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Cadenza Podcast | 021 - Frivolous (Cycle)

Cadenza Music on May 23, 2012 09:36

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    Cycle 021 mixed by Frivolous

    Today's Source To Cycle podcast comes from Frivolous, one of Cadenza's more eccentric family members. Cadenza fans will know Frivolous from his debut album 'Meteorology', which was released on Cadenza in February 2011 complete with its club hits 'Wasting Time', 'Back Into The Deep', and 'Cryin''. Many will also know him from his live club spectacles, which features live keyboards and vocals, as well as a number of his own homemade devices/instruments including the Frivolous Patented Electromagnetic Knife, the Broken-Ruler Music Box, and the Double Cable-Tub Bass.

    Frivolous aka Daniel Gardner is certainly unconventional. His recent Random Cuts video episode gave us great insight into how his wonky mind works, and you can hear his warped sensibilities on his Source To Cycle podcast.

    His Cycle mix is multi-layered DJ set, that moves through many grades of light and darkness, humour and authenticity, energy and serenity. Beginning with the Nicolas Jaar Remix of Azari and III's 'Into The Night', we arrive at tracks by Maceo Plex, Subb-an, Mehrnoosh, Savage Skulls, and Zepp001. The full of synths and unusual house rhythms, live drums and warped vocals, and is fittingly fun.

    Of course with this being Frivolous, there was bound to be a nice surprise or two, and instead of doing a straight up mix of his favourite ever tracks for his Source, Frivolous decided to create a special chronological history of his musical influences since 1989, by weaving in news reel sounds from the era of the tracks that he included, as a way to create a sense of time and space. It is certainly an effective way to tell a story, and it's also rather educational. The Human League, Depeche Mode, Nirvana, Goldie, Daft Punk and Isolee all make it into the mix.

    "The news reel sounds were a lot harder to find that I initially thought," says Frivolous with a grin, although Daniel Gardner is not the kind of dude who walks away from a wacky idea without an enlightening result.

    Azari and III - Into The Night (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
    Maceo Plex - The Feelin'
    Subb-an - The Lovers Night feat. Beckford
    Inxec, Mark Chambers - O' so (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
    Mehrnoosh - Mi Amor
    Mikael Stavostrand, Agaric - Gutted feat. Veal Chop
    Savage Skulls - Caravan
    Zepp001 - The Warm
    Martin Landsky - Let Me Dance (Sebo K remix)
    Krikor - Peeping Tom
    Pepe Bradock - Deep Burnt
    Love Edits - Love Edits 2

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    Released by: Cadenza Music
    Release date: May 23, 2012


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