= MR. OWL + SPAED

Original Production

Wreck League: SciFi Remixes 1980-89 @ Spirit Lounge

“In the year 2980, mankind thought every last sample was taken. They were wrong…”

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Firehazard Studios x Dominant Force x Aud-Art present:
“WRECK LEAGUE: 80-89 SCI FI SOUNDTRACKS”
Fri July 24th, 9pm @ Spirit Lounge (242 51st St)

Starring:
✦ /// ERIC RANN
✦ /// MR. OWL x SPAED
✦ /// JOHNNY JITTERS
✦ /// and CHARLIE SCOTT
✦ /// visuals by KYLE THE SAINT

Wreck League is a custom remix party series which takes particular themes within cinema and pop culture and brings them to the dance floor for a one-night show. The rules are simple: we select a theme, and participating producers dig for sample material within the spectrum to remix. We play this material for one-time use to give attendees something they cannot find online. Audio and visual source material are weaved together, bringing in visual themes which match the music. From Hollywood classics to obscure foreign films, we promise to bring you every explosion, synth and laser you can handle in one action-packed night.

✦ 4 hours of original music from 4 remixers, sourcing samples from vinyl/VHS/CD/DVD soundtracks of 1980s sci fi films
✦ FREE Wreck League: 8089SF soundtrack ONLY AT THE DOOR includes 1 hour of selections – the other 3 hours of original beats played live will not be available anywhere, so BE THERE!
✦ Full VHS-quality video productions courtesy of Kyle the Saint
✦ Floor shaking bass cabinets


MR. OWL Live on Detour & Co Radio @ WRCT 88.3FM

Hosted by a.p. on April 4, 2015.

TRACKLIST:
/ MR. OWL – ODE TO ROGER LINN
/ LARGE PRO – HARDCORE HIP HOP (MR. OWL REMIX)
/ MR. OWL – CHOKING HAZARD
/ MR. OWL – BUSY DAY
/ MR. OWL – ANALOG SHOWERS
/ TALIB KWELI – GOOD MOURNING (MR. OWL REMIX)
/ MR. OWL – GREEN SATORI (INSTRUMENTAL)
/ MR. OWL X SPAED – STYX AND STONED
/ MR. OWL – C’EST BON
/ SNEAKY MIKE – I LOOK LIKE LIL B (MR. OWL REMIX)
/ SIRKRI – LA FLEUR ET L’OISEAU (MR. OWL REMIX)
/ MR. OWL – REMEMBER WHEN WE’RE ABOUT TO (INSTRUMENTAL)
/ MR. OWL – SCOTLAND YARD
/ MR. OWL X SPAED – FLAVA FLAV IS ALWAYS ON TIME
/ MR. OWL X SPAED – VERUCA SALTY
/ MR. OWL – WHERE MILK COMES FROM
/ MR. OWL – EWOK CELEBRATION
/ MR. OWL – NEANDERTHAL FIRE
/ MR. OWL X SPAED – ANCIENT JUNGLE
/ MR. OWL – WRATH INFLICTED
/ MR. OWL – PERSEPHONE
/ CHRISTINA MILLIAN – DIP IT LOW (MR. OWL REMIX)
/ MR. OWL – FEATHERS CLAWS BEAKS HATRED
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/ CLICK BOX – NO GAS
/ DEEP EDGE – BIG DARK ROOM
/ DIGITAL MESS – OPEN THE BOX
/ LOW XS – EARTHQUAKE
/ MINIMINDS – INNER EXPANSION (PLANKTON RMX)
/ OSCAR YOTOMI – IN THE DEEP
/ SUBNOTE & SKUX – BOP 66
/ TRANSCODE – FEEL IT
/ G0RR – DARK TEMPLAR
/ JASON BURNS & REVA DIVITO – LIGHTNING
/ LAFORTE & MARK ROSS – ENCRYPTED (EXPERIMENTAL FEELINGS RMX)
/ LOW XS – BIPOLAR
/ MORGAN TOMAS – SYNTHETIC
/ SOLEE – JULE (REMUS RMX)
/ CARI LEKEBUSCH & JESPER DAHLBACK – LATINATOR
/ FERNANDO LIMA & PABLO DAMASCENO – FLAG
/ ROBERT SCHRANK – HEXAPODA
/ ROBERT SCHRANK – PHASE LOCK
/ SUSPIRE-IT – ELEGANT HANDS (DEEP NOISE RMX)
/ TEX-REC – GALINNER
/ WILEY – BOOM BLAST
/ ALEXI DELANO & TONY ROHR – CREEPY (JOSEPH CAPRIATI RMX)
/ DIGITALISM – APOLLO GIZE (ANTONIO PLUS RMX)
/ DISTRO – CITY LIGHTS (HYBRID THEORY RMX)
/ KIRCHLER & LINDA – SPANKING (DURCHMACHER RMX)
/ PERC & METALOGIC – M GARGO (JONAS KOPP RMX)
/ PETIT GATEAU – IVRESSE
/ PETIT GATEAU – PRINTEMPS
/ ROBERT SCHRANK – CRUX
/ SULUMI – CALL BLACK WHITE (MARSEILLE RMX)
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MORE MUSIC AT soundcloud.com/mr-owl-1

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Jack Wilson & Keor Meteor – Enter to Exit EP

Paris and New York, obviously two of the most influential cities in the history of culture, come together on Jack Wilson and Keor Meteor’s new EP “Enter to Exit” (Parliament of Strix Records).

Stream free / Download for Pay-What-You-Want via Bandcamp

Originally from Pittsburgh, Jack moved to NYC in April 2012 – around the same time Paris’s Keor had held an online audition via SoundCloud for MCs to feature on a mixtape + subsequent EP. Jack was one of the artists chosen, so with a fresh selection of beats in a pulsating new city and no TV or internet, he wrote 8/9 of the lyrics to “Enter to Exit” (along with a half dozen poems) during his first two months in NY. Since his studio was still in an extra bedroom in Baltimore, he recorded rough demos through his iPhone to send to Keor and thus began the process.

Blogged by:  Le Mellotron radio station (Paris)Act Live Music (Philly), Mellow World (Taiwan), BeatBox Radio, Only Da Hot Shit, Hip Hop Jazz, FreshVibez.fr (France), Sensual Piano (Korea), SampleFace (UK), Rhythm22, VelvetBeat (Korea), Broke Whore Records, White Men Can’t Blog, Time Bomb Shop, HipHop345 (Russia), VelvetBeat, I Said A Hip (France), Tha Drill (France)

Want to follow along with the lyrics? Click this “lyric scroll” link to open in any browser, click the image, then scroll away:
‘Enter To Exit’ Lyric Scroll [JPEG, 2.1MB]

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EP released on Parliament of Strix Records 5/13/13, Catalog # PSXE002
http://pstrix.com/EnterToExit


Pittsburgh Soundcloud Meetup feat. Pandemic Pete, Cryoverb & Sun Turret

Wednesday, March 6th 2013 @ 7pm-10pm
Brillobox upstairs – 4104 Penn Ave

Our Pittsburgh Soundcloud Meetup group will assemble again on Wednesday March 6th. We welcome musicians, producers, vocalists, radio broadcasters and other sound professionals, as well as any and all members of the interested public, to join us. The atmosphere of our meetups is casual and workshop-style. We would like to thank our new hosts at Brillobox – we will now be enjoying a proper club sound system, a projector with projection screen, and upgraded seating!

We will begin the evening with an introductory discussion about the new Soundcloud interface changes and features, hosted by our friend DJ Spaed.

Then we get into the sessions. Here’s how it works: Each session is an opportunity for a local Soundcloud user – whether producer, DJ, radio host or otherwise – to share their chosen craft with us.  With the aid of video projection and full sound system, the session host will take us through their process or lead a discussion about a topic of relevance, with the opportunity for the group to ask questions.  This will be audio-recorded and archived to Soundcloud for all the world to hear.

SESSION #1:  PANDEMIC PETE

SESSION #2:  CRYOVERB

SESSION #3:  SUN TURRET

Other ideas for future meetups are welcome, please get involved and become part of our thriving offline community!


SPAED – ‘HIGH ART’ Album

“DJ SPAED, representing Pittsburgh Dominant Force, recently released his second LP entitled ‘High Art’ on bandcamp.com.  SPAED’s style of frustrated hip-hop breakbeats, swing rhythms, vinyl ripped melodies and stereo percussion are giving artists like Flying Lotus and J-Dilla (RIP) a run for their money.  SPAED is one of the most technical hip-hop DJ’s I’ve met and his production skills are no less impressive.  Listening to the lead synths on his tracks ‘Light Site’ and ‘Nothin But Heels On’ show his keyboard talent, SPAED says he plays all the synths live.  The processed vocals on the track ‘In the Rain Again’ are an awesome mixture of wah wah, vinyl record slow stops and filters that really expand on SPAED’s technical nature. This is a 20 track album and not one song on it could be considered filler.  It’s available on Bandcamp in ‘MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire’ with a ‘name your price’ price tag.  I suggest you pick this one ASAP!”  – Penpal @ BringinItToYou

Stream free / Download for Pay-What-You-Want via Bandcamp

SPAED HIGH ART COVER V10

Artwork by MR. OWL
Released by Dominant Force, 11/1/12


Pittsburgh Soundcloud Meetup feat. Jules Levine, James Gyre, Johnny Jitters & Matthu Stull

Wednesday, October 17 2012 @ 9:30pm-midnight
Rocking Horse Artspace
179 43rd St in Lawrenceville

Our Pittsburgh Soundcloud Meetup group will assemble again on Wednesday October 17th. We welcome musicians, producers, vocalists, radio broadcasters and other sound professionals, as well as any and all members of the interested public, to join us.

This month’s meetup will focus on the successful Pittsburgh Producer Presentations that we did for the first time earlier this year at Soundcloud Global Meetup Day: Pittsburgh.

Here’s how it works: Each producer will present one or two original tracks to the group.  First we will listen carefully to their song.  Then the producer will explain the production process by stepping through the project session, which will be projected onto the wall for all to see.  Finally, the producer will answer questions from the group.  This will be audio-recorded and archived to Soundcloud for all the world to hear.

PRODUCER #1:  JULES LEVINE aka AG AG LADY

PRODUCER #2:  JAMES GYRE

PRODUCER #3:  JOHNNY JITTERS

PRODUCER #4:  MATTHU STULL

Other ideas for future meetups are welcome, please get involved and become part of our thriving offline community!


Jack Wilson – ‘PHOTOPHOBIA’ EP

‘PHOTOPHOBIA’ (Parliament of Strix – MR. OWL’s label) is the fourth EP by Jack Wilson, a veteran Pittsburgh poet/ hip-hop artist currently residing in Brooklyn. The term “photophobia” means an extreme sensitivity to bright light. It causes side-effects which can include migraine headaches, from which Wilson himself has suffered since a child.

Stream free / Download for Pay-What-You-Want via Bandcamp

“I get auras before a migraine,” says Jack, “which start like tiny punctures in your field of vision, like if you’d stared at the sun too long. As a kid, the only relief from these horrible headaches came from Tylenol, a dark room, and a cold cloth. Of the two EPs I’m about to release – the other being ‘ENTER to EXIT’ with Paris producer Keor Meteor – this project is darker, heavier, deeper underground.”

The EP contains 9 tracks culled from 7 different producers, including two tracks from Derek Dumont whose production was also twice featured on Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Taylor Allderdice’ mixtape. Moscow’s Malefique contributes two tracks as well, while Mr. Owl, Reverrb, and Rephrazed (all from Pittsburgh), All These Fingers (Detroit), and Quiet Noise (Wales UK) round out the rest. Mr. Owl’s “Most Mighty” also features Delaware MC Avant-Garde, whom Wilson met in Baltimore where they both lived for a short time. Baltimore is also where most of the tracks on ‘PHOTOPHOBIA’ were actually written.

On Wednesday October 3rd, ‘PHOTOPHOBIA’ will be available to stream free RIGHT HERE at pstrix.com, and for choose-your-price download via Bandcamp. Wilson will be celebrating the release of both of his upcoming EPs on November 1st with Terence Degnan and Stillborn Identity at Goodbye Blue Monday in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Blogged by:  Rep Pittsburgh Hip HopFAADA (Spoonface’s Label)Broke Whore RecordsAct Live MusicTime Bomb SpotSick Chirpse

Want to follow along with the lyrics? Click this “lyric scroll” link to open in any browser, click the image, then scroll away:
‘PHOTOPHOBIA’ Lyric Scroll by Jack Wilson [JPEG, 1.7MB]

Artwork: Jack Wilson

PRAISE FOR ‘PHOTOPHOBIA’:

“Earlier this year, I wrote a piece on an excellent hip hop mixtape entitled Consumers Become Producers. It had been some time since I had impressed by a hip hop mixtape and upon hearing Consumers Become Producers, I immediately began following Pittsburgh-based producer Mr. Owl and Brooklyn-via-Pittsburgh MC, Jack Wilson. I didn’t know at the time, but 2012 would be a GREAT year for hip hop. In fact, two of my favorite records released this year – of any genre – have been hip hop records (Killer Mike’s mindblowing R.A.P. Music and EL-P’s Cancer for Cure). So I was quite excited to come across the release of Jack Wilson’s latest pay-what-you-want EP entitled PHOTOPHOBIA on Parliament of Strix Records… I HIGHLY recommend checking out PHOTOPHOBIA and, as it is a “pay-what-you-want” release via Bandcamp, what do you really have to lose?!?”
-JERKSTORE @ SickChirpse.com

EP released on Parliament of Strix Records 10/3/12, Catalog # PSXE001
http://www.pstrix.com