), dan Frédéric Soulard made their recording debut with their 2005 self titled album, gaining a following while continually refining their sound. The group’s music was featured in filmmaker Broadcast Clubs feature, Lila (2009), which garnered international praises and received prestigious awards from Clermont-Ferrand Festival, and Italy’s Pontenure Film Festival.
The group set to perform their brand of music at Salihara’s rooftop on the 21st of May. Whiteboard Journal will be there to enjoy the festivities, and we hope to see you there too!
01. Tim Toum – Les Visiteur du Soir
02. Kloudlam – Eagles of Africa
03. Pivot – Fool in Rain
04. The Big Bamboo
05. Franco – Pasi Ya Boloko
06. Jeremy Jay – Slow Dance
07. Michael Kiwanuka – Tell Me a Tale
08. Patrick Coutin – J’aime Regarder Les Filles
09. Robert Gorl – Mit dir (Extended)
10. John Forde – Stardance
11. Alba Only Music Survives (The B Side)
12. Klein and M.B.O. – Dirty Talk
13. Abe Duque feat. Blake Baxter – What Happened
14. Discodeine – Grace
15. Stevie Wonder – SUperstition (Todd Terje Edit)
One half of Asia Afrika Soundsystem, Lion Rock gives us a mix that he describes as the result of diggin in the strangest of places while enjoying hallucinogenic substances. The music he chose shows off an eclectic and varied taste, with it earning its name “Weirdboard Journal”. Enjoy!
01. Os Mutantes – Panis et Circences
02. The Beatles – Come Together
03. Ngozi Family – Nizaka Panga Ngozi
04. Sitompul Sister – Marilah Kemari
05. Teungjai Bunpraruksa – Ngun Pad Baht
06. Kalyandji & Anandji feat Hemlata – The Bombay Connections OST
07. Selda – Yaz Gazeteci Yaz
08. Dangdut Kliringan – Ula Elo
09. Juaneco Y u Sombo – Linda Nena
10. Nelci Sedibe – Holotelani
11. Madman Jaga – Hankuri
12. Bongos Ikuwe & The Groovies – Otachikpopo
13. Jawaika – Genjer Genjer
14 Scientist – Mummy’s Shroud
15 Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Nansi Imali
Ivory Black is a man whose love for good ol’ fashioned hip hop has left him with a permanent head bop. His collection of boom bap has everything from that gritty street hop, club bangers to weirdo back pack stuff. For his first W_Music mixtape he has made a selection of some essential 90s hip hop that often gets overlooked. Of course there is a whole lot more to share, but for an hour mix, this is some pretty solid stuff. Get your head ready cuz you will be bopping all weekend long with this mixtape.
01. Juggaknots – I’m Gonna Kill You
02. Cage – Radiohead
03. Camp Lo – Black Connection
04. Jemini – Funk Soul Sensation
05. Company Flow – Bad Touch Example
06. RA The Rugged Man – Flipside
07. L Da Headtoucha – It’s Your Life
08. Natural Elements – NYC
09. Artifacts – Wrong Side of the Tracks
10. Black Moon – I Got Cha Opin
11. Smiff and Wessun – Bucktown
12. East Flatbush Projects – Tried by 12
13. Siah n Yeshua da Po Ed – The Cure for Stagnation
14. Arsonists – The Session
15. Jeru da Damaja – Da Bitchez
16. Shyheim – On and On
17. Dr. Octagon – No Awareness
With the possible exception of Jamaica, few countries can claim to have such a strong and instantly recognizable musical identity like Brazil. Whether samba, bossanova or tropicalia, the sound of Brazil has been appropriated by countless of artists all over the world, making it an integral part of the modern sonic vocabulary. This is a mixtape about the energy, passion and idiosyncrasy of brazilian music. This is W Music’s Mixtape Tropical Brasileira.
01. Dorival Caymmi – Berimbau
02. MPB-4 – Beco De Mota
03. Elis Regina – Corrida De Jangada
04. Lennie Dale & the Sambalanco Trio – Sambar de Mudar
05. Os Cobras – Chão
07. Os Mutantes – Panis et Circenses
08. Gal Costa – Sebastiana
09. Edu Lobo – Aguaverde
10. Deodato – Adam’s Hotel
11. Azymuth – Seems Like This
12. Airto Moreira – Tombo in 7/4
13. Sergio Mendes & Bossa Rio – Nôa… Nôa…
14. Tom Jobim & Elis Regina – Aguas de Março
Our loudest episode of Selected yet, Whiteboard Journal Editor and Jirapah vocalist Ken Jenie created this mix consisting of hardcore music. Hardcore is admittedly one of the most important music in Ken\’s childhood and the reason why he started playing music in the first place. The selection showcases bands that were essential in his formative years.
02. Youth of Today – Together
03. Minor Threat – Filler
04. 7 Seconds – Young til\’ I Die
05. Shelter – Enough
06. Bold – Wise Up
07. Bad Brains – Banned in D.C.
08. Cro Mags – We Gotta Know
09. Inside Out – No Spiritual Surrender
10. Indecision – Dream Come True
11. 5th Faction – Touched by the Devil
12. Bane – In Pieces
13. Converge – Shallow Breathing/I Abstain
14. In My Eyes – The Way it Was Left
15. Shutdown – The casino francais en ligne Judged
16. Candiria – Temple of Sickness
17. E-Town Concrete – No Thanx
18. Madball – Set it Off
19. VOD – Element
20. All Out War – Soaked in Torment
21. Buried Alive – Watching You Die
22. Sick of It All – Pete\’s Sake
23. Youth of Today – Break Down the Walls
24. Gorilla Biscuits – Biscuit Power
25. H2O – 5 Yr. Plan
26. Warzone – Don\’t Forget the Struggle, Don\’t Forget the Streets
As a small teaser to what people can expect from his eagerly-awaited guest spot at W_Music’s Cliff Notes later on in the month, Aardvarck did his famed chopping and slicing routine to create this eclectic masterpiece: an exclusive ‘Hello Jakarta’ mix involving many exciting things that defines his spinning style. While the mix is too varied to detail all the different genres involved, you can expect a bit of jazz, quite a lot of hip-hop, a few soul skits, some club bangers, a pinch of reggae, a healthy injection of dubstep & jungle as well as a steady flow of funk.
In South Africa, the Aardvark, sometimes called “antbear”, “anteater”, “Cape anteater” “earth hog” or “earth pig”, is a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal animal that feeds almost exclusively on ants and termites. Yet in Bali, despite living in his own funky lair, Aardvarck the DJ is one of Holland’s best-known and experienced underground spinners/producers. Having released records on numerous collectives and labels, namely Rush Hour Recordings, Delsin, Eat Concrete and faux-Brazilian LA-Based collective Mochilla, he has also released a host of mixtapes for celebrated publications such as FACT Magazine and Little White Earbuds. Aarvarck’s avant-garde career of hip hop, disco, funk, jazz & new wave goes back more than 25 years and can also count Thom Yorke of Radiohead as a fan!
Asia-Afrika brings their latest collaboration mixtape with Whiteboard Journal. Titled W Dub, the mix consists of classic and heavy dub tracks from legendary artists such as King Tubby, Lee Perry, Aggrovator, Dennis Brown, etc.
The mix begins with spacey and planetary vibes from the vulcan, a side project of keyboardist Ken Elliot who was in the prog-rock band Second Hand. Then there is Money, a track from Easy Star All-Star band. The tunes open with the sound of bong hits and coughing, then grooves to slow and dubby reggae beats. Afterwards there’s Jungle Lion, Lee Perry’s infamous track, combining Al-Green’s famous guitar riddim with a unique blend of murky rhythm tracks, heavy bass, thunderous drum and distant-sounding horns.
The mixtape continues with several dubs tracks from King Tubby, Don Corleone, Aggrovator, reaching its end with slower tempo of Lover Rock style from Dennis Brown with the reggae version of Black Magic Woman before finally ending with Red Red Wine’s original version by Tony Tribe. All these tracks are compiled and mixed by Lion Rock and added with deejaying (toasting/mc) from Ras Muhamad, bringing the dub reggae style version into the next level. Asia-Afrika sound choose to collaborate with Whiteboard Journal to expand the musicality and the culture to wider audiences, Asia-Afrika Soundsystem believe that Reggae is for everyone, each person should enjoy and learn the culture.
01. The Vulcan – Star Trek
02. Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetter – Zion Blood
03. Easy Star All-Star – Money
04. Don Corleone – Wrong Side in Dub
05. Alborosie – Dub inna Baltimore
06. Gregory Isaccs – Night Nurse Dub
07. Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetter – Jungle Lion
08. Tapper Zukie – Dub MPLA
09. King Tubby – Inna fine style
10. King Tubby – Conversation Dub
11. Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetter – Enter The Dragon
12. Lee “Scratch” Perry – Sensimilia Dub
13. The Aggrovator – Move out of Babylon
14. Dennis Brown – Black Magic Woman
15. Lee Perry & The Silverstones – Finger Mash
16. Tony Tribe – Red Red Wine
I’ve always been fascinated with rhythm and it’s ability to create the illusion of motion. Rhythm is the source of the head bop, meditative in its repetition, disorienting you when it scatters, excite or lull you – it is the vehicle that takes you from the beginning to the end of a song. With this idea of rhythm and motion in mind, these are a selection of favorites from recent years that I feel put rhythm and its percussive quality in the spotlight. Enjoy.
01. Psychic Ills – East
02. Black Dice – Motorcycle
03. OOIOO – ATS
04. Islaja – Palaa Aurinkoon
05. Animal Collective – We Tigers
06. Nymph – Reeds of Osirion
07. Growing – Rave Pie Only
08. Dirty Projectors – I Sit on the Ridge at Dusk
09. Olaibi – 太陽
10. Gang Gang Dance – God’s Money V
11. Magik Markers – Brighton
It’s Independence Day month and our own Robin Hood is back! Yes I’m talking about Si Pitung and he returns with appearances in this rap flavoured Independence Day Mixtape. Why Si Pitung I hear you ask? Well because he’s a badass gangsta who fought and died struggling against the tyranny of colonial oppression, and if he were around today he’d probably some tough-as-nails emcee from somewhere in Senen, that’s why. So here are some angry rap tracks, happy rhymes, political rants, trivial hip-hopping as well as some things that aren’t rap at all but funky nonetheless.
01. Pitung Arrives
02. Homicide – Semiotika Rajatega
03. Iwa K – Tikus Got (Live)
04. Pitung Aint Dead
05. Ndeesaster – Those Days
06. Swerte, Young Vaughn & Serenada Iblis – The Recipe
07. Ronin (Intellek & Kenji) – Senapan Lirik
08. Dynomonk (Jedimonk & Danger Dope) – 02. Jangan Coba-Coba & Hallow Doggy
09. Pembalasan Si Pitung
10. Homicide – Puritan
11. Serenada Iblis & .Xceptional of Manifestone – The Illusion of Tolerance
12. Pitung Says F**k You
13. I Wayan Sadra – Bola Telah Lama Menggelinding
Ever since the long cold European winter forced him to spend more time indoors, jan learned to keep himself busy by listening to all kinds of music he could get his hands on. This kind of unnatural activity subsequently lead to a number of unhealthy obsession with certain artists, eras or genres for which he has since received the appropriate treatment. Now aiming to awaken the dormant music-lover that resides within every (wo)man.
Here is a mixtape consisting of songs that are clearly pop songs, songs that could have been pop songs, songs that should be considered pop songs and songs that are obviously not pop songs.
01. The Radio Dept. – Heaven on Fire
02. Matmos – Public Sex for Boyd Mcdonald
03. Stereolab – Emperor Tomato Ketchup
04. Spoon – My Mathematical Mind
05. Are You Employed Mr. Lebowski?
06. Television – Little Johnny Jewel (Part 1&2)
07. Silver Apples – Oscillations
08. Björk – Venus as a Boy
09. Mulatu Astatke – Asmarina (My Asmara)
10. Minutemen – The Cheerleaders
11. Cee-Lo Green – Talking to Strangers
12. William Shatner – Mr. Tambourine Man
13. Yo La Tengo – If It’s True
14. Guv’ner – Tom Tom
Whiteboard Journal managed to lure Aardvarck to burrow into his crate of vinyl and ended up with a mix of starts with raw club banging hip hop, honest & straight forward dirty south, cocaine rap, weird R&B, Big Boi himself, and progresses neatly into experimental nu-funk, nu-soul, dub, a little bit of jungle and of course some hardcore dubstep.
In South Africa, the Aardvark, sometimes called “antbear”, “anteater”, “Cape anteater” “earth hog” or “earth pig”, is a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal animal that feeds almost exclusively on ants and termites. In Amsterdam, despite living in his own funky lair, Aardvarck the DJ, however, is one of Amsterdam’s best-known and experienced spinners/producers. Part of numerous local and international collectives, namely Rednose Distrikt, Viral Radio Amsterdam, Rush Hour and faux-Brazilian collective Mochilla, Aarvarck’s avant-garde career of hip hop, disco, funk, jazz & new wave goes back 25 years. The digger can also count Thom Yorke of Radiohead as a fan!
The second time Bergas Haryadita sent Whiteboard Journal a mix, it is this one called “Summer Cuts” which features a mix of uplifting and relaxing tracks. This is what Bergas had to say about the mix:
It’s always a pleasure when Max asked me to do a mix and this one is no different and his lovely Icha new born baby Odetta… WELCOME =) And this mix is also for all my friends who just had or is now raising their precious little ones that make them smile and rejoice the joy of being here. I’m feeling the warm and sunny side of the season now, it’s June and winter dressed up and left the building! So check these ‘Summer Cuts’, put on the shades and pop a cold one with the loved ones because summer is definitely here to hang =) -B