DJ Tronic hosts the Plugged In show on KBOO the first and third Friday of each month from 10pm - 12am PST. Tronic does a live DJ mix in the studio featuring the latest in deep house, house, techno, tech house, breaks, drum-n-bass, downtempo and more. Tronic also has guest DJs in the studio, and we often talk about upcoming parties and club nights, and have ticket and CD giveaways on the show.
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A selection of Guidance Counselor's performance at the 2009 PDX Pop Now! music festival, as aired on the July 31st edition of Plugged In.
Composer of mercurial soundtracks for uncertain times, Thavius Beck conjoins various strains of electronic music to arrive at a daringly ambitious sound. He recently joined a lineup of local artists to celebrate black electronic music and benefit KBOO at Holocene in Portland, Oregon.
Mr. Beck has received recognition in The Wire, Spin, and Urb for his solo releases under the moniker Adlib, the Labwaste project with fellow LA artist Subtitle, his recent production for fellow Mush artist K-The-I???, his early work with Global Phlowtations, numerous guest appearances, and producing for and touring in support of and accompanying Saul Williams. An exceptional programmer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist, Thavius Beck’s many talents allow him to take a song from idea to completion without ever having to leave his cluttered studio. Check out one of his videos here
Portland wouldn't let Show Me the Pink run away forever. With a return long overdue, the band performed at Branx with Bitchin' Summer and Full Face Riot.
The house was packed and by the time Show Me the Pink took to the stage the venue had been warmed up and flashing bicycle lights prepared the dancefloor.
Dirty X-Rated played a set during the Beat Off at Holocene.
Dirty came to KBOO's studio for the Plugged In show previewing the Beat Off.
What is a Beat Off? Well maybe not what you think.
Recently, Holocene hosted one of a series of these where electronic musicians are given a variety of short samples of music and are challenged to come up with some dope beats in one hour. Wanna hear what it sounds like?
Those who participated include Techno Mike, Quiet Countries, Magnum PA, Dirty X Rated, Shrubbery, Demi Batard, Cutter Filtoff, Graintable, Demdranger / John Henry, Rude Boy, The DJ Nealie Neal, and Sedell Jones who was voted the winner of the battle.
Special thanks to organizer Erik Beats for setting this up.
As a preview of the upcoming Beat Off at Holocene, I hosted the organizer of the event and a few electronic artists who will be competing. We even had our own mini beat off beat battle on the air.
On the show was Beat Off organizer Erik Beats, Dirty X Rated, The New Plastic, and Trick-Assed Marxist. We heard some of their work, including some of their past competitions, and then finished the program with a beat battle challenge using the same samples that will be used for the Beat Off next week. You'll have to listen to find out who was voted the winner!
You can also check out the playlist here.
Local chiptune and electronic musician Air Fortress visits Plugged In in our coverage of the Micropalooza music festival. He explains chiptune music, gives us a live demonstration, and shares a 2006 release, Silicon Stakeout.
We had lots of new music in the mix on the show. I started out with some downtempo and midtempo bass heavy tracks, then worked into house, tribal, tech and progressive.
Here is the setlist::
Gorillaz - Doncamatic (Joker remix)
Saviour - Burst Into Flames
Lightshapers - When I Fall
M.I.A. - Internet Connection (Flux Pavilion remix)
Canu & Franco Cinelli - Glass (Franco Cinelli NYC Bass Line Mix)
Audioelectronic - Acid Love
Falko Brocksieper - Beau Rivage
Azzido Da Bass - Doom's Night (Subtrakill remix)
Homework - I Got One (You're It)
Axwell vs Freeland & Cicada - Leave Your Soul One World Behind (Gladly Tea 2012 Bootleg)
Jet Project - Prism
D-Unity - Samburu
Justin Martin & J Phlip - Get Low (J Phlip remix)
Umek & Beltek vs A Divisionz & MC Flipside - Madame Web vs The Experience
Paul Ritch - What Your Soul Sings remix
Booka Shade - Regenerate (Pan-Pot remix)
Two Lone Swordsmen - Shack 54 (Jet Project remix)
Die & Interface - Bright Lights (Mark Knight remix)
Tone 15 - Transporter Boat
Hernan Cattaneo and Soundexile - Teleport (Loquai Club Mix)
Be sure to catch our next show on Friday, January 21st at 10pm. I'll have a special guest mix from Evan Alexander who is opening up on Saturday, January 22nd for Mark Knight @ Whiskey Bar! That should be a great party. Click Here for the event page on Facebook for more info and how to get tickets.
On Friday, December 3rd, Tronic DJ-ed for two hours on the Plugged In show on KBOO. Starting out with a blend of downtempo and dubstep, then progressing into house and tech.
The Black Seeds - Slingshot (Truth remix)
Lazer Sword - Batman#
Saviour - Burst Into Fire
High Rankin - The Things You Do*
Lightshapers - When I Fall*
Tripswitch - Strange Parallels
Michael Woodruff - Class-E (The Voice of Saturn)
Alexis K - State of Play*
Microclinic - Air
Elisabeth Troy - Forever Young (Ray Keith remix)+
N.E.R.D. - Hypnotize U (Pete Tong Dub
Yungchen Lhamo & Hamza - Middle of Nowhere (Hamza remix)
Kraak & Smaak - Dynamite (Snader Kleinenberg remix)
Pete Noveau - Looking For Alice
Dave Kurtis - Sundari (Loko remix)
Ramon Tapia - Organized
Tone 15 - Transporter Boat
Fra'n'Kie - Concierte Alegre
Lefrenk - Gatos
*these three tracks are all from the Suicide Dub Volume 2 compilation, which is available now from the Suicide Dub website
+this track was part of a free release which can be found here
#this track was available as a free download from Dancefloor Mayhem here
Here is George's set list from the show:
Richard Mills - Remnants - Radio Edit
Snello - Distress - Original Mix
Joel Mull, Dustin Zahn - What Do You See? - Original Mix
Snello - Paranoical Bleeps - Anthony Castaldo Remix
Adam Jay - When Tools Become Weapons - Original Mix
Ckos - Mtp - Original Mix
Giorgio Rusconi - Wet Drop - Marshall (aka Luigi Rocca) Remix
Blake Baxter, Marc Romboy - Muzik - KINK Remix
Kassette Boys - Ah! Yeah! Oh! Yeah! - Noreuil Remix
Hardfloor - Silver Submarine - DJ Pierre's Afro Acid Remix
Jerome Sydenham, Rune RK - Inside - Dub Mix
Tim Xavier - Uplift The Ghetto - Original Mix
Hans Bouffmyhre - She's A Cracker - Reset Robot Remix
Alex Young - Cheeky - Original Mix
Maya Jane Coles - Rugged - Original Mix
Da Rebels - House Nation - Beatpusher Remix
John Dimas - Tabula Rasa - Original Mix
Here is my set list from the show:
Robot Needs Oil - Analog Girl in a Digital World (Sound Diffusion remix)
Manuel Cass - Not Screaming
Lazy M - Rude Boy
Niederflur - Prisma (Troy Pierce remix)
Armando Biz - Caffe Macchiato
DJ Vitamin D - So Good (Mochico remix)
Vipul Angirish - Persian Love (Hamza remix)
Botz & Flydrums & Dani Villa - La Verdolaga
X-Press 2 - Siren Track (Club Mix)
Chakaharta - Superbroken (Pointbender's Superbender mix)
Squiddhartha - Aight (Balearic Disco Edit)
Arsenal - Estupendo (Gui Borrato Mix)
FM - Home In The Sun / Do We have a Purpose? (Chris Fortier 40oz Remix)
Kaveman & DJ Niko - Barakus
Deepak Sharma & Dieter Krause - The Great Lawn (Alexi Delano remix)
Viana & Miguel Garji - The Black Mountain
Corrugated Tunnel - Time Machine
Van Toth - Feng Shui
Arabnoise - Bottle of Wellbeing
DJ Pneumo setlist
1. Maurice Aymard - Put Some For Jules (Gui Boratto Striped Mix)
2. Soukie & Windish - Arr Aye
3. Lewie Day - Reflections (Solan remix)
4. Cozzy D - Long Time (Kruse Nuernberg Remix)
5. Ben Gomori - I See The Trouble With You (Ort & Rodriguez Remix)
6. Supernova - Amor Productivo (Original Mix)
7. Cozzy D - Long Time (Original Mix)
8. Inxec - Alright
9. Danny Serrano & Hector Couto - Sweet Haney (Original Mix)
10. Add2Basket - Scoring One (Original Mix)
Bonus Track: Giom & Derek Dunbar - Poulet Gauffre (Original Version)
Be sure to catch the next episode of Plugged In on Friday, November 19th. My guest will be George Holland - we will be mixing up two hours of techno.
For the pledge drive show on Friday, October 1st, I played 2 hours of classic electronic / dance music. I started with disco, then got into some house tracks, classic rave songs, then played a little bit of early jungle beats before wrapping up with a couple more classics.
01. Patrick Cowley - Menergy
02. Sylvester - Do You Wanna Funk
03. Starlight - Dancer
04. Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk - Love Can't Turn Around
05. David Morales - In De Ghetto
06. Dajae - You Got Me Up (Cajmere Underground Goodie's remix)
07. Josh Wink - Higher State of Consciousness
08. Liquid - Sweet Harmony
09. 4 Hero - Mr. Kirk
10. Baby D - Let Me Be Your Fantasy
11. The Prodigy - You're No Good For Me
12. Jens - Loops & Tings
13. Mighty Dub Katz - Magic Carpet Ride
14. DJ Hype - Roll The Beats
15. DJ Crystl - Warp Drive
16. Smart E's - Sesame's Treat
17. Acen - Trip II The Moon
18. Future Sound Of London - Papa New Guinea
Don't forget to catch the next show Friday, October 16th - I'll be joined by special guest Jaden for two hours of breakbeats, dubstep and drum-n-bass!
Here is the tracklisting:
01] Lauren Pritchard – Stuck (Various Productions remix)
02] Greymatter – Raw Root (Klic remix)
03] Calico – December Moon (Mr. Sol’s Warm Mix)
04] Hamza feat. Majaamaine – Dharma Voyager
05] Alistair Albrecht – Harm
06] Black Coffee – Turn Me On (Jon Kong remix)
07] Chris Fortier – Take The Light (Jay Tripwire remix)
08] DJ Skunk – In The Light
09] Michael Woods & Ant Brooks – Yemba (Dr Diego remix)
10] Vinyl Life – Energy Flash
11] Botz & Flydrums & Dani Villa – La Verdolaga
12] Howard Sessions – Impact Damage
13] Sebastien Leger vs Pleasurekraft – Indian Tarantula (ImanoS & Nunzi Bootleg)
14] Alex Botar & Micky Friedmann – Rub (Steven Redant & Lenz Garcia Orgy Mix)
15] Codec Shift – Mean Motion (Felix Baumgartner remix)
16] James Vevers – Cosmic Drift
17] DJ Shine – Trance In My Pants (St. Pete’s Trance In Sidepocket remix)
18] Orbital – Halycon (Tom Middleton Re-Model)
19] AC Slater & Mumdance – Transatlantic Riddim (Instrumental)
Thanks to everyone who tuned in to the show! I am going to be out of town on August 6th, so the next episode of Plugged In will air on Friday, August 20th, with guest DJ JAK of SubSensory Records.
We gave away a pair of tickets during the show to Connections - a big house music party happening on Saturday, July 17th @ Sana at 1195 SE Powell. Click Here for the Connections event page on Facebook for all the info and line-up. DJs include Trevor Vichas, Forrest Avery, Mike Orbit and Alden Brown.
Here is my playlist for the show. I started out mellow and built from there, going from downtempo / glitch to house and tech and then ended with some breaks and drum-n-bass.
Tracklisting for Plugged In on KBOO for July 2nd, 2010
01. The Glitch Mob - A Dream Within A Dream
02. VibesquaD - Double Dutch Oven
03. DJ Shine - Lost in the Ether (Dubmatix Remix)
04. Numaads & Robot Koch - Now (Robot Koch remix)
05. Sick Jargon - Locogold
06. Angel Moraes - A Stereo Tribute feat. Chanel
07. L.E.O. - That Jazz
08. Vince Watson - A Very Different World (Live Edit)
09. Black Coffee - Turn Me On (Jon Kong remix(
10. Jordan Rivera - Obsecion (James Vevers remix)
11. Uffie - ADD SUV (Armand Van Helden Club remix)
12. Pyramid - Get Down
13. The Angel - Ultra Light ft. Jhelisa (Dstar & Mason remix)
14. Rebel Sketchy - Analogic
15. Dansette Junior - Paranoid (Blame remix)
Be sure to catch the next episode of Plugged In on Friday, July 16th. We will have Monstde as a guest DJ and may have more tickets to give away.
Tronic was joined in the studio by guest DJ and producer Chris Firenze of Akashik Records who played a guest set of tech house which you can check out below.
Stream and/or download Chris Firenze's guest mix on the show:
Chris Firenze - Guest DJ Mix on Plugged In on KBOO recorded live on June 18, 2010 [click to download]
Here is Chris' playlist:
Mickshen feat. Sergej - Skybreak
Haito & Jacob Richter - Bomp
Toolman aka F Grant - Gold Bunny
Alex Delia & Squoid - Carbutt
Umek & Sinisa Lukic - Blinking Indicator
Spartaque - Insomnia (Glitter Remix)
Spartaque - Resolved (Henry Warbeck Remix)
Spartaque - Resolved (Daniel Marques Remix)
Minicoolboyz - Select (Toolman aka F Grant Remix)
Jens Bond - Wasted
Donk Boys - Zonky
Daniel Marques - Loud Mouth
Joachim Pastor - Krikiturn
Samim feat. Big Bully - The Lick (Derrick Carter Dub Mix)
Gabe & Marcello VOR - Metalholic
Decimal - Automath
Brian Aneurysm & Christian Quast - Human Assembly (Matrik Remix)
To check out his latest release, Pineapple Turnstyle, click here.
You can catch Chris and I playing this Thursday, June 24th @ Groove Suite for House Call. 21+. No Cover! Click Here to visit the Facebook page for this event.
Here is my setlist from the show:
Corrugated Tunnel - Remedy For My Soul
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing (Ospina & Oscar P Remix)
T-Bag - Mouse Maze
Red Axes - White Murder
Act Yo Age - Song For Nona (Savage Skulls remix)
James Vevers - Moonkissed (Far Side Mix)
Abe Duque - Hypocrisy
Be sure to catch the next episode of Plugged In on Friday, July 2nd - 10pm - 12am.
Boom Clap Bachelors - LOVE (Tuff City Kids Mix)
Babytalk - Chance (Hercules & Love Affair Mix)
Azari - Hungry For The Power
Kerrier District - Dance & Freak
Baaz - Get It
Delano Smith - Something For Myself
FCL - Let Go
Global Communications - The Way (Secret Ingredients Mix)
Crowdpleaser - La Plus Belle Africaine
Little Fritter - Top Notch Poet
St Germain - Rose Rouge (Tak Su Edit)
Motorcitysoul - Cipher (Jay Shepheard Mix)
Chaton - 91 Session (John Daly Mix)
Dollkraut - Loot
Ayumi Hamasaki - Decision (Force Of Nature Mix)
Roni Griffith - Spys
Jazzanova - I Can See (Mark E Mix)
Instruments Of Rapture - Night Flight (Revenge Edit)
Joubert Singers - Stand On The Word (Larry Levan Mix)
Stream and/or download Quirky's mix from the show:
I played some of the new tracks I had. Downtempo / House / Tech.
Dutch - Just Before The Rain
Halo Refuser - Lumbering (Auditory Sculpture remix)
Munk - La Musica (Shir Khan remix)
Poussez - Spawn
Bot'Ox - Overdrive (Morgan Geist remix)
Abe Duque - Hypocrisy
Corrugated Tunnel - Remedy For My Soul
Be sure to catch our next show on Friday, June 18th, my guest DJ will be Chris Brown - founder of Akashik Records.