DJ Tronic hosts the Plugged In show on KBOO the first and third Friday of each month from 10pm - 12am PST. Tronic does a live DJ mix in the studio featuring the latest in deep house, house, techno, tech house, breaks, drum-n-bass, downtempo and more. Tronic also has guest DJs in the studio, and we often talk about upcoming parties and club nights, and have ticket and CD giveaways on the show.
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A selection of Guidance Counselor's performance at the 2009 PDX Pop Now! music festival, as aired on the July 31st edition of Plugged In.
Composer of mercurial soundtracks for uncertain times, Thavius Beck conjoins various strains of electronic music to arrive at a daringly ambitious sound. He recently joined a lineup of local artists to celebrate black electronic music and benefit KBOO at Holocene in Portland, Oregon.
Mr. Beck has received recognition in The Wire, Spin, and Urb for his solo releases under the moniker Adlib, the Labwaste project with fellow LA artist Subtitle, his recent production for fellow Mush artist K-The-I???, his early work with Global Phlowtations, numerous guest appearances, and producing for and touring in support of and accompanying Saul Williams. An exceptional programmer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist, Thavius Beck’s many talents allow him to take a song from idea to completion without ever having to leave his cluttered studio. Check out one of his videos here
Portland wouldn't let Show Me the Pink run away forever. With a return long overdue, the band performed at Branx with Bitchin' Summer and Full Face Riot.
The house was packed and by the time Show Me the Pink took to the stage the venue had been warmed up and flashing bicycle lights prepared the dancefloor.
Dirty X-Rated played a set during the Beat Off at Holocene.
Dirty came to KBOO's studio for the Plugged In show previewing the Beat Off.
What is a Beat Off? Well maybe not what you think.
Recently, Holocene hosted one of a series of these where electronic musicians are given a variety of short samples of music and are challenged to come up with some dope beats in one hour. Wanna hear what it sounds like?
Those who participated include Techno Mike, Quiet Countries, Magnum PA, Dirty X Rated, Shrubbery, Demi Batard, Cutter Filtoff, Graintable, Demdranger / John Henry, Rude Boy, The DJ Nealie Neal, and Sedell Jones who was voted the winner of the battle.
Special thanks to organizer Erik Beats for setting this up.
As a preview of the upcoming Beat Off at Holocene, I hosted the organizer of the event and a few electronic artists who will be competing. We even had our own mini beat off beat battle on the air.
On the show was Beat Off organizer Erik Beats, Dirty X Rated, The New Plastic, and Trick-Assed Marxist. We heard some of their work, including some of their past competitions, and then finished the program with a beat battle challenge using the same samples that will be used for the Beat Off next week. You'll have to listen to find out who was voted the winner!
You can also check out the playlist here.
|Baaba Maal||International (John Leckie remix)|
|the cocknbullkid||I'm Not Sorry (Stuart Ramsay remix)|
|Odissi||Empty Vodka Bottles (Pyramid remix)|
|Quiet Countries||In Case You're Wondering|
|Bertie Blackman||Thump (Wild Turkeys remix)|
|Speech Debelle||Go Then, Bye (Photomachine and El-B remix)|
|Tortoise||Monument Six One Thousand|
|Lusine||Still Frame (Lusine remix)|
|Alien Pimp||The Good Consumer|
|Dekata Project||At Least We Can Dance (NuTone remix)|
|Terry Lee Brown Jr.||Delightful Encounters|
|BURNS||First Move (Fred Falke remix)|
|Basement Jaxx||Raindrops (Robbie Rivera remix)|
|Tracey Thorn||It's All True (Escort remix)|
This was the first of two Fall pledge drive shows for Plugged In. Tronic was in the studio with Marc. Our next show is on Friday, October 16th from 10pm - 12am.
We were joined on the phones by some great KBOO volunteers. We raised about $230 in pledges and got at least 2 people signed up as new KBOO members! Big thanks to everyone who called in and made donations during our show.
We had some great music to give away from IAmSound Records and some tickets for Deadmau5 and Burns - big thanks to Red Cube and Double Tee for the tickets!
Thanks again to all our listeners and callers for supporting what we do. Big thanks to all the labels / producers that provide us with such great music!
|Oscar P||Conquistadores Chocolate (Ospina & Oscar P Brazil Dub)|
|Hybrid Heights||Captured Moments|
|Scott Langley||Think Again|
|Ferentari||What Happens After (Matt Rock Tech House Mix)|
|Lisa Shaw||Like I Want To (Dutchian Soul Vocal Rub)|
|Rishi Bass||Way of the Dragon|
|John Tejada||The Locus of Points|
|John Orbiter||The Other World|
|Mikie Smithers||Kingdom of Clouds|
|Mi'ka and Kala||Mochi|
|Moody Twin||Twins in Bassbins (I Am the Woodstar remix)|
|Basement Jaxx||Raindrops (Robbie Rivera remix)|
|Glasnost||Come Alone (Vicious' better late than never remix)|
|Way Out West||Ultraviolet|
|Alien Pimp||The Good Consumer|
|Nobody Beats the Drum||Purple Cactus|
|Plemo and Rampue||Kommunizieren|
|RJD2||All For U|
|Ancient Astronauts||Lost in Marrakesh|
|Freeland||Best Fish Tacos in Ensenada|
|FisherSpooner||Money Can't Dance|
|Ancient Astronauts||Dark Green Rod|
|Speed Suit||Terminal Dance|
|Rena Jones||Point of Existence|
|Rena Jones||The Webs We Weave|
|Freeland||Wish I Was Here|
|Lucky Goat||Analog Playground|
|High Places||The Storm|
|Gumi||Fade to Black|
|Rena Jones||Ordinary Day|
|Butane||This is Your Brain on Music|
Some new releases for y'all this month! Nobody Beats the Drum, Plemo and Rampue, Ancient Astronauts, Butane's debut album, Freeland, FisherSpooner,
Then EmMarie showed up and played some stuff.
We also gave some tickets away to the upcoming Rena Jones show at the Doug Fir.
|Wax Tailor||Say Yes (feat ASM)||In The Mood for Life|
|ApSci||Under Control (David Last vs MC Zulu remix)|
|TV Off||Music Machine (T Vicious remix)||www.dj-tronic.com|
|PANTyRAiD||Dreaming||The Sauce||Marine Parade|
|Melnyk||The Competition (Feed's Extended Swimming With Whales remix)|
|Alien Pimp & Ikkaku||The Good Consumer (Full remix)||www.dj-tronic.com|
|Mr. Raoul K.||Sun Of Gao (City Mix)|
|Radiohead||Reckoner (James Zabiela's Tweezers on a Towel Rail remix)||www.dj-tronic.com|
|The Penelope[S]||Joey Santiago||Priceless Concrete Echoes|
|Fort Knox Five||Funk 4 Peace (Deekline & Ed Solo remix)||Radio Free DC Remixed|
|Si Begg||The Bleeps (Shades of Rhythm remix)||The Bleeps|
|DrumAttic Twins||Deep Throat|
|The Bucketheads||The Bomb (Youth's Street Player 2 Turbo Edition Edit)||www.dj-tronic.com|
|Crystal Waters||Gypsy Woman (Dim's Special Re-touch)|
|Steve Haines feat. Marcus Pearson||Beautiful Found (Abel Riballo & DJ KDS)||Beautiful Found|
|Himan vs Cleymoore||Flight to Morocco|
|Timo Maas||Haven't We Met Before (Cates&dpL Unofficial remix)||www.dj-tronic.com|
On the show we featured lots of brand new promos we've received and some great new stuff from DancefloorMayhem.com
We also had a ticekt giveaway for the Micropalooza chiptune party that is happening on August 28th @ Ground Kontrol - GroundKontrol.com
|Deelay Ceelay||PDX Pop Now! Live set.|
|Guidance Counselor||PDX Pop Now! Live set.|
|Jeffrey Jeruselam||PDX Pop Now! Live set.|
|Nice Nice||PDX Pop Now! Live set.|
DJ Tinman filled in for Plugged In... Playing all the great electric sets from PDX Pop Now!
|Starfucker||Medecine (Copy Remix)|
|Starfucker||Pistol Pete Bonus Track|
|Starfucker||Boy Toy (Fake Drugs Remix)|
|Starfucker||Dance Face 2000|
|Starfucker||Bed-Stuy (Super Cop)|
|Starfucker||Girls Jus Want to Have Fun|
|Starfucker||No Name #1|
|Starfucker||No Name # 2|
Starfucker performs live!
View more photos on flickr.
|Cheb i Sabbah||Morey Pya Bassey (The Arch Cupcake remix)||High Chai Recordings||highchairecordings.com|
|Mr. Scruff||Nice Up The Function feat. Roots Manuva||Ninja Tuna|
|Scott Hardkiss||You're the Star (Kris Menace remix)||You're The Star EP|
|Pet Shop Boys||Love, etc (Gui Boratto Vocal)||Love, etc single|
|Tomato Jews||Be With Me (Tigerskin True Dance remix)||KM5 Ibiza - Volumen 9|
|The Crystal Method||Black Rainbows||Divided by Night|
|The Golden Filter||Solid Gold|
|Polygroovers||Pond Funk||Trips and Ticks||polygroovers.com|
|Infected Mushroom||The Shen||Classical Mushroom|
|Swami||Ching (Shiva Soundsystem's Mo Flo remix)||High Chai Recordings||highchairecordings.com|
|JAK||Rub A Dub||SSR 017||SubSensory Recordings||www.beatport.com|
|Elite Force||No Turning Back (Mowgli & SOLO remix)|
|N.A.S.A.||Whatchadoin? (Villains remix)|
|Sepalot||Go Get It feat. Ladi6 (AC Slater remix)|
|Audius & DJ Drop||Fever (DJ Vanish remix)|
|Timo Maas||Haven't We Met Before (Cates&dpL Unofficial remix)|
|Lenka & Nadastrom||Trouble Is A Friend (Sharkslayer Nassau edit)|
On tonight's show, we gave away a pair of tickets to the Infected Mushroom show coming up on July 16th at The Roseland. We played a mix of genres including house, techno, drum-n-bass, downtempo and psy trance. Featured tracks were a new one from local techno producer JAK called Rub A Dub, which is available at Beatport on SubSensory Records, a Gui Boratto remix of the latest Pet Shop Boys single, and the latest bootleg from Cates&dpL remixing Timo Maas.
Thanks to everyone for tuning in to the show!
|Copy||Live at Holocene|
|AED & Quiet Countries|
|Ethan Rose & Laura Gibson|
|Boy Eats Drum Machine|
|Balkan Beat Box|
Tonight we featured the PDX Pop Now! CD comp that was just released and the benefit show for the CD that included a nearly hour-long set by Copy.
|The Crystal Method||Drown In The Now|
|Camp Lo||Luchini (Tatelarock and Troublemaker remix)|
|Mr. Scruff||Get On Down|
|Debbie Deb||When I Hear Music|
|Alex Gopher||Party People|
|Ils||Storm From The East|
|Rabbit in the Moon||Waiting For The Night|
|Black Eyed Peas||Boom Boom Pow (Benjamin Daly remix)|
|Autokratz||Always More (Yuksek remix)|
|The Crystal Method||Black Rainbows|
|Baby D||Let Me Be Your Fantasy|
|Cleveland Lounge||Drowning (Dave Aude Drum & Space Mix)|
|The Prodigy||One Love|
|Trentmoller feat. Ane Trolle||Moan (Vocal version)|
|Ooah||Heat Up the Night|
|Random Trio||Indian Stomp|
|The Doors||The End (Riva Starr retrip)|
Plugged In on May 15th was hosted by DJ Tronic and presented some new stuff from The Crystal Method as well as some other new music and some classic electronic tracks for the pledge drive show.
|MSTRKRFT||It Ain't Love|
|Beats Antique||Beauty Beats|
|Beats Antique||Tabla Toy|
|Beats Antique||Untitled Unreleased Track|
|"Mysterious Brass Band"||Oriental|
|Yard Dogs Road Show||Block Head (Beats Antique Remix)|
|Beats Antique||Spider Bite|
|Beats Antique||Roustabout (Bassnectar Remix)|
Happy May Day!
Sidecar Tommy from Beats Antique joined us live in studio for some live mixing of their glorious fusion of of beats and tunes from around the globe. We heard many yet to be released tracks! You may also know Tommy as the drummer of the Yard Dogs Road Show.
Beats Antique forges a curious alliance between middle eastern traditions and potent west coast circus, underground hip hop, breakbeat brass band, downtempo, glitch and dubstep.