Mental Floss

Massive DJ Mix Project – A Week’s Supply Of Floss

by on Apr.01, 2007, under - Main Page -, Mixed Music

I’m pretty bad about recording my sets whenever I play  — I usually have a recorder with me, but in the crazyness I never remember to hook it up.  A friend commented that it was   a shame that none of the stuff was archived, which got me thinking that it was about time I actually did put out a mix since it had been 7 years since November Leaf Beats.  This turned into a much bigger project called “A Week’s Worth Of Floss”, where I’m essentially attempting to own your ears for an entire week.

The mixes cover all sorts of different genres, and I’ve preened over them extensively (about 8-16 hours per mix), so toss them on your iPod and hopefully you’ll have something for every mood. I’m hoping to follow up with another 7 mixes to cover the rest of the types of music I play, but these days it’s primarily music to get people dancing like house, breaks and techno.  This set of mixes is a little more uppity as a result, and the next batch should be a bit more laid back.

If you want to find out about the next batch, consider subscribing to the mailing list or the RSS feed for the site.

 

Funky Techno – Download

TRENTEMOLLER – Polar Shift
Apendics Shfuffle – track 4
Billy Dalessandro – Come With Me
Burnski – Expresso (Maetrik remix)
Dave Clark – What was her name (LFO Remix)
Adam Beyer – Kinky
Dapeyk Solo – Take it Back
Fraktion – BNKL
Jeff Samuel – HeB GBz
Guido Schneider – Oh my buffer
Tigerskin – You want it
Alka – Mifa (John Tejada Remix)
Heinrik B – Untitled
Alexander Kowalski – Days of the liar (Joris Voom Tribalicious Mix)
Double X- Hesitant
Alexander Kowalski – Delicious
DINKY – Acid in my Fridge (Tobi Neumann Remix)

 

Drum’n’bass – May contain traces of heavy metal– Download

Massive Attack – Risingson
Beck vs. Black Cabbage – Sex Laws Are Rude
Breakbeat Era – Ultra Obscene + Roni Size – Beatbox
Roni Size – Visiting Angels
Teebee – Corpse
Ram Trilogy – Mind Overload
Bill Laswell – Nico (no-u-turn)
Drifter – She Gives Me Forever
Ed Rush and Optical – Bad Company Rmx
Nasty Habits – Liquid Fingers (Goldie Remix)
Aphrodite – Twilight (Remix)
Red – Paradise
Concord Dawn – Raining Blood
Kiko – Ronin (Feat MC. Mecha)
Cause 4 Concern – Rumors
Matrix – Sleepwalk
Photek – The Lightening
Decoder – Vapor Dub
Bad Company – Trick Of The Light
Atom – White Car

 

House & Breaks – It’s Groovy Music, Baby– Download

Leftfield – Chat of a Poor Man (Mighty Quark Remix)
Groove Armada – Chicago
Mr. Scruff – Get a Move on
DJ Gregory – Tropical Soundclash
The Stone Roses – Fools Gold (Rabbit in the Moon Remix)
Chicken Lips – He Not In (Club Mix)
Akufen – Deck The House
Cassius – Feeling For You
Fatboy Slim – Retox
Lexicon – Sexy Thang
Sarah Vaughan – Fever (Adam Freland Remix)
Martin Solveig – I’m A Good Man (Mousee T. Breakbeat Mix)
Deception – Le Tigre (DFA Mix)
Scissor Sisters – Comfortably Numb (Fatboy’s Extended Mix)
The Lose Cannons – Superstars (Boris Dlugosch & Michi Lange Vocal Mix)

 

Rock’n’Roll – Kawkin’ Out While Rawkin’ Out – Download

Otis Spann – Pretty Grils Everywhere
Ellen McIlwaine – Higher Ground
Cake – You Part The Waters
The Soggy Bottom Boys – I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow (radio station version)
The Birds – No Good Without You Baby
Big Sugar – I’m A Ram
Tom Petty – Runnin’ Down A Dream
The Hives – Hate To Say I Told You So
Liam Lunch – United States Of Whatever
Eagles of Death Metal – I Only Want You
Hives vs. Guess Who – Die American Woman, Alright (El Barto & Liam B.)
John Spencer Blues Explosion – Fed Up And Low Down
Primus – Jerry Was A Race Car Driver
Big Sugar – Girl Watcher
The Flies – I’m Not Your Stepping Stone
Goldfrapp vs. Normal Greenbaum & ZZ Top – Ohh La Grange In The Sky (DJ Zebra)
Placebo – Pure Morning
Eagles of Death Metal – Speaking in Tongues
The Poets – That’s The Way It’s Gotta Be

 

Breaks – Breakin’ – Download

The Smashing Pumpkins – Perfect (Perfecto Remix)
Hyper vs. The Hives – Coz I Wanna
Gorillaz- Feel Good (Boot Inc remix)
Alter Ego – Rocker (Stanton Warriors mix)
Goldfrapp – Utopia (Tim Write Remix)
Plump DJs – Plumpy Chunks
Apradan – Strut (Dub mix)
LCD Soundsystem vs. Scissor Sisters – FIlthy Inflitrator (Dunproofin`)
Stereo 8 – I Can`t Stop
The Wizeguys – Start the Commotion
Hustle Athletics – 2
Blackstreet – No Diggerty (We`re not from London remix)
Def Inc. – Acid Rock
Madonna – Frozen (Flashpoint Breaks Mix)
Ils – Requiem
Pharoahe – Oizo (Fuck Beat)
Cut N Run – King of the Bongo
Tricknologist – What time is love (K boy`s 2ci dub)
Adamski – In Tha City (Breaks mix)

 

Breaks – Breakin’ 2 – Electric Boogaloo – Download

John Creamer & Stephane K – I wish you were here (PMT Mix)
Meat Katie and Elite Force – Ju Ju
Unkle – Have you passed through this night
Unseen Force – 2 Be Your 1 (Evil 9 remix)
Adam Freeland – REality 3D
Sly Fidelity – Whole Lotta Sly
The Cult – She Sells Skantuaray
X Men vs. The Beach Boys – God Only Nose
Ils – Cherish (Freeland Mix)
False Prophit – Pixie Boot (Gouge Away)
Spincycle – Shoryuken
Radiohead  – Everything In It`s Right Place (Hybird Remix)
Hybird – Fatal Beating
Deejay Punk Roc – Blow my mind (Plump DJs remix)
Breakneck – Halfpipe
Rennie Pilgrem & Dub Species – The Sermon
Dee Kline, Nubreed, Ransom & Phil K – Bushpig
Freaq Nasty feat. Phobe One – Boomin` Back Atcha (Freq`s Nu Skool mix)
Vigi & Flip – Freak Frequency (Unbalanced mix)
Tricknologist – Groove
Krafty Kuts & C5 – Joyriders – Take It

 

Beats for Beatboxers – Download

Luke Vibert – Plug in the Head Phones
Dust Junkies – Beatbox Wash (Rinse It Remix)
T Love – QMS
Dynamic Symcopation feat Mass Influence – 2 Tha Left
Flowetry – Flowetic
Rahzel – Southern Girl
Kid Beyond – Deep Inside
A Forest Mighty Black – Everything (Freakniks Fremix)
Fatboy Slim – The Journey
DJ Shadow – WAlkie Talkie
Beyonce vs. Brainbug & Muppets – Mupp It Out (Alex H)
DJ Format – Here Comes The Fuzz
Rahzel – Rahzel vs. The Roots
Spike Jones – William Tell Overture
DJ Food – Do We
Lamb – Trans Fatty Acid (K&D Remix)

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Sintheta – My brother r0x0rz

by on Mar.26, 2007, under - Main Page -

I keep forgetting to post this but check out the performance my brother
David gave the other week.  He's been into live sampling and
on-the-fly manipulation for the past few years, and found out he could use the microphone on
his Mac's webcam as input and manipulate the feedback. As an added bonus, he could simultaneously freak out the audience with his massive face projected on the wall.

He recently was promoted to Editor of the long running Canadian music magazine Musicworks.  Congratz, bruddah! 

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Raise 2 Fundraiser for Carolyn Pioro

by on Dec.15, 2006, under - Main Page -, Upcoming Gigs

Just posting about a fundraiser I was fortunate to be a part of.  More details can be found on the site for Raise.  There's also a video below to give you an idea.

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Harvest Festival

by on Sep.15, 2006, under - Main Page -

Hey it's that time again, and Harvest Festival is upon us, and I'm glad
to be back playing!  This year should be a bit different style for me,
though likely won't be playing any of the techno/  house / breaks I've been
doing lately.  Here's the official info:

SEPTEMBER 16th & 17th 2006

ITB : techno

  • NOAH PRED (metapath / fukhouse)
  • MIKE GIBBS (alienInFlux)
  • ERIC DOWNER (sensor / fukhouse)
  • HALI (netmusique.com)
  • TIM PATRICK (5th sun, catalyst recordings)
  • ADAM MARSHAL (minimal)
  • JAMIE KIDD (stratagem-musik, xanuradio)
  • IAN GUTHRIE (fukhouse)
  • TOM KUO (foundation music)
  • ALI BLACK (heebar, livin' large)
  • BRENDAN LAWLESS (independent lawless ent.)

ITP : downtempo & broken beats

  • SHEN – LIVE (native state, GSC)
  • PRIMAL – LIVE (drum collective)
  • YOSHI & CHIE – LIVE (kaminari)
  • KINDER ATOM – LIVE (nice & smooth)
  • MARZ (BLA)
  • ANDREW McCALLUM (mentalfloss)
  • CHOCOLATE & PATRICK ROOTS (scratchfree)
  • LEX & REW (legion of green men)
  • GABOR (IBS productions)
  • DMS (baselinestudios.com) :: guelph
  • AIA (listenableMusic.com)
  • OWEN (psyence project)
  • ROLLIN CASH (sumkidz / hotpierecords.com)
  • NATE WIZE (dubmatix.com)

ITT : trance

  • BASILISK (ektoplazm / metamystiks)
  • LEXICON (metamystiks)
  • YEB (coldgroove.ca, bla)
  • QUIVERING VIRIGN (coldgroove.ca, bla)
  • TENZIN (techsafari) :: montreal
  • REPTILIAN (geomagnetics records) :: ottawa
  • PLAN B (shakti collective)
  • SEB (mandala sound) :: montreal
  • decorations by JULIEN (coldgroove.ca)

ZERO GRAVITY CIRCUS PERFORMANCE

We have a stunning new addition to this year's Harvest Festival – an
aerial circus show! This Toronto-based performance group creates shows
for events all across North America and around the world. They have
built themselves into an important hub of activity in that realm and
any incredible new performer that comes to Toronto ends up at Zero
Gravity with their talent. Zero Gravity will be holding a special
Harvest version of their regular Lunacy Cabaret. They will be erecting
their steel acrobat rigging near the pyramid and you can expect
sweeping aerial dancers, breakdancers, jugglers and acrobatics. Their
show will lead up to the lighting of the bonfire. We are so lucky and
looking forward to this part of the festival.
ADVANCE MEMBERSHIP

$46 + canned food donation at the gate

Toronto

  • Shanti Baba (546 Queen St. W)
  • Odyssey (557 Queen St. W)
  • Moog Audio (442 Queen St. W)
  • 2thebeat (S/E corner Queen & Spadina)
  • SpyLab (247 Queen St. W)
  • White Lodge (4 St. Patrick)
  • Style Bomb (676 Yonge St.)
  • Play De Record (357A Yonge St.)


Kitchener

  • Shakedown Street (276 King St. W)


Guelph

  • Baseline Records (31 Wyndham St.)

Hamilton

  • Cottage 13 (224 King St. W)

Oshawa

  • Velvet Elvis (221 King St. E)

Peterborough

  • The Spill Coffee Bar (414 George St. N)
WEB

http://harvestfestival.org

CONTACT

INFO info@harvestfestival.org

* * ABSOLUTELY NO GLASS, PETS OR FIREWORKS (it’s a working farm)
**  NO ARRIVALS BEFORE 2PM SATURDAY  **

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Burning Man 2006 video

by on Sep.08, 2006, under - Main Page -

Just arrived back from my 3rd burn, and decided to try and shoot video this time around rather than stills.  Okay, it's the backup plan after my Nikon broke.. argh..

At any rate, enjoy the 5 minutes of fun and music.  The subtitles get hard at some points but you can usually find a frame where it's clear enough for each word.

update: This seems to be doing pretty well on YouTube — already got in the top 20 Travel Videos for the week I posted, and top 100 for the month.  Not bad for 7 hours of work and little bits of footage.

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Writely – Better than Rich Text Editing

by on Aug.05, 2006, under - Main Page -

If you can see this article, then Writely rocks! Writely is an online text editor (almost a replacement for Word), recently acquired by Google, and it comes with built in hooks to publish to blogs like Blogware or Blogharbor.

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Transmit Rooftop Thursdays

by on Aug.02, 2006, under - Main Page -

Hey folks,

Have a small cozy gig that people might be interested in coming out to
on a nice patio tomorrow (or today, depending on when you're reading it)

I've heard a set from Target before and he rides a pretty good line
between techno/house and progressive trance (without getting cheezy).  
Adam Winick has been around _forever_ in the techno scene and I'm not
familiar with his current techno but he tends to like the hawd beatz, so
if you're into thumpier techno definitely check him out.

I'm playing first at 10:30pm (though I'll likely bug them to start early
if I show up 🙂 so it'll likely be warmup music in the tek-house vein.

Here's info from the flyer:

Hello Friends. We welcome you back to the sweetest rooftop patio in the
city. Come and Support the Toronto Electronic Music Community

After 4 weeks of thursdays we are back for the 5th week. Join us on
Thursday August 3rd as we celebrate Transmits 5th week live to air on
xanuradio and the extremely tasty $3 SPECIALS… Each week we select new
artists to rock the patio for your outdoor enjoyment.

This Weeks Lineup: Thursday August 3rd

ADAM WINICK (Live Pa)
Format,Kickmagazine,Tools

TARGET (Dj Set)
xanuradio.com http://xanuradio.com

ROOZBEH (Dj Set)
partialsound.com http://partialsound.com

MENTALFLOSS (Laptop Performance)
omfestival,xanuradio.com http://xanuradio.com

LOCATION: 222 Richmond St.W Rooftop Patio 2nd Floor Upstairs
$5 before 12:00am
$3 SPECIALS ALL NIGHT LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!
Smoking is permited on the Patio..
http://www.xanuradio.com/transmit for free
guestlist before 11:30am

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Music written in the 1990’s

by on Apr.28, 2006, under Original Music

Most of this was written while I was with the Kosmic Free Music Foundation/KFMF .MOD/tracking music group.

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