TNGHT | TNGHT
Trap music has swiftly taken the inch that Lex Luger opened up in the rap game and snuck in a couple of European house heads and a bottle of promethazine. And somehow I was next door, intrigued by the heavy bass and played out drops. That was months ago when cheap Houston riffs were being trotted out as a new genre.
TNGHT is a collaborative effort by the new digital boys Lunice and Hud Mo who manage to take the raw grittiness of a promising movement and elevate it to the level of genre defining bangers. The obvious face melter ‘Gooo’ is the heavy hitting grime-bop that is getting run through the mixtape spin cycle right now. But the short yet sweet ep manages to dig deep with ‘Higher Ground’. This complex mind melter displays proudly the versatility of the duo’s expansive production skills creating a fluid track sampling pieces of everything new touching the emotion of dub step, riding the builds of big boy house while seamlessly layering that over the heavy Houston percussive soundscape.
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:::> dacops

TNGHT | TNGHT

Trap music has swiftly taken the inch that Lex Luger opened up in the rap game and snuck in a couple of European house heads and a bottle of promethazine. And somehow I was next door, intrigued by the heavy bass and played out drops. That was months ago when cheap Houston riffs were being trotted out as a new genre.

TNGHT is a collaborative effort by the new digital boys Lunice and Hud Mo who manage to take the raw grittiness of a promising movement and elevate it to the level of genre defining bangers. The obvious face melter ‘Gooo’ is the heavy hitting grime-bop that is getting run through the mixtape spin cycle right now. But the short yet sweet ep manages to dig deep with ‘Higher Ground’. This complex mind melter displays proudly the versatility of the duo’s expansive production skills creating a fluid track sampling pieces of everything new touching the emotion of dub step, riding the builds of big boy house while seamlessly layering that over the heavy Houston percussive soundscape.

LINK

:::> dacops

The XX | Coexist
Confusion. The didactic of the M/F teen angst swept over my mind and my heart like a black fog from the swamp of longing. That distant memory of 2009 has lingered in me for years now and erupting again in Austin church stages and Harlem Auditoreums. But this black fog of mystery now a haze of confusion. Since they tugged at the heart strings of a robot seeing in technicolor in 2009, British dubstep has evolved into a culture mongering neo-grunge phenomenon and electronic music has become labeled, processed and packaged with e. Radiohead seems like a grandfather to Caribou and the expectations of Jamie XX’s production evolution have tainted my view of that swamp. The songs passed and int he end…confusion.
I will package this one away for another time when my eyes need a soundtrack to longing. Until then the undertones of a music fiend continue to search for more new new.
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:::> dacops

The XX | Coexist


Confusion. The didactic of the M/F teen angst swept over my mind and my heart like a black fog from the swamp of longing. That distant memory of 2009 has lingered in me for years now and erupting again in Austin church stages and Harlem Auditoreums. But this black fog of mystery now a haze of confusion. Since they tugged at the heart strings of a robot seeing in technicolor in 2009, British dubstep has evolved into a culture mongering neo-grunge phenomenon and electronic music has become labeled, processed and packaged with e. Radiohead seems like a grandfather to Caribou and the expectations of Jamie XX’s production evolution have tainted my view of that swamp. The songs passed and int he end…confusion.

I will package this one away for another time when my eyes need a soundtrack to longing. Until then the undertones of a music fiend continue to search for more new new.

LINK

:::> dacops

CID RIM | CID RIM
Lost- with each transition in my mind, I checked the track and I was minutes into a dance of electronic pulses. A sequence of percussion separated by enjoyable ambience, CID RIM’s self titled ‘Micro Album’ feels like well practiced IDM set for the dusk hours of normal city life. My mind drifts away from the patterns and follows the skylines of tan and steel  to this soundtrack to daily living.
LINK
:::>dacops

CID RIM | CID RIM


Lost- with each transition in my mind, I checked the track and I was minutes into a dance of electronic pulses. A sequence of percussion separated by enjoyable ambience, CID RIM’s self titled ‘Micro Album’ feels like well practiced IDM set for the dusk hours of normal city life. My mind drifts away from the patterns and follows the skylines of tan and steel  to this soundtrack to daily living.

LINK

:::>dacops

Appreciate | Experience
A constant reminder to self that I am missing something. This encounter has little value. How can I learn to undergo this specific piece of my curated existence as it occurs over a small period of time in the way I remember.
I am sitting on my small concrete patio, this thick slab of grey surrounded by the sun stained salmon rails of my boundaries. A ship of thought taking the form of life cutting the distinction between my past at home and my future in this new land. I am in Isehara, Japan and I have nothing, no one. Just sound and aquavit and the wind of the country air to hold me up.
It was in these simple moments as I shaved wood from found boxes, blowing smoke at that abyss beyond my concrete home that I experienced the soundtrack I so obsessively procure. It was an encounter. It was not an appreciation. I was not looking for value. I was immersing myself into something perceived, understood and remembered.
Today I will again live out that experience and it will continue for the rest of these September days. One album per day to perceive, understand and remember.
Thank you Alon.
:::>dacops

Appreciate | Experience


A constant reminder to self that I am missing something. This encounter has little value. How can I learn to undergo this specific piece of my curated existence as it occurs over a small period of time in the way I remember.

I am sitting on my small concrete patio, this thick slab of grey surrounded by the sun stained salmon rails of my boundaries. A ship of thought taking the form of life cutting the distinction between my past at home and my future in this new land. I am in Isehara, Japan and I have nothing, no one. Just sound and aquavit and the wind of the country air to hold me up.

It was in these simple moments as I shaved wood from found boxes, blowing smoke at that abyss beyond my concrete home that I experienced the soundtrack I so obsessively procure. It was an encounter. It was not an appreciation. I was not looking for value. I was immersing myself into something perceived, understood and remembered.

Today I will again live out that experience and it will continue for the rest of these September days. One album per day to perceive, understand and remember.

Thank you Alon.

:::>dacops

Krikor And The Dead Hillbillies - The Times

the inane

[it begins like any other culture. a transmission from the gods.]

"David Fields has some kind of attachment to others. Something he despises, but nevertheless cannot dissolve. He is formed with this realization of himself as one with those around him, yet he is discouraged. He does not want to be part of them, but feels unable to rise above them. He is conflicted by his own innate morality. And yet he, himself, is a sociopath. He does not truly understand himself and his relation to those - the inane. Therefore, he runs. He hides from them, keeping his moral framework intact and dissolving his frustration. He then blames the outside world - this environment created externally. He cites predictions from past, and warning not heeded. He has not found the answer to himself, but has projected that onto the inane. This longing to be one with them and to find out why - why is this that he is one with them? Why is he man? Why does he exist? It’s nothing. It’s inane.”

:::> dacops

PODCAST 0013 | March 2012

PODCAST

The continuing effort to better manage pathological music consumption shows the influence of popular radio stations and music videos in the month of March.  March was spent sitting in traffic outside Philadelphia listening to Cosmic Ken and using hotel internet to live through youtube the lives of friends back in NYC. The distance from NYC opened up the range of the sounds and genres but what is most noticeable are the pop undercurrents showing influence en face and in deeper independent pop efforts.  The mix is approachable and fun sounding familiarly new.

Again this mix spotlights the songs, new and old, that were in heavy rotation over here at dac operations. This continuous mix is less about the dj skills and more just a snippet of radio time from the past month of the dacops soundtrack.

 

TRACKLIST | March 2012

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dacops - intro

Willy Moon – yeah yeah           

Aluna George – you know you like it           

Wale ft. Big Sean - slight work

Tyga & Travis Porter - ayy ladies           

Disclosure - i love…that you know           

Love Inks - can’t be wrong           

Village - nowhere

Gotye ft. Kimbra - somebody i used to know [petedown b-more rmx]            

Jonquil - it’s my part [totally enormous extinct dinosaurs remix]           

Osbourne & Anderson - noho           

Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl ft. Georgi Kay - in my mind [axwell mix]           

Aubyn - having an extended think           

After The Smoke - one in a million           

Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz - mercy           

Sébastien Tellier - cochon ville           

DyE - nike [jackpot remix]           

James Curd - guide me [gigamesh remix]           

Beach House - irene           

PODCAST 0012 | February 2012

PODCAST

The continuing effort to better manage pathological music consumption is again in its purest form effortlessly folding genres into a complicated and complete aural experience. Starting high and finishing higher the narrative arc is abandoned in February for a crushing crescendo of dacops-esque quality boners that cover the current hipster gamut - Daggahton, Baltimore club, Witch House, Indie rock, Post Dubstep, Big Boy House, Emosexual, Turntablelab sample based, NYC Electro, NuDisco, EDM, Mash-up, French House, Pop Hip Hop, Rape Gaze, Chillwave, and Art School Rock. dac operations can’t remember a mix enjoyed more than this one.

 

Again this mix spotlights the songs, new and old, that were in heavy rotation over here at dac operations. This continuous mix is less about the dj skills and more just a snippet of radio time from the past month of the dacops soundtrack.

 

TRACKLIST | February 2012

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Diplo feat. Nicky B - express yourself [dacops hardbody intro]                        

Zebra Katz feat. Njena Reddd Foxxx - ima read                                   

Aquarius Heaven - universe                       

Friends - friend crush                                   

Light Year - moderation                                   

Axwell - nothing but love [classic mix]           

8th Grader - heavy without you                                   

Onra - keep on loving me                       

Eli Escobar - work it                       

Midnight Magic - drop me a line [holy ghost! remix]                       

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - tapes & money           

David Bowie - Lets Dance [fall on your sword dfa mix]                       

Rex The Tri∆ngle - rex’s theme                       

Rick Ross feat. Drake & French Montana - stay schemin           

Blouse - ghost dream                       

Labyrinth Ear - humble bones [giraffage remix]                       

Art Department – i c u            

:::> dacops

:::> soundcloud

PODCAST 0011 January 2012

PODCAST

The continuing effort to better manage pathological music consumption littered its way out of the headphones of dac operations and into the droning aural experience of those attempting to relive the basement nights of the original Club Kids. The patterns and peaks of a year of research irresponsibly leaked to those willing to dance like they needed a wooden spoon in their mouth. The subtle, monotonous motivation to seek out and find the missing piece-Paul Benderman.

And it has brought us here. Already 2 months into 2012 and the search continues. The headphones are still on.  They always have been. And he is here somewhere. Cell phone dead. Smothered by those basement zombies. And smiling. Waiting for that liaison. The next piece of motivation.

This mix spotlights the songs, new and old, that were in heavy rotation over here at dac operations at the culmination of 2011. This continuous mix is less about dj skills and more a snippet of the 5 hour set from the legendary night when we found Paul Benderman at the Third Floor Above Clinton. Thank you.

TRACKLIST

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Kamp! - heats           

Aaliyah – somebody[hudson mohawke remix]                       

dacops - the bay           

Big Sean feat. Nicki Minaj – dance/A$$[remix]                                   

Neon Indian - heart: attack           

Surfer Blood - drinking problem                       

Flying Lotus - do the astral plane                       

Kassette Boys - ah! yeah! oh! yeah![oliver $ remix]                       

Solid Groove - throwing stones                       

The Weeknd - the morning                       

Outkast – unhappy[deebs’ dreary dayz rework]                                   

L-vis 1990 - neon dreams                       

College - teenage color                       

Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso feat. Axwell - i found u calling[mogill bootleg]

Tiesto & Steve Aoki  - tornado[original mix]                       

John Selway - shake the snow[extended mix]

:::> dacops

:::> soundcloud


Excerpt from a recent interview of The Bulimic Bohemian by Cool Hunting: 

CH: Why the Bulimic Bohemian?

BB: Being a blogger, a dj, a graphic designer I am someone who needs the internet.  I use it.  I need other people to consume what I create.  And in turn, in order to stay up to date, to be fresh, to curate in the current culture I must consume.  I must consume perhaps even more than those that I rely on.  Ultimately, I want to consume more than anyone so it is I who is presenting the digital ephemera to them under my artistic influence.  Therefore, I binge.  I hoard culture in spurts.  Those in my cypher say that I “whore it”.  It’s an amalgam of the verb to hoard and the meaning of whore.  Soullessly I become a function: x is put in and y is shot out. Chasing the euphoric high of over-consumption is the nausea, the regret, the overwhelming feeling of hatred.  And so I must purge.  I must empty it all out.  I spew my downloaded songs out in the form of mixes. I regurgitate memes on my facebook and in gchat statuses.  And fulfilling the pathology that is the bulimic bohemian I vomit out disdain, overshadowing my self-loathing, for all those involved in the aspects of our online, networked life.

CH: So you love Cool Hunting?

PODCAST 0010 [extra virgins] | October 2011

PODCAST 

 

The continuing effort to better manage pathological music consumption has been thriving through the collaboration with Nabocough as the Extra Virgins dig deep into the bowels of the blogmosphere unearthing creamier, steamier boner jams.

 

After catapulting into fame with their meme defining Slow Prance Mix, the two stags are trying even harder to ‘seal the deal’ with their latest effort - Adult Hits.

 

They have collected a legendary palate of sweet and sultry jams and have presented them to their fans with such exquisite mastery, that both guys and gals will be uncontrollably flipping boners up under their belts and slow prancing the night away.

 

Shout out to Alex T, Albie Lopez, Bento-san, Miss Filipe, Noah Sherburn, Conor SF, the culture vulture Alex Yenni, Cali Jimmy and all of those who came to see us perform this mix live at Pete’s Candy Store.

 

Extra Virgins | Adult Hits

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Clashing Egos - aminjig nebere [joakim’s afrobot mix]

Neon – skydiver [extra virgin’s albi edit]

Loleatta Holloway - love sensation [original mix]

Louis - pink footpath [original mix]

Justin Faust - girl talk

Oliver - memories of the future

Justice - audio, video, disco

Azari & III - reckless for your love [tensnake remix]

Big Black Delta - huggin & kissin

Discodeine feat. Matias Aguyao - singular

Genius Of Time - houston we have a problem [original mix]

Midnight Magic - beam me up [jacques renault remix]

La Flavour - mandolay

P-Money & Dan Aux - kinda lovin’

Go Go Bizkitt – do what’s good [instrumental]

Jacques Greene - lay it down [nacho lovers remix]

Afrojack - lionheart [original mix]

Surkin - fan out

The Juan Maclean - one day [surkin remix]

Maurice and Charles - underneath the universe [soft rocks remix]

:::> SOUNDCLOUD

:::> dacops


PODCAST 0008 | August 2011

PODCAST

The continuing effort to better manage pathological music consumption as a selfish experiment striving to foster a greater appreciation for music mentally and physically has come to its culmination in the 8th and final dacops PODCAST. The podcast has become stale, fixated on formula and expectation.  The process has quietly evolved into a punishing one lacking the excitement of discovery and exposure it once set out to capture.

 

For those upset, disappointed and simply just annoyed the PODCAST will continue until January for the full release of 12 episodes.  However, the remaining 4 will be a combination of collaborative efforts and conceptual exercises. Please enjoy.

 

Again this mix spotlights the songs, new and old, that were in heavy rotation over here at dac operations. This continuous mix is less about the dj skills and more just a snippet of radio time from the past month of the dacops soundtrack.

TRACKLIST | July 2011 

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Hudson Mohawke – octan [cepstral edit]

Jay-Z & Kanye West - niggas in paris

Chrome Sparks - doubt, no

Sleep ∞ Over - romantic streams

Wyla - you’re the one

John Maus - believer

Wiz Khalifa feat. Curren$y & Big Sean – weed brownies [dacops tuggy and pully edit]

Frank Ocean - thinking about you

The-Drum - omar

DJ Akademiks  - can’t be friends [dubble dutch slow club mix]

Mark E - special fx

Ashanti - fancy [brenmar remix]

WD4D & Suttikeeree feat. Introcut - satisfaction

Neon Indian - polish girl

Craft Spells - from the morning heat

Jim-E Stack - lemme

Spoek Mathambo & Cerebral Vortex - drunk like that [douster mix]

Oliver - i need you

Bell - chase no face

Ted Lucas - plain and sane and simple melody

:::> dacops

:::> soundcloud

PODCAST 0007 July 2011

PODCAST

The continuing effort to better manage pathological music consumption lead to complete exhaustion in July. Digging-it’s something I’m not accustomed to with my entourage of RSS feeds, listservs, and social recs. However this month I was pulling teeth out southern folk to get some jams.  Music was flooding in but I wasn’t feeling much.  So this mix is the most erratic yet, while yet the most selective.

Now that it’s all over I see this mix is a sneaky banger. Take your time with it and appreciate the subtle, selective path inside of a headphone envelopment. This is a smoker’s mix.

Again this mix spotlights the songs, new and old, that were in heavy rotation over here at dac operations. This continuous mix is less about the dj skills and more just a snippet of radio time from the past month of the dacops soundtrack.

TRACKLIST | July 2011 

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6th Borough Project - if the feelings right

Pusha T feat. Tyler, The Creator - trouble on my mind

Jay-Z & Kanye West - otis

Serge Gainsbourg - danger

M83 - midnight city

The Touch - sermon

Duck Sauce - big bad wolf

Rogerseventytwo - take me higher

Mansions on the Moon - this life [dja/mad decent remix]

DJ Bento & Lowrise - gucci junky remix

Deadboy - heartbreaker [julio bashmore remix]

Diplodocus - thingamajawn [part 3]

Toro Y Moi - freak love [freddie joachim remix]

Arrange - tiny little boy

Pure X - dry ice

Electric Wire Hustle - again

Cults - go outside [menahan street band remix]

:::>dacops

:::>soundcloud

RAD DECENT
A hometown veteran of Diplo’s once outdoor BBQ that has turned into a co-branding, marketing machine fueling the angst of teenage transplants all over the hollowed cities of this country, I was genuinely psyched about the Mad Decent Block Parties this year.  I was working my schedule out so that I could make it back to Philly.  I was even contemplating trolling down to the South Street Seaport and joining the peanut gallery for some sweat, sweets, and sing-a-longs.  
In the end my hopes were melted by what I like to call the Hipster Village or CHINA! and what newjack/upstart Philly kids call the Piazza.[Side note* my most recent interaction with a philly native ended in me having to explain what jawn means] The Piazza is a hell hole fart nest in the Bushwick analog of Philly, and Diplo moved his fete to the center commons this year.
I could bitch about Hipsters for hours, ask seldom/ever, but the real revelation for me this past weekend was not in Philly, and did not involve hipsters.  It was in the City I once called the capital of the world, NYC, and it involved ravers. Suped up club kids dropped in by parachute, bedazzled in the all the midwest has to offer, these dayglos were climbing all over the McKibbin dorms L stop clawing to get to the Block Party and really express themselves. 
I like to think they keep getting younger, but that’s just my psychopathology caressing my conscience.  Check the documentation by weird magic.
:::> WEIRD MAGIC
:::> dacops
:::> seldom/ever

RAD DECENT

A hometown veteran of Diplo’s once outdoor BBQ that has turned into a co-branding, marketing machine fueling the angst of teenage transplants all over the hollowed cities of this country, I was genuinely psyched about the Mad Decent Block Parties this year.  I was working my schedule out so that I could make it back to Philly.  I was even contemplating trolling down to the South Street Seaport and joining the peanut gallery for some sweat, sweets, and sing-a-longs.  

In the end my hopes were melted by what I like to call the Hipster Village or CHINA! and what newjack/upstart Philly kids call the Piazza.[Side note* my most recent interaction with a philly native ended in me having to explain what jawn means] The Piazza is a hell hole fart nest in the Bushwick analog of Philly, and Diplo moved his fete to the center commons this year.

I could bitch about Hipsters for hours, ask seldom/ever, but the real revelation for me this past weekend was not in Philly, and did not involve hipsters.  It was in the City I once called the capital of the world, NYC, and it involved ravers. Suped up club kids dropped in by parachute, bedazzled in the all the midwest has to offer, these dayglos were climbing all over the McKibbin dorms L stop clawing to get to the Block Party and really express themselves. 

I like to think they keep getting younger, but that’s just my psychopathology caressing my conscience.  Check the documentation by weird magic.

:::> WEIRD MAGIC

:::> dacops

:::> seldom/ever

PODCAST 0006 [extra virgins] | June 2011

PODCAST

The continuing effort to better manage pathological music consumption requires the help of a good friend in June and so we found ourselves collaborating with the up and coming brooklyn sensation Nabocough. Attempting to redefine dance music in NYC we rolled around our mind grapes and invented the ‘slow prance’. Welcome to our time.

Extra Virgins consists of Nabocough and dacops. Nabocough, the younger more sensual side, brings the hipster element to the group cultivating the classics, cliches and clique music.  dacops, the older saltier dog, makes up for his age by bringing the bangitude, dropping monster jams, mind melters, and the newest of the new.  Together the overall sound is labeled ‘all killer no filler boner jams’ as the music creates a situation where both guys and gals need to flip that boner up under the belt and grind the night away.

TRACKLIST | June 2011

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Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - trouble

Joakim - forever young [discodeine remix]

Joakim            - forever young [extended afro mix]

Atmosphera - easy girl [r.w. edit]

Tensnake - something about you

The Rapture - how deep is your love

Diplo & Douster - on!

Justice - civilization [lazrtag bootleg mix]

Deadboy - wish u were here

Mix Chopin - i’m gonna get you

SebastiAn- tetra

Pictureplane - real is a feeling

Jamie xx - far nearer

Metro Area - miura

Todd Terje - ragysh [original mix]

Lifelike & Kris Menace - discopolis

Jeremy Glenn - new life [perseus ‘summer of 83’ remix]

:::> dacops

:::> Nabocough

:::> soundcloud