Saturday, August 10, 2013

Tribal Circuits

TRIBAL CIRCUITS (DJG Afro-Cosmic mix # 2) 

I have had this combination of records together for a few years yet haven't taken the opportunity to record them until Tommyboy offered his assistance. If it weren't for him, they would still be sitting next to the ones from the last post! It is no coincidence that this mix is a continuation of the vibe from my guest mix on "TechnoSports International" internet radio show in 2010. (link found below in the last post on this blog). Yes, it has been that long since I have recorded a mix AND posted on this blog.....

---->The emphasis here is mid-tempo African (+influenced) tracks with drum machines/electronics/dub effects. I have spiced the mix with various live percussion tracks and broken up the pulse with acoustic drumming coupled with cosmic synth sounds ((interludes)). The attempt is to call to mind the duality of natural indigenous live music vs. the electronic medium of modern sounds (even though the age of the recordings is from mid 80's) ; My take on literally & semantically emulating the much favored underground term "Afro-Cosmic". (I can't deny this was influenced by the spirit of DJ Beppe Loda's classic mix tapes from the legendary Typhoon club.)

With that being said, after playing the mix through a few times, I chose to not make it so streamlined and went with some impulsive intuitions....So there are a few dreamy diversions in dynamics then the mix eventually floats away...away from the microchips dancing in the circuitboard jungles and savannas of the Motherland...into a melodic nocturnal lullaby...



Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Somewhere in Africa 
Zinc - Amazon
Bob James - Macumba
Herbie Hancock - Earth Beat
Wally Badarou - Spider Woman
Manu Dibango - Abele Dance 
(Badarou break/Abele dub)
Zawinul - Waiting for The Rain
Patrick O'Hearn - Malevolent Landscape
Lonnie Liston Smith - Island in the Sun
Sunny Ade & his African Beats - Synchro System reprise
Ralph MacDonald - Play Pen
Mandigo - Dewgal 
Andreas Vollenweider - Pace Verde (slow) 
George Duke's 101 North - Night Voices 


RIP George Duke (2/12/46-8/5/13), who sadly died the day this mix was recorded . The aura will prevail...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

DJG guest mix for
Techno Sports International. Sunday, June 20, 2010
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Jean-Luc Ponty - Ethereal Mood
Tangerine Dream- Barbakane (segment)
Kitaro- Shimmering Light
Yello- Moon on Ice
Pat Metheny Group- Barcarole
David Sylvian/Holger Czukay/John Hassell- Awakening
The Congos- Congo Man (Carl Craig edit)
King Sunny Ade & his African Beats- Synchro System
Hugh Masekela- Mama (Metro Area dub)
Wally Badarou- Hi- Fi
Soul II Soul - African Dance
Cultural Vibe- Ma Foom Bey
Elemental 7- Dancing Ghosts
FBA- A Million Miles Away
Jah Wobble- Dan Macarthur
Mad Professor- Depth Charge
Scientist- Dematerialize
Maurizio- Ploy (Battersea Was An Island Of Mud -The Orb Mix)
Stasis- Point of no Return
John Hassell- Dream Theory
Djinji Brown/Osunlade- My Beloved
Hiroshima- Another Place

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

DC9er Interview Mixtape, Volume 14 : DJG

Intro: Andreas Vollenweider - "The Stone" (1984) / John Hassell - "These Times..." (1981)
Lonnie Liston Smith - "If you take care of me" (1984)
Claudja Barry - "Love for the sake of love" (1977)
Alphonse Mouzon - "The lady in red" (1982)
The Fixx - "Reach the beach" (1982)
King Asha/King Tubby - "Crank Angle part 2" (1986)
Harvey Bainbridge - "The Changing" (1983)
Simple Minds - "This Earth that you walk upon" (1981)
Sisters of Mercy - "The Phantom" (1983)
7027 - "The Pace" [Re-paced by Convextion] (2008)
Cabaret Voltaire - "Taxi Music Dub" (1981)
Nu Era - "Breaking in Space" (1995)
$tinkworks- "Mudpump" (2007)
High Skies - "Sumatra" [Atjazz mix] (2003)
Kirk Degiorgio - "A Way of Life" (2009)
D5 - "Intruders" (2009)
Outro: Andreas Vollenweider - "The Stone" (1984) / John Hassell - "These Times..." (1981)

Monday, February 8, 2010

TOMMYBOY and DJG in the OC

Looks like Tradewinds Social Club in Oak Cliff is turning out to be the best new small venue in town. Any given weekend you can find DJs Mark Ridlin, Tommyboy, and Prince William to name a few... which in my personal opinion are some of the best in the metroplex. So, I am pleased to announce that on Friday, February 26th, you will see DJG and TOMMYBOY digging deep to bring you a most sincere sensory experience. This is a free show, and it will get started promptly at 10pm.

Tradewinds Social Club
2843 W. Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75211

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Thursday, January 21st @ Rubber Gloves will be an all hardware live PA electronic music event with music by Corporate Park, Dos Jackulites (from Chicago), Betdat, Lars Larsen, and DJG. Video projections by Lars Larsen and Jonah Lange. This show starts at 9pm and there will be NO COVER. WOO!

What next?

My Denton residencies are officially over, but I have a few things in the works and a few guest spots coming up. First off, Sir Anthony is taking over my Sunday night weekly at Hailey's club and I will be guesting with him through the month of January. He is calling it Sound Playground, and the musical format will be very similar to what ForYourPleasure was with some added psychedelic and international ditties.

This Friday at Fallout Lounge I will be playing the Astro Funk Vinyl party with DJ sets by Wanz Dover, Gabriel, and me. Should be a solid night of funk, soul, garage, punk, and basically anything funky.

Finally, on Saturday February 6th I will be at Fallout Lounge for Away From the Numbers presents: MADCHESTER! It will be a night of music from Manchester and Hacienda classics. Telegram Sam, Gabriel, and guest DJG.

Working on booking some shows and getting a lot of different things going, so you will hear from me more in the future!