Saturday, December 27, 2008

Weapon of Choice

I swear I asked Santa Claus for a new radio voice and a new outlook on being a DJ, but I guess he did not get the memo :(

1. Orbital - Tunnel vision
2. Michna - Redline flights
3. The Chemical Brothers - Elektrobank
4. Undeworld - Moaner
5. The Orb - Plateau
6. The Prodigy - Narayan
7. Future Sound of London - Dead skin cells
8. Monolake - CCTV
9. Aphex Twin - Goon gumpas
10. Unkle - Bloodstain
11. LCD Soundsystem - Too much love
12. Matthew Dear - Don and Sherri
13. Ladytron - Destroy everything you touch
14. Bent - I love my man
15. Zero 7 - Somersault
16. Air - All I need
17. Air - J'ai dormi sous l'eau
18. Gus Gus - Desire
19. Goldfrapp - Fly me away
20. Massive Attack - Small time shot away
21. Hooverphonic - Magenta
22. Emiliana Torrini - 7-up days
23. Sigur Ros - Staralfur
24. Ulrich Schnauss - Between us and them
25. Cinematic Orchestra - Man with the movie camera-
26. School of Seven Bells - Chain
27. Dykehouse - When you come
28. Midwest Product - A genuine display (Telefon Tel Aviv remix)
29. Solvent - For you (JDSY remix)
30. Richie Hawtin - The tunnel

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

New Year's Day

1. One love (edit) the narcotic suite - The Prodigy
2. Pearls girl - Underworld
3. Out of control - The Chemical Brothers
4. One more time - Daft Punk
5. DVNO - Justice
6. Redline flights - Michna
7. Kick drum - Shy Child
8. True mathematics - Ladytron
9. Nintendisco - Geoff White
10. Spastik - Plastikman
11. Pump up the volume - MARRS
12. Olson - Boards of Canada

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Merry Christmas

1. Curve - Horror head
2. Luscious Jackson - Naked eye
3. My Bloody Valentine - I only said
4. Medicine - Queen of tension
5. Chapterhouse - If you want me
6. The Sundays - Here's where the story ends
7. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Kiss them for me
8. Lush - Nothing natural
9. Lush - Sweetness and light
10. Ride - Vapour trail
11. Swervedriver - Wrong treats
12. Mazzy Star - Be my angel
13. Jesus and the Mary Chain - Reverence
14. Spacemen 3 - Hypnotized
15. Sonic Youth - Bull in the heather
16. The Smiths- Girlfriend in a coma
17. Cocteau Twins - Summerblink
18. Psychedelic furs - Heaven
19. Simple minds - Love song
20. Pet Shop Boys - Suburbia
21. Joe Jackson - Steppin' out
22. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Enola gay
23. New Order -True faith
24. Depeche Mode - Shake the disease
25. Joy Division - Dead souls
26. The Cure - Let's go to bed
27. Talking Heads - Once in a lifetime
28. Tears for Fears - Head over heels
29. Talk Talk - It's my life
30. Roxy Music - More than this
31. Echo and the Bunnymen - Bedbugs and ballyhoo
32. The Smithereens - Blood and roses
33. David Bowie - I'm afraid of Americans
34. Elastica - 2:1
35. MC 900 ft Jesus - The city sleeps
36. Nirvana - Dumb
37. Love and Rockets - This heaven
38. Low - Half light
39. Smashing Pumpkins - Zero
40. Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground
41. Jane's Addiction - So what!
42. Nine Inch Nails - Dead Souls
43. Eels - Novacaine for the soul

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Perfect Storm

1. Love will tear us apart - Squarepusher
2. All the old powers - Mouse on Mars
3. Fine tuning - u Ziq
4. Second bad vilbel - Autechre
5. Digeridoo (Live in Cornwall 1990)- Aphex Twin
6. I citizen the loathsome- Plaid
7. Acidisco - Luke Vibert
8. Quoth - Polygon Window
9. Back from space - Amon Tobin
10. Elysian fields - Future Sound of London
11. London fields - Sounds from the Ground
12. Einfeld - Ulrich Schnauss
13. Towers of dub (Live Orbient) - The Orb
14. Dayvan cowboy - Boards of Canada
15. Tally ho! - Wagon Christ
16. Porcelain (Clubbed to death variation Rob Dougan mix) - Moby
17. Skylined - The Prodigy
18. Fex - Matthew Dear
19. Dirty (E-dancer remix) Dirty
20. Noch nah (r) - Richie Hawtin
21. Block rockin' beats - The Chemical Brothers
22. It's the beat - Simian Mobile Disco
23. Phantom pt II - Justice
24. Ready for the floor - Hot Chip
25. Feel the love - Cut Copy (Was announced as "Out there on the ice) :(
26. Time to pretend - MGMT
27. Seventeen - Ladytron
28. Let's make love and listen to death from above - CSS
29. I 'm not going teach your boyfriend how to dance with you - Black Kids
30. 2K007 - Ghostface and A.G.
31. Hold music - Architecture in Helsinki
32. (Can't you) trip like I do - Filter and the Crystal Method
33. Undertow (The spooky mix) - Lush

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Big Jump

What a transition! I am enjoying doing both electronic and new wave/alternative/shoe gaze, it allows me to expand more of my music library. A few songs such as "Souvenir" and "Painted on my Heart" are newer releases, but I felt that both Morphine and the Cult have had such a significant impact on their genres that I had to put those songs on the show. for all comments and requests.

1. U2- I will follow
2. Simple Minds - Waterfront
3. Talk Talk - Life's what you make it
4. The Psychedelic Furs - Until she comes
5. Roxy Music - Angel eyes
6. The The - Uncertain smile
7. Echo and the Bunnymen - The killing moon (live)
8. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Cities in dust
9. The Smiths - Death of a disco dancer
10. Joy Division - Transmission
11. Lush - Nothing natural
12. My Bloody Valentine - Blown a wish
13. Medicine - Time baby II
14. Chapterhouse - Pearl
15. The Telescopes - Flying
16. Stereolab - Electric
17. Sonic Youth - Sugar Kane
18. Jesus and the Mary Chain - On the wall
19. Spacemen 3 - Why couldn't I see?
20. Bauhaus - She's in parties
21. The Church - Under the milky way
22. New Order - Your silent face (live)
23. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) - If you leave
24. Pet Shop Boys - Where the streets have no name (I can't take my eyes off you)
25. Depeche Mode - I feel you
26. Genesis - Tonight, tonight, tonight
27. Tears for Fears - Sowing the seeds of love
28. Love Spit Love - How soon is now?
29. The Afghan Whigs - Debonair
30. The Stone Roses - Love spreads
31. The Smithereens - A girl like you
32. Morphine - Souvenir
33. The Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
34. The Smashing Pumpkins - Drown
35. The Cult - Painted on my heart
36. XTC- Generals and majors
37. Slowdive - Blue skied an' clear
38. Folk Implosion - Natural One
39. The Cure - Pictures of you (Disintegration)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Cookie Breath

Ok starting this Thursday I am going to be forming a new show entitled "Cookie Breath." I have been listening to a lot of shoegaze, new wave and early punk that I feel it is only right to start a new show. Expect to hear music from new bands as well who have been trying ever so diligently to remaster these sounds that once plagued our very mind. Please do not hit the panic button, I will also be playing my electro music on Saturday nights from 2 - 5 a.m., but this may change soon, for the better! So please check out my first "Cookie Breath" show this Thursday from 6 - 9 p.m. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


If only I had a better ability to speak on air................

1. Boom Bip - Roads must rail
2. DJ Shadow - Number song
3. Amon Tobin & Bonobo - I'll have the waldorf salad
4. Handsome Boy Modeling School - Look at this face
5. Nine Inch Nails - Zero sum (Stephen Morris & Gillian Gilbert remix)
6. Massive Attack - Protection (radiation for the nation)
7. Lo Fidelity All Stars - Battleflag
8. Chemical Brothers - We are the night
9. Justice - DVNO
10. Boys Noize - Oh
11. Vitalic - La rock 101
12. Simian Mobile Disco - Hustler
13. Layo & Bushwacka - Love story
14. 4Hero - Morning child
15. Future Sound of London - Lifeforms
16. Underworld - Dark & long dark train
17. Orb - Mile long lump of lard
18. Green Velvet - The stalker
19. Aphex Twin - Polynomial C
20. Sounds from the Ground - Razz
21. LTJ Bukem - Point of view
22. Goldfrapp - Pilots
23. Bent - Cylons in love
24. Morcheeba - Sao Paulo
25. Esthero - Heaven sent
26. Zero 7 - Pageant of the bizarre
27. Ladytron - Blue jeans
28. Air - Universal traveller
29. Gus Gus - Desire
30. Sneaker Pimps - Low place like home
31. Diplo - Summer's gonna hurt you
32. Diplo - It's all part of a bigger plan
33. The Avalanches - Frontier psychiatrist
34. Nine Inch Nails - In this twilight (Fennesz remix)
35. Gorillaz - Demon days

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Second Coming

Wow tonight's playlist was one of the best I have ever put together! I had a little slip up on my broadcasting, but I am slowly but surely getting the hang of it. Cheers to all who listened. Things will be evolving in the next few weeks, such as an archive of my shows. Please keep listening and sending in those requests. Chivers.

1. The outsider (intro) - DJ Shadow
2. Glad to be unhappy (DJ Logic remix) - Billie Holiday
3. Post modern sleaze (Salt City Orchestra nightclub mix) - Sneaker Pimps
4. Over (live in New York) - Portishead
5. Slow down - Morcheeba
6. Man next door - Massive Attack
7. Bachelorette (live) - Bjork
8. Stars (maps remix) - Ulrich Schnauss
9. Banquet (phones disco edit) - Bloc Party
10. Hearts on fire - Cut Copy
11. True mathematics - Ladytron
12. Sarah - Diplo
13. 10 piece metric wrench set - Amon Tobin & Steinski
14. Set yourself on fire - Charlotte Gainsbourg
15. 0078h - M83
16. Telephasic workshop - Boards of Canada
17. Slow horn - Antipop Consortium
18. Fender bender - Kid Koala
19. Runway song - Handsome Boy Modeling School
20. Bear witness (extended version) - Dr. Octagon
21. Ahoy there -Mr. Scruff
22. Pagina dos - Prefuse 73
23. All that you give (live) - Cinematic Orchestra
24. Twilight - Unkle
25. Bambi - Gus Gus
26. Feed me - Tricky
27. 2wicky- Hooverphonic
28. Summertime (UFO remix) - Sarah Vaughan
29. Racing the tide - Chemical Brothers
30. Downtown - Osborne
31. Truffle no shuffle - Dabrye
32. But for you - Matthew Dear
33. Map ref. 41 N 93 W - Dykehouse
34. Colony - 808 State
35. You lot - Orbital
36. Tour de France (Paris le Grand Rex live) - Kraftwerk

Monday, November 24, 2008

Fork in the road

Well the first show went off without a hitch! I had a few problems getting back into the groove of things, I apologize, but once I got back on track things went really well! I kind of went in the opposite direction of what I intended on playing by starting off with ambient and dub and then going into minimal and big bang techno, but it happens. Here is the playlist from Sunday, November 23. Enjoy:

1. Sounds from the Ground - Viper style
2. Amon Tobin - At the end of the day
3. Amon Tobin - Bloodstone
4. Ulrich Schnauss - On a clear day
5. Bent - Private road
6. Massive Attack - What your soul sings
7. Groove Armada - Dusk you and me
8. Hooverphonic - Inhaler
9. Aphex Twin - Come on you scags*
10. Autechre - Eutow*
11. Boards of Canada - Kid for a day*
12. Prefuse 73 - Pomade suite version one*
13. Broadcast - The book lovers*
14. Odd Nosdam - Fat hooks
15. Twine - Girl song^
16. Midwest Product - Clarity^
17. Dykehouse - One more day^
18. Solvent - Wish^
19. Dabrye - Making it pay^
20. Daniel Wang - Berlin sunrise^
21. Orb - Little fluffy clouds (live)
22. Underworld - Beautiful burnout
23. Swayzak - Ease my mind
24. Dead can dance - Ubiquitous Mr. lovegrove
25. DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo - Mu-chu
26. Boards of Canada - 84 Pontiac dream
27. Daedelus - Viva vida
28. Fat Jon - Repaint tomorrow
29. Samon Kawamura - No te puedo ver
30. Five Deez - Decapitated orgasms
*Warp Records
^Ghostly International

Saturday, November 22, 2008

As you like it

Tonight is the kick off my first show, Psychotic Mood Swings. I am pretty sure that I will not have many listeners tonight, due to the lack of advertising, but in the next few weeks things are really going to start picking up. I will post later my play list and the link to the show. As for right now, if you have access to HD radio you may tune in to 101.9 (2) fm or you may go to this link at 2 a.m. (EST). The show will last 3 hours and conclude at 5 a.m. If you have a request, please e-mail me and I will do my best to play it. Also in the near future the shows will be archived. Please tune in and show some support. If you are out and about in Detroit tonight, November 22 (my birthday) stop by Oslo for the Electrobounce party happening tonight.

Video of the Day

Amon Tobin at 2008 Bloc Weekend (2:20, an amazing cut to "shoulder lean")

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


With the end of November approaching, Toronto is now just a mere month away! My sister and I for the last several years have attended Toronto for NYE and we are now trying to make it a tradition. With the numbers growing each year, this year hopes to be the best and most rewarding. We are taking people who have been with us in year's past and we are taking fresh fish as well. Why you ask, well the answer lies within the Social. Possibly one of the most unique nightclubs/bars that I have ever been to. Located in the heart of Queen West, the Social is very unique because right next door to it is the ever popular 69 Vintage, a very cool clothing boutique. Surrounded by art galleries, low end restaurants and gorgeous apartment and loft spaces, the Social is within walking distant for most patrons or a quick taxi ride across town. The inside has a very grimey, industrial feel with exposed pipes and fuse boxes, while also keeping a traditional lounge look to it. A lounge area with plush couches overlooks the small, but somewhat spacious dance floor. What I like most about the Social is the DJ booth is right smack dab in the center of it all at floor level, this gives a very interpersonal vibe that many patrons feel adds to the nostalgic and dynamic feel of the club. Aside from the architecture, the patrons and the staff are just beautiful people! While the general demographic is for the Toronto debutantes, many sneaker freakers tend to make their way in to add to the diversity of the club. My only complaint is that the ticket prices are absurd. We paid $50 last year and the year before to see Flosstradamus and Diplo. But this year is different, I mean we are talking about Kavinsky. So if anyone wants to go we have 10 tickets available and they are at a substantial discount, as well as a substantial discount on our hotel as well. Please get at me.

Video of the day

Kavinsky at the Social, June 7, 2007

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Sorry it has been a hot minute for all 7,985 of my readers. So yeah tonight I am going to see Madonna with my dear friends Heather, Rianna and kid sister. Details at 11. I am also working with my new partner Emeka on our show, which should be airing this Saturday night/Sunday morning at 2 a.m. (EST). I will post the link once the details are finalized. The show is called Psychotic Mood Swings and will feature a rare blend of ambient, dub, trip hop and whatever else classifies as electronic music. I urge you to listen to it.

Make sure you support your local music too. Unfortunately I cannot make it to Passport Tuesdays at the Bosco, first one I have missed in quite sometime. I know it's only Tuesday and all, but seriously if you want a good time I must insist you head out to the Bosco. DJ Brian Gillespie kills it and he has been doing it for a long time. I used to listen to him back in high school on Friday nights when he DJ'ed on 89x. So show some love and support. Detroit has got a huge talent pool and nobody appreciates it until it is dead and gone.

And last but certainly not least, congratulations to my dear friends who put on Funk Night. For those of you who don't know Funk Night was given the distinct honor of being awarded the 2008 "best party in America" by Paper Magazine.

Video of the Day

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Detroit What?!


I attended Wayne State University for I don't know how many years, I used to skate in Detroit, I try to be actively in Detroit and I have always been a huge sucker for the beauty and essence the city possesses. I have now been home from Traverse City for little over a month now and in that time period my appreciation for Detroit has ten-folded. I have been meeting more and more people that believe in this city like I do and I believe that signs of life are appearing. I am seeing more development occur, more aged buildings being knocked down or renovated and the overall attitude of Detroit is progressing. The fact of the matter is the country, the state of Michigan and most importantly the city of Detroit are in an economic debacle that this country has not seen since the 1930's. With the recent Kwame Kilpatrick episode that plagued our lives for the last ten months, a new interim mayor and now a young eager president elect, many people have reason to believe that the city of Detroit may once again flourish and become the city it once was. I am one of those people. There is so much raw potential and true passion that this great city has produced and keeps producing. I believe that we have a new generation of individuals that are willing to help make this city an intricate part of the United States. Detroiters are tough, while the country has been in a downfall for the last eight years, Detroit has been in a downfall for the last thirty plus years, we are used to a challenge. Detroit has been through thick and thin, but we are seeing old buildings renovated, world-wide events calling Detroit a home and the changes that go unheard of each and every day but we know they are there. It's cities like Cleveland and Pittsburgh that makes me believe that Detroit is capable of a renaissance. You can say what you want to say about the "D," but the mere fact is I am proud to call it home. This is a call to all artists, musicians, entrepreneurs and others that call Detroit home, now is the time to reestablish this city. Detroit has character and it's because of people like you that will help make the city once again thrive. Hold on Detroit the next few years are going to be exciting: we are going to see a new model of mass transit that Detroit has not seen in many years, a new look to the busiest United States/Canada border crossing, a newly expanded Cobo Arena, more movies being filmed here, the Final Four of college basketball, a new Quicken Loans headquarters and a new line of automobiles that will take the world by storm! I myself am a poster child for ADD, but I think now more than ever it's important to learn the word P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E.

"Trick for treat" - Neon Neon. Live at Glastonbury 2008.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Intro: Writer's Block

Viva La Revolucion!
Wilkommen! This is my blog. In this blog I will have a whole muck of gobbly goo, happenings in Detroit and a very special commentary from citizen Kwame Kilpatrick aka Kwamdog. Also I will be using this blog as a way for my listeners to see my on-air playlists. I am djing on either Friday or Saturday nights from 2 a.m. - 5 a.m. (EST) on HD2 on WDET 101.9FM. I will post a link to my show and if you have HD radio, I will also post the frequency. The show is called Psychotic Mood Swings (PMS) and on hour one will be straight techno (808 State, Orbital, Sven Vath, etc), hour two will be chill out/trip hop (Massive Attack, Zero 7, UNKLE, etc) and finally hour three will be complete ambient/IDM (Aphex Twin, Ulrich Schnauss, Boards of Canada, etc). So please tune in, shoot me requests and check out the music as I post my playlists on here. Cheers.

Song/Video of the day

Amazing intro by Daedelus!

Tuesdays at the Bosco

Tonight is Tuesday, which means Passport at the Bosco in Ferndale. This is good time. We try to make it every Tuesday night because drinks are cheap, the music is good and the vibe is fantastic. Brian Gillespie shows why he is a walking music encyclopedia, as he plays a very ecletic range of music. This is a do not miss. If you can't make it tonight, show some support for DJ Frankie Bank$ as he makes his debut at the Bosco this Friday.

Music for the week of 11-11 - 11-17

11-11 Make-a-wish playlist (Not on air, just a filler before my show for your listening pleasure, just click on the song)

1. Post modern sleaze - Sneaker Pimps

2. Magic spells - Crystal Castles

3. Walking on a dream (Neon Neon remix) - Empire of the Sun

4. Thrillin' - Japanese TV

5. Burning up - Ladytron

6. Ghosts - UNKLE

7. Sitting - M83

8. Believe in it - Michna

9. Golden age - TV on the Radio

10. Here to stay - New Order

11. We who are not as others - 4Hero

12. Glad to be unhappy (DJ Logic remix) - Billie Holiday (sorry, this track is impossible to find!)

13. In a silent way (DJ Cam remix) - Miles Davis

14. Easy love - MSTRKRFT

15. Hearts on fire - Cut Copy

16. Rotorblade - Sounds From the Ground

17. Private road - Bent

18. Telephasic workshop - Boards of Canada

19. Ribbons - Four Tet

20. CCTV - Monolake

21. In prison my whole life- 100 Suns (Massive Attack) vs. Snoop Dogg

22. History - Jay-Z