Slow Music Meltdown - A repository for mixes and other music miscellanea

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Vera Project / HER DIY Holiday Fair

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I'll be spinning jams and hosting a table with Flowers of Lesotho
Come support local artists and music efforts 12/8/12 from 11-5!

Silent Congas

Click image to download. You will be surprised and impressed.

Friday, November 30, 2012

TJ MAX World Premier at MOTOR IV

MOTOR IV at Lofi December 1, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Please advise

Thanks to frequent Meltdown contributor Tarwater for the image.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Motor Collective Sampler Mix

Motor Collective

Mood Organ - 10 Hearts A
Airport - Sweat
HOM - Cult of Sleep
Black Hat - #000000
Crystal Hell Pool - Visionaire
TJ Max - Quintesson
UWE 60D - Strung Out on Zen
Panabrite - Atoll
Megabats - Ill Eagle
Goodwin - Surface (edit)


"It's a vigorous, stimulating blend of mainframe-busting techno, cosmic disco, heavenly ambience, and razor-edged IDM." - Dave Segal, The Stranger

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Motor Collective: Airport

Airport at Motor I

Motor is a bi-monthly psych/dance night presented by Debacle Records. Check out the Motor Collective on Tumblr, as well as video/images from Motor I here. Don't miss out on Motor IV, coming up December 1st at Lofi.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Faust live during Presidential Debate - 10/16/12 at The Comet

Props to Translinguistic Other for making 2 nights of Faust in Seattle happen!

Cement mixer + processed video of presidential debate = Faustian politics!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Photos from Silver Grapes Music Festival

Check out photos from the incredible night of psychedelic electronic music at the Facebook Page

Monday, September 17, 2012

Silver Grapes Music Festival | 23 Sept 2012 | Château Carignan | Bordeaux, FR

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pillow Talk

Props to DJ P for hipping me to these smooth, smooth sounds.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Motor II - 8/18/12 - Lofi

MOTOR is a bi-monthly psych/dance night presented by Debacle Records

We retain a core group of MOTOR-head artists who rotate along with guest DJ's and performers.

MOTOR 2 at the Lofi

Airport - Jayson Kochan of Midday Veil and TJ MAX

Mood Organ - Timm Mason of Midday Veil and TJ MAX

Patternmaster - Jonathan James Carr of Brain Fruit and Particle Being Trio 

HOM - Pær Svn of Paintings for Animals

Inter-artist sets by DJ Slow

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

Tarwater Meltdown on HER

The music collector and critic known simply as Tarwater graced the Meltdown headquarters in Seattle, WA for a short but sweet 48 hours while on a west coast visit from his enclave in Brooklyn. As one would expect, if not demand, records were purchased, beers were drunk, and playlists were made.

Herewith I present the podcast for the 7/7/12 Tarwater edition of Slow Music Meltdown on Hollow Earth Radio. Tracks selected by Tarwater and curated by dj slow.


Endless Happiness (Eye Remix) 7:43 Black Dice
Great Day 2:54 Madvillain
Icarus 2:56 Action
Danse Des Mouches Noires Gardes Du Roi 3:20 Jean Claude Vannier
New Clothes for the New World 2:01 Disco Inferno
Wie Der Wind Am Ende Einer Strasse 5:47 Amon Düül II
Eisbär 4:13 Grauzone
brotherman 4:36 The Final Solution
Breath Of Life 6:47 The Khan Jamal Creative Arts Ensemble
Doin' The Best That I Can (Walter Gibbons 12" Mix) 11:02 Bettye LaVette  
If You Want Me You Can Find Me 2:41 Lawson & Four More
Black Satin 5:20 Miles Davis
It's My Thing (Pt. 1) 2:53 Marva Whitney
Noude Ma Gnin Tche De Me 5:14 Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou
Tessassategn eko 4:06 Bahta Gebre-Heywet
Kunta Kinte Version One 4:25 The Revolutionaries 
Dream Baby Dream 3:57 Black Tambourine
WIXIW 6:13 Liars WIXIW
Baby 4:11 Donnie & Joe Emerson
Like A Ship 4:39 Pastor T.L. Barrett
Come Clean 4:57 Jeru The Damaja
Home 3:18 Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX
Lezelalem nuri 2:30 Lemma Demissew
FFunny FFrends 4:17 Unknown Mortal Orchestra
She Is Beyond Good and Evil 3:23 The Pop Group
Last Train To Satansville 6:45 Swervedriver

Sunday, July 8, 2012

PROG! Night Video Archive

Thanks so much to Dave, Valerie, Frank and Andy for having me - their sets were awesome and mind-expanding! Check out PROG! every first and third Thursday at the Living Room.

DJ Slow steps up at the 1:09:40 mark with some Catharsis (France):

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Guest DJ'ing at Prog! TONIGHT

Tonight at the Living Room in Capitol Hill, Seattle
Facebook Event | Watch/listen live on Ustream

Recent Broadcast:

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Motor recap

Black Hat

Check out this review by Dave Segal in the Stranger, as well as a write up from Redefine. Mad props to Sam of Debacle Records for hosting - it was a great night and I was stoked to be playing jams in between these rad musicians!

             Here's some video of Airport's dance workout I shot. Body movin.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Debacle Records presents a night of psychedelic beats, analog treats, and syrupy tone float.

MOTOR: 6/13/2012 at 9pm - Comet Tavern

Patternmaster (Jon Carr from Brain Fruit)

Airport (Jayson Kochan from Midday Veil)

DJ Slow spinning tunes in-between sets. 

Bring yr dancin' shoes!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Charlatan - Triangles

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Rest in Peace MCA

The Beastie Boys were a major influence during dj slow's formative years. Adam Yauch's passing is such a huge loss to the music world and creative community overall. Wishing his family and friends all the best in coping. He will be remembered.

"My man MCA's got a beard like a billygoat"

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Panabrite - Soft Terminal

Catch Panabrite this Friday at Black Lodge during Debacle Fest.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Eivind Opsvik: New Album & Short Film

Gorgeous, disturbing, dream-like short film by Iris Piers / New Romantics for a track off the latest Eivind Opsvik record Overseas IV, out now on Loyal Label.

Photography by Michelle Arcila

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Housse de Racket Finale - Chop Suey

Housse de Racket played a super tight and energetic show at Chop Suey a couple weeks ago. It was a fun night and cool to catch up with Victor who I had met a while back when he still played for Chicros.

Sorry about the crap sound - was standing right next to the speakers and recorded using the built in mic.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

HER 4/14 - African Meltdown

Click here for the podcast of African jams from today's broadcast on HER
If you enjoyed the broadcast, you might also like Afrimix

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

3/31 HER Podcast

3/31 Podcast on Hollow Earth Radio now available.

Click on image below for track list.


Debacle Fest is May 4th-6th!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mohave Triangles

Monday, March 26, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Shocks of Mighty - Meltdown on HER

DJ Slow on Hollow Earth Radio today from 12-2pm PST.

Click here to download the podcast, and click on the image below for a tracklist from the show.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ricardo Donoso

Ricardo Donoso | Digitalis Recordings

Friday, March 9, 2012

Meltdown on HER 3/10/12

Tune in to HER tomorrow for some deep country blues and a few contemporary folk numbers on Slow Music Meltdown from 12-2 pm PST.

by R. Crumb

Coincidentally, while I was putting together the blues playlist for the show my wife came across this video of Obama singin' the blues:

Friday, March 2, 2012

Magma Fest!

The Meltdown on Hollow Earth Radio starting 3/3

Maisie Jo rockin to Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers

Please tune in to Hollow Earth Radio tomorrow for the first airing of my new weekly show Saturdays from 12-2pm PST. Originally scheduled to air on 2/18, this turned out to be the birthday of my daughter Maise Josephine, and the first Meltdown on HER playlist was selected with her in mind. 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Krafterk at MOMA - A ticket debacle

I was lamenting the fact that I no longer live in NYC when I read about the string of performances by Kraftwerk at MOMA, but after hearing all of the tales of woe regarding waiting in the queue for tickets, it sounds like I would have missed out one way or another.

As my friend Gianni Bocce put it, "I had some Computer Love before queuing Endless Endless."

HER Broadcast in honor of Maisie Josephine

Maisie Josephine - born 2/18/12

As fate would have it, my little girl decided to make her debut on the same day my first broadcast - selected in her honor - was to air on Hollow Earth Radio. Needless to say I was a bit preoccupied when the show aired so I missed it. No worries if you did too, as I made a playlist you can download below. I hope you enjoy, and please be sure to tune in to HER every Saturday from 12-2pm PST for Slow Music Meltdown.

Heartbeat - DJMJ
Baby Where You Are - Ted Lucas
77777 - Boredoms
Zum Wohl - Cluster
Beach House - Secret Colors
Take Care - Beach House
Gullfjellet - Bjørn Torske
The Happy Whistler - Raymond Scott
Wind on Water - Fripp & Eno
Evening Star - Fripp & Eno
420 Millionaires - Free Time
Fly Like a Horse - Sylvain Chauveau
Icke's Struggle - Blanck Mass
Happy Astronaut - Brother Raven
Kekse - Harmonia
Riversong - Tonto's Expanding Head Band
Sea Bed Meditation - Jürgen Müller
Goes By - Emeralds
Besoin de Mer - Trinité
Purus River - Uakti
Letzte Tage - Letzte Nachte -Popol Vuh

*For optimum listening pleasure, check Crossfade Songs and set to 12 seconds in iTunes preferences or your preferred music application.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Slow Music Meltdown on Hollow Earth Radio

Starting this weekend tune in from 12-2pm Pacific time every Saturday for Slow Music Meltdown on Hollow Earth Radio!

This weekend's show is dedicated to the baby my wife and I are expecting any minute. Tender songs of love and affection, with a healthy sampling of cosmic lullaby tracks to sooth the infant in all of us....

*A note to listeners: For the meantime my show is pre-programmed using a service called Airtime and is not actually live, so unfortunately I can't take any calls or requests during the show. If you have any thoughts or requests for the weeks to come, feel free to let me know....

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Jonathan Fitoussi - PLURALIS

Saturday, January 28, 2012


I learned last night of the death of Megaupload, a popular site for file sharing. Some may see this as a victory for anti-piracy; I would have to disagree and side with several professorial music bloggers whose archives of rare, out-of-print music is now gone from the interweb, perhaps forever.

This is a travesty as the intentions of these sites was not to take money from the pockets of Lady Gaga and the like, but to educate their legions of fans on the aural treasures to be found in far reaches of the world that may have never surfaced or be heard otherwise.

I'm not sure of any effort to combat this issue, but let's hope vaults will be re-opened someday soon.

Read more about the blogs affected at Bodega Pop.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

WXBC - Bard Radio


Once upon a time in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, while working towards my BA in photography, I hosted a radio program on WXBC, Bard College radio. It was called, as you might have guessed, Music Meltdown.

Organizing boxes of things from times gone by, I came across old cassettes of mixtapes from before I went digital, as well as the tapes from my first 3 shows on WXBC. I'd been meaning to transfer them for ages, and finally got around to it.

Here is show # 1, with episodes 2 and 3 coming soon - collections of random, on-the-fly musical tastes from my early-middle twenties (circa 2004) that went over both the internet and AM* airwaves. Check back for more of DJ Slow's WXBC Music Meltdown with shout-outs to friends lost and kept along the way, and also watch out for the Meltdown on Hollow Earth Radio every Saturday from 12-2pm PST starting February 18th.

Photo by ATL

*(At that time WXBC was on 540am in addition to being online - not sure if that broadcast still lives or not.)