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Fresh Meat Danceteria
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Fresh Meat Danceteria 34 "Let's Go Swimming - Studio Nova in Dub"
May 29, 2011 09:02 PM PDT
Sometimes belief becomes stronger knowing what you believe in isn’t really there.
April 20, 2011 07:56 PM PDT
Sheila (aka Shred One) is relatively new to Chicago by way of San Francisco. This West Coast native has been warming up local dance floors with disco, funk and boogie, and I knew a podcast from her would be a nice compliment to the Fresh Meat Danceteria Dance Music show. Shred One has a unique style of mixing that draws influence from both hip hop and funk, using scratches and cuts to augment her creative mixing. Shred has been invited to play such notable parties as the Root Down and Funkmosphere, as well as being a member of RRS Feed. The Fresh Meat family is pleased to welcome her talent to our city and the show! Enjoy!
1. 2 Win U Back -the Jones Girls
March 27, 2011 05:08 PM PDT
FM Danceteria turns 30 with a freeform blend of music celebrating Spring and the hustle it brings back to the streets of the Second City. This is the soundtrack playing in my headphones as I walk through Humboldt Park wrapped in an audio cocoon of favorite songs. When does the bus get to North and Kedzie?
February 21, 2011 07:36 PM PST
This past Valentine's Day I was reflecting on the human experience of
Intro by Sydney Omarr Astro Records 1969
February 05, 2011 06:15 PM PST
The idea came to me around 1995 to do a 12 volume mix tape series and call it ‘Opiate’. I would gradually addict an audience to the music I made and played. By number 12 in the series I imagined I would have a large group of people into what I was doing. I planned on doing one mix a month - so after one year the addiction would be complete.
It took 4 years to do the series. The experiment was somewhat of a success although a number of my audience have since been to rehab. This is volume 5 of that series.Fresh Meat Danceteria 26 - Let's Go Swimming with Karl Meier
January 27, 2011 12:42 PM PST
This very special “Let’s Go Swimming” is a live mix by Chicago’s Karl Meier. We originally decided to go with the “Let’s Go Swimming” format in honor of Karl’s amazing eclectic dj sets. Although Karl is known for being an excellent techno dj, he is also greatly respected for his knowledge of modern electronic music generally and for performing esoteric sets like the one presented here. Karl recently played with Silent Servant and DVS1 and will be djing with Surgeon in March at Smart Bar. He has a release forthcoming on Remnant records (feat. a remix by Monolake) and currently manages Saki, a record store in Logan Square.
1. YELLO "Great Mission" (Stiff/Vertigo, 1983)
January 21, 2011 06:54 AM PST
Two ways to take this week’s episode of Fresh Meat Danceteria. Either you can think of it as a purist ‘David Mancuso’ style set with no beat matching, songs played mostly from beginning to end and at the original tempo they were recorded in; tracks included purely for their message, mood and atmosphere. Or you can think of me as a lazy DJ who wanted to play some of his favorite tracks back to back and share them with you not having to wrestle with the technical details of beat matching, sound effecting and post production editing. This exercise reminded me of mix tapes I made for friends back in grade school.
1. Curtis Mayfield - Sweet Exorcist - Curtom Records
January 14, 2011 09:54 AM PST
This week's Danceteria is an "Out of Print" vinyl mix recorded by Mazi in 1998 at his apartment on Hoyne in Wicker Park, Chicago. "Opiate 3" was the 3rd installment of a seminal mix tape series that Mazi did in the 1990's. Enjoy!Fresh Meat Danceteria 23 - Let's Go Swimming In the Dub With Jason Patrick
January 07, 2011 08:51 AM PST
Fresh Meat Danceteria’s latest Let’s Go Swimming is by Chicago’s Jason Patrick. Jason is known for playing a heady mix of techno and house, but he took a break from the floor to record this mix of dub music for the Danceteria. Here Jason explores connections between the techno of his hometown Detroit and early dub experiments in sound, especially the creative use of reverb and echo. Enjoy this wicked selection of tunes mixed with overdub effects in the dub style!
1. King Tubby - Country Gal Dub
December 17, 2010 08:06 AM PST
I attended a fantastic Christmas party at Smart Bar this past Wednesday and it put me in a friendly mood. Mixing this set last night for Fresh Meat Danceteria I wanted only to play music by people I know and love. As is always the case, a couple tunes jumped into the mix from individuals who I frankly have never met. I rationalized playing these ‘tracks by strangers’ thusly: either they were written by people who I’m sure I’d get along with famously or in a style fitting the friends I already hold dear. Either way, here is an hour long mix inspired by a night of food, drink, music, atmosphere and close friends. Hope it keeps you warm through these Winter days.
1. Nick Harris - BizzaRIO (Restless Natives Rework) - Fresh Meat Records
December 10, 2010 09:21 PM PST
This week’s Dance Music, “Hard Times,” is another wicked live disco mix from Chicago native Samone Roberts, Fresh Meat's resident Disco DJ. Here is what Samone has to say about the mix:
This mix is a collection of songs that address the sometimes difficult issues in life: work, money and love. It’s about getting over, getting through and moving on. The past few years have been a difficult journey for a lot of people including myself, my family and friends. I hoped this mix would provide a sentimental reflection of 2010, while looking towards the future and all of the possibilities it holds. So here’s my toast to new beginnings and opportunities in the universal language of disco and funk.
1. Afro Cuban Band - Something's Got To Give (Todd Terje Rekutt) 2010 White Label
December 03, 2010 10:34 AM PST
This is a DJ mix I recorded in 1994 at a loft I lived in at 120 North Green Street here in Chicago. My roommates were Jon, Mani, Roxanna, Farrah and Evrim. Before we moved in the name of the place was Red Nail and a few other DJ friends lived there. Our neighbors, in adjoining lofts, were musicians and DJs too or just the type of people who slept little and listened to loud rhythmic music at all hours. This was the period at which I decided to make a living from DJing and writing music alone. The walls to our rooms did not go high enough to meet the ceiling. My bedroom opened into a freight elevator. It was a naïve and wonderful time.Fresh Meat Danceteria 17 - "Out of Print - Phillip Stone Funky MIx"
November 04, 2010 08:57 AM PDT
Phillip Stone is one of our friends, a Chicago native and a damn fine DJ. He mixed the very first episode of Fresh Meat Danceteria and we're pleased to have him back for episode 17. Here Phil gets deep and funky.
1. Almost live but definitely plugged (move d rmx)
October 28, 2010 04:39 AM PDT
Whale Time is the imagined way in which a massive ocean mammal, like a humpback whale, hears or makes music and sound; a detour in perception attempted by slowing down time far enough to change the texture of auditory information. Male humpback whales sing songs that, much like classical music, consist of various themes developing and building over the span of their lives. The idea arose to slow down certain songs like Sun Ra's "The Sun Myth", Martin Hannett and Vini Reilly's "Second Aspect of the Same Thing" or my own "Dig Up" and mix them with human-time tracks of a certain matching character. The result seems to have plunged the human tracks into oceanic chasms sometimes full of emotion and other times murky enough to be eerie. I peppered the mix with jazz (melodic and atonal), a touch of dub, one honest to goodness funk classic and some electronic creations that stretch like phantasms into the outer reaches of sound design. I included a few tracks like Sun Palace's "Rude Movements" and Miles Davis' "Yesterdays" as life rafts to help get our heads above water for a breath before diving back in. Some of these moments are fierce with energy and top heavy with chaos; entropy as a natural byproduct of elemental forces crashing against one another. Hopefully this experiment resonates with enough life to echo the phrasing of our largest mammal brothers.
1. Martin Hannett - Second Aspect of the Same Thing (Whale Time) - Unreleased
October 21, 2010 07:16 PM PDT
This week's deep mix for the Danceteria is by Chicago's The Cushion. Here is what he has to say about the mix:
First off, I am honored to have this mix selected by Fresh Meat for their podcast series. Its the first mix I've recorded in some time and I really wanted to put something together that was as much for me as anyone else. I wanted to select tracks that didn't sound dated but reminded me of the sounds I heard bouncing off the cement walls in Detroit factories in the early & mid 90's. Its my goal to always play music that has a timeless quality, and is simply good for being good and with that in mind while making the mix I wanted to give the tracks time to breathe and develop in order to portray the producer(s) full thoughts and ideas. Too many DJs these days are using a quick mixing style that supports and nutures their audiences short attention spans by trying to cram as many tracks as they can into one hour and 20 minutes. While that style may have a place, I believe in music and its ability to overcome a short attention span with a solid soulful groove, intriguing movements and absorbing sounds. As far as programming goes, I wanted what I always want which is to take the dancer/listener on a journey. I always want my sets/mixes to be something where the listener finds themselves lost in the music with no concept of the passing time or of the shifting of energy between the tracks. Hopefully this mix accomplishes all of that in a fun and interesting way, but I guess you get to be the judge of that.
I make and play music that both hits your soul and moves your feet.
My mixes are always done live, by hand using vinyl records and/or vinyl control records and Serato Scratch Live. The only post production added are drops and mastering. NOTHING IS EDITED OR PIECED TOGETHER. What you hear is what you get if you come see me play.
I want people to dance because they FEEL the music again, not just because they hear it and think they should be dancing.
1. Be - When You Left - Prime Numbers
Fresh Meat Danceteria is an episodic podcast put together by Fresh Meat Records from Chicago. Nathan Drew Larsen, Mazi and friends put together sets of music from the label and like minded musicians.
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