Saturday, December 18, 2004

Squares Cubed December 16 2004

Squares Cubed December 16 2004

A disturbing trend emerges as Squares Cubed meets with its third week of solo MCing. Will Marc and Chris ever meet again? Tune in next week to find out...

In the meantime, enjoy these delicious beats, served up with a heapin' help of dub and a generous side of groove.

This Week's Playlist

  1. Neurotron - The Sound of Electronic Expanded Family
  2. DJ Scrawny - Bombardment Society
  3. Benefit of the Boomerang - Curled Bottoms (UV Remix)
  4. Captain Stokast - Champion Reel
  5. DJ Bassline - Late Night In China
  6. DJ Scrawny - Tourista
  7. Strong Bad - Radio (exerpt)
  8. Benefit of the Boomerang - Mooshoo Lunacy
  9. Handsome Sultan - Sensual Moth DNA
  10. DJ Bassline - Percussion Dub
  11. DJ Scrawny - Commie Chameleon
  12. Neurotron - Black Skyline
  13. DJ Scrawny - Fifth Column

Monday, December 13, 2004

The Official Robert Munsch Website

The Official Robert Munsch Website

OK...this is a bit of a departure for this site. If you're a parent like me then you know who Robert Munsch is. If you're not a parent then this post probably isn't for you. The official RM site has much of what you would expect from a children's author website. But the bonus is that a great many of his stories are available as free mp3 downloads. This is perfect for parents who want to keep the kids quiet on roadtrips this holiday season. Download a bunch of the stories and burn them to cd.

Angela's Airplane
Love You Forever
Paper Bag Princess

The rest can be found here.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Squares Cubed December 09 2004

Friday, December 10, 2004

ArnoCorps :: Arnold Schwarzenneger Tribute Band

ArnoCorps :: Arnold Schwarzenneger Tribute Band

Xeni at boingboing has this to say in her post about ArnoCorps:

Song lyrics are comprised of scripts from the Calilfornia governor's movies. The lead singer sings in a schwarzeneggeuro accent. This is wrong for so many reasons.

Oh, its wrong alright. The best part? ArnoCorps claims that all of Schwarzenneger's movies are based on ancient Austrian legends and they are launching a class action lawsuit for damages. Sweet!

Total Recal

Update :: Thanks to an anonymous comment entry for the link to this highly informative and hilarious article on ArnoCorps.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

OEM Radio :: Original Electronic Music Radio

OEM Radio - Original Electronic Music Radio

I'm on my own this week to program Squares Cubed so I've been doing extra research trying to find content for the show. One of my normal haunts, Oddio Overplay, pointed me in the direction of OEM Radio.

OEM radio is a new project that presents original electronic music recordings via a Shoutcastâ„¢ internet radio station. OEM Radio is a free, zero-profit endeavor. The radio stream broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year - free. The stream broadcasts at 128kbit, so you will need DSL, Cable Modem, or a faster connection in order to tune in. We are working on starting a lower bandwidth stream in the near future.

The music content is wide ranging in terms of genre: you will hear ambient, IDM, downtempo, breakbeat, nu-jazz, experimental, and many other not-so-easily categorized sounds. OEM Radio plays listening music rather than dance music. OEM Radio seeks to bring original electronic music and recording artists that may be underexposed to a wider audience.

The queue currently holds 682 tracks totaling 70 hours of original material.


Radiohead :: Creep Flash Video

Radiohead :: Creep Flash Video

I'm not a huge fan of Radiohead but this video for an acoustic version of the song Creep is just too good to pass up. This is a great use of Flash. The only other uses I can see for this technology are for games and really annoying band websites. Oh...another great use for Flash, Homestar!

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Aleksi Eeben :: The White Box

Aleksi Eeben - The White Box:

I spent far too much time in my teen years glued to my Commoder 64. I just couldn't tear myself away from Raid on Bungling Bay, Ghostbusters and Summer Olympics. If you have a similar story then this collection is for you. If not, give it a try anyways.

"Finnish old-school Amiga demo scene legend Aleksi Eeben, aka Heatbeat, has never really let up on the composition, but has, rather wonderfully, regressed in his choice of hardware over time, from Amiga, through Commodore 64, to Vic-20, with sideways glances to the Game Boy. But it's his C64 equivalent of 'The White Album', the appropriately named 'The White Box', which sums up some of his borderline deviant SID-chip excursions over the previous few years."


From the good people at Monotonik.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Chenard Walcker :: X Rays

Chenard Walcker :: X Rays

This set was created for the Mr_Melvis project at Comforstand records, Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka - Porn Music For The Masses. 'a compilation of those 'Soundtracks of Seduction', those 'Sonic Portraits of Passion'. Yes... it's time for a compilation of Porn Music !'
The way some tracks were created could be compared to a gang-bang - everybody's fucking with one another... Here are porn horn, fuzzy bass, dirty lyrics and sesso matto drums for you ear pleasure, but not only.
I'm your porn star !"

X Rays
Chich Kebab (Porn Mix)

More Chenard at

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Squares Cubed December 2 2004

Squares Cubed December 2 2004

Marc does his best to run things on his own while Chris takes a well-deserved break. This week, we play tracks from the ten most-downloaded albums on, as well as a couple of "future hits" from Comfortstand and a special secret track!

Download the whole show here!

This Week's Playlist

10. Kowloon - The Puzzle's Last Piece
9. Kunstner5 - Refined Beauty
FUTURE HIT! Martinibomb - The Love God
8. Luminfire - Bananadittydub
7. Astroslut - Love Theme From Astroslut
6. Sushi Brother - Shadowfighter (Frank Bill Remix)
5. I, Cactus - Bamboo Cactus
4. Aphilas - Blind Matador Techniques
FUTURE HIT! Colektro - Brainwank (Psycho Foo Edit)
3. Alexi Virta - Dragons
2. Lackluster - Cut1
1a. The Conet Project - Ready Ready 15728 Irdial
1b. The Conet Project - The Swedish Rhapsody Irdial

SECRET! A special hidden track, to commemorate our theme.

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DJ Riko :: Mashups

DK Riko:: Mashups

Further to yesterday's post I listened to some mashups by DJ Riko and I was really impressed. For those of you how may not have looked any farther than the holiday mixes I would encourage you to check out some of these tracks:

DJ Riko - Whistler's Delight (Full version)
Do you know how to whistle? People on the 22 tracks used in this number do. I've taken the whistling bit that was in the Latter Day Taints mix and extended it to almost seven minutes of whistling madness. If you're into playing "Name That Tune"/trainspotting, then enter the contest we're having to see who can name the most samples included in this track. To find out what you can win and how to enter, go to the News section.

DJ Riko - Breaks All Night
Boomtown Rats vs Sharaz

DJ Riko - Say Yes to Schooly
Schooly-D beats under a Yes acapella. Call it prog-hop

Friday, December 03, 2004

Blogio Oddio Holiday Happiness

Blogio Oddio

The fine folks at Oddio Overplay are spreading holiday cheer along with their companion site, Blogio Oddio. Lots of Christmas music links plus other seasonal goodies will help kickstart that "good will to all people feeling."

Oddio Overplay is a little website existing to spread some happiness all over the planet by sharing sounds.

My favourites so far are the Christmas mixes by DJ Riko

DJ Riko - Merry Mixmas 2003

Intro (feat. Esquival)
Stan Kenton - Good King Wenceslas
Lou Rawls - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Jackson 5 - Up on the House Top
DJ Riko - Boogaloo and Holly (Frank Sinatra vs. Big Boss Man)
Jim Nabors - Sleigh Ride
Edd "Kookie" Byrnes - Yulesville
Belle & Sebastian - Santa Claus
Joy Zipper - Christmas Song
The Fall - Jingle Bell Rock
The Penguins - Jingle Jangle
Salsoul Orchestra - We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Soulwax - Last Christmas
Teenage Fanclub - Christmas Eve
Low - Little Drummer Boy
The Avalanches - Winter Wonderland
Various Christmas Wishes
The Ramones - Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight)
Derek B - Chillin' With Santa
Ella Fitzgerald - Jingle Bells
James Brown - Soulful Christmas
Outro (feat. Sweet Tee, Beach Boys, Esquival, Santa)

DJ Riko - Merry Mixmas 2002

Run DMC - Christmas in Hollis
Clarence Carter - Back Door Santa
Otis Redding - Merry Christmas Baby
Paul McCartney & Wings - Wonderful Christmas Time
The Who - Christmas
Granddaddy - Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland
Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin'
The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping
Louis Armstrong - Zat You Santa Claus?
Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock
Lou Monte - Italian Jingle Bells
Jackson 5 - Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
Frank Sinatra - Let it Snow
Dean Martin - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Chuck Berry - Run Rudolph Run
The Beatles - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Vince Guraldi - Linus and Lucy
Jose Feliciano - Feliz Navidad
El Vez - Feliz Navidad
Elvis Presley - Christmas Message
Jimi Hendrix - Christmas Medley

Acedia V.A. :: Pangea Republic

Acedia V.A. :: Pangea Republic

Acedia's electronic sounds are known to those of you familiar with the netlabel scene or those of you who listen to Squares Cubed. Here's a new sampler of tunes that should get you up to speed for those of you not in the know.

"The 'Pangea Republic' compilation is the lastest music and culture mixdown by the followers of acediamusic. The diversity of the artist backgrounds once again summons up a multi style sound collection, which incorporates compositions from BigBeat to House and FrickelSounds, composed and engineered by artists from Ukraine, France, Romania, USA and Germany."

the spank
the grand journey
open air

Acedia Music

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Amateurs On Plastic: A Tribute to Teenbeat Records

Amateurs On Plastic: A Tribute to Teenbeat Records

From the description:

"It was 1985 when a small cassette label began in the classrooms of Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia.

As of March 2002, TeenBeat's discography had grown to include over 300 items, including 7' records, CDs, posters, t-shirts and unavailable items and events as diverse and absurd as bricks, houses, injuries, and a Zenith Solid State Stereo.

On June 7th 1998, the TeenBeat Mailing List wa started has grown to its modest, but faithful, membership over just over 200 members.

It was 9:02 PM September 2nd 1999 when, I brought up the idea of a TeenBeat tribute album to the list. To be quite honest, I don't recall writing or sending that e-mail; it wasn't until exactly five months later on February 2nd, 2000 when Kent Burt (The Linger Effect) asked, 'what's up with the TeenBeat covers disc/ tape/ whatever??' that the compiling of the songs that would make up Amateurs on Plastic began. Completed and released in April of 2002,
it is now December 1st, 2004, over two years after the release of the tribute, and it sounds just as good now as it did then."

Beltline - Scooby Doo
YUKhONIC - Cancer
The High Times Lounge - Francis

My Mean Magpie Recordings