Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Flick the Switch...Now it's On!


My name is Cameron aka Nathan Scott Phillips.
Here are some words, pictures and songs.

When Ben told me about his plan to start throwing parties again I knew I had to get involved. I'm not sure how I decided to start DJ-ing, but the two collided in a happy coincidence and I found myself playing at Now it's On! at Tings in Pretoria on the 2 May. I opened the party with a 2 hour set which was well received by a energetic crowd powered by a small core of dancing robots. I have subsequently done a mix of the songs that I played which you can download below (choose 160 for low bandwidth and 192 for high bandwidth).

Kidofdoom emerged from backstage painted silver and rocked the crowd into a digital frenzy. Sassquatch kept the electrons going before we had loads of fun playing head to head before ending off with Grandaddy's - Now it's On!

Now it's On!
------------- it's On! Part 1 Tracklisting.txt it's On! Part 2 Tracklisting.txt Its On Part 1 160.mp3 Its On Part 2 160.mp3 Its On Part 1 192.mp3 Its On Part 2 192.mp3

1. Entrance - Train is Leaving
2. The Tallest Man on Earth - Pistol Dreams
3. Devendra Banhart - Seahorse
4. The Black Keys - Same Old Thing
5. Silver Jews - Aloyisius, Bluegrass Drummer
6. Ramones - Sheena is a punk rocker
7. Teddybears - Punkrocker
8. The Velvet Underground - I'm waiting for my man
9. The Mountain Goats - This Year
10. Okkervil River - Singer Songwriter
11. 22 - 20s - Devil in me
12. Mike Ness - The Devil In Miss Jones
13. British Sea Power - Atom
14. Bruce Sprinngsteen - Radio Nowhere
15. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
16. The Go Team! - Doing It Right

1. Self - Sophomore Jinx
2. Beta Band - Easy
3. Beulah - A Good Man Is Easy To Kill
4. Paper Lions - Strawberry Man
5. Modest Mouse - Invisible
6. Tapes n Tapes - Hang Them All
7. Franz Ferdinand - Lucid Dreams
8. Midfield General - Ricky 39
9. Lilly Allen - Back To The Start
10. The Faint - The Geeks Were Right
11. MIA - Paper Planes
12. Ratatat - Shempi
13. Grandaddy - Now it's On!

A couple months later and I was playing at Flick the Switch at Back2Basix in Joburg. The party started off early, with Kodiac, Data Takashi and myself in the sun outside

and ended with No skippy No School, Haezer & Data Takashi under neon lights

surrounded by some hardcore robots

some were very hardcore

others not so hardcore

Some confused red bull fans tried to steal the girls away from the robots,

but the robots won the girls favour in the end.

even though some had to be captured and converted

Below are links to two more mixes that you can download. Namely Honey for Honnies & Bipolar Blues.

Honey for Honnies
-------------------------- for honnies 160.mp3
1. The Black Keys - Psychotic Girl
2. Curtis Mayfield - Pusherman
3. Bob Dylan - Do Right to Me Baby (Do Unto Others)
4. Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - Devil Do
5. Midlake - Kingfish Pies
6. Lykke Li - I'm good I'm Gone
7. Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye
8. One for the Team - Apples
9. Peter Bjorn & John - Nothing To Worry About
10. Ida Maria - Oh My God
11. Handsome Boy Modeling School - If It Wasn't For You
12. Subtle - Unlikely Rock Shock
13. Avalanches - Live At Dominoes
14. Does It Offend You, Yeah - With A Heavy Heart (I Regret To Inform You)

Bipolar Blues
------------------- Blues Tracklisting.txt Blues 160.mp3 Blues 192.mp3

1. Animal Collective - Sweet Road
2. Noah and the Whale - 2 Atoms In A Molecule
3. Marching Band - Make No Plans
4. Ra Ra Riot - Can You Tell
5. Eels - It's A Beautiful Day
6. of Montreal - Gronlandic Edit
7. Sigur Rós - Gobbledigook
8. Regina Spektor - Fidelity
9. Dntel – (This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan
10. Amon Tobin - Get Your Snack On
11. Bright Eyes - At The Bottom of Everything
12. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Death Is Not the End
13. Air - Biological
14. Björk - Hunter
15. Goldfrapp - Human
16. Hot Chip - Arrest Yourself
17. TV on the Radio - Staring at the Sun
18. Boards of Canada - Music is Math
19. M83 - Unrecorded

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