CASSINGLE REMIX SERIES Part 6: NORMA TANEGA - You're Dead
(2016•track remix production•digital)
As a toast to Halloween 2016, it is surely appropriate that the next in my 'Cassingle' remix series pays respects to the freakiest, the spookiest, Ms Norma Tanega. Originally released sometime around 1966, this is a wonderful death wrangling jammy which I knew I would have to mess with at some point down the line... Tonight's the night, folks. I do hope you enjoy. "To die... To be really dead... That must be glorious..."
Enjoy Halloween folks. Be safe. But get that candy.
CASSINGLE REMIX SERIES Part 5: THIRTEENTH FLOOR ELEVATORS - You're Gonna Miss Me
(2016•track remix production•digital)
The continuation of my 'Cassingle' remix series, and this one's a full pre-Summer freakout session for your April rockbox appreciation. This one's a complete re-upholstering of the original with Roky's yelps and screams fully intact - vocals which casually strut that tightrope line between murderous and being-murdered and perform a one-fingered handstand in the process. I added all the rest of the layers and programming, and forcefed it through the BP console to deliver you a sun-bleached, dusted and end-of-the-day warm slug of concentrated radioactive syrup for your Roky road trip.
I very much hope you like.
Thanks for listening.
WOKE Version 2 ('Welcome Popular' Remix)
Here is the complete revision and remix of my original 'WOKE' mixtape, which was the fully tracked out version of my B. Dolan 'Kill The Wolf' tour set. This version is completely based on some shows I played in and around Bangkok, specifically the great and grand 'Studio Lam' (huge thanks to the homie Maft Sai and all at Zudrangma Records!). I re-upholstered the 'WOKE' mix around the shows, using samples and loops from various Thai-based goodies, alongside a bunch of field recordings from there, as well as Laos (Vientiane and Luang Prabang).
This is a dedication to Thailand, Laos, and the end of 2015 - a beautiful freak of a year and one which has brought along an insane amount of unforgettable wonder... More to come, and a whole ton to be delivered throughout 2016... But while I have a few days left of this year, here is a little something something from the Buddy Bunker to keep your ears warm and your boombox breathing...
Enjoy / Love X
I joined B. Dolan for his 'Kill The Wolf' album tour in Fall 2015 as his DJ and support, and this mix is a tracked-out version of the set I hooked up for my pre-B support set. I'd trigger most of it live, and play with the order/timings and such, but this is a slightly more detailed and mixed down version for your audio streaming enjoyment.
As a road tested mix, I can safely report that it does bang, it is rugged as hell and I certainly feel you'll be able to rock this in company. I would encourage you to do so.
Thanks infinitely for your time! Visit buddypeace.com for frequent updates.
See you along the road ehhh...?
BADBADNOTGOOD & GHOSTFACE KILLAH - Sour Soul (Buddy Peace 'Sourmix')
(2015•album promo megamix•digital)
A top to bottom megamix of the heavyweight album with Toronto's Badbadnotgood on the lush instrumental backing, and GFK on the vocals. I took it all apart and rebuilt, with some dialogue from the Ironman sources to bond that whole thing together. All cuts/scratches and re-production / re-edits / chops / edits by Buddy Peace.
I WANT YOU TO ENJOY YOUR SUMMER.
(2015•full length mixtape•tour only CD/digital)
Full on mix heater with cuts, edits, blends and exclusives through just shy of 40 minutes.
Expect heavyweight domecrackers and drumskin crawlers from...
B. Dolan / Steve Reich / Ty Segall / Step Brothers / Flying Lotus / Candi Staton / Madvillain / Danny Brown / Big Business / David Crosby / Sage Francis / Adrian Younge / Serengeti / warrenpeace / Jenny Lewis / Don Cherry / Little Barrie / Bibio / Aynsley Dunbar / Can / Scientist / Brightblack Morning Light and more...
Artwork / Handclaps / Banjo / Clicks / Breaths / Mix / Arrangement / Scratches / Edit / Master by Buddy Peace
300 SECONDS - Volume 1
An hour long megamix blend, which is a condensed version of 12 x 5 minute mixes I made in a series called '300 Seconds'. Expect to hear the following and a ton more...
THE ROOTS / WARRENPEACE / MADLIB & FREDDIE GIBBS / ATMOSPHERE / XZIBIT / FLYING LOTUS / TAME IMPALA / TORTOISE / GRIZZLY BEAR / SLEIGH BELLS / BEYONCE / BIBIO / CONNIE PRICE & THE KEYSTONES / LANA DEL REY / WILLIAM BASINSKI / A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN / OPEN MIKE EAGLE / KING TEE / ICE CUBE / BJORK / NILS FRAHM / JOHN COLTRANE / ARTHUR VEROCAI / AESOP ROCK / CALEXICO / JUAN DEUCE / THROBBING GRISTLE / EDDIE KENDRICKS / DIGABLE PLANETS / ANIKA / AMON DÜÜL / TERRY RILEY / JENNY LEWIS / GHOSTFACE / NATURAL YOGURT BAND / JAMES BROWN / SAGE FRANCIS / WILLIAM ONYEABOUR / CHRISTINA AGUILERA / SUICIDE / TUNEYARDS / BENGA & KANO / DAN LE SAC / TORTOISE / CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG / JULIA HOLTER / JAYLIB & PERCEE P / NIGHT TRAIN / DUNGEN / JAMES BROWN / ERIK FRIEDLANDER / GAS / ATMOSPHERE / INCREDIBLE BONGO BAND / LCD SOUNDSYSTEM / LANA DEL REY / BUDDY PEACE (hey!) / STEWART COPELAND / ANGELO BADALEMENTI / PORTISHEAD / 2ECOND CLASS CITIZEN & CESCHI / JONNY GREENWOOD / THE ROOTS / SCOTTY / DOLOREAN / THE DEAD TEXAN / MULATU ASTATKE / DR JOHN / JACK BRUCE / JOHN CALE / SUN RA / DAVID BOWIE / BEACH BOYS / SCROOBIUS PIP / PUSHA T / ARTIFACTS / HELIOCENTRICS / THE 'I WANT' LADY / WARRENPEACE / ROLLING STONES / PRINCE / PEKKA POHJOLA
300 SECONDS - Volume 2
AS ABOVE! FEATURING: JOHN CARPENTER.TROUBLENECK BROTHERS.BEAK>.GOAT.RASPUTIN'S STASH.THE ROOTS.UNKLE.BIKE FOR THREE!.UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA.KATHY DIAMOND.MAIN SOURCE.PARIS.LEE FIELDS.STLS.PRISON GARDE.GABOR SZABO.SERGE GAINSBOURG.CAN.COLORED SECTION.D'ANGELO.CHICK COREA.GHOSTFACE KILLAH.ARTHUR VEROCAI.MADVILLAIN.GORAN KAFJES.CLINIC.MAURICE FULTON.A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN.SLY STONE.THIRD POINT.NENEH CHERRY.TEMPLES.SYMMETRY.BDP.WHITE FENCE.GETO BOYS.ANIKA.YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS.PERCEE P.UPSETTERS.FAT JOE & BIG PUN.MOONDOG.KLUSTER. CROOKLYN DODGERS.ACE FREHLEY.RYUICHI SAKAMOTO.FELA KUTI.RAMSEY LEWIS.ROEDELIUS.YOUNG HOLT UNLIMITED.JAMES BROWN.ROBERT PLANT. THE METERS.ADRIAN YOUNGE.SUN RA.JACKSON C. FRANK.BADBADNOTGOOD.NIRVANA (60's).SILVER CONNECTION.HOLY SONS.FLYING LOTUS.LAST EX.SHOWBIZ & AG.AUTECHRE.MARK KOZELEK.CAPTAIN SKY.NGOZI FAMILY.HAUSCHKA.CONTROLLER 7.MILES DAVIS.ROB.HOWLIN' WOLF.CANDI STATON.BETH JEANS HOUGHTON. BLACK OX ORKESTAR.ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ROOTS.REIGNING MONARCHS.LAMONT DOZIER.ROBERT GLASPER.BOB DYLAN.BECK.SOULS OF MISCHIEF. MEDICO DOKTOR VIBES.ALOE BLACC.SERENGETI.ACTRESS.J DILLA.BUCK 65.BROWN SABBATH.DR JOHN.EUGENE McDANIELS.PROLYPHIC & BUDDY PEACE.SKIP SPENCE.JEL.EPMD.KANYE.DAF.CONNAN MOCKASIN.WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND.THIS HEAT.FUNKADELIC.SAGE FRANCIS.GEOFF BARROW & BEN SALISBURY.DAVID AXELROD.MORPHINE.THE FALL.SPOON.WORLD RENOWN.JOE TEX. ATMOSPHERE.DANNY BROWN.TWO FINGERS
I'M OKAY YR OKAY
Remixes, re-edits and blends made from freight dust, drum heat and town hall blues. I made this to fit in Sage Francis's line of religion-themed 'Godcast' mixes, and this features material loosely based around that theme, but run through the Buddy Peace mill and cooked up all nice like. It's intense but with bounce, so don't worry for a second. ENJOY.
CASSINGLE REMIX SERIES Part 1: JASON MOLINA - Pyramic Electric Co
(2015•track remix production•digital)
This is the first in my ongoing 'Cassingle' remix series, one-off stand-alone remixes of tracks I adore and - in remixing them - get an excuse to listen to them all the more.
Jason Molina passed in 2013, leaving behind a faultless and gorgeous legacy of heartbreaking and wonderful music. I first heard him on Magnolia Electric Co (of which the song 'Farewell Transmission' remains my favourite song of all time), the first stop on my ride. His album 'Pyramid Electric Co' followed not long after, the sound of a man in a room with one or two instruments, which struck me directly and immediately. The first chord is a lightning bolt through whatever listening device you choose and is a relentless but subtle demonsration of the sweetest of melancholies.
I chose the first track of that album to remix, again, as it afforded me the opportunity to listen to it in even more detail, and hopefully share his immaculate voice with any of y'all who may be yet to hear him, and with those of you who already enjoy him and his appearances.
Made with respect. Thank you for peeping.
CASSINGLE REMIX SERIES Part 2: KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN - Kontakte
(2015•track remix production•digital)
Allow me to introduce the second in my Cassingle remix series... This time around I've taken it upon myself to remix the insane genius of Karlheinz Stockhausen, whose work I have enjoyed and taken apart for a lot of years now... I remember hearing 'Kontakte' on loudspeakers in an octagonal studio (weird environment but actually awesome for surround diffusion) and it just floored me. Hearing it so loud is a sensory sledgehammer and works perfectly. It's a physical piece that makes your head do all kinds of twists and turns to keep up with it...
I used elements of it in my electronic edit-mix 'Go To Hell, Bastards!' where I went through tons of older electronic music, and here I have kind of steadied the pace with a hefty 808 and a ton of heat and dust to give it a slow nod pace and some nice bumps inside... Nothing too intricate but certainly rugged and bumping. I certainly hope so anyway.
Thanks for listening as always, and I will catch you on the next one... Can't wait!
CASSINGLE REMIX SERIES Part 3: PHILIP GLASS - Etoile Polaire
(2015•track remix production•digital)
The original of this just cuts straight through me, it's so instant and feels kind of simultaneously hot and freezing cold while it does... The voices are perfect and the layering is stunning, creating such a thick and glowing sound texture which I just had to get to work on. Philip Glass is brilliant in general but this is something that properly connected with me, and I reckon this should fit in nice with the rest of the Cassingle remixes in the series.
CASSINGLE REMIX SERIES Part 4: HOYT AXTON - The Devil
(2015•track remix production•digital)
A heavy devilish Californian serenade from the homie Hoyt Axton (even the name could slice you up good), which is literally stomps and hollering and nothing else. Haunting in it's own right and immediately grabs you by the collar and shakes you up... I added a savage drum set to it with edits here and there, and played banjo and uke on top, with added hummms and shaker egg. It's a remix /rebuild / re-upholster job essentially, and I dusted it all up nice at the end. Desert stomp holler music. Get yerself some.
WOLF DIESEL MOUNTAIN
(2007 2600 Records•full length mixtape•CD/digital)
I edited and programmed every musical element on the MPC2000XL and added the vocals afterwards (all individually mixed in real time but effected in some cases after) - a very time consuming process but I couldn't have dreamed of making it in any other way. It's a beautiful thing to hear a project evolving in your very ears, and this way I was completely on top of it from the first step.
This was originally released on 2600 Records, who put in such an incredible amount of effort and hard work into promoting it and getting out into the wider world. I cannot thank them enough. I wanted to make it available at this point directly from me, since the original CD was limited/numbered and there are any number of hooky DL options out there. I wanted to offer an alternative to that.
Thanks ever so much for checking, and if you've already got this, nice one! This is from 2007, but I still hold it very dear to my heart as, on a personal level, it holds so many wonderful memories but I'm also very proud of how it turned out. I loved the whole process and hearing the reaction from those who heard it was excellent. And still is!
I'll find a place for the tracklist - I'll post that when I've done so.
Watch And Repeat Play - Warp Records megamix by BUDDY PEACE & 'ZILLA'
(2004 Warp Records•megamix production•CD/DVD)
The Warp Records megamix from 'ZILLA' (now known as King Cannibal) and myself. An absolute dream to produce, and we got through a huge chunk of the gorgeous catalogue. We used turntables and MPCs to make it (my part was entirely made using these - all mixed by ear and all tracked on the MPC 2000XL), and the tracklist is available on the link above. It's all out of stock now so peep the stream where you can.
EQUINOX RECORDS Megamix
(2010 Equinox Records•megamix production•boxset/digital)
I was given the keys to the Equinox catalogue and invited to construct a megamix in any way I saw fit. So I carved things up and got to work, and this is the resulting production. A fresh catalogue to say the very least, and it was eventually manufactured into a nice, lavish box set package. You can grab the stream from the link above. Go do that!
ATOMS FOR BUDDY PEACE (an Atoms For Peace 'Amok' megamix)
I dissected 'Amok' by Atoms For Peace and rebuilt it into a mix of my own making. I call it a micromix, and it's effectively a condensed megamix of sorts. It'll make sense when you hear it. Artwork by Zophiel Webb, based on the original album art.
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH - T.R.O.Y. (Buddy's 'Ils Se Souviennent De Toi' remix)
(2012•track remix production•digital)
Believe me, I don't take 'They Reminisce Over You' lightly... This is one of my all time absolute favourite tracks, hip hop or otherwise, and it's not something I'd just throw anything under or risk messing with it just for fun. So let me explain the beat in the background a bit first...
I was working on some things with Buck 65 from around 2009 to 2011-ish, and we got a lot done in that time. Some of it has come out (the Dirtbike albums, 20 Odd Years, and a few extra bits and pieces), and some of it just hasn't been possible to complete. I made some tracks for Buck to use in live performances, and I decided to go all out with the Amelie soundtrack composed by Yann Tiersen (who would later work with the god Sage Francis on 'The Best Of Times'). I edited it a fair bit and lined up some breaks and extras here and there, and got it all in line with Buck's 'Wicked And Weird', so all the verses and choruses would hit at the right times. I really wanted to play the beat to folks, I love the soundtrack so much and I like how this version turned out, and so I thought it would be a good chance to try and combine it with a carved-in-marble classic like TROY. So this is what we have here, with a few additional edits and tweaks on that beat I made for Buck.
Like I say, I know the weight of what I'm using, and the power of classics like this. I grew up listening to hip hop and revisiting my favourites constantly, and I hold this one sacred! I hope you like this version of it anyway, and that somewhere in the world, Pete Rock isn't shaking his head in disapproval. I'll settle for a 3 o' clock half-mast thumbs up...
PROLYPHIC & REANIMATOR - Artist Goes Pop (Buddy Peace remix)
(2008•track remix production•digital)
This was my submission for a remix contest held over on the Strange Famous forum, and I won!
This was the start of a long term super rapping combo of Prolyphic and I. An early days slammer.
NIRVANA - In Bloom (Buddy Peace 'UnGrohl' remix)
(2011•track remix production•digital)
I made this remix originally to play in my solo set on the B. Dolan tour, of October 2011. I just wanted to put Kurt over some rock hard drums and see what happened. All edits and remix work made with utmost respect and love, always. I only ever interfere and man-handle the music I love in the first place.
GO TO HELL, BASTARDS!
(2011•extended mixtape production•digital)
This is the exclusive extended 15 minute longer re-cut of my mix for Six Ton Armor, continuing where the original finishes. I also made a 2011 remix of my track, 'I Explode (Why Bomb, Why?)', from my album 'Late Model Sedan' (Strange Famous Records, 2009).
Here is my original write up for 'Go To Hell, Bastards!':
"...having made mixtapes since 1993, I’ve always tried to mess with the formula a bit each time and bring a little something different to each project. In keeping with the psych theme I took a more electronic path, and rather than make a blend of tracks I adopted a production approach. I took apart tons of old electronic tracks from the past half century and constructed a piece by piece ultrablend involving programmed splintered chops, effected slices and my own loops and riffs made from even more chops and slices. It took a little while but building up from nothing and watching the arrangement unfold was a wonderful process, and squeezing what I could from certain samples was a real treat. I adopted certain traits and traditions from psych rock production and stayed close to that road. The process of this production has led to a rough tracklist as opposed to a specific one, and it would be laborious to even look at what the tracklist for this would have been, but a few names I used for it include: Gyorgy Ligeti, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Raymond Scott, John Cage, Tangerine Dream & Edgar Froese, Jon Appleton, Young Marble Giants, Daniel Johnston, Pierre Henry, Frank Zappa, David Cope and so many more. I call this mix ‘Go To Hell, Bastards!’.
RALPH STANLEY meets MOGWAI - Hunted By Death
(2010•track remix production•digital)
A blend of Mogwai parts and a Ralph Stanley acapella. B. Dolan used this for the promo video for his 'Church Of Love And Ruin' tour.
STRANGE FAMOUS TIL THE GRAVE TAKES US
A minimix of strictly Strange Famous which I made for the SFR website, and only available there - but it's all yours to stream at your leisure, so bump it loud at your nearest opportunity!
TRACKLIST: PROLYPHIC & REANIMATOR: 'Artist Goes Pop' • SAGE FRANCIS: 'House Of Bees' (feat. B. Dolan) • PROLYPHIC & BUDDY PEACE: 'Death Of The Boombox' • CECIL OTTER: '1999' • B. DOLAN: 'Earthmovers' • SCROOBIUS PIP: 'Let 'Em Come' Redux (feat Metermaids, Sage Francis, Cecil Otter) • METERMAIDS: 'Bad Things' (Redux) • SLEEP: 'Intro' • DAN LE SAC vs SCROOBIUS PIP: 'Gold Teeth' • SAGE FRANCIS: 'Make Em Purr' • BUCK 65: 'The Outskirts'
THE REIGNING MONARCHS - Buddy Peace dub remixes
(2011•dbl remix single•digital)
The Reigning Monarchs are a surf/ska/rock n' roll band from the LA area, fronted by the all round brilliant comedian (and sick guitarist) Greg Behrendt. We spoke about making some dubbed out versions of some of their existing tracks and I delivered remixes of 'Lion & Bones' and 'Jonny Mac' (the original of which being the theme for Greg's old podcast 'Walking The Room'). I encourage you to check their material - truly solid and lush design, click HERE to peep!
COLD WATER SIGN LANGUAGE - Kelpe megamix
I was invited by Kelpe to construct a megamix of his incredible archive for the release of his new work in 2011, and I edited and diced up his back catalogue and re-stitched the whole thing together with the pieces. Stream or download from his Bandcamp page!
BUCK 65 Megamix
I had an invitation to construct a Buck 65 megamix for the release of his awesome 'Situation' album. I went all the way in and hit my Buck archives and dug deep to sew this one together. It was based on the 'Situation' album for the most part but I included a ton of old goodies and exclusives. Heavy. Peep the Soundcloud page for a tracklist.
Here's what Buck said!
“I was walking around listing to music in my headphones and something came on I hadn’t heard in a while. It was this mega-mix-thing that Buddy Peace made for us a few years ago, right before Situation came out. Sweet Jesus, it knocked my socks off. I had forgotten how great it is and was reminded of the genius of Buddy Peace. The man is a beast when it comes to putting mixes together and it’s so unbelievably flattering when it’s your material he’s working with.
So! In that the mix is made up of highlights from my catalogue and was sculpted by the master, Buddy Peace, I’m now going to say that this is my favorite Buck 65 thing of all-time. This is it! It thrills me to listen to this sonofabitch. So if you haven’t heard it in a while either, or if you’ve never heard it at all, you’re invited to check it out right now…”
(2012•full length mix for 'Monday Jazz'•digital)
I made this mix for the Monday Jazz site back in 2010. It's a weighty jamboree containing remixes, re-edits and all manner of savagery throughout which you can stream or purchase on my Bandcamp site.
BULLY RECORDS MEGAMIX
(2006•Bully Records/Bully Projects•ltd 7")
I made this megamix for Bully Records upon invitation, back in 2005. It was made using all the Bully back catalogue on my MPC2000XL, with a few external effects and such. It was released on 'Bully Projects', with artwork and mastering by Sixtoo (now known as Prison Garde).
It was a pleasure to make.
I used to bump Bully Records a LOT.
Catalogue number: BP001
SUDDEN DEATH BLUES
(2009•podcast mix production•digital)
A podcast I made for Strange Famous, in the thick of the sunny and frosty Surrey Winter. Mixes made inside, with narration from ya boy on the outside into a dictaphone, Twin Peaks style. Word to Diane.
Exclusives, goodies, remixes, blends, all kinds of good stuff (including my Neil Young 'Turnstiles' remix and tons more).
JACKAMO BROWN - When She Comes (Buddy Peace remix)
(2012 Speech Development Records•track remix production•digital)
My remix of this gorgeous folk track from Jackamo Brown in promotion for his album 'Oh No! The Drift Of The World'. A real pleasure to make, and you should peep the whole album. All the way nice.
This is a mix/podcast I made for the Rhythm Incursions website (www.rhythm-incursions.com). It's not one of my usual mixes, more of a radio show kind of format but I edited the tracks and made some remixes for the cause. There are a few exclusives in there too (or at least, at the time they were exclusive!). This is also the first podcast where I spoke too... Nervy voice and all. I covered it in effects though. Have fun!
•'Introductory Column' sequence [Broadcast, Yo La Tengo, Gravenhurst, Mice Parade & Buddy Peace]•Love As Laughter - 'In Amber'•Karate - 'Bass Sounds'•'Neighbourhood Watch' sequence [Buddy Peace and Lucasse]•Cul De Sac & John Fahey - 'Nothing' / Tom Waits - 'What's He Building In There'•Liars - 'Front'•The Evens - 'Everybody Knows'•The Herbalizer - 'It Ain't Nothin' (featuring MF Doom) (Andrew Broder remix)•The Shins - 'Weird Divide' (Buddy Peace re-edit)•Magnolia Electric Company - 'Farewell Transmission' (edit)•'Maverick Axe Training' interlude by Buddy Peace•Subtle - 'The Mercury Craze' (Buddy Peace remix)•Dave House - 'Death And Taxes'•The Dead Texan - 'Aegian Airlines'•Stars Of The Lid - 'Requiem For Dying Mothers, Part 2'•Scout Niblett - 'Kidnapped By Neptune'•Halo Benders - 'Bomb Shelter (Part 2)'•Fugazi - 'Afterthought'•Smee & Lonan - 'No Cars Go'•Arcade Fire - 'No Cars Go'•'Yeah I Got Some Last Words...' sequence [Tom Waits, Broadcast, Coma Emilio & Buddy Peace]•The Black Keys - '240 Years Before You Were Born'•The Gentlemen Losers - 'Salt Of The Sea' (Buddy Peace remix)•Sebadoh - 'Spoiled'
CARLO & BUDDY PEACE - Commonwealth Kids
This is a mix produced by Carlo and I, which began in 2005 and was finished in 2006. Carlo started, sending me a section of the mix on CD, and after letting that sink in for a bit I began my section. We went back and forth sending CDs to each other in Canada and the UK over the next year and ended up with a solid and admittedly pretty insane mix! We released it on CD which was accompanied by a 7" produced by Carlo. More info on the link above!