Posts Tagged ‘Downtempo’

ZenDaze II.5 / 2011

Our March ZenDaze event has been postponed because of the tragic events in northeastern Japan.  We are refocusing our creative energies for April and raising funds for relief efforts to help those in need.  I will also be donating all monetary contributions received via this blog for the month of April.  So if you’d like to help, use the Paypal link at the right.  All donations will go to Second Harvest Japan who physically deliver much needed food and supplies to the earthquake affected areas.  Let’s make a difference!

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04 2011

Sea Wave Water Shake Earth / 2011

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An aural polaroid capturing the surreal atmospherics in Tokyo after the earthquake+tsunami+radiation trifecta.

Sea Wave Water Shake Earth

1. Planet Earth – Duran Duran
2. Twin & Earth – Dif Juz
3. Waves Become Wings – This Mortal Coil
4. Slow Water – Brian Eno
5. Sea, Swallow Me – Harold Budd & Cocteau Twins
6. On Earth – The Sundays
7. …In That Quiet Earth – Genesis
8. Wave – David Sylvian
9. Earthrise (Moon Mix) – Joshua Iz
10. Waves, Waves, Waves – M83
11. Underwater (The Dome Part I) – Worship
12. Shake – Bombers
13. Waterfalls – Mr. Fingers
14. Shake The Disease – Depeche Mode
15. Water Window – The Depriciation Guild
16. Underwater Lady – Kirstie Hawkshaw
17. The Waters Deep – Bent
18. Underwater Boy – Virna Lindt
19. Velvet Water – Stereolab
20. The Garden Of Earthly Delights (Ballistic Bario Boom) – D*Note
21. Earth (Gaia) – The Orb
22. Broad Waters/Oh. Our River Narew – Henryk Gorecki
23. Wind On Water – Fripp & Eno
24. Blackwater – Rain Tree Crow
25. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) – The Jacksons

Total M Daze / 2011

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Some DJ Total M slow jamz…


1. Active Child – When Your Love Is Safe (Classixx Remix)
2. Matt Van Schie – Journey
3. Destroyer – Chinatown
4. All Tiny Creatures – An Iris
5. Röyksopp – Electric Counterpoint III. Fast (RYXP True To Original Edit)
6. Washed Out – New Theory
7. Twin Shadow – Yellow Balloon
8. Brusque Twins – Trapped In Corners
9. Glass Candy – Computer Love
10. Oh Land – White Nights (Twin Shadow Remix)
11. Professor Genius – Pegaso (Excerpt)
12. Gino Soccio – So Lonely (Debukas Edit)
13. Lake – Madagascar
14. Max Tundra – Lysine
15. The Great Mundane – The Hug Machine
16. Windsurf – Cracking The Tube
17. Cassie – Official Girl (CFCF Remix)
18. Eluvium – Crash Deconstructed

ZenDaze / 2011

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Here begins Zen.Daze.  Following in the footsteps of the Atmospheric Audio Chair parties, the resident DJs all spent time in the Midwest rave scene in the early 90s.  Here in Japan, we’ll take a modern approach to the day-chillout party and include indie pop, nu disco, classic dub/downtempo, of course 90s electronica, even krautrock and experimental jazz.  But above all, it’ll be a chance to have fun on a Sunday with friends and wind up the weekend.  Join us every last Sunday of the month at Bonobo!


01 2011

Atmospheric Audio Chair / 2010

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We continue the new year with another reunification of the Atmospheric Audio Chair collective, direct from the tundra of wintery Chicago.  Here is presented a generous collection of canorous compositions which spans the gamut from YMO to MBV to M83.  Perfect for studying for exams, babysitting the neighbor’s kids, and a great conversation starter at dinner parties.  Enjoy!

Atmospheric Audio Chair / 2010

1. Yellow Magic Orchestra – Silence Of Time
2. My Bloody Valentine – Instrumental B
3. Panda Bear – I’m Not
4. Steve Jansen & Richard Barbieri – One More Zombie
5. Robert Fripp – Midnight Blue
6. Pieter Nooten & Michael Brook – Several Times I
7. Midnight Juggernauts – Shadows (M83 Remix)
8. Future Sound Of London – Papua New Guinea (Blue States Full Length Mix)
9. Crisopa – Algo Cián
10. Bliss – Life On The Rooftop
11. Schlomo – 7am
12. Depeche Mode – Any Second Now (Tranquility Bass)
13. Front 242 – Sample D (Aerial Version)
14. The Human League – Toyota City
15. Steve Reich – Tokyo/Vermont Counterpoint
16. Ryonkt – Gray Sky
17. Rheingold – Überblendung
18. Slowdive – Moussaka Chaos
19. Summer Camp – I Only Have Eyes For You
20. Colourbox – Tarantula
21. Swallow – Peekaboo (Dub)
22. A Shoreline Dream – The Barrier
23. Primal Scream – Higher Than The Sun (Andrew Weatheral Mix)
24. Yellow Magic Orchestra – Loom
25. Hammock – Gold Star Mothers
26. Brian Eno – Spider And I


02 2010

A La Peanut Budder Sandwiches / 1995

a la peanut budder sandwiches

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In the spirit of our recent Atmospheric Audio Chair show in Chicago, I’m inspired to share more of the intelligent/ambient electronica of the 90’s.  And as it is the end of Summer, I feel the mood is apropos.  This mix is part of a quadrilogy which includes ‘Star‘, ‘Eve ryd al if e‘, and the ‘The Golden Age’.  No multitrack recording involved, just simply two turntables and a VCR for the ‘Killing Zoe’ bits.  So enjoy this original 90 minute version of the Amazing Mumford’s magical incantation, complete with the original Craig Hanke artwork.

A La Peanut Budder Sandwiches

1. Beach Flea – Stegosaurus
2. Nightmares On Wax – Back In Time
3. Massive Attack vs Mad Professor – Backward Sucking
4. The Black Dog – Raxmus/Bolt 1
5. St. Etienne – Western Wind/Tankerville
6. Massive Attack vs Mad Professor – Moving Dub
7. Closer – Rites Of Spring
8. Sub Dub – Babylon Unite Pt. II
9. Hemp Ricks – Feedback
10. Sapien – Gato De Oro (Original Rockers Mix)
11. Ultramarine – Discovery

1. Sandals – Open
2. Villa America – Highway (Original Rockers Mix)
3. Spin Kids – On & On
4. Palm Skin Prod. – Slipper Suite
5. Coco, Steel & Lovebomb – Harlem
6. UNKLE – Sassafras (Plaid Mix)
7. Control Freaks – The Coup Is This
8. Original Rockers – What A Life
9. Beach Flea – F For Fake
10. Ultramarine – Hooter
11. Transglobal Underground – Temple Head
12. Masters At Work – Justa “Li’l” Dope


09 2009

Savasana / 1993


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The early 90s gave birth to some of the most memorable chill-out music, and we did our best to harness it at the Atmospheric Audio Chair parties.  Our love and passion brought us together in the dead of winter back in 1992 where we and other weekend-worn ravers would huddle together on a Sunday night and savor the sounds that up until now only filled our living rooms and headphones.  A very special treat was having the chill-out guru himself, Mixmaster Morris, as a guest at AAC.   This mix was definitely inspired by that first appearance, which made quite an impression on us all.  So enjoy this 90 minute journey into deep electronic relaxation…


1. Tranquility Bass – They Came In Peace
2. David Sylvian – Answered Prayers
3. ….
4. Brian Eno – Tal Coat
5. Aphex Twin – Lichen
6. Kenny Larkin – Tedra
7. Irresistible Force – Mountain High (Live)
8. L. Subramaniam – Wandering Saint
9. BFC – Sleep

1. Tangerine Dream – Phaedra
2. ….
3. System 7 – Faydeaudeau
4. Voyager – Arrival (Edit)
5. Richard H Kirk – World War Three
6. Richard H Kirk – Lagoon West
7. ….
8. Aphex Twin – Stone In Focus
9. Jean-Michel Jarre
10. Higher Intelligence Agency – Orange

Please excuse any errors and/or omissions with the track listing…


08 2009

Keep On Making Me High / 1995

Keep On Makin' Me High

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Q:  What happens when a DJ works at a record store and is sick and tired of listening to dance music all day long?
A:  …this.


Keep On Making Me High

1. The Black Dog – Pot Noddle
2. Control Freaks – Very Serious Smokin’
3. M.F. Outa ’National – Miles Out Of Time (Astrocentric Mix ‘n’ Beats)
4. Gescom – Mag
5. Sub Dub – Dawazangpo
6. Rockers Hi-Fi – Look For A Spark
7. The Orb – Super Nova At The End Of The Universe
8. Beach Flea – F For Fake
9. Ultramarine – English Heritage
10. The Ballistic Brothers vs The Eccentric Afro’s – Uschi’s Groove

1. Tranquility Bass – Cantamilla
2. Three Sons – Jazz Sandwich
3. Slowly – Understanding the Peace
4. Crustation – Biker Trouble
5. Sandals – Lovewood
6. Supernature – It’s a Jungle
7. Sleeve – Holes In My Cheese
8. Naked Eyes – Promises, Promises
9. Massive Attack v. The Mad Professor – Spying Glass (I Spy)
10. The Ballistic Brothers vs The Eccentric Afro’s – Hustler
11. Ultramarine – Nova Scotia
12. Sleeve – Hipness


07 2009

Nightshade / 2003


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Here’s a CD mix which is part two to the cassette mix Sunshower (2000).  It was also released as a Smartbar X-mas giveaway CD in 2003, limited to 150 copies.  I’ve included the artwork which never made it to print.


1. Purveyors of Fine Funk – Stigmata Jackson/Russ Gabriel mix (Out of the Loop)
2. Ballistic Brothers – Soul Catcher (Soundboy)
3. Afro-Mystik – Natural (Om)
4. Mark de Clive-Lowe – Move On Up/Seiji mix (Bittasweet)
5. Ski Oakenfull – Tress Cun Deo La/King Britt mix (Om)
6. i:cube – Adore/Chris Brann mix (Versatile)
7. Dom um Romao – Lake of Perseverance/Opaque mix (Head to Toe)
8. Grupo Batuque – Between the Lines (Far Out)
9. Jazzanova – Mwela, Mwela (Here I Am)/Bugz in the Attic mix (JCR)
10. Kuni – Kids Breath (Life Line)
11. Roy Ayers – Our Time Is Coming/Jazzanova mix (MAW)
12. Soulstice – Fall In To You/ (Om)
13. Terry Callier – Love Theme from Spartacus/Roy Davis Jr. mix (Talkin’ Loud)


05 2009