Monday, November 12, 2007

MUSIC FOR (AND BY) ROBOTS

Calling DJ HickoryDickoryDoc and Strictly Kev's two hour-long robot-themed extravaganzas "dj mixes" doesn't really do justice to them. At times they're really densely-layered sound collages as much as anything. Kev (of DJ Food fame) and DJHDD mine the fertile field of '50s/'60s Space Age records, layering spoken-word/comedy, movie/tv clips, children's records, Dictionaraoke, old new wave, sound effects, '70s funk, and other recorded ephemera over the likes of Jean-Jacques Perrey, Bruce Haack, and Frank Comstock. On HDD's "Robots R Computers" some modern beats hold it all together, but Kev's is more strictly retro-licious.

Robot mixes - Downloads and tracklisting (which don't begin to list everything used) available here.


3 comments:

Josh said...

I found these a while ago and forgot to download the mixes! Thanks so much for posting this.

Unsurprisingly,

J-Unit 1

Oh, the Mr. Fab Deuce Project Extravaganza has been postponed to the broadcast on the 24th. It is mentioned in the newest podcast, but basically I didn't have time to make a proper segment this week and will be gone next week.

Best,
J-unit 1
http://89deuce.blogspot.com

Mr Fab said...

Heh, yeah, I forgot too - actually I meant to write about these when they came out last August.

DJHDD said...

Thanks guys - Nice blog article.