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Livestream 11

It’s a long one but it’s good.
  1. Whole Wide World – Wreckless Eric (Wreckless Eric)
  2. Ca plane pour moi – Plastic Bertrand (Plastic Bertrand)
  3. Magnetic Warrior – Archie Bronson Outfit (Coconut)
  4. Yer Crutch – Moon Shy (Yer Crutch)
  5. Piano Fire – Sparklehorse (It’s A Wonderful Life)
  6. Attack of the Ghost Riders – The Raveonettes (Whip It On)
  7. Ambulance – Battles (Juice B Crypts)
  8. Summon The Fire – The Comet Is Coming (Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery)
  9. Come Meh Way – Sudan Archives (Sudan Archives)
  10. Big Noise – The Upsetters (The Upsetter)
  11. Blueeyed Devil – Soul Coughing (Ruby Vroom)
  12. It’s Not Easy – Ofege (51 Lex Presents: Lead Me On)
  13. India – The Psychedelic Furs (The Psychedelic Furs)
  14. There’s a Wrinkle in Our Time – 1984 (Movements, Vol. 2)
  15. Baila Chibiquiban – Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc. (Ritual)
  16. Pinball Number Count – The Pointer Sisters (Sesame Street: Songs from the Street, Vol. 3)
  17. Charley’s Girl – Lou Reed (Coney Island Baby)
  18. Barracuda – John Cale (Fear)
  19. One Trick Ponies – Kurt Vile (One Trick Ponies)
  20. Shadows – Future Islands (feat. Debbie Harry) (The Far Field)
  21. Dream Baby Dream (Single Edit) – Suicide (Dream Baby Dream EP)
  22. Morningstar – Grant Hart (The Argument)
  23. A Salty Salute – Guided By Voices (Alien Lanes)
  24. Revolution – Dr. John (Locked Down)
  25. Coffy Is The Color (From The “Coffy” Soundtrack) – Roy Ayers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wayne Garfield (Coffy)
  26. Jim on the Move – Lizzy Mercier Descloux (Press Color)
  27. You’ve Got a Woman – Lion (You’ve Got a Woman)
  28. Harley Davidson – Brigitte Bardot (Salut les copains)
  29. Rebel Rebel – David Bowie (Diamond Dogs)
  30. Save It For Later – The English Beat (Special Beat Service)
  31. Drop – CORNELIUS (Matador At Fifteen)
  32. Time (You and I) – Khruangbin (Time (You and I))
  33. Superbike – Jay Som (Anak Ko)
  34. Play Money – The New Pornographers (Whiteout Conditions)
  35. Mucho Mungo / Mt. Elga – Harry Nilsson (Pussy Cats)
  36. Dancing in the Moonlight – King Harvest (Dancing in the Moonlight)
  37. Midnight In Richmond – Young Gun Silver Fox (AM Waves)
  38. Everyone’s Gone To The Movies – Steely Dan (Katy Lied)
  39. Love Will Bring Us Back Together Again – Roy Ayers (The Best Of Roy Ayers)
  40. Sookie Sookie – Grant Green (Alive!)
  41. Listen Here – Eddie Harris (The Electrifying Eddie Harris)
  42. Do Your Thing – Isaac Hayes (Shaft)
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Livestream 10

All records! And probably turned up a little too loud.
  1. Camp Orange – Cornershop (Woman’s Gotta Have It)
  2. Cool – Pylon (Cool/Dub 7″)
  3. Let the Cool Goddess Rust Away – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)
  4. Come Together – The Internet (Hive Mind)
  5. Computer Love – Kraftwerk (Computer World)
  6. When the Lights Go Out – Naked Eyes (Naked Eyes)
  7. Seattle – P.I.L. (Happy?)
  8. Universal Speech – The Go! Team (Proof of Youth)
  9. Just Like Heaven – Dinosaur Jr. (12″ EP)
  10. Seen Your Video – The Replacements (Let It Be)
  11. River Euphrates – Pixies (Gigantic / River Euphrates EP)
  12. The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill – Hüsker Dü (New Day Rising)
  13. Texas Never Whispers – Pavement (Watery, Domestic EP)
  14. Down on the Street – Stooges (Funhouse)
  15. Rainmaker – Sparklehorse (Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot)
  16. Planet of the Wolves – Guitar Wolf (Planet of the Wolves)
  17. Dead Record Player – Dr. Dog (The Psychedelic Swamp)
  18. You’re My Drug – Dukes of Stratosphear
  19. The Noise of Carpet – Stereolab (Emperor Tomato Ketchup)
  20. Babydoll – Medicine (The Buried Life)
  21. Generals and Majors – XTC (Black Sea)
  22. Old Engine Oil – Budos Band (V)
  23. Modern World – Wolf Parade (Apologies to the Queen Mary)
  24. Tom Violence – Sonic Youth (EVOL)
  25. Pacer – The Amps (Pacer)
  26. Ambiguity Song – Camper Van Beethoven (Telephone Free Landslide Victory)
  27. I’m Not Sayin’ – Nico (I’m Not Sayin’ 12″)
  28. Greyhound – Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (Orange)
  29. Sidewalkin’ – Jesus & Mary Chain
  30. Yes I Do (Merry Go Round) – Psychedelic Furs (Forever Now)
  31. Starman – David Bowie (The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars)
  32. Jane Says – Jane’s Addiction (Nothing’s Shocking)
  33. Draining Euphrates – The Mighty Missoula (Remnants)
  34. The Minotaur – Dick Hyman (Moog)
  35. Nothin’s Gonna Stop the Show – Folk Implosion (Kids Soundtrack)
  36. No Aloha – The Breeders (Last Splash)
  37. Fragile – Wire (Pink Flag)
  38. Bad Days – Flaming Lips (Clouds Taste Metallic)
  39. I Am the Resurrection – Stone Roses (Stone Roses)

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Livestream 09

Topical show this week.
  1. The Intro and the Outro – Bonzo Dog Band
  2. You Haven’t Done Nothin’ – Stevie Wonder (Fulfillingness’ First Finale)
  3. Kung Fu – Curtis Mayfield (Sweet Exorcist)
  4. Me & Mr. Hohner – Bobby Darin (Songs From Big Sur)
  5. Jockey Full Of Bourbon – Tom Waits (Rain Dogs)
  6. Living in America – Sault (7)
  7. Cavern – Liquid Liquid
  8. I Fought the Law – The Clash
  9. Police On My Back – The Equals
  10. Bring On The Lucie (Freda Peeple) – John Lennon (Mind Games)
  11. We Gotta Live Together (Live At Filmore East, 1970) – Band Of Gypsys
  12. Liquidator – Harry J Allstars
  13. Fantastic Man – William Onyeabor
  14. You’ve Got a Woman – Lion
  15. So We Won’t Forget – Khruangbin (So We Won’t Forget)
  16. Sign ‘O’ the Times – Prince (Sign ‘O’ the Times)
  17. The Message – Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel & The Furious Five, Melle Mel, Duke Bootee
  18. Dave – Cheech & Chong
  19. Police & Thieves – Junior Murvin (Police & Thieves)
  20. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Gil Scott-Heron (Pieces of a Man)
  21. Everyday People – Sly & The Family Stone
  22. This Land is Your Land – Woody Guthrie
  23. Welcome To The Occupation – R.E.M. (Document)
  24. Moody (Spaced Out) – ESG (The Moody EP)
  25. Get Up, Stand Up – Bob Marley & The Wailers
  26. Hikky-Burr (Album Version) – Quincy Jones (The Original Jam Sessions 1969)
  27. Wiggle Waggle – Herbie Hancock (Fat Albert Rotunda)
  28. Bulldog (Live) – The Ventures (Live In Japan ’65)
  29. Fat Back (Album Version) – Mongo Santamaria
  30. Blowin In The Wind – The Staple Singers
  31. Aht Uh Mi Hed – Shuggie Otis (Inspiration Information/ Wings Of Love)
  32. Love Will Bring Us Back Together Again – Roy Ayers (The Best Of Roy Ayers)
  33. God Make Me Funky – The Headhunters (Survival Of The Fittest)
  34. Israelites – Desmond Dekker
  35. Keep On Pushing – The Impressions (Keep On Pushing)
  36. Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic – Isaac Hayes (Hot Buttered Soul)

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Livestream 08

So much 70s! It’s a lot of 70s in here. It really is.
  1. Root Down (And Get It) (Live) – Jimmy Smith (Root Down)
  2. Lover of the Bayou (Live) – The Byrds ((Untitled) / (Unissued))
  3. Listen to the Music – The Doobie Brothers (Toulouse Street)
  4. Cool It Down – The Velvet Underground (Loaded)
  5. Coffy Is The Color – Roy Ayers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wayne Garfield (Coffy)
  6. The Bitch Is Back – Elton John (Caribou)
  7. Lazy Days – The Flying Burrito Brothers
  8. Country Air – The Beach Boys (1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow)
  9. If Not For You – George Harrison (All Things Must Pass)
  10. California – Joni Mitchell (Blue)
  11. California Revisited – America (Homecoming)
  12. On and On – Ned Doheny (Ned Doheny)
  13. Tangerine – Led Zeppelin (III)
  14. Walk a Thin Line – Fleetwood Mac (Tusk)
  15. Midnight Rider (Alternate Mix) – The Allman Brothers Band (Idlewild South)
  16. Downed – Cheap Trick (In Color)
  17. Less Than Zero – Elvis Costello (My Aim Is True)
  18. Hey, Hey Helen – Abba (Abba)
  19. Little Willy – Sweet
  20. Jive Talkin’ – Bee Gees (Main Course)
  21. Summer – War
  22. Waiting On A Friend – The Rolling Stones (Tattoo You)
  23. Oh Darling – Supertramp (Breakfast In America)
  24. You’re So Fine – Badfinger (Wish You Were Here)
  25. Tennessee Jed (Live at L’Olympia, Paris, May 3, 1972) – Grateful Dead
  26. Revolution Blues – Neil Young (On the Beach)
  27. Miss Judy’s Farm – Faces (A Nod Is As Good As A Wink To A Blind Horse)
  28. You Don’t Mess Around with Jim – Jim Croce (You Don’t Mess Around With Jim)
  29. As I Went out One Morning – Bob Dylan (John Wesley Harding)
  30. Monkey In Your Soul – Steely Dan (Pretzel Logic)
  31. Glad Tidings – Van Morrison (Moondance)
  32. Station to Station – David Bowie (Station to Station)
  33. Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty – Herbie Mann (Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty)

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Livestream 07

A very Sixties-centric set with plenty of rock and psychedelia.
  1. Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Version 1) – Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash (The Complete Million Dollar Quartet)
  2. We Wanna Boogie – Sonny Burgess (The Arkansas Wild Man)
  3. Let Her Dance – Bobby Fuller Four (I Fought The Law: The Best Of Bobby Fuller Four)
  4. You Told Me (2007 Remaster) – The Monkees (Headquarters [Deluxe Edition])
  5. Nashville Skyline Rag – Bob Dylan (Nashville Skyline)
  6. One Hundred Years from Now (Rehearsal Version – Takes 14 & 15 – Gram Parsons Vocal) – The Byrds (Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (Legacy Edition))
  7. Feelin’ Alright – Joe Cocker (20th Century Masters: The Best Of Joe Cocker (The Millennium Collection))
  8. Laisse tomber les filles – April March (Chick Habit)
  9. Nowhere To Run – Martha Reeves, The Vandellas (Dance Party)
  10. I Am Waiting – The Rolling Stones (Aftermath)
  11. Mama Roux – Dr. John (Gris Gris)
  12. Le temps de l’amour – Françoise Hardy (Belles, belles, belles)
  13. Moi je joue – Brigitte Bardot (BB 64)
  14. She’s My Best Friend (“1969” / Original Mix) – The Velvet Underground (The Velvet Underground (45th Anniversary / Super Deluxe))
  15. Pride And Joy – Marvin Gaye (Gold)
  16. My Boyfriend’s Back – The Angels (My Boyfriend’s Back)
  17. I Wanna Be Sedated (2002 Remaster) – Ramones (Road to Ruin (Expanded 2005 Remaster))
  18. Sloop John B – The Beach Boys (Pet Sounds Sessions Disc 1)
  19. This Will Be Our Year – The Zombies (Odessey And Oracle)
  20. A Quick One While He’s Away (Remastered 2018) – The Who (The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus (Expanded))
  21. Good Times – Harry Nilsson, The New Salvation Singers (Spotlight On Nilsson)
  22. There Is a Mountain (Single Version) – Donovan (Donovan’s Greatest Hits)
  23. So You Say You Lost Your Baby – Gene Clark, The Gosdin Brothers (Gene Clark With The Gosdin Brothers – (Deluxe Edition))
  24. I Saw Her Again (Single Version) – The Mamas & The Papas (The Mamas & The Papas)
  25. Kitty Can – Bee Gees (Idea (Deluxe Edition))
  26. Plastic Factory – Captain Beefheart (Safe As Milk)
  27. Mercy, Mercy – Don Covay (See Saw)
  28. Candyman – Grateful Dead (American Beauty)
  29. John Jones – Van Dyke Parks (Discover America)
  30. Yes We Can (Pt. 1) – Lee Dorsey (Yes We Can …And Then Some)
  31. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere – Neil Young (Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere)
  32. The Village Green Preservation Society (2018 Stereo Remaster) – The Kinks (The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (2018 Stereo Remaster))
  33. Don’t Bring Me Down – The Animals (Animalization)
  34. Think For Yourself (Remastered 2009) – The Beatles (Rubber Soul (Remastered))
  35. A Minha Menina – Os Mutantes (Os Mutantes)
  36. Roller Girl – Anna Karina (BOF Anna)
  37. I’m the Urban Spaceman – Bonzo Dog Band (The Bestiality Of Bonzo Dog Band)
  38. Positively 4th Street (Single Version) – Bob Dylan (The Essential Bob Dylan)
  39. Buzz The Jerk – The Pretty Things (Get The Picture?)
  40. Nobody Spoil My Fun – The Seeds (The Seeds)
  41. Whitey on the Moon – Gil Scott-Heron (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised)
  42. These Days – Nico (Chelsea Girl)
  43. The Air That I Breathe – The Hollies (The Air That I Breathe – The Very Best of the Hollies)
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Home DJ Setup for Livestreaming

For the past couple of months, I’ve accepted that it’ll be a while until I can DJ in public again, and have set up a situation in my basement at home that lets me try to relive that thrill for a couple hours every week.

When I go online, folks can watch me on Instagram Live, and they can also listen to a high-quality audio livestream at djdisarray.com. The whole thing has worked flawlessly so far, and since it took me some time to figure out, I thought I’d share my setup.

The Setup

The centerpiece of the setup is the Roland DJ-707M (about $1000) and the MacBook Pro behind it in a Rain Design mStand. The 707M is intended primarily for mobile and event DJs, which means it’s great when you actually go places or attend events which certainly none of us do at the moment, but it actually packs a ton of features into a small size in a way that’s pretty perfect for live-streaming. (If you don’t need the fancy features and can get by with 2 channels, you can get by with a $250 controller!)

I have a Rode Podcaster (about $200) condenser mic and an articulating arm that was intended for podcasting, but works great for this. Since a mic like this requires phantom power and the mixer does not supply that, I’m using an Art Studio V3 (about $100) to not only get the level to where it’s needed, but also to make my voiceovers sound much nicer.

For playing records I use one Technics 1200 turntable and one that isn’t. They’re pretty similar in most respects, and the DJ-707M lets you run both of them in, as channels 1 and 2. Since I have timecode vinyl, I can use them both to play digital music from Serato DJ Pro, or I can just play records.

Since the DJ-707M is a 4-deck Serato controller, I can use the other two small decks built into the unit for channels 3 and 4. This can get a bit confusing, but it’s nice when I use the first two channels for playing my records, the second two channels for playing digital tracks, and just freely mix between the two. As long as you’re paying attention, this can work out pretty well.

To livestream the audio, I use the fantastic Audio Hijack Pro from Rogue Amoeba. It lets you set up a whole chain of virtual devices and can see the output from my mixer, so basically it can watch channels 11 and 12 (!) from the controller, adjust the volume, record it to a lossless audio file, stream it to my Shoutcast server, and display a final level just for visual check. Sadly, it cannot tell what track I’m playing in Serato DJ Pro because Serato has not implemented such a feature, but even if that worked it wouldn’t know what the records were so I don’t miss it that much.

For serving the Shoutcast livestream audio feed I use Cloud Radio, which is pretty no-nonsense once it’s set up, gives you basic realtime listener stats, and prorates the monthly cost so you really just pay for how many listeners you expect, which I like.

Livestreaming to Instagram is not great. You get your stream taken down every 20 minutes or so due to copyright issues, but I still use it as a sort of “chat” and as a way to promote the event. It’s also kind of nice if people just want to see what it looks like when I DJ I suppose. I use an iRig Stream to connect the Zone Out from the mixer to the Lightning connector of the phone, which provides the best quality you’re going to get on Instagram. It seems like Instagram only goes mono, and as I said it cuts out a lot, but that’s the best we can do.

To give folks a good view, I put my phone on a MeFoto tripod with a Glif clip to attach it. You just plug the iRig Stream into the phone, start the livestream, and you’re off. I set up my iPad beside me on a stand, paired to a keyboard, running Instagram (pretending to be an iPhone, since they still don’t have an iPad version ffs) so I can respond to people and keep an eye on what everyone sees. I also run upstairs every once in a while to check on how the livestream is sounding.

Caveats and Room For Improvement

One thing that’s not fantastic is the “drum machine” built into the 707M. It’s basically a bunch of presets, and you have almost no control over them. Since the DJ-707M has MIDI Out and several line inputs, I’m considering adding a drum machine to the setup, for between songs or just for fun. A $150 Korg Volca Beats is what I’m going to play around with first.

Another thing that could use improvement is Serato DJ Pro. In the past I used Traktor Pro 3, but it’s not great. They basically let the codebase age and have decided to scrap it and basically start from scratch. The result, at this point, is Traktor DJ 2, which is nowhere near ready to be my primary software. I’m still considering alternatives, because Serato seems to be done improving their DJ software as well, but it’s all that works with my Roland gear.

Conclusion

So what does it all look like? Well, if it’s a Tuesday night and I’m still doing this when you read my post, visit djdisarray.com and find out.

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Livestream 06

A dreampop and shoegaze-inspired evening that went in some interesting directions.
  1. Godless – The Dandy Warhols (Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia)
  2. Evil Woman – Sexton Blake (Plays the Hits!)
  3. Treason – The Bats (Daddy’s Highway)
  4. Iceblink Luck – Cocteau Twins (Heaven or Las Vegas)
  5. Superbike – Jay Som (Anak Ko)
  6. Aruca – Medicine (Shot Forth Self Living)
  7. Soon – My Bloody Valentine (Loveless)
  8. Crash – Ultra Vivid Scene (Ultra Vivid Scene)
  9. Loose Fit – Happy Mondays (Pills ‘N’ Thrills and Bellyaches)
  10. Peace To All Freaks – of Montreal (UR FUN)
  11. Kamera – Wilco (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot)
  12. Telecommunication – A Flock of Seagulls
  13. Pull Up to the Bumper – Grace Jones (Island Life)
  14. Come Meh Way – Sudan Archives
  15. Up All Night – Boomtown Rats
  16. Bad Decisions – The Strokes (The New Abnormal)
  17. Hendrix with Ko – Caribou (Up in Flames)
  18. Cream On Chrome – Ratatat (Magnifique)
  19. Out – Liquid Liquid
  20. Moody – ESG (The Moody EP)
  21. Everywhere That Wog Army Roam – Cornershop (England is a Garden)
  22. Take off Your Bandages – Robyn Hitchcock
  23. Saturday Night Blues – Natural Child (Dancin’ With Wolves)
  24. Hundreds of Sparrows – Sparklehorse
  25. (A big mess-up on-air as per a theoretical listener request)
  26. A Promise – Echo & The Bunnymen (Heaven Up Here)
  27. Seventeen – Ladytron (Best of 00-10)
  28. Laisse tomber les filles – France Gall (Poupée de son)
  29. Mais où sont passées les gazelles? – Lizzy Mercier Descloux (Zulu Rock)
  30. We Did It Again – Bongwater (Box of Bongwater)
  31. Fingertips – The Brian Jonestown Massacre (Bout Des Doigts)
  32. High as Apple Pie – Slice II – Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
  33. Dead Set on Destruction – Hüsker Dü (Candy Apple Grey)
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Livestream 05

A solid two hours of high-quality listening.
  1. Time (You and I) – Khruangbin (Mordechai)
  2. Cherry – Chromatics (Cherry)
  3. When You Were Mine – Prince
  4. Jeannie Becomes a Mom – Caroline Rose (Loner)
  5. Over – Sault (7)
  6. Forever Now – Psychedelic Furs (Forever Now)
  7. Summon the Fire – The Comet Is Coming (Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery)
  8. Sleep the Clock Around – Belle and Sebastian (The Boy With the Arab Strap)
  9. Distortions – Clinic (Internal Wrangler)
  10. I Melt With You – Nouvelle Vague (Nouvelle Vague)
  11. I’m Straight – The Modern Lovers (The Modern Lovers)
  12. Unsatisfied – The Replacements (Let It Be)
  13. Laid – James (Laid)
  14. Hero Ran – The Amies
  15. Twist Top – The Clean (Anthology)
  16. Pacer – The Amps (Pacer)
  17. Photograph – Camper Van Beethoven
  18. Let’s Call It Off – Peter Bjorn And John (Writer’s Block)
  19. Hoola – Archie Bronson Outfit (Coconut)
  20. The Courtesan Has Sung – Sunset Rubdown (Random Spirit Lover)
  21. Take To The Sky – Guided By Voices (Under The Bushes Under The Stars)
  22. Riki Tiki Tavi – Donovan (Open Road)
  23. Home – Caribou (Home – Single)
  24. Nice – Latroit (Nice – Single)
  25. Soul Island – The Meters (The Very Best of the Meters)
  26. Like Sugar – Chaka Khan (Hello Happiness)
  27. 52 Girls – The B-52’s (The B-52’s)
  28. Oh Woman, Oh Why – Paul McCartney (Ram)
  29. I Can’t Stand It – Lou Reed (Lou Reed)
  30. Full Grown – Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (Orange)
  31. Rhythm Bandits – Junior Senior (D–D–Don’t Stop the Beat)
  32. Masoko Tanga – The Police (Outlandos D’Amour)
  33. Mission Impossible – Lizzy Mercier Descloux (Press Color)
  34. Goodbye Stranger – Supertramp (Breakfast in America)
  35. I’ve Been Tired – Pixies (Come On Pilgrim)