- Sisyphos Set At 50,000 (thanks for listening)
- Marilyn on 80s New Romantic Exclusion
- Secret Island Founder Returns with Why Not (& Carl Craig)
- Berlin’s Newest Hipster (Marriott) Hotel
- Mutoid Waste Classic Clips
- Stolen Bicycle Video Clips
- Black Lace the New Johnny Cash?
- Club 414 & fabric Fight Back
- Charity Blames Drug Deaths on UK Prime Minister
Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire) DJ Mix on Pioneer DJ Radio (30 August)
Electronic music pioneer Stephen Mallinder (aka Mal) of Cabaret Voltaire renown delivers the DJ mix on the new 2 hour Germany Calling this week, providing a one-hour live mix recorded at his home studio in Brighton.
Mal’s DJ mix broadcasts for the first time on Pioneer DJ Radio this weekend (Friday August 30: show starts at 14l.00 CET/ the mix airs at 15.00).
Then again on Sunday 1 September 19.00-21.00 CET: 18.00 London time) after which it will be added to the Germany Calling Mixcloud page in several week’s time http://bit.ly/nR5cnR
Skrufff (Jonty Skrufff): What did you use to record the mix with and what approach did you take (does the mix have any particular meaning or theme or story beneath it?)
Mal: “I mixed it all in real time using a Numark VJ mixer. Sadly I have thousands of pieces of vinyl still in storage, and I’ve never really used CDs – when I moved to Brighton space was at a premium and I wasn’t DJing out much so I shifted to digital mixing. But at least it’s all live. Half way through it did occur to me if I mess up here I’ll have to do an edit in Ableton which I was reluctant to do – I like the idea of live mixing and am reluctant to do too much synching in the mix. And I like to be able to throw things in live so didn’t want it too ‘ordered’.
I could have gone down any pathway but tried to keep it pretty electronic – I played for the Mark Lecky opening a few weeks ago and played a 60’s TV theme set – lot’s of jazz breaks and old adverts over the top.”
Skrufff: How much do you consider DJing an artform and DJs as artists?
Mal: Difficult to pin me down on this as I think there’s a lot of crap connected to it – software has made it fool-proof and let’s face we’re all DJs in some way. But you’re as good as the tunes you’re playing and that’s still the case. I think if you make music it’s just part of the process.
I miss the old vinyl and perhaps the more interesting aspects of DJing have moved way from that tradition so I’m not best placed to answer – I was chatting to a young turntablist and it was fascinating how Serato was being integrated into those vinyl skills. Online battles and such. But it can still be fun so I occasionally get up there.”
Skrufff: How much has the rise of EDM in the States changed your life – or refocused attention on the Cabs? (if at all?)
Mal: It would be nice to think so but I don’t know how many EDM people actually make the connection . . . My royalty statements suggest not.”
Tracklisting (recorded in Brighton, July 2013):
Louis & Bebe Barron – “Main Titles Overture” (Poppydisc)
Tonto’s Expanding Head Band – “Timewhys” (Prog Temple)
The Chromatics – “Tick of the Clock” – Drive Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Lakeshore Records)
DJ Harvey – “Flying Ping-Pong “(International Feel)
Factory Floor – “Lying” (Blast First Petite)
Girls Names – “Projektions” – Factory Floor, Gabe Gurnsey Remix (Tough Love/Slumberland)
Daphni – “Ye Ye” (Jiaolong)
Throbbing Gristle – “Hot On the Heels of Love” (Industrial)
Benge/Wrangler – “Heavy Petting” (Pre-Release)
Wrangler – “Mode Three” (Pre-Release)
Louis & Bebe Barron – “LA Shangri-La In The Desert / Garden With A Cuddly Tiger” (Poppydisc)
Barbara Randolph – “Satellite” (Unknown)
Bomb the Bass – “Time Falls Apart” – Paul Conboy Remix (O Solo Recordings)
Morgan Geist – “Detroit “ (Environ)
Morgan Geist/Carl Craig – “Detroit” – c2RMX1 By Carl Craig (Environ)
Metro Area – “Caught Up” (Source)