Podcast 98: Brennan Green — Prepare to XLR8
- Words: Shawn Reynaldo
DJ and producer Brennan Green has carved his own little niche in dance music's leftfield—between his genre-bending DJ sets and releases on Modal, Balihu, and his own Chinatown imprint, it's hard to predict exactly what kind of otherworldly sonic experience he's about to cook up. On this exclusive Prepare to XLR8 mix, Green takes it to a whole 'nother level, largely ditching the house and disco sounds he's often associated with in favor of a lengthy psychedelic journey through downtempo, prog, funk, Krautrock, and other sounds on the outer reaches of the aural spectrum. With a protracted moment of silence dedicated to Michael Jackson segueing into a Bruce Springsteen re-edit, it's pretty clear that this isn't the average DJ mix. Prepare to XLR8 is an unusual journey, albeit one well worth taking.
01 Supersempfft "Pipe Dreams On A Lilypad"
02 The Orb "A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld (Orbital Dance Mix)"
03 Robert Quine/Fred Maher "Dark Place"
04 Rolling Stones "Heaven"
05 F.U.S.E. "Dimension Intrusion"
06 Air "Modular Mix"
07 Kenny Hawkes "Sex Propella"
08 Skylab "Seashell"
09 Simple Minds "Today I Died Again"
10 Brian Briggs "AEO (Parts I & II)"
11 Parliament "The Goose"
12 Greek Buck "The Music Lover's Butt Is Love"
13 John Lennon/Yoko Ono "Two Minutes Silence" (dedicated to Michael Jackson)
14 Bruce Springsteen "State Trooper (Brennan Green Suicidal Edit)"
15 Ippu Do "IN Side/OUT Side"
16 400 Blows "Perspective 5"
17 Ippu Do "OUT Side/IN Side"
18 Sons Of Aroa "Be Wise In The Way Of Plants"
19 B2 Unit "Riot In Lagos"
20 Nu Era "Cydonia"
21 Koro Osanago "Mini-Klik"
22 Berührt Verführt (Brennan Green/Yas Inoue edit)
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