Dialogue Incorporated | Radio Show #24


Dialogue Incorporated | It's Our Party

Dialogue Incorporated Radio #24

Compiled and mixed by Mister Joshua

Letter from the editor

Constantly fighting for unique content on a blog can seem a bit of a fool's errand after a while. That coveted PR e-mail with an "exclusive download" lands in your inbox and before you can refresh twitter, all the major online music outlets have created identical posts in a race to be the first one to market. Forget having something meaningful to say, just get it up, get it out, tweet, tweet, tweet.

We have no delusions of grandeur here at Dialogue Inc. Until we get a staff of 20—that'll happen, we swear!—there will be no competing with the Stereogums and Pitchforks of this World Wide Web. Where we hope to differentiate ourselves is by writing something worthy of reading (no, we're not saying these other sites don't have posts worthy of reading. Don't even go there). In our ideal www, we'd be doing both—quick posts with fresh content in real time and insightful editorials—but given our man power, we focus on the latter. We're called Dialogue Incorporated after all, to be at a loss for words would be pretty lame.

Since our last post round-up we've added a lot of great content: interviews with larger than life DJs like deadmau5, new music from Escort and Nicolas Jaar and reviews of admired efforts from acts like the Field and Visionquest. Adding even more dynamics to our content we like to include our Dialogue Inc "Radio Show" podcasts that set our content to music, because, after all that's the main focus of our site. Sometimes this can prove to be tricky because we inevitably fall to DJ mode when we set out to make these mixes—Friendly Fires and Four Tet don't always play nice when seated side by side on a mix.

So this time, while we did strive to tie our latest podcast picks to our written content, we let the mix prevail. And we couldn't be happier with results. We managed to squeeze in hip-hop, leftfield beats, moombahton, indie rock, soul, house, techno and dubstep, and it all gelled really nicely. Where the audio and visual (i.e. blog post) content overlap, we've laid that out for you below. Otherwise, click on the link to stream (or head to our Mixcloud page), download, share and listen to the fullest. We're really proud of this one.

—Joshua P. Ferguson

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MUSIC | Dialogue Incorporated #24 - It's Our Party



Tracklisting:
Amon Tobin “Wooden Toy” – Ninja Tune 
Kuedo “Salt Lake Cuts” – Planet Mu 
Toddla T “Streets So Warm” – Ninja Tune 
Jay-Z and Kanye West “No Church in the Wild” – Roc-A-Fella 
Shoes “Warp Afrobeat remix #1” – CD-R 
The Field “Looping State of Mind” – Kompakt 
Digitalism “Miami Showdown” – V2 
Florence and the Machine “Shake it Off” – Island Universal 
Paul Weller “ Starlite” (D-Pulse remix) – Island 
Dillon Francis “Beautician 2.0” – Mad Decent 
Bryan Ferry “Alphaville” (Todd Terje remix) – The Vinyl Factory 
Austra “Beat and Pulse” (Still Going remix) – Domino 
Peter and the Magician “Twist” – Kitsuné 
Agoria “Panta Rei” (Balearic remix) – Infiné 
Lucky Paul “Thought We Were Alone” (Gadi Mizrahi and Eli Gold remix) – Wolf + Lamb 
Mark E “Call Me” (Dixon edit) – Merk 
Maceo Plex “Can’t Leave You” – Crosstown Rebels 
Benoit + Sergio “Let Me Count the Ways” – Spectral Sounds 
Gui Boratto “This is Not the End” – Kompakt 
The Rapture “Sail Away” – DFA 
Mayer Hawthorne “A Long Time” – Universal 
Glass Candy “Warm in the Winter” – Italians Do It Better 
Midnight Magic “Drop Me a Line” (Holy Ghost! remix) – Permanent Vacation 
Lord Skywave + Nautiluss “Blue Monday” – Hemlock 
Dinky “Time to Lose It” – Visionquest 
Virgo Four “It’s a Crime” (Caribou remix) – Rush Hour 
Four Tet “Locked” – Text 
Modeselektor “Green Light Go” – Monkeytown 
SBTRKT “Hold On” – Young Turks 
Kahn “Illy” – Sucker Punch 
Active Child “Playing House” – Vagrant 
Apparat “Song of Los” – Mute
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WORDS | Dialogue Incorporated #24 - It's Our Party

"As an artist, you don’t take credit for the raw materials, it’s just the way you build it and reposition it and form it into something that’s of your own mind. I’m just trying to make a synthetic version of the world that I can manipulate more freely.” — Amon Tobin



"Kuedo takes a page from the Vangelis songbook for his solo debut, Severant. Heading into Blade Runner territory, his experimental dubstep pairs eerie, celestial synthesizers with a Moroder-style bass line and skittish beats on “Salt Lake Cuts.” It’s bass music gone sci-fi, a snapshot of a promising future."— Joshua P. Ferguson on Kuedo's "Salt Lake Cuts"


"Toddla feels destined to break free of the underground—and his backbeat trappings—and these opening tracks give him the right momentum. Ultimately, though, he settles back into what he knows best and gets carried away with the pipe cleaner while he’s at it." — Joshua P. Ferguson on Toddla T's Watch Me Dance


"Willner’s looping bliss burns long and slow across all seven tracks on Looping State of Mind. Muted-beat pistons still chug inside a musical frame airbrushed with a synth-based pop sheen. On his previous output, this gave his tracks a vaguely trance-like drive... Willner has traded in on this latest. Now he’s cruising along with the top back, opting for breezy Balearic textures and more leisurely tempos..." — Joshua P. Ferguson on the Field's Looping State of Mind


“We love to do stuff that is unexpected or surprising for people, breaking with clichés. People expect certain things from us and when we do stuff like this on the new album people might be surprised from it, but that’s exactly how we want it.” — Digitalism's Jence Moelle


"A bit like a more electronic Florence and the Machine, Austra mixes '80s moodiness, potent indie-dance beats and swelling, emotional and yet danceable melodies into a soothing brew that'll get you drunk and moving like too much 18-year-old scotch." — Joshua P. Ferguson on Austra


"I couldn't help but wonder if frontman Luke Jenner—or lost member Matt Safer—lies in bed at night asking himself if the Rapture might have been LCD Soundsystem had things worked out differently... But, if it took all of their ups and downs for the Rapture to turn out sounding this good, than these boys should rest assured that things worked out for the best in the end." — Joshua P. Ferguson reviewing the Rapture live


“It’s not strictly following a certain genre or sound or trying to carve a whole new niche in dance music where a lot of it’s been done already,” — Ryan Crossom on the Visionquest label


"I remember when Marshall made ‘Move Your Body.' My producer at the time, when he heard it, he said, ‘That record really sucks. Everything in the world is wrong with that record.’ ” —Screamin' Rachael Cain of Trax Records


"It’s not stated explicitly, but the monkey is Modeselektor’s spirit animal. Its mischievousness pervades just about everything the duo does. Self-described maximalists, Berliners Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary are keen to play around with sound. Monkeytown, their third LP, switches gears like a high-performance racer blazing down the Autobahn." — Joshua P. Ferguson on Modeselektor's Monkeytown


“Electronic music is about creating make-believe worlds with all these crazy synths, weird switches and everything else. It’s not really about the reality of sitting in front of an acoustic instrument and playing it with emotion and soul.” — SBTRKT


"His early work clicked, rattled and hissed a lot. Over the years, and especially here, he’s filed down glitch’s harsher edges, softening things with guitars, strings, marimbas and thoughtful lyrics. The common thread is Apparat’s ability to combine lush textures and complex melodies to produce richly emotional music that transcends any genre tag." 
Joshua P. Ferguson on Apparat's The Devil's Walk

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