Today's Source To Cycle podcast comes from Frivolous, one of Cadenza's more eccentric family members. Cadenza fans will know Frivolous from his debut album 'Meteorology', which was released on Cadenza in February 2011 complete with its club hits 'Wasting Time', 'Back Into The Deep', and 'Cryin''. Many will also know him from his live club spectacles, which features live keyboards and vocals, as well as a number of his own homemade devices/instruments including the Frivolous Patented Electromagnetic Knife, the Broken-Ruler Music Box, and the Double Cable-Tub Bass.
Frivolous aka Daniel Gardner is certainly unconventional. His recent Random Cuts video episode gave us great insight into how his wonky mind works, and you can hear his warped sensibilities on his Source To Cycle podcast.
His Cycle mix is a multi-layered DJ set, that moves through many grades of light and darkness, humour and authenticity, energy and serenity. Beginning with the Nicolas Jaar Remix of Azari & III's 'Into The Night', we arrive at tracks by Maceo Plex, Subb-an, Mehrnoosh, Savage Skulls, and Zepp001. The full of synths and unusual house rhythms, live drums and warped vocals, and is fittingly fun.
Of course with this being Frivolous, there was bound to be a nice surprise or two, and instead of doing a straight up mix of his favourite ever tracks for his Source, Frivolous decided to create a special chronological history of his musical influences since 1989, by weaving in news reel sounds from the era of the tracks that he included, as a way to create a sense of time and space. It is certainly an effective way to tell a story, and it's also rather educational. The Human League, Depeche Mode, Nirvana, Goldie, Daft Punk and Isolee all make it into the mix.
"The news reel sounds were a lot harder to find that I initially thought," says Frivolous with a grin, although Daniel Gardner is not the kind of dude who walks away from a wacky idea without an enlightening result.
Azari & III - Into The Night (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
Maceo Plex - The Feelin'
Subb-an - The Lovers Night feat. Beckford
Inxec, Mark Chambers - O' so (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
Mehrnoosh - Mi Amor
Mikael Stavostrand, Agaric - Gutted feat. Veal Chop
Savage Skulls - Caravan
Zepp001 - The Warm
Martin Landsky - Let Me Dance (Sebo K remix)
Krikor - Peeping Tom
Pepe Bradock - Deep Burnt
Love Edits - Love Edits 2
The Human League - Don't You Want Me
Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
Nirvana Live At Axis Boston - Drain You
Ween - The Goin' Get Tough
Deglo Abortions - Used To Be In Love
Chemical Brothers - Setting Sun
Future Sounds Of London - We Have Explosives
Future Sounds Of London - Antique Toy
Fingers Inc - Can You Feel It
Goldie - Timeless
Kruder & Dorfmeister - Speechless
Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M.
Daft Punk - Wdpk 83.7 fm
Daft Punk - Around The World (Daft Punk Edit)
Josh Wink - Higher State Of Consciousness (Original Tweekin' Acid Funk Mix)
Johnny Fiasco - Conduction
Isolee - Beau Mot Plage
Wishmountain - Pepperpot
Los Sampler's - La Vida Es Llena De Cables
Safety Scissors - Before (Smyglyssna Remix)
Andres - Express
Franky Valli & The Four Seasons - Beggin (Pilooski Re-Edit)