Annie's Birthday (RFDA #18) - This is a found answering machine tape from Annie's birthday. Her boyfriend, kids, and friends all call with entertaining warm wishes.
The return of this thing called Fired Down! (RFDA #17)
I'm Scared (RFDA #16) - 3 and 1/2 Floppy Disk!!!
Switched from Motorolla to a Primeco Phone (RFDA #15) New All-Houston
"Live from the 713" Fired Down! LIVE (RFDA#14)
Codes for solo piano – David Kidney (RFDA#13)
Six short contrasting pieces for piano solo released on acute 3-inch CDR.
We conquered France, Texas, Canada City, and Cincinnati. What’s
next? For program notes see below.
Fired Down! (RFDA#12)
Slowed down pop house/trance music: “cool slumber rather than spaced-out
euphoria.” Whatever, this is the best CD to drive real fast to.
I-610, I-45, southwest freeway, 290.
The Singles II: for the Streets (RFDA#11)
Track titles: 1.Bass Fears 2.Houston Holidae 3.RuggDoggs 4.Like a pimp
listening to his heart break 5.0ops Pops 6.Heavy weight frame and my six
four stature 7.Hard Licks 8. Lovebird 9.represent Kingwood
Anthems…Screwed – DJ Damien(RFDA#10)
Anthems – DJ Damien(RFDA#9)
It’s that boy from the southside putting it down for 5 dollar Tuesdays.
The Singles (RFDA#8)
Track titles: 1.In da strip club 2.We’re in Houston 3.HipHouse of
Pies (H-town mix) 4.bill me in 5.hammer and screw 6.RFDA live from Houston
Roll like a Troll (RFDA#7)
“South side still hold down, around here we like to Jam our music
real slowed down” –
Lil’ Flip, Freestyle King (crowned by DJ Screw R.I.P.)
All Houston (plus sippin’ on syrup) jams seriously slowed for da
Listen to this as your roll through da space city. Down south, southside.
Double Double U, 2 CD (RFDA#4)
Mix CD “Mini” (RFDA#2)
Also OUT NOW!!!:
Crystal Stokowski (of Max Noi Mach, Monster Attacks King Noise Machine)/RatfaceDreamangel
(10 minutes per side)
The Best of Extreme Animals: Fired Down! (Fall)
A Rappin’ Tribute to Steve Reich – V/A (Winter)
Can I play with your Panty Line – DJ Damien (Fall)
Take it to the room (Fall)
We reinvented the remix (the future)
30 at 45, the album (Winter)
“I'm scared” – CDR version (Fall)
$4 per CD-R
Send orders to:
105 Manchester Pl.
Chapel Hill NC 27516
mp3 taste from the Singles II
guest show on KTRU 91.7s Scordatura
April 10th from 1-3 PM 2004
I will be playing strictly club bangers from
Lachenmann, Sciarrino, Murail, Reynolds, Ferneyhough, and mind your business.
David Kidney: What’s between me and
Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music Room 1131, April 22 2004
The summer of 2000 was hot. I mean real hot. A young rapper from
Atlanta by the name of Ludacris (Chris Bridges) released his first national
What’s Your Fantasy? from the forth coming album Incognegro. Jeffery
Atkins (AKA Ja Rule), another newcomer to the scene, was making waves
with his ode to creeping, Between Me and You. In What’s between
me and you? David Kidney employs both of these songs as his source material.
However instead of creating the ultimate song about freaking, the result
of this combo is a complete nullification of all skankyness---both songs
seem to sufficate each other into a peaceful trance-like composition for
Ratface and David Kidney LIVE on KTRU’s electronic music
April 23 from 10 PM until the break of dawn
Ratface will be mixing in the “fired down!” style LIVE. This
means all of your favorite high-energy and pop trance jams spun at a ridiculously
slow pace. David Kidney will deliver an abridged radio-friendly encore
performance of What’s beween me and you?
Won’t be in Houston on the 23rd? Don’t worry. You can listen
to the show LIVE on KTRU’s
Teen Night at the Axiom
The Axiom 2524 McKinney Houston TX, April 29 2004 9:30PMish
Solo cello, electronic musical instruments, two turntables and a mixer,
keyboards, harp and trombone duet.
Free pizza and soft drinks.
RFDA Electronic Music Series Spring 2004
Cool Coffee house, TBA 2004
On January 28th 2004 I found a cluster of 23 recent European
techno records at a used bookstore priced at 98 cents each. It was clear
that this was part or the entirety of someones collection because
disparate old country and Christmas records surrounded the lot. The records
connection to each other was further amplified by the identical bookstores
purchase date, which appeared on each price tag. When I played these records
at home I was surprised to see how appropriately similar they were and
how perfectly they mixed. In an attempt to resurrect the mystery DJ who
previously owned these records, I will perform strictly mixing his records.
Through his abandoned record collection the DJ will be brought back to
45s at 30:
Cool Coffee house, TBA 2004
I will mix 45 revolutions per minute 7-inch records at 30 revolutions
Why this will rock the troll
and you should attend:
- The music will sound extremely slow and
low. Chilled out feelings may occur.
- My record selection will be intentionally
limited to only cheap 45s that one often finds at garage sales, thrift
stores, and second hand stores. This financial constraint creates an
interesting dynamic of unusual and classic 45s.
- This will extend the tradition of Houstons
DJ Screw and Chicagos LaDuece (16 Style).
- New life and identities will be breathed
into old songs through this expansion of time and pitch cause by slowing
down record play. Womans voices will sound like men, men will
sound like trolls, and thats just the tip of the iceberg called
45s at 30.
What? What is a 45? What?
Music was first record on a cylinder
by Thomas Edison in 1877. However in 1887 Emile Berliner, a German immigrant
to the U.S., developed a way to record audio onto a flat disc which was
easier to mass produce than Edisons cylinder. Most of these early
one-sided records were about 10 inches in diameter and played at 78 revolutions
per minute (or rpms). The 78 rpm speed could fit only 5 minutes per side
and was replaced by Columbia with the 33 rpm speed on a 12-inch record
in 1948. This new format could fit 25 minutes per side. RCA Victor then
introduced the seven inch 45 which could hold as much audio as a 12 inch
78 but in a much more compact size. 45 and 33 then became the 2 standard
speeds. These 45 rpm 7 inch records are what I will be mixing at the event,
45s at 30.
But what of the 30?
I will be mixing these records at 33 rpms.
However I will be using special Stanton turntables with pitch modulation
sliders designed for DJs to mix beats. These sliders can increase or decrease
the speed of the motor by 10 per cent. I will be playing all of the records
at 10% to get the greatest outcome, so slow. 90% of 33=29.7 (30)!!!!!
Secret Apartment Mini-Rave "Take me Higher,
Into the light I reach, Candy rain, Heaven":
My apartment, TBA 2004
I will mix high-energy (pop trance, fired
up! -whatever you want to call it) in my apartment on the low down. This
will be like a secret rave as featured in the Newsweek or FOX news. Come
chill out on my chilly bed or do the roger rabbit in my closet. All are
welcome but please keep the peace and secrets so I am not homeless. B.Y.O.BobbyBrown.
Call or email for more details. Stay Hydrated. Free!
Electronic performance with pre-concert lecture:
Rice Universitys Shepherd School
of Music, TBA 2004
I will perform on electronic instruments
that I built in 2003 and 2004. My instruments play with in gray area that
lies between sustained pitch and rhythmic pulse. I will have the new Crystal
Stokowski split release tapes for sale which feature the instruments that
I will use in the performance. Pre-concert lecture will explain in detail
how the instruments work (handouts included). Earplugs provided-feel free
to supply your own eye protection. Free!
"When both eyes WINK then your eyes are closed":
HIGHER STATE OF CONCIOUSNESS:
Cool Coffee Haus, TBA 2004
I will be spinning doubles of Josh Winks
classic acid house track Higher State of Concioussness for the entire
night. Special video available at the show that features a minature version
of the performance and free DJ lesson for the aspiring DJs.
Special thanks to the Goddess, paperrad.org, beige
records, and everyone in the noise and break beat communities. R.I.P.
"One Eye" Lopez
RatFace the DreamAngel
"Ive been in the lab with
a pen and a pad trying to get this damn label off" Doctor
Represent it all from the NC to the T to
the X. Credits include but are not limited to: Mr. Browneye, D Flower,
Rubber Hose, The Condumbs, The Lubricunts, Unleaded Fuel Only, Murder
in Montford, Hobz, and the EA. RFDA label was started to represent "contemporary
classical" (David Kidney s/t RFDA#1) to the fullest but got a little
side tracked. The whole "fired down!" explosion hasnt
exactly helped things. Come to the Space City for a secret raves under
the ice skating rink in the world famous Galleria. Or chill in his castle
in the sky and listen to Ian Van Dahl records.
"I dropped out of U of H and went
straight to the pros" Paul Wall
DJ Damien has been spinning bangers and
mash in some of the City of Syrups most notorious strip clubs. With his
release Anthems (RFDA#9) we get a flavor of some of his favorite tracks
that give props, dis, and sympathize with the stripper lifestylez. Keep
an eye out for his two new releases to drop this spring and summer respectively,
Can I Play With Your Panty Line? and See-Through Thong. Also warm down
with the screwed version of Anthems when your rolling to the club on the
A special message from DJ Damien: Shout
out to Harlem Knights Tuesday crew and Brickwall, Julliet, Hallen, the
Russians, and Mai at the Gold Cup. St. James---You aint all that!
Quit firing all my friends and acquaintances. Keep the Historic Colorado
clean---the last of a dying H-town breed. No luv to the Mens Club
or Centerfolds. Babes---please step up your game. You are an embarrassment
to what we do as entertainers. Legends, always and forever. Lets work
Maybe youve seen me on the Summer
of HTML tour? I am Led by DJ Jackmaster Christmas behind the powerful
TB-303 and the powerful harpsichordian and I likes to pick up where the
EAs left off. Controversy surrounds the way I ride the fine line of rave
positivity and frat-boy partydom. Too introspective? Surprise songs included
Darudes Sandstorm, Vengaboys We like to party, and the Ragers
complete catalog. Special guest have featured Chicagos unknown unlyrical
and Minniapoliss masked finest. Check list: Smiley-faced top hat,
"Look, if you had one shot, one
opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted one moment, would you
capture it or just let it slip?" Eminem
"You know, I used to dream about
this when I was a little boy, I never thought it would end up this way"
This group was suppose to be called MTV.
"The first group to bring emotion to Electronica" - Keyboard
Magazine. Check out thier official website: www.paperrad.org/extreme.
the fire sword combine with the fire triangle and the
stars, the 36 stars, from each sky make up the universe angel stars when
their 2 characters (jacob and david) combine with the river of life and
death, will always surround them. they first overcame death back in 1972.
who is the angel?
the myth of the extreme animal's tale (featured on the right of the drawing):
when the tale hit the two mascots their powers transferred to them the
fire angels (6 characters) with hell. with the fire weapons combine, make
the fire dragon.
Unofficial DJ Shoulders Webpage:
DJ Shoulders has received awards from ASCAP,
BMI, and the national association for living sound. Best "band,"
hands down. Even Baltimore noise-rockers Nauti Al give approve. He literally
tore it up on the Summer of HTML tour leaving flipped, broken turntables
and smashed light bulbs in his wake. But it was more than worth it. Here
are some pics of him working "it" with TA DJ Jackmaster Christmas.
People who do
“I was born in 1977 - the year Charles Mingus died, the year Elvis
Presley died, and the year the digital camera was born. I am a second-wave
member of the Paperrad artist collective and my music is released on RFDA
About my upcoming 3 inch CDR:
“My new release on RFDA is of an older piece for solo piano called
Codes performed here by Hyojin Ahn. Codes features six short pieces of
contrasting characters. The first piece is a collage that presents many
of the ideas that will be developed in the later five pieces. However
in this brief initial presentation they are obscured or disguised. The
second piece is one large gesture that expands and contracts in many parameters,
such as dynamics, register, rhythm, and pitch collections. The third piece
explores organic growth versus abrupt interruption using quickly repeating
gestures. The fourth piece features a free lyric melody, which becomes
engulfed by descending tremolos. The fifth piece combines ideas of serial
composition with diatonic and pentatonic harmonies. The final movement
is a passagalia.”
Selected current projects:
"Badass" for California EAR Unit
“Oh No You Didn’t” for Rice University’s Shepherd
School Symphony Orchestra
Solo piece for Jeremy Kurtz, Double Bass
Solo piece for Niuko Waden, Harp Punisher
Fresh Clap Ensemble
Beefy T - Bobby Hill meets Louis Anderson meets Steve Bushemi meets Trent Reznor
U of H
Press Article on DJ Screws untimely death