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(sub)Mix: Vibration Sympathique

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Reposted from Not sympathy in the sentimental sense.  Sympathetic vibration has nothing to do with the personal or emotional. For Helmholtz, it meant transduction of energy and resonance induced in a body – a room, a building, a glass, an eyeball – by an external force.  At its natural, or resonant frequency, a body […]

Ekoplekz TV

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Videos, now! Teaser for Ekoplekz Volume 2, slated for September.  Might need a CD+DVD doublepack, if you ask me.  Start the rumour.

That Ballard novel about the Vorticist condo development

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

I like abstracty sounds because I come from drum n bass. I like to do different sounds – I don’t like the same sounds. I don’t like nothing straight. If it sounds like someone else’s I’m not in it. I’ve got to be different, I have to be different. I’ve got to dress different, have […]


Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

1BBi (2010) Back to the yards… If you look up at these slides here on my last videotape, after I’m dead, it will say one thing on my grave tomb: As a Ghettovett, I only know serious business. As the interrogator of Ikonoklast Panzerism, I don’t give nobody no business. I tell you what is […]

Mix: Mr. Bump live @ Komodo Dubs (MTL)

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Mr.Bump live at Komodo Dubs, Montreal (Feb 2010) 1 hour session from February, opening for Shackleton and Reza Rekta (Anti Social) alongside the Montreal gang: Komodo, Hosta and Bus.  Straightforward Ableton set here: Spooky garridge, bassline pressure, 8-bar and early, instrumental grime.  Some minor edits. Channeling Slimzee in the last half – lots of favourites […]

Good things by good people, part 2: Ekoplekz

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Ekoplekz is Nick from Gutterbreakz blog, and this limited-run, paint spattered CD-R (designed by Woofah contributor 2nd Fade) was the best thing to land in my mailbox this spring.  Regretfully, when it arrived, I was in the final weeks of my first term of teaching and I simply didn’t have time to give it the […]

Shackleton meets Mr. Bump inna Red Light District

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

You might remember Mr. Bump from early on in the Blogariddims series – bottom-heavy, a bit rowdy.  He dredged up those old swung beats with the rude basslines and sugary vocals – dance tunes – back when everyone was half steppin. Next came a very brief but thrilling career as a pioneer of the UK […]

Mix: Mr. Bump live @ MTL Funky

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Here’s an 80-minute live set from Bump’s triumphant appearance at MTL Funky back in April (later featured on Kuma’s Art of Beatz radio show out of Vancouver).  Some rare bits, dubs and custom edits in the mix. The recording’s a bit crunchy in spots and some good bits got lopped off either end (Heatwave ‘Do […]


Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Funkineven is good.  ‘Kleer’ – woozy moog funk, dash of wonk, hazey vox, namechecking Plastic People. ‘Mad Swing,’ same deal. ‘You’ is drunk-paced vocal science – Todd Edwards at -8.

It’s yours…

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Stand up bit of archival work over at Uncarved. I love this kind of thing – unearthing and scanning in old fragments from before the www info deluge.  John really nails that feeling you’d get when an unexpected bit of print could open you up to a whole new realm of music and ideas.  There […]