Podcast 259: Otto Von Schirach

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It may not be the most astute way to describe him, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Otto Von Schirach is a weird guy. Over the past decade, the Miami producer has been turning out a volatile mix of what he describes as, "Earth Wave Surf Electro Bass Tropical calypso Dubstep Broken Noise Grind, IDM Folk Glitch, Breakcore orchestral Gabber." Putting it mildly, he's a complex artist, and one who's just released a new album, Supermeng, his first for the Monkeytown imprint. Granted, the Modeselektor-helmed label has always been guided by a thirst for diversity, but it's not a stretch to say that the addition of Von Schirach to the roster has taken that idea to another level completely, as exhibited by this absolutely bonkers mix he's put together for the XLR8R podcast series. Dubbed the Triangle ForceField Ear Mix, the podcast finds Von Schirach as comfortable spinning old-school Miami bass as he is playing heavy metal, leftfield post-punk, baile funk, new wave, disco, vintage Latin cuts, and various other bits of sonic weirdness. Some of it's danceable, some of it is most definitely not. It's quite possibly the wildest chapter of the XLR8R podcast series that we've ever offered up, and although it's not a mix for the faint of heart, those readers who are bored with manicured house and techno just might appreciate the spirit of adventure. Like it or not, one thing is certain—no one can accuse Otto Von Schirach of not being exactly who he is.

01 Otto Von Schirach "Triangle ForceField Intro"
02 Death "Infernal Death" (Combat)
03 Afro-Rican "Give It All You Got (Doggy Style Mega Mix)" (Suntown)
04 Andressa Soares "Balancia da Melancia (Mulher Melancia)"
05 DJ Wiz & DJ Jock D "Fresh To Rock" (Cut It Up Def)
06 Otto Von Schirach "Supermeng" (Monkeytown)
07 DJ Scotch Egg "Scotch Hausen" (AD AAD AT)
08 Bruce Haack "OK Robot" (Dimension 5)
09 Crash Course in Science "Kitchen Motors" (GO GO)
10 Renaldo and the Loaf "A Medical Man" (Ralph)
11 Celina y Reutilio "A Santa Barbara (Otto Re-edit)" (Chango)
12 Fresh Girls Mandingos feat. Eugene Cooper "I Got the Bass" (Needle in the Groove)
13 Otto Von Schirach "Gravitron" (Monkeytown)
14 Original Concept "Pump that Bass" (Def Jam)
15 Phoenecia "Grrl Trrbl" (Schematic)
16 The Cassandra Complex "Moscow Idaho" (Normal)
17 Visitors "V-I-S-I-T-O-R-S" (Montage)
18 Informatics "Proximity Switch (Accidents in Paradise)" (Last Chance)
19 John Maus "It Takes Time" (Upset! The Rhythm)
20 Gershon Kingsley & Peter Waldron "Goblin Dance" (Ghostly Sounds)
21 Los Zafiros "La Caminadora" (Fire)
22 Mr Feathers "Triangle of God (feat Metro Zu)" (Triangle Earth)
23 Fantômas "Book 1- Page 19" (Ipecac)
24 Bass Dominators (Clay D & Amos Larkin III) "Go Head Go Head" (On)
25 Los Sucios "SUCIA" (Real Wild)
26 Space "Magic Fly" (Vogue)
27 Trans Volta "Disco Computer" (RKM)
28 The Immortals "The Ultimate Warlord" (RCA Victor)
29 Alec Empire "Addicted to You" (DHR)
30 Mr Bungle "Desert Search for Techno Allah" (Warner Bros.)
31 Baconhead "Wookie"(Acroplane)
32 Yma Sumac "Mambo" (Capitol)
33 Otto Von Schirach "Ultimate Universe" (Monkeytown)
34 Dino Felipe "Puppetry" (Triangle Earth)
35 Banana Sloth "Dinosaurs Will Eat Your Brain" (Sub-Conscious Communications)
36 Silverio "Yepa Yepa Yepa" (Nuevos Ricos)
37 Otto Von Schirach "Portal Prayer" (Monkeytown)
38 Joe Meek "I Hear a New World" (RPM)

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