Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry K'mas

Here's a Christmas mix I did for the place & entity I spend most my days at; what people would usually call making a living. Leaning more towards the fun-gimme-the-sunshine kind - well it's the festive season after all - with less beats & bass and more guitar janglings & sing-alongs. So have a Merry Christmas!

Max Lane's K'mas Mix

K'mas Tracklist
01. The Stoned Revivals - The New Way
02. Ex-Otago - The Rhythm of the Night
03. Panda Riot - Paper Planes
04. Ra Ra Riot - Can You Tell
05. Stars - This Charming Man
06. Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance
07. Yppah - Again with the Subtitles
08. The Go! Team - Doing It Right
09. Jahcoozi - Flatline (ddpesh Remix)
10. Radiohead - Reckoner (LoveTongueAttack Bmore Remix)
11. MGMT vs Soulwax vs Yeah Yeah Yeahs vs Peaches - Fuck the Kids
12. Tegan & Sara - Back in Your Head (Stop Die Resuscitate Remix)
13. Alias - Well Water Black

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Year That Flew

Well since a friend requested for a Top 10 release list of 2008 via e-mail from across the globe, I guess I should run it here as well. Before I go into that and to recap for this year that just flew; bass is getting heavier & world music is rampaging on a twisted path.

Thanks to Mary-Anne Hobbes, the ever-rising post-rave-neu-bass kids like Benga, Skream & Burial plus dubstep remixes of relatively more commercial stuffs such as Ian Brown & Sia, low end frequencies are just getting louder and heavier. Who needs snares & hats anymore?! They just occupy too much aural space for the bass to rumble! And as I experienced the Kode9 gig first-hand here last March (yes, where I am, we are deprived like that), it's definitely a physical experience. So if Kanye is now into 808 & synth-stabs, lets hope Timbaland cranks into dubstep.

In the post baile funk & M.I.A. era (there are rumours of her quitting), world music seems to be taking a new route and shedding a lot of the oh-so-simplified-&-sanitized WOMAD baggage. We have the Angolan Kuduro sound spreading like wildfire on the dancefloors fueled by Buraka Som Sistema. 'Township Funk' by DJ Mujava is definitely one of 2008's anthem. Still around that region and my favourite discovery this year, we have South African art-rockers BLK JKS. And who would have thought of putting punk aesthetics and middle-eastern beats together; Rainbow Arabia. Matt Shadetek however has some words of precaution over this new 'underground' craze/rave/wave of global sounds; Babel (Dancing in Tongues). Music-makers, please do have a read.

Ok, enough of me ranting. Let's go into the Top 10:

1. Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
The return of quality glitch beats.

2. Santogold - Santogold
Move over M.I.A.

3. The Bug - London Zoo
Simply subliminal.

4. Portishead - Third
The great English comeback.

5. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
Attack of the electro hippies.

6. Alias - Resurgam
Trigger (pad) happy.

7. Lykke Li - Youth Novels
Sweet Swede.

8. Black Kids - Partie Traumatic
I'm still not convinced they are from Jacksonville, Florida.

9. Benga - Diary of An Afro Warrior
Bass, bass, bass.

10. Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing
No better name, both band & album.

One last note and rounding up upp/circular this year; myself, Screwface & MC Masterpiece from Pushin'On & Lion City Orchestra are currently attempting to have a go at 2 tracks and we hope to release this new collaboration sometime around the New Year. So watch out for that.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Louco Som Sistema

Christen has been helming this night at the Hacienda since August. I will be joining him this Saturday to mash it a little up at the garden.

Louco Som Sistema

Max Lane
Christen Danse

29 November 2008, Saturday
9PM onwards, free entry

13A Dempsey Road, Singapore

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Orkes Upp/circular - Hikayat Satu & Zero

We are not easy like Sunday morning but we sure are moody on Sunday evening. So Screwface, NooDup & myself locked ourselves up as the sun went down on the last last day of the week and decided to play conductors behind our machines. And voila, we got ourselves the first session of Orkes Upp/circular. As the sun went down we managed to log in a 40-minute aural colouring session of a single movement. The digital misadventure has been documented as Hikayat Satu & Zero [The Chronicles of One & Sifar] and chaptered as below. For those with ADD/ADHD, please sedate yourself and at least go through Bab3.

Orkes Upp/circular - Hikayat Satu & Zero Bab1

Orkes Upp/circular - Hikayat Satu & Zero Selingan1

Orkes Upp/circular - Hikayat Satu & Zero Bab2

Orkes Upp/circular - Hikayat Satu & Zero Bab3

Orkes Upp/circular - Hikayat Satu & Zero Selingan2

Orkes Upp/circular - Hikayat Satu & Zero Bab4

DOWNLOAD ZIP FILE [Orkes Upp/circular - Hikayat Satu & Zero]

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Move Along Times

back after M.I.A
move along with doors of sounds
but old skool sounds still stand out from the rest

Move Along Times Tracklist

  1. Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place (Andi Müllers Looong Mix)
  2. A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray (Rare! Hardfloor Remix)
  3. Solee - Timba (Shin Nishimura Summer Of Love Remix)
  4. Theo Parrish - Falling Up (Technasia Remix)
  5. Ian Pooley - Chord Memory
  6. Kaay Alexi - Club MCM (Steve Rachmad Remix)
  7. Delerium - Days of our Lives (Joey Beltram Mix)
  8. Underworld - King Of Snake (Dave Clarke Remix)
  9. Sonz of a loop da loop era - Far Out (Tmx Remix)
  10. Atomic Hooligan - Electro Ain't Electro (Rico Tubbs Rave Remix)
  11. Christopher & Raphael Just - Popper (Shinichi Osawa Edit)
  12. Technasia - Ghett-O-Freak
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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Blend It Up

One Big Blender
Two Huge Speakers
& Fourteen Tracks
Come out like that
Enjoy it

Kids, dont try this at home
Seek Parental Guidance
(if theres a need)

01. Dip Hop - Diplo
02. Whomp That Sucka (A1 Bassline Remix) - A Girl & A Gun
03. Bucky Done Gone (Tenzin Remix) - M.I.A
04. Deaf Mick's Throwdown - Fatboy Slim
05. Mercy (Morsy Mix) - Duffy
06. Money (Mike the 2600 King's Fuck You Pay Me Remix) - Beatles
07. Labels of Love - Fergie (Sex In The City Soundtrack)
08. Golden Skans - Klaxons
09. Greenlight Feat Andre3000 Dirty - John Legend
10. Music Sounds Better with You (L-Vis 1990 Hyper Bass Remix) - Stardust
11. Technologic (Rogerseventytwo Remix) - Daft Punk
12. Realce - Database
13. Restless (Fake Blood Mix) - Unkle
14. European Gangstas (Bun B vs Squarepusher) - DJ Stv Slv

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Little Quiet, A Little Softer

It has been a quiet August, so here's a mix especially for upp/circular by Softer. Now officially a duo, Softer consists of Reedhuan Rasid (Underneath Blue Skies, Carp3000 & a great friend) & DJ Ming. Do check out more of their activities at Online Foster.

upp/circular mix by Softer

upp/circular mix by Softer Tracklist:

01. Andre Gurov - Sample Mathematic
02. Blockhead - Expiration Date
03. Space Raiders - Laid Back (Indian General San Mix)
04. Audion - Against All Odds (Original Mix)
05. Snap! - Rhythm Is A Dancer (Tom Novy Remix)
06. Ali Dubfire - I Feel Speed (Audion Mix)
07. Ebb - I'm All Made Of Music (Jori Hulkkonen Remix)
08. DJ Disciple - Work It Out ft. Dawn Tallman (David Tort & DJ Ruff Meet DJ Disciple)
09. Snowden - Between The Rent And Me (The Glamour Remix)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Christen Danse - Mixxing it up.

Like words of wisdom from
Kirsten Dunst "Bring It On"
So move your feet and like
Santogold would say
"Cause we all wanna danSe!"

01. The Fight - Barry De Vorzon
02. Brew Barrymore - Diplo
03. Alla Som Inte Dansar (Team Skidoo Remix) - Maskinen
04. Out There - HIJACK
05. Girls & Boys - Blur
06. 99 (Elroy Vanderley's Baldi Edit) - Cassius
07. Wannabe (The Touch Remix) - Spice Girls
08. Tokyo Drift - Terriyaki Boys
09. Freak from desirebnce1 - Round table knights (bern)
10. Do Something Supermassive (Remix) - Citizen Erased
11. Ante Up (Ayres Up The Tempo Edit) - Tittsworth
12. Kanye West - Flashing Lights (Diplo Remix)
13. Wassup Wassup (ddpesh Remix) - Diplo & Rye Rye
14. Lesartistes grahmzillaeuromix 320kbps - Santogold
15. My Drive Thru f. Santogold & J - N.E.R.D.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tribute To Epik High Mix

A cool beat or hip hop for a change, a tribute mix for them, and most beats i use are from tablo new album, epik high past albums and some old skool hip hop artists, there will be no tracklists cause i see no point of putting it in. be it morning/midnight or when you space out and also it for all range of ages, they are suitable to listen to!!!

NooDup - Morning/Midnight Soundtrack (Tribute To Epik High)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

SNSD feat. Epik High - Fly Honey (Noodup Funmix)

Girls' Generation, also known as SNSD, the acronym of So Nyeo Shi Dae also Romanized as "So Nyuh Shi Dae" or "So Nyeo Si Dae"), is a nine member South Korean girl group formed in 2007 by SM Entertainment. The members include (in order of official announcement) Yoona, Tiffany, Yuri, Hyoyeon, Sooyoung, Seohyun, Taeyeon (the leader), Jessica and Sunny.


Epik High is a South Korean hip hop group from Seoul, South Korea. The group is composed of Tablo, Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz.

Epik High Wiki

A remix, Mash Up, Re-Cut, Re-Edit, Refix or Cut&Paste, i just didnt know what the hell i should put it, i done something to the 2 best group in korea on their songs just for pure pleasure enjoy and listen to it.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Rumble Boom Bleak

So much for the promise of being productive. Well, I did procrastinate to put this up. Now it is here and distancing itself away from the post-snobbery fun of its predecessors, lets say this is going to be something slightly serious. It's generally looser, smaller, slower, darker. Great for bus rides. But watch out for the scatterings at the end.

Rumble Boom Bleak

Rumble Boom Bleak Tracklist

01. Mutamassik - Doun Doun (The Crux)
02. Matty G - One Step
03. Digital Mystikz - Anti War Dub (feat. Spen G)
04. Kode9 vs. Badawi - Den of Drumz
05. Modeselektor - Hyper Hyper (feat. Otto Von Schirach)
06. Thom Yorke - The Clock (Surgeon Mix)
07. Goth-Trad - Crunky Heads
08. Benga - Pleasure
09. Burial - Raver
10. Apparat - Useless Information
11. Boards of Canada - Telephasic Workshop
12. 65 Days of Static - Little Victories

Monday, June 23, 2008


let mess things up around, SIOW WAY mode ON ^^ 
(stop button just a click a way)

MessUp Tracklist:
  1. Wonder Girls - Tell Me
  2. Jaydee - Plastic Dreams
  3. Hercules & Love Affair - Blind (Frankie Knuckles remix)
  4. Dj Rolando a.k.a. Los Hermanos - Quetzal
  5. Kanye West - Flashing Lights (Diplo Remix)
  6. DJ Sandrinho - Never B Alone Remix
  7. Reel 2 Real - I Like to Move It (Smalltown DJs Moving Makes Me Sick Remix)
  8. Chae Yeon - My Love [Mike Rizzo Global Mix]
  9. Rune - Calabria (Original Mix)
  10. Azzido Da Bass - Dooms Night (Laidback Luke Bootleg)
  11. Blaqstarr - Shake It To The Ground (Switch & Santogold Remix)
  12. Zulu vs. T2 - Bodybroken (Steak House Mashup)
  13. The Diaphanoids - Escape From Martius 42

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Banner Switch!

It's time for a new head look courtesy of PFT.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Non Sequitur: Sarena Hashim

Moving away slightly from what we usually do here - cos too much of the same thing is not good for health and distractions serve a great purpose in life - here's the first post to Non Sequitur; all about discovering & rediscovering 'other' great music, ironically or not.

On the list today is Sarena Hashim. A gem of a voice I discovered while researching on Ismail Haron (don't ask me why and I will cover him here soon). From the record-cutting era of the 60's & 70's, lets say as I perceive it, Sarena was the equivalent of Nancy Sinatra in the enclosed yet vibrant Malay music scene. I bet they party as hard too. But she seems to be kinda underrated. Well for one, unlike Ismail Haron, she doesn't have her own wiki stub and secondly, my parents have very little knowledge of her. With an EP backed by one of the most celebrated bands in Singapore & Southeast Asia, The Quests, who cares whether it was really Rolling Good Times back then, this nostalgic sound of Sarena deserves to be unearthed now. So if there's gonna be a Steam Kodok Volume 2, someone please let me know!

Sarena Hashim - Mimpiku

Sarena Hashim & The Quests - Di Malam Ini

Sarena Hashim & The Quests - Panggillah Daku

Sunday, June 15, 2008

N.E.R.D. Justice

Justice vs. N.E.R.D. (ft. Q-Tip, Common & De La Soul) - She Wants to Dance (Max Lane Refix)

The virginal upp/circular refix, or if you want to indulge me; cook'upp.
And as you can see, we have been more productive.
Let's hope it stays that way. Till then!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Last Saturday Was Stretching

Stretch, Stretch and Stretch

mixing with a click of a mouse need more hands and fingers then what u expect, so let hear this handicapped octopus mix his way thru!!!

Last Saturday Was Stretching Tracklist

  1. Fast Eddie - Acid Thunder (Classic Acid House)
  2. M83 - Graveyard Girl (Yuksek Rmx)
  3. Mika - Lollipop (Yuksek Remix)
  4. Royksopp - Remind Me (DLake Remix v2)
  5. Sinden & Count of Monte Crista - Beeper (Fake Blood Remix)
  6. Dj Beware Grino - Tamborzao Con Scratchy
  7. Dj C - Baldheads (Mashit Version)
  8. DJ Amazing Clay - Bonanza 2004
  9. Le Le - La Bouche (Elroy Vanderley's Je Te Vois Une Baltimore Edit)
  10. Maurice - This Is Acid
  11. Midfield General - Disco Sirens (Boy 8 Bit Short Vocal Mix)
  12. N.E.R.D. - Everyone Nose (Douster Remix)
  13. Playground Production - I Work
  14. Mystery Jets - Hide Away (Diplo Edit)
  15. The Black Ghosts - Any Way (Fake Blood Remix)
  16. Underworld - Ring Road (Fake Blood Remix)
  17. MIA - XR2

    Wednesday, May 28, 2008

    Mixtapes Get Physical

    An extremely limited set of the current upp/circular mixtapes collection CDs (yes, we are still suckers for the appeal of the physical) will be making their way to Bali this week and Barcelona later next month courtesy of the Pushin'On crew. So if you happen to chance upon these funk boys from Singapore, be nice and say hi. They might just pass you a copy.

    Sleeve design, adapted from our recently updated banner, was done by our fourth ghostly member who has yet to christen himself with a name.

    Sunday, May 18, 2008

    NooDup's Mixtake

    Here is the mix of all mixtake, hear what you like, see what you like and say what you like.

    The TITLE says it all, keep it to yourself!!!

    Mixtake Tracklist:

    1. Dead Disco - You're Out (Boody B Remix)

    2. N.E.R.D. - Everyone Nose

    3. Kidda - Smile (Detboi Remix)

    4. Wiley - Wearing My Rolex (Extended Edit)

    5. El Remolon - 13 (Modeselektor vs Calle)

    6. Mochipet - Get Your Whistle Wet

    7. Jamie jones - Amazon (Steve Bug Mix)

    8. Snoop Dog - Sensual Seduction (Wideboys Bassline Mix)

    9. Wiley - If Youre Going Out Im Going Out Too

    10. I Will Shank You For A Penny - Boots (A1 Bassline Remix)

    11. Aztec Mystic - Knights Of The Jaguar (King Unique Remix)

    12. Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Chew Fu Refix ft. J-Cast & Substantial)

    13. Fagget Fairys - Samo Ti (A1 Bassline Remix)


    Thursday, May 1, 2008


    It's the Labour Day holiday, workers are taking a break, inflation is diluting my coffee and it's time to make pop matters again. If you're a music snob, here's a mix that is Not Safe For Work (NSFW). To avoid weird looks, fiery frowns and stabbing stares, please put on your ear/head phones. If it doesn't matter, well, shut up and dance.

    Disjuncture of Pop

    Disjuncture of Pop Tracklist

    01. Justin Timberlake - Like I Love You (Son of Kick Remix)
    02. Estelle & Kanye West - American Boy (Estaw American Grill Fix)
    03. Kid Cudi - Day 'N' Nite (Crookers Remix)
    04. Chromeo vs Rihanna - Don't Stop the Fancy Footwork (ABX Mash)
    05. Nelly Furtado - Maneater (Crookers Remix)
    06. Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (Solly Remix)
    07. Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia (DJ Silent Partner Bootleg)
    08. Men Without Hats - Safety Dance (Cap'nharry Bmore'd)
    09. Queen - Flash Gordon (Jamie Fanatic Bootleg)
    10. Khia - My Neck, My Back (MT Remix)
    11. Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner (Titts Remix)
    12. The Kingsmen - Louie, Louie (JaPetto Remix)
    13. Yo Majesty - Club Action (Chris Bagraiders Sailing to Baltimore Edit)
    14. INXS - Need U Tonight (Jon Gill's One of My Kind Mix)
    15. Bloc Party - The Prayer (Ill Self Remix)
    16. DJ C - Set Me Free From This Wicked Game
    17. El Remolon - Modeselecktor vs Calle 13
    18. Feist - 1234 (DJ SD & Jus One Remix)

    Wednesday, March 26, 2008

    Subtle Inquiry

    Thought i might leave you with this to ponder over,
    while i visit some red pandas on holiday.
    Money for the meat, it's time to get paid!

    Ge Me De Anja Tracklist:

    01. Various Productions - 13 Feat Cat Power
    02. Skream - Oskilatah
    03. Young Lovers - Check
    04. Trouble & Bass - Slamdance
    05. Ron Carrol - Walking Down The Street (Count Of Monte Cristal Rmx)
    06. The Count & Sinden - Beeper (Fake Blood Rmx)
    07. Edu K. Feat Marina - Me Bota Pra Dancar (Cookers Rmx)
    08. The Loungin Collective - Riddim Come 4ward (Herve's Mix)
    09. Acid Jacks - Mookie (Math Head Vip)
    10. 30Hz Feat Yolanda - Daddio (Trevor Lovey's Rmx)
    11. Shy Child - Noise Won't Stop (Buraka Som Sistema Rmx)
    12. Buraka Som Sistema - Sound Of Kuduro Feat. Dj Znobia, Saborosa, Puto Prata & M.I.A
    13. Dj C - Jump Up & Bounce feat Ms Thing
    14. Teriyaki Boys - Zock On (Darren Dubwise DDD-ance Re-edit)
    15. Dj C & Zulu - Body Work (Murderbot's Britny Work Refix)
    16. Men Without Hats - Saftey Dance (Cap' n Harry Bmore'd)
    17. Dj Donna Summer - Sweet Assed Child O' Mine
    18. The Doors - This Is The End (Dirty South Rmx)


    Saturday, March 22, 2008

    The Schizo Sounds of Tanah Tulu

    Its the Easter long weekend and upp/circular is ready to drop its first mixtape. So enjoy the half-hour everywhere-all-over madness. If you don't like it, just press stop.

    The Schizo Sounds of Tanah Tulu

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    The Schizo Sounds of Tanah Tulu Tracklist
    01. Burial - Archangel
    02. Burial vs. Spank Rock - Bumpangel (STV SLV Mash)
    03. Jahcoozi - Black Barbie (Modeselektor Remix)
    04. M.I.A. - World Town
    05. Timbaland vs. Hot Chip - Give It To My Boy From School (ABX Mash)
    06. Planet Perfecto feat. Grace - Not Over Yet
    07. South Rakkas Crew - Mad Again (Diplo Club Edit)
    08. Big Boi vs. Ghislain Poirier - Blazin Kryptonite (STV SLV Mash)
    09. Apparat - Arcadia
    10. Burial - Southern Comfort
    11. Diplo - Diplo Rhythm
    12. Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Neptunes Remix)

    Tuesday, March 11, 2008

    Coming to You Soon

    we are upp/circular,
    we is the murderer.