Setlist for PLAY 03

As always, here’s the complete setlist for my latest PLAY edition (Vol. 3), from this past Friday. I decided to not go Christmas-y (except for one exception), and ended up doing an extended rock set (mostly in part 2) — for Christmas cheer, do download the latest episode of Radio OK Fred (15). This is my last PLAY of the year, and I’d like to thank everyone who has been taking the time to listen to my selections (more through download than by attending, but still). I’ve been having a lot of fun doing these, and I’ll be back for more in January.

So below, the setlist in two parts for PLAY 03, which you can also download. Also, you can subscribe to a feed of all my PLAY sets.

PLAY 03 (Part 1) (53 MB)

1. Propellerheads – “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”
2. Digitalism – “Pogo (Digitalism’s Robotic Remix)”
3. Soulwax – “NY Lipps (Kawasaki Dub)”
4. Halcali – “Ni Fuku Hoshi”
5. Wagon Christ – “It Is Always Now, All of it Is Now”
6. Secret Mommy – “Pool”
7. Liquid Lounge vs. Jazzanova – “Lemon Tea?”
8. Takahiko Kan – “Blow”
9. Isolée – “Schrapnell”
10. Montag – “Chandail Maille”
11. Boards of Canada – “The Beach at Redpoint”
12. Sebadoh – “Kath”
13. Beck – “No Complaints”
14. James Kochalka Superstar – “Christmas in Dimension X”

PLAY 03 (Part 2) (50 MB)

15. Polvo – “Tragic Carpet Ride”
16. Kevin Drew – “Back Out on the…”
17. The Raconteurs – “Intimate Secretary”
18. Weezer – “The Good Life”
19. The Ting Tings – “That’s Not My Name”
20. Indochine – “L’aventurier”
21. Mansfield – “Take on Me”
22. Yukari Fresh – “Horsey Marie”
23. Miniflex – “Microflo Dust Bag”
24. YMCK – “Sabita Tobira no Dai 8 Tengoku”
25. O.Lamm – “Genius Boy (with Kumi Kamoto)”
26. Plus-Tech Squeeze Box – “Early RISER”
27. COPTER4016882 – “Rising Core”
28. Cubismo Grafico Five – “Percy Percy Me”
29. Foga – “New Song (*cbsmgrfc Mix 155BPM)”

PLAY 03

Cause you can’t, you won’t, and you don’t stop — at least that’s how I feel about PLAY, so yes, Vol. 3 is happening this coming Friday (December 18) at Cafe Pause. This will probably be the last one I do this year, and I think I’ll try to make it a bit Christmas-y. We’re recording a new episode of Radio OK Fred tomorrow, and we’re going to have a Christmas theme, so will probably end up playing some of those selections.

So yeah, come join me at the cafe, from 21:00 to 23:00. For more on PLAY — including last night’s setlist and downloads — go here.

Setlist for PLAY 02

Did PLAY 02 at the cafe last night, and so again, here is the setlist for the night that was, with the mix also available as two downloads. Find more details on PLAY, and previous setlists, here.

PLAY 02 (Part 1) (52 MB)

1. Smokey & Miho – “Ocean in Your Eyes”
2. Yuka Honda – “Humming Song (Alone Together)”
3. 4hero – “Morning Child”
4. Tricky – “Au Revoir Emmanuelle”
5. Portishead – “Chase the Tear”
6. Radiohead – “Everything in Its Right Place”
7. Boards of Canada – “’84 Pontiac Dream”
8. Wunder – “Brazil”
9. Shugo Tokumaru – “Clocca”
10. +/- – “Setting Your Head on Fire”
11. Stereolab – “Vonal Declosion”
12. Marxy – “Intro To”
13. Salon Music – “Groovy Dog”
14. Wolfmother – “Vagabond”
15. Sloan – “Beyond Me”
16. The Apples in Stereo – “Glowworm”

PLAY 02 (Part 2) (51 MB)

17. Broken Social Scene – “Windsurfing Nation”
18. Tokyo Police Club – “Nature of the Experiment”
19. Sonic Youth – “Reena”
20. Rick White – “The Clock”
21. Julie Doiron – “Nice to Come Home”
22. Feist – “One Two Three Four”
23. Sufjan Stevens – “Dear Mr Supercomputer”
24. Peter Bjorn and John – “I Want You!”
25. Stephen Malkmus – “(Do Not Feed The) Oyster”
26. Pavement – “Cream of Gold”
27. Serena-Maneesh – “Drain Cosmetics”
28. Swervedriver – “Rave Down”
29. Ride – “Vapour Trail”
30. The Scarboro Aquarium Club – “All The Good Things”
31. Masakatsu Takagi – “Ophelia”

Update: I’ve set up a feed for the mixes, so that you can simply subscribe to them as podcasts.

PLAY 02

I’m not promising I’ll keep doing these on a weekly basis, but I’m having so much fun doing them that I want to keep going, so yes, next week I’m doing PLAY 02 at Cafe Pause. It will happen on Saturday (December 12) instead of Friday, because I’m going to be attending the “Taichizm!” live show that night at Shibuya O-NEST. So same deal as usual, me selecting tracks from 21:00 to 23:00, except on a Saturday.

Setlist for PLAY 01

Had a great time with PLAY 01 — finished up just a couple of hours ago, actually — and again, I’m posting here the complete playlist for my set, which you can also download in two parts.

PLAY 01 (Part 1) (43 MB)

1. Lorenzo Fragiacomo – “Kirby”
2. Stephin Merritt – “Stray with Me”
3. Dijf Sanders – “Babysitters Zen Moment”
4. The Swell Season – “I Have Loved You Wrong”
5. Boards Of Canada – “’84 Pontiac Dream”
6. Sketch Show – “Chronograph (Cornelius Remix)”
7. Royksopp – “Happy Up Here”
8. Sebastien Tellier – “Kilometer”
9. Phoenix – “1901”
10. Air – “Be A Bee”
11. Stereo Total – “Do The Bambi”
12. Solex – “Mere Imposters”
13. Yo La Tengo – “Nuclear War Alt Version”

PLAY 01 (Part 2) (63 MB)

14. Prefuse 73 – “Radio Attack”
15. Biz Markie – “Just A Friend”
16. Run DMC – “It’s Tricky”
17. The Beastie Boys – “So What’cha Want”
18. Danger Doom – “Sofa King Remix”
19. DJ Shadow – “Six Days (Remix) Feat. Mos Def”
20. DJ Klock – “Rounds”
21. Holland – “J.F.A.”
22. Kings of Convenience – “The Weight of My Words (Four Tet Remix)”
23. 6955 – “Three”
24. Peaches – “Downtown”
25. WIT – “I Surrender”
26. Bitchee Bitchee Ya Ya Ya – “Fuck Friend (CSS Remix)”
27. Halcali – “Tandem (Mutable Chromosome Remix)”
28. DJ Codomo – “Cuury & Mice (Feat. Kiiiiiii)”
29. Nagisa Cosmetic – “C.o.s.m.e.t.i.c. Music”
30. Harvard – “Keibunshabooks.com”
31. Neil & Iraiza – “Violleta”

PLAY 01

After having such a great time coming up with tracks for this past Friday’s PLAY 00 (I used “00” because it was a bit of a test for me) — see this post for the complete set list — I’ve decided to do it again this coming Friday (December 4). If you have nothing better to do, then hey, come on down to Cafe Pause in Ikebukuro for PLAY 01 to listen to a selection of tracks by me, from 21:00 to 23:00.

Set and Playlist for PLAY 00

So yes, as I threatened last week, I did my PLAY two hours set at Cafe Pause this past Friday, and had a great time doing it. I didn’t make a big deal out of it because this was more a test run for me, and I did find a few things I need to take care for next time (longer cord, adjust bass on the sound system). But yes, there will be a next time, and more on that in my next post. I’d like to thank Hiro for dropping by and spending the evening with me (and taking the photo above), as well as Jason and his crew for coming by before the end.

As promised, I’m including here the entire playlist of my set, although keep in mind that the order is only 90-95% accurate because the software I was using, Djay, crashed at the end. The reason it crashed is because it doesn’t seem to want to record a 2-hour set, as I’ve tried to record my set twice after that, and it crashed every time. Since I did want to share the music, I instead managed to record it in two parts.

PLAY 00 (Part 1) (58 MB)

1. Tori Punk – “Sensor”
2. Beck – “Broken Drum (Boards Of Canada Remix)”
3. RJD2 – “Counseling (Instrumental)”
4. Bloc Party – “Banquet (Cornelius Remix)”
5. Erlend Oye – “Sheltered Life (with Soviet)”
6. Arling & Cameron – “Shake It”
7. Holland – “Bloodbath”
8. Mark Robinson – “100% Guaranteed”
9. Air Miami – “Airplane Rider”
10. Fujiya & Miyagi – “Cassettesingle”
11. Bran Van 3000 – “Jean Leloup’s Dirty Talk”
12. Czerkinsky – “Natacha (Remix)”
13. April March – “Mon petit ami”
14. Jacques Dutronc – “Et moi, et moi, et moi”
15. Belle & Sebastian – “Legal Man”
16. The Gruesomes – “Stop It, Girl”
17. Dog Day – “Sleeping On Couches”
18. Thurston Moore – “Cindy (Rotten Tanx)”
19. Aiha Higurashi – “Platonic”
20. Elastica – “Line Up”

PLAY 00 (Part 2) (45 MB)

21. Komeda – “More Is More”
22. Ladytron – “Playgirl (Tobias Newmann Mix)”
23. Freezepop – “Science Genius Girl”
24. Le Tigre – “Nanny Nanny Boo Boo (Junior Senior Remix)”
25. Metric – “Help I’m Alive”
26. Cat Power – “Love & Communication”
27. Charlotte Gainsbourg – “5:55”
28. Four Tet – “Twenty Three”
29. The Books – “Tokyo”
30. Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man – “Romance”
31. Cake on Cake & My Lost Era – “Les souvenirs suédois”
32. Les Hommes – “Intraspettro”

PLAY 00

I’ve been threatening to DJ — well, “music select” — somewhere for a while now, and I’ve decided to finally make it happen this week. On Friday (November 27) I’m introducing something I’m calling PLAY, in which I’ll be setting up my laptop in a corner somewhere at Cafe Pause, and make people listen to a selection of tracks by me, from 21:00 until 23:00 (when the cafe closes). This is not an event proper, it’s just a casual invitation to come hang out and listen to (what I think are) some good tracks. I don’t know if this will become a regular thing, it might, and I may invite others to join me in the “selection” duties in the future.

If you’re wondering how I’m doing this, today I found what looks like the perfect software for my needs, something called Djay. All I wanted was something that would let me transition tracks, and also allow for pre-cueing, which I’ll be able to do courtesy of my ZOOM H2, using it as a USB audio interface. If this all works as well as I’m hoping it will, I can also see us recording a live episode of Radio OK Fred this way.