Category Archives: Reactable

Dizzee Rascal – Pussyole (JChan Momentous Remix)

Never got too much into UK Grime, but I like this track. Flipped the remix with some of the free loops on the Reactable iPad app and some samples of my own. Continue reading

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Meiso – Black Thought ftg Malik B (JChan Ambience Remix)

I’ve always thought Black Thought was one of the illest MCs in the game – first caught him live with The Roots back in 95 at Catfish Station in Austin – shit blew my mind. I flipped his collabo with Malik B and DJ Krush with a mellow beat I made on Reactable. Continue reading

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D.A.F. – Co Co Pina (JChan Jumbled Remix)

In high school and freshman year at Boston University I was big into industrial music – Ministry, Front 242, Wax Trax, Skinny Puppy and the like. I probably spent haf of my pocket money freshman year buying industrial-edged CDs at Nuggets and Tower Records – where I picked up a compilation of proto-industrial weirdness called Tyranny of the Beat put out by Mute records (founded by Daniel Miller of The Normal – best known for ‘Warm Leatherette’) and featuring tracks by groups like Throbbing Gristle, Can and Wire that were mostly recorded in the 70s and early 80s.

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Strummy (JChan Ege Bamyasi Mix)


Can’s “Vitamin C” and Miguel De Deus’s “Black Soul Brothers” for the beat; “Cacha Mechanica” (artist unknown) for the guitar sample and a piano loop from Krysztof Komeda’s soundtrack to Roman Polanski’s “Knife in the Water.”

The tight freak-out grooves on Krautrock pioneers Can’s Ege Bamyasi make it my favorite album in their wide-ranging discography. I really wanted to emulate that free-form sound in my band in grad school – but while the “free” part was do-able for us, the “form” didn’t work out so well due to my not-so-polished drum skills. Thank god for automatic beat-matching. Continue reading

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MF Doom meets Radiohead and Another Strung-Out Beat

Damn – they stole my idea – or rather they beat me to the punch. I love the piece “Proven Lands” on Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood’s soundtrack to There Will be Blood – if there were ever a beat to be flipped from music made for a string ensemble, this is it, and I’ve been struggling to find a way to remix it/mash it up. Now, it seems Radiohead and MF Doom (or DOOM, as he now prefers to be called) have done just that with “Retarded Fren“: Continue reading

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Daybreak

photo by Flickr user Fukagawa

Mood-music for a smoggy day: I made this beat with a guitar loop from Bohannon‘s “Save Their Souls” and the muzak version of “The Hills Are Alive.”  Continue reading

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Ghostface and MF Doom – Chinatown Wars (JChan All Wound Up Remix)

Tony Starks and Metalface come correct on this collabo (the theme song for the new Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars game) originally produced by Madlib’s brother Oh No.

I remixed it over a beat I made on Reactable. This one works out perfectly. Continue reading

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