Infected Mushroom

  • Thu
    Oct 31
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Sun
    Nov 03
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

ambient trips from 2003

thursday night...sunday morning...

earth eyes

tripped out sounds from 2003...

featuring shpongle ("around the world in a tea daze"), carbon based life forms ("exosphere"), infected mushroom ("jeenge"), tosca ("gute jaune"), an instrumental version of a song by muse ("ruled by secrecy"), and more...

lay back, tune in, turn up...

the songs...

  • Thu
    Jun 20
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    8:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jun 23
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

50 years of dance (5 years at a time)

you may remember their biggest hit: the ren & stimpy theme. that was the reverend horton heat (pictured), a wild rockabilly band, playing (this week) a horton heatvery wild danceable tune: "400 bucks," the wild tale of money loaned and never repaid.

this week i go chronologically from 50 years ago (bob & earl's "harlem shuffle") to 45 years ago (a semi-obscure dance tune by sly & the family stone) to 40 years ago (stevie wonder) and in each five year increment thereafter (bobbie brown, delerium, infected mushroom, and a square dance by snoop dogg from 2003) to a song just released last week. 50 years, 13 songs, in one hour.

the playlist.

  • Thu
    Dec 27
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Dec 30
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

holiday dance break

the end of the year is nigh. (the actual calendar year; not the mayan long-count calendar) this week i'm offering everyone a break from work and holiday vacations: juno reactorturn up remixes of juno reactor and infected mushroom, and dance, even if only in your head.

juno reactor is brit ben watkins, who composes and plays keyboards, but who also incorporates so many live musicians that you may forget you're listening to electronic dance music, and wonder if you're in the middle of the matrix (which is reasonable because he did music for "the matrix reloaded"). see if you don't think "pistolera" is the coolest song in the world and his 2012 remix of "laughing gas" is the heaviest.

  • Thu
    Sep 06
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Sun
    Sep 09
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

ten years ago

red hot chili peppersten years ago, we were gathered around the old tube radio, trying to dial in some late night dj playing the newest cd by the red hot chili peppers' [left] and...well, perhaps our radios didn't have tubes then, and maybe no one was listening to radios, even back then.

[WORD: Mike Ragogna interviews chili pepper drummer Chad Smith Thu Sep 13 at 1pm.]

but my point is that 10 years ago, musically, seems like a long time. and yet, strangely, most of the artists who were making creative and interesting music then (coldplay, infected mushroom [right], the flaming lips, gorillaz, of montreal), are still making it today (two exceptions being george harrison and the one hit wonders, las ketchup).infected mushroom

this week, take a look back 10 years ago, and then ponder this: will we still be listening to these same artists 10 years from now? listen to my 2022 show to find out.

all the artists and all their songs are listed here: 2002.

  • Thu
    Jul 12
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jul 15
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

The modern shamans' trance

trance music might be more fully described as "trance-inducing" music. and there's a 5-10,000 year tradition of it. trance has terence mckennalayers of sound and rhythm that systematically take the mind and body to deeper states of reality: it's not for the light-stick waving vagabonds who drink all night and pass out, but for seekers of ecstatic light & insight.

the week's show features music inspired by psychedelic shaman terence mckenna (right), and will include traditional jungle sounds, as well as infected mushroom, shpongle, and former dead drummer mickey hart. but the playlist doesn't really matter. what matters is that you take the time to go within while listening--with your bass up and your mind open.

the trances...

  • Thu
    Sep 22
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Sun
    Sep 25
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Shpongle & Mushroom

"Techno" is a tricky word. It has too many associations for too many people. The same with "electronishpongleca." It would be wrong to say that Shpongle and Infected Mushroom carry very many of those associations, even though they are frequently--and accurately--characterized as both. So I call them "evolved electronica/dance."

This week I'm playing some of Mushroom's most interesting and accessible music, demonstrating that in addition to dance-masters, they are great composers, musicians, and arrangers.

Shpongle is the British duo Simon Posford (aka Hallucinogen) and Raja Ram (no, not that one).

Here's what you be hearing: playlist.