"Artwork was a gift of time, effort, consideration and kinship from Commodore Gilgamesh of Everything is Terrible This mix was made quite a while ago alongside Winter’s Demise last Spring." - danny t
Rebirth of the Funky Sun
Straight To My Heart - Celestine Nyam & The Voices of Darkness
Active Action - Action 13
Me Yee Owu Den - K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas
Rich Hush - March Bradness
Can - Midnight Sky
The Battered Ornaments - Sunshades
Hot Chip - Take Care
Ronnie Lane - Kuschty Rye
Earth, Wind & Fire - Drum Song
Myryam's Quintette - Solo Quintette
The Band - Ferdinand The Impostor
Virtuose Diabate - Sankaranka
Teenage Fanclub - Is This Music?
Yo La Tengo - Detouring America with Horns
Been a long time. Hope you enjoy it.
Brad Loving - Bird & Whale 008
Andy Stott - New Ground
Earl Sweatshirt - Chum
Knxwledge - Hayrow.
Duke Ellington - Fleurette Africaine (African Flower)
Shlohmo - Seriously
Glen Brown And King Tubby - Wicked Can't Run This Dub
Romanowski - Speaking Of
Tim Maia - Do Leme Ao Pontal
Karantamba - Dimba Nyima
Happy New Year!
DIAMOND AGE "Turns"
DELIA DERBYSHIRE "Liquid Energy (Bubbling Rhythm)"
NIGHT GAME CULT "A Good Storm"
THE LINES "The Landing"
LIFETONES "Distance No Object"
GRAUZONE "Film 2"
NEW FUMES "Lovers and Other Strangers"
HEMANTA MUKHERJEE "Ei Raat Tomar Amar"
ANDY STOTT "Luxury Pro
Hey, Hey, Hey!
Fat Albert Theme - Michael Gray
Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On - The Temptations
Let Me Run Into Your Lonely Heart - Eddie Kendricks
C'mon Children - Earth Wind & Fir
Kool It (Here Comes The Fuzz) - Kool & The Gang
Sing A Simple Song - The Meters
Thinking Black - Ike Turner & The Kings Of Rhythm
Dap Walk - Ernie & The Top Notes Inc.
Humpty Dump - Vibrettes
Roy Ayers - We Live In Brooklyn, Baby
Daphreephunkateerz - Dark Jazz (DJ Cam Mix)
DJ Krush - Meiso (Shadow inst)
The Police - Voices Inside My Head
Xn. - Palindromic Tone (Outputmessage Remix)
Twig Bud - Harry's Law
Mobb Deep - Quiet Storm (inst)
The Commodores - Cebu
Eddie Henderson - Cyclops
Photek - Modus Operandi
Julian Priester - Love, Love
DJ Shadow - Hindsight
Damn, where does the time go? I've been meaning to post these mixes for weeks now. Doesn't even take that long to get them up. Maybe an hour and half total. Yet, that 90 minutes never seems to materialize. It's ironic that it has taken me so long to post these two mixes in particular since they are probably my favorites of the series. Hope you dig 'em.
I'd like to write a little something
Robert Quine and Fred Maher - '65
Gastr Del Sol - Black Horse
Richard Thompson - Main Title
Bill Frisell - Creep
Mallard - Yellow
Brokeback- Returns To The Orange Grove
Sonny Sharrock - Princess Sonata:They Enter the Dream
Ikue Mori With Robert Quine And Marc Ribot - Mojave
Jeff Parker & Doug Scharin - Written in Nowhere (raw version)
Tom Verlaine - Saucer Crash
Gene Clark - No Other
Black Sabbath - Planet Caravan
Pharaoh Overlord - Octagon
Grails - Almost Grew My Hair
Pink Floyd - Fearless
Zomes - A Path Of Music
Faust - Munic-Yesterday
Lungfish - Sower Of Systems
Sun City Girls - Space Prophet Dogon
OM - Annapurna
Led Zeppelin - No Quarter
Roy Harper - South Africa
Junip - Azaleadan
John Cale & Terry Riley - Church Of Anth
Alright, alright, alright… this is a big deal. Ken's third installment of his Summer Series is a cross section of all that he has been involved with over the years as a musician, producer, engineer, and remixer.
I gotta say as a huge fan, it's a awe inspiring collection. This music shaped me profoundly, both in terms of my musical pursuits but also my life pursuits. Safe to say that I probab
Alright! Here's a mountain of disco, et al. in the second of seven Summer Series by Ken Brown. A little truant on my part. Sorry about that. Might be tough to get these all posted before the autumnal equinox. I gotta get it together.
Everybody should have a listening party tonight and work it out on the dance floor in your living room.
Consumer Rapport - Go On With Your Bad
I'm very proud to present a new collection of mixes by Ken Brown called Summer Series. This is the first of seven posts (for a total of 14 mixes). If all goes well, I'm going to post them weekly. Once again, I'm truly honored that Ken chose Bird & Whale to host all this music. Many thanks to him and you all for listening.
Here's an introduction by Ken for the series.
"So this project more
Painting by Nicholas Kadish
"A mix made as winter was fading away. A nice collection of West African music." - danny t
Winter’s Demise by danny t
Massanga Mama – Africa Show
Psychedelic Baby – Fubura Sekibo
Anyi Bundi Igbo – The Nkengas
Ajambene – Eric ‘Showboy” Akaeze & His Royal Ericos
Motako – Fidel Sax Bateke & The Voices of Darkness
There’s something about soundtracks. Perhaps it’s their humility.
DJ Maurizio Merli has compiled a 54 song mix of just soundtrack cuts. Have a martini. Enjoy.
DJ MAURIZIO MERLI - Main Titles - Disk 1
Marcel-Deborah - Nora Orlandi
La Decima Vittima (Main Title) - Piero Piccioni
Megeve - Henry Mancini
Boom - John Barry
Bolero On The Moon Rocks - Peter Thomas So
danny t - Liz Miz
Metin H. Alatli - Mevlana Boyle Deye
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - Gnoude Ma Gnin Tche de Me
Ofo The Black Company - Allah Wakbar
Kukumbas - Respect
Lawrence Amavi Group - Money thats what I want
Mulatu Astatke feat. Belaynesh Wubante and Assegedetch Asfaw - Alemiye
Mustafa Ozkent - Buscat
Chuck Barrister and the Voices of Darkness - Be kind be foolish
Wonderful mix by my wonderful friend Sandrine!
Mix magnifique par mon amie merveilleuse, Sandrine!
Sandrine Delattre - Mots croisés
Koudlam - Tonight
Encre - Dogma, Afrigana & Math Folk One
John Badonna, King Kameha, Memphis Mao - La Mécanique de l'Amour
Yussuf Jerusalem - With You In Mind
Ruth - Mots
Ramona Cardova - Giver's Reply
I never know what to say anymore with these little intros. I used to try and describe the mixes but that often seemed like an exercise in futility (since most of these mixes cover a lot of ground). Sometimes I liked to give a little context for how the mixes came my way, but I'm not sure if that's particularly relavent to most folks.
Also, I liked to have the opportunity to editorialize a lit
Really proud to get this out into the world. So many killer tracks and so many good people involved.
Oxbow (Remix by Ben Vida) 3:24
Consonants and Vowels (Remix by Epstein) 3:11
Oxbow (Remix by M.Takara) 4:25
Consonants and Vowels (Remix by New Fumes) 5:05
You will need a new name one day Hercules Rockaway. (Remix by Dan Bitney) 4:04
Another Song about Euryale (Remix by Totem Tes
Happy New Year. Happy MLK day.
New New yEars mix by Butchy Boy for our ears. Treating me right.
I haven't been posting much on Bird & Whale lately. I'm a little sad about it. I need to shake it up a little bit or change the focus. Food for thought.
Some nice things going on around these parts. The most pressing of which is that my remix record of the material from Onze Pedras i
I'd like to share the story of how Antonio and I met. I was DJing at Rodan about three years ago and was playing a track called Massane Cisse by Quintette Guineenne from a compilation called Musique Sans Parole which I had snagged from Sea Never Dry. Antonio walks up, mentions he loves this track and not only knows the name of the track, band, and album but then proceeds to go into a little bit
A nice collection of songs from the vinyl library of Mr. Joe Phillips. A little introspective, a little tender, and all good. That fucking Kurt Vile song. Goddamn it. SO GOOD.
Joe's also been making some solo jams under the name Joe Andrew. You can/should check those out for free for the next week or so here:
It doesn't matter when I pick up the stor
Alright, I admit it. There hasn't been enough metal on Bird & Whale.
Here's something to make up for that.
All vinyl Metal Mixtape by Jake Orrall from JEFF The Brotherhood. This shit is solid as hell. Seriously.
JEFF The Brotherhood tour constantly. You should make a point to check them out.
Jake Orrall - EARLY METAL MIXTAPE
1. Trapeze - Jury (1970)
2. Nitzinger - Witness
Why I gotta write words? Just listen to this shit.
01. Dick Hyman and Mary Mayo - Maid of the Moon // MOON GAS
02. Soft Healer - Low Hangin' Fruit // DAYTROTTER SESSION
03. Diamond Age - Ninna Nanna Per Adulti // ROUGHs
04. The Flaming Lips with Prefuse 73 - Be Like That...That...That... // 12"
05. Circle - Saarnaaja // INFEKTIO
06. Peaking Lights - All the Sun That Shines // 936
Pretty damn stoked about posting this mix. Kerry is one of the more awesomer people I've met since moving to NYC two years ago. In addition to being an all around solid friend, she has also turned me on to so much nice music; I'm really delighted to be able to host some of her selections here.
In other news, I recently finished up the LP artwork for the Jah Youssouf and Bintou Coulibaly relea
Not sure where to begin or how much back story to include here. Maybe I'll just get to the point and say I'm a huge fan M. Takara's music and ecstatic to have him represented here on Bird & Whale. If you haven't heard M. Takara's most recent album, Sobre todas e qualquer coisa, I highly recommend picking it up -- definitely one of my favorites from 2010.
It's great to hear a few of M. Takara's
This mix has been a long time coming. Pete and I got in touch three years ago, at first through last.fm, then email, then facebook, and finally real life.
Pete asked me if he could contribute a mix at some point and I said "hell ya". I'd get the occasional follow up every few months. "I'm still working on that mix…"
So yeah, this feels good. The internet is cool sometimes.
Pete has a gre
Hey friends. I posted a new mix of some music I've been enjoying lately. I'm really happy with how this mix turned out. Hope you enjoy it. Please spread the word if you do!
I contributed a new Lobisomem track to an amazing compilation, Benefit for the Recovery in Japan. The compilation was curated by David Daniell and James Elliot. It was such a inspiring way to direct energies in response
Let's try and keep this simple. A mix for you from Duke Grip (aka Chris Johnson). It's subtle music. Maybe nice for early mornings or late evenings. Times when things are delicate. Another new selector and a different spectrum of music for Bird & Whale. I couldn't be happier.
Chris throws a monthly party at The Double Door in Chicago called Soul Summit. You should check it out! More in
Sinto-me bem em postar este mix.
Esta é a primeira vez que posto um mix feito por alguém que não vive nos EUA. Eu amo música de todas as partes do mundo, então sempre me pareceu incongruente não ter DJs de outros países representados no Bird & Whale. Espero que este seja o primeiro de uma centena de mixes de todas as partes deste nosso grande planeta.
Este é um mix sublime de música
Man, the music is flowing around here. Funny how when it rains, it pours. Gotta scorcher here from the decks of Clerical Error. Such a good flow and vibe. Once again, super proud to host these tunes. Heart felt thanks to Clerical Error and everybody who has contributed tunes over the years.
I've got a few DJs gigs going down.
Getting into it tonight at Zebulon in support of Metal Tongues (Elli
My roommate Peter made us a big breakfast. I drank a few cups of coffee. The indulgences of last night's consumption have retreated. My friend Meredith made me some curtains for my bedroom a while back. The sunlight filters through and fills my room with blue light. It's peaceful.
Listening to this here mix by Pepper Jack and the world seems alright.
Looks like I finally lined up a job. I
Hey all. Happy New Year!
Got a mix for you from Jaytram. It's got some feel good jams, a little bit of funk, and some southern sunshine. Jaytram made this mix quite a few months ago, but got it to me recently because he's been on the road. Good to get a little refrain of summer as New York is piled up with snow.
Glad to get some new music up here too. It's been too long. Hopefully I can po
Another thesis for you guys to take in. This one is by Sumjay. It's thematic vanishing point is "Summer". Three volumes of light, breezy jams by young men in tight shirts. Hell yeah!
In Brooklyn news, I'm playing a show at Zebulon tomorrow night (Oct. 28th, 2010). It's in tandem to On View – A Visual Arts Showcase which is an evening of "visual art and community". (Both good
Riding on the train on my way to the Dream House to meet up with Lil Hermano. Listening to this here The Diamond Age mix. I think he's struck gold (again) on this one. A good mix of melodic psychedelia and kraut rock jams that all feel very alive and relevant. I didn't know I was waiting for these sounds, but suddenly here they are.
I've been meditating a little lately on what role music func
There are a couple of DJ nights coming up this week that I wanted to tell you guys about. One is here in Brooklyn, and the other is in Dallas. Both nights are gonna feature Reggae music so I thought it might be a good opportunity to share some thoughts on Reggae that have been bouncing around in my head for a while now.
I feel like a lot of folks don't "get" Reggae, but I really believe that
So much to write. Let's get started.
Glad to get another mix of my own up here. Tried put together something unique. I think it turned out nice. It's maybe a little more up-tempo than some of my other mixes. I think I've been influenced by my DJ gigs at Zebulon and that push to get/keep people dancing. It was fun to try and incorporate some of those tracks with a headphone sensibility.
Finally getting a second to write some words. I've missed writing here. I'm sufficiently caffeinated & fed. No place I need to be for the next few hours. Nice to take a second to focus on language and music. Maybe a good place to start is to write a little bit about Paul: Got two mixes for you guys by Mister Paul Duncan. Posting them in celebration of the dawning of his new band Warm G
Sumjay has raised his glass a second time to Bird & Whale. Really nice of him to spread the word. This mix has a healthy amount of hazy psychedelic rock and folk. A lot of it American and British I reckon. Sumjay recorded this live at the Middle East in Boston. He didn't include a playlist so I thought it might be fun see if we can figure out the tracks on our own. See if Bird & Wh
Ok, let's do this. First things first. Rich Hush has put together another doozy of a mix under the handle Lil Hermano. I love it when a mix is able to cover so much musical terrain and make it seem so effortless. I think the trick is there's got to be a congruency that the listener can follow. It could be a thread of melody, a rhythm, a lyric, or a host of other things, but if done well it can
What's up family? How's everybody doing? Things are good 'round these parts.
Happy to report I got mix by a new contender -- new to Bird & Whale, that is. Welcome Sumjay! Seems like good things are in store. The first half of the mix is nice run of smoky African stones. Sumjay has kept it smart here and definitely thrown together some stuff from off the radar. The second half of the m
Alright guys, here it is Bird & Whale 3.0! Perfectly timed for the three year anniversary of the site. YEA! Have to give Mike Perrone my first-born and a flower bouquet or something for all his hard work coding, designing, and returning my emails. I'm really happy with all the new version of the site offers. I hope you enjoy it too. Please bounce around and let me know if you see anything
Things are heating up around here figuratively speaking. Lots going on.
First things first. As we've come to expect, Matt's new mix is the jam. A little reminiscent of his Catacombs Mix . The quality that stands out for me the most when listening to this mix is how transportive it is. It feels like something larger is at hand.
I sent out a big year-end email to a lot of folks a few w
Here’s a mix from Mr. Paul Duncan. It’s American 70’s folk rock. A collection of mostly mid tempo singer/songwriter stuff. It has an nostalgic quality about it which is weird cause I don’t think I actually listened to any of these musicians growing up. But yeah, a very specific spectrum of tunes for your autumn afternoons. Dig it.
DJing in support of Pillars & Tongues and my g
I need eight hours of sleep. And if I'm being honest, I could really use eight of sleep and a late afternoon nap to be in form. I hate that about myself. Always jealous of those of you who can function normally on five hours of sleep and three Jamesons a night.
Jet lag messes me up. Caffeine messes me up.
I just got back from Japan. I woke up this morning around 4:30 or so. I wen
I'm not sure if Señor Edad del Diamente had me in mind when put together this double disk mix. Maybe he was trying to help me survive my first couple months of life in my new environs. Or perhaps these were just the tracks he was digging lately. Regardless, this mix is the fucking jam. I've been playing this shit non-stop. That Gareth Williams track... the Family Fodder track... Jacques
Daniel Huffman, aka New Fumes, has offered up a nice change of scenery for old Bird & Whale. A twenty six minute original ambient work. You could probably even say Ambient (with a capital "A") since it really does seem to reference Brian Eno's concept in both tone and execution. It's always nice to post original work by friends. Makes me feel less parasitic and falls back to my origi
Ken Brown put together six mixes for Bird & Whale. I'm a tremendous fan of Ken's and honored that Bird & Whale gets to host such a nice collection of his selections. Think I'll just politely step aside and post his words about the music:
I'll be leaving Chicago to settle in another place soon, to hopefully give my sons the sort of upbringing I was able to enjoy. These mixes were m
Sometimes you meet people and instantly get a good feeling about them. That's nice when it happens. It's rare. Rich Hush gave me that feeling right off the bat when I met him at a wedding in Ohio. Instantly started chatting it up, talking about music and old Brazilian films. Mr. Hush studies experimental film and music at the University of Kansas. He aspires to profess despite ad