All posts tagged schädel

Listen to “Hunter’s Dreamboat (schädel remix)” by Ellie Herring.

Released on Ellie Herring’s “Reattraction“, for Race Car.

The label’s blurb about this one:

schädel (known to some as DJ Empirical) from Cincinnati, OH concocts a hypnotic look at ‘Hunter’s Dreamboat.’ A slow burner, complete with devilish ambiance and synths that hold you captive. The depths lead with the heart and fall to the floor.

Release Date: Apr 03, 2012
Artwork: Dustin Bowen & Evan Scott Sharfe
Catalog #: RCP 035
Mastering: Kevin Frey

This is a five minute minimix, a bit like the ones on Annie Mac’s BBC show. It’s short, but there’s a lot packed in there. You can download from the soundcloud widget, or click here.

01) Graham Philip d’Ancey – Sacred Dance
02) Sheila Chandra – Strange Minaret
03) Moon Boots – Aretha (Zimmer remix)
04) The System – You Are in My System
05) Cut Copy – Sun God (Andrew Weatherall Arp version)
06) Fan Death – Veronica’s Veil
07) René & Angela – Save Your Love (for #1) (feat. Kurtis Blow) (12″ version)
08) Thompson Twins – Love on Your Side (No Talkin’) (12″ version)
09) Liaisons Dangereuses – Los niños del parque
10) The Who – Eminence Front (The Love Supreme edit)
11) schädel [untitled] (rpm 04) Something Like a Hajj (demo)
12) Genius of Time – Houston We Have a Problem
13) Zodiac – Pacific (original mix)
14) Baron von Luxxury – That Disco Beat
15) DAF – Brothers
16) Ellie Herring – Hunter’s Dreamboat (schädel remix)
17) The Black Madonna – Exodus

Lexington musician Ellie Herring organized a compilation of electronic music entitled Sorghum, to which I donated the above track. All proceeds from its purchase will be donated to the Mid-East Kentucky Chapter American Red Cross to aid the tornado victims of West Liberty, KY.

It features some excellent music, and has a minimum of $4 to purchase. Click through to check out the other songs.

Listen to “Something Like a Hajj” by schädel.

I’ve been doing a lot of production in the last couple months, mostly under my resurrected alias schädel. Above you can hear a preview of* one of the songs I produced recently, which is as yet untitled.

I have a good amount of material mostly complete, which I hope to release this year.

* I decided to just make the whole thing available. Why not?

Listen to “Eight Years Old and Gone to the World” by schädel.

This is one I did as a submission for a compilation, but it wasn’t selected — so here you go.

Edit: It did eventually get a release on my EP:

Listen to the album “Watch My Captor Grow Old and Die” by schädel.

Purchase: Amazon / itunes / Beatport / Juno Download / Google Play

Listen to “Garden (schädel remix)” by The Lions Rampant.

This was my winning entry for a remix contest to appear in the soundtrack of the locally made, crowd-sourced short film, Radius.

If you’d like, you can check out the original version of the song, and watch Radius in full, as well as a making-of documentary in which my remix also appears.

download: The Black Fives, “Less Than Three (@}–,–‘– mix by schädel)”
mar 2004

This is a track from the very limited (23 copies!) e.p. by The Black Fives, released in 2004 with a handmade cover. At the time, The Black Fives was still a solo project, with schädel (a.k.a. Donald Spivak, a.k.a. DJ Empirical) still some time away from becoming a member.

The spoken samples come from the audio part of an adult education filmstrip. Scratches by DJ Empirical.