06.29.2015

…to update.

Got the Seven Hills Slam coming up again. There’s also a fundraiser in the works and I believe I’ll be doing something for that, as well. The slam team has been chosen and they’re going to nationals in Oakland, so they need to raise money. There’s a regional slam the first weekend in July and that should be fun, also.

Here’s to summer, friends and music.

06.09.2015

So, I’ve been doing the monthly poetry DJ thing at the Seven Hills Slam, and it’s been great to get out again.

I’ve also been encoding vinyl and finding things I’d totally forgotten I had. With hundreds of records in various crates and bins in my house, that’s not surprising.

I’ve also been cleaning up my music files and consolidating from three different computers over the years. One of my discoveries in that process was an old mix I did probably around 2002. I don’t even remember what the release name was, but its working name was “Boom.” Lots of breaks and some old gems from the Chems and the Propellerheads that still make me want to dance. No matter what I do, I’m never quite satisfied, but I have to say that mix came out pretty damned good. Going to post it up on the Mixes page and post a link on r/breakbeat because the kids need some good “old” music.

xoxo
DJ Muse, aka Grandma Funk

12.26.2009

So I decided to make a mix for my friends at the Cantab.  Some people have been asking me for a while now for some of the music that I play during the pre- and post-show sessions.  So when the Slam Master said she was making a mix, I thought she meant a CD, and had to jump and finally get that mix done that I’d been thinking about.  I wanted to bring something to the people who’d be there on the 23rd, and I was going to do a mix.

Of course, I had to do it in my usual, hurried manner, and I decided to make the mix on Wednesday afternoon.  From start to finish, the mixing process took less than two hours.  But since I’d done it so late in the day, I had to do the post-mix work and burn the CDs without having time to listen to a finished CD before I burned copies for everyone.  I’ve been using an add-on to Toast called CD Spin Doctor to break up the finished file into tracks, and obviously this time I fumbled something somewhere in the process.  So when I was driving to the Cantab, listening to what I’d done, I realized tracks 8 and 9 were switched around.  It was something in the Spin Doctor editing, because each track had the right name for where it was on the CD, but the audio there was the wrong track.  As I said on the open mic (and to everyone who got a copy), 8 is actually 9 and 9 is 8.  Unless you have CD-text, you won’t see those track names, though.

So, there’s a new mix for everyone.  I called it “A Few of My Favorite Things” and that’s what it is.  There are tracks that will be familiar to anyone who’s a regular at the Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge.  There are old tracks and new (thank you to Giant Step and SPECTRE for their continuing support, still bringing me sweet tunes after all these years), and the finished project is something I enjoy listening to – I think you will, too.

There’s a high quality version as well as a low-res version for those with slower internet connections (I know you’re still out there!).

Here’s the track listing, mostly because my obsessive nature is still smarting about those copies with the mixed up tracks.  Luckily, the tracks in question have vocals, and for that reason, you’ll easily tell where the mixup is if you have one of those CDs.  What I recommended for those who have it is to burn another copy with tracks 8 and 9 reversed, or to make a playlist in iTunes and switch them to get the correct track order.

A Few of My Favorite Things
A Holiday Mix for the Cantab Lounge Family

  1. Dark Days (Spoken For Mix) – DJ Shadow
  2. Burn Out – Cinematic Orchestra
  3. Passion – Nightmares on Wax
  4. Rabbit In Your Headlights – UNKLE
  5. Ultra Light (Sustenance Mix) – The Angel
  6. Brother Where Are You (Matthew Herbert Mix) – Oscar Brown, Jr.
  7. This Room (Best 7 Version) – Fat Freddy’s Drop
  8. All That Glitters – Death In Vegas
  9. Breakfast Club (feat Murs & Supernatural) – Z-Trip
  10. Stiff Jazz – dZihan & Kamien
  11. Foreign Bodies – Herbert
  12. Agua – DJ Food

Here’s hoping everyone had a wonderful holiday season, and I’m looking forward to seeing you at the Cantab in 2010!

DJ Muse

08.25.2009

…and it was good.

I’ve got the sets from the Floating World AfterCare gigs up on my mixes page. I’ve got the more uptempo, fun water volleyball set from Friday night here and the more downtempo, laid-back Saturday night set here.

Enjoy…I know I did, and so did everyone else in the pool and nearby those nights. It was an amazing time and I can’t thank Skully from the NYC Fetish Tribe enough for the opportunity. I look forward to working with him again in the future.

08.13.2009

Yes, things are happening here in Muse-land. I’ve got two gigs during the Floating World event.  I’ll be playing downtempo/chillout sets as part of the “AfterCare” parties from 3-5A on August 22 and August 23 (late night Friday and Saturday).  For a long time now, I’d hoped to find a way to combine my fascination with fetish and my love of music and being a DJ.  This is the first chance I’ve had to put my own stamp on an event, and I feel like it’s a perfect fit.

This event is closed to registration – they actually sold out all 1200 admissions (yes, it’s that big) two weeks before it started.  Sorry!  But if this goes well, it might lead to something else in the future.  If you’re going to be there, some see me in the pool area of the Sheraton (private party open to Floating World attendees only) and enjoy the laid-back, lovely grooves.

Don’t forget, I’ve got Atman – a DJ Muse Mix for you to listen to as you’re going about the last of your summer.  It’s great music for an evening relaxing on the back porch or with your sweetie.  Personally, it makes me think of Germany.  *smile*

As always – thanks for listening!

~ DJ Muse