8/28/2013 Echo Chamber

 

The first of two consecutive DJ Baby Swiss solo outings saw him "pouring dubbles" almost all night, and including coming-to-towners The Selecter, currently touring their 2013 release "String Theory" (the tour hits The Cedar Fri. Sept. 13), and Jimmy Cliff, who brings plenty of musical "Rebirth" to First Avenue on Thur. 9/19, as well as Nye's regulars The Dropsteppers. Stylistically, the rootical dub of the Skatalites, the '70s electronics of Jean-Michel Jarre, the jungle and dubstep of Congo Natty, the hot-club techno-gypsy-jazz of Caravan Palace, and even bossa nova a la Lionel Hampton were represented, as well as the classy big-band revisionism of Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band with the inimitable swooping, soaring singing of Cory Daye... all in a program that made liberal use of KFAI's notorious Outboard Soundboard (a.k.a. the "Black Hole"). Truly all-over-the-map in a way that Swiss's alter-ego DJ Weston East could appreciate.

Playlist Tracks: 
The Skatalites - Candle Light
Album: African Roots; Label: Moon Ska
The Skatalites - Candle Light Dub
Album: African Roots; Label: Moon Ska
King Jammy meets Dry & Heavy - Rumble Dub
Album: ...in the Jaws of the Tiger; Label: BSI
King Jammy meets Dry & Heavy - Dub World
Album: ...in the Jaws of the Tiger; Label: BSI
Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene pt. 4
Album: Oxygene; Label: Polydor
Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene pt. 2
Album: Oxygene; Label: Polydor
Mutant Frogs - Cassini at Titan
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Selecter - Celebrate the Bullet
Album: Celebrate the Bullet; Label: Chrysalis
The Selecter - Warrior
Album: String Theory; Label: Vocaphone
The Dropsteppers - Shanty Morning View
Album: Get Up In It!; Label: Megalith
The Dropsteppers - Why Did I Refuse
Album: Get Up In It!; Label: Megalith
Mutant Frogs - Skankworks in Orbit
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Thievery Corporation - Originality (ft. Sister Nancy)
Album: Versions; Label: ESL
Thievery Corporation - In Love (Fear of Pop, remixed by Thievery)
Album: Versions; Label: ESL
Ken Nordine - King of the Hill
Album: Upper Limbo; Label: Grateful Dead
Ken Nordine - Speck of Dust
Album: Upper Limbo; Label: Grateful Dead
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Katoomba
Album: Melbourne Ska Orchestra; Label: Four|Four
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - The Diplomat
Album: Melbourne Ska Orchestra; Label: Four|Four
Glen Ricks - Dark End of the Street
Album: Ready for Love; Label: Ras
Glen Ricks - If I Didn't Love You
Album: Ready for Love; Label: Ras
Ott - LSD - World Sheet of Closed String Mix
Album: Hallucinogen in Dub; Label: Twisted
Ott - Angelic Particles - Buckminsterfullerene Mix
Album: Hallucinogen in Dub; Label: Twisted
*Fat Freddy's Drop - Blackbird (not Beatles')
Album: Blackbird; Label: The Drop
*Fat Freddy's Drop - Silver and Gold
Album: Blackbird; Label: The Drop
Jimmy Cliff - World Upside Down
Album: The KCRW Session; Label: Sunpower/UMe
Jimmy Cliff - Wonderful World, Beautiful People
Album: The KCRW Session; Label: Sunpower/UMe
The English Beat - Cool Entertainer (Dubweiser)
Album: The Complete Beat 5cd box set; Label: Go Feet/SHOUT Factory
The English Beat - Jeanette (Extended)
Album: The Complete Beat 5cd box set; Label: Go Feet/SHOUT Factory
Mutant Frogs - The Eye of Cyclophibius
Album: unreleased; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Congo Natty - Jungle is I and I
Album: Jungle Revolution; Label: Big Dada
Congo Natty - London Dungeons
Album: Jungle Revolution; Label: Big Dada
The Specials - Man at C & A
Album: More Specials; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Specials - Do Nothing
Album: More Specials; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Orb ft. Lee Scratch Perry - No Ice Age
Album: More Tales from the Orbservatory; Label: The End/Cooking Vinyl
The Orb ft. Lee Scratch Perry - No Ice Age (instrumental)
Album: More Tales from the Orbservatory; Label: The End/Cooking Vinyl
Mutant Frogs - Interstellar Teakettle
Album: Echo Chamber - Around the World in Dub vol. 3 & 4; Label: Dan Dada
Tipsy - Chop Socky
Album: Buzzz; Label: Ipecac
Tipsy - Big Business
Album: Buzzz; Label: Ipecac
Oreskaband - Love La Lovers
Album: Hot Number; Label: Sony
Oreskaband - I My You Me Mine
Album: Colors; Label: Sony
Caravan Palace - Je M'Amuse
Album: Caravan Palace; Label: Wagram
Caravan Palace - Quiet Place
Album: Caravan Palace; Label: Wagram
Mutant Frogs - Ska of the East
Album: Echo Chamber - Around the World in Dub vol. 3 & 4; Label: Dan Dada
Lionel Hampton - Some Day
Album: Bossa Nova Jazz; Label: Glad Hamp
Lionel Hampton - Palhacada
Album: Bossa Nova Jazz; Label: Glad Hamp
Phil Pratt - Con Man
Album: Star Wars Dub; Label: Burning Sounds
Phil Pratt - Concert Man
Album: Star Wars Dub; Label: Burning Sounds
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Sunshower
Album: Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band; Label: RCA
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - You've Got Something/Betcha the Love Bug Bitcha
Album: Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band; Label: RCA
Mutant Frogs - That Was Now, This Is Then (excerpt)
Album: unreleased; Label: Skankworks/IMT
John Brown's Body - A Little Bit of Dub (excerpt)
Album: All Time; Label: I-Town
Program: 
Air Date: 
August 28, 2013