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catalyst: soft thump

on Mon, 11/20/2017 - 20:47

Recorded live at Dogglounge Internet Radio on 19 Dec 2017.

I loved the sound in a the kick drum from a couple of the tunes in the November podcast by Shur-I-Kan. The sound is like what a kick sounds like when a drummer puts a pillow into the drum cavity of a kick. It sounds more like (wait for it ...) a soft thump than a crisp, hard kick. So I tried to put together a bunch of songs that shared that characteristic.

catalyst: funky touch

on Mon, 11/06/2017 - 15:51

Recorded live at Dogglounge Internet Radio on 2017 Nov 05. Support the station!

This week I went to a club in Brooklyn with 4 hours of great DJs form 8-midnight, and the George Clinton live from 12-2. This got my brain in the funky mode. My crate is not super-deep in funky house, and I don't know that end of my crate well enough. So I think I could have done better on the sequencing of these tracks. But, I had fun, and think I need to play this stuff more. It's so fun to dance to!

catalyst: discoliscious

on Mon, 06/19/2017 - 20:38

Recorded live at on 2017-06-18, Father's Day in many countries.

Since there are lots of fathers out there that grew up in the Disco era, I thought it would be fun to do a disco-themed set - BUT, make it more modern by using either reworks of old Disco tracks that are more DJ friendly, or fully-new Nu-Disco / Indie Dance tracks.

I had a TON of fun playing this set. I hope you enjoy it, too. Visit and support the station!

catalyst: anticipation

on Mon, 06/05/2017 - 14:23

Recorded live at Dogglounge Internet Radio on 2017-06-04.

This set is right down the middle of the Dogglounge sound - at least *my* feeling about DL sound is. I tend to get a little clubby in the last couple of tracks - but that's just who I am.

I seem to be on a streak of naming my sets based on my feeling about the weather. Well, it's June, and here in New England, it's still cool (55F, 12C), and I'm still anticipating the onset of REAL summer. Please....

catalyst: summer finally

on Mon, 05/08/2017 - 14:48

Recorded live at Dogglounge Internet Radio on 2017 May 07.

Though winter wasn't terrible here in the Northeast USA, I'm so happy to have longer, warm days that I couldn't help myself: I wanted a summery, beach-party type set. So the variety is a bit broad, and not super chill, but hopefully fun.

Tracklist at the Mixcloud page or the Dogglounge podcast page.