Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring 2009


Sounds Like: A sampler of some albums out this year. Album art embedded in each track.

Not really something to sequence easily since the moods are all over the place. Tried to shy away from too many sad-bastard picks.


01. Michacu - Sweetheart
02. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
03. The Juan Maclean - Accusations
04. The Veils - Sit Down By the Fire
05. Camera Obscura - French Navy
06. Röyksopp - Happy Up Here
07. Here We Go Magic - Tunnelvision
08. Fever Ray - If I Had A Heart
09. Elvis Perkins in Dearland - Shampoo
10. Phoenix - Lasso
11. Prefuse 73 - Nature's Uplifting Revenge
12. Seeland - Call The Incredible
13. Super Furry Animals - Mt
14. Marissa Nadler - River Of Dirt
15. Animal Collective - My Girls
16. Swan Lake - Paper Lace
17. Blueprint - Untitled
18. Jenny Wilson - The Path


Dan clockout

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tariq Plays Along To Frank ~ mix

My friend Tariq came along to the studio last night and played
along to a load of old Frank Zappa records. There was a bit of a
glitch with the recording equipment at the beginning of the show
so this mix takes off from when I pressed record and the Mini-Disc
player actually worked!

This photo was of him arriving at the studio, there are none in
existence of him actually playing in the studio because I forgot
to take any and I was too busy mixing. If your unfamiliar with
FZ then this may be a good intro to him as there were several
of his more commercial tunes in this mix tho it was more of the
smutty end of his stuff, but hey, thats Frank, y'know,
give it a go anyway cheers!

Category : Frank Zappa

Sounds Like : someone playing along to him

I’m So Cute

Hot Poop
I Come From Nowhere
Teenage Prostitute
Crew Slut
Bamboozled By Love
Stick It Out
Yo’ Mama
Brown Shoes Don’t Make It
Peaches III
Peaches En Regalia


your name

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti 8 session mix

I was kindly sent some session tracks by AP and mixed them
up on the show one evening and this was the result. I also went
to see the band perform while they were here and a splendid time
it was too. I shall look forward to posting up more of my mixes both
fresh and archived and thanx kindly for the invitation to post here.
x Head Gardener

Category : all over the shop

Sounds Like : a right old racket

65DAYSOFSTATIC : Another Code Against The Gone
MEKON : Blood On The Moon
SONIC YOUTH : Ringo / He’s On Fire
JOHNNY BOY : JB’s Adventures On The Wheels Of Steel
ARIEL PINK : Beverly Kills
ODD NOSDAM : No More Wig For Ohio 2
CSS : Art Bitch
KAPTAIN KOPTER : I Don’t Want Nobody
ARIEL PINK : Ghost Town
THE CRAMPS : The Way I Walk
ARIEL PINK : Hold Your Breath & Wait
SEBADOH : As The World Dies…
ARIEL PINK : Little Wig
GARY CLAIL : A Man’s Place On Earth

Head Gardener

Live at The Picturedrome

Category : some damn fine Funky shit!

Sounds Like : gettin' down

Live mix recorded supporting Don Letts at
The Picturedrome in Northampton, Nov 08

Herbaliser : Amores Bongo
The Mowhawks : The Champ
Zero db : Bongos Bleeps & Basslines
Daedelus : Samba Legrand
Chalice Dub : Dubbing With Herbs
Wordsound i Powa : Bass Flight
Meat Beat Manifesto : Lonely Soldier
Amon Tobin : Esther's
Nora Dean : Angie La, La
Willie Royal : General Alarm
Leroy Smart : Mother Liza - version
U.R : Transition acapella
African Headcharge : No, Don't Follow Fashion
Camberwell Crew : I Live In Camberwell
DJ Food vs. David Byrne : Fuzzy Freaky
The Herbaliser : Same As It Never Was

Head Gardener

Type Records label mix

This is my most recent mix which is a choice selection of
tracks from artists on the Type label. It's all very lush and
was quite an easy to mix as it all sounds like honey to my ears.

Category : Ambient Electronica & Downtempo

Sounds Like : Chillin' out

SYLVAIN CHAVEAU : Composition 8

PETER BRODERICK : Floating/Sinking
SKALLANDER : Flesh Born Constellation
XELA : A Glance
HELIOS : Halving The Compass
GOLDMUND : Image – Autumn – Womb
NORTH SEA : Cover Me With Knives
DEAF CENTER : Path To Lucy
HELIOS : Glimpse


Head Gardener

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Category: Soulful gospel

Sounds Like:
Big city pancake supper


1.Ben Branch & the Operation Breadbasket Orchestra and Choir - Precious Lord, Take My Hand
2.The Craig Brothers - Work On Me Jesus
3.The Sensational Williams Brothers - Jesus Done Blew My Mind
4.Inez Andrews - I'm Free
5.The Brockington Ensemble - Because of Jesus
6.Brother Vernard Johnson - Take Your Burdens to the Lord
7.Beautiful Zion Missionary Baptist Church Choir - Make Room for Jesus
8.Ernest Franklin - Walk On
9.Clarence Smith - Got a Lot to Be Thankful For
10.Walter Hawkins & the Love Center Choir - I Love the Lord
11.Brooklyn Allstars - God Specializes
12.Rev. Isaac Douglas & the First Tabernacle of Deliverance Choir of New York City - There's a Better Land
13.The Gospel Keynotes - Have a Little Faith


Friday, March 6, 2009

Best of 2005 Rock

Category: Rock, Indie Rock

Sounds Like: Senior Year of College

Best of 2005 Rock


01. Bloc Party - Helicopter
02. Art Brut - My Little Brother
03. LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations
04. Queens of the Stone Age - Little Sister
05. Sleater Kinney - Jumpers
06. Fiery Furnaces - Here Comes the Summer
07. The Wedding Present - Interstate 5
08. Metric - Empty
09. British Sea Power - It Ended on an Oily Stage
10. Pernice Brothers - Snow
11. 13 & God - Men of Station
12. Doves - Snowden
13. Decemberists - Engine Driver
14. Archer Prewitt - Leaders
15. Radar Bros. - Papillon
16. Emiliana Torrini - Heartstoppers
17. Iron + Wine - Jezebel
18. Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins - You Are What You Love
19. Andrew Bird - A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left
20. Mountain Goats - This Year


Best of 2005 Hip Hop

Category: Hip Hop

Sounds Like: Shit emanating from backpacker's ear buds and DJ booths in 2005.

Best of 2005 Hip Hop


01. Cool Calm Pete - Lost
02. Busdriver - Unemployed Black Astronaut
03. Blackalicious - Rhythm Sticks
04. Blueprint - 1988
05. Pete Rock - Pimp Strut
06. Dangerdoom - The Mask (feat. Ghostface)
07. Kanye West - Gold Digger (feat, Jamie Foxx)
08. Lil Wayne - Fireman
09. Missy Elliot - Lose Control
10. The Perceptionists - Memorial Day
11. David Banner - Play
12. Cam'ron - Dwn and Out (feat. Kanye West)
13. Talib Kweli - Supreme Supreme (feat. Mos Def)
14. Zion I - Temperature (feat. talib Kweli)
15. Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
16. Caribou - Lord Leopard
17. Edan - I See Colours
18. Common - The Food (feat. Kanye West)
19. The Game and 50 Cent - Hate it or Love it


Monday, March 2, 2009

Don't ask me to remember how I used to sleep

Category: Electronic soul.

Sounds like: Reminiscing when it's time to move on.

I wanted to do a soul mix of sorts, but with the catch that I'd use only recent electronic artists. After some sifting I patched together the following, which is a bit long but good for late-night bouts with insomnia. Might be a bit lite and coffee haus-ish for some, but with all of the bass-heavy tracks, it sounds good under the influence. The vague image I had for this mix is a girl gets back in the evening after work, sits back on her couch, takes a few hits from the pipe and puts this mix on, wondering why it didn't work out with him. Charles Cooper of Telefon Tel Aviv killed himself just recently, and I can't help but think of him now when I listen to his song here.


01 - Röyksopp - Sparks
02 - Andrew Pekler - Here Comes the Night
03 - Esthero - Indigo Boy
04 - Dntel feat Mia Doi Todd - Rock My Boat
05 - Herbert - Those Feelings
06 - Bton - Nocturne
07 - Leila - Don't Fall Asleep
08 - Gotye - Puzzle With A Piece Missing
09 - Alif Tree - Les 4 Vents
10 - Telefon Tel Aviv - Nothing Is Worth Losing That
11 - Bows - Speed Marina
12 - Tusia Beridze - Mom Error
13 - Super_Collider - Gravity Rearrangin
14 - Andrew Pekler - Nocturne 2
15 - Goldfrapp - Pilots
16 - Junior Boys - Three Words
17 - Booka Shade - Moonstruck