AUGUST 11,2013 SLIGHTLY BELATED HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY, SIXX MIXX!
Clearly unenthusiastic thank you. Well it's hard to believe, or maybe not, but either way, the Sixx Mixx, my LIVE 105 radio show that formed such an integral part of my own creative career, such as it is, began just over 10 years ago. Well, 10 years and a month or so. I had the idea to start remastering and rereleasing the shows a while ago, and did indeed want to time it to the anniversary, but I was in the midst of moving to a new apartment and also I'm lazy and don't really care. So, I figure, a month late isn't so bad.
But yes, I'll be attempting to remaster and post nice 320-style mp3s of each and every show, one per week, or so. In the event I saved the on-air feed of the program, I'll be using that file, but if not, I'll be posting the original. All of this will be happening over on the newly created Sixx Mixx page.
Over there you'll find a download link and a player, the tracklisting, delightful new artwork, and commentary about the creation of that episode, behind-the-scenes tidbits, and excuses for why it sucks, as well as a Party Ben Scientific Sixx Mixx Rating which will serve as a guide to how that edition actually stacks up in the grand scheme of things.
So head on over where Episode 001, originally aired Friday 6/27/2003, is posted for your enjoyment, although as I describe, it's pretty terrible. But better ones are coming!
OCTOBER 16, 2012 NEW REMIX ALBUM; FIRST PARTY BEN THING TO BUY FOR DOLLARS; UPCOMING GIGS, AND СПАСИБО РОССИЯ
Пожалуйста. After a bit of a "summer off" (not that you'd notice) Party Ben Information systems is ramped back up to full speed of one post every six months. But this is a good one, I promise. Firstly, there's an "album" being "released":
Party Ben & MyKill - Remixes 2012
My frequent remix collaborator, DJ chum, and synchornized swimming partner ("you, you, I know you!") MyKill and I have collected our various remixes over the last year or so and zipped them up into a nice clean zip folder for your convenience. The album features some stuff you know (and love!) including our Fun. and Youngblood Hawke collaborations, my DJ Shadow, Geographer and K.Flay reworks and MyKill's Midi Matilda and AB & the Sea remixes. as well as a few unreleased goodies.
While that is indeed available for zero dollars money, you can, in fact, now, for the first time ever, pay real hard currency for a Party Ben thing (other than a shitty T-shirt). Let's learn more in another grey box:
Lyrics Born - "Coulda Woulda Shoulda" (Party Ben Remix)
Yes, I finally have an official release, thanks to Lyrics Born and the fine folks at Decon. They've put together an EP of a bunch of remixes of tracks from Mr. Born's most recent album As U Were, including work from Trackademicks, Mocean Worker, Amplive and Yultron. My bouncy version of "Coulda Woulda Shoulda" also made the cut, and it can be yours for the low low price of $1.29. Mad respect to the awesome and always inspiringly positive LB (just try following his Twitter feed, it makes Deepak Choprah look like Emo Phillips).
And finally, big thanks to everybody who came out to see me DJ in Russia where I played two dates, one at MonicaBellucci in Vladimir and another at the esteemed Gipsy in Moscow. The latter especially was one of my more fun gigs of recent times (check out a quick video my buddy Nikita took of me playing some Redlight for appreciative dancers here) and plus it's always fun to smoke hookahs while you DJ. Hooray, anarchy.
I've got a few fun upcoming gigs to talk about, including an appearance with my partner in up-and-coming* duo Orson Belles, Miles the DJ, we'll be headlining (!) Creep Show on Treasure Island this Saturday 10/20. After that I'm at Moogfest in Asheville, North Carolina, where I'll be covering the festival for sponsor Slacker Radio (check out our event station here). Then I'll be doing a benefit for the most awesome San Francisco Bicycle Coalition on Friday November 9th but I can't remember where that is. Stay tuned. Derp.