Thursday, December 03, 2009

Bicycle Film Festival rolls into Houston

The Ninth Annual Bicycle Film Festival Makes Its Debut in Houston
For Two Days of Two-Wheeled Fun: December 4th-5th

Houston, TX (December 2009)--This month, The Bicycle Film Festival, presented by 42BELOW; produced in part by Reprogram Music Multimedia, makes its debut in Houston to present a cultural phenomenon like no other, December 4th-5th. Originating in New York City, the festival adds Houston to its roster of 39 cities, lending its voice to the most powerful and culturally relevant movement of the past decade: the urban bike movement. The BFF brings together many creative communities, including fashion, music and art as well as various bicycling communities—fixed gear,mountain biking, and road racing—over a shared passion for bike riding.

The Houston Bicycle Film Festival kicks off on Friday, December 4th with Goldsprints. Goldsprints, a one-on-one roller sprint race with prizes from BFF and other sponsors for best male and female time, will take place at Mango’s located at 403 Westheimer Road. DJs Mr Castillo & DJ Paramour will be supplying the music.

On Saturday December 5th the festival will screen various short and feature films—reflecting the diverse experiences of bicyclists. Highlights from this year include Where Are You Go directed by Benny Zenga and Brian Vernor, Klunkerz directed by Billy Savage, and Anima D’Acciaio (Soul of Steel) directed by Daniel Leeb. All films will be shown at Super Happy Fun Land (3801 Polk Street) at 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm.

Directly following the films on Saturday we head over to Mango’s (403 Westheimer Road) for the official BFF Houston closing party. Please check the website,, for more information.

To purchase tickets and see a full list of events in Houston for the Bicycle Film Festival, please visit

The BFF Houston is dedicated to the loving memory of Lee Powers.

The event is supported and sponsored locally by:
Reprogram Music Multimedia
Free Press Houston
Houston Fixed Gear
The Byke Project
Bike Houston
and more

More info on Facebook

Friday, November 20, 2009

Musique Non Stop - again

Friday Nov. 20th @ Mangos in Houston TX

2 Djs and 2 cool bands. Check it out, yeah.

R.I.P Lee Powers


Facebook Invite

Friday, November 06, 2009


Austin TX This Weekend..
Fun Fun Fun Fest!
info if you don't know:

Friday night Kick off Fun!

After the Jump:

The Austinist' Local Music is Sexy

After Party on Saturday @ Scoot in by us and friends!

Then on Sunday- After Party with our friends:


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dance Party Art Show Making Moves Sept. 2009

Friday Sept 25th. It's MAKING MOVES time again. (the last Friday of each month).
Expect Cool Art and Indie Dance Beats and Bleeps.

Ra Ra Riot is playing in the Ballroom the same night.
So If your going to the show stop by for free and have some stiff drinks with us...

Free Event! No Cover! All Night!

Indie, Disco not Disco, Rock n Roll Dance Party and lots more with djs:
Ceeplus Bad Knives | G Wizz
Damon Allen | Michael from Danseparc

Art Showing by: Mark Houghham | James Burns
Photo booth: One October Night

$2 Lonestar / $3 Wells All Night

THE GREEN ROOM at Warehouse Live / 813 Saint Emanuel


Wednesday, September 16, 2009



This Friday come out and live for the night at Boondocks.
Plus it's Kim Cee's B-day celebration

Here are a few to get you started:
Sugar & Gold - AYA (Justin VanderVoigen Painless Vocal Remix)
Bombers - (Everybody) Get Dancing
Vicious Pink-8:15 to Nowhere
yeah, I have a kid:
The Ting Tings - Happy Birthday (Altered Images Cover / Yo Gabba Gabba Version)

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Moskova Affair

This Monday night The Vau de Vire Society is teaming up with this city's most elite group of nightlife hosts to bring The Moskova Affair to Houston.

Join us for an evening of temptuous cocktails and world class talent as Stoli unveils the Moskova Affair in celebration of the launch of Stoli Gala Applik.

San Francisco's Vau de Vire Society arrives in Houston this Monday with a Cirque show that will truly be a feast for your eyes.

Featured Talent: The Vau de Vire Society -

VIP Reception 8-10PM features complimentary Stoli cocktails, catering, and performances by The Vau de Vire Society. 21 and Over Only.

10pm The event opens to General Audiences with performances by The Vau de Vire Society and musical guests to be announced.

8pm arrival time is recommended for a VIP experience.
The Drake Lounge / 1902 Washington Ave. Suite E

Thursday, August 27, 2009

TWISTED WIRES are from Space City - H-Town

They are on Italians Do It Better. Their sound is dark disco almost goth-like groove.
I wear black 98.5% of the time so that's fine with me.

Twisted Wires-One Night at the Raw Deal

Houston TX Rad Parties Aug.28th - 29th

Should be tops! Disco Dancing, Cool Art and Booze!

The event has Moved to Warehouse Live Green Room!!!!


Then on Saturday 2pm-2am



Houston yeah!

Friday, August 07, 2009

Reprogram Music's interests (and crates....) go very, VERY, VERY, DEEP.
Here's some stuff I've handpicked for everyone to check out---it's all across the board.

Electro breaks from the former Yugoslavia. It doesn't get any more obscure than this.

A Paradise Garage classic -- enough said!

An ultra-rare minimal-wave/synth-punk track. I remember I-F on the C-B-S a few years back saying he wanted to throw things across the room when he played this number. I feel the same.

Talk about a beat track. THAT is percussion.

This number was later turned into a sleazy disco track by MACHO, as well as re-edited by RUB 'N' TUG.

This is probably my all-time favorite disco cut, and probably one you've heard me play out a number of times.... Those guys at Sound Exchange lost BIG when they put a nice white-label promo 12" of this in the $1.00 bin. Suckas! Also a favorite of RON HARDY, not to mention DJ HARVEY....

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


This week's podcast comes to us from MISSSABADO. She has really good taste, as you will find it demonstrated here in The Beat Repeat mix recorded live last month in Lost Angeles...

You can hear more of her excellent selections in her very friendly blog, MISSSABADO that just kicked off last month. I'm almost certain you won't regret dropping by her little club. ;)

Monday, June 29, 2009


The Reprogram podcasts have been on vacation for a weeks but by no means did that mean we were stopping them.

This week we have PERVERT of ANALOGICAL FORCE from Madrid, Spain supplying us with a rather complex mix of IDM and ELECTRO-NIX. If I remember correctly, I stumbled across Pervert's Myspace page a couple of years ago and heard his 'Kernel Panic' mix session and was completely floored---I still give that mix a good listen as it's one of the best electro sessions I've heard since some of DJ STINGRAY 313's electro/techno beatdowns. That being said, THIS particular mix from Pervert is a bit different from what I've heard him do, however, it further demonstrates his talent as a DJ. You'll hear stuff from THE BLACK DOG, VIBERT & SIMMONDS, PLAID, D'ARCANGELO, and more...

This mix was made exclusively for Reprogram Music, and we're grateful to have Pervert on for the podcast series!



Sunday, June 28, 2009


Here's what was in rotation during my set Friday at the opening of our new monthly at Zepplin, LOADED:

-Michael Jackson - 'Thriller' (instrumental)
-Michael Jackson - 'Beat It' (Terrible Edit)
-Ricardo Villalobos & Luciano - 'Something Bad' (re-edit of Michael Jackson's 'Bad')
-Rafale - 'Drive' (Grum remix)
-Colder - 'To The Music' (Optimo Espacio Take Two Mix)
-The Kills - 'Cheap and Cheerful' (XXXchange Acid Edit)
-ZZT - 'The Worm' (Erol Alkan's Extended Rework)
-Friendly Fires - 'Photobooth' (Mock & Toof Mix)
-TTC - 'Travailler' (Orgasmic Mix)
-DJ Sneak - 'Funky Rhythm' (Border Patrol Remix)
-Claude VonStroke - 'Aundy'
-Daniel Steinberg - 'Cry All Night'
-Sebo K - 'Diva' (Nick Curly Remix)
-Alex Flatner - 'Soul CA Jones' (Simon Baker's Infant Mix)
-Axel Boman - 'Arcimboldo'
-Cassy - 'For You' (Real Raw Mix by Jus Ed)
-La Pena - 'Tribal Dance'
-Matt Tolfrey - 'I Just Can't Take It'
-DJ T. - 'Booty Call' (Evan Bagg's 6:15 Mix)
-Peace Division - 'Freak This'

...and then the following evening I carried on for quite a while for our Pride Weekend Edition of WILD FRUITS at Mangos with the following tracks (or at least the ones I can remember playing!!!):

-Ray Okpara - 'Please'
-Kawabata - 'Coming Soon'
-Wareika - 'King's Child' (Ricardo Villalobos Remix)
-Veitengruber - 'Bon Melange'
-Claude VonStroke - 'Aundy'
-Marcin Czubala - 'Day 2'
-Hector - 'Canaca'
-Nic Fanciulli - 'Green Tea'
-Carlos Sanchez & DJ Ray - 'Koh Samui'
-Santos - 'Hold Home' (Luna City Express Remix)
-Justin Martin - 'The Sad Piano' (Charles Webster Remix)
-Lee Van Dowski & Glimpse - 'La Cocina Del Cabron'
-Bodymovin - 'Good Time' (Martinez Remix)
-Ekkohaus - 'Unsound'
-Vegas Gas - 'El Galgo'
-Seth Troxler - 'Aphrika'
-DOP - 'I'm Just A Man' (Jackmate's Rejacked Version)
-DOP - 'Horny'
-Michel Cleis - 'La Mezcla'
-Pier Bucci - 'Hay Consuelo'
-Shinedoe - "Hey DJ'
-Audio Soul Project - 'Reality Check' (Vincenzo Remix)
-Maus & Stolle - 'Adore' (Lakeof Remix by Meat & Reboot)
-Omar S - 'Give It To Me'
-Martinez -'Le Cirkus'
-Tracks & The City - 'I'll Be There' (Gruber & Nurnberg Remix)
-Butch & Virginia - 'From Above'
-Tony Lionni - 'Found A Place'
-Nima Gorji - 'Survivors'

Monday, June 08, 2009

this weekends events

thats whats up.


Sunday, May 31, 2009


This week we are lucky, because this week our guest for the Reprogram Music Non-Stop is ZERKALO, hailing from various locations, but primarily Germany/France and the USA. For those in the know, ZERKALO is a newer project from Heinrich Mueller (yes, of the infamous DOPPLEREFFEKT!!!) and Victoria Lukas. The sound is similar to other Heinrich Mueller projects like ARPANET, DER ZYKLUS, and more recent DOPPLEREFFEKT but remains completely unique with Victoria's chilling, but sweet vocals.

As of current there are no ZERKALO releases and there are no interviews with members of this project. Some may be confused by this sort of behavior as an artist, but I find it to work well-- I'm much more intrigued with an artist's anonymity. In the end it should always be the music that speaks---rather than revealing interviews that may only work in one context for that particular moment.

ZERKALO has asked this mix to be dedicated to Marie Alexandra Van Huffel.

Okay, enjoy!!!

You can also download it HERE.

For those that must have a playlist:

et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum - i. des profondeurs de l'abîme.../ olivier messiaen

zero volume/arpanet

icct hedral {edit} /aphex twin

we are eternal /ultradyne

cosmic car/cybotron

secret desire/ i_F

insecticide/ fad gadget

das leben und der tod /analog

in your pyramid / luke eargoggle

when i was sick/zerkalo

odessa theme/alden tyrell


the man machine/kraftwerk


You can visit their Myspace music page HERE.

In addition to all of this, here are some visuals!!! ----

Friday, May 29, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


The other night after WILD FRUITS!, Dan of GLASNOST and I got on the topic of the 'cosmic disco' sound and how prevalent it is in electronic music today. This made me want to leave the bar behind and listen to some of those spaced out mixes, and fall into a nice, drooling slumber. I ended up having the last available Lone Star at the bar (coudn't tear me away from it!), but was still anxious to go through some of the mixes I would find when the whole 'cosmic' trend really blew up a few years ago.

Since we didn't have anyone submit a mix to us this week, I dug up this mix-tape by some DJ just known as EVAN, recorded at Discoteca Boomerang for this week's non-stop. My guess is that this tape (#48)is from around 1984....and, well is it cosmic....balearic....typhoon?...

Just give it a listen---I think this mix is a great little primer to the 'cosmic sound' that everyone seems to still be wild about.

Oh, and if anyone has any leads on this EVAN DJ, I'd be curious to know more about this guy!

Sunday, May 17, 2009


This week's podcast comes to us from the Chicago native known to many as TRAXX, aka MELVIN OLIPHANT III and many other aliases. Melvin has worked alongside such artists as LEGOWELT ('Stranger In the Strangest of Lands' was the devastating track of 2006, released on Creme Organization), JTC, DJ HELL, and many others.
He is also the label boss/creative director for one of the most controversial and SERIOUS record labels to come about since the likes of Underground Resistance simply known as NATION. Below is a brief interview with Melvin for Reprogram Music where we discuss the present and more importantly, the future for Melvin and the NATION label....


RMM: So, for those that don't already know, tell us, who are you, and your many production aliases?

MO: said who I am above...
My many alias productions are:
and LOST FREQUENCIES as it stands now..hopefully not more.

RMM: You are now running a controversial record label for a little over 2 years now, tell us about it and what prompted you to begin releasing music independently and in such a D.I.Y. fashion?

MO: The label started now 3 years ago. My un-official 1st release was on Relief Records in 2006 when I introduced X2 for our 1st track production (Traxx, JTC, DMC)
called 'Time, Elevation, Rhythm. It was a 12:35 track for the A-side.
The sound of the label I expose is underground but for what I do with it, makes it more than just 'underground.'
Nation is Our OWN sound, influenced from the early inception of dance music to produce an impressive slew of no-holds-barred, full-on electronic/synth rhythm tracks resisting the current trend for an over-calculated digital sound which has retained the musicality in keeping it very real. For each release we've done it's always been's never the same formula twice...
If that was the case we wouldn't evolve, we would just slip into a record bin with a card sticking out that would say who knows what.
Regardless that could be the case at the moment with the way of the economy. When I do release something I do it for the 1 standard point: the music lovers out there..
I press only 500 copies 1 time with NEVER re-pressing again. Till this moment I have NO copies of the 1st 5 releases on Nation.
That being said hopefully I can assure those that read this know that we take the music seriously with a positive outlook to bring new people to join our movement thru the course of what happened back in the days of Chicago, Detroit and the world between the years of early 80's to the late end of the 90's to the present time of the scene currently into the future of OUR tomorrow.

RMM: When did you start producing music? Were you a DJ first, then producer, or did these both just come to you around the same time?

MO: I started producing music 1998..I am a Disc Jock (the proper title)...not a DJ.
A lot of people don't understand the difference..but if you're a head then you realize what I'm explaining. How I was brought up?..I began playin' wax in 1986.
I didn't know about a relationship between Chicago House and Techno back in the mid to late 80s. Maybe others did..but I was too crazed to the radio + parties.

RMM: Your musical influences run across the board. What artists really had a significant impact on your sound?

MO: I am mostly heavily influenced from RON HARDY. I also saw him 2 times in my younger life and I'm happy to say it was worth every moment. I was also fortunate to experience the days of Medusa's where most of the industrial scene began with groups + labels like Front 242, Ministry, Wax Trax, Nitzer Ebb, Psyche, Yellow,
Chris & Cosey and where many others got their start. Somehow all of these artists plus others have impacted me to become this musical artist of sound that has taken shape.

RMM: Jakbeat. I'm certain people are like "This jakbeat thing, what are they talking about?" Here's your time to let people know!...

MO: Jakbeat is the renaissance of what early producers from Chicago, Detroit, London, New York, Germany and the World created. It's a truly separate genre in its own right...the reason is because Jakbeat is influenced from not just techno and house...
It derives from Elektronic Body Music, Freestyle, Disco Not Disco, Punk-Goth, Synth Pop Music, Minimal Wave (meanin rare tapes) and Italo... Our sound cannot be created at's a state of mind and different level of musical consciousness. Hypnotic patterns and melodies to push the envelope of comprehensible dance music. The main problem in music is the will of everybody (especially journalists and professionals) to categorize points and put things in boxes. Once you give a name to a genre - whatever it is - you also give him a content. Then when you do something that sounds new, people will say that you try to break the borders of that music genre in which you were classified...

But in the end there is no border and there were never any.

RMM: You're always very busy with many projects. What do you have going on right now? Tell us about your various projects/side-projects.

MO: Right now I have 3 side projects that are completed and releasing in the next weeks...
My 1st side project is for a new label out of Berlin, Germany called DISCOS CAPABLANCA as MUTANT BEAT DANCE. An alias with my partner Beau Wanzer to produce
'In a Daze' with vocals from Eric D Clark. Eric is perhaps most famous for the 1996 hit 'From: Disco to Disco' with Whirlpool Productions. He has lent his dynamic voice to Tiefschwarz and Märtini Brös, and he’s a skillful producer in his own right, with solo albums on Firm and Ladomat 2000 coming out in early June.

Next I have a side project for a new label out of Madrid, Spain called FRIGIO as J/M STRAP, an alias with a new member to Nation named Josh Werner that I recorded a track for his label a few years ago called Antenna Intl. for the track called Ron Hardy's edit of Acid. For the Frigio label the track is called 'The Owl in Daylight.' It's only 1 track on a 3 track ep. The vinyl will be grey and its limited edition of 300 copies, coming out in early June.

Lastly I have a new project completed for Minimal Wave under another new alias called MB DANSE. This is alias is also with Beau Wanzer and is scheduled to release this year. Not sure on when but this project is completed. Waiting on labels can be a long while..I don't like to wait..!!

RMM: You play a lot in Europe for a good portion of the year. Why is that?
Do you think it's that people here in the U.S. are just not ready for what's serious, and innovative??

MO: I play in Europe because no one in Chicago or the US appreciates me. They also don't wanna pay me what I want. Nowadays the dance music scene just makes me upset...I don't like what a lot of people are playing/producing these days and it's rare to ever get to hear something I actually like, although a few years ago I think the state of things was very exciting.... Plus promoters in the dance scene have their heads up their asses. Seems like people are afraid to play "unsafe" music; anything that stirs up darker emotions, or challenges the listener, anything that might scare the girls out of the club...

Definitely the people in the US are not serious in anyway or open-minded or willing to invite new ideas or concepts.

RMM: Your debut album FAITH is going to drop in July on Nation, and already gaining attention on websites like Resident Advisor. Expound on this release here--- Does its title sum up the general theme of what the album is about? Who all worked with you on this album? Also, give us the details on how many of these will be released, distributers that will carry it, etc.

MO: The title does sum up the general theme..

Faith is a creation from all of my life experiences also everyone's life in general.
The world WE live in..
The Struggles
Finance to Survive
This is the story which unfolds thru emotional emancipation manifestation....

If you want to know who's on the album wait for it to drop. You want to know about copies and distro, go to RESIDENT ADVISOR.

RMM: We're very grateful to have you give us this session for Reprogram Music. Tell us, you have a title for this mix. What is it? This mix was strictly vinyl, right? Do you remember what was going on in your life when you recorded this? It's a rather heavy duty, almost dark mix...

MO: "Dark Rode Multiplex" is the title of the mix. The session was all vinyl, yes..
When I did the session I just played it; nothing came to my mind...

To hear samples of released and upcoming material from NATION and its members go HERE.

So, there you have are you ready for this session??? Click on the picture, or use the Rapidshare link below. Be prepared, this isn't for the faint of heart or the mental weak!!!

You can also download it HERE for a limited time.

Friday, May 15, 2009


Saturday, May 23rd is going to be a hot one-- and it's not even summer yet!

We're going to be testing out the newly remodeled MANGOs for this party, WILD FRUITS. The flyer says there will be FREE FRUIT, not to mention daiquiris and pomegranate martinis--- how do you think the dancefloor will become with all of this in the mix??

...and on the same night, just right across the street at LA STRADA, we get THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS from the Bronx, NYC. Look, if you don't know by now, YOU NEED TO KNOW--- TMB have been wrecking dancefloors across the world, showing up on countless DJ charts, and have a full-length album coming out soon on STRICTLY RHYTHM. Oh, and did I mention that the brothers are aged 17 and 20. Some critics are certain that this is the second coming of MASTERS AT WORK.

Saturday, May 23rd 2009
La Strada
322 Westheimer @ Taft
Doors: 9pm til Late/18+

*$15 Hard copy pre-sales can be purchased at La Strada[Dennis], or through Party Fone[Javier Reyna] & Lowlife[Skeezer & Kue]. Do Not Miss OUt On $15 Pre-Sales!!!*

Extra Decibels & Lighting Provided By Aura Systems!!!!

Party Fone: 713.622.CLUB[2582]
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Here they are laying it down at Southport Weekender 44:

...and laying it down at the BEATPORT Pool Party @ WMC 2009:

Hope to see everyone out at BOTH of these events!

Monday, May 11, 2009


This week's non-stop comes to us from CHRIS COSTELLO, a Houston DJ that I'm frequently citing as one of our best young talents. Before he could legally drink booze in the discotheque he was playing at one of the top-notch techno parties, MANIFESTO!, with other great local DJs not to mention some other national acts.

Anyhow, I'll tell you right now---- COSTELLO goes to work on this number here and we're glad to have him provide us the goods for REPROGRAM MUSIC NON-STOP 002.

Chris Costello (Manifesto! /

Upcoming gigs:
Tue 5/12 - Sideways Tuesdays @ The Flat
Sat 5/30 - An Evening of Love @ Block 21 w/Champa Moore (NYC)

Friday, May 08, 2009

Houston we have a big weekend!

Do what you gotta do to make it out to one of these fun events

Friday 6pm-10pm
The Orange Show Houston Art Car Parade Sneak Peak Party
@ Discovery Green / No Cover! / All Ages
Music by:
The Wild Moccasins
The Side Show Tramps
Ceeplus Bad Knives

And of course, THE ART CAR PARADE on Saturday
more info @


Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
/ In The Brown Foundation Gallery:
No Zoning: Artists Engage Houston
Opening reception: Friday, May 8, 2009, 7:00–10:00 PM
On view: May 9 – October 4, 2009

Free from the land-use and zoning ordinances that shape other large American cities by separating residential, commercial, and industrial areas, Houston allows a mixed-use approach where disparate architectures and functions blend. In this often chaotic, jarring urban topography, many Houston artists have been able to carve out spaces and opportunities for themselves, their work, and their communities. No Zoning: Artists Engage Houston is the first museum exhibition to consider the current and past efforts of regional artists working in the urban environment.
more info:
CAMH logo

Friday After Party10pm-2am
Djs, Bands, Live Art and More! Spring Fling!


Saturday 6pm-?
Give up the Ghost!
Side stage fun with the Watermarks and more!
more info @

Saturday 10pm-2am
with Grrrl Parts, Bobby Dj, Brandon West(live) + more
This should not be missed!!!!! Get there early for free cover!


For even more info on rad Houston events just like these you can also check out this out of this world site:

Thursday, May 07, 2009


We're gonna try something new here. A weekly non-stop/mix/ghetto podcast that will be available here on the blog for your listening pleasure...

This week's NON-STOP is from one of the cronies here at Reprogram, J. CALERO.

Get it!


Wednesday, May 06, 2009

rokysopp featuring robyn


utah saints featuring kate bush

Saturday, April 25, 2009

just so you know. . . .

Let's go on a journey to the end of the night.


Saturday, April 18, 2009


Here's the first installment of rare, weirdo tracks coming from deep inside Calero's secret COMPOUND--- an unknown location that has yet to be penetrated by trainspotters.

Once a week I'll let loose a few tracks I find to be quite interesting-- non-genre specific gems that are hard to find but will be available for you here on the blog. Discussion of these tracks is encouraged!!!


According to, Craig Leon is an American composer and producer, who was responsible for discovery and early development of such bands as SUICIDE, TALKING HEADS and the RAMONES. 'Donkeys Bearing Cups' is from the album 'Nommos' released in 1981. If you're unable to find a copy of that record you can also find this track on a recently released compilation put together by the legendary Beppe Loda. It's called 'Typhoon - Portrait of the Electronic Years' released on the Synthonic label.


Very little is known about this mysterious AXXESS artist. All that we do know is there was an LP released in 1983, 'Novels For The Moons' on a Lamborghini Records. Good luck finding a copy of this, the cheapest copy I see is for 120 euros! Anyhow, this is a really peculiar little synth-experimental gem---probably would have fit in nicely during a DJ set at one of those COSMIC discotecas.

Now we're gonna move on to an even more obscure release...


This minimalist synth-wave gem was released ONLY on a cassette tape in 1982 entitled 'Space Museum' on In Phaze records. This tape is the Holy Grail for minimal-wave collectors. How many of these were made? Nobody even knows. Will it be re-issued? MAYBE. But then again, the rumors of this being re-issued have been floating around for about 5 years now. After hearing this, perhaps you will re-evaluate your obsession with Joy Division??


Futurisk. An American synth-punk outfit from the South that only put out 2 records but cranked out some really heavy duty analog-synth terror before wimps started using computers and MIDI and all that to make their electronic music. From
"Reportedly, Futurisk may have been the 1st synth-punk band in the American South...or something, and 1981's track 'Push Me Pull You (pt. 2)' was an early pre-'Rockit' excursion into electro-funk. In 2003 LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy gave a complimentary wink to Futurisk by using the track on the delightful Colette # 5 DFA Comp CD."
Here are some videos of these maniacs:

Since we're on the topic of synth-punk, we'll wrap up this MONDO RARO #1 with DOW JONES & THE INDUSTRIALS.


This track is from the 1980 EP of the same name, and quite a rare record indeed. Both punk rock and electronic music record geeks have been after this record for years. If you can't afford it you can always seek out a copy of the BLOODSTAINS ACROSS THE MIDWEST LP compilation, as this one you won't have to trade your first-born child to acquire it.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Juan Maclean - The Future Will Come

The highly anticipated sophomore LP from The Juan Maclean The Future Will Come was released this week on DFA Records. It's the follow up to Juan's first outing Less than Human released in 2005. (one of my favorites).
On the new album Mr. Maclean features Nancy Whang from LCD Soundsystem, !!! / Chik Chik Chik drummer Jerry Fuchs, the dudes from Holy Ghost! and a few more cameos that make this record move through the cosmic lands with ease.

Time out New York says it's “an acid-house set for your freak-out pleasure.”
I don't know what the fuck they are talking about, I don't hear much acid house, if any at all in the new album. But I do I think it's one of the best electronic/neo-disco/dance releases for Q1 2009.
Go buy it from my man Andy at Insound and listen for yourself.

The Juan Maclean will be hitting the road this spring and will be in Houston TX at Numbers on May 30th. More on that later.

The Juan MacLean - One Day James Curd Remix
The Juan Maclean - Human Disaster

The Juan Maclean - One Day Video

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Diamanda Galás on a sunny day....

Diamanda Galás makes the type of music I want to hear while lying on hill at a park on a beautiful spring day. This is my musical therapy, my rest and relaxation. She scare's the shit out of some people though. Not me. Rock it DG!

Diamanda Galas - Gloomy Sunday
Diamanda Galas - Si La Muerte
Diamanda Galas - Double Barrel Prayer
Diamanda Galas - Wild Women With Steak Knife
Janes Addiction x Diamanda Galas - Sex is vilolent

LISTEN UP! Friday 4.17.09

This Friday, we have a party going on. You and all of your friends have been invited to this party because we want you to have a good time listening to music that was arranged for dancing and all those other hedonistic tendencies you and your friends enjoy taking part in.
We mean this!

This is what the flyer looks like:

It has multi-colored tigers on it,that's pretty savage, eh? This alone should indicate to you how we want you to feel once you've put a few drinks in your body, started listening to the music and hanging out with your friends. Then, most likely you will 'tweet' to your friends, "Hey, this party is kinda nice, you should come out." Hopefully you will blow that twitter network up so much that the fail whale and those stupid birds show up.

It fails to inform you on the flyer, but there is NO COVER BEFORE 10:30 PM!!! Also, there will be drink specials all night. That part is kind of irrelevant though, because the Mink is pretty affordable when it comes to paying for adult beverages.

Another point of interest regarding this event is that DJ DIRTY TALK from Lost-Angeles will be playing some tracks with us out on the patio. Her real name is Ellen, but were going to call her DJ DIRTY TALK, because that is probably just how she rolls. My best guess is that DIRTY TALK is an homage to the early italo disco classic of the same name performed by KLEIN & MBO.
DJ DIRTY TALK is also the boss-lady of her own clothing line called MODERN LOVERS.

visit Modern Lovers on MySpace!

Trust in us.
This will be good!....

Saturday, April 11, 2009


with short notice GRRRL PARTS! asked me to jump on this bill and lay down a set on the patio.

below is the tracklist that went down.....

this would have sounded MUCH better provided we didn't have the sound issues that came up after we had to move inside because of the rain!

loco dice - black truffles in the snow (mike huckaby's jazzed out synth remix) (desolat)
sascha dive - untitled (deep vibes recordings)
argy & the martinez brothers - debbie downer (objektivity)
stimming - tel aviv calling (diynamic music)
stimming - sleep on (diynamic music)
La Peña - free from love (la pena)
robert dietz - faber (running back)
seth troxler - aphrika (wolf + lamb music)
audio soul project - reality check (vincenzo remix) (dessous recordings)
anja schneider & lee van dowski - la roulette (mobilee)
chardronnet vs. afrilounge - just for a peek (gabriel ananda rmx) (sportclub)

PARTY moves indoors from the patio....this is where things start to FAIL. i say it's because we hooked everything up in super low lighting. not a good idea!

azoto - san salvador (vedette records)
michel cleis - la mezcla (cadenza)
raz - amour puerto riqueno (spanish club mix) (underground)
robert hood - who taught you math (shonky in the hood remix) (freak n' chic)
seth troxler & patrick russell - doctor of romance (circus company)
lil louis - french kiss (epic)
brothers vibe - el baile (acapella) (som underground)
sis - trompeta (sei es drum)
maw - la india con la voe (viva puerto rico) (maw records)
hollywood - funk me, jack me (play house records)

and so you have it!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Ratatat Rules!

Evan Mast and Mike Stroud are back on the road as Ratatat supporting there latest musical effort LP3 , released last July 2008 on XL recordings. They are playing tons of sold out shows across the USA and then off to the rest of the word to rock. LP3 consist of more low-key moods than their past productions but yet still remains to keep the head nodding and foot stomping intact. Less guitar driven tracks hold steady across the album which makes for much more of a mellower ride, give or take a psychedelic trip.
I feel this is their best outing yet.
Ratatat - Shempi
Ratatat - Shempi Zongamin Rmx
Ratatat Remixes Mixtape Vol. 2

They play live Houston Wednesday April 8th, 8pm @ the Meridian link
We are having a pop-up after party for the show at the same venue, be on the look out for us after the jam.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Where is the art scene headed in Houston,Tx?

Can we move the art scene in Houston TX? The answer is yes we can. Houston has yet to have a strong art movement/scene. Not to say we don't have amazing artist here, we do, from Angelbert Metoyer to Mel Chin to street artist like the Deathhead and Eyesore. We have such a large variety of artist and talent. Lets show the rest of the country-the world what we have to offer.
I urge you, no, I beg you, go out and paint a tree at Hermann Park and inspire a passerby to do the same, go to a local art show and support an artist whether they be a close friend or maybe you just enjoy their art, help out with an art show even if you don't put art in it, you can learn to install art, or just spend a day at the MFAH with a friend... etc. etc.

Support the art scene in anyway you can, WE NEED YOU !!!!!!

Thank you for paying attention to my verbal vomit.

J. Paul Jackson
Art Curator at RMM
"Inspire Inspiration"

p.s. If you would like to participate in one of Reprogram Music-Multimedia Art Socials contact me at

Vivian Girls. Yeah.

We like em'. You don't have to. That's just the way it is.
They will be performing in Houston this week with Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and Future Blondes (our bff). Info and tickets here

The Vivian Girls - ST
(yeah we upped the lp, so now go buy tics to there show, buy some merch, by the album, support these gals)

We like this even better:
The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm

Henry Darger

Monday, April 06, 2009

Jandek in Houston Funk Phenomenon

Hometown recluse Jandek played live for the first time in Houston at Rudyards on Sunday April 5th and I hear it got way funky. I missed this show due to having a huge record/wax sale at the casa. Not sure what I think about this but I sure do regret not witnessing it live. One for the history books.

Peep the you tube, what do you think?

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Digital Drop #1

Welcome to our first installment of "Digital Drop", an ongoing delivery of digi-jams for the advancement in your musical education.We will have guest curated digi-drops as well as reader drops in the near future. Now doesn't that sound super sassy?

This drop features a few songs for your disco needs. Get up on this and google these artist, Listen,Learn and Clap your hands..

Bad Knives Digital Drop #1:
International Music System - Endgames.mp3
Sylvester - I Who Have Nothing (Gay Marvine's 12'' Re-Edit)
Mike Theodore Orchestra - Cosmic Wind
Final Offspring - Escape
Biddu Orchestra - Journey To The Sun

Oh yeah we relaunched the blog.

Didn't want to make a big deal about it, but what the hell. We took down the old blog and started fresh with a new one. Call it spring cleaning if you must. Stay tuned and true for tons of realness, radness, rock n roll and robots.. lol! We might even give away free stuff from now and then. Yeah!

For now.. Jam this mix from two great dj/collectors:
Dj Andy Smith + Keb Darge Lost in Found MIX

Rad New Website for the Houston Scene

A new entertainment site has launched in Space City and it's called 29-95 dot com.
Just to make sure you don't get lost with the name, 29-95 is somewhat the longitude and latitude of Houston TX.. Pretty cool eh? Me thinks so.
The site is going to cover the music,art, restaurant and lifestyle scenes of the inner city plus a few other bits and pieces of Houston. (comics,movies, sex etc.)

I'm actually working with the site so although this may be a shameless plug I truly feel this is something that Houston has needed for awhile. Big things to come with events and other fun stuff... Lemme know what you think.

Check it out!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Ride your Bike Houston!

Some of you may have seen or heard about the new bike trails from the Houston Heights through the First Ward to the Downtown Area.. If not, well, it's called the Houston Bikeway Program.. It's a train-rails to bike-trails project that's going to make getting around on the ole peddle pusher a lot easier.
Even cooler, the city is converting/restoring the old railway bridges into bike and pedestrian travel paths too.
I already smell some party action in this..
Pretty stoked on the deal, cause I have a straight shoot to the sk8 park from my house via these new trails..

Bike and Grind! Go Houston!

here is a map pic. of the trails (click to enlarge)

Space City Art, Booze, Djs, Birthdays and more!

Once again it's time to Shack Up at Avant Garden. Friday April 3rd 2009..Party Party Party!

A Certain Ratio - Shack Up OG Version
A Certain Ratio - Shack Up (Bad Knives Edit)
Banbarra - Shack Up
Bis - Shack Up