download: DJ Empirical, “Halloween Mix 2009”
30 oct 2009

I made this (as you would expect) in preparation for Halloween 2009, as I’d never really made a Halloween themed mix before (that I could remember).

It’s a very pan-genre mix, running the gamut from rap to metal, from industrial to disco, and with a Wesley Willis track to cap it all off. All of the songs have a scary theme/title, whether it be monsters, murder, or something in between.

Very NSFW (or radio) at times, for those of you who care.


Whodini – The Haunted House of Rock (remix)
Gnarls Barkley – The Boogie Monster
Grand Buffet – Murderfuck
Danzig – Twist of Cain
Skinny Puppy – Testure
Goblin – Tenebrae (main title)
Addrisi Brothers – Ghost Dancer (Hey Convict! Rebirth)”
Fudgie & Fufu – Surfin’ Dracula (a cappella)
Hot Ice – Theme from ‘Friday the 13th Part 3’
13 & God – Ghostwork
Cesare vs. Disorder – Midday Vampire
Clark – Dead Shark Eyes
The Bulgarian feat. Spoek – Jack It Like a Zombie (Santiago & Bushido remix)
Bloc Party – Hunting for Witches (Ruckus Roboticus remix)
Metalchicks – Dead Loss Angeles
Otto von Schirach – Tea Bagging the Dead
20goto10 – Halloween
Buckethead – Mad Monster Party
Wesley Willis – Suck a Werewolf’s Dick

With selections from General Mills cereal flexi-disc “The Monsters Go Disco”, William S. Burroughs‘ “Naked Lunch”, and a few horror films.

download: DJ Empirical, “Scary House / Dead Skin Mask (Kid D vs. Vitamin String Quartet)”
29 oct 2009

This is a mashup that came out of preparations for my Halloween mix. It didn’t really work in the mix, but sounds just fine as a standalone track.

The electronic half is an older grime track by Kid D, “Scary House”. I mixed it with the Vitamin String Quartet’s cover of Slayer’s “Dead Skin Mask”.

download: DJ Empirical, “Here Are Some Songs: June 2009”
jun 2009
I made this some time during the last week of june, 2009. I was practicing, making sure the upgraded version of Serato worked fine on my machine before my gig at the Pris Prom. It wasn’t particularly tight, and it required a lot of ex post facto level adjustments, but there’s some good stuff in there, so i thought i’d post it.


Cerrone – Supernature
DAF – Brothers
Bobby O – She Has a Way
Ottawan – You’re OK
Parvati Khan (Bappi Lahiri) – Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja
M.I.A. – Jimmy
Magic Men – Pop Corn
Sparks – Tryouts for the Human Race
JPLS – Spooked
Portishead – Machine Gun (Noise Floor Crew remix)
Uusitalo – Nälkälaulu
Die Haustiere – Danneggiato (Evan Scott remix)
Sarah Goldfarb – Confusion
Ellen Allien – ITS
Pole – Winkelstreben
The Librarian – The Enemy
OI!tER – I Wanna Be Your Underwear
Random Source – Face Like a Robot (original)
Front 242 – Tragedy >For You<
Skepta – Rolex Sweep (extended mix)
NWA – Something 2 Dance 2
Apotheosis – O Fortuna (Apocalypse Chorus mix)

As you can see, it starts out with italo & disco, then delves into techno for a while, and ends up in a very ridiculous place.

oh, and about halfway through, i bumped the phono/line switch and you get to hear about a second of the serato record. ha! very professional.

download: DJ Empirical, Pris Mix June 2009: Les Deux Sexy
jun 2009

Earlier this year, Pris released a promo double cd, Les Deux Sexy, containing mixes from each of the six of us dj’s in the group. Now that there are no longer copies of the cds, here’s my mix.



Mexican Institute of Sound – Cumbia
El Remolón – Modeselektor vs Calle 13
Aman Hayer – Heer Ranjha
Architecture in Helsinki – Heart It Races (Spruce Lee remix)
Jahcoozi – Shake the Doom
Shakti – Do the Thang Thang (Bhangra remix)
Wilman de Jesus – Walk Like an Egyptian (Pytter mix)
Beck – Black Tambourine (remixed by South Rakkas Crew)
Ty – So U Want More (refix feat. Roots Manuva)
JaConfetti – Deksloc
Frikstailers – Ta Duro Kuduro
Yelle – Je Veux Te Voir (Disco D remix)
Buraka Som Sistema – Sound of Kuduro (feat. M.I.A.)
Schlachthofbronx – We Nah Fraid

download: DJ Empirical, “Straight Line in Space-Time”
may 2009
This is a space-themed dj mix I did in Ableton for Pris Mix 003, which was a mix tape (yes, *tape*) given out at the space-themed “2009: A Pris Odyssey” event in May 2009. Each song was space-related in some way, including the instrumentals, if only in a titular way.


James Saunders – Fanfare for Space
Star Wars – The Ewoks Join the Fight
The Jonzun Crew – Space Is the Place
Mesu Kasumai – After Mars
Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is a Place on Earth (a cappella)
Neil Armstrong – One Small Step
Atmosfear – Dancing in Outer Space (Dubbed in Space version 3 by Masters at Work)
[unknown] – Roswell, NM, Radio Announcement
Fred Giannelli – Telepathic Space Grass
Dr. Richard Wolfson – Curved Spacetime
Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit / Ulrike Haage – Space I
Sifl & Olly – Haunted Spaceship
Björk – Earth Intruders (Lexx remix)
Coldcut – This Island Earth (feat. Mpho Skeef)
White Zombie – Starface
Byetone – Plastic Star (session)
LB – Ashes to Ashes
Boney M. – Nightflight to Venus
The Juan Maclean – By the Time I Get to Venus
John Swigert, Jr. and James Lovell – Houston, We Have a Problem
James Kochalka Superstar – Bad Astronaut

I’m particularly proud of the White Zombie / Byetone mashup. 😀

download: The Presets, “Kicking and Screaming (Sisyphus mix)”
may 2009

Here’s another remix by RaceCarProductions‘ The Librarian and me, under our Schwarz moniker.

This one we did for a remix contest, though we never did hear back from them. We didn’t really expect to, anyway. 🙂

download: DJ Empirical, “Spring 2009 Dubstep Mix”
apr 2009

Here’s a short (~22 min) mix I did this weekend. I just replaced my needles from when they were stolen in February, so I’ve been off the decks for a minute.


Chase & Status – Against All Odds (feat. Kano) (dubstep remix)
Jazzsteppa – One
Fault – Don’t Dread on Me
DZ – What You Won’t Do for Love
Cult of the 13th Hour – Wickedness
DJ Hatcha – Just a Rift
Headhunter & Ekelon – Timewarp
Lady Sovereign – A Little Bit of Shhh! (dub)

download: Flight of the Conchords, “Too Many Dicks on the Dancefloor (Schwarz remix)”
feb 2009

Schwarz is RaceCarProductions‘ The Librarian and I doing co-remix duties. For the hell of it, I wanted to take this (hilarious) snippet of a track from the episode (the album wasn’t released yet) and turn it into a dancefloor gem, and Matthew was eager to help. A lot of the original electro feel is still there, but we stretched it out, added bass and acid, and chopped the hell out of the vocals.

download: DJ Empirical, “Bale Freakout Dub”
05 feb 2009

So in case you haven’t heard it yet, Christian Bale went on a little rampage on the set of… Terminator 4 or something.

Nowadays it’s cool to remix the hell out of any old audio clip that hits the web, but all the remixes I’ve heard have been wack as hell, so when stAllio! suggested that *someone* remix it well, i figured I’d give it a whirl.

This isn’t quite done yet, but it’s sharable. At this point, I’m maybe not even going to revisit it, so… yeah.

download: DJ Empirical, 3-3-2 Mix Test Run
28 jan 2009

I discovered a great mix by Wayne and Wax, an early entry in the “Blogariddims” podcast, called “Another Crunk Geneaology“. His mix “traces out another crunk genealogy, seeking the common grooves and feedback loops between crunk and clave, reggaeton and ragtime, bhangra and bounce, to name a few”. Check his lengthy explanation of the 3-3-2 beat, its influence on music, and definitely listen to his mix.

This appealed to me not only as a music nerd, but also as a dj, since I’d been mixing small sets of music with this beat for a while — I just didn’t have the proper music knowledge to identify the common element.

I spent a couple days pulling together music that uses that 3-3-2 pattern for a mix, and did a short (~18 min) test run, with a sort of random track list.

This was mostly a proof-of-concept, so there are some tracks of questionable bitrate, and lots of pitch-shift aliasing to deal with, for sure. (Then again, Ludachrist has Ableton aliasing all over his mix.)