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.

Ep. 29 – “CRYSTAL INFO GRAPHIC”

These things always start out as one thing and then end up going in an entirely different direction. Oh well!

1: Summer Chill – Chapterhouse
2: Midnight News II – Ohama
3: Kokoku – Laurie Anderson
4: Yellow Turtles – Gerard Stokkink
5: Wham Rap – Geller & Kaya
6: Asteroide (edit) – Joël Fajerman
7: Golden Dreams (edit) – Deux
8: Oenology – Unknown Mobile & CFCF
9: Promises – Vicious Pink
10: Deep Fried – Greymatter
11: Lazarus (Saint Etienne Remix) – The Boo Radleys
12: Dolphins In The Future 9 – Dolphins Into The Future
13: Dolphin Dance – Tangerine Dream
14: Age Of Consent (Howie B edit) – New Order
15: In Mind (Reload edit) – Slowdive
16: Margherita – Amba
17: It Couldn’t Happen Here – Pet Shop Boys
18: Voiceprint (Blind From The Facts) (Video intro / Radio Mix Two) – Jon Hassell & 808 State
19: Standing In The Middle Of The Field (FIO’s 100% Aria Award Shoe-In Mix) – Cut Copy
20: Our Time (Dub) – Pender Street Steppers

Compiled and mixed by Panda Magic (J. Cawood) September 2020.
Cover art is “Pictures, People and Power” by Bob Linney. Prints available here.

Ep. 28 – “FAT SUMMER 4”

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Backup title was “Strong Choices.”

1: Floatation (Special Request Offworld Mix) – The Grid
2: Tikitaka (Dazion Remix) – Tambura & Dazion
3: Paradise (Panda Magic Edit) – Sade
4: The Facts – Saâda Bonaire
5: Point Of No Return – Nu Shooz
6: I’ll Be Good – Rene & Angela
7: Beautiful Son (John Talabot’s Acetate Dub) – Peaking Lights
8: Beam Me Up – Midnight Magic
9: Feel So Free – Crystal Bandito
10: LITE (Move It Mix) – Sea Moya
11: So Weit Wie Noch Wie – Jürgen Paape
12: Lemon (Bard Yard Club Mix) – U2
13: Nuclear Funk – Arttu ft. Jerry the Cat
14: Beach 2K20 (Louie Vega Remix) – Robyn
15: Kansas – Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka
16: U Don’t Know Me (Dubstrumental) / Oh Sheila – Armand Van Helden vs. Ready For The World
17: I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On – Cherrelle

Compiled & mixed August 2020

Artwork by Panda Magic (J. Cawood)

Ep. 27 – “ANOTHER EXCESS”

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1: Kaepora – Yak
2: Oh La La – CoastDream
3: About Work the Dancefloor (Locum Remix) – Georgia
4: P.P.P.T. – Body Party
5: I’ll Be Your Friend (Glamorous Mix) – Robert Owens
6: The NY House Trak – NY Stomp
7: Marmite – Wajatta
8: Something Else – Zombie Nation
9: Rejoice – VC Vibes
10: U & Me Electricity – Kim Ann Foxman
11: Not Seeing Is a Flower – Lone
12: Bottom Heavy – Danny Tenaglia
13: Come On Get Up (Milk & Sugar Remix) – Janet Jackson
14: Forgotten Tales – Anunaku
15: Friends (Detroit Swindle Friends On Acid Remix) – Seven Davis Jr.
16: Oud Ou Ray – Sultan Shakes

62.5 Minutes

Cover features artwork by Ceravolo

MIXED SUMMER 2020

Ep. 26 – “DELUXE ISOLATION”

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Mix from 2017, now more timely than ever.

1 Discover Magazine – Suzanne Ciani
2 Light Of Love (Ulysses beatless remix) – Miracles Club
3 Constant Index (Actress violet mix) – Laurel Halo
4 Plea Bargin – Soul Ipsum
5 Carina Sayles – Palmbomen II
6 Voices 3 – Body-San
7 Existence In the Unfurling – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
8 Fabric Of Space – 1991
9 F Minor – Kid606
10 Giving My All To You (loop) – Johnny Gill
11 Payphone (Panda Magic’s Short Change edit) – Eyeliner

12 Ito Okashi – The Passengers
13 Igor (part A) – Ekolali
14 Six Hours To Louisiana Black Coffee Going Cold – The KLF
15 Looped – Bowery Electric
16 Cloud Cover – O Yuki Conjugate
17 The Elddif And the Murd – Panda Magic
18 Seagull’s Flight – Ducktails
19 A Pact Between Strangers – Oneohtrix Point Never
20 Lykeion – Oracle North
21 Chesh – The Black Dog
22 A Message From Susan – Panda Magic

Mixed & Compiled by J. Cawood / Panda Magic (also cover collage.)

74 minutes. Love you!

Ep. 25 – “YOUR WEIRD DESTINY”

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1: Elegia – New Order
2: Ship Of Fools (Southsea Isles of Holy Beats Mix) – Erasure
3: Do or Die / Fear of Future and Euphoria (Panda Mashup) – Chris & Cosey / Mutant Beat Dance.
4: My Joy (Slow Slide Mix) – Depeche Mode
5: Just Fascination (Western Re-work) – Cabaret Voltaire
6: Die Drachentrommler (Pilooski 2007 edit) – Clara Mondshine
7: A While Ago and Recently – Erlend Oye
8: On the Road – David Motion & Sally Potter
9: Je Sors (Stepping Out) – Thool w/ Marieke
10: Too Shy (Alkalino 2008 edit) – Kajagoogoo
11: Under the Sun – Junior Boys
12: Overview – Jacknife Lee
13: Coconut – Fever Ray

Compiled and mixed May 2020.

Ep. 24 – “HEALING DOME VOL. 2”

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Finally, seven years later, the sequel to Healing Dome Vol. 1! 78 minutes of long-form 90s electronica, ambient trance, and chill tent house for when the main stage is too intense. Put on a poncho, crawl into the dome and settle into a nice inflatable inner-tube for the night.

Tracklist:
1: Garbagemx – Autechre
2: Twelve Miles High – Burger/Ink
3: 100 Lbs – Herbert
4: On (Reload Mix) – Aphex Twin
5: Nite Out – Move D & Pete Namlook
6: Quadrant Dub II – Basic Channel
7: All That I Need Is To Be Loved (Melodic Mix) – Moby
8: Soulfree – Alter Ego
9: Charlotte’s Mouth (Avant Garde Mix) – Seefeel

Compiled and mixed April 2020.

Ep. 23 – “COMFORT CUBE”

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I’ve been doing a lot of laying down and deep breathing these days.

Tracklist:
1: Overture no. 6 – Marc Ertel
2: Dusk at New Hope, Penn. – Syntonic Research, Inc.
3: Stasis Sounds for Long-Distance Space Travel (Reduction 1) – 36 & Zakè
4: Assemble and Diffuse – K. Leimer
5: Ocean Surf – Amber Waves
6: Dolphins Into the Future 4 – Dolphins Into the Future
7: Snorlax – Dream Carpets
8: Monument Destroyers – Loscil
9: Position the Inverse – Future Museums
10: Steppe Land – O Yuki Conjugate
11: Towards the Blue – Steve Roach
12: Planetarium – Area 3
13: Victorian Coils – The Volume Settings Folder
14: 0:54 – Global Communication
15: Hive Mind – Keith Barry
16: One For Now – Zavijava Orchestra
17: Without Boundary – Meta Mora & Standard Grey
18: Untitled – The Green Kingdom
19: Apple Star – Inoyama Land
20: Deep Purple (Reprise) – Larry Clinton
21: Li Sun – Judith Tripp

90 minutes
Mixed March 2020 by Panda Magic (J. Cawood)

Ep. 22 – “THE MOOD”

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Mid-tempo tropical showcase.

1: Phudo Ilka – Asa Tone
2: Ramzi Prophecy – Ramzi
3: Galaxy – Die Gesunden
4: Villa Donde – King Coya
5: That Is To Be – Bernard Favre
6: Pacific – Oracle North
7: Jenga – Uji
8: Storm (Arp Duppy Chip Mix) – Rare Silk
9: Nun Vuelvas Mas – Zatua
10: Hypnotize – Scritti Politti
11: Garden Of Paradise (Instrumental) – Jai Paul
12: Phylum (Kelman Duran Remix) – Tristan Arp
13: The Mood – Kashif
14: Video Games & Data Movements – Ian O’Brien
15: Maze – Yuji Toriyama
16: Glimmer – Tame Impala
17: Round (Forget What You Feel) – South Pacific
18: That’s The Way Love Is – Dwight Sykes

59 minutes.
Mixed February 2020 by Panda Magic (J. Cawood.)
Cover image incorporates “Bestiaire” (1982) by Alfred Pellan.

Ep. 21 – “PSYCHIC INTERLUDES”

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This is the mix I made for Madrid’s Atrocious Symphonies label back in 2014. A bit more dark & spare than usual for me . . .

1: Abandoned Factory – Vladimir Cosma
2: Cape Meares – Plankton Wat
3: Vapourware – Gas
4: Echoes – The Alps
5: Drum Mode – Gray
6: Morocco Mole – Yasuaki Shimizu
7: Temple Bar – CTI
8: My Father In Hong Kong 1961 – Gold Panda
9: Safe / Moon Shadows – Todd Haynes / Laraaji
10: Kokning – Bjorn Torske
11: Wooden League – Voafose
12: Das Feld – Mohn
13: Soundsequence – Monoton
14: Krale – Sun Araw
15: Gorodish – Vladimir Cosma
16: Love Showered Me – Lewis

Ep. 20 – “ATLANTIS SOUNDSYSTEM”

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The hottest underwater dance party of the 2010s.

1: The Vanishing – Horror Inc.
2: Money – Green Velvet & Doorly
3: West Side Critters – Christophe
4: 40 Miles (64 Kms Mix) – Congress vs. Alkalino
5: Fump – Stratton
6: Runway (As A House) – Robbie Tronco
7: 17 Steps (Ross Witness Remix) – Prince
8: Itza Trumpet Thing – Montano
9: Feelin’ Good – Laurent Garnier & Chambray
10: Warehouse Anthem – Sidney Charles
11: Gypsy Woman (Rave Yard Mix) – Crystal Waters
12: Physical Love (Red Nail Club Mix 1) – The Beloved
13: 31 Seconds – Maruwa
14: Fahrenheit 451 – Special Request
15: Alone (Paradise Version) – Don Carlos

Compiled & mixed August 2019

Cover art by Ryan Long / ryanlongdesign.com

Ep. 19 – “AMBIENT 2019”

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The third annual survey of the year’s best tones & drones.

1: The Rhythm Of a Dividing Pair – A Winged Victory For the Sullen
2: Autofocus – Andrea Castiglioni
3: Gunnbjørn Fjeld  – Glåsbird
4: Storm Cloud Techniques – Hainback
5: Lost Promises – Telepath & Cats Corp.
6: Apartment 451 – 36
7: Ada and Souleiman – Fatima Al Qadiri
8: Atelier – Visible Cloaks, Yoshio Ojima & Satsuki Shibano
9: Attestupan – Bobby Krlic
10: Pulsating – Carlos Niño, Laraaji, Jamael Dean & Sharada Shashidhar
11: Secret Earth – Voyage Futur
12: Mirage – M83
13: In Knowing – Dean Hurley
14: Valentine – Jordan Christoff
15: From Memory – Suso Saiz
16: Future Bloom – Keith Berry
17: You Couldn’t Even Hear the Birds Singing – Bibio
18: I’d Love To Stay – Applepicker
19: An Inertial Frame Of Reference – 丘を越えて (Beyond The Hill)

87 minutes. Compiled & mixed November/December 2019.