Dr. J sets #1 and #3

Two going up this week. The 1st and 3rd of my sets as “Dr. J”.  The sound lab is way behind in its processing. huge flood of samples coming in lately. Many in the queue be prepped for release.

Dr. J arrives on the scene.

Perhaps its because I hadnt fully grown into my “Dr. Jones” personality, but at some point I wanted to change my DJ handle to something, easier for me to say. I felt Dr. J was a name I could use because its basically jsut my ACTUAL NAME.

set list coming soon

Spinning for Sunshine

This was an impromptu set, on a day that I was feeling a little stressed out and needed to blow off some steam.  Like it often is, spinning and mixing music accomplishes this.

set list coming soon



Notes from soundcloud

put this together quite quickly, but made very few mistakes, i think its almost listenable all the way through! Cept you my wanna skip ahead of my ramblings at the beginning

“Spinning for Sunshine Set #3 Archived Audio 20110625 1109” by draggin is licensed under a Creative Commons License

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  • draggin
    draggin  at 28.46 3 months ago

    wow! totally lost control of the tempo here, was almost a perfect mix! train wreck to dance to

  • draggin
    draggin  at 22.32 3 months ago

    not well thought out right here, the 2nd track surprised me with how loud it came in. i could improve this loop for later use tho, i like it!

  • draggin
    draggin  at 20.36 3 months ago

    pandas! (not sure what button i pressed here. even little mistakes like this probably mess up the dance floor)

  • draggin
    draggin  at 16.49 3 months ago

    the bassline line could have come in here at max

  • draggin
    draggin  at 12.54 3 months ago

    FRESH! from here on in

  • draggin
    draggin  at 5.59 3 months ago

    the first 2 tracks were also in set #1, but are mixed better here i think. I just LOVE opening with this fatboy slim remix! the beats get fresher after that.

Autumn Equinox Madness Mix (20110923)

Autumn Equinox Madness Mix (20110923)

Madness indeed.There was a whole bunch of stuff coming together on this one. ON the heels of my previous mix where I tried to push myself with incorporating more samples and futzing with effects.But also, the general tone of this mix is alot ‘rougher’ than my previous mixes, moody even.Not sure if its the season or something else in the air. Regardless, I pick things up in the 2nd half with more bangers than were necessary.
An experiment I did while broadcasting this was set up a G+ hangout during the show. Im not sure how the listeners felt about it, but it was certainly awesome for ME. Bigs ups to Grant and Guilia and Joe and all for hangin out!
I’ll post the set list very soon! and update the one from the potatoe rave which I have been meaning to do. I’m slacking . Right now tho I gotta go finish off my squash soup.



Soundlab goes home

Loris birthday party-cast – Nicecast Archived Audio 20110528 2101

Some catching up to do on my blogging here, oh so much catching up.

Back in June, we took a little trip to Nelson to attend an educational technology conference.  It gave me a chance to take my dj gear on the road, broadcast a couple of shows, do some live gigs, and even lay background audio at the closing plenary session with G. Potter and B. Lamb. It was a whirlwind roadtrip adventure as Grant recounts here. What it tested for me was the flexibility I have taking my gear on the road, and I’m pleased to say I’m almost 100% mobile! As long as I have power, I feel comfortable setting up almost anywhere and have figured out a couple of different soundsystems depending on the scale required.

The real purpose of this post however, is to begin archiving the DJ sets I’ve been recording. My soundcloud account is at capacity, so in order for me to post new sets, I need to remove older ones and some of them I want to remain available online. To do this I’ll blog the latest upload hopefully with an interesting tale and visuals (see below), use dropbox to store the file,  and WPaudio to embed it, which I love so far. Eventually Ill need to upgrade my dropbox or figure out how to increase the file upload capacity on my blog, but this should hold for awhile.

The first set to be removed from soundcloud is one I did enroute to the Nelson conference, and was for a friends birthday party.  As you can see from the .gif below, I was having a grand old time in my moms BASEMENT, and broadcasting my set on the mighty #ds106radio (Radio4Life). My friends were tuned in back in Vancouver, and although I couldnt see what was going on, managed to entertain for a good 3 hours. It was a bit of an odd experience, even though my mom and aunt and uncle hung out for awhile and watched, I was basically alone in my old bedroom. I knew the music was background for the party, but I had a room of listeners, a days drive away tuned in and sending the occasional twitter comment for feedback. I enjoyed it but, it was challenging to stay motivated even tho I new I had faithful ds106radio listers tuned in as well.

If I do this again in the future (and I plan to), I’d really like to increase both the audience participation, and my ability to get feedback from them and would like to experiment with shared webcams, maybe via a G+ “hangout” thing perhaps. It would would be really beneficial, (and awesome) to see listeners and have the listeners be able to see each other as everyone rocks out to the funky sounds. I saw something like this on the internet once but now cant seem to find something similar.