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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

(cover artwork by Matt Digges)

So, here we are: we’ve arrived at the release date of the full-length debut from Adam WarRock, entitled The War for Infinity, which also means it’s the release date of my latest dj mix. As I mentioned last week, it’s a mixtape available exclusively as a free bonus download with the purchase of the deluxe version of TWFI.

Here’s the tracklist of the mix, including most, if not all, of the little samples here and there. I threw in a couple drum loops from some producer sample-type discs as well. And just because I’m a bit obsessive, I’ve added a link for most of the tunes, so you can hear them out of context.

A.R. Rahman – Ishq Bina (remix) [watch]
Longmont Potion Castle – Get Fresh Crew
Rye Rye – Bang (instrumental) [watch vocal version]
Lee Dorsey – Get Out Of My Life, Woman [hear]
Adam WarRock – No Album (a cappella) [hear original]
Dirty Projectors and Björk – Ocean [hear]
Radiohead – The National Anthem [watch]

Aoki Takamasa – RN4-09 [hear]
Adam WarRock – SCDP (Build Something) (a cappella)  [hear original]
Iamamiwhoami – B by Tara Busch [hear]
Machine Drum – If Yu Know Your Cockie Bruck Dung (instrumental)
Roni Size and Cypress Hill – Child of the Wild West (instrumental) [hear]
Adam WarRock – The Great Recession (a cappella) [hear original]

The Mighty Boosh – Killaroo [watch]
The Mighty Boosh – The Hitcher [hear]

Ali G and Shaggy – Me Julie (instrumental) [watch original]
Adam WarRock – Girl Comics (a cappella) [hear original]

El Remolón – La Bonita [hear 
The Conet Project – Phonetic Alphabet NATO [hear]
Mr. Flash – Champions (instrumental version) [hear]
Adam WarRock – Bad Meaning Good (a cappella) [hear original]

Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip – Sick Tonight [watch]
Marteria – Amy’s Weinhaus (instrumental) [hear original]
Adam WarRock – PBR (a cappella) [hear original]
Kavinksky – Night Call (Sun Butler mix) [hear]
Adam WarRock – Smashed Gordon (a cappella) [hear original]

Maker – Silver Mountains [hear]
Martin Galway – Green Beret Loader [hear]
Adam WarRock – My Tea Party (a cappella) [hear original]

Blixa Bargeld – Skorbut
Pino Donaggio – For the Last Time We’ll Pray [hear]
Adam WarRock – Six Million Dollar Flow (a cappella) [hear original]
Schlachthofbronx – Ayoba (instrumental) [watch original

Otto Von Schirach – Beta Bodega (La Guerra) (instrumental)
Adam WarRock – Supervillainy (a cappella) [hear original]

Anti-Pop Consortium – Volcano (Four Tet instrumental) [hear original]
Neil Perry, character on Dexter, from the episode “Circle of Friends”
Jonathan Bepler – The Ballad of Gary Gilmore (feat. Patty Griffin and Steve Tucker)

Also included with the deluxe version of TWFI is the above mix cut up and arranged as separate Adam WarRock remixes/blends/mashups/whatever. It’s available on its own as well, but it’s free with the album purchase.

download: DJ Empirical, “Nous Nous Appelons Disco”
11 mar 2010

This is a mix I made to promote my monthly disco night, Nous Nous Appelons Disco. It’s 80 minutes of stuff I play at my night, meaning Disco (of any kind, but especially space/leftfield/nu-disco), Italo, High NRG, and even some proto-House — basically anything even vaguely related!

The tempo of this mix ramps up from a beginning-of-the-night 109 to a frantic 133 near the end, to mimic the usual pace of the Nous Nous Appelons Disco nights.

If you dig the stuff in this mix, come out on Friday!

Here’s the track list:

Z – Silver Lady Disco (Nous Nous Appelons Disco edit)
Hipnosis – Windland
Glass Candy – The Chameleon (Johan Agebjörn remix)
Gaznevada – I.C. Love Affair
Happy Mondays – WFL (Vince Clarke mix) (Autodisco‘s “We Love Mondays” edit)
Pink FloydKeep Talking (Nelue re-edit)
Västkustska Ryggdunkarsällskapet – Vansbro Boogie
Beatconductor – Funky Boogie
Colonel Abrams – Trapped
Ilya Santana – Discotized
Soft Rocks – Leave Your Earth Behind
Majeure – Teleforce (with samples from Steve Dahl and his disco demolition)
RAF Self Control (Trustus‘ Deeply Existential remix)
Cecile & Venice – Rimmel
Electric Minds – Pick Me Up (Casual Touch mix)
Sisters of Transistors – The Don
Trilogy – Not Love (instrumental)
Change – Angel in My Pocket
Ottawan – D.I.S.C.O.
Munich Machine – Space Warrior (DJ Empirical edit)
Giorgio Moroder – From Here to Eternity
Space – Magic Fly
Divine – You Think You’re a Man (Disco Beard‘s Big One edit)
Sylvester – Do Ya Wanna Funk
Zombi – Sapphire
Visage – The Damned Don’t Cry
Greg Vandike – Clone
A. Hobson – Perpetuum
Sylvia Love – Instant Love
The Flirts – Danger (Macho mix)
Kano – I’m Ready
Tantra Hills of Katmandu (Patrick Cowley mix)
Gil Mantera’s Party Dream – Eyes of Blue (DJ Empirical edit)

artwork for DJ Empirical, "Party Like It's Before 1990"

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.



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]

download: DJ Empirical, “Ideomotor”
dec 2009

This is my half-hour mix from the December 2009 Pris promo double cd of mixes entitled Basic Pleasure Model. (Get it? 🙂 )

We only made about 50 of the cds, so I thought I should share it here.


Basement Jaxx – Raindrops (Joker & Ginz remix)
Boxcutter – Sidetrak
José James – Blackmagic (Untold remix)
Fault – Don’t Dread on Me
Blasta – Your Dub Delay
MIDIval PunditZ – Atomizer (Nucleya remix)
Rusko – How Low (feat. Chali2na)
Eskmo – I Dream I’m Flying
Annie – My Love Is Better (Sukh Knight remix)
Ultrablack – Dirty Dirty
Tom Encore – Jig
Miss Platnum – She Moved In

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, 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. 😀