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download: DJ Empirical, “Party Like It’s Before 1990”
14 feb 2010

This is my debut release on AERO, the longform mix release sublabel of Race Car Productions. For this one, I’ll let them speak for me:

DJ Empirical
Party Like It’s Before 1990
released: 2010-02
catolog #: AERO 013
Stephen Boyd is a fascinating character. As DJ Empirical he employs his knack for obscure music collecting and correlating seemingly unrelated tracks just perfectly. Here we find him behind the wheels of a Delorean going back to where it all began.

To add to that, basically I felt like early techno and electro (as well as acid) was not something I was as familiar with as I should be. I figured that doing a set of those tunes would force the research I needed to close that gap a bit.

Enjoy!

Tracklist:

Model 500 – Sound of Stereo (instrumental) [1987, Metroplex]
Hithouse – Jack to the Sound of the Underground [1988, CBS]
Rhythim Is Rhythim – It Is What It Is (Majestic mix) [1988, Transmat]
Armando – World Unknown (My Mixx Is Dunn) [1988, Warehouse]
Phresh Phantasy – Come on Acid [supposedly 1988, released 2005, Logistic]
Phuture – Acid Tracks [1987, Trax]
Virgo Four – In a Vision (808 State edit) [1987, Trax, edit 2008, Harmless]
Amnesia – Ibiza (Loco Acid remix) [1988, Indisc]
Jack Frost & The Circle Jerks – Shout (Ashley Beedle edit) [1987, FLEX, edit 2008, Harmless]
Cybotron – R-9 [1985, Fantasy]
Juan – Techno Music [1988, Ten]
A Tongue & D Groove – Feel Surreal [1988, Ten]
Adonis – No Way Back (Greg Wilson edit) [1986, Trax, edit 2008, Harmless]
Model 500 – What’s the Game [1988, Metroplex]
Rational Youth – Dancing on the Berlin Wall [1982, Yul]
Channel One – Technicolor (long mix) [1986, Metroplex]
Mike Dunn – So Let It Be Houze! [1988, Westbrook]
Forgemasters – Track With No Name [1989, Warp]

edit: soundcloud mix is offline. try it at mixcloud.


DJ Empirical: Covers Mix for Bubbles in the Think Tank, 2010-02-08 by djempirical

I made a set of all cover songs for my friends’ radio show. Their archive of the show turned out a bit wonky (at least, my part of it did), so I rendered the set separately and upped it here. It’s a nice mix of rock, metal, electro, metal, and whatever else I could scrape together.

Check out their show at Bubbles in the Think Tank.

Track list (radio safe, by the way):Quicksand, “How Soon Is Now?” [The Smiths]
KMFDM, “Mysterious Ways” [U2]
El Michels Affair, “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” [Ol’ Dirty Bastard]
Coal, “Ace of Spades” [Motörhead]
Cassettes Won’t Listen, “Need You Tonight” [INXS]
Institute of Technology, “King of Rock” [Run DMC]
DJ Gyngyvytus, “The National Headbustaz Anthem” [Radiohead]
Squarepusher, “Love Will Tear Us Apart” [Joy Division]
My Brightest Diamond, “Tainted Love” [Gloria Jones]
Kiko & S Deschezeaux, “Rock Your Body” [Justin Timberlake]
Tiga, “Hot in Herre (feat. Jake Shears)” [Nelly]
A. Human, “A Horse with No Name” [America]
U-Bahn Kontrollöre, “Policy of Truth (VG edit)” [Depeche Mode]
Señor Coconut and His Orchestra, “Around the World (full version)” [Daft Punk]
Bigod 20, “Like a Prayer” [Madonna]
Dsico, “Smells Like Electro” [Nirvana]
Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra, “Toxic” [Britney Spears]
Fear Factory, “Cars (feat. Gary Numan)” [Gary Numan]
Faith No More, “Let’s Lynch the Landlord” [Dead Kennedys]
WhoMadeWho, “Satisfaction” [Benny Benassi]
British Whale, “This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us” [Sparks]
Slayer, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” [Iron Butterfly]