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Party Sauce Radio – Feb. 14, 2018

What’s up space cadets! This week’s radio show will be co-hosted by Karen, an orbiting artificial intelligence DJ from the year 2048. Enjoy!

Download here >> http://partysauce.lol/mp3/PartySauce-2018Feb14.mp3

Blank Banshee – “Frozen Flame”
Sages – “Waning Moon”
Allumette – “Petit Parasite”
Dye Pack – “Make A Mess”
Doot Dedoot – “Road Rage”
Paranerd – “Froz”
Midnight Star – “Scientific Love”
Austra – “I Love You More”
Pick A Piper – “Geographically Opposed”
Pylon – “M Train”
Whaleskin – “Your Lovin'”
Poolside – “Summer Friends”
Gold Punks – “Crystal Doorknob”

Party Sauce Radio – Sept. 13, 2017

Here’s this week’s episode of Party Sauce Radio! Coming to you live every Wednesday at 3pm Atlantic on 107.3FM Local FM in Saint John and streaming everywhere at  http://localfm.ca.

Download: http://partysauce.lol/mp3/PartySauce-2017Sep13.mp3

Paranerd – “Droid Shop”
Adult. – “Human Wreck”
Morgan Geist – “Darkstar”
Scott Da Ros – “Scotch & Concrete”
Pick A Piper – “Nikko”
Goose – “Bring It On”
Midnight Star – “No Parking On The Dance Floor”
The Modernist – “Love Making European Moderns”
Paranerd – “Silktrops”
Le Tigre – “Deceptacon (DFA remix)”
Tiger & Woods – “Endless Affair”


Party Sauce Radio – June 14, 2017

Here’s this week’s episode of Party Sauce Radio! Coming to you live every Wednesday at 3pm Atlantic on 107.3FM Local FM in Saint John and streaming everywhere at http://localfm.ca.

~ Download link: http://partysauce.lol/mp3/PartySauce-2017June14.mp3

Austra – “Future Politics”
Reindeer – “Smoke”
Scott Hardware – “Black Humour”
Jessy Lanza – “VV Violence”
Marie Davidson – “Naive To The Bone”
Pick A Piper – “Geographically Opposed”
Jacques Greene – “I Won’t Judge”
Denmother – “Line It Up”
The Trick – “Out For Blood”
Elephant Skeletons – “Back In Time”
Trixie Lee – “Ready To Play”
Whaleskin – “Glide”
Wangled Teb – “Northwood Falls”

Pick A Piper – “Distance”

I heard “Geographically Opposed” by Pick A Piper and I was hooked right away. A gorgeous, haunting track with a video to match:

Pick A Piper was kind enough to answer a few questions about the latest album, “Distance.”

How would you describe your sound to someone who’s never heard you before?
Music is always hard to describe, especially when it’s your own. I would say that we make electronic music with a lot of natural sounds. Sometimes these are acoustic sounds processed to sound more electronic, or vice versa. Often we simply mix acoustic and electronic sounds together with the hope of creating parts that don’t distinctly sound like a synth or an instrument. There is an emphasis on rhythm as well. When in the studio, this rhythmic edge comes from a lot of different drum and melodic sounds. Live we emphasize it by having 3 of us playing drums! Not at all times, but we use drums to help build tension and energy over the course of our live show.

What gear/software/techniques did you use in making this recording?
The album was made in Ableton live using a ton of soft synths, such as Monark, TAL U-NO-LX, TAL BassLine-101, many acoustic VST sampled instruments (either ones I made myself by sampling individual notes of things or ones that I found online) and hardware synths too, mainly the Prophet 6 and the Minimoog Voyager. Drum wise I don’t have any hardware drum machines. I have a ton of drum samples I’ve collected over the years that I used to make most of the beats on the record. Some of those I’d even snip from a track if I heard a snare or something I liked, etc (if there was an isolated moment to do so, like a drum intro of a song). There are a couple loops I performed on a drum kit that I used, but for the most part beats were put together sample by sample.

What mood or mental state do you hope to evoke in the listener with this music?
I hope to evoke a sense of reflectiveness for the listener. I make music from a positive standpoint and hope it comes across positivity to those who hear it. However I also recognize that people need music during dark times and I’m happy if my music can help someone through a dark time, even if it means staying in the darkness a while longer to sort things out. Mainly, I feel like our music is up to the interpretation of the listener and I’m happy to evoke any feelings that they personally want to gain from it.

photo: Kendall Fraser