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This Week's Special Guest: JAMES DAVIS (Local Autonomy)

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General ECC News

Sunday, 10 February 2013 16:54

James Davis and TradeMark GOn this week's episode of The Sound Of Plaid we're joined once again by special guest JAMES DAVIS, author of the blog Local Autonomy.  Local Autonomy has aggressively and admirably documented the local electronic music scene, current and historical, through numerous interviews and music reviews.  His first appearance last November was such a blast that we just had to have him back for more of his discoveries and knowledge and just plain good jams.  Prepare yourself for a great tour of our local scene with all the best tunes James can fill two hours with!

P.S.: Just did the episode; what great discussions!!  We couldn't stop talking... too many great topics to discuss at length, from obscure recording formats to the physicality of music.  Lots of great 'n' heady discussions in this episode!

Airtimes over this week:


LIVE Mondays on DFM:

9a-11a PST
12-2p EST
16-1800 GMT
  DFM's Tuesday repeat: 8p-10p PST
11p-1a EST
03-0500 GMT
  Sundays on KAOS Austin: 11a-1p PST
  1p-3p CST
18-2000 GMT

Download the episode, or listen to it now:

Band: Song:
Jay Dee Airworks
Elizabeth Waldo Balsa Boat
A Tribe Called Red The Road
The Fallen Raw Times
sKewn Circling
Jeff Central The Day Of Attack
Druid Cloak Sun Elf
tactil vision illusion
Glacier 23 The End Track
Walleye Burn 4u
Mike Shiflet 1917
The Evolution Control Committee The Fool On The Hill (Major-Minor Swap, incomplete)

James Davis' blog Local Autonomy can be found at:


Live in Berlin @ NK - TOMORROW!

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Concert and Performance Dates

Monday, 03 January 2011 04:59

DIENSTbar LogoOur final public stop in Europe: Berlin.

Now that our time in Warsaw is over, we've arrived in Berlin to enjoy Silvester and one last chance to share The ECC with the EC.  We'll set up the VidiMasher 3000 and to jam at the DIENSTbar event tomorrow, along with Hilot Lilanth and Semerssuaq.  Not in Berlin?  Listen online!  The event will be broadcast on FM radio and internet from midnight to 2am (that's 3p-5p in California) ending with a blind date, pitting The ECC on a duet with a mystery musical date!

This is your ONLY chance in Berlin to see what an ECC show is like!

DIENSTbar & Salon Bruit e.V. & NK


The Evolution Control Committee 
Based in San Francisco and founded by Mark Gunderson (a.k.a. TradeMark G.) in Columbus, Ohio, in 1986. It typically uses uncleared and illegal samples from various sources as a form of protest against copyright law. They also produces numerous audio experiments, such as the disfiguring of compact discs in live performance, known as "CDestruction", and has produced a few video works as well, ranging from re-edited 50's corporate shorts to a Teddy Ruxpin reciting the works of William S. Burroughs. Other activities include culture jamming. They are one of the pioneers of the mash-up or bootleg, where two or more songs are mixed together into a new track.
The Wheel of Mashupis is their latest booty-shaking incarnation, mashing-up unlikely pop music combinations into dance floor mayhem. It’s mixed up live: The audience spins The Wheel Of Mashup to create new mash-ups, mixed instantly with The ECC's amazing VidiMasher 3000

Hilot Lilanth
Is an installation-artist and musician, living and working in Berlin. He is using circuit-bending-devices and effects for a set from minimal music to an abattoir of electronic improvisation.

Are WJ Meatball (Jealousy Party, Sistemi Audiofobici Burp) and JD Zazie (B Unit, Sistemi Audiofobici Burp). The freeform Cut’ n Roll duo was born in Florence at the end of the 90′s at the Soul Limbo Studio based in C.P.A. Fi-Sud. From that improvised, freeform/rock and electronic music scene, they developed their technique manipulating sound using basically dj tools.

From midnight on Salon Bruit e.V. will hold a broadcasting of that event for 2 hours with music, interviews and another "Blind Date"-session.
Via FM 88,4 MHz or 90,7 MHz in Berlin and via internet - live from NK.

@ NK
Elsenstr. 52
last backyard-house left

Thursday Tuesday - 4th January 2011

Doors open 21:00
Video-Infortainment 21:15 
clips from ECC and other stories about copyleft and circuit-bending.
Concert starts 22:00

Entrance 5 Euro



Now taking requests for The Sound Of Plaid tomorrow!

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General ECC News

Sunday, 20 January 2013 16:52


Sound of Plaid logoThe Sound Of Plaid episode 2013.01.21:  Listener Requests VI

For tomorrow's episode of The Sound Of Plaid we want to hear from you!  As before, we're doing listener requests with a twist -- two simple rules:

  1. Vague concepts only -- do NOT request specific songs...
  2. ...unless you have a song to fill someone else's request.

Previous requests included Cobblestones, jail shower memories, "Perpetual Pastry", and Schizothemia... what's yours?  Make your request on our Facebook page and tune in tomorrow at noon EST on DFM!




VidiMasher set at Przetwory (Recycles) 5

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Concert and Performance Dates

Monday, 06 December 2010 08:53

Przetwory (Recycles) 5 event posterPoland may not be the first country you'd imagine to be green (in the recycling sense of the word), but this weekend marks the 5th year of their international Przetwory (Recycles) Festival.  Artists will spend a few days remaking unwanted materials into amazing works of art and design, to be judged by an international jury of fine arts movers & shakers.  Hosted in a giant warehouse in the Praga district of Warsaw, the event will draw an audience of thousands.

The ECC will represent at this Maker-Faire-style event with the VidiMasher 3000, using it to create something more than a DJ set, but short of a full performance.  This is your best chance in Warsaw to see what an ECC show is like!


Artists start their work on Thursday and Friday (9th and 10th of December)
RECYCELS 5 exhibition will be open for the public
on Saturday (11th of December) between 3pm-8pm
on Sunday (12th of December) between 12am-7pm

[...] After four-year struggle related to organizing RECYLES event we can easily position ourselves on the radical other end of the rainbow towards mass production. We are promoting totally different approach to the product by supporting D.I.Y. idea and by endorsing unique design solutions.

This year we are willing to go one step further by asking the artists a provocative question: HOW TO SURVIVE?

This year‘s fifth edition of the RECYCLES festival will have an international rank.

Organizers with the support of Culture Institutes from England, Spain, France, Netherlands and Latvia invited to Warsaw artists from all over the Europe, who together with Polish designers will ‘recycle‘ during the festival.  [...]



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