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  DJ Spooky and Roger McGuinn interviews - Creative Commons
Dj Spooky (aka Paul Miller) is a multimedia DJ and Creative Commons advocate who remixes not only music but also film/cinema and fine art.
Spooky’s film Rebirth of a Nation intersperses modern images with cuts from D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation (now in the public domain) to create a new work interpreting the original.
Dj Spooky: The basic idea here is a choreography of ideas: think dance, think image, think sequence, think nonlinear soul for your third earhole.
creativecommons.org /audio/djspooky-mcguinn   (1951 words)

 Encyclopedia: DJ Spooky
DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid (born Paul Miller, 1970), is a Washington DC-born illbient and trip hop musician, turntablist and producer.
DJ Spooky also composed the score for the 1998 film SLAM, featuring poet/actor Saul Williams in the lead role.
DJ Spooky, músico nacido en 1970 en Washington DC, es un representante del illbient y el trip hop, es también turntablist y productor.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/DJ-Spooky   (1811 words)

 Dj_spooky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
DJ Spooky is certainly more towards the former than the latter, and suffers from some of the same problems that mark the low points of Reich's career, namely getting so caught up in ideas that the music suffers...
Spooky pushes the music : This was originally released in 1996 along with his solo project "Songs of a Dead Dreamer".
DJ Spooky That OVERRRATED Kid : I have heard several mixed tracks by this DJ and own a copy of his Riddim Warfare album.
music.mysic.ca /Artist/Dj_Spooky   (647 words)

 Spooky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spooky is also the name of the AC-130U gunship.
Spooky is an electronica duo consisting of Duncan Forbes and Charlie May.
This was followed by several popular singles, released on Spooky's own Generic Records and toured across Europe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Spooky   (150 words)

 DJ Spooky - The Blue Series Continuum - Optometry - Review
DJ Spooky has been around for quite some time and has collaborated with so many people already that he seems like just about the most logical choice of electronic musicians to throw his hat in the ring on the Blue Series Continuum series on Thirsty Ear Records.
DJ Spooky adds upright bass, kalimba, and turntable action, and while the results may not break down conventions, it does provide a heaping helping of interesting music.
The result is also something that fans of DJ Spooky might not quite expect, because it's different than some of his other collaborations (including his work with the Freight Elevator Quartet on File Under Futurism) in that he isn't the one providing the majority of the percussive elements of tracks.
www.almostcool.org /mr/d/d56mu.html   (536 words)

 MetroActive Music | DJ Spooky
Digital Exorcist: DJ Spooky is no longer just a jukebox; he is a free-form artist whose medium consists of one hard drive, two turntables and the infinite palette of inorganic sound.
As Spooky continues to build a non-danceable assemblage of disparate tones and beats, archaic notions of the DJ as the happy-go-lucky automaton in gold chains and an Adidas sweatsuit are immediately dispelled.
The DJ is no longer just a jukebox; he is an abstract, free-form artist whose medium consists of one hefty hard drive, two Technic turntables and the infinite palette of inorganic sound.
www.metroactive.com /papers/sfmetro/10.19.98/djspooky-9840.html   (835 words)

 Christian Marclay aka Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky (1955)
We'd argue that DJ Spooky, the New York-based DJ who coined the genre name 'illbient' (among others), owes most of his success to the fact that he can make DJing sound really complicated.
DJ Spooky (aka Paul Miller), creator of what he terms "illbient" music—a hybrid of hip-hop, jazz, techno, and ambient—states that what sampling tells us about is the big picture of global multiculturalism.
For DJ Spooky, this translates into taking a request at a party for MC Hammer and playing it at the wrong speed with a dub record playing backwards underneath it.
www.jahsonic.com /Spooky.html   (1354 words)

 DJ Spooky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid (born Paul Miller, 1970), is a Washington DC (additional info and facts about Washington DC) -born illbient (additional info and facts about illbient) and trip hop (additional info and facts about trip hop) musician, turntablist (additional info and facts about turntablist) and producer.
In the mid-1990s (The decade from 1990 to 1999), Spooky began recording a series of singles and EPs; his debut LP was Songs of a Dead Dreamer (additional info and facts about Songs of a Dead Dreamer), which is now widely regarded as a formative influence on illbient (additional info and facts about illbient).
DJ Spooky is also a professor of music mediated art at the European Graduate School (additional info and facts about European Graduate School) where he co-teaches (with Michael Schmidt) an Intensive Summer Seminar in Saas-Fee (additional info and facts about Saas-Fee), Switzerland (A landlocked federal republic in central Europe).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/dj/dj_spooky1.htm   (2013 words)

 The History of Rock Music. DJ Spooky: biography, discography, reviews, links
DJ Spooky e` Paul Miller, un disc jockey di Washington, trasferitosi a Manhattan nel 1992, che divenne uno dei portavoce del movimento "illbient" (non solo nella musica, ma anche come scrittore e artista visivo).
DJ Spooky is Paul Miller, a Washington disc jockey, who moved to Manhattan in 1992, and soon became one of the spokespersons for the "illbient" movement (not only in music, but also as writer and visual artist).
Spooky represents a generation of disc jockeys who have overcome the limits of their profession and are becoming music makers as erudite as avantgarde composers.
www.scaruffi.com /vol5/djspooky.html   (1394 words)

 DJ Spooky - PopMatters Concert Review
DJ Spooky (aka Paul D. Miller), bless his musician-as-revolutionary heart, is a sharp guy who brings a lot to the table.
Oh, and he's a DJ with a penchant for futuristic breaks that merge dub, jazz, hip-hop and all manner of sci-fi soundscapes.
Spooky also messed with images from D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation, scenes from the Quebec riots and a plethora of other cuts that left little doubt as to the origin of his nickname -- "That Subliminal Kid" -- or his oft-cited affinity for communication genius/visionary/nutbag Marshall McLuhan.
www.popmatters.com /music/concerts/d/dj-spooky-020808.shtml   (907 words)

 DJ Spooky: Optometry - PopMatters Music Review
Now DJ Spooky has weighed in with Optometry, a sprawling cityscape of an album that absorbs both the ambient/abstract and the booty-shake, and fuses them with a staggering technique and ambition.
Spooky explains, "The reflection on the surface of a shattered mirror is never whole, no matter how much we'd all like to think of contemporary reality as a seamless full scale situation: there is no one narrative holding the fabric of Americana together.
In Spooky's environment, the DJ is the master conductor; every element obeys his command; his fingerprints on every bleep.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/d/djspooky-optometry.shtml   (742 words)

 disinformation | dj spooky: spatial engineer of the invisible city   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As a DJ and adept of the sampling machine, he sees music as an open system, circulating diverse cultural forms into a creative totality that stands on its own.
DJ culture signifies a return to the tribal mentality, as it bursts from the isolationist shell of Western Civilization to establish a complex, ego-eliminating mixing of sounds and ideas.
As a multi-talented visionary who speaks for urban youth culture, DJ Spooky is a rarity, to say the least.
www.disinfo.com /archive/pages/dossier/id1260/pg1   (1350 words)

 DJ Spooky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It's a move that consolidates Spooky's position as a hip-hop DJ, with a style arguably as distinctive as that of DJ Muggs or the Bomb Squad.
Spooky will be challenging his modus operandi further this fall on tour with his Universal Robot Band, whose line-up includes scratchers Wiz and Mars from the DJ collective the Steel Workers, plus a drummer, keyboardist, and Spooky on samplers, computers, and turntables.
DJ Spooky and his Universal Robot Band perform next Saturday, October 10, at the Met Cafe with openers Plastilina Mosh.
www.providencephoenix.com /archive/music/98/10/01/SPOOKY.html   (1219 words)

 Amazon.com: Riddim Warfare: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
DJ Spooky, is a musician, writer, and conceptual artist from New York City.
Dj Spooky is someone that has had a hand in a multitude of aspects of Hip-Hop/Electronic music.
I have at least 5-6 Dj Spooky Albums, and I have to say that although this might not technically be his best album ("Songs of A Dead Dreamer", is widely considered his best), It find this amongst his most intriguing, and most imaginative.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000C2BV?v=glance   (1514 words)

 DJ Spooky: Optometry: Pitchfork Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
But then, there's this tendency in the music press to judge DJ Spooky not for the music he makes, but for that music's effect on some large yet ephemeral scene, the whereabouts of which no one seems capable of putting their finger on.
Spooky opens the next segment with "Asphalt (Tome II)", a collaboration with Pauline Oliveros (how's that for cred?) and spoken word artist Carl Hancock Rux.
Ultimately, Spooky casts himself as ringleader to a revolution that fails to happen-- after the initial bustle of a few extremely strong tracks, Optometry wanders blindly for far too long.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/d/dj-spooky/optometry.shtml   (870 words)

 DJ Spooky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
DJS: That's where we get to the point of neo-capitalist structures of distribution, and the American fascination with the new is becoming a world-wide paradigm.
DJS: At this point there are no expanding frontiers anymore except the Internet, which they've already called the new frontier that everyone's marching into.
DJS: Goldie has a phrase, he says, "Any time you drop the needle to a record you are in our world; and when you take the needle off, you're out." Which is an interesting way of putting it.
www.l-m-c.org.uk /texts/spooky.html   (3531 words)

 DJ Spooky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
But don't expect to whip yourself into a dance frenzy when illbient's foremost proponent, DJ Spooky, drops in at the Middle East next Thursday to mix with like-minded alterna-folks Ben Neill, Edsel, Chainsuck, and Willie Wisley.
Spooky is known for his theoretical spins as much as his DJ mixes.
DJ Spooky appears upstairs at the Middle East next Thursday, December 5.
www.bostonphoenix.com /alt1/archive/music/reviews/11-28-96/DJ_SPOOKY.html   (1220 words)

 BlackThoughtWare.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid is actually a combination of two names, DJ Spooky and That Subliminal Kid.
The stickers would say "who is dj spooky?" or "who is that subliminal kid" and after a while you started seeing them all over.
DJ Krush, Sussan Deyhim, Karsh Kale Anti-Pop Consortium, Amon Tobin and DJ Logic—all of these people are progressives, non-knuckleheadz, people who are trying to open everybody's ears.
blackthoughtware.org /weblog.php?id=P6   (1980 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Ideas / King mixer
Then he reinvented himself as "Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid," started mixing samples of Debussy, Moroccan funk, and feedback, and soon became famous in dance-club and academic scenes...
Then he reinvented himself as "Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid," started mixing samples of Debussy, Moroccan funk, and feedback, and soon became famous in dance-club and academic scenes around the world.
"Dj Spooky" is an art project intended to encourage people to understand the dynamics of the broadcast mentality, to play with the culture instead of just pressing PLAY.
www.boston.com /news/globe/ideas/articles/2004/05/30/king_mixer   (492 words)

 MetroActive Music | DJ Spooky
The beat transforms into jagged drum 'n' bass, and all eyes are still fixed on Spooky as he slowly plucks a distorted marimba.
As Spooky continues to build a nondanceable assemblage of disparate tones and beats, archaic notions of the DJ as the happy-go-lucky automaton in gold chains and an Adidas sweatsuit are immediately dispelled.
The DJ is no longer just a jukebox; he is an abstract, freeform artist whose medium consists of one hefty hard drive, two Technic turntables and the infinite palette of inorganic sound.
www.metroactive.com /papers/cruz/10.29.98/djspooky-9843.html   (831 words)

 DJ Spooky News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Optometry/Dubtometry -- DJ Spooky, 2002-03 On the track "Parachutes" DJ Spooky samples the lyrics, "a mind closed up is like a parachute -- useless." Of course, that's exactly the sort of tolerant rhetoric one...
DJ Spooky, jack-of-all-arts, to speak and perform at UM
"The drum is universal," DJ Spooky says, "it doesn't matter if it's hip-hop, drum 'n' bass or thrash metal, it's all about that beat." For years now, "that subliminal kid" DJ Spooky has been giving us...
www.topix.net /who/dj-spooky   (311 words)

 fUSION Anomaly. DJ Spooky
My work as a DJ is my prime inspiration, and it is the memories that I have gained from my various experiences as a DJ that fuel my inquiry into the art object as a vessel of cultural representation.
The style a DJ uses is their imprimatur, their way of appropriating the psychological environment that the people that made the records put into their mix, and sharing it with those who attend the performance.
Artaud liked to call "the body without organs." In this sense, the records, samples, and varius other sonic material the DJ uses to construct their mix, act as a sort of externalized memory that breaks down previous notions of intellectual property and copyright law that Western Society has used inthe past.
fusionanomaly.net /djspooky.html   (3902 words)

 4F :
I vividly remember seeing DJ Spooky for the first time at the Knitting Factory in NYC.
DJ Spooky wasn't mixing this night, he was playing standup bass with a band consisting of drums and moog.
DJ Spooky : Rebirth of a Nation (excerpt)
www.ebn.weblogger.com /4f/2005/06/30   (284 words)

 DJ Spooky MP3 Downloads - DJ Spooky Music Downloads - DJ Spooky Music Videos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The label also did a project with British DJ drum'n'bass duo Spring Heel Jack that was neither a jazz album or a DJ record, but some strange amalgam unto itself.
DJ Spooky's Optometry is the next installment in the Blue Series' DJ experiments, and it's one that succeeds on every level.
Spooky samples all the proceedings and mirrors them back slightly altered while adding loops and found sounds to break down even the most innate structure in the tune so it has to be built according to memory.
www.mp3.com /albums/537876/summary.html   (602 words)

 dj spooky vs. the freight elevator quartet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The recording presents the key elements and ideas of the artists involved, and represents a coherent musical work that takes DJ Spooky's immense talent for aural recontextualization and cultural commentary and merges it with the electroacoustic improvisation and digital savoir faire of the Freight Elevator Quartet.
The result is a commentary on cultural and aesthetic oppositions, through a musical exposition and juxtaposition of early twentieth century Futurism (imagining a sublime technology) and the exponentially accelerated culture in which we live today.
DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, the combined inspiration of a sci-fi hero in a William S. Burroughs novel and an old commercial for Count Chocula cereal is recognised as one of New York City's pioneers of the "illbient" genre.
www.caipirinha.com /Music/2025.htm   (310 words)

 Artist Interview: DJ Spooky
Paul Miller, who is best known under the moniker of his "constructed persona" as "DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid," is one of the most intriguing voices in electronica.
He has recorded a huge volume of music as DJ Spooky, and collaborated with a wide variety of pre-eminent musicians and composers such as Iannis Xenakis, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Butch Morris, Kool Keith a.k.a.
Basically I apply dj technique to the film and reconstruct the scenes in the film in a way that highlights the strangeness of it all.
www.cakewalk.com /Artist/DJSpooky.asp   (1619 words)

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