Awesome New Place radio – April -> August 2013

Hey guys, I’ve been continuing to make radio. Here’s an update – recent episodes of AWESOME NEW PLACE:

April 13 2013 (Live at Ooga Booga): http://www.kchungradio.org/archive/2013-04-13-ooga-booga/bennett_4_senate_at_ooga_booga-2013.04.13.mp3
June 9 2013 (really blown out for some reason): http://www.kchungradio.org/archive/2013-06-09/Awesome_New_Place-2013.06.09.mp3
June 25 2013 (Fill-in for Feature Phone): http://www.kchungradio.org/archive/2013-06-25/feature_phone-06.25.2013.mp3
August 11 2013: http://www.kchungradio.org/archive/2013-08-11/Awesome_New_Place-08.11.2013.mp3

Tracklists below.

Main,Music,radio @ 12:30 pm September 6, 2013

F.A.T. Public Access at FAT GOLD

F.A.T. GOLD @eybeam - YOUR ART!! party

Last week during FAT GOLD, I organized an alternate A/V stream called FAT Public Access on which I hosted a series of performances, talks, lectures, and informal chats broadcast live from Eyebeam’s gallery space to the web. It’s rare that FATLAB gets together in person, and I wanted to capture some of the energy & dialogue that pours forth when we do. I also wanted to use our show (and Eyebeam’s equipment!) as a platform to present the work of artists, librarians, curators, musicians, researchers, and friends whose projects dovetail with the values and themes of FATLAB.

It was fun to play host whether facing an audience or just the reverb of the empty gallery space. While doing a public access show live meant I spent most of the week trapped at Eyebeam, it had the side effect of making lots of my friends come to me, so many many thanks to those that attended & performed. Hopefully this documentation is a window into the action for FAT members and international audience not in attendance.

Big thanks to the Eyebeam staff, curator Lindsay Howard, and all the FAT homies.

If you can’t hang with the real deal 4:3 flv video quality (#2013), I also have provided the audio separately for radio-style enjoyment. Click through for the full list!


Talking Fidonet w/ Kevin Driscoll

Kevin Driscoll joined us from Los Angeles via Skype to discuss Fidonet and other salient topics surrounding his dissertation Hobbyist inter-networking and the popular internet imaginary: Forgotten histories of networked personal computing, 1977-1997. We talk about looking at the ‘people’s history’ of the web and communication technologies as a way to provide the backbone in arguments for user-driven infrastructure in today’s conglomerated networks, duh! MP3

Jamming with Critter & Guitari

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Brooklyn-based synth makers Critter & Guitari, nee Chris Kucinski & Owen Osborn, talk briefly about how they manage their fun project that turned into a business, and then jam profusely on Kaleidoloops, Bolsa Basses, Pocket Pianos and other #rare homemade junk, with some friends along for the ride. MP3


Art,Events,Main,Music,radio,Talk @ 5:49 pm April 14, 2013

Awesome New Place radio – 3.10.13

This month’s episode of Awesome New Place: http://www.kchungradio.org/archive/2013-03-10/Bennett4Senate-Awesome_New_Place-03.10.2013.mp3 A lot of my favorite boogie classics here, a product of last minute record pulls, and the desire to have a “dancy mix” somewhere online to show people. Enjoy!

Tracklist below.

Main,Music,radio @ 9:37 am March 22, 2013

Awesome New Place returns to the airwaves

Happy to announce that Awesome New Place will be broadcasting monthly on KCHUNG Radio, available streaming and archived at kchungradio.org, and on 1630 AM in Chinatown, Los Angeles.

Tune in the second Sunday of every month, from 6-7pm PST.

(i.e. March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, etc etc.)

Previous shows:
4.12.2012 (Guest Set)

—> Click to download the Feb 10th show <—

Feb 10th tracklist below.

Main,Music,radio @ 11:33 am February 16, 2013

Awesome New Place (on KCHUNG, 9.30.2012)

I did a fill-in episode of Awesome New Place on KCHUNG 1630AM last month. Good times!

Download here: http://www.kchungradio.org/archive/2012-09-30/Awesome_New_Place-09.30.2012.mp3

Corazon de Poeta – Jeanette
Sven Liebek – Ride a White Horse
The Bee Gees – Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You (slowed)
Todd Rundgren – I Saw the Light
Dick Hyman – Give it Up or Turn it Loose
? and the Mysterians – Upside
Anceta Molina y su Conjunto – Tu No Me Lo Das
talkover: Link Wray
Juaneco y su Combo – San Juan 75 (from the Purple Chica mixtape)
Love – Orange Skies (slowed)
Booker T. & The M.G.s – Stranger on the Shore
Fat Larry’s Band – Peaceful Journey
Pete Drake and his Talking Steel Guitar – Color of the Blues (slowed)
The Louvin Brothers – Satan is Real (kinda slowed)
Bobby Bare – Dropkick Me Jesus
talkover: more Link Wray
Swamp Children – You’ve Got Me Beat
Gregory Isaacs – Cool Down the Pace (10″ mix)

Main,Music,radio @ 1:38 pm October 28, 2012

Live on KCHUNG Los Angeles

Hey all, greetings from Los Angeles.


I will be doing a guest set tonight on KCHUNG, broadcasting on 1630AM straight out of Chinatown. DJ Egroeg was kind enough to extend an invite to his program CDS Digest, which airs from 9-11pm.
I’ve been working in the trippy ethnic Disneyland that is LA’s Chinatown since I relocated here late last year, and I’ve heard many good things about it’s little homegrown basement-level AM transmitter, nestled in amongst the first generation tchotchke distros and second wave art galleries.

I’m excited to spend my first time DJing out here at a noteworthy local institution, plus my record collection arrived on it’s pallet only a few weeks ago, meaning its high time for some cathartic release.

Stream KCHUNG here.

—— UPDATE ——–
download the archived show here
Track list below: (more…)

Events,Main,Music,radio @ 6:00 am April 2, 2012

A Downtown Affair – tonight – 100% Slow Jams

I will be returning to my one-time digs at WNYU tonight for a special Quiet Storm episode of A Downtown Affair, tonight from 10:30pm – 1am, hosted by my longtime discofriends Tackleberry & Mike McGill.

Tune in to 89.1fm in the tri-state area, or the web stream anywhere else.

Though ADA has a rock solid disco / boogie / modern soul format, we were inspired to do this 100% slow jams episode in part by the last time I was on the show, when Tackleberry, Mike, myself, and our other discofriend Josh Dunn hit a collective nerve when we pulled out all our mellow jams and ballads for a collaborative last set. Review my mix Wine Coolers from 2009 for more context for tonight, and certainly we’ll hear some tracks that are on the perpetually-forestalled follow up to that one.

Sit back and relax. 🙂

UPDATE: The archived show is here, or direct download; Part 1, Part 2.

Events,Main,Music,radio @ 10:45 am July 8, 2011

Jon Kirby and Josh Dunn on Awesome New Place

A big shout to the homies Josh Dunn and Jon Kirby who each came through this fall and dropped gems of sets of the WFMU airwaves.

Each of these guys sets was like a wedge of the Trivial Pursuit wheel that is the vibe of my show.

Tip of the cap to Kirby, who, besides authoring the above simile, really came though with the mic-break pleasantries, which I had promised in the listing for the show. We spoke much of regional food options. John’s set was a great blend of boogie soul, thrift store classics from both ends of the spectrum; cheap classics, and cheap unclassics. Rare records too, no doubt. There was a distinct voice-modulation bent to his picks, as he just drove up from his homeland of NC coming straight off a book tour afterparty date for Dave Tompkins new tome How To Wreck a Nice Beach. Ended it all with an all Carolinas sunrise set. I was really impressed how Jon would jump off the decks mid-song just to set up his next track with some introductory patter that showed how well researched my man truly is. Check out the rest of his writings at CarolinaSoul.org, and listen to the show right here.

Josh, as always, played a masterful set filled with small-run offbeat 80s electronic music. From more straight house to angular art-school tracks and crossover post punk. I have learned a lot about Detroit techno by following Josh’s gentle influence over the past few years, but the problem has always come down to “yeah cool but where can I find this?” He usually shrugs and sites his time spent combing record stores of the greater Detroit area, taking in stories from the old timers coming through. Also getting tips from long lost artists and their families reaching out when Josh ultimately finds their records and puts them in mixes on his well-crafted website, 100 Limousines. Josh pays a lot of his bills as a talented graphic designer, and lets his visual sense guide him as much as the music’s history, so definitely take a look at the playlist for his show where I tried to get pictures of his myriad album cover gems.

Much thanks to both the fellas.

Main,Music,radio @ 4:11 pm December 3, 2010