Showing posts from November, 2006

DiscoEx Archive: Disco Ex Machina Taking to the Airwaves Tonight!

Tune in  to Disco Ex Machina Radio on Wednesdays from 9pm to Midnight, Pacific Time, Chico State’s 51-year old student-operated radio station!

It’s not without good reason that I have neglected this blog in the last 6 months - I think I’ve mentioned the new radio studios that I’ve been involved in designing and building. Well, at long last it’s time to put the rubber to the road, and the Disco Ex Machina internet radio show is happening!

What to expect?

I’ll be playing the type of music that we’ve been talking about here on discoex - from funk to techno and all stops in between. Plus, every week I’ll do an audio blogroll where I’ll present some of the great material that I’m listening to on other blogs, with full credit given. Listen up and you’ll discover some sources of incredible music, journalism and taste.

There’s a request line, and it’s 530-898-6228. Of course, I might not have what you’re asking for until the following week, but it never hurts to ask.

If you miss…

DiscoEx Archive: Live/Evil - The Detroit Grand Pubahs @ Mighty, SF

Review: Detroit Grand Pubahs live @ Mighty in San Francisco: October, 2006.

t’s a rare treat for us to see a Detroit electro artist to personify his music  - so often the children of Motown shroud their very existence and corporeal being in mystery, in shimmering waves of distortion and the interference patterns of multiple personalities. Fortunate, then, are we to have a disciple of the funk in Paris the Black Fu. Yet Paris also chooses to obfuscate his person with wigs, hats, and rags befitting an off-the-wagon George Clinton. Still, the man shared his Scotch with any empty cup that should ask, and brought us together with the Involvement Fluid.

Unlike past shows, Paris arrived with accompanyment, as every pimp has his theme music (see “I Gonna Git You Sucka”). Computer-wielding and bald-creepy masked was an unnamed friend from the Netherlands, and on Rhodes piano and saxophone another cohort earned his bus ticket by fleshing out the tunes and harmonies with a soulful touch marred …