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In gratitude for Scott Hardkiss
Facebook's grapevine is efficient at delivering news, both good and ill. I've had heavy doses of each this week, but the latest news that producer / DJ / radio host / mediamaker Scott Hardkiss has shuffled off this mortal coil has direct portent for me. His first single in 1993 under the moniker God Within, titled "Raincry" was a perfect melding of ambient, breakbeats and trance which drew me in to electronic music's propulsive yet blissed-out sweet spot. Because I discovered and then spun good music like God Within on the radio, I dedicated myself to being a DJ inspired by the eclecticism and mysticism of the California scene, of which Hardkiss brothers were a cornerstone. He'll be missed.
Scott Hardkiss recorded one of the best Essential Mixes I've heard. This is for your listening enjoyment this week instead of my podcast.
Sonic catharsis in the form of electronic music from the artists who we lost in the Ghost Ship tragedy. Analog synth techno, disco, ethereal pop and house music by Nackt, Cherushii, Them Are Us Too, Ghosts of Lightning, Easystreet, Introflirt, Joey Casio, and more. Stay in, turn up, and let's have a dance party together.
Playlist:Nackt - "Scheherezade (Ambient mix)" Nackt and CM-4 - "Ocean View" Nackt - "Next" Ghost of Lightning - "All is Fair in Dreams" Ghost of Lightning - "Ashes to Ashes" Introflirt - "Temporary Heaven" Easystreet - "International Supernatural" Easystreet - "I Love Your Sexy Movie (Velvet Chang's Spandex Fantasy Club Remix)" Cherushii - "Manic (Deep Mix)" C. Faith - "Free Spirit Lost Soul (Original Mix)" Cherushii - "Rudy's Party (Bobby Browser's Ambient Mix)" Them Are Us Too - "Marilyn" Joey Casio - "Live on KVRXNOR" Gei…
Resolve to practice some circular breathing this year: the brass and woodwind playing technique ensures that the noise you make never ceases even while you draw new air. Develop new abilities to sustain effort. Reject that your art begins or ends.
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Playlist: Raury & Jaden Smith - "Losing Your Mind" Digable Planets - "rebirth of slick (Altered Tapes edit)" Matias Aguayo - "Rollerskate" Lakker - "Tuc Tuc" Prosumer & Murat Tepeli - "serenity (soundstream's dusty machine mix)" Agents Of Time - "Still Enough (feat. Flowers and Sea Creatures)" Shit Robot - "Ob-8 (Winter Mix)" Simian Mobile Disco -"Dervish" Nackt and CM-4 - "Need to Know" Tuff City Kids - "Edlost" Chris Randall - "Sunderverl" Tim Deluxe - "Transformation (DJ Hell Remix)" Claude Von Stroke - "Storm On Lake St. Claire" Coeter One - "145 (Urbano Remix)" LFO - "Simon f…
An all-vinyl set with full respect to the synth-pop innovators and electro heroes.
Playlist: The Pool - "Jamaica Resting" Harmonia - "Veterano" Crash Course In Science - "Flying Turns" ZwischenFall - "Flucht '84" Friend or Foe - "World famous techno pop" Dominatrix - "The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (12' Mix)" Laurie Anderson - "Sharkey's Day" The Chemical Brothers - "Spring" Tussle - "Eye Context" Shit Robot - "Triumph!!!" Riton - "Motion" Laurent Garnier - "The man with the red face (Funk D'Void mix)" Ian Pooley - "What's Your Number (Jazzanova Re-Number)" Tiefschwarz - "No more trouble" Different Gear vs. the Police - "World is running down [You can't go wrong] (Different Gear dub)" Simon - "Dreams of Freedom" Size 9 - "I am ready" Chus Duran - "Zooom (original electro mix)" Syclops - "Where'…