Friday, January 15, 2010

DJ Stephen R. > Tonight on KUCI's Digital::Nimbus

I am the featured artist tonight on the D::N radio program. See the post below for more information.

From Digital::Nimbus

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DIGITAL::NIMBUS :: Electronic Audio Freakquencies ::
KUCI 88.9 FM, Friday Nights 12-3am (PST)

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DJ Stephen R. presents "Zygote - The Mixtape"

"Zygote - The Mixtape" is a DJ mix compiled exclusively for
Digital::Nimbus on KUCI radio. The tracks are all original electronic
music composed and produced by Zygote (aka Stephen R.) from the
upcoming release on Architects & Heroes
( entitled '00/10' that spans 10
years of the artist's career. The material spans a number of
production techniques, from sound collage, to digital sound
processing, to the use of linear sequencing tools. Everything from
analog to digital tools are used to create this look back at the past
decade of music produced under the Zygote moniker, with a eye firmly
focused on the future of what is to come.

DJ Stephen R. is a Los Angeles-based DJ and music producer. He's the
founder of Architects and Heroes a blog, record label and event
production group. He is the founder of the Hot Flash Party. He has
releases on Under the Radar Records and Alectric Records and is the
founder of The "Under the Radar" experimental music and video events
in San Francisco. He has performed with some of underground music's
most well-known names, including Kool Keith, Jeff Parker of Tortoise,
Peaches, Kid606 (Tigerbeat 6), Richard Devine (Warp) and Taylor
Deupree. Stephen R. is also the founding member of the left-of-center
instrumental band Summer of Flux and records solo as Zygote.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Vampire Weekend x Toy Selectah

So, last night I went to see Vampire Weekend at the Music Box at the Fonda in Hollywood. It was a belated Christmas gift to my girlfriend, who is a fan. I honestly didn't know much about them and didn't expect much. I was truly blown away by how good the band was live, enough to head down to the merch booth and scoop up their new release, Contra(this was after all the official record release party). As I was ripping into the package, out drops a bonus CD of remixes by one of my favorite Cumbia DJ/Producers Toy Selectah! So, as it turns out that (in the words of pitchfork) "The Mexican DJ and dance producer Toy Selectah has paid the album his own kind of tribute, turning several of its tracks into a blippy, hyperactive, Dan Deacon-esque six-minute jam." After a little digging, I unearthed this freak-out video as well.

Also, I'll be back to podcasting starting this weekend, and I'll be dropping the Cousins T.S. mix, so stay tuned!