This week was a true tag-team effort. We were pleased with the Sells Studio makeover, and after much button pushing, we managed to put together our first show with the new setup. It’s a decent mix of old and new, with some major cuts from Ada, Herbert, The Others, King Midas Sound, DJ Vadim, Machinedrum, and more. Grab your cans and sit up sharp.
We had a successful live debut at Hal and Al’s last week: no one spilled beer on the mixer! Joseph has been trying to get beatoracle.net redesigned for about a year, so I figured I’d celebrate our success by changing the colors around here. We also wanted to share a bit of the recording from our first night out together to give listeners an idea of what a night out with us means. I start things off with some psychedelia, including a great old record from McDonald & Giles. After a touch of hip-hop, Kenny turns things towards electro with tracks from Alex Smoke, Crystal Castles, & Claro Intelecto. Joseph drops tracks throughout, including a nice trio of dubstep tracks in the middle of the second hour from 2562, Tes La Rok, & Boxcutter. No playlist this week due to the live recordingness, but we’ll be back from the Sells Studio next week.
After a short vacation, Kenny and I returned to the Sells Studio only to discover a note from Michael: “Getting teeth whitened. Don’t break the show.” We did our best, appropriately dropping a ton of new tracks and raiding his drink cabinet. Kenny played some selections from the recent Detroit Electronic Music Festival. There’s a little bit of everything in this episode, including the first of many shameless plugs for our new live night at Hal and Al’s. Sit back and enjoy some stellar summer sounds from Tortoise, The Radio Dept, Phoenix, Grizzly Bear, Steve Bug, Lee Fields & the Expressions, DJ Koze, Joker, and more!
The three of us brought our own sets again this week, resulting in a moody but cohesive show. Michael kicks things off with some fresh beats from The Black Dog, Giant, Black Moth Super Rainbow, DJ Vadim, and Themselves. Kenny started moving strangely and decided it would be a good idea to take over with his own private dance party, dropping some Tiga, Muscles, and Nathan Fake. I had enough of that joy and unplugged his head from the soundboard, lulling the final third along with classics from The United States of America, Brian Eno, and a brand new piece from ambient-composer-genius William Basinski. It proved too much for us and were forced to take the next week off.
We’re proud to announce that we’ll be bringing the futuristic sounds of The Beat Oracle to Hal & Al’s on
Fridays the first Friday of the month, 10pm, at 1297 Parsons Ave. in Merion Village, Columbus. Come join us for an underground & experimental sound collage in an atmosphere where you can hear yourself think.