Ep. 41 – “IMITATE A CAT PUKING – A PARTY GIRL ALTERNATIVE SOUNDTRACK”

A Party Girl (1995) tribute mix consisting entirely of tracks either appearing in the film or mentioned by Leo (Guillermo Diaz) when he’s putting together his DJ set (specifically the montage sequence where Parker Posey helps him navigate the new filing system for all his records.) This is admittedly a pretty niche project for me but I’ve always admired the way whoever did the music consulting for the film really knew their shit. Like it’s a really well-curated time capsule of 90s club culture, ranging from bitch house to diva house to disco to hip hop, with more surprising deep cuts than you’d expect from a low budget indie comedy. Sadly I wasn’t able to include everything that’s played or mentioned (Madonna’s “Up Down Suite” didn’t make the cut, for example) but it still ended up a more comprehensive soundtrack than the official soundtrack album (which is really lacking.)

1: Double Cross – First Choice
2: Is It All Over My Face? (Masters At Work Remix) – Loose Joints
3: Carnival 93 (Mardi Gras Mix) – Club Ultimate
4: In the Dark We Live (Dave Clarke 312 Remix) – Aphrohead
5: House Of Love (More/Phearce Mix)  – Smooth Touch
6: (Work This) Pussy – Go Bitch Go!
7: You Used To Hold Me – Ralphie Rosario
8: Lick It (No Afro Sheen Mix) – Karen Finley
9: Sex Drive (Sex Pitch Mix) – Grace Jones
10: X (Sound Factory Mix) – Junior Vasquez
11: I Can’t Get No Sleep (Ken Lou 12” Mix) – India
12: U Got Me Up (Cajmere’s Underground Goodies Mix) – Dajae
13: Activator (You Need Some) (T.C.B. Mix) – Whatever, Girl
14: Throw – Paperclip People
15: You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) – Sylvester
16: Music Selector Is the Soul Reflector – Deee-lite
17: Peter Piper – Run DMC
18: Genius Of Love – Tom Tom Club
19: To Be Loved – Basscut
20: Eric B. Is President – Eric B. and Rakim

Mixed by Panda Magic (J. Cawood) October/November 2021.

Ep. 40 – “BOW RIVER VALLEY”

Long ‘n’ lovely.

1: Wind Tree – Tape Sounds
2: Dragonfly Scene – Danny Wolfers
3: Pavilion – Panabrite
4: Jupiter’s Beard – Glass Hive
5: Ozone – Skee Mask
6: Pervitin In Dub (Cyborgs & Pirates Mix) – The Orb
7: Winter Astral (Edit) – Beverly Glenn-Copeland
8: 55 Dias – Jonas Kopp
9: Space 8 – Nala Sinephro
10: Meciendo El Engaño – Música Esporádica
11: Sunder – O Yuki Conjugate
12: Ancient Leaves (Excerpts) – Michael Stearns
13: Planet Crazy Gold – Acid Mothers Temple & Kinski
14: 1001 – Justin Walter
15: Butterfly’s Dream – Chihei Hatakeyama
16: Symmetry – Zakè
17: Music For Three Synthesizers – Landing
18: Whale – Area 3
19: Lunar Loop – Tape Sounds
20: Veritas – BON & Lucinda Chua
21: Nothing Personal (Edit) – Mark McGuire

Compiled and mixed by Panda Magic (J. Cawood) / October 2021 / 113 minutes.

Ep. 39 – “ASYMMETRICAL PLAYLIST”

Mix I made gradually over the summer that collects together a lot of moody mid-fi pop with random jaunts into shoegaze, ambient, 80s obscurities, jazz, vintage electronics, and other bits of melodic ephemera that (as usual for me) hovers somewhere alongside the Boards Of Canada universe. And no that is not my cat in the photo.

Tracklist:

1: Drugs – Joy Zipper
2: Give Me a Call – Saada Bonaire
3: Ricerca Della Materia – Daniela Casa
4: Waiting – Suzanne Kraft
5: Filtered Grand Piano – Caribou
6: Bittersweet Symphony – American Landscape Painting
7: Bird Perspective – Atlantis Transit Project
8: Lights In My Head – Panda Magic
9: Acid Feerique – F. Personne & d’Ussone
10: Aqua Pura – William Bria
11: Sport Orientali (Lotta) – Daniela Casa
12: Ghost Child – Veldt
13: Sayonara – Kate NV
14: Here I Am – Model 9000
15: Strange Air – Woob
16: Woosah – Dean Blunt
17: Window – Nobuyoshi Ino
18: WYSIWYG – Krikor Kouchian
19: Beans – Susumu Yokota
20: Raise The Bells – Folk Implosion
21: A Glass Steam Bath – Dravier
22: The Use Of Unacceptable Colours In Nature – Boom Bip
23: Shepard Plays His Jew’s Harp (Epilogue) – CFCF
24: Camille – Ana Roxanne
25: The Line Goes Dead – Black Wick
26: Camel Express (Alatas Version) – Zatua
27: Mother Of Pearl (Edit) – Scribble

Compiled and mixed July/August 2021 by Panda Magic (J. Cawood.)

Ep. 38 – “WAY BACK MACHINE”

Indie dance culture from the early ’90s. Baggy, hip house, rave, vocal dance, pop remix, drum ‘n’ bass.

1: 101 (Andrew Weatherall Sonic Shuffle Edit) – Finitribe
2: Raise (63 Steps to Heaven) (Redskin Rock Mix) – Bocca Juniors
3: Come Inside (Turn the Knob Mix) – Thompson Twins
4: Let’s Push It (Big Beat Edit) – Innocence
5: Buffalo Stance (Nearly Neue Beat) – Neneh Cherry
6: Saturday’s Angels (Mr. Monday’s Brain Mix) – If?
7: I Wanna Give You) Devotion (Instrumental) – Nomad
8: Kaleid (Remix) – Depeche Mode
9: Warning! (Serious Lies Mix) – Adeva
10: The Crying Game (Extended Dance Mix) – Boy George
11: Come Into My House (Fast Eddie Mix / Maslow Unknown Edit) – Queen Latifa
12: Move Your Body – Xpansions
13: Dirty Cash (Money Talks) – Adventures of Stevie V
14: Rescue Me – Debbie Malone
15: Forever In Love (Combination Mix) – Pet Shop Boys
16: Dove Song – Nicolette
17: I’m Gonna Get You (Flavour Edit) – Bizarre Inc.
18: Tell Me Why – Rachel Wallace
19: Voyage To the Bottom Of the Bass – Metronome

Compiled & Mixed June/July 2021 by Panda Magic (J. Cawood)

Ep. 37 – “THE WARM-UP”

Feelingly uncharacteristically optimistic about the future, so I guess that’s the vibe here.

1: Nasty (Cool Summer Mix Part 1) – Janet Jackson
2: Phylum – Tristan Arp
3: Life Partner – Teams & Star Slinger
4: Party Shuffle – Atom tm
5: Fix This Thang – Bibio ft. Oliver St. Louis
6: Escapade (One Nation Under A Rhythm Mix) / We’re Going Deep – Janet Jackson / DSR
7: Shake – Cowboy Rhythmbox
8: Walking With You – Peaking Lights
9: Elounda Morning (South West Seven Remix) – Sumsuch
10: The Ghosts Hood – Talaboman
11: Operation Wolf – Greymatter
12: Hawk Tone – Sei A
13: Silver (Bakradze Remix) – Fakear ft. Rae Morris
14: The Prayer – Gacha Bakradze
15: Shepperton Moon Landing – Special Request
16: Trax 11 – Rumore
17: Fuck All Y’all Haters – Baltra

Compiled and mixed April/May 2021.

Ep. 36 – “SOLARIUM TUNES”

A small gift for you my friends.

Side A
1: Art People Feelings – Panda Magic
2: N String Blue – Mike Paradinas
3: Crimes Of Passion (1981 version) – Madonna
4: Oh That Felix – Beat Detectives
5: The Store – Frederick Wiseman
6: Let’s Go Swimming (Walter Gibbons mix) – Arthur Russell
7: No Drama – Blue Hawaii
8: Oh No (Betamax version) – Datassette
9: Please – Meat Beat Manifesto
10: 多くの巻き戻さvhsへ – Haircuts For Men
11: Best Friend (Juicy Fruit remix) – Brandy
12: The Chem Lab Mystery – Maddalena Fagandini

Side B
13: Stairs to Nowhere – Maria Minerva
14: Me and Michael (OMMA remix) – MGMT
15: Just Like Everybody – 23 Skidoo / Staccato – Laraaji
16: ELpH (Outtake) -COIL
17: Cruel Summer – Black Marble
18: Sparks – Martin Rev
19: Interaction (Betamax reprise) – Datassette
20: Nights Over Egypt -The Jones Girls
21: The Soft Demand – Gary Safe
22: Walkin’ – Beaver & Krause
23: Groove 32 – Khotin
24: Rapid Transit – Panda Magic

Compiled and mixed April 2021 by J. Cawood (Panda Magic)

Ep. 35 – “THE DEEP END”

Mix from October 2016. I think I was in a good mood when I did this one.

1: Boy – HNNY & Koko
2: Voulezvous – Melé
3: Love Is Free (ft. Maluca) – Robyn & La Bagatelle
4: Wet Dollars (Melé remix) – Tazer x Tink
5: Groove Is In the Heart (Rex the Dog Unreleased mix) – Deee-Lite
6: The Fat Rat – Detroit Swindle
7: Jamelia – Volta Cab
8: Work – High Powered Boys
9: Thank You Baby – Krankbrother
10: My Kamera (Medicine 8 Vox mix) – Tom Songs Color TV
11: Put That Record Back On (Peace Division remix) – DJ Dan
12: Bergensere – Bjorn Torske
13: Falling For You” – Martyn
14: Ohno (Danny’s Twisted Realness mix) – Danny Tenaglia
15: I Want You (Get Together) – Volta Cab
16: This Charming Man (Luis Leon remix) – The Smiths
17: Rhythm Algorithm – Fantastic Man

67 Minutes.

Ep. 34 – “ENO AND FRIENDS”

96 minutes of Brian Eno collaborations, from the 70s until now.

1: Mountain Of Needles – w/ David Byrne (1981)
2: Ho Renomo – w/ Cluster (1977)
3: Evening Star – w/ Robert Fripp (1975)
4: Sirens – w/ Daniel Lanois (1988)
5: Like Pictures (Part 2) – w/ J. Peter Schwalm & Laurie Anderson (2001)
6: Moss Garden – w/ David Bowie (1977)
7: Spinner – w/ Jah Wobble (1995)
8: Only Once Away My Son – w/ Kevin Shields (2018)
9: Eno’s Introducing The Band – w/ Suede (1994)
10: Under Stars – w/ Daniel Lanois (1983)
11: Marsh Chorus – w/ Tom Rogerson (2017)
12: Delta Rain Dream – w/ Jon Hassell (1980)
13: Deep Blue Day – w/ Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno (1983)
14: Solo Guitar With Tin Foil – w/ David Byrne (1981)
15: A Stream With Bright Fish – w/ Harold Budd (1984)
16: Moss – w/ Roger Eno (2020)
17: Distant Village – w/ Michael Brook & Daniel Lanois (1985)
18: Cells & Bells – w/ Karl Hyde (2014)
19: The Belldog – w/ Cluster (1978)
20: Plot 180 – w/ The Passengers (U2) (1995)

Compiled and mixed by Panda Magic (J. Cawood) February 2021.

Ep. 33 – “NO SUCH THING”

Threw this one together in a day but it turned out pretty good I think. It feels winter-appropriate.

1: A Clearing – Arp
2: Disappear – Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
3: Iq + U = ? – Nik Pascal
4: Faraday Monument – Oliver Coates
5: Opus 4 – Art Of Noise
6: Wind – DSR.MR
7: Davy Jones’ Locker – Panda Bear
8: Tarifa – Torn Hawk
9: Ra – J-Lin
10: Botzaris – Sascha Funke & Cosmo Vitelli
11: Thesecretnumbertwelve – Human Mesh Dance
12: Spirales – Deuter
13: Revelation – Eduard Artemyev
14: Mothball – Greymatter
15: Raindance – O Yuki Conjugate
16: Sleeper – MLO
17: 4c922 – Lord Of The Isles

66 minutes / Jan. 30 2021.

Ep. 32 – “NEW YEAR NEW YOU”

1: Madrugada Eterna (Johan Agebjörn Acid House Edit) – The KLF
2: Kangaroo Ground – Tornado Wallace
3: Bronze (Darko Kustra Remix) – STATUE
4: Way I Feel – Palace
5: Nafara (The Scenic Route Mix) – Mood II Swing
6: Black Rainbows (STATUE Refraction) – Cut Copy
7: Not About You (KDA Legacy Extended Remix) – Honey Dijon ft. Hadiya George
8: The Only Way – JAE (NL)
9: What I Got (Derrick Carter Vocal Remix) – Ian Pooley ft. Tim Fuller
10: Dont Deal With Us (Dusky 4X4 Edit) – Jt Company
11: The Fire (Sorley Remix) – Armand Van Helden & Kideko
12: Poncho – Francisco Allendes
13: Wheele – DJ Plead & Anunaku
14: Sunday At Glasto (1-800 Girls Remix) – Barry Can’t Swim
15: Touch Me (Vices Remix) – Cathy Dennis
16: Madrugada Eterna (Dusky Remix) – The KLF
17: I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it – The 1975

Mixed new year’s day 2021 by Panda Magic (J. Cawood)

Ep. 31 – “AMBIENT 2020”

The 4th annual round-up of the year’s most pleasant sounds.

Tracklist:
1: Phantom Works Pt.1 – Lord Of The Isles
2: Mittsommer – Morgen Wurde
3: Overture No. 6 – Marc Ertel
4: Islas Canarias – Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
5: s8v1 [brooklyn] – Aphex Twin
6: My Body Is Powerful – Octo Octa
7: r cazt – Autechre
8: Electron Central – Pulse Emitter
9: Eleventh Sequence – 36
10: Filtered Grand Piano – Caribou
11: O, My Daughter, O, My Sorrow – William Baskinski
12: Mother Of Many – Glass Hive
13: Opalescent – Curved Light
14: Red Moon Black Mountain – FernLodge
15: Stasis Sounds For Long-Distance Space Travel (Reduction 3) – 36 & zakè
16: Spring Frost – Roger Eno and Brian Eno
17: Shadow Brushes – Dravier

Compiled & mixed by Panda Magic (J. Cawood) November/December 2020.
80 Minutes.

Ep. 30 – “Anti-Cliché Internal Defeat Mechanism”

lo-fi / tape hiss / found sound / vague pop / fuzz / drone / swampy / sonic collage mix from 2016.

PART X
1: a mother’s attempt – discovery of magnetic north
2: ..tight – odd nosdam
3: weak for me – nite jewel
4: nobody said – virtual flannel
5: a lot to lose – jason wasiak
6: dagnabbit – christ.
7: spc ch pn (mu-ziq unreleased mix 1) – slag boom van loon
8: moist jungle mist 2 – magnetophonique
9: violent breath – add n to (x)
10: hawk wind – semya
11: reckless life at home – randy leago

PART Y
12: brave new waves ‘98 / untitled web loop – patti schmidt / boards of canada
13: the church song – labradford  
14: ufo mix – the klf
15: helmut newton told me – john cale & ann magnuson
16: sister echo – ariel kalma  
17: birdline – guidewire
18: from seven to one / verlaine: pt.2 la bleue – panda magic / bill frisell & wayne horvitz

PART Z
19: lewd strewth truth – LST  
20: drowning girl shoebox – monkeydeed
21: lock-groove lullaby – stereolab  
22: 2 – dean blunt & inga copeland
23: birdline (reprise) – guidewire  
24: oceans of weep – ariel pink’s haunted graffiti
25: radiohead ’93 – monkeydeed  
26: hari narayan – alice coltrane
27: bleed into dreams – xosar

Compiled and mixed March 2016 by J. Cawood (Panda Magic.)
The title comes from Jonathan Ashworth (founder of Monkeydeed) who, in 1994, wished for some kind of automatic process which would derail any innate tendencies toward hackneyed predictability or traditional formula in music. This theoretical creative safeguard became known as the “anti-cliché internal defeat mechanism.” Jonathan and I communicated between Canada and the U.S.A. mostly via mixtapes throughout the 90s and this mix is a tribute to that era.