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Peshawar Sessions Mixtape C
August 19, 2010 08:45 AM PDT
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The final installation of a 3-part soundscape--created originally as one complete mix for  a set at Peshawar Cafe in Taipei.  As part of the complete set, mixtape C segues from the more obscurely beat-laden sound of Mixtape B into an array of melodic compositions.  As a mixtape of it's own, it is a new approach to creating a soundscape that begins with more traditional Asian sounds and then melds into subtle electronic compositions.  It concludes the 3-part installation by coming around full-circle to the subtle obscurely electronic sounds of Shuttle358.

Artists: Metropolis Shanghai Sound Samples, Jang Sa-Ik 장사익, Wu Wen-Guang, AEther, mediums, Lusine ICL, Shuttle358

Urban Teahouse Promo Mix
July 11, 2010 07:24 AM PDT

Short 8 minute mix created as a radio promo for the Creatures of Habit art exhibition with the International Artists community in Seoul, Korea 2010.


[Artists: Wu Wen-Guang, Mediums, AEther, Supercontinent/Devices of Wonder]

The Peshawar Sessions Mixtape B/ /the subtly beat laden mix
July 11, 2010 07:04 AM PDT
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Continuing on with the next installment of the Peshawar Sessions mix, this segment moves on into more subtly beat laden territory. In keeping with the overall aesthetic of Peshawar Cafe in all it's eccentricity, this particular portion consists of quirky grooves and darker obscure sounds.


Artists: Solar Fields, Ernest Gonzales, Clutchy Hopkins And Lord Kenjamin, The Cinematic Orchestra ft. Roots Manuva, Clutchy Hopkins, Amon Tobin, Tolera Storm

The Friday Tea Sessions Vol.2 {the Thai Fresh 有時間可以 mixtape pt.2}
April 20, 2010 06:55 AM PDT
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This is the second mixtape created for our Friday Tea Sessions (Summer 2009) at Thai Fresh in Austin, Texas.  While Vol.1 is more beat-laden and full of contrasting changes, Vol.2 is a lot more subtle and fluid.  Comprised primarily of traditional melodies and chanting from around the world along with just a few ethereal soundscapes.


Artists: Cheb I Sabbah, Sainkho Namtchylak, Oliver Rajamani, Xiao Ge 膮戈, Wu Wen-Guang, We All Inherit the Moon, Four Tet, Stellamara, Wang Shanti/Wang Hsun, Yuan Jung-Ping, FM3 Buddha Machine

The Peshawar Sessions Mixtape A/xyz
April 06, 2010 09:15 AM PDT
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The PeshaWar Sessions miXtape vOl.A/xyz

This mix is part 1 of a several hour session held at Peshawar Cafe in Taipei.  The mix in it's entirety was chosen to compliment the unique ambiance that is 'Peshawar Cafe.' Ambient sounds, subtle beats, uniquely obscure, and slightly jazzy at times.

We begin the 3-part mix with vol.A/xyz: a blend of Asian chanting and melodies with downbeat electronica.


Artists: Sainkho Namtchylak, Shuttle358, Traditional Korean Tea Music Traditional Korean 한국창작음악연구회, Bola, Xiao Ge 膮戈, Tom Heasley, Yuan Jung-Ping, Metropolis Shanghai, Paul Wirkus

While in Korea Vol. 1
January 01, 2010 09:10 AM PST
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As the latest installment of urban teahouse mixtapes, While in Korea Vol.1 is the first in a series of soundscapes created with the intention of blending traditional Korean music with subtle beats and ambient sounds.

What follows is a downbeat mix of traditional Korean & Buddhist music, glitchy beats, and ambient sounds~


Kim Young Dong & Song Kwang Temple Monastery, Metropolis Shanghai, Arovane, Ma Bell, AEther, LusineICL, Traditional Korean Tea Music 한국창작음악연구회,Bluetech, Bola, Maneki Neko, Jang Sa-Ik 장사익

The Friday Tea Sessions Vol. 1
December 30, 2009 08:07 AM PST
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Created originally as a compilation for our Friday tea sessions at Thai Fresh this past summer-2009, The Friday Tea Sessions Vol.1 is the first in a series of "urban teahouse" mixtapes that will continue to follow. The contrast within this particular installment flows up and down quite drastically between uniquely tied together tracks--extremely meditative and ambient at times, while a bit funkier and upbeat at others.

This is Vol.1 in its entirety. I'm going to put Vol.2 on pause for a bit longer, as I'm working on another mix and getting a few internet spaces up and going.

Most of the artists and tracks on the compilation are things that I've acquired through my travels and personal endeavours in independent music--from friends and local Texas musicians to artists that I've encountered abroad.

Artists: Sainkho Namtchylak, Portico Quartet, Aether 216, Nautilis, Bonobo, Kid Loco, The Blue Hit, Green Mountain Grass, Metropolis Shanghai Sample, Stellamara, Zeb, Quantic, Bonobo, We All Inherit the Moon, Xiao Ge 膮戈, Dntel, Radio Citizen, Cheb I Sabbah, Yuan Jung Ping, Yan Jun, Four Tet

Now imagine, if you will, walking through London by the Thames river. As you cross the Millenium Bridge and head toward Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, you hear the enchanting melodies and soft rhythms of the Portico Quartet drifting through the air... Then walking down the streets of Taipei's YongKang market where you ride your bike past a man dressed in traditional Confucian garb with a guqin strapped to his back, then you stop to inquire about his music and he humbly passes you a CD and refuses to let you pay. Then you're transported to through two different spaces in Asia where you feel like you're in another world as you drift off to the musical musings and soundscapes of Sainkho Namtchylak and Yan Jun. This a window into my first experience with a few of these artists....