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Jul 12

dj.inc. – ambient.0

 

Ambient House Mix  Ambient 1.0 The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds (Live ‘93) [Island Records] Moby - J Breas (Ambient) [Virgin] The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds (Live ‘93) [Island Records] The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds (The Orb’s Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld) [Island Records] Ennio Morricone - Miserere (Perfecto Flouro) [Perfecto] Orbital - Lush 3-1 (Orbital 2) [FFRR] Easy Star All-Stars - Money (Dub Side of the Moon) [Easy Star Records] Fever Ray - Now’s the Only Time I Know [Rabid Records] The Grateful Dead - Silver Apples of the Moon (Infrared Roses) [Grateful Dead Records] State of Emergency - Banks of Babylon [Dumdum Records] Easy Star All-Stars - Brain Damage feat. Dr. Israel (Dub Side of the Moon) [Easy Star Records] The Orb - Perpetual Dawn (Live ‘93) [Island Records] Young American Primitive - These Waves [ZoëMagik Records] The Grateful Dead - Speaking in Swords (Infrared Roses) [Grateful Dead Records] Orbital - Halcyon + On + On (Orbital 2) [FFRR] Opus III - It’s a Fine Day [EastWest Records] Humate - 3.2 (Digweed & Muir’s Bedrock Mix) [Superstition]  Ambient 1.1 Humate - 3.2 (Bedrock Ambient Mix) [Superstition] Steve Roach - A Circular Ceremony (Dreamtime Return) [Fortuna Records] Ry Cooder & V.M. Bhatt - Ganges Delta Blues (A Meeting By The River) [WaterLily Acoustics] Tabla Beat Science - Magnetic (Tala Matrix) [Palm Pictures] The Grateful Dead - Little Nemo in Nightland (Infrared Roses) [Grateful Dead Records] The KLF - Madrugada Eterna (Chill Out) [KLF Communications] Loop Guru - Aphrodite’s Shoe (Duniya - The Intrinsic Passion Of Mysterious Joy) [Nation Records] Young American Primitive - Over and Out [ZoëMagik Records] Sven Vath - Ballet-Romance (The Harlequin - The Robot And The Ballet-Dancer) [Eye Q Records] Pink Floyd - Main Theme (Soundtrack from the Film More) [EMI] Shuggie Otis - Freedom Flight (Inspiration Information) [Luaka Bop] Tortoise - Restless Waters (A Lazarus Taxon) [Thrill Jockey] Spacetime Continuum - Q 11 (Sea Biscuit) [Astralwerks] The KLF - Elvis on the Radio Steel Guitar in My Soul (Chill Out) [KLF Communications]  contains samples from NASA’s Apollo Missions & other oddities   Tags: ambient, ambient house, trance, dub, space, chill out,

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dj.inc. – ambient 1.0

Ambient 1.0
The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds (Live ‘93) [Island Records]
Moby – J Breas (Ambient) [Virgin]
The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds (Live ‘93) [Island Records]
The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds (The Orb’s Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld) [Island Records]
Ennio Morricone – Miserere (Perfecto Flouro) [Perfecto]
Orbital – Lush 3-1 (Orbital 2) [FFRR]
Easy Star All-Stars – Money (Dub Side of the Moon) [Easy Star Records]
Fever Ray – Now’s the Only Time I Know [Rabid Records]
The Grateful Dead – Silver Apples of the Moon (Infrared Roses) [Grateful Dead Records]
State of Emergency – Banks of Babylon [Dumdum Records]
Easy Star All-Stars – Brain Damage feat. Dr. Israel (Dub Side of the Moon) [Easy Star Records]
The Orb – Perpetual Dawn (Live ‘93) [Island Records]
Young American Primitive – These Waves [ZoëMagik Records]
The Grateful Dead – Speaking in Swords (Infrared Roses) [Grateful Dead Records]
Orbital – Halcyon + On + On (Orbital 2) [FFRR]
Opus III – It’s a Fine Day [EastWest Records]
Humate – 3.2 (Digweed & Muir’s Bedrock Mix) [Superstition]

dj.inc. – ambient 1.1  


Ambient 1.1
Humate – 3.2 (Bedrock Ambient Mix) [Superstition]
Steve Roach – A Circular Ceremony (Dreamtime Return) [Fortuna Records]
Ry Cooder & V.M. Bhatt – Ganges Delta Blues (A Meeting By The River) [WaterLily Acoustics]
Tabla Beat Science – Magnetic (Tala Matrix) [Palm Pictures]
The Grateful Dead – Little Nemo in Nightland (Infrared Roses) [Grateful Dead Records]
The KLF – Madrugada Eterna (Chill Out) [KLF Communications]
Loop Guru – Aphrodite’s Shoe (Duniya – The Intrinsic Passion Of Mysterious Joy) [Nation Records]
Young American Primitive – Over and Out [ZoëMagik Records]
Sven Vath – Ballet-Romance (The Harlequin – The Robot And The Ballet-Dancer) [Eye Q Records]
Pink Floyd – Main Theme (Soundtrack from the Film More) [EMI]
Shuggie Otis – Freedom Flight (Inspiration Information) [Luaka Bop]
Tortoise – Restless Waters (A Lazarus Taxon) [Thrill Jockey]
Spacetime Continuum – Q 11 (Sea Biscuit) [Astralwerks]
The KLF – Elvis on the Radio Steel Guitar in My Soul (Chill Out) [KLF Communications]

I am a huge fan of The Orb. My exposure to them in the early 90s was a catapult into my exploration of other dance music, and ultimately my love for dubby, sample-laden electronic music. As a matter of fact, between The Orb and Coldcut’s Journeys by Djs compliation “70 Minutes of Madness,” this was the beginning for me. I especially connected to the heavy influence of film and sampling on these productions, and I have attempted on several occasions to create mixes to acknowledge and pay homage to those roots.

dj.inc. sitting here chillin (from dub til dawn)My “Sittin’ Here Chillin’ (from Dub til Dawn)” mix was one of those homages, as was my 2005 WMC Proton Radio Lounge Miami Demo, and now this Ambient.0 series.

While the previous efforts focused more on the stories told through sampling and diverse track selection, Ambient.0 initially sought out to be a chronicle of the genre The Orb created, known as “Ambient House.”

In the vein of the “Back to Mine” series, which I was also influenced by… this sought to highlight some of the seminal ambient house tracks that I always seemed to hear in “comedown” mode and never in the clubs. I believe I heard the same speech about Sasha & Digweed’s “Northern Exposure” (yet another MASSIVE influence, as you will find), but it rings just as true for me.

That’s not to say I didn’t sneak in some more clubby tunes… such as the Bedrock mix of Humate’s “3.2,” which I specifically recall opening a set with in Ocean City, MD years ago, playing with my then partner and Balance dj Ty T, or Orbital’s “Halcyon + On + On” (which mixes into Opus III’s “It’s a Fine Day” because they share the same vocal riff, in reverse and were both massive tracks).

So, I set out on a mission to really iconize some of those tunes in a fashion that I might like to listen to for years to come. What happened was interesting though…

As I started piecing together some of the tracks I *knew* I loved and doing research on the genre… I began to unearth influencers of those artists that influenced me. I fell in love with a few and knew they also needed representation.
What I ended up with was a two-hour journey across ambient, ambient house, trance, trip hop, and other oddities that came pretty close to what I wanted to capture. The problem was… I needed an forum or outlet in which to release it, and it never really made sense for our ProtonRadio.com show, because we always seemed to drop listeners when we played downtempo sets.

However, on the EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY of our Proton show, I decided to include a snippet of this recording, and offer the full 2 hours to you via our website.

Honestly, I would have loved to lay some more samples in here, but I just shelved the project and lost interest. I’ve listened to this for over a year and still feel confident in what it expresses, so I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

It was meant to play as a “comedown” set for after a night out from start to finish; however, for listener convenience, I have split it into two parts. The first part, intentionally more upbeat than the second.

Enjoy!

 

–dj.inc.

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