Sunday, October 24, 2010

Architects and Heroes Podcast #4

We've been toiling away in the music library here at A+H HQ in Los Angeles, and we're pleased to announce that we've been able to unearth some gems on vinyl that have been woefully neglected for some time. Also, and what we hope to be the first of many, we have our very first audio interview with Texas-based Blixaboy, aka Mwanza Dover, gives us the down-low on his new record and his newly found recognition from everyone from bass-music goddess Mary-Anne Hobbs to XLR8R to RCRD LBL. We also are putting some of our very own here at A+H on-blast. We've got a throwback from Zygote, as well as some brand-new material off of the Architects and Heroes Sampler (AH000) from Quiliuq and Burbank International.

We're going off the deep-end here folks, and we'd like to take you along with us. Thanks for your time.

Runtime - 1:08:09

DOWNLOAD HERE (PC Users, right-click and save-as...)


Tetsu Inoue - Inter link - World Receiver - Instinct Records
Freescha - Making Oranges - Freescha E.P. - Attack 9 Records (ATT001)
Marumari - Baby M - Supermogadon - Carpark Records
Rhygin Rockers - Spooky - Rhygin Records
Isopod - untitled - unreleased
Languis - If we never make it back
Dam Funk - Fonky Island Life - Adolescent Funk - Stones Throw Records
Stephan Mathieu - Raumgestaltung Eins.070300 Edit - Full Swing [Edits] - Orthlorng Musork
Therefore - Plausible Binding (2:37 excerpt) - The Bomb Grant - Sounds Are Active
Interview -Mwanza Dover of Blixaboy
Blixaboy (featuring Emil Rapstine) - Lion Eyes - Kliks and Politiks - Astroblaque
Aavikko - Superlake Beat - History of Muysic
Zygote - Monorail - Furture/Current Transportation 7" Split w/The Luxury Tax - Under The Radar Records
Quiliuq - Subluminal - A+H Sampler Vol. 1 - Architects and Heroes Records
Burbank International - The Other Side - A+H Sampler Vol. 1 - Architects and Heroes Record
Maps & Diagrams - Piedras Blancas - Glaciarc EP - Tundra Records

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cult of the DJ 10-17-10

It's a drizzly, gray, and chilly day in Los Angeles, so I'm holed up in my studio scouring the wires and wireless rabbit holes of the internet for something to listen to. I sent out the search party, and we've got some amazing dj mixes...


This is an amazing ambient chillout mix recorded live
at the Plunge festival in Northern California, by DF Tram.

Plunge live by df tram


Gewandhausorchester Leizpig- Im Abendrot ( Excerpt)
bernard herrmann -vertigo "df tram's hypnotize sequence"
icasol -ongou (idjut boys remix)
carlos nino-9 moons return
steve roach -arrival
johann strauss-On the Beautiful, Blue Danube
koss- negai
klf chillout edit
peter gabriel -powerhouse at the foot of the mountain with
miles davis - black satin
carlos nino -with azul featuring jesse peterson
rei harakami -approach
nuno felipe -julia (irresistible force remix)
oh brother where art thou break
another fine day-life before land
peter gabriel -with this love (choir)
bj cole -Elle Sait Ou Elle Va
cluster and eno -fur luise
ronnie foster -mystic brew
three is a magic number (df tram remix)



A dj mix filled with bassy, futuristic, contemporary, danceable, hardgroove ,neon, hypnorhythmic, amazing, freak scene tracks. Guaranteed to make your life better and to get you more friends and lovers. This is really happening. This is going on right now!

Download from Percussion Lab


Demdike Stare – Regolith
Pearson Sound – Wad
Headhunter – 3 Mad P’s
Geiom – Six Times Seven
Eleven Tigers – Flux
Pangaea – Memories
FaltyDL – Truth
James Blake – Sparing The Horse
Untold – Fly Girls
A Made Up Sound – Demons (Reprise)
Zomby – Dripping Like Water
Neil Landstrumm – Little Help From Rustie
Fantastic Mr Fox & Rich Reason – Bleep Show
Sigha – Hold Your Heart Up To The Light
Starkey – Stars (Few Nolder rmx)
Boxcutter – Bad You Do (Halfstep)
LD – Mastermind
Hyetal – Pixel Rainbow Sequence (Peverelist rmx)
Shortstuff – A Rustling
Iknonika – Millie
Guido – You Do It Right
Simon/Off – Forever
DFRNT – Epitome
Al Tourettes – Dodgem
Goldmund – Dane Street



Trey is an old school homie from OKC, who's been djing and making beats for a minute.

Raised by a family of musicians, and most notably DJs, Trey aka Trey K-47 was destined to go down the same spiritual path. In 2000 he purchased his first set of turntables and mixer. It didn’t take long before he was in a d’n'b DJ crew based out of Norman, O.K. (That One). A few years later in 2003, he teamed up with Pirate Audio Sound Sytem (est. 1991). From there, He learned more about new and rising genres other than d’n'b in the global electronica community, building up his skills in multi-media arts, computer repair, sound system care, and live performance set-up.

More Info Here:

Download from Sendspace


DJ PAUL V. (Bootie LA)

Paul V. is an LA institution. As a terrestrial radio DJ, a digital pioneer or his hosting of the highly popular bi-weekly mash-up club Bootie LA at the Echoplex, Paul's reach as a DJ and promoter knows no boundaries.

From Paul on FB

"A bunch of you have been asking where to stream or download some of my
DJ mixes, so here's a bunch of links to get you my music

The site is pretty much dormant now, but there's still about two years of great mixes posted up there. PS - Ignore the "comments crash" message.

Download from Divshare
Stream mixes in the player, and to download a specific file, just click on its name in the list at the bottom of the page, to get to the DL page

NEON NOISE SHOWS on Indie 103.1:
Download from Divshare
These are recordings of my show, with interviews/performances with
Robyn, Peaches, The Lady Tigra, Medium Medium, Little Boots and more
Same info as above on how to stream/download the files.

Download from Divshare


Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday Throwback Jams...

"Randy VanWarmer (March 30, 1955 – January 12, 2004) was an American songwriter and guitarist. His biggest success was the pop hit, "Just When I Needed You Most". It reached #8 on the UK Singles Chart in September 1979[1] after peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart[2] and #1 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart[3] earlier that year. There are several cover versions of this song, including those by Dolly Parton and Smokie.

VanWarmer wrote several songs for the group The Oak Ridge Boys including the #1 U.S. Country hit "I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes." The song appeared on VanWarmer's 1981 album Beat of Love, which also included VanWarmer's 1980s style pop tune "Suzi Found a Weapon", which hit #55 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1981."

He died of leukemia, aged 48. In line with one of his greatest loves, his cremated remains were sent into space in 2007." (Ed. SPACE Motherfucker!)