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Cutups – Sun Hits (2010 mix)

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recorded feb 2010

sun drenched idm, dubstep, techno and post-rock with a shoegaze vibe.
recorded for the excellent site percussionlab.com
Emeralds – Alive in the Sea of Information
Wisp – Morning Myth
Fuck Buttons – Surf Solar
Starkey – Black Monolith
Sebastien Tellier – L’amour Et La Violence (Floating Points Dub)
Cosmin Trg – Since Last Night
Mosca – Square One (Greena Remix)
Jinder – Youth Blood (Bok Bok Remix)
Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo
Cosmin Trg – Twilight Riddim
Hyetal – Neon Speech
Untold – I Can’t Stop This Feeling (Pangea Remix)
F – Energy Distortion
Peek – Sphyinx
Xi – Slippin
Ulrich Schnauss – on My Own
Caspa & Rusko – One of the Same
Limp – Souvlaki Space Station
Chapterhouse – We Are the Beautiful (Spooky’s Extravaganza Mix)
Sully – Reminder
Peshay – Psychosis
Goldie – Timeless (Sbtrkt Edit)
Hxdb – Macro Modular
Actraiser – Believe You
Von D – Nouvelle Bistoire
Ital Tek – Octa
Lali Puna – People I Know
Synkro – Lost for Words
Infinite Scale – Slow Down
Isan – Celia’s Dream

Cutups – Ether Binge (2009 mix)

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mix recorded 03/14/09

outer-space dubstep influenced by techno, idm and garage

tim hecker – arctic loner’s rock
starkey – spacewalk
the field – silent
eqd – equalized #002A
scuba – from within (marcel dettmann)
appleblim + peverelist – over here
untold – discipline
appleblim – vansan
shackleton – shortwave (pole remix)
headhunter – in motion
matt-u – mute soul
abz – perpetual ocean
martyn & marcus intalex – after seven
f – untitled dub
roska – elevated level
jus wan – action potential
bar 9 – one
synkro – everybody knows
skream – rimz
headhunter – grounded
l-wis – girl from codeine city
eskimo – harmony
digid – speechless
ital tek – deep pools
absense – all i do

Videodrome I

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Here’s a few things in the video realm that I’ve checked out recently or been following with recommendations.


Overall, this was alot of fun, but also disjointed. It satisfied me on what I was looking for, which was awesome monster design and destruction. Godzilla himself looks incredible.
Super huge, and wide and jagged. I wish there was a bit more action to the final battles – that’s my only real complaint. There could have been more of a strong connection between the Brian Cranston part (early) and the rest of the film, but that wasn’t really what I was there for. I feel like when I see anything in IMAX, the eyepopping effect of the visuals kind of fades away after a while, but I think this one was worth seeing it in that format. Solid B movie with AAA design.


ENEMY (2013)
Not sure how I stumbled on this one, but glad that I did. It’s a simple premise – man sees his doppelganger in a movie, and seeks him out – but a great execution. It’s clearly Twilight Zone material, with touches of Eyes Wide Shut and Lost Highway. The atmosphere is excellent and haunting. I’d recommend going in without knowing anything else.

Best series on right now. This is the only current series that I never miss each week. I was doing quite a bit of speculation on who would champion Tyrion, and it was an interesting reveal this week. I really don’t know where things are going on many fronts. Overall, I’m very into the Ayria and Hound’s journey, as they may just be working their way up towards being their own bandit duo. It’s been a bit repetitious, but I’m also pretty interested to have seen the eastern part of the world become more revealed with Daenyres’ marches. I feel like Stanis’s camp is still the most mysterious, very curious to see what role he plays. Basically, if you’re not on top of this, you should get on top of this show.

The ways Adventure Time veers of the path are myriad. In S05, I was starting to wonder if they were getting TOO meta with the show. Even though I love it, it helps to have some grounded things, and then counter them with the weirdness. With this season, they brought in a few new interesting and grounded elements with Finn’s search for his dad and dealing with his arm. But then they did this. Jake’s tail stretches out in the middle of the night to become a clown and join the circus. Amazing style and emotional notes here with not that much to work with.
This EP was done by the same guy who did SSSH, which was another amazing concept, and it makes alot of sense. Supposedly they’re taking a break soon on new episodes soon, alas.

A few other notes. Louie is back, and still good. Mondays. Been watching the new Mad Men eps, and they are decent, but I’m overall less compelled than in past seasons. I wish they were all done so I could burn through them rather than waiting. I burned through Broad City in one day. It was described to me as the female Workaholics, and while it’s a bit less wacky over the top, it’s apt. Worth a watch for sure. I wish there was a new totally weirdo cartoon or series out there, i could go for one.

Week of May 11th: Blotter

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I slacked a bit, but here’s what’s going on this week. At first I thought it was going to be a slow week, until i actually looked at the schedule.

RIP H.R. Giger.






Michael Midnight
& EZ Lou

VJ (Video Artist)
Kyle The Saint

PBRs &


FILE UNDER: Indie, Alternative-Dance, Electropop, Synthpop, New Wave


DREKKA (Bloomington, IN)
internationally- steeped songs of delicate electronic and found textures, vocalizations, and resonant objects.

prolific experimental noise audionaut

solo drone ponderings

solo and ad hoc ensemble micro-improvisations


Abandoned Store
2448 Woodstock Ave, Swissvale
$5 if you can possibly spare it
8:00 p.m.

FILE UNDER: Noise, Experimental, Drone, Electronic


This weeks lineup:
Host: Jason Dunbar @barminutes on twitter
Co-hosts: Paul Weisel Kate Hansen and Edgar Um

Hello, Hello. Get excited to see one oddball of a film. I am going to give some really obvious hints here as to the what movie we are watching, but I can’t advertise what it’s going to be. Sorry.

What is a movie interruption? Similar to Mystery Science Theater 3000, or other series popping up around the country like, Doug Benson’s Movie Interruption or Master Pancake in Austin. We are going to watch a movie, a fantastical movie and we are going to make comments and jokes over top of it. It’s super fun, but only 4 of us will have microphones.

The film will start after 8, probably 8:20ish, but I will be doing an introduction starting at 8, some BIG PRIZES will be given away to a lucky few. GAMES, we’ll play some movie games and physical challenges. FREE BEER; for members of the Bayardstown Social Club.

ALSO: We will be grilling ZARDOGZ starting at 7:15. This is the big clue to what the film is.

7PM – 11PM
Bayardstown Social Club
The Strip District, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201

thursday may 15th


412DNB resident night with djs


XXXX is run by the 412DNB crew and is our ongoing attempt to keep high quality drum and bass music on the map in pittsburgh.

No Cover / 10PM – 2AM / 21+

Brillobox 4104 Penn Ave Pittsburgh



Art Opening at
812 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

works by +

Derya Henife Altan // Olivia Ciummo // Selima M. Dawson // Kevin Jerome Everson // Erin Leland // Susannah Mira // Tara Merenda Nelson // Ross Nugent

Opening reception — May 16th 5:30-8:30
on view through June 29th

SPACE hours
Wednesday, Thursday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Friday, Saturday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm (Free Parking)


Come on down to Pittsburgh’s one and only outdoor social club Bayardstown Social Club for the third iteration of BYOB (bring your own beamer) .

Food trucks, bar by Round Corner Cantina, DJs and video art / projections / stuff for your eyes all night.

BYOB is a a pop-up series featuring artists and their projectors. Started by artist Rafaël Rozendaal BYOBs happen all over the world – check out the locations and the artists @ www.byobworldwide.com

>>>> BYOB III – FRIDAY MAY 16 <<<<< 5PM - MIDNIGHT, 18+ + gates open 5pm, DJs, cash bar, foods + artists can set up btwn 5-9pm + BYOBeamer starts at sundown + closes at midnight + DJs Lauren G + Nicky Nikkels (VIA), Naan-Naan + Gusto (Detour), Pandemic + you don't need to be a member to hang out @ Bayardstown, but if you get a membership you'll get a bunch of summer events for free/cheap! https://bayardstown.com/ >>>> CALL FOR ENTRIES <<<<< email lauren@via-pgh.com all you need to do is show up with your work and a projector! if you dont have a projector... maybe an ipad, or your phone, or an old overhead would work. Tell us what you want to do we're open to it all >>>> PAST BYOB PGHs <<<<< 2013 - http://www.byobworldwide.com/tagged/pittsburgh%20II 2010- http://www.byobworldwide.com/tagged/pittsburgh >>>> ABOUT BAYARDSTOWN <<<<< Bayardstown opens May 9th so get in early! Memberships are now available for 2014 - $20 for the entire summer season! More info @ https://bayardstown.co/, music, Free and open to the public 10314741_10153009589727814_3191300979952481227_n

GOLD SERIES :: every Friday at Round Corner Cantina

Reppin the Golden Era of Hip-Hop.

Headlining act Large Professor is up next with special guest Selecta (celebrating his 41st born-day) and local resident DJ Bamboo on Friday May 16th. .

$5 cover after 10PM
$5 Champagne special 9pm-2am

Large Professor, also known as Large Pro and Xtra P, is a New York City-based hip hop record producer and emcee. Large Professor is so involved with the history of hip-hop, it’s almost impossible to separate the two. He is also best known as a founding member of the influential underground hip hop group Main Source, and as mentor and frequent collaborator of Nas. He rapped and produced on Tribe’s Midnight Marauders, and co-crafted the sound of Illmatic. The list goes on: Kool G, Kane, Slick, Busta, Common. Whatever L.P. touches seems destined to become classic and through it all, like rap itself, this Queens auteur continues to push the movement forward. His third solo album Professor @ Large takes the Prof’s beloved boom-bap and reinvents it for a new school of students and practitioners alike.

Round Corner Cantina
3720 Butler St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201


ladies and gentleman…

we are pleased to announce the return of pittsburgh’s hot new dance sensation: “STRANGEWAYS” (back by semi-popular demand!!)

dj’s jesley snipes and the comeback kid bring you another round of righteous, non-stop party vibes. don’t miss the hits! don’t hit the misses! this time next year you can brag to all of your friends about how you got in on the ground level. see you there!

britpop • psychrock • postpunk • newwave

friday, may 16th, 2014
bloomfield bridge tavern
10pm // 21+ // $5


Assemble’s MakerDate is not your traditional fundraiser. Join us for the unique chance to bid on “dates” with artists, craft makers, designers, technologists and innovators, who will work with you to make a piece of art, a personalized piece of technology, or practice a new skill. If even for one night, you get to be an Assembler and open your own creative connections.

This is truly a one-of-a kind, hands-on fund-raising event. Enjoy food, music, drinks and creativity while raising funds for Assemble’s STEAM focused initiatives.

Get your early bird tickets now and tell a friend!

Hill House Kaufmann Center
1825 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219


Each year, Morose and Macabre’s House of Oddities brings together artists from around the country to take part in The Atrocity Exhibition, a bizarre night of performance and art that tells a horribly wonderful story. This years Exhibition is entitled “Museum of Dreams” and they invite you to experience a place that rests deep within slumber where the Sandman plays the curator of the Boogeyman’s collection of night terrors.
“We create a 360 degree living art installation with the most talented people we know” says Macabre Noir, co-founder of the event.

The Atrocity Exhibition is noted for its mix of unusual sideshow, cabaret, burlesque, and performance art, as well as its Artisan Market that features one of a kind handmade art for those of a darker sensibility.

Rex Theater
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203
RSVP/More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/699169166790937


<< 12am - 7am // $15 // 21+ w/ID // BYOB-friendly >>

We are proud to welcome PITTSBURGH TRACK AUTHORITY for their debut night as Hot Mass residents! And PTA is proud to bring you an artist that has been in the works for Pittsburgh for almost a decade:

RECLOOSE (New Zealand)

It all started in the spring of 1997 when Detroit native Matthew Chicoine, aka Recloose, made contact with techno pioneer Carl Craig by way of a legendary ‘demo-on-rye sandwich’. This fateful meeting led to the signing of Recloose to Craig’s seminal Planet E label and the birth of an eclectic and vibrant musical career.

Recloose’s musical roots trace back to eight years of studying music and playing jazz saxophone, later shifting his focus to the art of collecting and mixing vinyl while at the University of Michigan. His eclectic DJ sets, which were first heard on Ann Arbor’s WCBN, have led him to become an in-demand DJ, playing at clubs and festivals around the world as well as performing as a turntablist for both Carl Craig’s Innerzone Orchestra and the more esoteric Uri Caine ensemble.

Over his fifteen year career Recloose has developed into a true standout of Detroit’s musical litter. To date he has released a number of groundbreaking 12”s for Planet E and Rush Hour, a host of remixes for the likes of Funkadelic, Herbert, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Tei Towa, Dennis Coffey, MJ Cole and Azymuth, a live album, and three full-length LPs debuting with ‘Cardiology’‚ on Planet E / !K7 in 2002, greeted with wide critical acclaim.

Hot Mass
1139 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222


Sun, May 18-
THE BODY (Providence)
dark sludge metal

neo-crust doom snacks

SAY AT LAST- electronic grind + violin

BEARSKULL- infinite doom orchestra

SIMPATICA RISING- cunning full-on performance art

Abandoned Store
2448 Woodstock Ave, Swissvale

$5 Suggested Donation

Cutups – Fortean Crimes mix (2006)

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A mix of breakcore recorded for the JAGOFF UPRISING box set put out by THAC0 records in 2006. It’s a combination of some of my favorite, forward thinking tracks of the time plus select tracks from the compilation. It was included as an audio CD in the box set along with 2×12″s, digital mixes from C64 and a THAC0 pin.

Direct Download: http://cutupsmethod.com/audio/mixes/forteancrimes/cutups-forteancrimes.ogg

01. Resurrector – Broken (unreleased)
02. Magus – Son of Son (Advanced Idea Mechanics 2)
03. Mechanic Willow – Conflitto di Interessi (Idroscalo Dischi 4)
04. Somatic Responses – Robot Fight (Zhark 9)
05. Prometheus Burning – Acid Rephlux (unreleased)
06. Sileni – Lobe Crack (Thac0 C1)
07. Anticracy – Embarrassing Evidence (Hydrophonic 7)
08. Xanopticon – Symptom (Thac0 C1)
09. Enduser – Manoeuvre (Soothsayer 2)
10. Larvae – Empire (Enduser Remix) (Ad Noiseam 48)
11. Defazed – Coretex Run (1 Man Army 1)
12. Curtis Chip – Non-working Mouth (Zod 20)
13. Flashbulb – Binedump (Bohnerwachs Tontraeger 15)
14. Xanopticon – Lockjaw (Zhark forthcoming)
15. Shatterbreak – Shadowdeep Paradise (unreleased)
16. I:gor – Its So Empty (Noizecreator Remix) (Strike 34)
17. Aaron Spectre – Mordor (Death$ucker 12)
18. Rotator – Mutantoid Soundboy (PeaceOff Ltd 6)
19. Duran Duran Duran – Hairmetal (Mutant Sniper 3)
20. Abelcain – Danse Macabre (Zhark 17)
21. Shatterbreak – Stygian Storm Chamber (Thac0 C1)
22. Karl Marx Stadt – Ode to the Fate of Mankind (Lux Nigra 32)

Week of May 4th: Blotter

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Some cool shows this week that I’ve been looking forward to for a while. Here we go:


File Under: hockey


Wednesday, May 7
BEN BENNETT (Columbus, OH)
solo percussion/ circular breathing/ invented instruments


JUSTIN MADDEY- media performance

TEENS WHO CARE- performance art/ music band

video presentation with improvised orchestra

Abandoned Store Pittsburgh, 8:00 PM
2448 Woodstock Ave, Swissvale
$5 or as much as you can spare
byob or drinks by additional donation



(Brooklyn, Warp Records, Software Recording Company)
+ NATE BOYCE (San Francisco, altman siegel gallery)
+ DUTCH E GERM (Gang Gang Dance , HOOD BY AIR)

MAY 08 – 08:00PM – The Andy Warhol Museum lobby
** standing room only ** 100 spots left
$12 ADVANCE / $15 DOOR
FREE Parking in the Warhol lot.

+ + + OPN x NATE BOYCE + + +

The a/v duo’s first return to Pittsburgh since playing the 2010 VIA Festival, they have toured together extensively performing at venues including MoMA/PS1, Walker Art Center, and Wexner Center for the Arts.

On tour supporting his his highly-praised, most recent release “R Plus Seven” acclaimed electronic musician and composer OPN assembles the sounds of corporate design – the sort found in commercial transitions, background music, and instructional videos – into songs that are as moving as they are conceptual. Awe, doom, and wonder arise from a range of referents – pipe organs and horns to the abstract, synthesized cues for soundtracked emotions.

Video artist Nate Boyce’s live improvised visuals consist of mutating CGI forms – appearing as modernist sculpture or consumer products – morphing in disorienting virtual space. Like OPN, he uses found text, the names of towns made enigmatic and website banners cut up and layered throughout like visual poetry.


Dutch E Germ’s music borrows bits from contemporary dance and rearranges them into forms that should be unwieldy but hold up anyway. Deconstructing rap tropes – his demolitions are intricate – every sound is purposeful and clear, executed with the uncomfortable brightness of vapourwave aesthetics. – Resident Advisor

“Starting out drumming hardcore punk in mid-90s Washington DC, his band Gang Gang Dance released some of underground rock’s most awesome statements. With Lizzie Bougatsos and Brian DeGraw, he vitalised the staid DIY / indie scene with total rhythmic radicalism, world musical parity and lots of hallucinogenics and far-out ideas.” – Dummy Mag

Thursday at 8:00pm

The Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212

File Under: Dreamscape, Sampledelica, Sound collage
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/716089638453878


Crucible Sound #8
Thursday May 8, 2014:

Ben Bennett – acoustic instruments & objects
From Columbus, OH

Steve Boyle – percussion & electronics
(Fuck Telecorps, Dead at 24)

Jim Lingo
(Centipede Eest, Pay Toilets)

At Modernformations, 4919 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh
Doors at 7:30
Music starts at 8:00, ends by 10:30 (3 sets)
$7 suggested donation









Thursday at 10:00pm
Gus’s Cafe
4717 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201



Fri, May 9-
frantic, experimental electronic bouncy pop/ grinding noise

MINUS- industrial/ jungle splatterbreak

BITMUMMY- a nighmare including your favorite NES characters

SUBMISTRESS- beatcollector, battlevibe

Abandoned Store
2448 Woodstock Ave, Swissvale
$5 Suggested Donation



come along with me… Friday May 9th… for the
LAZERCRUNK *Adventure Time* edition
with Cutups & Keebs

Stretch out all your leg parts and arm parts, and get ready for a night of extraordinary jiggling at the most Mathematical party this side of the Nightosphere! We’ve accepted a quest from Princess Bubblegum to build a new BALBAFLONIC MEGA-LAZER, and with your help we’ll be able to save the Candy Kingdom club scene.

Joining forces with Jes Ha Ka , Cornelius, and the Party God, we’ll transform the Brillobox into the Land of Ooo, full of all its cute, weird and wild inhabitants.

$5 or $3 w/ Costume plus prizes for best original costumes.

Expect all the fun, anything goes dance party fun of Lazercrunk, plus space design, projections, lazers, costumes and other fun. 🙂

Check out Cornelius / Projectile Objects facebook page for some examples of projection magic in store:

10PM – 2AM 21+
Brillobox 4104 Penn Ave Pittsburgh





Saturday, May 10th

A Very Special Evening:
The Pittsburgh Debut of Electro-Industrial Legends:


With Special Guests:
Standard Issue Citizen

Distortion Productions Recording Artist:
Boxed Warning

$20 Advance
$23 Door

31st St Pub (3101 Penn Ave)

Paypal: djhiem@gmail.com
Tickets will also be available locally at Eide’s Entertainment and through the Distortion Productions street reps, Dan Soza and Dona Anderson.