Do the robot dance with this electric, funk-fuelled mix by Ruckus Roboticus also featuring some of his own jams. Hit play, jack up and join the party.
When and where, how was this mix recorded?
This mix was recorded sometime during March of 2012, at my home studio – “The Zen Room” (no, it’s not a generic yoga studio, it’s an homage to The Rocky Horror Picture Show!). I recorded this mix live on two turntables, a mixer and Serato Scratch Live. And it features my recent favorite electro-funk and disco-house.
Some of your favorite musicians new or old?
Off the top of my head…James Brown, David Byrne, Norman Whitfield, DJ Shadow, Fatboy Slim, Louis La Roche, Daptone Records, James Murphy.
How is it like for you being in Dayton, Ohio?
It is very easy and comfortable to live here. It is also very inexpensive – I can pretty much pay my bills by freelancing, which frees up most of my time for pursuing my own projects, which is why I’ve stayed here for so long. I am so consumed by my various endeavors, that I don’t even notice where I’m living.
Tell us a bit of your new LP.
The new LP is still a work in progress — I hope to have it finished by the end of the year. It’s called “Phantom Of The Disco” – and it’s a concept album about the Phantom Of The Disco – the behind-the-scenes creator of nightlife, and the people & challenges he encounters. The music will be sample-based disco / electro / funk / hip-hop.
How did you pick up music?
When I was in the 7th grade, I attended a summer-camp about radio-broadcasting, and got my first taste of audio-editing. I also experimented on my parents computer making loops (with the primitive “Wave Editor” software). At the same time, I was first introduced to electronic music, hip-hop and scratching. That’s when I decided I wanted to start making music. I decided my instrument of choice would be turntables / scratching, so I started the long process of saving up money to purchase them…. And the rest is history!
Favourite music making thing/gear you own or wish you had?
Favorite: My record collection.
Wish I had: A 24-track analogue mixing console.
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01. Pitchben – Mudwheel – Compost
02. The Ting Tings – Hang It Up (Shook Remix) – Sony
03. Onra – Perfect Match – CDR
04. Neighbour & GSD – The Walk Part 2 – Punchout! Recordings
05. Speech Debelle – I’m With It (Louis La Roche Remix) – Big Dada
06. Tensnake – Get It Right – Permanent Vacation
07. B.B. & Q Band – Imagination – Capitol
08. Tad Wily – Tape Love – Smash Hit Music Co.
09. DJ Self Help – This Is An Emergency (Ruckus Roboticus Remix) – Dance Or Die Records
10. U-Tern – Style, Class, Flair – Big Foot
11. Pitchben – Friday Night – Compost
12. LBCK – Real Caviar (Instrumental) – La Valigetta
13. J Paul Getto – Destination – Fogbank Recordings
14. Voodoo Chilli – Love Songs – Cheap Thrills
15. Louis La Roche – Gimme Gimme – Ever After Records
16. Young Jeezy – I Do (Sammy Bananas Bootleg) – CDR
17. Mix Chopin – Ecliptic – CDR
18. Breakbot – Shades Of Black – Ed Banger
19. Popular Computer – Lointain (Robotaki Remix) – Schmooze
20. Neighbour – Close To Mine – Homebreakin Records
21. Lorenz Rhode – Shake It – Compost
22. Meroz – Grit – Solid Bump Records
23. Kid Gloves – Below The Belt – Fool’s Gold Records
24. Codes – Guzzlin’ Champagne – Slow Roast Records
25. Ruckus Roboticus – Take Me To A Disco – Dance Or Die Records
26. Ruckus Roboticus – Take Me To A Disco (BAWZ Studio 69 Remix) – Dance Or Die Records
27. BAWZ – Higher (Nick Thayer Remix) – Top Billin’
28. Melee, DJ Kue, Warehouse – High – Burn The Fire
29. Rogerseventytwo – You Take Me Higher – Fool’s Gold Records
30. Swick – Grow Up (Cassian Remix) – Sweat It Out
31. TJR – Funky Vodka – Rising Music
32. Louis La Roche – Me & Her – Ever After Records
33. The Avalanches – Ray Of Zdarlight – CDR