Chocolate Grinder Mix 87
(Summer) Time Perspective

Imagine you are on a desert island imagining you are in an office. LIFT FROM THE KNEES. The first time I ever took a plane I remember thinking, “Well, if this is the Truman Show and I’m the star, they must have really increased the budget since Jim Carey was in it.” TAKE SOME ME TIME. Chilled House Classics Volume 12, straight from the beach, out now in all good supermarkets. WE GOTTA MAKE THIS HOLIDAY PAY. You know, at least with Global Warming and shorter summers, we’ll see an increase in productivity. I HAVEN’T REALLY TOUCHED DOWN YET. “Are you tired? I’m tired.”

In that tiny valley between the peaking pressures of being told to RELAX and being told to KEEP BUSY, there is a well-trodden path (it’s a metaphor) of almost-sanity. For some reason, a lot of my summers seem to consists of landslides from both directions.

So here’s a collection of songs that tries to deliberately remedy the endless string of didactic “summer chill-out” mixes, and to offer a hyperactive, groundless solace for those that find summer collapsing into forced “life plans” and seasonal zero-hours labor contracts.

I have no doubt in my mind that it will, in some small way, contribute to the coming global revolution, and as such, it breezes across a number of continents in a way my feeble bodily self never could.

In sum, fuck relaxing and fuck keeping busy; they can’t exist without each other, and we can’t exist to endlessly run between the two.

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[00:00] Koreless - “No Sun”
[04:45] Margaret Antwood - “Cry Cry”
[09:55] CESRV – “Walk Away”
[13:00] Chancha Via Circuito - “Prima”
[16:29] Mo Kolours - “Tusk Dance”
[19:15] Owiny Sigoma Band - “Norbat Okelo”
[23:27] Cardopusher - “Donde Estan Las Mujeres”
[26:40] Chervoboy - “Uhodi”
[30:00] The Range - “my db limit”
[32:01] DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn - “Brighter Dayz”
[35:05] Lennie De Ice - “We Ir E (Om Unit edit)”
[37:37] Romare - “Your Love (You Give Me Fever)”



“✧,” also known as “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” is a song written and originally recorded by 肉人形✰MEATDOLL and acts as the follow-up to its previous hit single, “Love Me Tender.” It has been recorded by many artists and was ranked among Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time at #126. The song is notable for being the first song by an anonymous, SoundCloud-based music project to reach #1 in the United States. The song is in AABA form.



Return to Koala Deep

SP-404 maestro aaronmaxwell is back with part two of his incredible side project, FAMILY EVENT, with that dude James Matthew. The artists both share an affinity for those near ear-piercing lo-fi high-end sounds explored over releases rarely breaking that 10-minute mark, so this collaboration came with a lot of excitement, but very little surprise. All 7.6 minutes of Return to Koala Deep roll out smoothly, relying very little on any excess instrumentation beyond those slick, 404 loops and without the usual amount of glitch. This may be the two collaborating artists at their most polished, which is to say, still buried in crackle and mounds of half-second drum samples.

Stream the FAMILY EVENT below and/or download it here.

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Eli Keszler & So Percussion


For anyone who has ever been self-conscious about how progressive (or not) their tastes in music are, NPR has provided us with a very well-shot docu-exhibition-performance of percussionist and sculptor Eli Keszler. Keszler often collaborates on his many projects, which vary from long improvisations using sound sculptures to planned compositions made with traditional instruments. In this video, he is joined by the So Percussion group, who composed a piece centered around four snare drums to accompany Keszler’s latest sound installation: a group of strings that are attached to a bridge in Brooklyn, which resonate naturally and create a deep, metallic gurgle. Like all of Keszler’s work, this video portrays a vivid, dynamic artist, and for someone like me, who is not a percussionist, the attention to detail coupled with a chance to see the artists performing is a riveting experience.

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Words+Dreams is BACK and freshing KI, the first solo electronic joint by Chonus (Tony Gedrich). Limited to 100 emerald green C44 tapes, this is W+D’s 12th cassette, and calling it “deep” would be too two-cents. The first track mildly grasps the mix of what’s about to happen in KI, then the bass bubbles and the density of your body changes. Like, the frequencies of sound petrifies your physical self, and moving is your last option. The music has you struck, and shifting may fuck up the planet’s alignment with whatever it’s patterned with, wherever.

But, oh! Does Chonus make you feel KI. So much so that causing a catastrophic magnetic shift in reality might be worth the risk of getting up and dancing. There’s faith here between Gedrich and the listener. It’s egoless in artistic pursuit, while enticing the audience to “let loose” their soul and submit themselves to channel all their emotions through movement. And as sculptures shape the physical, Chonus builds upon a higher form of structure, surpassing the usual routine tape you reel and putting a shine on that magnet you call a play button.

KI comes out this Saturday, and Words+Dreams is throwing Chonus a tape release party at Irene’s Capri Lounge. Bring this world into a new dimension of dance-together!

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• Words+Dreams:

James Ferraro

“THE PRELUDE” / Trailer #3


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