Thursday, November 27, 2014

swung, shaken, and stirred

If you've been following Spaceman's Transmissions for a bit and have kept your eyes on the guest mixes, you've noticed that I've hosted mixes by FACTION (Ben Selby) on a few occasions. The best part about hosting mixes is corresponding and building a rapport with people (my absolute favorite part of it all). Ben is a super-cool and ultra-knowledgeable music aficionado. He's easily one of my favorite Mixcloud artists that is capable of straddling the perfect balance between surreal and unreal. He's just as comfortable with spacey drones as he is drum 'n bass. Huge imagination, ears like a bat, and a music collection that must be beyond staggering.

Well, Ben got with me not too long ago to return the favor of hosting his mixes, and I was invited to create a mix for BOXFREQUENCY.FM radio. The broadcast was overseen by FATPATCORD (aka Matthew Foord), who is also quite active in the scene as well and close associates with Faction (Thanks, Matthew!). While it was introduced to be somewhat along the same lines of what I currently mix (with slight variations), I decided to create a mix that was very left field for me, even though the only main restriction that I had was that the mix had to be 90 minutes. I decided to give it a name, and as I initially set out to do a spy music set, the name Swung, Shaken, And Stirred seemed appropriate. So, yeah, there you have it. There is absolutely no ambient in this mix (you are forewarned!). Nonetheless, this was a blast to create, and I essentially used a lot of music that I've been into for the last 10 years (I have a ton of electronica/trip hop/nu-jazz). No worries, Spaceman's Transmissions will continue to be what it has been prior to this. If anything, consider this a radical departure to clear the way for new amazing things in the future. Enjoy! 
Turn on, tune in, feel it...

  • "Fade Out" by Jazzanova from In Between (Start Time: 00:00)
  • "Manteca" by Dizzy Gillespie (The Funky Lowlives Remix) from Verve Remixed2 (Start Time: 00:34)
  • "Salt Peanuts (Chocolate Covered Nut) (Excerpt)" by Liquid Soul from Make Some Noise (Start Time: 05:12)
  • "Ladies, Gentlemen (Excerpt)" by Tosca from Opera (Start Time: 05:28)
  • "Oktober" by Bersarin Quartett from Bersarin Quartett (Start Time: 05:48)
  • "Compassion" by Bombay Dub Orchestra from Bombay Dub Orchestra (Start Time: 11:59)
  • "Ada" by Cygna from Opus Ena (Start Time: 16:11)
  • "Early Life Remaining" by Between Interval from Autumn Continent (Start Time: 20:12)
  • "Beauty and the East (The Marine Drive Traffic Jam)" by Bombay Dub Orchestra from Bombay Dub Orchestra (Start Time: 26:58)
  • "Anybody Here" by Naomi from Everyone Loves You (Start Time: 33:36)
  • "Dayvan Cowboy" by Boards of Canada from Trans Canada Highway (Start Time: 38:09)
  • "CafĂ© de Flore" by Dr. Rockit from Supperclub Presents: Lounge, Vol. 4, Disc 1 (Start Time: 42:58)
  • "Traveller in the Wonderland" by Susumu Yokota from Symbol (Start Time: 50:56)
  • "Brokadocious" by SubtractiveLAD from Remix EP (Start Time: 55:10)
  • "Black Women" by Soel from Memento (Start Time: 59:38)
  • "Kirwani" by Jolly Mukherjee from Future Sounds Of Jazz, Vol. 7 (Start Time: 64:37)
  • "All Things" by The Cinematic Orchestra from Man With Movie Camera (Start Time: 70:37)
  • "Photosynthesis" by Carbon Based Lifeforms from World Of Sleepers (Start Time: 76:26)
  • "Electro Glide in Blue" by Apollo 440 from Electro Glide In Blue (Start Time: 82:29)

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