Sonic Landscapes

An Online, Independent Radio Show from Cornell University

Month: March, 2012

Episode XXXIV: My Dutch House is Your Dutch House

Episode XXXIV : My Dutch House is Your Dutch House (Click link to hear the program)

Spring break came and went as quickly as the Fyra Hi-speed train that circulates throughout Holland and Belgium, gliding along these small European countries’ paper-flat landscapes, bearing three audiophilic explorers–your host included–to the cities, amusement parks, all-night concerts, and clubs which would quench their apparently infinite thirst for excellent music.

Holland is a small country, around the size of the state of New Jersey, but as an exporter of electronic club and dance music, it is a giant. The Dutch seemed to us modest, diligent, and of delightfully sober dispositions. The house music which emanates with an ethereal pulse from smoky, crowded nightclubs, however, is nothing if not intoxicating. The strong Dutch presence on the modern Top 40 is testament to this music’s international impact, with artists like Afrojack, Tiesto, and Laidback Luke injecting their respective brands of the upbeat, synth-heavy, highly-danceable Dutch caste of electronic music into collaborations and clubs around the globe. To experience the true experiential potential of this music, your host and two fellow Cornellians (former guest, DJ Jolly and future guest DJ Kimbo) flew to the land of synth milk and bass honey and allowed our ears to feast like club-vultures.

This week, the intrepid music explorers at Sonic Landscapes share with you a one hour mix of Dutch House. Leave your stupid rave finger-lights at home, turn up the bass, and unbutton the top two buttons of your shirt–any more and you will be violating a sense of European modesty. Press play, and take off.

The playlist:

1. Zero 76 (Original Mix) – Tiësto & Hardwell

2. Flatline (Original Mix) – Seductive & Rishi Romero

3. Going to London (Original Mix) – Funkastarz

4. Like This (Royinho & Kama Qu Remix) – D-Jastic

5. Let the Bass Kick (Original Club Mix) – Umek & Beltek

6. Work It Out (Original Club Mix) – John Dahlbäck

7. Bungee (Original Mix) – Afrojack & Bobby Burns

8. Koko (R3hab Remix) – Sander van Doorn

9. Cry (Just a Little) [Olaf Basoski Remix Edit] – Bingo Players

10. A Msterdamn (Extended Edit) – The Partysquad & Afrojack

11. You’ve Got the Love (Mark Knight) – Florence & The Machine

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Episode XXX: Dub Mix

Episode XXX : Dub Mix (Click link to hear the program)

The term “dub” has many meanings. A dub is most simply a copy of an existing recording. In Jamaican slang, it’s an erotic dance, and this double meaning is exploited shamelessly by dub musicians and producers. Some believe that the term came to represent the particular sonic qualities of dub music through the Jamaican patois word “duppie,” which translates to “ghost,” a meaning supported by groups such as Burning Spear, who named the dub version of their album, Marcus Garvey, a masterpiece in its own right, Garvey’s Ghost. Lee “Scratch” Perry once famously stated that dub is “the ghost in [him] coming through.”

Dub can be defined most clearly by its skeletal, stripped down aesthetic, in which a pre-existing reggae song is stripped of its vocals, horns, and sound effects to reveal the negative space between the two most fundamental components of the reggae sound–drums and baseline. Occasionally a producer will mix in fragments of the vocal track, but often with heavy reverb, panoramic delay, and echo. It all came about when a few sound engineers at Treasure Isle Records in Kingston, Jamaica were experimenting with the levels of a pre-existing reggae song, and, accidentally removing the vocals, invented dub.

This minimalistic aesthetic of drum and bass has been appropriated by countless musicians in different genres. In the second half of this mix you will hear a few of examples of British music which takes the simplistic, consistent rhythmic qualities of dub and adds them into the equation of experimental music (Mark Stewart and the Maffia), trip-hop (Massive Attack), punk rock (The Clash), and modern minimal electronica (Burial).

While listening to this episode, remember that while reggae is renowned for its upbeat, perennially positive vibe even while discussing the ills of contemporary society and the deep scars left by colonialism and slavery, dub tends to sonically explores a darker, more ghostly side of the reggae paradigm. The message is often anti-colonial or anti-imperialist, and makes frequent reference to influential Pan-African leaders such as Marcus Garvey.

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The playlist:

1. Ali Baba Riddim Dub – John Holt, King Tubby, & Augustus Pablo

2. Dub Along – Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetters

3. Fisherman – The Congos

4. Seconds Away – Scientist

5. The Height of Dub – Tommy McCook & The Agrovators

6. Middle East Dub – The Skatalites

7. Reflections – BlackBeard

8. Jerusalem – Mark Stewart and the Maffia

9. (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais – The Clash

10. Five Man Army – Massive Attack (and Horace Andy)

11. Music Dub – Horace Andy

12. Distant Lights – Burial

13. Many Moods of Coxsone – Sir Coxsone Sound

14. Farther East of Jack – Burning Spear

Episode Archive Now Available

The entire catalogue of Sonic Landscapes episodes, I – XXXII, is now available. You can access all episodes in the “Episodes” category, here.

Episode I Sonic Sampler

The Playlist:

1. Bilar – Ratatat

2. Meat Grinder – Madvillain (MF Doom & Madlib)

3. Bowls – Caribou

4. Everything in Its Rights Place – Radiohead

5. You Woke Me Up! – Andrew Bird

6. Take Pills – Panda Bear

7. Camel – Flying Lotus

8. Where It’s At – Beck

9. Liquid Swords – GZA

10. Sometimes Things Get, Whatever – Deadmau5

11. Easier – Grizzly Bear

12. You Aint No DJ – Big Boi feat. Yelawolf

Episode II Building Something

The Playlist:

1. Come On! Feel the Illinoise! Part 1: The World’s Columbian Exposition / Part 2: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream – Sufjan Stevens

2. Open Mind – Robert Glasper

3. Frontier Psychiatrist – The Avalanches

4. Etna – Sunn 0))) & Boris

5. Sigh No More – Mumford and Sons

6. In the Flowers – Animal Collective

7. St. Elmo’s Fire – Brian Eno

8. The Strangers – St. Vincent

9. Raise – Son Lux

10. Aguas de Parco – Crookers

Episode III Bippity Boppity Gimme the Zoppity (Hip-Hop)

The Playlist:

1. Patience – Nas & Damian Marley

Part I: The Wordsmiths

2. Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That – Yelawolf

3. Drop – The Pharcyde

4. Go Hard (ft. Lil’ Wayne) – Nikki Minaj

5. Zealots – The Fugees

Part II: The Storytellers

6. Children’s Story – Slick Rick

7. Warning – Notorious B.I.G.

8. Could Well Be In – The Streets

9. Stan (ft. Dido) – Eminem

10. I Left My Wallet in El Segundo – A Tribe Called Quest

Part III: Hip Hop from Outer Space (or, the music I couldn’t fit into the above categories)

11. Dilla Says Go – J. Dilla

12. Come Around – MIA ft. Timbaland

13. Protect Ya Neck – Wu-Tang Clan

14. Bonkers – Dizzee Rascal

Episode IV Rainy Day Music

The Playlist:

1. Only You – Portishead

2. New Men (Screwed) – Lucky Dragons

3. Imperials – Ratatat

4. Pink Batman – Dan Deacon

5. Digidesign – Joker

6. Exit Music (For a Film) (Radiohead Cover) – Brad Meldhau Trio

7. Smoke & Mirrors – RJD2

8. C.R.E.A.M. – El Michel’s Affair

9. Fake Empire – The National

10. Family Tree – TV on the Radio

11. Rite Where U Stand – Gang Starr

12. Naked as We Came – Iron and Wine

13. Cello Song – The Books ft. Jose Gonzalez

14. Idiot – Slonk Donkerson

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Episode V Selections From the Abranowicz Collection

The Playlist:

1. O Superman (For Massenet) – Laurie Anderson

2. Gold Mine Gutted – Bright Eyes

3. In the Waiting Line – Zero 7

4. Run On – Moby

5. Help Me Somebody – Brian Eno & David Byrne

6. Windowlicker – Aphex Twin

7. Mr. Wendal – Arrested Development

8. Ghetto Defendant – The Clash

9. State Trooper – Bruce Springsteen

10. Djanfa – Amadou & Mariam

11. First Down – Fatboy Slim

Episode VI Danger Mouse, Remixes, and More

The Playlist:

1. Hang You From the Heavens – The Dead Weather

2. One Life Stand – Hot Chip

3. Dance Yrself Clean – LCD Soundsystem

Focus on Danger Mouse:

4. Justify My Thug – DJ Danger Mouse

5. Fire Coming Out of the Monkey’s Head – The Gorillaz

6. Bizzy Box (featuring Cee-Lo) – Dangerdoom

7. Going On – Gnarls Barkley

8. Just War (featuring Gruff Rhys) – Sparklehorse & Danger Mouse

9. The Ghost Inside – Broken Bells

Remixes and More…

10. Jump Up (Thom Yorke Remix) – Major Lazer

11. Daily Routine (Phaseone Remix) – Animal Collective

12. Da Funk – Daft Punk

13. Neckbrace – Ratatat

Episode VII A Brief History of Dubstep

The Playlist:

1. 9 Samurai – Kode9

2. Natty – DVA

3. Tarantula – Zomby

4. Pro Plus (feat. D.O.K.) – Terror Danjah

5. Damn It – Horsepower Productions

6. Get Up & Rock – DJ Hatcha & Lost

7. Cyclops – DJ Distance

8. Eastern Jam – Chase & Status

9. Rutten – Skream

10. Woo Boost – Rusko

11. Story to Be Told – M.I.A.

12. In for the Kill (Skrillex Remix) – La Roux

Episode VIII Collaborators

The Playlist:

1. All Tomorrow’s Parties – The Velvet Underground & Nico

2. The Void – Jay Farrar & Ben Gibbard

3. Sixteen, Maybe Less – Iron and Wine & Calexico

4. Levi Johnston Blues – Ben Folds & Nick Hornby

5. California Stars – Billy Bragg & Wilco

6. Sweet Darlin’ – She & Him

7. Knotty Pine – The Dirty Projectors & David Byrne

8. History Song – The Good, The Bad, and the Queen

9. Level – The Raconteurs

10. Grand Central – Cannonball Adderly & John Coltrane

11. Hope You’re Happy (ft. Q-Tip, Billy Danze & Nicole Wray- Blakroc

12. You Got Me – The Roots & Erykah Badu

13. As We Enter – Nas & Damian Marley

14. Lost in the World – Kanye West & Bon Iver

Episode IX Album Spotlight – “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” by Wilco

The Playlist:

1. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart

2. Kamera

3. Radio Cure

4. War on War

5. Jesus, Etc.

6. Ashes of American Flags

7. Heavy Metal Drummer

8. I’m the Man Who Loves You

9. Pot Kettle Black

10. Poor Places

11. Reservations

Episode X Live Genius – Dave Matthews Band

The Playlist:

1. Proudest Monkey (Live at Red Rocks 8.15.95)

2. Rhyme and Reason (Listener Supported)

3. One Sweet World (Live at Fenway Park 7. 8. 2006)

4. Christmas Song (Live in Chicago – 12.19.98)

5. Don’t Drink the Water (Live in Chicago – 12. 19.98)

6. Kundalini Fire (Live in Las Vegas)

7. Stream (Live at Luther College)

8. Best of What’s Around (Live at Red Rocks 8.15.95)

9. Too Much (The Central Park Concert)

10. The Last Stop (DMB Live Trax Vol. 6)

Episode XI Sonic Sampler Pt. II

The Playlist:

1. Lady – Fela Kuti

2. Once in a Lifetime – Talking Heads

3. Swing Tree – Discovery

4. A Spoonful Weighs a Ton – Flaming Lips

5. Prospect Park – Victor Berman

6. Blood Bank – Bon Iver

7. Suburban War – Arcade Fire

8. Young Americans – David Bowie

9. Tightrope – Yeasayer

10. Dark Fantasy – Kanye West

11. Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.) – Monsters of Folk

Episode XII Modern Jazz (Guest Playlist By L. Celenza)

The Playlist:

1. Unstablemates – Aaron Goldberg

2. Beatrice – Robert Glasper

3. Travelers – Aaron Parks

4. Put on a Happy Face – Bill Charlap

5. Metamorphosis – Kendrick Scott Oracle

6. Coffee Suite I: No Drink, No Think – Le Boeuf Brothers

7. Two Heads, One Pillow – Gerald Clayton

8. Cape Verdean Blues – San Francisco Jazz Collective

9. Migrations – Chris Potter

Episode XIII The Return (feat. J. Rainis)

The Playlist:

(James’ picks are in bold), and you can stream the episode above. Enjoy!

1. Can You Get to That – Funkadelic

2. Earl – Earl Sweatshirt

3. Mannequin – Wire

4. Security to the Promenade – Johnny Foreigner

5. What I See – Black Flag

6. Limit to Your Love – James Blake

7. Disorder – Joy Division

8. Spider in the Snow – Dismemberment Plan

9. Beyond Belief – Elvis Costello and the Imposters

10. Hurricane Waves – Bomb the Music Industry!

11. Suggestion – Fugazi

Episode XIV Guest Artist and DJ, Dylan Owen

Episode XV Study on, Garth!

The Playlist:

1. Silver Morning – Brian Eno

2. Cliffs – Aphex Twin

3. Aftermath – Tricky

4. Roygbiv – Boards of Canada

5. La Femme d’Argent – Air

6. Polaris – Zero 7

7. Nocturne in G minor – Chopin

8. Ghost Ship – Ambrose Akinmusire

9. Oceanic Pt. I (feat. Ravi Shankar) – Anoushka Shankar & Karsh Kale

10. Emperor’s Hymn from String Quartet in C – Kodaly Quartet

11. Main Title Theme (Billy) – Bob Dylan

Episode XVI Hey, That’s Amore!

The Playlist:

1. Think I’m in Love – Beck

2. Hounds of Love – Kate Bush

3. You Ought to Be With Me – Al Green

4. Lay, Lady, Lay – Bob Dylan

5. Never Gonna Give Ya Up – Barry White

6. Happy Valentine’s Day – Andre 3000

7. A Big Hunk O’ Love – Elvis Presley

8. Tunnel of Love – Dire Straits

9. For Emma – Bon Iver

10. Crash Into Me (Live 2010) – Dave Matthews Band

11. I and Love and You – The Avett Brotheres

12. Friday I’m In Love – The Cure

13. Digital Love – Daft Punk

14. Love Cry – Four Tet

Episode XVII Eurotrash, Vol. I (feat. the Eurofratstars)

The Playlist:

1. Pour Un Rasage de Tres Pres Et Un Confort Absolu!! – The Bloody Beetroots

2. Scars (feat. Kelis, Meleka, and Chipmunk) – Basement Jaxx

3. Guiro – Highbloo

4. Adagio for Strings – Tiesto

5. Hello – Martin Solveig & Dragonette

6. Smash TV – Chase & Status

7. Blood Sugar – Pendulum

8. Fasten Your Seatbelt (feat. The Freestylers) – Pendulum

9. A State of Trance 439 [14. 01.2010] – Armin Van Buuren

Episode XVIII Soundclash – Chopin vs. Blake

Episode XIX A Discussion About Punk (feat. Putu & Santi)

The Playlist:

1. Nervous Breakdown – Black Flag

2. Neat, Neat, Neat – The Damned

3. Sailin’ On – Bad Brains

4. Institutionalized – Suicidal Tendencies

5. Straight Edge – Minor Threat

6. Corona – Minutemen

7. Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill – Hüsker Dü

8. Hybrid Moments – Misfits

9. Debaser – The Pixies

10. Make Up Face – Catheter

11. We Know You Suck – JFA

12. Jarhead Fertilizer – Dystopia

13. Let Down – Deathrats

14. Break – Fugazi

Episode XX The Phish Mix

The Playlist:

1. You Enjoy Myself

2. Guelah Papyrus

3. First Tube

4. Carini (Live in Fukuoka, Japan, 2000)

5. Limb by Limb

6. Axilla (Pt. I) (Live in Brooklyn)

7. Run Like an Antelope (Live in Glens Falls, NY, 1994)

8. Twist

9. Character Zero (Live in Boston, MA, 2009)

Episode XXI 80’s Dance Party

The Playlist:

1. Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper

2. Rio – Duran Duran

3. Faith – George Michael

4. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Eurythmics

5. Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Tears for Fears

6. Heart of Glass – Blondie

7. You Spin Me Round (Like a Record ) – Dead or Alive

8. Walk Like an Egyptian – The Bangles

9. Super Freak – Rick James

10. Down Under – Men at Work

11. Our House – Madness

12. S.O.S. – ABBA

13. When Doves Cry – Prince and the Revolution

14. Hold Me Now – Thompson Twins

Episode XXII Cosmic Soundscapes

The Playlist:

1. The Carrier – Brian Eno / David Byrne

2. B. Aldrian – Harold Grosskopf

3. Earth (Gaia) – The Orb

4. Rsdio – Autechre

5. Shop In Store – Oval

6. The Dead Flag Blues – Godspeed You Black Emperor

7. Higher Than The Sun (A Dub Symphony in Two Parts) – Primal Scream

Episode XXIII How Was Your Summer?

The Playlist:

1. This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) – Talking Heads

2. Victory Dance – My Morning Jacket

3. 007 (Shanty Town) – Desmond Dekker

4. Poppin’ Pockets Remix – Grip Grand

5. Highwayman – Johnny Cash, Willy Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson

6. Ya Messinagh (feat. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band) – Tinariwen

7. Veins of God – Liturgy

8. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go – Bob Dylan

9. Paint a Vulgar Picture – The Smiths

10. No. 22 – Moderat

11. All In Forms – Bonobo

12. One Love – Massive Attack

Episode XXIV Bluegrass Mix

The Playlist:

1. I’m Sitting On Top of the World – Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys

2. Rocky Top – Osborne Brothers *

3. Wildwood Flower – Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs

4. Nowhere to Sleep – Chatham County Line

5. High on a Mountain – Ola Belle Reed

6. Whitewater – Béla Fleck

7. The Cold Hard Facts – The Del McCoury Band

8. I Am a Man of Constant Sorry – The Soggy Bottom Boys

9. House in New Orleans (House of the Rising Sun) – Roscoe Holcomb

10. I Hear Them All – Old Crow Medicine Show

11. Nobody’s Love is Like Mine – The Clinch Mountain Boys & The Stanley Brothers

12. Fox On The Run – The Country Gentlemen

13. 40 Miles from Denver – Yonder Mountain String Band

14. Big Country – Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, & Mike Marshall

15. The Model Church – J.D. Crowe and the New South

16. Big Rock Candy Mountain – Harry McClintock

17. Will the Circle Be Unbroken – Jimmy Martin

18. Footprints in the Snow (1952 Single Version) – Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys

19. Arkansas Traveler – Norman Blake

Episode XXV A Discussion with Warren Lowell

The Playlist:

1. Ice Cream (ft. Matias Aguayo) – Battles

2. A Roller Skating Jam Named “Saturdays” – De La Soul

3. Sun Lips – Black Moth Super Rainbow

4. Til the World Ends (Britney Spears Cover) – Salem

5. Dep – Javelin

6. The Salmon Dance (Crookers “Wow” Remix) – The Chemical Brothers

7. Heaven’s on Fire – The Radio Dept.

8. Black and White – The DBs

9. Do It Again – Holy Ghost!

10. Bury Us Alive – Starfucker

11. Ride the Lightning – Metallica

12. Morning – Star Slinger

Episode XXVI Greek Orthodox Mix

The Playlist:

1. Apolytikion – From the Feast of the Holy Theophony of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ, January 6th.

2. Kontakion – Also from the feast of the Holy Theophony, and reflects upon the spiritual emergence of Christ, here described as an “unapproachable light”

3. Megalynaria of The Presentation of Christ – This hymn comes from the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Feb. 2nd

4. Katavasies of the Annunciation – From the feast of the Annunciation of our Most Holy Lady and Ever Virgin Mary, March 25th

5. Kontakion of the Feast of St. Demetrios the Myrrh-Streamer – From the Feast of St. Demetrios, Oct. 26th

6. Apolytikion of the Nativity of Christ – From the Feast of the Nativity, Dec. 25th

7. Katavasies for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross – From the Feast of the Exaltation of the precious and life-giving Cross, Sept. 14th

8. Phos Hilaron (Hail Gladdening Light) – One of the oldest examples of Byzantine Hymn, dating from the 3rd of 4thcentury. It describes the vanishing of physical light, and the activation of an even brighter light—that of wisdom.

9. Contakion of the Akathist Hymn – Performed by Iakovos Nafpliotis

10. Anastaseos Hmera (Doxastikon of Easter) – Performed by Leonidas Asteris

11. Kekragarion (Second Soft Chromatic Mode) – Performed by Theorodos Stanitsas

12. Polyelos “Douloi Kyrion” – Performed by Danielaioi / Thomades, in the style of Mt. Athos

13. Dynamis of Georgios Kres – Performed by Demetris Nerantzis

14. Agios, Agios (Hepinikios Hymn) – Performed Maistores Choir (directed by Gr. Stathis)

Episode XXVII Funny Music (feat. W. Lowell)

The Playlist:

1. Kielbasa – Tenacious D

2. Lovin’ Every Minute of It – Loverboy

3. Don’t Bite Your Friends! – Yo Gabba Gabba

4. Terminal Preppie – Dead Kennedys

5. Sofa King – Danger Doom

6. Vats of Urine – Danger Doom

7. Release the Beast – Backwater

8. Heart and Soul Remix – Arthur Bledsoe

9. I’m Gonna Call Your Dad – Dylan Vandenhoeck

10. Sliver – Nirvana

11. Beaver Boys – Tim and Eric

12. Doo Dah Doo Doo – Tim and Eric

13. Petite Feet – Tim and Eric

14. Horny Ponycorn Horns – Atmosphere

15. Racist Friend – They Might Be Giants

16. One Note Song – Tenacious D

17. Buenas Tardes Amigo – Ween

18. Naughty Boy – Gunther

19. Boys-N-The-Hood – Dynamite Hack

20. Bitches Ain’t Shit – Ben Folds

Episode XXVIII The 90’s Were Pretty Chill, I Guess

The Playlist:

1. Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) – US3

2. Galactic Funk – DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid

3. Never the Same – Supreme Beings of Leisure

4. Little Fluffy Clouds – The Orb

5. Where It’s At – Beck

6. Heaven – Moby

7. D’Evils – Jay-Z

8. Tropicalia – Beck

9. B Line – Lamb

10. Alpha and Omega – Boards of Canada

11. Keep It Real…Represent – Kool Keith

12. Glory Box – Portishead

Episode XXIX Moombahton!

The Playlist:

1. Que Que (ft. Maluca) – Diplo and Dillon Francis

2. Moombah (Afrojack Remix) – Dave Nada

3. Killbot – Mendez

4. Horsey – Diplo

5. Fire on the Moombahton (Doc Adams Remix) – Grateful Dead

6. Say No Go (Boyfriend Remix) – De La Soul

7. Raise It Up (Doc Adams Remix) – Slum Village

8. Shutterbug (Le Doom Remix) – Jack Beats and Le Doom

9. La Candela (Sabo Moombahton Edit) – Groove Express

10. Pineapple for Pinnipeds (first few minutes only) – Paul Devro

11. That Heartbreak – Heartbreak

12. Esperanza – Kid Cedek

13. Yin Yang – Apt One

Episode XXX Eyes on the Prize (A Study Mix)

The Playlist:

1. Light Through the Veins – Jon Hopkins

2. Par delá les vignes – Armand Amar

3. Azzurra – Gui Boratto

4. Osamu’s Theme: Kyoko’s House – Philip Glass

5. Plumskinzz – M.F. Doom

6. Shakatakadoodub – Kruder & Dorfmeister

7. Automatic Motion – Tetsu Inoue

8. Fly – Ludovico Einaudi

9. Knuddelmaus – Ulrich Schnauss

10. Hope Valley Hill – Helios

Episode XXXI A Discussion About California Hip-Hop (feat. R. Grieg & P. Cambre)

The Playlist:

1. You Know How We Do It – Ice Cube

2. Deep Cover ft. Snoop Dogg – Dr. Dre

3. Press Rewind – Del The Funky Homosapien

4. Regulate – Warren G. ft. Nate Dogg

5. Hits from the Bong – Cypress Hill

6. She Said (Jay Dee Remix) – The Pharcyde

7. Cab Fare – Souls of Mischief

8. So Many Tears – 2Pac

9. Classic – Hieroglyphics

10. Future Sound – Jurassic 5

11. Coastin’ ft. K. Flay – Zion I

12. Think About It – Snoop Dogg

13. L.A. Song (Sensitive Mix) – People Under the Stairs

Episode XXXII Deep House, Minimal, and Tech-House (Guest Mix by J. Van Der Made)

The Playlist:

1. Tarantula – Pleasurekraft

Julian says: Pleasurekraft is a dj producer duo, making deep and groovy, yet also hard and dirty techno. 

2. Blink – John Dahlback

Julian assures us: This guy has been around for a while (early 2000′s, which is a while in the electronic music world), producing both techno (the category “Blink” falls under) and minimal techno under his alias Hug. 

3. Be Who You Want – Joris Delacroix

Julian exclaims: Amazing tech house. Mamma mia, this is amazing tech house!

4. Some Slip – Geiser

Julian exclaims: Amazing minimal. Mamma mia, this is amazing minimal!

5. Corporate Butcher (Solomun Remix) – Tiefschwarz feat. Mama

Julian rambles: Two german brothers founded Tiefschwarz all the way back in 1996. Back then, they were known for their electro house sound (think Diplo, Jack Beats etc.), however nowadays, they produce mellow deep house. I think this song is kind of a heroin song, (a term Julian uses for moody, ethereal house music popular among junkies) but it’s fucking amazing. I have no clue who Mama is by the way. Which I guess makes this song an orphan?

6. Drop Down (Do My Dance) – Afrojack & The Partysquad

Julian wishes he was speaking Dutch: Afrojack is one of the most well known Dutch House/Dirty House DJs at the moment. Originally from The Netherlands (Spijkenisse, pronounce spaikehnisseh). This song was the first song he became famous with (at least in the Netherlands/ Europe). As you can hear in this song, his earlier works were more towards the tech house side of house rather than the dutch house direction he has taken recently.

7. Son – Monkey Safari

Julian gets acid reflux, then says: Monkey Safari is a DJ duo from Germany meshing African rythyms with techno, fidget house and tech house. Result: tropical and bubbling beats this jolly boy cannot stop listening to. Somebody help me!

8. What You Say Is More Than I Can Say – Ricardo Villalobos

Julian says: A Chilean-German minimal techno and microhouse DJ. The Jacques Pepin of minimal techno. Played congo and bongos as a little boy, which influenced his music style and sense of rhythm. 

9. Satyr Song (Umek Remix) – Pleasurekraft

Julian swears: “Rosé in my brain…Cocaine in my dickvein.” A random hobo screamed this at pleasurekraft right before WMF and so they made a song about it. Pleasurekraft is a DJ producer duo, making deep and groovy, yet also hard and dirty techno. 

10. Those Dancing Days (Cassian Remix) – Monkey Safari

Julian confidently claims: The sampling of gospel in this song is characteristic of Monkey Safari’s genre-bending eclectic tastes. And it tastes so good.

Welcome to the new Sonic Landscapes

Sonic Landscapes was conceived of in September of 2010 at Cornell University with the simple goal of creating a public platform for sonic and musical exploration. Since our beginnings, the program has produced and released over 30 episodes, in which we have examined everything from bluegrass to black metal, classical to Dutch house, experimental sound art to hip-hop.

The program seeks out music with dimensional character, music that conjures distinct imagery or texture, shifts the listener’s perception of time, or captivates us to reconsider reality. We believe that sound has the immense power to do all of these things and more. As technology in both the creation and reception of sound advances and evolves, so does the potential for creating new and fascinating music and art.

Over the past few weeks, Sonic Landscapes has been underground regrouping and plotting its re-entry into the vast cyber universe. The time for reformation and independence was far past due, and as you will see some significant changes have been made in terms of our platform and presence.

The show will no longer broadcast from Cornell’s Slope Media Group, as we have severed ties with this organization and declared our independence as a sovereign broadcasting entity. Episodes will be posted weekly at 22:00 to this webpage. Members of the Sonic Landscapes Facebook group will be notified of these postings. If you have yet to join the group, please do so, and spread the word to any music lovers that you think might enjoy the program. Members will receive only one message per week with a link to the most recent episode.

The whole episode archive is available on this site. You can download the episodes as an mp3 by right clicking on the episode link and selection “download linked item” or “item.”

There is much to explore in the world of sound! If there is anything you would like to hear discussed on the show, or if you are interested in contributing a guest interview, please contact us at soniclandscapes1@gmail.com.

Enjoy and spread the word!

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