Friday, December 5, 2008

radio show tracklist 6th dec 2008

Sia - Buttons (CSS mix)
Dub Pistols - Open (ft TK & JMS) (Koobas Koobatronmix)
Mark E - Smokescreen
Drummatic Twins - Hyperspeed
Bag Raiders - Turbo Love
Crystal Castles - Crimewave (Sinden Mix)
Smokecream - Retox
Evil Nine - All The Cash (Mumdance remix)
Shut Up & Dance - Sensation
Ben Mono - Jesus Was A B-Boy (ft. Jemeni) (TJ Kong & Nuno Dos Santos remix)
Magik Johnson - Straight Face
Nu Frequency - Go That Deep (ft. Shara Nelson) (Skylark vocal mix)
Stimming - Una Pena (Argie's Night of the Deep Tech remix)
Pirate Robot Midget - It's My Beat Now (Riva Starr mix)
SoNic Smith - Ladies Style (Haszari's Mans Style remix)
Tim Green - Revox (Justin Martin remix)
Dsico - I R*cked Britney (Moonwalk style)
Trotters - Ice Ice Bacon
Action Man - Alarm Bell
Lorcan Mak - Love Shack
Portabella - Covered In Punk (Seamus Haji remix)

free mp3: SoNic Smith - Ladies Style (Haszari's Mans Style remix)

Yep, new bits are here from Haszari. I've been fiddling with this for a while but I think now it is ready for blog primetime.

It is my remix of SoNic Smith's Ladies Style. SoNic Smith is a prolific Dunedin producer who makes all kids of breaks, as well as the odd bit of rave d&b and even some acid house flavours. My aim with this mix was to take the bouncy break beat original in a fidget-house direction, maybe with 3% bassline house influence. Pretty happy with how it's turned out.

Here it is for you to download (from zippyshare megaupload because zippyshare went down):
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QIJH3Y8P

LEAVE COMMENTS ABOUT THIS BELOW!

Again my usual arsenal of great open source tools was used to make this, Ardour, which really packs a punch these days (don't buy Pro Tools eh) for all the editing, all LADSPA plugins for the mix/edit and mastering, ZynAddSubFX doing the business as a fat as all heck fake analogue synth (man that is a great softsynth). Go download all that software (just install 64Studio, it's all packaged in there for ya).

cheeeers

Friday, November 21, 2008

Radio Show Traclist 22nd November 2008

Twocker - Stitch
Dub Pistols - Open (Trevor Loveys' Open All Hours re-jig)
Loco Dice - Pimp Jackson Is Talkin' Now (Dubbel Dutch bootleg)
Clazziquai Project - Prayers (Shinichi Osawa remix)
Jesse Rose & Action Man - Take It To The Club
Mr Pher - Ghettoblaster (Defunct! remix)
T2 - Heartbroken
Madonna - Miles Away (Morgan Page remix)
BSOD - Monochrome
Robyn - Cobrastyle (Adam K & Soha remix)
Starkey - Pressure
Cicada - The Things You Say (original mix)
Little Boots - Meddle (Baron von Luxxury's Technicolor remix)
Lykke Li - Dance Dance Dance (Dada Life Guerilla Fart #4)
Cold Blank - Calaca
Dubbel Dutch - 9mm
Ida Engberg - Disco Volante
Alter Ego - Queen Anne's Revenge (Deepgroove & Jamie Anderson remix)
Elite Force - Engine

Listen/subscribe to the show here - 2 hours of tech house electro and breaks cut up with banter every week:
http://energyflash.mevio.com

Or just subscribe via iTunes, search iTunes store for energyflash, there's a free podcast listed there which is this.

Leave us a comment below!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Radio Show Tracklist 15th November 2008

Listen/subscribe to the show here - 2 hours of tech house electro and breaks cut up with banter every week:
http://energyflash.mevio.com

Or just subscribe via iTunes, search iTunes store for energyflash, there's a free podcast listed there which is this.

Leave us a comment below!

This week's tracklist:
MUNK - Down In LA (Shazam instrumental remix)
Cold Blank - Calaca
Cosmetics - I'm Getting Hi
GRUM - Woah (TADT remix)
2Pac - California Love (Big Nasty remix)
Rebel Sketchy - Good To You
Alter Ego - Queen Anne's Revenge (Jamie Anderson & Deepgroove remix)
Katy Perry - Hot 'n' Cold (Tolo remix)
Tastemakers - Dream Of (The Young Punx mix)
Mr Pher - Ghettoblaster (Defunct! mix)
Action Man - Under Your Skin
Robosonic - Kaputt In Hollywood (Santiago & Bushido remix)
P-Money ft. Vince Harder - Everything (rap remix)
Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band - A Fifth Of Beethoven (Hidden Cat's based on the Soulwax edit edit)
Freezepop - Frontload (Designer Drugs remix)
John Dahlback - Watch Me
A1 Bassline - Girl Thing (Pirate Soundsystem remix)
Rye Rye - Wassup (Crookers remix)
T-Pain ft. Lil Wayne - Can't Believe It (Big Nasty remix)
Shinichi Osawa - Rendezvous (Crookers remix)
Rusko - Cockney Thug
Nay Nay - Deal With It
Bingo Players - Get Up (Diplo remix)
Kid Sister - Family Reunion

Friday, November 7, 2008

Radio Show Tracklist 8th November

Jackson 5 - I Want You Back The Walk (Rogerseventytwo remix)
Jesse Rose - You're All Over My Head
P-Money ft. Vince Harder - Everything (Magik Johnson dub)
Machines Don't Care - Beat Bang (Trevor Loveys dub)
Filth & Splendour - Language (Twocker remix)
Shena - Electrosexual (Aston Shuffle mix)
Armand Van Helden ft. Duane Harden - You Don't Know Me (GRUM remix)
Action Man - Under Your Skin
Armand Van Helden - I Want Your Soul (Crookers remix)
Action Man - Zombie Dance
Dizzee Rascal - Flex (Dave Spoon mix)
Miles Dyson vs. Blende - Massenbewegungsmittel

Friday, October 31, 2008

Radio Show Tracklist 1st November 2008

Will Saul - I Got Rhythm
Plump DJs - In Stereo
Playback - Hit The Bricks (club mix)
Richard Dinsdale - She Wants Me (Meat Katie remix)
The Black Ghosts - I Want Nothing (Jack Beats mix)
MGMT - Time To Pretend (Shir Khan remix)
Kidda - Unda The Sun (Herve mix)
Boy 8-Bit - Wild Beasts
Streetlife DJs - Gunn Crime
Riva Starr - Scratch 'n' Itch
Goodwill & Tommy Trash - It's A Swede Thing (originale)
Lee Mortimer - This Is Real Shit
DJ Jeroenski - Back Once Again (Lee Mortimer remix)
Armand Van Helden - Shake That Ass (ft. Team Facelift) (Mowgli remix)
Yo Majesty vs Party Shank - Bounce n mash that
Girl And A Gun - Whomp That Sucka (A1 Bassline remix)
Thom EQ - The Beginning
Player Player - Lonely
Machines Don't Care - Beat Bang
DIOYY? - Epic Last Song (Jack Beats remix)
Dead Prez - Hip Hop (Diplo remix)
Vlad & 30Hz - Get Low
Crookers - Knobbers
Teddybears - Punkrocker (ft. Iggy Pop) (3 Is A Crowd No Losers mix)
Pryda - Rakfunk

Friday, October 24, 2008

Radio Show Tracklist 25th October 2008

SoNic Smith - Ladies Style (Haszari's Mans Style remix)
Adrian Lux - Strawberry (Blende remix)
Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars
Deltawave - Tear It Up (Sharooz remix)
Moulinex - Breakchops (Xinobi Pork Chops remix)
Bag Raiders - Turbo Love
Jokers of the Scene - Baggy Bottom Boys (JOTS remix)
Shinchi Osawa - Rendezvous (Crookers remix)
Headshotboyz - Detector
DJ Mujava - Township Funk (DJ Rob 3 edit)
Boy 8-Bit - The Suspense Is Killing Me (Dada Life Guerilla Fart #5)
Flanders - Behind (Micky Slim remix)
Pryda - Rakfunk (Paolo Mojo's Back to 1983 remix)
Santogold - Shove It (Boy 8-bit remix)
Little Boots - Meddle
Hail Social - Heaven (Designer Drugs remix)
Designer DRUGS! - ZOMBIES!
Armand Van Helden - Shake That Ass (ft Team Facelift) (Mowgli remix)
Crookers - Love To Edit
The Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up (Bass Weazal remix)
Pablo Beatz - Grimy Bizniss
Britney Spears - Womanizer (Tommie Sunshine's "Holy Shit! the Economy IS FUCKED!" re-rub)
Elite Force - Haiku (Dylan Rhymes remix)
Eric Prydz - Pjanoo (Mansion edit)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

2 cents

How do you even get 2 cents? They don't make them anymore right. I suppose you could take ten cents and break it into 5 bits but I probably wouldn't accept that as legal tender. Or is it a foreign two cents? Way to support the economy pal. Buy NZ made! SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Radio Show Tracklist 18th October 2008

Smithmonger - Straight Out Of Burnie
RQM - Miss Pacman (Oliver $ remix)
Nick Supply & Khaled Nimry - Hizniz
Roll Deep - Do Me Wrong (Wittyboy remix)
Enur - Da Calabria Dip (The Count of Bounce remix)
Andy George - Big Dipper (A1 Bassline remix)
Richard Dinsdale - Blitzkreig (Mic Newman remix)
Cut Copy - Lights & Music (Moulinex remix)
Bloc Party - Mercury (Herve Is In Disarray remix)
UNKLE - Restless (Fake Blood Remix)
Blaqstarr vs The Count of Monte Cristal & Sinden - Beeper vs Shake It To The Ground
Goshi Goshi - The Lock Shot
Faggetfairys - Samo Ti (AC Slater remix)
Stanton Warriors - Get Wild
Kill the Noise - Hey You (Lies in Disguise remix)
Bag Raiders - Fun Punch
When Saints Go Machine - You Should Be Someone Else (Moulinex remix)
Sharkslayer - Cold As Ice
Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl (Kue's Kissed A Squirrel remix)
Christian Smith & John Selway - Total Departure (Cirez D remix)
Tom Day - Whisper (Twocker remix)
Burial - Archangel (Boy 8-Bit Simple remix)
Plump DJs - Shifting Gears (Stanton Warriors remix)
fRew & The Shopliftas - Bermuda Nights (Mark Webb remix)
AC Slater - Jack Got Jacked (Jack Beats mix)
Bonde Do Role - Marina Gus - O - Liner (Fake Blood mix)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Radio Show Tracklist 11 Oct 2008

Zoo Brazil - The Age Of Love
Break The Box - My Brotha's Spring (Phillipe De Goyar remix)
Lorcan Mak - Bamboozled (vocal mix)
Jesse Rose & Action Man - Wind It Up
Phil Keiran - Missp (original)
Yuhei Kubo - Back Scratch
Dusty Kid - The Cat (Cold Blank remix)
Lykke Li - I'm Good, I'm Gone (Metronomy remix)
Walter Meego - Forever (Van She Tech remix)
Ladyhawke - Back Of The Van (Van She Tech Turbo Fire Engine remix)
Crystal Castles - Crimewave (Sinden remix)
Crookers - Love To Edit
MGMT - Kids (Soulwax remix)
Franz & Shape ft. Kill Memory Crash - Eyes Like Knives (D.I.M remix)
Little Boots - Meddle
Justice - Culture Prophet Guide To Planisphere
Jesse Rose & Action Man - Take It To The Club
Soul Central (ft. Abigail Bailey) - Time After Time (Tommy Trash club mix)
Bloc Party - Mercury (Herve Is In Disarray remix)
Coldplay - Vive la Vida (King Richard & Vivi-Ann remix)
Proxy - Destroy (Riot In Belgium's Serious About Dance edit)
Boy 8-Bit - The Suspense Is Killing Me (Dada Life Guerrilla Fart #5)
Old Scratch - Proud to be WACK

Superstars in Dunedin

 

Haszari and Haydn (of Deux/Cool Kids Club who put the night together).
 

Trash Disco.
 

The main event - The Aston Shuffle!
 
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Lasers. Critical to the night.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Radio Show Tracklist 27 September 2008

Peace Division (ft. Dan Diamond) - Club Therapy (Magic J mix)
Richard Dinsdale - Sniffin'
Kut & Swel - Stone Fox Chase (Tiger Stripes remix)
Sohodolls - Right and Right Again (Jesse Rose remix)
The Teenagers - Starlett Johansson (Blamma! Blamma! remix)
Wrongstars - Battle (Merka remix)
Merka - My Spaceship (Chris Charter remix)
Iz & Diz - Magificent (Justin Martin's No Heart & Soul mix)
Elite Force - Vapour Trail (Kid Blue remix)
Baobinga & ID pres. Big Monster - Jewelz
Goldie-Lox - I'm Convinced He Plays Dice (Ed Kane's Dirtbag remix)
Moston & Malente - F*cked Up
Slyde - Get This Good
Bass Kleph - Bump Uglies (Stupid Fresh 'Wizards In Oz' mix)
MGMT - Electric FEel (Justice remix)
Claude VonStroke - The Whistler (Jesse Rose mix)
Simian Mobile Disco - Hustler (Jesse Rose remix)
Aaren San - Osc Low Nyzz (Blende remix)
The Body Snatchers - Big Ass Mini Skirt

CHEEEEERS

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Radio Show Tracklist 20-09-2008

Yep here it is:

Mark One - Tomb Raider
Lee Mortimer - Putto
Chromeo - Tenderoni (MSTRKRFT remix)
Hot Chip - Hold On (Switch LA mix)
Christian Martin - Elephant Fight
Sharooz - Hell Yeah! (Definitive Swing dub)
Radio Slave - Grindhouse (Dubfire's Terror Planet remix)
Boy 8-Bit - The Suspense Is Killing Me (Dada Life Guerrila Fart #5)
Tiga - Move My Body (Boys Noize remix)
Lykke Li - Breaking It Up (Punks Jump Up remix)
Roni Size - Brown Paper Bag (Photek mix)
Dead Prez - Bigger Than Hip Hop (Diplo's Dip Hop)
The Ting Tings - Be The One (The Japanese Popstars mix)
DJ Q - Dirty
Nay Nay ft. Wittyboy - Rhubarb & Disgusted
DZ - Dirt Rave
Garage Jams ft. Clare Evers - Snowflake (Wideboys Dutty Bass mix)
DJ Q - Train Riddim
T2 ft. Jodie Aysha - Heartbroken
Wideboys ft. Lady Raggafire & MC JLC - Niche Crew (Dutty remix)
Tricky - Council Estate (Toddla T remix)

Send your podcast listener emails to haszari AT bigfoot DOT com thanks.

Here's a related selection of tracks from DJDownload:

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Radio Show Tracklist 13-09-2008

Cheers to SID-8 for intentionally somethinging with the show this week and into the future ... here are the tracks we played.

Get the podcast from the usual place or search iTunes store for FREE podcast "energyflash".
feed://www.mevio.com/feeds/energyflash.xml

Pitman - Me Biscuits Are Outta Stock
Gentlemen Drivers - 2042 L.A. Dreams
The Faint - The Geeks Were Right (Does It Offend You, Yeah? mix)
Underworld - Ring Road (Fake Blood remix)
Lykke Li - Dance Dance Dance (Dada Life Guerrilla Fart #4)
David Rubato - Deep Inside (Redroche remix)
Wareika - Riders Of The Storm
Unkle - Restless (Fake Blood mix)
Boy 8-Bit - The Cricket Scores
Geyster - Under The Fuse Of Love (Lifelike remix)
Sascha Funke - Mango (Tobias Thomas & Superpitcher's Como Mango version)
Tom Cosm - Swagger
Katy Pissed A Girl Cos Nic Don't Carry The Remixer
X & Hell - Don't Stop Movin (Bassline mix)
Wiley - Summertime (Crookers remix)
Edwin - Cola Bottle Baby
Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Stronger
Tom Cosm - Sluzziest of Fuzz
Timbaland - Give It To Me (ft. Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake) (Sta mix)
Bass Kleph & Anthony Paul - Helium (Wolfgang Gartner remix)
Moulinex - Breakchops (Xenobi Pork Chops remix)
Tiga & Zyntherius - Sunglasses At Night (Popof remix)
Fat Segal - Clutch

Look forward to Sauce this friday, it is coming..

Monday, September 8, 2008

Radio Tracklist 6th September 2008

A great show, thanks to JB for keeping me company/it real...

Here's the Young Punx blog, great stuff on there (two of the tracks below), highly recommended.
http://www.yourmusiciskillingme.com/

The actual tracklist:
Ramadanman - Offal
Metronomy - Heartbreaker (Kris Menace remix)
Goshi Goshi - The Lock Shot
Foamo - Movin It Over Here (Nick Supply's Sticky mix)
Cut Copy - Hearts of Fire (Holy Ghost! remix)
Deepcentral - Is It Real (Haszari's Serendipitous mix)
Calvertron - Oscillator
Perc - Cylinder Swing
General Midi - Milton (Digital Zero instrumental)
Tim Green - Revox (Justin Martin remix)
Kardek - Oh You (Hijack mix)
Zoo Brazil - Technik
The Young Punx - MASHitUP (Shir Khan remix)
Peo De Pitte - Forget About You (ft. Yota) (Peo De Pitte Baltimore remix)
Wrongstars - Battle (Merka remix)
Haszari - Lifting Robots (my newt version)
Estaw - Break It Down (Detboi's Mental Breakdown mix)
Stanton Warriors - Who Are The Warriors (Bass Kleph remix)
Oliver $ - Hotflash Vol 3
Fragma - Toca's Miracle (Vandalism remix)
Moulinex - Breakchops (GRUM remix)
Crookers - Knobbers

The simulated, listenable and full of many related bangers you should buy list:

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Alibi AND DJ Comp (Thurs 4th Sept Refuel)

Haszari Alibi 6 Sept 2008
I'm entering the Refuel/OUSA Future DJ Comp on thursday (4th Sept, Refuel) night. It's a cool format, 15 minutes to do your thing, so no mucking around, but not juggling/scratching/ITF type situation (3 minutes!) (which I can't do).

So be there!

And, saturday night, back at Alibi again, looking forward to it, always a good night, I'm sure you'll be there....

BOO YA

Saturday, August 30, 2008

DO IT LIIIIVE - radio tracklist 30/08/2008

Podcast up tomorrow... in the meantime here's a player chock full of 46 items of goodness. Go on, buy em all...

Actual tracklist


Digital Mystikz - Ancient Memories (Skream remix)
The Ragga Twins ft. Aquasky - Everybody Hype
Le Tigre - Deceptacon (DFA remix)
Crookers - Magic Bus
Beckers & Dnox - Naked Punch (Mashtronic mix)
Basement Jaxx - Where's Your Head At (Stanton Warriaz mix)
Crookers - Mad Kidz
Bill O Reilly - DO IT LIIIIVE!!!!!!!!1111
The Loose Cannons - Raw (Kissy Sell Out mix)
Operator Please - Just A Song About Ping Pong (Kissy Sellout White
Stallion radio edit)
Katy Perry - Kissed A Girl (Kue's I Kissed a Squirrel remix)
Tittsworth - WTF
Rye Rye - Wassup (Crookers remix)
Sneaky Sound System - Kansas City (Lifelike remix)
Mojo Filter - Oaky Timbre (ft. The Mighty Boosh) (Loose Cannons reflick)
Th Dudes - Be mine tonight (Sam Hill booty)
City Hunters - Generate
Minuit - Room Full Of Cute (Rico Tubbs remix)
Backstreet Boys - Everybody (Backstreet's Back) (Headshotboyz remix)
Armand Van Helden - Koochy
Aphex Twin - Windowlicker (Mac 3000 video remix)
Adam Sky vs. Mark Stewart - We Are All Prostitutes (Crookers mix)

This player is based on actual tracklist events but some details not affecting the outcome may have been changed


Friday, August 29, 2008

How To Fix A Specific Problem With A Shoutcast Stream

Radio 1's web stream has for a long time been intermittently lo-fi, even though the actual stream format is nice-enough 128k mp3, i.e. 44.1kHz stereo. More often than not (and pretty much permanently) the audio quality was in fact 22kHz mono, i.e. shithouse, tragically being re-streamed at 128k (oh the waste.. oh the bits...).

So, since the Energy Flash podcast relies on this stream, the problem was one dear to my heart. For a lil while I had been emailing, attempting to suss it out, get to the bottom of it, or just keep hassling so someone figures it out.

Didn't get anywhere, but last week I noted that the tech guy hangs out on GChat sometimes, so I decided to keep banging on about it in an attempt to really get it fixed. AND WE DID IT!

The culprits:
R1 uses RecALL Pro for logging purposes, recording at low quality everything broadcast on the station. Running on the same machine is WinAMP and a Shoutcast server powering the web stream.

When RecALL pro starts up recording, it requests a low-fi audio stream from the antiquated (and I think deprecated) MS ACM. I believe that this results in subsequent requests to the audio input (particularly the one made by WinAMP) being downgraded to the low quality. This makes sense, as MS ACM (as I see it) is an older, lower level technology that was probably designed when only one app would even think about accessing the soundcard.

So the solution was to start up WinAMP first, and maybe (I wasn't there!) tweak the quality settings (still low quality) used in RecALL Pro.

Get on with it then - have a listen to the stream or check out the podcast! The water's fine, come on in...

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Radio Show Tracklist 23-08-2008

So, comment about what iz tha shiz or sucks a lot right here on this blog -
community participation thanks!

The exciting announcement this time round is that the podcast is totally stereo and 44.1k so it sounds normal and nice and is worth listening to even if the guy doing the announcing and mixing isn't your mate/relative.

Remember to click the buy links (coming soon), enter your credit card details, and support the artists below!

I was quite tired when I did the show so the rambling content is easily above 20% but yknow it's student radio, that's what people tune in for.

Rico Tubbs - Gangsters
The Yank - We Can't Be Stop'd (DJ Bam Bam mix) (ft. Alex Peace)
Pnau - Embrace (ft. Ladyhawke) (Fred Falke & Miami Horror mix)
Elite Force - Gasoline Alley (Bearweasel's Lost Down The Alley dub)
Clazziquai Project - Prayers (Shinichi Osawa remix)
Moby - I Love To Move In Here (Holy Ghost! remix)
BSOD - Monochrome
Dylan Rhymes vs. Blende - Stars (Koma & Bones dub)
Elite Force - No Turning Back (Butter Party mix)
Busy P - To Protect and Entertain (ft. Murs) (Crookers mix)
Elite Force - Vapour Trail (Kid Blue mix)
Evil Nine - They Live (Trevor Loveys mix)
Boy 8-Bit - The Cricket Scores
Little Boots - Stuck On Repeat (Fake Blood mix)
Rico Tubbs - Bmore Dominator
MGMT - Electric Eel (Justice remix)
Jaksaw - Get Some (Defunct remix)
Machines Don't Care - Afro Jacker
Micky Slim - Hit The Club (Stupid Fresh mix)
Fragma - Toca's Miracle (Wideboys Bassline mix)
Flanders - Behind (Micky Slim remix)

Closing with a quote:
michael schraa to me
show details Aug 23 (2 days ago)
"Slammin' tracklist dude - bearweasel! bearweasel!"

Listen to and buy some of these. First commenter to find the incongruous track gets a comment back.

File Edit View... How to Make Your Mac OS X System Font Smaller!

Since the dawn of Mac OS X, new-to-the-platform users have cried "but the font is huge" followed closely by "can I really only choose between blue and grey?"...

I don't have a solution for the second problem, but I have a sorta-solution for the first one, and it got me pretty excited.

I saw a tip on TUAW explaining how to put the date in the menu bar. This got me pretty dang excited because I always refer there, and up til now had to click to get the date. This tip also has the added feature of allowing you to show the date as numbers, which is great, because usually I have to count on my fingers to determine what month it is.

Anyway, back to the point, by having a date format with this guy "/" in, I believe has caused the system font to be bumped down a notch (presumably to accomodate the date in the menu bar), and lemme tellya, it looks so much better. All the system context menus everywhere are using this slightly smaller font, and all the app menu bars too. I'm so pleased, everything is a tiny bit smaller.

Are you worried? I'm not, clearly this is a weird side effect that could disappear at any moment, and still only gives you one other font size choice (oh, and I haven't tried switching back, maybe it's broken forever). BUT how great does it feel to make a 0.5-point (estimated) change to the Mac OS X system font?


FORKING INCREDIBLY GREAT.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sounds Good - tracklist 16/08/2008

I do a show on Radio 1 and its tracklists have been on a few different profiles over the years. From now on, they will be here! And potentially with djdownload buy links.

Don't forget you can listen to old and new episodes of the show, as it's a podcast, via podshow aka mevio.

Here's last week's tracklist:
Sleazy-E - How It Looks
DJ Steep - Large oLL (M1 remix)
K.I.M. - Wet & Wild (Riot in Belgium remix)
DJ Sneak - Acid Talks
Nick Supply & Khaled Nimry - Hizniz
Plastikman - Risk Assessment
Cult - Sound of Seduction (Guns & Bombs dub mix)
Afrojack - Hard Love
The Crystal Method - Cherry Twist (Deadmau5 remix)
Simian Mobile Disco - Hustler (Joakim remix)
Grey - Shame On You (Slater Hogan remix)
Crookers - Il Cattivo
Micky Slim ft. Tank - Hit the Club
Relentless - Blitzer Disco
Paul Jacobs pres. Soul Grabber - Motocross Madness
Missoddkidd - Smoke Machine (Dekker & Johan Even Leaner mix)
Elite Force - No Turning Back (Mowgli & Solo remix)
Tittsworth - Broke Ass Nigga (feat DJ Assault, Kenny B, Jinxx &
Frankie Baby)
The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name (LA Riots remix)
Marc Leaf & Drew Scott - Fabulous (Twocker remix)
Sebastien Leger & Chris Lake - Ghost
Soul Of Man - Scatterbox (Mowgli remix)

Thanks to Hope for hooking up the R1 site to here.

NOW TO THE POINT

(thanks for reading this far)

The R1 stream is now stereo and 44.k, i.e. it sounds good!

There was an uninteresting technical hitch causing the previous lack of quality, which I'll detail in a later blog (if you'd like to hear the story, comment!).

UPDATE

(here are the buy links)

Note that not all the tracks above are present and some have been substituted due to catalogue issues. Like, why is "Word" available when "Ghost" isn't, I thought they were on the same EP (oh right, it's from various compilations)? And, looks like MAD DECENT (Crookers' "Il Cattivo") don't put their stuff on djdownload yet..

In there is the track that Missoddkidd guests on, mentioned on the show, not her track that I played.

Buy this stuff - I get 3-5 cents for every purchase!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Wonky Promo Mix

Fresh from my rattly decks - the Willy Wonky promo mix!

Featuring local and international talent, combining many flavours of rave, sure to rise etc etc!

Download it, have a listen, and get amped for Sammys on Saturday.

Subscribe to podcast, or stream online here:
http://www.gcast.com/u/haszari/

Or download direct from here:
Willy Wonky Mix

Tracklist:
  1. Style Of Eye – The Prophet
  2. Tom Cosm – The Sluzziest Of Fuzz
  3. Granite & Funk – This Real Life (Ed Kane's In The Horrors remix)
  4. Sharkweek – Moonrise Over Kerala
  5. Alter Ego – Why Not
  6. Speculum – Invader
  7. Haszari – Nerds
  8. JF pres. Smokecream – Retox
  9. Popof – The Chomper (LSD version)
  10. Elite Force - Engine

Thanks to those who sorted me with tracks and apologies to those that didn't make it on there..

See you there then!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tricky Does Great Covers

Tricky has a new album out. No one does breathy, atmospheric, post-trip-hop quite like Tricky (or even approaching the way he does it?).

What's really cool is he's dropped another cover. I may not be fully up with this running gag of homages (hard H thanks) to great songs (can someone tell me if there is one on Pre-Millenium Tension...?), but there is a great rock cover of Black Steel on Maxinquaye. The original Black Steel (+ "In The Hour Of Chaos"), as far as I know, (once again: "prove me wrong, kids, prove me wrong") is by none other than Public Enemy. So it was more of a political/conscious hard-hitting rap track, made over into a sung (of course by Martina), melodic punk track. Nice cover!

So, on the Knowle West Boy, the cover is of one of my favourite pop artists (possibly my number one? the mp3 stats indicate she's well up there), Kylie (Minogue).

The track is a great one, off the Fever album, which was of course a corker when it comes to electronic-pop music: Slow. This is right up Tricky's alley, breathy, atmospheric, sweaty. Of course Martina does most of the vocal but true to form Tricky's there muttering and whispering, breathing down her neck. Great new realisation of a good song. Also nice cover!

Come to think of it, I think the whole (genre) of dubstep owes something to Tricky. I'd wager he was putting out breathy and gutteral and hummy music before Burial was a teenager (?).

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Support A Cause - Walking or Cycling (across the harbour bridge)

Yep - I think it's a good idea to have cycle/walkle lanes on the harbour bridge thanks!

Click the thing here to see the getacross site.

support getacross

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Ah am a hungrah zambah

Come be a zombie with me:
www.urbandead.com

Why? Well, mostly because you get to kill the dorks that are playing in the game as survivors and taking it way to seriously. The survivors like to role play by having pretend parties and getting married in game or pretending they are part of some non-existent police department. I think there is even a zoo or something where they pretended they were zoo keepers and animals. These people don't want to play in a zombie apocalypse game, they want to nancy around in animal suits and create a reality where they won't get mocked for it. Yeah, I hate them as well.

So come ruin their fun with me by breaking into their safe houses and eating them, cause I'm really sick of these people shitting up my internet.

(It's completely browser based and takes around 10 minutes a day)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Entered A Contest

I’ve entered a contest to remix Deepcentral’s "Is It Real", a progressive/eastern euro trance track.

I need your help - listen to the remix, let me know what you think, and vote & comment on the site!
Visit the label site to have a listen:
http://contest.e-motionsounds.com/index/userdetail/iduser/315

If you have trouble with their player or site, just head on over to the Cartoon Network DJs myspace, the track is the first one in the player. (and why not check out the other snippets while you’re there)
http://myspace.com/cartoonnetworkdjs
(and/or just complain bitterly to me about the inadequacy of trying to listen to music in shitty little flash/js custom web audio players).

My remix is a deep progressive chugger with a bassline that is a bit of a nod to early Dirty South. I’m quite pleased with it.

Please comment your comments here, at the contest site, or myspace or facebook or email.

Not quite all made with free software this one. More like made with all the software I've tried out recently - this is a 3 & 1/2 platform process.

There's a bit of a story so if you have the time I'll tell you all about it...

  • chorded out on guitar

  • prototyped in seq24 & general midi on an old Pentium II running linux/debian/64Studio

  • "shit, perhaps these vocals I just randomly downloaded for this comp might work with these chords"

  • re-prototyped in GarageBand and edited & combined with Deepcentral parts

  • chugger bassline added in Reaper (demo) using Phadiz VST plus some bleeps with a VST theremin

  • (and finally, the free-opensource part) mixed and more importantly low-end sidechain compressed (I have to do this to everything now) using SC3, jack, jack-rack, Ardour running in 64Studio of course (on my now quite senior Athlon64 desktop, needs RAM, needs RAM)

  • and mastered in good ol' Audacity


Cheers, see you at Pop this saturday for some cocktails + banter + beats...

Saturday, February 23, 2008

A Big One

Yea I had a massive one last night. Cheers, Tim, cheers also Bath St.

See the rest of the photos at Facebook.







Sunday, February 3, 2008

Society Page














The exclusive These pretzels are making me thirty event to celebrate DJ Haszari's 30th birthday was held on Saturday night (2nd Feb).
DJ Haszari seen here on the right relaxing at home as the party closed up.

The night started with a BBQ and margaritas while the last rays of sunshine were captured:


Then the celebrations eased into the night with friends and family:





Rocksteady and Electro Groupie



Ella Mental and Sonic Smith



Schraa and Rocksteady



Haszari

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Haiku time

Electro beauty:
fills my veins, assaults my mind,
forces me to dance.